e-Health Summit

Minnesota e-Health Summit

The goal of the annual Minnesota e-Health Summit is to provide quality education about emerging national and state e-Health initiatives. In addition to hearing from internationally recognized e-Health leaders, attendees discuss policy issues, learn about the progress of innovative projects underway in Minnesota, and get progress reports that highlight statewide activities.

2017: Connectivity. Equity. Health.
Save the Date: June 15, 2017 at the Earl Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.
The 2017 Summit will explore how optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and advancing population health, as well as delve into challenges and opportunities for connecting the continuum of care. Sessions will highlight practical information with the latest knowledge, insights, tools, and resources to connect communities.

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2016 Summit highlights include keynote Kevin L. Larsen, MD, FACP, Medical Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and resources from 18 sessions on optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs), health information exchange and other health information technology.

2016 Minnesota e-Health Summit Website

2016 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
2015 Summit highlights include keynote presentations from Dr. Mitchell H. Katz, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Dr. David Ross, Director, Public Health Informatics Institute and Vice President of the Task Force for Global Health. Dr. Katz shared challenges and strategies for delivering care in a large and diverse municipal health system and Dr. Ross discussed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data For Health Initiative, of which he serves as co-chair. Archived video links to their talks as well as slides for all the 2015 Summit presenters is available at the link above.

2015 Minnesota e-Health Summit Website

2015 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2014 e-Health Summit featured Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who is then leading the national effort for adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. There is video with a link to her talk, as well as links to other plenary session talks and breakout session presentation slides from Minnesota speakers that highlighted projects and successes.

2014 Minnesota e-Health Summit Website

2014 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2013 Summit keynote featured Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates. Slides from breakout sessions are available with information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan.

2013 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
Dr. Seth Foldy, Senior Advisor in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provided insight on achieving quality outcomes and value with EHRs. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates. Slides from breakout sessions are available with information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan.

2012 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
So much progress has been made in locations around the state that additional sessions were added to the 2011 e-Health Summit to share specific examples of what is happening in the broad range of settings — from clinics and labs to dental and long-term care. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions, providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates.

2011 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who then led the national effort for adoption and meaningful use of health IT. Other highlights included two special Pre-Summit Workshops, a Showcase of leading community efforts, breakout sessions that highlighted Minnesota projects and successes, and exhibits offering a range of products and services.

2010 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2009 e-Health Summit provided tools and resources to guide success in implementing EHRs and HIT in the current economic climate. Examples of national and Minnesota e-health activities highlighted the challenges faced and strategies used to overcome them.

2009 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2008 MN e-Health Summit provided a forum for health leaders statewide to increase their understanding of progress, barriers and opportunities from a state and national perspective on the effective use of Health Information Technology (HIT) and the progress towards the goal of interconnected electronic health records (EHR) for every provider in Minnesota by 2015. The Pre-Summit workshop was aimed at demystifying EHR planning and selection, including educational demonstrations using a common set of functionality parameters.

2008 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2007 e-Health Summit showcased how national and Minnesota e-Health initiatives are working to empower consumers, inform and connect clinicians, and protect communities. The Pre-Summit workshop gave participants knowledge and skills for seeking Health Information Technology (HIT) funding and an opportunity to learn about resources available to assist in planning and implementing an HIT strategy for their organization.

2007 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2006 Minnesota e-Health Summit provided an unique opportunity to learn firsthand from the national and state leaders about the current progress and future directions for e-Health in Minnesota. The efforts support the Minnesota e-Health charge to empower consumers, connect clinicians, and protect communities.

2006 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)
The 2005 Minnesota e-Health Summit was a call to action to accelerate the use of health information technology to improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs, and enable individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions.

2005 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)

For more information on previous Summit's, please contact mn.ehealth@state.mn.us

Updated Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 01:31PM