The 2017 Leadership Summit was an informative educational and networking event held May 16, 2017 in Ellicott City, Md. Leaders from the senior care industry gathered to address using data to drive a transformation in Maryland's health care system. The following presentations were a part of the content delivered at the Summit:
- Scott Townsley, Managing Pricipal of Trilogy Consulting, LLC, presenting Creating Competitive Advantage: The Increasing Importance of Data Analytics
Summary: In 2017 data and analytics drive strategy and determine competitive advantage. This fast paced session will identify the mega-trends reshaping the sector, the accelerating importance of data (both big data and 'small data'), its use and the implications of not knowing or not applying data driven knowledge.
- Cindy Gingrich, Consultant, BATP, presenting Advantages of Cross-Organizational Use of Secure Texting
Summary: The use of secure texting to improve communication as patients move across care settings is discussed.
- Colin Ward, Vice President, Population Health/Clinical Integration, UMD Upper Chesapeake Health, presenting Learning to Optimize Care Along the Continuum with Data and Technology
Summary: This session will focus on how telemedicine is an effective tool for gathering information about patients/residents and communicating with long term care facilities. We will also explore how HSCRC regional partnership allows our Community Care teams to work with patients after they have been discharged from the SNFs.
- Susan Kennedy, Program Area Manager, National Health Mission Area, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, presenting An Envisioned Future for Health Care Delivery
Summary: It is impossible to predict exactly what health care will look like in 20 years. However, we can sense that the health care delivery system is in the midst of a transformation. Technology and scientific discovery will allow a revolution in the democratization, access, and quality of care. In this talk, we will explore the possibilities.
- Kelly K. Arthur, Improvement Consultant, Health Quality Innovators, presenting Home Health Data: Tracking, Trends and Truth
Summary: Data in Home Health is used as a comparison measure to an agency’s self-tracking, provides trends for rolling quarters over 3 years, and helps guide an agency with a plan of improvement to meet Medicare’s Triple Aim by benefitting patients with quality care, reducing avoidable hospitalizations and keeping patients in their homes.
- Susan C. Westgate, Co-Chair of LifeBridge Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative and Clinical Instructor at UMD School of Social Work; and Bernie Galla, Director, Information Services, Enterprise Systems, LifeBridge Health, presenting Factors Accelerating the Development of Preferred Post-Acute Provider Networks
Summary: What data elements are hospitals prioritizing when building and managing preferred networks? Understand how data can be used as the common language when communicating and collaborating across care settings and how relationship building and management with post-acute partners is a key tactic for programmatic success.