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Featuring Remarks from Vice President Joe Biden

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Vice President of the United States, Washington, DC

Keynote Speakers

Chet Burrell
President and Chief Executive Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Former Executive Vice President, Anthem Health Plans, Baltimore, MD

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Senator William Morgan "Bill" Cassidy, MD (R/LA)
United States Senate; Former US Representative, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, Washington, DC

Patrick Conway MD, MSc
Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMO, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), CMS, Washington, DC

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Deborah DiSanzo, MBA
General Manager, Head of Watson Health, IBM, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Healthcare, Boston, MA

L. John Doerr, MBA
Venture Capitalist, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Member, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Menlo Park, CA

David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health System, Former CEO, UCLA's hospitals, President, UCLA Health System and Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences, Danville, PA

George William Freeman
Member of Parliament, Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences, London, UK

Thomas Goetz, MPH
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Iodine, Former Executive Editor, WIRED, Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Vivian S. Lee, PhD, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Chief Executive Officer, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

James L. Madara, MD
Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Association, Former Chief Executive Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center and Thompson Distinguished Service Professor and Dean, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Charles Ornstein
Senior Reporter, ProPublica, Past President, Association of Health Care Journalists, Awardee, Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, New York, NY

Andy Slavitt, MBA
Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Jeremy Stoppelman, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Yelp, Former Vice President of Engineering, PayPal, San Francisco, CA

Moshe Bar Siman Tov, MA, MBA
Director General, Ministry of Health, Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, JD (D/RI)
United States Senate, Former United States Attorney, Rhode Island, Washington, DC

Chair & Vice Chair

Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former Director of Policy, The White House; Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy; Washington, DC

Niall Brennan, MPP
Chief Data Officer and Director, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; US Department of Health and Human Services; Washington, DC

Track Chairs

 Consumer Track

Susannah Fox
Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Francie Grace
Healthcare Reform Activist and Social Media Strategist,, New York, NY

Charles Ornstein
Senior Reporter, ProPublica, Washington, DC

  • The Debate Over How To Rate Doctors And Hospitals
  • We’re Swimming in Data; Now How Do We Build Business Models that Allow Us to Use It?
  • CMS Blue Button on FHIR in Action
  • Speeding Up the Pace of Medical Research Using Patient-Provided Data
  • Data-Sharing Bogeymen: Hackers, Snoopers, Data-Mining & Mistakes In Medical Records
  • Data-Driven Innovations for Invisible Illness, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention

 International Track

Gregory Downing, DO, PhD
Executive Director for Innovation, Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS, Washington, DC

Tim Kelsey
Strategy and commercial Director, Telstra Health, Former National Director for Patients and Information, NHS England, Former UK government Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data, Visiting Prof, Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, Melbourne, Australia

  • Open Data Initiatives
  • Quality Indicators
  • International Health IT Policy Priorities

 Life Sciences Track

Aman Bandhari, MPH, PhD
Executive Director, Data Science & Insights, Merck, Former Senior Advisor, US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, the White House, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Fowler, JD, PhD
Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson, Former Chief Health Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC

  • Crossing the Divide between Big Data and Life Sciences
  • The New Health Data Economy: Strategic Partnerships with Life Science Companies

 Payor Track

Jonathan Blum, MPP
Executive Vice President, CareFirst Blue Cross, Former Principal Deputy Administrator, CMS, Baltimore, MD

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Rowdmap, Louisville, KY

Paul Wallace, MD
Senior Scholar in Residence, AcademyHealth, Former CMO and SVP for Clinical Translation, Optum Labs, Former Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente, Cambridge, MA

  • Finding Untapped Value Through Sharing and Use of Multi-Sector Data
  • Designing Networks to Create Value-Based Wins for both Payers and Providers Using CMS Benchmark Data
  • Banking on Disruption: New Delivery Models as Competitive Advantage in a Pay for Value World
  • How States and Others Are Using Medicare Data to Manage Populations
  • Social Determinants and What to Do with Them: Improving Cost Projections and Nailing Resource Allocation
  • From Policy to Warehouse to Bedside: Using Public and Private Data to Improve Triple Aim Goals
  • How States are Using New Data Sources for Systems Transformation

 Provider Track

Bob Kocher, MD
Partner, Venrock, Former Special Assistant to the President for Health Care and Economic Policy, and Member, National Economic Council, The White House (Obama), Palo Alto, CA

Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Former Director of Policy, The White House, Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC

  • Tower of Babel: Understanding and Integrating Big Health Data
  • Transforming Claims Into Actionable, Reliable, and Valid Inferences on Quality and Cost
  • Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Delivery and the Tesla — What Do They All Have in Common?
  • Innovation in Major U. S. Health Care Delivery Systems: Reality versus Rhetoric
  • Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Telling the Story Behind the Numbers
  • Managing Clinical, Population and Financial Risk as a Provider: Diverse Perspectives on Novel Uses of Data

 Special Focus Track

Plus the Following Special Focus Track Sessions
  • Slurp, Scrub, Push and Scale: Enhancing the Lifecycle of Electronic Health Data
  • The Opioid Epidemic: Data-Driven Solutions
  • Pilot Efforts to Connect Across Agencies: What’s Next to Further Open Data Science
  • A New Model for Discovery: Open Science from Research to Care, and Back
  • Perils, Paradigms, and Promise — Our Nation’s Evolving Health Information Infrastructure

Featuring Preconferences

International Health Innovation: Investor Perspectives
HHS IDEA Lab and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invite you to join a panel discussion with leaders from the health technology venture capital community, to learn more about how investors think strategically about international emerging markets, the qualities they are looking for in founders and startup teams, and their strategic advice for the types of technologies and business models that are going to drive innovation and disruption in health care.

Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) App Challenge Bootcamp
The Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) App Challenge Bootcamp is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in response to new legislation. The goal of MIPS is to accelerate the transition from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to a system that rewards health care providers for giving better care rather than more care. CMS is interested in creating applications to assist with provider adoption of these payment methods. This workshop will provide developers details around user requirements for the MIPS App challenge which will be announced at Health Datapalooza.

And a Post-Conference Privacy & Security Summit

Post-Conference Privacy & Security Summit at the HHS Great Hall
From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Datapalooza will offer a special post-conference Privacy & Security Summit at the HHS Great Hall. Capacity is limited.

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Attendance Options

May 8 - 11, 2016

Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

In your own office or home live via the Internet
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Video Welcomes to Health Datapalooza VII

From Susannah Fox
Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
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From Joshua Rosenthal, PhD
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Rowdmap, Louisville, KY
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Offered with

The On FHIR Code-a-thon
April 1-2, 2016 – Click here for info.

(Registration closes on Wednesday, March 30, 2016)

A Special Pre-conference Edition of Developer HealthCamp
May 7, 2016 - Click here for info.

Continuing Education

AHIMA: Approved for up to 58.0 AHIMA credits.

Accounting Professionals: Approved for up to 24.15 NASBE CPE credits.

Chief Information Officers: Approved for up to 13.50 CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) CPE credits.

Healthcare Executives: AcademyHealth is authorized to award 24.15 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE).

Health IT Certification: Approval for 24.15 Health IT Certification CPE credits.

Physicians: Approved for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Awards, Challenges and Prizes

  • Consumer Shark Tank
  • Optum/HHS Health Rheumatoid Arthritis Data Challenge Prize
  • Health Data Liberator Award
  • The Open Science Prize
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