Event Overview

The transformation of healthcare involves providing better health, increasing access and lowering costs to support the secure exchange of information. To enable this, today’s health IT solutions must include standards, protocols, interoperability frameworks and a host of other elements that providers can leverage to enhance patient care delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the various technological components that enable the transformation of health IT
  • Identify ways to leverage technology to achieve the meaningful use of health IT
  • Explain industry standards and protocols available today that will transform the way healthcare is delivered at the point of care and beyond


Program:

Time Session
11AM-11:30AM CT Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 with Health Information Exchange: One Organization’s Experience
  Abstract: Two critical elements of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements are improving patient access to data and the electronic exchange of clinical data to strengthen care coordination. By using a combination of health information exchange and interoperable standards, healthcare organizations can meet the requirements of these regulations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how providers are achieving Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for leveraging data exchange capabilities
  • Review the various challenges and opportunities in using interoperable and standards-based protocols when implementing solutions
  • Identify opportunities realized in utilizing interoperable frameworks and standards-based protocols that impact patient care delivery and outcomes

Speaker:
Anjum Khurshid, PhD, MD, MPAff
Director, Health Systems Division
Principal Investigator, Crescent City Beacon Community
Louisiana Public Health Institute
11:45AM-12:15PM CT IHE Protocols and Health Information Exchange: Working Together to Achieve Health IT Transformation
  Abstract: One of the tactics employed to share patient data is the establishment of an interoperability structure that enables health information exchange while creating advanced care delivery for the benefit of all patients.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the various document exchange protocols for IHE and HL7 that enable seamless health information exchange
  • Examine the evolution of IHE protocols that have resulted in the power to transform healthcare today
  • Review the successes realized by using a combination of IHE and HL7 protocols to positively affect patient care while achieving the meaningful use of health IT

Speaker:
Sid Thornton, PhD
Director, Medical Informatics
Intermountain Healthcare
12:30PAM-1PM CT Envisioning Patient-Centered Care Coordination: One Beacon Community’s Experience
  Abstract: The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program is part of a larger healthcare improvement revolution that demonstrates how health IT investments and meaningful use of EHR advance the vision of patient-centered care while reducing costs and improving health and access to patients.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the ways in which Beacon Communities can demonstrate collaboration across a variety of entities
  • Discuss the technologies used to accomplish the uniform adoption of health information exchange with Connect, NwHIN and IHE protocols
  • Review the administrative aspects of the secure exchange of health information through the role of governance, sustainability and legal implications

Speaker:
Terisca DesJardins, MHSA
Director
Southeast Michigan Beacon Community
Bruce Wiegand, CISSP, CHSS, CPHIT
HIT/HIE Director
Southeast Michigan Beacon Community

Anjum Khurshid, PhD, MD, MPAff

Director, Health Systems Division
Principal Investigator, Crescent City Beacon Community
Louisiana Public Health Institute

Dr. Anjum Khurshid is the Director of Health Systems Division for the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). Dr. Khurshid oversees a wide range of healthcare initiatives including quality improvement of primary care and behavioral health services and the use of information technology and electronic medical records to improve population outcomes. He also leads the Crescent City Beacon Community, a federally-funded program focused on quality improvement for diabetes and cardiovascular disease management enabled by health information technology. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and adjunct faculty in the Department of Global Health Systems at Tulane University.

Sid Thornton, PhD

Director, Medical Informatics
Intermountain Healthcare

Sid Thornton, PhD is a Medical Informatics Director with the Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. His responsibilities include interoperability among clinical and administrative systems including patient and provider registries and Health Information Exchange (HIE). He contributes to the technical innovation teams of the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), founded by Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger, Mayo Clinic, Group Health and Intermountain Healthcare to demonstrate and transform nationwide HIE beginning with improved patient linking and patient authorizations.

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA

Director
Southeast Michigan Beacon Community

Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA, assumed the position of Director for the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community in February 2011. Prior to joining Beacon, Terrisca served two years as Vice President of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives for my1HIE (My One Health Information Exchange, now Ingenium) and Vice President of Strategic Alliances for United Physicians, the largest independent physician organization in the State of Michigan and majority owner of my1HIE. Prior to her dual VP role, Terrisca served as Director for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council’s Save Lives Save Dollars Initiative, an Aligning Forces for Quality and Chartered Value Exchange Community for three years. Terrisca serves on a number of local, state, and national health care workgroups, has been recognized with state and national awards for her work, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Oakland University.

Bruce Wiegand, CISSP, CHSS, CPHIT

HIT/HIE Director
Southeast Michigan Beacon Community

As HIT/HIE Director for the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), Wiegand's responsibilities include developing and implementing a Community Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Southeast Michigan. Currently in the process of rolling out BeaconLink2Health (BL2H), which will provide core HIE services to include IHE compliant eMPI, XDS.b Registry & Repository, bi-directional PIX/XDS EHR integration services, and Community Portal with SSO capabilities. BL2H will also provide an evidence-based Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS), Population Health/Performance Reporting & Analytics, and Care Coordination Tools. He is also a member of the ONC EHRA Technical Workgroup (TWG). SEMBC is one of 17 Beacon Communities funded by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).

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