8th DoD/VA and Gov Health IT Summit*

Held since 2011, DSI’s  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them. (*The Summit is neither officially endorsed or sanctioned by the Depts of VA and DoD.) Our “Town Hall” format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance. Our theme for May is:

“Developing a Connected  Health IT Ecosystem for Military and Government Health”

 MAY 13 – 14, 2015 | The Mary M. Gates Learning Center/ United Way, Alexandria, VA 

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  1. MAY 13-14, 2015  SPEAKERS & TOPICS COMING SOON:
  2. DSI would like to thank several of our recent speakers who addressed the following topics at our past Summits:
  3. Dr. Karen Guice, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, who addressed the topic of creating a more globally integrated health system for the DoD
  4. Mr. Stephen Warren, Assistant Secretary of Information and Technology, VA
  5. LtGen Douglas Robb, USAF, Director, DHA , who provided a viewpoint towards addressing the future of joint operational medicine and force health protection and readiness
  6. Dr. Paul Tibbits, SES, DCIO, Architecture, Strategy, and Design , OI&T, VA provided a discussion towards creating an interoperable, connected IT infrastructure for the VA
  7. Mr. David Bowen, SES, CIO, DHA addressed Military Health IT: Supporting Warrior Care from Recruit to Retiree
  8. Mr. Christopher Miller, SES, PEO, DHMS, on implementing an EHR System that goes beyond just sharing data to using data to improve decision making and the quality of clinical care
  9. Ms. Gail Kalbfleisch, Director, Federal Health Architecture, ONC presented an update on standards and interoperability initiatives involving HIE at ONC
  10. RADM Forrest Faison, USN, Deputy Surgeon General, Navy Medicine, providing a clinical and operational perspective towards understanding the changing landscape of patient engagement and where and when health IT can be best utilized
  11. COL Scott Svabek, USA, Acting Director, Procurement, DHA, talked about contracting shared services and integrating operations and establishing standardized business processes across DHA
  12. Mr. Steve Schliesman, SES, Asst. DCIO, IT Project Management and Product Development, OI&T, VA
  13. Dr. Theresa Cullen, CMIO, VHA who discussed VistA Evolution along with the challenges of remote patient monitoring
  14. Mr. Patrick Littlefield, Acting Director, VA Center for Innovation, VA provided a discussion on current interests and priorities in health IT innovation at the VA
  15. Mr. Damon Davis, Director, Health Data Initiative, HHS, on HHS' open data initiative and current priorities with 'big data' towards health IT innovation
  16. Mr. Steven Posnack, Director, Office of Standards and Technology, ONC whose discussion included the topic of establishing and implementing standards necessary for nationwide HIE
  17. Dr. Kevin Charest, (in the role of )CISO, HHS, discussed cyber security considerations for HIE/ Health IT
MAY 2015 SPEAKERS and AGENDA COMING SOON! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY ATTEND:
  1. Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the health IT community.
  2. Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies to effectively and efficiently transform healthcare.
IMG_2364 Influence:  Help foster ideas! Our  "Town Hall" forum allows for all in attendance to actively participate in the discussions. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive, off the record, non-attribution sessions. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ LIMITED SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: To learn more about how your organization can participate in the Summit, download our Sponsorship Prospectus Here or call us at 917.435.1266.

EARLY SUBJECT AREAS FOR MAY, 2015 TO INCLUDE,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
  1. 1.What should an interoperable health IT ecosystem really consist of and be able to achieve?
  2. 2.How do you pull the IT Infrastructure together at this point for an improved health IT ecosystem for Military Health, and what are all the 'moving parts' that are involved?
  3.  3.Enhancing the use of "third platform" technologies for improved patient engagement
  4. 4. Tackling the demand for big data and analytics capabilities in an effective and efficient manner
  5. 5. Improving care coordination for remote patients in the VA
  6. 6. Shared health services within DHA
  7. 7.Capturing and connecting the purchased care component
  8. 8.EHRs will be approached with topics such as external connectivity (connecting to purchased care components, outside hospitals and providers…), data access management, clinical and non-clinical requirements, governance, and consolidating and reducing redundancies
  9. 9. Update on contracting and acquisition priorities in the VA, DoD, and HHS
 _____________________________________________________________________________________ SUMMIT BACKGROUND:
  • ♦ Held since 2011, DSI's  Health IT Summits are a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, VA, Federal and State agencies to convene in one location along with leaders from Industry and Academia that support them. Our "Town Hall" format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance.
  • ♦ By keeping our forum off-the record and non-attribution, we allow for a level of stream of consciousness and shared ideas and thoughts to flow freely. Our agendas cover the most current priorities for our Military and Government health IT communities, and strive to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance.
  • We limit our attendance size to around 250 persons in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate and to mix and mingle with each other easily over the two days we are together. However, due to our choice to limit seating, every iteration does sell out in advance, so we encourage you to explore our site  more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in May!
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Voluntary Operating Guidance:

The DoD/VA & Gov HIT Summit is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office:
 
1. Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards
 
2.Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.
 
3. The DoD/VA & Gov HIT Summit is open to all DoD and Federal employes
4.The Summit meets compliance with recent DCMO memo dated Nov 6, 2013 "Dod Conference Guidance 2.0". Under this issuance, the Summit fall under line #18, "NO-COST to the DOD".
* This Summit is not officially sanctioned or endorsed by the Department of VA or DoD
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