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International Conference on Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Information Technology

Friday, November 3, 2017
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, Georgetown, Washington - D.C.
Washington - D.C., 20007, USA, Tel: +1 (202) 687-0100

Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speaker

Karen A. Monsen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Associate Professor, School of Nursing Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

What's Really Happening in Home Health and Hospice?: Using Visualization to Reveal Hidden Patterns in Clinical Data

The amount of data generated by use of information technology in home health and hospice now drives hypothesis discovery leading to novel findings. We are entering a new era in which data can reveal hidden patterns that can inform policy and practice. This presentation will provide examples of several visualization techniques and the clinically relevant patterns they revealed. Implications for use of these techniques in research, practice, and software will be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Monsen is an Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and co-Director for the Center for Nursing Informatics. She directs an international practice-based research network, the Omaha System Partnership, and has an extensive research agenda using large datasets for knowledge discovery. Her numerous studies consistently showcase the power of nursing and health care to influence population health outcomes. Dr. Monsen is the chair of the AMIA Academic Forum and chair of the AMIA Nursing Informatics Program Directors community. She recently received the Lillian Wald Service Award from the American Public Health Association.

Governmental Keynote Speakers

Elise Sweeney Anthony, JD and Liz Palena Hall, RN, MIS, MBA


Director of Policy, ONC and LTPAC Coordinators, ONC

Federal Perspective on Health IT Policy and Innovation for Home Health and Hospice

Speaker Bios: Elise Sweeney Anthony serves as the director of policy at ONC. Ms. Anthony leads ONC’s engagement on a range of high-priority federal policy efforts, including regulatory development, information blocking, MACRA implementation, and governance. Her portfolio also includes emerging issues and health IT policy matters impacting EHR Incentive Program participants and other care settings. Prior to this position, she served as the deputy director of policy where she led the Division of Strategic Policy, the Division of State and Interoperability Policy, and the Division of Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs. She also led ONC’s coordination with CMS on the EHR Incentive Program regulations—including the 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule and the Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 final rule. Ms. Anthony is an experienced health policy attorney and advisor. She spent many years at a leading law firm where she spearheaded a variety of health improvement initiatives, including initiatives impacting care delivery, health innovation, and at-risk/rural populations. In addition, she has served as a senior director at a global development consultancy where she focused on health improvement in international conflict zones and on addressing health disparities in developing regions. She has led initiatives across the policy landscape, including with congress, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization. Ms. Anthony received her Bachelor’s degree in political science at Morgan State University as a Ralph Bunche Scholar and her Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was trial advocate of the year.

Liz Palena Hall is a nurse by background and currently serves as the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Coordinator on the policy team in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In this role, she coordinates across ONC offices, HHS agencies, and federal partners to advance health IT adoption and interoperability across the care continuum, including with rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, home health, hospice, home and community-based services and supports, individuals and caregivers. Liz has worked in a variety of clinical settings including academic tertiary care hospitals, community hospitals, student health, hospice, and physician offices. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a MS in Information Science, and a MBA.