Crowe Third Annual Virtual Symposium
Third Annual Healthcare Virtual Symposium: What's Next? Healthcare 2.0 Considerations for Your Organization 
Location: Webinar
Start date:

2/28/2019 12:00 PM Eastern

End date:

2/28/2019 4:25 PM Eastern

Industries: Healthcare
Crowe Third Annual Virtual Symposium
Event details

Does your organizational identity need to shift from a focus on inpatient to outpatient? Are you considering autonomous solutions to support certain areas of your business? Have you optimized for the management of multiple enterprises? Does your organization understand the financial, patient safety and network security risks associated with the imaging assets and biomedical devices used in your hospitals? We’ll cover these topics and more in our 3rd annual healthcare virtual symposium—an interactive half-day meeting on simplifying the business of healthcare, from the comfort of your office. 

Join more than 750 healthcare leaders nationwide for this half-day meeting on simplifying the business of healthcare, from the comfort of your office. 

Not able to join us on Feb. 28 for the live event? Register now to receive event-related materials and notification when session recordings become available.

There is no fee to participate in this event; therefore, there is no cancellation fee.

Session information

During this half-day virtual event, subject matter experts and industry practitioners will explore:

Opening Keynote | Managing Multiple Enterprises: A Challenge for Health System Finance 

Integrated health systems focused on the continuum of care -- from wellness and preventive services to urgent care, inpatient care, outpatient care, hospice, and health plan offerings -- are becoming the standard across the industry. Driven by the changing needs of their communities and patients, health systems are also demonstrating innovation through joint ventures, owned physician groups, Accountable Care Organizations, and more. But how do these organizations stay focused on financial health when they operate multiple enterprises, many with different risk levels? CFOs from leading organizations share their framework for success. 
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize current trends and the needs driving the development of integrated operations
  • Identify key risks that industry leaders are addressing related to oversight of multiple operations
  • Outline strategies being used to manage staff and resources across integrated health systems

Do not miss your chance to hear from leaders on this important and challenging area of the healthcare sector. Join us to see how your plans align with those currently managing multiple operations today.

Concurrent sessions group 1 | The Road to an Autonomous Hospital Business Office 

What would it look like if your front, middle, and back office operations were run with technology aided by humans, instead of humans aided by technology? As our ability to manage information and allow systems to manage operations grows, such as self-driving cars, the idea of an autonomous revenue cycle continues to take shape. So what role is AI currently playing in leading organizations and what areas of the business are primed to yield the biggest benefit and return on investment?  
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify areas of focus for enhanced operations through AI and machine learning
  • Discuss what key skills will be needed in the future to manage these systems
  • Describe the benefits expected of an integrated operations system managed by humans and powered by AI

The adoption of computer-aided systems is driving change across the healthcare sector, and the pace of integration will only speed up. Are your team and your strategic plans ready for what is next?

Concurrent sessions group 1 | Biomedical Device Exposure: Highest Impact, Least Managed Healthcare Risk

The number of biomedical devices used to diagnose, monitor, prevent, and treat diseases and medical conditions have grown exponentially over the past few years. Devices are getting smaller, more powerful, and more network connected. And while these advances are powerful tools in the hands of healthcare professionals, they may be the biggest under managed risk in the organization. Keeping up with the changes in technology and the impact integrated biomedical devices can have may be a daunting task, but one that must get attention at all levels of the organization.  
By attending this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize patient safety risks related to biomedical devices, such as a remote change to medication dosing or changes to software designed to regulate a patient’s condition
  • Discuss potential risks to HIPPA compliance, such as patient information stored directly on network connected devices
  • Identify network related risks, such as the ability of hackers to access the larger network through an integrated biomedical device

Patients and health providers are reaping the benefits of biomedical devices on a daily basis; however, the risk associated with these devices is too often overlooked or undermanaged. Do not miss the chance to hear practical steps your organization can take to identify and assess this critical area of the operation.

Concurrent sessions group 1 | Smart Assets: The Efficiency Play that Could Save You Millions 

As healthcare facilities and operations get bigger and more complex, a data-driven approach to asset management is critical to balancing clinical and financial performance. Keeping track of your “stuff” and more importantly the impact -- positively or negatively – it is having on the patient, and financial outcomes will be key to the success of service providers in this growing interconnected environment. Through the use of performance analytics, it is now possible for teams to know which devices are yielding the best patient outcomes as well as their impact on revenues. 
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Determine gaps in the organization's current oversight and management of the growing number of assets
  • Identify potential areas of waste and overspending on medical devices
  • Describe how data analytics and data visualization can aid in determining which devices are most effective and productive for patients and the organization

Eliminating waste and overspending, while maintaining quality and access is possible. This session will explore step-by-step ways to save costs and track results. 

Concurrent sessions group 2 | Using AI in the Emergency Department for Accurate Patient Status Prediction 

Healthcare providers managing front line emergencies face the decision on a daily, if not hourly basis, of whether to place a patient under observation or whether to admit them as an inpatient. Accuracy in making this determination is vital to patient care as well as the time spent on utilization reviews, denials of claims, and reimbursement rates. In this session, we will explore how organizations are using data analytics and machine learning to aid staff in determining the right course of action. 
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Assess the organization’s current emergency room procedures and how they compare to leading practices aided by data analytics
  • Identify integration points of machine learning into key decision-making areas to drive higher success rates for patients and the organization
  • Outline key staffing skills needed to develop and implement computer-aided decision making designed to achieve more accurate patient status predictions

Quickly assessing and determining a patient’s status in the emergency room is vital to the success of the patient and the organization. Find out how data-driven decision making is enabling faster and more accurate predictions.

Concurrent sessions group 2 | Trend Tracker: Net Revenue Performance Volatility 

Increases in national inpatient and outpatient volumes, as well as net revenue per case, is leading to hospitals experiencing increased net revenue performance volatility. Monthly swings in net revenue are making the job of a hospital CFO more challenging and complex -- turning month end reporting into a major frustration. As the volume and volatility of reporting net revenue continues to change, the uses of data analytics are helping organizations prepare for what is next. 
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the role that advanced data analytics is playing in predicting net revenue trends
  • Outline opportunities to benchmark the organization's data with other healthcare providers
  • Determine next steps for process improvement of current net revenue efforts

Accurate and timely tracking of net revenue is critical to hospital operations. However, successful service providers of tomorrow will have to move beyond reporting the past to accurately predicting future trends. Is your data working hard to help you be ready for what is next?

Concurrent sessions group 2 | Upending the Controlled Substance Crisis: A Holistic Approach for Hospitals 

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, the issue is front of mind for healthcare organization boards, C-suite, clinicians, pharmacists, and many others. The growing number of patients and the need for rapid support are straining an often overtaxed system and staff. With many organizations relying on manual processes to track and provide regulatory compliance, the burden on providers to help fight the epidemic is growing. In this session, we will explore how healthcare providers are assessing their current operations and preparing for the future of data-driven and AI-assisted management.
By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Determine key areas of risk in the processes designed to manage and provide oversight of controlled substances
  • Outline how automated accountability audits can assist the organization in its compliance efforts
  • Discuss roadblocks currently standing in the way of effective and efficient management of controlled substances

Join us to hear practical guidance on what steps your organization needs to be taking today to prepare for the technology-assisted end-to-end management of controlled substances tomorrow.

Closing Keynote | Hot Tech Topics and Emerging Themes for Healthcare Leaders

Change is constant for today’s healthcare leaders and knowing where to spend time and resources is growing more difficult to determine. During this panel discussion, we will breakdown key technology areas of focus that are rising to the top for many organizations. We will also explore how these technologies are making a difference and what impact they are predicted to have on operation and patient care in the future.

By attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Assess the impact of data analytics, next-generation AI, and their impact on KPIs
  • Articulate the coming influence and changes being driven by Blockchain on information management within healthcare
  • Describe key integration points between machine learning and day-to-day business operations

Find out how leading healthcare providers are determining where to allocate resources, time, and which technologies will make the biggest difference to their operations and the quality of patient care.

CPE information

This session is recommended for 4.0 hours of CPE credit. 
Additional CPE Information 

Program level: Overview 
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge 
Advance preparation: None 
Field of study: Specialized knowledge 

Contact information

For more information, please contact Christine Campbell.