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An Electronic Medical Home for Homeless Patients: A Provider Perspective - HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition

Speaker: Henry C. Fader


Henry C. Fader of Pepper Hamilton will be speaking at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exposition taking place March 3-7, 2013 in New Orleans.

Mr. Fader will present “An Electronic Medical Home for Homeless Patients: A Provider Perspective” on March 5. Tracking homeless patients and finding them a medical home to reduce readmissions is a cost and quality issue for the health care industry. Operational and legal issues to be discussed include:

  • difficulties of coordinating care for the homeless within their communities
  • concept of medical respite care upon discharge of homeless patients
  • legal issues involved in sharing of community-wide information
  • systems that can assist in patient tracking of acute care visits.

Mr. Fader is a corporate and health care attorney in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton and leads the firm’s health care practice. His practice includes counseling health care providers of all types and sizes – physicians, hospitals, integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers and medical schools, service providers and long-term care providers. He is experienced in technology and the innovations it brings to the health care industry, and he counsels clients on the implementation of telemedical solutions and electronic health records and the related regulatory, licensing, compliance and payment issues. Mr. Fader also counsels clients on compliance with the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA, the HITECH Act and state laws relating to privacy and breach of data.



HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of health care. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in health care provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share the mission of transforming health care through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads health care practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.