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President Obama Invests Money into Health Information Technology

Posted by TinyEYE | Jul 14, 2009 10:04:47 AM

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama

Hi Everyone,

Recently, we learned about how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has earmarked billions of dollars for health information technology. The ARRA is going to make a difference. For instance, it will make a difference in Colorado because there is a group of people committed to working together to make it count. On June 22, 2009, consider attending the Colorado Health Information Exchange (HIE) Planning Conference. It is described in detail in the following information that was forwarded to me:

A critical component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) recently signed by President Obama is reforming healthcare through the systemic implementation of information technology. The passage of the ARRA has created a new sense of urgency around spurring the implementation of information technology throughout healthcare across the nation. Colorado’s efforts are no exception.

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) was recently designated by Governor Ritter as the state-level entity to receive these federal funds to improve care for all Coloradans (for more information visit the ARRA section of the CORHIO website). In particular, ARRA calls for an investment of $48.8 billion in gross federal outlays for health information technology. Given Colorado’s ongoing Health IT initiative, our state is well-positioned to make the most of this opportunity. As a result, the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, CSIA, CORHIO, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Governor’s Innovation Council have joined together to present the Colorado Health Information Exchange (HIE) Planning Conference.

This conference will be dedicated towards bringing public and private stakeholder groups together to collaborate on how to leverage the ARRA funding opportunities to further advance the HIE adoption across the State to improve healthcare quality and delivery to all Coloradans.

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Who Should Attend:
The audience of the July 22nd HIE Planning Conference will be composed of more than 300 senior-level participants from the state, healthcare providers, providers’ associations, physicians’ groups, Health IT vendors and the Health IT industry experts from local, state and national entities.

2009 Symposium presenters and speakers include (more to be added):
David C Kibbe, MD MBA,
Senior Advisor, American Academy of Family Physicians
Joan Henneberry, CORHIO Board Chair and Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Stephen Ross, MD, Track Director, Health Information Technology, University of Colorado in Denver
Steve Nash, Partner, Holme, Roberts & Owen, LLP
Sandy Rothe, Managing Partner, Deloitte
Lynn Dierker, RN, AHIMA
Michael Locatis, State Chief Information Officer
Arja Adair, Colorado Foundation for Quality Care – Medicare/Medicaid Programs
Lynn Fisher, Vice President of Information Technology, Kaiser Permanente of Colorado
Mary Ann Leach, Chief Information Officer, The Children’s Hospital

What Topics Will Be Discussed?

  • The HIT/HIE Opportunity under ARRA
  • Update on HIEs in Colorado and the Nation
  • The Provider Perspective of HIT
  • Health Information Exchange: Architecture, Messaging Standards and Security
  • HIE Requirements Collection: Standards Development and Life Cycle Process Management
  • CORHIO Technology Committee Process
  • Public Policy Perspective on HIT
  • Advancing Forward: Stakeholder Communications and Strategy

Event Details:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
7:30am – 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 11:30am General Sessions
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00pm – 4:00pm Breakout Sessions
4:00pm – 5:00pm Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Registration is required; click here to register today.
Note: The registration system will ask you to verify your information again, so please be sure to click through until you arrive at a confirmation page.
Attendance for Public Sector is Free
CSIA Members Recieve 5 Free Tickets
$35 For All Other Attendees

Tivoli Center, Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Pkwy # 325
Denver, CO 80204

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