Leveraging Your IT Data for Maximum Organizational Value

Featuring Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

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Despite progress toward automation of patient and financial records, health care organizations may struggle to utilize this information toward improved quality, efficiency and financial savings. Data analytic products and services have bombarded the market as health care leaders seek to improve the delivery of care while improving bottom line finances. Yet, organizations may find it difficult to establish an effective solution for leveraging this valuable information.

In this webinar, learn the current state of health care business analytics and what’s driving the change. You’ll hear recommendations on how health care organizations can transform their culture from reactive to data driven to support them in achieving their strategies and goals. Hear first-hand from a current ED physician about his challenges, needs and ideas for leveraging information in order to move forward. The session provides a practical step-by-step guide toward gaining value through analysis of information and subsequent action to improve key metrics.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the state of health care business analytics including drivers, options and industry maturity
  • Insights from a typical community hospital on how to improve performance through the wisdom that data can provide
  • A step-by-step guide toward building a data-driven organization

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Thought Leaders

James Deren, PMP, CPHIMS, ACHE
Senior Healthcare IT Strategist
CareTech Solutions
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Jim Deren is a Senior Healthcare IT Strategist for CareTech Solutions who is the project lead for the Business Analytics offering of CareTech Solutions. He is a certified project manager (PMP) and has earned his CPHIMS certification. Mr. Deren has more than 38 years of IT experience, including 25+ in the IT healthcare industry. Prior to joining CareTech, he was the manager of clinical applications for Henry Ford Health System.

Jim has performed over 50 detailed IT assessments and several IT strategic plans for hospitals in the U.S. He has earned a B.S. degree in education/computer science from Eastern Michigan University.

In 2016, Jim presented at a number of conferences, including the 29th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Gulf Coast HIMSS, Wisconsin Dairyland, Northern Ohio HIMSS, and webinars for both the HIMSS Innovation Committee and HIMSS Health IT Week. His prior speaking engagements include the 2012 HIMSS National Conference, 2011 AHA Center for Healthcare Governance Fall Symposium, 2010 HIMSS Virtual Conference, as well as the 2009 Fall Midwest HIMSS and CHIME CIO Fall Forum conferences.

David Bauer, M.D.
Emergency Room Physician
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
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Dr. Bauer has been a practicing emergency physician for the past 32 years, and has cared for patients in nine different emergency department settings throughout his career. He has been a health IT consultant for the past 10 years, assisting organizations with EHR implementation, optimization, and process improvement. He has been on the faculty of Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan as a clinical instructor. He continues to teach residents while practicing in the emergency department. He has been an active member of multiple hospital-based committees, and sits on the Physician Advisory Committee and IT Clinical Advisory Group that governs the IT initiatives at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bauer has also had formal training in LEAN process improvement methodology.

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