The use of “big data” has the potential to improve both the delivery of care and the health and wellness of individuals. During this interactive policy forum, we explored the promise, challenges, and policies that are critical to encouraging innovation in improving health and health care through the use of big data. Two key policy areas were examined in detail: (1) the role of standards in aggregating and effectively using large, disparate data sets and (2) addressing concerns about privacy and security.
This policy forum is part of a broader 2013 “Innovation Economy” series of roundtable and public forums convened in parallel by the Aspen Institute and the Bipartisan Policy Center, in collaboration with Intel. Through this set of forums, we will explore the far-reaching implications of the “information revolution” (i.e. growing utility of big data), centering on the potential of this growing trend to empower individuals and transform industries across three industries: health care, energy, and homeland security. Key insights across three similar forums convened by BPC—focused on health care, energy and homeland security—will be compared and assessed in a final paper to be published by the Bipartisan Policy Center later this year.
Read the press release here.
View the agenda for the event here.
View the list of leaders who participated in the discussion here.
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Keynote remarks by
The Honorable Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Intel Fellow, General Manager, Health Strategy and Solutions, Intel Corporation
Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information, University of Ottawa; Chief Executive Officer, Privacy Analytics
Joe Gray, PhD
Associate Director for Translational Research, Knight Cancer Institute and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University
President, Healthcare Leadership Council
Chief Technology Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
Director, Health Innovation Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center
Director, Health Privacy Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Siemens Healthcare
Nirav Shah, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Health, State of New York
Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services