Ken Weigel presented, "The Master Class on Building a Compliant HIT Infrastructure for ACOs and Other Clinically Integrated Entities: Legalities, Practicalities and Realties of Biomedical Informatics and Interoperability," September 14, 2:00pm - 5:30pm, during this National Forum sponsored by American Conference Institute (ACI). Clinical and financial integration cannot be achieved without a sound, flexible health information technology infrastructure. There is great focus on the importance of electronic Medical Records (EHRs) under the HITECH Act to the ACO concept. True "meaningful use" cannot be demonstrated unless the health IT system is flexible enough to allow for interoperability among the individual systems of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers within the ACO network. This Workshop presentation addressed the legalities, functionalities and practicalities associated with building a sound and compliant HIT infrastructure for ACOs and other clinically integrated systems.
The ACI Forum navigated the legal and business complexities associated with the formation, structure and implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) - both within and outside the parameters of the Shared Savings Program - and other integrated health care delivery models in this era of Health Care Reform. The program went step by step through the formation, governance, financing, and privacy issues associated with integrated health care delivery systems, including Medicare ACOs - from both the public and private payor vantage points.
September 14-16, 2011
Washington Hilton / Washington, D.C.