8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Nick Valeriani, Chief Executive, West Health
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PANEL 1: Perspectives from the Point of Care
Health care is supposed to be about the patient. Technology is supposed to simplify our lives. But the lack of interoperable devices, systems and software can make health care technology a challenge for both the patient and care-giver. From data that won’t move from a handheld device to the EHR, to redundant testing and wasted time tangled up with technology, to adverse events, learn from patients, clinicians and other care providers on how interoperability impacts their lives, and how the creation of a technology-enabled, connected health system could improve safety and enable better quality care for all.

  • Moderated by: Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Medical Officer, ONC
  • Anna McCollister-Slipp, Co-Founder, Galileo Analytics
  • Johann Becker, RN, BSN, MAM, Director of Clinical Operations, Wellspan VNA Home Care
  • Benjamin Scot Miller, photographer and Father to Ward Miller
  • Sarah McGregor, RN, Neonatal Nurse, Nationwide Childrens Hospital

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. BREAK

10:20 – 11:20 a.m. PANEL 2: The Business Imperative for Interoperability
Hospitals and health systems are where the rubber meets the road for medical interoperability. From their never-ending quest to improve patient care and safety, to the financial incentives to simplify and improve care coordination, the hospital environment has the most to gain from an interoperable health care ecosystem- and the most to lose if it doesn’t go right. Hear from leading hospital CEOs about their desire for medical interoperability to improve patient care and lower costs, and their plan to make it happen.

  • Moderated by: Glenn Tobin, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Crimson, The Advisory Board Company
  • Michael H. Schatzlein, MD, Tennessee/Indiana Ministry Market Leader, Ascension Health and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Thomas Health
  • Michael Johns, MD, Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability
  • Stephen Jones, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FIRESIDE CHAT: FDA/ONC Efforts Toward Interoperability
Ensuring the safety and reliability of devices; advancing the availability of technology to consumers and health care providers; and helping facilitate interoperability of medical technology are all key priority areas in support of improving patient safety and care efficiency, while promoting innovation and lowering costs. Understand perspectives from key government agencies on recent developments, lessons learned and issues that must be tackled to transform health care delivery.

  • Moderated by: Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, FACC, Chief Medical and Science Officer, West Health Institute
  • Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Director, Office of Science & Technology
  • Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. IGNITE TALKS: Stakeholder Perspectives
Achieving interoperability will require research, engagement, collaboration and dedicated partnerships across the health care ecosystem. What do leading stakeholders have to say about interoperability in key areas of consideration? Find out in these brief perspectives from industry leaders on the road ahead.

  • Research Data Sharing – Technical Issues Impacting Genomics & Cancer Research: Joe Gray, PhD, Associate Director for Translational Research, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Governance & Policy Considerations: Jodi Daniel, JD, MPH, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, ONC
  • The Center for Medical Interoperability: Michael Johns, MD, Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. LUNCH

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. KEYNOTE: Malcolm Gladwell, Author

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. PANEL THREE: What We Can Learn from Other Industries
Interoperability is not a new concept. Other industries have addressed the technical and business challenges of communicating between different systems. From ensuring our national security, to streamlining the movie business and global finance, to uniting the cable industry through a not-for profit R&D consortium – there are learnings that can apply to health care. Hear from these industry leaders about challenges they faced, lessons learned and ideas for innovation that could benefit our health care system today.

  • Moderated by: Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation & Technology, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
  • Dick Green, Former Chief Executive Officer, CableLabs
  • Sid Fuchs, President and Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay-Brown, Inc.
  • Steve Katz, Founder and Owner of Security Risk Solutions LLC

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. BREAK

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. HOT TOPICS DEBATE: The Innovation Paradigm for Vendors
Standards can bring reliability, strengthen capabilities and help ensure quality and safety across an industry. But at what cost? Do standards help promote and drive innovation or do they hurt and hinder business growth and development? Hear from leading developers on the age-old debate of market forces versus mandated forces-and what the innovation paradigm means to them.

  • Dave Cassel, Senior Interoperability Engineer, Epic Systems
  • David McCallie,  Senior Vice President, Medical Informatics; Director, Cerner Medical Informatics Institute

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. HOT TOPICS DEBATE: The Big (Data) Picture for Health Care Delivery
Interoperability may bring an overwhelming amount of data to physicians, patients, hospitals and the health care system as a whole. Are these different stakeholders and systems ready to handle it? Does access to more data give more power to patients, physicians and lead to improved workflows, better care and potentially new payment models? Or does more data bring an additional burden to an already overworked system? Hear from leading experts on the big (data) picture and what it means for health care delivery.

  • John D. Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System
  • Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, Chief Emerging Technology and Informatics Officer and Director of the Institute for Advanced Application, Geisinger Health System

5:30 p.m. THE TAKEAWAY: Initiatives to Ignite for the Future and Closing Remarks
Nick Valeriani and Karen DeSalvo