HX360: Where Executives Connect for Health at HIMSS18

HX360, an exclusive executive engagement program co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA and held in conjunction with HIMSS18, is working with its executive partners to host programming from Monday, March 5 through Wednesday, March 7 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

Leavitt Partners, National Health IT Collaborative and NEHI join HIMSS and AVIA in hosting exclusive events such as partner program education, executive luncheons, and a networking reception for C-level executives. Whether appreciating how a collaborative partnership is designed to drive innovation, understanding the information and technologies needed to minimize the impact of economic turmoil over the next decade, or discussing live use cases for how machine learning can be applied to clinical and administrative data sets in the care delivery setting, HX360 presents myriad opportunities to identify key trends in the healthcare industry.

In addition, to the HX360 programming, HIMSS18 brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. No other conference brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place. Choose from 300+ education sessions, nearly 1,400 vendors, hundreds of special programs, and endless networking events.  Outlined below are some of the must see programming.

Perspective and Best Practices.

Machine learning and the cloud are fueling moonshots that are already changing how we fight disease and improve health for millions of people, but there’s still so much untapped potential. During the opening keynote, Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor and Former Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), will provide his perspectives on what we can do to speed up the progress and make sure technology is being put to its best use, making life better for people everywhere.

People also need help understanding the financials of health care and their responsibilities. Join Erin Hatzikostas, Vice President at Aetna, to hear how one of the nation's largest health plans is equipping consumers to be better health care consumers. Attendees will also learn about best practices to create a unique balance between convenience and cost management, which will help providers solve for their significant patient collection issues.

Economic Pressures and Demands

Health systems are increasingly challenged to not only diagnose better and faster, but also predict and prevent disease across the spectrum of care, so David Higginson of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Jan Kimpen, CMO of Philips, will discuss their collaborative partnership model to support the changing role of a CIO as part of a discussion on how disparate data sources, complex technology and increased patient expectations of integrated care all impact your ability to make strides towards delivering value-based care.

Next, in facing a full-fledged economic emergency that threatens the next decade, the health community needs to decide quickly where and how to innovate, invest and implement impactful technologies. Hal Wolf III, President and CEO of HIMSS, will discuss how organizations can leverage the value of HIMSS to address the information and technologies needed to face the next decade of economic uncertainty.

Executives will also benefit from the experiences of Naomi Levinthal of The Advisory Board who presents the results of market analysis and interview data with dozens of health system CEOs and helps identify three strategic priorities for 2018: 1) reduce overall cost of operations, 2) transform the delivery model, and 3) rebuild the health system.

Barriers and Healthcare Puzzle Pieces

Dixon Hughes Goldman LLP’s J D Brewer and Rebecca Wright, along with Richard Cicero of Lake Health System, will break down the barriers between providers and purchasers of healthcare, and will explain how self-insured employer groups are contracting with high-performance healthcare providers to drive value, improve workforce health and member experience, and support high-quality, local care in their communities.

With data science breakthroughs taking place every day in healthcare, machine learning and artificial intelligence are now garnering a lot of attention. Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s Matt Wood and Taha Kass-Hout will share how customers are leveraging new machine learning capabilities on AWS for clinical applications and achieving more accurate and efficient results for the benefit of patients and extended research.

Preparing for Challenges. Looking Toward the Future.

Chief Daniel Linskey, Former Chief of Police Department Incident Commander, Boston Police Department, will take executives on a leadership journey through the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, where he was the Incident Commander, overseeing the response to the bombings and coordinating with the investigation conducted by the FBI, Boston police and state police.

Attendees will also hear from Michelle Frieling of KBRwyle and Shannan Moynihan of the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, who will discuss NASA's current use of telemedicine in the care of astronauts in orbit, and learn about opportunities being considered for future exploration class missions.

Finally, for 12 years, Earvin "Magic" Johnson dominated the court as one of America's best basketball players. On Friday, March 9, at 1:15 pm, this strong healthcare and technology advocate will close HIMSS18 with what promises to be an insightful keynote session.

Collaborate with your peers in a forum not found anywhere else. Translate information and technology advancements into practical ways to enhance patient satisfaction, access, safety and clinical outcomes with HX360 at HIMSS18. http://www.hx360.org/executive-education-himss18