February 11th Lunch & Learn - Public Policy in Support of Healthcare Transformation: A Health IT Perspective

February 11, 11:30am, CST - 1:00pm, CST

Joe C Thompson Conference Center

2405 Robert Dedman Drive

Austin, Texas 78712

Room: 2.120


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Public Policy in Support of Healthcare Transformation: A Health IT Perspective

Please join us on February 11th when Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs for HIMSS will discuss issues that affect our efforts to transform healthcare and facilitate greater interoperability and access. 

This presentation will highlight data exchange as well as other key policy issues impacting health IT at the federal and state levels, such as the shift to value-based care, patient privacy, Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, information blocking regulations, merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) value pathways, and artificial intelligence. It will also describe how individuals and organizations can participate in the policy process through HIMSS and help shape our robust initiatives moving forward.

Speaker Bio:

Jeff is the Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs at HIMSS. In this position, he leads HIMSS’ efforts to build stronger relationships with federal agencies and facilitates the building of a nationwide network of advocates for state-based initiatives that impact all aspects of health IT.

Before joining HIMSS, Jeff was the team leader for corporate accounts at the Marwood Group, where he worked with non-profit health systems, health IT vendors, professional societies, and trade associations, analyzing where they could most effectively influence legislative and regulatory processes and focus their advocacy efforts.  

His career also included several years in the health care non-profit advocacy world, where he led efforts in policy development, directed outreach to Congress and Executive Branch agencies, built advocacy coalitions with like-minded organizations, and created robust grassroots networks.  He also worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was part of the team responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Government Performance and Results Act within the Department.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.