ONC Sessions at HIMSS 2018

The HIT Policy, Standards, and Join committee are no longer active and have been replaced.

March 5-9, 2018

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ONC is pleased to participate in a number of activities during the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas from March 5-9, 2018. We hope you will join us and look forward to connecting with health care IT stakeholders across the industry. Stay engaged in ONC conversation via Twitter: @ONC_HealthIT or conversations related to HIMSS using hashtag #HIMSS18.

Tuesday, March 6th
10am – 11am
Room: Lando 4204

SESSION #25: ONC TOWN HALL

Join the leadership team from ONC in an interactive session to learn more about the office’s ongoing work to advance the national health information technology (IT) agenda. ONC will engage the audience in an open dialog about our efforts to improve interoperability and reduce clinician burden.

Tuesday, March 6
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Lando 4204

SESSION #57: ONC TRUSTED EXCHANGE FRAMEWORK & COMMON AGREEMENT (TEFCA) UPDATE

The 21st Century Cures Act requires ONC to develop or support a trusted exchange framework, including a common agreement among health information networks nationally. The Draft Trusted Exchange Framework was released for public comment in early January, and this session will provide an overview of the document and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.

Wednesday, March 7th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room: Lando 4204

SESSION #137: ONC BURDEN REDUCTION LISTENING SESSION

The 21st Century Cures Act directs the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with documenting the effects of health IT on clinician burden and providing suggestions on how to reduce clinician burden associated with clinical practice and the use of electronic health records (EHRs). This session will provide participants with an overview of ONC’s and CMS’ efforts as well as an opportunity to provide input and feedback to those efforts.

Thursday March 8th
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Room: Lando 4204

SESSION #201: ONC POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

This session will provide a broad overview of the policy related and technology related efforts underway at ONC. Participants will learn about a wide range of projects that support ONC’s focus on interoperability and clinician burden reduction.

Wednesday, March 7th
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Room: Zeno 4601

SYNC FOR SCIENCE: UNLOCKING EHR DATA FOR RESEARCH

Sync for Science gives researchers the technology they need to request EHR data from patients, unlocking a rich new data set that can drive classifications, predictions, and understanding of disease. At the same time, EHR data are notably noisier than carefully controlled clinical study data. Answering even a simple question from EHR data may require sophisticated approaches to deal with uncertainty. For example, identifying a set of patients with heart failure from a data set can require complex decisions based on stated problems, observations, medication data, and vital signs.

In this session, the Sync for Science team will sit down with the research community to talk through use cases, challenges, wish lists, and pragmatics.

Come ready to help us “live draft” a joint document to answer the following questions:

  1. What are the biggest scientific opportunities of augmenting existing studies with EHR data?
  2. What would be the most valuable EHR data for your research?
  3. How do you deal with inherently noisy/lossy EHR data?
  4. What are the biggest challenges in working with EHR data?

Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD
Chief Scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Joshua C. Mandel, MD
Health IT Ecosystem Lead (Verily), Visiting Scientist (Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics)

David A. Kreda
Consultant to HMS-DBMI (Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics)

Thursday, March 8th
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Room: Zeno 4601

NAVIGATING SYNC FOR SCIENCE: A DEMONSTRATION

Sync for Science (S4S) is a new patient-mediated digital process that enables donating electronic health record (EHR) data to research projects such as the Precision Medicine Initiative's All of Us Research Program. S4S offers a streamlined user experience for donating data from any EHR system by making use of HL7® FHIR® to represent clinical data and OAuth 2.0 for authorization. In this session, the Sync for Science team will review the consumer workflow, the underlying technologies, and the regulatory environment that support Sync for Science, including the initial scope of EHR data based on the Meaningful Use Common Clinical Data Set, which includes patient demographics, medications, lab results, vital signs, immunization, allergies, and more. We'll also describe upcoming extensions to support new data types, including financial (beneficiary) and imaging data types.

Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD
Chief Scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Joshua C. Mandel, MD
Health IT Ecosystem Lead (Verily), Visiting Scientist (Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics)

David A. Kreda
Consultant to HMS-DBMI (Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics)

Thursday, March 8th
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Room: Zeno 4601

BURDEN REDUCTION: WHAT DO WE KNOW? WHAT DON’T WE KNOW? WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW?

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will discuss the state of the science with respect to clinician burden associated with the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. AHRQ and ONC will seek participant input regarding fruitful areas for further exploration on this important topic.

Chris Dymek EdD
Director, Health IT Division, AHRQ

Teresa Zayas-Cabán, PhD
Chief Scientist, ONC

Andrew Gettinger, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, ONC

Tuesday, March 6th
8:30am – 9:30am
Room: Palazzo K

HOW CMS IS LEVERAGING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma is excited to discuss her efforts to advance interoperability and patient ownership of healthcare data, to most effectively leverage the latest technologies for patients in Medicare and Medicaid.

Tuesday, March 6
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room: Palazzo G

HHS EVENT: REIMAGINE HHS — LEVERAGING DIGITAL INNOVATION TO TRANSFORM THE DELIVERY AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has embarked on a Department-wide effort, known as ReImagine HHS, to more effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission. Following a brainstorming work period with over 150+ staff last Spring, ReImagine HHS has identified six strategic shifts towards transforming the way the Department does business to provide better value to the American people. Learn how HHS is leveraging information and technology—digital innovation—as part of this transformation.

John Bardis
Assistant Secretary for Administration, HHS

Content last reviewed on February 27, 2018
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