DAY ONE – Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Registration and Exhibit Hall Open

Networking breakfast and coffee

8:00 – 8:20 AM

Opening Remarks


Jennifer Covich Bordenick
Chief Executive Officer
eHealth Initiative

eHealth Initiative to Reveal Preliminary Results from its National Health Data Exchange Survey.

8:20 – 8:40 AM

Featured Speaker

Steve Stack

Steven Stack, MD
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees
American Medical Association

To discuss the value of healthcare data, information sharing and the critical data elements that clinicians need to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.

8:40 – 9:30 AM

Interoperability & Standards for Health Data Exchange

In this session, experts from key standards and certification organizations will share their experiences and perspectives on interoperability and standards to enhance the effective exchange of healthcare data.

  • Andy Truscott, Managing Director, Global Connected Health Services Solution Architect, Accenture
9:30 – 9:50 AM

Coffee Break

9:50 – 10:20 AM

CommonWell Health Alliance

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Arien Malec
Vice President, Strategy




David McCallie, Jr. M.D.
Senior Vice President, Medical Informatics

10:20 – 10:45 AM

Featured Speaker

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Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Texas Health Resources

Beyond the Summits: Successfully Negotiating Today's Healthcare Terrain Towards the Summit. ACO, HIE, Population Health, Big Data, Interoperability, HIX, Privacy, Security, HIPAA, ACA, IDC-10. The peaks we face are many and daunting. While strategies and tactics are numerous and shared at this conference, Marx will share what it will take from a leadership perspective. Drawing on his experiences climbing some of the world's highest peaks, you will hear the leadership, teamwork and individual skills required to embrace the valleys and scale the cliffs. Applied, these skills will take you to the summit and beyond, both personally and professionally.

10:45 – 11:35 AM

Data Sharing in Accountable Care Organizations

In this multi-stakeholder panel, leaders from various backgrounds of the healthcare industry and accountable care organizations will discuss the value of effective data exchange to accountable care initiatives.

  • Tracy Rue, Director, Business Development, Sandlot Solutions
  • Craig Behm, Executive Director, MedCHI Network Services ACO
  • John Evans, President and CEO, VITL
  • Jennifer Seiden, RN, BSN, MHA, CPHQ, Administrative Director, Quality, Bon Secours Medical Group
  • Claudia Williams, Director, Health Information Exchange, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC); Senior Health IT Advisor, White House
11:35 – 11:55 AM

Case Study: Walgreens

Venk Reddy
Senior Director, Connected Health

To discuss pharmacy & medication data exchange, and creating a connected healthcare system.

11:55 AM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

12:45 – 1:35 PM

Breaking Down Silos: Exchanging Data Across the Continuum of Care

In this multi-stakeholder panel, leaders from various backgrounds of the healthcare industry will discuss how cross-continuum exchange of data can improve quality and reduce costs in healthcare.

1:35 – 1:50 PM

Featured Speaker


Deborah Kobza, CGEIT
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
The National Health ISAC (NH-ISAC)

To discuss a national healthcare and public health cybersecurity response system.

1:50 – 2:40 PM

Sustaining the HIE Model: Defining the Value of Health Data Exchange

In this session, experts from leading health information exchange organizations will share their experiences in defining value for health data exchange and challenges with establishing sustainability for their organizational models.

  • Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
  • Kalyanraman Bharathan, PhD, Executive Director, Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz)
  • Stephen Lawrence, Executive Director, CPA, MBA Executive Director, Illinois Health Exchange Partner and Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange
  • Laura McCrary, EdD, Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network
  • Yvonne Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Connect HIE
2:40 - 2:55 PM

Featured Speaker

Sharon Canner
Sr. Director, Public Policy
College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME)

Opportunities and challenges facing Chief Information Officers (CIOs) related to health data exchange.

2:55 – 3:15 PM


3:15 – 4:05 PM

Data Exchange and the Federal Government

In this session, government leaders will discuss the value of connectivity and health data exchange, and share their experiences on sharing health data with the private sector, and with other federal agencies.

  • Scott Rea, Vice President, Government / Education Relations & Senior PKI Architect, DigiCert
  • Robert Anthony, Deputy Director, HIT Initiatives Group, Office of eHealth Standards and Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Elaine Hunolt, Health Program Manager, VLER, U.S. Department of Defense / Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office
  • Lauren Thompson, PhD, Federal Health Architecture; Director of Standards, Office of Science and Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
4:05 – 5:00 PM

Protecting Patient Rights While Exchanging Data

This expert panel will discuss policies impacting patient privacy, including data exchange that is covered under HIPAA or outside of HIPAA regulation. Panelists will also describe a patient identification framework for promoting data exchange while preserving patient privacy.

  • Tina Grande, MHS, Senior Vice President, Policy, Healthcare Leadership Council/Confidentiality Coalition
5:00 – 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks

5:10 – 6:10 PM

Networking Reception

DAY TWO – Thursday, October 31, 2013

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

Networking breakfast and coffee

8:00 – 8:25 AM

Featured Speaker

Laura Herrera, M.D.
Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

8:25 – 8:45 AM

Case Study Presentation: Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

In this case study presentation, Marlyand Health Connection, Maryland's Health Benefit Exchange, will discuss its experience in sharing data and connecting with partner organizations, such as health information exchange organizations, payors and providers.

8:45 –9:35 AM

Health Insurance Exchanges: Reflecting on the Launch

In this expert panel, leaders from various backgrounds of the healthcare industry will discuss the where things stand with the implementation of the health insurance exchanges. Providing policy and technology perspectives, panelists will discuss challenges and accomplishments seen in first 30 days of open enrollment.

  • Joel Slackman, Executive Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy at BlueCross BlueShield Association
9:35 – 9:55 AM

Coffee Break

9:55 - 10:15 AM

Featured Speaker


Russ Thomas
Chief Executive Officer

10:15 – 11:05 AM

Data Sharing to Improve Population and Public Health

This panel will focus on the exchange of health data to support and enhance public and population health.

11:05 – 11:25 AM

Case Study Presentation: Healtheway


Mariann Yaeger, Executive Director, Healtheway

Healtheway will provide an update on Healtheway's initiatives, including the eHealth Exchange Participant Testing Program.

11:25 – 11:40 AM

Featured Speaker


John Mattison, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

To address the importance of and share best practices to building a trusted environment for exchange.

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM

Best Practices to Support a Trusted Environment for Exchange

In a discussion facilitated by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), panelists will address common challenges to building a trusted environment for exchange and share best practices to overcome these challenges and support trust. Panelists will highlight tools to support safe and effective secondary use of data, overcome variations in state privacy laws, and establish a trusted environment between organizations for exchange.


  • Jodi G. Daniel, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology