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Friday, April 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 3: Pennsylvania’s​ ​Public​ ​Health​ ​Gateway:​ ​Lessons​ ​Learned​ ​and​ ​Future Opportunities

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In 2014 Pennsylvania identified the need to have a single point of entry into various public health and
human service data systems. This single point of entry that utilizes a connection to the state’s health
information exchange network is referred to as the Public Health Gateway (PHG). Since 2014, three of
the state’s certified Health Information Organizations have onboarded to the PHG and are now
supporting their member organizations to submit electronic messages to a number of state data
collection systems. The PHG will also support data exchange between state entities in order to reduce
the need to collect duplicate information.
During the presentation the speakers will:
● Describe Pennsylvania’s journey to implement the PHG
● Identify future uses of the PHG
● Outline the benefits and challenges of developing and administering the PHG through a collaboration of the Health and Human Services agencies

Speakers
avatar for Martin Ciccocioppo

Martin Ciccocioppo

MHA MBA Director, Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Martin Ciccocioppo (pronounced Chick-EE- Chop) is the new Director of the Pennsylvania e-Health Partnership Program in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Martin has spent more than 30 years helping to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians by providing analytic and data support... Read More →
avatar for Pat Keating

Pat Keating

Chief Information Officer, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
Patrick is the CIO for the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs. He oversees all aspects of IT including Application Development, Customer Support, Operations, Database Administration, Network Communications, Project Management and Information Security... Read More →
avatar for David Kelley

David Kelley

Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Medicaid Program
Dr. David Kelley, Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Medical Assistance Programs Dr. Kelley is the CMO for the Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Programs. He oversees the clinical and quality aspects of PA’s Medicaid Program that provides benefits... Read More →
avatar for Matt McGeorge

Matt McGeorge

Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates
Matt supports the PA Department of Health with Public Health Gateway. He also held the position of health IT coordinator at Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program. In that role he led the administration and oversight of the Medicaid EHR incentive program. Matt also partnered with... Read More →
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Pam Zemaitis

Medicaid Health IT Coordinator, Pennsylvania
Pamela Zemaitis is currently the Health IT Coordinator for Pennsylvania's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.  Ms. Zemaitis oversees the HIT program and works with providers, hospitals, associations and key stakeholder to continue to improve on the HIT program.  She has been involved... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Key Ballroom 11