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“TEFCA is aligning to be the biggest change to healthcare interoperability since Meaningful Use exploded EHR Utilization”
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) will be finalized at the end of 2018. Please join us to gain an understanding of key focus areas to ensure TEFCA compliance and gain a wider perspective and viewpoints from the healthcare community.
This informative webinar will begin with a brief introduction of TEFCA followed by a facilitated panel discussion. We will discuss the goals and complexity of TEFCA and invite an open conversation of associated risks, interdependencies with state and federal agencies, consent and consent management, impact on the opioid epidemic, and more.
Gerard Scheitlin, Global VP, Security, Risk and Assurance, Orion Health
Kelly Thompson, CEO, Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC)
Chantal Worzala, PhD, Vice President, Health Information & Policy Operations, American Hospital Association & Vice Chair, eHealth Initiative Policy Steering Committee
Gerard joined Orion Health in 2014 and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As Global VP, Security, Risk and Assurance, Gerard is the executive in charge of the Risk, Information Security, and Quality (RISQ) function for Orion Health. This includes responsibility for the organization’s security strategy, privacy and compliance oversight, clinical performance, and the implementation of quality improvement efforts to surpass compliance with industry leading accreditation standards.
Prior to being appointed Chief Risk Officer, VP Security, Risk and Assurance, he was Orion Health’s Chief Quality Officer responsible for all aspects of the organization’s global quality and process reengineering function. Before Orion Health, Gerard’s experience includes 25+ years of leading teams and functions including: Business Transformation, Quality, Information Security, Compliance, and Privacy across multiple industries. Gerard is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Alabama.
As SHIEC CEO, Kelly Hoover Thompson is responsible for working collaboratively with the SHIEC board of directors and its members to develop and actively advance an organizational strategy that ensures SHIEC’s success. Her goal is to elevate the awareness, stature, and perception of HIEs on the national healthcare landscape.
Before joining SHIEC, Thompson was Deputy Secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. While there, she created a new long term care partnership in care delivery and oversight. Under her leadership, the eHealth Partnership achieved statewide connectivity, offering electronic health information exchange in every county of the Commonwealth. She also co-founded and led the Commonwealth’s Privacy and Security Practice Group.
Prior to this, Thompson was a senior advocate of policy and regulatory matters for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. In that role, she advised providers on health policy, regulatory and legislative matters. She established the Annual Organ & Tissue Donation Hospital Campaign and was a primary drafter of the Commonwealth’s deemed status legislation, aimed at ensuring timely standards for health care facility oversight.
Thompson serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and holds an appointment to the Lower Swatara Township Civil Service Commission.