Lab InfoTech Summit
Summit Conference Agenda

· March 16, Monday AM · March 17, Tuesday AM · March 18, Wednesday ·
· March 16, Monday PM · March 17, Tuesday PM ·

The following Corporate Underwritershelped to make this workshop possible:

Atlas MedicalBeckman Coulter
McKessonSCC Soft Computer
Siemens Healthcare DiagnosticsSunquest Information Systems
Technidata America Medical Software

3/16 MONDAY AM*  
* Seperate Registration Fee        Includes Box Luncheon for Workshop Registrants
Harnessing the Power of the LIS and Pathology Informatics to Increase Safety and Quality in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Both pathology informatics and the LIS with its databases and alerting capabilities offer innumerable opportunities for lab professionals to reduce errors and improve the quality of clinical lab operations. The two eminent faculty members in this workshop will address in a detailed fashion how they have pursued such goals in both anatomic and clinical pathology in close collaboration with their informatics colleagues.

Faculty:   Jeffrey L. Myers, M.D.
Charles D. Hawker, Ph.D.
8:00   Workshop and Conference Registration
8:15   Continental Breakfast
9:00   Implementing data-driven feedback and learning mechanisms in surgical pathology (Dr. Myers)
10:15   Refreshments and Networking
10:30   Detecting and avoiding errors in the clinical pathology labs with special emphasis on lab automation (Dr. Hawker)
11:45   Q and A Panel
12:00   Box Luncheon (for workshop registrants only)
LITS-Interop: Demonstration of an Out-of-the-Box
Interface Solution for LISs

Lab InfoTech Summit 2009 will feature for the first time a demonstration in the Exhibitor Ballroom of a cross-platform, cross-vendor, web-enabled information system interface technology called LITS-Interop. This demonstration will follow the same hands-on model previously used at DICOM “Connectathons” with great success. LITS-Interop has been designed as an interactive demonstration with conference registrants observing first-hand how specimens and cases accessioned in one LIS can be retrieved and processed by the LIS of a different participating vendor.
11:00   Plenary Conference Registration
New Perspectives on Healthcare, Lab Medicine, and Pathology Informatics
1:30   Greetings and Conference Goals
Bruce A. Friedman, M.D.
1:35   Moderator Introduction
Robert McGonnagle, Publisher, CAP Today
1:40   The Innovator’s Prescription: An Examination of the Future of Healthcare through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation
Jason Hwang, M.D., M.B.A.
Special Book Offer

A copy of “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care” by Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., and Jason Hwang, M.D., will be sent to the first 100 people to register for the Lab InfoTech Summit.
2:30   Introduction to LITS-Interop: Providing Out-of-the-Box Connectivity for LISs
Ulysses J. Balis, M.D.
3:15   Refreshments and Networking
3:45   Using Standardized Reporting and New Software to Improve Lab Safety and Quality
Michael J. Becich, M.D., Ph.D.
4:30   The “Omics” Revolution Meets Microbiology and Infectious Disease Reports
James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
5:15   Q and A Panel
5:30   Adjournment
5:30   Wine and Cheese Reception in the Exhibitor Ballroom
Sponsored by Corporate Underwriters
7:30   Reception Adjournment
7:30   Continental Breakfast
New and Expanding Roles for Pathology Informatics
8:20   Moderator Introduction
Barbara M. Goldsmith, Ph.D.
President-Elect, AACC
8:25   Information Technology as a Key Enabler for Enhanced Automation in the Core Laboratory
Anand S. Dighe, M.D., Ph.D.
9:10   Exhibitor Displays, Refreshments, and Networking
10:10   Biomarkers as a New and Critical Adjunct for Monitoring and Modifying Drug Therapy
Bruce A. Friedman, M.D.
10:50   Q and A Panel
11:00   Executive Officer Panel Discussion: Evolution of the Clinical Lab Software Industry on a Five-Year Horizon

Rob Bush
President, Orchard Software

Kelly Feist
Vice President, Marketing
Sunquest Information Systems

Dirk Soenksen
CEO, Aperio

John Yount
Vice President, Product Management
Horizon Laboratory Solutions,

12:00   Lunch and Exhibitor Displays
Lab and LIS Management: Front-and-Center
1:30   Moderator Introduction
C. Anne Pontius, President-Elect, CLMA
1:35   Effective Management of LIS Personnel
Kathy M. Davis, MT (ASCP)
2:20   Pain Points for Hospital Labs and Their Reference Lab Partners: Making Them Go Away
Ronald L. Weiss, M.D., M.B.A.
3:05   Exhibitor Displays, Refreshments, and Networking
4:05   Demystifying the LIS Purchase Cycle: All You Need to Know about RFPs and Contracts
John P. Ellison, J.D.
4:50   Q and A Panel
5:00   Adjournment
Internet-Based Lab Learning and Teaching Tools
4:05   Using an On-Line Lab Handbook to Increase Lab Efficiency
Anand S. Dighe, M.D.
4:35   A Quick Tour of Web-Based Lab Educational Resources
Bruce A. Friedman, M.D.
5:00   Adjournment
7:30   Continental Breakfast
New Technology and Applications in Pathology Informatics
8:25   Moderator Introduction
Myra L. Wilkerson, M.D., President, API
8:30   Personal Health Records (PHRs): A New Form of Electronic Records That Will Affect the Clinical Labs
John Moore
9:10   The Evolution of the Digital Pathology Department: A Step-by-Step Strategic Road Map
Ulysses J. Balis, M.D.
9:50   Exhibitor Displays, Refreshments, and Networking
10:30   The LIS Redesign Challenges Prompted by Emerging Molecular Diagnostic Testing
Federico A. Monzon, M.D.
11:10   Integrating Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software into Your LIS
Murilo Melo, M.D.
11:50   Q and A Panel; Conference Summary
12:00   Conference Adjournment