Session ID: 
192

Core Policy Decisions Underlying Nationwide Interoperability

2:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W303A

Description

Through the 21st Century Cures Act, the federal government is taking steps to institute a more robust policy framework to facilitate greater access, exchange, and use of patient data. The regulations recently finalized by HHS to implement 21st Century Cures will greatly impact all aspects of the health ecosystem and transform the current landscape for health IT. However, policy gaps that could stifle progress toward nationwide interoperability remain. For instance, how will newfound access to data and use of consumer technology impact patients’ data privacy? What additional capabilities are necessary to optimize an API-driven landscape? How will we coordinate development of semantic interoperability standards so they are implemented and used uniformly? Join policy experts and DC Insiders to discuss the confluence of these fundamental policy issues in support of a broader nationwide interoperability effort.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of addressing critical policy gaps in the push to nationwide interoperability in addition to implementing the new regulatory framework of the 21st Century Cures Act
  • Describe the breadth of changes coming to ONC’s Health IT Certification Program and identify key aspects of ONC’s Regulation driving such change
  • Analyze the policy areas that need additional community-wide development as well as guidance from the government to advance nation

Speaker(s)

Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs,
HIMSS North America
Vice President, Public Policy,
American Medical Informatics Association

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CEO, COO
CMIO/CMO
Government or Public Policy Professional

Level

Intermediate