AHIMA Foundation and AHRQ Host Rural Health IT Summit

WHO:

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)



WHAT:

Setting a Quality Improvement Research Agenda to Leverage Health IT and


Health Information Management in Rural America



WHEN:

April 22-23, 2010



WHERE:

Hilton Alexandria Old Town


Alexandria, VA



DETAILS: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation will lead a groundbreaking two-day summit, "Setting a Quality Improvement Health Services Research Agenda to Leverage Health Information Technology/Health Information Management in Rural America."  Speakers include:

  • David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services  
  • Gail Graham, RHIA, Deputy Chief Officer, Health Information Management, Veterans Health Administration Office of Health Information
  • Floyd Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, Senior Vice President for Health Information Resources, National Quality Forum
  • Paul Moore, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of Rural Health Policy
  • David Dietz, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Minority Health

See complete program and speaker line-up below.

This Summit will convene public and private stakeholders, industry experts, and practitioners who will discuss quality-based incentive programs for health information technology uptake in small physician offices and hospitals in rural communities.  The conference objectives are to:

  • Present and discuss the economic and strategic impact of HIT on pay-for-quality improvement efforts with a focus on rural areas, healthcare disparities, workforce shortages, safety, and quality—such as privacy, data accuracy and security.
  • Discuss current challenges and controversies that include policy and practice in quality improvement, and the current state of the research.
  • Create a quality improvement-based research agenda to address gaps in current research, policy and practice

To register and obtain press credentials, please contact:

Craig May

AHIMA Public Relations

312-233-1544

[email protected]



Setting a Quality Improvement Research Agenda to Leverage HIT/HIM in Rural America

A National Stakeholders' Summit

Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Grand Ballroom

1767 King Street

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

April 22-23, 2010



Agenda

Day One – Thursday, April 22, 2010

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome

  • Alan F. Dowling, Ph.D., CEO, AHIMA
  • Mary Madison, MPA, Executive Director, AHIMA Foundation

10:45 – 11:15 Opening Remarks: AHRQ Priorities

  • P. Jon White, MD, Director of Health Information Technology, AHRQ

11:15 – 12:15 Disparities, HIM and Opportunities for Health Services Research

  • Moderator: Warren Jones, MD, Executive Director, Institute for Improvement of Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Delta Region
  • Arthur J. Davidson, MD, MSPH, Director, Public Health Informatics, Denver Public Health Department
  • Matthew Samore, MD, Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah

12:15 – 1:15 Networking Luncheon

1:15 – 2:00 National Health Information Network and Future Priorities

  • Introduction: Michael Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors, LLC
  • David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services  

2:00 – 3:15 Key Stakeholder Perspectives: HIT Adoption, Aligned Incentives and Research

  • Moderator: Patricia MacTaggart, MBA, MMA, Lead Research Scientist & Lecturer, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University
  • Gail Graham, RHIA, Deputy Chief Officer, Health Information Management, Veterans Health Administration Office of Health Information
  • MaryAnne K. Peifer, MD, Associate Director of Informatics, Lehigh Valley Physician Group, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
  • Paul Glassman DDS, MA, MBA, Professor of Dental Practice, Director of Community Oral Health, University of the Pacific

3:30 – 5:00 Quality Improvement Measures: Current and Future Links to HIT/HIM

  • Moderator: Michael Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors, LLC
  • Floyd Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, Senior Vice President for Health Information Resources, National Quality Forum
  • Steven A. Garfinkel, Ph.D., Managing Director – Research, American Institutes for Research
  • Carla Huber, ARNP, MS, Clinic Nurse Coordinator, CAT Clinic, Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance
  • Phil Renner, MBA, Senior Research Scientist, Research and Performance Measurement, National Committee for Quality Assurance

5:00 – 5:15 Day One Wrap Up

  • Warren Jones, MD, Executive Director, Institute for Improvement of Minority Health and Health Disparities in the Delta Region

5:30 – 6:30 Networking Reception

Day Two – Friday, April 23, 2010

7:30 – 8:45 Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Summary from Day One

Telehealth and Telemedicine

  • Moderator: William J. Rudman, Ph.D., Independent Consultant and Program Director, Policy and Research, AHIMA Foundation
  • Ed Brown, MD, CEO, Ontario Telemedicine Network
  • Yael Harris, Ph.D., Director, Division of Evaluation, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Maysa Namakian, MPH, Assistant Program Manager, Arthur A. Dugoni  School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific

8:45 – 9:45 Economic Perspective: Hospital and Physician Performance Incentives

  • Moderator: Mary Madison, MPA, Executive Director, AHIMA Foundation
  • Bruce E. Landon, MD, MBA, Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Shinyi Wu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California

10:00 – 11:15 Employer View Points on the Role of Quality Improvement in HIM/HIT and Future Research Opportunities for the Business Community

  • Moderator: John Orwat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago and Senior Researcher, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Jim Levett, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, Physicians' Clinic of Iowa
  • Cristie Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health
  • Leah Binder, MA, MGA, CEO, The Leapfrog Group

11:15 – 12:15 Roundtable: Government Health Agency Research Priorities

  • Moderator: Christopher Tompkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brandeis University
  • Paul Moore, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of Rural Health Policy
  • David Dietz, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Minority Health

12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Speaker

  • Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Chief Medical Officer, Verizon Business

1:15- 2:15 Experience from Providers in Rural Areas

  • Moderator: Maggie Elehwany, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Rural Health Association
  • Scott Groom, Vice President and CIO, Cabell Huntington Health System
  • Ira Moscovice, Ph.D., Director, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

2:15 – 3:15 Meeting the Needs of Consumers and Their Families and Caregivers

  • Moderator: John Orwat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago and Senior Researcher, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Brenda Dyson, RHIA, Community Outreach Coordinator, Mississippi
  • Charlotte Yeh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc.

3:15 – 4:15 Legal Insights: Health Information Exchange and QI Research

  • Melissa E. Hargiss, JD, Independent Consultant and Former State of Tennessee HIT Coordinator and Director of the Office of eHealth Initiatives
  • Peter Enko, JD, Partner, Husch Blackwell Sanders

4:15– 4:30 Closing Remarks and Next Steps

  • Nadine Caputo, MS, Director, Research and Development, AHIMA Foundation
  • Robert Mayes, MS, RN, Senior Advisor on Health Information Technology, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, AHRQ

CONTACT: Craig May, AHIMA Public Relations, +1-312-233-1544, [email protected]

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 19/

SOURCE American Health Information Management Association

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