Christiana Care CIO Randy Gaboriault addressed the staffs of numerous Congressional lawmakers during a May 7 luncheon focused on new health care payment models created by the Affordable Care Act and the creation of Accountable Care Organizations.
Gaboriault, who also chairs the Delaware Health Information Network, the first operational statewide health information exchange in the nation, spoke about how the health care industry is preparing for these new payment models. He talked about current obstacles and solutions within the health IT environment.
The event was hosted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs of the U.S. health care system.
Staff from the following U.S. lawmakers were in attendance: Congressman Marc Veasey (D-Texas); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia); Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio); Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas); Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois).