eHealth Initiative Health Information Exchange Forum – July 14, 2011 – Washington, DC

eHI’s National Forum on Health Information Exchange is taking place July 14th in Washington, DC.  For those of you not familiar with eHI, it counts, “over 200 organizations amongst its members, including: clinicians, consumer and patient groups, employers and healthcare purchasers, health plans, health information technology (HIT) suppliers, hospitals and other providers, laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, pharmacies, public health agencies, quality improvement organizations, standards groups, and state, regional and community-based organizations.”

The overview for this event can be found here.  The meeting is described as “As Special Meeting for Health Information Exchange Initiatives” and as follows:

“The 2011 National Forum on Health Information Exchange will take place Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. The HIE Forum will convene healthcare leaders from across the 50 states to discuss the challenges and best practices needed to achieve sustainable national health information exchange. It will also coincide with the release of the 2011 eHI HIE Survey. Interactive panels comprised of health information exchange experts who are in the field will be the primary focus of the event. The majority of the event will include question and answer sessions for audience members.”

Mr. Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services is the opening Keynote speaker.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Transforming Healthcare Through Analytics
  • How HIEs can Work with the Direct Project
  • Insurance Exchanges and HIE: Coordinating Efforts for Success
  • Getting to Meaningful Use Through HIE
  • Staying Alive in 2011: Different Revenue Models for Sustainability
  • IT Infrastructure Required to Support ACO

If you attend, please come back and post an update about the meeting.

This post is the personal opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP does not endorse a specific EHR brand or product and ACP makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein. Dr. Barr is also a member of the eHI Leadership Council and co-chairs the eHI Accountable Care Council.


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