AMCNO Partners with Healthcare Informatics for its 2017 Cleveland Health IT Summit Series

The AMCNO once again served as a partner of the 2017 Health Information Technology Summit Series (formerly known as the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, or iHT2, Health IT Summits), to connect and promote improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare through information and IT. The 2017 series featured discussions on a wide variety of topics, including cybersecurity, data analytics, clinical workflow, telehealth, and policy. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was a point of interest.

The event was held March 23-24 at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland. The conference co-chairs were Greg Rosencrance, MD, Chairman of the Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and David Kaelber, MD, Internist and Pediatrician, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Vice President of Health Informatics, The MetroHealth System.

The two-day Summit began with a keynote presentation by Robert Schwartz, MD, Principal, Chartis Group, titled “MACRA: The Latest Accelerant to Value-Based Care—Are You Ready?” Dr. Schwartz, a practicing emergency physician, discussed the near-term implications of MACRA for providers post-election, provided an overview of the legislation, examined the elements of an effective MACRA strategy, and discussed IT’s role in preparing a “no-regrets” strategy.

Panel discussions followed the keynote, covering topics such as the role of IT in mandatory bundled payments, data exchange partnerships, and the next generation of cybersecurity threats.  

The Friday sessions began with a T2 Talk: “2017 Cyber Threat Forecast and Sharing Strategies to Defend Your Networks,” presented by Josh Singletary, Chief Information Officer, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Among the remaining Friday sessions were: “Health IT’s Role in Combatting the Zika and Ebola Menaces,” “Effectively Using Sociodemographic Date in Healthcare Analytics,” and “Automating Quality: The Advanced Metrics, Data and Strategy Behind the Paperless ED.”

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