HIMSS18 education sessions of interest

HIMSS18 education sessions which featured IBM leaders, clients and partners

Coordinated and Connected Care Symposium: The Need for Trended Data

Monday, March 5, 2018 — 08:15AM - 9:15AM, Session # CCC1, Murano 3301,

Judy Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare

For too long, healthcare decisions have been made on single data points or single test results. But better outcomes and more personalized care is driven by trended data showing progress over time. In this session you will learn about the power of trended data and the systems required to enable it.

Imagine a Hospital Ward without Code Blue Alarms

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 11:30AM - 12:30PM  Session ID #42, Marcello 445

Alison Fox-Robichaud, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC (Int Med, Crit Care), Director of Medical Education, Project Lead HEWS, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre

Can you imagine a hospital ward with no code blue alarms? This speaker has been leading the team at Hamilton Health Sciences to achieve an audacious goal: to improve hospital safety by eradicating in-hospital cardiac and respiratory arrests. Through clinical research in support of Early Warning Scores, it was found that in-hospital arrests are often preceded by a period of abnormal vital signs. “We believe that most cardiac arrests in an acute care setting should be considered a failure to rescue.” Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been on a journey since 2010 to implement their modified early warning score. In 2016, HHS undertook work to make their Early Warning Score real-time with the use of mobile devices and an automation platform. This session will discuss Hamilton Health's journey and their outstanding results!

Beyond BI: Building a Rapid Response Advanced Analytics Unit

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — 4:00PM - 5:00PM   Session ID #92, Palazzo D

Jeremy Petch, PhD, Project Director, St. Michael's Hospital

While many hospitals have implemented business intelligence tools, few have been able to leverage their data holdings to go beyond descriptive and diagnostic analytics (What happened? Why did it happen?) into the predictive space (What will happen? How do we make it happen?). Moreover, even retrospective analysis of data in typical business intelligence environments is frequently lengthy; such that many hospital leaders may not always receive the information they need in time to inform their decisions. We detail how one hospital addressed these challenges by establishing a rapid-response advanced analytics unit that leverages data science techniques, such as machine learning, to provide rigorous analysis to the hospital’s clinical and executive leadership. The development of this analytics unit and its technological architecture has yielded a number of insights and lessons learned that will be of interest to other hospitals seeking to leverage advanced analytics.

Reducing Physician Burnout: Mitigating Impact of the EHR

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 01:00PM – 2:00PM, Session # 409, Galileo 904

Martin F Pricco, President, Sutter Gould Medical Clinic

Paul Dechant, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Simpler Healthcare/IBM Watson Health

This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of the EHR on burnout, beginning with specific explanations of how the EHR relates to burnout manifestations and drivers. Many provider organizations have taken a variety of approaches to addressing EHR impacts. We will present the experience of the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation as it implemented changes to clinical workflows and to the user interface, significantly reducing EHR-related physician burnout. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion in which attendees share the work they have done on EHR impacts in their organizations. Attendees should come away with an in-depth understanding of the drivers and manifestations of burnout, and a set of action items that they can implement in their own organizations to address this challenge.

A New Kind of Village: Combatting Loneliness in Older Adults

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — 2:30AM - 3:30PM  Session ID #165, Murano 3304

Davis Park, Executive Director, Front Porch

Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Program Manager, IBM

Loneliness among the aging population has been well documented and shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26 percent increase in mortality. In their new report, "Loneliness and the Aging Population: How Businesses and Governments can address a looming crisis,” IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) examines how organizations can better understand loneliness and aging, and outlines current solutions and recommended actions to mitigate loneliness and foster greater social connection. Included in the report is a case study on the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, whose core mission is the development and testing of new technologies and digital tools to support health, wellness, engagement, growth and learning for the older adults in their communities. Join us at this session, where we will explore several solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats with IBM Security

Wednesday, March 7, 1-1:20pm   CyberSecurity Command Center Theater #8500

Salwa Rafee, IBM Global Security Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry 

Cybersecurity has become a focal point in health IT in recent years as the value of patient health information and lax security practices has led to a string of unfortunate breaches. However, by placing greater emphasis on boosting defenses and responses across the health industry, organizations may be poised to get ahead of attackers. Join this session to learn more about how cognitive capabilities can help you create your own 'security immune system' for your organization.

Implementation of a Clinical Trial Matching System

Thursday, March 8, 11:30am-12:30pm, Session ID #225, Delfino 4004

Tufia Haddad, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic

This session will describe how an academic institution leveraged an IT solution to transform the clinical trial matching process for patients with cancer. Since the development and implementation of the clinical trial matching cognitive computing solution into the breast cancer oncology practice, clinical trial enrollment to systemic therapy clinical trials has increased by 80%. The time to screen an individual patient for clinical trial matches with the system has also decreased over time. Initial clinical adoption of the technology by healthcare providers was low, but after re-engineering of the operational workflow utilization of the cognitive system was successful. Other challenges and lessons learned will be described.

Insight on Substance Abuse Treatment for Better Outcomes

Thursday, March 8, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Session ID: #244, Marcello 4405

Michael Treanor, CEO, Dimensions Recovery

Dimensions Recovery is working to deliver improved comprehensive care management in the residential substance abuse treatment industry through the use of cognitive computing technology. The goal is to gain insight through near real-time analytics and capture data to provide better continuity of care. One of the biggest challenges in substance abuse treatment is producing evidence based results as well as creating individualized treatments. Dimensions Recovery is utilizing IBM Watson Care Manager, a solution that coordinates a 360-degree client care plan, established using information spanning across all individuals partaking in clinical care. By integrating cognitive technologies that provide personalized insights and evidence-based guidelines and best practices, it will provide guidance for adherence to an individualized residential treatment care plan. The session’s objectives are to explain the issues at hand and the collaborative strategies to help improve care management.

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