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October 5, 2017

ONC Issues HIT Annual Meeting Agenda

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued its 2017 HIT Annual Meeting agenda.  A copy of the agenda and ONC announcement is below, and you can access additional information using the links in the agenda announcement.

Now Available: Agenda for ONC 2017 Annual Meeting

The agenda is now available for the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting! We will update this agenda as speakers are confirmed.  This year’s event, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability, will feature engaging keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions.  During these sessions with public and private partners, you can hear how they are improving the usability and interoperability of health IT.  Date: November 30 – December 1, 2017  Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009  Register: ONC Annual Meeting

The hotel is holding a block of rooms for the meeting until Sunday, October 29, 2017, based on availability.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

November 30


8:30-10:30 – Plenary Sessions – Ballroom


  • 8:30-8:45 – Welcome 

  • 8:45-9:15 – Keynote from National Coordinator

  • 9:15-9:45 – Federal Commitment to Health IT Panel

  • 9:45-10:30 – Interoperability “Points of View” panel


10:30-11:00 – Networking break


11:00-12:00 – Breakout Sessions 


  • Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Meeting #3

  • Advancing Interoperability Through Recognized Standards: ONC’s Interoperability Standards Advisory 

  • Creating a data infrastructure for patient-centered outcome research

  • State of Interoperability among Physicians and Hospitals


12:00-1:30 – Lunch


1:30-2:30 – Improving Health IT Usability Panel Discussion – Ballroom 


2:30-3:00 – Networking Break 


3:00-5:00 – Breakout Sessions 


  • Improving Interoperability of State Health and Non-Health Information 

  • Assessing EHR Implementation Decisions to Improve Usability and Reduce Burden for Clinicians

  • Advancing Interoperability Measurement

  • Interoperability:  Supporting Care Before, During and After a Disaster

  • Behavioral Health and Health Information Technology: Tools and Resources for Providers and States


December 1


8:30-10:00 - Day 2 Plenary Sessions – Ballroom


  • 8:30-9:00 – Keynote

  • 9:00-10:00 – Health IT Innovation Panel Discussion 


10:00-10:30 – Networking Break


10:30-12:00 – Breakout sessions 


  • Consumer Mediated Exchange 

  • Price Transparency in Health Care: Engaging Consumers for Better Care and Lower Costs

  • Medicaid Program Design – Using CMS/ONC Toolkits to Drive Interoperability Through Federal-State Coordination

  • Opportunities for Priority Action to Improve CDS Interoperability and Usability to Reduce Clinician Burden

  • Interoperability across the Care Continuum: Behavioral Health & Long-Term Care Providers

  • Advancing Nursing Terminology

  • Health IT Instructional Materials to assist Health Care Workers in delivering care more effectively


12:00-1:30 – Lunch


12:30-1:15 – Interoperability Proving Ground “Speed Round”


1:30-2:30 – EHR Developer Panel Discussion – Ballroom 


2:30-3:00 – Networking Break


3:00 - 4:00 – Breakout sessions 


  • Getting What You Need From the Certified Health IT Products List (CHPL)

  • Deep Dive: Resources and Case Studies to Support Long Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Adoption and Health Information Exchange 

  • Empowering ACO Providers: Increasing Health IT Functionality Reducing Reporting Burden

  • Improve patients’ access to health information by supporting electronic medical record requests

  • Health Information Organizations (HIO’s) and State Health Agencies: Partnering to Deliver Value-Based Care (or Advancing Value Based Care through State Collaboration)

  • Making an Impact on Interoperability through the High Impact Pilots and Standards Exploration Awards

  • Ensuring Your System is Interoperable with ONC Testing Tools

  • Sync for Genes


4:00 – Meeting Closes


For the full agenda and a description of each session, visit


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