8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

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8:30 AM-9:30 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE: No More Team Drama – Ending the Gossip, Cliques, & Other Crap that Damage Workplace Teams
Joe Mull, Healthcare Leadership Trainer & Keynote Speaker



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integraONE - AM Break Sponsorship

9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Track 1 
Opioid Epidemic
Brooklynn A. Riordan, Special Agent, FBI/Pittsburgh Division

Track 2 
Analytics: Dr. AI will See You Now: Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Healthcare
Sam King, MPH, MBA, CPHIMS, CPHQ, FHIMSS, FHFMA, Professor, University of California Irvine

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and everywhere. PwC research finds that close to 40% of U.S. jobs could be replaced by robots in the next 15 years. An enormous societal shift is happening and as healthcare leaders, we must recognize the impacts and implications of AI on the future of healthcare. This highly interactive session will introduce the foundations of AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics, and natural language processing. The presenter will offer easy-to-understand and relatable examples, with an emphasis on the practical uses of these technologies in healthcare and how they will transform personalized medicine and population health. The legal, ethical, societal, and moral implications of AI, as well as future workforce concerns in healthcare, will be addressed to better prepare healthcare executives and professionals to ride the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Following this session, healthcare professionals will be able to decipher between what is merely hype and what innovations can truly help them drive future improvements in clinical and financial outcomes.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Track 1 
Implications of Recent Disruptive Changes in Healthcare: What does the Future Hold?
Dr. Marylou Buyse, VP, Integrated Health Solutions, Highmark

Recent announcements that bring unexpected vertical integration as well as the new retail giant entrants, such as Amazon and Walmart, into traditional health services, suggest that health care is about to be disrupted. The announced CVS-Aetna merger, Walmart-Humana partnership, Amazon venturing into health care; and a newly created hospital consortium that will be manufacturing generic drugs, are harbingers to the changing healthcare landscape. We are entering a new era considering the how little change there has been in how healthcare has traditionally been delivered. What do these innovative partnerships and mergers mean and how will they affect traditional health care stakeholders? This presentation will delve into these topics and other strong influences in health care with a view to understanding the larger forces in motion to truly disrupt health care.

Track 2
Enabling Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy through UPMC’s Genome Center
Samantha J. Mentch, PhD, Bioinformatic Analyst, UPMC Genome Center

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Bending the Execution Curve: Implementing Successful Organizational Change in Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
Moderator: Mark A. Kissinger, MPH, FACMPE, Executive Director, Genesis Medical Associates, Inc.

Atul Vaidya, MD, Genesis Medical Associates
Eric Scott Griffin, DO MPH, Grob, Scheri, Woodburn and Griffin Family Medicine, a
division of Genesis Medical Associates.
Lana Savrese MBA, BSN, RN, CCM, Population Health Performance Specialist, Highmark Inc.

Navigating the pathway to more effective population health outcomes is a top priority for most health systems and medical group practices. At risk is the increasing percentage of revenues that is value-based, and at opportunity is the advancement of the health of a patient panel and the strategies that are executed to effect positive change. This session will focus on the change process that a medical group has undertaken to succeed under value-based incentive programs with CMS and commercial payers, how the organization mapped a process of engaging staff to execute the changes necessary, and what infrastructure support was required to sustain behavior change critical to achieving positive outcomes and favorable results. The session will also focus on how various stakeholders (e.g. physicians, staff, hospitals, payers) were impacted by the change process and new methods of care delivery. HEAR from the clinicians caring for patients impacted by these delivery system changes; and LEARN from the administrative leaders mapping the infrastructure and process modifications with staff on how favorable results are possible.

2:15 PM-3:00 PM
Track 1 
Beyond Benchmarks: Two Perspectives, One Goal – Operational Excellence
Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting Group

This session highlights the experiences of two local hospitals as they worked to improve performance over several years. Best practice scenarios and real life examples of department changes will be shared as both hospitals strived to improve efficiency, decrease costs and improve employee engagements. Examples of Key Performance Indicators, benchmarks and
accountability structures will be explored, as well as pertinent topics such as the management of
observation day patients, behavioral health patients and opportunities to cross train staff across
multiple departments. In addition, the link between quality and productivity will be explored
based on both hospitals experiences.

Track 2 
Current Cyber Security Trends and How to Protect your Organization
Anthony Catalano, Director, Secure State

3:15 PM-4:00 PM
Track 1 
Cultural Competency in Healthcare: A 21st Century Differentiator in Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes.
Dr. Lonie Haynes, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, Highmark

This discussion examines the potential role of cultural competency in reducing racial and ethnic disparities among patients and the possibilities for better health outcomes for those patients and the hospitals and clinicians that serve those patient populations. Better health outcomes not only benefit minority and disenfranchised patient populations but provide for better efficiency, reduction in costs and increase in profitability for healthcare organizations and institutions.

Track 2 
Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities
Anthony E. Roscoe, MSL, RHIA, Manager, Core Architecture, Highmark Health Solutions

The data landscape is a dynamic and continuously growing expanse that provides many challenges for organizations in all industries. This presentation will examine the different roles and responsibilities necessary to meet the challenges health care organizations are facing.

AAHAM | 12.0 CEU’s
ACHE | 4.5 QEC’s / 1.5 F2F
AHIMA | 6.75 CE’s
HFMA | 7.0 CPE’s
HIMSS | 6 CEs/CEUs *estimated credit hours based on agenda to satisfy HIMSS (CP/CAHIMSS) and CHiME requirements

Event Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird Fees
(Before Sept. 1)
(After Sept. 1)
Member $110.00 $130.00
Non-Member (Healthcare Provider) $135.00 $145.00
Non-Member (Vendor) $170.00 $170.00
Student/Retired $85.00 $85.00
Provider Group Rate
(Group = 10 people)
$1,000.00 $1,000.00

**Please call 412.523.5699 to register your group at the Provider Group Rate.