Public Policy Update: Health IT

Date(s) - 22 Aug 2013
5:15 PM - 8:30 PM

University Club at the ASU Main Campus

Arizona Chapter of HIMSS presents:

Public Policy Update



Thursday, August 22, 2013


5:15 PM                Registration & Networking   w/no-host bar

 6:00 PM                Welcome and Dinner Buffet


The Latest on HIT from Washington

Richard M Hodge, MBA, MPA, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs for HIMSS

 Behind the Scenes – Medicaid Expansion Success

Representative Heather Carter, (R) District 15, Arizona State Legislature

 What does this mean for Arizona?           

  Marjorie Baldwin, PhD, Professor, Dept of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University


 8:30 PM                     Adjourn




University Club at ASU

ASU Main Campus

425 E. University Dr.

Tempe, AZ  85281



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About the Presenters

Richard M. Hodge, MBA, MPA, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs HIMSS

Rich has 30 years’ experience in government and industry as a healthcare administrator, health policy analyst, consultant, and government affairs director, including more than 15 years of experience working on a wide variety of healthcare issues with the U.S. Congress and the Administration, including national healthcare reform efforts.

Rich is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has completed all certification requirements with the American League of Lobbyists which promotes best ethical practices for working with decision-makers on Capitol Hill.   He earned his MBA from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his masters’ degree in Public Administration and Policy from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Rich retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of service to our nation.


Heather Carter, Republican District 15, House of Representatives

Representative Heather Carter is serving in the Centennial Legislature in District 15, North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale. Currently, Representative Carter is the Chair of the Health Committee and a member of the Education and Environment Committees. She focuses on legislative issues related to economic recovery for Arizona, including taxpayer protection issues, health care concerns and educational reform.  She was instrumental in keeping a bi-partisan coalition together which was essential to passage of the most recent Medicaid Expansion bill.

In her professional life, she is a well-respected educational leader in her community, working as a clinical associate professor preparing teachers and leaders for Arizona Schools. She also works with local school districts on educational reform issues. She was a 7th grade teacher in the Paradise Valley Unified School District and currently serves as a parent/community representative on many committees for Cave Creek Unified School District and Paradise Valley Community College.
Marjorie Baldwin, PhD, Professor of Economics. W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Marjorie L. Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Professor Baldwin is a health economist who has devoted a major part of her career to studying work disability and disability-related discrimination. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 articles and book chapters. Professor Baldwin is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, where she is chair of the Workers’ Compensation Data Study Panel, and holds an appointment as Visiting Professor at the Centre d’Etudes de Populations de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Économiques in Luxembourg.

Professor Baldwin participated with other health care experts in conference calls held by the official White House Health Reform Task Force in 2009. She has done numerous media interviews on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including how consumers and the health care industry will likely be affected.



The Arizona Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides leadership to foster the advancement and effective use of information technology in Arizona health care. Its professional members include individuals in the fields of information systems, clinical systems, management engineering, and telecommunications. The Arizona chapter provides members with professional development through high quality education and by creating networking opportunities at regularly scheduled meetings.