CMIO Survival Guide: A Crash Course -The Evolving Role of the CMIO: 1.0, 2.0 and beyond - HIMSS 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, March 04, 2018

CMIO Survival Guide:  A Crash Course
The Evolving Role of the CMIO:  1.0, 2.0 and Beyond

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wynn Las Vegas - Montrachet Room


8:00 am Registration
Enhanced Continental Breakfast will be served

8:30 am 

Welcome & Introductions

Howard Landa, MD, VP of Clinical Informatics and EHR

Sutter Health, Vice Chairman, AMDIS


8:45 am

What’s in a Title: CMIO or CHIO?

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 & the differences in a wide array of emerging titles.

Howard Landa, MD; Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS,
Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System, Chair HIMSS & Luke Webster, MD, Health Informatics Consultant


9:30 am

Journey to High Value Healthcare:  Understanding Your Organization’s Strategy

The transition from volume to value is different for each organization & the patients they serve.  Variables include payor contracts & agreements, clinician & business leadership readiness, analytics & technology environment, governance structures, & more.  Understand how these variables impact the role of Health Informatics & the CMIO/CHIO in design of Care Management Platforms for value-based care.

Pam Arlotto, MBA, FHIMSS, President & CEO, Maestro Strategies


10:15am Break


10:30 am

From Medical and Clinical Informatics to Health Informatics:

Communicating the Value

For many the CMIO is the “doctor in IT”, for others the CNIO is the “nursing informatics” person.  Explore the holistic definition of Health Informatics and the need for a multidisciplinary team to drive informatics, analytics and quality measurement across the enterprise, and approaches to communicating the value/ROI of Health Informatics to senior leadership.

Howard Landa, MD & Luke Webster, MD


11:15 am 

Lessons from the DAVIES Award

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence is the pinnacle of the HIMSS Value Recognition Program. The Davies Award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations who have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value.  This session will explore findings from the 2018 Award visits and the changing role of the CMIO and Health Informatics.

Patricia B. Wise RN, MA, MS, FHIMSS COL USA ret'd,

Vice President, Health Information Systems HIMSS North America

12:00 Noon 

Taking a Physician’s Role in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Sponsored by DrFirst
George Pappas, DrFirst COO and Linda Fischer, DrFirst VP of Product Strategy
Lunch will be served

1:30 pm 
Attendee-Designed Hot Topics & Breakout Sessions

Attendees were asked to submit topics they want covered in break-out sessions. Conversations will focus on important issues, challenges and opportunities for participants. Sessions for New CMIOs and CMIO 2.0 will be scheduled & may include:

Team Building

Understanding Budgeting Basics

Executive Presence and C-Suite Politics

Navigating the Transition from Clinical Peer to Leadership

Change Leadership

Personal Time Management

How to Say “No”

Understanding Traditional IT and Informatics Roles

Career Management

Understanding the Basics of Value Based Care

Digital Health

Balancing IT and Informatics
The new CHIO – Roles & Responsibilities

Organization Design
MACRA, MIPS, APMs & Other Incentive Programs
Managing Expectations
Funding Challenges and Cost Reduction
C-Suite Politics
Managing Vendors
Analytics and Enterprise Data Warehouses
CDS and Protocols
Collaborating with Quality & Performance Improvement

Population Health Management

Patient Engagement
Cyber Security
And other attendee-suggested topics
Howard Landa, MD and Luke Webster, MD Facilitators


3:00pm Break


3:15 pm

Wrap-Up Session:  Career Perspectives – From Clinician to CHIO

Cynthia K Davis, RN FACHE
CHIO at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


  4:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Awarding of Certificates

Howard Landa, MD

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CMIO Survival Guide:  A Crash Course
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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: CMIO, CHIO or MD CIO

Pam Arlotto, Facilitator

Panel:  Howard Landa, MD & Luke Webster, MD, Jvion

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

Predictive Analytics, Moving Performance to New Levels

Luke Webster, MD

Cognitive learning tools can evaluate a wide array of clinical and nonclinical factors that impact patient health and the interventions providers deliver.  Explore the future role of patient-level predictions and the opportunities to drive better care and reduce cost for ACOs, IDNs and their partners.


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

Facilitated by Howard Landa, MD

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



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