Passing of the Gavel Luncheon Keynote: "Open Data, IT, and Value-Based Payment: The (Bipartisan) Approach to Health-Care Delivery Reform"

Aneesh Chopra
  • Visionary Technology Thought Leader, President, CareJourney and Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-2012)
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Meet and Greet
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a "hatchery" he co-founded to incubate ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets. From 2009 to 2012, Chopra served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public-private collaboration as described in his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.

In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare," and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their "Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers" issue. He is a member of the Council on Virginia’s Future who earned his master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Keynote Topic:

Open Data, IT, and Value-Based Payment: The (Bipartisan) Approach to Health-Care Delivery Reform

As the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act rages in Washington, one set of reforms continues unabated: the movement to transform the way we deliver health care. As the first U.S. chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra worked to align payment reform with advances in health IT and to shift to open more government-held health data—changes that are ushering in a golden era of IT-fueled care delivery innovation.

In this presentation:

  • Reviews recent efforts to open up data across electronic health records, payers, and the government to foster a growing ecosystem of tech-enabled services that are tackling waste and boosting care quality.
  • Explains how these efforts have helped consumers take a more active role in navigating the health-care delivery system and making better decisions at each step of their care journey.
  • Offers health-care organizations a pragmatic path to building the necessary foundation for organizing, enriching, and (securely) sharing patient health data, including taking full advantage of the emerging "health internet".
  • Identifies the efforts worth advancing even in this period of policy uncertainty.

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