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2022 HIT Symposium

October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25.00 – $4,000.00

Each year the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers and Nevada Primary Care Association bring together Healthy Communities Collaborative Network participants for an all-day symposium focused on health information technology (HIT). A variety of team members from Arizona and Nevada Community Health Centers participate, including HIT directors, informatics staff, data analysts, operations personnel, quality and clinical leadership, and c-suite members. Topics for this year’s event include data and cybersecurity, digital monitoring devices for patient engagement, social determinants of health, and more.

This will be a hybrid event. The event venue supports a maximum of 75 in-person attendees. In-person participants will be asked to wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status unless actively eating or drinking.

Virtual registration must be received by Friday, September 23rd in order to receive hard-copy materials.

Attending in-person? Click here to make a hotel reservation at our group rate of $139/night at the Aloft Hotel Phoenix-Airport.

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities for this event.



7:00 – 8:00am PT

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by: MedCurity, Inc. 


8:00 – 8:05 am PT


Lindsay Dietz, HCCN Project Director, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers


8:05 – 8:40 am PT

Keynote:  Addressing Behavioral Health Informatics in CHCs: How Data and Value-Based Care Can Enhance Treatment

Margaret (Peggy) O’Brien, PhD, JD, Social Science Analyst, Office of Evaluation, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, DHHS/SAMHSA

8:40 – 9:30 am PT Value-Based Care as a Health Equity Strategy

Mark Stephan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Equality Health MD

9:30 – 10:05am PT The Right Balance: Human-Technology Based Outreach Approaches to Increase Engagement

Rogelio Pena, RD, Director of Clinical Outreach Solutions, Equality Health

10:05 – 10:20am PT BREAK

10:20 – 11:05am PT

Surviving and Learning From a Ransomware Event

Jake Wahrer, Vice President of Infrastructure and Technology, Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic



11:05 – 11:50am PT

Arizona HIE Updates and the CommunityCares SDOH Platform

Peter Steinken, Director of Community Development, Contexture (Health Current)

Andrew Terech, Director of SDOH, Contexture (Health Current)

11:50am – 12:35pm PT LUNCH

Sponsored by: i2i Population Health

12:35 – 1:20pm PT Patient Engagement Initiatives and Remote Patient Monitoring

Jodi Tate, Population Health Director, Canyonlands Healthcare

  1:20 – 1:55pm PT Connecting Your Population Health Tool Data to Your Care Management Program

Amanda Parrell Kaczmarek, Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc

Lieah Wilder, Wisconsin Primary Care Association

1:55– 2:10pm PT BREAK
2:10 – 2:55pm PT  From Data to Understanding: The DataOps Journey

Gevork Harootunian, Director of Data Science, Decision Center, Arizona State University 

 2:55 – 3:30pm PT  Closing the Gaps to Achieve Better Outcomes and Health Equity

 Adam Basua, Manager Allscripts, Ambulatory Medicine Community Memorial Health System

  3:15 – 3:35pm PT HCCN Updates
3:35– 4:00 pm PT Group Discussion and Wrap-Up


October 6, 2022
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25.00 – $4,000.00
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Ability360 Conference Center
5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Jessica Yanow
President& Chief Executive Officer, AACHC & CVN

Kat Bergman
Director of Human Resources

Patty Macias
Office Manager

Christopher Robinson
Executive Assistant

Da-Nell Pedersen
Director of Communications & Training

Lindsay Dietz
HCCN Project Director

Jamie Duncan
HCCN Project Coach

Jasman Shakya
HCCN BI Analyst

Deepti Vedala
HCCN Project Coach

Jennifer J. Burns
Senior Director of Government & Media Relations

Melinda Cobb
Consortium Manager, Rural Opioid Response

Dr. Robert Elk
Chief Medical Officer

Janelle Jones
Substance Use Disorder Program Manager

Leah Meyers
Director of Rural Women’s Health & Substance Use Disorder

Lisa Nieri
Chief Operations Officer

Emily Oake
Senior Director of Population Health

Lorraine Ramirez
Program Manager, Rural Women’s Health & Oral Health

Meryl Deles
Outreach & Enrollment Services Information Manager

Claudia Maldonado
Associate Director, Outreach & Enrollment Services

Angela Bryant
CAAHEC: Pathways Program Manager

Lourdes Montez
Workforce Development Manager

Mallika Peddada
CAAHEC: Outreach & Development Program Manager

Ana Roscetti
Director of Workforce

Ana Roscetti
Director of Workforce

Kate Luna
Quality Improvement Manager

Michelle Horne
Chief Business Development Officer

Kai McKinstry
CAAHEC Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Hernandez
Outreach & Enrollment Services Program Manager

Ebone Johnson
Senior Director of Grants, Contracts & Compliance

Frank Nagy
Director of Grants & Contracts

Brenda Hanserd
Chief Financial Officer

Cecilia Nguyen
Staff Accountant

Zepporah Fuller
HCCN Project Director