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Agenda at a Glance

Updated as of Jan. 10 and subject to change

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions


Committee Member

Kelsey Mellard, M.P.A.

CEO and Co-Founder - Sitka

Kelsey Mellard, M.P.A., is the CEO and Co-founder of Sitka. Prior to founding Sitka, Kelsey lead Health Syste... Read Bio


8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote (TBD)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Pinksocks Tribe Welcome!

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Nick Adkins

Advisory Board Member - Cloudbreak Health; doc.ai

A few of Nick’s initial stops were as a suit wearing MBA for the Vanderbilt Health Plans and a serial entrepre... Read Bio

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Panel: Taking Charge of Your Own Health


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Anil Sethi

CEO - Ciitizen

Anil Sethi is the CEO of Ciitizen, a start-up helping patients collect, organize, and securely share their dig... Read Bio


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Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

Co-Founder - Emily's Entourage

Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is Co-Founder of Emily's Entourage, an innovative 501(c)3 foundation that accelerates r... Read Bio

9:45 – 10:10 a.m.

Innovation Showcase

Committee Member

Ed Simcox

Acting Chief Technology Officer - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ed Simcox is the Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HH... Read Bio

  • Other HHS Announcements
10:10 – 10:30 a.m.


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Atul Butte

Distinguished Professor and Director - Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute

Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director o... Read Bio

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Track Sessions

  • Dialing for Dollars – How Optimizing Your Post-Acute Network Can Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve - Learn More
  • Discovering Public CMS and FDA Data - Learn More
  • Sync for Genes: Bringing Genomics to the Point of Care - Learn More
  • Healthcare Leadership Council and Bipartisan Policy Center: Advancing Interoperability and Data Access Project - Learn More
  • Blockchain
  • International Panel 
  • Rapid Fire:  Smart Data - Learn More
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Celebrating 10-Years of Health Datapalooza

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Committee Member

Mandi Bishop

Senior Research Director Analyst - Gartner

Mandi Bishop is a Senior Research Director Analyst with Gartner’s CIO Industries Research group who’s been a f... Read Bio


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Committee Member

Casey Quinlan

Chief Message Officer - Mighty Casey Media

Casey Quinlan covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, and used healthcare as part of... Read Bio

12:45 – 1:05 p.m. Keynote (TBD)
1:05 – 1:35 p.m.

Panel: Fixing Digital Health’s Diversity and Inclusion Problem



Lisa Suennen

Managing Partner - Venture Valkyrie, LLC

Lisa Suennen has spent 30 years in healthcare as entrepreneur, advisor and venture capitalist. Today she lead... Read Bio


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Letitia Dzirasa

Health Innovation Officer - Fearless Solutions

Letitia Dzirasa, MD is a Baltimore-based pediatrician and the Health Innovation Officer at Fearless Solutions ... Read Bio

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Kristen Valdes

Founder and CEO - b.well Connected Health

Kristen is the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health - a platform that puts the consumer at the center of... Read Bio

1:35 – 1:55 p.m. Health Data Liberator Award
1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Keynote
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Track Sessions

  • Let's Make a FHIR App ... with You - Learn More
  • Nothing about Us without Us: Toward Collective Self-Governance of Patient Support Groups' Data on Facebook - Learn More
  • Transformation to a Data Driven Culture Using Innovative, Non-Conventional Change Approach - Learn More
  • Transparency of Health Care Pricing
  • Rapid Fire: Health System and Plan Innovation - Learn More
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Track Sessions:

  • AI in the Real World: Expectation Vs. Reality - Learn More
  • From Everything about Me without Me to Nothing about Me without Me: EMR and Patient Empowerment and Engagement, Where We Are and Where We Could Go - Learn More
  • Leveraging Digital Technology to Promote Individual and Community Health: From Relapse to Recovery - Learn More
  • Place Matters: Innovative Social Determinants of Health Data and Resource Mapping - Learn More
  • Small Tweaks, Big Results: How Small Changes in Health Care Can Mean Big Changes in Costs - Learn More
  • Taste of Data
  • Rapid Fire: Consumers and Cybersecurity - Learn More
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Keynote/Panel (TBD)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.


Don Rucker

Don Rucker, M.D.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Don Rucker is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health ... Read Bio

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Panel: International 
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Aetna Foundation & AcademyHealth Healthiest Communities Data Challenge - Award Announcement
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel: Reflecting on the Future of Digital Health


Todd Park

Todd Park

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman - Devoted Health

Todd Park is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health. Prior to co-founding Devoted, Todd served as... Read Bio


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Shannon Dowler

Chief of Community Medicine and Ambulatory Population Health - Mission Health System

Shannon Dowler, MD, CPE, is a board certified Family Physician and Fellow from Asheville, NC. She serves as Ch... Read Bio

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Derek Williams

Associate Medical Director - Providence Medical Associates

Dr. Williams received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. Read Bio

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Track Sessions:

  • Cracking the Code: Deciphering Employer ROI in Digital Health - Learn More
  • Design a Datapoint - Learn More
  • Integrating Social Determinants in Clinical Settings: Not Just the Right Thing to Do, but Real ROI with Multi-Sector Collaboration - Learn More
  • Mind the Gap: Stay on the Right Track When Navigating HIPAA Security and Privacy and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework - Learn More
  • Rapid Fire: From Vision to Visualization - Learn More
12:15  – 1:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon + Unconference Sessions
1:30  – 2:45 p.m.

Track Sessions:

  • APIs: Overdue or Overhyped? - Learn More
  • The Internet of Health Things: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities to Privacy - Learn More
  • International Panel
  • When Disaster Strikes: Health Information Exchanges Fill in Patient Data Gaps - Learn More
  • Women in Health IT: Leadership and Change
  • Rapid Fire: Real World Evidence - Learn More
2:45 – 3:00 p.m Networking Break
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Keynote (TBD)
3:20 – 3:50 p.m.

Panel: A Solutions Approach to Data Privacy and Ethics


Jodi Daniel

Jodi Daniel

Partner - Crowell & Moring

Jodi Daniel is a partner at Crowell & Moring and leads the Digital Health Practice. Read Bio


3:50 – 4:00 p.m. The Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Health Innovation Award - Award Announcement
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Innovation Showcase
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote
4:30 – 5:10 p.m.

Closing Fireside Chat: The Next 10 Years


Committee Member

Harold Wolf III

President & CEO - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Harold (Hal) Wolf III is the President and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (H... Read Bio


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Paul Black

Chief Executive Officer and Director - Allscripts

Paul Black is the chief executive officer and a director of Allscripts. As CEO, Paul guides the company’s visi... Read Bio

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Harry Greenspun

Partner and Chief Medical Officer - Guidehouse

Dr. Harry Greenspun is a partner at Guidehouse and serves as the firm’s Chief Medical Officer. Read Bio

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Peter Lee

Corporate Vice President - Microsoft Healthcare

Dr. Peter Lee is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare. He leads an organization that works on techno... Read Bio