Striving for 21st Century Public Health: Data Modernization Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, April 19 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S102

Modernization of public health data systems requires State, Territorial, Local and Tribal (STLT) Health Agencies to prioritize Digitization of the public health infrastructure including cloud-based services; Standardization supporting greater interoperability across the spectrum of care; and Innovation, supporting the transformation of STLTs to support meaningful use, preparedness, and health equity. In a 21st Century digital health leaning environment, STLTs must be equipped to analyze and share electronically transmissible visualized data and insights to support a plethora of health threats and equity related issues. This session will feature US state and tribal health leaders who will discuss public health data modernization challenges and opportunities.

Government or Public Policy Professional, IT Professional, Information Management Professional


Allison Arwady, MD, MPH
Chicago Department of Health
Joseph Kanter, MD, MPH
State Health Officer
Louisiana Department of Health
Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, MA
Illinois Department of Public Health
Tyler Migizii Migwan LaPlaunt, EdS, MS
Assistant Director, Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions
Vice Chairman at Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Valerie Rogers, MPH
Director, Government Relations