Practical Innovation for Healthcare in Minnesota

IA Healthcare Administration April 29 - 30, 2019 Minneapolis, MN



Seth Adler
02/26/2019

Practical Innovation

While IA for Healthcare Administration looks to be a can't miss event for those in that industry, it seems that there are some great lessons learned in the offing from data transformation to cybersecurity. There are some next-generation case studies on the agenda which are balanced with quick-win, seamingly low-cost opportunities for corporate enterprise practitioners.

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Data transformation based on necessity

Any veteran for any nation should be celebrated for their service. “If you’re gonna send ‘em, you gotta support ‘em.” The VHA has had it’s ups and downs, to say the least, and in a refreshing session, VHA’s Deputy CMIO, Jonathan Nebeker discusses how the institution is utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence to support the warfighter. In theory, every single global corporate enterprise should be ahead of the VHA on data transformation. And so, it might be cogent to attend to ensure that you’re not about to be leapfrogged.

THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS DATA TRANSFORMATION

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care to over 9 million Veterans at over 1,200 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient clinics. VHA is collaborating with labs at Department of Energy to use artificial intelligence for active surveillance of quality and safety. For example, what took months to detect the inappropriate cancellation of 1600 radiology tests now takes a day or two. This session will discuss:

  • Using machine learning to identify health IT safety hazards
  • Using artificial intelligence to identify actual-practice variation of clinical pathways
  • Using cloud-based open-source tooling and super computers to process data

Jonathan R. Nebeker MS MD, Deputy CMIO, Department of Veterans Affairs

“Data Science”

Even if you have a hammer, everything is not a nail. So the saying goes when discussing any new technology including those within intelligent automation. And so, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has implemented a dashboard system which in-and-of-itself has saved millions. This seems to be a straightforward, no nonsense, anti-hype session.

IMPLEMENTING DASHBOARDS AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION AND SAVE MILLIONS

Dashboards are popular tools being implemented at Johns Hopkins Bayview for healthcare executives and care givers to track and measure challenges for the 342 bed hospital that would otherwise require hours of data analysis. So far, using dashboards at Johns Hopkins Bayview has led to multi-million dollar savings in Operating Room processes and purchases. This session will discuss:

  • Creating a clear and focused platform to optimize information delivery and focusing on actionable insights to capture current challenges to make the most informed decisions from the data
  • Current Outcomes: operational inefficiencies that have been caught by the dashboards when tracking supply use and patient outcomes
  • DASHBOARD DEMO: See the dashboard in action, and how Johns Hopkins Bayview was able to compare and contrast the same surgeries, with the same outcomes yet still find thousands of dollars in difference per surgery

Etter Hoang, Business Intelligence Development Manager, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Cybersecurity

When do most global corporate enterprises pay most attention to cybersecurity? It’s the day after a cybersecurity breach. Well, not Ohio Valley Regional Hospital. This case study takes you through the back-story and the day-of events. It also promises to offer key takeaways on what to do now, no matter how confident you are in your current cybersecurity tools, team and technology.

CAPTURING AND RESPONDING TO A DATA SECURITY BREACH AT OHIO VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER AND EAST OHIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital captured a malware attack within 24 hours of being breached. In comparison, it can often take Hospitals up to 12 months to capture any breach in security. By capturing it early, the IT team was able to isolate the affected devices and prevent any patient data from being exposed to risk. This session will outline:

  • Building duplicity and redundancy into IT architecture in order to contain breaches as easily and quickly as possible
  • A play-by-play of capture to resolution: how the response contained the issue within five days
  • Learning journey: what have they learned from this attack – would they do anything differently next time

Eric Mencer, IT Manager, Ohio Valley Regional Hospital

Are you one of the myriad AIIA survey respondents who finds themselves at the beginning (or at the beginning again) of the RPA journey? Well then, this one’s for you…no matter your industry.

STARTING WITH RPA FOR HIGHMARK HEALTH’S DATA TRANSFORMATION

Highmark Health are transforming their health care administration across its $20 billion enterprise by connecting care and coverage through digital innovation. This year it stepped into the digital transformation journey through robotic process automation. Highmark is expecting to have 30 bots live at the end of 2018, and in 2019 will move on to the next step in their transformation journey: an IBM Watson based chat-bot.

  • An overview of the current progress: the ROI for RPA
  • Working with each department’s leaders to find the right upgrades. For example, RPA fits wrote-manual transaction processes, high volume data, clear decision logic outcomes
  • Highmark’s move towards natural language processing solutions, often in combination with RPA to overcome unstructured data challenges

Lincoln Smith, Director of Analytic Enablement, Highmark

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