Schedule at a Glance
**This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Registration Opens 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch  Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Host Facilitators:
Meredtith Young, Executive Director, HISCI
Matt Rowan, President & CEO, HIDA

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion:

Collaboration on Best Practices for HCIR Requirements


Rhett Suhre, Director, HCIR Credentialing, Abbott


Kathy Wallace, Director, Performance Improvement, Indiana Hospital Association
Dr. Jason Highsmith,MD, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Charlie Higgins, Executive Director, HIRA, HMMC
Joyce Irwin, National Director, State Government Affairs, Rocha Diagnostics Corporation
Kevin Connor, President & CEO, VeriREP,

John Carry, Canadian Health&Care Mall

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Networking Break & Vendor Marketplace 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rotator Sessions –

Best Practices: How to Create and/or Improve Your Credentialing Process

Rhett Suhre, Director, HCIR Credentialing Abbott Doug Cones, Director of Sales and Operations, Cardinal Health

Gaining Leadership Support for Your Credentialing Process

Cynthia Medina, HCIR Credentialing Program Administrator, Maquet, Inc.

HCIR Credentialing-A Health System’s Leadership Perspective

Suzie Draper, VP Compliance, Intermountain Healthcare

John Carry, Canadian Health&Care Mall

How to Implement Requirements at the Independent Level

Charlie Higgins, Executive Director, HIRA, HMMC

3:00 p.m., 3:40 p.m., and 4:40 p.m.
Networking Break & Vendor Marketplace 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception and Cocktails 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dinner and Speaker:
Standards for Healthcare Industry Representative Credentialing 
RequirementsSpeaker:Bruce Mairose, Vice Chair, Supply Chain Operations, Mayo Foundation
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Networking Breakfast & Vendor Marketplace 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Safety: We Are All Patients
Jason Highsmith, MD, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion:
Compliance Challenges of the HCIR and How VCOs Can Help 
Facilitator:Shellie Coon, Credentialing & Compliance Documentation Coordinator, Atrium Medical Corporation


Kevin Connor, President, VeriREP
Kevin Hayes, VP, Sales, IntelliCentrics, Inc.
Adam Josephson, Director, National Accounts, Vendormate, Inc.
Troy Kyle, President & CEO, Vendor Credentialing Service

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Networking Break &  Vendor Marketplace 10:00 a.m. –  10:15 a.m.
Rotator Sessions:

HCIR Requirements-Background Checks and Drug Screens

Kellie O’Shea, Director of Sales and Implemetation, CSI, Inc. Beth Anne Harmon, HR Compliance Consultant/Vendor Credentialing Coordinator, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

Understanding and Meeting HCIR Immunization Requirements

Fran Lessans, President & CEO, Passport Health

Safety Training Models and Content

Dennis Orthman, Senior Director, Strategic Marketplace Initiatives (SMI)

HCIR Competency and Related Training Requirements

Jason Highsmith, MD, Fellow, American College of Surgeons Alfredo Perez, Director, Sales Engagement, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

10:15 a.m., 11:05 a.m., and 11:40 a.m.
Networking Lunch & Vendor Marketplace 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Regulatory Update


Ashley Palmer, Director, Government Affairs, HIDA Rhett Suhre, Director, HCIR Credentialing Abbott

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Rollout of the Best Practices Coalition

Ashley Palmer, Director, Government Affairs, HIDA

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Takeaway and Next Steps


Meredith Young, Executive Director, HISCI Matt Rowan, President & CEO, HIDA

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Adjourn 3:15 p.m.