HDPSO18 Panel

Learn how to shape your institution's data-driven strategy and maximize insights from health and health care data by engaging with leading experts and change makers, including federal officials, clinicians, researchers, health care executives, and policymakers in an intimate and interactive setting.

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Featured Speakers

Waddah Al-Refaie Headshot

Waddah B. Al-Refaie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Chief of Surgical Oncology - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Waddah B. Al-Refaie, MD, FACS, serves MedStar Health and Georgetown University as the founding Regional Chief ... Read Bio

Greg Downing
Committee Member

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D.

Founder - Innovation Horizons, LLC

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. is the Founder of Innovation Horizons, LLC, a consulting practice with an emphasi... Read Bio


Rebecca Freeman, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.P.

Interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer - University of Vermont Health Network

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP is a second-career nurse with a focus on healthcare informatics, specializing in... Read Bio

Marissa Gorden-Nguyen Headshot

Marissa Gordon-Nguyen, J.D., M.P.H.,

Senior Advisor for HIPAA Policy - HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Marissa Gordon-Nguyen is the Senior Advisor for HIPAA Policy in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Depart... Read Bio

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Aparna Higgins, M.A.

Founder and CEO - Ananya Health Innovations Inc.

Aparna Higgins is Founder and CEO of Ananya Health Innovations Inc., where she is focused on leading the devel... Read Bio

Brent James Headshot

Brent James, M.D., M.Stat.

Senior Advisor - Leavitt Partners

Brent James, M.D., M.Stat., is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient saf... Read Bio

Aaron Miri Headshot

Aaron Miri, M.B.A., CHCIO, FHIMSS

Chief Information Officer - The University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Miri is the Chief Information Officer for The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT ... Read Bio

Lucia Savage
Member, Presenter

Lucia Savage, J.D.

Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer - Omada Health

Lucia Savage is a nationally-recognized thought leader on using HIPAA to advance digital health while protecti... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio