10.09.15 New England HIMSS NH/VT Annual Fall Event

October 9, 8:00am, EDT - 3:00pm, EDT

Fireside Inn
25 Airport Road
West Lebanon, NH 03784


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Join us for the 3rd Annual NH/VT event as we collaborate and celebrate the National Health IT Week with a regional twist! Topics for the day include Telemedicine, Interoperability, and Secure Information Exchange.  


Registration: Coffee/Tea/Juice, Fruit, Pastries

Welcome: Malissa Miot, NEHIMSS President-Elect and Mary Beth Eldredge, MHA, MHCDS, Director, Reg Inf Sys for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Board Chair for NHHIO

Morning Keynotes and Panel Discussion - INTEROPERABILITY Interoperability can help us achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people. The Office of the National Coordinator says that it is time to focus on interoperability as a priority. Since we can expect consumers to increasingly demand real-time access to their electronic health data, what models are there for data sharing? The best practice models of information exchange and interoperability across the nation indicate it is possible to achieve.

VT Keynote: The Pitfalls and Promise of Building a Statewide Clinical Data Warehouse

Mike Gagnon will brief us on some of the challenges and rewards of building a statewide clinical data warehouse for Vermont. VITL is a nonprofit organization that advances health care reform efforts through health information technology, and is the legislatively designated operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE). Goals are to use HIT to improve quality of care while enhancing patient safety, and reducing the cost to deliver care. VITL’s board represents health plans, hospitals, physicians, other health care providers, state government, employers, and consumers. Mike Gagnon, CPHIM, CTO, VITL (Vermont Information Technology Leaders)

NH Keynote: At the Crossroads of Interoperability

With the push from Stage 2 to Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, the advancement of Accountable Care Organizations, and the push for more efficient and effective care coordination, the need for streamlined interoperability between EHR systems, and HIE networks has never been more important. Jeff Loughlin, MHA, Executive Director, New Hampshire Health Information Organization

The Clinical Informaticist Perspective

R. Dirk Stanley, MD MPH, Hospitalist, clinical workflow designer, and board-certified physician Informaticist & Top 10 Most Influential CIOs on Twitter - @dirkstanley

Panel Discussion & Q&A / Moderated by Dr. Dirk Stanley

  • Mike Gagnon, CPHIM, CTO, VITL (Vermont Information Technology Leaders)
  • Mary Beth Eldredge, MHA, MHCDS, Director, Reg Inf Sys for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Board Chair for NHHIO
  • Jeff Loughlin, MHA, Executive Director, New Hampshire Health Information Organization
  • Steve Maier, Health Care Reform Mgr, Dept. of VT Health Access-Vermont Health Information Technology Plan
  • Rebecca Bonds, Strategic Consulting Senior Manager, Leidos Health 

10:45-11am COFFEE BREAK

11am - Noon
TELEHEALTH: A Top Trend for 2015 and Beyond The U.S. telehealth market is predicted to grow from $240 million today to $1.9 billion in 2018. The 56 percent annual growth rate is explosive. What is the state of the art in the telehealth ecosystem today? How does telehealth impact healthcare delivery and outcomes? What about regulation, licensure, reimbursement, risk and policies that need to be addressed during implementation? What role will telehealth play in the shortage of physicians in rural/remote areas, chronic disease, and the growing elderly population?

Telehealth in a Rural Academic Health System: Building a “Connected Care”

Dr. Sarah Pletcher will provide insight in to the rural academic health system and identify the specific care models that utilize telehealth to increase access to health care in rural and frontier communities, the common barriers to the adoption of telehealth in clinical practice, and the potential for telehealth to integrate with, and leverage, electronic data systems in support of health care reform initiativesSarah Pletcher, MD, Medical Director, The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Telehealth

11:30-Noon Panel Discussion & Q&A Fadesola Adetosoye, MS, Global Healthcare Solutions Leader for Integrated Care Management and Telehealth, Dell Services – Healthcare & Life Sciences Kofi Jones, Vice President of Public Relations and Government Affairs, American Well

Dell Services – Healthcare & Life Sciences As one of the leading providers of end-to-end IT solutions for healthcare worldwide, Dell helps healthcare organizations to simplify administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to prevention and wellness management; and ultimately to deliver personalized medicine.

American Well
American Well offers software, services, and access to clinical services – everything to offer a complete telehealth service – whether a health plan, an employer, or a delivery network. Our mobile and web service connects doctors with patients for live, on-demand video visits over the internet and handles all the administration, security, and record keeping that modern healthcare requires.

Noon-1pm LUNCH (Fireside Inn Garden Court)

1-2pm Sponsor Tables Time – Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Soda, Water (East Ballroom)

2-2:45pm Closing Keynotes:

The healthcare sector lags in terms of its preparedness for cyber threats; we are behind other industries in protecting our infrastructure and electronic protected health information. What are covered entities doing to protect their patients? What kinds of threats are we seeing? Are organizations compromised without even knowing it?

Vendor Risk Assessments & More! How Covered Entities Are Using Audits to Protect Themselves!
As Covered Entities (CEs) ramp up their Vendor Risk Assessment programs the audit/security/ compliance requirements continue to grow. The panel discussion will focus on the key audit requirements that Covered Entities are asking for from their Business Associates; HIPAA Audit Reports, SOC 2 Audits, DR/BCP plan and testing validation, Incident Response Plan documentation, and Penetration testing reports. If you haven’t already been asked for these you soon will! Or if you are a CE and haven’t developed your Vendor Risk Assessment process find out what you need to be asking for. Please join us for a robust discussion on Vendor risk topics that affect everyone in the healthcare space. Michael Kanarellis, IT Assurance Senior Manager, Wolf & Company, PC

Secure Data Sharing, Device Management & Secure Remote Access Paul Dzierwinski, Sales Engineer, Citrix

2:45 – 3:00pm
Wrap Up/ Feedback:
Marie Maloney, NHIMSS Past President


Special overnight rate available for October 8 of $109.95 plus tax. Fireside Inn: (603) 298-5900

When calling to book your stay, you must request the New England HIMSS meeting room rate. The rate is available up to the night prior to the meeting, however, you are encouraged to make your reservations as soon as possible as this being one of the prime weekends for fall foliage.


Refund Policy

What is the refund policy?

New England HIMSS has instituted a 48-hour cancellation policy to receive a full refund.  If you need to cancel your registration for any reason within 48-hours of the event, you will not be eligible to receive a full refund.  Please contact ne.programs@himsschapter.org for any questions related to the refund policy.