Join PwC at HIMSS '14 in Orlando, FL Feb 23-27, 2014

We have assembled a series of educational sessions and networking opportunities for leaders in health information technology that should not be missed. To learn more about these programs please speak to your PwC contact or email for more information.

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Using predictive analytics to reduce hospital readmissions

Join us on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Learn more.

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program was designed to provide incentives for hospitals to reduce costly and unnecessary hospital readmissions. Despite their best efforts, many hospitals are challenged to address the issues of patients who are readmitted after experiencing adverse events at home or in post-acute care venues. Hospital leaders are seeking proven practices as they meet the ACA’s requirements. This lunch and learn session will identify such practices by incorporating elements and lessons learned from 3 different health systems to understand their strategies to reduce unnecessary readmissions.

Our distinguished panel include: Robert Fortini, VP Chief Clinical Officer of Bon Secours; Ruben Amarasingham, President and CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation; Gary Ahwah, VP Business Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente; and our moderator, Kulleni Gebreyes, Director at PwC.


Enabling personalized and participatory health experiences across digital channels

Join us on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Learn more.

Kaiser Permanente has received six prestigious awards recognizing its use of digital tools to engage consumers in managing their health care and to enable employees to deliver high quality care. Technology is in the DNA at Kaiser Permanente. Harnessing it for care providers is just one part of providing patient-centered care. Empowering their members to manage their health care anytime, anywhere completes the healthcare ecosystem. Kaiser Permanente will discuss how to build a strategic framework for a more personalized approach to care; better understand consumers that accurately reflect patients’ true sentiments; develop metrics that solicit substantive and actionable feedback from their members about their experiences; and how their adoption of digital channels have both enhanced outcomes and customer retention.

Our distinguished panel include: Mark Groshek, MD, of Kaiser Permanente; Ann Sherry, Sr. Director, Digital Technology & Operation of Kaiser Permanente; and our moderator Sean O'Driscoll, Principal at PwC.


Data analytics: Your guide through healthcare's shifting regulatory landscape

Join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Learn more.

Join Michelle Horton, Director, PwC and Semhal Araya, Director, PwC as they discuss how regulators are increasingly – and successfully – employing data-mining techniques to identify potential instances of claims fraud, waste, abuse, and non-compliance with government regulations. Leading organizations have taken notice and are leveraging analytics themselves to identify and mitigate risks, as well as build, test, and remediate compliance programs throughout their business (e.g., readmissions, EMR, revenue integrity).


Innovative approach to reducing readmission rates for heart failure

Join us on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn more.

Join Paul Ceverha, Director, PwC and Ruben Amarasingham, President and CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation as they discuss innovative approaches to reducing readmission rates for heart failure.