Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sacramento Conference Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

About the CalHIPSO Health IT Conference

This interactive conference will kick off a process to build an agenda for the future of interoperability in California. Our diverse group of speakers and breakout sessions will look at the issues from all angles: Policy, Funding, and Technical. Attendees at the conference will be given the opportunity to join in the process of building a plan that will be published later in 2020.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $250 (before 4/7/20)
  • Regular Registration Fee: $350 (after 4/7/20)
  • Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.


  • 100% refund if cancelled before 2/7/20
  • 50% refund if cancelled between 2/8/20 and 4/7/20
  • 0% refund if cancelled after 4/7/20

CalHIPSO Health IT Conference Agenda

Location: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

8:00AM - 9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15am – 10:00am

Morning Keynote

Bradley Gilbert, MD. - (Invited)
10:00am – 10:15am



Morning Panel

“Clinical Data Exchange – Many Paths, One Goal”
Dan Chavez, Executive Director, San Diego Regional HIE
Paul Matthews, Chief Technology Officer, OCHIN
Claudia Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Manifest Medex
11:00am – 11:15am


11:15am – Noon

Morning Keynote #2

Peter Long - Senior Vice President, Blue Shield of California
Noon - 1:00pm

Lunch Keynote

3:00pm -3:45pm

Presentation of Breakout Sessions

3:45pm -4:00pm

Conference Wrap Up and Next Steps

4:00pm -5:00pm

Conference Reception

Afternoon Breakout Sessions Overview


Policy: Breaking Down Barriers to Interoperability

Session Leader: TBD

Interoperability has become a hot topic for policy makers in Washington, DC and Sacramento. The last two years have seen a flurry of legislative and regulatory proposals aimed at advancing the cause of robust data exchange. This interactive session will explore what is happening and, more importantly, what should be happening in the policy arena to make interoperability a reality.


Technical: Networking to Make Interoperability Work

Session Leader: TBD

This is the breakout session for the hardcore data geeks. Interoperability is governed by its own set of rules and standards – TEFCA, HL7, etc. This session will discuss the various rules, standards, and frameworks. It will also explore how we can work within them to advance the cause of interoperability.


Funding: Supporting Interoperability with Dollars and Sense

Session Leader: TBD

Making interoperability a reality is going to require a lot of funding. Luckily, there are many possible sources to find it – federal and state governments, as well as private and foundation. This breakout session will lay out all of the funding opportunities and start the process of building a plan for the state.