February 2020 Program - Transforming Health through Data Exchange and Better Coordination

February 20, 5:30pm, EST - 8:00pm, EST

Key Bridge Marriott, Rosslyn, VA
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209
~ Blue & Orange Metro Line

Tentative Agenda:
5:30 pm to 6:20 pm Networking with refreshments
6:20 pm - Chapter announcements & Program


Registration Rates:

Early Bird Ends: Feb. 7, 2019
Early Bird Member: $55
Early Bird Non-Member: $65

General Rate Ends: Feb. 8 - Feb. 14, 2019
General Rate Member: $60
General Rate Non-Member: $70

Late/At the Door Rate Starts on Feb 15, 2019 - Day of the Event (Feb 20)
Late/At the Door Rate - Member: $75
Late/At the Door Rate - Non-Member: $85

Government: Free - Must present Government ID. Please note: Government Contractors are NOT eligible for Government Rate
Students: Free - Must present Student ID.


Please join the HIMSS National Capital Area (NCA) chapter for an exciting evening with federal health leaders discussing how patient care is being transformed by policy, technology disruptors and other factors. This event is the perfect preamble to the HIMSS 2020 conference where attendees will network with industry, program managers, students and health executives across sectors that will be attending HIMSS 2020 in March in Orlando, Florida.


Join this stimulating panel discussion with leaders from Veterans Affairs and Social Security Administration as they discuss anticipated advances in patient engagement, health information exchange, and data interoperability. The panel will be moderated by Dr. John Scott, a recently retired Army colonel who worked at the Defense Health Agency where he led data management and VA collaboration efforts. These Health IT leaders will share their perspectives on how patient centered health information exchange (HIE) will improve care coordination and lead to safer care, more effective treatment plans, and lowered costs, ultimately saving lives and improving health for veterans and SS beneficiaries. This panel will also address how advances in these areas will meet the mandates of the NDAA 2020.


  • Lauren Alexanderson, Health Product and Design Lead, Office of Information Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs (Confirmed)
  • Theresa Hancock, Office Connected Care, Director, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Department of Veterans Affairs (Confirmed)
  • Dr. Helga Rippen, Chief Health Interoperability and Veteran Access Officer, Office of Information Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs (Confirmed)
  • Jude Soundararajan, Executive Director, Health IT, Social Security Administration (Confirmed)



  • Colonel (Ret.) John S. Scott, MD (Confirmed)