Federal Health IT (FHIT) Innovation Event & Awards

Event Details
March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1776 DC - The Penthouse Washington, DC
United States

This event will be unlike any typical Federal government event. Held at 1776 DC, the premier startup incubator in DC, the first part of this event include a panel featuring three of the real leaders driving innovation across the Federal Health Space, with perspective from Military Health and VA to HHS. The second part of the evening will celebrate many of the most innovative programs and initiatives happening across the Federal Health IT (FHIT) space today as the FHIT Innovation awards are handed out. Winners will be selected by an evaluation panel that includes government, industry and the startup community.

We are excited to let you know that this event will include two parts. The first is a panel style presentation that will include some of the leading innovators from across government, including:

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D., HHS Executive Director for Innovation: In this role he promotes innovation and entrepreneurship activities across the workforce through the HHS IDEA Lab. In addition, he supports open government activities through uses of technology and data to promote improvement in health and health care. Prior to his move to HHS in 2005, Dr. Downing served at the National Institutes of Health laboratory research, science policy, and program management roles since 1993. 

Emily Tavoulareas, Founding Member, Veterans Affairs Digital Service: Ms. Tavoullareas was selected as one of the founding members of this new group in January of 2015, after having served as a Digital Advisor at VA since 2013. In that role, she led strategic engagement for the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) with the aim of creating a positive culture change and expanding/embedding key priorities across the VA. Key priorities: Human-Centered Design, data-innovation, and service-delivery. 

Steve Steffensen, MD Acting Chief of Innovation at Military Health System: Dr. Steffensen is a board certified Neurologist and former active duty Navy officer who is recognized as a national leader in health innovation. He is currently serving as the Acting Chief of Innovation for the Military Health System having recently served as a personal adviser to The Army Surgeon General. His past experience includes management of the largest health IT research and development program within the Department of Defense focused on electronic health record, mobile health, and medical device technologies. He also served as a founding board member of the Johns Hopkins University Military and Veterans Health Institute where he represented Johns Hopkins on the Obama Administration "Joining Forces" initiative. (Confirmed)

The second, and equally fun part of the evening, is the announcement of the:  

2015 Federal Health IT(FHIT) Innovation Awards

A panel of judges that included government and industry leaders evaluated and chose the finalists from dozens of award applications. With a primary focus on results achieved, the list of finalists is included below. Winners will be announced on March 4th.   

The panel and the awards ceremony will be hosted and emceed by John Gilroy, the well known creator of Federal TechTalk, airing weekly on WFED 1500 AM.

Finalists for Mobile Application Category

Agency:                        Veterans Affairs
Project/Program:           IntelaCare TBI/PTSD

Agency:                        CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project/Program:           Ladder Safety Mobile Application

Agency:                        Veterans Affairs
Project/Program:           VA Pressure Ulcer Resource (VAPUR) Mobile Application

Finalists for Interoperability Category

Agency:                        National Institutes of Health
Project/Program:           Biomedical Research Informatics Computing System

Agency:                        Defense Health Agency
Project/Program:           Theater Medical Data Store (TMDS) – Ebola Response

Agency:                        Navy Medicine
Project/Program :          NHJAX Clinical Portal (CP) and Stich-in-Time       

Finalists for Big Data Category

Agency:                        Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Project/Program:           Advanced Provider Screening (APS) Project

Agency:                        Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Project/Program:           My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ)

Agency:                        Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Project/Program:           Qualified Entity Medicare Data Sharing Program

Finalists for Digital Strategy/Open Data Category

Agency:                        Health and Human Services
Project/Program:           HHS Content Syndication - Digital Media Storefront

Agency:                       Food & Drug Administration
Project/Program:          OpenFDA - Open-source APIs

Agency:                       National Institutes of Health
Project/Program:          NLM Application Programming Interfaces (API)

Finalists for Federal Innovation Program Category

Agency:                       U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Project/Program:          Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center
                                  Mobile Health innovation Center (TATRC mHIC)

Agency:                       Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program:                     CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (a FFRDC)

Agency:                       Veterans Affairs Connected Health Office
Project/Program:          VA Mobile Health

1776 DC - The Penthouse
1133 15TH ST. NW, Washington, DC 20005
(4 block walk from McPherson Square Metro - plenty of parking options)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Registration and Networking
6:30 - 8:15 PM - Main Event & Awards
8:15 - 8:45 PM - Post Event Networking

Questions?  – please contact [email protected]