Register now for this Friday’s (11EST, 8PST) not-to-miss Pilots and Collaborations call. This week we have the pleasure of having Leslie Kelly Hall, National eHealth Collaborative board member and Healthwise Senior Vice President. Leslie will talk about her work on the recently released Patient Engagement Framework.
With Accountable Care Organization applications and Meaningful Use both focusing in on patient engagement, now is a critical time to understand what the future will look like for enabling patients to change behavior, supported by technology. The Patient Engagement Framework is aligned with the ONC’s meaningful use stages and patient engagement is increasingly recognized as a key in the success of new payment models in health care. We look forward to hearing more about how the Framework will affect the future direction of Health IT.
Leslie’s slides are here.
Leslie Kelly Hall’s experience as a former hospital administrator and her vision as a consumer/patient advocate fuel the successful integration of patient engagement and shared decision making in Healthwise products. As senior vice president of policy, Hall guides policy efforts for Heath Information Technology (HIT) and patient engagement.
“At Healthwise, we believe that giving people the information they need when they need it can help create a positive change not just for the individual patient, but for the entire health care system,” Hall says.
She is widely recognized as a leader in health care information technology. Hall was appointed by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to serve on several Federal Advisory Committees:
- Health Information Technology Standards Committee
- Patient Engagement Power Team: Chair
- Health Information Technology Policy Committee
- Meaningful Use Subcommittee
- Patient Engagement Power Team: Co-Chair
- Care Coordination: Co-Chair
In addition to her work around patient engagement, Hall’s HHS committee work gives her in-depth knowledge of Meaningful Use requirements. She is a frequent presenter at federal and industry summits, including the 2012 White House Patient Access Summit, the Post-Acute Health IT Summit, and the Hl7 Plenary Session on Patient Engagement.
Prior to serving in her current role, Hall was senior vice president of products at Healthwise, where she was responsible for bringing new products to market and managing legacy product success. And before joining Healthwise, Hall held senior-level information technology and marketing management positions in health care organizations, including Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Prodata Corporation (now Comsys).
Her achievements in the provider market have made a significant impact on patients and physicians and on the health care system in the state of Idaho. In 1996 she created Idaho’s first physician portal. And Hall was the driving force behind the development of innovative IT environment implementing systems. These systems resulted in lower costs, increased productivity, and dramatic improvements in patient care and safety.