• Location

    Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
    Washington, DC

    The CHIME Advocacy Summit brings together leading policy makers in Washington, D.C., with healthcare IT’s top thought leaders in discussions about today’s most pressing public policy challenges and opportunities. The sessions highlight four health IT-related policy topics that prioritizes patients, their health and the care they receive: cybersecurity, interoperability, solutions to the opioid epidemic and telemedicine.

    This educational program will give participants a comprehensive understanding of the legislative and regulatory landscape and provide the knowledge and tools to engage with legislators and policy makers at all levels. The program also includes numerous networking opportunities, giving participants ample time to interact and get acquainted. 

    By attending the CHIME Advocacy Summit, you will earn 11.5 CEU’s.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    400 New Jersey Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    Telephone:  202 719 8433  

    RESERVATIONS:  You may book online here.

    The reservation cut-off is September 11, 2018. A one-night room and tax deposit is required to hold the reservation. Reservations received after the cut-off will be on a space-available basis only. Make your reservations EARLY!

    ROOM RATE: A block of rooms has been reserved for CHIME members at the special rate of $279.00 per night for single/double occupancy. Additional Charges include current Washington D.C. taxes of 14.8%

    Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Should you need to cancel your reservation you must do so no later than 72-hours prior to the date of your arrival to receive a full refund of your deposit.

    LOCATION: The hotel is located approximately 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

    Registration Information

    Registration fees and payment: 

    CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA Provider Members
    Early Bird:      $895 – on or before 8/31/18
                           $1095 – begins on 9/1/18

    Provider non-members: $1295

    CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA Foundation Members
    Early Bird:      $895 – on or before 8/31/18
                           $1095 – begins on 9/1/18

    Non-member supplier or vendor representatives: $2995

    **Please note early bird pricing ends on 8/31**

    The registration fee includes all program materials as well as breakfasts, lunches, and receptions. 

    Interested in attending multiple events? Walk through the Fall Forum registration to see bundle savings.

    Cancellation Policy

    CHIME Advocacy Summit registrants who cancel on or before September 14th, 2018 will be issued a full refund; cancellations received after September 14th – no refunds will be issued. 

    Please note:  Attendance is not transferable to another person or to another offering of the program.

    Click here to Register.

  • Advocacy Summit Sponsorship Packages

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    Wednesday, October 3rd
    Keynote Speaker Leidos
    Welcome Reception  
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    Luncheon Leidos
    Networking Reception  
    Hotel Keycard  
    Logo’ed Pads and Pens  
    Room Drop  
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    Attendee Gift  
    Attendee Backpack  
    Welcome Banner Leidos
    Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (full page)  
    Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (1/2 page)  
    Onsite Printed Program Guide Ads (1/2 page)  
    Message Panel  
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  • CHIME Advocacy Summit
    Wednesday, October 3rd – Friday October 5th
    Washington, D.C.
    Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
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    Wednesday October 3, 2018  
    12:00 – 4:00 pm Registration  
    3:30 – 4:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
    4:00 – 5:00 pm Keynote Speaker
    5:00-7:00 pm Reception  
    Thursday October 4, 2018  
    8:00 – 8:15 am Opening Remarks  
    8:15 – 9:00 am To Care and Protect: Balancing Patient Access with Cyber Safety

    Obtain a high-level overview of the federal policy challenges facing senior healthcare IT leaders and their organizations as they try to meet demands to share information more widely while simultaneously trying to protect against increasingly frequent and sophisticated cybersecurity threats. Hear from leading healthcare IT executives who have helped educate policy decision makers about these issues.

    9:00 – 9:45 am Federal Agency Keynote – The Future of the Medicare Program and the Role of Technology

    Hear from the leadership of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the future of the Medicare program and healthcare IT’s role in the continued drive to increase quality, lower costs and provide patient-centered care. The session will include a discussion about how interoperability will facilitate healthcare delivery system reform.

    9:45 – 10:00 am Break  
    10:00 – 11:00 am An Update from ONC: Implementing the Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act

    Congress placed a spotlight on achieving nationwide interoperability with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. This session will feature an update from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on their efforts to implement the various provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act including the trusted exchange framework common agreement (TEFCA).

    11:00 – 12:00 pm CMS Listening Session – Life After Meaningful Use: The Future of Promoting Interoperability and Advancing Care Information

    Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with senior leadership from the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality concerning the Promoting Interoperability program and the Quality Payment Program. Learn how CMS envisions the programs will be implemented and strategies to ensure a smooth transition into these new policy directives.

    12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
    1:00 –  2:00 pm Cybersecurity Policy Fireside Chat

    Congressional committees and federal agencies increasingly recognize the disruption and harm that cyberattacks pose to our nation’s health systems and patients. In this discussion, national cybersecurity experts will discuss federal resources, gaps and how the provider and industry communities can become engaged in efforts to build a stronger cyber profile.     

    2:00 – 2:45 pm Press Panel: Health IT Journalists Discuss Policy Trends
    2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
    3:00 – 4:00 pm Combating the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

    Lawmakers have introduced scores of opioid bills and the federal government has appropriated almost $10 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. This session will focus on opportunities to use heath IT to combat the crisis and the barriers that need to be removed to better serve patients exposed or addicted to opioids.

    4:00 – 4:15 pm Break
    4:15 – 5:00 pm All-Star Congressional Staff Panel

    House and Senate congressional staff outline key health IT policy initiatives and priorities for the remainder of the 115th Congress and what we should consider heading into a lame duck session and 2019. From HIPAA to telehealth, opioids to interoperability, Congress has recognized the potential of technology to transform healthcare. Staff from key congressional committees and health IT policy champions will cover topics including telehealth, Medicare payment policies, 21st Century Cures Act implementation and interoperability.

    5:30 – 7:00 pm Policy Power Hour Plus – Networking with Your Peers
    Friday October 5, 2018  
    7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast – KLAS Report Reveal –Medical Device Security 2018
    8:30 – 9:30 am Connected Care: Reaching Underserved Populations

    Provider shortages and resource restraints are exacerbated in rural and underserved areas. Learn from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) about efforts underway to leverage technology to reach underserved populations.

    9:30 – 10:30 am Medical Devices: Future of Medical Device Oversight

    Following widespread cybersecurity threats like WannaCry and Petya, medical device cybersecurity has become a topic of interest for Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the industry. This session will include perspectives from policy makers and healthcare providers on how they are handling medical device cybersecurity.

    10:30 – 10:45 am Closing Comments  
    11:00am  Adjourn  


    The agenda is subject to change.

  • Speakers

    Arthur Allen
    About Arthur Allen


    Elise Sweeney Anthony, JD
    About Elise Sweeney Anthony


    Rachel Arndt, MFA
    About Rachel Arndt


    Russell Branzell, MS, FCHIME, CHCIO
    About Russ Branzell


    Seth D. Carmody, Ph.D.
    About Seth D. Carmody


    Julie Chua
    About Julie Chua


    Erik Decker, MS
    About Erik Decker


    Cletis Earle, MS, CHCIO
    About Cletis Earle


    Gregory Garcia
    About Gregory Garcia


    Colin Goldfinch, MPH, MHA
    About Colin Goldfinch


    Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS
    About Kate Goodrich


    About Liz Johnson


    John Kravitz, MHA, CHCIO
    About John Kravitz


    Leslie Krigstein
    About Leslie Krigstein


    Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    About Marianne Kolbasuk McGee


    Pam McNutt
    About Pam McNutt


    Brett Meeks, JD
    About Brett Meeks


    James “J.P.” Paluskiewicz, MA
    About James “J.P.” Paluskiewicz


    Marc Probst, MBA, CHCIO
    About Marc Probst

    Matt Quinn, MBA
    About Matt Quinn

    Don Rucker, MD
    About Don Rucker

    Alex Ruoff, MA
    About Alex Ruoff

    Mari Rose Savickis, MPA
    About Mari Rose Savickis


    Nicholas Uehlecke
    About Nicholas Uehlecke


    Sue Wang, MS
    About Sue Wang


    Jessica Wilkerson
    About Jessica Wilkerson


    Edward You, MS
    About Edward You

    The speakers are subject to change.




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