Tech Talk - Interoperability Across the Continuum of Care

February 24, 5:30pm, PST - 8:30pm, PST


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Join us for the next HiMSS Oregon, Tech Talk focused on Interoperability Across the Continuum of Care. 

Interoperability is critical for ensuring that the patient moves through the continuum of care smoothly.  This panel discussion will take a close look at the challenges that exist as data moves between our silo'd systems, as well as potential solutions.  With perspectives shared by representatives from the state, a multi-state healthcare provider, a home health organization, and a software solution company, we expect a fruitful discussion.

Please bring your questions and join us for an informative and interactive evening with the panel. Beverages and appetizers will be provided.

If you are interested in sponsorship information for this event please contact Rex Eads at

On behalf of HIMSS Oregon, the presenters sharing their expertise and experience will be:

Sharon Wentz, RN, Business Development Coordinator CareAccord Program, Office of Health IT. Her mission is grounded in patient centered care, patient engagement, and promoting health information exchange. She has 32 years of clinical nursing and management experience, spanning the continuum of care from pediatrics through end of life hospice nursing. Notable achievements are contributing author and participant in the ONC PHR Ignite pilot, first state HIE to achieve Direct Trust HISP accreditation in 2013, HIMSS/ONC Interoperability showcase presenter, active participant in multiple Direct Trust work groups, and a successful Oregon Health Authority Tier 3 Patient Centered Medical Home implementation


Marilee Benson, Vice President of Sales, Mirth. Marilee works with private and non-profit healthcare organizations to deliver solutions that dramatically reduce the time, cost and technology barriers to healthcare transformation. Marilee has more than 23 years of Health Information Technology experience in many areas such as product development, project management, implementation/training and sales/business development. Her areas of expertise include Practice Management and Electronic Health Record systems, interoperability, HIE and other health care community collaboration project. Marilee’s long and varied background in Health Information Technology provides the perfect foundation for speaking and advising on HIT related topics and she regularly participates in educational workshops and seminars and public healthcare workgroups, most recently as a member of the Beacon Community EHR Affinity Workgroup that focused on improving adoption and exchange of clinical summary documents.


Maryam Milani-Baladi, EIS Director of Application Services Lab & Rx, Providence Health & Service. Responsible for Enterprise Laboratory and Pharmacy applications.  A health care leader with demonstrated expertise in hospital operations, ambulatory care, medication safety, regulatory compliance laboratory and pharmacy operations, automation, Lean Six Sigma, MU2, health care technology, 340B, and Blood Bank.


Linda Bifano, DNP, MPA, RN,Community Based Care Systems Consultant, Bifano Consulting As a community health nurse for over 30 years, Linda has worked in health care systems across the continuum at various clinical and administrative levels in primary care, hospital and public health.  As a clinical and administrative consultant for over fifteen years, she works with community-based care providers in assisted living, residential and home care organizations to develop and link systems to achieve and maintain state licensure requirements and incorporate evidence based practice standards.