Wednesday, February 18, 2015

AHCA to Participate in Health Information Technology Panel

Drew Thies

AHCA/NCAL will be participating in a panel discussion this coming Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to address the topic of how health information technology (HIT) will address care delivery in the post-acute setting.

The discussion, “Adopting Information Technologies for Post-Acute and Long Term Care: Achieving Care Continuity,” is hosted by The Institute for eHealth Policy and features a collaboration between AHCA/NCAL members and the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

The panel will focus on how HIT can be utilized to achieve better continuity of care and communication between long term care providers and other partners in the care continuum such as hospitals, health plans, and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

The Expert Panel Includes:
 • Kelly Cronin and Liz Palena Hall, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, DHHS (Invited)

• AHCA/NCAL member, Rusty Williams, VP & CIO, Good Samaritan Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.

• Richard Brennan, Jr., MA, Vice President of Technology Policy, Government Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

• AHCA/NCAL member, Gary Kelso, President and CEO, Eden Mentor, Mission Health Services, UT

 • Neal Neuberger, Executive Director, HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy (IeHP) (Moderator)
Invited guests include providers from various settings as well as two employees from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for HIT.

The panel will be held in SR-385 Russell Senate Office Building on Wednesday, February 25 from 12 Noon-1:45pm. For more information on this panel, please visit or click here to register.  If you have any questions on HIT or the panel feel free to contact Dana Halvorson or James Michel

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