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1 Institute for e-Health Policy: Transforming Policy into Practice Neal Neuberger, CISSP, Executive Director

2 2 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. 2 Background Launched in May 2008 as part of HIMSS Foundation Mission: To be the pre-eminent organization to provide e-health policy education, research and best use examples to key decision-makers, their staff, and other stakeholders within the Capitol Beltway Purpose: To transform federal e-health policy into practice

3 3 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. 3 Education and Research Public and Private Sector Stakeholders –Congress –Administration –States –Healthcare Organizations; Coalitions; Foundations –Thought Leaders

4 4 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. 4 Institute’s Key Focus Areas/Programs 1.Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics 2.National HIT Collaborative for the Underserved and focus on HIT Disparities (Rural and Minorities) 3.Executive in Residence Program 4.College Undergraduate, Graduate, and Medical School e-health Public Policy Internship Programs 5.National Health IT Week 6.Grants

5 5 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. 5 1.Capitol Hill Luncheon Seminar Series Purpose: To provide education on e-health policy for key stakeholders inside the Capitol Beltway Established in 1993 Honorary Co-Chairs: U.S. Senators Conrad, Crapo, Thune, and Whitehouse, and U.S. Reps. Boucher, Cantor, English, Gordon, Kennedy, Murphy, Schwartz, and Wu More than 120 Lunch Seminar Sessions and Technology Demonstrations on Capitol Hill More than 35 co-sponsoring organizations

6 6 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Capitol Hill Series Co-sponsors Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) American Hospital Association (AHA) American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) AT&T, Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Commonwealth Fund CERMUSA, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA Drexel University Bioterrorism Program

7 7 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Capitol Hill Series Co-sponsors (cont.) Chorus, Inc. College of St. Scholastica Continua Health Alliance eHealth Initiative (eHI) Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) iMDsoft, Inc. Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) INRange Systems, Inc. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA) Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) Internet2 Coalition

8 8 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Capitol Hill Series Co-sponsors (cont.) Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Telehealth Services National Center for Healthcare Informatics (NCHI) National Library of Medicine (NLM) New York Presbyterian Hospitals RCHN Community Health Foundation RTI International Rural Health Resource Center (RHRC) Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Siemens Medical University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) University of Virginia Health System

9 9 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes. 9 Capitol Hill Luncheon Seminar Series Planning 2009 programs; series to start in late January Topics to include: –Federal Budget Overview and Implications –HIT Disparities –Privacy & Security –Health Information Exchange (HIE) Communities –E-Prescribing –Personal Health Record (PHR) –Interoperability –Bioinformatics; and –Workforce Issues

10 10 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes HIT Disparities (Rural and Minorities) Purpose: To promote research and education around e-health policy and underserved communities National HIT Collaborative for the Underserved –Convene, Study, Propose Solutions thru Multi-Stakeholder group; Advisory Council; Workgroups; Management Committee; Program Management Office –Next Steps – DHHS/Office of Minority Health Grant Targeted Collaboration with Individual Orgs –Rural Health Resource Center –Congressional Hispanic; Black; and Rural Caucuses –Sponsored Research –Association of Clinicians for the Underserved –RCHN Community Health Foundation

11 11 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Executive in Residence Program Purpose: To provide opportunities for corporations to promote research into e-health policy One FTE on loan for 12 months from Apptis Corporation Mary L. Walker, VP, Customer Relationships Provides HIMSS support for National HIT Collaborative for the Underserved HIMSS provides one office in Arlington office

12 12 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Internship Programs Purpose: To provide educational opportunities for students interested in e-health policy Since 2004, one dozen students completed HIMSS Government Relations Public Policy Internship Now, two interns per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) Undergraduate or Graduates interested in e-health Public Policy Self-directed projects with mentoring Currently: –Angel Rafael Braña, MD, MPH (NOVA Southeastern University) is focused on e-RX policy and Hispanic Caucus Issues –Meha Goyal (Baylor University) is focused on state government relations issues Collaboration with George Mason University

13 13 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Internship Program (cont.) Georgetown University Medical School Service Learning Project –Six first-year medical students for 3 months –Focus on understanding e-health policy –Includes research project with output briefed to Institute and decision-makers on Capitol Hill

14 14 The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes Internship Program (cont.) Potential new programs –University of California Berkeley Extern Program 2 interns from January 5 – 16 to support HTHIT paper review and Virginia State Advocacy Day preparation –ExxonMobil Summer 2009 intern National Health IT Week preparation

15 15 5. National Health IT Week Purpose: To promote education and outreach on e-health policy Started in 2006 Institute to take leadership role with Zarb Consulting Collaborative forum during which key healthcare constituents work together to elevate national attention to the necessity of health IT adoption. National Health IT Week 2009 will take place Sept , In 2008, 75 partners participated. The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes.

16 16 6.Grants Purpose: To pursue federal, state and philanthropic grants to pursue e-health policy research and education First award from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health for HIT-UP project launch and administrative support The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes.

17 17 Contact Us Institute for e-Health Policy 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 250, Arlington, VA Neal Neuberger, CISSP Executive Director (703) Kathie Westpheling, MPH Intern Coordinator (703) Wayne Humphries, MA Manager of Public Policy Initiatives (703) Mary L. Walker Executive in Residence (703)


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