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Let's Talk About Telehealth

The rise of telehealth represents one of the biggest shifts in healthcare delivery over the last decade, and offering meaningful telehealth services will be critical to the future success of hospitals and health systems. Advancements in telehealth have given providers the opportunity to deliver care more efficiently, changing the way patients and providers interact with each other. From the patients’ perspective, they have information readily available and can engage with their provider digitally, reducing the rates of hospital admissions and re-admissions.

In just a few years, the global telehealth market is expected to reach $36.2 billion, up from $14.3 billion in 2014. In fact, 90% of healthcare executives report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telehealth program, while 84% felt that the development of telehealth services is either very important (52%) or important (32%) to their organizations (2014 Foley & Lardner Telemedicine Survey Executive Summary). This year’s Healthcare IT Institute will feature interactive roundtable sessions that highlight some of the innovations and new frontiers that the industry is focusing on. 

Brian Wayling, AVP, TeleHealth Services at Intermountain Healthcare will be engaging CIOs in an interactive roundtable conversation on how to strategically engage an organization around Telehealth and implement a sustainable telehealth program. The CIOs will explore revenue vs cost, change management, cybersecurity, and compliance challenges.

The other roundtables at the Healthcare IT Institute will be led by:

David Chou, VP & Chief Information & Digital Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital will focus on the impacts, benefits and risks of IoT in Healthcare. He, along with the CIOs in attendance will be sharing their experiences on how IoT is changing the way people live and stay healthy; how this new technology can predict future healthcare trends, how to analyze data, how to select the right tools for maximum insight, and how to manage cybersecurity.

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health will be fostering innovative dialogue on how hospitals can start planning for a consumer-focused, digitally enabled healthcare future. During his roundtable, CIOs will discuss the role of the Chief Digital Officer, and how this new role can work with the CIO, CMO, COO and CFO to design and develop value-focused, consumer-driven, digital strategies and solutions that enhance patient access, interaction and engagement. 

The Healthcare IT Institute is taking place June 4th – 6th 2017 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC. With the meeting approaching soon, reserve your spot to attend the program and join the innovation discussions with David Chou, Neil Gomes, Brian Wayling, and your executive CIO peers who have already confirmed their position. 


Are You Conspicuous By Your Absence?

The Healthcare IT Institute is taking place June 5th to 7th 2016 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel in Tucson Arizona. Here, hospital CIOs, CMIOs, CNIOs, CTOs and CISOs from America's leading hospitals and health systems, including St. Luke's Health System, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, Penn Medicine, Advocate Health Care and more, will join forces to collaborate on timely topics such as enhancing patient engagement, leveraging analytics to boost the patient experience, improving financial outcomes through population health management, and handling the evolving role of the HIT leader as a decision maker and patient advocate.

Why Should You Attend?

1) Exclusive and Intimate

Unlike traditional tradeshow conferences the Healthcare IT Institute is invitation only, ensuring you will only be meeting with executives whose goals and objectives align with yours and who are focused the utilization of technology to improve the quality and delivery of care within the healthcare space. Further, the initiative is capped at 60 healthcare IT executives and potential delegates must be approved.

This program is intimate in nature. Instead of booths set up for people to walk around and pick up/drop off business cards in the hopes of forming a connection, attendees are given customized itineraries to ensure they are networking with exactly who they want to. Throughout the 2 ½ days, executives will have the opportunity to sit in on insightful speaker sessions, take part in innovative roundtable discussions and think tanks, and form connections through one-on-one business meetings born through mutual interest.

2) Who You Can Be Sitting at the Table With

As the program is taking place in June, spots to attend are filling up fast. Here is a list of some executives who have already secured their seats at the table.

  • Richard Hutsell, CIO at Verity Health System (CA)
  • Phil Alexander, CISO at University Medical Center (TX)
  • Randy McCleese, CIO and VP IS at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (KY)
  • Jake Dorst, Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Tahoe Forest Hospital District (CA)
  • Terhilda Garrido, VP HIT, Transformation & Analytics at Kaiser Permanente (CA)
  • Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health (CA)
  • Dr. Neil Kudler, VP & CMIO at Baystate Health (MA)
  • Thomas Riesenberg, Associate CIO of Operations at Penn Medicine (PA)
  • Melissa Dill, VP Shared System Services at Ascension Health (MO)
  • Tina Esposito, VP Center for Health Information Services at Advocate Health Care (IL)

3) Insightful Speaker Sessions

You'll definitely want to attend the speaker sessions at the Healthcare IT Institute. With over 20 speakers ready to share their knowledge on the latest topics in healthcare IT, you will leave confident and well-prepared to make ground-breaking changes to your hospital. Take a look at some of the keynote speakers that will be taking the stage.

  • Shafiq Rab, VP IT & CIO at Hackensack UMC (NJ) - Total Connectivity and Strategies to Enhance the Patient Experience
  • Michael Pfeffer, CIO at UCLA Health System (CA) - Achieving Patient Engagement through the Strategic Use of IT Platforms and Patient-Facing Technologies
  • Bruce Metz, SVP & CIO at Lahey Clinic - How Award-Winning hospitals Stay Ahead of the Curve

4) Fun Networking Activities

The Healthcare IT Institute isn't all business - it's important to have fun too! On one of the evenings of the program the Healthcare IT team puts together a night of food, games and music. This night is the perfect chance to take a break from work and network with your executive peers in a more casual setting. Secure your spot here and join the inner circle of CIOs, CMIOs, CNIOs, CISOs and CTOs ready to enhance and improve the healthcare industry in 2016.