Thank you for attending the IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015 on January 28, 2015. The Connectathon Conference is a one day, educational and networking event built upon the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2015: health IT's largest standards-based interoperability testing event that is accelerating adoption in North America and globally. Next year the Conference will be held on January 27, 2016. Save the date.
The Path Forward to Standards-Based, Sustainable Interoperability
While EHR usage has increased significantly, the interoperability necessary to achieve continuity of care, population health, patient management, and clinical quality improvement is not yet realized. Interoperable HIT has made strides in many areas like ePrescribing, but widespread progress remains slow.
The IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015 will explore these challenges, with special focus on the emerging ONC Interoperability Roadmap and advancing health information exchange. Thought leaders that are advancing local, regional and national interoperability efforts will explore what they have learned, best practices, and offer guidance on how to leverage innovative technologies and programs that can take interoperable health IT and workflow to the next level, further realizing the value of health IT.
Joyce Sensmeier. IHE USA
Lynne Zucker, IHE Canada
| The Path Forward and How Do We Get There?
Dr. C. Martin Harris, Cleveland Clinic
|The Path to Interoperability through Testing and Certification
Joyce Sensmeier, IHE USA
Anuj Desai, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
Connecting Across the Continuum of Care
IHE’s Role in Mission Critical Interoperability Standards Projects
| The Emerging US Interoperability Roadmap and Call to Action
Erica Galvez, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
|Overview of the IHE NA Connectathon 2015
Michael Glickman, Computer Network Architects Inc.
Michael Nusbaum, M.H. Nusbaum & Associates, Ltd.
|Cocktail Hour and Networking Reception located in the HIMSS Innovation Center immediately following the tour.|
Continuing Education Credits
This program is approved for up to 6.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the renewal requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).
C. Martin Harris, MD, CIO, Cleveland Clinic will address the path forward in achieving interoperability. This session will describe emerging technologies, their potential and their limits. Looking out 10 years he will describe the current state, envision the future landscape and the importance of IHE and innovation in achieving interoperable HIT. This session will also include the important role of standards in embracing that vision as technologies evolve.
- Understand emerging technologies and innovation and their role in advancing interoperability
- Discuss the key roadblocks that threaten the future of information exchange
- Discuss the role of IHE and other standards in embracing the future desired state
Dr. C. Martin Harris
Leaders in HIT interoperability testing and certification will share best practices to effectively and efficiently test and certify HIT interoperability products and integrated solutions. Testing and certification are key components on the road to interoperable, plug and play HIT solutions. Discover why constrained standards are necessary for realizing interoperability, and why certification is a worthwhile investment. Learn from other industries and understand the level of rigor it takes for testing and certification to be “good enough” to achieve healthcare provider confidence in the usability and patient safety of HIT interoperability.
- Identify core principles and best practices in interoperable HIT testing and certification
- Examine the role of standards based testing and certification in interoperability deployment
- Understand the business value of HIT interoperability and testing and certification
- Take away lessons learned from other industries
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
Leaders of integrated health delivery systems, information exchange initiatives, and organizations will discuss their progress to date – where they have been, where they are now, and where they are headed. Learn from real life experiences of what went right and what went wrong, and most importantly what was learned that you should understand. Discover the key levers in encouraging deployment of interoperable HIT including Meaningful Use, other programs and market forces. Lastly, gain insights on setting realistic expectations, including the level of resources required in people, process and technology to bring about and sustain true end state HIT interoperability.
- Learn strategies each organization used to enable seamless interoperable healthcare across disparate systems
- Study real-life examples of interoperability in action and the proven methods shown to improve patient care and safety and demonstrate value
- Examine the costs involved with widespread interoperability and how savings will be achieved long-term
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE)
IHE is bridging interoperability standards gaps with integration profiles that constrain existing standards. Explore current projects focused on connecting medical devices to EHRs, getting EHR data to public health agencies, and implementing essential building blocks. Uncover the value of IHE as well as challenges that have been encountered and how these are being overcome. Benefit from guidance on how to initiate and conduct an interoperability standards project, and the ways in which IHE can support such work.
- Understand the role that IHE plays in mission critical national interoperability projects
- Learn how obstacles can be overcome to achieve success.
- Consider the tools and methodologies that IHE offers to make advance interoperability.
Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs
Veterans Health Administration
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
This session will address the evolution ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap starting from the founding vision, continuing through comment review and hearings, and the steps needed to Roadmap finalization and approval. This vision goes beyond Meaningful Use to take HIT interoperability to a new level. Better understand its origins, key principles, building blocks and timeline. Learn the challenges the US faces in successfully executing the roadmap, and what you can do to address those challenges as HIT ecosystem stakeholders.
- Learn about the Interoperability Roadmap, and how it ties into Meaningful Use
- Understand the Roadmap’s key principles, building blocks and timeline
- Identify how you can play a role in guiding and implementing the roadmap
- Uncover how near term Roadmap goals are set and progress measured
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Overview & Tour: Overview of the IHE NA Connectathon & Tours of the IHE NA Connectathon Testing Floor
Focused on promoting and supporting the implementation of standards-based interoperability, the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon brings together developers of health IT systems and standards experts to take part in the largest interoperability testing event in the industry. At the IHE NA Connectathon, developers and experts test the interoperability of their systems and their conformance to IHE Profiles, standards-based specifications for meeting real-world healthcare needs, and other interoperable solutions. The Result: a collaborative atmosphere where barriers are identified and resolved rapidly, promoting efficiency and innovation. Explore the Connectathon testing floor and interact with 500+ of the industries finest developers during a guided tour at the end of this educational session.
- Identify the benefits of testing at IHE’s premier interoperability testing event: the Connectathon and its impact on the adoption of standards-based health IT systems
- Participate in a guided tour of the Connectathon floor, with expert commentary, to gain an understanding of the tools.
- Explore ways that you can become more involved in IHE and the Connectathon
Computer Network Architects Inc.
M.H. Nusbaum & Associates, Ltd.
Cocktail Hour and Networking Reception in the HIMSS Innovation Center immediately following the tour.
The networking reception is included in the price of your Conference Registration.