If there was ever a question about the role of information technology in healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic has answered it emphatically. Quickly analyzing large data sets and mapping the locations of cases around the world requires scale and power. Federal hospital systems (VA, Indian Health and Military Health System) are large users of the technology and the Department of Health and Human Services and its research centers fund research on a number of critical applications of emerging technology projects in the world of infectious disease. With the timeline for new vaccines and testing capabilities shrinking, what can we learn about the new applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to fight this new disease and the ones yet to come?

In this workshop, learn how new technologies are transforming health initiatives and the challenges that scientists, physicians and program owners are addressing.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Using health data for longitudinal studies to trace vulnerabilities and improve treatment
  • How the delayed roll-out of VA’s EHR program will adjust to the pandemic timeline and what to expect going forward
  • The use of machine learning to mine health records for discovering new signs of undetected diseases and the use of blockchain to protect them
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly scan lung scans and radiology images
  • How AI and machine learning can be used to scan current medications for properties that may help fight COVID-19


Note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns and current restrictions on large public gatherings, this Workshop is being planned as an exclusively online event. Should the public health environment change, an in-person component may be reinstated at a later date. Please check back here for updates.


  • Okta
  • ServiceNow
  • Dell Technologies
  • VMWare
  • alteryx


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Keynote: Expanding Data Sharing with Health Information Exchanges
  • Don Rucker, M.D. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) HHS Office of the Secretary
  • Maheen Mirza* Director Dell Technologies, Federal Healthcare

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Zero Trust Access
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Blockchain and the Military Health System | Back to the Future
  • Dr. Bruce Doll Assistant Vice President for Technology Research and Innovation Uniformed Services University
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Enterprise Service Management – Enabling the Mission with ServiceNow
  • Dana Piermarini Advisory Solutions Consultant ServiceNow Federal Healthcare Team
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Pre-symptomatic Detection of COVID-19 on the Frontlines
  • Dr. John Hannan Chief, Digital Battlespace Management Division Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Accelerate Real-Time Connected Healthcare for Improved Patient Outcomes
  • Ed Deming Healthcare Payer Industry Strategist VMware
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Tailoring FDA’s Regulatory Framework to Foster Responsible Innovation in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning-Based Medical Devices
  • Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD Chief Medical Officer for Digital Health, Digital Health Center of Excellence, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation U.S. FDA
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Leveraging AI and Analytics to respond to the COVID Pandemic in Healthcare
  • Andy Dé Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions Strategy and Marketing Alteryx
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM VA’s Use of Technology to Deliver Services During COVID Crisis
  • Dominic Cussatt Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT / Deputy CIO
    Office of Information and Technology
    Department of Veterans Affairs
12:10 PM Closing Remarks



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 2

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

Health IT Workshop

DATE: December 2, 2020

TIME: 8:30AM - 12:10PM [all times are Eastern]


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]