CHIME 2019 Advocacy Summit
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
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.
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.
Speaker: Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
4:15-4:30 Break 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 Hyatt Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00-8:15am Opening Remarks Cletis Earle, Chair, CHIME Policy Steering Committee
SVP & CIO Information Technology, Kaleida Health
8:15-8:45am 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
8:45-9:45am 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.
Speaker: The Honorable Doris Matsui (CA-6)
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. 12:00-1:00pm Lunch 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: 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 & 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. 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
Lindsey Ferris, Program Director, HIE Projects, CRISP
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 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 McDermott, Will & Emery Rooftop Friday, June 28, 2019 8am Welcoming Remarks 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 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: Cora Han, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Ellen Nadeau, Deputy Manager, Privacy Framework, Privacy Risk Strategist, Privacy Engineering Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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
Adam Boehler is deputy administrator for innovation and quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which supports the development and testing of innovative healthcare payment and service delivery models. He is widely regarded as an innovative leader in the private sector and has designed and implemented new, patient-focused approaches to healthcare delivery. Before coming to CMS, Boehler was founder and CEO of Landmark Health, a company that provides home-based medical care. Prior to founding Landmark, he served in several other executive level roles at aLabs, Accretive LLC and MedeFinance. He started his career at Battery Ventures, a technology venture capital firm.
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.
SpeakersDaniel Barchi, MS, CHCIO
Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
Stuart Chapman, PhD
Cletis Earle, MS, CHCIO
Lindsey Ferris, MPH
Andrew Gettinger, MD
Cora Han, JD
Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD
Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC
Michael Martz, MBA
U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui
Elizabeth Myers, MBA
Steven Posnack, MS, MHS
Shafiq Rab, MD, MPH, CHCIO
Don Rucker, MD
Linda Sanches, MPH
Mari Rose Savickis, MPA
Michelle Schreiber, MD
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