MN e-Health Summit

Minnesota e-Health Summit

The Minnesota e-Health Initiative held an annual conference from 2005-2019 to provide quality education on advances in health information technology, health information exchange and emerging national and statewide trends in e-health. In addition to hearing from internationally recognized e-Health leaders, attendees discuss policy issues, learn about the progress of innovative projects underway in Minnesota, and get progress reports that highlight statewide activities.

Starting in 2020 the Minnesota e-Health Initiative joined forces with the HIMSS Minnesota (MN HIMSS) Chapter for a collaborative conference. For more information, please see the MN HIMSS and Minnesota e-Health Initiative Conference website.

Click on links below for information from past Minnesota e-Health Summits:

The 2019 Summit focused on improving health outcomes for individuals and populations and ensuring that health providers can work at their best. The Minnesota e-Health Summit is THE premier e-Health event in the Midwest. The Summit is well known as a valuable educational experience. Besides updates from national and state leaders on progress toward implementing interoperable electronic health records, it provides a forum to share best practices, how-to’s, success stories and lessons learned, as well as the latest trends and state of the art equipment.

2019 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)

The 2018 Summit provided national, state and local perspectives and stories with practical applications for participants and their organizations. Participants were able to participate in plenary, breakout sessions, and attend an exhibit area that showcased the latest resources and technologies. They learned how they can help advance e-health in their organization and improve health information interoperability, implement health information exchange, as well as build connections for healthier communities.

2018 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)

The 2017 Summit provided participants with tools and resources to guide success in implementing EHRs and other health information technology. The Summit explored how optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and advancing population health, as well as delved into challenges and opportunities for connecting the continuum of care in the context of the theme: "Connectivity. Equity. Health."

2017 Minnesota e-Health Summit Program (PDF)

2016 Summit highlights include keynote Kevin L. Larsen, MD, FACP, Medical Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and resources from 18 sessions on optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs), health information exchange and other health information technology.

2015 Summit highlights include keynote presentations from Dr. Mitchell H. Katz, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Dr. David Ross, Director, Public Health Informatics Institute and Vice President of the Task Force for Global Health. Dr. Katz shared challenges and strategies for delivering care in a large and diverse municipal health system and Dr. Ross discussed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Data For Health Initiative, of which he serves as co-chair. Archived video links to their talks as well as slides for all the 2015 Summit presenters is available at the link above.

The 2014 e-Health Summit featured Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who is then leading the national effort for adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. There is video with a link to her talk, as well as links to other plenary session talks and breakout session presentation slides from Minnesota speakers that highlighted projects and successes.

The 2013 Summit keynote featured Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates. Slides from breakout sessions are available with information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan.

Dr. Seth Foldy, Senior Advisor in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provided insight on achieving quality outcomes and value with EHRs. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates. Slides from breakout sessions are available with information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan.

So much progress has been made in locations around the state that additional sessions were added to the 2011 e-Health Summit to share specific examples of what is happening in the broad range of settings — from clinics and labs to dental and long-term care. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions, providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates.

Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who then led the national effort for adoption and meaningful use of health IT. Other highlights included two special Pre-Summit Workshops, a Showcase of leading community efforts, breakout sessions that highlighted Minnesota projects and successes, and exhibits offering a range of products and services.

The 2009 e-Health Summit provided tools and resources to guide success in implementing EHRs and HIT in the current economic climate. Examples of national and Minnesota e-health activities highlighted the challenges faced and strategies used to overcome them.

The 2008 MN e-Health Summit provided a forum for health leaders statewide to increase their understanding of progress, barriers and opportunities from a state and national perspective on the effective use of Health Information Technology (HIT) and the progress towards the goal of interconnected electronic health records (EHR) for every provider in Minnesota by 2015. The Pre-Summit workshop was aimed at demystifying EHR planning and selection, including educational demonstrations using a common set of functionality parameters.

The 2007 e-Health Summit showcased how national and Minnesota e-Health initiatives are working to empower consumers, inform and connect clinicians, and protect communities. The Pre-Summit workshop gave participants knowledge and skills for seeking Health Information Technology (HIT) funding and an opportunity to learn about resources available to assist in planning and implementing an HIT strategy for their organization.

The 2006 Minnesota e-Health Summit provided an unique opportunity to learn firsthand from the national and state leaders about the current progress and future directions for e-Health in Minnesota. The efforts support the Minnesota e-Health charge to empower consumers, connect clinicians, and protect communities.

The 2005 Minnesota e-Health Summit was a call to action to accelerate the use of health information technology to improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs, and enable individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions.

For more information on previous Summit's, please contact mn.ehealth@state.mn.us

Updated Thursday, 15-Oct-2020 07:32:30 CDT