CXO Tech Forum: Transforming Health IT

CXO Tech Forum: Transforming Health IT

Transforming Health IT
Transforming Health IT


Find videos, photos and speaker biographies for GovernmentCIO Media's Health IT event at the Wharf in SW Washington DC.


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GovernmentCIO Media president Michael Hoffman opens the CXO Tech Forum: Transforming Health IT at Washington DC's Dockmaster Buidling, an event that brought together many of the government thought…

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke about provenance, microservices and blockchain in government with…

Steve Posnack, executive director of the Office of Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, spoke with GovernmentCIO Media Editor-In-Chief Camille…

Chris Anello, federal health care advisory solution consultant with ServiceNow, discusses how ServiceNow has executed an IT services portal refresh at the Veterans Affairs Department. The portal…

Jeff Shilling, CIO at the National Cancer Institute, Chuck Howell, chief scientist/dependable AI at MITRE Corp., and Jean Vettel senior science lead at the U.S. Army Research Lab, explore how AI…

Jean Yang, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Sonja Lemott, chief engineer for the PEO at Defense Healthcare Management Systems, and Shannon Sartin, executive director for the U.S…

Doctor Paul Tibbits, deputy CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, explains why business process reengineering is so important to financial management business transformation, as well as the…

Col. John Scott, the data manager at Defense Health Agency, Tony Jones, CEO of Frontive, and Aaron Black, chief data officer at Inova Translational Medical Institute, discuss the wave of health…

GovernmentCIO CTO Andrew Underhill moderates a panel with Chris Anello, federal health care advisory solution consultant at ServiceNow, Dr. Monica Farah-Stapleton, chief engineer at DoD HMS…

Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, oversees the Defense Department's electronic health record modernization and discussed the MHS Genesis'…

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Breakfast and Registration

Start the morning with some breakfast and coffee while networking with leading government and industry health IT officials.


Fireside Chat with Jose Arrieta

Jose Arrieta recently took over as the associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services. Before HHS, he served at GSA as the director, Office of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations. He's an expert in government acquisition and a strong blockchain advocate.


Fireside Chat with Steve Posnack

Steve Posnack is the director of the Office of Standards and Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. There, he directs ONC’s standards and technology investments through the ONC Tech Lab.


Artificial Intelligence Panel Discussion


  • Jeff Shilling, CIO of the National Cancer Institute
  • Chuck Howell, chief scientist for dependable AI at MITRE Corp.
  • Jean Vettel, senior science lead in the Future Soldier Technologies Division under the Army Research Laboratory's Human Sciences campaign.

This panel will explore how AI is playing a crucial role in transforming health care, both inside and outside the clinical setting.


Coffee Break


Cybersecurity Panel Discussion


  • Jean Yang, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sonja Lemott, chief engineer for the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems.
  • Shannon Sartin, executive director for USDS at Health and Human Services

Health care is seen as one of the most vulnerable and dangerous cybersecurity targets. Panelists will discuss best practices, use cases and what’s on the horizon for next-generation health IT.


Fireside Chat with Dr. Paul Tibbits

Dr. Paul Tibbits is the deputy CIO for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also the PEO for the Financial Management Business Transformation. He will discuss the efforts by VA to acquire the best healthcare technologies to improve care for veterans.


Data Wave and Precision Medicine Panel Discussion


  • Col. John Scott, Data Manager at the Defense Health
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  • Tony Jones, CEO of Frontive, creator of the Smart Personal Health Assistant
  • Aaron Black, chief data officer at the Inova Translational Medicine Institute

A wave of health care data has swept over the government and industry. This panel will discuss the technologies and strategies government agencies and commercial firms are using to capitalize on the mountains of health care data being collected.


Fireside Chat with Stacy Cummings

Stacy Cummings is the Program Executive Officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems. As PEO, she oversees the Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record modernization.


IT Infrastructure Innovation Panel Discussion


  • Drew Myklegard, Lighthouse product owner, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chris Anello, Federal Healthcare Advisory Solution Consultant, ServiceNow
  • Dr. Monica Farah-Stapleton, chief engineer for the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization Program
  • Amy Haseltine, deputy CIO for Enterprise Services at Health and Human Services

Software development in government has changed. Agencies risk falling behind unless they modernize their IT infrastructure utilizing methods such as open sourcing and acquiring commercial-off-the-shelf tools. The panelists will discuss the new opportunities sweeping through government.



Enjoy lunch on the water networking with leading government and executive health leaders.