The 2019 Health Current Summit & Trade Show brought together over 300 attendees for two-days of presentations and discussions with the theme of An Interoperable Arizona: The Progress and the Promise. Held November 13-14, 2019 at the Renaissance Phoenix/Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale, Arizona for the second straight year, the two-day event was designed to provide national, regional and local updates in the interoperability space, and to share HIE best practices. The event drew a broad audience of attendees, including hospital and health plan leaders, health IT staff, providers, practice managers and vendors.
The 2019 Summit event kicked off with a keynote presentation on the interoperability landscape by Mark Vafiades, Senior Advisor with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT (above photo). Afterwards, attendees learned about the benefits of HIE participation from forward-thinking organizations like Arizona Community Physicians, North Country HealthCare, and CommonSpirit Health (Dignity Health).
Additional highlights from the two-day Summit included panel discussions, presentations, and breakout sessions on:
- Health IT/HIE Legislative Updates
- Innovative Technology, Services & Solutions
- Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
- Care Transitions & Leveraging the HIE
- The Future of Interoperability – The Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement (TEFCA)
The two-day event featured over 30 speakers, 12 breakout sessions, an exhibit hall with many technology solution providers and the presentation of the Health IT Leader and Innovation Awards.