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ONC Sessions at HIMSS 2017

ONC is pleased to participate in a number of activities during the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando from February 19 – 23, 2017. 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 #HIMSS17.

Date / Time / Location

Education Session

Monday, February 20

12 pm – 1 pm

Room 230 A-D

Orange County Convention Center

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (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 build health IT as the foundation for better care, smarter spending and healthier people.

Tuesday, February 21

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Room 230 A-D

Orange County Convention Center

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Policy Update

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.  Join us to hear more about:

  • The 2015 Edition Health IT Certification criteria and how certification supports Quality Payment Program providers and alternative payment models, as well as different care settings;
  • ONC’s new rule that helps ensure that certified health IT is operating as it should on-the-ground; and
  • Upcoming health IT policy initiatives.

Tuesday, February 21

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room 230 A-D

Orange County Convention Center

Standards and Technology Updates from ONC

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.

Wednesday, February 22

10 am – 11 am

Room 230 A-D

Orange County Convention Center

Efforts to Assist Providers and Patients In Using Health IT  for High Quality Care

The concept of using health IT to provide high quality care has transitioned from vision to reality over the last few years. For nearly a decade, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has been working with consumer representatives, providers, and other stakeholders across the country to develop tools and resources that support their use of certified health IT to improve how care is being delivered. This session will outline ONC’s tools and resources available to help providers and patients in the care delivery process, with a special focus on population & community health, workforce training, interoperability, consumer engagement, and practice transformation.

*All time are in Eastern Time.

** Please note room assignments are subject to change.  For the most up-to-date information on sessions and room assignments, visit http://www.himssconference.org/Search/SessionSearch.