Department of Health and Human Services and OpDivs: Way Ahead

May 18, 10:00am, EDT - 3:00pm, EDT

Key Bridge Marriott

1401 Lee Highway

Arlington, Virginia 22209


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Program Summary

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a massive organization with a projected IT budget of $12B for 2017 alone. HHS has 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. These divisions administer a wide variety of health and human services and conduct life-saving research for the nation, protecting and serving all Americans. All of these OpDivs have critical roles in the delivery of care and services to our population. With a majority of the budget being set aside for operations and maintenance (O&M) how is the department and its operating divisions (OPDIVS) accounting for innovation? This event will have two parts: hear directly from HHS on what trends in innovative technology and policies they see being adopted; what priorities they will put on innovation moving forward throughout the coming years; and, what lasting changes the new administration will have on HHS. The second part of our HIMSS-NCA program will focus on demonstrations of existing and new innovative HHS projects.


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Registration and Networking

10:30 AM – 10:35 AM HIMSS NCA Opening and Welcome Remarks

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote Address

  • Dr. John Fleming, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Technology Reform, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Todd Simpson, Chief Information Officer, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Mr. Don Cox, Chief Information Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
  • Mr. Dale DeFilipps, Contracts Brach Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Ms. Andrea Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
  • Ms. Adriene Burton, CIO and Director, Office of Information Technology, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Networking Luncheon

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Luncheon Key Note & Awards Ceremony

  • Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Immediate Office of the Secretary, Health and Human Services (HHS)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Demonstrations

  • HHS IDEA Lab - Wearable Alcohol Biosensors
  • FDA - Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG)
  • CDC - Cancer Registry

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Networking