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Track 3: Improving the Health of Communities through Regional Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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Track 3-I Organization and Governance: Getting Started in HIE and Gaining Stakeholder Participation

This session will educate participants on how to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders when creating HIE networks. Comparisons of various governance models as well as organizational approaches to supporting HIT will be presented. Some of the issues that will be addressed include the role of competition, how to solicit participation from policymakers, and achieving consensus among partners.

Scott Williams, Health Insight

Laura Adams Presentation (PDF, 2.36 MB)
Jim Mootrey Presentation (PDF, 1.12 MB)
Vicki Estrin Presentation (PDF, 281 KB)
Jay Himmelstein and and Shaun Alfreds Presentation (PDF, 172 KB)

Monday June 5, 10:30am-12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom East

Track 3-II Design and Implementation: Perspectives from the Front Lines

This session will address and provide solutions to some of the critical issues HIE implementers face when operationalizing HIT initiatives. How web-based technologies can facilitate HIE, incorporating LOINC mappings of clinical lab results, and the challenges associated with the use of existing technical standards will be discussed. Additionally, practical experiences will be shared regarding what worked and didn't work in areas of security and privacy.

Anita Samarth, eHealth Initiative

David Bates Presentation (PDF, 370 KB)
Kate Cauley Presentation (PDF, 264 KB)
Frank M. Richards Presentation (PDF, 996 KB)
Janet King Presentation (PDF, 435 KB)

Monday June 5, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom East 

Track 3-III Creating the Business Case: Sustainability Issue Around HIE

During this session, presenters will describe various approaches for developing sustainable business models for HIE. How to evaluate the value of HIE using feasibilities studies as well as 'take-or-pay' contract scenarios will be discussed. Participants will also learn how to communicate the value of HIT to stakeholders and their community.

Emily Welebob, eHealth Initiative

Susan Scamurra and Tom Unger Presentation (PDF, 959 KB)
Arthur Davidson Presentation (PDF, 124 KB)
Mark Overhage Presentation (PDF, 1.91 MB)

Monday June 5, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom East 

Track 3-IV The Value Proposition for Health Information Exchange

Speaking of RHIOs and Health Information Exchanges (HIE) as a movement masks the underlying differences in the organizations involved and the types of information exchanged. These differences lead to varying incentives for participation. In this session, we report on activities in local HIEs, including two recent AHRQ-sponsored meetings that address how different stakeholders value clinical information exchange.

Carol Cain, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Jason Lee Presentation (PDF, 194 KB)
Emily Welebob Presentation (PDF, 1.17 MB)
Jan Root Presentation (PDF, 120 KB)
Carol Cain Presentation (PDF, 1.38 MB)

Tuesday June 6, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Renaissance Ballroom East 

Track 3-V Highlights from the Office of the National Coordinator

Health IT is an important part of the President and the Secretary's vision to transform the health care system. The American Health Information Community and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT are actively involved in shaping the implementation of this vision. In this session, panelists will give an update on recent activities and recommendations of the AHIC and ONC.

Kelly Cronin, Office of the National Coordinator

Kelly Cronin, Lynn Egan, and John Loonsk Presentation (PDF, 588 KB)

Tuesday June 6, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom West A 

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