Published On: October 25, 2019
Arizona’s position as a national leader in healthcare information technology (HIT) collaboration will be on full display at the 2019 Health Current Summit & Trade Show, Nov. 13-14 in Glendale, Arizona.
Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), welcomes visionary healthcare professionals from across the industry to its 12th annual Summit. The two-day event is designed to provide national, regional and local updates in the interoperability space, and to share HIE best practices. Historically, the event draws a broad audience of attendees, including hospital and health plan leaders, health IT staff, providers, practice managers and vendors.
The 2019 Summit event kicks off with a keynote presentation on the interoperability landscape by Mark Vafiades, Senior Advisor with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT. Afterwards, attendees will learn about the benefits of HIE participation from forward-thinking organizations like Arizona Community Physicians, North Country HealthCare, and CommonSpirit Health (Dignity Health).
Additional highlights from the two-day Summit include panel discussions, presentations, and breakout sessions on:
- Health IT/HIE Legislative Updates
- Innovative Technology, Services & Solutions
- Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
- Care Transitions & Leveraging the HIE
- The Future of Interoperability – The Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement (TEFCA)
“Our annual Summit is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of current HIE Participants, and share lessons learned with the next wave of organizations seeking to transform care delivery through access to more complete patient data,” said Melissa Kotrys, CEO, Health Current.
“Arizona is home to one of the nation’s largest HIE communities,” added Kotrys. “This reflects the collective vision and commitment of our state’s healthcare industry and government leaders that sharing data among providers leads to better care and better outcomes.”
With 654 participating organizations in the HIE, Health Current oversees the exchange of clinical information on more than 95 percent of hospital inpatient admissions and emergency department visits in Arizona.
The 2019 Annual Health Current Summit & Trade Show, “An Interoperable Arizona: The Progress and the Promise,” will be at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, Nov. 13-14.
For more information or to register, visit healthcurrent.org.