Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He’ll give an overview of the progress, and the future vision of, Health Information Technology at the ONC. Including how HIT plays a role in many facets of health from virus outbreaks to cancer moonshots.
Karen Desalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on how the HHS is helping to build a better health care system by driving innovation, and how players across the health care system can come together to engage and empower consumers, and put patients at the center of their care.
Dr. DJ Patil joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in February 2015, when he was named by the White House as Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. DJ advises on policies and practices to maintain U.S. leadership in technology and innovation, fosters partnerships to maximize the Nation’s return on its investment in data, and helps to attract and retain the best minds in data science to serve the public.
Reflecting on the past ten years, Indu Subaiya, the Co-Chairman and CEO of Health 2.0, will highlight the top accomplishments in health care and how technology has played a role, as well as the challenges that still need to be addressed.
We are proud to have showcased hundreds of amazing companies that have consistently brought new ideas and innovation to this space. In this session, we will recognize those companies that the Health 2.0 community selected as the winners of the Tech Company award!
Generally acknowledged as being one of the funniest and most perceptive speakers in health care, Ian is an internationally known author, consultant and futurist. He was President at Institute for the Future in the 1990s, founded the Strategic Health Perspectives service, and is in more health care board rooms and conference halls that almost anyone. At Health 2.0 Ian will share his latest insights into the future of health care — and yes, he used to be Matthew Holt’s boss and never minded lending out his jokes. Matthew’s still telling them.
Health care organizations are significant changemakers in the health tech space and play a leading role in driving innovation in this field. This award honors those health care organizations that have been recognized by our community as being amongst the most influential in health technology.
From choosing a health plan to genomics to activity tracking, radically new tools are available to help us make better choices across all aspects of our lives. This session will focus on the consumerization and disruption of traditional care models, as well as feature the brand new technologies that are transforming the experience of, and empowering, the next gen consumer.