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ONC Sessions at HIMSS 2016

ONC is pleased to participate in a number of activities during the HIMSS16 conference in Las Vegas from February 29 – March 4, 2016. 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 #HIMSS16.

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Date / Time / Location

Session

February 29 (Monday)

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Marcello 4404

Nursing Informatics Symposium Q&A

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, will make a brief presentation and address questions from symposium attendees.

February 29 (Monday)

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian

HIMSS Opening General Session

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services

March 1 (Tuesday)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Palazzo B

National Coordinator Spotlight

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health

Join the National Coordinator for Health IT for a discussion about the shared responsibility to achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people and communities.

March 1 (Tuesday)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Palazzo B

Privacy & Security in an App Enabled World

Lucia Savage, J.D., Chief Privacy Officer

This session will focus on privacy & security issues that arise from the expanding use of smart phones and mobile technologies by individuals to access health data and manage their health.  With a focus on privacy & security, the session will cover ONC’s 2015 Edition CEHRT rule features regarding consumer-chosen Apps and also consumer-directed transmission by unencrypted email, as well as other work underway to ensure privacy and security in emerging technologies.

March 1 (Tuesday)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: Candid Discussion on Privacy and Security 

Lucia Savage, J.D., Chief Privacy Officer

Join ONC’s Chief Privacy Officer for a discussion on privacy and security in the app enabled world. This listening session will focus on privacy and security issues that arise from the expanding use of smart phones and mobile technologies by individuals to access health data and manage their health.

March 1 (Tuesday)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (PT)

Room: Rock of Ages Theater

A Special Session with ONC and CMS 

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health

Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

March 2 (Wednesday)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Palazzo B

Trends in Consumer Access and Use of Electronic Health Information 

Lana Moriarty, Director, Office of Consumer eHealth
Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Acting Director, Office of Policy 

This session will present trends regarding consumers’ access and use of their electronic health information based upon ONC’s nationally representative surveys conducted from 2012 to 2014.  Disparities in access and use will be described.  The session will discuss the current context around patient engagement, including ONC rules and initiatives underway to improve consumer access and sharing of health information.

March 2 (Wednesday)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: ONC Nursing Informatics

Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P., Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety

Join ONC Chief Nursing Officer Rebecca Freeman for a discussion on nursing informatics. Topics may include key industry issues related to data blocking, system and data interoperability, and usability for care team members as well as governance, informatics structures, and cultural barriers to adoption.

March 2 (Wednesday)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Palazzo B

Safety, Interoperability, and Usability – What’s My Role? 

Andrew Gettinger, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer and
Acting Director, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety
Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P., Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety 

Join Dr. Andrew Gettinger and Rebecca Freeman (ONC CMIO and CNO) for a comprehensive discussion of safety, interoperability, and usability in health IT.  This session will review key safety issues related to data blocking, system and data interoperability, and usability for care team members.  Andy and Rebecca will combine their backgrounds in implementation and policy to review facility- and discipline-specific tasks that can support regulatory efforts to ease the health IT burden on bedside clinicians.

March 2 (Wednesday)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: ONC’s New Oversight Rule

Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Acting Director, Office of Policy
Michael Lipinski, J.D., Division Director for Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Policy 

March 2 (Wednesday)

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Federal Health IT Pavilion

Listening Session: What’s New in the Wild, Wild World of Standards

Steve Posnack, M.S., M.H.S., Director, Office of Standards and Technology

Join ONC’s Steve Posnack, Director, Office of Standards and Technology in the Federal Health IT Pavilion for a look at what’s going on in the world of standards. Discuss the upcoming Interoperability Standards Advisory, Certification, the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, and much more.

March 2 (Wednesday)

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. (PT)

Room: Federal Health IT Pavilion

Listening Session: Candid Discussion on Privacy and Security

Lucia Savage, J.D., Chief Privacy Officer

Join ONC’s Chief Privacy Officer for a discussion on privacy and security in the app enabled world. This session will focus on privacy and security issues that arise from the expanding use of smart phones and mobile technologies by individuals to access health data and manage their health.

March 2 (Wednesday)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: Consumer Access

Lana Moriarty, Director, Office of Consumer eHealth
Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Acting Director, Office of Policy

Join ONC for a listening session on trends regarding consumers’ access and use of their electronic health information. The session will discuss the current context around patient engagement, including ONC rules and initiatives underway to improve consumer access and sharing of health information.

March 2 (Wednesday)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: CDC Electronic Case Reporting

Sanjeev Tandon M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S., Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Project Lead
Nedra Garrett, M.S., Senior Advisor for Informatics
Maria Michaels, M.B.A., Public Health Advisor

Join Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS) and Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) for a discussion on Electronic Case Reporting and public health.

March 3 (Thursday)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Palazzo B

Understanding the 2015 Edition: Meaningful Use & Other Use Cases 

Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Acting Director, Office of Policy
Michael Lipinski, J.D., Division Director for Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Policy

Policy leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will present a detailed session on the 2015 Edition Final Rule, including: required timelines, a discussion of the relationship between the 2015 Edition and meaningful use, use cases across the care continuum, and program updates that support improved transparency between developers and providers.   

March 3 (Thursday)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Room: Sands Expo Convention Center, Zeno Room 4602

Listening Session: ONC Nursing Informatics

Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P., Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety 

Join ONC Chief Nursing Officer Rebecca Freeman for a discussion on nursing informatics. Topics may include key industry issues related to data blocking, system and data interoperability, and usability for care team members as well as governance, informatics structures, and cultural barriers to adoption.

* All times are in Pacific 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.

Other HIMSS Activities

This year's Federal Health Architecture Interoperability Showcase will have demonstrations highlighting federal and state collaboration around electronic health records, enabling consumer access to their own health records, and data collection and transfer.

Location: Booth 11954 | Exhibit Hall G

Meet & Greet ONC!

Stop by the Federal Health IT Pavilion to meet several of the ONC staff and subject matter experts at Booth 10109-5! They will be available to meet with you and answer your questions. Sign up for email updates to stay in the know. We hope to see you there!

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology HIMSS 2016
Federal Health IT Pavilion Meet & Greet Schedule
DateTuesday, March 1Wednesday, March 2Thursday, March 3
Times  (PT)9:30 am - 6:00 pm9:30 am - 6:00 pm9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 AM            
10:00 AM Stephen Konya
Senior Innovation Strategist
Lana Moriarty
Director,
Consumer eHealth
Alex Baker
Public Health Analyst, Office of Care Transformation
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM     Steve Posnack
Director, Office of Standards and Technology
Talisha Searcy
Director of Research and Evaluation
Kathleen Kimmel
Office of Care Transformation
 
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM Rebecca Freeman
Chief Nursing Officer
Elise Anthony
Acting Director, Office of Policy
Lucia Savage
Chief Privacy Officer
Sherilyn Pruitt
Director, Office of Programs
Andy Gettinger
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
 
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM Mike Lipinski
Division Director, Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  Chartése D. Day
Director, Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Jordan Grossman
Chief of Staff
   
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM        

ONC booth at HIMSS

Federal Health Architecture

Federal Health Architecture (FHA) will also be represented in the Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion. FHA Director, Gail Kalbfleisch, will speak twice at the Pavilion, Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:00 pm and Thursday, March 3 from 10:45-11:15 am, on how FHA provides a structured process for analyzing and presenting opportunities for federal, state, local, tribal and private health participants to engage and streamline information exchange criteria.​