• 26 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Office and online

    "Alexa, tell Health Navigator I'm not feeling well"

    Voice Assistants in Healthcare 

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    Commercial voice-activated intelligent personal assistants from Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, among others, are growing in popularity. A report from NPR and Edison Research states that 16% of the U.S. population—39 million Americans—currently owns a smart speaker that relies on a voice-activated personal assistant. In another report, Juniper Research estimates that smart speakers will be installed in 55% of U.S. households by 2022—equaling 70 million households. As consumers become more accustomed to asking such devices for information, healthcare organizations will naturally become integrated into that behavior, and some already have. 

    During this discussion, participants can expect to learn:

    • how and where voice is being integrated with healthcare applications to increase patient engagement and improve outcomes
    • what use cases are best suited to voice and what benefits does this technology provide
    • what are the challenges in implementing voice in healthcare
    • what are the design, development and HIPAA compliance tips and tricks associated with voice interface-based solutions

    Presenter: David Box, Director of Business Development, Macadamian

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Office and online


    A Roadmap to the Cost of Care

    A 2013 Harvard Business Review article by Michael Porter and Thomas H. Lee shared the perspective that, “Without understanding the true costs of care for patient conditions, much less how costs are related to outcomes, health care organizations are flying blind in deciding how to improve processes and redesign care.”

    Traditional healthcare cost accounting methods were not designed for value-based payment. Healthcare organizations require the ability to drill down into the costs associated with bundled services, specific patient groups, or practice patterns. With this information, decision-makers can understand better the costs related to variation—and make changes that will improve value.

    In response to an unmet need for strategic cost accounting guidance, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Strata Decision Technology have launched the L7 Cost Accounting Adoption Model. L7 is healthcare’s first roadmap to help healthcare providers access accurate cost data via the use of advanced cost accounting. Originally designed for 200 leading healthcare delivery systems, the L7 Model is now being open-sourced, making it available at no charge to all healthcare providers.

    Attendees to this presentation will learn:

    • The challenges of using traditional accounting methods in healthcare.
    • The strategic needs that L7 helps healthcare providers meet and how.
    • How the L7 supports value-based care.
    • How smaller and less well resourced providers can benefit from L7.

    Presenter: Steve Lefar, Executive Director, StrataDataScience

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • MHDC Offices and Online

    Data Orchestration and Governance

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    A strong data strategy for payers and providers capitalizes on current technologies to create a health data curation and enrichment hub, in short, a “Data Orchestration Platform.” Aligning resources across all departments to this strategy can enable any provider or health plan to become data-driven while generating an ROI that prepares for a future investment in AI and machine learning.  

    Data Orchestration requires connecting numerous internal/external data sources then centrally profiling, enriching and cleansing these data with advanced match, merge and mastering across important domains such as patient, provider attribution, workforce and location. 

    Additionally, in healthcare it is important to effectively and centrally manage the 1.2 million codes in all of the clinical terminologies and reference data sets. 

    Lastly, these data must be democratized by providing access to definitions and data lineage through governance and also publishing up to date, analyst-friendly self-service data marts and metrics cohorts. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Comprehend high-level illustrations of various data complexities specific to the healthcare industry including two actual use case examples of data challenges in acute care.
    • Recognize the significance of treating data as an asset to create your Data Orchestration Hub to enable the effective use of Machine Learning, AI, NLP, and IoT as a part of organizational analytics.
    • Understand key components of defining analytics ROI and leveraging a Data Orchestration Hub for governance.

    Speaker: Shawn Sutherland, CPHIMS, Manager, Patient and Member Outcomes, Information Builders

    Shawn’s experience ranges from Director of Analytics at UT Southwestern Medical Center to managing BI, value based clinical quality and EHR software development/reporting teams at Baylor Scott & White Health System. 

    He has presented at national HIMSS and HDAA conferences, is an Advisory Board Member for SMU’s Masters in Business Analytics, spent 3 years on the National Quality Task Force, and his work at Baylor was recognized with the national CHIME Innovator of the Year Award.  Shawn brings 20+ years practical experience and an understanding of the latest data technology to help organizations strategically achieve modern, value-based healthcare. 

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