Concurrent Healthcare Information Session Abstracts

A Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Security 101
Friday, November 14, 2003,  10:45 – 11:45 am
Speaker: Marc Enger, MA

Review the processes and procedures that the healthcare industry should implement to show compliance with HIPAA. Marc Enger will discuss security from the aspects of physical space, employee training, and technical/computer security. Learn how to utilize cost-effective technology using procedures to make your plans more secure.

HIPAA, An Enterprise View to Compliance
Friday, November 14, 2003, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speaker: Maj Stephen E. Greentree, USAF, CAAMA

Learn the organizational structure and processes to ensure successful implementation of the Title II HIPAA rules. Maj Greentree will present an overview of the structure of the Military Health System (MHS) HIPAA Compliance Team and distributed roles of the MHS and Military Services. His focus will be on implementation of transactions/code set rules and privacy.

IT Revolutionizes Delivery of Healthcare: Understanding Cultural Issues for Successful Implementation
Friday, November 14, 2003, 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Speaker: Marie Weissman, MSW, MBA

Successful adoption of information technology demands more than superior hardware and software. Success requires a culture in which clinicians and IT administrators embrace the change created by technology and incorporate it into their daily work environment. Through using Six Sigma, Change Acceleration Process and WorkOut tools, you will see how a collaborative effort between IT and clinical areas can address cultural issues, promote organizational readiness, insure maximum system functionality, support system selection and track the value created by the IT investment

Are You Getting Value From Your IM/IT Investments? A TCO Case Study
Friday, November 14, 2003, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Speakers: Lt Col Detlev H. Smaltz, PhD, FHIMSS, CHE
                Bill W. Oldham, MBA

Find out how an organization reengineered IT services system-wide. This case study will illustrate how to reengineer IT service delivery implementing six best practices in areas such as help desk process, help desk technology, data/information/knowledge management, event monitoring, IT standards compliance and customer relationship management. Annual anticipated savings for the 11 hospitals and clinics in this demonstration project are $23.9 million.

Does Knowledge Management (KM) Make Sense For Healthcare Delivery Organizations?
Saturday, November 15 2003, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Speakers: Lt Col Detlev H. Smaltz, PhD, FHIMSS, CHE
                Maj Matthew B. Escher, MS, MBA, CPHIMS

Discover strategies for implementing KM and ROI of KM. Congressional imperatives to be more efficient and effective require a much tighter integration between and among the independent agents that characterize the healthcare delivery market space. Knowledge management, or the systematic, explicit, and deliberate building, renewal, and application of relevant intellectual assets to maximize an enterprise’s effectiveness, is increasingly being adopted by healthcare enterprises to integrate their operations, reduce, rework and increase positive impacts to the bottom-line.

IT Solutions to Support Business Strategies
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 9:15 – 10-:15 am
Speakers: Benny C. Merkel
               Terry Lin

Three models will be used to illustrate how a business can align its IT initiatives with its objectives. First, an IT decision model will illustrate three ways IT decisions are made in relationship to strategic business objectives. Second, a change management model will illustrate how change management can be used to ensure more effective IT decisions are made. The third model, which integrates the IT decision model with the change management model, will illustrate how IT decisions can be aligned with strategic business objectives.

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