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Health IT Summit

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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, Maryland, 20852

Government is strategizing the next phase of health IT transformation to combat future health crises and advance health care, research and software implementation. In this process, agencies are employing new concepts and tools to further health agency missions across the public sector.

Join us as federal health IT leaders discuss the latest developments in public health through topics such as electronic health records (EHR) modernization, emerging tech investments, data interoperability and sharing, and more.

2023 Health IT Summit Panel: Improving Cross-Agency Interoperability
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The health care industry is prioritizing equity, emerging technology and interoperability across systems. Agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services are working on various frameworks for these areas, such as health equity by design, U.S. Core of Data Interoperability (USCDI) standards and new White House-led directives in artificial intelligence. HHS Acting Chief AI Officer and National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi discusses his vision for these strategies, how he envisions the public health care of tomorrow and where technology is making a difference.

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  • Micky Tripathi
    Micky Tripathi National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Iyer
    Srini Iyer Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Health & Civil Sector Leidos

Electronic health records provide clinicians and patients with a common health record to improve the patient experience and enable more standard workflows. Federal leaders discuss EHR programs and interoperability efforts key to ensuring data transfer toward holistic health care.

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  • Bill Tinston
    Bill Tinston Director FERHM

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the health care sector which is leading many organizations to expand their search for technologies and other tools to better secure their frameworks and avoid major disruptions in patient care. Health IT leaders will discuss the steps they’re taking to protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks as well as strategies they’re using to mitigate risks, boost resiliency and improve incident response capabilities.

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  • Jothi Dugar
    Jothi Dugar Chief Information Security Officer CIT, NIH
  • Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis CISO and Director of the Cybersecurity Program Office CDC

Federal leaders outline efforts to better standardize data or reduce health disparities through digital services, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

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  • Andrea Fletcher
    Andrea Fletcher Chief Digital Strategy Officer CMS
  • Nikolaos Ipiotis
    Nikolaos Ipiotis CIO ARPA-H
  • Brian Mazanec
    Brian Mazanec Deputy Director, Center for Preparedness HHS

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  • Rose Mata
    Rose Mata Senior Director of Federal Healthcare, Education and Finance Verizon

Government spends billions of dollars each year on grants. Some of these programs lead to breakthroughs around health care and health research. The grant process itself relies on innovative technology and processes. Federal leaders discuss best practices around these approaches and how they impact the federal health landscape.

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  • Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP
    Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP Assistant Under Secretary for Health,Discovery Education & Affiliate Networks VHA
  • Lia Melakou
    Lia Melakou VP, Health & Citizen Solutions Group Highlight Technology

New technologies to improve health care services and outcomes for patients and providers come with growing data-processing demands that can benefit from advanced computing power. Tools like machine learning, artificial intelligence and quantum computing can play a crucial role in the next frontier of digital health. Federal leaders discuss how advanced computing can accelerate the future of digital health care and health sciences.

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  • Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD
    Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD Deputy Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate National Science Foundation

With rapid advancements in technology, health care stands on the brink of a transformative era. This panel brings together leading experts and innovators at the forefront of AI adoption within health care to explore its potential to revolutionize patient care, streamline operations and enhance overall efficiency.

Speakers
  • Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP
    Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP Assistant Under Secretary for Health,Discovery Education & Affiliate Networks, VHA
  • Jothi Dugar
    Jothi Dugar Chief Information Security Officer, CIT, NIH
  • Andrea Fletcher
    Andrea Fletcher Chief Digital Strategy Officer, CMS
  • Nikolaos Ipiotis
    Nikolaos Ipiotis CIO, ARPA-H
  • Iyer
    Srini Iyer Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Health & Civil Sector, Leidos
  • Joe Lewis
    Joe Lewis CISO and Director of the Cybersecurity Program Office, CDC
  • Rose Mata
    Rose Mata Senior Director of Federal Healthcare, Education and Finance, Verizon
  • Brian Mazanec
    Brian Mazanec Deputy Director, Center for Preparedness, HHS
  • Lia Melakou
    Lia Melakou VP, Health & Citizen Solutions Group, Highlight Technology
  • Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD
    Wendy J. Nilsen, PhD Deputy Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Bill Tinston
    Bill Tinston Director, FERHM
  • Micky Tripathi
    Micky Tripathi National Coordinator for Health IT and Acting Chief AI Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
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