ISMIE’s 2022 Virtual
Risk Management Symposium


When & where

October 25-27, 2022 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT

Virtual

Attend the premier patient safety and risk management conference

ISMIE’s annual Risk Management Symposium will bring together six extraordinary speakers to offer unparalleled insights and practical guidance from the cutting edge of patient safety and risk management.

This year we will be hosting the event completely online and holding it over three days, with topics such as moral injury, mental health, cybersecurity, and more!

2022 Speakers & Sessions

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship and bringing humanity back to health care. She is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, and the founder/editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, as well as a clinical professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.

Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century

Inspiration in medicine: Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, disillusionment felt like it was reaching epidemic proportions. Doctors say they would never choose the field if they had to do it all over again. Burnout – exacerbated by COVID-19 – seems to be everywhere. But might it be too soon to close the book on the medical profession? This presentation examines the impact of disillusionment, highlighting strategies for re-engaging healthcare professionals, combating burnout, and thriving in the new era of medicine.

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Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, FCPP

Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, FCPP

AI-Powered Radiology and Medicine: Using Technology to Improve Care Delivery

Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, FCPP

Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has a strong background in imaging informatics, having completed her doctoral work in quantitative image processing in the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL). During her residency, Dr. Cook developed RADIANCE, only the second open-source radiation exposure monitoring tool used worldwide. She is an active member of multiple radiology societies, including the SIIM, ACR, AUR, and RSNA. She received one of the 2011 E. Stephen Amis, Jr. Fellowships in Quality and Safety from the ACR. She was one of the four AUR GERRAF fellows for 2013-2015. Dr. Cook currently enjoys an academic appointment in radiology that enables her to continue her clinical work in cardiovascular imaging and research in imaging informatics.

AI-Powered Radiology and Medicine: Using Technology to Improve Care Delivery

If you believe the hype, AI is everywhere. In industries other than medicine, that may be the case. But in medicine, deploying new technology often occurs at a slower place. In this session, we will consider how AI differs from other technology we already use to care for our patients, and why that difference may further slow its progress. We will discuss what it takes to select, deploy, use and monitor AI in healthcare, and recognize potential barriers and pitfalls. Using radiology as an example, we will identify opportunities for AI to meaningfully improve patient care and patient safety.

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Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

The Criminal Side of HIPAA in Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, is a Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX). Ms. Rose has a unique background, having worked in many different facets of healthcare, securities, cybersecurity, as well as international law and business throughout her career. For nearly a decade, her practice has focused on transactional, compliance and litigation matters related to cybersecurity, health care, securities and Dodd-Frank/False Claims Act whistleblower claims. Ms. Rose worked on Capitol Hill when HIPAA passed in 1996 and worked at HHS in 2009 when the HITECH Act was being implemented.

The Criminal Side of HIPAA in Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape

HIPAA has been around for over 25 years. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, the Department of Health and Human Services - Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR), as well as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have had to become more vigilant as well. The HHS OCR and the DOJ have increased both scrutiny and enforcement actions related to breaches of patient privacy requirements, inadequate security measures and the sale of protected health information. With that, any person in the healthcare industry needs to appreciate the risks. In this session, Rachel V. Rose, JD, will provide insight into the relevant laws, recent enforcement actions (including criminal sentences) and compliance tidbits to mitigate risk.

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Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH

The Heart’s Discontent: Stress, Distress and Cardiovascular Disease

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH

Laura Kubzansky, PhD, MPH, is Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kubzansky received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in social epidemiology as well as a MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kubzansky has published extensively on the role of psychological and social factors in health, with a particular focus on the effects of stress and emotion on heart disease.

The Heart’s Discontent: Stress, Distress and Cardiovascular Disease

Stress and other negative emotions have been increasingly tied to chronic disease, but what benefits might come along with positive emotions? In this session, we will examine the epidemiologic evidence suggesting that both negative and positive psychological states matter to human health, with a focus on heart disease. We will discuss and evaluate how emotions – and emotion-related behavior and biology – influence physical health and aging processes. We will also explore possible mechanisms by which psychological states might influence cardiovascular disease and other health outcomes.

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Iahn Gonsenhauser, MD, MBA

Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges Today: Risk Mitigation Strategies for an Increasingly Complex Healthcare Industry

Iahn Gonsenhauser, MD, MBA

As chief quality and patient safety officer, Iahn Gonsenhauser provides leadership and oversight of quality and patient safety across the multiple business units of the Wexner Medical Center. He engages extensively in collaboration with nursing leadership, hospital administrative leadership and quality program leadership to provide operational management, financial management and leadership functions with focus on pay-for-performance programs including CMS and managed-care based programs. He is also a clinical internist/hospitalist in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges Today: Risk Mitigation Strategies for an Increasingly Complex Healthcare Industry

In this session we will explore how healthcare delivery networks and systems are rapidly changing, and the resultant impact on care quality and safety. Changes such as the increasing complexity of team-based and virtual care, the use of alternate care sites and remote monitoring present new challenges that will require novel risk mitigation strategies. Efforts to provide safe patient care in this new environment will be examined in this thought-provoking session designed to reduce the possibility for error and harm.

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Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Moral Injury: The Deepest Cut for a Healing Profession

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, is a clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He sees patients and teaches medical students and residents in the emergency department, inpatient wards, and outpatient clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he directs the internal medicine clerkship. He studies, writes, and speaks about how doctors think – how they make diagnoses, how they develop diagnostic expertise, and what motivates them to improve their practice and the systems in which they work.

Moral Injury: The Deepest Cut for a Healing Profession

Many clinicians who are disillusioned with the healthcare system and their work are not burned out. Instead they are experiencing moral injury, a concept first described in military service members returning from war. In this talk, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, will examine the compounding and compiling factors that stop clinicians from providing the best – and sometimes, just adequate – care for their patients. The discussion will include systems-level changes which can promote healing for patients and clinicians alike.

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Who should attend

ISMIE’s Risk Management Symposium offers valuable insights for physicians, clinicians and risk managers alike. Attendees are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they’d like over the three days, allowing them to tailor the program to their specific needs.

Here’s what past attendees said:

  • Excellent recommendations and insight.

  • Well done and timely.

  • Very engaging and practical lecture. Really enjoyed the topic and advice.

  • It was a great lecture and gave us insight into the aha moment.

  • Top notch!

  • Very insightful! We definitely need periodic reminders of this important topic.