eHI: 2011 National Forum on Health Information Exchange: July 14

A Special Meeting for Health Information Exchange Initiatives

Accessed on June 16, 2011 and excerpted from eHealth Initiative.
The 2011 National Forum on Health Information Exchange will take place Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. The HIE Forum will convene healthcare leaders from across the 50 states to discuss the challenges and best practices needed to achieve sustainable national health information exchange. It will also coincide with the release of the 2011 eHI HIE Survey. Interactive panels comprised of health information exchange experts who are in the field will be the primary focus of the event. The majority of the event will include question and answer sessions for audience members.

Transforming Healthcare Through Analytics

Analytics is one of the most exciting and promising areas for HIE innovation. HIEs can provide in-depth analytics to help providers manage patients, control costs and improve quality. Analytics can be used for predictive modeling, real-time point of care decision support, managing population health, quality reporting and comparative effectiveness research. This panel will include payers and HIEs that have experience working in this area.

How HIEs can Work with the Direct Project

This panel will explore the implementation challenges associated with the Direct Project, as well as the potential benefits that can be derived from it. The group will discuss how the Direct Project will help providers and hospitals qualify for meaningful us and encourage health information exchange. Additionally, Providers, patients, and other stakeholders in the delivery of healthcare across the country can be connected through the infrastructure of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). While NwHIN is not a physical network, HIEs are moving towards using the standards, SSA disability determination, justifications, and other protocols set by NwHIN.

Insurance Exchanges and HIE: Coordinating Efforts for Success

Following the passage of health reform, states are now in the process of creating health insurance exchanges. Both HIE and Insurance Exchanges require significant effort, resources and focus. Coordination and competing for resources is a challenge. This panel will examine the efforts underway in several states.

Getting to Meaningful Use Through HIE

In preparation for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, providers and hospitals must begin to prepare for increasing HIE requirements. HIEs will need to determine how they can support hospitals and providers in meeting the new requirements. Included in this topic will be immunization registries, and the stage 2 MU requirements.

Staying Alive in 2011: Different Revenue Models for Sustainability

Creating a sustainable business model remains the greatest challenge facing organizations. New models of sustainability have been suggested in the last couple of years, including utility models. Attaining sustainability is still an enormous hurdle. This panel will include speakers who use different revenue models. They will address best practices for HIE sustainability.

IT Infrastructure Required to Support ACO

With the advent of Accountable Care Organizations, health information exchange is even more critical. ACOs will need to coordinate care, manage patient health, and track administrative data. Panelists will discuss established HIEs can position themselves to support ACOs.

AGENDA for National Forum on HIE: July 14, 2011
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7:00 AM
Exhibit Hall Open – Breakfast and Networking
8:30 – 9:00 AM
Welcome, Overview and 2011 HIE Survey Key Findings 

Jennifer Covich Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative
9:00 – 9:30 AM

Todd Park Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Mr. Todd Park will present the keynote address at the 2011 National Forum on Health Information Exchange. In his role as CTO, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. He will discuss CMS data and how HIEs can use that data.
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Transforming Healthcare Through Analytics 

Sam Ho, EVP and CMO, United Healthcare (Invited)
Dick Thompson Dick Thompson, Executive Director of the Quality Health Network
Carladenise Edwards Carladenise Edwards, President and CEO, Cal eConnect
Ahmed Ghouri, Chief Medical Officer, Anvita Health
10:30 – 11:00 AM
11:00 – 12:00 PM
How HIEs can Work with the Direct Project 

Arien Malec, Coordinator, Direct Project, ONC (Invited)
Jeff Blair, Director of Health Informatics, New Mexico Health Information Collaborative
John Blair, III, MD, President and CEO, Taconic IPA
12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Insurance Exchanges and HIE: Coordinating Efforts for Success 

Glen Shor, Massachusetts Insurance Exchange (Invited)
Kim Davis – Allen, Alabama HIT Coordinator
Edward Dolly, CISSP, Deputy Commissioner, State Health Information Technology Coordinator, West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services
Steve Larsen, Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS (Invited)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Getting to Meaningful Use Through HIE 

Zachery Jiwa, Louisiana HIT Coordinator
Micky Tripathi, PhD, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
Scott Afzal, HIE Program Director, CRISP
Stephen Palmer, Director, Office of e-Health Coordination, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
3:00 – 3:30 PM
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Staying Alive in 2011: Different Revenue Models for Sustainability 

Paul Forlenza, Vice President of Policy, VITL
Christopher M. Henkenius, Program Director, NeHII, Inc.
Abigail Sears, CEO, OCHIN
Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Michigan Health Connect
4:30 – 5:30 PM
IT Infrastructure Required to Support ACO 

Moderator: Nam Vo, Senior Director of Healthcare Strategy, Oracle
Phyllis Albritton, Executive Director, CORHIO
5:30 – 7:30 PM

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