Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CTO to Keynote WHIT Congress

Bryan Sivak, HHS Chief Technology Officer to deliver the keynote address Friday, November 9th, 2012 on “Federal HIT Initiatives to Accelerate the Movement from Volume to Value Based Care”. This vital and important keynote address and panel discussion will be featured at the 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress to be held in Washington D.C. at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City November 7-9, 2012.

The keynote panel will also include: Niall Brennan, Director, Policy and Data Analysis Group from CMS and Joshua Rosenthal, Co-founder and CSO from RowdMap.

This highly interactive games-based session will convene government and private sector thought leaders to:

  • Separate buzz from fact by accessing how both healthcare market leaders and their members and patients are changing the way they ‘play’
  • Discuss how payer and health system management can pivot to take advantage of the new profit paradigm by using simple, top-down, ‘tiny’ data structure to:
         ----Gain visibility to make better bets
         ----Improve accountability to better manage vendors
         ----Move quickly and avoid IT implementation clusters
         ----Change business value in a ‘perverse’ market

Speaker biographies:

Bryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2011. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Previously, Bryan served as the Chief Innovation Officer to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he has led Maryland’s efforts to embed concepts of innovation into the DNA of state government. He has distinguished himself in this role as someone who can work creatively across a large government organization to identify and implement the best opportunities for improving the way government works.

Niall Brennan is the Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics at CMS where he oversees agency efforts on data analytics and dissemination, and information products. The goal of the Office is to maximize the utility and availability of CMS data for internal and external users. Specifically, the Office performs a variety of analyses on high profile issues on a quick turnaround basis, for the CMS administrator, senior leaders, and other HHS department leaders. Additionally, the Office is also responsible for coordinating the agency’s strategies regarding data storage, analysis, and dissemination.

Josh Rosenthal is a Co-Founder and CSO of RowdMap, the Health Profit Intelligence leader. RowdMap’s HPI platform is purpose-built to identify how to maximize growth, improve overall performance and create value through price, contracting, and interventions. He is also a member of CMS’s newly formed Data Access Group and serves as a Public Advisor to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and serves as industry expert to the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS on Technology and Innovation, Data and Analytics, and Data Access. Rosenthal was an invited organizer to the National Academies, Institute of Medicine for CMS’s Health Data Initiative “Expert Data and Analytics Session.”

The 8th annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress is the leading healthcare IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of healthcare technology. Participants will network with over 400 Hospitals and with Health Systems, Medical Centers, Physician Practices, and Health Insurance IT decision makers. The event combines unmatched educational programming with a broad range of informal networking opportunities—the perfect environment to find answers to your most pressing questions while learning about partners and solution providers who can take your organization to the next level.

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