HIMSS ’19 is Right Around the Corner!

Planning your trip to Orlando, Fl? Don’t miss out on your chance to hear from UPMC experts and meet our portfolio companies in booth #6043 to hear how we are creating products and businesses that make life changing medicine happen.

Complete details below!

Who is Speaking?

Industry Snapshot: Cloud Security in Healthcare

When: 2:40pm – 3:00pm Monday, February 11

Where: Rosen Centre, Rosen Centre Executive Ballroom I

Who: Janet King, Senior Director Market Insights, HIMSS Media

Description: In this session, HIMSS Media’s Janet King, senior director market insights, will share some industry insights and findings from a research project conducted in October 2018 for the Center for Connected Medicine. That project’s goals: To better understand the attitudes and perceptions that healthcare IT and security professionals hold about cloud security.

In this session you will learn:
· To what extent cybersecurity concerns are limiting the use of cloud services on healthcare?
· What cybersecurity concerns or risks are top of mind for healthcare professionals?
· To what degree do hospitals and acute care facilities trust public cloud solutions?
· What types of healthcare data are hospitals comfortable storing/managing in the cloud?

How to Ensure Your Organization Moves Safely to the Cloud

When: 3:20pm – 3:50pm Monday, February 11

Where: Rosen Centre – Rosen Centre Executive I

Who: John Houston, Vice President, Privacy & Information Security, UPMC

About: Chief information security officers from UPMC, the Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and other leading healthcare organizations joined forces last summer with HITRUST to create the Third-Party Risk Management Council. The reason: Methods employed today to manage third-party risk are cumbersome and generally not effective. What’s more, health care providers are increasingly dependent on services controlled or hosted by third parties.

Remote Monitoring Shows Significant Pop Health Benefits

When: 10:30am – 11:30am Tuesday, February 12

Where: Orange County Convention Center W315B

Who: Andrew Watson, MD, Vice President, Clinical Information Technology Transformation, UPMC

About: Patient engagement is critical to realizing outcomes and improvements necessary for health care systems’ movement toward value-based care. However, the sickest populations are often those with the most obstacles to the kind of engagement needed to make a positive impact on their care and on costs. Telemedicine, once thought of as a fringe approach appropriate for only a small population of total patients, is now being used to significantly boost engagement among patients with chronic and costly morbidities such as congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), along with specialized but typically very costly populations such as those with post-partum hypertension. UPMC and the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) are both influential champions for the use of telemedicine to help manage these patient populations and will discuss how their use of this platform is improving care and lowering costs.

Patient Portals: Critical for Consumer-Driven Care

When: 3:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, February 12

Where: Orange County Convention Center – W315B

Who: Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

About: While patient portals are being widely adopted, coaching and engaging patients and families using the personal health record (PHR) to improve outcomes in pediatric care has not been a priority. Participants will hear from a primary care pediatrician who combines traditional care with modern technology, the CMIO of a large children’s hospital, and the parent of a child with a chronic illness. A patient portal can – and should! – be much more than an appointment request and prescription renewal platform. Panelists will share their experiences of using the portal as a tool for education, communication, and care coordination. We will discuss and define barriers and opportunities for the entire care team, including patients and families, to effectively use the PHR to prioritize information sharing, patient convenience, and patient safety. Special focus will be on issues in the care of children, including privacy and portal access in adolescents, and safe creation of personal health data.

Advanced Analytics in Clinical Operations: Framework and ROI

When: 10:00am – 11:00am Thursday, February 14

Where: Orange County Convention Center – W303A

Who: Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

About: Collection, analysis, and timely dissemination of accurate clinical and throughput data changes physician behavior, and improves care outcomes. We integrated actionable analytics into the broader framework of disease management, with appendicitis care as the prototype. Our objectives were to minimize variation in outcomes and reduce median adjusted length-of-stay (LOS), and controllable (direct) cost per case. The care pathway involved pre-operative and post-operative order sets in the EMR. We used a self-service business intelligence application that empowers users to access and query clinical, productivity and throughput data while dynamically representing the data set. The median LOS dropped by 21%, yielding per-case cost savings of 11%. Based on this success and lessons learned, we are streamlining care for 30 pediatric conditions, and expanding the impact to positively affect 30% of our inpatients (20,000 annual discharges).

Visit Our Booth

UPMC Enterprises Booth # 6043

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Tuesday, February 12 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 13 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 14 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Meet our exhibiting portfolio companies:

Health Fidelity develops innovative technologies for health plans in the value-based health care era. The company worked with UPMC to develop a comprehensive risk-adjustment solution for Medicare Advantage, Medicare ACO, and health insurance exchange programs. The technology – first deployed at UPMC Health Plan – uses analytics, workflow optimization, and point-of-care integration to provide the control, transparency, and information necessary to successfully run risk-adjustment programs at health plans.

Learn more about Health Fidelity.


Moxe’s solution helps health systems and health plans share medical records and key patient insights – automatically, instantly. Using their interactive network, payers and health systems collaborate, in real-time, to seamlessly and securely share the right information and deliver the clinical and administrative data needed for everything from risk adjustment to HEDIS scores, Star ratings, and more.

Learn more about Moxe.

RxRevu believes in improving the value of healthcare through informed and consistent prescribing decisions. Their EHR-embedded solutions allow prescribers to choose the most effective medication at the lowest cost, removing friction for patients and prescribers. SwiftRx™ combines evidence-based guidelines, therapeutic alternatives, and real-time, patient-specific cost information in a first-of-its-kind application. In addition to bringing cost and evidence-based guidelines into the prescribing workflow, the platform provides behavioral analytics to help organizations drive consistent behavior to better manage pharmacy risk. RxRevu is THE Prescription Decision Support Platform.

Learn more about RxRevu


Socially Determined focuses on analyzing clinical and claims data with outside contextual data to build a holistic model of people and the communities they live in, and their interactions with the health care system. Socially Determined delivers advanced visualizations and reporting through a cloud-based platform directly integrating into clinical workflows.

Learn more about Socially Determined.


Incubated at Providence Health & Services through its Digital Innovation Group, the Xealth platform enables clinicians to prescribe and monitor digital health care content, apps, and services as easily as they do medications or orders today. Xealth can onboard new digital care vendors in a fraction of the time, integrate the patient experience into a health system portal, and determine the efficacy and engagement of digital care solutions across patient populations.

Learn more about Xealth .

To learn more about the HIMSS 2019 Conference, visit HIMSS.org