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Apr 22, 2013
HiMSS Oregon Chapter Annual Conference - “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement”
Salem Conference Center

The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) today announced the agenda and speaker line up for their latest event entitled “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement,” which will take place on Monday, April 22nd from 10:00am—7:00pm at the Salem Conference Center.

The conference theme this year will focus on the challenges associated with the continued delivery of quality health care in the face of increasing demands placed upon providers.

Keynote Addresses: Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare-Chris Gough, Cloud Solutions Architect, Intel Healthcare Information Technology

IT Enabled Health Transformation-Susan Otter, State Coordinator for Health Information Technology at Oregon Health Authority

General Session: Innovation in Healthcare – Advancing Healthcare with Technology Bob Leek, Assistant Administrator, IT and Strategic Planning, Kaiser Permanente Luis Machuca, CEO, Kryptiq Corporation

Breakout Sessions will include: Big Data, Analytics and Quality Measurements CEQI (Clinical Excellence Quality Initiative) InterHospital Physicians Association (Portland IPA) Tom Gragnola, Medical Director Tanveer Bokhari, Director of Quality Improvement Hongcheng Zhao, Chief Information Officer

Health Data Exchange in Oregon – Where we are and where we are going Sharon Wentz, RN, Business Development Coordinator, CareAccord Laurie Miller, RHIT, CCS-P, HISP Administrator, Gorge Health Connect Paula Weldon, Project Manager, Jefferson Health Information Exchange Abby Sears, CEO, OCHIN

ICD-10 Roadmap – Payer and Provider Strategies - Panel Discussion Courtney Lakin, ICD10 Program Manager, Legacy Health Systems Steven C. Benjamin, ICD-10 Program Director, UnitedHealthcare

Reference Based Pricing – Healthcare consumerism or Capitation meets HMO? Trux Dole, Product Portfolio Manager, HealthSparQ

EHR Implementation Best Practices- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Maureen McNabb, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Salem Health Cort Garrison, CIO, Salem Health Dick Taylor, Chief Program Officer – Epic, Providence Health & Systems Michael McNamara, MD, Medical Director, KPHealthConnect, Kaiser Permanente

Analytics and Quality Improvement Dr. Scott Fields, MD & CMO, OCHIN Jonathan Merrell, VP of Performance Improvement, OCHIN

Patient Engagement -- The Key to Transforming the Healthcare System Dawn Bonder, Executive Director, Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon

Mobile Device Management – BYOD Dan Briley, Managing Director, Summit Security Group

“We have a great line up of Sponsors including Intel, CDW Healthcare and Welch Allyn at the Elite Level, EMC2, Quest Solution, and Repeated Signal as Premier, and Availaty, Nordisk Systems, Cerner and Structured at our Partner Level,” noted Mark Fromuth, HiMSS Oregon President. “With OHSU rounding out the Event Level Sponsorship, it is going to be another great event for the HiMSS community to gather and discuss new advances in Health IT.”

Note: This program is also approved for up to 5.2 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Oct 15, 2013
HR Forum: Harnessing HealthCare Reform - An opportunity for recruitment and retention
Thetus Corporation

About the Event Health care reform presents an opportunity to position your health benefits for recruitment and retention. Faced with "play or pay,” you can still play while managing health care costs. Catch-up on the changes coming online in 2014, maximize your health benefits offering and learn about moving to a self-funded plan.

What Will You Learn? - How to navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) components in place for 2014
- How to leverage the ACA environment for recruitment and retention of talent - How one company made the decision to manage costs through self-funding its health plan

Panelists: - Suzi Alligood, SPHR, Director of Training and Development, Xenium HR -- provides HR consultation and training to growing businesses, with expertise in recruitment and retention

  • Kristen Clark, VP People and Culture, Urban Airship -- Kristen has international experience leading human resources and a track record of implementing cost containment strategies

  • Zach Fritz, Benefits Consultant, The Partners Group -- Zach has expertise in creating competitive and sustainable health care plans, and works with mid-size and larger employers with self-funded plans

  • Iris Tilley, Attorney, Barran Liebman, LLP - The focus of her practice is employment and benefits law

Moderator: - Sarah Ryan, Managing Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP -- Sarah is regarded as a leading employment lawyer and actively involved in the Portland human resources community

Who Should Attend? HR professionals in small to mid-size firms, benefits and compliance representatives for growing startups, tech firms curious about moving to a self-funded health insurance plan.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Thetus Corporation, 34 NW 1st Ave Portland, OR 97209 Cost: $25 TAO Members $45 Nonmembers

HR Forum Series Sponsors: CBRE Executive Forum