ONC Annual Meeting

January 23–24 2014

Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Avenue, Washington D.C.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is holding its Annual Meeting January 23–24, 2014, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC. It is anticipated that approximately 1,200 participants will attend the plenary session on January 23, 2014. Participants are also invited to attend the training day on January 24, 2014.

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ONC Annual Meeting Public Day Agenda

January 23, 2014
Time Session
7:30am–8:30am Facilitated Network Morning Sessions
8:30am–9:00am Welcome and Introduction of New National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Introduction by: Nora Super, Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Speaker:
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, National Coordinator for Health IT
9:00am–10:00am Improve Care, Improve Population Health, and Reduce Health Care Costs through the Use of Health IT
Moderated by: Kelly Cronin, Health Reform Coordinator
10:00am–10:20am Introduction of the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services and RT Honorable, Jeremy Hunt, U.K. Secretary of State for Health
Introduction by: Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT
10:20am–11:00am Spurring Innovation for Health IT Transformation
Moderated By: Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Speakers:
Jacob Reider, MD,  Chief Medical Officer
Bijan Salehizadeh, NaviMed Capital
Steven Krein, StartUp Health

11:00am–11:30am Networking Break and Exhibit Booths Open
11:30am–12:30pm ONC Town Hall
Moderated By: Nora Super, Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Speakers:
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc., National Coordinator for Health IT 
Kelly Cronin, Health Reform Coordinator
Jodi Daniel, Director, Office of Policy and Planning
Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer and Director, Office of Science and Technology 
Mat Kendall, Director, Office of Provider Adoption Support
Lisa Lewis, Acting Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT
Kathryn Marchesini, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer
Chris Muir, Director, State Health Information Exchange Program
Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy
Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Lygeia Ricciardi, Director, Office of Consumer eHealth

Lunch Break (12:30pm–2:00pm)
2:00pm–2:15pm Remarks from the Acting United States Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM)
Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H
2:15pm–3:00pm Empowering Patients & Building Trust: Insights on Improving Access to Patient Health Information
Moderated By: Denise Anthony, Dartmouth College

Speakers:
Lygeia Ricciardi, Director, Office of Consumer eHealth
Jesse Jacobs, Patient
Ryan Bosch, MD, FACP, MBA, INOVA Health System
Patricia Mook, INOVA Health System
Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Children’s National Medical Center

3:00pm–3:45pm Building Safer Systems for Better Care
Moderated by: Amy Helwig, MD, Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Speakers:
William Marella, ECRI
Rollin T. Fairbanks, MD, MedStar
James Battle, PhD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

3:45pm–4:00pm Networking Break and Exhibit Booths Open
4:00pm–4:45pm Connecting the Dots: Demonstrating Progress Toward Interoperability
Moderated by: Chris Muir, Director of State Health Information Exchange Program

Speakers:
Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer and Director, Office of Science and Technology
Dave Whitlinger, New York eHealth Collaborative
Arien Malec, RelayHealth

4:45pm–5:00pm Closing Remarks

Follow all the action on Twitter (#ONC2014) and ongoing discussions on ONC’s LinkedIn page!

Training Day Sessions
January 24, 2014

Session 1: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Track Title Description
Certification The ONC Certification Program: A Primer This session will provide an overview of the ONC health IT certification program, and will include presentations on certification requirements for Meaningful Users and ONC’s consideration of future certification initiatives for settings that are not covered by the Meaningful Use Program.
Exchange & Interoperability: Here and Now The Nuts and Bolts of Supporting MU Stage 2 Exchange/ Interoperability This session is focused on how implementers can leverage the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Initiatives and standards that are either emerging or part of the MU2 regulations. Topic covered include Data Access Framework (DAF); Content Standards such as CCDA and QRDA; View/Download/Transmit Requirements; and Transitions of Care Requirements
Exchange & Interoperability: Here and Now Enhancing Direct and Provider Directories This session will provide an overview of the Direct Project community’s work toward enhancing the Direct specifications to standardize edge protocols between EHRs and Health Information Service Providers (HISPs), as well as provide an update on current work related to Provider Directories.
Grants Management Grants Closeout This session will provide additional clarification on grants closeout guidance (fulfilling requirements set for by ONC per their award documents), provide final American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) reporting guidance, and provide information on equipment disposition.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Prep: Part 1
2 Part Series
In this course, attendees will learn about the changes between stage 1 and stage 2 Meaningful Use. Program staff will also explain the program year and participation for an Eligible Professional and review a (mock) dashboard to determine eligibility for completion of Stage 2 meaningful use. Attendees will have the chance to complete an individual Medicare attestation in a mock-environment, complete a group Medicare attestation in a mock-environment and list the changes to the registration process including Identity and Access Management (I&A) changes.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 ICD-10 and Billing Basics Get an update on ICD-10 from CMS and learn about opportunities to help providers test with Medicare and Medicaid, as well as hear about tools newly available for smaller providers. Also, other RECs will discuss their successes with ICD-10 service lines
Payment and Delivery Reform It Takes a Village: How One FQHC is Working With the Community to Meet the Three-Part Aim Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Austin, TX, has been making strides in integrating patients in the health IT process including building their own patient portal for their underserved population. The patient portal went live at the end of October 2014 and while the rollout has been successful to date, there have been some powerful lessons learned. In this session, attendees will learn about early lessons learned in the building and rollout of patient portals; how LSCC worked with local insurers to measurably decrease cost while improving quality; and next steps being taken to continue to improve patient care, including leveraging existing funding.
Privacy and Security Privacy and Security Mini-Boot Camp: Part 1
2 Part Series
This Boot Camp is designed to educate individuals working with provider practices on implementation, workflow re-design, quality measures and improvement and related issues. Leaders of RECs and HIEs may also find this session highly informative. This session is not designed for privacy and security professionals who are well versed on HIPAA, IT security and other privacy and security domains as they relate to health IT. This interactive session will provide participants with both an in-depth review of privacy and security requirements and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to real world scenarios. This session will include the recent Omnibus Changes and Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.
Population Health and Data Leveraging Health IT to Support Improvement on the Million Hearts, ABCs and Other CQMs In this session, attendees will walk through existing health IT tools that have been vetted by the Million Hearts fellows in support of clinical quality initiatives. Attendees will also walk through vendor registry guides in reporting on clinical quality measures (CQMs). Program staff will showcase 3 case studies of RECs setting-up a Million Hearts Intervention with practices/providers.
Safety Use of Health IT and Role of Pharmacists in Supporting Medication Reconciliation and Medication Therapy Management. Advances in health IT make it possible to review medication history in order to manage disease and improve medication safety. The real gains will be seen when this takes place across settings of care, leveraging the expertise of pharmacists for collaborative care. In this session, participants will review available tools and resources to support medication reconciliation and medication therapy management (MTM) between settings of care. Participants will also review the latest in Health IT functionalities and advancements that enable medication reconciliation and MTM, including new codes for MTM services.
Session 2: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Track Title Description
Communications and Outreach Health IT and News Media Hear from news media reporters and producers about what makes a news story and how you can best pitch your success stories and ideas to print and broadcast media in your community. Presenters include staff from NPR and Kaiser Health News.
Consumer e- Health Leveraging Health IT to Improve Care Coordination and Quality for Rural V eterans Health IT adoption and usage in rural communities has historically moved slower than elsewhere in the nation. ONC and their partners at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been committed to supporting rural communities to help change this reality. This partnership has then led to several pilots leveraging Blue Button technology and health information exchange to improve care coordination for rural veterans seeking care both within the Veterans Health Administration system as well as at a their local rural community provider. This training session will be a detailed step-by-step guide on how this pilot is actualized and how it might be scalable in other rural communities serving veterans.
Exchange & Interoperability: Here and Now Leveraging SITE to Implement CCDA & CQMs In this training, attendees will learn more about what SITE is and how it will help you with MU 2 implementation. This training will cover SITE, Certification, and CCDA/CQMs.
Exchange & Interoperability: Moving Forward Advancing Trust Through Governance This session will provide an overview of ONC’s non-regulatory approach to advancing health information exchange (HIE) governance. It will highlight ONC’s work to bring stakeholders together, provide a policy north star and to collaborate with existing HIE governance entities to advance our overall HIE goals of ensuring health information can follow patients to the point of care regardless of vendor, geographic and organizational boundaries.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Meaningful Use Stage 2 Prep: Part 2
2 Part Series
In this course, attendees will learn about the changes between stage 1 and stage 2 Meaningful Use. Program staff will describe the overall system changes and costs being implemented as part of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use, and the difference to the Stage 2 EHR dashboard. They will also list the fields that populate the Stage 2 dashboard (field map), and explain the uses of the patient portal (or other approved capable 3rd party add-on), and explain the process to obtain interfaces required for Stage 2 Meaningful Use achievement.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 ICD-10 and Billing Basics Get an update on ICD-10 from CMS and learn about opportunities to help providers test with Medicare and Medicaid, as well as hear about tools newly available for smaller providers. Also, other RECs will discuss their successes with ICD-10 service lines
Payment and Delivery Reform Improving Care Coordination and Accountable Care through Health IT In this session, attendees will learn how to help practices better identify which shared savings programs are most well-suited for their level of health IT maturity. Attendees will also learn how to disseminate and employ best practices in helping providers participate in new payment models (Partnering with health systems, partnering with State Innovation Model projects), and better identify provider challenges unique to these emerging business models like new interface costs, lack of payer involvement.
Privacy and Security Privacy and Security Mini-Bootcamp: Part 2
2 Part Series
The Boot Camp is designed to educate those individuals working with provider practices on implementation, workflow re-design, quality measures and improvement and related issues. Leaders of RECs and HIEs may also find this session highly informative. This session is not designed for privacy and security professionals who are well versed on HIPAA, IT security and other privacy and security domains as they relate to health IT. This interactive session will provide participants with both an in-depth review of privacy and security requirements and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to real world scenarios. This session will include the recent Omnibus Changes and Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.
Population Health and Data LDL Challenge: Putting Data Queries to Work The ONC sponsored LDL Challenge focused on how five diverse practices could leverage Health IT functionality to impact LDL outcomes in patients with diabetes in a 16 week intervention. This session will focus on lessons learned from the field on the use of health IT to drive clinical quality improvement. In this session, participants will identify how to effectively utilize health IT to support these strategies, and identify practice readiness and strategies to create an environment conducive to health IT driven Quality Improvement. Participants will also learn a number of successful approaches to achieve change, including leadership engagement, population health and clinical decision support.
Safety Introduction to the SAFER Guides: Optimizing the Safety of Electronic Health Records The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides are a set of nine comprehensive web-based self-assessment tools designed to optimize the safety and safe use of EHRs. The top five types of health IT- related safety issues will be discussed in this session and participants will learn how to use the SAFER Guides in practice settings. Participants will also learn about the Recommended Practices in the High Priority Practices Guide.
Session 3: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Track Title Description
Communications and Outreach Building Capacity through Stakeholder Engagement Thought leaders and healthcare stakeholders are interested in identifying ways to engage with the federal government and ONC as it relates to its health IT and healthcare policies and programs. This training session helps define stakeholders and provides best practices and lessons learned on how to engage with stakeholders to achieve organizational goals. Attendees will also learn about the different ways ONC is identifying and engaging stakeholders across the healthcare community, and the various communication tools and resources used to engage stakeholder groups.
Consumer e- Health Engaging Consumers through Health IT In this session, attendees will learn about new insights from consumer research into consumer attitudes towards, and interest in, engaging with health IT. Attendees will also learn about tools and resources that assist with outreach and education to patients and discuss how to target efforts to maximize patient and family engagement.
Exchange & Interoperability: Here and Now Federal Priorities for Health IT The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) will educate participants about the priorities of its federal partners, and current work being done by the partners to support these priorities. Attendees will learn about the impacts of the federal Health IT priorities on the FHA Strategic Plan, and applying RESTful Health Exchange and Direct as a service to key capability gaps. Attendees will also learn about Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA), and what it means to be FBCA certified.
Exchange & Interoperability: Moving Forward Leveraging Blue Button Technology & ONC’s Innovation Portfolio In this session, attendees will learn about the current Blue Button + Portfolio of technology standards for clinical and financial data, resources for making them easier to work with, and where we are going next. This session will cover the future of Blue Button work, and the BB Competition Programming.
Grants Management Closeout from a Grantee Perspective In this session a panel of grantees who have started the closeout process or will soon be starting the process will discuss their best practices in terms of internal controls and gathering information from their sub-recipients in order for the prime organization to be considered compliant by fulfilling their requirements as set by ONC.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Meaningful Care Coordination – Tools and Educational Curriculum Supporting Coordination of Care between LTPAC Patients & Providers & Physicians & Hospitals This session will present a recently-developed Long Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) care coordination tool to help EPs and EHs take Meaningful Use a step further for better care coordination by meeting the unique needs of patients who also require LTPAC services. The session will also present a draft HIT/HIE educational curriculum for LTPAC Providers that are at various stages of awareness and decision-making regarding the acquisition and use of EHRs and technology to support HIE. An interactive discussion will solicit feedback on the curriculum, potential dissemination strategies, and funding mechanisms.
Payment and Delivery Reform State Innovations: Utilizing health IT for Care Delivery Transformation, Payment Reform, and Population Health Management The Affordable Care Act builds on the foundation of Meaningful Use in using Health IT to promote new payment models such as Medicare’s Shared Saving Program, Accountable Care Organizations, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and other Patient Centered Medical Home programs. Providers with the prescience to adopt to Meaningful Use are now finding that they are at an advantage in participating in these programs and have lessons to share on best practices and pitfalls to avoid. In this training, attendees will lean how to leverage MU1 and prep/align with MU2, and overall alignment opportunities.
Payment and Delivery Reform Post-HITECH Health IT Coordination & State Delivery System Reform In 2014, the requirement that states appoint State Health IT Coordinators ends, but the need for state level coordination of Health IT policy and technology strategy has never been larger. In this course, attendees will learn how State Coordinators are thinking about their role going forward, learn what ONC plans to do to support State leaders and federal partners working together on reform and HIE in the post-HITECH world, and identify State needs that ONC can help coordinate and support responses to those needs.
Population Health and Data BioSense 2.0 BioSense 2.0 is a collaborative syndromic surveillance system that enables its users, who have agreed to share health-related data, to track health issues as they develop and to share this information quickly with other participating health jurisdictions. This session will review the BioSense 2.0 onboarding process and best practices for onboarding, including the utilization of HIEs to facilitate bringing many providers data into the system efficiently.
Population Health and Data Leveraging Open Government Dashboards and Datasets on HealthIT.gov ONC’s Open Government Dashboard for Health IT provides an overview of ONC's federal health IT strategy and presents key performance measures, figures, and data tables that enable real-time monitoring of the evidence-base regarding the status of and impact from federal policy making, programs implementation, and research activities related to health IT and the modernization of the U.S. health care system. RECs can greatly benefit from understanding what’s available and leveraging the data to support future sustainability efforts.

Training Session Tracks

  • Communications and Outreach
  • Consumer E-Health
  • Exchange & Interop—Here and Now
  • Exchange & Interop—Moving Forward
  • Grants Management
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2
  • Payment and Delivery Reform
  • Privacy and Security
  • Population Health
  • Safety
  • Other

Attendance is free—first come, first served. Registration External Links Disclaimer is required due to space limitations.

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For questions on program content agenda contact:
Fadesola Adetosoye, MS
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tel: (202) 260-0044
E-mail: Fadesola.Adetosoye@hhs.gov