Microsoft Connected Health Conference 2011

Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Wednesday, April 27, 2011
GENERAL SESSIONS
8:00 - 8:15 AM Opening Remarks
8:15 - 9:00 AM More Like Us: Computing Transformed
  We are experiencing a transformation of how we use computers, what they can do for us, and who can use them. Powerful computers in many forms will work seamlessly with cloud services to enable more natural ways to interact with technology. As computers become more like us, we'll see a dramatic shift in how we work, collaborate, make decisions, and stay healthy. And increasingly, systems will work on our behalf, rather than at our command. Craig Mundie will discuss how the information technology ecosystem is evolving to make this possible, and will map out a technology vision for how healthcare can benefit from these technology advancements in the next five to ten years.

SPEAKER:
Craig Mundie, Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Microsoft
9:30 - 10:45 AM What's Next in Health: The Federal and State Perspectives
  There has been a significant amount of talk around the country around how to rein in rising healthcare costs with resulting policy changes, meaningful use recommendations and a critical eye on reimbursement policies.  Current and former federal HHS officials, Governors, and the Virginia State Health Secretary provide their first-hand perspective on implementing public policy and the forces driving evolving payment models and delivery system reform.  Our panel will go beyond the chatter and delve into how to achieve tangible progress in a changing healthcare environment.

SPEAKERS:
Phil Bredesen, Former Governor of Tennessee and Author of Fresh Medicine
Bill Hazel, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Mike Leavitt, Founder and Chairman of Leavitt Partners, former Governor of Utah and Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

MODERATOR:
Peter Neupert, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
10:45 - 11:30 AM Citizen-Centric Health: How Public/Private Partnerships are Changing the Game
  It’s clear that engaging citizens in their own health is a must-do if we expect better outcomes at lower costs. Making that happen at scale has been challenging – but a recent set of public/private initatives may be changing that. Programs like the Direct Project, Blue Button, Meaningful Use and the Health Data Initiative are getting more data into the hands of citizens, and tools for self-managed and collaborative care are emerging to take advantage of these new data streams. Come hear more about these initiatives and how you can become a part of them.

SPEAKERS:
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Joshua J. Seidman, Ph.D., Director Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rich Elmore, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Allscripts

MODERATOR:
Sean Nolan, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
TRACK: What If I Could...
The possibilities enabled by technology are beyond what you might have imagined. In this track learn how innovations are solving for specific problems such as achieving meaningful use, improving safety outcomes and creating a more efficient, secure workplace.
12:30 - 1:30 PM Leverage Single Sign-On to Drive EMR Usage & Achieve Meaningful Use
  A seasoned healthcare IT executive will share his experience and perspective on the strategic value of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions on driving user adoption of clinical applications, streamlining caregiver workflow and improving security, privacy and compliance. Hear about the roles single sign-on (SSO) and other IAM technologies play in enabling organizations to achieve Meaningful Use. 

SPEAKER:
Tim Thompson, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, BayCare Health System
1:40 - 2:40 PM What If I Could Get Patients Exactly What They Need at Continually Lower Cost?
  Could it truly be possible to get patients the care they need while driving down costs?  The author of “Will Disruptive Technologies Cure Health Care?” and “Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times”, Dr. John Kenagy, will provide his unique perspective on adopting adaptive technologies that could do just that.  He will address the multiple barriers presented to technology adoption including reimbursement and resistance to change.  You will leave the session hearing his thoughts on how all health industry players would benefit from employing less expensive, simple innovations to improve patient care.

SPEAKER:
Dr. John Kenagy, co-author of "Will Disruptive Innovation Cure Healthcare" and "Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times" 
3:10 - 4:10 PM What If I Could Improve Quality with Data Automation & Predictive Modeling?
  Fifty percent of hospital acquired conditions are considered preventable and account for ¼ of inpatient costs. In addition, almost 30% of hospital readmissions within the first 30 days are considered preventable. CMS plans to reduce Medicare payments for preventable hospital readmissions by as much as $7B.  Imagine the potential for saved lives and cost reduction driven by more efficient patient monitoring and readmissions management through automated data analysis and risk stratification.  During this session, we will explore opportunities to prevent unplanned ICU transfers and proactively reduce hospital readmissions.  Providence Medical Center will share how they have progressed from retrospective manual analysis to a proactive automated patient monitoring system call Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) to reduce ICU transfers.  MedStar Health, Washington Hospital Center, will share how they are managing hospital readmissions through predictive modeling to risk stratify readmission probability at the time of inpatient discharge.  

SPEAKERS:
Roy Davis, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Alaska Medical Center
Bradley Kappalman, Vice President of Perioperative Services, MedStar Health, Washington Hospital Center

MODERATOR:
Todd B. Taylor, M.D., FACEP, Physician Executive, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
4:20 - 5:35 PM What If I Could Integrate Health Data Across an Entire Major Metropolitan Area?
  Consider a major metropolitan area, the vast population that lives there, and the multiple points of contact that each individual has with different member of the local healthcare community. Imagine a world in which this data was integrated and accessible to the care givers in that metropolitan area. This presentation will examine the process and impact of implementing health information exchange across a major metropolitan area, including a discussion of how to organize such an effort, the various technical and policy options, and the expected outcomes. Experienced health information exchange personnel presenting this session will look beyond short term ARRA funding, and will analyze how the health information exchange industry will evolve to support care transformation over the long term.

SPEAKERS:
Michael Mytych, General Partner, Health Information Consulting, LLC
Kim Pemble, Executive Director, Wisconsin Health Information Exchange

MODERATOR:
John Moore, Managing Partner, Chilmark Research LLC
TRACK: Engage the Consumer
Consumers are a driving force in healthcare today. Learn more about technologies and strategies to connect with patients in this track.
12:30 - 1:30 PM The Power of Consumers, Researchers and Patient Advocates to Drive Change in Healthcare
  The voice of the consumer has become steadily louder and more powerful with individuals having increasing control over their care. While we often feel that change in our industry can be sluggish, weighed down by slow-moving policy changes and technology adoption hindered by reimbursement, we have witnessed that consumers, research organizations and advocacy groups truly do have the capacity to influence significant advances in health at a much more rapid pace. During this session, you will hear inspiring stories from individuals who are passionate about revolutionizing healthcare and research by leveraging the force and the power of individuals and institutions to drive change.

SPEAKERS:
Deborah W. Brooks, Co-founder, The Michael J. Fox Foundation
Adam Clark, Director of Scientific and Federal Affairs, FasterCures
Regina Holliday, Patient Rights Arts Advocate
Susan Love, M.D., President, Dr. Susan Love Foundation

MODERATOR:
Michael L. Millenson, President of Health Quality Advisors LLC and author of Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age
1:40 - 2:40 PM Provider Office to Home: A New Vision for Healthcare Delivery 
  More than one in three adults in the United States live with cardiovascular disease at an estimated $475B annual toll to the healthcare system. Big strides have been made in effectively managing patient disease by leading organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Duke University, and the American Heart Association. We will take an in depth look at two separate in-home blood pressure monitoring studies with compelling findings. Learn how these leading organizations are enabling lower cost and more effective treatment by taking advantage of emerging technologies.

SPEAKERS:
David Magid, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Research, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente
Eric D. Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA, FACC Duke University
Patrick Wayte, M.B.A., Vice President Marketing and Health Education, American Heart Association

MODERATOR:
Bill Crounse, M.D., Senior Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft
3:10 - 4:10 PM New Tactics for Managing Chronic Disease
  Patients and caregivers alike are eager to learn new ways to improve the quality of life and outcomes of patients with chronic diseases. We will survey multiple web applications and tools available for chronic disease management aimed specifically at enhancing the patient and provider communication. Specific scenarios around diabetes, hypertension, cancer and fitness will be showcased.

SPEAKERS:
Jesse Harper, Director of Sales, Education and Health Clubs, Polar
Jenna Marquard, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Howard Steinberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, dLife
Chuck Westbook, Managing Director of Content, American Cancer Society

MODERATOR:
Bill Crounse, M.D., Senior Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft
TRACK: Transform the Care Delivery Model
Healthcare reform, changing reimbursement models, and emerging technologies are changing the way we deliver care. Learn more about the changing pressures in the healthcare space and how to drive success in your organization.
12:30 - 1:30 PM Best Practices for Clinical and IT Collaboration: A Case Study with Golden Living
  The Golden Living family of companies is a collection of healthcare businesses, concentrated in skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, home health, hospice, healthcare staffing and purchasing solutions. Collectively, Golden Living has over 40,000 employees providing full-service recovery care to more than 60,000 patients everyday across 37 states. The organization's enterprise-wide IT strategy is built around using Amalga to improve quality of care and patient experience, increase employee satisfaction, and differentiate Golden Living services to its referring hospitals and physicians. Golden Living will describe how it's accomplishing reduction in re-hospitalization resulting from an increased ability to intervene early and an estimated 3,000+ hours a day saved on paperwork across the organization which results in increased hours of hands on patient care. The presentation will highlight a model for collaboration used across the organization's leadership, IT, and clinician teams as they defined requirements and implementation methodologies for the rapid deployment and adoption of Amalga.
 
SPEAKERS:
James Avery, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Golden Living
Brad Savage, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Golden Living

MODERATOR:
Grad Conn, Senior Director, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
1:40 - 2:40 PM Evolving Imaging Practices: Image Sharing, Analytics and the Cloud
  Image accessibility across the continuum of care. Managing exploding data volumes and data storage. Universal image distribution of large files. How do healthcare providers meet these challenges head on? This session will open your eyes to fundamentally new approaches to tackle these challenges through the simple integration of a few technological advances. Learn how you can use imaging solutions to help accelerate the cycle of care, improve the patient experience and shave costs out of the system.

SPEAKERS:
Scott Burkhart, Vice President of Marketing, Healthcare Informatics, Philips;
Paul J. Chang, M.D., FSIIM, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Radiology Informatics, Medical Director, Pathology Informatics, University of Chicago School of Medicine; Medical Director, Enterprise Imaging Medical Director, SOA Infrastructure University of Chicago Hospitals
David Piraino, M.D., FSIIM, Section Head of Computers Radiology, Cleveland Clinic
Khan Siddiqui, M.D., Principal Program Manager, Platform Engineering, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Eliot Siegel, M.D., University of Maryland, VA

MODERATOR:
Keith Dreyer, D.O., Ph.D., Vice Chairman of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
3:10 - 4:10 PM Why Cloud Computing in Health - Benefits and Challenges
  This session will provide an overview of the challenges and benefits in moving to cloud computing and the potential impact that this new computing paradigm may have on the healthcare industry. We will also talk about available services and relevant health scenarios, along with Microsoft's approach to cloud computing.

SPEAKER:
Mark Day, Managing Director SMS&P/Wordwide Health, Public Sector, Microsoft 
4:20 - 5:35 PM Accountable Care: Driving Clinical Integration to Achieve Transformation
  Technology is a linchpin for succeeding in the new world of accountable care, where health organizations seek more efficient ways to manage patient populations, improve care transitions and coordinate care across the healthcare continuum. In light of new regulatory policies supporting shared risk models, come hear how technology  can empower healthcare organizations to thrive under accountable care payment models. 

SPEAKERS:
Steve Heilman, Chief Medical Information Officer, Norton Healthcare
Karen Y. Matsuoka, PhD, Research Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution
Carrie Raffaelli, Product Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Kelly Rakowski, Senior Executive, Health and Public Services, Accenture
Brian Rosenfeld, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Philips-Visicu

MODERATOR:
Bill Reid, Director Product Management, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
TRACK: Microsoft Health Solutions Group Technical Track
Go deep on the Microsoft Health Solutions Group product suite. Learn about the latest and greatest features and benefits of our products. You'll also have the opportunity to ask our engineers and product managers your targeted questions.
12:30 - 2:40 PM Enabling Data-Driven Care with Amalga
  Stay ahead of the evolving healthcare delivery curve by making the most of your tools and resources. In this session we will cover the new Amalga product features, best practices, and tools, specifically addressing data ingestion and correlation, virtual schema, advanced view building, data access through other applications, role based access control and notifications. We will showcase several scenarios that demonstrate how you can leverage your Amalga investment. This interactive session will include an in-depth discussion of technical considerations, demos, and plenty of time for questions & answers.

SPEAKER: Mike Bortnick, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
3:10 - 4:10 PM Developing the Next Generation Medical Imaging Platform
  With the explosion in imaging study volumes, the need to interpret studies faster while improving accuracy, and evolving regulatory requirements, Imaging departments today are faced with significant challenges. Come to this session to learn about the technical details on how Microsoft is enabling healthcare organizations to address some of these hurdles cost-effectively while leveraging existing IT investments.

SPEAKERS:
Prabhu Krishnamoorthy, Principal Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Bryan Dove, Principal Software Architect, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Sayan Pathak, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group

MODERATOR:
Shahyan Currimbhoy, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
4:20- 5:35 PM Microsoft Identity & Access Management Portfolio: Overview & Applied Uses
  This session will take a look at the current state of Identity and Access Management (IAM) offerings, limits to existing technologies, and best practices and strategies for deploying IAM technologies to support organizational growth. In addition, we’ll provide an overview of the Microsoft IAM portfolio including single sign-on (SSO), identity management and advanced authentication, and delve into the architectural goals and best practices for deploying the solutions.

SPEAKERS:
Jim Campbell, Director HIS Engineering, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
TRACK: Developer and IT Professional Technical Track
Join your peers, the Microsoft Health User Group and Microsoft Partners to discuss the benefits of using the Microsoft product platforms in health. This track will cater to the Developer and IT Professional audiences and will showcase how these technologies will support improvements in healthcare delivery and outcomes for customers.
12:30 - 1:30 PM Optimize Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure in Your Health Organization
  Health Innovation requires a strong infrastructure on which to deliver cost-effective, secure, and reliable solutions. This session covers how to build and deliver that strong foundation based on best practices and solution accelerators delivered by Microsoft and our partners. Our framework provides time-tested interoperable and standard-based platform implementation guidance and tools which will reduce your Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project risks and accelerate your time to success.

SPEAKERS:
Teddy Bachour, Director Industry Solutions, Worldwide Health, Public Sector, Microsoft 
Peter Charland, Alliances and Business Development, Stratus Technologies
Danny Kim, Chief Technology Officer, FullArmor Corp

 
3:10 - 4:10 PM Mobility in Healthcare for Real Time Access to Data
  In this session we will discuss how Microsoft technology and end user devices are allowing our clinical partners to build robust, end user friendly solutions for improvement of physician workflow including charge capture, mobile dictation, viewing labs & meds, as well as home health data capture, chronic illness management and virtual colonoscopies. The session will be presented in a panel format with several of our healthcare partners discussing the benefits using Windows Phone and slates combined with Microsoft Azure, SQL, and HealthVault to offer real time access to data, ultimately leading to improvements in healthcare delivery and outcomes.

SPEAKERS:
Paul Adkison, CEO/Founder, IQMax
Sherrelyn Anderson, Homecare Solution Manager, Allscripts
Hemang Patel, Healthcare Strategist, US Healthcare Public Sector, Microsoft
Patrick Samona, Director of Health Solutions, Vectorform
Steve Wheeler, Director Sales, Ideal Life
4:20 - 5:35 PM Delivering Real Business Intelligence Results
  Discover how to use Microsoft tools to deliver Enterprise Content Management, Data Warehousing and Reporting, Cost Containment Dashboards, Relative Value Unit Comparison Reporting and Financial and Clinical Data Integration during this session. These solutions can help healthcare organizations meet the needs of Meaningful Use, increase its bottom line and drive savings by combining the strengths of disparate legacy solutions.

SPEAKERS:
Cindy Hibble, Industry Partner Manager, Providers, Microsoft
Tom Mackey, Chief Technology Officer, Aultman Hospital
Bimal Naik, Senior Vice President, Citius Tech, Inc.
Brian Ringley, Solution Architect, PointBridge
Jeff Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer, WhiteCloud Analytics
Thursday, April 28, 2011
TRACK: What If I Could...
The possibilities enabled by technology are beyond what you might have imagined. In this track learn how innovations are solving for specific problems such as achieving meaningful use, improving safety outcomes and creating a more efficient, secure workplace.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Building The Right Foundation for Long Term Meaningful Use
  Federal incentives create big dollar opportunities for hospitals and office-based providers who are able to implement an effective strategy for the adoption of electronic medical records and other meaningful use requirements in the short term.  However, the stakes are even higher when healthcare reform is considered, and the two initiatives together create an imperative for provider organizations.  There is a relatively short window of time to make technology decisions that will have long term ramifications for provider businesses, yet these decisions will affect providers' long term sustainability, profitability and the ability to deliver high quality care and outcomes to patients.  This session will highlight the importance of keeping the long term strategic objectives for your enterprise in sight as you focus on meeting the short term requirements of meaningful use.

SPEAKERS:
Bill Pierce, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Practice, APCO Worldwide
Judy Hanover, Research Director, Provider IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights
Matt Stitz, Senior Product Planner, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
9:10 - 10:10 AM What If I Could Demonstrate Value and Improve Quality Through Performance Measures?
  Enhancing the value of healthcare services through improving quality and controlling costs is a primary focus of health reform. The Affordable Care Act contains provisions related to setting priorities for improvement, measuring performance, establishing the platform for efficient data collection and information sharing, and using performance information in ways that promote the achievement of quality improvement goals. The various public and private sector entities that comprise the healthcare quality enterprise, including the National Quality Forum (NQF), are organizing to support the implementation of health reform. This presentation will highlight the quality aspects of health reform and describe NQF's role, particularly in convening multi-stakeholder groups to provide input to the Department of Health and Human Services on priorities for healthcare quality improvement and on the selection of performance measures for public reporting and performance-based payment incentives.

SPEAKER:
Thomas Valuck, M.D., M.H.S.A., J.D., Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, National Quality Forum

MODERATOR:
Eric Rose, M.D., Director Product Management, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
TRACK: Engage the Consumer
Consumers are a driving force in healthcare today. Learn more about technologies and strategies to connect with patients in this track.
8:00 - 9:00 AM The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Adapting to an Emerging Model
  A growing body of evidence suggests the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) can heighten the quality, reduce the cost and improve the experience of patient care. Sounds like a winning combination. This session will review the PCMH model, the role of technology in PCMH, address the challenges to its implementation, and ultimately reveal just how the PCMH fits into the emerging trends in care delivery.

SPEAKER:
Terry McGeeney, M.D., CEO, TransforMED

MODERATOR:
Eric Rose, M.D., Director Product Management, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
9:10 - 10:10 AM Beyond the PC – "On the Go" Health and Wellness
  Over the last decade, mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives and changed the way we go about our day to day. Consumers need health solutions that can keep up with them and their busy lives and innovative companies are catering to those needs. Hear from several innovators that are embracing daily interests and enhancing them with broadly available wellness solutions via mobile phones.

SPEAKERS:
Mark Boguski, M.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Sergei Dreizin, Co-founder, Akvelon
Tom Feitel, Senior Vice President, Medco
Frank Ille, Chief Executive Office and Co-founder, HealthSaaS

MODERATOR:
Bill Crounse, M.D., Senior Director Worldwide Health, Microsoft
TRACK: Transform the Care Delivery Model
Healthcare reform, changing reimbursement models, and emerging technologies are changing the way we deliver care. Learn more about the changing pressures in the healthcare space and how to drive success in your organization.
8:00 - 9:00 AM The Impact of Health Information Technologies and Comparative Effectiveness Research on Care Improvement
  The Institute of Medicine estimates that approximately one-third of health care spending involves procedures and treatments that neither extend life nor improve the quality of life. Often innovative care improvement strategies are put into "real-world" practice before sufficient evidence is collected to prove their clinical value, safety and effectiveness. 2009 ARRA funding, however, is creating opportunity to achieve timely, evidence-based improvements in care through the application health information technology (HIT) and comparative effectiveness research (CER). This panel session will discuss the impact of HIT and CER on care improvement, share real-world examples such as the UCSF HOMERUN and UW SCOAP initiatives, and explore the tension between the need to improve care and knowing how to improve care.

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Auerbach, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, M.D., FACMI, Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington

MODERATOR:
Sasha Paegle, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
9:10 - 10:10 AM Meeting of the Minds - Best Practices from Around the World
  At the core, we are all interested in achieving a similar outcome – improved health and lower costs. What can we learn from our neighbors around the world? Esteemed executives from across the globe will share their best practices in delivery models, innovative technologies and approaches to patient care.

SPEAKERS:
Xiaoming Gong, M.D.,Vice Department Chair of Informatics Management, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China 
Jürgen Mueller, M.D., Chief Information Officer, University Hospital Zurich Switzerland
Barry Rivelis, Chief Information Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority, Canada
Lu Wenliang, M.D., Vice Director of Medical Affairs, Huadong Hospital, China

MODERATOR:
Mark Johnston, Director of International Market Development, Microsoft
TRACK: Microsoft Health Solutions Group Technical Track
Go deep on the Microsoft Health Solutions Group product suite. Learn about the latest and greatest features and benefits of our products. You'll also have the opportunity to ask our engineers and product managers your targeted questions.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Developing HealthVault Enabled Solutions in 2011 and Beyond
  Since HealthVault’s launch in 2007 the world of healthcare and the way consumers interact with the internet and web services has changed dramatically. In this session get an in-depth look at how HealthVault has evolved as a personal health platform including, features added in the past year, best practices in developing a HealthVault application, new developer tools, user facing features,  and ways Microsoft is making the development of HealthVault applications easier. In addition, we demonstrating new features highlighting compatibility with mobile applications and the Direct Project.

SPEAKERS:
Eric Gunnerson, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Vaibhav Bhandari, Program Manager II, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
9:10 - 10:10 AM Enabling New Connected Health Use Cases Through HealthVault Community Connect 
  Microsoft HealthVault Community Connect gives healthcare organizations, patients, and referring providers a place to connect and share health information before and after treatment. Through the power and flexibility of the HealthVault, SharePoint and Microsoft Amalga platforms, HealthVault Community Connect has the ability to go beyond the use cases of a traditional hospital portal by streamlining communication to help ensure the right information gets in the hands of those who need it most –to enhance clinical decision making and simplify coordination of care. Learn some technical details about leveraging the power of the Microsoft platforms to enable new and exciting use cases for HealthVault Community Connect.

SPEAKERS:
Jason Mimick, Senior Software Development Engineer Lead, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
Rahul Bardhan, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
TRACK: Developer and IT Professional Technical Track
Join your peers, the Microsoft Health User Group and Microsoft Partners to discuss the benefits of using the Microsoft product platforms in health. This track will cater to the Developer and IT Professional audiences and will showcase how these technologies will support improvements in healthcare delivery and outcomes for customers.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Health Insurance Exchange – Solutions to Streamline Compliance with National Healthcare Reform Legislation
  A solution that integrates the multiple aspects of health insurance delivery—including plan enrollment, privacy, a consumer portal, eligibility determinations, financial services, and program administration—can help you streamline compliance with state health insurance exchange (HIX) provisions. Familiar Microsoft technology can help you deliver a comprehensive, interoperable HIX system that connects new and existing government systems within a consistent architecture.

SPEAKERS:
Cameron Liljenquist, Chief Technology Officer, Extend Health, Inc.
Brian Russon, Industry Market Development Manager, Microsoft
Dan Schuyler, Director, Leavitt Partners
9:10 - 10:10 AM Natural User Interface for Health
  New technologies are enabling users to engage with computers to control applications and manipulate on-screen content using more natural motions and gestures. See how natural user interface (NUI) technology, including Windows 7, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 7 and Kinect, can be used to enable innovative solutions in healthcare.

SPEAKERS:
Emilie Hersh, Chief Executive Officer, InterKnowlogy
James Leaming, M.D., Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Director, InterKnowlogy
GENERAL SESSIONS
10:30 - 11:30 AM Shifting of Risk: Perspectives on the Emerging Healthcare Landscape
  Healthcare expenditures continue to grow in the United States, giving rise to healthcare reform, new reimbursement models and heated debate around how to manage the unsustainable growth in costs that we currently face. Who should bear the burden of payment and risk? Should it be the government, the healthcare provider, the insurer or the patient? The individuals on this panel will examine the emerging changes driven by healthcare reform, proposed reimbursement models and how to effectively adapt in the current environment. Hear from stakeholders with different perspectives in the ecosystem – from provider to payor.

SPEAKERS:
Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board, Health Care
Mark Girard, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and President, Steward Health Care Network 
Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, Care Continuum Alliance
Thomas James, Medical Director, National Network Operations, Humana

MODERATOR:
Mike Raymer, General Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group
11:30 - 12:30 PM Closing Keynote Address
  SPEAKER:
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of Wired magazine and author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine
12:30 PM Close & Boxed Lunches