CHIME Advocacy Summit Features Blockbuster Lineup of Keynotes, Presenters
By Candace Stuart – Director, Communications & Public Relations
Three top federal policymakers, a former CIO who now serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and the CIO of NHS England will give keynote presentations at the second annual CHIME Advocacy Summit on June 26-28 in Washington, D.C. The summit will address 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 interoperability rules and their implications for providers.
The summit’s keynotes are:
- Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and senior adviser to the Secretary for Opioid Policy;
- Kimberly Brandt, JD, principal deputy administrator for operations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and an expert in healthcare compliance, fraud and abuse;
- Adam Boehler, deputy administrator for innovation and quality at CMS and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation;
- U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Ohio, served as director of the U.S. Air Force’s Chief Information Officer Staff at U.S. Special Operations Command and is a telehealth proponent; and
- Will Smart, a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees and CIO of NHS England, who in a joint appointment between NHS England and NHS Improvement is responsible for providing strategic leadership across the whole of the NHS.
The Advocacy Summit will include sessions on cybersecurity, data privacy, interoperability, telehealth, the opioid epidemic and the role of IT innovation to improve health and care. The topics reflect priorities identified by CHIME’s 2,800-plus membership of CIOs and senior healthcare IT executives. Cybersecurity has been at the forefront of concerns after the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack that spread through more than 150 countries and infected at least 80 NHS trusts across England. Interoperability and patient access to data are also prominent with the recent release of proposed rules by CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Telehealth has been gaining momentum as the reimbursement landscape improves, and CHIME has taken a leadership role in stemming the tide of the opioid epidemic with the work of the CHIME Opioid Task Force.
Click here to learn about the keynote speakers and other policy leaders on the agenda. CHIME members, CHIME association members, CHIME Foundation firms and association partners who register now will receive a discounted early-bird rate. To register, click here.
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