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Agenda At-A-Glance

HealthTECH Workforce Forum

8:00 am: Registration Opens (Lobby)

8:00 am to 8:45 am: Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors (Exhibit Area)

8:45 am to 9:15 am: Opening Remarks (Room 114)

Richard Katz, President, HRMS, Inc.

Patricia Potter,  President, National University

Chuck Flacks, Executive Director, San Diego Workforce Partnership

9:15 am to 9:45 am: Keynote Presentation (Room 114): Healthcare Reform and the Transformation of Healthcare Technology…. “It’s about Time!”

Benjamin R. Williams, Senior Vice President and CIO, Catholic Healthcare West

9:45 am to 10:45 am: Opening Plenary Session (Room 114): Building a Strategic Workforce in the ERA of Electronic Health Records

The bulk of economic stimulus funds require that hospitals and practitioners achieve meaningful use of certified EHR technologies. This can in turn fuel both economic and employment growth for San Diego. However, achieving EHR meaningful use standards cannot be done alone in “knowledge islands.” It requires connections among the pieces of the puzzle represented by website extensions ending in: .com, .org, edu and .gov. This opening session will lay the framework for learning how to leverage our collective knowledge and come together for enhanced collaboration and economic development growth. 

Moderator: Linda Travis Macomber, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Services, National University Center for Technology and Health Sciences

Panelist: Speranza  Avram, Executive Director, California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization (CalHIPSO)

Panelist: John Mattison, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Chief Medical Information Officer, Regional Director, Kaiser Permanente

Panelist: Ted Chan, MD, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center (Recipient of the Beacon Award)

Panelist: Elizabeth Renfree, Director of Interoperability, Sharp HealthCare 

10:45 am to 11:15 am: Coffee break, Networking (Exhibit Area)

11:15 am to 12:15 pm: Breakout Session #1, HR Track (Room 150): Strategic Health IT Workforce Planning

Wikipedia defines Strategic Workforce Planning as the business process for ensuring that an organization has suitable access to talent to ensure future business success. Learn from healthcare corporate executives, HR experts, staffing companies, labor market experts and consultants on how Health IT will impact the labor market and what you need to do now to plan for your future employment needs.

Moderator: Richard Katz, President, HRMS, Inc.

Panelist: Richard Holden, West Coast Regional Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Panelist: Josh Vinciguerra, Director of Sales, Indeed.com

Panelist: Duane Roth, CEO, CONNECT

11:15 am to 12:15 pm: Breakout Session #2, Educational Track (Room 117a): Health IT: The Future Of Curriculum Development, Healthcare Enrollment, Student Selection, Training Modalities And Job Placement Expectations. 

Creating and sustaining a qualified Health IT workforce will require significant changes in curriculum development, training modalities and job placement strategies.  Representatives from educational institutions will outline their first- hand experience with various federal government’s programs to educate and train the workforce.   

Moderator: James L. Comins, Director Regional B. National HIT Consortium, Los Rios Business and Economic Development Center

Panelist: Margie Fritch, Dean, School of Health Sciences/Public Service, San Diego Mesa College

Panelist: Leslie K. Bruce, Director, Healthcare Leadership and Community Outreach UC San Diego Extension

Panelist: Michael Lacourse, Dean, The School of Health and Human Services, National University

11:15 am to 12:15 pm Breakout Session #3,  Success Track (Room 133):  Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Case Studies of Successful Health IT and EHR Implementation Programs

They say, “Nothing Succeeds like Success.” Find out from Health IT experts how they designed, organized, and managed complex changes in work processes to support EHR adoption.

Moderator: Cassi L. Birnbaum, Director of Health Information and Privacy Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego

Panelist: Robert W. Cass, President, CEO, Perminova Inc.

Panelist: Michael Marchant, Director, Independent Practice Services, Sutter Physician Services

Panelist: Ted Steuer, Executive Director, Scripps Mercy Physician Services

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch (Exhibit Area)

Advance purchase recommended at time of online registration. You may also purchase lunch tickets at registration desk subject to availability. Lunch served in the exhibit area.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm:  Keynote Presentation (Room 114):  Healthcare Reform’s Impact on Workforce Development:

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law comprehensive health reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Title V provides an abundance of workforce provisions identifying a staggering $50 billion in funding.. A team of panelists will discuss potential funding in the Act focusing on creating a National Health Workforce Commission, establishing national, state and regional centers for workforce analysis; programs to increase the supply of healthcare workers; enhancing the education healthcare workforce education and training; supporting incumbent healthcare workers;  direct incentives to increase the number of primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to increase healthcare to underserved and rural communities.

Presenter: Barbara Halsey, Executive Director, California Workforce Investment Board

Presenter: W. Gary Hlady, MD, US Public Health Service, Regional Medical Consultant, National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

HealthTECH Career Advancement Event

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Each career advancement workshop will be presented at 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Workshop #1, For Active Job Seekers (Room 150)

Sunny Saran, Chief Executive Officer, e2o Health will lead a workshop that will assist the active job seeker seeking a Health IT position. Sunny  will provide answers to the following questions:

1)  What type of organizations will likely hire Health IT specialists?

2)  What Health IT occupations will be in demand to support Health IT?

3)  Where do you get additional training to gain certification and increase your employment opportunities?

4)  What job openings are currently available at E20 Health and how do you apply?

Workshop #2, For Experienced Employees with Transferable Skills (Room 117a):

Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLP, CEO of Price Consulting Group will provide employed and unemployed workers, with IT and other, well-established transferable skills with strategic and tactical steps as to how to train and enter the field of Health IT. 

Workshop #3, For All Professionals (Room 133):

Mike Feyder, Executive Search Consultant with Quest International, will take you on a journey through the five life stages of professional career advancement.  With 30+ years of successful management and executive search assignments,  Mike will reveal successful patterns of job search, interviewing and career progression behavior observed by his most accomplished executives.  

 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Employment Opportunities (Exhibit Area)

Meet healthcare employers and learn about current and future employment opportunities.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Training Opportunities (Exhibit Area)

Meet healthcare educators and learn about HealthTECH education and training programs.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Individual Coaching Opportunities (Arrive at coaching check-in table 10 minutes prior to start of your coaching session to meet your coach. Pre-registration advised.) Private career coaching sessions by appointment only; 50-Minutes; Additional fee required.


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