HIMSS18 Booth Sessions


Secure your seat today for our informative sessions being held at our booth, 5454.

Cleveland Clinic: Clinical Integration Strategies for Success
Featuring: Mike Thomas, Systems Analyst III, Cleveland Clinic
March 6, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
This session dives into the successful large-scale integration and interoperability strategies for one of the largest and most respected hospital systems in the country, Cleveland Clinic. Learn how the Rhapsody Integration Engine has streamlined clinical operations and benefited the organization through user-friendly development tools, unparalleled scalability, support, security measures, and deployment. Michael Thomas, Systems Analyst III, will explain how the organization transitioned from multiple sunsetted integration engines over the course of six years and elevated consistency for the latest industry-wide standards like FHIR, JSON, and HL7 in the process.

Optimizing Care Coordination: The Saint Francis Healthcare Partners Experience
Featuring: Christie Riggins, Business Intelligence Analyst, Saint Francis Healthcare Partners and Jeannette Polasheck, MSN RN, Director, Clinical Engagement, Orion Health
March 6, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Shared Savings Power Tools to Improve MSSP Quality Scores
Featuring: Faron Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Care Partners 
March 6, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST
Only a minority of the ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) are meeting the quality performance standards and generating savings above their minimum savings rate. This low success rate may be due in part to the complex data gathering and analytics necessary to meet the MSSP's compliance and reporting requirements. Leaders from Innovation Care Partners (ICP), a physician-led clinical integration network and ACO, will discuss how they have surpassed expectations and are achieving maximum shared savings by leveraging innovative technology solutions.

A Modern Cloud Engine in a Traditional On-Prem Healthcare World
Featuring: Damian Leopard, Solution Consultant, Orion Health
March 7, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine, now in use at more than 640 healthcare organizations in 36 countries worldwide, brings disparate systems together through seamless data integration made possible by the highly secure and scalable AWS Cloud. This presentation debunks the erroneous-yet persistent-belief that on-premise solutions are more secure than cloud-based solutions, describes how the healthcare industry's comfort with cloud-based solutions has increased to the point where organizations are not only entrusting core applications, like their EMR system, to the cloud, but also tangential applications, like their integration engine, and details how organizations can use a cloud-based integration engine's unprecedented level of scalability to meet elastic performance requirements. 

The Value of Payer-Provider Collaboration
Featuring: Joe O'Hara, Director Business Innovations and John Walsh, Chief Technology Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey
March 7, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PST

Nationwide Interoperability: Understanding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and What it Means for Your Organization
Featuring: Gerard Scheitlin, Chief Risk Officer, VP Security, Risk and Assurance, Orion Health
March 7, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) was recently released for Public comment. It is aligning to be the biggest change to healthcare interoperability since Meaningful Use exploded EHR Utilization. This session is an introductory session to TEFCA. It will discuss the goals for the ONC and how TEFCA helps achieve those goals. An overview of the Exchange Frame work design, the structure and content of TEFCA, as well as areas of potential risk and complexity will be covered.