2011 Long-Term & Post Acute Care HIT Summit

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 General News
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Monday, June 13—Day 1

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Optional Early Riser's Session

New attendees will be oriented to the 2010–2012 Roadmap for Health IT in LTPAC's priorities and its progress since the first summit in 2005. Also, hear summit agenda highlights and gain a great foundation to fully benefit from the sessions provided.

Speaker: John Derr, RPh, Strategic Technology, Golden Living, LLC & Member HIT Standards Committee & CCHIT Commissioner


Welcome and Opening of the 2011 LTPAC Health IT Summit


Framing the Issues: Introducing the Three Horizons

The seventh LTPAC Health IT Summit recognizes that LTPAC organizations are at a critical point in planning for health information technology across three planning horizons:  the near term, the mid-term, and the future. Be introduced to the planning horizons, the key issues, and how they integrate into the summit.

Speaker: Peter Kress, CIO, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities and Commissioner, Center for Aging Services Technologies


Keynote: What Will Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Look Like in 2020?

What will healthcare look like in 2020 and beyond? What does it mean to have a healthcare system that is patient-centered enabled by technology? As healthcare delivery models change, LTPAC also changes. A key to planning your organization's course is to understand its future state. Gain a picture of the future and the emerging care models that will disrupt what we know today.

Speaker: Jim Walker, MD, FACP, Chief Health Information Officer, Geisinger Health Systems


Networking Break


Policy & Technology Priorities to Support Transitions & Shared Care

Persons who receive LTC in community and institutional settings are among the most medically complex and costly patients in the U.S. health delivery system. In addition to receiving services by a wide array of post-acute and long-term care providers, these individuals also receive services in emergency rooms and acute in-patient hospitals, have numerous physician encounters, and are prescribed multiple medications and other services.

This panel discussion will describe why transitions in care and shared care have become a priority, and the policies and technology solutions that will support health IT adoption and information exchange in long-term/post-acute.

Facilitator: Jennie Harvell, ASPE

Speakers: Claudia Williams, ONC, and Stephen F. Jencks, MD

11:00–12:30 p.m.  

HIE Initiatives and Challenge Grants That Are Shaping Our Future

Building on the Transition of Care session, hear directly from leading health information exchange organizations and state initiatives engaging LTPAC organizations tackling care coordination head-on. This year the Office of the National Coordinator awarded challenge grants to state health information exchanges specifically focused on LTPAC. These initiatives may start in one state, but great ideas spread quickly. Stay ahead of the curve on exchange initiatives now emerging and impacting the future of LTPAC.




Exhibit Hall Open—Product and Interoperability Showcase


A New Direction: The CMS Innovation Center  

CMS has launched the new Innovation Center focused on achieving their "triple aim" to measurably improve populations, enhance experiences for patients, and reduce costs. Gain a description of the program priorities, scope of work, and the coordination of activities between CMS and other agencies.


Accountable Care Organizations and New Coordination Models

Meaningful use measures and the technology infrastructure established by ARRA/HITECH are paving the way for healthcare reform and new models of delivery, coordination and payment. LTPAC must plan for the changes arriving in the mid-term horizon as accountable care organizations and other models emerge. This session provides the big picture and the role of technology, and discusses how organizations are positioning themselves for the change.


Interoperability Showcase and Poster Presentation Sessions

Interact with interoperability showcase participants, exhibitors, researchers, and other innovators to see and discuss the latest advancements in LTPAC HIT. All-new this year—a theater area for mini-presentations!


Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 14—Day 2

Track One

Track Two

Boardroom Discussion Sessions

8:00–9:00 a.m.

State HIE Initiatives Town Hall

Understanding the Impact of EHR Certification

How EHRs Impact the Regulatory Oversight Process

This town hall provides a forum for leading state HIE initiatives. Hear presenters from various states discuss their approach to engaging LTPAC providers in their exchange initiatives and HIT plans.

What does EHR certification mean to LTPAC? The entrance of meaningful use certification and multiple certifying agencies has created confusion. This session addresses the certification options, differentiates certification for meaningful use from EHR products, and discusses the importance of certification.

The transition to HIT results in new challenges on the regulatory front. This discussion session explores the issues from a variety of perspectives and looks for opportunities to address the challenges.


State HIE Initiatives Town Hall (continued)

An LTPAC Provider's Perspective on Meaningful Use

Strategies for Expanding LTPAC's Health IT Workforce

Meaningful use objectives may not apply to LTPAC, but they definitely impact its business and future. Hear a discussion about key objectives and the relationship between hospital/physician measures and LTPAC. Input from LTPAC providers on future measures is important as longitudinal care planning, interoperability, and new episodic care models emerge.

As healthcare becomes more technologically advanced, LTPAC providers will need skilled HIT experts to implement EHRs. The U.S. faces a workforce shortage to meet future demands. Without a strategy, LTPAC could be challenged to find the experts needed to expand adoption of EHRs and health IT.


Networking Break

10:15–11:15 a.m.

Costs of Deploying Today's EMR Technology

Interoperability Showcase Panel

CIO Round Table

The capabilities and economics of current EMR technology available in the marketplace are analyzed and presented in the CIO Consortium EMR Cost Study. A panel of participating CIOs reviews the process used to build the EMR cost study and the study results. 

Showcase participants discuss key aspects of their demonstrations including drivers, implementation factors, standards and benefits.

This discussion session for CIOs delves into critical strategy, planning, policy and technology issues for the three planning horizons.

Speaker: CIO Consortium Members:  Scott Ranson, Brookdale Sr. Living 

11:15.– 12:15 p.m.

Ascending to Full Electronic Health Records in LTPAC

The Countdown Has Begun: Getting Ready for the New Administrative Transactions

Moving LTPAC Providers in the Nationwide Health IT Infrastructure   

Gaps in usability or functionality exist in current software systems which impact both adoption and cost effective clinical healthcare automation. The best way to move ahead is building a shared vision of full functionality needed to both achieve Stage 7 (internal EMR) and ultimately Stage 10 (full EHR) in the Savage-Gutkind EMR Adoption Model.  During this panel, members discuss their successes, current system limitations, and what steps might be taken to move ahead. 

The Health Care Reform Act have recently been made on standards for claims attachments and alignment to the S&I Framework and certification process.  This session provides an industry update on the newly adopted standards and their impact on interoperability as well as a status check on impending 5010/ICD-10 implementation in LTPAC.

This session reviews and discusses the various federal initiatives that are advancing LTPAC providers in the nationwide health IT infrastructure.

Speakers: CIO Consortium Members




How Health IT Is Changing Quality Initiatives

There is a new reality emerging for quality reporting. This session brings clarity to the new collection and reporting process emerging in the U.S. and discusses how LTPAC will move from the current system based on the MDS and OASIS over the next five years. EHRs have the ability to utilize standardized data for reporting to quality organizations—the new measures, data elements and uses are being proposed to support future ACO delivery models and consumer evaluation. It is important for LTPAC to understand and weigh in on the systems being developed today.


HIT Innovations: What's in Store for the Future

Health record apps, small pluggable devices, app stores for clinicians,  the mobile Web, and more are discussed in this session, which lays out the vision for future planning by exploring technology and consumer trends, game-changing disruptive technologies, and anticipated innovations.


2011 LTPAC HIT Closing Session and Wrap-Up


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