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View the online agenda and browse all of the sessions, panels, speakers, awards, and other dynamic activities taking place at the 10th anniversary Health Datapalooza.

Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pre-Conference Events
(Health Data Workshops; HealthCa.mp/dev)
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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

Rasu Shrestha
Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President - Atrium Health

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Atrium Health. Read Bio


8:40 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote:


Eric D. Hargan

Deputy Secretary - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Eric D. Hargan is the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Read Bio

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Pinksocks and The Power of Connection

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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 – 9:35 a.m



Ron Wyden

Senator (D-OR) - United States Senate

As the Senate’s leading voice for health care as Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Ron W... Read Bio

9:35 – 10:05 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

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Doug Lindsay

Founder - Doug Says LLC

Doug Lindsay got sick at 21 and spent the next 11 years home bound and bed bound until he figured out what was... Read Bio

10:05 - 10:10 a.m.

AHRQ: Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare

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Gopal Khanna, M.B.A.

Director - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Appointed in May 2017, Director Gopal Khanna leads AHRQ’s efforts to meet the Agency’s mission of producing ev... Read Bio

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease

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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.

Breakout 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
  • Global Digital Health Efforts in Prevention Leading to Better Health Outcomes - Learn More
  • Physician-Built and Evidence-Based; How Electronically Accessible Pathways Put Data into Physicians Hands - Learn More 
  • Rapid Fire:  Smart Data - Learn More
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Celebrating Health Datapalooza: A Decade of Data Liberation

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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


Casey Quinlan
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.

New Models of Healthcare Delivery and Increasing Dispersion Across Businesses 

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Peter Orszag

Head of North American M&A and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking - Lazard

Peter R. Orszag is Head of North American M&A and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co LL... Read Bio

1:05 – 1:35 p.m.

Panel: Fixing Digital Health’s Diversity and Inclusion Problem



Lisa Suennen

Group Lead, Digital, Technology & Ventures - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

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 Commissioner - Baltimore City Health Department

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

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Duane Elliott Reynolds

President and CEO - American Hospital Association, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Duane Elliott Reynolds is the newly appointed president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equi... 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.

Panel: Perspectives on the Advancement of International Digital Health


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David Stanton

Senior Global Health Advisor - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

David Stanton joined USAID in 1997 as a technical advisor on HIV/AIDS. He became director of the Office of HIV... Read Bio


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Alessandro Campana

Professor of Economical Sciences and Innovation - Catholic University of Rome

Health economist with specialization in strategic analysis, organisation, change management, business planning... Read Bio

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Ravit Warsha Dor

Director of Innovation - Israeli Ministry of Health

Ms. Dor is the Director of Innovation for Digital Health at the Israeli Ministry of Health. Ravit is creating ... Read Bio

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Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Chairman - Personal Connected Health Alliance - India

Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta is a global leader in digital health and is a member of the Guidelines Development... Read Bio

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Dave Ross

President and Chief Executive Officer - The Task Force for Global Health

Dave Ross, ScD, is president and chief executive officer of The Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr... Read Bio

1:55 – 2:15 p.m.

A Conversation with FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy

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Amy Abernethy

Principal Deputy Commissioner - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

As the Principal Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Dr. Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., helps oversee the a... Read Bio

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Simmi Singh

Partner and Leader, Digital Transformation - Egon Zehnder

Simmi Singh is an expert on governance and leadership development, counseling investors, founders, and boards ... Read Bio

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout 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 Social Media - Learn More
  • Transformation to a Data Driven Culture Using Innovative, Non-Conventional Change Approach - Learn More
  • All the Right Data in all the Wrong Places: Tackling Real World Challenges for Vulnerable Seniors - Learn More
  • Rapid Fire: Health System and Plan Innovation - Learn More
  • Health Data and the Open Science Movement - Learn More
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Breakout 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
  • HL7 FHIR: The Future of Interoperability is Now - Learn More 
  • 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. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

No One Else is Coming, It’s Up to Us


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Shannon Sartin

Executive Director of the U.S. Digital Service - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Shannon Sartin is the Executive Director of the U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Ser... Read Bio


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Alexandra Mugge

Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Alexandra Mugge is the Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read Bio

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Allison Oelschlaeger

Chief Data Officer & Director - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Allison Oelschlaeger is the Chief Data Officer and Director of the Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics (OEDA... Read Bio

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Update from the National Coordinator for Health IT

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 – 9:25 a.m.

CMS Update on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies

Adam Boehler

Adam Boehler

Deputy Administrator - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Adam Boehler is the CMS deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Read Bio

9:25 – 9:45 a.m.

Health Data Liberator Award

Presented by:

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

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Panel: Reflecting on the Future of Digital Health


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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, M.D.

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.

Breakout 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
  • A Rising Tide: The Data Lakes Approach to Improving Healthcare Value and Efficiency - Learn More 
  • Free the Data: Change the Incentives - What HHS can do to Drive AI Innovation in Health Care - 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.

Breakout Sessions

  • APIs: Overdue or Overhyped? - Learn More
  • The Internet of Health Things: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities to Privacy - Learn More
  • Global Health Data in the Marketplace: Transforming Care in the Digital Age - Learn More
  • When Disaster Strikes: Health Information Exchanges Fill in Patient Data Gaps - Learn More
  • Women of Impact (WOI) Share Personal Stories of Innovations in Leadership - Learn More
  • Building Effective International Collaborations in Digital Health - Learn More
  • Rapid Fire: Real World Evidence - Learn More
2:45 – 3:00 p.m Networking Break
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

Innovation Showcase – Announcements from HHS

Committee Member, Presenter

Ed Simcox

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

Ed Simcox is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Departm... Read Bio


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


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Jennifer Miller

Assistant Professor - Yale University

Jennifer E. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine. Read Bio

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John Wilbanks

Chief Commons Officer - Sage Bionetworks

John Wilbanks is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks. Read Bio

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Jutta Williams

Senior Program Manager - Google AI

Jutta Williams is that engineer that applies laws, regulations, standards, policies, best practices, logic, re... Read Bio

3:50 – 4:00 p.m.

The Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Health Innovation Award

Presented by:

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Margaret O'Kane

Founder and President - National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Margaret E. O’Kane is founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Read Bio

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Aetna Foundation & AcademyHealth Healthiest Communities Data Challenge Award Announcement

Presented by:

4:20 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Fireside Chat: The Next 10 Years


Committee Member

Hal Wolf

President & CEO - 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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Vivian Lee

President, Health Platforms - Verily

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. joined Verily in May 2018. She also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Insti... 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