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ONC Annual Meeting

ONC Annual Meeting

Interoperable Health IT for a Healthy Nation

February 2 - 3, 2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) held the 2015 Annual Meeting February 2-3, 2015, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The meeting gathered over 1,000 health IT partners for two days of plenaries and breakout sessions. The Annual Meeting was webcasted on February 2, 2015 and the morning plenary on February 3, 2015.


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ONC Annual Meeting Agenda

February 2, 2015 - Plenary Day

The Plenary Day will feature an address from the National Coordinator and a series of keynotes and panel discussions – including a fireside chat with former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist – that explore the safe, secure, and interoperable collection, sharing, and use of health information to improve health. The Plenary Day is open to the public and will be webcast.

8:30am–9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks (International Ballroom)
  • Lisa Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@KBDeSalvo)
9:00am–9:45am Collect – Big Data and Health Information: Improving Population and Public Health (International Ballroom)
  • Moderator: Wen Dombrowski, M.D., Aging, Healthcare, Technology, and Social Media Advisor, Resonate Health LLC (@HealthcareWen)
  • Annie Fine, M.D., Medical Director of Data Analysis and Reportable Disease, Surveillance Unit, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Ivor Horn, M.D., Medical Director – Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital (@DrIvorHorn)
  • John Mafi, M.D., Fellow, Internal Medicine, Open Notes and Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School (@BIDMChealth) (@myopennotes)
9:50am–10:00am Networking Break
10:15am–11:15am Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (International Ballroom)
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  • Barclay Butler, Ph.D., Director, Healthcare Technology Integration, Defense Health Agency
  • Seth Pazinski, Director Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis, ONC (@SethPazinski)
11:20am–12:10pm Share – Innovative Interoperability: Open APIs, Patient Engagement, and Health Innovation (International Ballroom)
  • Moderator: Claudia Williams, Senior Health and Health IT Advisor, Office of the U.S. Chief Technology Officer (@claudiawilliams)
  • Alice Borrelli, Director of Global Health and Workforce Policy, Intel (@IntelHealth)
  • Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (@aneeshchopra)
  • Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D., Executive Director for Innovation, HHS (@HHSIDEALab)
  • Neil Evans, M.D., Co-Director Connected Health, Veterans Administration (@VeteransHealth)
12:15pm–1:45pm Lunch on your own
1:50pm–2:40pm Panel: Use – Health Information and Delivery System Reform (International Ballroom)
  • Moderator: Susan Dentzer, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@SusanDentzer)
  • Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (@CMSGov)
  • William Morris, M.D., Associate Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic)
  • Lew Sandy, M.D., EVP of Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group (@myUHC)
2:45pm–3:35pm Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and Standards Advisory (International Ballroom)
View slide presentation [PDF – 6.5 MB]
  • Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.c (@KBDeSalvo)
  • Erica Galvez, Interoperability and Exchange Portfolio Manager, ONC
  • Christopher A. Miller, Acting Director, DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO) and Program Executive Officer, DoD Healthcare Management Systems
  • Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S., Director Office of Standards and Technology, ONC (@HealthIT_Policy)
  • Lucia Savage, Esq., Chief Privacy Officer, ONC (@SavageLucia)
3:35pm–3:55pm Networking Break
4:00pm–5:00pm Fireside Chat with Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist (International Ballroom)
  • Moderator: Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. (@KBDeSalvo)
  • The Honorable Thomas Daschle
  • The Honorable William Frist, M.D. (@bfrist)

Contact Us

For additional information and/or answers to your questions, please refer to the points of contact below.

Program Content and Agenda:

Cannon Leavelle
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
E-mail: Cannon.Leavelle@hhs.gov


Josh Shapiro
Capital Consulting Corporation
Tel: (301) 468-6082
Fax: (301) 468-0338
E-mail: jshapiro@capconcorp.com

ONC Annual Meeting Agenda

February 3, 2015 – Shared Learning Day

The Shared Learning Day will offer interactive breakout sessions organized by three themes: Collect, Share, and Use. The Shared Learning Day is open to the public; morning sessions will be webcast.

7:30am–8:20am Morning Roundtable Discussions (International Ballroom)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Grants: Navigating the Systems
  • HITECH Evaluations
  • Patient Matching
  • Privacy and Security
  • Public Health
8:30am–8:40am Welcome (International Ballroom)
  • Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. (@KBDeSalvo)
8:40am–9:40am A Conversation with ONC’s National Coordinators – Past and Present (International Ballroom) 
  • Moderator: Janet Marchibroda, Director of Health Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center (@BPC_Bipartisan)
  • David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Partner & CEO, Health Evolution Partners
  • Robert Kolodner, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, ViTel Net
  • David Blumenthal, M.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund (@DavidBlumenthal)
  • Farzad Mostashari, M.D., M.Sc., CEO, Aledade (@Farzad_MD)
  • Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. (@KBDeSalvo)
9:40am–9:45am Remarks from HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell (International Ballroom) (@SecBurwell)
9:45am–9:55am Remarks from Angela Kennedy , Parent and Caregiver (International Ballroom)
9:55am–10:05am Networking Break
10:05am–11:25am Breakout Sessions


Deep Dive on the Standards & Interoperability Initiatives (Georgetown West)
This session will provide a general overview of the S&I Framework and processes as well as provide a deep dive technical discussion on four different S&I framework initiatives: Data Access Framework, Structured Data Capture, electronic Long Term Services and Supports and Data Provenance.  During this session, each presenter will provide an overview of the initiative, the use cases, a discussion on the technical standards, and an update on the pilots. 

  • Nagesh “Dragon” Bashyam (@contact_dragon)
  • Johnathan Coleman, S&I Initiative Coordinator, ONC
  • Evelyn Gallego, SDC and eLTSS Initiative Coordinator, ONC


Realizing the Full Value of E-Prescribing for Safe, Quality, and Efficient Provision of Care (Georgetown East)

Approximately half of all Americans take a prescription medication each month.  In 2010, there were 2.6 billion medications ordered or prescribed.  With the advent of e-prescribing and associated clinical decision support systems, many of the safety concerns inherent in paper-based prescribing have been eliminated.  Despite these advances, the full potential of e-prescribing is yet to be realized.  A high quality e-prescribing process can support higher level functions, such as medication reconciliation and medication adherence. 

  • Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, M.B.A., Vice President of Quality Management, Surescripts (@AjitDhavle, @Surescripts)
  • Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D., Economist, ONC
  • Kristin Showen, Pharm.D., Chief Resident, Hennepin County Medical Center (@kshowen)
  • Shelly Spiro, R.Ph., FASCP, Executive Director, Pharmacy Health Information Technology  Collaborative (@shellyspiro)
  • Tricia Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Pharmacy Advisor, ONC

Health Information Exchange in Rural and Underserved Communities (Jefferson West)

In this session, we will discuss the adoption of EHR systems among various segments of providers to understand the inequities in EHR adoption rates and the impact that national health IT initiatives may have on health care disparities.  The well-accepted predicate that Health IT successfully and thoughtfully integrated into clinical workflow has the potential to improve the quality and safety of care is examined in the context of minority and underserved communities.  Specifically, we will review health IT initiatives to assure that certified EHR and health information exchange (HIE) are disseminated to primary care providers treating underserved populations and the effect of these initiatives on patient engagement and clinical outcomes, and health disparities.

  • Denise W. Hines, D.H.A., P.M.P., FHIMSS CEO, eHealth Services Group
  • Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A., Co- Director and Principal Investigator and Executive Medical Director, National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) (@GAHITEC)

Encounter Alerting: Simple Strategies to Improve Care Transitions (Jefferson East)
This session will help attendees understand the subject of clinical alerting during care transitions, how to leverage HIE’s in their region and equip them with the economic value of alerting to help launch new projects.   The session will demonstrate several successful implementations of “ADT in a Box”, an ONC sponsored open source toolkit that can be used to connect organizations and power clinical alerts.  Additional content will be drawn from chapter 3 Event Notifications of recent Brookings Institute toolkit titled “Adopting Accountable Care” authored by ONC.  

  • Jim Cavanagh, NJ-HITEC (@NJ_HITEC)
  • Ed Daniels, 1st Response Consulting
  • Jeff Livesay, Associate Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
  • Mark Monterastelli, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, ONC

Journey Toward Integrated Health Communities: PCMH and Medical Health Homes (Lincoln West)

This session will provide an interactive overview of how patient centered medical home care teams support patient care from the perspective of practice workflow dynamics in both rural and large community health care delivery settings.  Exploration of practice transformation efforts supporting clinical care team roles and responsibilities will be discussed specific to a patient’s journey within the medical home.  Session speakers will place emphasis and share their experience developing clinical care team workflows, where the care team engages the patient in their care, and how clinical decision support (CDS) tools can be implemented to support patient care delivery within the medical home. Speakers will highlight the role of patient engagement and patient-provider collaboration enabled by health information technology working towards better health outcomes.

  • Paul Klintworth, Project Officer, ONC
  • Amy Koizim, Director Client Solutions, GSI Health (@GSIHealth)
  • Robert J. McNellis, Senior Advisor for Primary Care, AHRQ (@AHRQNews)
  • Simone Myrie, Public Health Analyst, ONC (@MyrieTash)
  • Kristina Sheridan, Systems Engineering Technical Center, MITRE Emerging Technologies
  • Dr. Karen Smith, M.D., P.A., Solo Rural Family Medicine, Tier 3 PCMH, Raeford, North Carolina

Payer Perspective:  Current Industry Trends and Future Opportunities (Cabinet)

As the healthcare ecosystem embraces the adoption of health information technology,  the pace of integration of clinical data with payer processes has lagged.  Many payers have evaluated the best approach to collecting clinical data for various use cases and looking for a way to overcome privacy/ security issues in a cost-effective manner.  At the same time, providers are often printing paper records and releasing them to health plans when requested for approved purposes.  This session will highlight several innovative approaches clinical integration aimed at ‘living up to the promise’ of health information technology by simplifying administrative processes and improving quality reporting in support of programs to improve healthcare value.

  • Kevin Carr, M.D., Managing Director, Senior Business Service Executive, Accenture
  • Paul Joiner, Availity
  • Charles Kennedy, M.D., Aetna
  • Ken Park, M.D., Anthem
  • David Watson, CEO, CalINDEX
  • David Whitlinger, NYeC


Health IT Enabled Quality Improvement: The Why and How (Lincoln East)

This session will provide an overview of ONC’s vision for unified and effective health IT-enabled quality improvement, including the relationships between clinical guidelines, quality measurement, decision support, and population health in terms of use of interoperable and standards-based health IT. Presenters from the field will describe how they are currently using health IT – including CDS and clinical quality measures (CQMs) - to improve care in their own practices. Then, leaders from ONC and MITRE will describe the current and emerging standards enabling health IT-enabled quality improvement, and describe both how they will help and improve the work already being done, and how stakeholders at various levels of interest can participate in ongoing development.

  • Holly R. Dahlman, M.D., FACP, Physician, Green Spring Internal Medicine (@HRDahlman)
  • Marc Hadley, MITRE
  • Julia Skapik, M.D., M.P.H., ONC (@juliaskapik)
  • Michael Wittie, M.P.H., ONC

Cultivating Easy Access to Immunization Records (Monroe)

One of the biggest barriers facing most parents during back-to-school time involves the labor-intensive trip into the provider’s office to simply retrieve an official copy of their child’s immunization records. In this session you will hear how some states are leveraging their state immunization registries to provide consumers with easier online access to official immunization records. The session will cover the steps needed to implement and enable this functionality from a technological perspective and address provider and consumer workflows.

  • Jen Bemisderfer, Principal, jB Communications (@jenbemisderfer)
  • Jim Daniel, Public Health Coordinator, ONC
  • Erich Daub, Senior Public Health Advisor, Scientific Technologies Corporation
  • Genevieve Morris, Director, Audacious Inquiry (@A_INQ)
  • Pam Reynolds, Information Quality Services Coordinator, WVIIS/WVEDSS
  • Shannon Stokley, Associate Director for Science, Immunization Services Division, CDC (@CDCgov)
11:25am–11:40am Networking Break

Breakout Sessions


Validation of Standards: Utilizing SITE for Pre-Certification of Meaningful Use (Georgetown West)

The purpose of this session is to help guide developers of health IT to the appropriate resources to support their efforts to implement health IT standards within their systems for certification of electronic health record (EHR) technology, and in general, enable health information interoperability.  Specifically, tools like SITE provides a central collaboration environment for developers and the standards community, and thus facilitate the rapid adoption of those standards in EHRs.  The session will also discuss how to utilize the Cypress and Bonnie Tools.

Health IT and Patient Safety (Georgetown East)

Health IT Safety is an agency priority ONC will address in 2015 by developing the health IT Safety Road Map. The road map process will educate providers, vendors, and other users of health information technology of a process for making health care safer.  This session will identify significant health IT safety event data findings from the Joint Commission sentinel event database, while providing information on the role of usability in preventing user error.  Further exploration of health IT safety measure identification, prioritization and development from the NQF will be discussed.

  • Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Chief Scientific Officer, The National Quality Forum (@HelenBurstin)
  • Gerard M. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., Project Director, Patient Safety Initiatives,Office of Patient Safety The Joint Commission  (@TJCommission)
  • Andrew Gettinger, M.D., Acting Director, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety (@ag1)
  • Douglas Johnston, Director Health IT Policy in the Center for the Advancement of Health IT, RTI International
  • Lana Lowry, M.P.H., Human Factors Lead for Health Care IT, National Institute of Standards and Technology (@usnistgov)
  • Russell Mardon, Ph.D.,  Senior Study Director, Westat (@westat


Fostering person-centeredness across the care continuum – Leveraging Health IT in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care and Community-Based Long Term Services and Supports (Jefferson West)

Our ability to support a person’s health and wellness includes the need for coordination and communication among health care providers and community based services and supports providers.  This session will describe how the interoperability roadmap, national and state policies and programs, and recent legislative changes, such as the IMPACT Act of 2014,  will influence health IT and interoperability for LTPAC and CB-LTSS providers over the next several years. The new Standards and Interoperability Framework Initiative focused on identifying standards for community-based long term services and supports (S&I eLTSS) will be discussed. Experts from the field will highlight experience and planning efforts to improve interoperability across the care continuum to support delivery & payment system reform, increase communication and coordination, and achieve quality outcomes for individuals receiving care and services in these settings.

  • Brian Braun, Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (@CORHIO)
  • Kelly Cronin, Director Office of Care Transformation, ONC
  • Evelyn Gallego, S&I eLTSS Initiative Coordinator, ONC
  • Mary-Sara Jones, M.B.A., PMP, Associate Partner, Social Services & Government Healthcare, IBM Global Government Center of Competence
  • Greg Linden, Chief Information Officer, Stratis Health (@StratisHealth)
  • Liz Palena Hall, Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Coordinator, ONC (@LizPalenaHall)
  • Eric Weiskopf, HIT Program Specialist, NY Department of Health

Tools and Resources for Integrating Privacy and Security into Your Practice (Jefferson East)

This session will provide a general overview to help health care providers (Eligible Professionals — “EP”) better understand how to integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements into their practices. We will provide updated information in regards to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule, Meaningful Use Stage 2 privacy and security requirements, and privacy and security risk analysis tips.  We will also highlight common misconceptions about HIPAA and how the privacy rule does not inhibit sharing but enables the flow of information in the health care system.

  • Aja Brooks, Privacy Analyst, ONC
  • Libbie Buchele, Program Manager, ONC
  • Julia Chua, Security Branch Team Lead, ONC
  • Adam Kehler, Privacy and Security Specialist, Quality Insights Regional Extension Center for Pennsylvania East and West
  • Kathryn Marchesini, Privacy Branch Chief, ONC
  • Linda Sanches, Sr. Policy Analyst, HHS Office for Civil Rights
  • Lucia Savage, Chief Privacy Officer, HHS/ONC (@SavageLucia)

Direct: Industry Update (Lincoln West)

This session will provide an industry update on Direct, a standards-based means of secure messaging and a health information exchange protocol required in certified products used by health care providers participating in the CMS EHR Incentive Program.  Session participants will hear from Direct Community leaders about the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and hear from leaders of nationwide trust communities about scaling trust when using Direct. 

  • John Hall, Direct Project Coordinator
  • David Kibbe, President and CEO, DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg)
  • Greg Meyer, Director, Distinguished Engineer, Cerner Corporation (@Greg_Meyer93)
  • Chris Muir, Senior Advisor, Office of Standards and Technology, ONC
  • Aaron Seib, CEO, National Association for Trusted Exchange (@Aaron_M_Seib


Treating the Whole Patient: Social Determinants of Health (Cabinet)

Treating patients, particularly low-income or chronic care populations, can be challenging if providers are only focusing on symptoms presented in a doctor’s office. In this session, you will learn about public and private sector efforts focused on treating patients holistically. It will highlight ways to think differently about treating disadvantaged patients including identifying resources take social determinants of health into consideration.

  • Jeffrey Caballero, M.P.H., Executive Director, of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) (@AAPCHOtweets)
  • Joseph Flesh, Co-Founder, Purple Binder (@JosephFlesh)
  • Stacy Lindau, M.D., MAPP, Community Rx
  • Christopher Forrest, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, IOM
  • Robert Zarr, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Unity Clinic, Parks Rx (@DocZarr)

State Health IT Policy Levers: Understanding the Range of Possible and Actual (Monroe)

This session will provide an introduction to ONC-conducted, preliminary research on how policies are being employed to support the use of health IT. CMS will then provide an overview of and up update on Medicaid policies from the federal perspective. NGA will provide a broad state view on the context for state policy strategies. Lastly, the State of Oregon will share their specific strategy and experience.

  • Frederick Isasi, Division Director, Health Division, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Jason McNamara, Senior Technical Advisor for Medicaid IT, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Susan Otter, ‎Director of Health Information Technology, Oregon Health Authority
  • John Rancourt, Public Health Analyst, ONC (@johnrancourt)
1:00pm–2:15pm Lunch on your own
2:15pm – 3:35pm Breakout Sessions


ACO Quality Measurement: Where we are and where we are headed (Georgetown West)

This session will provide opportunity to speak with both Federal and industry leaders regarding Accountable Care Organization (ACO) reporting.  Discussions will focus on diversity of value-based payment structures and quality initiatives across shared-savings programs.  Panelists will share their understanding of reporting requirements, best practices experience, and emphasize current activities identifying and using measures supporting improvement of population health management across the ACO community.

  • Helen Burstin, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Chief Scientific Officer, The National Quality Forum (@HelenBurstin)
  • Jesse James, M.D., M.B.A., Managing Director, Evolent Health (@EvolentHealth)
  • Joe Kimura, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health (@AtriusHealth)
  • Kevin Larsen, M.D., Medical Director of Meaningful Use, ONC
  • Beth Schindele, Director, Quality Insights of Delaware

Certification: Open Forum on Open Data CHPL (Georgetown East)

The 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria final rule introduced several new certification criteria and testing processes into the health IT Certification program, though currently some data about certified products is only available in a Test Result Summary PDF format, which is not conveniently accessible for data analysis. The Open Data CHPL project will take all of the data elements that are currently listed on the ONC CHPL and put them in a format that is open and accessible to the public, including data currently available in the download file, data elements only available in the Test Result Summary document and potentially data elements which were only captured during the testing and certification process. This session will be an open forum to talk about planning for this new project and will also serve as a requirements gathering session with stakeholders who are truly invested and engaged in the program.

  • Kevin Chrapaty, Manager, Deloitte Digital (@Kchrapaty)
  • CAPT Alicia A. Morton, D.N.P., RN-BC, Director Health IT Certification Program, ONC
  • Scott Purnell-Saunders, Senior Advisor Health IT Certification Program, ONC


HIE Data Analytics Capability: What is Health Data Telling You? (Jefferson West)

As Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) become more robust in the types and amount of data they are receiving from various healthcare stakeholders, leveraging aggregated data from HIEs, as well as the community, is proving valuable in population health management efforts and more.  This session will share three different models for how HIEs are involved with data analytics in their community.  Data use agreements, costs and types participants,  are some of the topics addressed in this session.

  • Scott Afzal, Director of Health Information Systems and Program Director, Audacious Inquiry and Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) (@A_INQ)
  • Andrea Bankoski, Virtual Data Unit Manager, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (@MarylandDHMH)
  • Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI)
  • Brian Braun, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) (@CORHIO)

Advancing Consumer Mediated Exchange (Jefferson East)

This session will highlight real examples of consumer-mediated exchange occurring across the country including implementation approaches and tactics. You will learn what systems need to be in place to support consumer mediated exchange or the implementation of new technologies. Learn the benefits that have emerged from successful consumer mediated exchange. This session will also delve into the challenges and opportunities that will enable a future with more robust consumer mediated exchange activities.

  • Ryan Bosch, M.D. FACP M.B.A. CPHIMS, Vice President of Informatics, Chief Medical Information Officer, Inova Health System (@InovaHealth)
  • Janet Campbell, Senior Architect, Epic
  • Dave Meyers, CTO - Health & Human Services, Microsoft Health & Life Sciences (@Health_IT)
  • Dina Passman, Lieutenant Commander, US Public Health Service and Public Health Advisor for Health IT, SAMHSA (@notjustanepi)
  • Eileen Rivera, Consumer Representative
  • Lee Stevens, Director, State Health Policy, ONC
  • Jim Younkin, Director, Keystone Health Information Exchange

Federal Health IT Priorities Supporting Nationwide Interoperability (Lincoln West)

The Federal Health Architecture will educate audience members about current federal priority areas that support ONC’s efforts to improve interoperability for better health care nationwide.  A panel will focus on three FHA priorities involving CONNECT, Direct and development of the architected view of the federal health landscape.  

  • Bob Dieterle, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • John Forrester, FHA
  • Nitin Jain
  • Gail Kalbfleisch, Program Director, FHA (@FHAGail
  • Vanitha Khetan, FHA
  • Eric Larson, FHA
  • Galen Mulrooney, FHA
  • Greg Turner, FHA 


From Research to Outcomes: The Learning Health System (Lincoln East)

A learning health system is an ecosystem where all stakeholders can securely, effectively, and efficiently contribute, share, and analyze data, and create new knowledge that can be consumed by a wide variety of information systems to support effective decision-making leading to improved health outcomes.  The focus of this session is to 1) introduce new national initiatives addressing issues that are critical to establishing an interoperable data infrastructure usable for a learning health system and 2) introduce some key research activities exploring the use of health IT data to conduct research aimed at improving health and health care delivery. 

  • Rachael Fleurence, PCORI (@Fleurence)
  • Jennie Larkin, NIH (@NIH)
  • Mitra Rocca, FDA
  • Jamie Skipper, ONC

Provider Directories and Delivery System Reform: Where Are We? Where do We Need to Go? How do We Get There? (Monroe)

Provider directories are critical infrastructure components for facilitating interoperability and executing certain aspects of delivery system reform. Provider directories can support seamless exchange between disconnected entities, enable accurate patient-provider attribution required for new payment models, or be the engine behind clinician alerting systems. This session will explore key issues related to provider directories, such as standards, policies/governance, and current implementation activities. It will also be an interactive session with the audience to solicit ideas and feedback how what else needs to be done to support this direction.

  • David Kibbe, President and CEO, DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg)
  • Jeff Livesay, Associate Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
  • Matt Rahn, Program Analyst, ONC
  • John Rancourt, Public Health Analyst, ONC (@johnrancourt)
3:35pm–3:40pm Networking Break

Fireside Chat with Drs. Mark McClellan and Elliott Fisher (International Ballroom)

  • Moderator: Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. (@KBDeSalvo)
  • Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Chair and Professor of Medicine, Director, Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (@ElliottFisher4)
  • Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative, Brookings Institution (@BrookingsInst)



Contact Us

For additional information and/or answers to your questions, please refer to the points of contact below.

Program Content and Agenda:

Cannon Leavelle
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
E-mail: Cannon.Leavelle@hhs.gov


Josh Shapiro
Capital Consulting Corporation
Tel: (301) 468-6082
Fax: (301) 468-0338
E-mail: jshapiro@capconcorp.com