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ATARC 2022 Health IT Virtual Summit

July 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET

2.5 CPE Credits Available for this Event***

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10:00 AM

Visionary Keynote

Gil Alterovitz

Gil Alterovitz

Director of Artificial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

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10:15 AM

Panel: Strengthening the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan With Data

In a world where medical data can be accessed within seconds by patients and healthcare providers, it is important that the Federal government ensures it is both secure and accessible for its users. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan was developed to demonstrate the federal government’s coordinated focus on improving the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. This Strategic Plan explains how the Federal Government intends to regulate, purchase, develop, and use health IT to help deliver care and improve patient health.

Tune into this panel as topic experts explore the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, what it means for agencies, and the steps needed to implement it. In what ways do these topic experts see the future of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan being strengthened by using data? What will that look like within the Federal Government?

Chris Nichols

Chris Nichols

Program Manager, Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions Program Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office, United States Department of Defense

Quentin Tyson

Quentin Tyson

Chief Technology Officer, CCSQInfo Systems Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CDR Heather Dimeris

CDR Heather Dimeris

Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Michael Parrish

Michael Parrish

Chief Acquisition Officer and Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs

Nick Psaki

Nick Psaki

Principal Technologist - Office Of The CTO, Pure Storage

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Moderator: Kiersten Patton

Performance Consultant, Dale Carnegie Institute - Tampa Bay

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11:15 AM

Panel: Federal Health IT’s Response to COVID-19

An unprecedented pandemic forced Federal agencies to reevaluate their technological infrastructure as employees were moved out of offices. It has been a long journey with multiple transitions of the workforce and the technology needed to keep up. A critical look at the standards of technology within the Federal government was required. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered unique challenges and obstacles for government agencies. Many are still grappling with how to use funds for maximum impact as they embrace the “New Normal.”

Tune into this panel to hear from thought leaders and topic experts on how to create great and sustainable citizen experiences, vaccinate Americans, and enable a safe return to work. How can Federal agencies build and move forward? How can agencies aid in the advancement of policies on healthcare, employment and COVID response?

Lauren Alexanderson

Lauren Alexanderson

Health Portfolio Lead, Office of the CTO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Scott Mckeithen

Scott Mckeithen

Warfighter Health Mission Manager, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office

Douglas "Doug" Jacob

Douglas "Doug" Jacob

Chief Transformation Officer, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS], United States Department of Health and Human Services

John McClurg

John McClurg

Sr. Vice President and CISO, BlackBerry

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Reporter, Federal News Network

Zoom for Government enables ATARC remote collaboration opportunities through its cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chats and webinars across all devices. Allowing for individuals from all areas of government, industry and academia to communicate directly. 

*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.