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The Third HIT Summit will be held in conjunction with The Thirteenth National HIPAA Summit
September 25 - 27, 2006 - Click here for more info on The HIPAA Summit



The Leading Conference for Health Information Technology Policy: At the Federal and State Levels

Co-Sponsored by eHealth Initiative and Bridges to Excellence

This Year's Summit Features a National Assembly of State Leaders Focused on Improving Quality Through HIT and Health Information Exchange

September 25 - 27, 2006

Washington DC Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC

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HIT Summit content available either on CD-ROM or conference podcast via Video iPOD. Both offer plenary session video with synchronized PowerPoint slides and concurrent sessions audio. Purchase both for deep discount.

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Robert M. Kolodner, MD
Interim National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, Former, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Veterans Health Administration

Michael O. Leavitt
Secretary of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Craig R. Barrett
Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
Carolyn Clancy, MD
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Francois de Brantes
National Coordinator, Bridges to Excellence
John Glaser, PhD
Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare System; Chair, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
Janet M. Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Foundation
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Former Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Bill McInturff
Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies
Mark S. Mellman
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mellman Group


Juan Alaniz
Project Manager, Washington State Health Care Authority, WA

Dale Alverson, MD
University of New Mexico, Director, Ecuador Floating Boats Amazonian Telehealth and Education Project

W. Holt Anderson
Executive Director, North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc.

Douglas Anning, JD
Partner, Polsinelli Shalton Welte & Suelthaus

Nancy Archer
Director, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

Rob Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Katy Barr
Professional Staff Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP
Vice President, American College of Physicians

Peter Basch, MD
Medical Director eHealth, MedStar Health

Cybele Bjorklund
Minority Staff Director, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

A. John Blair, III, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Taconic IPA, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MedAllies

Rachel Block
Project Director, Quality Strategies Initiative, United Hospital Fund

George Boersma
Technology Partnerships Director, Department of Information Technology

David Boucher, MPH, CHE
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Karen Braman, MS
Director, Quality and Innovation, Division of Health Policy and Finance

Bill Braithwaite, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, eHealth Initiative Foundation

B. Chad Bungard
Chief Counsel/Deputy Staff Director, Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, U.S. House Committee on Government Reform

Michael Cannon
Vice President, Information Services, Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.

Martin Ciccocioppo
Chairman, The Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative

Scott Cleary
Project Manager, eHealth Connecticut, Inc.

Kelly Cronin
Senior Advisor, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information

Jodi Daniel, JD, MPH
Director, Office of Policy and Research, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

William F. Davenhall
Global Health and Human Services Solution Manager, ESRI

Jud DeLoss
Vice Chair, Health Information and Technology Practice Group, AHLA

Joseph M. DeLuca, MA, FACHE
Managing Practice Director, Information Technology Optimizers

Carol Diamond, MD, MPH
Managing Director of the Health Program, The Markle Foundation; Chair, Connecting for Health

Jessica DiLorenzo
Program and Operations Leader, Bridges to Excellence

Jason Dubois
Vice President, Government Relations, American Clinical Laboratory Association

Jacqueline Dubow
Senior Program Officer, InfoDev Program World Bank Group

Joan Dzenowagis, PhD
Project Manager, Health InterNetwork, World Health Organization

Anne Easton
Chief, Insurance Policy Group, Strategic Human Resources Policy, US Office of Personnel Management

Julie Eckstein
Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri Healthcare and Information Technology Task Force

Doug Emery
Director, Reimbursement Policy, eHealth Initiative Foundation

John K. Evans, FACHE
President, Strategic Alliance Advisors, Inc., Former Chair, VITL Board of Directors

Gregory Farnum
President, Vermont Information Technology Leaders

Lorainne Fernandes, RHIA
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Practice, Initiate

Dave Fisher
Health Policy Director, Senate Budget Committee

Robert Fortini, PNP
Clinical Operations, Manager Community Care Physicians

Alex Fowler
Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rick Friedman (Invited)
Director, Division of State Systems, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, US Department of Health and Human Services

Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc
Director, Regional Health Initiatives, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health

Rosemary Garza
Health Legislative Assistant, Office of the Honorable Charles Gonzalez (D-TX)

Lillee Smith Gelinas, RN, MSN (Invited)
Chief Nursing Officer, VHA Inc.

Janlori Goldman, JD
Director, Health Privacy Project and Research Scholar, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

Justin V. Graham, MD, MS
Medical Director for Quality and Informatics, Lumetra

Peter Dudley Greaves
Senior Enterprise Architect, HCA Healthcare

Jenny Grover
Senior Analyst, Health Care Team, United States Government Accountability Office

Pamela Hanes, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Health Institute

Todd Hart
Director, Illinois Health Network

Trent Haywood, MD, JD (Invited)
Deputy Chief Clinical Officer, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Jenifer Healy
Legislative Assistant on Health, Office of the Honorable Phil Gingrey (R-GA)

W. Michael Heekin, JD, MBA
Chair, Florida Governor's Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board

Joseph M. Heyman, MD
Trustee, American Medical Association Board of Trustees

Gerry Hinkley, JD
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Donald Holmquest, MD, PhD, JD
Chief Executive Officer, California Regional Health Information Organization

Patrick Hope
Legislative Counsel, Division of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, American College of Physicians

Kevin Hutchinson
President and CEO, SureScripts

Howard A. Isenstein, Vice President, Public Affairs and Quality, Federation of American Hospitals

Hasan Jafri
Information Security Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Pamela Johnson
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Voxiva Inc.

Mark Jones, MS, MBA
Principal Investigator, AHRQ HIT grant, Tahlequah City Hospital

Jeffrey Kang, MD, MPH (Invited)
Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy and Policy, Cigna Health Plans

Charles N. Kahn, III (Invited)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation of American Hospitals

Carol Kelly (Invited)
Director, Office of Policy, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Purvee Kempf
Minority Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Nandan Kenkeremath (Invited)
Senior Counsel, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Fauzia M. Khan MD, FCAP
Chief Medical Officer, DiagnosisONE

A. O-Tayo Lalude, MD
Practicing Physician, Louisville, KY

Francesca Lanier, MS
Project Coordinator, Privacy and Security Project, Utah Department of Health

Gail E. Latimer, MSN, RN
VP, Chief Nursing Officer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA

David P. Lawton RN, PhD
Health Surveillance Section Administrator, Public Health Assurance, NEHHSS

Martin LaVenture, MPH, PhD
Director, Center for Health Informatics, Minnesota Department of Health

Thomas Lee, MD
Practicing Physician, Partners Healthcare System

Robert Louthian, JD
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Temina Madon
Legislative Fellow, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

Michael Matthews
Chief Executive Officer, MedVirginia

Trudi Matthews
Chief Policy Advisor, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family

Ned McCulloch, JD
Governmental Programs Executive, IBM

Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD
Associate Director, RAND Health

Robert J. McGrath, PhD
Executive Director, New Hampshire Health Information Center

James S. McIlwain, Jr., MD
President, Information & Quality Healthcare

David Merritt
Project Director, Center for Health Transformation

Maurice Middleberg
Vice President for Public Policy, Global Health Council

Andy Miller
Government Information Technology Agency, State of Arizona

E. Mitchell ("Mitch") Roob, Jr. (Invited)
Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Dara Murray
CISO, Program Support Center, US Department of Health & Human Services

Scott D. Myers
Managing Director, Government Health and Life Sciences, Accenture

Beth Nagel
Assistant to the Director, Department of Information Technology

Helene Nelson
Secretary, Department of Health and Family Services, State of Wisconsin

Tom Newton
Director of Environmental Health, Iowa Department of Public Health

Tom Nighswander, MD, MPH
Facilitator, The Alaska Telehealth Advisory Council

Emmett O'Keefe
Director, Federal Public Policy,

Joelle Oishi
Professional Staff Member, House Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee

Brent Olson
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Policy, AT&T

J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Regenstrief Institute

Stephen Palmer
Policy Analyst, Office of Governor Rick Perry

Chuck Parker
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer/DOQ-IT, Masspro

Jonathan Peck
President, Institute for Alternative Futures

Susan Penfield
Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Gina Perez
Project Director, Delaware Health Information Network

Jody Pettit, MD
Director, Oregon Health Information Infrastructure Project

Raymond Rogers
Chief Development Officer, National Center for Health Care Informatics

C. William Schroth
Chair, Working Group for Health Information Technology, New York State Department of Health

David Schwartz
Professional Staff, Senate Finance Committee/Minority

Stephen Settimi
Senior Fellow & Technical Advisor, ICT/Knowledge Management

Jon Shematek, MD
Vice President, Quality & Medical Policy, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield

Sam Simon
President, Issue Dynamics, Inc. (Moderator)

Suanne Singer
President, Maine Health Information Center

Steve Solomon
Director, CDC's Division of Health Care Quality Program

James Sorace
Medical Officer and Clinical Advisor, DOQ-IT Program, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Barry Straube (Invited)
Acting Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Peter P. Swire
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, Former Chief Counselor, Office of Management & Budget, Office of the President of the United States

William Tierney, MD
Director of Research, Indiana University-Kenya Program

Roxane A. Townsend, MD
Deputy Secretary, Department of Health & Hospitals

Micky Tripathi, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

Tim Turner
Chairman, Statewide Health Coordinating Council's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, State of Texas

Margaret Van Amringe
VP, Public Policy and Government Relations, JCAHO

Darrell Vanyo
Member, North Dakota HIT Steering Committee, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota

Allison F. Viola, MBA, RHIA
Director of Federal Relations, American Health Information Management Association

Susan S. Walden
Health Policy Counsel, Committee on Finance

James M. Walker, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Information Officer, Geisinger Health System

Emily Welebob
Vice President, Operations, eHealth Initiative and Foundation

Bob White, MD, MPH
Medical Director, New Mexico Health Information Collaborative

Dennis White
Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Medical Care Foundation

John Wiesendanger, MHA
Chief Executive Officer, The West Virginia Medical Institute

John Williams
Consultant, Towers Perrin

Joy Johnson Wilson
Director, Health Policy, National Conference of State Legislatures

Joel White
Majority Staff Director, House Ways and Means Committee

Bridgette Wiefling, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Director, Children's Malnutrition Hospital Project, Honduras

Marcy Wilder, JD
Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Chantal Worzala
Senior Associate Director of Policy, American Hospital Association

Richard S. Wyde, JD
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Grace S. Zaczek
Director, Office of Performance Improvement and Patient Safety, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Mike Zamore
Policy Advisor, Office of the Honorable Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)

Hugh Zettel
Director, Government and Industry Relations, GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions; Director, EHR-VA Association

Amy Zimmerman, MPH
Director, Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Project, Rhode Island Department of Health

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