2011 ONC Annual Meeting

November 17, 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be held its 2011 ONC Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 17 in Washington, D.C.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, November 17, 2011

ONC Grantee and Stakeholder Summit

8:30am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks

    David Blumenthal, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School

    Location: Grand Ballroom
9:00am - 9:45am

Plenary: The Ice Has Broken!

    Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS

    Location: Grand Ballroom
9:45am - 10:15am

Acceleration and Tipping Points

Moderator:Josh Seidman, Director, Meaningful Use, ONC

Topics to be discussed include:

  • E-Prescribing
    Speaker: Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Director of the Network Pharmacist Program, Community Care of North Carolina

  • EHR Adoption
    Speaker: Carol L. Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Professor Pediatrics, University of Kentucky; Director, Kentucky Regional Extension Center

  • Informed Transitions
    Speaker: Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Officer, MedAllies

  • Consumer E-Health
    Speaker: Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH, Director, The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente

Location: Grand Ballroom
10:15am - 11:00am

Keynote: Achieving Big Changes

Jay Walker, Curator,TEDMED Conference

Location: Grand Ballroom
11:00am - 11:15 am Break
11:15am - 12:00pm

Interactive Session: Privacy and Security – You can do it!

Moderator: Joy Pritts, Chief Privacy Officer, ONC
Speaker: Leon Rodriguez, Director, HHS Office for Civil Rights

Location: Grand Ballroom
12:00pm - 12:30pmLunch
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Keynote Presentation

Rick Gilfillan, MD, Acting Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Location: Grand Ballroom
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Getting it Done

Moderator: Claudia Williams, Director, State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Program, ONC

Speakers from the State HIE, Regional Extension Centers, Workforce, Beacon Communities, and SHARP programs will discuss progress, challenges, and solutions. Speakers will include:

  • HIE Grantee
    Speaker: Harris Frankel, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC); Medical Director, UNMC Clinical Neurosciences Center; President, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

  • REC Grantee
    Speaker: Lisa Rawlins, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Extension Center

  • SHARP Grantee
    Speaker: Josh C. Mandel, MD, Research Faculty, Children's Hospital Boston & Harvard Medical School

  • Workforce Grantees
    Speaker: Norma Morganti, Executive Director, Midwest Community College Health Information Technology Consortium, Cuyahoga Community College

    Speaker: Julie A. Jacko, PhD, Professor of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Principal Investigator and Director, University Partnership for Health Informatics (UP – HI)

  • Beacon Grantee
    Speaker: Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA, Director, Community Collaboratives and Practice Transformation, Colorado Beacon Consortium

Location: Grand Ballroom
1:45pm - 2:30pm

Meaningful Use is the Foundation for Better Care

Moderator: Janet Wright, MD, Executive Director, Million Hearts Initiative, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A series of four presentations focusing on how meaningful use can be used to transform care. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Improving the Quality, Safety, and Efficiency of Patient Care
    Speaker: Peter Basch, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy, MedStar Health

  • Engaging Patients and Families
    Christopher H. Tashjian, MD, FAAFP Rural Family Physician, Ellsworth Medical Clinic

  • Improving Care Coordination
    Speaker: Deb Aldridge, MSN, RN-BC, Beacon Program Director, Community Care of Southern Piedmont

  • Improving Population and Public Health
    Speaker: Bruce D. Greenstein, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Location: Grand Ballroom
2:30pm - 2:45pmBreak
2:45pm - 4:15pm

Breakout Sessions: Journey to Change

*Session 1: IT Bricks and Mortar to Optimize Patient Centered Medical Homes
: Grand Ballroom
Description: This session will showcase concrete examples of how information technology-enabled Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care models have led to improvements in health outcomes. Panelists will discuss their use of strategies and tools (such as registries, clinical decision support and panel management) to increase IT-enabled PCMH-effectiveness in a variety of health care settings, and will discuss how to support better uptake and spread of promising practices. Questions the panelists will address include: What are the high yield HIT investments to optimize PCMH cost, quality, and population health outcomes? What are the key operational learnings for practices across the country? What should other stakeholders (i.e., payers, employers, state government, vendors) consider to improve IT-enabled PCMH performance?

Session 2: Sustaining the New Paradigm: Clinician Use Experiences and Strategies
: Mount Vernon Square
Description: During this session, clinicians from a variety of practice settings will share real-life health information IT adoption stories and detail specific clinical outcomes achieved by using health IT. The panelists will share how meaningful use helped focus and accelerate their adoption efforts, how they overcame barriers, and also explore some unintended consequences to using HIT. These clinicians will leave you inspired to try some of the approaches or share them with others!

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Session 3: Transforming Health Care at the State Level 
: Renaissance West A
Description: This session will highlight how states are driving health IT-enabled health care transformation using tailored approaches. It will explore questions such as: What are the most critical opportunities to use health IT to lower health care costs for states? What kind of delivery systems and health IT capacity will we need to address the opportunity of integrated care for dual eligibles?  How are states driving adoption of health IT and attainment of meaningful use in 2011?

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Session  4: Educating and Engaging Individuals in their Care
: Congressional B
Description: Come learn about the ‘I’ in health IT!  This session will discuss how consumer eHealth strategies and tools can empower 'I'ndividuals to be partners in their health care through the use of health information technology.  Panelists will highlight specific examples of their consumer engagement strategies – from connecting one-on-one through stories to using consumer eHealth tools to engage patients.

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Session 5: The Vendor Landscape: Meaningful Use and Beyond
: Renaissance East
Description: This session will utilize two facilitated panel discussions to highlight key opportunities for collaboration between ONC grantees and vendors to achieve the shared goal of getting providers to meaningfully use EHRs. The second half of the session's participants will break out into 5 workgroups to identify and prioritize collaborative activities for the first half of 2012 that would accelerate adoption and use. The final 10 minutes of the session will include a report out of the work groups.

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Session 6: Tackling Disparities with Health IT
: Congressional A
Description: This session will highlight how HITECH-funded programs and health care providers are harnessing health IT to both identify and reduce health disparities among racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographically diverse populations. Participants from a variety of geographies and practice settings will share their experiences in using a complement of strategies, services, and health IT to unearth disparities and target interventions that address the needs of patients, under-resourced providers, and data sharing partners.

Session  7: S&I Framework: Helping Shape Interoperability and Improve Patient Care
: Renaissance West B
Description: The Office of Standards and Interoperability (OSI) is charged with enabling people to solve interoperability challenges, curating a portfolio of things that work, and enforcing compliance with standards to achieve interoperability. While technical solutions to interoperability can be complex, the lack of interoperability among EHRs has a real and significant impact on patient care.  In this interactive session, attendees will hear the personal story of a patient with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer who is facing many challenges managing her treatment across multiple providers and organizations. This will lead into a panel of S&I leaders who will discuss their projects and how they relate to the patient's experience, highlighting how grantees and other participants can leverage the work of the OSI  and the S&I framework standards and services to support better coordinated and more efficient care. Our goal is to showcase opportunities for stakeholders to become involved and to create a sense of urgency for participants to engage to solve these real world problems.

4:15pm - 4:30pmBreak
4:30pm - 5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Location: Grand Ballroom

*Please note that Session 1 is the only session that will be shown on the webcast.