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The Biggest Healthcare Trends of 2019 and What’s to Come in 2020

In our Healthcare Outlook for 2019 webinar, Stephen Grossbart, PhD, and Bobbi Brown, MBA, shared their predictions for the biggest trends of the year. Which predictions panned out and which didn’t? View this webinar as Stephen takes a look back at 2019 and makes his forecast for 2020.

So, what did happen in 2019? Following the 2018 midterm elections, we predicted a divided Congress would not pass policies to strengthen or weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We were right. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates debated the extent to which they would support Medicare for All. Insurance costs continued to rise, breaking $20,000 annually for families with employer-sponsored coverage, and CMS continued to support payment policies rewarding quality and interoperability as part of their payment policy.

Join Stephen as he looks in the rearview mirror at these important issues and how they impacted the healthcare industry in 2019 and then gazes into the crystal ball to predict the trends that will most impact healthcare in 2020. In this webinar, Stephen discusses the following topics and more:
• The continued focus on price transparency.
• Congress’ efforts to control prescription drug costs.
• Policies that may change the future of ACOs.
• What to expect going into the 2020 election year.

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Getting Started with

The packages are designed to streamline healthcare machine learning. They do this by including functionality specific to healthcare, as well as simplifying the workflow of creating and deploying models. We believe that machine learning is too helpful and important to be handled solely by full-time data scientists. These packages are a humble attempt at machine learning democratization in a realm that needs it most—healthcare.

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Healthcare Analytics Summit 2019 Highlights

See the highlights from the 2019 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) and what attendees had to say about it.

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Healthcare Analytics: Right-Brain Advice in a Left-Brain World

U.S. healthcare is badly missing the soft, human side of healthcare analytics, especially as it impacts clinicians. How do we fix that? This webinar explores those ideas.

You won’t hear Dale talk about SQL, inner joins, outer joins, R, Python, logistic regression, random forest, or convolutional neural networks but instead, in this webinar he talks about the principles and philosophy of analytics.

For the most part, we’ve figured out the technology of analytics. That is all left-brain thinking—analytical, logical and methodical in nature—and it is literally getting easier every day with new data technology. But, in healthcare, we’re missing the right-brain thinking—creative and artistic in nature—that has almost nothing to do with technology but has everything to do with the human side of pursuing “data driven healthcare.”

Right-brain thinking is required for the oddities and shortcomings of healthcare data, and how to manage those shortcomings in the context of delivering data to the humans who we hope will consume it. The right-brain relates to the personality characteristics of the people who are leading your analytics strategy. It relates to the leadership culture of the organization and where that culture resides on a scale of transparency, internally and externally. The right-brain relates to behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, human decision making theories, and the fundamental factors that motivate or demotivate human behavior. The right-brain relates to concepts like experimental design and PICO—patients, interventions, comparisons, and outcomes—that, if followed, can make your analytics more truthful and believable. It has to do with the way we negotiate and structure performance-based contracts that are loaded with quality metrics that either measure things that can’t be measured accurately or may measure the wrong thing, altogether.

You see, right-brained thinking in this left-brain world of analytics relates to a bunch of things, but mostly it relates to the Golden Rule of Data. Do unto others with data as you would have them do unto you.

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Why Healthcare Costing Matters to Enable Strategy and Financial Performance

According to Moody’s Investment Service Analysis, not-for-profit hospital margins are at an all-time low of 1.6% while the American Hospital Association has found that 30% of all hospitals have negative margins. Financial pressures are continuing to increase in an environment of rising costs, lower payments, an aging population, higher patient responsibility and changing consumer demands. Now more than ever healthcare providers need to have an accurate picture of their costing information to enable precise, strategic decisions that will improve financial performance.

Activity-based costing has the power to do just that. In this webinar Steve Vance, SVP, Professional Services, Health Catalyst explores different costing methodologies and discusses why activity-based costing is the preferable method to manage margins because it directly ties services to their costs. Many healthcare organizations base their costs on generalized drivers such as relative value units (RVUs) through their chargemaster rather than on specific activities associated with their services, leading to inaccurate assumptions and poor decisions.

View this webinar to learn:
– Why activity-based costing should be your core tool for improving financial performance.
– The differences and implications between costing methodologies.
– How to leverage data from an Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) and automate processes while improving accuracy.
– Ways that you can make strategic decisions using clinical and operational data when tied to costing data.
– Activity-based costing use cases such as contract negotiations, pricing decisions, population health management (PHM), and process improvement efforts

We hope that you will will view the webinar and learn from the depth and breadth of Steve’s extensive financial experience.

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Health Care Outlook for 2019

During the 2018 mid-term elections, candidates faced off making big claims that they would be the ones to fix healthcare. Now that they are back to work, what can we anticipate with a new Congress? Will we finally see improvements or gridlock? Join Bobbi Brown, MBA and Stephen Grossbart, PhD as they tackle these questions along with a 2018 lookback of what went right and 2019 predictions of the most important trends that will impact our daily work.

Beyond political maneuvering, in 2018 we saw material changes in the business of healthcare. The pace of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships was strong and deals like the pending acquisition of Aetna by CVS, could dramatically impact patient behavior and revenue streams. In addition, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to support existing programs while adding new measures to support transparency, interoperability and a continued shift to value-based payments. What does this mean for your organization in 2019? View this webinar to learn more across these areas:

– The business of healthcare including new market entrants, business models and shifting strategies to stay competitive.
– Continuous quality and cost control monitoring across populations.
– CMS proposals to push ACOs into two-sided risk models.
– Historic changes to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
– Fewer process measures but more quality outcomes scrutiny for providers.
– Increased consumer demand for more transparency.

There are many challenges and opportunities for all of us in healthcare. Join Bobbi and Stephen as they draw upon their decades of experience to make sense of the past year and look ahead to give you guidance for the new year. This is the fourth year running that Bobbi has presented her predictions at the turn of the new year and past attendees will remember that her knack for predicting is uncanny and her stories are unforgettable. This time was no different.

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AI in Healthcare: Real-World Machine Learning Use Cases

Levi Thatcher, PhD, VP of Data Science at Health Catalyst will share practical AI use cases and distill the lessons into a framework you can use when evaluating AI healthcare projects. Specifically, Levi will answer these questions:

What are great healthcare business cases for AI/ML?
What kind of data do you need?
What tools / talent do you need?
How do you integrate AI/ML into the daily workflow?

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Deploying Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

This webinar will focus on the technical and practical aspects of creating and deploying predictive analytics. We have seen an emerging need for predictive analytics across clinical, operational, and financial domains. One pitfall we’ve seen with predictive analytics is that while many people with access to free tools can develop predictive models, many organizations fail to provide a sufficient infrastructure in which the models are deployed in a consistent, reliable way and truly embedded into the analytics environment. We will survey techniques that are used to get better predictions at scale. This webinar won’t be an intense mathematical treatment of the latest predictive algorithms, but will rather be a guide for organizations that want to embed predictive analytics into their technical and operational workflows.

Topics will include:

Reducing the time it takes to develop a model
Automating model training and retraining
Feature engineering
Deploying the model in the analytics environment
Deploying the model in the clinical environment

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HORNE LLP’s Healthcare Delivery Institute Graduates Class from the Advanced Training Program

Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

The Healthcare Delivery Institute at HORNE LLP recently announced the graduates of its Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Improvement. The ATP trains students, who fill roles in their health care organization ranging from clinicians to CFOs, in both the theory and methodology of continuous quality improvement in the health care environment. The program is a sister-program to Dr. Brent James’ internationally recognized Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Healthcare.

“An unprecedented focus on quality, unsustainable costs and current legislation has created highly disruptive changes in our country's health care system. As a result, health care providers will be directly impacted,” said HDI Director Thomas Prewitt, M.D. “Given HORNE’s long tenure of service and our depth of experience in the health care industry, we believe it is our responsibility to help providers prepare for the new health care delivery models of the future.”

Graduates of the 2014 ATP were: from the University Mississippi Medical Center Mechelle Keeton, Mike Baumann, Patrick Robbins, Patrick Bergin, Rana El Feghaly, Cyrillo Araujo, Jessylen Age, Amanda Breazeale and Ashley Moore Hardy; Dr. Christopher Cummins (Magnolia State Family Medicine); Marcella McKay (Mississippi Hospital Association); Alasdair Roe (Healthcare Providers Insurance Company); Dr. Billy Long (Jackson GI Associates and Endoscopy Center); and from HORNE Jim Wadlington, Julie Martin, Bruce Walt, Rob Ainsworth and Brandon Jones.

Faculty included nationally recognized presenters Tom Burton, Senior Vice President Product Development and Co-Founder at Health Catalyst; Carter Dredge, Director of Healthcare Transformation at Intermountain Healthcare; Andre Delbecq, D.B.A., J. Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy University Professor at Santa Clara University; and Larry Grandia, Health Catalyst Board Member.

The Advanced Training Program registration is open for the fall 2014 and winter 2015 terms. Details about the program, including exact dates and tuition fees are available at You can follow HORNE’s Healthcare Delivery Institute on Twitter @MacroMedicine.

HORNE is one of the top 50 accounting and business advisory firms in the country. With offices in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas, the firm focuses in health care, construction, financial institutions, franchise, government services, public and middle market and wealth advisory. For more information on HORNE LLP, visit

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