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Surescripts to Convene Healthcare Leaders at HIMSS20 to Address Changes Impacting Interoperability, Information Blocking, Price Transparency and Physician Burnout

eMDs, Epic, HHS/ONC, NextGen Healthcare, The Sequoia Project, and Sutter Health are Among Those Scheduled to Take the Stage in Orlando

ARLINGTON, Va. – Feb. 25, 2020 – Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network, is bringing together healthcare leaders at HIMSS20 to share perspective and real-world experience on the changes impacting healthcare today, including clinical interoperability, information blocking, price transparency and physician burnout. Surescripts will be joined by Donald Rucker, M.D. with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mariann Yeager with The Sequoia Project, and Dr. Steven Lane with Sutter Health, among many others.

“As the industry prepares to implement the federal government’s new rules on information blocking, trust will take center stage,” said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. “When we think about trust and information sharing, it’s a question of transparency and intent, so how we balance information sharing with the need to keep patient data safe must be top of mind as we gather at HIMSS20.”

“With the shift to value-based care really gaining momentum, we’re moving beyond the institutional view and focusing on the patient experience to make healthcare more human,” said Dr. Steven Lane, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability, Sutter Health. “Interoperability at the point of care allows us to access comprehensive health data, both for an individual or when managing a population, so we can deliver care that is more holistic, person-centric, safe, and efficient.” 

“With progress being made through trust agreements, technical requirements, and appropriate and balanced governance, we have a path toward addressing many of the barriers to interoperability that we’ve talked about for so long,” said Mariann Yeager, Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project. “We’re proud to be working with the Office of the National Coordinator as the Recognized Coordinating Entity to enable seamless nationwide health information sharing under TEFCA, and I look forward to sharing more about our collective progress at HIMSS20.”

“Be the change” is the theme of HIMSS20, the health IT industry’s premiere annual gathering of healthcare technology providers, health systems, health plans, and others. Surescripts experts will be there to showcase the power of actionable intelligence in delivering better healthcare. Attendees can visit Surescripts at Booth 2030 to hear real-world examples of how technology can address key trends driving healthcare, such as:

  • How increasing consumerism is driving the need for truly interoperable health information, so that clinicians have access to patient data, when and where it’s needed.
  • How the industry is responding to the need for prescription price transparency with simple solutions that help prescribers and patients find the right medication at the right price.

Surescripts HIMSS20 Schedule:

“Reducing Burnout Through Improved Interoperability,” on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. ET in the Interoperability Showcase Education Theater will feature:

  • Betty Rabinowitz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NextGen Healthcare
  • Eric Weidmann, MD, Chief Medical Officer, eMDs
  • Josh Holzbauer, Physician Well-Being, Epic
  • Andrew Mellin, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Surescripts

“Lunch & Learn: Take Medication Prior Authorizations Off Your (Lunch) Plate,” on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET in room 202C will feature:

  • Dalia Saleh, PharmD, Manager of Specialty Pharmacy, Advocate Aurora Health

“Balancing Innovation and Disruption in Information Sharing,” on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30 a.m. ET in room W208C will feature:

  • Donald Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary
  • Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts

“Reactions from the Field: Interoperability,” on Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. ET in room W311A will feature:

  • Razvan Atanasiu, CTO, Hyland Healthcare
  • Tara Dragert, VP of Product Innovation, Surescripts

“Breaking Down Barriers to Interoperability and Value-Based Care,” on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET in room W320 (Chapin Theater) will feature:

  • Steven Lane, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability, Sutter Health
  • Mariann Yeager, Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project
  • Melanie Marcus, Chief Marketing Officer, Surescripts

“Seamless Prescribing and Clinical Exchange,” on Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and on Thursday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, in booth 8300-43 of the Interoperability Showcase will feature:

  • Accredo
  • Cerner
  • CVS Health
  • eMDs
  • Epic
  • NextGen Healthcare

"Well, That Was Awkward: The Rx Cost Conversation,” on Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 at 1:15 p.m. ET and on Thursday, March 12 at 10:15 a.m. ET, in Hall D, Booth 7143 will feature:

  • Michelle Forbes, M.D., MD Pediatric Associates (a Veradigm RxTruePrice™ user)
  • Jill Helm, PharmD, Vice President of Solution Management, Veradigm
  • Andrew Mellin, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Surescripts

To learn more and connect with Surescripts at HIMSS20, visit www.surescripts.com/himss20 or follow Surescripts for live-stream coverage of the event.

About Surescripts

Our purpose is to serve the nation with the single most trusted and capable health information network, built to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality care. Since 2001, Surescripts has led the movement to turn data into actionable intelligence, and convened the Surescripts Network Alliance™ to enhance prescribing, inform care decisions and advance the healthcare industry. Visit us at surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.

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