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The NVTC Health Technology Committee provides NVTC members with business and government opportunities. Encouraged by NVTC networking and educational initiatives, Members participate in and benefit from the increasing use of electronic health information and technology in the delivery of and payment for healthcare, and embrace the latest trends in bioinformatics, biotechnology, and medical devices and software. Health Technology Committee members are involved in the use of computer technology for health information, improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare, technology transfer, growing Northern Virginia's healthcare technology workforce and interfacing with NoVaHealthFORCE, and using technology in biological and medical fields. Members include technology suppliers, health care providers, biomedtech vendors, researchers, scientists, hospitals, payers, consultants, technologists, educational institutions, public charities and employers providing workforce health care benefits. Expanding business development and increasing opportunities for financial success are the main areas of focus, as technology increasingly affects and becomes a vital part of health care in Northern Virginia and beyond.

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Committee Leaders

Chair
Richard Jacik
Acentia richard.jacik@acentia.com
Bio




Vice Chair
Mark Lay
Noblis
(703) 610-2680
mark.lay@noblis.org
Bio



Communications Chair
Michael Shaughnessy
Sage Communications, LLC
mikes@aboutsage.com
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Upcoming Meetings

Committee Meetings - Northern Virginia Technology Council December 16, 2014

Speaker: TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

January 20, 2015

"Health IT and Outbreak Management - How Ebola Points Us Beyond EHRs" John W. Loonsk MD FACMI, CMIO CGI Federal Outbreak management health IT is not notional. While the US has focused almost exclusively on Electronic Health Records (EHRs), it is other IT systems that have demonstrated criticality internationally for public health preparedness and response. This talk will discuss the role of case management, contact tracing, surveillance, case reporting, lab integration and countermeasure administration in non-EHR systems as well as discussing what roles that EHRs can effectively play during an event.

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

February 17, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

March 17, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

April 21, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

May 19, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA

June 16, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA




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Media

November 5, 2009
Chopra Calls On Tech Companies to Focus On Healthcare IT | dcTechSource.com

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Archives

Health IT Prospects in a Time of Government Austerity
May 20, 2014

Presentation by Adrienne Hallett, Majority Staff Director, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, & Education



Senator Warner's health care policy priorities.
April 15, 2014

A Conversation with Elizabeth Falcone



Healthcare Transformation
February 18, 2014

KPMG Presentation



Wireless medical devices, FDA MMA guidelines, and the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
November 19, 2013

Speaker: Grant Elliott, CEO, Ostendi
Presentation: The Health Care Innovation Challenge -Maintaining Regulatory Compliance in a Rapidly Changing Ecosystem



Integrating & Improving Healthcare Using Electronic Information
March 20, 2012

Dr. Yasnoff, a well-known national leader in health informatics, is Founder and Managing Partner of NHII Advisors, a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop health information infrastructure systems and solutions. Specialties - Health Information Infrastructure, Public Health Informatics, Health Record Banks, Biomedical Informatics

Presentation: Integrating & Improving Healthcare Using Electronic Information



Are You Who You Want To Be Online?
Here's How Social Media Can Enhance Your Reputation and Success in Health Tech.

November 15, 2011

Presentation: Social Meida 2012: Making it work for you

Speaker:
Catherine Read is the principal/owner of Creative Read, Inc.
Ms. Read is a graduate of George Mason University with diverse career experience in Human Resources, operations management, sales and marketing. She was co-founder of a small business in the mid '90s and most recently founded Creative Read, Inc. in 2007. Catherine recognized the need to provide individuals and organizations with assistance in social media strategy, plan development, implementation and training. She is a frequent panelist and speaker in the Washington, DC, area on this subject. In 2011, she has spoken at the Old Dominion Bar Association's annual meeting, the 25th Annual Women's Leadership Conference, Women in Technology's Mentor Program, and for various leadership groups at Unisys, AOL, Morgan Franklin, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mary Washington University.
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NVTC Member Companies Participate in FY2011 Technology Budget Discussion with Federal CIO Vivek Kundra
February 1, 2010



Some of the NVTC members who met with federal
CIO Vivek Kundra at the White House Conference Center.


NVTC Health Technology Committee Delves Into the Necessity, Benefits and Challenges of Sharing Health Data—on a Regional and National Basis

The NVTC Health Technology Committee hosted its first Event on October 10, "Health Information Exchanges (HIE) & Regional Organizations - HIE + RHIO = Better Medical Care + Privacy and Security." The event, which attracted 55 registrants, included an insightful keynote presentation by Donald L. Holmquest, MD, JD, PhD, and former astronaut, and now President and CEO, CalRHIO. A lively discussion ensued, with a distinguished panel of experts sharing their experiences in the effective delivery and use of electronic health information, masterfully led by The Honorable Jane Woods of the College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, and former Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources and State Senator. Tobin Seven, Co-chair of the committee, welcomed the presenters and the attendees and encouraged them to participate in the important work of the committee in encouraging the greater use of technology in the delivery of healthcare in Northern Virginia.

In addition to Dr. Holmquest, the panelists included:
  • Stephen Badger, CEO, George Washington University Medical Associates (GWUMA), an NVTC Platinum Sponsor of the committee
  • William R. Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D., "Doctor HIPAA," Health Information Policy Consultant, Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Chief Medical Officer, Revolution Health
During his keynote, Holmquest described the evolution, current status and financial model of CalRHIO, which has the goals of:
  • Delivering health care services reliably, securely and affordably to clinicians; patients; state, city, local and federal health agencies; and local exchange efforts throughout California;
  • Creating a secure, electronically connected California population of providers, patients and consumers; and
  • Offering an information infrastructure that supports optimum healthcare delivery.
If a strong HIE system is built nationally, Holmquest believes that the United States could save $192 billion a year in health costs. The cost of building and maintaining such systems is $500 million - $800 million, according to Holmquest.

A huge challenge in effective health care delivery, according to Holmquest, is connecting the different "silos" (e.g., emergency services, pharmacies, community care systems, etc.)—many of which are primarily operating in a "paper"-based information system. Because health records are not being shared among the different holders, the quality of healthcare is suffering and costs are out of control.

Holmquest provided some shocking statistics about the impact of the lack of sharing this information—both in California and nationally:
  • Critical information is missing in nearly 14 percent of primary care visits;
  • Treating physicians are unaware of one-quarter of their patients' prescriptions;
  • Patients are submitting to duplicate testing 50 percent of the time; and
  • Drug or radiology exams are being unnecessarily duplicated 11 percent of the time.
After Holmquest's keynote, the panelists fielded questions posed by Woods and members of the audience. Gruen said that Revolution Health is giving consumers ownership of their health data and providing analytic tools for consumers to have a "robust [online] experience that is personalized to them." Consumers are asking for this information and should be able to access it easily, according to Gruen.

Badger agreed that consumers should help accumulate their health data and have access to it. GWUMA has instituted an online patient portal that encourages this type of data exchange. However, before any data is posted, it is reviewed by physicians to ensure that the data is not only meaningful to patients, but is "helpful, meaningful and relevant" for physicians, as well. The data must be concise and organized for it to be useful to physicians, according to Badger.

Braithwaite concurred that patients should play an active role in the supply of health data, and that "patients are more than capable" of providing data and should do so before any care is provided, so that educated decisions can be made by health care providers.

The Health Technology Committee thanks its sponsors for their support of this important event:

Platinum Sponsors: The George Washington University Virginia Campus; IBM Global Business Services; Inova Health System; Noblis; Northern Virginia Community College; PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; SRA International.

Silver Sponsors: George Mason University College of Health & Human Services; VMD Systems Integrators.

To view Holmquest's presentation, click here.

To view Woods's presentation, click here.



Keynote presenter, Dr. Don Holmquest, President & CEO, CalRHIO, discusses the challenges of developing and implementing a statewide and national electronic health information system.



Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Chief Medical Officer, Revolution Health, explains that consumers have the right to easily and efficiently access their health information online. (l-r) Gruen; Stephen Badger, CEO, George Washington University Medical Associates; Holmquest; Dr. Bill Braithwaite, Health Information Policy Consultant, Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services.



Moderator Jane Woods, of GMU and former Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources and State Senator, describes the timeline for launch of the NOVA RHIO.
Meeting Archives

November 18, 2014

Speaker: Mark Ruport, Content Analyst Company on Applying Machine Learning Analytics to Health Information

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

October 21, 2014

Speaker TBD

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

September 16, 2014

Speaker: TBD

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30am
Meeting: 8:00 - 9:00am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

June 17, 2014
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

May 20, 2014
Health IT Prospects in a Time of Government Austerity.


Speaker- Adrienne Hallett, the Majority Staff Director of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

April 15, 2014
Senator Warner's health care policy priorities

Please click here to RSVP- https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e966stlj5012f772&oseq=&c=&ch

Registration:
Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA


Speaker: Elizabeth F. Falcone is Senior Policy Advisor for healthcare and budget policy for Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA). She advises the Senator on issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and staffs him on health care and social security issues related to his role on the Senate Finance Committee. Elizabeth also serves as his primary staff for his role on the Senate Budget Committee. Prior to working for Senator Warner, she was a legislative assistant for Congressman Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), advising on healthcare and science policy while serving as staff or his role on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Ms. Falcone is a graduate of Cornell University.

March 18, 2014

The Role of Special Interests in the Healthcare Policy Process

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA


Speaker:
Emily J. Holubowich, MPP Senior Vice President Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, LLC
Emily is a senior vice president at Cavarocchi-Ruscio-Dennis Associates. She joined the firm in 2009, bringing with her more than thirteen years of experience in health and fiscal policy, government relations, writing and communications, and coalition management. Ms. Holubowich also serves as executive director of the Coalition for Health Funding, representing more than 85 national organizations that support a strong and sustained investment in public health programs. Previously, Ms. Holubowich served as the director of government relations for AcademyHealth. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, she served as a senior health policy analyst with the GAO where she conducted research and developed written reports and testimony for Congress on health policy issues.

February 18, 2014

This meeting is with participation from the Business and Enterprise Architecture Committee. Speaker- John Teeter, former Deputy CIO of HHS

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

January 21, 2014
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

December 19, 2013
HHS Initiatives, Trends, and Important Issues Going Forward


ONC's Public Health Analyst Simone Myrie will lead an engaging discussion on initiatives that will be of vital importance for the Department Health and Human Services moving into 2014, and beyond. The conversation will include ONC's take on Blue Button and the Health Information Exchange, to name a few.

The Blue Button is a symbol for patients to view online and download their own personal health records. Several Federal agencies, including the DoD, HHS, and VA, have begun implementing this capability for their beneficiaries

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

November 19, 2013

Speaker- Grant Elliott, CEO, of Ostendio: Wireless medical devices, FDA MMA guidelines, and the HIPAA Final Omnibus rule.

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Meeting
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

October 15, 2013
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Meeting
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive Noblis Executive Board RM
Falls Church , VA

September 17, 2013

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive, NICC Demo Hub
Falls Church , VA 22042

June 18, 2013
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

May 21, 2013
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

April 16, 2013
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

March 19, 2013

"A Path to Health IT Success." and current events in the health tech area including in particular commercialization.

Speaker- William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Health Record Banking Alliance

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

February 19, 2013

This meeting has been canceled.

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

January 15, 2013

Speaker- Patricia J. Mook RN,MSN,NEA-BC AVP/Chief Nurse Executive Epic Principal Lead, Clinical Operations

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

December 18, 2012
Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

November 20, 2012

Speaker- Kate Berry, Chief Executive Officer, National eHealth Collaborative.

Registration: Networking begins at 7:30 AM
Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

October 16, 2012

Networking begins at 7:30 AM. Topic- Topic: Current Legal Issues Update for Health Tech Companies and Professionals; Speaker- Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney.

Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

September 18, 2012

Networking begins at 7:30 AM

Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

August 21, 2012

Networking begins at 7:30 AM

Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

August 3, 2012

Networking begins at 7:45 AM. Speaker- George Newstrom, Dell and NVTC Board Member.

Meeting: 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Center for Innovative Technology
2214 Rock Hill Road, Briefing Room
Herndon , VA 20170

July 17, 2012

Networking begins at 7:30 AM

Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA 22042

June 19, 2012
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

May 15, 2012

Speaker- Alan Goldberg. Some topics to be covered include: " Introduction to contract negotiation and drafting skills development for non-lawyers " Basic structure of a well-drafted contract " Business terms " Representations, warranties " Indemnify, defend, hold harmless " Limitation and liquidation of damages o Insurance, subrogation " Successors, assigns, third-party beneficiaries " Force majeure " Anti-terrorism, anti-money laundering " Litigation, alternative dispute resolution " Intellectual property rights, confidentiality " Term, termination, and information technology challenges including HIPAA and HITECH Act

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

May 15, 2012

Please note this meeting will be held on the 8th floor NICC Demo Room

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive, 8th floor NICC Demo Room
Falls Church , VA

April 17, 2012

Speaker: Brian P. Foley, M.Ed., MHA, CPHQ, FACHE Provost, Medical Education Campus Northern Virginia Community College Topic: A native of New York City, Mr. Foley graduated from Providence College, Rhode Island, in 1971 and received a Master of Education from Georgia State University in 1977. He was awarded a Master of Health Administration in 1984 from the U.S. Army Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. Prior to becoming the Interim Provost of the Medical Education Campus he served as Special Assistant to President and Dean of Allied Health of NVCC. Mr. Foley spent 30 years as an Army Medical Service Corps Officer. He retired from the Army in 2001 with the rank of Colonel. His numerous military assignments culminated in his appointment as the Deputy Commander for Administration, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

March 20, 2012
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

Dr. Yasnoff, a well-known national leader in health informatics, is Founder and Managing Partner of NHII Advisors, a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop health information infrastructure systems and solutions. Specialties - Health Information Infrastructure, Public Health Informatics, Health Record Banks, Biomedical Informatics

February 21, 2012

The Future of Wireless Medical Devices- Speaker: Keith A. Barritt,Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

January 17, 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Encryption & Authenticity of Health Information Speakers: Dede Haas, of Surety, LLC, an information assurance software and services company Phil Smith III, of Voltage Security, Inc., a data-centric encryption and stateless key management company

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

December 13, 2011
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

November 15, 2011

Are You Who You Want To Be Online? Here's How Social Media Can Enhance Your Reputation and Success in Health Tech. Speaker: Catherine Read is the principal/owner of Creative Read, Inc. She is a graduate of George Mason University with diverse career experience in Human Resources, operations management, sales and marketing. She was co-founder of a small business in the mid '90s and most recently founded Creative Read, Inc. in 2007. Catherine recognized the need to provide individuals and organizations with assistance in social media strategy, plan development, implementation and training. She is a frequent panelist and speaker in the Washington, DC, area on this subject. In 2011, she has spoken at the Old Dominion Bar Association's annual meeting, the 25th Annual Women's Leadership Conference, Women in Technology's Mentor Program, and for various leadership groups at Unisys, AOL, Morgan Franklin, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mary Washington University.

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

October 18, 2011

How Health Tech Opportunities and Privacy/Security Protection Can Work Together Successfully For You:Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

September 20, 2011

Speaker: Neal Neuberger, CISSP; Executive Director, Institute for e-Health Policy. Topic: Current Developments in Health Tech in Congress and Beyond: Opportunities for NoVa Health Tech Companies and Institutions

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church , VA

June 21, 2011

The Commonwealth of Virginia has launched new targeted policies, initiatives and public investments over the past few years to grow Virginia's technology, biotechnology and energy sectors and to expand research, entrepreneurship and commercialization activity. NVTC Vice President for Policy Josh Levi and Virginia Biotechnology Association Executive Director Mark Herzog will be on hand to discuss the recently concluded 2011 General Assembly session and several valuable recent initiatives targeted toward technology, biotechnology and energy-related businesses. Topics will include Virginia's new refundable research and development tax credit, the angel investment tax credit, the capital gains tax exemption for investment in technology startups, matching funds for SBIR awards and the recently expanded Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

April 19, 2011

Health Record Banking: Changing the Game for Healthcare Information Technology

Richard Marks, President , Patient Command, Inc; Adjunct Professor, Media Studies, University of Virginia

Even as Health Information Exchanges evolve, new pilot programs will test the Health Record Banking (HRB) model and its adaptation in the marketplace. A key proponent of the HRB model will outline the current technology needs that can be addressed by banking systems, including a discussion of Ultra-Large Scale Systems (ULS) theory, why ULS is a key strategic initiative within the defense department, how it relates to information aggregation across multiple systems and why he is a believer that commercial banks will one day offer these new services for consumers.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South; NICC Demo Room
Falls Church , VA 22042

March 15, 2011
Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

Health Technology Contracting is Expanding:
Negotiating Agreements With ePrescribing, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and Software Business Methods In Mind

Making the deal is harder today than every before. In addition to traditional areas of concern in structuring, negotiating, and and drafting health technology contracts, there are so many more issues implicated because of new and complex laws and judicial decisions. Attend this meeting and learn about changes in HIPAA and new HITECH Act requirements that create many new responsibilities and risks, and how protecting business ideas and methods has become even more challenging. Traditional contracting terms are more difficult to negotiate, and new contracting terms must complement many new requirements. Staying safe means learning more now: it's time to know what to do before you are done.

Speaker:
Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM (Tax), Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law, Adjunct Professor of Health Law

About the Speaker:
Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM (Tax), former Co-Chair and now Vice-Chair of the NVTC Health Tech Committee, practices business, health care, technology, and tax law. A Past President and Inaugural Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association, Alan practiced law with the Boston and Washington DC law firm Goulston & Storrs from 1967 to 2006, when Alan opened his solo practitioner law firm in McLean. Alan is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education events including, most recently, the 19th National HIPAA Summit seminar, the Virginia Continuing Legal Education Critical Clauses in (Almost) Every Contract seminar, and the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section HIPAA Business Associate Agreement seminar.

February 15, 2011

Speaker: Patrick Morrison Director of Client Services The Washington Management Group. Emerging Trends in Healthcare: Federal Contracting Opportunities Abound! There are four cross cutting activities in the federal healthcare technology domain today: informatics, health information technology, program integrity, and grants management. Pat will address all four and also specifically will describe program integrity as an area of current significant growth, and contractor interest and opportunity.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

January 18, 2011

Opportunities and Challenges: Complying With Federal Laws Governing Medical Devices Including Software -- the Law and the Lore. Speaker- Susan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq, President and CEO, Food and Drug Law Institute

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

October 19, 2010


Speaker:
MS. SUNITI PONKSHE

Suniti Ponkshe, a distinguished and experienced expert in health information technology, provides consultative advice to the the Office of the National Coordinator and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding current issues and developments involving electronic health record certification criteria, certification program, regulation writing, strategic Federal IT planning, standards and interoperability framework, SHARP research grants program, and special studies and communication; development of dashboard to monitor performance on Affordable Care Act and development of business requirements for the center for innovation; the activities of two federal advisory committees: HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee; and several workgroups in their efforts in defining health IT policies and programs.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis- Niccdemo Room
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA


Presentation: Beyond the Debate: Healthcare and Information Technology

September 21, 2010

Speaker: Anna Slomovic , PhD, Chief Privacy Officer, Anakam and Member of Governor's Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC). Topics to be discussed will include: * Health information exchange in Virginia -- the big picture * Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC) proceedings and submission to Office of the National Coordinator - http://www.hits.virginia.gov/HITAC.shtml * Creation of new HITAC governing body * What to expect in the next year or two for HIE and HITAC in Virginia and beyond

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

May 18, 2010

The Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit: In advance of the release of guidance from Treasury, there are several steps taxpayers can take that may increase their chances for a successful application. The newly established Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project tax credit (the Therapeutic Discovery Credit) may provide significant financial benefits to small and medium-sized biotechnology and life sciences firms and their investors. The Therapeutic Discovery Credit, established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted on March 23, 2010, provides $1 billion in tax credits and grants for expenditures necessary for and related to "qualifying therapeutic discovery projects."

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

April 20, 2010

Health reform is now the law, and every business and individual in the nation will be affected by the new law. Members of the NVTC Health Tech Committee already are subject to and must begin planning to address and take advantage of the opportunities presented by health reform. Having provided the overview analysis before, we're now going to provide some immediate and important details: Ten Health Reform Changes You Must Know, and Will! This is an extraordinary time for health care technology companies specifically and for the health care professions and businesses generally, and our breakfast meeting will give you the insights you need and the opportunity to share your thoughts with your colleagues.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

March 16, 2010

ICD-10 - Big Opportunity, Big Risk.

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA


Ms. Diane Hartingh Price
Director of Health Innovation
Noblis

Ms. Veronica X. Vela
Lead Engineer
Noblis, Health Innovation

Biography:

Ms. Diane Hartingh Price is a senior executive with over 25 years of diverse experience in the private and public sectors leading organizations as they embrace change to achieve their mission. She currently serves as the Director of Health Innovation at Noblis. Ms. Hartingh Price has a proven record in providing strategic leadership of major business units focused on providing services at the intersection of people, process and technology. Ms. Hartingh is a recognized thought leader in identifying how technological changes, such as ICD-10, can have transformative impacts on healthcare organizations.

Ms. Veronica X. Vela is a lead engineer within the Health Innovation practice at Noblis. She has 7 years of progressively responsible technical experience in strategy, operations research, and product development at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Over the past year, Ms. Vela developed and executed an impact analysis framework to assess the impact of ICD-10 on CMS. She is currently responsible for assisting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) implement and monitor readiness ICD-10 across CMS and State Medicaid Agencies.

February 16, 2010

Health Reform Breakfast: Where Will the Money Go?

Discussion: Alan S. Goldberg, Moderator and Panel of Experts: Tom Greeson, Council of the Health Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association; Art Lehrer, Vice President and Speakers:
Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney at Law (Moderator)
Arthur L. Lehrer, Health IT Solutions, Vice President & General Manager (CEO & President, ViPS, a General Dynamics Information Technology Company)
Thomas W. Greeson, Reed Smith, Partner

Speaker Bios

Thomas W. Greeson | Powerpoint
Arthur L. Lehrer | Powerpoint

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

January 19, 2010

Speaker: Geneticist Dietrich Stephan, Ignite Institute for Individualized Health Fairfax County

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA

Discussion Points:

  • Why has commercialization of biomedical research discoveries lagged in the National Capital region given it has the highest research spend nationally?
  • What will be necessary for personalized proactive medicine to supplant generalized reactive strategies and how will this reduce the burden of common disease and the spend associated with it?
  • How will Northern Virginia's expertise in the IT sector be leveraged to enable personalized medicine?
  • What are the crucial elements needed to transform the regional economy through diversification by building a biotechnology cluster anchored around the genome institute?
RSVP: to Mike Norris at mnorris@scheerpartners.com or call 703-714-9568. Everyone is welcome to attend. However, non-NVTC members are limited to attendance at two meetings after which they must join NVTC to continue their participation.

There is no cost to attend or for the breakfast. Even the parking is free!

December 15, 2009

Prerequisites for Meaningful Health IT

Speaker:
Dr. John Loonsk, CGI Chief Medical Officer, former with US Department of Health & Human Service: Office of the National Coordinator -- Director for Healthcare Standards & Policy, and Centers for Disease Control Director (BIO)

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA


Click here to download the slides from this meeting.

November 17, 2009

Meeting Cancelled

October 20, 2009

Event in lieu of meetings in October and November. Thus October and November Meetings are cancelled.

September 22, 2009

Speaker: Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney & Counsellor at Law, Adjunct Professor of Health Law, George Mason University, Co-Chair NVTC HealthTech Committee Topic: Regulatory Risks in Health I/T: Opportunities, Challenges, and Compliance

Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive, Auditorium
Falls Church , VA 22042

June 16, 2009

Presentation: "The Case for an Information Security Road Map for HIE and EHR"
Speaker: Ashley Corbin, PhD, Director, Division of Requirements and Validation, CMS and Co-chair, Federal Security Strategy Work Group, ONC/FHA

PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182

May 19, 2009

Speaker:
Brian P Foley, M.Ed, MHA,CPHQ, FACHE
Provost
Medical Education Campus
Northern Virginia Community College

Topic: The Health Information Management Workforce - Who are they?

PowerPoint Presentation

Meeting: 7:30 - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna , VA 22182

April 21, 2009

Speaker: Dr. Snyder of Kaiser Electronics medical records expert for Kaiser Permanente

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182

March 17, 2009

Speaker: Geoff Brown, CIO, Inova Health System
Healthcare IT in Turbulent Times - presentation by Geoff Brown

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182

February 17, 2009
Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182


Speaker:
Vijay Samalan
VP of IT
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Campus
Going Beyond "The Exactitude in Science"











January 27, 2009

Speaker: Cheryl Campbell, VP CGI Federal
Topic: New opportunities for technology and healthcare companies under the new stimulus package and beyond
Health IT Drivers for 2009- Exploring the Opportunity and Challenge (pdf)

Meeting: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182

December 16, 2008

Speaker: Stephen L. Badger, CEO, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Meeting: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182

Download Stephen Badger's Presentation.











December 8, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

November 18, 2008

Speaker: Microsoft Corporation

Meeting: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182











November 10, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

October 21, 2008

Speaker: L. Burwell Gunn, Vice Chairman of First Virginia Community Bank

Meeting: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
The Tower Club, Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182




October 13, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

September 16, 2008

Monthly Meeting. Free and includes breakfast.

Speakers:
Erika Smith, Director of Investments, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).
Amita Shukla, Principal, NEA
Sydney J. Ulvick, Ph.D.,Vice President, Bio, Nano, Chemtech Practice, In-Q-Tel, Inc.

Topic: Topic is "money" — raising money, getting investors to provide money, wisely spending money provided by others including investors; and more generally, how the financial markets look at health tech and biomedtech ventures in NoVa these days, growth and investment-wise.

Meeting: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
The Tower Club Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna , VA 22182









September 8, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

August 11, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

July 30, 2008
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location TBD

July 14, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

June 25, 2008

Speaker: Anne Rosenblum, Business Development Manager, Fairfax County EDA Topic: "Health Tech and Biotech Opportunities for Business in Fairfax County"

Meeting: 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Fairfax County EDA
8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450
Vienna , VA 22182

Because guest speaker Anne Rosenblum was unable to attend, Mark Lay and Alan Goldberg, Co-Chairs of the Health Tech Committee, and Carol Holt and Brad Shaw, Co-Chairs of the BioMedTech Subcommittee, shepherded a robust round-table discussion of business opportunities in health tech and biomedtech in NoVa and beyond.









June 9, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

May 12, 2008

Health Technology,B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

April 22, 2008
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
SRA International
4350 Fair Lakes Court, Boardroom, North Building
Fairfax , VA 22033

  • Paul Nedzbala, Vice President and Director, Health Research and Informatics, SRA International (Bio) spoke on the topic: Information technology strategies for public and other health care, international development, and biopharmaceutical research and develpment markets: opportunities abound!
  • Tobin Seven, Consultant, Employee Benefits, The Insurance Exchange, Inc. (Bio) spoke on the topic: Cost control strategies for the rising cost of corporate group employee health benefits. Ten easy ways to stretch your healthcare dollars.
Powerpoint: Introducing SRA's New Global Health Sector to the NVTC Health Technology Committee

Powerpoint: Cost Control Strategies - Ten easy ways to stretch your healthcare dollars.





April 22, 2008
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: TBD

April 14, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 1
McLean , VA 22102

March 28, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Powerpoint: Disruptive Innovation in Health Information Technology



Dr. Mike Cowan


March 25, 2008

Speaker: Michael L. Cowan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, BearingPoint

Meeting: 7:30 am -9:30 am
Patton Boggs
8484 Westpark Drive, 9th Floor
McLean , VA 22102

March 10, 2008

Health Technology, B2G and BioMedTech Committees Monthly Networking and Social

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 11
McLean , VA 22102

February 11, 2008

Health Technology and B2G Committees Monthly Networking Social

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road, Tysons 11
McLean , VA 22102

February 1, 2008

Speakers: Erika Smith, Venture Advisor of the GAP BioLife Fund and Terry Woodworth, Director of Life Sciences for CIT

Meeting: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1750 Tysons Blvd., 12th Floor
McLean , VA 22102

Speakers: Erika Smith, Venture Advisor of the GAP BioLife Fund and Terry Woodworth, Director of Life Sciences , CIT

January 14, 2008

Social gathering for informal networking. The Health Technology Committee Social meets every 2nd Monday of the month - be there!

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Tysons 1 Mall
McLean , VA 22102

January 11, 2008
Meeting: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
Sage Communications
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 410
Vienna , VA 22182

December 3, 2007

Social Hour

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road
McLean , VA 22102

November 14, 2007
Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
NVCC Medical Education Campus
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield , VA 22150

November 12, 2007

Social Hour

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road
McLean , VA 22102

October 1, 2007

Social Hour

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Biersch
7861 L Chain Bridge Road
McLean , VA 22102

September 26, 2007

Speaker: Brian Foley, Acting Provost of NVCC Topic: "Update on Healthcare Workforce Shortage in Northern Virginia"

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Noblis
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church , VA 22042

Brian P. Foley, Interim Provost, Medical Education Campus Northern Virginia Community College, was the speaker at the September 26 meeting of the NVTC Health Technology Committee. The topic was "Update on Healthcare Workforce Shortage in Northern Virginia" and Noblis, a Platinum Sponsor of the Health Technology Committee, hosted the meeting in Falls Church. Attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast, an excellent presentation, and networking opportunities for business development and staff enhancement. Click here to view Mr. Foley's presentation.



Brian P Foley, M.Ed, MHA,CPHQ, FACHE, Interim Provost, Medical Education Campus, Northern Virginia Community College was the speaker at the NVTC Health Tech Committee's September 26 meeting.



(l-r) Tobin Sevin, 7Company, and Co-Chair of the NVTC Health Tech Committee, with Mark Lay of NVTC member company Noblis, which is a Platinum Sponsor of the committee, hosted the meeting.

September 10, 2007
Meeting: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Tysons Mall 1
Tysons , VA

August 8, 2007

Demo of human patient simulation

Meeting: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
NVCC Medical Campus

May 30, 2007

Speaker: Richard M. Campanelli, Esquire, Counselor for Health Service Policy, Immediate Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (click for speaker bio)
There is no charge for this meeting. Feel free to invite other employees from your company or other NVTC member companies. Please RSVP to Sandy Plaster at splaster@AHTINS.com no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 25.

Registration: 7:30 am
Meeting: 7:45 - 9:30 am
PricewaterhouseCoopers
1800 Tysons Blvd
8th floor
McLean , VA 22102

The newly formed NVTC Health Technology Committee's first meeting on May 30, 2007, introduced members and guests to Richard Campanelli, bio Esquire, Counselor for Health Service Policy and advisor to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael O. Leavitt. During an insightful and informative discussion hosted by a representative from the committee's Platinum Sponsor, PricewaterHouseCoopers, Mr. Campanelli, who is also a former Director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights and who oversaw the initial implementation of the HIPAA privacy rule, spoke about HHS activities in health technology, including privacy protection issues. With particular emphasis on encouraging Northern Virginians to embrace the tremendous business opportunities in the health care and technology fields, Mr. Campanelli responded to questions from the attendees and welcomed their suggestions and participation in public encouragement of further progress in these fields in both private industry and in government.



(l-r) Aneesh P. Chopra, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Alan Goldberg, NVTC Health Technology Committee Co-chair, at an earlier event at which Chopra, an early and enthusiastic supporter and advisor to the new committee, gave his congratulations on the official status of the committee and said he looks forward to next steps in furtherance of the committee's mission.



(l-r) Tobin Seven, NVTC Health Technology Committee Co-chair, Richard Campanelli, Counselor for Health Service Policy in HHS under Secretary Michael Leavitt, and Alan Goldberg, NVTC Health Technology Committee Co-chair.

The Health Technology Committee invites interested NVTC members to join and participate in the work of the committee. Additional information is available from the committee Co-Chairs and from NVTC Director of Committee Activities at committees@nvtc.org.

Event Archives

February 12, 2008

Medicare, Technology and Opportunity: How the CMS Health Plan Performs and How You Can Benefit
A Presentation and Question and Answer Roundtable on Current Medicare Program Implementation

With over a billion claims filed each year, over a million certified providers and responsibilities that include payment, technology compliance, security enforcement, and more, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as the largest HIPAA-covered health plan in the nation, is a critical part of how and when health care is delivered and paid for in the U.S. This event gave attendees an enhanced focus on many of the current issues in reimbursement and payment under the Medicare program, including technology challenges and contractor opportunities. Attention was given to each of the Parts A, B, C and D, with particular emphasis on how technology empowers CMS and its many fiscal intermediaries, carriers and other contractors to assure that maximum effort is made to provide quality and cost-effective care. The most recent initiative under HIPAA on retaining a contractor to engage in HIPAA security rule compliance reviews and investigations was addressed as, was other circumstances in which those in the private sector play a critical role in the activities and responsibilities of CMS.

Speakers:
Henry Chao, Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services
Dawn Hawkins Johnson, RN, MSN, Director, Division of Chronic Care Improvement Programs, CMS
Mark Loper, Deputy Director, Center for Beneficiary Choices (CBC)

Moderator:
John C. Parmigiani, Former Director of Enterprise Standards for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and Author of the Original HIPAA Security Rule, and President, John C. Parmigiani & Associates, LLC

Presentations:


Photos:



From left to right first row: Mark Loper, Dawn Hawkins Johnson, Henry Chao Back row: Tobin Seven, John Parmigiani, Alan Goldberg








December 7, 8 a.m. at Grubb & Ellis, 8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste. 200, Vienna, VA 22182: Jim Cooper, CEO, Theranostics Health, a young company whose products combine therapeutics and diagnostics; a new reality of molecular medicine whereby therapy is prescribed in a truly personalized and targeted manner. Dr. Cooper is leading the efforts to build a company around this new technology developed by the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at George Mason University. The Theranostics products measure the activity of actual drug targets - proteins - in a patient's tissue sample. Instead of trial and error or One-size-fits-all methods, physicians will be able to use information generated by assays performed by Theranostics Health to tailor optimal, personalized patient therapies.

The firm already is breaking even and has contracts with many of the major pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Cooper will share with us information about the challenges of raising funds, building a young biotech firm, and marketing the products.

Dr. Cooper also is currently Director of Research Development and Professor in the Life Sciences Division at GMU. He was previously Assistant Dean and Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital and was Inova Health Systems Medical Director of Research and Education. During his tenure, multiple specialties within his department were cited in US News and World Reports annual list of top hospital programs. Dr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience in clinical research and has presented scientific papers and authored multiple publications.

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Links and Downloads

American Health Information Management Association

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Health Level Seven

Health and Human Services

Virginia Health Tech Council

Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization

BIO IT Coalition
5th Annual Conference
The State of Healthcare & Medical Technology in 2028

School of Computational Sciences
George Mason University
Offers PhD and MS programs in BioInformatics

School of Management
George Mason University
Offers Master of Science program in Bioscience Management

The Biojudiciary Project Presents:
biojudiciary.org
A Jurist's Guide to 21st Century Biotechnology


Revolutionizing Health Care through Technology [event archive]
March 6, 2007 - Speaker Presentations

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Leadership Bios

Alan Stuart Goldberg

Alan Stuart Goldberg is engaged in the practice of business and tax law including the delivery of health care and information technology. From 1967 until June 2006, Mr. Goldberg practiced law with the Boston, New York, and London, UK law firm Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation in the Washington, D.C. office. Upon admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2006, he opened the law office of Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney & Counselor at Law.

Mr. Goldberg received his AB in history from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School. Mr. Goldberg's introduction to health law occurred during the dawning of the Medicare/Medicaid programs era as a staff judge advocate and a prosecutor in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, and he was involved in Navy investigative actions relating to the return of the USS Pueblo from North Korea and the Sealab undersea exploration project in California. Mr. Goldberg commenced the practice of law in 1967 upon graduation from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and was selected for the National Moot Court Team and received an academic scholarship, and as a lecturer in law presented a course in land finance. In 1978 Mr. Goldberg received an LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Goldberg has taught eHealth care law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore and at Boston's Suffolk University Law School, and he teaches health law as a member of the adjunct faculty of George Mason University College of Health and Human Services in Fairfax, Va. Mr. Goldberg is a past president of the National Health Lawyers Association (NHLA) and served on the American Health Lawyers Association Board of Directors from 1981 to 1993, and served as an Internet advisor to the AHLA Board. Mr. Goldberg received the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award in 1996 and was named an AHLA Inaugural Fellow in 2005, and received a distinguished alumnus award from Boston College Law School at the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the law school in 2006.

Mr. Goldberg has authored publications on many business, health care, technology, and other legal issues including on topics relating to privacy and security, telemedicine, civil and criminal health care regulatory enforcement, ethics and professional responsibility, assisted living, and long term care development and financing, for the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association and Virginia Continuing Legal Education, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Goldberg plans and participates as a moderator and a lecturer in national conferences and teleconferences, including for the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, and also for many other organizations in Virginia, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Oregon, London UK, Israel, and elsewhere including the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Dental Society, Medical Society, and Long Term Care Foundation; the American Telemedicine Association; the Health Care Compliance Association; the Workgroup For Electronic Data Interchange; the American Health Care Association; the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; the United States Navy; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; the District of Columbia AHIMA chapter; and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Mr. Goldberg was the editor of a law and computer technology column called "The Computer Wizard" published by the American Bar Association's Business Law Section magazine Business Law Today; and he is the founding moderator of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Internet listserv. Mr. Goldberg has presented loss prevention seminars relating to technology issues to the membership of Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society. Among his interests are the transactional and financial aspects of health care, life sciences, biotechnology, and related businesses including formation and operation of business entities, regulatory enforcement and civil and criminal health law defense including the defense of licensure and payer actions against health care providers, the Internet, security and encryption, privacy and confidentiality, software licensing, medical devices, corporate compliance programs, certificate of public need, reimbursement, regional health information organizations, information technology, taxation including tax-exempt organizations, and telemedicine, and challenges and opportunities involving the application of technology to the practice of law and medicine and to the delivery of healthcare. Mr. Goldberg has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America; served as vice chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Practice Group; and was chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section's e-Health & Privacy Interest Group. Mr. Goldberg is a member of the Practice Council: Electronic Health Record of the American Health Information Management Association, and he co-chairs the National HIPAA Summit series of events and served as a council member of the ABA Health Law Section and as its first substantive Web master. He is co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Health Law Section and a member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is a member of the Council of the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section with a particular focus on continuing legal education and publication of an eNewsletter; co-chair of the Health Technology Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and chairman of the Legal Documents Committee of the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization in formation. Mr. Goldberg is also a former member of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, Associated Musicians of Greater New York.

Mr. Goldberg is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court - Massachusetts and the United States District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Goldberg maintains http://www.healthlawyer.com as an educational resource for lawyers and health law students; and HEALTHLAWYERBLOG http://www.healthlawyer.typepad.com is Mr. Goldberg's educational weblog for health law students.


Cheryl Campbell
Vice President, CGI Federal


Cheryl Campbell is Vice President of CGI Federal located in Fairfax, Virginia, a wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc., a $3.7 billion dollar global information technology services company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Campbell leads the company's 340 person Public Sector Health (PSH) organization and is responsible for the management, development, and execution of business for HHS, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Department of Defense Military Health (DoD/MH), as well as state Medicaid offerings. Under her leadership, in 2008 CGI's PSH organization grew revenues by over 30% to $78 million. In September of 2008, Ms. Campbell was appointed to lead CGI's US Health Industry Council. In her new role she is now responsible for setting the direction of CGI"s $100 million health care services business for Federal, State and Local government and commercial accounts across CGI in the US in addition to leading the CGI Federal PSH organization.

Prior to joining CGI Federal in October of 2005, Ms. Campbell was a Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for seven years. Immediately prior to joining CGI Federal, Campbell led SAIC's $32 million Civilian Health Services organization where she was responsible for all aspects of client business development and delivery for the VA, HHS, National Institute of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and CMS. Other assignments at SAIC included leading the company's $18 million Health Enterprise Applications organization and the management of the Software and Web Engineering practice.

Ms. Campbell is a member of, and active in, HIMMS, AFCEA, Women in Technology, and The Children's Inn at NIH

Campbell is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems. She resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Stanley, and son (insert name here) a senior at the Potomac School in McLean. She also has 2, grown sons, Christopher attending Penn Sate and Alan attending VCU.

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