Northwest Healthcare Symposium To Feature National Panelists To Help Attendees Navigate The World Health Organization's (WHO) 10th Revision Of The International Statistical Classification Of Diseases And Related Health Problems (ICD-10)

Nov 11, 2013, 17:35 ET from OCHIN

The cHealth Innovation Symposium ICD-10 national panelists include Joe Nichols, MD, Nancy Fisher, MD, MPH, CMO of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Nancy Spector, BSN, MSC Director of Electronic Medical Systems with the American Medical Association; and Annie Boynton, BS, RHIT, CPCO, Director of Communication, Adoptive Training and Regulatory Programs with UnitedHealth Group.  

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cHealth Innovation Symposium runs Wednesday, November 13-15, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Attendees can expect a three-day event that is split among the supporting organizations' one-day boot camp/workshop day (November 13) that includes the ICD-10 programming and the main, two-day conference (November 14 and 15). All attendees will have access to special training and continuing medical education credits (CME) Thursday and Friday through the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as knowledge and discussions from some of our nation's leading experts on a range of health care workflow, information technology, and industry best practices.

"Our expert panel on ICD-10 Implementation will provide attendees with an overview and national perspectives on the challenges, gaps, impacts, goals and available resources," said Betsy Boyd-Flynn, Deputy EVP of the Oregon Medical Association. "The entire day's programming is designed to help everyone make a successful leap from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and avoid lost time and income."

"One of the many values of the cHealth Innovation Symposium is information sharing in a supportive environment with a format where attendees of all types and roles are encouraged to interact with experts," said Kim Lamb, VP Marketing at OCHIN.

The event partners, OCHIN, a nonprofit national leader in quality health information technology; the Oregon Medical Association (OMA), a nonprofit organization that serves and supports physicians and physician assistants in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians; and Oregon Health Network (OHN) have assembled over 100 speakers from across the nation who will present information from federal regulations to quality improvement metrics to innovative health IT products and services. 

For more information, please see cHealth Innovation Symposium.  

Established in 2000 through a partnership with CareOregon, the Oregon Primary Care Association, Multnomah County Health Department, Clackamas County Health Department, and Virginia Garcia Health Clinics, OCHIN became an independent nonprofit in 2002. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, OCHIN is one of the nation's largest Health Information Networks and is recognized for its innovative use of Health IT to improve the integration and delivery of health care services across a wide variety of practices. With an historical emphasis on safety net clinics and small practices, OCHIN has expanded to include private practice providers and specialists. To date, OCHIN operates in 14 states and supports 70 health center networks and over 4,500 medical providers who serve over 2.5 million patients. For more information, visit

About the Oregon Medical Association
The Oregon Medical Association is an organization of over 8,000 physicians, physician assistants and medical and PA students organized to serve and support physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Founded in 1874, the OMA has existed to educate, advocate for, and serve members, and is continuing that proud tradition in a new century as medicine evolves and changes at an ever-quickening pace. With initiatives such as hosting its first-ever health fair in 2013, publishing a quarterly magazine focused on key community health issues, and lending legislative support to workforce solutions, reducing student loan debt and improving vaccination rates, the OMA balances policy with service. Additional information can be found at

About Oregon Health Network
Oregon Health Network (OHN), an OCHIN Organization, is a member-based, nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality, access, and delivery of healthcare to all Oregonians via a variety of services to its 229 member facilities: enhanced broadband connectivity, health IT best practices, hosted services, and advocacy. A nationally top-performing Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program, (RHCPP), OHN was founded in 2007. OHN's scalable and statewide broadband infrastructure supports the coordination of care among Oregon's physicians, allied providers, clinics, health organizations, educators, students, and government agencies. For more information, visit

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