CXO Tech Forum Health IT Modernization

CXO Tech Forum Health IT Modernization

Health IT Modernization
Health IT Modernization
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The View of DC
Arlington, VA

This GovernmentCIO Media & Research CXO Tech Forum brought government and industry leaders together to share current opportunities and challenges in health IT modernization. Speakers and panelists included experts from the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, Office of the Inspector General at Health & Human Services, National Cancer Institute, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Veterans Affairs and Veterans Health Administration. Proceeds from the event were donated to Autism Speaks in honor of World Autism Month, an annual opportunity to increase understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder and the individuals and families it touches. 

April 4, 2019
8:30 am
The View of DC
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GovernmentCIO Media and Research president Michael Hoffman kicks off the CXO Tech Forum

Summary: Health and Human Services proposed new rules to increase interoperability of electronic health information.


This was achieved 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. Steve Posnack, Executive Director, Office of Technology, ONC, HHS Elise Sweeney Anthony, J.D., Executive Director, Office of Policy, ONC, HHS

Summary: Technology’s role in the advancement of precision medicine has allowed doctors to improve various treatments.

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.

Summary: Now, doctors and pharmacists are leveraging predictive analyses to reassess pain levels and flagging high risk patients.

Specifically, 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

Veterans Affairs Chief Technology Officer Charles Worthington, VHA Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care Dr. Neil Evans and Sonia Arista, director of national health care practice at Fortinet spoke at the CXO Tech Forum: Health IT Modernization on April 4. 

The VA has made leaps toward improvements regarding how veterans access their health care benefits through digital services, most notably since the VA’s relaunch of last November.

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