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Friday, October 6
 

9:15am

A Pill Can’t Help Contain Cost
How does one contain costs when payments are tied to medical codes. And every division of every company in every state that you service, sings from a different hymnal. It is very easy to miss information if you are not looking for it. And it requires a boatload of analyst to find that dozen, or so, unusual or negative pieces of information from the billions of transactions that move thru your systems. And as good as they are, things fall thru the cracks. In the healthcare industry, mistakes are costly, data needs to be defendable. Come listen to how Paxata has helped. 

Speakers
avatar for Pakshi Rajan

Pakshi Rajan

Dir Product Management, Paxata

Sponsors

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 6 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

10:15am

Never Trust the RoboDocs! (Or Should You?)
Robots may never completely replace doctors and nurses, but machine learning is nevertheless transforming the healthcare industry by improving diagnostics and predicting outcomes. But while healthcare is all about trust, machine learning models often are black boxes – which makes it inherently difficult to trust them. How do patients and doctors know that they can trust predictions from a model that they cannot understand? 

Transparency in machine learning models is critical in high stakes decisions, like those made every day in healthcare. This presentation will cover all important phases of data science including the ingestion of data, the cleaning and blending of data sets, finding the best models for the task, validating the quality of those models, and finally putting them into production. We will demonstrate, how analysts can achieve highly accurate models in a way that allows others to understand the results of their work.  In particular, we will create a predictive model and validate its correctness without writing a single line of code and in an hour instead of weeks or months.

Speakers
avatar for Ingo Mierswa, PhD

Ingo Mierswa, PhD

Founder & President, RapidMiner (BOS)

Sponsors

Friday October 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Auditorium Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

10:15am

Person Centered Analytics: Integrating health and human services data to drive strategy, improve outcomes, and build an analytics system
The Department of Human Services has been building an analytics system (both from a cultural and technical perspective) to support the integration of health and human services programs and data around the improvement of individual health outcomes. This system relies on combining claims and health outcome data from all of the State of MN and Federal public medical assistance programs (Medicaid, Medicare, Minnesota Care….) with program utilization data from the other human services systems we oversee (such as the cash and food assistance programs, child protection and welfare, child care….).  The goal is to have a health and human services system that is driven by analytics in order to improve service delivery, public accountability, and population outcomes.  

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Petersen, M.P.P.

Nicholas Petersen, M.P.P.

Planning Director for Performance Measurement | Agency Planning and Performance, Minnesota Department of Human Services


Friday October 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 1, 2 & 3 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

10:15am

Tale of the Tape: The Battle Between Novelty and Practicality
This presentation will explore real world examples of algorithmic and technical ideals and the trade-offs they present to the people who produce them and consume them.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Raskin

Lesley Raskin

Vice President, Strategy and Payer Engagement, Surgical Care Affiliates


Friday October 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 7 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

11:15am

Network Analytics for Narcotic Safety Initiatives
The opioid epidemic – which is the rapid increase in the use of opioid drugs in US is considered the worst drug crisis in America. It is estimated that every day 91 Americans die due to opioid overdose. The government and various health care organizations are coming together to tackle this huge problem. Health care plans are designing various programs to help reduce the opioid overutilization. Analytics plays a key role in the identification of fraud and abuse and also monitoring the utilization. In this talk, we talk about the Opioid epidemic, what health plans are doing to address it, and how advanced analytics such as network analytics are used as tools to aid this process.

Speakers
avatar for Prasanna Desikan

Prasanna Desikan

Data Science Leader, Blue Shield of California


Friday October 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 6 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

11:15am

Using the Patient’s Voice to Bring Big Data to Life
We are in the midst of a trend where growth in electronic medical records and claims systems — together with advances in computing power — has led to the creation of large data assets that are an important source of information about clinical events and their associated costs and utilization.At the same time this data explosion is occurring, there is great momentum in the area of patient centeredness, with important advancements in the science and technology used for capturing reliable information directly from patients. 

However, it is rare for patient-centered data to be represented at scale in the leading big data assets. Are we relying too much on integrated claims and electronic medical record data as the evidence base for answering our questions about health and healthcare?  Will these claims and clinical data sources advance or limit our progress toward a patient-centered approach to delivering care and evaluating outcomes?

This presentation will address the confluence of patient-centeredness and big data, and explore how Optum is meeting the needs of our partners to bring together the voice of the patient with our data-driven solutions.  

Speakers
avatar for Martha Bayliss, MSc

Martha Bayliss, MSc

VP, Patient Insights and Principal Scientist


Friday October 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 1, 2 & 3 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

1:15pm

Drivers of Health Care Costs: Cost vs Utilization
MN Community Measurement led a community effort to product a multipayer, state wide medical group specific comparisons of health care costs and utilization. This allows analysis on what drives the variation in health care costs; the cost per unit or the number of units.

This process produced 140 distinct risk adjusted measures using only 8 input tables over 4 years using no large database displace covering 1,500,000 patients per year. The results are clean reliable data in a fast to market process. 

Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson

Health Economist, MN Community Measurement


Friday October 6, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 85 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

1:15pm

How Hospitals Can Reduce Healthcare Costs by Using Real-Time Analytics and Lean Quality
Reducing costs, along with reducing errors and eliminating waste, is a top priority in the healthcare industry, especially with falling reimbursements and growing expenses. Health systems are feeling the squeeze. Hospital’s missions are focused on succeeding in the Triple Aim and real time analytics combined, with Lean Quality techniques, can play a huge part in quality improvement and cost reduction projects. This session will explore: 
  • Using Lean Quality Techniques and Real-Time Analytics Tools to Reduce Avoidable Errors
  • The Evolution of Real-Time Analytics based Clinical Decision Support Tools into FDA Class 2 Medical Devices  
  • Targeting Sepsis Detection and Treatment as a Specific Lean Quality Improvement Project
  • Explore Approaches to Sustain Long Term Lean Quality Improvement Success  

Speakers
avatar for Al Berning

Al Berning

CEO, Ambient Clinical Analytics


Friday October 6, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 1, 2 & 3 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

1:15pm

How to Improve the Healthcare Experience Using Behavioral Analytics
 Behavioral analytics improve the healthcare experience and can be used to identify and unite all stakeholders to better meet their healthcare needs. This human-centered approach to healthcare is about making people’s lives better by pursuing impact and outcomes using data analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Torre, PhD

Fernando Torre, PhD

Software Engineer, The Nerdery

Sponsors

Friday October 6, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 7 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

1:15pm

Novel Approaches to the Study of Heart Failure Using Medical Records
Heart failure (HF) is the #1 cause of hospitalization in the US. Yet HF can be tough to study, with many recent trials stopping early without results, or completed with suspect data, making conclusions impossible. Recent successful trials in HF required thousands of patients, and took more than 5 years to complete. While Real-World Evidence (RWE) research using claims data is possible for some diseases, HF is too heterogeneous, and requires a more complete picture from an electronic health record (EHR). With recent advances, aggregated EHR may be mature enough to be considered as alternative to prospective trials. 

We describe our efforts to simulate a ‘virtual trial’ in a selected HF cohort with one such aggregated EHR data set. Our team used data from diagnoses, procedures, labs, medications, and other information extracted from clinician notes. We first applied medical guideline definitions, then worked through scenarios to adjust for missing data. I will describe our results with multiple methods to simulate a clinical trial, and characterize potential applications for other areas of study.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Manrodt, MS

Chris Manrodt, MS

Sr Clinical Research Mgr, Evidence and PMO, Medtronic


Friday October 6, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 6 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

2:15pm

Applying Blockchain to Healthcare
Speakers
avatar for Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Optum


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 85 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

2:15pm

Emerging Technologies Bring Unlimited Potential Insights – How Do We Get Unlimited Value from These Insights Without Incurring Unlimited Costs?
In modern analytical ecosystems, the analytics and data science development challenges begin with data discovery end with unclear vision on how to operationalize the outcomes. An inordinate amount of time is spent on the up-front activities of data identification, capture and curation, delaying the time to analytic development.

This session will share best practices for accelerating the time to analysis and model development while establishing a foundation to enable a smooth transition to an operationalized solution. Included will be maximising the value of enterprise data while enabling more agile integration of new, undiscovered kinds of data at the speed of data generation.

Finally, we will explore different facets to simplifying the operationalizing process will be presented, including proven governance frameworks with which to ensure data swamps don’t consume the enterprise, and raising costs and complexity to maintain.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Montemurro

Bob Montemurro

Global Chief Architect Teradata Consulting Services, Teradata
As Global Chief Architect for Teradata Consulting Services, Bob Montemurro leads the Architecture Practice globally, for Teradata.  Mr. Montemurro is responsible for a team of highly skilled architecture consultants who work to establish Teradata as a world class business and technology... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Teradata

Teradata

Sustaining Sponsor


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 8 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

2:15pm

Modeling and Operationalizing Social Determinants of Health
Identifying and managing population risk is fundamental to healthcare organizations that are financially responsible for cost of care. Existing clinical analytics methods to understand future risk in a population primarily rely on historical claims and clinical data. As a result, population health interventions primarily focus on the underlying clinical needs of the population. 

Numerous research organizations posit that between 60-90% of health outcomes are driven by non-clinical factors, but these factors are largely unstudied and unknown at micro-segmented or individual consumer levels. 

Join this session to learn how Carrot Health is applying robust consumer and market data to advanced analytic methods to improve the healthcare market's understanding of the Social Determinants of Health. We will demonstrate how this new level of insight can be used to inform population health initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Rucker, PhD MBA

Derek Rucker, PhD MBA

Cofounder and CTO, Carrot Health
avatar for Spencer Pratt

Spencer Pratt

Director of Product Management, Carrot Health


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 1, 2 & 3 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

2:15pm

Schizophrenia as a Problem of Connectivity: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Meets Graph Theory
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder which can be understood in terms of connectivity.  In this session we will explore a brief history of schizophrenia, a quick primer of MRI techniques, and discuss how graph theory is opening our understanding of the brain.  We will explore some implementation details of using boost graph library to compute and compare graphs at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Nelson, MD

Brent Nelson, MD

Interventional Psychiatrist and Co-Director of the Center for Neurotherapeutics and President and CMIO, NameAgileMedicine, LLC


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 7 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

2:15pm

What You Need to Know: Privacy, Confidentiality and Transparency in a Data-Driven World
With big data, comes big responsibility. As more organizations adapt data driven approaches, greater awareness is needed in how data should be managed to reduce risk and comply with regulatory standards. It’s a general expectation that sensitive and personal information will be kept private and confidential. It’s also expected that organizations know and understand key policies, regulations, and laws that guide the use of data. These include things such as HIPAA, Safe Harbor, and PCI Standards in the US, and coming soon to Europe, GDPR.  Maintaining information securely, using it appropriately, and ensuring that transparency exists is good business. In this session, we will explore these topics and how we, as responsible data professionals, play a role in applying these themes to managing and providing data.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Burdette, MBA

Chad Burdette, MBA

Business Intelligence Manager, WEX Health
avatar for Christopher Michel

Christopher Michel

BI Business and Data Analyst, WEX Health


Friday October 6, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 4 & 5 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

3:15pm

Analytics 101: Intro to Data Prep
Speakers
avatar for Roger Groening

Roger Groening

Analytics Specialist, Medtronic


Friday October 6, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 4 & 5 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

3:15pm

Healthcare Coding and Claims: A review of the Major Coding Systems
We review the major coding systems in use today, including ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, DRG, APC, and revenue codes. Participants will learn the basics of each system, how codes are assigned, and how each system affects reimbursement.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Henriksen

Rich Henriksen

President and Founder, Nokomis Health, Inc.


Friday October 6, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 85 Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, United States