The Impact of Technology on Individual Health and Well-Being and Enabling Patient and Provider Satisfaction | National Capital Area Chapter of HIMSS

Jan 19, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Key Bridge Marriott | 1401 Lee Highway | Arlington, Virginia 22209
Member Cost: $
Non-Member Cost: $

Everyone understands that technology has become an integral part of our daily lives.  That said, it has only been in the last few years that technology has begun to impact our individual health and wellbeing in real-time.  Embedded and wearable sensors are now able to tell us how far we walk, continuously monitor our heart rate and make recommendation on how we sleep. Implantable devices (e.g. pacemakers) provide lifesaving support that is tracked electronically.    Networked devices can report on the condition of our heart, monitor blood sugar levels and remotely control the administration of medications. 

Mobile devices and cloud-based analytics can instantaneously process massive amounts of data and make health related recommendations that have the potential to significantly impact our lives.  This panel will examine the current state of technology and how it is being applied to improve and track individual health and wellbeing and enable patient and provider satisfaction.  We will explore new capabilities and tools including the Internet of Things (IoT), privacy, cyber security, bio-feedback devices, real-time location systems (RTLS) and other concepts that have the potential to revolutionize the ways we view and manage our individual health.  It will also look at the risks associated with this new insight and connectedness.  Individual health related technologies are here to stay.  Understanding the implication and impacts, and recognizing where industry can contribute, will help to realize the greatest possible potentials while also ensuring any risks can be mitigated to the greatest extent possible. 

  • In what ways can current technology be extended to improve individual health and well-being? 
  • What are the emerging technologies that have the greatest potential to impact individual health?
  • How is the healthcare industry adapting to individual health technology?
  • What are the implications of people voluntarily giving up their rights to privacy to access specialized training or traceable health information?  Could this information be compromised and used in negative ways?
  • Who is monitoring the data?  How is it being used?  What are the potential positive or negative implications?  Do we need to update HIPAA to adjust to the current dynamic of personalized health IT solutions?
  • Has technology opened individual health up to new risks?  If so, what kinds of detrimental consequences could this have on individual health decisions?
  • What are the security implications of these emerging technologies?


  • Dr. Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Confirmed)
  • Neil Evans, Chief Officer, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Confirmed)
  • COL Rich Wilson, Chief, Solution Delivery Division, Health IT Directorate, Defense Health Agency Health (DHA) (Confirmed)
  • Servio Medina, Chief of Operations, Policy Branch of the Cybersecurity Division, Health Information Technology (HIT), Defense Health Agency (DHA) (Confirmed)
  • Dr. Thomas Mason, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Confirmed)


  • Doug Wagoner, Sector President, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)  
  • Diana Ceban, HIMSS-NCA President and Business Development Director, SAIC (Co-Moderator)

This program is approved for up to 1.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Parking: Free parking at the Key Bridge Marriott is available to all attendees. Present your parking ticket for validation at the HIMSS-NCA registration desk.

Event Contact Information

Mark Kasuda
Programs Chair