The ONC 2017 Annual Meeting was held November 30-December 1, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. This year’s event, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability, featured engaging keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions.
And no one is more passionate about improving the usability and interoperability of health IT than our own Director of Healthcare Transformation, Christina Caraballo; which is why she was asked to participate in a break out session at this year’s event.
The panel, Advancing Interoperability Through Recognized Standards: ONC’s Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), addressed the goals and changes in the role of the ISA in today’s healthcare landscape. Caraballo, named as one of HIMSS’ Most Influential Women in 2017, joined esteemed panelists from the ONC and HIMSS at the event.
Panels such as the one at the ONC meeting are crucial to defining and furthering the ISA’s mission of which Caraballo fully supports. “I’m really hopeful about ONC’s commitment to evolving the ISA into a more interactive and inviting source of information that empowers diverse stakeholders to better understand available and emerging standards and how they work – and don’t work – in the real world. This will help us as an industry to more clearly identify and effectively address gaps in accessing health information and using it in meaningful ways.”
Our Christina Caraballo speaks on the panel, Advancing Interoperability Through Recognized Standards.
CMS director and CMO, Kate Goodrich, participated on the Usability Panel Discussion
Keynote and Fireside Chat with National Coordinator Don Rucker, M.D.