Digital Health CXO Tech Forum

Digital Health CXO Tech Forum

CXO Tech Forum Transforming Health IT
CXO Tech Forum Transforming Health IT


GovernmentCIO Media & Research hosted its third annual Digital Health CXO Tech Forum at the International Spy Museum on February 11, 2020 featuring a keynote by Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan. The forum featured government decision makers in healthcare from agencies such as HHS, National Institutes of Health, Defense Health Agency, Veterans Affairs, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and the Food and Drug Administration.

The forum focused on the opioid crisis, fraud prevention efforts, security and patient privacy, supply chain management, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, software and application development, and electronic health record portability and interoperability, among others.

About this event series: GovernmentCIO Media & Research events bring together leading academic, government, and industry technology transformers for real conversations, organic collaboration and networking.

When: February 11, 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW

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Rep. Michael Burgess
Rep. Michael Burgess
Ranking Member, House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health (R-TX)
Eric Hargan
Eric Hargan
Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services
José Arrieta
Jose Arrieta
Chief Information Officer, Health and Human Services
Col. Thomas Cantalina
Col. Thomas Cantilina
Chief Health Informatics Officer, Military Health System, DHHQ
Dr. Brenda Blunt
Dr. Brenda Blunt
Director, Health, CVP
Jason Glanville, Veterans Affairs
Jason Glanville
Director of Product Strategy, Project Special Forces, Veterans Affairs
Jeff Grant
Jeff Grant
Deputy Director of Operations, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS
Michael Hoffman photo
Michael Hoffman
President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
Congressman Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller
Former Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee
Erin Mirsky
Erin Mirsky
SVP, HHS, GovernmentCIO
Robert Owens
Robert Owens
Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy, OIG, HHS
Lawrence Tabak
Lawrence Tabak
Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
Misu Tasnim
Misu Tasnim
Director, U.S. Digital Service at HHS
Andrew Underhill photo
Andrew Underhill
Chief Technology Officer, GovernmentCIO



8:00 - 8:40 a.m.
Registration and Networking Breakfast with Views
8:40 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
8:45 - 9:05 a.m.
Fireside chat with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan
9:05- 9:45 a.m.

Panel: Data Science & Analytics

Summary: Government healthcare leaders will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by artificial intelligence, data analytics and robotic process automation. These new technologies provide new avenues to make progress toward curing diseases and providing better patient care across multiple agencies. These leaders will outline their programs and priorities in 2020 as well as the coming years.


  • Misu Tasnim, Executive Director of Digital Services, CMS
  • Col. Thomas Cantilina, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Military Health Systems, DHHQ
  • Dr. Brenda Blunt, Director, Health, CVP
  • Lawrence Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Congressional Interview with U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

Panel: Data Management & Security

Summary: Federal agencies are advancing the way they use their vast amounts of data to provide better care. Health IT leaders discuss how they are thinking of data management practices and the security challenges that come with those efforts.


  • Robert Owens, Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy, OIG, HHS
  • Jeff Grant, Deputy Director for Operations, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS
  • Jason Glanville, Director of Product Strategy, Project Special Forces, VA
10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

CIO Highlight: Jose Arrieta, HHS

10:55 - 11:00 a.m.

Closing Remarks


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