James Madara, MD, the CEO of the American Medical Association returns to Health 2.0. In 2015 he talked about the AMA’s wider role in changing American health care, including its founding of Health2047, its partnership with Matter and its role in SMART. But since then, in a widely quoted speech he’s called digital health the “snake oil of the early 21st century.” So does he love us or hate us? Matthew will interview him in a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of play, the role of tech in doctors’ offices and in our lives, and what the Health 2.0 community needs to do to improve. This should be a good one!
As we usher into our 10th annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, we reflect upon and recognize the accomplishments of the powerful Health 2.0 community through our Global Retrospective Awards. Our first award will recognize leading patient activists, who are essential to progress in health and health care.
Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya welcome you to the 10th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference with a reflection on how the health tech landscape has evolved over the past ten years and talk about what’s on the horizon.
Laverne Council is the Chief Information Officer and Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She will speak about the digital future of the VA and how it will improve patient outcomes and overall efficiency.
Matthew will introduce a new way to think about how health care delivery is changing because of technology. Somewhere in this Matthew and Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth, will resume their long running banter!
Over the past ten years, we have been impressed by the drive and enthusiasm brought to our events by the many innovators in the health tech space. This award honors those industry leaders whose dedication and creativity has spurred positive changes in their field.
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.