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IGS2 - General Session

‐ Oct 20, 2021 9:00am

General Session: The New Era of Data Exchange: What Health Center Leaders Need to Know – A Discussion with the National Coordinator of HIT Welcome Gina Capra, MPA, Senior Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance, NACHC Keynote Speaker: 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. Panel Discussion Moderator: Julia Skapik, MD, MPH, FAMIA, Medical Director, Informatics, NACHC Panelists: 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.