Datebook: Highlighted sessions at HIMSS13

Monday, March 4:

9:45 a.m. – Trending Health: Using Information Technology to Deliver Clinical Outcomes
Hear how Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health improved quality and safety outcomes by implementing a new clinical operating model and engaging clinicians in transformational change. Speakers: Paul Conlon, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Clinical Quality & Patient Safety, Trinity Health; Manuel T. Lowenhaupt, M.D., Senior Executive, Accenture

12:15 p.m. – The Use of Social Media to Educate Patients
This session--which will be part lecture and part interactive activity--will help providers figure out how best to use social media to reach and inform patients. Speaker: Brian McDonough, M.D., CMIO, St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Del.


Tuesday, March 5:

1 p.m. – Twelve Best Health IT Practices to Improve Care, Reduce Costs
Oregon Health Network Executive Director Kim Lamb will share her insights into how C-suite executives, providers and others can use IT to improve patient care. Speaker: Kim A. Lamb, Executive Director, Oregon Health Network

2:15 p.m. – The Cyber ACO – Securing Integrated Delivery Systems from Cloud to Mobile
Healthcare executives will learn how to deliver integrated care while also securing protected health information of patients and mitigating other potential risks. Speaker: Bill Fox, Principal, Booze Allen Hamilton


Wednesday, March 6:

8:30 a.m. – Global Experiences with the Digital Hospital Framework
Geared toward hospital CMOs and CMIOs, this session focuses on digital health systems. Attendees will learn how global efforts to implement digital hospitals relate to their own efforts. Speakers: Dan B. Gordon, Executive Consultant, IBM Global Healthcare Centre of Competence; Sean M. Hogan, Vice President, IBM Healthcare Delivery Systems

9:45 a.m. – Political Outlook, Healthcare Debate, and 2012 Election Results
This session will focus on how the latest election results will impact the domestic healthcare landscape. Speakers: Paul Begala, Democratic Strategist and CNN Political Contributor


Thursday, March 7:

10 a.m. – Aligning IT Function using an IT Plan
Hospital executives will learn about how strategy and governance with a focus on IT helped to transform University of Kentucky HealthCare. Speakers: Tim A. Tarnowski, CIO, University of Kentucky HealthCare; Vincent D. Willoughby, Strategy Development & Deployment Analyst, University of Kentucky HealthCare

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