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8:00 am
Registration Opens

8:00 am to 8:45 am
Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors

8:45 am to 9:15 am
Opening Remarks

Richard Katz, President, HRMS, Inc.
Joseph M. Carbone, President and CEO, The WorkPlace, Inc

9:15 am to 9:45 am
Morning Keynote
As senior executive for Greenwich Hospital and the Greenwich Health Care System, Frank Corvino will articulate a high level overview of the current and future state of EHR and our nation’s efforts to achieve “Meaningful Use.”

Frank Corvino, Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System
President & CEO, Greenwich Hospital and Greenwich Health Care System

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Plenary CIO Panel
Healthcare Systems’ Approach to Strategic IT Workforce Planning and Development

Jamie Mooney, (Moderator), Chief Information Officer, Norwalk Hospital
James Albert, Chief Information Officer, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Daniel Barchi, Chief Information Officer, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Health System
David Delano, Chief Information Officer, North Berkshire Healthcare

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Coffee Break, Networking and Exhibits

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Concurrent Workshops

HR Panel
Healthcare Reform and Talent Acquisition: Hiring in a Changing Environment

Kathleen Gallo, RN, MBA, Ph.D., (Moderator), Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Greg Chartier, Ph.D., Principal, The Office of Greg Chartier
Mike Soisson, Healthcare Practice Leader, Pinstripe Healthcare

Educator Panel
The Future of Curriculum Development, Student Selection, Training Modalities and Job Placement Strategies

Gretchen LeFever, Ph.D., (Moderator), ONC/HHS Community College Consortia Region E Director, Health IT Consortium Director, Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Tidewater Community College
Helen Figge, PharmD, MBA, Senior Director, Career Services, HIMSS
Jeanne Maloney, ONC National HIT Grant Principal, Director of Special Projects, Westchester Community College

EHR Implementation Panel
Stimulus funding in 2009 allocated $20 billion to support the HITECH Act. The Act was specifically legislated to support primary care physicians’ EHR adoption. Learn first-hand from those on the front line the challenges and opportunities of EHR implementation and achieving “Meaningful Use.”

Paula Magnanti, MP(ASCP), (Moderator), Founder & Managing Principal, Strategic Healthcare Solutions
Barry Greene, Chief Executive Officer, EHR Consulting Firm, Libertas.md
Mary Griskewicz, MS, FHIMSS, Senior Director, Ambulatory Information Systems, HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Asher Kramer, Director, EHR Management Consulting,  maxIT Healthcare, LLC
Ludwig Spinelli, Chief Executive Officer, Optimus Health Care, Inc.

Government/Public EHR Infrastructure Panel
Representatives from four states will provide a broad perspective on how state and federal government supports EHR adoption.

Meg Hooper, (Moderator), Planning Branch Chief, CT Department of Public Health
Rachel Block, Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology Transformation
Scott Cleary, President, SMC Partners LLC, Director, eHealthConnecticut
William O’Byrne, Executive Director, New Jersey Regional Extension Center
Michele V. Romeo, Director, Health Insurance Exchange, Cognosante, LLC

12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Buffet Lunch and Keynote Panel
Buffet lunch for attendees registered for the full-day program opens at 12:15.

Opening Remarks
Christopher P. Bruhl, President & CEO, The Business Council of Fairfield County

EHR from Three Perspectives: Case Studies of Successful Health IT and EHR Implementation Programs

Matthew Katz, (Moderator), Executive Vice President, Connecticut State Medical Society
Nilsa Gutierrez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Region II
Steven M. Schlossberg, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Health System
Simeon Schwartz, MD, Chief Executive Officer, WestMed Medical Group


Afternoon Featured Speakers

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Special Intel Presentation)
How the HealthCare Cloud will Enable Alternative Care Delivery Models

As healthcare reform looms you will be facing many changes. How healthcare teams are organized to deal with changing reimbursements and the need to care for patients in lower cost settings (i.e. outside the hospital) is a game changer.  The workflows organizations deploy will have to change. How can IT support these changes? How can you deliver secure HIT services to healthcare providers across the care continuum, in multiple settings with multiple devices and still maintain enterprise level security and manageability?   Hear what others are doing.   Come hear how cloud services and mobile point of care technologies might offer some of the solutions that can enable your clinicians to thrive as these new delivery models emerge.

Mark Blatt, M.D., Worldwide Medical Director, Enterprise Solution Sales, Intel

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
HealthTECH Career Advancement Workshops and Job Fair

HealthTECH Career Advancement Workshops

2:00 pm Workshop
There has been no better time than now to be exploring a career in healthcare information technology. With unprecedented grant opportunities provided by the U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and others, educational programs are abounding across the country to train the next generation of healthcare IT professionals. To facilitate the adoption of the meaningful use of health IT, projections by the U. S. Department of Labor estimates that over 50,000 new professionals will be added to the already existing complement of HIT professionals. And to nurture the HIT professional, HRMS is producing a series of one day, HealthTECH Workforce Forums to support the training and placement of those with five years or less work experience in health IT and the emerging EHR profession.  The learning objectives for these workshops will include:

• Understanding the value of having an EHR system
• Describing the nation’s EHR infrastructure and the roles of each stakeholder
• Describing  the types of occupations associated with the Health IT/EHR profession and the skills needed to perform these jobs
• Where to find sources of Health IT/EHR training and employment opportunities
• Learning from examples how one can communicate transferable skills and work experience to a prospective Health IT employer

Richard Katz, (Moderator), President, HRMS, Inc.
Michelle Baptiste, Human Resources Partner, Danbury Hospital.
Greg Chartier, Ph.D., Principal, The Office of Greg Chartier
Mike Soisson, Healthcare Practice Leader, Pinstripe Healthcare

3:00 pm Workshop
The anatomy of an EHR workforce team.
Learn from an experienced EHR consulting firm what it is like to be on the front lines of an EHR conversion. Find out if you have the skills, experience and training to qualify for this type of work. Our second expert will focus his presentation for those looking for guidance on how to find an entry level healthcare job. Find out how one can prepare for a career in healthcare with actual case studies.

Chip Anderson, (Moderator), Chief Financial Officer, NEON, Inc.
Barry Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Libertas.md

2:00 to 4:30 pm
Afternoon Job Fair
Employer and College Recruiting Tables

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