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Featured Sessions

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Opening Plenary

Dr. David N. Sundwall is a primary care physician who has more than two decades of experience in public policy and service. He was born and raised in Murray, Utah, and believes he may have been genetically predisposed to become a medical professional like his father, Dr. Val Sundwall, great uncles Dr. Olaf Sundwall and Dr. John Sundwall, and brother, Dr. Peter Sundwall. After 23 years of working in various government and private sector health positions in Washington, D.C., he has returned home to lead the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). His nomination to serve as the Executive Director of the UDOH by Governor Jon Huntsman Jr, was confirmed by the Utah State Senate on January 17, 2005. Dr. Sundwall earned his medical degree at the University of Utah College of Medicine and completed further training at the Harvard Family Medicine Residency Program. He remains on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine as Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Through his career he is proud to have maintained his clinical connection to patients. For the past 17 years he volunteered a half day each week at the HealthCare for Homeless Project, a public clinic near the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. 

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. David N. Sundwall, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health (PDF, 1.46 MB )
Monday, June 5th, 2006
9:30 am - 10:15 am 

Lunch Time Workshop: HIPAA 101: HIPAA Privacy For Health Information Exchange

This interactive session will discuss HIPAA privacy implications of interconnecting electronically with respect to health information. The presentation begins with a short overview of HIPAA, entities affected by HIPAA, and preemption. It then plunges into issues concerning use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information, individual rights, administrative responsibilities, and a dash of HIPAA security-all within the context of a health information exchange. A description of legal requirements as well as practical implications will be addressed.

Susan Christensen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Rebecca Williams, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP (PDF, 1.55 MB)
Monday, June 5th, 2006
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Room: 16

Town Hall Meeting

Our goal is to hallmark notable successes that represent the crossover of health IT and patient safety. Panelists will be asked to present a10-minute overview of their program initiative and respond to a few pre-selected questions. After the pre-selected questions, we plan to open the floor to the audience for a Q&A on how experts have dealt with the challenges faced in their specific provider community.

Helen Burstin and Bill Munier (PDF, 3.26 MB)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Denni McColm (PDF, 380.05 KB)
James Ralston (PDF, 1.05 MB)
Brian Strom (PDF, 356.57 KB)
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Room: Grand Ballroom

The Connecting for Health Common Framework

The members of Connecting for Health, a public-private collaborative of more than 100 organizations, believe that the private and secure exchange of health information nationwide is essential to the well-being of patients and those who care for them. This session will describe the Connecting for Health model for health information exchange and the Common Framework, a free set of materials to support communities nationwide in the development of their own health information exchange networks. Topics in this presentation include: (1) the essentials of exchanging information with members of your own and other health information networks, (2) "lessons learned" from a real world experience adapting existing infrastructure, identifying patients, and handling cross-community communications, and (3) policy approaches to building trust across the network, permitting patients and doctors to control information sharing, and protecting privacy.

Mark Frisse, Vanderbilt University

Vicki Estrin Presentation (PDF, 354.77 KB)
Lygeia Ricciardi Presentation (PDF, 409.55 KB)
Lonnie Blevins Presentation  (PDF, 448.73 KB)
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Room: Auditorium 

Lunch Time Workshop: Connecting for Health Common Framework : the Model Contract for Health Information Exchange

Gerry Hinkley and Allen Briskin are the principal authors of Connecting for Health Common Framework: Resources for Implementing Private and Secure Health Information Exchange: Model Contract for Health Information Exchange, a project of the Markle and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations. They will lead a discussion of how the Model Contract provides a base upon which national standards may be reconciled with local needs, identifying issues that both regional and affinity-based networks must address in the development of electronic health information exchanges..

Susan Christensen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Gerry Hinkley and Allen Briskin, Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP (PDF, 604.54 KB)
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Room: 16

Wrap-up Session and Lessons Learned with Carolyn Clancy

As the final wrap-up for the 2006 AHRQ Patient Safety and Health IT Meeting, Dr. Clancy and portfolio leadership from AHRQ will facilitate discussion of findings from the conference overall. Track Chairs will present information summarizing the content and key takeaways from their tracks highlighting insights, lessons learned and practical recommendations offered by our presenters

Carolyn Clancy, Marge Keyes and Scott Young, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and
Conference Track Chairs (PDF, 3.07 MB)
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
5:10 pm - 6:00 pm

Room: Grand Ballroom 

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