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National Symposium on Value Innovation at Yale announces keynote speakers

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Healthcare experts to focus on role of collaboration, integrating data to enhance care delivery

NEW HAVEN, CT — Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) announced its line-up of keynote speakers for the inaugural National Symposium on Value Innovation at Yale, taking place April 27-29, in New Haven, Conn.

The Symposium will feature leaders from YNHHS and Yale University discussing how they saved $150 million and improved clinical outcomes by reducing care variation. Additional industry experts will demonstrate how collaboration and sharing of best practices helps deliver better patient care whil0e sustaining or improving financial performance.

"Our speakers are industry experts representing all aspects of healthcare, including clinicians, insurers, educators and technology providers," said YNHHS VP of Strategic Analytics & Financial Planning Stephen Allegretto, MPH, a keynote speaker. "They will share their perspectives on how to improve value while highlighting how strategic partnerships with organizations such as Strata Decision Technology and PeraHealth have helped accelerate Yale New Haven's transition to value-based care delivery."

Additional keynote speakers will include:

  • Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO, YNHHS
  • Thomas Balcezak, MD, chief medical officer, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH)
  • Harlan Krumholz, MD, cardiologist and healthcare researcher, Yale University and YNHH
  • Fiona Scott Morton, PhD, professor of economics, Yale School of Management
  • Mark Saltzman, PhD, Goizueta Foundation professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Physiology, Yale University

The Symposium will include discussions on how:

  • Electronic medical records (EMRs) and fully personalized patient health records can enhance patient care and experience.
  • Robust cost accounting data, combined with EMR and quality data, allowed leaders to identify variations in quality and cost, and drive opportunities to positively impact healthcare delivery and reimbursement.
  • A Yale New Haven rapid response nursing team leveraged predictive analytics and EMR data to reduce mortality by 30%.
  • To engage industry leaders and insurers to develop strategic partnerships addressing clinical pain points leading to care and cost variation, and creating a climate of value innovation.

The Symposium, a collaboration with YNHHS, Yale School of Management, the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, and Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, takes place on Wed., April 27 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm ET at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Click here for more details, including a full agenda of speakers.

The Symposium will be held in conjunction with a Strata Decision Technology Workshop and PeraHealth's 2016 Rothman Index Roundtable.

Strata Decision Technology provides an innovative cloud-based financial analytics and performance platform that is used by healthcare providers for financial planning, decision support and continuous improvement. Founded in 1996, the Company's customer base includes 1,000 hospitals and many of the largest and most influential healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. The Company’s StrataJazz® application is a single integrated software platform that includes modules for capital planning, contract modeling, cost accounting, cost management, decision support, financial forecasting, management reporting, operational budgeting and performance improvement and strategic planning. The Company's headquarters are in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit

PeraHealth provides hospitals and health systems with a single solution for real-time clinical surveillance across all patient populations and care settings. Powered by the Rothman Index, a universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk validated by 18 peer-reviewed publications, PeraHealth software pulls data from all major EMR systems with no added manual data entry for staff. The result is an earlier warning system trending patient condition over time, alerting clinicians to the potential for subtle patient deterioration to help optimize ICU use, hardwire rapid response teams and enhance palliative care services. For more information about Charlotte, N.C.-based PeraHealth, visit or @PeraHealth on Twitter.