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Updated as of January 24, 2023 and subject to change.

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time Activity
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote: Robert Califf, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Robert M. Califf, M.D.

Commissioner of Food and Drugs - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Robert M. Califf was confirmed earlier this year as the 25th Commissioner of Food and Drugs.  Read Bio

How Big Tech is Reinventing Healthcare One Byte at a Time


Committee Member

René Quashie

Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health - Consumer Technology Association

René Quashie is the first-ever Vice President of Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Digital Health at the Consumer... Read Bio


Digital Health Post Dobbs: What Does it Mean?


Deven McGraw

Deven McGraw, J.D., M.P.H.

Lead for Data Stewardship and Data Sharing - Invitae

Deven McGraw is the lead for Data Stewardship and Data Sharing at Invitae, a clinical genetic medicine company. Read Bio



Stacie Carney, M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer - OCHIN

Stacie Carney, M.D., is the Chief Medical Information Officer at OCHIN. Read Bio


Samir Jain, J.D.

Vice President of Policy - Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Samir has 25 years of experience in senior roles in government, private practice, and civil society working at... Read Bio

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Herminia Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.

President and CEO - Guttmacher Institute

Dr. Herminia Palacio is a public health emergency management expert with more than 30 years of experience acro... Read Bio

11:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Measuring Social Complexity to Drive More Equitable Care
  • Quality Improvement on FHIR: Fueling Progress​​​​
  • Approaches to Public Health Data Modernization: Challenges, Investments, Leadership, and Partnerships
  • Lightning Talks: Hot Topics
    • Heat-Related Illness: A Window into Recent Trends
    • Data Privacy, the Cures Act: The What, When, & How
    • Delivering Outcomes Focused AI: It All Starts with Multi-Modal Data
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Grab your lunch and visit with exhibitors.
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Unconference Session: Record Linkage in the Real World: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • The Centrality of Data for Delivery System Reform
  • Lightning Talk: Data and Prices and Costs, Oh My!
    • Health Insurer Negotiated Payment Rates: Why Newly Released Data Matters
    • Using Data to Improve Health and Reduce Costs after COVID-19
    • Integrating Real World Evidence into Drug Pricing Negotiations
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking
Use this opportunity to visit with old friends, make new friends, and connect with exhibitors.
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Unconference Session: Social intervention in action: How companionship improves health care outcomes and costs
3:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Afternoon Plenary


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Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health ... Read Bio


Committee Member, Presenter

Patrick Conway, M.D.

CEO of Care Solutions - Optum

Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., joined Optum in February 2020 and serves as the CEO of Care Solutions at Optum, p... Read Bio

Tech, Data, and Policy: Reaching Marginalized Communities to Deliver Mental Health Services



Darius Tahir

Tech Correspondent - Kaiser Health News

Darius Tahir is a tech correspondent for Kaiser Health News who reports on health technology. Read Bio



Anita Bajaj, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Officer - FDA

Anita Bajaj, M.D., M.P.H., is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who has been working as a Medical Off... Read Bio

Alfiee Breland-Noble, Ph.D., M.H.Sc., M.A.
Founder and Board President, AAKOMA Project

Patient Recognition


4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. Exhibits Close and Day 1 Ends


Friday, February 24, 2023
Time Activity
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Coffee Chat (More information to come.)
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Rx: Partnership, Trust and Transparency


Rasu Shrestha Headshot
Board Member, Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Executive Vice President - Advocate Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Advocat... Read Bio


Grace Cordovano, Ph.D.
CEO and Board Certified Patient Advocate
Enlightening Results

Lightning Talk: Combatting Distrust-Misinformation-Disinformation: The Urgent Necessity For A Unified Health Industry Coordinated Response

Reed Tuckson
Board Member, Presenter

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

Managing Director - Tuckson Health Connections, LLC

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections. Read Bio

 A Vision for Equitable Data



John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H.

President - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H. is President of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and ... Read Bio



Nathan T. Chomilo, M.D., FAAP

Medical Director, Medicaid & MinnesotaCare - Minnesota Department of Human Services

Dr. Nathan T. Chomilo is Medical Director for the State of Minnesota’s Medicaid & MinnesotaCare programs and p... Read Bio


Andrew Dreyfus

Former CEO - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Andrew Dreyfus is a health care executive and expert in health care system change. Read Bio

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Use this opportunity to visit with old friends, make new friends, and connect with exhibitors.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Unconference Session: Working to Strengthen our Nation’s Firearm Data Infrastructure

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Federal Health Responsible & Trustworthy AI: From Principles to Practice
  • State-Level Data Integration to Improve Health & Health Equity
  • Patient Empowerment and Health Equity: What are the Problems and Opportunities of the Patient Empowerment movement for historically underserved, under-resourced individuals? 
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
Grab your lunch and visit with exhibitors. 
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Unconference Session: FHIR: What is it, and why are people talking about it?

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • HHS Data Strategy in Action
    Supported in part by The United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • How Can The Healthcare Industry Address Dirty Data?
    Supported in part by HiLabs
  • Lightning Talks: Achieving Health Equity by Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    • A True Focus on Data to Advance Health Equity
    • Data-Driven Approaches to Addressing Drivers of Health: A Payor’s Experience
    • An Equitable Digital Health Future
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary

Fireside Chat with Jonathan Blum, Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, CMS



Karen M. Dale, R.N., M.S.N.

Market President - AmeriHealth Caritas DC

Karen M. Dale is the Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in Was... Read Bio



Jonathan Blum, M.P.P.

Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Jonathan (Jon) Blum currently serves as the Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer at the ... Read Bio


Bechara Choucair, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Hospitals

Closing Remarks 

3:00 p.m.

Exhibits Close

4:00 p.m.

Conference Concludes