Data Technology Virtual Summit

    September 21, 2020 1:00 PM to September 25, 2020 3:00 PM
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    The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation is excited to announce that registration for the first annual Data Technology Virtual Summit: Leveraging Potential and Creating Transformative Solutions is now open.

    In a time in which the industry is being asked to do more with less, the solution to maximizing efficiency is often found in both data and technology.

    Discover how your agency can reap the benefits of harnessing innovations with presentations from a wide array of leaders in their respective fields.

    The NY Alliance Data Technology Virtual Summit will take place throughout the week of September 21 - 25, 2020 as a series of webinars. Each webinar will take place from 1:00-2:30PM Monday through Friday of this week. Your one-time registration fee includes participation in each of the 5 webinars and access to the recorded presentations until December 31, 2020 on our Virtual Summit Landing page.

    This virtual event will bring together leaders in government, healthcare, disability services, the business community and other stakeholders for a comprehensive look at data and technology. 

    Schedule of Webinars
    All webinars will be held from 1:00PM-2:30PM on the following days. Presentations will be recorded and links to the recordings will be shared with all registrants following their respective live presentations. 

    Monday, September 21 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    The Importance of Data in Changing Public Policy
    Presented by
    Valerie (Val) Bradley, President and Founder, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)

    With more than 40 years of experience, Val is a nationally recognized expert in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. She has devoted her career to working with public agencies and other researchers to strengthen services, improve programs, and inform policy—all as an early and staunch advocate for the direct participation of people with disabilities in these efforts. Having helped found the National Core Indicators (NCI), she’s relied on nationwide as an expert in best practices in performance measurement and quality improvement.  During this session, Val will share her experiences in founding the NCI project and how you can utilize this set of standard measures in states and across states to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and families to benefit your organization, as well as other key examples of data use to “tell the story”.

    Tuesday, September 22 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    Financial Operations and Data Optimization
    Presented by
    Jasper Reid, President and CEO, Approach Group

    Many human services providers lack the budgets and staff to optimize both their financial operations and their Medicaid claiming. In this session, Jasper Reid from Approach Group will show you how they assess and help organize provider financial operations, accounts organization, tax prep, compliance and accounting practices, allowing providers to do more with limited resources. This session will also show you how Approach Group helps providers optimize Medicaid claiming through strong claims denial management, allowing providers to better maximize Medicaid revenue. Approach Group also helps providers to organize and use their service and claims data to create useable datasets to support management, reduce costs and improve outcomes.

    Jasper Reid is the President and CEO of Approach Group, a Boston-based consulting firm that specializes in healthcare and human services data, operations & strategy consulting for its clients.  Jasper has over 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare and human services consulting and has served clients both domestically and abroad.  

    Wednesday, September 23 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    Research on Health Outcomes for Individuals with I/DD
    Presented by
    Dr. Scott Landes, Associate Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University & Dr. Margaret Turk, Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, and Public Health & Preventive Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse

    With the combination of data science (Scott) and medical acumen (Margaret) these two researchers have published numerous studies on individuals with developmental disabilities. Their latest research project, in conjunction with New York Disability Advocates (NYDA) has focused on the impact of COVID-19 on individuals served in certified residences in New York and the impacts of the virus on those individuals in comparison to the general population. Scott and Margaret are also working on an additional research project with NYDA that seeks to study the long term impacts of the virus and the impacts that reopening of day programs has had. Scott and Margaret will discuss their research process for this and prior studies which have been published in a number of academic journals over the years. 

    Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    Statewide Health Information Network (SHIN-NY) and How it Can Benefit You
    Presented by
    Valerie (Val) Grey, Chief Executive Officer, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

    In partnership with the New York State Department of Health, NYeC leads the SHIN-NY network comprised of regional health information organizations. Val has over three decades of experience, mostly in public service, including New York State Governor’s Office as Director of State Operations, First Deputy Secretary to the Governor, and Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, as well as Assistant Commissioner of Governmental Affairs for the New York State Department of Health. During this session, Val will explain the SHIN-NY, its role in health information technology, data exchange and electronic health records (EHRs). Val will highlight the services that the SHIN-NY offers for little or no cost to providers — like notifications about hospitalizations, COVID positive test result alerts, secure messaging, and clinical viewers and how these services can be used to improve care delivery and coordination. She will explain options on how to connect to the SHIN-NY and for those already connected how to leverage it better. Additionally, she will share some of the new innovative initiatives in play right now that will ultimately further position providers for the future. 

    Friday, September 25 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    Panelogue Discussion: I/DD Data Collection and Analysis - What Should We Be Looking to Measure

    Panelists Include:
    Facilitator, Drew Smith, Manager, Alvarez & Marsal
    Doug Fish, Medical Director, NYS Department of Health
    David Wawrzynek, Senior Director, Fiscal Practice Improvement, Coordinated Care Services Inc (CCSI)
    Bonnie Sloma, Senior Vice President, People, Inc.
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Lynam, Executive Vice President, Chief Program Officer, AHRC NYC

    This session will convene a panel of experts in the field to explore the future of data collection and analysis.  As we are currently seeing, the modality and frequency that services were delivered in a pre-COVID world may look quite a bit different in the future.  We have convened this panel of experts to discuss the potential future of the I/DD service delivery system and which specific metrics and outcome measures are important/will be important for Executive-level staff to focus on as we move into an uncertain future.


    $99.00 Member Registration

    $169.00 Non-Member Registration

    $2,000.00 Vendor Ticket

    $500.00 Vendor Ticket