2017 Pre-Conference Concurrent Workshops
New Horizons – Applications for Machine Learning to Healthcare Clinical and Administrative Systems

Machine learning is a current hot topic in healthcare IT but many would be hard pressed to know if it is truly a new concept or simply a relabeling of natural language processing (NPL) concepts. Eric Brown has led the team at Watson Health in the development of cognitive technologies in healthcare. Consistent with the rapidly expanding scope of this field, Watson Health recently announced a partnership with Atrius Health to advance shared decision making in the clinical environment. To balance the clinical and administrative impacts, Michael Mercurio of MGPO will present the case for using machine learning to automate the procedural and diagnostic coding of encounters.

You Will Learn:

  • An understanding of what Machine Learning is and isn’t
  • Applications of advanced computer science for clinical and administrative applications
  • Where technology will take the healthcare field by improving clinical care and reducing costs

Eric W. Brown, PhD

IBM Watson Health
Director of Foundational Innovation

Michael Mercurio

Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Executive Director


Pre-Conference Concurrent Workshop
Accounting & Tax Update

Engage with KPMG experts in a presentation of the latest developments in financial and tax reporting for healthcare providers. For the second year Region 1 will hold this program, in response to member needs and great reviews from last year. It is a great opportunity to update your accounting and tax skills, as early preparation for implementing changes is essential.

You Will Learn:

  • The latest on the leasing and revenue recognition standards and tools for implementation
  • What changes have been made through the FASB Not-for-Profit Reporting Project and additional changes to come
  • What we’ve learned since the implementation of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) and common pitfalls
  • Other changes in standards and regulations that will impact the healthcare industry

Mary-Evelyn Antonetti

KPMG
Senior Manager, Development & Exempt Organization Tax Practice

Jared Silver

KPMG
Senior Manager, Department of Professional Practice

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