We kicked off Day 3 of CHC16 with an engaging general session from Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, who spoke about working smarter, faster and better together. Charles addressed core principles of continuous advancement and how to discern critical information amid the flood of data we receive each day.
After the general session, National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Vindell Washington joined Cerner President Zane Burke, Cerner Chief Clinical Officer Eva Karp and Dr. Jeff Wall, a Cerner physician executive, for a thought-provoking power session about the role of health IT in a learning health system.
In another power session panel that highlighted keys to a successful cybersecurity program, Children's National Medical Center Director of IT Security Chad Wilson suggested an ounce of prevention goes a long way. Prevention allows appropriate response in real time. Wilson participated in the panel with Cerner Chief Operating Officer Mike Nill, Cerner Chief Security Officer Don Kleoppel; Brandon Dunlop, global chief information security officer at Black & Veatch; Bruce Robison, vice president, chief information officer, CoxHealth; and Cerner Director of Enterprise Security Kevin Hutchison.
"Health care is becoming a target because it houses the full information of an individual." - Mike Nill, Cerner pic.twitter.com/bRicP76uoq4. Cerner (@Cerner) November 15, 2016
In the afternoon, Charles Ingoglia, senior vice president of public policy and practice improvement for the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Dr. John Santopietro, chief clinical officer of behavioral health at Carolinas HealthCare System, spoke about how their organizations work together to improve the lives of patients. "Mental health first aid and awareness is crucial," Ingoglia said. "You're more likely to encounter someone in need of mental health first aid than you are someone needing medical attention or CPR."
In yet another packed power session, Policy Analyst and Creator of The Keckley Report Paul Keckley joined CHIME CEO and President Russ Branzell, as well as Cerner Senior Director of Public Policy Meg Marshall to discuss the impact of the 2016 presidential election. "The combined intellect in this room could fix 90 percent of the problems in health care," Branzell said. We have opportunities to work together."
Attendees browsed the Solutions Gallery to learn more about Cerner's solutions, learn best practices from their provider peers on the Value Stage and talk with the Cerner associates who they work remotely with year-round. Throughout the conference, there will be more than 340 diverse education sessions featuring more than 700 speakers.