AGENDA*

*agenda subject to change

 

Monday, October 21

4:00-8:00 pm
Summit Registration Open

 

Tuesday, October 22

7:00-9:00 am
Summit Registration Open

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, 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 Update
Improvements and Updates to Enhance Your EPSi Support Experience
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 1
Client-led Presentation
The Impact of Implementing Rolling Forecast
Mosaic Lifecare
Emerging Technology
Track 2

EPSi-led Presentation
Solving the Pharmacy Challenge Leveraging EPSi’s Pharmacy Costing Module to Solve 340B and Labor Costing
Emerging Technology, Operational Excellence
David Janotha, Director of Professional Services, EPSi


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: Technology, RealCost Platform and 19-20x Release Plan
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
Information roundtable on source system migrations, moderated by Penn Highlands Healthcare


1:30-2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions


Track 1
Client-led Presentation
Data Extender Uses and Benefits, with Analytics
Loma Linda University Health
Return on Analytics 

Track 2
Client-led Presentation
Clinical Variation and Benchmarking: Leveraging iVantage Analytics and Cost Data to Benchmark and Identify Practice Variation
Mercy and iVantage
Nancy Hoffman, Director of Financial Analysis & Budget, 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
Separating Rhetoric From Reality: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Sandra Hendren, Chief Data Scientist, EPSi
Transformation, Emerging Technology

Breakout Session
Costing in EPSi
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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

7:00-10:00 pm
EPSi 20th Anniversary Party
Cocktail reception, live music, client awards, and dinner at ACL 3TEN 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
Michael Piagentini, Director of Sales Operations, EPSi
Cost Accounting v2.0 and Embedded Analytics on the RealCost Platform
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