Connecting California to Improve Patient Care in 2012: Practical Solutions for Health Information Exchange and Quality Analytics

Event Details
July 19, 2012 - 8:00am - July 20, 2012 - 3:45pm
Doubletree Hotel Rohnert Park, CA
United States

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care is an annual conference featuring subject matter experts on electronic health records (EHR), personal health records (PHR) and health information exchange (HIE). Speakers and demonstrations will present practical solutions for securely sharing electronic clinical information between unaffiliated health care facilities, such as outpatient practices, hospitals, laboratories, imaging centers, long term care, home health, and public health. Conference attendees will learn best practices in clinical informatics, quality analytics, and HIE services. Speakers will explain the current status of investments in health information technology (IT) in California, national software roadmaps for standards and interoperability, innovations in quality improvement, and emerging tools and opportunities for physician and patient engagement.

In addition to the Plenary Sessions in the main ballroom, Redwood MedNet will also co-host California Connects, a two day Interoperability Exhibition co-sponsored by Cal eConnect. California Connects will feature EHRs and HIEs demonstrating practical and currently available interoperability standards as well as showing pilot instances of new national standards for health information exchange.

Conference Presenters

  • Bill Beighe - CIO, Santa Cruz HIE
  • A. John Blair III, MD - CEO, MedAllies, Inc.
  • Robert M. Cothren, PhD - CTO, Cal eConnect
  • Mark Elson, PhD - Chief Policy and Program Officer, Cal eConnect
  • Vicki Y. Estrin - Project Manager, Markle Connecting for Health Principles in Practice
  • Michael Hogarth, MD - Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Science, School of Medicine, UC Davis
  • Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS - Director, Division of Informatics, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Serivces, CDC
  • David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA - Senior Advisor, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Pamela Lane, MS - Deputy Secretary, Health Information Exchange, California Health & Human Services
  • Joshua Mandel, MD - Lead Architect, Smart Platforms SHARP Project, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Janet M. Marchibroda, MBA - Chair, Health IT Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • John E. Mattison, MD - CMIO, Southern California Region, Kaiser Permanente
  • Clement J. McDonald, MD - Director, Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine
  • Sean Nolan - Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
  • Mark Savage - Senior Attorney, Consumers Union of America
  • Linette Scott, MD, MPH - CMIO, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Michael Stearns, MD - President & CEO, e-MDs
  • Richard Swafford, PhD - CEO, Inland Empire HIE
  • Paul Tang, MD - VP & CMIO, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Betsy L. Thompson, MD, DrPH - Chief Medical Officer, CMS, Region IX
  • Claudia Williams, MS - Director, State HIE Program, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS 

- Thursday & Friday, July 19 & 20, 2012

  • Register before July 1  -  $600
  • Register on or after July 1  -  $725 [includes pay at the door]
  • Register at Student rate  -  $200