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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

Listening Session

Monday, February 20

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Bringing Interoperable Medication Lists to Consumers

Join ONC’s Director of Standards and Technology and several industry leaders to discuss FHIR-based solutions that allow individuals to access and share medication lists. Industry leaders will provide a brief demonstration followed by all participant discussion and feedback on current and future capabilities to deploy medication list functionalities across their organizations enabling patients’ access to their health information.

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

Monday, February 20

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Interoperability Measurement Across the Continuum of Care

ONC will conduct a brief overview of its strategy related to interoperability measurements and seek participant feedback on ONC’s measurement strategy, particularly as it relates to some of the early work of the National Quality Forum. 

Seth Pazinski, Director, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis
Talisha Searcy, Director of Research and Evaluation, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Analysis

Monday, February 20

1:15 – 2:00 PM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Safety, Interoperability, and Usability for the Clinical Community 

Join ONC’s clinical leadership for a comprehensive discussion of safety, interoperability, and usability of health IT in the clinical community.  This session will seek feedback from the clinical community on safety issues related to data blocking, system and data interoperability, and usability for care team members. 

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

Tuesday, February 21

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Open Forum - Policy Issues Relevant to Health IT Implementation and Use

Join ONC policy staff for an open discussion on health IT policy initiatives and provide feedback on key areas of focus. Topic areas will include public health, emergency medicine system integration, information blocking, enhancing privacy and security, and supporting functionality and interoperability across the care continuum.

Elisabeth Myers, Advisor, Office of Policy
Michael Lipinski, J.D., Division Director for Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Policy

Wednesday, February 22

8:30 – 9:30AM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Cultivating Health IT Innovation Ecosystems

Please join the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Department of Commerce to discuss your insights and feedback from those who support and participate in various health IT innovation ecosystems around the country and the world. 

Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist, Office of Standards and Technology
Matt Hein, International Trade Specialist, US Dept. of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)

Wednesday, February 22

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

The Value of Nursing Informatics in Leadership

Please join ONC Chief Nursing Officer for a candid discussion on the value of nursing informatics and share your insight on how the nursing community can work together to address workflow and usability challenges and barriers.

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

Wednesday, February 22

12:00 – 12:45 PM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Trends and Challenges in Consumer Access and Use of Electronic Health Information

Please join us and share your key initiatives and efforts to advance consumer engagement and provide feedback on ONC’s tools and resources available to both providers and consumers in encouraging patient engagement through health IT.  

Lisa-Nicole (Danehy) Sarnowski, MHS, Deputy Director (Acting), Office of Programs & Engagement

Wednesday, February 22

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Digital Health, Innovation, and Security 

Join ONC for an open discussion about security issues that arise in an app-enabled digital health information system. Participants are encouraged to share and discuss lessons learned from other internet-based industries on consumer rights to access their information, and more!

Mikki Smith, PMP, CISSP, CAP, Security Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer

Wednesday, February 22

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative

This listening session will engage stakeholders working on advanced health IT functionality under the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model. ONC seeks your input on vendor best practices for working with providers to implement effective health IT solutions, challenges being encountered by vendors and practices, and suggestions for technical assistance that can be delivered by CMS’s Innovation Center and ONC.

Alex Baker, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Care Transformation

Wednesday, February 22

4:00 – 4:45 PM

Room W306B

Orange County Convention Center

Understanding MACRA, the MACRA Data Strategy, and Advancing Care Information

ONC seeks your input on the future data needs for clinicians considering the recent changes brought about by MACRA, Advancing Care Information performance category of MIPS, and the use of certified health IT in Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and how standards implementation and certification can improve these programs.

Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Director, Office of Policy
Michael Lipinski, J.D., Division Director for Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Policy
John Rancourt, Deputy Director, Office of Care Transformation
Alex Baker, Public Health Analyst, Office of Care 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.

Other HIMSS Activities

This year's ONC/FHA area in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase will feature demonstrations that highlight ONC's nationwide interoperability objectives. The first vignette showcases the roles of Veterans Health Affairs and the United States Postal Service on how they enable patients to access their health information. The second vignette will demonstrate how federal agencies like the DoD, FDA, and the CDC access and report out health information. The third vignette will highlight some of the latest innovative solutions around accessing, reporting out, and exchanging health information.

Location: Booth 9000

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

Sunday, February 19

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Precision Medicine for Every One 

Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease prevention and treatment that accounts a person’s individual variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This keynote highlights how IT and tools for managing large datasets can leverage advances in human genomic sequencing and biometric analysis to make personalized medical care achievable.

Download the Precision Medicine for Every One Keynotes [PDF-3.2MB]

Monday, February 20

12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

Monday, February 20

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Booth 230

Federal Health IT Pavilion Stage

Orange County Convention Center

Connecting and Accelerating a FHIR App Ecosystem: Discovery Infrastructure for Clinical Health IT Apps Cooperative Agreement

ONC awarded a cooperative agreement to SMART Health IT to enhance the SMART App Gallery, a resource where developers share apps that use FHIR and SMART APIs and healthcare providers can discover and compare apps. This demo highlights enhancements to the beta release and insights about the healthcare app ecosystem.

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.

Download the Standards and Technology Updates from ONC [PDF-3.2MB]

Tuesday, February 21

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Booth 230

Federal Health IT Pavilion Stage

Orange County Convention Center

LIVE App Demo on Bringing Interoperable Medication Lists to Consumers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is working with stakeholders to accelerate consumer access to consolidated medication lists pulled from multiple EHRs. During this session, app developers will present a live demo of FHIR-based solutions to allow individuals to access and share medication lists.

Tuesday, February 21

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chapin Theater

Orange County Convention Center

Fireside Chat: Dr. Jon White and Dr. Kate Goodrich

Value-based care initiatives are more important than ever before. Learn the latest insights from a variety of federal government agencies.

Wednesday, February 22

9:45 am – 10:30 am

414B, Level IV, West Concourse

Orange County Convention Center

Rock Stars of Blockchain in Healthcare

Dr. Jon White and Steve Posnack discuss advancing progress toward a safe and secure nationwide system of interoperable health IT.

Wednesday, February 22

10:00 am – 11:00 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.

Other HIMSS Activities

This year's ONC/FHA area in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase will feature demonstrations that highlight ONC's nationwide interoperability objectives. The first vignette showcases the roles of Veterans Health Affairs and the United States Postal Service on how they enable patients to access their health information. The second vignette will demonstrate how federal agencies like the DoD, FDA, and the CDC access and report out health information. The third vignette will highlight some of the latest innovative solutions around accessing, reporting out, and exchanging health information.

Location: Booth 9000

ONC is holding office hours at the Federal Health IT Pavilion during the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando. Stop by booth 230 during the times below to hear from federal representatives.

Monday, February 20

10:00 – 11:00 am

Rebecca Freeman

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Michael Lipinski

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Talisha Searcy

Tuesday, February 21

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Lauren Wu

3:00 – 4:30 pm

ONC and OIG representatives
Share Your Experiences and Views on Information Blocking

Wednesday, February 22

9:30 – 10:30 am

Rebecca Freeman

10:30 – 11:30 am

ONC and CMS representatives
Using Health IT for CMS Programs in 2017

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Lauren Wu