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About Us

The NVTC Health Technology Committee provides NVTC members with business and government opportunities. Encouraged by NVTC networking and educational initiatives, Members participate in and benefit from the increasing use of electronic health information and technology in the delivery of and payment for healthcare, and embrace the latest trends in bioinformatics, biotechnology, and medical devices and software. Health Technology Committee members are involved in the use of computer technology for health information, improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare, technology transfer, growing Northern Virginia's healthcare technology workforce and interfacing with NoVaHealthFORCE, and using technology in biological and medical fields. Members include technology suppliers, health care providers, biomedtech vendors, researchers, scientists, hospitals, payers, consultants, technologists, educational institutions, public charities and employers providing workforce health care benefits. Expanding business development and increasing opportunities for financial success are the main areas of focus, as technology increasingly affects and becomes a vital part of health care in Northern Virginia and beyond.

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Committee Leaders

Fran Dean Bishop
Aerobodies, Inc.

Larry Trotter II
Inherent Security

Staff Liaison:
Yolanda Lee

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Upcoming Events and Meetings

Committee Events - Northern Virginia Technology Council
Health Technology Committee Meeting
November 14, 2019

Registration: 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

More Information

To see the entire line up of NVTC Events and Meetings click here.

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November 5, 2009
Chopra Calls On Tech Companies to Focus On Healthcare IT | dcTechSource.com

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Northern Virginia Technology Council - Event Calendar Outbreak Management Health IT in the United States
January 20, 2015
Presentation by John W. Loonsk MD FACMI

Health IT Prospects in a Time of Government Austerity
May 20, 2014
Presentation by Adrienne Hallett, Majority Staff Director, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, & Education

Senator Warner's health care policy priorities.
April 15, 2014
A Conversation with Elizabeth Falcone

Healthcare Transformation
February 18, 2014
KPMG Presentation

Wireless medical devices, FDA MMA guidelines, and the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
November 19, 2013
Speaker: Grant Elliott, CEO, Ostendi
Presentation: The Health Care Innovation Challenge -Maintaining Regulatory Compliance in a Rapidly Changing Ecosystem

Integrating & Improving Healthcare Using Electronic Information
March 20, 2012
Dr. Yasnoff, a well-known national leader in health informatics, is Founder and Managing Partner of NHII Advisors, a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop health information infrastructure systems and solutions. Specialties - Health Information Infrastructure, Public Health Informatics, Health Record Banks, Biomedical Informatics
Presentation: Integrating & Improving Healthcare Using Electronic Information

Are You Who You Want To Be Online?
Here's How Social Media Can Enhance Your Reputation and Success in Health Tech.
November 15, 2011
Presentation: Social Meida 2012: Making it work for you

Speaker: Catherine Read is the principal/owner of Creative Read, Inc.
Ms. Read is a graduate of George Mason University with diverse career experience in Human Resources, operations management, sales and marketing. She was co-founder of a small business in the mid '90s and most recently founded Creative Read, Inc. in 2007. Catherine recognized the need to provide individuals and organizations with assistance in social media strategy, plan development, implementation and training. She is a frequent panelist and speaker in the Washington, DC, area on this subject. In 2011, she has spoken at the Old Dominion Bar Association's annual meeting, the 25th Annual Women's Leadership Conference, Women in Technology's Mentor Program, and for various leadership groups at Unisys, AOL, Morgan Franklin, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mary Washington University.

NVTC Member Companies Participate in FY2011 Technology Budget Discussion with Federal CIO Vivek Kundra
February 1, 2010

Some of the NVTC members who met with federal
CIO Vivek Kundra at the White House Conference Center.

NVTC Health Technology Committee Delves Into the Necessity, Benefits and Challenges of Sharing Health Data—on a Regional and National Basis

The NVTC Health Technology Committee hosted its first Event on October 10, "Health Information Exchanges (HIE) & Regional Organizations - HIE + RHIO = Better Medical Care + Privacy and Security." The event, which attracted 55 registrants, included an insightful keynote presentation by Donald L. Holmquest, MD, JD, PhD, and former astronaut, and now President and CEO, CalRHIO. A lively discussion ensued, with a distinguished panel of experts sharing their experiences in the effective delivery and use of electronic health information, masterfully led by The Honorable Jane Woods of the College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, and former Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources and State Senator. Tobin Seven, Co-chair of the committee, welcomed the presenters and the attendees and encouraged them to participate in the important work of the committee in encouraging the greater use of technology in the delivery of healthcare in Northern Virginia.

In addition to Dr. Holmquest, the panelists included:
  • Stephen Badger, CEO, George Washington University Medical Associates (GWUMA), an NVTC Platinum Sponsor of the committee
  • William R. Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D., "Doctor HIPAA," Health Information Policy Consultant, Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Chief Medical Officer, Revolution Health
During his keynote, Holmquest described the evolution, current status and financial model of CalRHIO, which has the goals of:
  • Delivering health care services reliably, securely and affordably to clinicians; patients; state, city, local and federal health agencies; and local exchange efforts throughout California;
  • Creating a secure, electronically connected California population of providers, patients and consumers; and
  • Offering an information infrastructure that supports optimum healthcare delivery.
If a strong HIE system is built nationally, Holmquest believes that the United States could save $192 billion a year in health costs. The cost of building and maintaining such systems is $500 million - $800 million, according to Holmquest.

A huge challenge in effective health care delivery, according to Holmquest, is connecting the different "silos" (e.g., emergency services, pharmacies, community care systems, etc.)—many of which are primarily operating in a "paper"-based information system. Because health records are not being shared among the different holders, the quality of healthcare is suffering and costs are out of control.

Holmquest provided some shocking statistics about the impact of the lack of sharing this information—both in California and nationally:
  • Critical information is missing in nearly 14 percent of primary care visits;
  • Treating physicians are unaware of one-quarter of their patients' prescriptions;
  • Patients are submitting to duplicate testing 50 percent of the time; and
  • Drug or radiology exams are being unnecessarily duplicated 11 percent of the time.
After Holmquest's keynote, the panelists fielded questions posed by Woods and members of the audience. Gruen said that Revolution Health is giving consumers ownership of their health data and providing analytic tools for consumers to have a "robust [online] experience that is personalized to them." Consumers are asking for this information and should be able to access it easily, according to Gruen.

Badger agreed that consumers should help accumulate their health data and have access to it. GWUMA has instituted an online patient portal that encourages this type of data exchange. However, before any data is posted, it is reviewed by physicians to ensure that the data is not only meaningful to patients, but is "helpful, meaningful and relevant" for physicians, as well. The data must be concise and organized for it to be useful to physicians, according to Badger.

Braithwaite concurred that patients should play an active role in the supply of health data, and that "patients are more than capable" of providing data and should do so before any care is provided, so that educated decisions can be made by health care providers.

The Health Technology Committee thanks its sponsors for their support of this important event:

Platinum Sponsors: The George Washington University Virginia Campus; IBM Global Business Services; Inova Health System; Noblis; Northern Virginia Community College; PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; SRA International.

Silver Sponsors: George Mason University College of Health & Human Services; VMD Systems Integrators.

To view Holmquest's presentation, click here.

To view Woods's presentation, click here.

Keynote presenter, Dr. Don Holmquest, President & CEO, CalRHIO, discusses the challenges of developing and implementing a statewide and national electronic health information system.

Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Chief Medical Officer, Revolution Health, explains that consumers have the right to easily and efficiently access their health information online. (l-r) Gruen; Stephen Badger, CEO, George Washington University Medical Associates; Holmquest; Dr. Bill Braithwaite, Health Information Policy Consultant, Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services.

Moderator Jane Woods, of GMU and former Virginia Secretary of Health & Human Resources and State Senator, describes the timeline for launch of the NOVA RHIO.
Meeting Archives

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To Be Announced Event Archives

February 12, 2008

Medicare, Technology and Opportunity: How the CMS Health Plan Performs and How You Can Benefit
A Presentation and Question and Answer Roundtable on Current Medicare Program Implementation

With over a billion claims filed each year, over a million certified providers and responsibilities that include payment, technology compliance, security enforcement, and more, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as the largest HIPAA-covered health plan in the nation, is a critical part of how and when health care is delivered and paid for in the U.S. This event gave attendees an enhanced focus on many of the current issues in reimbursement and payment under the Medicare program, including technology challenges and contractor opportunities. Attention was given to each of the Parts A, B, C and D, with particular emphasis on how technology empowers CMS and its many fiscal intermediaries, carriers and other contractors to assure that maximum effort is made to provide quality and cost-effective care. The most recent initiative under HIPAA on retaining a contractor to engage in HIPAA security rule compliance reviews and investigations was addressed as, was other circumstances in which those in the private sector play a critical role in the activities and responsibilities of CMS.

Henry Chao, Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services
Dawn Hawkins Johnson, RN, MSN, Director, Division of Chronic Care Improvement Programs, CMS
Mark Loper, Deputy Director, Center for Beneficiary Choices (CBC)

John C. Parmigiani, Former Director of Enterprise Standards for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and Author of the Original HIPAA Security Rule, and President, John C. Parmigiani & Associates, LLC



From left to right first row: Mark Loper, Dawn Hawkins Johnson, Henry Chao Back row: Tobin Seven, John Parmigiani, Alan Goldberg

December 7, 8 a.m. at Grubb & Ellis, 8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste. 200, Vienna, VA 22182: Jim Cooper, CEO, Theranostics Health, a young company whose products combine therapeutics and diagnostics; a new reality of molecular medicine whereby therapy is prescribed in a truly personalized and targeted manner. Dr. Cooper is leading the efforts to build a company around this new technology developed by the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at George Mason University. The Theranostics products measure the activity of actual drug targets - proteins - in a patient's tissue sample. Instead of trial and error or One-size-fits-all methods, physicians will be able to use information generated by assays performed by Theranostics Health to tailor optimal, personalized patient therapies.

The firm already is breaking even and has contracts with many of the major pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Cooper will share with us information about the challenges of raising funds, building a young biotech firm, and marketing the products.

Dr. Cooper also is currently Director of Research Development and Professor in the Life Sciences Division at GMU. He was previously Assistant Dean and Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital and was Inova Health Systems Medical Director of Research and Education. During his tenure, multiple specialties within his department were cited in US News and World Reports annual list of top hospital programs. Dr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience in clinical research and has presented scientific papers and authored multiple publications.

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Links and Downloads

American Health Information Management Association


Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Health Level Seven

Health and Human Services

Public Health Online

Virginia Health Tech Council

Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization

BIO IT Coalition
5th Annual Conference
The State of Healthcare & Medical Technology in 2028

School of Computational Sciences
George Mason University
Offers PhD and MS programs in BioInformatics

School of Management
George Mason University
Offers Master of Science program in Bioscience Management

The Biojudiciary Project Presents:
A Jurist's Guide to 21st Century Biotechnology

Revolutionizing Health Care through Technology [event archive]
March 6, 2007 - Speaker Presentations

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Leadership Bios

Alan Stuart Goldberg

Alan Stuart Goldberg is engaged in the practice of business and tax law including the delivery of health care and information technology. From 1967 until June 2006, Mr. Goldberg practiced law with the Boston, New York, and London, UK law firm Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation in the Washington, D.C. office. Upon admission to the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2006, he opened the law office of Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney & Counselor at Law.

Mr. Goldberg received his AB in history from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School. Mr. Goldberg's introduction to health law occurred during the dawning of the Medicare/Medicaid programs era as a staff judge advocate and a prosecutor in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, and he was involved in Navy investigative actions relating to the return of the USS Pueblo from North Korea and the Sealab undersea exploration project in California. Mr. Goldberg commenced the practice of law in 1967 upon graduation from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and was selected for the National Moot Court Team and received an academic scholarship, and as a lecturer in law presented a course in land finance. In 1978 Mr. Goldberg received an LL.M. (Taxation) from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Goldberg has taught eHealth care law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore and at Boston's Suffolk University Law School, and he teaches health law as a member of the adjunct faculty of George Mason University College of Health and Human Services in Fairfax, Va. Mr. Goldberg is a past president of the National Health Lawyers Association (NHLA) and served on the American Health Lawyers Association Board of Directors from 1981 to 1993, and served as an Internet advisor to the AHLA Board. Mr. Goldberg received the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award in 1996 and was named an AHLA Inaugural Fellow in 2005, and received a distinguished alumnus award from Boston College Law School at the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the law school in 2006.

Mr. Goldberg has authored publications on many business, health care, technology, and other legal issues including on topics relating to privacy and security, telemedicine, civil and criminal health care regulatory enforcement, ethics and professional responsibility, assisted living, and long term care development and financing, for the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association and Virginia Continuing Legal Education, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Goldberg plans and participates as a moderator and a lecturer in national conferences and teleconferences, including for the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association, and also for many other organizations in Virginia, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Oregon, London UK, Israel, and elsewhere including the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Dental Society, Medical Society, and Long Term Care Foundation; the American Telemedicine Association; the Health Care Compliance Association; the Workgroup For Electronic Data Interchange; the American Health Care Association; the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; the United States Navy; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; the District of Columbia AHIMA chapter; and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Mr. Goldberg was the editor of a law and computer technology column called "The Computer Wizard" published by the American Bar Association's Business Law Section magazine Business Law Today; and he is the founding moderator of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Internet listserv. Mr. Goldberg has presented loss prevention seminars relating to technology issues to the membership of Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society. Among his interests are the transactional and financial aspects of health care, life sciences, biotechnology, and related businesses including formation and operation of business entities, regulatory enforcement and civil and criminal health law defense including the defense of licensure and payer actions against health care providers, the Internet, security and encryption, privacy and confidentiality, software licensing, medical devices, corporate compliance programs, certificate of public need, reimbursement, regional health information organizations, information technology, taxation including tax-exempt organizations, and telemedicine, and challenges and opportunities involving the application of technology to the practice of law and medicine and to the delivery of healthcare. Mr. Goldberg has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America; served as vice chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Practice Group; and was chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section's e-Health & Privacy Interest Group. Mr. Goldberg is a member of the Practice Council: Electronic Health Record of the American Health Information Management Association, and he co-chairs the National HIPAA Summit series of events and served as a council member of the ABA Health Law Section and as its first substantive Web master. He is co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Health Law Section and a member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is a member of the Council of the Virginia Bar Association Health Law Section with a particular focus on continuing legal education and publication of an eNewsletter; co-chair of the Health Technology Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and chairman of the Legal Documents Committee of the Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization in formation. Mr. Goldberg is also a former member of Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, Associated Musicians of Greater New York.

Mr. Goldberg is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court - Massachusetts and the United States District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Goldberg maintains http://www.healthlawyer.com as an educational resource for lawyers and health law students; and HEALTHLAWYERBLOG http://www.healthlawyer.typepad.com is Mr. Goldberg's educational weblog for health law students.

Cheryl Campbell
Vice President, CGI Federal

Cheryl Campbell is Vice President of CGI Federal located in Fairfax, Virginia, a wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc., a $3.7 billion dollar global information technology services company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Campbell leads the company's 340 person Public Sector Health (PSH) organization and is responsible for the management, development, and execution of business for HHS, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Department of Defense Military Health (DoD/MH), as well as state Medicaid offerings. Under her leadership, in 2008 CGI's PSH organization grew revenues by over 30% to $78 million. In September of 2008, Ms. Campbell was appointed to lead CGI's US Health Industry Council. In her new role she is now responsible for setting the direction of CGI"s $100 million health care services business for Federal, State and Local government and commercial accounts across CGI in the US in addition to leading the CGI Federal PSH organization.

Prior to joining CGI Federal in October of 2005, Ms. Campbell was a Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for seven years. Immediately prior to joining CGI Federal, Campbell led SAIC's $32 million Civilian Health Services organization where she was responsible for all aspects of client business development and delivery for the VA, HHS, National Institute of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and CMS. Other assignments at SAIC included leading the company's $18 million Health Enterprise Applications organization and the management of the Software and Web Engineering practice.

Ms. Campbell is a member of, and active in, HIMMS, AFCEA, Women in Technology, and The Children's Inn at NIH

Campbell is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems. She resides in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Stanley, and son (insert name here) a senior at the Potomac School in McLean. She also has 2, grown sons, Christopher attending Penn Sate and Alan attending VCU.

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