2018 Health IT Advocacy Day at the Colorado State Capitol

April 26, 8:30am, MDT - 4:30pm, MDT
Morning Session:
Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building
200 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
Afternoon Session
Scottish Rite Denver Consistory
1370 Grant St
Denver, CO


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Please join us for the 9th annual CHIMSS Health IT Advocacy Day on April 26th:  A day filled with educational and networking opportunities on key state-wide OEHI Health IT Roadmap initiatives and innovation in Colorado.


Morning Sessions | 8:00AM-12:00 PM:  Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave.

Morning Theme:  Bringing Focus to the Colorado Health IT Roadmap

8:00-8:30 AM:  Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35 AM:  Welcome & Overview of the Day – Bonny Roberts, MHA, CHIMSS Advocacy Chair
8:35-8:45 AM:  Joint Technology Committee – Sen Martinez Humenik & Rep Jonathan Singer
8:45-9:30 AM:  Patient Access to eHealth Information
Moderator:  Morgan Honea, CE
William Chumley Chief Customer Officer-OIT
Deanna Towne Director of IT for HCPF and DHS
Frank Ricotta, CEO, Burst IQ, a blockchain company
Tania Zeigler, Director of Digital Planning- Colorado and Hawaii Regions, Kaiser Permanente  
9:30-9:45 AM:  Health IT Day Proclamation & Introduction of the Roadmap – Lt Gov. Donna Lynne
9:45-10:05 AM:  The Physician Perspective - Whitney Kennedy, MD, Highlands Health
10:05-10:15 AM:  Break
10:15-11:00 AM:  Care Coordination
Moderator: Jason Greer, CEO, Colorado Community Managed Care Network
Whitney Kennedy, MD, Highlands Health
Kate Horle, COO, CORHIO
Marc Lassaux, CTO, Quality Health Network
11:00-11:15 AM:  Unique Patient Identifiers
Conversation between Mary Anne Leach, Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor's Office & 
Terri Piland, RHIT, Clinical Auditor, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CHIMA Advocacy Chair
11:15-11:30 AM:  Colorado State Health IT Roadmap:  Key Points to Take With You
Speaker:  Mary Anne Leach, Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor's Office
(20-30 minutes to move to Scottish Rite)

Lunch & Afternoon Sessions | 12:15-3:15 PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St.

Afternoon Theme: Are We a Disaster-Ready Community?

12:00-12:30 PM:  Lunch & Networking
12:30-12:45 PM:  Introduction of Legislators
12:45-1:05 PM:  The Patient Perspective - Cancer Survivor - Rob Winter, BCH IT
1:05-1:25 PM:  IT's Role in Improving Emergency Preparedness, Gregory Budney, MPH, Denver Public Health
1:25-2:10 PM:  Michael McCreary, Chief of Services at Sisters of Mercy Health System speaks to Joplin, MO tornado
2:10-3:00 PM:  Panel - Natural Disasters & Criminal Threats to IT:  Current Prep/Testing, Existing Gaps & Why 
Moderator:  Michael Jefferies, CIO, Boulder Community Hospital
Jeff Pelot, CIO, Denver Health
Scott Raymond, Exec Dir IS, MemorialCare Health System  
Michael McCreary, Chief of Services at Sisters of Mercy Health System
3:00-3:15 PM:   Wrap-up
3:30-5:00 PM:   (Optional) Continued Discussion & Networking at Prohibition, 504 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

View the Governor's Proclamation!