HCI-DC 2014: IGNITING AN INTEROPERABLE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

WHI AND ONC CO-HOST 2014 CONFERENCE TO DRIVE INTEROPERABILITY

The Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) co-hosted HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, a public conference that will be held at the Omni Shoreham hotel on Feb. 6, 2014, in Washington D.C. The conference convened stakeholders critical to driving interoperability – a cornerstone to improving patient care through safer and more cost-effective health care delivery.

The fourth iteration of West Health Institute’s “Health Care Innovation” series of conferences held in Washington, D.C. (HCI-DC) convened policy makers and the public and private sectors to discuss innovative solutions to our nation’s health care challenges. Past HCI-DC events featured the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

HCI-DC 2014 brought together leading innovators from inside and outside the health care industry to allow for knowledge sharing, matchmaking and engagement to drive transformation of our healthcare system:

  • Convening diverse stakeholders dedicated to driving interoperability
  • Educating stakeholder groups less familiar with interoperability
  • Expanding the realm of the interoperability dialogue
  • Demonstrating progress toward advancing interoperability while advancing critical success factors for the continued transformation of the nation’s healthcare system
  • Catalyzing action by focusing on specific areas that represent the greatest opportunity for advancing interoperability