Event Overview

This year’s national elections could be vitally important to the future of the country and have wide-ranging implications for a multitude of health IT stakeholders. How will this election affect the many facets of health IT? During this webinar, our experts will discuss the results of the election, the implications to our industry, and provide information and awareness on key challenges affecting organizations in this ever-changing environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the possible impact of the election results for the health IT industry
  • Identify trends and possible health IT related policy issue shifts resulting from the elections
  • Discuss potential action HIMSS and our members can take to educate newly elected officials on the importance of health IT and possible policy implications.


Event Moderator: Scott Holbrook, MS, FHIMSS, HIMSS Board Vice Chair, Executive Vice President, Medicity

Program:

Time Session
11AM-11:25AM CT An Analysis of State Legislative Election Results
  Abstract: With over 6,034 state lawmakers elected, the partisan map of the United States has shifted slightly to the Democrats with twelve chambers switching party control. What impact does the Democratic majority increase from 15 to 19 legislatures have on the state legislators, coupled with the Republican control in 26 state chambers, with three legislatures split between the parties?  Join us as we break down the election results, focus on selected ballot measures, and emphasize perspectives critical to you.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review election results from the Governors’ and State Legislature elections      
  • Identify the impact of selected ballot measures across the Country
  • Discuss the imminent changes based on these election results

Speaker:
Tim Storey
Senior Legislative Fellow
National Conference of State Legislatures
11:25AM-11:45AM CT An “Inside the Beltway” Perspective on the Presidential and Congressional Election Results
  Abstract: President Barack Obama rode a wave of broad support from minorities, women and moderates to win re-election Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Democratic strongholds and key battleground states.  Join us as we break down the election results, both from a presidential and congressional perspective, and emphasize perspectives critical to you.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review election results from the Congressional and Presidential Races        
  • Discuss possible effects of  these election results

Speaker:
Marilyn Werber Serafini
Communications Director and Health Policy Advisor
Alliance for Health Reform
11:45PM-12PM CT The Impact to Health IT: The Way Forward
  Abstract: There is no doubt that the 2012 elections, from a local, regional, state, and national perspective will shape the health IT landscape for generations to come.  Join us as we analyze the impact to the promise and the future of health IT for all Americans.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review of the impact of the election results to health IT      
  • Identify challenges ahead based on these results

Speaker:
Dave Roberts, MHA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Government Relations
HIMSS
Supervisor-Elect, San Diego County, California

Tim Storey

Senior Legislative Fellow
National Conference of State Legislatures

Tim Storey is a Senior Fellow in the Legislative Management Program of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, Colorado, specializes in the areas of elections, redistricting, and legislative organization and management. Every two years Tim directs NCSL’s effort, StateVote, to collect and analyze state election results.

Marilyn Werber Serafini

Communications Director and Health Policy Advisor
Alliance for Health Reform

Marilyn Werber Serafini is Communications Director and Health Policy Advisor for the Alliance for Health Reform, a nonpartisan, not-for profit group committed to the education of journalists, elected officials and other shapers of public opinion. As a journalist prior to joining the Alliance, Serafini covered the health reform debate during the Clinton Administration and the recent debate that led to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care.

Dave Roberts, MHA, FHIMSS

Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS
Supervisor-Elect, San Diego County, California

Dave Roberts is Vice President of Government Relations for HIMSS, and provides leadership and oversight of HIMSS Government Relations team. He serves as staff liaison to Public Policy Committee, federal appointee to CMS Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, and is a frequent public speaker.

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