As the national Director of Strategic Provider Affairs, Adele Allison monitors healthcare reform for DST’s health solutions division, a leading provider of health IT solutions for payers, providers and pharmacies that improve the administration of healthcare and clinical, financial and patient health outcomes. Having served as the co-chair of the ONC Beacon-EHR Vendor Affinity Group, Allison has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and has been the guest speaker at dozens of national events, sharing her expertise on healthcare reform, population management, big data analytics, PCMH, Meaningful Use, ACOs, ICD-10, healthcare related legislation and other topics. A published author, Allison is a member of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) advisory board on curriculum development and previously served on UAB’s HITECH Committee for HIT curriculum development.
Sara West, JD
Sarah West is an investigator with US Department of Health and Human Services in the Office for Civil Rights in the Southeast Region. She responds to HIPAA complainants and conducts HIPAA breach investigations and compliance reviews. She is also responsible for responding to complaints submitted by individuals who feel they have been discriminated against by an individual or entity that receives federal financial assistance from HHS on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in limited circumstances religion. She attended law school at Georgia State University’s College of Law, obtained a masters of arts in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a bachelor’s in arts at Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a certified fraud examiner, certified in applied data analytics, and she currently serves as a court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system in DeKalb County Georgia. She is also currently enrolled in a medical billing and coding training program.