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8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
June 15, 2011

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street · New York, NY 10006

Network with your peers -- and health care experts -- on June 15th in New York City!

For many care providers, there is still work to be done in order to meet meaningful use requirements. That's why we're bringing HIE experts to you for direct advice, lessons learned and proven best practices.

Learn how to solve your toughest data exchange and mobile security challenges -- and how to:

  • Use Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to meet meaningful use requirements
  • Connect ICD-10 and meaningful use before the 2013 deadline
  • Ensure mobile security - and stay out of the headlines - amidst the new HIPAA reality

This complimentary seminar is open to qualified health IT and medical professionals. Apply today for what's guaranteed to be the most comprehensive, educational health care IT seminar all year!

Seminar Sessions & Speaker Biographies


Frameworks for Meaningful Use:
Beginning the Journey with UPenn Med

  • EHR selection and implementation considerations
  • Architecture and networking considerations for the new HITECH hospital
  • Project management and EHR adoption: Considerations for IT leaders

About André Jenkins (Keynote Speaker)

Entity Information Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

André Jenkins has held a number of senior-level positions in enterprise architecture and project management. He currently serves as the Entity Information Officer for the HUP -- the flagship hospital at Penn Medicine-University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Health System is a $4.07 billion health care provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services among three acute care hospitals and two large ambulatory practices that serve the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, André worked in several healthcare organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross.


ICD-10 and EHR Systems:
Making the Connection between ICD and Meaningful Use

Before EHR adoption there was the ICD-10 transition. In this session, learn effective tools for balancing your coding upgrades with other IT demands, including how to:

  • Select solutions to meet the 2013 deadlines
  • Upgrade your coding system to drive down cost of care while increasing quality
  • Develop a staged approach to achieve regulatory compliance
  • Tackle ICD-10 and meaningful use projects simultaneously and merge initiatives for lower costs and increased efficiency

About Tom Durel
CIO, Valley Baptist Healthcare System

Tom Durel has been working with Anthelio on behalf of various hospital systems, including serving as the CIO of Valley Baptist since 2002. Mr. Durel has 31 years of healthcare experience in leading IT, HIM and business process outsourcing companies. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Durel served as Vice President and CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Durel served as President and CEO for Oceania. During 2000, Mr. Durel served as Senior Vice President and COO for New Era of Networks, and from 2001 to 2002, Mr. Durel served as Industry President, Healthcare for Everest Group.

Mobile Security: Best Practices for Wireless Integration
amidst the New HIPAA Reality

Changes to the federal privacy law are leading to a greater need for privacy and security policies. Providers with the best technology implementations will be at the forefront of policy compliance. This session will discuss how to:

  • Take stock of the current HIPAA environment as it pertains to wireless and mobile devices
  • Stay out of the headlines by pinpointing wireless vulnerabilities in your organization's network
  • Develop airtight security policies and procedures to protect electronic protected health information (EPHI)

About C. Peter Waegemann
Vice President, mHealth Initiative, Inc.

Cited as one of 20 outstanding people "who make health care better" (HealthLeaders 2007)
For over 30 years, Waegemann has been a visionary and promoter of electronic medical record systems (EMRs). In the 1980's, he founded the Medical Records Institute (MRI), a pioneering Boston-based organization promoting EMR adoption, e-health and mobile health. Waegemann defined EMRs, PHRs, and EHRs long before, and consistent with, those promulgated by national task forces. Considered an international leader in health informatics with a special interest in electronic patient record systems, standards, networking, mHealth, and the creation of the national information infrastructure, he is the most sought-after speaker on these topics.

Regional Extension Centers and Health Information Exchange

A view from the top to hear how HITECH-designated organizations are helping to provide education and bridge the data exchange gap in the health care industry. Our panel of HIE experts will cover:

  • The three pillars for enabling health IT adoption -  People, Processes and Tools
  • Going beyond the technology to manage legacy systems- and legacy processes
  • Aligning IT staff and the C-suite -- and why it is vital that every team member comes to the table

About Charles W. Hewitt (Panelist)
Director, Health Information Exchange Program Management, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)

Having served as top IT executive for public and private organizations across a variety of industries, Hewitt has a long record of advancing business processes through the application of information technology. His extensive experience includes managing high risk, large-scale programs requiring enterprise-wide teamwork and involving multiple locations.

At the RIQI, he developed and leads the operation of currentcare, the statewide HIE network. A former CIO for the city of Providence, Hewitt is nationally recognized as a leader in the implementation of mobile wireless data communications technology to support municipal government operations.

About William "Buddy" Gillespie (Panelist)

Vice President/CTO and CIO Emeritus, WellSpan Health; Chair of Health Information Exchange Committee, Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative

Gillespie has been active in health care informatics for more than 25 years in both the development and implementation of technology solutions. He will provide unparalleled insight into how WellSpan has addressed privacy and security issues in an increasingly virtual world.

About Christopher Sullivan, Ph.D. (Panelist)
Health Information Exchange Manager,
South Florida REC

As HIE Manager of South Florida's REC, Dr. Sullivan provides technical and professional leadership to stakeholders by developing health IT functionalities, facilitating consensus-based strategic planning and developing a high-quality health information exchange to bring providers into Meaningful Use.

Dr. Sullivan is active in national, state and local HIT activities and is widely considered an HIE expert. As an administrator at the Office of Health Information Exchange in the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis (2006-2010), he developed a statewide health information network -- promoting EHR adoption and
e-prescribing systems to advance electronic health exchange.

Featured Speakers

André Jenkins

Entity Information Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Tom Durel
CIO, Valley Baptist Healthcare System
(Session 1)

C. Peter Waegemann
Vice President, mHealth Initiative
(Session 2)

Roundtable Panelists

Charles Hewitt
Director, HIE Program Management, Rhode Island Quality Institute

William Gillespie
Chair of HIE Committee, Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative


Christopher Sullivan, Ph.D.
HIE Manager,

South Florida REC



8:00 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome Address
Presented by Jenny Laurello, Community Manager
9:00 AM

Keynote: Frameworks for Meaningful Use --Beginning the Journey with UPenn Med

10:00 AM Technology Spotlight Session
10:30 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 AM

Session I:

ICD-10 and EHR Systems: Making the Connection between ICD and Meaningful Use

12:00 PM Technology Spotlight
12:30 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:30 PM Roundtable Discussion: Regional Extension Centers and Health Information Exchange
2:30 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
2:45 PM Session II:
Mobile Security: Best Practices for Wireless Integration amidst the New HIPAA Reality
3:45 PM Prize Giveaway; Closing Remarks; Seminar Adjourns



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