Healthcare thought leaders, medical practice staff, population health advocates, healthcare providers, and HIT professionals are gathering to network and educate themselves about the value of health information exchange. Join colleagues from within your community at the GLHC Summit held in Grand Rapids, MI.

Attendees will gain insights from healthcare providers using HIE technology and from HIT experts from across the continuum of care. Learn more about the many ways that GLHC assists organizations in meeting the demands of today’s connected healthcare landscape.

The event is free and includes light breakfast and lunch. All are welcome.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Coffee and check in begins at 7:30 am


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Panel Discussion

The Value of Care Connected Communities in Supporting Strong Public Health Systems

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

This panel of professionals will explore and explain how HIE supports strong public health systems. Commonplace challenges and systemic failures can disrupt care and dislodge the existing data flow, HIE provides infrastructure for integrated care coordination.

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Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Understanding Health Information Exchange (HIE) Basics – Chris Ford and Mary Graham – Great Hall West

This session will explain the basics of HIE and provide high-level overview of GLHC applications. You will gain an understanding of commonly used acronyms, policies, GLHC legal agreements, and the basic implementation process.

An Introduction to the Referral Application – Carrie Strom and Joe Pintar – Hickory Room

In this session you can expect to gain an understanding of the GLHC Referrals application and how it positively enhances care coordination workflow and patient care. This application assists in meeting Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use criteria, and helps close gaps in the coordination and continuity of patient care.

The truth behind data interoperability when dealing with Long Term Post Acute Care Providers – Healthcare Synergy Mike Deck – Blue Spruce & Elm

While hospital and physicians have enjoyed the benefits or pitfalls of the HITECH act, long term post-acute care providers have not been subject to deal with the law directly. However, since they are part of the care continuum, many have been forced to adopt technologies because of HITECH. Now that HITECH is over, how will the new MIPS (Merit Incentive Program) proposed effect these providers. What data is necessary to exchange, what data is essential to exchange, and how can this large and vital portion of healthcare providers take advantage of HIE.

ADT Notifications: Improving coordination and continuity of care – Drew Spoelstra and Steve Spieker – Board Room

Learn how GLHC’s real-time ADT Notifications alert providers to their patients’ emergency and inpatient admissions and discharges. In this session we’ll explore the basics of the ADT Notification and how it can benefit patients, providers, hospitals, and physician organizations.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Meaningful Use 2016: Past, Present, and Future – presented by Altarum Institute M-CEITA Bruce Maki – Great Hall West

While GLHC solutions and tools cannot be used to directly attest for Meaningful Use (MU), they do facilitate the electronic transmission of immunizations messages, syndromic surveillance messages, reportable labs, Transitions of Care documents, and other documents. In this session Altarum Institute will break down the history of MU, explain the status of MU in the State today, and explore where MU will take us in the next few years. Altarum is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization.

Privacy & Security: One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Nate Steed and Danyale M. Phillips and  GLHC Lisa Mroz – Hickory Room

At GLHC, we know one size doesn’t fit all. Our partners come in different sizes and shapes and we’ve pride ourselves on providing innovative solutions that fit into each of their unique workflows resulting in more efficient and effective care for patients. When it comes to protecting information and the privacy of patients, the same concept applies – one size doesn’t fit all. Strategies will be provided for avoiding some of the mistakes organizations make when a “one size fits all” approach is used when designing a security and privacy governance structure (agreements, policies, privacy notices, etc.).

EMR Interfaces: Connecting disjointed EMRs and IT Systems – Paul Riker and Drew Spoelstra – Blue Spruce & Elm

Offering more technical information, this session dives deeper into GLHC solutions that involve an EMR interface; Results Delivery, ADT Delivery, ADT and CCDs, and VIPR Single Sign On. This session will explain how practices and organizations can implement and use a EMR interface. Come prepared to ask questions and offer feedback.

Enhance Patient Care with the Virtually Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) – Beverly McKee and Bryan Bulock – Board Room

This session is intended for those interested in developing an understanding of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR), a community-wide, longitudinal repository specific to the Great Lakes Health Connect network. This session will explain the information available in VIPR, the clinical implications of accessing this information, and how VIPR can be used in office workflow.

Keynote Speaker

Cara Poland, Lead Physician at Spectrum Health Medical Group, Center for Integrative Medicine

12: 15 PM – 1:15 PM

Cara Poland Spectrum CIM

Dr. Cara Poland is currently the Lead Physician at Spectrum Health Medical Group, Center for Integrative Medicine. She is the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine. She is currently a faculty member at Michigan State University and and has taught at Central Michigan University and Boston University. Dr. Poland received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and was fellowship trained at Boston University in Addiction medicine. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She is an accomplished researcher, teacher, presenter, and committee member.

Dr. Poland will provide her perspective on the challenges of treating at-risk chronically complex patients, and the advantages of an integrated care approach for improving care quality, outcomes, and reduced costs. She will also offer insight into the role that health information exchange plays in contributing to this effort.

Presentation Slides

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GLHC Town Hall Meeting

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

The GLHC Town Hall will be an informal gathering where GLHC leadership will be answering questions from attendees on any subject pertaining to GLHC’s business or the HIE industry. Questions can be submitted in advance online or can be asked during the meeting.

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Breakout Sessions

2:15 PM – 3: 00 PM

Using HIE to Integrate Medical and Behavioral Health Services – Mary Graham and Steve Spieker – Great Hall West

Managing TOC and improving coordination of care is complicated by market changes, the Mental Health Code, Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations (CFR 42), and HIPAA. GLHC will discuss ways to address the barriers of care by utilizing some of their current solutions.

Tips and Tricks of the Referral Application – Joe Pintar and Carrie Strom – Hickory Room

This session will cover tips and tricks for using the GLHC Referral application to its fullest extent, and will include a review of the Standards for using the application most effectively.  The session will provide an opportunity for participants to share/hear best practices from various sites.

VIPR Insights and Use Cases – Beverly McKee and Bryan Bulock – Blue Spruce & Elm

This session is intended for those interested in learning more about real-life VIPR use cases and to answer specific questions from experienced VIPR users. This session will review the information available in VIPR, the clinical implications of accessing this information, and how VIPR can be used in office and inpatient workflow

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