Event Overview

The Government Health IT Virtual Briefing will discuss key components of health IT and its challenging environment in the era of the Affordable Care Act. Policy experts will address critical issues in health IT so that influencers and executives from federal, state and military health agencies can collectively understand how to transform healthcare and facilitate policy implementation to more efficiently and effectively improve patient care across the nation. The focus of the sessions will be on:
• Building and strengthening health IT from policy and implenmentation perspectives
• Integration of healthcare quality reporting to support necessary quality improvements and cost containment measures
• Adoption of health IT exchange standards and implementation guidelines to facilitate effective and efficient care across the care continuum

Learning Objectives:
Explore the current state of health IT policy and its implications
Identify gaps and trends in healthcare quality reporting and alignment across federal quality initiatives and incentive programs
Discuss how a consistent adoption of health IT exchange standard is necessary to support the meaningful use incentive program stages and national healthcare transformation.

Jennifer Horowitz, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Senior Director, Research
HIMSS Analytics

Jennifer Horowitz is Senior Director, Research at HIMSS Analytics. Horowitz has worked in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry for 13 years, the past eight of which have been with HIMSS/HIMSS Analytics. She has extensive background in managing research engagements, from project design through final deliverable to client. This includes identifying appropriate survey methodology, data collection and analysis methodologies to meet client expectations. She also serves as an at-large Board Member to the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS.

Sam King

Director, Professional Development-Virtual Events

Sam King is an Industry Fellow and Chair of Digital Healthcare at the Center for Digital Transformation, and a faculty at the UC Irvine Merage School of Business, and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Sam has served several leadership roles in HIMSS SoCal Chapter, including as the Immediate Past-President (2012-13), President (2011-12), President-Elect (2010-11), and Vice President/Secretary (2008-10). Sam serves as the Chairman of the HIMSS National Chapters Task Force (2012-13) after serving as a Vice Chairman (2010-12), on HIMSS Davies Committee on the use of Health IT and electronic health records (2010-12), and is an Advisory Board member for the Healthcare IT Summit. He serves on HFMA National Board of Examiners (2012-2015). Sam holds an MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He earned the CPHIMS, CHFP, CPHQ designation and attained FHIMSS and FHFMA Fellowships. Sam received HIMSS National Chapter Leader of the Year Award in 2012.

John L. Bosco

Sr. Vice President & CIO
North Shore LIJ Health System

In his role as CIO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Mr. Bosco oversees the information technology function of a vast enterprise that is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York State and the nation's second-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system. The winner of the National Quality Forum’s 2010 National Quality Healthcare Award, the North Shore-LIJ Health System delivers clinical care at 15 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory care centers throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ’s owned facilities house over 5,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,000 physicians. Its workforce of more than 42,000 is the largest on Long Island and the ninth largest in New York City.


Senior Director, Informatics

Pam Matthews, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, LFHIMSS, serves as the Senior Director, Informactics, at HIMSS. She directs the Society’s initiatives related to health information exchange, interoperability and standards activities with convening communities at the state, regional and local levels. In this role, Matthews supports the Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) and the Interoperability & Standards (I & S) Committees and all related content activities including supporting one electronic monthly newsletter, the HIE nonprofit organizational membership, the HIMSS HIE Community, four online toolkits, educational programming and external public and private collaborations. When she joined HIMSS in 2006, she launched both the Financial Systems and the Health Information Exchange content area and spear headed HIMSS focused with ICD10 initiatives.

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