HIT Summit
September 25 - 27, 2006
Washington DC
PRESS RELEASE: Register by Friday 8/25 for HIT Summit III for Early Bird Rate
  • The Leading Conference for Health Information Technology Policy: At the Federal and State Levels
  • Co-Sponsored by eHealth Initiative and Bridges to Excellence
  • Collocated with the Thirteenth National HIPAA Summit
  • Features National Assembly of State Leaders Focused on Improving Quality Through HIT and Health Information Exchange
  • September 25 - 27, 2006, at the Washington DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
  • www.HITSummit.com
Phone: 800-684-4549
Email: registration@hcconferences.com
Website: www.HITSummit.com

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- AUGUST 21, 2006: The Third HIT Summit, www.HITSummit.com, September 25 - 27, 2006 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, will feature tracks on HIT funding, legal issues, tech strategies, quality and state initiatives. The HIT Summit is sponsored by eHealth Initiative, www.eHealthInitiative.org, and Bridges to Excellence, www.BridgestoExcellence.org. The HIT Summit is Collocated with the Thirteenth National HIPAA Summit, www.HIPAASummit.com.

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Craig R. Barrett
Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
Francois de Brantes
National Coordinator, Bridges to Excellence
John Glaser, PhD
Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare System; Chair, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
Michael O. Leavitt (Invited)
Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Janet M. Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD (Invited)
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Bill McInturff
Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies
Mark S. Mellman
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mellman Group
John Tooker, MD, MBA, FACP
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians; President, eHealth Initiative Foundation


On Monday, September 25, 2006, the HIT Summit will present a unique National Assembly of State and Regional HIT Initiatives which will include presentations by the following:

Caucus of State Leaders
Focused on HIT: Eastern Region

CT - Scott Cleary (Invited)
Project Manager, eHealth Connecticut, Inc.

DE - Gina Perez
Project Director, Delaware Health Information Network

MA - Micky Tripathi, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

MD - Samuel Lin, MD, PhD, MBA, MPA, MS (Invited)
Chair, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission
U.S. Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General (Retired)
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Retired)

ME - Suanne Singer
Project Director, Maine Health Information Network Technology

NH - Robert J. McGrath, PhD
Executive Director, New Hampshire Health Information Center

NJ - Martin P. Margolies
Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc.

NY - C. William Schroth
Chair, Working Group for Health Information Technology
New York State Department of Health

PA - Martin Ciccocioppo (Invited)
Chairman, The Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative

RI - Amy Zimmerman, MPH
Director, Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Project
Rhode Island Department of Health

VT - Gregory Farnum
President, Vermont Information Technology Leaders

VA - Michael Matthews
Chief Executive Officer, MedVirginia

WV - John Wiesendanger, MHA
Chief Executive Officer, The West Virginia Medical Institute

Caucus of State Leaders
Focused on HIT: Central Region

IA - Tom Newton
Director of Environmental Health
Iowa Department of Public Health

IL - Todd Hart (Invited)
Director, Illinois Health Network

IN - J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Regenstrief Institute

KY - Trudi Matthews
Chief Policy Advisor
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family

MI - George Boersma
Technology Partnerships Director
Department of Information Technology

MI - Beth Nagle
Assistant to the Director
Department of Information Technology

MN - Martin LaVenture, MPH, PhD (Invited)
Director, Center for Health Informatics
Minnesota Department of Health

MO - Julie Eckstein
Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Healthcare Information Technology Task Force

ND - Lynnette Dickson, MS, LRD (Invited)
Project Director, Center for Rural Health
University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

NE - Steve Grandfield (Invited)
Nebraska Health Information Initiative

OH - William Hayes (Invited)
President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

OH - Brian Keaton, MD (Invited)
Emergency Medicine Informatics Director, Summa Health System
President-Elect, American College of Emergency Physicians
Project Chair, Northeastern Ohio RHIO


WI - Helene Nelson (Invited)
Secretary, State of Wisconsin
Caucus of State Leaders
Focused on HIT: Southern Region

AL - Don Williamson, MD (Invited) State Health Officer, Alabama Department of Public Health

AR - Amy L. Rossi, LCSW (Invited)
Associate Director for Community Relations, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

FL - W. Michael Heekin, JD, MBA
Chair, Florida Governor's Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board

GA - Dennis White (Invited)
Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Medical Care Foundation

LA - Roxane A. Townsend, MD
Medicaid Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

MS - James S. McIlwain, Jr., MD
President, Information & Quality Healthcare

NC - W. Holt Anderson
Executive Director, North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc.

SC - David Boucher (Invited)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

TN - Antoine Agassi (Invited)
Chairman, Governor's eHealth Advisory Council, State of Tennessee

Caucus of State Leaders
Focused on HIT: Southwest Region

AZ - Chris Muir
Strategic Projects, Government Information Technology Agency

CO - Lynn Dierker (Invited)
Director for Community Initiatives, Colorado Health Institute

KS - TBA (Invited)
Division of Health Policy and Finance

NM - Stuart Hidalgo (Invited)
Director of Information Technology, The New Mexico Medical Review Association


TX - Stephen Palmer (Invited)
Policy Analyst, Office of Governor Rick Perry

UT - Marc Probst
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Caucus of State Leaders
Focused on HIT: Western Region

AK - Tom Nighswander
Facilitator, The Alaska Telehealth Advisory Council

CA - Donald Holmquest, MD, PhD, JD

HI - Gary Allen (Invited)
Executive Director, Hawaii Business Health Council

ID - Michael Cannon
Vice President, Information Services, Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.

MT - Raymond Rogers
Chief Development Officer, National Center for Health Care Informatics


OR - Jody Pettit, MD
Director, Oregon Health Information Infrastructure Project

WA - Juan Alaniz (Invited)
Project Manager, Washington State Health Care Authority, WA

WY - Geoffrey Smith (Invited)
Chairman, Wyoming Health Information Organization


On Wednesday, September 27, 2006 the HIT Summit will present a unique HIT Pay for Performance Mini-Summit which will include presentations by the following:

8:00 a.m. Introduction and Opening Remarks
by Francois de Brantes, National Coordinator, Bridges to Excellence and Janet M. Marchibroda, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Foundation

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
by Carolyn Clancy, MD (Invited), Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

8:45 a.m.

The P4P Market: Where We are Today and Where We Expect to be Tomorrow
by Francois de Brantes, National Coordinator, Bridges to Excellence

9:00 a.m.

Importance of Incentives
Robert Fortini, PNP, Clinical Operations, Manager Community Care Physicians; A. O-Tayo Lalude, MD, Practicing Physician, Louisville, KY; Jon Shematek, MD, Vice President, Quality & Medical Policy, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield; Jessica DiLorenzo, Program and Operations Leader, Bridges to Excellence (Moderator)

10:30 a.m.

Outcomes Reporting: Challenges and Opportunities
Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD (Invited), Associate Director, RAND Health; John Williams, Consultant, Towers Perrin; Doug Emery, Director, Reimbursement Policy, eHealth Initiative (Moderator)

11:45 a.m.

Bridges to Excellence Role
A. John Blair, III, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Taconic IPA Inc.; Francois de Brantes, National Coordinator, Bridges to Excellence

12:15 p.m.



For sponsorship and exhibit information contact Joni Lipson, Exhibit Manager, 215-599-6626 phone, 215-545-8107 fax, joni.lipson@rmpinc.com.


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