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ISMIE’s Risk Management Symposium Emerging Risks:
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November 1, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Lombard, Illinois

Attend the premier patient safety and risk management conference

ISMIE’s annual Risk Management Symposium – a one-day conference in the Chicagoland area – will bring together eight extraordinary speakers to offer unparalleled insights and practical advice from the cutting edge of patient safety and risk management.

This year’s topics will include opioids, diagnostic accuracy, cannabis, big data, social determinants of health, burnout and resilience, and more!

2019 Speakers & Sessions

Jamie Orlikoff

Brave New World: Trends in Healthcare and Their Implications for Liability

Jamie Orlikoff

Jamie Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in healthcare governance and leadership, strategy, quality, patient safety, and organizational development. He is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and Health Forum, and was named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list by Modern Healthcare magazine. Mr. Orlikoff will be presenting...

Brave New World: Trends in Healthcare and Their Implications for Liability

The U.S. healthcare system is facing a wide array of challenges, from rapidly escalating healthcare costs to the aging American population and the attendant pressures on Medicare financing. These disruptive forces have given rise to trends that are familiar to every clinician: hospital system consolidation, the consumerization of healthcare, and the ever-increasing pressure on medical professionals to accomplish more in less time – while remaining resilient and avoiding burnout.

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Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, FASAM

The Opioid Crisis: Evidence-Based Strategies to Address This Public Health Epidemic

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, FASAM

Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, FASAM, is a sought-after, charismatic speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction awareness. She is a Forbes contributor and has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, Charlie Rose and CBS New York. She has also published in the Huffington Post and STAT and has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and Oprah.com. Dr. Roy will be presenting...

The Opioid Crisis: Evidence-Based Strategies to Address This Public Health Epidemic

In 2015, over 27 million people in the United States used illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs, costing over $400 billion annually in crime, health and lost productivity. In 2017, over 70,000 people died of a drug overdose, two-thirds of which were related to opioids. Even though the treatment strategy for opioid use disorder is well-established, only 20% access treatment. Stigma and lack of education remain major barriers to care. This session will describe the scope of the opioid crisis and evidence-based treatment, as well as other comprehensive strategies and harm reduction tools.

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Dean F. Sittig, PhD

Understanding EHRs: From Patient Safety to Defensibility of Care

Dean F. Sittig, PhD

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, is a professor of biomedical informatics in the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He received his PhD in medical informatics from the University of Utah. His research interests center on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of clinical information and communication systems. Dr. Sittig will be presenting...

Understanding EHRs: From Patient Safety to Defensibility of Care

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) represent one of the most important changes the healthcare delivery system has experienced in the last 20 years. EHRs have led to significant improvements in patient safety but have also resulted in numerous unintended adverse consequences.

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David Casarett, MD, MA

Medical Cannabis: The Truth Behind the Buzz

David Casarett, MD, MA

David Casarett, MD, MA, is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose work focuses on improving systems of care for people with serious, life-threatening illnesses. A professor of medicine at Duke University, Dr. Casarett also serves as the chief of palliative care for Duke Health and the director of the Duke Center for Palliative Care. He is the founder of the VA PROMISE Center (now the Veteran Experience Center), which aims to improve end-of-life care for veterans, and also designed the Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) research project, which examined quality measures from EMRs and families’ perceptions of care at a dozen hospices across the U.S. Dr. Casarett will be presenting...

Medical Cannabis: The Truth Behind the Buzz

There’s a lot of discussion about marijuana legalization given that medical cannabis is now legal in more than half of U.S. states and a growing number have legalized recreational marijuana use by adults. But does medical cannabis work, or is it just an excuse to get high?

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Michael Hanak, MD

Dig Deeper: Screening for Social Determinants

Michael Hanak, MD

Michael Hanak, MD, is associate chief medical informatics officer at Rush University Medical Center and vice chairperson of clinical programs in the Department of Family Medicine at Rush Medical College. As co-chair of the Quality Committee for the 650+ physician medical group, Dr. Hanak is well-versed in areas of clinical quality improvement, data analytics, and value-based care. He led Rush’s participation in the Pursuing Equity national collaborative sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is a member of the Health Equity Workgroup of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hanak will be presenting...

Dig Deeper: Screening for Social Determinants

More attention is being given to the social determinants of health as healthcare organizations seek to achieve improved health outcomes at lower costs. Though risk management of medically complex patients is essential, attention must also be paid to factors that influence a person’s health and their ability to access care. This session reviews factors that contribute to disparities in health outcomes and outlines one approach to raising awareness, improving screening, and addressing the social needs of high-risk patients.

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Stephanie Martin, DO

Levels of Maternal Care in the United States: What Does This Mean for You?

Stephanie Martin, DO

Stephanie Martin, DO, is medical director and co-owner of Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC. Through her consulting business, she helps hospitals develop obstetric intensive care programs. In addition to her extensive clinical experience caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Martin has helped lead and develop maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) practices in several states. Her passion for educating has also led to her role as course director for America’s Board Review MFM Oral Board Exam Review Course, which helps MFM candidates prepare for the oral board examination. Dr. Martin will be presenting...

Levels of Maternal Care in the United States: What Does This Mean for You?

The United States has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the developed world. Maternal morbidity is even more common and presents opportunities to address gaps in care and improve pregnancy outcomes. Recently, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Centers for Disease Control have proposed a framework for levels of maternal care in response to the rising rates of maternal morbidity and mortality.

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Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD

Making Big Data Actionable for Physicians: How to Leverage Data for Better Patient Outcomes

Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD

Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD, is co-founder and chief medical officer of Litmus Health and serves as the dean of master’s education for the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Dr. Volchenboum also serves as the associate chief research informatics officer and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Volchenboum will be presenting...

Making Big Data Actionable for Physicians: How to Leverage Data for Better Patient Outcomes

In this session, we’ll address one of the biggest trends in medicine and technology – big data. Physicians now have greater access to more information about their patients than ever before, but it can be overwhelming and unclear as to how to best leverage this information. Namely, how can physicians use data to create better outcomes for their patients?

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Shoshana Ungerleider, MD

An Rx for Burnout: How Can We Bring Joy and Meaning Back to Healthcare?

Shoshana Ungerleider, MD

Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, is a physician, founder, philanthropist and speaker. She works as an internist, practicing hospital medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, and completed residency at California Pacific Medical Center, where she is now on the teaching faculty and serves on the Executive Board of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Ungerleider will be presenting...

An Rx for Burnout: How Can We Bring Joy and Meaning Back to Healthcare?

The incidence of burnout, depression, substance abuse and suicide have placed the medical profession in a challenging and deeply misunderstood crisis. Data show that too many bureaucratic tasks, long work hours and increased computerization of practice are among the top causes of physician burnout.

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Who should attend

ISMIE’s Risk Management Symposium offers valuable insights for physicians, clinicians and risk managers alike. Because attendees choose the sessions that most interest them, the symposium offers a uniquely individualized chance to learn – and network – with like-minded colleagues.

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