The Road to Interoperability – An Executive Education Event
January 17, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio

Building and sustaining an interoperable healthcare strategy requires continuous transformational change in the culture, the mindset, the regulatory environment, and workforce talent to achieve success.  Today’s executives must be equipped with a vision, technical drive, and determination.

Join IHE USA and HIMSS for an exclusive workshop for Ohio’s health IT executives to gain tactical, strategic, and technical perspectives to achieve true interoperable healthcare from organizations that have achieved success leveraging IHE’s interoperability solutions. Learn about IHE and the value of the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon to improve the quality, value, and safety of healthcare by enabling rapid, scalable, and secure access to health information at the point of care. Registration is now open and will be limited to 50 of the top health IT leaders.

 Learn more about the event:

Event Details:

When: January 17, 2018 at 8:00-1:00pm ET
Where: HIMSS Innovation Center and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in 
Cleveland, Ohio
Cost: $49

Educational Workshop Overview:

Advancements in health information exchange and the characteristics of interoperability are being shaped by a variety of organizations and initiatives. The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) will kick off the day providing attendees examples of how The Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) works and the impact it is having on the coordination of care efforts.  The Sequoia Project will describe how the eHealth Exchange is influencing national-level health data sharing capabilities that will change the flow of information and how it will impact your local communities. The day will conclude with an exclusive tour of the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon testing floor where attendees will be able to see over 100 organizations, 120 systems, and 550+ engineers testing for health IT interoperability live.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how SHIEC’s PCDH improves the exchange of data among health information exchanges and advances interoperability.
  • Describe how initiatives of the Sequoia Project are driving national-level health data sharing capabilities.
  • Highlight successfully implemented IHE case studies.
  • Discuss next steps for your organization’s journey to improved coordination of care.


 8:00am - 8:30 am

 Registration, Check-in, Coffee

 8:30 am - 8:35 am

Welcome and Introduction

 8:35 am - 9:30 am

Patient Data at your Fingertips: Leveraging SHIEC’s Patient-Centered Data Home

Patient Centered Data Home is an initiative of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) that puts into practice the vision that clinical data should be available whenever and wherever care occurs and “centered” around the patient to improve patient care. In the presentation, Mr. Dietzman and Mr. Buckner will describe the successes and challenges of Patient Centered Data Home, lessons learned and best practices, and what’s next for the Patient Centered Data Home initiative.

Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect
Jason Buckner, Senior Vice President, of Informatics, The Health Collaborative

 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Think Locally, Connect Nationally

Ms. Davis will share the latest insights from The Sequoia Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting health IT interoperability implementation initiatives, including the eHealth Exchange health data sharing network, Carequality interoperability framework, and the RSNA Image Share Validation testing program. Learn how these initiatives are driving national-level health data sharing capabilities that impact your local communities. Brief case studies, including the benefits of health data exchange with federal agencies, will be presented.

Didi Davis, Director of Testing, Sequoia Project

10:30 am - 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am - 11:00 am

Introduction to the IHE North American Connectathon

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tour the IHE North American Connectathon Testing Floor
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and Networking


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