The Health Datapalooza
MODERATOR - TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Matt Miller is an author, columnist, radio host, television commentator and consultant whose work focuses on agenda-setting ideas and creative problem-solving in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. In his public policy work, Miller is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post’s online edition; the host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio’s popular political week-in-review program; a contributor to MSNBC and CNBC; and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
In his business life, Miller consults to corporations, foundations and government organizations on issues of strategy, policy and communications. Earlier in his career, Miller held senior posts in both government and business. Miller served as a Senior Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1995, where his duties including managing the staff work for presidential decision making on the budget, and leading management studies both for OMB and the White House. From 1991 to 1992 he was a White House Fellow, serving as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to his government service, Mr. Miller did a stint with McKinsey, where from 1989 to 1991 he managed strategy and organization assignments for media and retail companies.
He received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1983. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1986, where he was a James Kent Scholar and book reviews editor of the Columbia Law Review. Miller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Screen Actors Guild.
MODERATOR - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Thomas Goetz serves as Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, in addition to being the author of The Decision Tree blog and of the new book, The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.
Goetz has been a journalist for more than 15 years, first reporting on media and business at the Village Voice, then at the Wall Street Journal, followed by two years at the Industry Standard. He joined Wired Magazine in 2001. As executive editor, his job is to help steer the ship and oversee all editorial efforts.
Goetz also writes about science, health and medicine. In 2005, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
KEYNOTE - TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Todd Park was appointed as United States Chief Technology Officer in March 2012. Before that, he served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he was responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.
Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. He has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.
KEYNOTE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 28, 2009. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has led ambitious efforts to improve America’s health and enhance the delivery of human services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including young children, those with disabilities, and the elderly. As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, Secretary Sebelius is implementing reforms that end many of the insurance industry’s worst abuses, and will help 34 million uninsured Americans get health coverage. Under the law, she is also carrying out policies that put a new focus on wellness and prevention, support the adoption of electronic medical records, and help recruit and train more primary care health providers.
In 2011, Forbes named Secretary Sebelius the 13th most powerful woman in the world. Before her Cabinet appointment in April, 2009, she served as Governor of Kansas beginning in 2003, where she was named one of America’s Top Five Governors by Time Magazine. From 1995 to 2003 she served as Kansas Insurance Commissioner. She was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995.
KEYNOTE - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Doctor and Senator Bill Frist is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Uniquely qualified to discuss the challenges and solutions in health care policy, Senator Frist is consistently recognized among the most influential leaders in American healthcare and is one of only two individuals to rank in the top ten of each of the five inaugural Modern Healthcare Magazine annual surveys of the most powerful people in healthcare in the United States.
Jon Bon Jovi is a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions. He is also the Chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need “one Soul at a time.”
The Soul Foundation focuses on combating issues that force families and individuals into economic despair. To date Jon Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided hundreds of units of affordable housing and funded projects that address the issues of hunger and shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
As Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, W. Scott Gould serves as the chief operating officer of the federal government's second largest department, responsible for a nationwide system of health care services, benefits programs and national cemeteries for America’s veterans and their dependents.
Prior to his appointment to the VA, Gould was Vice President for public sector strategy at IBM Global Business Services where he focused on strategy and innovation. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of The O’Gara Company, a strategic advisory and investment services firm, and Chief Operating Officer of Exolve, a technology services company. Gould is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served at sea aboard the guided missile destroyer Richard E. Byrd.
Jon Bon Jovi and Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs W. Scott Gould announced the finalists of the Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless) Mobile App Challenge.
The app-development challenge was launched on March 19, 2012, when Jon Bon Jovi joined the VA, HUD and HHS to call for the creation of an online and mobile application that aims to connect various providers of homeless services in each community. The five finalists submitted applications that will help community service providers direct those they serve to other local resources - i.e. community kitchen staff can direct their diners towards available beds, shelter operators can direct their residents to healthcare services, etc. As announced in March, these five finalists will pilot their mobile applications at the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ. Ultimately, the winning platform will be a template that can be scalable across the country.
Dr. Howard K. Koh serves as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), after being nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. Dr. Koh oversees 14 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 10 Regional Health Offices across the nation, and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. He also serves as senior public health advisor to the Secretary. The Office of Assistant Secretary for Health implements an array of interdisciplinary programs relating to disease prevention, health promotion, the reduction of health disparities, women’s and minority health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and chronic infectious diseases, vaccine programs, fitness, sports and nutrition, bioethics, population affairs, blood supply, research integrity and human research protections. As the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Koh is dedicated to the mission of creating better public health systems for prevention and care so that all people can reach their highest attainable standard of health.
Dr. Koh opened the Data & Apps Expo on Tuesday, June 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation of awards to the top apps in the categories of Care, Consumer and Community.