Dr. Vindell Washington to Deliver Upcoming Keynote Address
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Headlines the October 2016 Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly!
NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 – The Millennium Alliance is incredibly honored to have Dr. Vindell Washington National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as the gala dinner keynote speaker at the Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly taking place on October 17th-18th, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, FL. You won’t want to miss what he has to say!
The Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly brings together North America’s most prominent IT and business leaders from Major Health Systems. As we settle into the ACA era, Health Systems will need to become more retail-focused as they respond to consumer demand for greater price transparency and cost savings. Businesses must address rapid innovation and competition from non-traditional players, but above all, they must respond to empowered consumers as customer-centric transformation sweeps healthcare. We will be discussing these items in addition to the recent push for new technology services to accompany the demands the ACA will bring.
This premier gathering will address the most important technology/business priorities of 2017 and identify new opportunities to lead a healthcare transformation. Through a cutting edge program designed by the industry, for the industry, we will provide the freshest and most up-to-date insight that will help move your organization to the next level. A series of executive education roundtables, keynote presentations, educational workshops and networking sessions will offer industry-specific topics and trends to ensure your company sustains its competitive advantage.
About Dr. Vindell Washington
Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and provides high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations, and policies and advances key Administration initiatives, such as delivery system reform, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and implementation of the Interoperability Roadmap.
Prior to joining ONC, Dr. Washington served as the President of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) Medical Group and as the health system’s Chief Medical Information Officer. The FMOL Health System is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has five acute care hospitals and affiliated facilities located throughout Louisiana provide care to 40% of the state’s population.
Dr. Washington’s primary responsibility was to develop and execute ambulatory strategies for the health system with a focus on transforming ambulatory care delivery models. In this role, he led over 500 physicians, advanced practitioners and 1,400 employees in more than 70 care locations throughout Louisiana. Additionally, his responsibilities included quality and process improvement.
He was also the senior accountable executive for information technology for FMOLHS. During his tenure, the health system has been an early adopter of technology including solutions including the integration of medical device information into the electronic health record and the widespread deployment of clinical decision support within the provider documentation workflow. FMOLHS has been recognized as an Information Week Top 500 Company and the institution’s help desk has won the Help Desk Institute best in class award.
Before joining FMOLHS, Dr. Washington served as CEO of Piedmont Healthcare Management Group (PHMG) in Charlotte, North Carolina where he led the development efforts of coding and billing process technologies. PHMG was sold to Anodyne Health, which in turn was acquired by AthenaHealth. Before PHMG, he was president and CEO of Piedmont Emergency Medicine Associates, also located in Charlotte, NC, where he led a 70 provider hospitalist medicine and emergency medicine group.
Dr. Washington received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. He earned his Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
About the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.
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