ONC Sessions at HIMSS 2019

February 11-15, 2019

HIMSS 2019ONC is pleased to participate in a number of activities during the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando, Florida from February 11-15, 2019. We hope you will join us and look forward to connecting with health care IT stakeholders across the industry. Stay engaged in ONC conversation via Twitter: @ONC_HealthIT or conversations related to HIMSS using hashtag #HIMSS19. Make sure to revisit this page as we continue to update our schedule.

Monday, February 11
8:45 am – 9:15 am ET
Convention Center - W209C
Monday, February 11
8:45 am – 9:45 am ET
Convention Center - W230A

BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS: CONNECTING THE PUBLIC POLICY DOTS

  • Steve Posnack, Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology
  • Elise Sweeney Anthony, Executive Director, ONC Office of Policy
Monday, February 11
11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET
Convention Center - W206A

BLOCKCHAIN PRECONFERENCE: FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE ON BLOCKCHAIN

  • Steve Posnack, Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology
Monday, February 11
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Convention Center - W209C
Monday, February 11
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Convention Center - W230A

PAYERS ROLE IN HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

  • Thomas Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, ONC/CMS
Monday, February 11
8 am ET
Convention Center - W209C
Friday, February 15
8:30 am ET
Convention Center - Valencia Ballroom
Tuesday, February 12
12 pm – 1 pm ET
Convention Center - W307A

SESSION #27 – POLICY UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR HEALTH IT (ONC)
Leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Office of Policy will present a detailed session on policy activities underway at ONC.

  • Elise Sweeney Anthony, Executive Director, ONC Office of Policy
  • Elisabeth Myers, Deputy Director, ONC Office of Policy
  • Michael Lipinski, Director, Regulatory Affairs Division, ONC Office of Policy 
Wednesday, February 13
1 pm – 2 pm ET
Convention Center - W307A

SESSION #147 – APPROACHING PERSISTENT PROBLEMS IN HEALTH IT THROUGH SCIENCE
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has a short but impactful history of investing in innovative projects and pilots that have helped shape the nation’s health information systems. This session will present a variety of ONC sponsored projects aimed at galvanizing innovative approaches for enhancing the nation’s health IT infrastructure at scale, including ONC’s Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT, while also identifying new areas in need of additional exploration.

  • Teresa Zayas-Caban, PhD Chief Scientist, Chief Scientist Division, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 
  • Kristen Miller, PhD, MedStar, LEAP
  • Ricky Sahu, CEO,1UPHealth, LEAP
Thursday, February 14
8:30 am – 9:30 am ET
Convention Center - Chapin Theater Room 320

SESSION #206 – ONC TOWN HALL
Join the Leadership Team from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in an interactive session to learn more about the Office’s ongoing work to advance the national health information technology (IT) agenda. ONC will engage the audience in an open dialog about our efforts to improve interoperability and reduce clinician burden.

Thursday, February 14th
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Convention Center - W307A

SESSION #267 – 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT: APIS WITHOUT SPECIAL EFFORT
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Office of Standards and Technology will host an education session that covers the breath of its work. This session will include updates regarding ONC Health IT Certification Program operations, health IT testing resources, ongoing pilot activities, standards coordination, and ONC’s innovation-oriented projects.

  • Steve Posnack, Executive Director, ONC Office of Technology
Wednesday, February 13
9 am – 10 am ET
Convention Center - W108A

LISTENING SESSION: CLINICIAN BURDEN

  • Andrew Gettinger, MD, Chief Clinical Officer
  • Thomas Mason, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Kate Goodrich, Chief Medical Officer, CMS
  • Melanie Combs-Dyer, Deputy Director, Center for Program Integrity, CMS
Wednesday, February 13
11:15 am – 12 pm ET
Hyatt Regency Celebration 8

LISTENING SESSION: CONTINUUM OF CARE
It is important that patients receive seamless care across the care continuum to ensure their care is effectively delivered across a variety of services and care settings. Whether it is a transition to long-term and post-acute care, community based services or in the pediatric setting. Ensuring comprehensive and seamless care is essential. We will have a discussion on opportunities and challenges associated with receiving care across the care continuum in this session. 

  • Elizabeth Myers, Deputy Director, Office of Policy
  • Michael Linpinski, J.D., Director, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Policy
  • Liz Palena-Hall, R.N., Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Coordinator
Wednesday, February 13
12:15 pm – 1 pm ET
Hyatt Regency Celebration 8

LISTENING SESSION: HEALTH IT POLICY OPEN FORUM
Join ONC’s Executive Director of Policy Elise Sweeney Anthony and staff members for an open discussion on hot health IT policy initiatives such as information blocking, interoperability, privacy and security and much more!

  • Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Executive Director, Office of Policy
  • Elizabeth Myers, Deputy Director, Office of Policy
  • Michael Linpinski, J.D., Director, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Policy

Federal Health IT Pavilion Office Hours
Booth 8267, ONC Kiosk is #2

Tuesday, February 12

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:30 pm – 3:10 pm 

Zoe Barber
Mike Lipinski; Liz Palena-Hall
Alicia Morton
Brett Andriesen

Wednesday, February 13

9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Debbie Bucci
John Rancourt
Brett Andriesen
John Rancourt
Mike Lipinski; Zoe Barber

Wednesday, February 14

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rob Anthony

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