Apr 6

Health IT Marketing & PR Conference

Calli Dretke, CEO of Next Wave Connect, joins the conference's Association panel to discuss strategies for vendors targeting the Association market, and how virtual ecosystems are the future for healthcare marketing. 

1:30 pm13:30

TSAE Tech Talks

Join Next Wave CEO Calli Dretke for TSAE Tech Talks Friday, March 30th.  Calli will help leaders discover tactics and strategies behind measuring and increasing effective member engagement in a virtual environment in her session titled “Promoting Member Engagement in a Virtual Environment.”

Tech Talks offers more than five hours of targeted education in the areas of technology and communications for those working at small and mid-sized associations.

To find out more visit https://www.tsae.org/education-events/tech-talks-education. 

2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Change Management- Advice for the real world, not an ideal world

Topics of Discussion

  • How do you effectively apply change management principles to new Health IT projects?
  • What role does culture play in change management sustainability?
  • What are key change management attributes that new hospital leaders need to achieve success?
  • When tackling a new Health IT project how do you keep staff motiviated to achieve the end goal?
  • What are the risks and roadblocks when managing the change of a Health IT project?
  • What tips do you have for working with people who fear change?
  • Do you need to be a persuasive person to effect change? Is persuasion a skill you can build?
  • What is the difference between "resistance" and people just grappling with the change?
  • How have you had to adapt your change managaement philosophy throughout your career?
  • Why is change management so important right now?


2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Health IT Leadership Summit

Topics of Discussion

  • What is the value of attending the Health IT Summit?
  • Who attends the Health IT Summit? How is this different than other HIT leadership events?
  • How is Georgia unique in it's approach to HIT? Does this help HIT companies prosper in the area?
  • John Bardis' is giving a keynote on the role of technological advancement and investment and the changing role of healthcare. What do you think that role is?
  • What are the most important skills for a success HIT Hero and leader?
  • What should HIT Heroes and leaders stop doing in the next 10 years?
  • What lasting impact can HIT Heroes have on healthcare?
  • What can the HIT Heroes of tomorrow do to prepare to meet the challenges they will face in their career?
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: 10 years of HIT Heroes

Topics of Discussion

  • What does it mean to be a HIT Hero? Who would you consider to be one?
  • Why should healthcare leaders care about HIT Heroes?
  • If HIT does it's job well, no one knows they exist. What can healthcare do to better recognize HIT Heroes?
  • What were the 10 biggest technological advancements in the past 10 years? How have HIT Heroes utilized these?
  • What are the most important skills for a success HIT Hero and leader?
  • What should HIT Heroes and leaders stop doing in the next 10 years?
  • What lasting impact can HIT Heroes have on healthcare?
  • What can the HIT Heroes of tomorrow do to prepare to meet the challenges they will face in their career?


2:00 pm14:00

Live Google+ Hangout: Building Population Health Improvement Models

Experts from the Population Health Alliance will dive deep in the population health conceptual framework and discuss how we can apply it today and into the future. This event kicks off the launch of the PHA Forum community on Next Wave Connect. The PHA Forum community will...


  • Preview speakers and sessions
  • Provide advice for getting the most out of the Forum
  • Help attendees connect before, during, and after the Forum
  • Continue the collaboration and thought leadership of the Forum after the event has concluded


2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Creating an Innovative Care Organization

Topics of Discussion

  • What does it mean to be an innovative organization?
  • What can healthcare leaders do to foster innovation in their organization?
  • As a healthcare professional, how can you bring innovation into your organization?
  • What are key attributes of the culture of an innovative organization?
  • What limits innovation in a healthcare organization?
  • How do teams and organizations overcome a fear of failure?
  • What are some of the most innovative ideas you have seen in healthcare?
  • How has innovation driven positive change in healthcare?
  • What other industries should healthcare organizations be looking at to model innovation?


2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Is Big Data a Big Deal in Healthcare?


  • Let's unpack the definition. What does Big Data mean to you?
  • Why should healthcare leaders care about Big Data?
  • Why are other fields faster at adopting Big Data? Healthcare is data rich.
  • Can Big Data move healthcare from data rich/information poor to data rich?
  • What tools are available to healthcare organization so they can apply Big Data?
  • What does Big Data mean for data governance?
  • Can we demonstrate the RIO of Big Data?
  • Does cloud computing make Big Data easier?
  • How do we connect Big Data to clinical outcomes?
  • Is there a "creepiness" factor that patients or providers feel about #BigData?
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Travelers Conference

Topics of Discussion

  • What is a healthcare traveler? How does one become a healthcare traveler?
  • You often hear the term "travel nurse." Do other healthcare professionals travel to assignments?
  • What are the major benefits of being a healthcare traveler?
  • Are there any risks associated with being a healthcare traveler?
  • What skills, attributes, and experience are required to excel at healthcare travel?
  • What is one piece of advice you would give to anyone interested in becoming a healthcare traveler?


2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Hospitals of the Future

Topics of Discussion

  • If Steve Jobs and Apple were to design a hospital, what would it look like? 
  • What will hospitals look like 20 years from now? 
  • How should the future hospital facilitate physician/patient interactions? 
  • Will telemedicine need designated spaces and structures? What will they look like? 
  • Do spaces and environments help make people healthier? How can we incorporate that into the design of future hospitals? 
  • What devices or equipment might we see in a future hospital?
  • What will be the same as now in the hospitals of the future?
  • What will it take to build the hospital of the future?
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Using a CRM to Provide More Personalized, Connected, and Engaged Care

Topics of Discussion

  • How can healthcare providers use a mix of digital tools for innovative care delivery and patient communications?
  • What is a CRM and how can it help break down silos and integrate information?
  • Have you considered using a CRM to manage your patient population? What signs indicate this should be considered?
  • Could a CRM help you understand your patients better and give you a competitive advantage in the healthcare market?
  • Is it possible to make patient care more personalized and increase profit?
  • What data and information does a CRM provide that isn't already accessible in an EHR?
  • Can a CRM help empower patients to become more involved with their care?
  • How do you manage quality-based outcomes and allow patients to own their health care relationships?
  • How can choosing the right technology solution allow for ongoing evolution, beyond CRM, to address other needs within the organization?
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: KLAS Pop Health Perceptions

Topics of Discussion

  • What is the most important factor when deciding to replace a vendor? 
  • What care mgmt tools/services did KLAS identify as primary source for providers? What was the reason for selecting?
  • What type of functionality do you look for most in a PHM vendor?
  • Do you believe PHM is becoming a replacement market?
  • What was the most popular response for risk management services? What was the compelling reason for selecting them?
  • Why is it important for organizations to participate in accountable care/risk-bearing agreements?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge in Population Health Management?
  • What do you believe will be the biggest changes in PHM during 2016?
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Collaboration in Healthcare with Ivo Nelso

Topics of Discussion

  • Next Wave is different from your other ventures- what sparked this idea of collaboration in Healthcare?
  • How do you define Meaningful Collaboration? 
  • Entrepreneurs are often in unchartered territories. How can they benefit from collaboration?
  • How will Meaningful Collaboration transform Healthcare?
  • Can you give an example of how collaboration has changed healthcare for the better?
  • Starting/Growing a company depends a lot on company culture. How can a company benefit from a culture of collaboration.
  • How do you think the Healthcare industry will change by the year 2030? 
2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Big Data Healthcare & Analytics Forum Wrap-up

Topics of Discussion

  • Why is now the right time to wed big data and healthcare analytics?
  • How can big data be harnessed to inform population health strategies?
  • What does it mean to be a data-driven organization?
  • How do you think big data can enhance the quality and efficiency of care delivery?
  • What were the most surprising learnings from the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum?
  • How will you apply the learnings from the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum to you work?
Jun 25


We'll be highlighting some of the most anticipated speakers before the conference, digging into some of the topics to share the experience with those that can't attend, and helping you actually put that knowledge into practice after the convention hall closes.

2:00 pm14:00

#HealthcareChat: Provider Support with Guest Craig Vretas

Topics to discuss include:

  • What is healthcare provider support?
  • What are some resources that healthcare providers can use to reduce costs, but keep a personal touch?
  • Is call center outsourcing a practical way to reduce healthcare costs?
  • What types of healthcare service can be outsource to a call center?
  • Why is there a stigma associated with call centers in the healthcare setting?
  • What areas of healthcare practice needs the most support?
  • How can healthcare professionals benefit from call center outsourcing?
  • What is the biggest challenge faced when implementing a new provider support mechanism?