Data is Power: Exploring Data Analytics and Business Intelligence at Top National Care Providers


Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

In the new era of healthcare, data is power, and that power is rapidly expanding from the wave of use and innovation seen in post-acute and long-term care. Brookdale Senior Living, Cedar Village, and Nationwide Healthcare Services are embracing the integrated clinical dashboards, data visualization, and quality reporting as a daily reality—each of which have started to add valued metrics to these organizations. Each organization is going above and beyond tracking individual MDS logs and ADLs assessment at the resident level, or claims management. They’ve become learning organizations, dedicated to understanding this data to improve processes, save on the bottom line, and improve care.
In this presentation, visit with a panel of national IT experts as they delve into the possibilities of data analytics and business intelligence within post-acute and long-term care. Hear from leading experts from Brookdale Senior Living, Cedar Village, and Nationwide Healthcare Services as they share their favorite success stories and swap top resources to facilitate high-powered data analytics—illustrating how in today’s care environment, data is power.


Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the current state of business intelligence and analytics within post-acute and long-term care
  • Demonstrate top real-world success stories from provider organizations that have improved resident quality of life and care
  • Outline top best practices around MDS assessment analytics, claims management, revenue cycle management, transitions of care, and more
  • Identify practical resources to build a foundation for piloting future advanced analytics initiatives

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About the Speakers


kristy bernhardt headshot.pngKristy Bernhardt, RN, RAC-CT

Manager of Clinical Analytics

Cedar Village


In her current role, Kristy Bernhardt RN RAC-CT manages the MDS department; is the PointClickCare administrator for the facility; and is the developer and collector of data/reporting. She has developed the facility metrics tracking for admission referrals, length of stay, re-hospitalizations, and the like. This new area of Clinical Analytics has developed over the last few years, and is related to being involved in ACO, BPCI, and preferred provider relationships with the surrounding hospitals. Data analysis is what makes Kristy tick – she absolutely loves collecting data and then diving into the numbers to identify areas for quality improvement. She has developed meaningful metrics for use at a local quality council that is helping bridge the gap among acute care providers and post-acute care providers.

Kristy has worked in the long-term care industry for 29 years and counting.



Chuck_C_headshot.jpgChuck Czarnik, CHDA

Vice President, Strategic Planning



Chuck Czarnik, CHDA, is Vice President, Strategic Planning at Brookdale, the largest senior housing and post-acute provider in the United States.  Chuck is responsible for clinical analytics and informatics strategy, focusing operational reporting, clinical decision support, and population health management.  Chuck originally joined Brookdale in IT management, and has been with the company for over sixteen years in various IT, M&A, and operations roles. 

Chuck is a member of the HIT Committee of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), and is a member of the HIMSS LTPAC Roundtable.  He also serves on the AHIMA CHDA Job Task Analysis Committee and is an AHIMA CHDA exam item writer.  He has been involved in numerous industry events, expert panels, and trade publications.

In academics, Chuck studied cognitive psychology, focusing upon statistics, learning technology, and data visualization at Tennessee Technological University (B.S.) and Vanderbilt University (M.S.).  He grew up in Franklin, TN, and lives near his hometown with his wife and two children.  Chuck is very active in his church’s broadcast video / new media ministry, and seeks adventure, including sport aviation, camping, and mountain biking.


Joe Forman

Director of Information Technology

Nationwide Health Care Services


In his current role as Director of Information Technology, Joe is responsible for all of the data and telecom services at Nationwide Healthcare Services locations. Joe is a proud member of the Nationwide Healthcare Services team and works daily on helping everyone provide exemplary care to their residents through the use of technology. Joe joined Nationwide Healthcare Services in his current role about 3 years ago, but has worked with them and other healthcare organizations as a consultant for the past 10 years. Joe works with Nationwide Healthcare Services to roll out the electronic medical records systems, in addition to the rapid expansion of the networks as employee and resident needs have increased the load on the networks.


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CEU Information

*This program is pending approval by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.  For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or http://www.nabweb.org*