HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018
Director of Innovation
Atrium Health

As Director of Innovation, Ann-Somers leads innovation consulting projects in partnership with operational owners to develop breakthrough, human-centered solutions that improve patient outcomes and accelerate the transformation of Carolinas HealthCare System. In this role, she leads the team’s environmental scanning efforts to proactively identify emerging opportunities and disruptive trends, developing insights and implications to promote future organizational success. She also trains organizational leaders in the tenets of disruptive strategy, innovation, and user-centered customer discovery methods. Prior to joining Carolinas HealthCare System, Ann-Somers worked for Oliver Wyman, focusing on strategy development and implementation of value-based care models for health insurers.

March 5, 2018
10:10am - 10:40am

In this session, Carolinas HealthCare System will review its journey to create a transformative and innovative model of primary care - one built on value, consumerism, team-based care and thoughtful digital strategy. Importantly, the discussion will address the clinical, operational and business challenges of disruptive innovation within a healthcare organization.

As an example, this session will share key design lessons from Carolinas' Proactive Health practice, which has achieved 80+ percent blood pressure control in 250+ previously uncontrolled hypertensive patients.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand disruptive innovation and emergent strategy in an incumbent healthcare enterprise.
  • Hear about lessons learned from real-world deployment of continuous, collaborative care and personal digital health.
  • Key takeaways from 5 years of person-centered design experience in primary care connected health.

As this session will demonstrate, the continuous learning of an agile, emergent strategy approach goes hand in hand with the outcomes produced by technology solutions.

March 5, 2018
12:40pm - 1:00pm

One of the best ways learn is to network with your peers. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with morning speakers and dive deeper into specific topics.

Here's how it works:

Speakers from the morning sessions will be stationed at different tables in the room. Attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one or in groups with individual speakers.

Network, share and learn in this interactive environment.

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