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America’s Health Future

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Health-care challenges in America were substantial even before COVID-19. The lack of cohesive data sharing and a fragmented system often resulted in poor yet expensive care for patients. What has been learned through this unprecedented time is also offering the opportunity to reimagine today’s approach to health care. Washington Post Live will host a program that examines new and innovative ways those in the medical community are exploring to improve how care is provided, from the rapid growth of telehealth, to analytics platforms for data sharing, to new technologies that may vastly improve the way health care is delivered in a post-coronavirus world. Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden, MD and National Institutes of Health executive Josh Denny, MD will join the Washington Post’s Paige Winfield Cunningham for conversations about how COVID-19 and the expansion of mass data during the pandemic could lead to a more integrated health-care delivery system in the future.
In a segment presented by Optum, we will hear about how they have been approaching health-care system fragmentation, including examples of initiatives and programs that reflect their commitment to whole person care and reducing disparities in care.
Join the conversation on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Josh Denny, MD
CEO, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Josh Denny, MD, MS, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. He has been involved in All of Us from its inception, first as a member of the Advisory Committee to the (NIH) Director Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group, which developed the program’s initial scientific blueprint. He led the program’s initial prototyping project and served as the principal investigator for the All of Us Data and Research Center. As a physician scientist, Josh is deeply committed to improving patient care through the advancement of precision medicine. Before joining the NIH, Josh was a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine, and Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In his roles at VUMC, he was both a practicing internist and a researcher. His research interests include use of electronic health records (EHRs) and genomics to better understand disease and drug response. He also led efforts implementing precision medicine to improve patient outcomes. Josh was a leader in the development of phenome‐wide association studies (PheWAS) and phenotype risk scores. He served as PI for Vanderbilt sites in the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN), and the Implementing Genomics Into Practice (IGNITE) Network. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American College of Medical Informatics.
Paige Winfield Cunningham
The Washington Post


August 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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