As the US and the world moves into the second year of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the application of information technology to solving health issues has never been more important. The data about where cases are appearing and the current distribution numbers for vaccines have been translated into many dashboards that are providing a window into the current state of the battle. IT has also been a critical factor in user centered design for interacting with doctors, getting appointments for treatments or vaccines and arranging telehealth appointments for standard healthcare.

And, as all the connections from people working from home expand the attack surface, it is more important than ever to secure the many new endpoints as hacks and ransomware episodes focus on health systems. Emerging technology, such as AI and machine learning, are helping cut thru the enormous amount of data and provide information needed to improve protection and identify attack sources.

Join us for this workshop to explore the ways IT, emerging tech and data analytics are working to improve the government response to COVID-19 and other health challenges.

Attendees who take part in this half-day virtual event will come away with an improved ability to:

  • Understand progress on the VA/DOD EHR programs and data exchange
  • Learn how agencies are using AI and ML to identify potential security issues
  • Gain insight into VA’s project to distribute tablets to veterans to enable telehealth in rural settings
  • Map the data sharing efforts of federal health organizations
  • Appreciate the revisions to provide user-centered design in websites and communications
  • Build resiliency into health information systems


  • Armis
  • Mulesoft
  • Red Hat
  • ServiceNow
  • Akamai


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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 The Journey Toward A Single, Common Federal EHR
  • William J. Tinston Director Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office
  • Tim Boltz* Sales Director Carahsoft

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Securing The Patient Journey
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Tracking COVID-19: Digital Vaccine Credentials and Exposure Notification Apps
  • Hayden Huang Assistant Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics GAO
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM The Impact of Zero-Trust on Health IT
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Enabling a Data Ecosystem at the NIH
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Bridging the Digital Divide for Veterans
  • Leonie Heyworth, MD, MPH Director of Synchronous Telehealth, Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration Department of Veterans Affairs
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Using Cyber Kill Chain to Stop Ransomware
12:30 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: 4

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:

Health IT Workshop

DATE:December 1, 2021

TIME: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

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


Sponsorships for this event are SOLD OUT