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Health Information Technology: Indiana's Role in the Development of a National Model

May 13, 2011
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IU School of Medicine, Walther Hall (Research Building III) Auditorium
980 W. Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Health Information Exchange
Symmetry Medical, Inc.


Proponents have argued that the full utilization of electronic health records will serve to improve patient care, increase patient safety, and simplify compliance and regulation of the US healthcare system and save money.  All this may occur if the roadblocks to success are identified and appropriately handled.  Does the science bear this out?  The federal government is injecting billions of dollars into this experiment with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).  

This conference will focus the national spotlight on Indiana and explore the legislation and the standards for meaningful use of health information by engaging Indiana stakeholders in a discussion of Indiana's role in the national dialogue surrounding the generation and effective use of health information.  The conference will examine the current status in Indiana, opportunities for advancement and the impact of meaningful use upon patients, providers, taxpayers, researchers, insurers, regulators and other stakeholders.

8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:00 amOverview and Welcome
 J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer Siemens Healthcare
9:00 am – 10:00 amKeynote Presentation: A Person-Centered Learning Health System - Different Than You Imagine
 Robert Koladner, MD, Executive VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Open Health Tools, Inc., former National HIT Coordinator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
10:00 am – 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am – 11:45 amPanel Presentation: HIT from a Clinicians/Hospital Perspective
 Moderator: Brad Bishop, Executive Director, OrthoWorx
 Panelists Members:
 Stanley W. Crosley, Crosley Law Offices, LLC, Director, IU CLEAR Health Information
 Michael Mirro, MD, Wayne Cardiology, Fort Wayne
 Douglas R. Horner, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc.
 Jon D. Duke, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
11:45 am – 12:30 pmLunch/Networking Time
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmKeynote Presentation: Your Federal Dollars at Work - Early Signs the HITECH Act is Actually Transforming Healthcare
 Charles D. Kennedy, MD, Vice President Health Information Technology, Wellpoint
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmPanel - HIT and the Business of Medicine
 Moderator: Christopher S. Sears, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
 Panel Members:
 Chuck Christian, Chief Information Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes
 Todd Richardson, Chief Information Officer, Deaconess Hospital, Evansville
 Eric M. Meslin, PhD, Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
 Alan Snell, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, St. Vincent’s Health, Indianapolis
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmWrap-up Comments
 George Telthorst, Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences, IU Kelley School of Business