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FEB 01

eHI Government Affairs Retreat

08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

New Administration, new Congress; curious about key health care issues in play? Be one of the first to know. Join fellow eHI members, along with speakers from Congress and lead government agencies and be up-to-date. This member event is on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Retreat topics include:
• Health care in the 115th Congress 
• 21st Century Cures, What’s Next?
• MACRA
• Medicaid and Healthcare IT: A New Era?
• The Healthcare Innovation Agenda
• All of Us Research Program (PMI) Updates
• A View from the States

AUG 25

GLHC Presents to Council of Data Analytics Experts

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join the next Council of Data Analytics Experts meeting to hear Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the statewide HIE in Michigan. Doug plans to discuss the dual ways of analyzing data, from both “use need” and “organizational need” perspectives. Both of these perspectives utilize the same data, for vastly different purposes. Doug will be sharing their successes and pitfalls along with solutions that they are using to address these concerns as well as offering a few commentary perspectives on the future.

JUL 11

National Council for Behavioral Health to Address Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Colleen O’Donnell, the Policy and Practice Improvement Specialist for The National Council for Behavioral Health addresses the Interoperability workgroup today. She will be presenting on the SAMHSA-HRSA Center of Integrated Health Solutions. The program focuses on the integration of primary care and behavioral health services. Her presentation will focus on the challenges and solutions to privacy and consent issues that the program has identified to support data sharing among providers.

MAY 10

Policy Working Group Lunch

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Featuring Sarah P. Farrell, PhD, RN, Health Market Executive from Apple Education. Learn about Apple's recent launch of CareKit, a new open source software platform focusing on patient care.

MAY 09

Interoperability Workgroup Meeing

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Tiffanie Hickman from the Kansas Health Information Network, and Laura Young from the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona will be presenting examples of consent practices for break the glass, patient education, opt-out, opt-in, and 42 CFR Part 2

The Work Group will identify additional consent challenges where examples of practices would be valuable and identify organizations that might be able to provide these types of examples

We will discuss agenda topics for upcoming calls

MAY 08

2016 Health Datapalooza

08:00 AM - 03:40 PM

Register today for Health Datapalooza (May 8-11 in Washington, DC), the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice, and generate market value. This conference, hosted by AcademyHealth, brings us even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for health care. Come learn how data sharing, use, and transparency fuels innovative applications and business models that are building momentum towards a vibrant health information economy that drives high value health care. Explore the online agenda and register by Friday, April 15 for the lowest registration rates.

MAR 15

Interoperability Workgroup

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The March Interoperability Workgroup will include a presentation from Jody Denson, Project Manager with the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). Jody's presentation is entitled, 'Barriers to HIE for Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Patients."

FEB 17

Business & Clinical Motivators

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

LabCorp is embarking on a new consumer initiative that will offer direct access to lab testing in a thoughtful and compliant manner. Tom Kaminski, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, will discuss LabCorp's efforts and strategies to this truly disrupting and patient-empowering effort and share how one of the country's leading laboratory testing companies is approaching real world interoperability.

FEB 16

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

On the agenda for this month’s call is outreach to additional organizations along with next steps for requesting examples for inclusion in the Interactive Interoperability Resource Center.

JAN 21

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Our first Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup of 2016 will include speakers Sam Ho, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of United Healthcare and John Glaser, PhD, Senior Vice President of Cerner. The presentation and discussion will cover trends in business and clinical motivators and the latest drivers for change in health information technology. We will also discuss the goals and objectives of the workgroup to set the stage for the coming year. Both Sam and John are eager to hear your ideas and discuss the exciting work to be accomplished in 2016.

JAN 19

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This workgroup will continue to discuss real world challenges to interoperability and solutions to those challenges. We will focus on the following topics:

*Hierarchy of consent management
*Approaches to 42CFR Part 2
*Approaches to minors
*Advance Directives
*Managing patient preferences
*Multiple consents for a single individual
*Cross jurisdiction
*Cross HIE

DEC 17

Data Analytics Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The ability to collect and exchange health data is meaningless unless it is appropriately accessed and analyzed to inform clinical decisions about an individual’s condition and possible interventions. Data stored in disease registries and repositories create opportunities for us to develop a more refined healthcare consumer matching process, analyze and predict trends, and even make predictive assumptions about an individual and population.

As the world of health IT matures, so do the possibilities to make informed care decisions, deliver quality care, improve patient outcomes, and ultimately lower total cost of care. Industry leaders have to overcome a number of organizational and process challenges preventing them from fully participating in proper data access and use.

This workgroup will focus on the growing role of analytics in healthcare and how we utilize data to make informed, clinical decisions at both the individual and population levels. The workgroup will review various roadblocks and successes of key areas of analytics, such as costs and benefits of patient access and how data is shared; review industry accreditation and standards; and develop a report/toolkit, exploring best practices for data sharing with 3rd parties and building consensus around appropriate secondary data uses.

DEC 14

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Interoperability Workgroup held its last meeting of 2015 to discuss the year's Final Report and look ahead at the scope of work for 2016.

NOV 23

Policy Workgroup - Patient Matching

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Join us for the eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) November Policy Workgroup Webinar “Patient Matching: Insights from Policy Experts, Researchers and Implementers.”

INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE
To participate in the call dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter the access code 6243271. To view the slides and interactive portion of the call, go to http://www.readytalk.com and enter the code 6243271 on the upper left menu under “participate in a meeting.”

DESCRIPTION
Patient matching is an issue front and center in the national healthcare debate, with divergent views. Tune in to this month’s eHI Policy Working Group webinar where presenters will discuss some of the latest studies, frameworks, policy thinking and findings on patient matching. This will include highlights from the Sequoia Project/Care Connectivity Consortium study that can be found at: http://bit.ly/1j7p713.

Confirmed speakers on the November PWG call include:
• Shan He, PhD, Senior Medical Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare
• Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project
• Pamela L. Lane, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS, HIMSS, Vice President, Government Relations, AHIMA

This webinar is open to the public. Please extend this invitation to your network and colleagues. If you have any questions please contact Ticia Gerber at ticia.gerber@ehidc.org.

NOV 16

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

During next week's Interoperability Workgroup, we will hear from Bryan Bowles, Vice President, Solutions Marketing for Population Health at Premier, Inc. Bryan will give a brief presentation on the results of last month's ACO Survey.

Following the presentation, the Interoperability Workgroup will focus on the following topics:
- Plans to create an online repository for examples of successful interoperability
- Results of the Workgroup survey on priorities for upcoming work
- Plans for release of the Workgroup report

NOV 10

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Elements of new models of care delivery, such as Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, bundled payment programs, as well as financial incentive programs like the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and Meaningful Use will be reviewed to identify the means and motivation behind what works in the real-world setting when it comes to the adoption and utilization of health IT with both healthcare consumers and healthcare providers.

NOV 05

Data Analytics Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The ability to collect and meaningful exchange health data is meaningfulness unless it is appropriately accessed and analyzed in order to form the best clinical decisions possible about an individual’s health and health treatment. Information from disease registries and other data repositories create opportunities for us to develop a more refined healthcare consumer matching process, analyze and predict trends, and even make predictive assumptions about an individual. As the world of health IT matures, so do the possibilities available to us to make meaningful improvements to health outcomes, more informed decision making, and to generate cost savings.

The purpose of the Data Analytics Workgroup is to focus on the use part of Data Access and Use and focuses on the growing role of analytics in healthcare. This group will focus on key issues in data analytics, including use cases, the increasing role of predictive analytics to improve health outcomes, and the identification of risk profiles.

OCT 26

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Interoperability Workgroup will have their next conference call Monday October 26 at 2:00 pm EDT. The major agenda topic for this call will be next steps for the Interoperability Workgroup. We hope you will be able to join this call and contribute your ideas for projects that the Workgroup should undertake.

OCT 21

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup heard from two presenters: Leslie Kelly Hall, Senior Vice President, Policy, Healthwise, who spoke about business case for patient engagement and the business drivers that work in the current reimbursement models. Our second speaker was Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, AHIMA Fellow, FACMI, Director, External Medical Communications, Pfizer Medical, who provided an overview of medication management, including Pharma's perspective on looking “Beyond the Pill” and examples of Pfizer's initiatives in utilizing technology to help patients manage their health.

OCT 20

Policy Workgroup

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

eHealth Initiative's (eHI) Policy Workgroup Webinar, "Policy Perspectives: Expert Overview of Recently Released CMS and ONC Regulations," was held October 20, 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT.

Two federal releases critical to the future of health care and health IT were printed in pre-publication form on October 6. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Health IT Certification Program Final Rule and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the 2015 Edition of Health IT Certification Criteria.

The CMS rule is online at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25595.pdf

The ONC rule is online at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-25597.pdf

Speakers on the October PWG call offered an overview and expert perspectives on these new rules. Panelists included:

• Elise Sweeney Anthony, Esq., Deputy Director, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Elisabeth Myers, MBA, Policy Lead for HITECH Programs, Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

• Mark Savage, Director, Health IT Policy and Programs, National Partnership for Women and Families

This webinar is open to the public. Please extend future invitations to your network and colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact Ticia Gerber at ticia.gerber@ehidc.org.

INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE
To participate, dial 1-866-740-1260 and enter access code 6243271. To view the slides and interactive portion of the call, go to http://www.readytalk.com and enter code 6243271 in the upper left field under “participate in a meeting.”

OCT 08

Data Analytics Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

For the last three years, eHealth Initiative and Premier, Inc. have explored how public and private ACOs are using health information technology to support transformation in care delivery. In 2015, the eHI and Premier, Inc. ACO survey delved deeper into interoperability, data use, and analytics. The findings identified a number of different ways that ACOs are using analytics and highlighted the difficulties ACOs face in integrating data to support those use cases. Please join eHealth Initiative at our next data & analytics workgroup meeting to hear Lauren Choi, Senior Director of Federal & International Affairs, share more about the survey results and discuss how Premier, Inc. supports interoperability and analytics efforts of its members.

At the conclusion of his presentation, we will continue our discussion of the workgroup's goal of developing a toolkit with resources and best practices regarding the utilization of data to make informed, clinical decisions at the individual and population levels.

SEP 14

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

We discussed our members' submissions of best use case examples and continued the work toward the development of a final report, to be released during our 2016 Annual Conference, held February 3-4 in Washington, DC.

SEP 09

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This workgroup provided an opportunity to hear from Madeleine Konig, Senior Policy Analyst with the American Heart Association. Madeleine reviewed the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s initiatives that use health information and electronic tools to inform consumers and providers in order to improve quality of care and support collaborative care. Some programs included in the discussion were My Life Check, Heart 360, the Patient Support Network, Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) and The Guideline Advantage. At the conclusion of the presentation, we discussed the workgroup charter and timeline to develop a toolkit to include best practices among the stakeholders, and resources to assist patient-consumers and healthcare providers in effective ways to integrate health IT into daily workflow.

SEP 03

Data Analytics Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This meeting provided the opportunity to hear from Chris Belmont, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Chris discussed the MD Anderson Big Data Strategy and the cognitive computing direction. At the conclusion of his presentation, the workgroup continued to discuss the goal of developing a toolkit with resources and best practices regarding the utilization of data to make informed, clinical decisions at the individual and population levels.

AUG 17

Interoperability Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

The Interoperability Workgroup reviewed and discussed the status of interviews related to the proposed examples of successful interoperability that have been submitted to the workgroup. We discussed alternative approaches to framing these examples in the developing report and identified any critical actions that are needed to complete this.

Please contact Ashleigh Manuel at ashleigh.manuel@ehidc.org with any questions regarding participation in this workgroup. We hope you’ll be able to join us this afternoon as we look forward to the work ahead.

Thank you for your participation and continued support of eHI’s Interoperability Workgroup.

AUG 06

Data Analytics Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Dr. Waldren with The American Academy of Family Physicians spoke during this workgroup.

JUL 28

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup Meeting

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

In 2015, eHealth Initiative’s Business and Clinical Motivators Workgroup is working to contribute to the business case for health IT by identifying, understanding, and communicating successful examples of innovative uses of technology while focusing on the factors that contribute to that success.

During the meeting, participants will hear from Joseph Herman, MD. Dr. Herman has helped implement health information technologies and process improvement strategies at the Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Using a model to evaluate workflows to improve efficiency, Dr. Herman and his team increased the clinic’s patient volume and improved the quality of care provided. Please join the Business and Clinical Motivators Workgroup for an interactive discussion with Dr. Herman about lessons learned and strategies for undertaking similar work.

We are restructuring the Workgroup to best align with eHI's 2020 Roadmap. Tony Scheuth, Advisory Council for the Workgroup and CEO of Point-of-Care Partners, and Leslie Kelly Hall, Chair of the Workgroup and VP of Healthwise, will be providing an update.

JUL 20

Interoperability Workgroup Meeting

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join the Interoperability Workgroup to review and discuss the examples of successful interoperability that have been submitted to the Workgroup. This call will be an opportunity to begin to shape the Workgroup report and identify any gaps that we want to fill.

JUL 09

Data Analytics Workgroup Meeting

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join us for an important strategy discussion and take a leadership role in developing the next phase of eHI’s 2020 Roadmap for Data Access and Use. We will define the workgroup objectives and key focus areas for 2015. As part of the process, we will review the various roadblocks and successes of analytics including the costs and benefits of access to patient data, how data is appropriately shared, and industry accreditation and standards. The meeting will create an agenda and timeline working towards a presentation of findings and best practices at the 2016 eHealth Initiative Annual Conference.

JUN 30

Join us for Breakfast with the Senate HELP Committee Staffers

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to share breakfast with key congressional staffers and hear about the latest and greatest in healthcare legislation and initiatives on Capitol Hill. In particular, you will hear directly from staff members of the newly formed bi-partisan committee working group on electronic health records:
• Alicia Hennie, Health Policy Advisor from Senator Alexander’s office
• Colin Goldfinch, Health Policy Advisor from Senator Murray’s office
They will offer the latest intelligence from this committee with valuable insights regarding the scope and shape of the innovation engine moving forward. For more information regarding this Senate Committee Workgroup click here.

Please join us! This event is complimentary for eHI members and will be held at the eHealth Initiative office located in downtown Washington, DC at the following address:

eHealth Initiative
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

JUN 16

Policy Workgroup Meeting - June 16

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join us for eHI’s monthly Policy Workgroup Webinar where we’ll hear from health IT industry stakeholders and government representatives who will discuss the latest issues that align with eHI’s policy priorities for 2014:
• Meaningful Use
• Interoperability
• Payment/Reimbursement Models
• Patient/Consumer Engagement
• Patient Safety
Feel free to forward this meeting invitation to anyone in your organization that you believe would be interested in joining the conversation! I look forward to your participation.
Remote Access - Dial-In: 1-866-740-1260. Passcode: 624 3269#
TO CONNECT TO THE READY TALK WEB CONFERENCE:
1. At the designated time, visit www.readytalk.com to access the web conference.
2. In the top left hand corner, under "Join a Meeting", enter meeting number 624 3269.
3. Enter name, email address and organization.
4. At the designated time, dial 866-740-1260 and Audio Passcode 624 3269 followed by '#'.

MAY 26

Business & Clinical Motivators Workgroup Meeting - May 26, 2015

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join eHealth Initiative for a meeting of the Business and Clinical Motivators workgroup. eHI's Business and Clinical Motivators workgroup will leverage our membership to help the healthcare system better understand the process of health IT adoption. The workgroup will strive to contribute to the business case for health IT by identifying, understanding, and communicating successful examples of innovative uses of technology. This call will occur every month (see recurrences above) through July.

MAY 19

Policy Workgroup

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join us for eHI’s monthly Policy Workgroup Webinar where we’ll hear from health IT industry stakeholders and government representatives who will discuss the latest issues that align with eHI’s policy priorities for 2014:
· Meaningful Use
· Interoperability
· Payment/Reimbursement Models
· Patient/Consumer Engagement
· Patient Safety
Feel free to forward this meeting invitation to anyone in your organization that you believe would be interested in joining the conversation! I look forward to your participation.
Remote Access - Dial-In: 1-866-740-1260. Passcode: 624 3269#
TO CONNECT TO THE READY TALK WEB CONFERENCE:
1. At the designated time, visit www.readytalk.com to access the web conference.
2. In the top left hand corner, under "Join a Meeting", enter meeting number 624 3269.
3. Enter name, email address and organization.
4. At the designated time, dial 866-740-1260 and Audio Passcode 624 3269 followed by '#'.

MAR 21

eHealth Initiative Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

12:31 PM - 12:31 PM

Together Facing the Challenges of Change. eHealth Initiative’s 2017 Annual Conference & Member Meetings, March 21-23 in Washington, DC will bring together the most influential leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss critical issues related to the use of data and technology to improve healthcare for all Americans. To register go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=cktmjryab&oeidk=a07edi0e2e75b5b78cf

FEB 07

Evolve from Master Patient Index to Identity Interoperability

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The job of matching patient identities is becoming more difficult than ever before because of 5 major trends:
1. External data exchange
2. Patient engagement through portals and personal health record (PHR) apps
3. Analytics for PopHealth and outcome optimization
4. Innovative new applications and devices
5. Hospital consolidation

Because of these trends, we can no longer rely solely on “indexing” patients in an MPI to match patient identities. Indexing was successful in the past because MPIs operated in an environment of few software systems that were controlled by one organization. But we no longer have the luxury of simple environments and uniformly-governed data. We must evolve from identity “indexing” to identity interoperability—in which any healthcare system and healthcare organization can identify the same patient record without adherence to rigid data quality or governance standards.

Attend this webinar to learn:
- How five major trends will radically expand the challenge of patient matching;
- How to approach the problem from a new perspective of “identity interoperability”; and,
- What technology is needed to accomplish it

Please register:
https://eHealthInitiative.zoom.us/webinar/register/0d33e120b867e4afc5b9141539e44ee6

JAN 25

FHIR and the Future of Interoperability

01:35 PM - 01:35 PM

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner.

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR® builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn:

• The business case for adopting FHIR®
• Terminology such as “resources”, "profiles", and “data elements”
• How FHIR® supports information exchange
• Current success stories around FHIR®

Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask FHIR® experts questions regarding implementation and capabilities.

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner.

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR® builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn:

• The business case for adopting FHIR®
• Terminology such as “resources”, "profiles", and “data elements”
• How FHIR® supports information exchange
• Current success stories around FHIR®

Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask FHIR® experts questions regarding implementation and capabilities.

JAN 25

HL 7 FHIR® and the Future of Interoperability

02:00 AM - 03:00 AM

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care.   

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn how FHIR resources aim to define the information contents and structure for the core information set that is shared by most implementations in an effort to achieve interoperability.

In this webinar, you will learn

• Understanding FHIR
• The business case for adopting FHIR.
• Terminology such as “resources” and “data elements”
• How FHIR supports information exchange.
• Current success stories around FHIR.

DEC 20

Survey Results are In! Current State of Progress Towards Achieving True Interoperability

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join this webinar and learn NEW findings in the current state of progress towards achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. Hear how payers and providers are using technology to achieve patient centered care, and working toward achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. To register go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/i6w9vsnfb1lw&eom

This educational webinar is supported by GE Healthcare Digital.

DEC 15

How to prepare for MACRA by January 1, 2017

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Big changes are ahead in how Medicare will pay physicians. The MACRA rule establishes a new Medicare physician payment program that starts January 1, 2017, yet few providers understand how this this important change will affect how they are paid.

This educational webinar is supported by Aetna.

To learn more and to register, please follow this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qnargk9a9qgp&campaign=oc80jn70ca0g.

NOV 30

How HIEs Access Federal Funding and Expand Their Exchange

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Under the CMS guidance for funding health information exchange (HIE) activities, many HIEs are eligible for 90% Federal Matching Funds (90/10) through The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) passed in 2009.

NOV 21

Re-imagining Care Delivery: The Power of Technology

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Disruption, reinvention, and growth ---- the healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented transformation. From how appointments are booked to how care is delivered and payments are processed, the times they are a-changin.’

A video recording of the webinar can be found here.

OCT 26

Big Data - A Starring Role in Healthcare Information Architectures

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

One of the top priorities for CIOs today is capitalizing on the explosion of data volumes and complex data types available to their organizations today. While many are considering big data for its agility and cost advantages, they are questioning how best to leverage this still nascent technology.

JUN 07

Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration and Clinical Integration

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

New models of medicine are driving transformation in healthcare. Value-based models and consumer expectations are changing the way we manage the health of a population. Payers are rethinking how to build strong relationships with in-network providers, and how to meet consumer expectations.

MAY 12

Webinar: Hear from CMS on Proposed Payment Regs

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

The anticipated CMS regulation outlines fundamental changes and signals a major shift in the healthcare landscape.

This proposed regulation is entitled “Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.”

This educational webinar was supported by UnitedHealthcare.

A copy of the document can be found at: http://bit.ly/1VCRVQn.

DEC 15

Considering the Cloud: Inside the Mind of the Healthcare CIO

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Cloud services have rapidly changed the nature of data management across industries. In healthcare, organizations are increasingly deploying cloud-based solutions to capture, store, and analyze clinical data. Although implementation of the cloud entails new ways of thinking about governance, technical integration, and security, cloud technologies can contribute to significant improvements in operational flexibility while reducing costs.

DEC 09

2020 Roadmap: Examples of Successful Interoperability

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

During 2015 as part of eHI’s 2020 Roadmap initiative, eHealth Initiative established the Interoperability Workgroup to address challenges to interoperability. Over the last 12 months, the group has gathered 40+ use cases of successful interoperability. This webinar and accompanying report presents examples of interoperability across the country that deliver value to health care providers and consumers. Join eHealth Initiative and Cerner for a webinar on December 9 at 2:00 pm EST to hear more of these success stories and best practices for implementing interoperability in your organization.

This educational webinar was made possible by the generous support of Cerner Corporation.

NOV 19

Connecting the Consumer - Technology for Patient Engagement

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Recent efforts to transform the healthcare system emphasize the vital role of patients in improving the costs and quality of care. Patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other innovative delivery models strive to place patients at the center of their care by focusing on shared decision-making, goal setting, preventative health, and self-management. To support these objectives, healthcare providers are embracing a host of innovative tools aimed at keeping patients informed and engaged about their health. Join eHealth Initiative and InterSystems for a webinar on November 19 at 2:00 pm ET to learn more about how stakeholders are using health IT to engage patients and drive improvements in care.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Edward Chung (Moderator), Physician Advisor, InterSystems
• Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
• Chanin Wendling, Director, Geisinger In Motion, Geisinger Health System

OCT 20

eHealth Initiative's 2015 Population Health Survey Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Population health management encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving outcomes and reducing costs for different groups of patients. To better understand how organizations are approaching population health management, eHealth Initiative surveyed provider organizations in 2015. The survey questions addressed how health information technology supports patient engagement, analytics, and care management. Join eHealth Initiative and Medicity for a webinar presentation of the results and a panel discussion about the findings. Dr. Charles Kennedy, Chief Population Health Officer for Healthagen, will moderate the session.

OCT 01

Advancing Interoperability for High-Quality Healthcare

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Interoperability is critical to achieving value-based care. It not only facilitates care management and coordination efforts, but also drives the collection and analysis of clinical data to derive new insights. However, the overwhelmingly vast array of available enterprise health information technologies, competitive economic concerns, and the long-standing legacy of siloed healthcare have stymied efforts to build interoperability and hindered new approaches to care delivery and payment.

Please join eHealth Initiative and Galen Healthcare Solutions for a webinar panel discussion on October 1 to learn more about the complex impediments to interoperability and how different stakeholders are overcoming these challenges. Panelists include:
• Ray Lape, Director, Technical Services, Galen Healthcare Solutions (Moderator)
• Margaret Donahue, MD, Director, Veterans Health Information Exchange; Co-Director, Office of Interoperability, Veterans Health Administration
• Robert White, MD, Medical Informatics Director, ABQ Health Partners
• Scott Carrell, Executive Director, Idaho Health Data Exchange
• Jay P. Lee, Manager, Healthcare Interoperability & Innovation, Huntington Hospital.

SEP 22

Policy Workgroup

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Attend the September eHI PWG and hear the latest on Congressional legislative innovation and Health IT activity. The House passed its health innovation initiative – the 21st Century Cures Act – on July 10, 2015. On the Senate side, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) recently requested for stakeholders across the health IT spectrum to send structured, succinct feedback about how to promote health care safety, innovation, interoperability and a move towards precision medicine. The Senate HELP Committee has held a series of hearings on these issues and recently formed a bipartisan working group on electronic health records. They are now weighing potential legislation, oversight or other actions.

Key Congressional staffers have been invited to speak on the PWG call about the latest legislative or other developments including:

• Colin Goldfinch, Health Policy Advisor, Office of the Honorable Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senate
• Robb Walton, Health Policy Advisor, Office of the Honorable William Cassidy (R-LA), U.S. Senate
• Danielle Steele, Esq., Legislative Counsel, Office of the Honorable Michael Burgess (R-TX)

SEP 08

2015 ACO Survey Results Webinar

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Since 2013, eHealth Initiative and Premier, Inc. have surveyed public and commercial accountable care organizations to better understand how ACOs are leveraging health information technology to achieve cost savings and quality improvement. This year's survey is focused on interoperability and data use. A webinar presentation of key findings from the survey was held September 8. Our presenters included Bryan Bowles, Vice President, Solutions Marketing for Population Health, Premier, Inc., Karen Handmaker, Vice President, Population Health Solutions, Phytel, and Kevin Attride, Director of Clinical Health Outcomes, AMITA Health. A panel discussion followed to discuss the results.

This webinar was made possible through the generosity and support of Phytel & Explorys.

JUL 15

Building Operational Maturity to Protect Patient Data

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Have you ever been breached? Do you worry you will? It seems not a week goes by where we do not hear about a high profile cyber breach in the news. Healthcare organizations remain prime targets for cybercrime. If the most secure government organizations can be hacked, what can your organization do now to decrease your chances? A strong focus on in-depth security is key.
Join us to learn about a security business model that will help your organization gauge how prepared you are today. Listen as industry experts describe existing tools that you can deploy now to help secure your organization's data. Hear from the Chief Information Security Officer at Partners Healthcare about what they are doing to manage threats to data security. Engage in a discussion with these experts over concerns and questions that you might have.

Speakers include:
Moderator: Mark Blatt, MD, Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation
Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Partners Healthcare
Tim Brown, Executive Director for Security, Dell Software Group
Ben Cody, Vice President, Intel Security Group

JUN 17

ICD-10 Survey Results Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

With the compliance deadline for implementing the ICD-10 code set only four months away, eHealth Initiative (eHI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) surveyed healthcare providers in spring of 2015 to understand how they are preparing for the transition, assess the anticipated impact of the transition, and explore post-implementation plans. Please join eHI, AHIMA, and Greenway Health for a webinar presentation on June 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT to hear the results from the survey. An expert panel will share their reactions and perspectives on the findings. Panelists include:
• Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance, AHIMA
• Karen Blanchette, Association Director, Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM)
• Mark Janiszewski, Executive Vice President, Product Management, Greenway Health

JUN 03

Avoiding Silos in Healthcare: Empowering Care Coordination Across Settings

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Access to relevant patient data integrated with additional information from payers and other sources at the point of care can enable providers to create a more comprehensive longitudinal patient record. With a comprehensive patient record, providers can proactively identify health trends and patterns, moving away from reactive, uncoordinated care and toward more holistic patient care coordination.

Please join eHealth Initiative and Orion Health on June 3 at 2:00 PM EDT for a webinar exploring how harnessing data from a variety of sources can facilitate the continuity of patient information across care settings and empower care coordinators. On this webinar, Cheryl McKay, PhD, RN, Nurse Executive at Orion Health and Annette DuBard, MD, Senior Vice President for Informatics & Evaluation at Community Care of North Carolina will:
• Describe the health IT components and data requirements to support care coordination.
• Identify strategies to ensure continuity of patient information, shared care plans, and improved patient engagement throughout the entire care continuum.
• Share how Community Care of North Carolina is leveraging health information technology to provide cooperative, coordinated care for the state’s Medicaid patients through the Medical Home model.