Friday, August 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:55 – Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 – Interoperability's Impact on HIM Practices
Joan Hicks, MSHI, RHIA, UAB Health System
10:00 – 11:00 – Data Liquidity: Making Interoperability a Reality
Adele Allison, SS&C Technologies Inc.
Digital Health and technology is on the forefront of innovation. When you think about the technical changes even in the last 10-15 years – EHRs, Patient Portals, Social Media, smartphones, automotive GPS, Fitbits – it becomes hard to imagine where the future will take us in healthcare over the next few decades. Many believe technology stands to create the cost inflection point sought to delivery high value, low cost in healthcare. Yet, progress will be stymied if data cannot move between disparate systems. Learn about how the data you produce will need to be consistent, structured and liquidity. Designed to expand your understanding of the opportunities and challenges of interoperability, this session will provide an industry level set on such items as the USCDI, open APIs, FHIR, trusted exchange networks, and TEFCA. Join us as we explore the world of interoperability leading into 2020.
Objectives: By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
11:00 – 11:45 – Lunch
11:45 – 12:45 – Clarifying TEFCA In A Nutshell
Bruce McCully, CISSP, Healthcurity
This past April, Health and Human Services (HHS) released its long-awaited update to TEFCA–the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”. The updated rule expands on earlier proposed rules on TEFCA. But what exactly is a Trusted Exchange Framework? What is involved in becoming a part of the trusted exchange? And who can facilitate the framework for a qualified health information network (QHIN)? I will review TEFCA, recent changes to the framework, some of the important provisions, and how it may shape the interoperability landscape in the future and give you a clearer understanding of where your organization will fall within TEFCA.
12:45 – 1:45 – HIPAA Policy and Enforcement Updates
Sara West, JD, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (Leidos Contractor)
The presentation will cover HIPAA policy and enforcement updates and will address some of the potential HIPAA challenges that could arise as healthcare providers move towards national interoperability of electronic medical records.
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 3:00 – Alabama's One Health Record's HIE Framework
Gary Parker, MBA, JD, Alabama Medicaid Agency
Registration open through 8/21/2019 10:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Onsite registration will NOT be available.
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CEUs: 5.0 AHIMA CEUs | 5 CPHIMS/CAHIMS CE credits
During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation. Once completed, you will have the option to download a CE certificate.
Non Member: $50
St. Vincent's Hospital - Bruno Conference Center
806 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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