Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, and the pace of technological change is still accelerating. Healthcare is both leveraging and influencing advancements to transform how we collect information, diagnose patients, and deliver care. New and emerging technologies can reduce treatment costs, eliminate unnecessary procedures, streamline workflows, and better support care plans for vastly improved outcomes. However, the challenges to implement technological advancements are far reaching, going beyond hardware and equipment and into healthcare research, regulations, security and privacy, data accessibility, policy, governance, and organizational culture issues. Our panel will examine the issues affecting the speed at which the healthcare community can modernize the way it delivers services to patients, including:
• How does technology transformation affect our ability to deliver excellent healthcare?
• What changes in policy, governance, security, and regulatory compliance do we need to make?
• How can we accelerate modernization of legacy systems?
• Which systems and services can move to public, private, or hybrid clouds, and what do we do with those that can’t?
• What infrastructure management capabilities are needed for optimal service delivery, cost efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and ongoing integration of new technology?
• How do we prioritize and implement large modernization efforts without degrading healthcare service delivery?
• How do we incorporate healthcare research into the IT infrastructure?
Our panel will explore transformational capabilities and tools, such as legacy system modernization and application migration techniques, object-based production, artificial intelligence, cloud security, advances in simulation and training, and other concepts that can revolutionize the way we diagnose and deliver healthcare. We will investigate the risks of incorporating new technology and connectedness and how we can reduce them to facilitate rapid healthcare service delivery transformation.
- Mohammed (Sohail) Chaudhry, Acting Chief Technology Officer, Food and Drug Administration (Confirmed)
- Sandra Logan, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Institutes of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health (Confirmed)
- Ashwini "Ash" Zenooz, Chief Medical Officer for EHRM, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Affairs (VA) (Confirmed)
- Dr. Brian Jones, Chief of the User Integration Branch, Solution Delivery Division, Health Information Technology (J6) , Defense Health Agency (Pending Agency Approval)
- CAPT. Mark Rives, Chief Information Officer, Indian Health Service (Invited)
- Charles Onstott, Chief Technology Officer, SAIC, and Diana Ceban, Business Development Director, SAIC