National Medicaid Audioconference: Innovative State Based Health Information Exchange Programs
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2006
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTH CARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) -- January 18, 2006: Medicaid Audioconferences has scheduled the National Medicaid Audioconference: Innovative State Based Health Information Exchange Programs on Wednesday February 22, 2006 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern).


As the states grapple with how to use health information technology to improve healthcare quality and potentially reduce costs, the National Medicaid Audioconference,, opened registration today for the third in a series of audioconferences: Innovative State-Based Health Information Exchange Programs.

The audioconference will be February 22, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm (EDT). Experts from the federal government, state based programs, and the private sector will discuss how providers are rolling out a health information exchange infrastructure and supporting technologies, including electronic health records, electronic lab reporting, and electronic prescribing. This audioconference will create an interactive forum to discuss AHRQ's recent report titled "State HIE Evolution: A Study of Vision, Strategy, and Progress" which examines unique state government and Medicaid programs to develop and integrate new HIE initiatives. Experts on the call will discuss the complexities and opportunities involved for stakeholders in adopting recommendations from the federal level and showing how systems perform at the market level.

  • Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc, Director, Regional Health Initiatives, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, Nashville, TN
  • Sheera Rosenfeld, Manager, Avalere Health, Washington DC
  • Scott Young, MD, Director for Health Information Technology, Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, Rockville, MD
  • Shannah Koss, Director, Health Information Technology Practice, Avalere Health, Washington DC (Moderator)

It is a live event that includes session handouts, an interactive question and answer period, and access for an unlimited number of participants at each call-in site. However, only one site can be offered per registration. It is impermissible for an organization to purchase one registration and to operate multiple sites through an internal telephone system. During the live Audioconference participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. The Audioconference faculty has agreed to take follow-up questions via email. Audioconferences are simple, accessible, cost effective and reach a broad audience locally.


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The Audioconference Registration Fee is $345 per Site. No limit to number of attendees per site.

Purchase the Audioconference CD-ROM for $345.

Or register for the audioconference and receive the CD-ROM for $495.

You can register online at:

Alternatively, you can download and print the Audioconference Registration Form from the website:

The completed form can be faxed to 760-418-8084 or sent to:
    Medicaid Office
    7790 Barberry Ave
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284