AGENDA*

*agenda subject to change

 

Monday, October 21

4:00-8:00 pm
Summit Registration Open
Lady Bird Foyer

Tuesday, October 22

7:00-9:00 am
Summit Registration Open
Lady Bird Foyer

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30-9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Address
Ralph Keiser, CEO, EPSi

9:15-10:15 am
Keynote Presentation
The Transformation of Healthcare Through Medical Education, Emerging Technologies, and Operational Redesign
Rick Peters, MD, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Emerging Technology, Transformation

10:15-10:30 am
Morning Break

10:30-11:30 am
Keynote Presentation
Make the Journey to Cloud Computing: A Strategic Imperative for Healthcare
Shez Partovi, MD, Worldwide Lead: Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics, Amazon Web Services
Emerging Technology, Transformation

11:30 am-12:00 pm
EPSi Support and Operations
EPSi Support & Operations Update: Help Support Help You!
Scott Peterson, Director of Support, EPSi
Operational Excellence

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch/Networking

1:00-1:45 pm
Panel Discussion
The Value Shift
Ryan Self, Vice President of Professional Services, EPSi facilitator
Mitch Morris, President, Optum Advisory Services other panelists TBA
Return on Analytics

Breakout Sessions
2:00-2:45 pm


Track 1
Client-led Presentation

Bridging the Clinical and Financial Divide: Driving Financially Informed Clinical Transformation in LOS, Readmissions, and HACs Leveraging EPSi and Analytics
Northern Light Health
Randy Albert, AVP Finance & Analytics, Northern Light Health
Operational Excellence, Transformation

Track 2

Client-led Presentation
Our Journey to Sustaining Cost Containment Through EPSi Analytics
Sharp Healthcare
Susan Kilmer, Financial Decision Support Manager
Dan Bannister, Senior Decision Support Analyst, Sharp Healthcare
Analytics Cost Containment, Return on Analytics


2:45-3:00 pm
Afternoon Break  

3:00-3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions


Track 2

EPSi-led Presentation
Solving the Challenges of Pharmacy Drug and Labor Costing

David Janotha, Director of Professional Services, EPSi
Emerging Technology, Operational Excellence


4:00-5:30 pm
Breakout Sessions


Track 1

DSS/Costing Roundtable
Hosted by UC Davis Health
Operational Excellence

Track 2

Budgeting/Long Range Planning Roundtable
Hosted by UMC Health System
Operational Excellence

6:00-7:30 pm
Cocktail reception at the Van Zandt      

7:30 pm
Free time to explore Austin. Dine on your own.

Wednesday, October 23

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am
Keynote Presentation
Keeping Music in Austin Alive and Well
Reenie Collins, Executive Director, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) 

9:45-10:30 am
Presentation
EPSi Roadmap Review: Technology, RealCost Platform, and 19-20 Release Plans
Samuel Lee, Director of Product Management, EPSi
Transformation, Emerging Technology, Operational Excellence

10:30-10:45 am
Morning Break

10:45-11:30 am
Panel Presentation
Real Time Cost Analytics in the AWS Cloud
Tim Rutledge, Chief Product Strategist, EPSi, Sandra Hendren, Chief Data Scientist, EPSi Samuel Lee, Director of Product Management, EPSi
Emerging Technology, Return on Analytics

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Keynote Presentation
Architecting for HIPAA
Patrick Combes, Worldwide Technical Leader, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
Emerging Technology, Operational Excellence

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch/Networking
Informal roundtable on source system migrations
Moderated by Penn Highlands Healthcare

1:30-2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions


Track 2
Client-led Presentation
Mercy’s Journey to Excellence: The Role of Benchmaking and Financial and Clinical Analytics
Mercy and iVantage
Katie Diller, RHIA, Executive Director, Clinical and Financial Intelligence, Mercy and Araby Thornewll, President, iVantage Health Analytics
Cost Containment, Clinical Variance

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions


Track 1

Client-led Presentation
Sustaining Operational Excellence:
Operational Benchmarking and EPSi Analytics
UC San Diego Health
Cara Morris, Director, Budget and Financial Forecasting, UC San Diego Health, and Evan Benkert, Senior Consultant, EPSi
Return on Analytics 

Track 2

EPSi-led presentation
EPSi University: Learn more. Do more.
Tim Nolan, Director of EPSi Learning
Operational Excellence


3:30-3:45 pm
Afternoon Break 

3:45-4:30 pm
Keynote Presentation
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Finance: Rhetoric and Reality
Sandra Hendren, Chief Data Scientist, EPSi
Transformation, Emerging Technology

4:30-7:00 pm
Choose your own adventure, Austin-style

7:00-10:00 pm
EPSi 20th Anniversary Party and Client Appreciation
Cocktail reception, live music, client awards, and dinner at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live celebrating the 20th anniversary of EPSi’s founding.
Operational Excellence, Transformation, Emerging Technology
Sponsored by AWS, featuring a live performance by the Guy Forsyth Blues Band

Thursday, October 24

7:15 am
Early Riser Lady Bird Lake Walk

7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast 

8:30-9:15 am
Breakout Sessions

Track 1

EPSi Deep Dive Demo
Cost Accounting v2.0 and Embedded Analytics on the RealCost Platform
Michael Piagentini, Director of Sales Operations, EPSi
Operational Excellence

Track 2

EPSi Deep Dive Workshop
Analytics and Visualizations Workshop
Evan Benkert, Senior Consultant, EPSi Vishal Suresh Kumar, Manager, EPSi
Operational Excellence


9:30-10:15 am
Breakout Sessions

Track 1

EPSi Deep Dive Demo 
Rolling Forecast on the RealCost Platform
Samuel Lee, Director of Product Management, EPSi, and Frances Donio, Senior Consultant, EPSi
Emerging Technology, Return on Analytics, Operational Excellence

Track 2

Fast-Track Your Career in an Era of Disruption: Mastering the Art of Politics
Vi Shaffer, CEO, Precision Medicine Advisors
Operational Excellence, Emerging Technology

10:15-10:30 am
Morning Break 

10:30-11:15 am
HFMA/EPSi Research Findings: Return on Analytics
EPSi leadership and Todd Nelson, Director, Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive, HFMA
Transformation, Return on Analytics, Operational Excellence

11:15-11:30am
Final Comments and Wrap-up
Ralph Keiser, CEO, EPSi