November 07, 2013 15:48 ET

Sacramento Summit Focuses on Role of Health Information Exchange in Transforming California's Healthcare Environment

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - California health information leaders gather in Sacramento on November 15 to discuss the future of health information exchange (HIE) as federal funding for HIE stimulation expires in February 2014.

"This Summit focuses on keeping the momentum going," said Pamela Lane, Deputy Secretary Health Information Exchange, California Health and Human Services Agency. "Publicly funded, privately driven HIE efforts over the past several years have helped pave the way for significant HIE expansion in California."

Stakeholders will learn:

  • What's been accomplished as a result of ARRA funding.

  • The changing role of the state and what it means.

  • "Go-to" resources and contacts for assistance.

  • How data is impacting health care and realigning financial incentives.

Topics and speakers:

Improving Timeliness and Cost of Specialty Referrals

Richard Seidman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Hal Yee, Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer, LA County Department of Health Services
Ralph Oyaga, JD, Project Manager, eConsult, LA Care Health Plan

Keys to Establishing a Community HIE

Richard Swafford, PhD, Executive Director, Inland Empire Health Information Exchange;
Tarek Mahdi, MD, Riverside Family Physicians;
Paul Budilo, Executive Director, OCPRHIO

Universal Lessons From Connecting Rural Communities
David Culberson, CEO, San Joaquin General Hospital;
Earl W. Ferguson, MD, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital;
Jim Hauenstein, MBA, CIO, Enloe Medical Center; Chair, SacValley Medshare

The Role of Registries In Transforming Health Care

Este Geraghty, MD, MPH, MS, Deputy Director, Center Health Statistics and Informatics, California Department of Public Health
Van Vu, DC, MS, Enterprise Architect, Information Technology Services Division, California Department of Public Health
Mike Hogarth, MD, Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Science, School of Medicine, UC Davis

Using Data to Create Change
Tom Williams, DrPH, CEO, Integrated Healthcare Association
Ann Boynton, Deputy Executive Officer, Benefit Programs Policy-Planning, CalPERS

Assessing HIE Progress and Potential

Robert Miller, PhD, Professor, UCSF
Elizabeth Sagara, HIT Project Consultant, BluePath Health
Rayna Caplan, MPH, Sr. Program Officer, CHeQ

"Who You Gonna Call?" -- Ongoing Support and Collaboration After ARRA

Alesha Adamson, CEO & Founder, Pronoia Health and the Open Library for HIE
Robert Cothren, PhD, Technical Director, CHeQ; Board, California Association of Health Information Exchanges
Aaron Seib, CEO, National Association for Trusted Exchange
Cassandra McTaggart, Chief, Health Information Policy & Standards Division, CalOHII

Complete Summit details are available at:

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Daniel Danzig