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Accelerating Electronic Health Information Sharing to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in Health Care

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Newseum (Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater), 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

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The exchange of information across the multiple individuals and organizations delivering and supporting care for any given patient—such as physician offices, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, and patients themselves—is a central and necessary component of high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care, as well as rapidly emerging delivery system and payment reforms.

The just released final rule for Stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs-informally referred to as “Meaningful Use”—includes more robust requirements for electronic sharing of health information to support transitions of care.

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Accelerating Electronic Information Sharing to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in Health Care

Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Information Sharing for Transitions of Care


Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mark D. Barner
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ascension Health CEO, Ascension Health Information Services

Julie Barnes
Director of Health Policy, BPC

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism and Quality, American College of Physicians

Peter Basch, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and HIT Policy, MedStar Health Chair, Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care

Hunt Blair
State Health IT Coordinator and Deputy Commissioner, Office of Health Reform, State of Vermont

Mark N. Blatt, MD
Global Medical Director, Intel Corporation

Robert L. Comis, MD
President and Chairman, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups; Group Chair of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Michael M. Crow, PhD
President, Arizona State University

Arlene Forastiere, MD
Chairman, eviti Medical Advisory Board; Professor of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Doug Gentile, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Shaun J. Grannis, MD, MS, FAAP
Medical Informatics Research Scientist, The Regenstrief Institute; Director, Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics;
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

James Huffman
Senior Vice President, Global Benefits, Health and Welfare Strategy, Bank of America

Karen Ignagni
President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans

Lou Lazatin
President, St. John’s Health Center; President, John Wayne Cancer Institute

Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI
Director, Child Health Informatics Center, American Academy of Pediatrics
Secretary, American Medical Informatics Association
Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University

Allen Lichter, MD
Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Janet M. Marchibroda
Chair, Health Information Technology Initiative, BPC

Paul Markovich
President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Shield of California

Deven McGraw
Director, Health Privacy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

Robert Musslewhite
Chief Executive Officer, The Advisory Board Company

Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T For Health

Stephen Palmer
State Health IT Coordinator and Director, Office of e-Health Coordination, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Marc Probst
Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare

Will Rice
State Health IT Coordinator and Executive Director, Office of eHealth Initiatives, State of Tennessee

Carol Robinson
State Health IT Coordinator and Administrator, Oregon Office of Health Information Technology

Mark J. Segal, PhD
Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, GE Healthcare IT

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
Chairman, Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation; Chairman, National Lambda Rail and Chairman, NantHealth

Charlene Underwood
Director of Government and Industry Affairs, Siemens

Robert M. Wah, MD
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

Stephanie Zaremba
Corporate Counsel, athenahealth

View the full agenda here.