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Welcome to Lift19: The Strata Decision Summit!

Hosted at the Swissotel Chicago, Lift19: 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 Lift19: The Strata Decision Summit:

Main Summit: October 22-23

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 21

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.

The Performance Network User Group Launch Meeting: October 21

Designed for finance leadership and other leaders responsible for driving operational effectiveness and process improvement teams, this half-day session will focus on how health systems can learn from each other to reduce the cost of care and improve/sustain margin within their organization. Discuss leading best practices, work through challenges, identify pitfalls to avoid, and basically geek out about how to most effectively and efficiently grow margin through cost reduction and net revenue growth. Attendance is limited to 40 attendees.
 
To learn more about the Performance Network and to view the agenda, click here

Executive Leadership Roundtable: October 22

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. Attendance is limited to 50 executives.

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



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Agenda

Keynote Speaker:

 
 
Former CEO of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Author of Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong, Host of "Fixing Healthcare", Forbes contributor and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Stanford Graduate School of Business
 
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October 21, 2019
8:00 am - 8:45 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 9:15 amTraining Day Welcome Session
9:15 am - 10:15 amSystem Governance General Session
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 1 - Ad Hoc Reporter (Decision Support) [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 2 - Decision Support Analytics Tools [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 3 - Deep Dive into Costing Levels [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 4 - Ad Hoc Reporter (Financial Planning) [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 5 - Operating Budgeting - Level 2 Rollovers (Prerequisite: Operating Budgeting Level 1 – Fundamentals certification) [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 6 - Capital Planning Troubleshooting [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:30 pmTrack 7 - Management Reporting Troubleshooting [More Info]
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 1 - Ad Hoc Reporter (Decision Support) - continuation from morning session. Ends at 3:45pm [More Info]
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 2 - Decision Support Analytics Tools - continuation from morning session. Ends at 3:30pm [More Info]
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 3 - Contract Analytics Troubleshooting [More Info]
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 4 - Ad Hoc Reporter (Financial Planning) - continuation from morning session. Ends at 3:45pm [More Info]
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 5 - Operating Budgeting - Level 2 Rollovers - continuation from morning session. Ends at 3:15pm (Prerequisite: Operating Budgeting Level 1 – Fundamentals certification) [More Info]
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmTrack 6 - Introduction to Excel Reporter [More Info]
 
October 22, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 amKeynote Session: Creating a Center of Excellence
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]
11:00 am - 5:00 pmExecutive Leadership Roundtable [More Info]
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 1: A Journey in Moving Up the L7 Costing Model [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 2: Making an Impact After Transitioning to Dynamic Planning [More Info]
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmTrack 3: Are you REALLY Ready to Drive Out Costs? [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 1: Time Driven Costing: Leveraging the Power of Big Data to Drive Out Costs and Survive in a Value Based World [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 2: Financial Planning User Group Workshop [More Info]
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmTrack 3: Cost Improvement Programs that Work [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 1: Beyond Your Health System: Health Plans and Shared Savings Programs [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 2: Financial Planning User Group Workshop (Continued) [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmTrack 3: Strong to Stronger! Incorporating Your Established Cost Savings Program Into Continuous Improvement [More Info]
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmDinner Reception: Strata Oktoberfest!
 
October 23, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 amMain Summit Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amKeynote Session: The Future of Healthcare [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 1: Going from L0 to L5 in a Year...An Organization's Story of Rapid Movement Toward L7 [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 2: Understanding the Need for a Strong Performance Management Process [More Info]
10:00 am - 10:50 amTrack 3: What to do When the Consultants Leave – Tracking of Cost Savings Initiatives [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 1: Data to Action: Leveraging Analytics to Achieve Excellence [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 2: Management Reporting: Designing Financial Information for Non-Financial Users [More Info]
11:00 am - 11:50 amTrack 3: Unlocking the Opportunities: Demonstration in Vetting Cost Savings Initiatives [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunch
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 1: Shaping Your Reimbursement Environment Using StrataJazz [More Info]
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 2: A Journey to Patient Activity-Based Planning: Integrating Cost Accounting and Planning to Make Better Decisions [More Info]
12:45 pm - 1:35 pmTrack 3: Patient Population Opportunity Generation – Analyzing Care Variation Using YOUR Definitions [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 1: Decision Support User Group Workshop [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 2: Best Practices in Budgeting at an Academic Medical Center [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:35 pmTrack 3: StrataDataScience: Bridging the Gap between Financial and Clinical Data [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 1: Decision Support User Group Workshop (continued) [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 2: Best Practices in Capital Budgeting [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:35 pmTrack 3: Reducing Costs with Labor Productivity [More Info]
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REGISTER

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

Note: The Performance Network User Group Meeting may be added to any registration package at no additional fee.
 
The Strata Decision Summit is a healthcare provider only event. Vendors, consultants and other third parties are not permitted to attend.  

Early Bird Rate (on or before August 15) Regular Rate (after August 15)
Main Summit Only (Oct 22-23) $800 $950
Main Summit & Training Day (Oct 21-23) $1,100 $1,250
Executive Leadership Roundtable (Oct 22) $600 $750
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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Strata has reserved a number of rooms at a reduced rate at the Swissotel Chicago (the location of the Strata Summit) for $289 per night plus tax and service charges.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis,  Instructions on how to make reservations at the Swissotel 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 of $289/ night at the Swissotel Chicago is available three days prior and three days post the 2019 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.  The maximum number of credits available is 23.5 credits.

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.