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Welcome to Lift18: The Strata Decision Summit!

Hosted at the Swissotel Chicago, Lift18: The Strata Decision Summit, will provide you a comprehensive look at leading industry trends and captivating stories from some of the most innovative and inspiring organizations in healthcare. You will also have the opportunity to network with the entire Strata customer community – which now includes 200 healthcare delivery systems and 1,000 hospitals across the U.S. 


You will walk away from the Summit with not only best practices for optimizing your use of StrataJazz®, but also a new toolkit of ideas, strategies, and best practices to provide “lift” in driving margin to fuel your mission, both now and in the future.

Here is what to expect at Lift18: The Strata Decision Summit:

Main Summit: October 23-24

Choose from more than 30 CPE-accredited educational sessions designed with your learning style in mind including best practice case studies, user group workshops, and presentations focused on new industry concepts.

To view a PDF of the Main Summit agenda, click here.

StrataJazz Training Day: October 22

Receive hands-on education for the full gamut of StrataJazz users—from new users who are still in the implementation process to the most experienced users who are looking to better leverage advanced functionality within the platform. Courses offered this year include both StrataJazz Administrator Certification courses and shorter, targeted non-certification educational courses. 

To view a PDF of the Training Day agenda, click here.

Executive Leadership Roundtable: October 23

Designed for C-Suite executives and Strata client executive sponsors, the Executive Leadership Roundtable is a forum which brings together a select group of key healthcare executives to interact and brainstorm on common challenges and initiatives.

To view a PDF of the Executive Leadership Roundtable agenda, click here.

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Agenda


PDFs of the Summit Agenda can be found here:

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October 22, 2018
8:00 am - 8:45 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 9:15 amWelcome Session
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 1 - Management Reporting Level 1 - Fundamentals [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 2 - Operating Budgeting Level 2 – Rollovers [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 3 - Troubleshooting Issues in Capital Planning / Monitoring & Optimizing System Performance [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 4 - Decision Support Costing Level 2 - Advanced Concepts [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 5 - Contract Analytics [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 6 - Ad Hoc Reporter [More Info]
9:30 am - 4:15 pmTrack 7 - Identifying & Correcting Data Integration Issues / Monitoring & Optimizing System Performance [More Info]
 
October 23, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 amKeynote Session: Creating a Center of Excellence
11:00 am - 11:30 amExecutive Roundtable: Welcome Session
11:00 am - 11:50 amState of the Union: StrataJazz Decision Support & Continuous Improvement [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amState of the Union: StrataJazz Financial Planning [More Info]
11:30 am - 12:45 pmExecutive Roundtable: PLAN - Financial Planning
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 1: Aligning Your Financial Planning Processes with Organizational Goals [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 2: Data to Action: Empowering Non-Finance Users to Make Informed Decisions [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 3: Continuous Improvement, Productivity Reporting and Management Reporting Product Roadmap Focus Group [More Info]
1:45 pm - 3:15 pmExecutive Roundtable: ANALYZE - Decision Support
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 1: Piloting for Success: A Case Study in Advanced Planning at a Multi-Site Health System [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 2: Costing for the Masses: Managing a Large User Base [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 3: Becoming Agile - Learning the Methodology Behind Getting Things Done Effectively [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 1: Why Age Is Not Enough [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 2: Decision Support User Group Workshop [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 3: Becoming Agile - Learning the Methodology Behind Getting Things Done Effectively (continued)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmExecutive Roundtable: PERFORM - Continuous Improvement
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmEvening Reception - The StrataJazz Piano Bar
 
October 24, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 amMain Summit Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amKeynote Session: Winning With Analytics: Using Data to Change the Game
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 1: Best Practices in Leveraging Rolling Forecasting and Management Reporting in Your Dynamic Planning Process [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 2: Shaping Your Reimbursement Environment Using StrataJazz [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 3: Cost Improvement Programs that Work [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 1: Aligning Finance and Operations through a Quarterly Business Review Process [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 2: The Epic / Strata Collaboration: New Advancements and Strategic Updates [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 3: Developing a Continuous Improvement Culture [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 1: Advanced Planning Product Roadmap Focus Group [More Info]
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 2: Advancing Cost Accounting: An Organization’s Journey to Level 7 Costing [More Info]
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 3: Tracking Savings and Getting Results in a Comprehensive Savings Program [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 1: Financial Planning User Group Workshop [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 2: Leveraging Analytics to Drive Action [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 3: Using Daily Productivity Reporting to Lift Operational Leader Performance [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 1: Financial Planning User Group Workshop (continued) [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 2: Decision Support Product Roadmap Focus Group [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 3: Let's Get Tracking: A Working Session on How to Track Your Savings Initiatives [More Info]
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REGISTER

Register before August 15 to take advantage of early bird registration rates!


Early Bird Rate (before August 15) Regular Rate (after August 15)
Main Summit Only (Oct 23-24) $700 $850
Main Summit & Training Day (Oct 22-24) $950 $1,100
Executive Leadership Roundtable (Oct 23) $500 $650
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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Strata has reserved a number of rooms at a reduced rate at the Swissotel Chicago which are available on a first-come, first-served basis until October 1, 2018 at a rate of $299 per night plus tax and service charges.

Strata also has a small hotel block at the Fairmont Chicago (located across the street from the Swissotel) which has rooms available at a rate of $319 per night plus tax and service charges.

Instructions on how to make reservations at the Swissotel Chicago or the Fairmont Chicago are provided in your Summit registration confirmation email. Reservations can also be made by contacting Elizabeth Tandy at 217-531-2602.

For questions or more information, please contact Elizabeth Tandy at 217-531-2602.

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FAQ

The Main Summit and Training Day will be held at the Swissotel Chicago. Portions of the Executive Leadership Roundtable will be held at Strata's Headquarters (located across the street from the Swissotel)

The Summit is designed for the benefit of healthcare executives working in positions with direct responsibility for decision support and financial planning in their organizations, along with a select group of healthcare industry experts. Attendees will be from healthcare organizations across the entire country.

Recommended dress for all meetings and social functions is business casual.

The discounted rate oof $299/ night at the Swissotel Chicago is available three days prior and three days post the 2018 Strata Summit, subject to availability at the Swissotel.

Strata Decision Technology is authorized to issue CPE credits for this conference. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of the CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be awarded based on a 50-minute hour and each presentation will earn 1 CPE credit.

In addition, all CPA's must complete and return an evaluation form for each CPE certified presentation attended by the end of the conference in order to receive a CPE certificate. The delivery method for all sessions is group-live and there are no prerequisites and/or advance preparation required. This year's summit CPE sessions will be presented at the intermediate program level.

Strata Decision Technology is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

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Contact Us

For questions or more information, please contact us at summit@stratadecision.com.