Capitol Hill  “Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics” Since 1993

Honorary Bipartisan Leadership:
• Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) • Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
• Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
• Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) • Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
• Rep. Phil English (R-PA) • Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN)
• Rep. David Wu (D-OR)

The Committee is also pleased to be coordinating sessions with the  “House 21st Century Health Care Caucus”  Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Tim Murphy (R-PA), Co-Chairs

Draft 2008 Sessions and Sponsors  (Topics and Dates Subject to Change, Capitol Hill Rooms to Be Announced)

  • “Outlook for 2008: the Budget, Major Pending Authorization Measures, Grant Projects and Programs of Federal Agencies”, Wednesday, February 6th , 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Room SR-385 Russell Senate Office Building.
  • “HIT Projects to Improve Access for Low Income Persons and the Uninsured: Safety Net Providers Step up To the Plate”, Wednesday, March 5th, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm, Room SR-385 Russell Senate Office Building.
  • “The Grand National Challenge – Marshalling the Resources Toward A Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) to Help Transform Healthcare: Addressing the Issues” (Including a discussion AHIC 2.0) (To Be Rescheduled)
  • “Training an HIT-Enabled Healthcare Workforce: Addressing Shortages” Wednesday, April 2nd, 12:00pm – 1:45 pm, Room B-340 Rayburn House Office Building
  • “Military HIT Research and Development Demonstration and Technology Transfer Discussion” , Wednesday April 16th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
  • “Ensuring the Integrity and Reliability of Health Information Exchange Among Multiple Stakeholders: A Look at Successful Partnerships between Industry, Academia and Government” Wednesday, May 7th , 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm.
  • “Moving Toward an E-Enabled Healthcare Environment: Telehealth, EMR, PHR, eRX, and Related Technology Tools from 30,000 Feet – Update and Status” Wednesday, May 21st, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm.
  • “Health Information Technology All-day Technology Showcase, and e-Health Panel Discussion”, Thursday, June 12th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. (With HIT Week)
  • “Leading Local, Statewide, and Regional HIT Initiatives: Governors, Legislatures and Organizations Step Up to the Plate”, Thursday, September 11th, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm.
  • “Information Technologies to help Prevent, Mitigate, and Respond to Natural and

Man-Made Disasters: Tools to Address the Threats”, Wednesday, September 24th, 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm.

Special Thanks to Our Early 2008 Sponsors

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
  • Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Commonwealth Fund
  • CERMUSA, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
  • Drexel University Bioterrorism Program
  • Chorus, Inc.
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • eHealth Initiative
  • Georgetown University Imaging Science and Information Systems Center (ISIS)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) iMDsoft, Inc.
  • INRange Systems, Inc.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA)
  • Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA)
  • Internet2 Coalition
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Telehealth Services
  • National Center for Healthcare Informatics (NCHI)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospitals
  • RCHN Community Health Foundation
  • Rural Health Resource Center (RHRC)
  • Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • Siemens Medical
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • University of Virginia Health System

The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics is coordinated by Neal Neuberger of Health Tech Strategies, LLC (703) 790-4933