Chief Technology Officer of HHS to Keynote at 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

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HHS and CMS to Speak on Federal HIT Initiatives

The 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress is pleased to announce Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services to keynote on Friday, November 9, 2012 on “Federal HIT Initiatives to Accelerate the Movement from Volume to Value Based Care”.

The keynote panel will also include: Niall Brennan, Director, Policy and Data Analysis Group from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 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 health care 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 the government works.

Niall Brennan is the Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services newly formed Data Access Group and serves as a Public Advisor to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and Industry Expert to the Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services on Technology and Innovation, Data and Analytics and Data Access and was invited organizer the National Academies, Institute of Medicine and HHS/CMS’s Health Data Initiative’s ‘Expert Data and Analytics Session.’

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About the 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress
is the leading health care IT strategy meeting presenting the latest on the business of health care technology. Participants will network with over 400 Hospital, Health System, Medical Center, Physician Practice 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 solutions providers who can take your organization to the next level.

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