How Big Data, Interoperability, Workforce Optimization and Mobility are Impacting Healthcare

The Future of Healthcare Forum event held was held June 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Healthcare industry leaders shared their insights into the most pressing challenges facing healthcare organizations today and how to solve them.

Check out the presentations below from the amazing speakers and get some insights into the Future of Healthcare!

Our Distinguished Speakers

Topic: Activate Your Data and Healthcare Ecosystem

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Luc Chamberland, IBM Watson Health, Global Business Development Executive

Overview: With the industry shifting from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance models, how do payers and providers ensure they effectively harness data to bolster prevention, performance reporting and coordinated care?   With IBM Smarter Care solutions, we will explore how and why to leverage insights from unstructured content, and how to coordinate holistic care across a broad patient-centered ecosystem.

Bio: Luc has 20+ years’ experience with IBM software solutions, driving client adoption and innovation with analytics, business process management, cloud, and integrated development environments.    In the role of WW Business Development Executive for IBM Smarter Care, Luc works with clients in healthcare, life sciences, and government to address the holistic care needs of patients and citizens.

Topic: Big Data and Outcomes Focused Healthcare

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Speaker: Patric Edmonson, Modernizing Medicine, Sr. Vice President

Overview: Patric’s presentation will focus on the intersection between mobile technology, big data, and the Cloud in the Healthcare industry. Patric will cover Modernizing Medicine’s vision to transforming how information is created and leveraged for improving healthcare related outcomes.

Bio: Patric Edmondson serves as Senior Vice President of Product Development at Modernizing Medicine, overseeing the development of company’s software products and separately directing the Cloud Services Engineering Group responsible for cloud operations. Prior to joining Modernizing Medicine, Patric served in executive roles at Campus Management and Verio, and served as Deputy CIO for Broward County. Patric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas State University and a Master of Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Topic: Keys to Transitioning from Fee-For-Service Medicine to Payment for Quality and

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Speaker: Paul DeMuro, Broad and Cassel, Of Counsel

Overview: Paul will discuss the importance of health information technologies in the transition to payment for quality and cost-effectiveness by discussing the critical aspects of accountable care, forms of such care that are important to align incentives, and what accountable care may mean for the future. Among other things, Paul will also address:

  • The new Medicare Shared Savings Rule for ACOs.
  • How biomedical and clinical informatics are taking center stage with the employment of EHRs, PHRs, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Evidence Based Medicine, Computerized Physician Order Entry, E-Prescribing and HIEs.
  • The paradigm shift to patient-centered healthcare and how mHealth, social media, telemedicine, and patient-generated data are facilitating the transition.

Bio: Paul is Of Counsel in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel. Previously a partner at several prominent law firms, including Latham & Watkins, Paul has worked on physician hospital integration projects for almost 30 years. Driving his practice is Paul’s passion for the cost-effective delivery of quality health care. He has practiced extensively in the area of corporate transactions, accountable care organizations, clinical integration, healthcare antitrust associated with innovative structures and ventures, value-based purchasing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate organization, governance, finance, healthcare district law and regulatory compliance.

Paul has also handled matters in the areas of Medicare reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance and managed care. Paul represents hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, physicians, physician groups, physician practice companies, integrated health systems, managed care organizations, e-health care and health care technology companies, and ancillary providers, including laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, DME companies, clinics, home health agencies, etc., commercial lenders and investment banks in health care transactions and in internal investigations.

Paul has authored or co-authored over 135 publications and has delivered numerous presentations throughout the world on health care issues. He has also delivered more than 350 presentations on a national and regional basis over the last few years.

Topic: The Interoperability Landscape: What Will Remain When The Fog Clears?

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Speaker: Toni Skokovic, Vice President, Interfaceware

Overview: Interoperability is becoming more and more complex as it becomes overwhelmed with technical acronyms and standards jargon.

While emerging standards such as FHIR and the increasing trend towards Web Service APIs hold promise for better health insights, the risk of unnecessary IT investment remains a real concern for many providers.

What will separate the thriving from the struggling healthcare providers is the ability to integrate a wider range of data sources regardless of format, as opposed to re-integrating their existing workflow.

Toni will evaluate the current landscape of interoperability, explore the implications of standards trends and discuss the keys to interoperability success today and in the future.

Bio: Toni is the Vice President at iNTERFACEWARE, an industry leader in healthcare interoperability. He has over 20 years of experience in software development, customer management and product management, with the last 16 years spent in healthcare. For nearly two decades, Toni has focused on the area of health information and image management, specializing in interoperability and diagnostic imaging workflows.

Topic: Enterprise Mobility in the Healthcare Industry

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Speaker: Alex Barenboim, VP Mobility and Enterprise Solutions, AAJ Technologies

Overview: Alex will demonstrate case studies and show where hospitals and healthcare organizations personnel such as emergency room doctors, primary care physicians, nurses and administration utilized mobile apps to improve communications, efficiency and service for patients.

Bio: Alex has over 25 years of executive technology leadership, executive management consulting, project management, architecture/design, and senior software development experience. He’s held executive technology positions at IBM, Verizon, Tyco/ADT, Scient and Bankrate. Most recently, he was the CTO at Logic Nation where his firm developed a revolutionary new web and mobile platform allowing live video streaming. Alex’s innovative and creative thinking has awarded him a total of 26 patents, with an additional 3 pending approval. Alex enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, and motorcycles.

Topic: Optimizing Your Workforce Deployment

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Speaker: Patrick McGartland, Sr. Vice President, The Optime Group

Overview: Learn how an academic medical center, using a technology enabled business service, reduced misalignment, improved employee satisfaction and better deployed the appropriate clinical resources (Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Physicians) while saving nearly 10% from their labor budget.

Bio: Prior to joining Optime Patrick was Vice President for Corporate Development for Meridio where as a part of the senior management team Patrick worked towards a successful transaction with Autonomy. Previous to that role, Patrick had responsibility for business development strategy and execution, marketing and sales including forming strategic partnerships with key organizations such as Microsoft. During this period Meridio grew to be a global leader in the Document and Records Management segment of the Enterprise Content Management market. Patrick also has extensive international business development experience.