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Join us in booth 1878 for dynamic hands-on product demos, information sessions, spirited discussions and more. See you in Chicago, April 12 - 16.

  • Information Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Other Events

Information Sessions

Learn something new about our featured products.

  • Session 1: Taking the Pain out of Prior Authorization

    • Monday, April 13, 11:30am – 12:15pm Booth 1878
      Wednesday, April 15, 10:00am – 10:45am Booth 1878
    • It’s no secret that prior authorization (PA) is one of the biggest hassles physicians face today. Managing PA takes up 3 to 8 hours of a physician’s time per week and costs them thousands of dollars each year. Learn how the industry’s only real-time electronic prior authorization solution seamlessly integrates with your EHR application to eliminate the headaches and hassles associated with manual prior authorization. This session will cover:
      • The time and cost ramifications of today’s manual prior authorization
      • How CompletEPA revolutionizes the process by eliminating the forms, faxes, web portals, and phone calls associated with today’s prior authorization
      • Benefits associated with the automatic pre-population of patient data and real-time approval decisions to the EHR, including physician time and costs, and improved patient care
      • Results of customer pilot study which demonstrated an 80% reduction in physician time spent on PA activities
    • Presenters:

    • Melissa Brown Benefits Messaging, Product Management, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts Joseph Delisle Senior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Neil Simon Chief Operating Officer, Aprima Medical Software
    • Add Monday's Session to Calendar
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  • Session 2: Revolutionizing Accountable Care with Better Data

    • Monday, April 13, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Booth 1878
      Wednesday, April 15, 11:15am – 12:00pm Booth 1878
    • Healthcare analytics, including panel management, are increasingly used by providers as a way to reduce costs by identifying gaps in care, monitoring adherence and reducing readmissions. Yet, healthcare experts throughout the industry repeatedly point out that obtaining consistent and current data for a patient panel is the largest pain point faced by practitioners today. In this session, you will learn how a first-of-its kind data resource is revolutionizing panel management by:
      • Providing fresh, up-to-date information consistently formatted and sent directly from the data source to the healthcare entities’ technical solution within hours, not weeks or months
      • Providing access to multiple source of external pharmacy and PBM data with a single connection
      • Transmitting the data according to NCPDP script standards
      • Helping healthcare organizations more effectively:
        • Reduce high costs associated with the care of higher risk patient populations
        • Avoid CMS penalties for readmissions
        • Measure and improve quality ratings
    • Presenters:

    • Chris DiBlasiSenior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Ryan HessVice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add Monday's Session to Calendar
    • Add Wednesday's Session to Calendar
  • Session 3: Finding Patient Records to Drive More Informed Care

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2:30pm – 3:15pm Booth 1878
      Wednesday, April 15, 12:45pm – 1:30pm Booth 1878
    • Healthcare providers struggle to piece together a complete picture of a patient’s health history. And patients often spend undue time assist in the coordination of their records for their care teams. By accurately locating and matching patients and their records from multiple data sources, organizations attain a complete view of each patient and provider resulting in improved healthcare quality, care coordination, lower costs, increased patient engagement and better privacy and security. In this session hear how your organization can:
      • Reduce the reliance on a patient’s memory of clinical visits, diagnoses and treatment
      • Save time and effort making requests for patient records as well as responding to inbound requests
      • Minimize duplicative and costly procedures or testing with a more complete view of a patient’s health history
    • Presenters:

    • Tara Dragert Director, Messaging and Communication Services, Surescripts Matt Koehler Vice President, Product Innovation, Surescripts
    • Add Tuesdays's Session to Calendar
    • Add Wednesday's Session to Calendar
  • Session 4: Tackling Non-Adherence at the Point of Care

    • Monday, April 13, 1:00pm – 1:45pm Booth 1878
      Tuesday, April 14, 11:30am – 12:15pm Booth 1878
    • According to the CDC, patient non-adherence is a national epidemic, costing the US healthcare system upwards of $300B/year. Learn how a new FHIR-based solution helps deliver improved patient medication management through patient-specific insights, health plan-generated messages, and improved physician engagement and feedback. In this session, we’ll provide a demonstration of this game-changing technology and explore how it:
      • Improves adherence and gaps in care
      • Reduces physician alert fatigue and creates greater impact during the patient visit
      • Creates value for each organization within the healthcare continuum
      • Integrates directly into the providers’ workflow
    • Presenters:

    • Justin Nguyen Transitions of Care, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add Monday's Session to Calendar
    • Add Tuesday's Session to Calendar

Panel Discussions

Gain insights from industry experts.

  • Panel 1: Connecting Healthcare: Navigating the Interoperability Journey

    • Monday, April 13, 3:45pm - 4:30pm Booth 1878
    • Surescripts will convene an esteemed group of industry influencers to discuss how the U.S. healthcare system is navigating the interoperability journey. Together, we will explore the many interoperability plans, roadmaps, standards, and initiatives across health IT. Panelists will share their perspective on the digitization of the health care ecosystem and where we stand on interoperability.
    • Moderator:

    • Tom Skelton Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • Shahid Shah Co-Founder/CEO, Netspective Communications and Author, The Healthcare IT Guy Matthew Holt Co-Chairman, Health 2.0 and Founder, The Healthcare Blog Venk Reddy Senior Director of Connected Health, Walgreens Cris Ross CIO, Mayo Clinic
    • Add to Calendar
  • Panel 2: Connecting The Unconnected—Making Interoperability A Reality For Underserved Markets

    • Tuesday, April 14, 1:00pm - 1:45pm Booth 1878
    • The HITECH act aims to enhance patient care by improving patient access to more detailed health records and to facilitate well-coordinated transitions of care. To comply, healthcare entities must have the capacity to share digitized clinical information in a secure manner. Many providers across the healthcare spectrum, however, lack the budget and resources necessary to implement electronic document exchange capabilities. This is especially true of post-acute care providers, who take care of an estimated 8 million patients per year. Is true interoperability out of reach for this important market?

      In this session, a panel of healthcare and technology experts will share how they made interoperability a reality for their organizations. Panelists will share their challenges, solutions and lessons learned along the way.
    • Moderator:

    • Brent Averette Vice President, EHR Sales, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • Mary Peelen Director of HIT, Mental Health Center of Denver Sterling Short Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Development, Sante Rehabilitation Services Therasa Bell President and CTO, Inofile
    • Add to Calendar
  • Panel 3: The Ideal Prescription: Continuous Quality Improvement in E-Prescribing

    • Tuesday, April 14, 10:00am – 10:45am Booth 1878
    • Electronic health records and electronic prescribing have produced meaningful benefits for patients, providers and pharmacists. But with the industry’s transition from analog to digital healthcare, have we just replaced analog problems with digital ones? During this panel discussion, Surescripts will convene the industry’s leading experts on e-prescribing and clinical quality to discuss the new challenges and opportunities facing prescribers, pharmacists, and technology vendors as a result of the growing adoption of digital health records and e-prescribing. Key constituents from across the healthcare ecosystem will share real-world experiences and best practices for creating value through data accuracy and completeness. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the collective impact we can have on patient safety, medication therapy management, and e-prescribing standards.
    • Moderator:

    • Ajit Dhavle Vice President, Clinical Quality, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • Jon Arends PharmD, Director, Electronic Prescribing, Walgreens Shane Stenner MD, MS, Program Director, RxStar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Kelly L. Turner PharmD, Director, Clinical Systems – Pharmacy, Mercy Sarah T. Corley, M.D., FACP Chief Medical Officer, NextGen Healthcare
    • Add to Calendar
  • Panel 4: Advancing Care with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

    • Tuesday, April 14, 4:00pm – 4:45pm Booth 1878
    • We all know the importance of controlled substances and the value that comes from secure electronic prescriptions. Today in the U.S. about 5% of providers are enabled with EPCS and 71% of pharmacies. This means providers are about 65% behind pharmacy in terms of adoption.

      The amount of information and misinformation around EPCS is daunting. There’s everything from state laws, DEA requirements and a long list of technology mandates. It’s confusing to say the least … even for the people who work on it every day. In this session, you will learn:
      • The challenges facing providers and pharmacy professionals in the adoption of EPCS technology
      • What tools are available to help these stakeholders understand both federal and state requirements of EPCS
      • How key healthcare stakeholders can collaborate to support adoption of EPCS
    • Moderator:

    • Santosh Kalkar Vice President, Prescription Routing, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • David Ting Founder and CTO, Imprivata Sean P. Kelly M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and CMO, Imprivata Paul Calatayud Chief Information Security Officer, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar

Other Events

Join as we collaborate with colleagues and thought leaders outside our booth.

  • Interoperability Showcase

    • Monday, April 13, 4:30pm
    • Interoperability Progress: Lessons learned from sending 7 million Direct messages in 2014.
    • Speaker:

    • Matt Koehler Vice President, Product Innovation, Surescripts
  • SMART

    • Visit the SMART Booth at the interoperability showcase, booth 2084-185 to see a demonstration of our new FHIR-based solution that helps deliver improved patient medication management through patient-specific insights, health plan-generated messages, and improved physician engagement and feedback.
  • Information Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Other Events

Monday, April 13

  • 11:30AM - 12:15PMTaking the Pain out of Prior Authorization

    • It’s no secret that prior authorization (PA) is one of the biggest hassles physicians face today. Managing PA takes up 3 to 8 hours of a physician’s time per week and costs them thousands of dollars each year. Learn how the industry’s only real-time electronic prior authorization solution seamlessly integrates with your EHR application to eliminate the headaches and hassles associated with manual prior authorization. This session will cover:
      • The time and cost ramifications of today’s manual prior authorization
      • How CompletEPA revolutionizes the process by eliminating the forms, faxes, web portals, and phone calls associated with today’s prior authorization
      • Benefits associated with the automatic pre-population of patient data and real-time approval decisions to the EHR, including physician time and costs, and improved patient care
      • Results of customer pilot study which demonstrated an 80% reduction in physician time spent on PA activities
    • Presenters:

    • Melissa Brown Benefits Messaging, Product Management, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts Joseph Delisle Senior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Neil Simon Chief Operating Officer, Aprima Medical Software
    • Add to Calendar
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PMTackling Non-Adherence at the Point of Care

    • According to the CDC, patient non-adherence is a national epidemic, costing the US healthcare system upwards of $300B/year. Learn how a new FHIR-based solution helps deliver improved patient medication management through patient-specific insights, health plan-generated messages, and improved physician engagement and feedback. In this session, we’ll provide a demonstration of this game-changing technology and explore how it:
      • Improves adherence and gaps in care
      • Reduces physician alert fatigue and creates greater impact during the patient visit
      • Creates value for each organization within the healthcare continuum
      • Integrates directly into the providers’ workflow
    • Presenters:

    • Justin Nguyen Transitions of Care, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar
  • 2:30PM - 3:15PMRevolutionizing Accountable Care with Better Data

    • Healthcare analytics, including panel management, are increasingly used by providers as a way to reduce costs by identifying gaps in care, monitoring adherence and reducing readmissions. Yet, healthcare experts throughout the industry repeatedly point out that obtaining consistent and current data for a patient panel is the largest pain point faced by practitioners today. In this session, you will learn how a first-of-its kind data resource is revolutionizing panel management by:
      • Providing fresh, up-to-date information consistently formatted and sent directly from the data source to the healthcare entities’ technical solution within hours, not weeks or months
      • Providing access to multiple source of external pharmacy and PBM data with a single connection
      • Transmitting the data according to NCPDP script standards
      • Helping healthcare organizations more effectively:
        • Reduce high costs associated with the care of higher risk patient populations
        • Avoid CMS penalties for readmissions
        • Measure and improve quality ratings
    • Presenters:

    • Chris DiBlasiSenior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Ryan HessVice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar
  • 3:45PM - 4:30PMConnecting Healthcare: Navigating the Interoperability Journey

    • Surescripts will convene an esteemed group of industry influencers to discuss how the U.S. healthcare system is navigating the interoperability journey. Together, we will explore the many interoperability plans, roadmaps, standards, and initiatives across health IT. Panelists will share their perspective on the digitization of the health care ecosystem and where we stand on interoperability.
    • Moderator:

    • Tom Skelton Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • Shahid Shah Co-Founder/CEO, Netspective Communications and Author, The Healthcare IT Guy Matthew Holt Co-Chairman, Health 2.0 and Founder, The Healthcare Blog Venk Reddy Senior Director of Connected Health, Walgreens Cris Ross CIO, Mayo Clinic
    • Add to Calendar
  • 4:30PMInteroperability Showcase

    • Interoperability Progress: Lessons learned from sending 7 million Direct messages in 2014.
    • Speaker:

    • Matt Koehler Vice President, Product Innovation, Surescripts

Tuesday, April 14

  • 10:00AM - 10:45AMThe Ideal Prescription: Continuous Quality Improvement in E-Prescribing

    • Electronic health records and electronic prescribing have produced meaningful benefits for patients, providers and pharmacists. But with the industry’s transition from analog to digital healthcare, have we just replaced analog problems with digital ones? During this panel discussion, Surescripts will convene the industry’s leading experts on e-prescribing and clinical quality to discuss the new challenges and opportunities facing prescribers, pharmacists, and technology vendors as a result of the growing adoption of digital health records and e-prescribing. Key constituents from across the healthcare ecosystem will share real-world experiences and best practices for creating value through data accuracy and completeness. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the collective impact we can have on patient safety, medication therapy management, and e-prescribing standards.
    • Moderator:

    • Ajit Dhavle Vice President, Clinical Quality, Surescripts
    • Jon Arends PharmD, Director, Electronic Prescribing, Walgreens Shane Stenner MD, MS, Program Director, RxStar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Kelly L. Turner PharmD, Director, Clinical Systems – Pharmacy, Mercy Sarah T. Corley, M.D., FACP Chief Medical Officer, NextGen Healthcare
    • Add to Calendar
  • 11:30AM - 12:15PMTackling Non-Adherence at the Point of Care

    • According to the CDC, patient non-adherence is a national epidemic, costing the US healthcare system upwards of $300B/year. Learn how a new FHIR-based solution helps deliver improved patient medication management through patient-specific insights, health plan-generated messages, and improved physician engagement and feedback. In this session, we’ll provide a demonstration of this game-changing technology and explore how it:
      • Improves adherence and gaps in care
      • Reduces physician alert fatigue and creates greater impact during the patient visit
      • Creates value for each organization within the healthcare continuum
      • Integrates directly into the providers’ workflow
    • Presenters:

    • Justin Nguyen Transitions of Care, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar
  • 1:00PM - 1:45PMConnecting The Unconnected—Making Interoperability A Reality For Underserved Markets

    • The HITECH act aims to enhance patient care by improving patient access to more detailed health records and to facilitate well-coordinated transitions of care. To comply, healthcare entities must have the capacity to share digitized clinical information in a secure manner. Many providers across the healthcare spectrum, however, lack the budget and resources necessary to implement electronic document exchange capabilities. This is especially true of post-acute care providers, who take care of an estimated 8 million patients per year. Is true interoperability out of reach for this important market?

      In this session, a panel of healthcare and technology experts will share how they made interoperability a reality for their organizations. Panelists will share their challenges, solutions and lessons learned along the way.
    • Moderator:

    • Brent Averette Vice President, EHR Sales, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • Mary Peelen Director of HIT, Mental Health Center of Denver Sterling Short Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Development, Sante Rehabilitation Services Therasa Bell President and CTO, Inofile
    • Add to Calendar
  • 2:30PM - 3:15PMFinding Patient Records to Drive More Informed Care

    • Healthcare providers struggle to piece together a complete picture of a patient’s health history. And patients often spend undue time assist in the coordination of their records for their care teams. By accurately locating and matching patients and their records from multiple data sources, organizations attain a complete view of each patient and provider resulting in improved healthcare quality, care coordination, lower costs, increased patient engagement and better privacy and security. In this session hear how your organization can:
      • Reduce the reliance on a patient’s memory of clinical visits, diagnoses and treatment
      • Save time and effort making requests for patient records as well as responding to inbound requests
      • Minimize duplicative and costly procedures or testing with a more complete view of a patient’s health history
    • Presenters:

    • Tara Dragert Director, Messaging and Communication Services, Surescripts Matt Koehler Vice President, Product Innovation, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar
  • 4:00PM - 4:45PMAdvancing Care with Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)

    • We all know the importance of controlled substances and the value that comes from secure electronic prescriptions. Today in the U.S. about 5% of providers are enabled with EPCS and 71% of pharmacies. This means providers are about 65% behind pharmacy in terms of adoption.

      The amount of information and misinformation around EPCS is daunting. There’s everything from state laws, DEA requirements and a long list of technology mandates. It’s confusing to say the least … even for the people who work on it every day. In this session, you will learn:
      • The challenges facing providers and pharmacy professionals in the adoption of EPCS technology
      • What tools are available to help these stakeholders understand both federal and state requirements of EPCS
      • How key healthcare stakeholders can collaborate to support adoption of EPCS
    • Moderator:

    • Santosh Kalkar Vice President, Prescription Routing, Surescripts
    • Our Panelists:

    • David Ting Founder and CTO, Imprivata Sean P. Kelly M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and CMO, Imprivata Paul Calatayud Chief Information Security Officer, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar

Wednesday, April 15

  • 10:00AM - 10:45AMTaking the Pain out of Prior Authorization

    • It’s no secret that prior authorization (PA) is one of the biggest hassles physicians face today. Managing PA takes up 3 to 8 hours of a physician’s time per week and costs them thousands of dollars each year. Learn how the industry’s only real-time electronic prior authorization solution seamlessly integrates with your EHR application to eliminate the headaches and hassles associated with manual prior authorization. This session will cover:
      • The time and cost ramifications of today’s manual prior authorization
      • How CompletEPA revolutionizes the process by eliminating the forms, faxes, web portals, and phone calls associated with today’s prior authorization
      • Benefits associated with the automatic pre-population of patient data and real-time approval decisions to the EHR, including physician time and costs, and improved patient care
      • Results of customer pilot study which demonstrated an 80% reduction in physician time spent on PA activities
    • Presenters:

    • Melissa Brown Benefits Messaging, Product Management, Surescripts Ryan Hess Vice President, Business Management, Surescripts Joseph Delisle Senior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Neil Simon Chief Operating Officer, Aprima Medical Software
    • Add to Calendar
  • 11:15AM - 12:00PMRevolutionizing Accountable Care with Better Data

    • Healthcare analytics, including panel management, are increasingly used by providers as a way to reduce costs by identifying gaps in care, monitoring adherence and reducing readmissions. Yet, healthcare experts throughout the industry repeatedly point out that obtaining consistent and current data for a patient panel is the largest pain point faced by practitioners today. In this session, you will learn how a first-of-its kind data resource is revolutionizing panel management by:
      • Providing fresh, up-to-date information consistently formatted and sent directly from the data source to the healthcare entities’ technical solution within hours, not weeks or months
      • Providing access to multiple source of external pharmacy and PBM data with a single connection
      • Transmitting the data according to NCPDP script standards
      • Helping healthcare organizations more effectively:
        • Reduce high costs associated with the care of higher risk patient populations
        • Avoid CMS penalties for readmissions
        • Measure and improve quality ratings
    • Presenters:

    • Chris DiBlasiSenior Business Management Analyst, Surescripts Ryan HessVice President, Business Management, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar
  • 12:45PM - 1:30PMFinding Patient Records to Drive More Informed Care

    • Healthcare providers struggle to piece together a complete picture of a patient’s health history. And patients often spend undue time assist in the coordination of their records for their care teams. By accurately locating and matching patients and their records from multiple data sources, organizations attain a complete view of each patient and provider resulting in improved healthcare quality, care coordination, lower costs, increased patient engagement and better privacy and security. In this session hear how your organization can:
      • Reduce the reliance on a patient’s memory of clinical visits, diagnoses and treatment
      • Save time and effort making requests for patient records as well as responding to inbound requests
      • Minimize duplicative and costly procedures or testing with a more complete view of a patient’s health history
    • Presenters:

    • Tara Dragert Director, Messaging and Communication Services, Surescripts Matt Koehler Vice President, Product Innovation, Surescripts
    • Add to Calendar