Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#Health2con Government Town Hall w/Vindell Washington, Laverne Council, Karen Onyeije

Government Town Hall

Moderated by Matthew HoltHealth 2.0

Here’s your opportunity to have face time with policy leaders from various areas of the government, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the ONC, and the FCC. Come share your questions and learn how you can participate in future discussions.


Vindell Washington
US Department of Health and Human Services
Laverne Council
Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Information and Technology
Karen Onyeije

Real time notes from the tenth annual Health2.0 fall conference.

Laverne Council – CIO at VA @DeptVetAffairs

14 months performed largest transformation in history.

Solution process reduced from 88 artifacts to 6.

Moved to Agile.

Karen Onyeije – Assoc General Counsel. Connect2HealthFCC Task Force at FCC.

Everything broadband touches it transforms.

Need to get to hearts and minds of consumers. Why it matters for their health.

What is in it for consumers… Why subscribe to connectivity.

Created a mapping platform that looks at the connectivity between tech/comms and health.

Texas – 249 of 250 counties identified as Mental Health Imperative areas.

Vindell Washington – National Coordinator for Health IT. @VindellW

Concentrate on Information Sharing.

Back in 2000 discussion was about information sharing and Standards.

Adoption is driving the change in focus.

No we can move to putting information at people’s fingertips

Move the needle through:
1. Culture Change – it is the Law to allow access.
2. Business Use Case – Change it
3. Technology –

Am I the right person
Where is the data
What is the language/ontology

  • Informed consumers are key.

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