Past Meetup

Health 2.0 STAT August 20, 2015

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The Barking Dog

4723 Elm St · Bethesda, MD

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**New dates: October's MeetUp will be held on the 22nd.**

Palladian Partners is pleased to announce the list of speakers for the upcoming Health 2.0 STAT event on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. Registration is now open! To register, visit the Health 2.0 STAT Meetup site (

Plan to join us Thursday, August 20, to hear a rapid-fire series of short presentations from five Health 2.0 leaders. The presentations will be followed by a panel style Q&A session, led by a moderator, who will facilitate and explore a range of topics.

Adam Culbertson

Patient matching (also called record linkage, entity resolutions, data matching) is a process of connecting a patient to their health care records located in disparate health care systems. Patient matching has been noted as one key barrier to achieving interoperability of electronic health care records. Heath Information Management Society and Systems (HIMSS), the office of the Chief Technology Officer at HHS (HHS IDEA Lab) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) have worked on the issue of patient matching for several years. In order to help bring focus and innovation to the problem, HIMSS decided to sponsor an Innovator-in-Residence (IIR) to work with both the HHS IDEA Lab and ONC to tackle patient matching.

Lelia Gessner

The US Department of Health and Human Services Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program (HHS EIR) began in 2012 with the goal of bringing entrepreneurial minds and skillsets, ones that traditionally don’t make their way into government, to high-priority Departmental projects for 13-month term positions. Since then, 15 Entrepreneurs have made temporary residence at HHS and have helped spread new ways of thinking and working in government, through 13 unique internal projects. This presentation will describe the program in greater detail, including the work of past Entrepreneurs-in-Residence teams and the range of entrepreneurial experts they have recruited and for which they are currently recruiting, for projects at: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more at

Lelia is an analyst at the US Department of Health and Human Services. She helps run the HHS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, an HHS IDEA Lab program, and works on internal consulting engagements in the HHS Office of Business Management and Transformation. She hails from the Midwest and previously spent time working at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center doing health policy and human factors research, and the District of Columbia of Columbia Department of Health. Lelia studied biological chemistry at Wellesley College.

Mark Scrimshire

Mark Scrimshire has been described as a "Health Data Ninja.” As Chief Instigator of he is passionate about Patient Engagement. As Co-Founder and CTO of Medyear his team has built a new generation of connected Health Record app. Currently Mark is on assignment at HHS as Entrepreneur-In-Residence where he is building the next generation of BlueButton for 50 million Medicare Beneficiaries.

Jonathan Crane

A team comprised of epidemiologists, health care researchers, and a Cloud Architect use a public cloud platform to deploy an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) solution quickly and cost effectively. EDC is an innovative information management model hallmarked by distributed data entry and centralized data management. Explosion of cloud architecture in recent years provides a unique opportunity for public health researchers to design EDC solutions that may previously have been infeasible due to prohibitive cost, absent IT infrastructure, or geographic dispersion. This presentation describes how we leveraged a large public cloud provider to accomplish what would otherwise have been impossible. The entrepreneurial spirit of this team in support of an HHS contract led to immediate, tangible results that benefitted underserved populations.

Jonathan Crane is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect who designs, builds, automates, and manages cloud application infrastructure. His previous experience ranges from analyzing banks' ability to withstand structural outages using FAME and SAS to designing systems to help hospitals reduce Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) and reduce preventable harm using Perl and MySQL.

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration and Networking
6:30pm - 7:15pm Presentation
7:15pm - 7:30pm Q&A
7:30pm - Additional Networking

As always, we want to make sure to give thanks to our sponsors, Palladian Partners, Altarum, Aquilent, and WebMD. Because of their support, we have been able to continue creating some really informative events, as well as, offer some great appetizers and beverages for all that attend the Meetup.