Providence’s Digital Experts Presenting at HIMSS
Conference to include health system presentations on breakthrough innovations in digital incubation, health bots, big data analytics, and more
Renton, WA, February 19, 2020 – Providence, one of the nation’s largest health systems and a top innovator in digital health, will be featured presenters at the 2020 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. Providence leaders will showcase how the health system’s investments in breakthrough digital technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, and virtual care, are improving health care delivery and patient outcomes.
The HIMSS conference, considered the leading health information and technology gathering in the country, will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on March 9-13, 2020. Providence is proud to have thirteen experts presenting how our digital innovation efforts are breaking new ground and benefiting our communities in exciting new ways.
- Rod Hochman, M.D., Providence President and CEO, alongside Mayo Clinic CEO Gianrico Farrugia and George Halverson will present “Digital Health Transformation: The Path Forward,” a discussion on the impact of digital health on the person, the organizations they lead, the journey to a digital health ecosystem, and other health care issues including the social determinants of health, advanced analytics, economics, governance, leadership, and preparing a new workforce.
- Rhonda Medows, M.D., FAAFP, Providence President of Population Health, will present “Data-Driven Approach to Care and Quality Management,” a discussion showing that for population health management to be cost effective, efficient, and incite real behavioral change among patients; organizations must consider an integrated and data-driven approach to care management and quality management that values the full patient experience.
- B.J. Moore, EVP and Chief Information Officer and Maryam Gholami, Providence Digital Innovation Group Chief Product Officer, will present “Partnering with Giants of Health Care,” a discussion about how we are embracing machine learning and artificial intelligence and collaborating with tech giants, including AWS and Microsoft, to develop breakthroughs in the B2B and B2C sectors.
- Sara Vaezy, Providence Chief Digital Strategy Officer, will present “Transforming Healthcare through Sustainable Incubation,” a discussion of Providence’s unique approach to investing in digital innovation and IT solutions, including outstanding partnerships and incubation efforts that have resulted in groundbreaking health care solutions.
- Lisa Mason, Providence Product Planning and User Research Director, will present “Best Practices for Helpful Health Care Chat Bots,” a look at the popularity of health care chatbots for virtual care, as well as insights on the right way to develop, test, and gain patient trust of the technology.
- Matt Gonzales, M.D., a palliative care physician and Providence Institute of Human Caring Chief Medical Information Officer, alongside Xealth Chief Operating Officer Aaron Sheedy will present “End of Life Care: Helping Patients Make Tough Decisions,” a demonstration of how Providence is using the electronic health record to make it easier for providers to practice and measure their work in delivering whole-person care, including at the end of life.
- Nusha Safabakhsh, Providence Institute of Human Caring Measurement and Analytics Executive Director, will present, “The Power of Data to Transform and Humanize Health Care,” revealing proven strategies for using big data analysis to lead and manage complex health care services that enhance quality of care, assist caregivers, and improve revenue.
- Kim Sullivan, Providence SVP Chief Revenue Cycle Officer, Kristi Putnam, VP Provider Innovation for the Da Vinci Project, and Michael Nash, Lumedic Chief Product Officer will present "Implementing Next-Gen Technologies to Deliver Value for the Healthcare Industry," which will focus on the challenges of implementation in complex, highly-regulated environments. The session leaders will draw from Providence's experience implementing blockchain and machine-learning technologies to share insights, lessons learned, and opportunities.
- Jeremy Schwach, CEO and Danny Fleisher, Executive Partner of Bluetree Network, Inc. will present "Accessing Care in a Connected World," discussing how health systems are bridging the service gap while maintaining personalized care across live and digital access channels.
Visit booth 1585 to connect with Providence at HIMSS20 and learn about 17 companies that are transforming care, improving patient outcomes, creating next-generation technologies and new solutions and services.
For Providence, the work showcased at HIMSS is a sampling of how the health system leverages digital innovation. In recent years, Providence’s rise to digital health prominence –enabled in part by partnerships with leaders in the tech field –has focused on innovation that assists caregivers, simplifies processes for consumers, enables revenue streams, better serves vulnerable populations, grows commercial share, and enhances mental and behavioral health programs. Providence also established Providence Ventures, a $150 million venture fund that focuses on early-stage health care technology and medical device investments.
Providence is a national, not-for-profit Catholic health system comprising a diverse family of organizations and driven by a belief that health is a human right. With 51 hospitals, 829 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 119,000 caregivers serving communities across seven states – Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington with system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.
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