Managing a Healthy Performance Across Complex IT Architectures: It’s Both an Art and a Science | A HIMSS Virtual Briefing

Virtual Briefing

Aug 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:45pm CDT
Virtual Event

There is no doubt that effective and efficient infrastructure management is critical in the delivery of safe and reliable patient care.  With the convergence of voice, data, and video travelling across a variety of mediums like satellite, copper, optic fiber, or cellular communications, health IT professionals must not only ensure operational efficiencies and performance but also achieve compliance as well.  Executing and maintaining competencies in unified and data center infrastructure management as well as capacity management is critical in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing, and dynamic enterprise-wide environment. 

Program:

Aug 26, 2015 CDT
Unified Infrastructure Management

While today’s technologies can simplify the deployment of networking, computing, and storage resources, health IT professionals must not only effectively and proactively monitor performance and availability but also be prepared to address the strategical impact of meeting insatiable user data needs.  

Learning Objectives: 

1) Review the components that serve the unified infrastructure needs of an enterprise-wide healthcare environment as related to converging technologies

2) Identify and address the challenges and opportunities for managing a complex environment while minimizing patient care incidents

Speaker(s):

Blake Smith
System Infrastructure Director
CHRISTUS Health

 

Aug 26, 2015 CDT
Data Center Infrastructure Management

 Integrating components of health information technology and facilities management is critical to ensure effective data center infrastructure management (DCIM) practices.  With components like centralized monitoring, management and intelligent capacity planning of a data center’s critical systems that are paramount to effective management, challenges and opportunities abound when combining patient care with clinical and consumer access to information, privacy and security challenges, assurance of systems availability, and bandwidth.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Review the critical components of the data management infrastructure management practices of an enterprise-wide healthcare environment as related to DCIM

2) Identify and address the challenges and opportunities for managing a health IT and facilities in a complex environment while minimizing patient care incidents

Aug 26, 2015 CDT
Capacity Management

With the ARRA incentives to encourage the adoption of electronic health information technologies, the need to effectively manage constant change, predict workloads, and ensure instantaneous access, with practically zero margin for error, is the new norm in health information technology capacity management.  Compounding the complexities are users who bring their own devices (BYOD) to the patient care setting, the need to integrate patient-generated health data, and the breadth and diversity of patient wearables.

Learning Objectives:

1) Identify and address the challenges and opportunities for managing capacity in a complex environment while minimizing patient care incidents

2) Review the critical components of capacity management practices

Speaker(s):

Lynn A. Gibson
Vice President/Chief Technology
CHRISTUS Health

Aug 26, 2015 CDT
Thriving in the healthcare industry with an agile approach to IT infrastructure monitoring

Healthcare industry is rife with opportunities for organizations that can rise to the challenge. But to innovate and meet new  demands, you’ve got to operate with IT agility – so you can provide a quick response at every turn. Join us in this session to learn:

1) What forces in the healthcare space are driving the need for agility?

2) What are the key steps of achieving agile infrastructure monitoring?

3) How organizations are benefiting from it?

4) How CA Technologies can help you?

Speaker(s):

Umair Khan
Principal Product Marketing Manager
CA Technologies

Umair works as a product marketer in the infrastructure management customer solution unit at CA Technologies. He has over eight years of experience working in the software industry with roles spanning from software development, IT management, marketing and pre-sales. Over the years he has gained significant insights about the healthcare industry through research and working with several healthcare customers. Umair has an MBA in Solutions Marketing and Innovation, with an undergraduate degree in software engineering.

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