We’ll take a look physician adoption of clinical groupware, including online encounters and patient communication, and examine what type of technology use will qualify as part of “meaningful use.” Moderated by: Julie Murchinson from Health 2.0 Accelerator, and featuring Howard Steinberg (Chief Executive Officer, dLife), Ellen Badinelli (Chief Enthusiast and Owner, ScanAvert), Alexandra Drane (President, Eliza), Mike Kirkwood (Chief Executive Officer, Polka), Erick Von Schweber (Executive Co-Chair, SurveyorHEALTH), and Matt Parker (Vice President, DestinationRx).
Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of Science & Technology Policy
Since the Obama campaign used Web 2.0 technologies to get to the White House, it was a logical next step to
get those technologies used in government. But how? And who would get this e ort underway? In April 2009
President Obama appointed Aneesh Chopra as Federal CTO. Aneesh had been Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s Sec-
retary of Technology and previously worked at healthcare and nancial services consultants The Advisory Board
Company. He’s clearly the right man for the job. While in Virginia he created an open source physics text book
and for the last year in his role as Federal CTO, he’s been setting a manic pace. He’s already established apps.gov—a
web site for sharing lightweight Web 2.0 technologies for government agencies and played a leading role in the
establishment of the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI).
Esther Dyson, Principle, EDVenture
Esther is well known in healthcare for her role as an investor (Medscape, Medstory, PatientsLikeMe, 23andme, Organized Wisdom and many more), and for likening the health care system to a “calciified hairball stuck at the bottom of a drain.” Of course she’s equally well known in Washington due to her role in 1998-2000 introducing the tech and policy community to each other in her days as the founding Chair of ICANN.
Chris Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, HealthCentral
Chris founded the Online Publishers Association and ran the Washington Post Online and LEGI-SLATE, INC.
But since 2005 he’s led the rebirth of HealthCentral into being one of the major content and conversation networks in Health 2.0. In recent years,
HealthCentral has bought Wellsphere and a few other companies and serves 12m visitors a month, and Chris has been very active in the rede!nition of what content and commerce means in online health.
Wil Yu, Director of Innovation, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)
Following time running research at the Health Technology Center in San Francisco, and working in the worlds of EMRs
and investment banking, Wil Yu joined the ONC last year as a Special Assistant. His job is leading efforts related to
emerging health IT innovations, and he’s also the Project O$cer for the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects
(SHARP) and serves on the HHS Innovation Council as the ONC representative.
David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
David has been the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology since 2009, managing both
the nation’s expectations for the taxpayers’ huge investment in health IT, and a department (ONC) that
suddenly has a multi-billion dollar budget. David has been vocal about the challenges that he went
through adopting an EMR when practicing as a primary care physician at Partners in Boston, but also
clarion clear about the rewards. Here he tells us about how modular technologies can fit into the meaningful use certification.
Joshua Seidman, Office of Provider Adoption Support. Josh is a great friend of Health 2.0, and in his previous role made the Center for Ix Therapy the fulcrum for educating the health care industry and policy makers about optimizing patient education. The temptation for the ONC team was too much, and in 2010 they brought Josh on board to work on provider adoption and, of course, to make sure that patient engagement was a core part of meaningful use.
Jon White, Health IT Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Jon runs the Health IT portfolio at AHRQ. He’s on this panel because John probably knows more than anyone
else about the research of the impact, both good and bad, from health IT and EMR adoption.
Ted Eytan, Medical Director for Delivery Systems Operations Improvement, Permanente Federation, LLC
What Ted’s overly long title really means is that he’s a leader helping in patient-centered health care evolve
via the use of technology. Ted played a major role in the creation of the patient-physician communication
system at Group Health Cooperative. And now with Kaiser, which has by far
the biggest civilian deployment of an EMR, Ted’s using Twitter and his blog and more to spread the “greatest”
de!nition of Health 2.0—it’s all about participatory healthcare.
Regina Holliday, Muralist/Artist, Medical Advocacy Mural Project
Following her husband Fred’s illness and death lin 2009, Regina has used her considerable artistic talents
to become a medical advocate—telling the story of the challenges getting information and data in a
wonderful mural called ‘73 cents’. The mural which is on the side of a gas station in Washington DC was
on the cover of the BMJ in September 2009, and her recent Apples to Apples visualization of the not-sogreat report card of Medicare patient satisfaction data in DC got a special mention in the recent Design for
With your hosts Wil Yu, ONC and Julie Murchinson, roll up your sleeves for this hands-on session highlighting federal initiatives for care improvement where the government is funding programs and seeking solutions from the Health 2.0 innovation community to “move the needle” forward on national healthcare priorities In this talk participants were invited to share their product, perspective, and ideas to develop approaches both Health 2.0 and the federal government could use to improve the nation’s most concerning and costly health care problems.
Roni Zeiger, MD, Chief Health Strategist, Google
In this talk Roni Zeiger talks about his visit to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Talking to physicians on the ground, he shot video highlighting of the severe shortage of medical supplies which greatly impacted the relief efforts. While documenting the devastation, Roni also showcased the mobil technological highlights that helped the medical recovery effort on the ground.
Terry Douglas, Executive Director, Marketing Strategy, RelayHealth
RelayHealth has grown from its beginnings as a physician eVisit service, to becoming a core SaaS platform connecting doctors, hospitals, and consumers. Now part of giant McKesson, more recently RelayHealth has set its sights on integrating with the world of health information exchanges. They’ve been so instrumental that ONC has “borrowed” RelayHealth’s Arien Malec to lead the charge on NHIN Direct. Luckily Terry is here to keep us in touch with RelayHealth’s latest developments.
Geoff Hyatt, VP Business Development, Alere (formerly RMD Networks)
RMD Networks is one of the new leaders in providing a platform for patient-physician communication applications, including Reach My Doctor and the Carespace. In early 2010 it was acquired by Alere to extend the DM giant’s reach into the physician arena, and CEO Steve Adams is prominent in the Clinical Groupware Collaborative. Geo is an early investor in RMD, now working there running business development—that is when he’s not pursuing his real calling of being a youth soccer coach.