The Fusion of Innovation and Practicality

HIMSS Virginia Chapter

2023 Annual Conference

October 16 – Golf Tournament
October 17 – 18 – Annual Conference

Join us at our annual conference, October 16 – 18, as we embark on a journey exploring “The Fusion of Innovation and Practicality.” This year, we delve deep by shining a spotlight on the quest for equilibrium between innovation and real-world practicality. Discover the power of blending imaginative ideas with actionable strategies as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of technology, business, and beyond. Engage with visionary leaders, industry experts, and forward-thinking professionals who will inspire and equip you with the tools to achieve remarkable success. With riveting keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and unparalleled networking opportunities, this conference is a catalyst for both personal and professional growth.

 

Don’t miss out on this transformative event where innovation meets practicality, as we unlock boundless potential and shape the future together.

Day 1 – Monday, October 16

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11:30am – 12:30pm

Golf Registration

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12:30pm

Golf Tournament Shotgun Start

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4:00pm - 7:30pm

Registration & Exhibitor Setup

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6:00pm - 7:30pm

Evening Reception & Golf Awards

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 17

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7:00am - 8:00am

Exhibitor Setup

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7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration

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8:00am - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

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9:00am - 9:15am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

President’s Welcome

Rob Perry, President, VA HIMSS

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9:15am - 10:00am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Opening Keynote – Revolutionizing Healthcare through Smart Innovation 

Tim Gray, Health Innovation Officer at Microsoft

The healthcare landscape continues to change significantly since the Covid pandemic. Healthcare needs to adopt a “thinking outside the box” mentality in order to keep pace with this ever changing ecosystem.  Innovation and AI must be adopted in order to meet the demands of healthcare in the United States. 

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10:00am - 10:30am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Break & Exhibits

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10:30am - 11:45am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Crisis Communication Workshop

Chris Turnbull, Carilion
Hannah Curtis, Carilion
Emma Swann, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Danya Bushey, Sentara Health
Grant Heston, VCU Health

Communicating during a crisis is always challenging; communicating during a cyber event has its own unique difficulties. Learn the fundamental framework communicators use to respond to a crisis. Practice communications fundamentals by participating in a table-top exercise that simulates a disruption at your tertiary care center.  Lastly, get actionable tips from crisis communications experts at four Virginia health systems.

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11:45am - 12:00pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Tech Talk – The Five Pillars: Applying the National Cyber Strategy to Modern Healthcare

Jacob Bice, Fortified Health Security

In an era where the fusion of technology and humanity is paramount, the National Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan is a beacon guiding the way toward a secure digital frontier. In this talk, led by Jacob Bice, we’ll delve into the foundational pillars of the strategy, shedding light on its vision and objectives as relates to the healthcare sector and providing insights into the future guidance designed to bolster the cybersecurity posture of healthcare.

Join us for this comprehensive exploration of the intersection of national cybersecurity initiatives and healthcare’s unique demands.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss foundational pillars of the National Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan as it relates to healthcare
  2. Identify and address healthcare’s unique challenges in adopting cybersecurity strategies
  3. Cover future guidance to enhance healthcare cybersecurity
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12:00pm - 1:15pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Lunch & Exhibits

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1:15pm - 2:00pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Digital Consumer Experience SIG – Patient Experience at the Bedside and Beyond: The Hidden Parts of the Patient Experience that Damage Patient Satisfaction

Jonathan Sachs – WUWTA
In this session, you will learn how to differentiate your organization in the eyes of your patients. Consumer experience is a core, but often overlooked, part of the quality aspect of a patient’s care. Get ready to learn how to use the principles of consumer experience to improve the patient experience through engagement across the entirety of their care journey. 

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2:00pm - 2:45pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

CISO Panel

Moderator: Rob Perry, President, VA HIMSS
Panelist:
Jason Alexander, VP and CISO, VCU Health
Phil Napier, UVA
Zishan Siddiqui, Sentara

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2:45pm - 3:15pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Break & Exhibits

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3:15pm - 4:00pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

AI Governance in Healthcare

Trip Humphrey, Carilion

In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence, the pace of change challenges our traditional frameworks of governance. Trip will delve into the balance between innovation and practicality, advocating for an adaptive approach. This presentation underscores the importance of an iterative culture, urging the audience to embrace continual evolution in both AI tool implementation and policy-making. Join us as Trip shares insights on striking the right balance in the AI governance landscape.

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4:00pm - 4:15pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Tech Talk – People-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Dr. Deborah Watson, Proofpoint

In the evolving landscape of healthcare, where the nature of work and cyber threats continually shift, one constant remains—the importance of safeguarding both patients and healthcare organizations from advanced threats and compliance risks. It is imperative that healthcare professionals can securely access on-premise systems and cloud applications, regardless of their location. Thus, a pivotal transformation in modern cybersecurity strategy places people at its core. To effectively implement such a strategy, healthcare institutions must possess the necessary visibility, controls, and integrations.

In this Tech Talk, we’ll discuss:

  • How to identify existing advanced threat intelligence using examples from email protection, data loss prevention, and inside threat analytics
  • Practical strategies for integrating a people-centric approach into your existing risk assessment processes
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4:15pm - 4:30pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Daily Wrap Up

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5:00pm - 7:00pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

New Attendee Reception (All attendees welcome)

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7:00pm - 10:00pm

Moody's

Evening Social at Moody’s (All attendees welcome)

Day 3 – Wednesday, October 18

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8:00am - 11:30am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Registration

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8:00am - 8:50am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Continental Breakfast

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9:00am - 9:45am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Keynote – TeleVigilance: Revolutionizing Patient Care through Telesitting – A Gateway to Cost Savings & Enhanced Patient Care

Amber Price, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

This presentation will explore the groundbreaking domain of Telesitting, which utilizes advanced remote monitoring and communication technologies to reform patient care, emphasizing its role in substantial cost reduction and heightened patient safety. By delving into Sentara’s real-world implementation of Telesitting, Amber will demonstrate Telesitting’s practicality and effectiveness in optimizing resource allocation, minimizing risks, and improving overall patient outcomes in various healthcare settings. The session concludes with a look at the future developments and potential of Telesitting, urging healthcare stakeholders to embrace this innovative approach for a more sustainable and patient-centered healthcare ecosystem.

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9:45am - 10:00am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Evaluating Equity in Support of the 5th Rail of the Healthcare Quintuple Aim

Penny Cooper

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently proposed the expansion beyond the “quadruple aim” (addressing clinician burnout) to a “quintuple aim” of addressing inequity in healthcare.  Healthcare inequity is defined as the avoidable differences in health between different populations.  These differences can be the result of unfair systems that negatively affect access to care, and the overall health status; many of which were amplified during the recent Covid pandemic. 

 This session will briefly review a project that highlights three areas (Access to Primary Care, Readmissions, and Mortality), and evaluates health system populations stratified by Ethnicity/Race, Area Deprivation Index, and Disability Status.

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10:00am - 10:15am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Tech Talk – Do You Have to Sacrifice Physician/Clinician Experience for the Sake of Security?

Christian Boucher, Citrix

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10:15am - 10:30am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Tech Talk – Healthcare Innovation in the Cloud: A Secure Approach

Donny Wilson, Amazon Web Services

Digital innovation continues to improve patient outcomes and accelerate accessibility and equity of care while new digital technologies are empowering patients to engage in their care from anywhere. This profound transformation has enhanced the efficiency and productivity of healthcare professionals to make informed data-driven decisions, coordinate care more effectively, and ensure the continuity of care across multiple medical disciplines. Advanced analytics and AI tools help healthcare providers derive insights from vast amounts of valuable healthcare data. This enables evidence-based decision-making, personalized treatment plans, predictive analytics for population health management, and contributions to clinical research and innovations.

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10:30am - 11:00am

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Break & Exhibits

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11:00am - 12:00pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

CIO Panel Discussion

Moderator: Keith Perry, Senior VP & CIO at Carilion
Panelists:
Barbara Ballard, Valley Health
Robin Parkin, UVA Health
Geoff Lawson, Mary Washington

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12:00pm - 12:30pm

James River Ballroom (C&D)

Closing Awards and Conference Wrap-Up

Our Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Resort Location

Kingsmill Resort

Address

1010 Kingsmill Road,
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185

Contact

800.832.5665

Onsite Registration Information

Golf Only $300
Full Conference  $575

Registration Form