CHIMSS Advocacy Day

April 26, 8:00am, MDT - 5:00pm, 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:  Health IT Day Proclamation & Introduction of the Roadmap – Lt Gov. Donna Lynne’s Office
8:45-9:05 AM:  Joint Technology Committee – Sen Martinez Humenik & Rep Jonathan Singer
9:05-9:25 AM:  The Physician Perspective - Primary Care Physician – Whitney Kennedy, MD
9:25-10:10 AM:  Panel - Patient Access to eHealth Information (Security & Blocking) – Roadmap Initiative #2
10:10-10:20 AM:  Break
10:20-11:00 AM:  Panel - Care Continuum (TEF&CA) - Roadmap Initiative #1
11:00-11:15 AM:  Panel - Unique Patient Identifiers – Roadmap Initiative #14
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


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 (1st half)
12:45-1:05 PM:  The Patient Perspective - Cancer Survivor - Rob Winter, BCH IT
1:05-1:20 PM:  Introduction of Legislators (2nd half)
1:20-1:40 PM:  Denver Public Health Emergency Preparedness – Explore the IT role in combating the opioid crisis and communicable disease
1:40-2:15 PM:  Mercy Health to speak on experience with Joplin, MO tornado
2:15-3:00 PM:  Disaster readiness panel - Providers respond to how they’ve prepared and where gaps in prep remain
  • Infrastructure Preparedness - High availability, Reliability, Resilience, Co-location, Redundancy in that case of complete destruction Communication plan (and backup plan)
  • Phone use, Practice and leverage SWAT calls and Incident Command
  • Innovation
3:00-3:15 PM:   Wrap-up
3:30-5:00 PM:   Continued Discussion & Networking (Restaurant TBD) - Optional