CMIO Survival Guide: A Crash Course - The Business of Healthcare - Ojai 2017

Ojai, California
Monday, June 19, 2017

CMIO Survival Guide:  A Crash Course
The Business of Healthcare
June 19 - 20, 2017
Ojai, CA

Monday, June 19

8:30am Registration

9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and Introductions

Howard Landa, MD, Vice-Chairman, AMDIS


9:15 – 10:45am The Physician Leader's Advantage

Eric Norwood, President, CenterPoint Insights

& Former CEO, DeKalb Health System

CMIOs often question what it takes to get invited to the “leadership table.”  Learn from this seasoned health system CEO and leadership coach, how the C-Suite thinks, what it takes to successfully communicate with them, and the unique advantage physicians bring to leadership.


10:45 – 11:00am Break


11:00 – 12:00pm What’s in a Title:

Pam Arlotto, Facilitator

Panel:  Howard Landa, MD & Luke Webster, MD

CMIO roles are rapidly evolving beyond the “physician in IT” to CMIO 2.0+ with responsibilities ranging from health informatics to analytics to population health management.  Learn critical success factors and the differences in a wide array of emerging titles.


12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Presentation

How to Ask for What You Need:
 Leading Organizational Change Through Informatics

Luke Webster, MD

Leading clinical quality, safety, patient experience and efficiency improvements through Health Informatics presents a fantastic opportunity to positively influence healthcare. Understand concepts such as creating teams, obtaining a budget, navigating politics, etc. that are required for success in this arena.


1:00 – 2:00pm Journey to High Value Care

Pam Arlotto, President, Maestro Strategies

Understand the emerging trends as health care organizations transition from volume to value, the emerging organization and operating models, and the role of the CMIO and Health Informatics in driving this change.  Explore new governance and decision-making approaches needed for future success.


2:00 – 2:15pm Break


2:15 – 4:00pm Attendee-Designed Hot Topics

Howard Landa, MD, Facilitator

Attendees are asked to submit topics they want covered in break-out sessions. Conversations will focus on important issues, challenges and opportunities for the CMIO and may include:

Succeeding with MACRA, MIPs and APMs

Change Management

New CMIO v. CMIO taking role to next level

Vendor relationship management

Partnering with IT

CMIO role in initiatives such as Open Notes, Longitudinal Care Plans, Registries, Quality Reporting, Analytics, PHR/Portals, Interoperability, etc.

And other attendee-suggested topics



Tuesday, June 20



9:00 – 9:45am Financial Reporting:
Why CMIOs Need to Understand this Stuff

Joseph H. Schneider, MD, MBA
UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital

Learn about the components of financial reporting – revenue, expenses, non-cash expenses and why this is important for a clinical leader to understand.  Explore the special case of insurance contracts and net revenue in healthcare.  Review the relationships between strategic plans, annual budgets, income statements, cash flows and balance sheets.



9:45 – 10:30am Return on Investment on Health Informatics Projects

Pam Arlotto, Facilitator

Panel:  Joseph H. Schneider, MD, MBA, UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital & Susan Irby, Managing Director of BI and Analytics, Maestro Strategies

As healthcare budgets get tighter, CMIOs will play an important role in delivering value and return on investment of key initiatives.  Understand measures used to calculate returns - ROI versus Net Present Value versus Internal Rate of Return, examine the relationship between risk, safety, quality and ROI, discuss the role of ROI analysis in project prioritization and more.  



10:30 – 10:45am Break


10:45 – 11:45am MBA or Not?

Howard Landa, MD, Facilitator

Panel:  Luke Webster, MD & Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA

Discuss a variety of career paths for physician informatics leaders.  Discuss opportunities within health systems, commercial companies, health plans, services organizations and more.  Examine what an MBA brings to your career as well as other degrees that may lead in other directions.



11:45 – 12:00pm Closing Remarks & Awarding of Certificates

Howard Landa, MD, Vice-Chairman, AMDIS



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment may be made by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER) or organizational check.

    Payments made by check must be received no later than June 1, 2017.  Mail your check made out to:

    CMIO Advisors
    PO Box 767069
    Roswell, GA 30076

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