HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Health IT public policy initiatives are transforming how quality patient care is
delivered and reimbursed at an unprecedented pace. The Conference will focus on
realizing the value of health IT through the discussion of critical issues and
solutions the healthcare sector is currently facing related to federal health IT
policy and healthcare reform, clinical health IT implementation and Meaningful Use
initiatives, as well as evolving financial and administrative trends.
Tom Leary is Vice President, Government Relations, at HIMSS. He leads the organization's public policy initiatives and outreach to Congress and Federal agencies. Leary had served as HIMSS' Senior Director of Federal Affairs since 2003, directing HIMSS' public policy activities with federal agencies, including analysis and response to federal regulatory requirements and leveraging HIMSS member subject matter expertise in health IT public policy development. Prior to his arrival at HIMSS, Leary was a Division Manager for Science Applications International Corporation's TRICARE Division, where he was engaged in the coordination of healthcare administrative outsourcing solutions for the Military Health System.
Roger W. Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Agilex
As Chief Strategy Officer, Roger Baker leads initiatives focused on establishing Agilex as our clients' most trusted and valued partner. He is responsible for aligning the company's growth, go-to-market and service delivery strategies to address client requirements. He also works with clients and partners to help agencies implement strategies and technologies to modernize IT operations, lower sustainment costs, enhance performance and improve mission results. Prior to Agilex, Baker served as CIO for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Aneesh Chopra, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Hunch Analytics
Aneesh Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a startup focused on improving the productivity of public and regulated sectors of the economy through data analytics. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (#39) and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue. Previously, Chopra served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer.