Health IT Advocacy and HIE Day (Registration Now Open!)

October 10, 7:30am, EDT - 4:15pm, EDT

Please join New England HIMSS for National Health IT Week

Health IT Advocacy and HIE Day


The AC Hotel Worcester

Room: Wachusett B

Address: 125 Front St. Worcester, MA 01608

7:30 am Registration


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                                                                   October 10, 2018

                                       NE HIMSS Interoperability, HIE and Advocacy Day


Join us for an educational event focusing on industry trends and regional innovations improving

interoperability. Topics will include Technical Exchange Infrastructure, Clinical Care Transformation,

and State-level Innovation updates, as well as State and Federal initiatives driving us forward.


7:30am Registration:
Welcome – Tim Wong, NEHIMSS President




Connecticut – Overview and Progress Update of CT Sim Initiatives

Allan Hackney, Health Information Technology Officer, Office of the Lt. Governor State of CT


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Overview of CT SIM Program update; Learn about CT Value-based initiatives across

stakeholders (care, benefit design, payments); overview of SIM initiatives directed at

Advanced Provider and Payor Analytic Capabilities


Massachusetts - Innovations for Improving Eligibility in MA Medicaid


David Whitham, ACIO for Health and Eligibility and CIO for Mass Medicaid at MA EOHHS




Overview of the new HIway 2.0 features and capabilities; learn about recent progress and

upcoming plans for MA HIway Adoption and Utilization Services (HAUS).


Massachusetts – Advocacy for Health Information Technology

Senator Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester), - Massachusetts Senate President Emerita, and previously served as the Senate President from December 2017 to July 2018. She is the chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy, vice chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, and also serves as Co-Chair of the Prevention for Health Caucus and Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus.


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Semantic Interoperability

John D’Amore, M. S., President & Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health


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Fundamentals and ongoing efforts to provide an interoperable care summary and clinical quality

measures to regional information exchanges, health systems, providers, ACOs and the VA


Clinical Practice Transformation

Larry Garber, Medical Director of Informatics, Reliant Medical Group


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Learn how trusted exchange is facilitating clinical practice transformation at Reliant Health; assist

Health IT Leaders in portraying technology’s value proposition to their clinical partners



Renee Broadbent SVP Population Health at Holon Solutions and former AVP Population Health & IT Strategy at UMass Memorial Medical Center


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Learn how interoperability effects population health management in supporting ACO participants