The eHealth Exchange Participant Meeting is a must-attend gathering of health IT interoperability experts across the public and private sectors. The robust agenda includes product roadmaps, government representatives, data sharing case studies, technical tips and tricks, networking events, and much more.

December 4, 2019

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

7:30 AM

Coordinating Committee Meeting

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee Leadership Welcome

9:00 AM

State of the Network:

Celebrating 10 years of health information exchange this year, the eHealth Exchange network continues to thrive and evolve to support the changing needs of our Participants. The Executive Director will provide insight on the dramatic changes this year, as well as what the future holds.
Jay Nakashima, Executive Director, eHealth Exchange
9:30 AM

More Data, More Insights:

How to identify with whom you transact, volume, location, and share success with your community with the new eHealth Exchange Hub Dashboard.
Michael Lundie, Cognosante
Eric Heflin, The Sequoia Project


10:45 AM

The Last Mile:

The eHealth Exchange is proud to support 75% of all hospitals nationwide, as well as many other healthcare settings. With the implementation of the Carequality Interoperability Framework, our network participants may connect to 92%* of acute care providers nationwide. Learn how we plan to expand connectivity by providing Carequality Connection access to our network Participants, as well as next steps to opt-out of exchanging with this community. (*at complete roll-out)
Dave Cassel, Executive Director, Carequality
Jay Nakashima, Executive Director, eHealth Exchange
11:30 AM

HIE Synergies Spotlight:

Why do more than 50% of regional and state health information exchanges participate in the eHealth Exchange network? Learn how HIEs leverage the eHealth Exchange network to expand connectivity for their customers, while using the time and cost savings to provide more value-added services. Once thought of as competitors, today the national and regional HIEs compliment each other to better serve providers and patients.
Brandon Neiswender, CRISP
12:00 PM

Lunch Presented by InterSystems

1:00 PM

Federal Interoperability Progress and Promise:

The eHealth Exchange was founded on the principal need for health information exchange between and among federal agencies and their private sector partners. Learn how these relationships have evolved, how network participants can better work together, and opportunitites for future use cases.
Kevin Larsen, MD, CMS
Arun Gopalan, DaVita
Ganesh Persad, Memorial Healthcare System
1:45 PM

Electronic Case Reporting:

The eHealth Exchange is facilitating a new use case, Electronic Case Reporting. Learn more about plans for automated generation and transmission of case reports from electronic health records to public health agencies. 
John Loonsk, APHL
2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Content Remediation:

One year into our enhanced content testing program we know more than ever what's working - and not working - within the data. This update on the testing program will include tips and tricks for those organizations striving to pass the rigorous new standards. 
Didi Davis, The Sequoia Project
3:45 PM

Megatrends in Health Information Exchange:

With weekly headlines on information blocking, trusted exchange frameworks, and more coming from Washington, DC, we know it can get overwhelming and a bit confusing. Our panelists will provide a foundational overview of the critical issues and what they mean to our network participants. 
Mark Segal, Digital Health Policy Advisors
4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

5:15 PM

All Participant Networking Reception:

Join us to celebrate 10 years of health information sharing while networking with current and potential health information exchange partners. 


The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located right outside of Washington, DC.  The room rate is $229 and the cut-off for reservations is November 11. 

*Separate daily fee for parking, incidentals and tax.

Thank Your to Our Gold Sponsor


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Jay Nakashima, Vice President, eHealth Exchange

Over the past 25 years Jay Nakashima has designed EHRs, implemented EHRs, optimized EHR configuration, optimized clinical workflow, directly led user-centered design research analysts and usability engineers, and spearheaded data exchange.  Jay has worked for health IT vendors, providers, payers, and now, for the Sequoia Project focusing solely on addressing the challenges of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange.  At The Sequoia Project, a trusted and independent convener of industry and government, Jay has responsibility for the eHealth Exchange, the largest health data sharing network in the United States.”

Mark J. Segal, PhD, FHIMSS

Mark Segal is Principal, Digital Health Policy Solutions, LLC, a digital health policy consultancy. He provides strategic counsel on interoperability policy, value-based payment, and health IT regulation and patient safety. Until December 2017, he was Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs for GE Healthcare Digital. Mark has provided advice to ONC and CMS and been leader and expert participant in health IT organizations and policy initiatives, addressing patient safety and usability, standards and interoperability, certification, value-based payment, opioids and health IT, delivery system reform, the 21st Century Cures law, and payment incentives.

Mark chaired the Electronic Health Record Association. He served on Carequality’s Steering Committee and Advisory Council. He also chairs HL7’s Policy Advisory Committee and serves on its Advisory Council and Leadership Development and Nomination Committee. He was a member of the CARIN Alliance Board and is a member of its Policy Workgroup. Mark was appointed to the NQF HIT Patient Safety Expert Panel and the Health IT Standards Committee S&I Framework Task Force. He has held leadership and policy roles for HIMSS, AMIA, and eHI.

Mark has a BA in political science from the University of Rochester and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.