Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Health Information Management University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Valerie Watzlaf is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education within the Department of Health Information Management in the School of Health and Rehabilitation…

Tammy Feenstra Banks, MBA Vice President, Medicare Strategy, Value Based Care Programs, Population Health Providence St. Joseph Health 1801 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA Tammy Feenstra Banks is Vice President Medicare Strategy, Value Based Care Programs at Providence St. Joseph Health where she is responsible for overall accountability for the development and implementation of strategy,…

Jamie Ferguson VP, Health IT Strategy & Policy Kaiser Permanente 1 Kaiser Plaza, 24B Oakland, CA Jamie Ferguson is Vice President of Health Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Policy at Kaiser Permanente and a fellow of its Institute for Health Policy. He is responsible for Kaiser Permanente health IT informatics standards, priorities, and policies, and…

Wu Xu, PhD Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Dr. Xu is a former State Director of Center for Health Data and Informatics in Utah Department of Health (UDOH). She has more than 25 years of experience in innovation, development and administration of interoperable information systems and analyzing integrated health data for…

Margaret A. Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMAChancellor’s Professor and Professor EmeritaCollege of Health and Human ServicesIndiana University, NorthwestPrincipal, MAS and Associates, Inc.Frankfort, IL Professor Margaret A. Skurka is a nationally recognized consultant in Health Information Management, specifically in the area of coding and classification. She provides consulting services to hospitals, healthcare facilities, ambulatory surgery centers…

Melissa M. Goldstein, JD Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University Washington, DC Melissa M. Goldstein, JD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, where she…

Denise Chrysler, JDDirectorNetwork for Public Health Law – Mid-States Regional Office University of Michigan School of Public Health Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Ms. Chrysler is Director, Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has significant background in public health law with specific expertise…

James J. Cimino, MDProfessor of Medicine and Director, Informatics InstituteUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL Dr. Cimino is Professor of Medicine, inaugural Director of the Informatics Institute, and Informatics Director for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His responsibilities include coordination…

Frank Pasquale, JD Brooklyn Law School 250 Joralemon St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 Frank Pasquale has been a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University, the University of Maryland, and Brooklyn Law School, and has been a visiting professor of law at Yale Law School and Cardozo Law School. He received his B. from Harvard University…

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy HHS/Office of the Asst Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Humphrey Building, Room 442E.2 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20024 E-mail: Sharon.arnold@hhs.gov