PRESS RELEASE: Government & Industry Thought-Leaders to Present Timely Topics at the only Health IT Conference for Government
  • Conference: June 15-16, 2006 Exhibition: June 15
  • Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC
  • Exhibition and Professional Education Sessions no cost for government and health care professionals
  • Register Online or call 800-746-0099
  • Reference Priority Code GHITNL when registering
Contact: Kathy Hughes
Marketing Director
FCW Events
Phone: (703) 645-7874

WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JUNE 9, 2006: The health sector in the U.S. is the largest and most complex economic and social sector in the world. As policymaker, standards setter, funding source, technology test bed and enterprise user, the federal government is driving the adoption of information technology in health care, which promises to revolutionize how health care is managed and delivered. With the goal of having interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) within the next 10 years, the Administration has made the nationwide adoption of heath IT a high priority.

Through sessions presented by government and industry thought-leaders, this 2nd Annual Conference & Exhibition will focus on the people, programs, technologies, and public policy issues driving the adoption and investment of technology efforts to improve delivery and management of health services.


Health IT decision-makers from government and industry who are affected by or involved with the policy, technology, business and finance issues shaping the Health IT landscape.


Governor Donald Carcieri
Rhode Island
Governor Ernie Fletcher
Dr. Michael Cowan
Chief Medical Officer
and former Surgeon General
Dept. of the Navy


TRACK 1: Policy, Applications & Technology
  • Health Information Technology Certification Update
  • Health IT Standards and Policy
  • Governance: Privacy & Protecting the Public Interest
  • Disease Surveillance & Pandemic Planning Approaches
  • Making Sense of Legislation, Politics & Money
  • Transforming Military Health : IT Initiatives & Challenges
TRACK 2: Best Practices
  • EHR Model for the Future: Results from the VA and DoD Partnership
  • Achieving Value from Health IT: Metrics and Results
  • Applying Technology to Improve Health Care Effectiveness
  • Credentialing, ID Management & Access Control
  • Crossing Regional Boundaries Through IT
  • Leveraging the Electronic Health Record
Closing Panel Discussion
  • Moving Health IT from Hope to Reality: Update from the NHIN Consortia Projects
Featured Faculty Include:
  • George Anderson MD, MPH, Major General, USAF, MC (retired), Executive Director, Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
  • Stephen Badger, CEO, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
  • Dr. Karen Bell, Director, Office of Health IT Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
  • David Blazes, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Emerging Infections Program, Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Lima, Peru
  • Joseph Bond, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Program Manager, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Tom Connell, Chief Operating Officer, Disaster Management Solutions
  • Michelle Dougherty, Practice Manager, American Health Information Management Association
  • Walter Ekard, Chief Administrative Officer, County of San Diego, CA
  • Carl Hendricks, Chief Information Officer, Military Health System, Dept. of Defense
  • LeRoy Jones, Principal and Chief Executive, GSI Health
  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Kelley, MD, Joint Staff Surgeon, The Pentagon
  • Dr. William Kassler, Senior Advisor, Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service, Center for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Kelley, MD, Joint Staff Surgeon, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Dr. Robert Kolodner, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Sarah Kramer, Vice President and CIO, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and former CIO, Dept. of Health, Nova Scotia
  • J.P. Little, Chief Operating Officer, RxHub LLC
  • Nick Macchione, Deputy Director, Health & Human Services Agency, County of San Diego, CA
  • Janet Marchibroda, CEO, eHealth Initiative
  • Mark McCalman, Chief Epidemiologist, Sullivan County, TN Regional Health Department
  • John Milberg, Health Scientist, Health Resources & Services Administration, Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS/HRSA)
  • Kathleen Nolan, Director, Health Division, National Governors Association
  • Stephania Putt, RHIA, CIPP/G, VHA Privacy Officer, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Alisa Ray, Executive Director, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)
  • Helga Rippen MD, PhD, MPH, Senior Advisor, Health Informatics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation, HHS
  • Sherry Shults RN, BSN, Research Director, South Carolina Heart Center
  • Helena Sims, Senior Director, Public/Private Partnerships, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association
  • Ioana Singureanu, Application Architecture, Veterans Health Administration, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Jack Taylor MD, PMP, Principal Consultant, Access to Care Resources, Information Technology Program (RITPO), Military Health System, Dept. of Defense
  • Paul Tibbits MD, Deputy Director, Dept. of Defense, Military Health System, Office of Transformation
  • Andrew Wiesenthal, MD, SM, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Federation

Talk with the companies offering health IT solutions for the government. Learn about innovative approaches, and get hands-on experience and valuable face time with the leaders in transforming the public sector. Admission to the Exhibition is NO COST to Government professionals.


All attendees are invited to attend a Networking Reception, June 15, from 4:00PM - 5:00PM, held in the Exhibit Hall.

Admission to the Exhibition, Networking Reception, Governor Carcieri Keynote, and Professional Education Program -- all on June 15 -- is No Cost to Government & Health Care Professionals.


Thursday, June 15 -- NO COST to Government & Health Care Professionals:

  • Healthcare Integration: Using Standards-Based Approach to Exchange EMR Information
  • Applying Technology to Healthcare to Enable Higher-Quality, More Economical and More Accessible Healthcare
  • Health Security: Providing Situational Awareness to Enable Conditional Response
  • Emerging Technology and Standards for Interoperability in Healthcare

For more event details, visit our website. Register online or call 800-746-0099.