5153.1 Special Invited Forum Collaboratively Convened by The American Public Health Association (APHA), APHA- Health Informatics Information Technology-(HIIT) Section And The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:00 PM
The APHA, APHA - (HIIT) section, in collaboration with the ONC invites you to participate in this listening session to discuss opportunities for integrating Public Health, Population Health and Clinical Health strategies into current and future stages of Meaningful Use of HIT. As planned, this session will involve an interactive discussion on innovative collaborative partnerships, processes for integrating HIT in a meaningful way as an enabling technology across each of these three major domains -- public health, population health, and clinical health. The intent is to identify strategies for achieving improved health outcomes and health equity in all communities across the nation. This listening session builds upon the previous work of the HIIT Section of APHA to develop strategies for the adoption of Health IT nationally and, particularly engaging consumers in this process. This effort began in October 2010 by the HIIT Section at the APHA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where over 40 public and private sector stakeholders were convened. Since that time HIITís Leadership has been actively involved in strategic planning sessions with ONC representatives to identify opportunities for development of public policy and programming to engage consumers in national efforts to adopt Health IT. Expected session attendees include, but are not limited to, APHA public health partners: The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO); National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH); and, representatives from the Administration on Aging (AoA); the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS); the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH).
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III , Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHI , Brenda A. Leath, MHSA,PMP and Jamila Rashid, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology