Welcome!

@BigDataExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, William Schmarzo

News Feed Item

West Health Institute and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to Host HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System

Patients, providers, vendors, hospital executives and federal agencies to address technical and business challenges of communicating data between different systems

SAN DIEGO and WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will host HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, a conference designed to catalyze action and identify the greatest opportunities for advancing medical interoperability to transform our nation's healthcare system. Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, known for provocative ideas and new ways of thinking, will deliver the keynote address.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120926/DC81307LOGO-b)
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131002/DC90495LOGO)

Medical interoperability—the ability for health information to be seamlessly shared among medical devices and enterprise health systems—could be a source of more than $30 billion a year in savings and improve patient care and safety, yet continues to be a challenge in the United States. A full agenda of the event can be found here: www.hcidc.org/about-the-event/agenda. Media unable to attend the event can register for a live webcast: http://hcidc.org/live-webcast-mobile-app/

Thursday, February 6, 2014
8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20008

Featured Panels:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Perspectives from the Point of Care: Hear from caregivers and patients about challenges they've faced due to a lack of interoperable devices, systems and software.

10:20 a.m.11:20 a.m.
The Business Imperative for Interoperability: Leading hospital CEOs discuss the role of medical interoperability in improving patient care and lowering costs, and plans for an interoperable healthcare system.

11:20 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Fireside Chat: ONC/FDA Efforts Toward Interoperability: Understand perspectives from key government agencies on recent developments, lessons learned and issues to address in transforming healthcare delivery.

1:45 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Keynote: Malcolm Gladwell, author

2:45 p.m.3:45 p.m.
What We Can Learn from Other Industries: From national security, to the movie business and global finance, industry leaders share lessons learned and ideas for innovation that can be applied to the healthcare system.

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
The Innovation Paradigm for Vendors: Hear from leading developers on the age-old debate of market forces versus mandated forces and what the innovation paradigm means to them.

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
The Big (Data) Picture for Health Care Delivery: Interoperability may bring an overwhelming amount of data to physicians, patients, hospitals and the healthcare system as a whole. Are we ready to handle it?

Speakers include:
Malcolm Gladwell, author
Nick Valeriani, chief executive, West Health
Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, FACC, chief medical and science officer, West Health Institute
Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, chief science officer and director, Office of Science & Technology, ONC
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, national coordinator for health information technology, ONC
Jodi Daniel, JD, MPH, director, Office of Policy and Planning, ONC
Jacob Reider, MD, chief medical officer, ONC
Dave Cassel, senior interoperability engineer, Epic Systems
Alistair Erskine, MD, chief clinical informatics officer, Geisinger Health System
Michael Johns, MD, chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability
Stephen Jones, FACHE, chief executive officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Dave McCallie, Jr., MD, senior vice president, Cerner Corporation
Anna McCollister-Slipp, co-founder, Galileo Analytics
Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, chief emerging technology and informatics officer, Geisinger Health System
Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
Glenn Tobin, PhD, chief executive officer, Crimson, The Advisory Board Company

For questions or to inquire about interviews with speakers, please contact the media relations personnel listed below.

HCI-DC Background:
Now in its fourth year, the 2014 West Health HCI-DC series is hosted by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), bringing together the public and private sectors to address new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to create high quality, more accessible and lower cost healthcare. An overview of past events can be found here: www.hcidc.org/about-hci-dc-series.

ABOUT THE WEST HEALTH INSTITUTE
The Gary and Mary West Health Institute is an independent, non-profit medical research organization whose mission is to lower healthcare costs by researching innovative patient-centered solutions that deliver the right care at the right place at the right time. This is accomplished by conducting innovative medical research, educating key stakeholders and advocating on behalf of patients. Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, the Institute is part of West Health, which includes four organizations with a shared goal to reduce the cost of healthcare: the Gary and Mary West Health Institute; the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, a non-profit Washington, D.C.-based policy center; the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, which invests in mission-aligned companies; and the West Health Incubator, which provides investment and expertise to mission-aligned businesses. For more information, find us at www.westhealth.org and follow us @westhealth.

ABOUT ONC
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration's health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

SOURCE Gary and Mary West Health Institute; Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@BigDataExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more inf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SourceForge has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SourceForge is the largest, most trusted destination for Open Source Software development, collaboration, discovery and download on the web serving over 32 million viewers, 150 million downloads and over 460,000 active development projects each and every month.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks, that helps your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. As a premier telecommunications provider, Massive Networks is headquartered out of Louisville, Colorado. With years of experience under their belt, their team of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, will describe how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launchi...
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
As popularity of the smart home is growing and continues to go mainstream, technological factors play a greater role. The IoT protocol houses the interoperability battery consumption, security, and configuration of a smart home device, and it can be difficult for companies to choose the right kind for their product. For both DIY and professionally installed smart homes, developers need to consider each of these elements for their product to be successful in the market and current smart homes.
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, will lead you through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He'll look at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere delivers a more modern architectural approach to storage that doesn't require the overprovisioning of storage capacity to achieve performance, overspending on expensive storage media for inactive data or the overbui...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.