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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.

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HHS CIO Jose Arrieta says Accelerate will yield $30 million in cost savings with its first contract issued last week and is opening the door for more blockchain opportunities across the agency. The next Accelerate contact is expected to roll out in April.

The deputy secretary highlighted that moving toward EHR Interoperability and moving forward with AI, mobile application and other modernized tools will help reduce end-user provider burden. Taking the reins on data-driven initiatives will help the agency realize these goals.

Technology and health care leaders from the Defense Department, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health and CVP spoke on Feb. 11 at GovernmentCIO Media & Research's Digital Health CXO Tech Forum at the International Spy Museum.

Topics for the panel included human-centered design, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, biomedical data, data science and analytics. 

Speakers include:

  • Misu Tasnim, Executive Director of Digital Services, CMS
  • Col. Thomas Cantilina, Chief Health …

Rep. Michael Burgess discusses the complexities of implementing electronic health records systems while contending with differential state-level privacy laws. Burgess also details the promise of artificial intelligence to streamline patient care for conditions requiring frequent testing and modulation like type 1 diabetes, as well as the importance of technical literacy among legislators.

Experts from HHS, CMS and Veterans Affairs discussed their approach to data standardization and interoperability in pursuit of federal modernization initiatives. Speakers outlined how their respective agencies are fostering a culture of data security that respects the privacy of their customers while leveraging proprietary information toward improving services. Panelists also discussed their approaches to upholding continuity of care, as well as the inherently sensitive nature of health care data.

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Agenda

 
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Registration and Networking Breakfast with Views

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Welcome Remarks

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Fireside chat with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

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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.

Speakers

  • 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
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Congressional Interview with U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess

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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.

Speakers:

  • 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
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CIO Highlight: Jose Arrieta, HHS

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Closing Remarks

Featuring

 
Ranking Member, House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health (R-TX)
Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services
Chief Information Officer, Health and Human Services
Chief Health Informatics Officer, Military Health System, DHHQ
Director, Health, CVP
Director of Product Strategy, Project Special Forces, Veterans Affairs
Deputy Director of Operations, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS
President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
Former Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee
SVP, HHS, GovernmentCIO
Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy, OIG, HHS
Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
Director, U.S. Digital Service at HHS
CTO, GovernmentCIO

Agenda

 
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Registration and Networking Breakfast with Views

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Welcome Remarks

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Fireside chat with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

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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.

Speakers

  • 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
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Congressional Interview with U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess

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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.

Speakers:

  • 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
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CIO Highlight: Jose Arrieta, HHS

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Closing Remarks

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