Health Information Communication and Data Exchange Taskforce Conference Meeting, July 9-10, 2007

Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

9:00am Opening Remarks

• Welcome

• Roll call

• Review of agenda

9:15 Recommendations for Medicaid/SCHIP and State-Level Electronic Health Information Exchange (eHIE)

Taskforce members will hear from Lynn Dierker regarding the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) recommendations for Medicaid/SCHIP and state-level electronic health information exchange.

• Lynn Dierker, AHIMA

10:45 Update on Medicaid/ SCHIP Portion of the Work Product

Subcontractor with the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) will update the taskforce on the status of the Medicaid/SCHIP portion of the Work Product, “Opportunities for Facilitating Electronic Health Information Exchange in Publicly Funded Programs”.

• Shaun Alfreds, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy

11:15 Discussion on Next Steps with Medicaid/SCHIP

Taskforce members will discuss some possible recommendations concerning Medicaid/ SCHIP and state-level eHIE.

12:00pm Lunch

1:00 Landscape of Public Health and State-Level eHIE

A representative from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) will provide an overview of the current landscape of public health and state-level eHIE.

• Paul Jarris, Executive Director, ASTHO (tentative)

2:00 Break

2:15 Federal Public Health Activities in State-Level eHIE

Panelists will share with taskforce members federal public health activities in state-level eHIE, as well as the current activities of the American Health Information Community’s (AHIC) Population Health and Clinical Care Connections Work Group.

• Dr. Bob Martin, Acting Director, National Center for Public Health Informatics

• Representative from HHS/Office of the National Coordinator (TBD)

3:55 Closing

4:00 Adjourn

July 10, 2007

8:00am Opening Remarks

• Welcome

• Roll call

• Review of agenda

8:15 Public Health and State-Level eHIE (Involvement in State-wide eHIE)

Panelists will share with taskforce members Indiana’s activities surrounding public health and state-level eHIE.

• Roland Gamache, Director, State Health Data Center, Indiana Department of Health

• Thomas Penno, Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange

9:30 Public Health and State-Level eHIE (Quality)

Panelists will share with taskforce members South Carolina’s activities surrounding quality and public health informatics.

• Pete Bailey Chief Health and Demographics, South Carolina Office of Research and Statistics

• Dave Patterson, Deputy Chief, Health and Demographics, South Carolina Office of Research and Statistics

10:30 Public Health and State-Level eHIE (Disease Surveillance and Reporting of Notifiable Diseases)

Dr. Raul Ratard will share with taskforce members Louisiana’s activities surrounding disease surveillance and the reporting of notifiable diseases.

• Dr. Raul Ratard, Louisiana State Epidemiologist

11:30 Lunch

12:30pm Landscape of State Employee Health Benefits Programs and State-Level
eHIE

Lynn Dierker will share with taskforce members the current landscape of state employee health benefits programs and state-level eHIE. Members will also hear from Dan Green, concerning the health nformation technology activities underway within the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

• Lynn Dierker, AHIMA

• Dan Green, US Office of Personnel and Management

Health Information Communication and Data Exchange Taskforce Conference Meeting

1:30 State Employee Health Benefits Programs and State-Level eHIE Commissioner Pat Anderson will share with taskforce members Minnesota’s ePrescribing initiative for the state employee health plan.

• Pat Anderson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employee Relations

2:30 Discussion on Next Steps with Public Health and State Employee Health Benefits Programs and State-level eHIE and the Public Health and State Employee Health Benefits Programs Portion of the Work Product

Taskforce members will discuss their next steps with public health and state employee health benefits programs and state-level eHIE. Subcontractor with the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) will also discuss the public health and state employee health benefits programs portion of the Work Product, “Opportunities for Facilitating Electronic Health Information Exchange in Publicly Funded Programs”, with taskforce members.

• Shaun Alfreds, Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy

3:50 Public Comment

4:00 Adjourn