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HIMSS24 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Baker Tilly is proud to sponsor, exhibit and attend this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference & Exhibition. Join us for this informative event where Baker Tilly and industry leaders come together to solve some of the most critical financial and operational challenges in the industry.  

Make sure to stop by our exhibition booth no. 3947 to connect and network with our healthcare professionals and to learn about how Baker Tilly can help meet your organizational needs. We will also be offering complimentary headshots allowing you to update your professional image with a top-quality photograph, as well as hosting educational speaking sessions. Join us at one of the more than 10 sessions:

Tuesday, March 12:  

  • Forging a New Path of AI Governance and Ethics in Healthcare   
  • The Critical Role of ERP in Healthcare Transformation 
  • Preparing for the AI Revolution in Healthcare 
  • The Critical Role of EHR in Healthcare Transformation 
  • Maximize ROI with Proficient Project Controls 
  • Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance 
  • Unleashing Efficiencies and Cost Savings through Back-Office Modernization 
  • From Chaos to Compliance: Navigating Cybersecurity Frameworks 

Wednesday, March 13:   

  • Maximizing Tax Credit Opportunities Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 
  • The Critical Role of EHR in Healthcare Transformation 
  • Unlocking Interoperability by Embracing FHIR API Standards 
  • Improving workflows and Revenue Capture through EHR and EHR Integration 
  • Healthcare Analytics and Transforming Data into Insights 
  • Unleashing Efficiencies and Cost Savings through Back-Office Modernization 
  • Reducing Revenue Leakage and Improving Keepage in Healthcare 
  • Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance 

Thursday, March 14:   

  • Maximizing Tax Credit Opportunities Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 
  • Stories of Construction Fraud and Overcharges and How to Prevent and Detect Them 
  • From Chaos to Compliance: Navigating Cybersecurity Frameworks 
  • Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance 
10:00 a.m. - Forging a New Path of AI Governance and Ethics in Healthcare 

Speakers: 

  • Dave DuVarney 
  • Rob Long 

Quick overview: 

  • AI in healthcare and how it can revolutionize diagnostics and patient care. 
  • Lack of regulations that pose new challenges for healthcare leaders. 
  • Key aspects of AI governance, covering ethics, data privacy, and regulatory compliance. 
11:00 a.m. -The Critical Role of EHR in Healthcare Transformation

Speakers: 

  • Ed Ricks   
  • Kathy Kuhar 

Quick overview: 

  • The significance of EHR systems in healthcare organizations as a substantial investment for managing information and workflows. 
  • Strategies for enhancing clinician productivity and satisfaction through EHR system optimization. 
  • The impact of EHR system optimization on achieving positive ROI for healthcare organizations. 
12:00 p.m. - Preparing for the AI Revolution in Healthcare

Speakers: 

  • Dave DuVarney  
  • Rob Long 

Quick overview: 

  • Optimizing infrastructure and implementing data management controls in healthcare systems adopting AI. 
  • Preparing healthcare organizations for AI integration, including strategies for streamlining data collection and ensuring data quality. 
  • Establishing a robust IT framework to support AI integration in healthcare settings. 
1:00 p.m. -The Critical Role of ERP in Healthcare Transformation

Speakers: 

  • Kayla Flint   
  • Steve Salata 

Quick overview: 

  • How ERP systems in healthcare organizations can enhance efficiencies, ensure data accuracy, and establish operational effectiveness. 
  • Common pitfalls associated with ERP system implementation in healthcare settings and strategies to avoid them. 
    Opportunities to enhance overall efficiencies within healthcare organizations through effective utilization of ERP systems. 
2:00 p.m. - Maximize ROI with Proficient Project Controls

Speaker: 

  • Tony Ollmann 

Quick overview: 

  • The role of project controls as a catalyst for achieving ROI and ensuring timely project completion. 
  • How project controls can drive strategic decision-making within a healthcare organization. 
  • Practical strategies for implementing and leveraging project controls to enhance organizational performance. 
3:00 p.m. - Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance

Speakers: 

  • Ed Ricks   
  • Kathy Kuhar 

Quick overview: 

  • Opportunities with 340B drug charging 
  • Improving compliance with state and federal regulations. 
  • Optimizing revenue with charge modeling strategies. 
4:00 p.m. - Unleashing Efficiencies and Cost Savings through Back-Office Modernization

Speakers: 

  • Meghan Loomis   
  • Steve Salata 

Quick overview: 

  • The importance of back-office modernization for operational efficiencies and cost savings in health systems. 
  • Strategies for improving workflows, data accuracy, and integrating innovative technologies in back-office operations. 
  • How back-office modernization can create a more agile and financially optimized organizational structure in healthcare settings. 
5:00 p.m. - From Chaos to Compliance: Navigating Cybersecurity Frameworks

Speakers: 

  • Emily Di Nardo
  • Nicole Kramer  

Quick overview: 

  • Increasing compliance requirements and risks in information security landscapes 
  • Frameworks like HITRUST, HIPAA regulation, NIST, ISO and FedRAMP among others to understanding overlaps and intersections 
  • How to create an enterprise information security compliance strategy 
10:00 a.m. - Maximizing Tax Credit Opportunities Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Speaker: 

  • Tony Ollmann

Quick overview: 

  • The Inflation Reduction Act and what it means for healthcare organizations. 
  • Potential credits your healthcare organization may be eligible for. 
  • Actionable steps to position your projects for maximum benefits. 
11:00 a.m. -The Critical Role of ERP in Healthcare Transformation

Speakers: 

  • Kayla Flint   
  • Steve Salata 

Quick overview: 

  • How ERP systems in healthcare organizations can enhance efficiencies, ensure data accuracy, and establish operational effectiveness. 
  • Common pitfalls associated with ERP system implementation in healthcare settings and strategies to avoid them. 
  • Opportunities to enhance overall efficiencies within healthcare organizations through effective utilization of ERP systems. 
12:00 p.m. - Unlocking Interoperability by Embracing FHIR API Standards

Speakers: 

  • Dave DuVarney   
  • Rob Long 

Quick overview: 

  • The benefits healthcare organizations can gain beyond compliance with the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule. 
  • The impact of FHIR APIs on data exchange, system compatibility and patient care. 
  • Practical guidance on adopting and using FHIR APIs for seamless interoperability in healthcare IT systems.
1:00 p.m. - Improving workflows and Revenue Capture through EHR and ERP Integration

Speakers: 

  • Ed Ricks   
  • Jitendra Barmecha, SBH Health CIO 

Quick overview: 

  • The impact of cloud-based EHR systems and ERP tools on healthcare cost and efficiency. 
  • Operational benefits of integrating ERP and EHR platforms, including cost reduction and improved workflow. 
  • Insights from a health system CIO on practical implementation strategies for enhancing operational effectiveness through platform integration. 
2:00 p.m. - Healthcare Analytics and Transforming Data into Insights

Speakers: 

  • Dave DuVarney  
  • Rob Long 

Quick overview: 

  • How healthcare analytics can transform data into actionable insights for informed decision-making, optimizing patient care and improving operational efficiency. 
  • Challenges like diverse data integration, privacy, and security in personalized patient care through data analytics. 
  • The latest trends in AI and machine learning within healthcare analytics to improve health outcomes. 
3:00 p.m. Unleashing Efficiencies and Cost Savings through Back-Office Modernization

Speakers: 

  • Meghan Loomis  
  • Steve Salata 

Quick overview: 

  • The importance of back-office modernization for operational efficiencies and cost savings in health systems. 
  • Strategies for improving workflows, data accuracy, and integrating innovative technologies in back-office operations. 
  • How back-office modernization can create a more agile and financially optimized organizational structure in healthcare settings. 
4:00 p.m. - Reducing Revenue Leakage and Improving Keepage in Healthcare

Speakers: 

  • Steve House   
  • Jim Feen, Southcoast Health CIO

Quick overview: 

  • How healthcare organizations address revenue stability challenges amidst complex reimbursement models, regulations, and evolving landscapes. 
  • Strategies used by health system CIOs to respond to dynamic healthcare environments and sustain revenue stability. 
  • Ongoing efforts by healthcare leaders to adapt to changes while ensuring financial viability. 
5:00 p.m. - Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance

Speakers: 

  • Ed Ricks   
  • Kathy Kuhar 

Quick overview: 

  • Opportunities with 340B drug charging.
  • Improving compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Optimizing revenue with charge modeling strategies.
10:00 a.m - Maximizing Tax Credit Opportunities Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Speaker: 

  • Doug Baldessari

Quick overview: 

  • The Inflation Reduction Act and what it means for healthcare organizations. 
  • Potential credits your healthcare organization may be eligible for. 
  • Actionable steps to position your projects for maximum benefits. 
11:00 a.m. - Stories of Construction Fraud and Overcharges and How to Prevent and Detect Them 

Speaker:  

  • Tony Ollmann

Quick overview: 

  • Case study: Patient tower audit uncovering change order price inflation. 
  • Case study: Contract terms enabling the contractor to bill for excessive overtime. 
  • Case study: Contractor billings for donated materials and services. 
  • Case study: Consequences for failing to manage local building code compliance. 
12:00 p.m. - From Chaos to Compliance: Navigating Cybersecurity Frameworks

Speakers: 

  • Emily Di Nardo
  • Nicole Kramer  

Quick overview: 

  • Increasing compliance requirements and risks in information security landscapes.
  • Frameworks like HITRUST, HIPAA regulation, NIST, ISO and FedRAMP among others to understanding overlaps and intersections.
  • How to create an enterprise information security compliance strategy.
1:00 p.m. - Optimize 340B Medication Reimbursement and Compliance

Speakers: 

  • Ed Ricks   
  • Kathy Kuhar 

Quick overview: 

  • Opportunities with 340B drug charging.
  • Improving compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Optimizing revenue with charge modeling strategies.

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