From Sept. 15-19, 2014, healthcare industry and policy stakeholders will convene for the Ninth Annual National Health IT Week, a collaborative forum for public and private healthcare constituents to discuss the value of health information technology (IT) for the U.S. healthcare system. Key events this week include:
2014 Annual Consumer Health IT Summit – The 2014 Consumer Health IT Summit will bring together federal and private sector leaders working to enable consumers to be better partners in their health via health IT. Watch livestream here.
Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop – The all-day Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop is designed to provide an “insider” look into the federal health IT market. It will enable you to make the most of insights gained at the Government Policy Summit by honing your business’s teaming and presentation skills for successful follow-ups, as well as present an overview on how to break into and expand within the federal health IT market.
Collaborative Panel Discussion with the Senate Special Committee on Aging – On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10-11:45 a.m. ET, HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy, in collaboration with Senate Special Committee on Aging, will host a panel discussion to focus attention on the potential of health data analysis to better care for the aged. The discussion will be held at the U.S. Senate Office Building.
From Point A to Point B: A View from Government and Industry Stakeholders on the Path Towards Health IT Interoperability – Tuesday, September 16 at 11:45 – 2:00 ET. Join officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems(AMDIS) to learn how government and industry leaders are working to achieve interoperability across the nation in order to advance the effective delivery of healthcare. In order to realize the benefits of a networked healthcare system, we must develop an interoperable health IT infrastructure that enables patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to appropriately access and utilize information.
HIMSS 13th Annual Policy Summit – Every year since 2002 HIMSS members and health IT community colleagues from all over the nation have connected in Washington with federal and congressional policymakers, and visited Capitol Hill to discuss that year’s Congressional “Asks” with members of Congress and their staff.
The 2014 Congressional Asks are:
- Minimize Disruption in our Nation’s Health System Emanating from Federally-Mandated Health IT Program Changes
- Fund the National Coordinator for Health IT to Achieve Interoperability, Improve Clinical Quality, and Ensure Patient Privacy and Safety
- Expand Telehealth Services to Improve Patient Access and Outcomes and Decrease Healthcare Costs
Capitol Hill Technology Showcase – On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 18-19, HIMSS will hold its annual technology showcase, featuring displays and demonstrations of the latest health IT technology. Exhibitors include API Healthcare, Leidos Health, Perceptive Software; LexisNexis, Quammen Health Care Consultants, Infor, HEALTHEC, LLC, Verizon, Vecna/Vecna Cares, LifeWIRE Corp and Northrop Grumman, to name a few. The showcase is free and open to the public (Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC 2002). 2
Dr. Karen DeSalvo Breakfast Keynote – On Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8-8:45 a.m. ET, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Karen DeSalvo will discuss the progress that has been made transforming healthcare through information technology and where she sees the country going in the near future at breakfast hosted by HIMSS and the HIMSS Public Policy Committee at the Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H St., NW, Washington, DC).
NHIT Week Press Conference — On Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon ET, members of Congress and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will hold a press conference to discuss health information technology and achieving value through Interoperability. The event will be held at the Reserve Officers Association Building (1 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 2002).
Webinar – Health Information Exchange Governance – ONC’s recently released called to action for a nationwide interoperable health IT infrastructure identified five key blocks to achieve this visions. This webinar will focus on the fifth building block “Rules of engagement and governance”. Please join us for a webinar to discuss ONC’s previous and future governance activities. Register here .
Webinar- Low-Cost, High-Impact ICD-10 Action Steps for Providers – The compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015 for transitioning to ICD-10 has now been confirmed by CMS. In this engaging 60-minute webinar, participants will learn about important and low-cost coding, workflow and technology action steps providers can take that will prepare for this challenging transformation while at the same time benefiting their organization in additional clinical and administrative areas. The faculty, national experts in ICD-10 implementation, will discuss critical issues including clinical documentation improvement, enhancing billing processes, improving patient transitions of care, and leveraging the move to ICD-10 to improve administrative efficiency. Register here
#HITsm Tweet Chat
September 19, 2014 | 11:00 am CST
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Webinar — Health IT Safety: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead – It has been one year since the ONC Health IT Safety Action and Surveillance Plan [PDF – 1.14 MB ] published. The plan promotes using health IT to improve the safety of healthcare and the safe use of health IT. The webinar will review significant work in health IT safety this past year.
Attendees of this webinar will:
- Learn how EHRs are making a positive impact of the quality and safety of patient care
- Understand the type of health IT related safety events and available interventions to prevent their occurrence