Best-Selling Author Gladwell to Keynote HCI-DC Interoperability Summit


Recently, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute had the pleasure of announcing best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell as the keynote speaker for Health Care Innovation Day (HCI-DC 2014), “Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System,” a conference we’re co-hosting with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on February 6, at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.

Many of you may have read The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, or Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, where he cuts through conventional wisdom and explores unlikely examples of success in order to reach creative solutions to challenging issues.  With interoperability being one of the most challenging issues facing healthcare today, we’re looking forward to hearing his unique perspective on how we can ultimately achieve interoperability and create a smarter healthcare system in the future – one that will bring about enhanced safety and better outcomes.

In addition to Malcom Gladwell, we are pleased to be joined by Karen DeSalvo, MD, ONC’s new National Coordinator for Health IT. We have also secured a great lineup of leading government agency representatives, industry experts and patient advocates who are driving interoperability. Throughout the day-long conference, speakers will participate in innovative panel discussions, special ignite talks and hot topic debates.

As hard as it is to believe, Thursday, February 6 is less than a month away; I hope you’ll take a moment to confirm your attendance on our website. Due to space limitations, registration to this free event is limited to the first 1,200 people who sign-up. Additionally, you’ll find an updated agenda here and list of speakers below:

Johann Becker, RN, BSN, MAM, Director of Clinical Operations, Wellspan VNA Home Care
Dave Cassel, Senior Interoperability Engineer, Epic Systems
Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC
Jodi Daniel, JD, MPH, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, ONC
Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System
Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Director, Office of Science & Technology, ONC
Sid Fuchs, President & Chief Executive Officer, MacAulay-Brown, Inc.
Malcolm Gladwell, author
Joe Gray, PhD, Associate Director for Translational Research, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Dick Green, Former Chief Executive Officer, CableLabs
Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation & Technology, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
John Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Michael Johns, MD, Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability
Stephen Jones, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Anna McCollister-Slipp, Co-Founder, Galileo Analytics
Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, Chief Emerging Technology and Informatics Officer and Director of the Institute for Advanced Application, Geisinger Health System
Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Michael Schatzlein, MD, Tennessee/Indiana Ministry Market Leader, Ascension Health,Chief Executive Officer, Saint Thomas Health
Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
Joseph Smith, MD, PhD, FACC, Chief Medical and Science Officer, West Health Institute
Glenn Tobin, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Crimson, The Advisory Board Company

I look forward to your participation at what promises to be an exciting, outcome-driven event that advances interoperability, an issue critical to the future of our nation’s healthcare system.