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The Intersection of Health Information Exchange and Meaningful Use Virtual Seminar


Health information exchange is a key tenet of meaningful use, as it lets providers share data about patients and make better decisions about their long-term care.

 On Thursday, September 27th, interact with leading U.S.-based health care compliance and IT experts, who will cover the technology, policy and regulatory challenges of enabling HIE while meeting meaningful use.

 Topics covered will include:

  • mHealth integration best practices
  • Devices, wireless network and infrastructure needs for Meaningful Use-compliant Health Information Exchange
  • Stage 2 HIE requirements
  • An update on the ONC’s Direct Project
  • Case studies of Health Information Exchange success
  • And much more


Dr. Doug Fridsma Chief Science Officer/Director of the Office of Science Technology - ONC

Keynote Session: Direct Project – An Update

Prior to arriving at ONC, Dr. Fridsma was on the teaching staff in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and, as a practicing internal medicine physician, had a clinical practice at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.

 Dr. Fridsma completed his medical training at the University of Michigan in 1990, and his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University in 2003. In his role at ONC, Dr. Fridsma is responsible for all programs that are focused on providing a foundation for interoperable health information exchange.

He served on the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Board of Directors from 2005-2008, as well as the Health IT Standards Committee from 2009-2010. Dr. Fridsma currently serves as a board member of HL7 and the National e-Health Collaborative.

Carlos Leyva Attorney and Managing Partner of Digital Business Law Group

Session Two: Patients’ Bill of Rights Under the Privacy Rule


Carlos is a veteran of the technology industry and now practice law  as Attorney and Managing Partner of  The Digital Business Law Group at of Pennsylvania and CEO of 3Lions Publishing Inc.  He is the publisher of the HIPAA Survival Guide and also publishes web-tones at LawTechTV ( This blog focuses on cyber law, health care enabling technologies, amongst other topics.

Dr. John Halamka CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School

Session Two: Health System Interoperability: Integration and Collaboration for Meaningful Health Information Exchange


In addition to the roles above, John Halamka serves as Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.


Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University where he received a degree in Medical Microbiology and a degree in Public Policy with a focus on technology issues. While at Stanford he served as research assistant to Dr. Edward Teller, Dr. Milton Friedman, and presidential candidate John B. Anderson. He authored three books on technology related issues and formed a software development firm, Ibis Research Labs, Inc. Additionally, he served as a columnist for Infoworld, technical editor of Computer Language Magazine and technology consultant to several startup companies.

Andre K. Jenkins Entity Information Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Session Four: Beginning the Journey: EHR Selection and Implementation at Penn Medicine


Andre Jenkins is the Entity Information Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, André worked in several healthcare organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross. He has held a number of senior level positions in enterprise architecture and project management.

Dr. John T. Finnell Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute Investigator

Session Three: Information Exchange in Action: Case Studies of Success and a Look Toward the Future

 He is also the director and an associate professor of health informatics in the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Finnell is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and board certified in Emergency Medicine. He is interested in the application of medical informatics to the practice of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Finnell joined the Regenstrief Institute in 2002, where his research activities focused on building the infrastructure necessary to capture emergency department visit data. The departmental tracking system known as "WizErD" began capturing visit data on July 15th, 2003. His first publication entitled "Community Clinical Data Exchange for Emergency Medicine Patients" explored the pattern of emergency health care delivery across Indianapolis over a one year period. They found that one-fourth of the emergency department patients with more than one visit also visited one of the other five hospital systems. These patients could potentially benefit the most from a shared clinical data network.

06 Aug 2012
27 Sep 2012
Virtual Seminar

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