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Can forces align to use health IT to improve care and lower costs?

Past Event

Report from the front lines of health IT transformation: Barriers, challenges, and successes

Health information technology (health IT) is essential to providing clinicians and patients with the information and tools necessary to make decisions that can improve health outcomes and lower costs. While the 2009 Meaningful Use program (included in the federal stimulus package) and other initiatives have increased the adoption and use electronic health records (EHRs) there are many concerns about the benefits of health IT and the future of health IT policy. These concerns are particularly timely given the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcement to expand the use of value-based payment models in Medicare, as well as the release of a national roadmap to achieve interoperable health IT. Likewise, in the private sector, many organizations are shifting to value-based payments and are developing innovative products and services to capitalize on the potential of health IT.

On March 4, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted an event to discuss the current state of health IT adoption, its potential to reinforce a quality and value-based payment system, and identify which policy changes will be necessary to support meaningful health IT transformation. The discussion included keynote remarks from Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as health IT and other policy experts.

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Agenda

Keynote address

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Karen B. DeSalvo

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What is needed from policymakers, technology developers, and providers to support high-value care

S

Simone F. Karp

Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer - CECity.com, Inc.

M

Marc Probst

Chief Information Officer and Vice President - Intermountain Healthcare

R

Robert Wah

Chief Medical Officer, Computer Sciences Corporation - President, American Medical Association

Closing Remarks

Welcome

Health IT's promise to enable high-value care: Is it achievable?

Health IT then and now: Perspectives on health IT and the government's role in care transformation

D

David Brailer

Managing Partner and CEO - Health Evolution Partners

Report from the front lines of health IT transformation: Barriers, challenges, and successes

M

Mark Segal

Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs - GE Healthcare IT

M

Michael Zaroukian

Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Sparrow Health System - Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University

Break

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Mark Segal

Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs - GE Healthcare IT

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Michael Zaroukian

Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Sparrow Health System - Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University

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