Director of Artificial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)
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?
Program Manager, Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions Program Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Office, United States Department of Defense
Chief Technology Officer, CCSQInfo Systems Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CDR Heather Dimeris
Director, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chief Acquisition Officer and Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs
Principal Technologist - Office Of The CTO, Pure Storage
Moderator: Kiersten Patton
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?
Health Portfolio Lead, Office of the CTO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Warfighter Health Mission Manager, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office
Douglas "Doug" Jacob
Chief Transformation Officer, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS], United States Department of Health and Human Services
Sr. Vice President and CISO, BlackBerry
Moderator: Jory Heckman
Reporter, Federal News Network
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