HIMSS Physician IT Symposium

by Dr Nick

Summary of the day at the HIMSS Pre-Conference Physician Symposium

Agenda

8:15-9:15am Keynote — Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD: Diverse Roles of Physicians in Health IT

9:30-10:30am Population Health Management: Using Geomapping to Enable Data-Driven Decisions Today

10:45-11:45am  Turning Data into Information: Power of Clinical and Business Intelligence

LUNCH included

12:45-1:45pm Impact of Medical Mobile Technologies: Interactive Discussion

2-3pm Pressures and the Politics of Participating in an Integrated Clinical Network

3:15-4:15pm Closing Keynote: Achieving Clinical Transformation with an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure: A Roadmap for Today

You will find the Storify summary of the content at the end of the post

 

Michael Zaroukian – The Diverse Roles of Physicians in HealthIT

Love the analogy of enough oxygen and breathing – if you can’t breathe it does not matter – same with Health IT

You can have Oxygen but if you cant breathe it doesn’t matter – same with EHR usability (workflow?)

 

 

Population Health Management: Using Geomapping to Enable Data-Driven Decisions Today

By Brian Jacobs

Great introduction to Geo Spatial mapping of data and how it can be used in healthcare – we already use this to map crime, climate and military applications – why not healthcare

They Focused on 4 conditions

  • Burns in Infants
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Influenza

Burn Data showed some unusual associations including race whihc played a significant role in mechanism & severity of burn and were able to reduce burns in these communities by addressing with information campaigns and simple ideas like reducing the  hot water temperature in the tank.

Interestingly they looked at Childhood obesity and its relationship to last food restaurant location believing that location of fast food restaurants was closely tied to childhood obesity but found it was not

In Part 2 Joshua Vest made some interesting points about the long history of geo-mapping of data and healthcare (Cholera one of the early examples)

Some great visual showing outbreaks of disease – including the latest whooping cough outbreak and the hot spots incidence

Great slide on changing in number of EHR vendors in use in different areas

Zip Codes are good for delivering mail – but not so good for Geo-Spatial Data usage

 

Turning Data into Information: The Power of Clinical and Business Intelligence – Michael Buck

Some great thoughts around data and the various types of data and how we can use it with intelligent agents – applying data agents (software with intelligence) to search for patients at risk or suffering from sepsis to identify and apply early intervention

 

 

The Impact of Medical Mobile Technologies: An Interactive Discussion

 

Great and at times heated discussion on mobile technologies and the validity of the data being collected and submitted into clinical practices – worth looking at the feed for the interaction occurring in the audience

 

The Pressures and the Politics of Participating in an Integrated Clinical Network
C. Martin Harris, Chief Infomration Officer, Cleveland Clinic
William T Allen Executive Medical Director FTI Consulting
Gurdev Singh, Chief Infomration Officer Renal Care

 

An integrated clinical network can deliver a higher quality of care at a lower cost by positively impacting population health. While completive models have emerged from both the hospital and the ambulatory perspective, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges, including but not limited to the pressures, the politics, and the process, from both models by examining multiple facility approaches.

 

 

Achieving Clinical Transformation with an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure
Stanley M. Huff, MD CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare

 

How can we build a healthcare system that offers advanced healthcare models, quality measures, and patient-centered accountable care initiatives while moving beyond the implementation focus of achieving the Meaningful Use of health IT? This session will focus on achieving the vision of an interoperable – standards-based-clinical transformation.

 

 

 

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