CHIME 2019 Advocacy Summit
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Our 2nd annual CHIME Advocacy Summit will feature leading policy makers in Washington, D.C., members who help put policy into practice, and other thought leaders who drive health IT innovation at the federal level. Presenters will discuss the latest policy developments and topics, including patient privacy, value-based care, telehealth, burgeoning cyber threats and how to manage them, and navigating the new CMS and ONC interoperability rules and the implications for providers. Learn what’s on the horizon in health IT policy and how you can advocate for change.
This educational program will give participants a comprehensive understanding of the legislative and regulatory landscape and provide the knowledge and tools to engage with legislators and policy makers at all levels. The program also includes numerous networking opportunities, giving participants ample time to interact and get acquainted.
Hotel Reservations and Location Information
The 2019 CHIME Advocacy Summit will be held at the:
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
To secure the discounted room rate of $279.00 (single/double) per night for the Advocacy Summit, you may book your hotel reservations online here.
Or telephone the hotel reservations department at 888-421-1442 to make your reservation. Currently additional charges include room tax of 14.95%.
The reservation cut-off is May 28, 2019. A one-night room and tax deposit is required to hold the reservation. Reservations received after the cut-off will be on a space-available basis only. Rooms fill QUICKLY be sure to make your reservations EARLY!
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Should you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so no later than 72-hours prior to the date of your arrival. Be sure to obtain a cancellation number to receive a full refund of your deposit.
Amtrak – 3 blocks / 8-minute walk
Regan National Airport
Distance 3.5 miles / 10-minutes
Washington Dulles Airport
24 miles / 35-minutes
Baltimore Airport (BWI)
27 miles / 50 minutes
Attire for the program is business to business casual. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned meeting rooms.
Early Bird: The early bird registration fee for the CHIME Advocacy Summit is $895.00. This fee includes all program materials, program, and all networking events. This fee will expire on May 24, 2019.
Standard: Registration fees after May 24, 2019 will increase to $1,095.00.
Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel on or before May 24, 2019 will be issued a full refund of their registration fees. Registrants who cancel after May 24, 2019 will be assessed a $500 non-refundable cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received on or after June 1, 2019.
Important Registration Deadlines
May 24 Early bird discount ends. Register before May 24th and save $200! May 24 Cancellation penalty of $500 May 28 This is the hotel room reservation cut-off date (provided there are rooms left in the CHIME block). After this date, hotel rooms are subject to availability. Make your room reservations EARLY! June 1 Cancellation penalty no refunds June 26-28 CHIME Advocacy Summit
Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:00-3:15pm Welcoming Remarks CHIME President and CEO will provide welcoming remarks to kick-off the 2nd Annual CHIME Advocacy Summit. 3:15-3:30pm A look at the 116th Congress: Innovation, Cybersecurity and Health IT An update from Capitol Hill on how the 116th Congress is viewing key issues including innovation, cybersecurity and health IT. Understand what some of the lingering challenges and potential opportunities for these important topics to be addressed in this Congress. 3:30-4:15pm Keynote The pathway to value-based care is paved with technology and the ability to operationalize technology solutions. HHS leadership will outline how innovation and health IT will transform healthcare delivery as we know it today. 4:15-4:30 4:30pm-5:00pm Fireside Chat with a CIO in Congress: Representative Bill Johnson What is it like to be a CIO in Congress, let’s ask one. This one-on-one discussion with Congressman Bill Johnson (OH) will shed light on how his background as a CIO and veteran influences his work in Washington.
Speaker: The Honorable Bill Johnson (OH-6); Moderator: Rusty Yeager SVP & CIO, Encompass Health
5:00pm-7:00pm Reception Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00-8:15am Opening Remarks 8:15-8:45am Keynote: Positioning for Value: Leveraging technology and burden reduction for success 8:45-9:45pm View from Congress: Redefining the delivery of healthcare through Telehealth While 2018 marked the passage of some important telehealth legislative proposals, there is still much more to be done to expand access and increase reimbursement for telehealth and remote monitoring. This session will include an update from Capitol hill about next steps to advance telehealth policies in the 116th Congress. 9:45-10:15am ONC Perspectives on Transforming Healthcare Delivery ONC leadership will detail ongoing efforts to advance interoperability and expand stakeholder engagement. This update will also include how ONC views the role of health information technology in the overall transformation of healthcare delivery. Hear thoughts on what’s next for ONC and thoughts on the future of health IT.
Speaker: Don Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
10:15-10:30am Break 10:30-11:15am Keynote: Navigating healthcare environment in today’s world of privacy and security concerns Privacy and security have taken centerstage across the globe. Hear from Will Smart, NHS Chief Information Officer, on efforts to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He’ll also discuss lessons learned in following the WannaCry attacks experienced by NHS hospitals.
Speaker: Will Smart, CIO, NHS England
11:15am-12:00pm CMS rules update As the nation’s largest payer, the rules set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) often dictate how organizations prioritize their health IT initiatives. Get an update on the CMS payment programs – the Promoting Interoperability Program, Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) – and gain a better understanding what your organization can do to better leverage technology to be successful. 12:00-1:00pm Lunch 1:00-1:45am ONC Leadership Bird’s Eye View Hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of rules and regulations will be released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in 2019. Hear from senior ONC leaders on efforts to: relieve clinician burdens stemming from health IT, improve interoperability through the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act and leverage the expertise of the Health IT Advisory Committee to move toward a standards-based health IT infrastructure.
Speakers: Beth Myers, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Steve Posnack, Executive Director, Office of Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Andy Gettinger, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer , Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
1:45-2:30pm HL7 Da Vinci Project : Bridging Interoperability with Payers & Providersy Da Vinci staff will provide an overview of the use cases underway to tackle interoperability between providers and payers involving administrative and clinical data. 2:30-2:45pm Break 2:45-3:30pm PDMP Update: State Innovations, Competition & Best Practices The opioids epidemic has touched the lives of almost every American in some fashion. In 2018, CHIME’s Opioid Task Force began work on ways to leverage health IT to curb the epidemic. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMPs) are one important resource for clinicians. This session will focus on PDMP best practices, federal initiatives (including those stemming from the passage of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT Act) and innovative ideas to leverage health IT to combat prescription drug misuse.
Speakers: Tom Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);
Dave Lehr, VP&CIO, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Co-chair, CHIME Opioids Task Force;
Michael Martz, SVP/CIO, Mount Nittany Health, Member, CHIME Policy Steering Committee; Member, CHIME Board of Trustees
3:30-4:00pm Cyber Session 4:00-4:45pm Overview of FDA’s Digital Health Agenda – NEST, Pre-Cert, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several initiatives underway in the digital health space, from Pre-Cert to SaMD, to cybersecurity and more. Hear from leadership about what health IT leaders need to know about FDA’s digital health agenda. Learn about FDA’s Digital Health Innovation Action Plan and the implications of the FDA’s on providers. 4:45-5:00pm Innovation from the Edge
Innovation has taken root and CHIME CIOs are leading the way in healthcare transformation. Hear from industry leading CIOs on how they have embraced innovation and improved outcomes for their patients. 5:15-7:30 Reception Friday, June 28, 2019 8am Welcoming Remarks 8:15-9:00am Opioids: A Public Health Crisis with No Single Cure The flurry of activity in Congress and within the Administration has made the opioid epidemic a national headline. This session will provide an update on issues pertaining to the work of the Administration to combat the opioid epidemic and include a discussion of how the nation’s health IT leaders can aid in the fight. 9:00-9:15am Break 9:15-9:30am Innovation from the Edge – Telehealth and AI Lessons Learned Innovation has taken root and CHIME CIOs are leading the way in healthcare transformation. Hear from industry leading CIOs on how they have embraced innovation and improved outcomes for their patients. 9:30-10:10am Federal privacy update – Where does healthcare fit? Consumer data privacy is a hot topic for policymakers. The proliferation of healthcare applications and federal mandates to leverage application programming interfaces (APIs) has led to blurring of what data is covered under HIPAA and what isn’t. Get an update on how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is tackling consumer privacy as it related to healthcare.
Speaker: Cora Han, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
10:10-10:30am Innovation from the Edge – Flint Water Crisis Innovation has taken root and CHIME CIOs are leading the way in healthcare transformation. Hear from industry leading CIOs on how they have embraced innovation and improved outcomes for their patients. 10:30-10:45am Break 10:45-11:15am Orientation to Congressional member engagement: Discussion of CHIME policy priorities CHIME members, this is your chance to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill and this session will teach you how. Members choosing to stay for meetings on Capitol Hill will receive an overview of CHIME’s legislative priorities and a brief orientation on how to conduct a successful congressional visit. 11:30am Depart for Capitol Hill
U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, MA
Bill Johnson represents the U.S. House of Representatives Sixth Congressional District in Ohio. A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, he served as director of the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer Staff at U.S. Special Operations Command. In that role, he worked directly with senior congressional and Secretary of Defense representatives as well as top leaders within the various U.S. intelligence communities to ensure America’s Special Operations forces were adequately equipped to carry out critical national security missions. He sits on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee, which plays a key role in developing America’s energy, healthcare and telecommunications policies (among others), while providing oversight on the administration’s implementation of these laws.
Following his retirement from military service, Johnson co-founded Johnson-Schley Management Group, Inc., an IT consulting company, and founded J2 Business Solutions, Inc., where he focused on providing executive-level IT support as a defense contractor to the U.S. military. From 2006 through 2010, Johnson served as CIO of a global manufacturer of highly engineered electronic components for the transportation industry headquartered in Northeast Ohio. He was elected in the U.S. House in 2010 and is now in his fifth term.
Kimberly Brandt, JD – Invited
Kimberly Brandt is the principal deputy administrator for operations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She supports the administrator for all activities necessary for the operation and management of CMS and its programs, including, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She also assists with the implementation of the CMS priorities, cross-cutting and strategic plan initiatives and the Medicare and Medicaid program integrity programs.
Brandt previously was chief oversight counsel on the Majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. In addition, she served for seven years as the CMS director of the Medicare Program Integrity Group. Prior to her first tenure at CMS, Kim worked for five years at the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. She is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare compliance and fraud and abuse issues. In 2016, she received the Healthcare Compliance and Ethics Professional of the Year award from the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association.
SpeakersDaniel Barchi, MS, CHCIO
Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
Stuart Chapman, PhD
Cletis Earle, MS, CHCIO
Andrew Gettinger, MD
Cora Han, JD
Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC
Michael Martz, MBA
Elizabeth Myers, MBA
Steven Posnack, MS, MHS
Don Rucker, MD
Mari Rose Savickis, MPA
Will Smart, MRes
Rusty Yeager, MBA, LCHIME, CHCIO
Wednesday, June 26th Keynote Speaker Sponsored by Leidos Welcome Reception Thursday, June 27th Keynote Speaker (morning) Keynote Speaker (mid-morning) Luncheon Networking Reception Sponsored by Leidos Other Lanyards Hotel Keycard Logo’ed Pads and Pens Room Drop Room Drop Atendee Gift Attendee Backpack Welcome Banner Education Session Sponsored by CoverMyMeds Education Session Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (full page) Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (1/2 page) Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (1/2 page) Message Panel Message Panel Message Panel Message Panel