CHIME 2019 Advocacy Summit
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
We would like to thank everyone that participated in CHIME Advocacy Summit 19, making this year’s program a success! See the gallery for a wrap up.
Our 2nd annual CHIME Advocacy Summit will feature leading policymakers 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.
Attendees are eligible to earn up to 18 CEUs.
Four health IT leaders from Congress will share their views on telehealth, security and more. See the agenda and bios for more details.
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.
Registration: Registration fees are $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
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.
Speakers: Russ Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME
3:15-3:30pm CHIME Opioid Task Force Update The CHIME Opioid Task Force offers an update on its activities and looks at the role of health IT policy in battling the opioid epidemic.
Speaker: Patricia Lavely, SVP & CIO, Gwinnett Medical Center
3:30-4:15pm Innovation & Value-Based Care 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.
Speaker: Lisa Bari, Senior Technical Adviser for the Value-Based Transformation Initiative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
4:15-4:30 A Look at the 116th Congress: Innovation, Telehealth, Cybersecurity and Health IT An update from Capitol Hill on how the 116th Congress is viewing key issues including innovation, telehealth, cybersecurity and health IT. Understand what some of the lingering challenges and potential opportunities for these important topics to be addressed in this Congress.
Speaker: The Honorable Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)
4:30pm-4:45pm Break 4:45pm-5:15pm 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
5:15pm-7:00pm Reception Hyatt – Congressional A – lobby level Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:15-8:15am Breakfast 8:15-8:30am Opening Remarks Speaker: Cletis Earle, Chair, CHIME Policy Steering Committee; SVP & CIO Information Technology, Kaleida Health 8:30-8:45am 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.
Moderator: Daniel Barchi, Group SVP & CIO, New York-Presbyterian
Speaker: The Honorable Doris Matsui (CA-6)
8:45-9:15am Fireside Chat with a CIO in Congress: Congressman 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.
Moderator: Rusty Yeager, SVP & CIO, Encompass Health
Speaker: The Honorable Bill Johnson (OH-6)
9:15-9:45am Tackling the Tough Issues – A Conversation with Congressman Bill Foster As the only PhD physicist in Congress, Congressman Bill Foster has been able to employ his unique skillset to tackle some tough issues. The Congressman will outline how he is trying to pursue policies that allow innovation to flourish, including his recent amendment to address patient identification.
Speaker: The Honorable Bill Foster (IL-11)
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: Positioning for Value: Leveraging Technology and Burden Reduction for Success CMS leadership will discuss a number of the agency’s priorities and initiatives including:
- Regulatory Sprint
- Stark Reform
- Putting Patients over Paperwork Initiative
- Meaningful Measures
- Blue Button and other patient access efforts
Speaker: Kim Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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.
Moderator: Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC, Vice Chair of the CHIME Policy Steering Committee; Retired Chief innovation Officer at Tenet Healthcare
Speaker: Michelle Schreiber, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Thornton Room – 11th floor 1:00-1:45pm 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: Andy Gettinger, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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)
1:45-2:30pm HL7 Da Vinci Project: Bridging Interoperability with Payers & Providers Da Vinci staff will provide an overview of the use cases underway to tackle interoperability between providers and payers involving administrative and clinical data.
Speakers: Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, CEO, HL7
Alex Mugge, Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
2:30-3:15pm 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.
Moderator: Dave Lehr, VP&CIO, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Co-chair, CHIME Opioids Task Force
Speakers: Lindsey Ferris, Program Director, HIE Projects, CRISP
Michael Martz, Member, CHIME Policy Steering Committee; Member, CHIME Board of Trustees; SVP/CIO, Mount Nittany Health.
Tom Novak, Medicaid Interoperability Lead, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
3:15-3:30pm Break 3:30-4:00pm HHS Cybersecurity Update Learn about HHS new Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3), an operational cybersecurity center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector.
Speaker: Greg Singleton, Director, Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
4:00-4:45pm Update on Digital Health at FDA: Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), Pre-Cert, and Artificial Intelligence The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several initiatives underway in the digital health space, with a focus on Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), from its Pre-Certification Pilot to a recently proposed framework for Artificial Intelligence-based applications. 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.
Speaker: Matthew Diamond, Medical Officer, Digital Health at Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5:15-7:30 Reception McDermott, Will & Emery Rooftop Friday, June 28, 2019 7:00-8:00am Breakfast 8:00-8:15am Welcoming Remarks Speaker: Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC, Vice Chair of the CHIME Policy Steering Committee; Retired Chief innovation Officer at Tenet Healthcare 8:15-9:00am Keynote: 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.
Speaker: Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
9:00-9:15am Facilitated Sharing on Policy Issues 9:15-9:30 am Break 9:30-10:30am 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.
Moderator: Pamela McNutt, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, Sr. VP & CIO, Methodist Health System
Speakers: Kathryn Marchesini, Chief Privacy Officer, ONC
Ellen Nadeau, Deputy Manager, Privacy Framework, Privacy Risk Strategist, Privacy Engineering Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Laura Riposo VanDruff, Assistant Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
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
Kimberly Brandt, JD
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.
Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD
Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, was sworn in as assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Feb. 15, 2018. In this role, he leads development of HHS-wide public health policy recommendations and oversees 11 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He also oversees three presidential and 11 secretarial advisory committees.
He is a physician, scientist, innovator, former medical school executive and biotech startup CEO. Giroir has served in a number of leadership positions in the federal government as well as academia. In addition, he serves as senior adviser to the Secretary for Opioid Policy. In this capacity, he is responsible for coordinating HHS’s efforts across the administration to fight America’s opioid crisis. From 2014-2015, he chaired the Veteran’s Choice Act Blue Ribbon Panel to reform the U.S. Veterans Health System. A pediatric critical care physician and a former member of the American Board of Pediatrics, he cared for critically ill children for 14 years.
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.
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Will Smart, MRes
Will Smart is CIO of NHS England and a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees. In a joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS to ensure that the opportunities that digital technologies offer are fully exploited to improve the experience of patients and caregivers in their interactions with health and social care; the outcomes for patients; and improved efficiencies in how care is delivered.
Prior to taking up this role, Smart was CIO at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for six years and. He first worked in the NHS in Wales and Northern Ireland during his placement year from university, before taking up an analytics role at St. Mary’s NHS Trust in London on graduation. In addition to senior roles in the NHS, he has worked as a management consultant with major assignments focusing on IT strategy, service transformation, major IT service and contract reviews and outsourcing.
Members of Congress:
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, PhD
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. He is the co-sponsor of a bipartisan amendment to the House Labor-H Appropriations bill that, if passed, would end the prohibition on a national patient identifier. He previously served in Congress from March 2008 until January 2011 as the Representative of 14th Congressional District of Illinois. He is the only PhD physicist in Congress.
Foster serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, a position he also held in the 110th, 111th, 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses. As a member of the Financial Services Committee, he advocates for consumer protection and a fair economy for everyone. In addition, he serves as chairman of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. He also serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee where he has fought for evidence-based policies and forward-thinking approaches.
His business career began at age 19 when he and his younger brother co-founded Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., a company that now manufactures over half of the theater lighting equipment in the United States. Before joining Congress, Foster worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He was a member of the team that discovered the top quark, the heaviest known form of matter. He also led the teams that designed and built several scientific facilities and detectors still in use today, including the Recycler Ring, the latest of Fermilab’s giant particle accelerators.
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte
Greg Gianforte represents Montana’s at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sworn into Congress in 2017, Gianforte serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The committee has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress, with a portfolio that includes telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health and research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. He serves on subcommittees on communications and technology, consumer protection and commerce, and health.
Gianforte is a businessman and entrepreneur who launched and ran five successful companies before his election to Congress. He and his wife, Susan, founded RightNow Technologies in their Montana home over 20 years ago. The company grew into Bozeman’s largest commercial employer.
U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui
Doris Matsui has represented the city of Sacramento and its surrounding areas since 2005. She was instrumental in crafting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. She is a leader in Congress on the rapidly growing issue of telehealth and is the author of the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was signed into law in 2014. She also serves on the bipartisan Telehealth Working Group, helping to open up reimbursement for telehealth within the Medicare program.
Matsui is a co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Spectrum Caucus and continues to focus on promoting the deployment of next-generation wireless technologies such as 5G. As the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional High Tech Caucus, she advocates for policies to expand the innovative use of technology across every sector of the economy. She also is an ardent supporter of advancing STEM education, especially for women and girls.
SpeakersDaniel Barchi, MS, CHCIO
Lisa Bari, MPH, MBA
Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
Stuart Chapman, PhD
Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD
Cletis Earle, MS, CHCIO
Lindsey Ferris, MPH
Andrew Gettinger, MD
Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD
Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC
Patricia Lavely, MBA, CHCIO
Kathryn Marchesini, JD
Michael Martz, MBA
Alexandra Mugge, MPH
Elizabeth Myers, MBA
Ellen Nadeau, MPA
Steven Posnack, MS, MHS
Shafiq Rab, MD, MPH, CHCIO
Don Rucker, MD
Linda Sanches, MPH
Mari Rose Savickis, MPA
Michelle Schreiber, MD
Greg Singleton, MS
Rusty Yeager, MBA, LCHIME, CHCIO
Laura Riposo VanDruff
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