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Tuesday, March 19 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Lunchtime Keynote: Empowering Citizens via Sustainable Health Data Ecosystems

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Our nation's state and local health IT leaders face the challenge of delivering customer-focused results while dealing with pressure to optimize resources. Each year, leaders feel the imperative to develop strategic roadmaps that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning, natural language processing, and virtual tools to augment and scale the effectiveness of their teams. While new technologies have the potential to spur ground-breaking programs, such progressive leaps remain elusive for many organizations. A critical success factor is to establish re-enforcing approaches that leverage existing data and incorporate citizen feedback to fuel program innovation. In this session, Taha Kass-Hout, a senior leader at Amazon focusing on healthcare and AI-related initiatives, will share his vision for a citizen-centered future when it comes to big data and digital health. He will bring insights from his track record in public service pioneering digital health, big data, open science, crowdsourcing, and cloud, and outline a vision for health IT leaders can build a citizen-centered future powered by big data and digital health technologies.

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Susan Dentzer

Appointed Visiting Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
A health policy expert and top-rated editor and journalist, Dentzer served as editor-in-chief of the policy journal Health Affairs from 2008 to 2013, and was an award-winning on-air Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour for a decade. She is the editor and lead author of the book... Read More →

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Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS

Senior Leader Health Care and Artificial Intelligence, Amazon
Taha A. Kass-Hout, MD, MS is a senior leader at Amazon focusing on health care and AI-related initiatives, including Amazon Comprehend Medical. The expansion of AWS Comprehend into medicine is the first health care-specific machine learning service offered by AWS. Taha has a successful track record over the past two decades pioneering in health care and life sciences, digital health, big data, open science, precision medicine... Read More →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Key Ballroom 7-8 (2nd Floor)