Procuring Interoperability Special Publication Webinar

About this Event

Join the National Academy of Medicine on February 20, 2019 for a webinar to discuss the NAM Special Publication Procuring Interoperability: Achieving High-Quality, Connected, and Person-Centered Care. 

Day/Time:  February 20, 2019, 1:00 – 2:15pm EST

Realizing the promise of digital technology will depend on the ability to share information across time and space from multiple devices, sources, systems, and organizations. The major barrier to progress is not technical; rather, it is in the failure of organizational demand and purchasing requirements. In contrast to many other industries, the purchasers of health care technologies have not marshaled their purchasing power to drive interoperability as a key requirement. Better procurement practices, supported by compatible interoperability platforms and architecture, will allow for better, safer patient care; reduced administrative workload for clinicians; protection from cybersecurity attacks; and significant financial savings across multiple markets.

Join the NAM for a two-hour webinar where field leaders will discuss why interoperability is critical to the future of health care, the Special Publication’s proposal of a roadmap for using procurement specifications to engage those steps, and how all health care system stakeholders can accelerate progress in achieving system-wide interoperability.


1:00 pm: Welcome- Michael McGinnis, National Academy of Medicine

1:10 pm: Keynote- Seema Verma, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

1:20 pm: Procuring Interoperability: An NAM Special Publication- Harvey Fineberg, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

1:30 pm: Panel Discussion

 Claire Wang, New York Academy of Medicine

Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency

Ben Hohmuth, Geisinger

Criss Ross, Mayo Clinic

Bill Gregg, Hospital Corporation of America

2:00 pm: Q&A

2:15 pm: Adjourn


This webinar is open to the public and will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to attend by clicking here. Webinar login information will be sent to you prior to the webinar. The webinar will be archived and materials will be posted on the Procuring Interoperability publication page following the event.

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