Kantara Initiative to Appear at HIMSS13

Kantara Initiative is proud to support this annual event that helps HIT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations.

As part of our support for the event Kantara Initiative will host a discussion on-site Tuesday March 5th, 3:30 to 6:30 to focus on: Trust and Assurance Workshop: NIST 800-63 Equivalent, Identity Credentialing, Authentication and Identity Proofing.  This discussion will include guest thought leaders from the healthcare space including: Experian, Equifax, ApeniMED, DirectTrust.org, SecureKey, Surescripts and others.

Where: HIMSS – New Orleans Convention Center
Date: Tuesday March 5h
Time: 3:30 – 6:30
Room: 252

3:30 – 4:00 – Welcome & Level Setting
4:00 – 5:00 – Each expert shares their thoughts on the ‘lay of the land’ around eHealth, AuthN, Identity Proofing and Management

  • Trends (important things being done that are worth knowing for the long haul)
  • Transparents (important things people keep looking *through* instead of *at*)
  • Tropes (technology metaphors that have perhaps become dull with overuse)
  • Transients (shiny new things that are unlikely to stick around) — yes, you each should go there…
  • Q&A

5:00 – 6:00 – Aligning the policies

  • What do you see as the role of government lead requirements, like NIST 800-63 regarding the eHealth Authentication space?
  • What can healthcare learn (or benefit from) around previous lessons learned in private sector authentication practices?
  • Regarding Industry Consortia, like Kantara Initiative for example, how does your organization determine where to get involved in shaping industry?
  • With so many standards, agencies, active and emerging initiatives how do you identify the opportunities and steer through the challenges?
  • How do interoperability and alignment to baseline standards enable your organization to be a leader in eHealth Authentication?
  • How does your organization see activities like that of FICAM and possible NSTIC playing a role?
  • What are the broader implications of these initiatives to NwHIN (Nationwide Health Information Networks)?
  • Q&A

6:00 – 6:30 – A call to Action & Closing Remarks

To learn more about the Kantara Initiative, visit us at our workshop on-site (details in the HIMSS13 Program) during HIMSS13 or visit the Kantara web site at kantarainitiative.org. Visit the HIMSS13 web site at www.himssconference.org for more information on the conference.

About HIMSS 2013
New Orleans welcomes the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than 36,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.

President Bill Clinton leads a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. The Meaningful Use Experience, new to HIMSS13, is designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. The exhibition also features knowledge sharing that focuses on usability and proven implementations.

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About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate membersand more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.