General Session: The New Era of Data Exchange: What Health Center Leaders Need to Know – A Discussion with the National Coordinator of HIT
Gina Capra, MPA, Senior Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance, NACHC
Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made several important changes to federal regulation to improve the flow of usable health care data to and from community health centers. We will hear from the National Coordinator for Health IT, Micky Tripathi, on the approach to interoperability in the new age of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI). Dr. Tripathi will describe the benefits and opportunities for health centers in this new era of data exchange and respond to a panel of HCCN, PCA, and health center representatives as they describe some of the opportunities and challenges they see in the health center space for collaboration and improvements in the quality and coordination of care using health IT.
As the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Micky Tripathi leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments. He has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape.
Moderator: Julia Skapik, MD, MPH, FAMIA, Medical Director, Informatics, NACHC
Lindsay Dietz, BSW, MAPM, Director of Program Services and HCCN Director, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
Joe Acosta, Chief Technology Officer, Kentucky Primary Care Association
Michael A. Holmes, Chair of the Board, NACHC and Chief Executive Officer, Cook Area Health Services, Inc.