Federal Healthcare Day

Technologies for Health Sciences

produced by

A division of

Government Executive Media Group

The Federal Healthcare Day is designed to help attendees explore the game-changing tech behind many of the health IT’s most transformative developments. Join us on May 2 to hear directly from government health technology leaders and Google Cloud experts, experience demonstrations of innovative platforms and network with peers.

The increasingly rapid pace of modern disruptive technological developments has revolutionized healthcare in the 21st century. The classes of buzzworthy tools dominating today’s tech headlines — cloud, big data analytics, machine learning, Internet of Things and others — are already changing the state of federal healthcare research.

Federal agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health are employing these technologies and processes to better serve the citizens who rely on their services every day. As the pool of available resources deepens, citizens and patients stand to receive better care and service delivery than ever before.

Spaces are limited. Register today to be part of the future-shaping conversations.

May 2, 2019

8am - 2:30pm

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel

5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Speakers

Andrea Norris

Director, Center for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

National Institutes of Health

Chris Muir

Director, Standards

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

James Gfrerer

Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Blake Henderson

Acting Director, Diffusion of Excellence

Veterans Health Administration

Joseph J. Corkery, MD

Head of Product, Healthcare & Life Sciences


Google Cloud

 Dr. June Lee

Chair, Artificial Intelligence Interest Group

National Institutes of Health

Jason Nichols

Cloud Customer Engineer

Google Cloud

 

Dave Belardo

 Public Sector Customer Engineer

Google Cloud

Marianne Slight

Product Manager, Cloud Healthcare Analytics

Google Cloud

Cal Zemelman

Director of Data Science & Engineering

CVP

Andy Crowne

Senior Product Manager

Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences 

Juergen Klenk

Principal

Deloitte

Travis Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

Flywheel

Ben Duan

Chief Technology Officer

Precise Software Solutions

John Harvey

Partner Engineer 

Google Cloud

Dr. Xin Liu

Technical Director, Solution Architect

Precise Software Solutions

Agenda

8:00 am 

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 am 

Opening Remarks

  • Tim Hartman, Chief Executive Officer, Government Executive Media Group

8:35 am 

Google Cloud Keynote: Accelerating Research and the Delivery of Insights in Healthcare

Advances in machine learning and large-scale analytics are opening the door to new approaches in healthcare research and innovation generation. However, before the industry can leverage these new tools broadly, a significant transformation in the handling of data must take place. Google Cloud is providing a healthcare-focused platform intended to address that need and empower researchers to leverage AI/ML and analytics to generate novel insights. Learn more about the challenges the industry faces as well as hear some examples of recent successes.

  • Joseph J. Corkery, MD, Head of Product, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Google Cloud

9:00 am 

Government Keynote: Innovating Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs

With one of the largest centralized IT programs in the federal space, the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Office of Information Technology needs powerful, innovative technology to execute its mission. Hear from the VA’s Chief Information Officer and Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology as he discusses the next phase of the agency’s technology strategies and the game-changing tools used to achieve mission-critical goals.

  •  James Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
 

9:25 am 

Strategies for Agency Disruptive Tech Use: Identifying and Implementing Tools for the Mission Panel    

With more technologies available than ever before–and with a dizzying number of seemingly infinite possibilities and opportunities for application–how can agencies identify the right platforms that will allow them to securely achieve mission-critical goals? In this session, public and private sector leaders will sit down to explore how to identify your agency’s tech needs, explore strategies and best practices for overcoming obstacles and illustrate how to generate buy-in to implement the most efficient and effective technology for agencies’ missions. 

  • Blake Henderson, Acting Director, Diffusion of Excellence, Veterans Health Administration
  • Andrea T. Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, Chief Information Officer

  • Chris Muir, Director, Standards, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
  • Marianne Slight, Product Manager, Cloud Healthcare Analytics, Google Cloud
  • James Hanson, Vice President and Publisher, Nextgov  (Moderator)

10:00 am 

The Computer Is Your Microscope Of The Future

Observations made through microscopes have led to some amazing advances in medicine. They still play a key role in medical research/testing allowing the user to see the otherwise invisible parts of our world. But their field of view is limited to the thin slice of the specimen on the slide. Increasingly the advances in medicine are going to come from analysis of the abundant sets of clinical data and identification of patterns contained within. This analysis is going to happen using a computer running in the cloud rather than a piece of medical equipment standing on a bench. Learn how Google Cloud can be used as your microscope in the sky

  • Andy Crowne, Senior Product Manager, Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences

10:25 am 

Networking Break

10:45 am

Unlocking the Potential of Big Data, AI and ML in Federal Healthcare Panel

Big data analytics and disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are here for the long haul. In order for government healthcare offices to go beyond what was previously possible, agencies must embrace these valuable tools. Chief among the possibilities: electronic health record modernization. But it can be difficult for many agencies to determine how to apply these technologies for maximum efficacy. Attend this session to hear federal experts discuss use cases from their own agencies’ technology transformation journeys and how the game-changing tech available today is empowering federal healthcare research and service delivery of tomorrow. 

  • Dr. June Lee, Chair, Artificial Intelligence Interest Group, National Institutes of Health
  • Andy Crowne, Senior Product Manager, Google Cloud Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Ben Duan, Chief Technology Officer, Precise Software Solutions
  • Tim Hartman, Chief Executive Officer, Government Executive Media Group (Moderator)

11:15 am

Breaking Barriers: Discussing Initiatives at the National Institutes of Health with CIO Andrea Norris

How are the National Institutes of Health using today’s tech tools to further research and enable tomorrow’s biomedical advances? With 2018’s STRIDES initiative, the NIH is aiming to maximize the potential of cloud computing, big data and more. Through partnerships, the centers are making data more accessible to researchers and utilizing disruptive technologies like never before. With the initiative only just beginning, the sky’s the limit for what the agency can use its data sets to accomplish. Hear from NIH Chief Information Officer Andrea Norris as she sits down to discuss the vision for NIH’s future and its priorities in the new decade.  

  • Andrea T. Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, Chief Information Officer

  • Joseph J. Corkery, MD, Head of Product, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Google Cloud

11:45 am

Lunch Workshop Demo 1: Using AutoML custom machine learning model for image recognition

In this session, you will hear how customers like Precise are using Cloud AI Building Block product to quickly infuse machine learning into the application. Precise will describe how to use Cloud AutoML to support automatic pill recognitions.  

  •  Dr. Xin Liu, M.D., Technical Director, Solution Architect, Precise Software Solutions

Lunch Workshop Demo 2: Leveraging GCP Data De-Identification

 

Walkthrough of the De-Identification functionality built into the HealthCare API. We will discuss what de-identification is, why it’s important, and how you can leverage Google Cloud Machine Learning to detect, redact, and anonymize sensitive text and image data. We will finish up with a small demo of redacting text, de-identifiying text, and redacting an image.

  • Jason Nichols, Cloud Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

1:05 pm

Clinical Data Warehouse

The presenters will introduce the concept of a Clinical Data Warehouse, describe the fundamental principles of its architecture, and discuss its values and benefits to clinical research and healthcare providers.

  • Marianne Slight, Product Manager, Cloud Healthcare Analytics, Google Cloud
  • Juergen Klenk, Principal, Deloitte

1:35 pm

Cloud-scale Data Management for Biomedical Imaging Research, Machine Learning, and Collaboration

This presentation will discuss a next generation research informatics solution leveraging the power of the cloud for modern biomedical imaging research and machine learning.  Key topics will include data and metadata management, image processing and machine learning workflows, and methods for secure collaboration and sharing of data and algorithms for academic and clinical research applications. We will discuss how Google Cloud Platform and Flywheel provide a scalable, secure, and cost-effective solution to meet the increasingly complex IT challenges faced by researchers and related agencies today.

  • John Harvey, Partner Engineer, Google Cloud
  •  Travis Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Flywheel

2:05 pm

Using Machine Learning to detect Skin Cancer via a Mobile App

Using 4,000 images of malignant melanoma and benign skin, we trained a neural network in Google Cloud AutoML Vision. The model was then delivered to an end user through an Android app to let  users do a preliminary skin check at home before consulting with a doctor. Using Google Cloud we were able to train the Machine Learning algorithm to get reasonable accuracy in under an hour and developed the mobile app using serverless technology provided by Google Cloud.  This resulted in faster development and deployment and demonstrates how cloud technology is revolutionizing healthcare

  • John Harvey, Partner Engineer, Google Cloud
  • Cal Zemelman, Director of Data Science & Engineering, CVP

2:35 pm

Closing Remarks

  • James Hanson, Vice President and Publisher, Nextgov 

2:40 pm

Networking Dessert, Coffee and Tea

Join us to earn up to 5 CPE credits

Federal Healthcare Day attendees are eligible to receive continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Attendees can earn a maximum of 5 CPE credits in computer science.

This event is produced by Studio 2G, a division of Government Executive Media Group.