2014 Plenary Meeting a Success

More than 175 leaders from the fields of health information technology, healthcare, and healthcare policy convened in Harrisburg on October 21-22 for the Authority's 2014 Plenary Meeting. In addition, the Authority Board of Directors conducted its October meeting, and the Authority's registered stakeholders elected an Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board member to serve from 2014-2017. 

The PowerPoint presentations used by the keynote speakers, general session speakers, and panelists during the conference are linked below (if available), by name and in chronological order:

Day 1

Opening: Healthy PA

  • Leesa Allen, Executive Medicaid Director, PA Department of Public Welfare

Where We Are. Where We Are Going

  • Alix Goss, Executive Director, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • David F. Simon, Esq., Chair, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Richard Snyder, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority

Keynote Address: "Mountain Climbing & Health Information Exchange: Applying Leadership Lessons to Ensure a Successful Summit"

  • Edward Marx, SVP & CIO, Texas Health Resources, and Chairman, Texas Health Services Authority

Breakout: Lessons Learned to Date from P3N Pilots and Certified HIOs

  • Moderator: David Borden, CTO, MRO Corporation, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Stephen Hutchings, Senior Program and Project Manager, Truven Health Analytics
  • Natalie Lane, Senior Application Analyist, St. Luke's University Health Network
  • Christina Roberts, Health Information Exchange Manager, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Kay Shaffer, IT Policy & Procurement Manager, PA eHealth Partnership Authority

Breakout: New Technologies on the Horizon

  • Moderator: Martin Ciccocioppo, VP Research, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, and Ex-Officio Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Greg Barnowsky, Chief Enterprise Architect, Independence Blue Cross
  • Rick Cancelliere, Founder/CEO, Treatspace
  • Edward Marx, SVP & CIO, Texas Health Resources, and Chairman, Texas Health Services Authority
  • Sean O'Rourke, Summa Technologies
  • Aaron Seib, CEO, National Association of Trusted Exchange
  • Atul Shah, SVP of Client Development, RightCare

Breakout: Consent Registry/Opt Out

  • Moderator: Robert Torres, VP Health Information Technology, Capital Blue Cross, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Kelly Hoover Thompson, Chief Counsel, PA eHealth Partnership Authority

Breakout: HIOs and ACOs--The Connection

  • Moderator: David F. Simon, Esq., Chair, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • David Kelley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, PA Department of Public Welfare/Office of Medical Assistance Programs
  • Robert Nielson, M.D., Annville Family Medicine
  • Michael Parkinson, M.D., Senior Medical Director, UPMC Health Plan
  • Michael Ripchinski, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, Lancaster General Health

Day 2

The Value of eHIE in Pennsylvania

  • Moderator: Thomas Beeman, President/CEO, Lancaster General Health, and Vice Chair, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Christian Carmody, President, ClinicalConnect HIE, and SVP Enterprise IT Infrastructure, UPMC
  • Michele Darnell, VP Sales & Marketing, Secure Exchange Solutions
  • Kelly Lewis, President/CEO, Allied Health Information Exchange Company
  • Martin Lupinetti, Executive Director, HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Kendall Stanley, Regional Sales Director, Orion Health
  • Jim Younkin, Director of Information Technology, Geisinger Health System, and Director, Keystone Health Information Exchange

Keynote Address: "The Carolina eHealth Alliance SC Low Country Regional Health Information Exchange: Impact on Cost, Quality and Efficiency of Patients in the Charleston Area Emergency Departments"

  • Christine Carr, M.D., Medical Director/Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina/Division of Emergency Medicine

Breakout: Post-Acute Care and eHIE

  • Moderator: Paul McGuire, VP Operations, Mid-Atlantic Health Care, and Board Secretary, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Vicki Hoak, CEO, PA Homecare Association
  • Ellen Krajewski, President/CEO, Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center
  • Russ McDaid, COO, PA Health Care Association
  • Brian Stever, Resident Information Systems Manager, Presbyterian Senior Living

Breakout: Keeping ePHI Safe and Secure 

  • Moderator: Dale Fuller, VP/CIO, UPMC Altoona, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Lisa Clark, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris LLP
  • Barbara Holland, Esq., Region III Manager, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Office for Civil Rights

Breakout: Public Health Gateway and Other P3N Connections

  • Moderator: Vincent Gordon, Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Public Welfare, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Johnny Allen, Program Manager, PA eHealth Partnership Authority/Public Health Gateway
  • Patrick Keating, CIO, PA Department of Health
  • Joe Martin, Executive Director, PA Health Care Cost Containment Council
  • Matt McGeorge, Health IT Coordinator, PA Department of Public Welfare/Office of Medical Assistance Programs

Breakout: Super-Protected Data

  • Moderator: Gus Geraci, M.D., Consulting Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Board member, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Deb Beck, President, Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania
  • Lynn Cooper, Senior Policy Specialist, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
  • Ronda Goldfein, Executive Director, AIDS Law Project
  • Lynn Keltz, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association
  • Deborah Ann Shoemaker, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
  • William Stauffer, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
  • Gary Tennis, Secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Kelly Hoover Thompson, Chief Counsel, PA eHealth Partnership Authority
  • Sue Walther, Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania

Closing Remarks

Guided Next Steps Survey and Wrap Up

Sponsors

Stakeholders Elect Vicki Hoak as Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board Member

On October 22, the Authority's registered stakeholders elected Vicki Hoak as an Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board member, to serve a three-year term from 2014-2017. Hoak is CEO of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association. Hoak replaces Kelly Lewis, who was elected to a one-year term at last year's Plenary Meeting. Martin Ciccocioppo, also elected as an Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board member last year, is serving a two-year term that expires next year; Authority stakeholders will have the opportunity to fill that opening, for a three-year term, at next year's Plenary Meeting.

Post-Plenary Survey

The Authority is finalizing a post-Plenary survey of conference attendees. A link to the survey will be e-mailed to attendees and posted here. 

A Note About PCN

The Authority was pleased to enjoy video coverage of the 2014 Plenary Meeting by the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). PCN recorded most of the keynote and general sessions, as well as about half of the breakouts. PCN expects to broadcast portions of the 2014 Plenary Meeting in the coming weeks, most likely starting some time after Election Day. Visit the PCN website for an up-to-date broadcast schedule and to find PCN on your cable TV system. 

 

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