From Field to Fed III: Advancing Health and Human Service Interoperability Amid the Challenges and Opportunities of Healthcare Reform


June 18 - 20 in Baltimore, MD

The seventh annual Stewards of Change National Symposium, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Systems Institute, brought together 100 leaders-- from government, private industry, academia, foundations, nonprofits, courts and national associations--from across the nation who are committed to improving the future for children, families and communities through interoperability to connect, coordinate, and optimize the delivery of human services and healthcare.

The 2012 Stewards of Change symposium addressed the challenges and opportunities by exploring current trends, promising case studies, and innovative next practices from jurisdictions at the forefront of linking health and human services. The symposium provided a stimulating learning environment and rigorous idea exchange essential to foster interoperability efforts across the continuum of agencies and programs from field to fed, now and into the future. Building on the knowledge and experiences of prior SOC symposia, the 7th annual Symposium relied on multidisciplinary learning models that encompassed intriguing presentations and lively panel discussions, invigorating ideation sessions, and uniquely challenging and forward-looking breakout activities. The symposium drew upon faculty from Johns Hopkins and other universities, as well as experts from foundations, national associations, courts, and federal, state, local, tribal and nonprofit organizations. Representatives from global technology and other businesses will provide real-world expertise and case studies.

In post-conference feedback, Symposium participants left these three days inspired and informed and ready to take when they learned back to their states, counties, and organizations.

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Daniel Stein, managing partner, shares an overview of the agenda for the Stewards of Change 7th annual national conference.

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Day 1
Federal Perspectives on Interoperability and Efforts to Leverage the Affordable Care Act to Link Health, Nutrition and Human Services across Agencies
Panel Moderator: Daniel Stein
Presenters: George Sheldon, Julie Boughn, Jessica Shahin


Preparing the Future: Leveraging Health Reform to Ensure Linkages between Human Services and Health in the Near-term and Long-term
Panel Moderator: Mary Curtis
Presenters: Darrell J. Gaskin, Henry Chao, Joseph Bodmer
Responders: Dr. William Hazel, Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Tom Baden, Ivan Handler


Day 2
Real World Examples, Insights, and Lessons Learned from Building Bridges that Connect Health, Human Services and Other Programs
Panel Moderator: Rick Friedman
Presenters: Dr. William Hazel, Olivia Golden, Albert Delia


Next Pracnetices from Industry that are Leading Innovation and Multisystem Interoperability
Panel Moderator: Gerry Pape
Presenters: William O'Leary, Martin Duggan, Walt Sedlazek


A ‘System of Systems’ Approach for Radically Improving Organizational Effectiveness, Operations and Client-centered Health and Well-being
Panel Moderator: Kim Richeson
Presenters: Wayne Loschen, Charles Pickar, Isidore Sobkowski


Day 3
Confidentiality and Security Implications of the New Health and Human Services Information Sharing Ecosystem - Working through the issues and Getting it Done!
Panel Moderator: Richard Gold
Presenters: Uma Ahluwalia, Larry Bolton, Barbara Cohn, John Ruegg


Building Cross System Information Sharing Form Ground Up: Using Electronic Health Record Technology to Create Virtual Records for Targeted Populations Today
Panel Moderator: Jessica Kahn
Presenters: Kevin Gaines, Michael Nash, Dr. Harold Lehmann, Linette Scott, Nick Macchione



Presentations

 

Day 1

Federal Perspectives on Interoperability and Efforts to Leverage the Affordable Care Act to Link Health, Nutrition and Human Services across Agencies
Panel Moderator: Daniel Stein, Managing Partner and Co Founder, Stewards of Change
Presenters:

  • George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families
  • Julie Boughn, Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey and Certification
  • Jessica Shahin, Associate Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Questions of Consequence: An Initial Discussion about What Matters Most Now for Accelerating Information Sharing across Silos?

Moderators: Stewards of Change Team, Anthony Weeks, Graphic Facilitator

Preparing the Future: Leveraging Health Reform to Ensure Linkages between Human Services and Health in the Near-term and Long-term

Moderator: Mary Curtis, Senior Project Manager, Stewards of Change

Presenters:

  • Darrell J. Gaskin, Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Henry Chao; Deputy CIO & Deputy Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Joseph Bodmer, Director, Division of State and Tribal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement & Project Director for ACF Interoperability Initiative
  • Responder Panel:
    • Dr. William Hazel, Secretary Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland [Invited]
    • Tom Baden, Chief Information Officer, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    • Ivan Handler, Chief Technology Officer of the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology


Day 2

Real World Examples, Insights, and Lessons Learned from Building Bridges that Connect Health, Human Services and Other Programs

Moderator: Rick Friedman, Stewards of Change National Advisory Board

Presenters:

  • Dr. William Hazel, Secretary, Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Olivia Golden, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Albert Delia, Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services, North Carolina


Next Practices from Industry that are Leading Innovation and Multisystem Interoperability

Moderator: Gerry Pape, Senior Vice President, Stewards of Change

  • Innovations in Public-Private Collaboration: The Edge for Business and Health of the Public
    • William O’Leary, Executive Director, Health and Human Services, Microsoft
    • Nick Macchione, Director, Department of Health and Human Services, San Diego County, CA
  • New Models of Citizen Engagement
    • Ronan Rooney, CTO and Cofounder, Curam Software/An IBM Company
  • Fishbowl Discussion: Facilitator: Vernon Brown, Co Founder Stewards of Change
    • Representatives from Public Consulting Group, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, ESRI, and KPMG

Preparing the Action Roadmap: How Health Reform, Innovative Business & Governance Models, and New Technologies Can Be Harnessed Now to Prepare for Change over the Next Few Years?

Facilitator: Stewards of Change Team; Anthony Weeks, Graphic Facilitator

A ‘System of Systems’ Approach for Radically Improving Organizational Effectiveness, Operations and Client-centered Health and Well-being

Moderator: Daniel Stein, Managing Partner and Co Founder, Stewards of Change

  • System of Systems Lecture and Case Study
    • Charles Pickar, Program Area Manager, National Security Studies, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
    • Kim Richeson, Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Human Services Application: New York City
    • Isidore Sobkowski, Chief Information Officer for Health & Human Services; Executive Director HHS Connect, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services

 

Day 3

Confidentiality and Security Implications of the New Health and Human Services Information Sharing Ecosystem – Working through the Issues and Getting it Done!

Moderator: Richard Gold, Senior Project Consultant, Stewards of Change

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Uma Ahluwalia, Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Barbara Cohn, Executive Agency Counsel, Director of Policy & Legal, New York City HHS-Connect
  • Larry Bolton, Counsel to the California Department of Social Services and Counsel to the California Office of Systems Integration.
  • John Ruegg, Director, Los Angeles County Information Systems Advisory Body

Building Cross System Information Sharing From the Ground Up: Using Electronic Health Record Technology to Create Virtual Records for Targeted Populations Today

Moderator: Jessica Kahn, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Information Technology, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

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  • The Honorable Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, Los Angeles County, CA
  • Dr. Linette Scott, Deputy Director, The California Department of Public Health and Health Information Technology [invited]
  • Kevin Gaines, Assistant Deputy Director, California Department of Social Services, Children and Family Services Division [invited]

Respondents: Dr. Harold Lehmann, Associate Professor, Health Science Informatics, Johns Hopkins University

Constructing the “Interoperability Everywhere” Action Roadmap: What Must We Do over the Next Few Years to Prepare Our Systems to be Ready to Adapt to the Current and Emerging Changes, Opportunities and Challenges

Facilitator: Stewards of Change Team; Anthony Weeks, Graphic Facilitator



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Panel Moderator: Daniel Stein
Presenters: David Hansell, Penny Thompson, Jessica Shahin

     

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1. Federal Panel
1a. Federal Panel Q and A
2. Talk Back Notes
3. Talk Back Notes
4. Talk Back Notes
5. From Data to Intelligence
5a. From Data to Intelligence Q and A
6. Vertical Integration Miami Dade
7. National Human Service Interoperability Architecture
8. Responses to Presidential Executive Order
9. Building Interoperability to Scale
10. HHS CIO Interoperability Trends