The forum will feature candid conversations with leaders in government, academia and industry on the emerging technologies transforming health care in areas like precision medicine, combating the opioid epidemic, new interoperability rules and digital services for veteran healthcare. Hear from leaders at the Defense Health Agency, Health and Human Services, Johns Hopkins Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs and more.
When: April 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Observation Deck at CEB Tower, Arlington, Va.
Fireside Chat: Improving Patient Access to Data
Summary: Health and Human Services proposed new rules to increase interoperability of electronic health information by providing patients secure access to all their medical data, allowing them to move freely from provider to provider and to benefit from innovative health mobile apps.
Panel: Precision Medicine
Summary: Technology’s role in the advancement of precision medicine has allowed doctors to improve treatments for a variety of conditions. Programs like the National Institute of Health’s “All of Us” research program will bolster the precision medicine movement with its pursuit of gathering data on 1 million or more participants. Multiple government agencies are using APIs and new interoperability rules to make health data more available to help tailor more treatments to patients.
Panel: Technology's Role in Combating Opioid Addiction
Summary: Today, doctors and pharmacists are leveraging predictive analyses to reassess pain levels and flagging high risk patients for opioid addiction monitoring. This panel will discuss the evolution of the technology, process and policy to support this effort as well as opportunities for improvement and replication for preventing and controlling other health crises.
Industry Perspective with Jermon Bafaty, Federal Health Sector Growth Leader, GDIT
Panel: Improving Veterans Health Care through Digital Services
Summary: Leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Health Agency will address new programs and technologies to improve digital services and patient care. These officials will discuss the challenges and opportunities provided by these technologies.