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What's Happening in Health IT

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We want to remind you that the comment period for our 2015 Certification Criteria proposed rule and the proposed Meaningful Use rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (@CMSgov) ends today. If you missed our recent webinar on our proposed rule, you can check out the slides on

The deadline for submissions for theCommunity Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program is June 15. This the funding opportunity to help increase the number of community efforts to make sure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health.

Also coming up, but not as quickly, is the deadline for comments on the criterion for electronic clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting in the CMS 2016 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems proposed rule which is June 29. You also have until June 30 to comment on the 2015 Edition Draft Test Procedures.

Health Datapalooza 2015 (all times EDT)

For those of you attending Health Datapalooza 2015 (#HDPalooza), here in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Hotel next week, many of our staff and leadership will be speaking at the event. Stay in touch with our daily e-mail blast that will include schedule updates and possible changes in venue. Please join us and let us know what you think about the sessions via Twitter (@ONC_HealthIT).
June 1 1:45 p.m. (Maryland Room) — Join Jodi Daniel (@JodiDaniel), director of ONC's Office of Policy, who is leading a panel discussion about "Personalized Medicine: When will we get there? What's the path forward?" Also on the panel are Jafar Shenasa of Proteus Digital Health, Dr. Seth Bokser of the University of California San Francisco and Rajiv Kumar with Stanford Children' Health.

3:20 p.m. (Delaware Room) — Dr. Kevin Larsen from ONC's Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, will moderate a panel discussion about new research sponsored by the United Kingdom's National Health Service on patient-reported outcomes as quality indicators in the United States and the United Kingdom. Joining Dr. Larsen on the panel are Mo Dewji and Emma Doyle from the National Health Service and Ellen Makar, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., C.C.M., C.P.H.I.M.S., C.E.N.P ., (@Makarel5) also from ONC's Office of Clinical Quality and Safety.
June 2 9:35 a.m. (Marriott Ballroom) — National Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo (@KBDeSalvo), will be participating in a panel discussion focused on "Rethinking Health Care Delivery with 21st Century Data." Moderated by Susan Dentzer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dr. DeSalvo (@KBDeSalvo) will be joined by Todd Park (@todd_park), former technology advisor to President Obama, Dr. Patrick Conway, deputy administrator for innovation & quality and chief medical officer at CMS, Dr. Joe Selby (@joevselby), the executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and Tim Kelsey, the national director for patients & information at the United Kingdom's National Health Service.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. (Wilson Room B) — ONC's Acting Deputy National Coordinator Jon White is hosting a listening session on "Interoperability and Precision Medicine" with Erica Galvez and Steve Posnack. The session will focus on the part of the $215 million investment in precision medicine proposed in the President’s 2016 budget that supports development of interoperability standards and requirements that address privacy and enables secure exchange of data across systems.

12:05 p.m. (Lincoln 6) — ONC's Tricia-Lee Wilkins, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., from the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, will join a panel discussion moderated by Susan Dentzer on "Data, Drugs and Diversion: HIT Tools and the Prescription Drug Epidemic."  Also on the panel will be Dr. Carol Foster, Kaiser Permanente (Mid-Atlantic) and Miya Gray of SureScripts.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Wilson Room B) — The White House is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies to solicit input from patient groups, bioethicists, privacy and civil liberties advocates, technologists, and other experts, to help identify and address any legal and technical issues related to the privacy and security of data in the context of Precision Medicine. ONC's Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage, Esq. (@SavageLucia), will lead this listening session to hear what it will take to make privacy as interoperable as the health information itself.

2:40 p.m. (Delaware Room) — ONC's Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage Esq. (@SavageLucia), will join Jocelyn Samuels, Esq., director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, in a panel discussion moderated by Gus Mutscher of PricewaterhouseCoopers on "How Regulators and HIT Developers Work Together to Advance Technology."
June 3 10:35 a.m. (Lincoln 2) — Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. of ONC's Consumer eHealth group and Vaishali Patel, M.P.H., Ph.D., from ONC's Office of Planning, Evaluation and Analysis, will discuss the Current State of Consumer Access and Use of Their Digital Health Record.

1:00 p.m. (Marriott Ballroom) — Dr. DeSalvo (@KBDeSalvo)will moderate a panel discussion about how State and Local Governments are Using Big Data to Transform Their Health-Care Systems. Also participating in the session are Greg Moody, director of the Ohio Office of Healthcare Transformation, Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia and Dr. William Hazel Jr., Virginia's secretary of health.

2:00 p.m. (Marriott Ballroom) — HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell (@SecBurwell) will give the closing remarks for Health Datapalooza 2015.

3:00 p.m. (Washington 1-2) — The Health Datapalooza (#HDPalooza) Blue Button (#bluebutton) Workshop will be moderated by ONC's Consumer eHealth Director Lana Moriarty (@LMoriarty1).  The workshop will feature presentations from Steven Posnack (@HealthIT_Policy), ONC's director of the Office of Standards and Technology and Erica Galvez, who is in charge of ONC's Interoperability Portfolio. Gajen Sunthara, a Presidential Innovation Fellow, and Josh Mandel of Boston Children's Hospital will be demonstrating Blue Button's capabilities using FHIR. You will need to register for this session in advance

Upcoming Hearing on Advanced Health Models

On June 2, 2015 the Health IT Policy Committee's (#HITPC) Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup will conduct a hearing on, you guessed it, Advanced Health Models. Panelists will describe how their integrated, holistic model produces optimal health and healthcare for individuals and communities across the health continuum and will highlight the key health IT elements required to support their model. The hearing will further understanding on the opportunities, challenges, and policies needed for successfully scaling and sustaining the IT infrastructure required to promote advanced health models across communities. Information on the hearing, including materials, instructions for listening to the session, and details about how you can provide public comment, will be available soon on the FACA webpage.

5th International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy

The 5th International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy will bring together top national and international experts for two days of debates about global health privacy issues and realistic solutions. The Summit will be held at the Georgetown Law Center and will be livestreamed. ONC's Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage (@SavageLucia) will keynote a session on Thursday, June 4, titled "Looking Around the Corner: Emerging Issues in Electronic Health Information and Privacy."

Also taking part in the Summit is OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels, who will talk about OCR and take audience questions in a conversation with Shahid N. Shah and ONC's Debbie Bucci, will moderate a plenary session on "Intimate Wearables and Big Data". The entire summit will be livestreamed. Register and get more information at

National Coordinator at AHIP 2015

If you are heading to AHIP's Institute 2015 in Nashville next week, don't miss the session onJune 4 with Dr. DeSalvo, the national coordinator for health IT (@KBDeSalvo). Find more details about the conference on AHIP's website.

Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of June 1 (all times EDT)

Monday 3:00 p.m.: The Health IT Standards Committee (#HITSC) Implementation, Certification and Testing Workgroup meets.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.: The #HITPC Advanced Health Models & MU Workgroup Public Hearing (Day 1).
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.: The #HITPC Advanced Health Models and MU WG Public Hearing (Day2).

3:00 p.m.: The #HITSC Transport & Security Standards WG meets.
Thursday 12 noon: The #HITSC Content Standards WG meets.

2:00 p.m.: The #HITSC Architecture, Services and APIs WG meets.

Note: The agenda and other materials will be available on before the meeting.

Health IT Safety Webinar Series

Join us on June 19 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT for the seventh webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety, "EHR Usability and Health IT Safety". This free webinar presents perspectives on EHR usability and its impact on health IT safety. Presenters are Raj Ratwani, Ph.D., Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Kris Engdahl, M.S., Senior Manager of User Research, athenahealth, Ross C. Teague, Ph.D., Senior Manager of User Experience at Allscripts, and Jonathan S. Wald, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.M.I., Director, Patient-Centered Technologies, RTI International. Read more about the series and register nowSlides and audio of previous webinars in this series are also now available.

Long-Term & Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit

Join the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative from June 21- 23rd, 2015 for the LTPAC Health IT Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. Kelly Cronin, ONC's director of the Office of Care Transformation, will be highlighting efforts to advance the draft Interoperability Roadmap and discuss changes in payment reform and policy that are spurring innovation in health IT and long-term post-acute care.

Community Interoperability and HIE Cooperative Agreement Program Update

We mentioned above that the deadline for submissions for our Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is June 15, 2015.

Now, we are looking for Objective Reviewers to help us in the selection process taking place in mid July 2015. If you are interested in being an Objective Reviewer, please submit your resume/CV to by June 30, 2015. Make sure you include a working e-mail address and phone number. If you have submitted your resume previously please do not resubmit. All non-federal reviewers will be compensated.

We encourage you to visit the funding opportunity page on and the ONC funding opportunity announcement on

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