Full description of Summit Series sessions.


Metro Detroit Summit

Keynote Speaker

Patient/Consumer Engagement Through Digital Health

Lygia Ricciardi, Chief Technology Officer, Carium

“Patient Engagement” is a popular phrase these days, but what does it really mean? Through rich data and graphics, Lygeia will show your audience why patient engagement is critical to better health outcomes, the role technology plays, and the major trends that are shaping this exploding field, including gamification, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality.

Track 1: Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology

Attendees will learn about the many different applications of Great Lakes Health Connect solutions and services. Current participants and GLHC representatives will share best practices, creative and innovative uses of technology, and will describe how health information technology is helping their organizations improve quality and the value of healthcare.

HIE Image Sharing – Driving Informed Clinical Decision Making and More Efficient Healthcare Delivery

Gary Larson, BSME, MBA,  EVP & GM, HIE Solutions, eHealth Technologies

Concurrent with the latest release of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record, eHealth Technologies is making a much broader array of image sharing services available to the GLHC user community. Care providers and patients will be able to access the entire history of medical images from any connected facility in the community through VIPR, in full diagnostic quality, all within the context of their everyday workflow. They will be able to view, compare, import and collaborate with radiology, cardiology and other image types – reducing costs while improving the speed and quality of care. Radiologists can count on having all prior images delivered to their PACS at the time of diagnosis. Image-intensive specialists rely on one-click image access to support their practice every day and referring physicians will always have images available at their fingertips in conjunction with results reports.

Innovative Adoption of VIPR in non-Traditional Workflows at Michigan Medicine

Lauren LaBarge, Michigan Medicine

In implementing GLHC’s Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR), leadership in Michigan Medicine’s IT and Administrations areas anticipated that the solution would be adopted and used primarily in very specific clinical support roles (MA, PA, RN).

While that has been demonstrated, additional disciplines have also adopted VIPR, and are using it in ways that were unexpected. Transplant, Rev Cycle, and Billing and Cancer Registry groups (among others) have incorporated VIPR into various workflows. This presentation will explore the different “non-traditional” ways that VIPR adds value to our health systems. Specific use cases and metrics will illustrate these examples.

 

Track 2: Continuity of Care and Transition Management

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defines “transitions of care” as the movement of a patient from one care setting; hospital, ambulatory primary or specialty care practice, long-term care, home health, rehabilitation facility, etc.; to another care setting. Great Lakes Health Connect solutions strengthen connections between post-acute care organizations and inform care providers at every stage.

The Changing Face of Addiction

Barbara Shoup, RN-BC, BAS, MBA, CARN, Director of Clinical Operations, Ascension Health

This presentation covers the evolution of addiction to the current “opiate Crisis”.  It re-defines addition as a disease and clarifies that this is more than just an “opiate” problem.  It also discusses treatment options and encourages a deviation for a “one size fits all” approach.  It also touches on identification of a problem and the need for appropriate referral.  It also introduces a longitudinal approach to the first year of recovery.

Slides Coming Soon

Connecting Care Partners through the Bridge Referral Application

Katrina Gagne, GLHC Implementation Consultant
Tracy Webb, GLHC Implementation Consultant

The GLHC Bridge Referrals Application was piloted in Genesee County beginning in November 2017 and released across Michigan in June 2019. This breakout session will provide an overview of how the technology is connecting care partners across enterprises, from medical providers to community resources, and helping improve continuity of care in physical and the social determinants of health. Presenters will provide a demonstration of the application and also explain how it is being used in the Genesee Community Health Innovation Region to facilitate clinical community linkages as part of the State Innovation Model.

 

Track 3: Population Health and Health Information Exchange

In times of crisis and calm, community health information exchanges, like Great Lakes Health Connect, provide the technical infrastructure and necessary relationships needed to create and sustain access to essential clinical information. Attendees will learn about how healthcare organizations and communities can work together to leverage health information technology to better understand, track, and address the spread of chronic illness and disease.

Leveraging Informatics to Save Lives: EMR, Access and Security in Organ Donation

Bruce Nicely, RN, MSN, CPTP, Chief Clinical Officer, Gift of Life Michigan

More than 3,000 Michiganders and 114,000 Americans await a donated organ to save their lives. Organ Procurement Organizations build relationships with virtually every hospital in their assigned area (e.g., Michigan) to ensure timely, appropriate referrals that preserve the option for donation until possibilities are confirmed and the donor registry status and family position are ascertained. In the electronic age, virtual records can make or break the efficiencies inherently crucial to this process.

Staged for Success: 2019 Participation in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Bruce Maki, Regulatory & Incentive Program Analyst, Altarum Institute

After years of delays, 2019 participants in the Medicaid Meaningful Use program, now called the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, must finally transition into the 3rd and final stage of program requirements, Stage 3. This final stage brings to bear significant challenges for clinicians and their teams trying to meet stringent program objectives which have ostensibly outpaced current health IT capabilities. Join Bruce Maki, Regulatory and Incentive Program Analyst for M-CEITA, as he details the significant challenges program participants face this year, reviews eligibility requirements and the significantly enhanced and altered objectives and measures, and shares best practice advice for successful 2019+ attestation. Q &A to follow the presentation.

 

Keynote Speaker

Participatory Design and the Making of Health

Dr. Joyce Lee, Physician, Designer, and Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan

Dr. Lee integrates design into her work as a physician and researcher. Her approach embraces systems design using the framework of learning health systems; participatory design to support a patient-centered model of healthcare research and clinical care delivery; and metadesign to support the integration of the “Maker Movement” in healthcare.

 


Capital Area Summit

Keynote Speaker – Patient Advocacy Through Art

Regina Holliday, Patient Rights Activist, Artist, Founder of Walking Gallery

Speaker Regina Holliday shares her experience painting murals and artwork that depict the struggles and problems of current patient healthcare policies. She also discusses her advocacy movement “The Walking Gallery,” for which medical providers and advocates wear “patient story” paintings on the backs of business suits. She will also share from her personal experience of caring for her husband, and address the benefits of health information technology and timely data access for patients in improving the quality of healthcare delivery as well as enhanced patient safety.

Objectives:
1. Explain the importance of patient access to the electronic health record.
2. Explain the effect of visual imagery on health literacy as well as formation of health policy.
3. Explain the power of unique patient narratives for supporting a better understanding of care transitions and the power of narrative to affect policy.

 

Track 1 – Advancing Advance Care Planning

Learn the best practices of implementing Advance Care Planning (ACP) programs in various settings (healthcare and community based). Presentations will help attendees understand recent policy changes, advance directive storage/retrieval mechanisms, and how to promote shared decision making at all stages of ACP. These presentations will enhance healthcare provider’s ability to honor a person’s wishes.

Breakout Session 1 – Create Engaging Programs: Unite with Community Professionals to get Advance Care Planning Message to Public

Hilary Kerr

People do not want to think or talk about their own mortality. Engaging either healthy or chronically ill Americans to plan for future healthcare is a challenge. We encourage participation in individual advance care planning facilitated sessions and small-group interactive workshops but there is often low attendance. For 2019 we have joined together with professionals in other organizations offering innovative community education events. These inter-agency programs have catchy titles and within each program lurks quality advance care planning information. This session will show program examples and tips on how to join forces and create outside-the-box programs for your community.

Hilary Kerr has over twenty years of experience working in professional gerontology focused roles. She currently works as the Advanced Care Planning Specialist at Bronson Healthcare Group. She brings added perspective from her previous experience as a public guardian, nursing home social worker and MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) Coordinator. She holds a master’s of science degree in human services with specialization in gerontology. Hilary is one of two individuals to hold a National Master Guardian certification in Michigan and has a geriatric care management certificate. She teaches classes in Issues in Aging and Health Literacy at Western Michigan University.

Objectives:
1. Understand reasons there is confusion and challenges surrounding advance care planning public health education- Americans avoid thinking about their own mortality.
2. Review process of creating engaging inter-agency public health program including specifically targeting under-served populations for health equity
3. Provide examples of four Southwest Michigan collaborative programs. Encourage participants to share ideas and brainstorm titles/themes.

Handouts
Aging Road Map
Four Pillars of Planning
ACP Champion
Daylight & Darkness – Unthinking Mortality
End of Life Perspectives
Advance Care Planning – Have the conversation before the crisis

Breakout Session 2 (first half) – Christian Perspectives on Advance Care Planning

James (Jim) Kraft, MTh

Slides Coming Soon

Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a very personal endevour that encompasses many aspects of an individual. Research shows that an individual’s faith paradigm can greatly affect their decision making and approach to Advance Care Planning. There are a variety of differences within Christian denominations regarding ACP. This session will take a deeper dive in how people of faith view and approach Advance Care Planning. We will look at and discuss various views people of faith have and the barriers they create to effective ACP. Also, we will discuss how to better engage faith leaders and their congregations in this important work.

James Kraft, MTh, Director, Advance Care Planning and Collaborative Services, Henry Ford Health Systems and Executive Director, The Bridge Group
Jim leads and directs the Spiritual Care departments at Henry Ford Health Systems West Bloomfield and Macomb hospitals and as Director of Advance Care Planning is responsible for the development of HFHS Advance Care Planning initiative. Jim has presented at international, national and local conferences. He is a certified Respecting Choices® First and Last Steps trainer, and has trained over 350 individuals as advance care planning facilitators.

He is a contributing member to the Henry Ford Health System Diversity Council and several ethics committees including the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Chair of national POLST Faith Perspectives committee. Jim has his masters degree in theology from South African Theological Seminary and is currently at work on his Doctor of Philosophy in Theology at South African Theological Seminary with an emphasis on “Christian Perspectives in Advance Care Planning”.

Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the different theological positions held by various Christian denominations that may influence their Advance Care Planning.
2. Participants will learn how to identify and address barriers to Advance Care Planning presented by different faith perspectives.
3. Participants will learn strategies to reach communities of faith with Advance Care Planning.

Breakout Session 2 (second half) – Using Interfaith Dialogue Techniques to Frame Serious Illness Conversations

Kyle Kooyers, M.Div.

In order to effectively serve a diverse community with expert end of life (EOL) care, it is important to understand and respect faiths different than our own. More and more, healthcare providers and hospice agencies have shared that they often operate out of an assumed “Christian norm”, or simply don’t know what EOLcare looks like in different faith communities. This session will present a model for interfaith communication that upholds the human dignity of the person and the person’s family when assessing needs for sensitive EOL care.

Kyle Kooyers, M.Div, is the Associate Director for the Kaufman Interfaith Institute of Grand Valley State University. The Kaufman Interfaith Institute is committed to facilitating mutual respect and greater interfaith understanding in west Michigan and beyond through community and campus programming. Kyle is responsible for community-based interfaith engagement and dialogue activities, networking faith and non-faith congregations and organizations, and facilitating the efforts of the West Michigan Interfaith Council and its task forces. Originally from Southwestern Pennsylvania, Kyle has spent several years exploring asset-based community development and organizational capacity building in various contexts, addressing generational poverty and food insecurity as an AmeriCorps/VISTA. He is a 2017 graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary where he completed his Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care.

Objectives
1. Describe effective interfaith dialogue techniques to understand and respect advance care planning goals in diverse populations
2. Analyze the social identity wheel and describe applications to one’s own practice patterns when conducting ACP conversations with persons from diverse religious/cultural backgrounds.

Breakout Session 3 – The Promise of MI-POST

Caroline Dellenbusch, JD and Barbara Smith LBSW, MS, NHA

The presentation will introduce the attendees to the legislation that supports the use of MI-Post in Michigan. The history of the movement to bring about the legislation will be briefly discussed. The legal implications of MI-Post, how it differs from an advance directive will be explained. A discussion of how the MI-Post will impact the transition of persons across settings of care, including EMS, and aid healthcare providers in honoring their choices.

Caroline Dellenbusch, JD is an attorney, licensed to practice in Michigan since 1981, and of counsel with Dellenbusch & Ryan, PLC, with offices in Grand Rapids and Greenville, Michigan. She practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianship, trust administration, probate and mediation. Mrs. Dellenbusch has lectured on topics relating to her areas of expertise at continuing legal education programs and to the public, including frequent presentations for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a past chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Network 180 and Making Choices Michigan.

Barbara has worked with many others throughout Michigan to advance the message of honoring health care choices and implementing evidence based methods into communities and healthcare systems to accomplish the goal of making it easier to have conversations about healthcare wishes and end of life care Barbara has over 20 years of experience in healthcare as a social worker, case manager, quality improvement professional and currently director of a newly formed post-acute network.

Objectives:
1. What does the MI POST legislation do, why was it needed? What gap does it fill?
2. How does the legislation affect EMS personnel?
3. Discuss how the MI-Post document can be utilized to communicate and honor end of life wishes.

 

Track 2 – Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology

Attendees will learn about the many different applications of Great Lakes Health Connect solutions and services. Current participants and GLHC representatives will share best practices, creative and innovative uses of technology, and will describe how health information technology is helping their organizations improve quality and the value of healthcare.

Breakout Session 1 – Incorporation of Health Information Exchanges into Pharmacy Practice: A Vertical Approach

Mark Young, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy will benefit greatly from increased access to the medical record. To fully realize this incorporation into practice, pharmacy students should graduate with the expectation of access to health information exchanges. Ferris State University has successfully added Health Information Exchanges to their new PharmD Curriculum.

Objectives:

  1. Describe why pharmacist access to a health information exchange(HIE) will improve patient safety.
  2. Describe barriers impeding pharmacy access to HIEs.
  3. Describe how increasing pharmacy student familiarity with an HIE may impact adoption in practice.

Dr. Mark Young is currently an Assistant Professor at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. After spending 13 years in hospital-based, oncology, long term care, and community based practice he joined the faculty in 2015. Mark currently teaches in the Skills Lab sequence and offers an elective course in geriatrics. His interest in health information exchanges grew when the Ferris Pharmacy Care Clinic started using Great Lakes Health Connect.

Breakout Session 2 – Leveraging SDoH and Clinical Care Needs to Coordinate Care Across Michigan

Robert Connely, Chief Strategy Officer at Holon Solutions

The GLHC Bridge Referral Application (Holon CollaborNet) drives collaboration across health communities through surfacing relevant clinical and non-clinical data, including SDoH-related information, to support coordination across settings. Nowhere in Michigan was this need to coordinate care among many clinical and community-based organizations more essential than in the Flint region. In the wake of the Flint lead water crisis, residents needed access not only to clinical care, but also services related to housing, food, transportation, personal safety and other needs.

Following the success of the GLHC Bridge Referral Application (Holon CollaborNet) launch and adoption, GLHC plans to offer its members additional applications, to further streamline workflows, through better access to contextual insights. Holon’s patented technology senses the context – the user, his/her location, role – in real-time – and automatically presents relevant information. This streamlines the user’s workflow, by allowing them to stay in their EHR, reducing the number of systems accessed, clicks, and time spent retrieving valuable information. GLHC plans to extend additional offerings from Holon across their network, to include: automatically surfacing HIE data, risk scores, SDoH data, care gaps and other relevant care quality metrics, within the provider’s EHR workflow. The goal is to streamline workflows, reduce administrative waste, and improve patient and providers experience by leveraging patented technology.

Breakout Session 3 – HIE Image Sharing – Driving Informed Clinical Decision Making and More Efficient Healthcare Delivery

Gary Larson, BSME, MBA,  EVP & GM, HIE Solutions, eHealth Technologies

Concurrent with the latest release of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record, eHealth Technologies is making a much broader array of image sharing services available to the GLHC user community. Care providers and patients will be able to access the entire history of medical images from any connected facility in the community through VIPR, in full diagnostic quality, all within the context of their everyday workflow. They will be able to view, compare, import and collaborate with radiology, cardiology and other image types – reducing costs while improving the speed and quality of care. Radiologists can count on having all prior images delivered to their PACS at the time of diagnosis. Image-intensive specialists rely on one-click image access to support their practice every day and referring physicians will always have images available at their fingertips in conjunction with results reports.

 

Track 3 – Healthcare Leadership, Policy, and Strategic Planning

These presentations will help attendees both understand and plan for the impact of recent proposed healthcare policies like TEFCA and the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule. Presentations will be forums for leaders to learn best practices of planning and implementing a comprehensive health information technology strategy will be discussed.

Breakout Session 1 – Staged for Success: 2019 Participation in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program

Bruce Maki, MBA, M-CEITA Regulatory and Incentive Program Analyst, Altarum Institute

After years of delays, 2019 participants in the Medicaid Meaningful Use program, now called the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program, must finally transition into the 3rd and final stage of program requirements, Stage 3. This final stage brings to bear significant challenges for clinicians and their teams trying to meet stringent program objectives which have ostensibly outpaced current health IT capabilities. Join Bruce Maki, Regulatory and Incentive Program Analyst for M-CEITA, as he details the significant challenges program participants face this year, reviews eligibility requirements and the significantly enhanced and altered objectives and measures, and shares best practice advice for successful 2019+ attestation. Q &A to follow the presentation.

Objectives:
1. Attendees will understand how to participate in the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability program in 2019-2021.
2. Attendees will understand the significant challenges and technological barriers participants are facing while attempting to meet the significantly enhanced Stage 3 program objectives.
3. Attendees will learn best practice advice on how to overcome these challenges and technological barriers as well as how to prepare for an audit.

Bruce Maki, MBA serves as subject matter expert in the rules and regulations pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs, including the Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly the EHR Incentive Program or Meaningful Use) and more recently the Quality Payment Program (QPP/MIPS/APM). He is tasked with making sense of these programs and clearly communicating this knowledge to internal staff and external clients through written documentation, conference presentations, monthly webinars and one-on-one consulting. Bruce’s background includes time as the Operations Manager of a computer hardware and network services reseller and 17 years in healthcare where he began as a multi-specialty group Practice Manager. Bruce holds a BA in Psychology from Northern Michigan University and a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University.

Breakout Session 2 – The Naked Truth – The Price We Pay For Things Unsaid: An Advocate Speaks From Experience

Julie Wallace

Julie Wallace is a professional communicator and marketing consultant from Grand Rapids, MI. She is also an outspoken advocate for patient rights and advance care planning. She is a longstanding member of the Steering Committee for Making Choices Michigan, and serves as a patient advisor on the Spectrum Health Ethics Committee. Drawing from her personal experience, Julie will share poignant stories that describe her journey from “the other side of the bed” as a caregiver, family member, and friend, that ultimately led to her passion for patient advocacy. Her keen observations as a healthcare “outsider” offer stakeholders important perspective on how patients and their loved ones experience healthcare, and challenge us to focus on the patient’s perspective in the transformation from volume to value.

Breakout Session 3 – Ethics, AI and Patient Care Algorithms – Navigating Today’s Healthcare System

Carla Smith, Former Executive Vice President of HIMSS, Now – CEO, CarlaSmith.health

Despite current hype surrounding AI, this valuable tool augments human insights to improve patient care. However, that input must come from a collaborative, decision-making team of ethicists, clinicians, programmers, researchers, and patients. Learn more about the intersection of ethics, AI, and patient care algorithms in this interactive session. Discussion includes examples of patient care scenarios affected by algorithms with and without unintentional bias, the role of ethicists, and an overall review of why and how this cohort of stakeholders must be involved in digital health decision-making.

 

 

Lunch Plenary Speaker – Harnessing Digital Health to Engage Consumers

Carla Smith, Former Executive Vice President of HIMSS, Now – CEO, CarlaSmith.health

From her vantage point as a strategic growth consultant and her 17-year tenure as Executive Vice President of HIMSS, Carla Smith will survey the digital healthcare landscape with a focus on how to leverage technology-based trends and insights to better engage consumers and patients. In particular, she will unpack the evolving role of health executives in driving engagement of an increasingly diverse patient population, and what it means to promote health literacy within the current context of the health ecosystem.

 

 

Keynote Speaker – Building a DHHS and Statewide Data Roadmap

Sarah Esty, JD, MBA – MDHHS Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning Administration

Sarah Esty, HIT Commissioner and Senior Deputy Director for Policy and Planning at MDHHS, will explain several major national policy and regulatory changes in the HIT landscape that are driving MDHHS and other parts of Michigan’s HIT ecosystem to evolve. She will then share DHHS’s plans for building out their data strategy, including major data initiatives tied to the overall departmental priorities and internal capacity-building. Finally, she will present DHHS’s plans to lead a refresh of the statewide HIT roadmap (which has not been updated in over a decade). This new HIT roadmaps will engage health and human services stakeholders to lay out a vision for data interoperability and data use in the next 5+ years, prioritize joint projects and identify needed resources to accomplish them, and consider possible changes to our statewide data governance infrastructure.

Objectives

    1. Understand major national regulatory and policy developments shaping state health information technology and interoperability activities, including TEFCA and the Interoperability Rule.

  1. Learn about the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ plans for a new internal data strategy.
  2. Learn about the plans for a refreshed statewide HIT roadmap and provide input on directions the state should pursue (including use cases, overall vision, and governance).

 

West Michigan Summit

8:15 – 9:00 – Registration, Sponsor Expo + Networking – Fireside Room

 

9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and Opening Remarks – Brian Mack, GLHC Marketing and Communications Manager – Great Hall

 

9:15 – 9:45 – GLHC State of the Union – Doug Dietzman, GLHC CEO, + Julie Klausing, GLHC VP of Product, Integration, & Operations – Great Hall

 

9:45 – 10:45 – Morning Keynote – Let Patients Help Improve the Future of Care – Dave deBronkart, @ePatientDave – Great Hall

Patient is not a third person word – your time will come.” These words from e-Patient Dave’s TED Talk ring true for any of us when a crisis strikes their family. Even our most famous speakers – Susannah Fox, Lygeia Ricciardi, Joyce Lee – shared such stories, proving that need knows no prejudice. We must change the culture of care so that when patients and families want to contribute, we welcome their engagement and empower them with information. Dave uses science and entertainment to appeal to scientifically trained minds, in talks that always bring laughter and curious inquiry to front of mind.

 

11:00 – 11:45 – Breakout Session 1 – Three options!

Track 1 – Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology – Great Hall

Innovative Adoption of VIPR in non-Traditional Workflows at Michigan Medicine
Lauren La Barge, Business System Analyst, University of Michigan Medical Center

In implementing GLHC’s Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR), leadership in Michigan Medicine’s IT and Administrations areas anticipated that the solution would be adopted and used primarily in very specific clinical support roles (MA, PA, RN).

While that has been demonstrated, additional disciplines have also adopted VIPR, and are using it in ways that were unexpected. Transplant, Rev Cycle, and Billing and Cancer Registry groups (among others) have incorporated VIPR into various workflows. This presentation will explore the different “non-traditional” ways that VIPR adds value to our health systems. Specific use cases and metrics will illustrate these examples.
 

Track 2 – Social Determinants of Health Interventions and health information technology – Willow Room

The Complexities of End of Life and The African American Patient
Dr. Delicia J. Pruitt & Dr. Neli P. Ragina, Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Advanced Care Planning and End of Life preparation has been a behavioral health challenge for many African American patients and their Health Care Providers. Knowing the challenges and cultural beliefs of African Americans can can help to understand and better relate to their needs and decrease End of Life disparities.

 
Track 3 – Integration of health information technology, creating sustainable workflow – Board Room

Eye Donation Workflow with VIPR
Ryan Simmons, MSSCM, Director of Clinical Services & Ashley Vanderdonck, Manager of Clinical Partner Relations, Eversight Vision

This presentation will educate the audience on the comprehensive eye banking process and how utilizing VIPR can alleviate some of the frustrations they may encounter after a patient passes. It will also provide a look into a new, unconventional method that provides valuable workflow improvements. Presenters will highlight how VIPR has benefited Eversight, as well as the organization’s clinical partners and donor families.

 

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch Buffet – Fireside Room + Great Hall

 
 

12:45 – 1:15 – Sponsor Expo + Networking – Fireside Room

 

1:15 – 2:00 – Breakout Session 2 – Three options!

Track 1 – Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology – Great Hall

Leveraging SDoH and Clinical Care Needs to Coordinate Care Across Michigan
Robert Connely, Chief Strategy Officer at Holon Solutions

The GLHC Bridge Referral Application (Holon CollaborNet) drives collaboration across health communities through surfacing relevant clinical and non-clinical data, including SDoH-related information, to support coordination across settings. Nowhere in Michigan was this need to coordinate care among many clinical and community-based organizations more essential than in the Flint region. In the wake of the Flint lead water crisis, residents needed access not only to clinical care, but also services related to housing, food, transportation, personal safety and other needs.

Following the success of the GLHC Bridge Referral Application (Holon CollaborNet) launch and adoption, GLHC plans to offer its members additional applications, to further streamline workflows, through better access to contextual insights. Holon’s patented technology senses the context – the user, his/her location, role – in real-time – and automatically presents relevant information. This streamlines the user’s workflow, by allowing them to stay in their EHR, reducing the number of systems accessed, clicks, and time spent retrieving valuable information. GLHC plans to extend additional offerings from Holon across their network, to include: automatically surfacing HIE data, risk scores, SDoH data, care gaps and other relevant care quality metrics, within the provider’s EHR workflow. The goal is to streamline workflows, reduce administrative waste, and improve patient and providers experience by leveraging patented technology.

 

Track 2 – Social Determinants of Health Interventions and health information technology – Willow Room

Using GLHC to Build a Network of Clinical Community Linkages
Adam Russell, Senior Program Manager, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
Kristina Dawkins, MPH, Michigan Million Hearts Co-Lead, Clinical and Public Health Consultant, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit, Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Learn about how the National Kidney Foundation is leveraging the Bridge Referral Application to facilitate referrals to Diabetes Prevention programs from primary care providers. MDHHS will discuss using the Bridge Referral Application to increase participation in cardiovascular programs throughout the state.

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan slides
FLYER: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan & Providers: Partners in Diabetes Prevention
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit slides

 

Track 3 – Integration of health information technology, creating sustainable workflow – Board Room

Emergency Medical Services’ Perspective on MI-POST – Honoring Patient’s Wishes
Emily Bergquist, Medical Control Authority Coordinator, MDHHS

The Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-POST) is a legal document designed to follow a patient in all out of hospital settings, conveying their wishes for end of life care. This presentation will focus on the Emergency Medical Services perspective on MI-POST, and their best efforts at honoring patient’s wishes.

 

2:15 – 3:00 – Breakout Session 3 – Three options!

Track 1 – Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology

HIE Image Sharing – Driving Informed Clinical Decision Making and More Efficient Healthcare Delivery
Gary Larson, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HIE Solutions, eHealth Technologies – Great Hall

Concurrent with the latest release of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record, eHealth Technologies is making a much broader array of image sharing services available to the GLHC user community. Care providers and patients will be able to access the entire history of medical images from any connected facility in the community through VIPR, in full diagnostic quality, all within the context of their everyday workflow. They will be able to view, compare, import and collaborate with radiology, cardiology and other image types – reducing costs while improving the speed and quality of care. Radiologists can count on having all prior images delivered to their PACS at the time of diagnosis. Image-intensive specialists rely on one-click image access to support their practice every day and referring physicians will always have images available at their fingertips in conjunction with results reports.

 
Track 2 – Social Determinants of Health Interventions and health information technology – Willow Room

YMCA and GLHC: A Partnership for Better Health
Jennifer Nicodemus, Director of Health Innovations, Michigan YMCA and Kelli DeLong, Program Director, Muskegon YMCA – Willow East

Learn how YMCAs are using GL-HC as a bi-directional feedback model for quality referrals, increased enrollment and improved retention. Gain an overall view of the YMCA’s statewide delivery of evidence-based health interventions and upcoming projects.
 
 
Track 3 – Integration of health information technology, creating sustainable workflow – Board Room

Real World HIE – GLHC Participant Use Cases
Katrina Gagne and Carrie Strom, Implementation Consultants,Great Lakes Health Connect and Guests – Willow West

This breakout session will provide real-world examples of how Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) solutions are used in primary care, specialist, and community resource organization workflows. Panelists from Urology Associates of Grand Rapids and the GLHC field team will discuss use cases from across Michigan, modeling how GLHC’s HIE solutions help improve efficiency within workflow, meet program requirements, and support care coordination and clinical community linkages. Examples include the Bridge Referrals Application, the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR), and Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Notifications.

 

3:15 – 4:15 – Afternoon Keynote – Harnessing Digital Health to Engage Consumers – Carla Smith, CEO, CarlaSmith.health – Great Hall

From her vantage point as a strategic growth consultant and her 17-year tenure as Executive Vice President of HIMSS, Carla Smith will survey the digital healthcare landscape with a focus on how to leverage technology-based trends and insights to better engage consumers and patients. In particular, she will unpack the evolving role of health executives in driving engagement of an increasingly diverse patient population, and what it means to promote health literacy within the current context of the health ecosystem.
 

4:15 – 4:30 – Closing Comments Doug Dietzman + Brian Mack – Great Hall