Recap: Health IT Forum Jan. 26, 2012

Posted Date: 
January 26, 2012

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

RECAP:  Health IT Forum Jan. 26, 2012 
Topic: Medical Records - A Focus on Standards and Implementation

Speakers from the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP) and Voluntis presented to over 120 participants on the topic of Medical Records - A Focus on Standards and Implementaion.  The distinguished speakers shared their vision, priorities, and challenges as they lead the effort to transform our nation’s Health IT.  


Joshua Sharfstein
Secretary, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein was appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in January 2011. In March 2009, President Obama appointed Dr. Sharfstein to serve as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency's second highest-ranking position. He served as the Acting Commissioner from March 2009 through May 2009 and as Principal Deputy Commissioner through January 2011. 
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Daniel Wilt
Program Manager, Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP)
Mr. Wilt is the Program Director for the Healthcare IT Regional Extension Center for CRISP. He brings more than 15 years of experience with implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the healthcare background to lead the effort.  Prior to CRISP he was at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as an Enterprise Architect where he worked on the Primary Care Medical Home Pay for Performance and the payer based Personal Health Record initiative by helping to define the architecture and technology solutions. He was also a contributor to the company's Healthcare IT policy and analysis along with the point for Health Information Exchanges in the Mid Atlantic region for the company.
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Christophe Roturier
Director, Sales & Business Development USA, Voluntis
Voluntis is a healthcare software vendor focused on the large and rapidly expanding sector of Patient Relationship Management (PRM).  PRM designates collaborative health and disease management services, provided by health care organizations as an extension to "traditional" patient care services delivered in hospitals and physician practices. Today Voluntis manages over 600,000 patients records, in 20 different therapeutic areas and has deployed solutions for customers in Europe and in the US.
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Chuck Kramer, Vice President of Health Systems, GlobalNet Services, Inc.

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 About the Forums
This was the second in a series of four Health IT related forums. The topic for the October 2011 Health IT Forum centered on Government Contracting.  Future topics will include Patient Care on March 27, 2012 and New Innovations on June 5, 2012.  The Health IT Forums are held at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED), Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) have partnered to advance the innovation of Health IT in Montgomery County, Maryland, and therefore advance health IT for the entire United States.

Should you have any questions,  contact Barbara Ashe, Executive Vice President,
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at 301-738-0015 x 215 email

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