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September 29 2017
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Helping patients navigate the care continuum requires dedicated work and the latest technology. In these three sessions at Cerner Health Conference 2017, we'll explore how health care organizations can make behavioral and physical health plans unique to each patient.  

1. Examples of Collaboration Throughout the Continuum of Care (Session #755) 

Stephanie Hightower, nursing informatics analyst at Great River Health Systems 

Denise Hatch, director of clinical reimbursement at Rocky Mountain Healthcare 

Steve Herron, senior director of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care at Cerner 

With the increasing focus on value-based care, health systems and long-term post-acute care venues must start to coordinate care in new ways. This panel session will discuss examples of collaboration across the health care continuum using Cerner solutions. Topics will include data sharing, workflow enhancements, time savings and patient care benefits. Nursing informaticians, clinical leaders and clinicians will give their perspectives on implementations, maintenance and ongoing use of their solutions.  

2. Success with Interoperability in Home Care (Session #345) 

Jennifer Johnson, clinical informatics coordinator at Aultman Home Care 

Eileen Smith, manager and business solutions and operation at NorthBay Healthcare System 

Tara Sharifzadeh, supervisor of business operations at NorthBay Healthcare System 

Yonja Arnold, learning and performance specialist at NorthBay Healthcare System 

Join this session to learn about the value of interoperability in home health. NorthBay Healthcare has recently implemented several interfaces, analytics and an electronic eligibility checker. Speakers from NorthBay Healthcare System and Aultman Home Care will discuss how these interfaces have impacted performance, function and operation. 

3. Becoming a Data-Driven Organization on the Journey to HIMSS 7 (Session #744) 

Damian Jankowicz, vice president information management, chief information officer and chief privacy officer at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

Over the last five years, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has transformed itself into a data-driven organization by leveraging data from its Cerner Millennium® system and extensive research enterprise to advance clinical care and brain science. In this session, Damian Jankowicz will discuss strategic and tactical elements required for the transformation. He will also present a number of case studies in which data is used to drive care, including computerized physician order entry, closed loop medication administration and care planning, as well as specialized examples. The transformation is presented in the context of the journey to HIMSS 7. 

Jankowicz leads information management and technology, scientific computing, the enterprise project management office and the business intelligence portfolio for CAMH, the biggest academic mental health and addictions science center in Canada. 

Cerner Health Conference (CHC) is Cerner’s annual, industry-leading health care event, taking place this year from Oct. 9 – 12 at the Kansas City Convention Center. To learn more or to register for the conference and sign up for education sessions, visit the CHC website.  

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