Outlook at the Duncan Center
500 W Loockerman St
Dover, DE 19904
HIMSS congratulates those eligible providers who have successfully attested by demonstrating their meaningful use of EHR’s. This in-person event will address some of the major Meaningful Use changes beyond Stage 1 criteria. Our subject matter experts will provide you with the resources, tools, the guidance, and the practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use initiatives throughout 2014 and beyond.
During this event, our experts will provide an overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria, as well as an in-depth discussion on Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), in order to ensure and realize the many benefits which can be recognized in the Meaningful Use Health IT journey. We will also offer a glimpse into local Health Information Exchange initiatives and Regional Extension Center services.
Overall Series Learning Objectives:
- Review the CMS Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria that need to be implemented in order to achieve Stage 2 MU criteria and attest for Stage 2 EHR Incentives.
- Discuss the Clinical Quality Measures required for Meaningful Use Stage 2, as well as new CMS reporting capabilities.
- Discuss local initiatives, challenges and lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter expert
5:30 – 6:30 Registration and Networking Reception
6:30 – 7:00 Dinner Begins - Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Speakers
7:00 – 7:45 Session #1 - Overview of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements
7:45 – 8:30 Session #2 - Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)
8:30 – 9:00 Session #3 - EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices
Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP (SA), FACP, FHIMSS, is the President of Quality in Health Care Advisory Group, LLC (QHC). He is an expert in the use of methodologies for measuring and improving quality and also involved in the development of public policy through projects focused on patient safety, health system financing, physician payment reform, quality measurement and reporting, and performance improvement. He currently serves as HIMSS Chair for the Physician Engagement Committee. Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Fellow, College of Physicians, South Africa and Fellow American College of Physicians.
- Mat Kendall is currently the Director of the Office of Provider Adoption Support (OPAS), in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). OPAS is responsible for administering the Regional Extension Center (REC) cooperative grant program, which is working with organization across the Country to assist primary care providers in priority settings to achieve meaningful use of an electronic health records system. OPAS is also responsible for running the Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC), which will assist RECs across the country to communicate and share best practices, tools and other resources. Finally, OPAS is responsible for administering the Workforce Community College cooperative agreement programs, which will partner with community colleges to train students for specific fields related to health information technology.
Prior to working ONC, Mat was the Director of Operations for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Primary Care Information Project (PCIP). The PCIP helped primary care providers in medically underserved communities adopt electronic health record systems. In addition to being responsible for managing the program’s budgets, contracts and staffing, Mat managed teams responsible for outreach, EHR implementation, hardware support, and other aspects of the implementation process. During Mat’s time at the PCIP, nearly 1,500 providers were recruited to the program and implemented electronic health record systems.
Prior to working for the PCIP, Mat served as Executive Director of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, a federally-qualified health center in San Jose California. He was responsible for writing a successful “330 New Start” grant for the Center and conducted a capital campaign that enabled the IHC to purchase a new building and to overhaul its information technology infrastructure. Mat has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Haverford College.
- Barbara J. Connors, DO, MPH, serves as Chief Medical Officer at The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Region III, and has recently served as the Acting Associate Regional Administrator for the Division of Survey and Certification in CMS Northeast Consortium Regions I, II, and III. As the Chief Medical Officer, she is responsible for ensuring the provider community is cognizant of CMS health care quality improvement initiatives, including current legislative issues that impact the provider community. Dr. Connors graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and received her Masters of Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to coming to CMS, Dr. Connors was a consultant for Federal Occupational Health and was also the Medical Director for Occupational Medicine, at the Virtua Health System. Dr. Connors is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
- Randy Farmer M.S. & M.Ed. joined DHIN in September of 2011 as Director of Provider Relations and Business Development and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in October 2013. Reporting directly to DHIN's Chief Executive Officer, Farmer focuses on ensuring the integrated commercial success of DHIN. As the COO, he drives the overarching commercial strategy, specifically in the areas of marketing, brand development, product development, operational integrity, business development and customer service. Farmer earned a Master of Science in Human Organization Science at Villanova. He also earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Delaware.