HIT Summit
September 25 - 27, 2006
Washington DC
PRESS RELEASE: HHS Secretary Leavitt, CMS Administrator McClellan and AHRQ Director Clancy Keynote the Third HIT Summit
  • 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) -- SEPTEMBER 19, 2006: The Third HIT Summit, www.HITSummit.com, September 25 - 27, 2006 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, announced today that HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, CMS Administrator Mark McClellan and AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy will make keynote addresses at the Summit. 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.


On August 22, 2006, President Bush issues an executive order promoting the use of healthcare information technology in the federal government. See www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/08/20060822-2.html. The implications of this executive order will be addresses by:

Michael O. Leavitt
Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Carolyn Clancy, MD
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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
Janet M. Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
Bill McInturff
Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies
Mark S. Mellman
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mellman Group


The HIT Summit will feature the following series of one hour and 30 minute track sessions:

    Track I: Funding the Care Revolution: How to Pay for HIT
    • Alternative State Approaches to Funding
    • Innovative Approaches to Government HIT Funding
    • Show Me the Money: How Will We Fund Health Improvement through HIT
    • The Public and Private Sector: OPM Trust Fund Case Study
    • HIT 2.0: Funding and Policy Implications of the Next Product Generation

    Track II: Technology in Practice Today
    • Standards 101 for State Leaders
    • How to be Compliant with The National Provider Identifier: Update for States
    • Using HIT for Clinical Research: The Opportunities and the Policy Challenges

    Track III: HIT and HIE Legal Issues
    • Securing Tax-Exempt Status for Your Health Information Organization
    • HIT System Procurement Issues and Pitfalls
    • Developing Workable Policies for Securing the Privacy and Confidentiality of Information in Health Information Networks
    • Medical and Legal Aspects of HIT and Health Information Exchange: Focus on the Physician
    • Update on Physician Self-Referral Exception and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute Safeharbor Regulations (eHR and e-prescribing)

    Track IV: Health Information Technology in the Federal and State Governments
    • Security Challenges and Health Information: Legislative Trends and Implications
    • Medicaid and HIT: Giving the Best Care to Those in Need
    • AHIC In Action: An Update on Current and Future Activities
    • Policy Update from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    • Update on CMS Initiatives Related to HIT and Better Health

    Track V: Healthcare Quality and HIT at the Crossroads
    • Hospitals, Quality and HIT: Important Issues and Intersections
    • Update on CMS, MMA and DOQ-IT Demonstrations

    Track VI: International and Future HIT Issues
    • Consumer Directed HealthCare: Its Impact on the HIT Policy Agenda
    • Update on Initiatives To Achieve Transparency in Healthcare: Role of Health Information Technology
    • An International Framework for Pandemic Preparedness: Emerging Collaborative Models for Implementing HIT
    • Technology Partnerships for Better Health: How US Entities are Pairing with Other Nations to Move HIE and HIT Forward
    • Developing HIT: The Role of Philanthropy, NGOS and International Aid Agencies in Promoting Better Health in the Developing World

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


Register for the HIT Summit online at www.hitsummit.com/registration.html.

For further registration information, call 800-684-4549, email registration@hcconferences.com or write:

    HIT Summit Office
    7790 Barberry Ave.
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284