Sunday, May 19, 2013

HIMSSNYS Western New York Health IT Symposium on Wednesday June 26, 2013

The New York Chapter of HIMSS (HIMSSNYS) is conducting our annual HIMSSNYS Western New York Health IT Symposium on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Roberts Wesleyan College located at 2301 Westside Drive in Rochester.  Please hold the date!  I will be sending a complimentary registration link as soon as we announce our exciting list of speakers.

The theme for this year’s event is “Patient Centered Care”.  Our members are interested in hearing more about the New York State Legislative perspective on the vision for healthcare including initiatives such as the Accountable Care Act, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care Organizations.  We are estimating 100 members from leading healthcare providers from the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas.

We recently conducted our downstate annual conference “Health Information Technology (IT): When Disaster Strikes” on April 26 in NYC.  Our members are actively working to make Health IT more resilient for the next disaster given the recent natural disasters of Irene and Sandy.

New York is one of leaders in the country with the use of Electronic Health Records.  Across the state, healthcare organizations representing the diversity of healthcare services delivered in a variety of healthcare settings have invested over $2 Billion to date.  In February 2009, the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program was established as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Title XIII of ARRA, called the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act allocated $19.2 Billion toward the development of healthcare IT.  To date, New York’s eligible hospitals, eligible professionals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) have received more than $700 Million in incentive payments for implementation of Electronic Health Records.

Buy tickets for New York State Chapter of HIMSS - Western NY HIT Symposium (Wed June 26th)  

This year's Western NY symposium theme is Patient Centered Care (PCC). PCC is at the center of most of the initiatives being pushed forward, including HIE, ACO's, Meaningful Use, PCMH, and even payment reform.

The event will be held on June 26th at Roberts Wesleyan College  Cultural Life Center's Hale Auditorium.


8:00 am Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast
Vendor Area Open

8:45 am Opening Session
Welcome by RWC President or designee
Welcome by NYS HIMSS
General Announcements

9:00 am Morning Keynote Speaker:  Paul Wilder, VP of Product Management, NYS eHealth Collaborative

9:45 am Session 1:  Fran Weisberg, Executive Director, FLHSA on Changes in HC Landscape and Patient Centered Care

10:45 am Morning Break  Vendor Area Open

11:15 am Session 2:  RGH/Unity Speaker on Future of Care Delivery & Patient Centered Care

12:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Afternoon Keynote:  Ted Kremer, Executive Director, Rochester RHIO

2:30 pm Session 3:  Well Performing PCMH & ACO - Alan Gilbert, Team of Care

3:15 pm Panel Discussion

4:00 pm Closing Reception (vendor area open, and prize drawing - must be present to win) 

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