The daylong retreat serves as review of the state of the exchange, a goal-setting meeting, and recognition of contributors to the previous year’s milestones. Each year at the offsite, HSX includes innovative presenters and honors HIE Champions who contributed to progress in the Delaware Valley’s health information exchange (HIE) through work at their own organizations.
At the Villanova University Conference Center, the morning began with the end-of-calendar-and-fiscal-year meeting of the HSX Board of Trustees. HSX’s board reconstituted itself, with re-appointment and new appointment of trustees and board officers. Rich Snyder, MD, stepped down from his role as interim board president and will return to serving as vice president. The board appointed Sandra Gomberg as its new president and welcomed new board members Kay Carr, Denise Croce, and Susan Freeman, MD.
The directors then enabled the organization for the coming year through approval of the 2016 HSX budget proposal and goals. The board also heard reports from its Privacy and Security Workgroup, Clinical Advisory Committee, and Technical Standards Committee.
Attendees then enjoyed a population health overview and panel discussion introduced by Pam Clarke, HSX’s Senior Director of Member Services and Chief Policy Officer. HSX was honored to have both the current and former health commissioners of the City of Philadelphia as part of the panel –– past board member James W. Buehler, MD, and current board member Thomas Farley, MD, MPH, respectively. Rounding out the panel where Anje Van Berckelaer, MD, Medical Director, Population Health at Health Partners Plans, and Steve Carson, Vice President of Clinical Integration, Temple Center for Population Health.
Culminating the lunch event was the presentation of the HIE Champions awards. Individuals and teams that had distinguished themselves in advancing health information exchange at HSX member organizations were cited for their contributions. Learn about the 2016 awardees and see photos of the presentations.
Following lunch, Marc Tobias, MD, and Naveen Muthu, MD, of HSX member Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented their work on a population health risk assessment support engine. Working out of CHOP’s Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, they have developed an analytics program to predict health events in chronic illness, to provide alerts to clinicians in order to enhance prevention and to reduce risk and cost.
The staff then presented a year-in-review Prezi presentation, showing the monthly building blocks of 2016’s HIE progress and achievements by HSX and its membership. The day concluded with a presentation and discussion of vision and goals for HSX by HSX Martin Lupinetti, Executive Director of HSX and Daniel Wilt, HSX Senior Director of Information Technology.
See below for event presentations and slide show: