Keynote Speaker

 Tony Trenkle

 Tony Trenkle

 Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Information Services,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services

Tony Trenkle is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Director of the Office of Information Services (OIS) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this position he provides oversight and leadership to CMS over $1 billion dollar annual expenditures on Information Technology (IT) products and services. He chairs the CMS IT Investment Review Board and works closely with the HHS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and CIO on overarching IT strategies. As the head of OIS, he directs a complex national operational infrastructure that supports CMS claims processing and other business services.

Prior to his current position, Tony was the Director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) from March 2005 to December 2010. In that position, he was the CMS lead executive for directing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including the regulations covering the meaningful use criteria for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentives programs and the program management for CMS operational implementation. In that capacity he worked closely with the leadership of the Office of the National Coordinator to coordinate national Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies. Tony is also a member of the HIT Policy Committee.

OESS was also responsible for the overall coordination of CMS e-Health initiatives as well as regulations, enforcement and outreach for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification standards (with the exception of privacy and security) and the administrative simplification provisions of the Affordable Care Act. He was also responsible for the Medicare Modernization Act e-prescribing program. Tony also led development and publication of the HIPAA 5010 and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) standards regulations, and is currently leading the ICD-10 implementation for both CMS and industry wide. In addition, Tony was CMS Senior Privacy Official and chaired the agency's Data Governance Board, which provides executive leadership over CMS data use policies and processes.

Before joining CMS in 2005, Tony held a number of leadership roles for several Federal agencies. These included the Social Security Administration (SSA) where he oversaw the development and implementation of SSA's Internet on-line services for the public, including the first on-line retirement application. Prior to SSA, he was the General Services Administration's Director of the Office of Electronic Commerce and the Co-Director of the Federal Electronic Commerce Program Office, where he led the Federal implementation of standards and systems to support the first government-wide electronic commerce initiatives including on-line procurement systems.

Tony has received a number of awards recognizing his accomplishments including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 Federal Leadership Award and the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award

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Event Information

Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

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