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View individual session details and/ or concurrent groupings below! All sessions take place on Wednesday, December 2nd.

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Poster Sessions

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Poster 1: Rapid-Cycle Development and Operational Deployment of Telehealth Support Teams

Presented by Jordan Coffey, Aaron Stelpflug & Carrie Deetz of the Mayo Clinic 

To support Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 telehealth response, optimal support team structures were identified through utilization pattern analysis and predictive analytics. Ongoing support of these telehealth programs was accomplished through daily data-driven staffing analysis/decisions as well as a progressive implementation approach to transition these functions into frontline practice operations.

Poster 2: COVID19 Home Monitoring and the Encounter Alert Service

Presented by Natalie Ikeman of Hennepin Healthcare & Nick Regier of Audacious Inquiry 

This Poster Presentation will describe Hennepin Healthcare use of the MN Encounter Alert Service for COVID19 home monitoring. This service enables real-time care coordination and transitional care management workflows by electronically alerting attributed providers (or the care team) of emergency, inpatient, or LTPAC admission or discharge events.

Poster 3: A Novel Approach to Resource Allocation and the Health Equity Dilemma Uncovered

Presented by Ryan Jelinek of Hennepin Healthcare 

As part of our work around resource scarcity planning related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed an automated approach to provide objective triage. We uncovered concerns about unintended consequences related to the equity of a tool like this.

Poster 4: Current Challenges and Solutions for Image Sharing

Presented by Michael Rosenberg of Medicom Technologies, Inc

Health Information Exchange – Vendor Interoperability under the 21st Century Cures Act

Poster 5: Access the Capture of AKI Patients in Claims and EHRs

Presented by Jianqiu (Rachel) Zhang of the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics

Administrative coding, such as diagnostic and procedure codes, serves as an important source and reference in studying acute kidney disease (AKI). However, there are few studies done in the US that follow the consensus AKI guidelines published since 2012. Our proposed study is to validate administrative coding of capturing AKI cases by subgroups, identify additional resources indicating occurrence of AKI from EHR, and to potentially improve the data quality for future research use and public health decision making.

Concurrent Sessions 1-6

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Session 1: Paddling Upstream in a Vortex of Lab Results: Minnesota’s Efforts to Streamline and Modernize Public Health Reporting and Response in COVID-19

Presented by Aasa Dahlberg Schmit, Jennifer Fritz & Anne Schloegel of the Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is facing challenges and opportunities to improve infrastructure to support an effective response to COVID-19 and future outbreaks. Presenters will share data flow and quality efforts they are facing as the state has dramatically increased the volume and variety of testing options.

Session 2: What is Working and What is Not for Sepsis Clinical Surveillance

Presented by Dr. Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, CPHIMS of the Mayo Clinic

Electronic detection of sepsis has faced many challenges and remains suboptimal. All the while, there is a great need to detect infection early in order to avert further decline. This session review the current status of electronic detection tools and describe experiences in developing an electronic sepsis surveillance system.

Session 3: Telehealth During COVID-19 and What the Future May Hold

Presented by Jonathan Neufeld, PhD & Mary DeVany of gpTRAC

This last year shifted many perspectives around telehealth. This session will discuss the current COVID-19 flexibilities, what may or may not change in the (near) future, some of the technologies and applications that could see significant growth, and where to go to find valuable resources to help your program.

Session 4: COVID-19: Emerging Trends in Social Determinants of Health

Presented by Dr. Brooke Palkie, Ed.D. (Charter Oak State College) & Brittney Dahlin (Minnesota Association of Community Health)

COVID-19 has enhanced the growing recognition of social risk factors in a patient’s overall health and accessibility to care. Health providers must increase collaboration to be accountable for the quality, outcomes and cost of care. This session will discuss capturing and assessing SDOH data to support improved care coordination. Provider, payor and public health cooperation will be the highest utility to the most complex beneficiaries with the most care needs.

Session 5: Your Healthcare Data Assets: Are You Getting a Good Return?

Presented by Ben Sokolow of Sirius Computer Solutions 

What are you doing at your healthcare organization to turn the ever-growing amount of data into value? In this session, we will discuss healthcare trends and provide practical guidance on how to achieve the full benefit from data and analytics across all areas of your business and clinical processes.

Session 6: Healthcare Violence Prediction: Enhancing Safety through Secured and Systematized Data Management

Presented by Dr. Neel Shah, Bernard Theobald & Trevor Coons

In this session we will explore how to minimize the risks of violent events committed by patients. We look at how to identify and quantify the risk of violence during a hospitalization through a novel approach toward analyzing data from disparate sources.

Plenary Session #1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Five Keys to Develop a Winning Digital Strategy

Presented by Edward Marx 

To enable digital transformation, organizations must have a strategy to ensure success. Ed will take his experience leading digital strategy at the Cleveland Clinic and share five key steps you can use to develop your organizations plan.

After leading the Cleveland Clinic through their digital transformation journey, Ed began to consult with other organizations to help them. Ed will leverage these experiences combined with the research from his current Amazon healthcare new release best seller and elaborate on the five keys to strategy development.

Attendees will learn five practical things they can do to lead digital strategy in their organizations.

Concurrent Sessions 7-11

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session 7: Improving Clinical Quality with Intelligent Automation

Presented by Will Muenchow & Teri Shelton of Minnesota Community Measurement 

Will Muenchow and Teri Shelton from Integrity Health Network will discuss how they deployed intelligent automation softbots inside of an electronic health record to improve clinical quality outcomes. The softbots perform the same task as a human to provide weekly and monthly gap reports including a BI dashboard to track monthly improvement.

Session 8: Managing Organizational Risk and Reducing Operating Costs through Data Archival as a Service

Presented by Eric Murray of  M Health Fairview

The pressure to reduce costs in healthcare has never been greater and many organizations are turning to IT to lead this critical initiative. Organizations are challenged to realize their proposed business value due to a growing share of IT budgets spent on maintaining legacy systems and access to data. Learn how M Health Fairview has built and implemented a data archiving strategy that will allow the organization to decommission unneeded applications while still allowing easy access to the data for clinical and regulatory purposes.

Session 9: Telemedicine and its Impact on Health Equity

Presented by Dr. Deepti Pandita, CHIO & Dr. Ryan Jelinek of Hennepin Healthcare 

With the current pandemic we have had a rapid roll out and adoption of virtual care across all healthcare systems; however, evidence is coming in now to suggest this modality might be widening the disparities gap. This session will explore this data and possible solutions.

Session 10: Synthetic Data for Advancing Healthcare

Presented by Jayanthi Suryanarayana of Optum 

Research on health data to gain insights has a huge potential for advancing healthcare. However, health care data sharing is highly regulated and it is a nontrivial effort. This session covers data sharing problem space and synthetic data generation as a solution to advance healthcare.

Session 11: Minnesota EHR Consortium: A Collaboration to Inform the COVID-19 Response

Presented by Dr. Tyler Winkelman (Hennepin Healthcare), Dr. Paul Drawz (UMN) & Pamela Mink (MDH)

 This session will describe the work of the Minnesota EHR Consortium, a new collaboration of health systems to share data from electronic health record systems using a distributed data network model to inform Minnesota’s response to COVID-19 and eventually expand to other public health and research efforts.

 Plenary Session #2 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Managing COVID together through collaboration: Minnesota’s Health Systems Sharing Strategy and Insight to Address the Pandemic

Presented by CMIO Panel 

Join this panel of Chief Medical Information Officers from four of Minnesota’s large integrated health systems as they describe the collaboration and coordination efforts to address COVID-19 across both urban and rural Minnesota. Panelists will describe the process of convening hospitals and health system CMIOs to share strategies, learnings, address common IT issues, set up curb-side testing, and create a data-driven model to predict system demand and patient outcomes. Panelists will provide up-to-the-minute insight on the progression of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and insights on how Minnesota can use this experience to support healthier communities.

Panelists include… 

  • Dr. Bryan Jarabek, CMIO, M Health Fairview
  • Dr. Lynn McFarling, CMIO, CentraCare Health
  • Dr. Deepti Pandita, CHIO, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Dr. Sarah Manney, CMIO, Essentia Health

Concurrent Sessions 12-17

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Session 12: Leveraging Interoperability and building towards “One Patient, One Record”

Presented by Marc Probst of ELLKAY

With the CMS mandates around interoperability and data sharing along with the acute need to share healthcare data across healthcare organizations, there is a need to have a comprehensive strategy that helps create a structured and consolidated solution to address all these needs. A comprehensive clinical data exchange enables complete access, management, and sharing of payer and provider data to support care coordination, payer-provider communication, and ultimately lower-cost, higher-quality care.

Session 13: Implementation of a Scalable and Adaptable Remote Patient Monitoring Program

Presented by Laura Christopherson & Jordan Coffey of the Mayo Clinic

Learn how Mayo Clinic successfully developed a scalable and adaptable Remote Patient Monitoring Program as well as how they used data-driven decision-making and iterative development to ensure positive impacts on patient outcomes and experience for both patients and clinicians.

Session 14: COVID-19 Response App: Bringing Evidence to Practice During a Pandemic

Presented by Betsy Jeppeson, RN, BS, CPHQ (Stratis Health), Karen Monsen (University of Minnesota) & Yu Jin Kang, RN (University of Minnesota)

We describe the freely-available COVID-19 Response App developed to improve and support the COVID-19 response by delivering evidence-based guidelines to healthcare practitioners and consumers, including frontline workers in nursing homes. All interventions are dual-encoded with SNOMED CT and the Omaha System for interoperability across information systems and platforms.

Session 15: A Payer-Provider Partnership to Optimize Medication Use, Improve Health, Drive Value

Presented by Dr. Todd Sorenson (University of Minnesota), Dr. Carrie Blanchard (University of North Carolina) & Dr. Dan Rehrauer (HealthPartners)

This presentation will describe a partnership between a health plan, a pharmacy practitioner network, academic institutions and a transformation consulting organization designed to accelerate adoption of comprehensive medication management services by pharmacists to improve management of chronic illnesses and deliver value to the health plan and provider organizations.

Session 16: Embrace the Cloud: Effectively Manage Vendor Security/Privacy Risk

Presented by Adam Stone (Secure Digital Solutions, Inc.) & Linnea Solem (Solem Risk Partners, LLC)

The explosion of internet-connected medical devices and cloud-based EHRs accentuate the need for a robust third-party security and privacy risk management program. What are industry leaders doing to address the operational risks that extend beyond the bounds of the organization?

Session 17: Factoring the Community into Healthcare Change 

Presented by Jake Murphy of Unite Us 

Explore why the time is now to address SDoH and bring the social sector closer to improving health outcomes across Minnesota. 

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Bob Johnson
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Anne Schloegel
Todd Aldrich 
Michael Zimmerman 
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