Statewide conference in May focuses on future of health care delivery in California

Online registration open for Sacramento event

Dentists and other health care providers are encouraged to attend Health Information Technology After Meaningful Use — a statewide conference happening May 13 in Sacramento and hosted by CalHIPSO, an organization formed through a partnership of the California Medical Association, the California Primary Care Association and the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.

National leaders from health information technology and the health information exchange will join health care providers, health plans and representatives from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new administration to reflect on what the HITECH Act has accomplished since it passed in 2009 and to project a future path for California’s health care delivery system. HITECH – the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act – ushered in digitized health care in the U.S. Since then, CalHIPSO reports it has helped more than 10,000 providers improve their practices and access federal incentives.

The conference will bring together stakeholders from across health care to determine what comes next and what work still needs to be done. Speakers will discuss payment reform, medical-dental integration, health plan perspectives and current related issues for both Gov. Newsom and the federal government.

Among others, speakers include Mat Kendall, co-founder and executive vice president of Provider Networks for Aledade, and David Gesko, DDS, dental director and senior vice president for HealthPartners.

The conference takes place Monday, May 13, at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento and begins at 9 a.m. following registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. The conference closes with a reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Register online and find parking and hotel reservation information.

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