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Beacon Community Program - Awardee of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

The Beacon Community Experience: Illuminating the Path Forward

Lessons from the field:
Using health IT to improve health

The Beacon Community Program, Videocast:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:00-11:00AM EDT

The Beacon Community Program is a federally funded project designed to increase the quality, efficiency and sustainability of health care through health information technology (health IT). Each of the 17 Beacon Communities is building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure, testing innovative approaches for using connected technology to improve care delivery and making measurable improvements that benefit both individual and population health. As the nation modernizes its health care systems and transforms payment models, the Beacon Community experience will provide insight to others on their health care improvement journey.

This year the Beacon Communities have entered the final phase of the program. Please join us as expert faculty discuss the Beacon Community experience and translate how lessons learned can illuminate the path forward.

Materials


Agenda

Welcome and Introduction of Meeting

  • Janhavi Kirtane Fritz, Acting Director, Beacon Community Program

Why the Beacon Community Experience Matters: Opening Remarks from Farzad Mostashari

  • Farzad Mostashari, M.D., ScM., National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Introductions to the panelists

  • Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and On-Air Analyst on Health Policy, PBS NewsHour

One Community's Journey: The Value of the Beacon Experience in Colorado

  • Patrick Gordon, Director of Government Programs, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, & Program Director, Colorado Beacon Consortium

Reactor Panel Discussion on the Value of the Beacon Experience

  • Moderator: Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and On-Air Analyst on Health Policy, PBS NewsHour

  • Asaf Bitton MD, MPH, FACP, Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
    • Topic: CMMI Community and Payment Themes
  • Carol Beasley, MPPM, Vice President, Business Development, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    • Topic: Scalability and How to Spread Efforts
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
    • Topic: Alignment among HIT Interventions, Payment Reforms & PCMHs

Audience Question and Answer

  • Panelists

Closing

  • Janhavi Kirtane Fritz, Acting Director, Beacon Community Program