Event Overview

Policy experts will discuss how meaningful use and the Affordable Care Act are harnessing the power of health IT through

  • clinical and business intelligence
  • lessons learned
  • patient engagement and
  • HIE

Leaders from federal, state and military health are encouraged to attend. Collectively, they will gain a deeper understanding of how to facilitate policy implementation to more effectively improve patient care across the nation.

Your free* registration includes live and On Demand access to education sessions, downloadable resources, and networking opportunities with speakers and attendees.

*Only qualified individuals will be allowed free access, based on demographic information provided. 
Non-qualified individuals may attend for a nominal fee.

Program:

Time Session
10AM-11AM CT Industry Catalysts: The Impact of Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act
  Abstract: The building blocks of the health IT infrastructure are being established from the impact of meaningful use policy. What lessons have been learned from Stage 1? How will Stage 2 stretch and challenge both providers and policy to transform healthcare to a more efficient system? How will this health IT infrastructure be leveraged to meet the expectations of the Affordable Care Act to enhance quality reporting and measurement, expand and enhance quality reporting, improve quality of care, and encourage quality care through reimbursement?

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the role and initiatives that are underway in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation      
  • Review how the State Innovations Model initiative is spurring States to design and test multi-payer payment and care delivery models for improved quality and efficiency
  • Describe the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Model that is fostering collaboration between public and private healthcare payers to strengthen primary care

Speakers:
Rob Tagalicod
Director, Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Elizabeth Shinberg Holland
Director, HIT Initiatives Group
Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
11:15AM-12:15PM CT Health Information Exchange: Challenges & Opportunities, Bridging Private & Public HIEs
  Abstract: Health information exchange is a critical component to successfully leveraging health IT to achieve its greatest potential. There are multiple challenges and lessons learned in establishing an effective HIE. This session will discuss Ohio’s State-Level HIE (SLHIE), and its collaboration among both hospitals and private networks to enable health data exchange and to impact population health in Ohio.

Learning Objectives:
  • Articulate lessons learned from mature HIEs         
  • Explore challenges related to establishing effective health information exchange
  • Discuss bridging the gap for challenges related to public, private, and public/private health information exchange

Speaker:
Dan Paoletti
CEO
Ohio Health Information Partnership
12:30PM-1:30PM CT eConnecting with Consumers: Provider/Patient Engagement through Health IT
  Abstract: Digital healthcare creates an easier and more convenient way for consumers to engage with their care providers. It is the path to unprecedented clinical, operational and financial efficiency. Meaningful use and health reform both place an emphasis on expanding digital healthcare, and new technologies drive the efficiencies that lead to improved quality and outcomes. In this session, the pervasiveness of enhancing communication between providers and patients through technology and its importance to the effectiveness of patient care will be explained.

Speaker:
Lygeia Ricciardi
Acting Director
Office of Consumer eHealth,
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Dan Paoletti

CEO
Ohio Health Information Partnership

Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Paoletti brings tremendous knowledge of hospital and health systems to the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As one of the founding board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies since its inception in 2009. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of our organization

Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN

Director of Clinical Transformation
Beacon Community Program
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Judy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She is a nurse, who came to the ONC in December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, home health agencies and over 30,000 employees. She led the EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT.

Lygeia Ricciardi

Acting Director
Office of Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Lygeia Ricciardi is the Acting Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC. For the past several years, she has been a consultant on consumer e-health through her own company, Clear Voice Consulting, and Clinovations, where she was part of the leadership team. Previously, Lygeia was a director in the health program at the Markle Foundation, a health specialist and speechwriter for the chairman of the FCC, a content producer at a dot com, and a case study writer for Harvard Business School. She earned a masters in technology & education from Harvard, with extensive study at the MIT Media Lab.

Rob Tagalicod

Director, Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Leads the Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS), one of CMS' enterprise business efforts, developing and coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive e-health strategy for CMS; ensuring that individual initiatives tie to the overall agency and Federal e-health goals strategies; and promoting and leveraging innovative component initiatives. OESS projects include Blue Button; 5010/ICD-10 implementation; Administrative Simplification; EHR Meaningful Use; and Health Information Exchanges, in collaboration with ONC. Oversee the EHR Incentive Program, a $30 billion, multi-year budget as authorized by Congress to incent adoption and meaningful use of EHRs as part of transforming health care in America.

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