Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)On June 15, NVTC hosted the inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit at the Inova Center for Personalized Health. With over 200 attendees, the Summit featured keynote remarks by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker and University of Virginia Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Richard Shannon. Panel sessions included experts from world leading health systems, universities and firms developing the latest health technologies. The Capital Health Tech Summit showcased the intersection of commercial, government and academic assets that makes Greater Washington the epicenter for innovation in the health technology sector.

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Check out this recent coverage of the Summit in the media:

DC Inno: 7 D.C. Area Health Tech Projects To Watch

HIT Leaders & News: Cybercrime in healthcare is the new normal. How can we reduce the number of attacks on the industry?

Healthcare Business Today: http://www.healthcarebusinesstoday.com/reducing-healthcare-costs-through-telehealth-innovations/

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Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)The inaugural NVTC Capital Health Tech Summit on Thursday, June 15, 2017 is only days away!

For the first time at one of our Summits, NVTC is including a special Health Tech Innovation Spotlight session at the Capital Health Tech Summit. Innovative companies from the region’s health technology sector will present 5-minute flash briefings highlighting groundbreaking or unique innovations that could ultimately be game changers in health. Attendees will get to hear about the unique innovations that have the potential to impact the future of health.

We’re excited to announce the following companies selected to give briefings:

10Pearls

Aperiomics

Avanade

CGI

INF Robotics Inc.

Perthera

Protenus

View the latest Summit agenda here and register today!

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Did you know nearly 90% of all successful ransomware attacks were on hospitals in 2016? In his guest blog, Ostendio CEO and Co-Founder Grant Elliott sheds light on the cybersecurity implications of healthcare today and the importance of engaging healthcare employees in cybersecurity. Elliott will be speaking on the Cybersecurity Panel at the Capital Health Tech Summit taking place on June 15, 2017 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health.


Ostendio Logo-01Why is healthcare so heavily and successfully targeted by cybercrime? After a record number of breaches last year – nearly 90% of all successful ransomware attacks were on hospitals – it’s one that needs to be asked.

Cybercriminals target healthcare data because hospitals need immediate access to up-to-date patient information in order to provide critical care. When malware enters the system, it prohibits access to data, and in turn, prevents hospital staff from efficiently and effectively treating a patient. The cybercriminals then demand a ransom, usually in the form of Bitcoins. Ransomware is growing in popularity because it works. In 2014 alone, the FBI estimates that the minds behind the CryptoLocker strain of ransomware received nearly $27 million in six months out of data taken hostage.

When MedStar Health, a health system serving the Baltimore/Washington region, was hit by a cyberattack in 2016, they choose not to pay the Bitcoin ransom, instead choosing to shut every aspect of MedStar Health’s electronic medical record systems off.

Hospitals are also a prime target because employees aren’t always trained on security awareness. While HIPAA aims to ensures that patient privacy is protected, in general, hospitals do not place a big enough emphasis on the importance of cybersecurity. Protecting data has always been a challenge, but an aware and invested workforce can become your company’s first line of defense.

So, what can be done to try and reduce the number of data breaches?

Look to your employees. Employees are an organization’s greatest asset, and they need to be treated as such. It takes just one click on a malicious link to bring a whole system down. Make sure that each and every employee understands their role in a cybersecurity program. They need to know where data is, when they should access it, how it should be used and how it’s being protected. Only then can they can become your front line of cyber defense.

Learn more about Ostendio here and check out the latest Capital Health Tech Summit agenda!

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The inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit on June 15, 2017 is less than a month away! You’ve come to the right place for the latest updates on the Summit.


Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)NVTC is excited to announce a new keynote for the Capital Health Tech Summit: Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker. Dr. Rucker joins Senator Tim Kaine and University of Virginia Executive Vice President, Health Affairs Dr. Richard Shannon in the keynote lineup.

Dr. Rucker comes to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) from the Ohio State University where he was clinical professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and Premise Health, a worksite clinic provider, where he served as chief medical officer.

Donald W. Rucker, MDDr. Rucker started his informatics career at Datamedic Corporation where he co-developed the world’s first Microsoft Windows based electronic medical record. He then served as chief medical officer at Siemens Healthcare USA. Dr. Rucker led the team that designed the computerized provider order entry workflow that, as installed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, won the 2003 HIMSS Nicholas Davies Award for the best hospital computer system in the US. Dr. Rucker has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and has extensive policy experience representing healthcare innovations before Congress, MedPAC and HHS.

He has practiced emergency medicine for a variety of organizations including at Kaiser in California; at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he was the first full-time Emergency Department attending; at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Presbyterian and Pennsylvania Hospitals; and most recently at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Rucker is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with board certifications in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He holds an M.S. in medical computer science and an MBA, both from Stanford.

Click here to learn more about the other keynotes and speakers headlining the Capital Health Tech Summit.

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Final Logo Capital Health Tech Summit NVTC (2)Explore how technology is transforming and disrupting the delivery of health at the inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit on June 15, 2017 at the Inova Center for Personalized Health.

The Capital Health Tech Summit will showcase how the intersection of commercial, government and academic assets makes Greater Washington the epicenter for innovation and opportunity in the health technology sector. Keynote speakers include Senator Tim Kaine, ONC National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Don Rucker and University of Virginia Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Dr. Richard Shannon.

The Summit will cover such exciting health tech topics as data analytics in the continuum of health, cybersecurity, pharmacogenomics, telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

Just this week new speakers from Carilion Clinic, FDA, HHS and Translational Software have joined the Summit lineup. We’re adding new speakers everyday so check the Capital Health Tech Summit agenda often!

Learn more about the Summit in our new preview video!

 

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1704 Titans Larry Prior 435a (2)On April 7, over 400 members of the region’s technology community came together at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for an NVTC Titans breakfast featuring Larry Prior, president and CEO of CSRA, a leading provider of next-generation IT solutions and professional services for U.S. government agencies and programs.

Prior highlighted the “fundamental refresh” occurring in tech today, being driven by demand for the cloud and processing capabilities at the edge. This next-gen IT revolution isn’t just happening in the commercial sector; government clients are also expecting automated workflow and agile network systems that function like the apps on their personal devices.

Prior also discussed  last year’s merger between CSC and SRA to form CSRA. He shared how the merger has allowed CSRA to scale its business to meet the government’s IT needs. Through increased financial investments in R&D, leveraging a newly-expanded talent pool and bolstering partnerships, CSRA has been able to scale its business. Prior also noted how consolidations and mergers are becoming a more common trend in the tech industry.

Scaling is happening at a regional level in Greater Washington, too, according to Prior. The region’s strengths in partnership-building, collaboration, commitment to mission and passion for customers gives organizations here a strong foundation and competitive advantage, particularly with government customers. Prior noted that Greater Washington is a “model for tomorrow” in improving technology and impacting change on a national level.

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Big Data: An Enterprise Asset

March 24th, 2017 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Capital Data Summit - (Comments Off)

The inaugural Capital Data Summit took place on Feb. 15, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Here on the NVTC blog, we continue to share content from this exciting event.


Transp Data Summit Logo - TransparentThe Summit’s Role of the CDO panel explored the role of the CDO and provided insights into how the role is evolving. Panelists discussed the adoption of big data and analytics within their respective organizations and identified obstacles that they currently are facing in the performance of their role.

Panelists included Freddie Mac Vice President of Single Family Data Delivery Services Susan Burke, HHS Office of the Inspector General Senior Advisor to the Chief Data Officer Timothy Kropp and District of Columbia Chief Data Officer Barney Krucoff. Booz Allen Principal Data Science Dr. Kirk Borne moderated.

Some of the key points that emerged from the panel included:

  • Data is an enterprise asset that must be supported by flexible architecture so it can be leveraged and utilized across different organizational teams.
  • It is a responsibility of the CDO to reduce friction that prohibits the flow of data across the enterprise and between the enterprise and the public.
  • Since data informs and drives business, many CDOs and their departments are structured under the CEO umbrella today; that doesn’t mean there aren’t strong lines of communication and partnership to the CIO umbrella.

View the full video from the Role of the CDO panel here:

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Building on the success of its inaugural Capital Cyber Summit in Nov. 2016 and inaugural Capital Data Summit in Feb. 2017, NVTC is pleased to announce the dates of and open a call for sponsorships for its next two summits.

Capital Health Tech Summit: June 15, 2017
NVTC will host the inaugural Capital Health Tech Summit to explore how technology is transforming the business and delivery of health. The Summit will showcase how the intersection of commercial, government and academic assets makes the National Capital Region the epicenter for innovation and opportunity in the health technology sector. The Summit will:

  • Showcase leading edge technology products and services offered by companies and institutions in the region
  • Highlight use cases from public and private sector thought leaders reflecting the technology trends disrupting the sector and transforming the future of healthcare
  • Leverage the region’s proximity to national policymakers and health-related federal agencies to provide insight from leading government officials and regulators
  • Offer insights about the future of health technology
  • Provide unmatched opportunities to network with potential partners, customers and investors

NVTC sincerely thanks the Capital Health Tech Summit Platinum Sponsor Inova Center for Personalized Health and the following sponsors for their support: Booz Allen Hamilton; Clearsight Advisors; Consumer Technology Association; Cox; Dovel Technologies; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; MAXIMUS; and PwC.

Click here to learn about available sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit.

Capital Cybersecurity Summit: Nov. 14-15, 2017
The second annual Capital Cybersecurity Summit will feature keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights on emerging cybersecurity technologies, digital solutions, operations and enforcement from the private sector, government and academic perspectives. The Summit will also include a technology showcase at which cybersecurity companies from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. can promote their products and services, network, and connect with potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

Click here to learn about available sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Capital Cybersecurity Summit.

Sponsorships for both summits are NOW AVAILABLE. In addition to the tremendous marketing and branding value of visibility among conference attendees, speakers and guests, summit sponsors have the unique ability to guide the content and speaker selection as members of the summit steering committees. Participation in the steering committee is limited to sponsors only, so contact Yolanda Lee today to secure your company’s sponsorship of one or both of these upcoming summits.

You can also learn more about NVTC event sponsorships here.

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Capital Data Summit: Meg Whitman Keynote

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Capital Data Summit - (Comments Off)

We continue to share content from our inaugural Capital Data Summit that took place on February 15, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Scroll down to view HPE’s Meg Whitman full Capital Data Summit keynote presentation video.


Whitman FiresideThe 2017 Capital Data Summit was headlined by three top keynotes: Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Meg Whitman, Clarabridge Founder and Vice Chairman Sid Banerjee, and DigitalGlobe Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President Dr. Walter Scott.

Whitman sat down with Inova Center for Personalized Health CEO and NVTC Board Chair Todd Stottlemyer for a “fireside chat” conversation. Whitman explained how big data is powering the next industrial revolution, allowing new insights through predictive analytics. She shared how innovations like memory-driven, rather than processing-driven, computing are allowing HPE to provide intelligent services “at the edge” where data is collected rather than on a central server.

In discussing the future of the industry, Whitman stressed the importance of skilling the next generation of data employees and the pivotal role universities will play in partnering with the private sector to meet these talent demands. View Whitman’s full keynote below:

We’ll be sharing more Capital Data Summit content and videos here on the NVTC blog. Stay tuned!

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The inaugural Capital Data Summit took place on Feb. 15, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Here on the NVTC blog, we continue to share content from this exciting event.


Transp Data Summit Logo - TransparentThe Summit’s engaging VC and Growth Investing in Commercial and Government Data Opportunities panel shared approaches in analyzing, financing and building successful businesses, and the latest data investing opportunities in the commercial and government markets. Panelists included Updata Partners General Partner Carter Griffin and Revolution Growth Partner Steve Murray. MAVA Executive Director Julia Spicer moderated.

Here are some of the valuable points that emerged from this discussion:

  • Greater Washington’s loyal and expert talent pool set the region apart from other tech hubs in terms of investing. According to Griffin, “Around here…we find people are loyal to the cause and want to join these companies and really build something. I think that’s a nice backdrop for building a company.”
  • Investments hinge on a company being able to solve a fundamental problem or improve the customer experience. Companies must be able to explain why they are “nailing their niche.”
  • Investors are finding themselves betting on technology trends that may happen in five to ten years.
    • Investments in machine learning, artificial intelligence and unstructured data enterprises are rapidly expanding today.
  • While entrepreneurship continues to grow in areas beyond Silicon Valley like Greater Washington, Boston and Austin, there are valuable lessons to be learned from the Silicon Valley ecosystem that does a great job fostering entrepreneurship:
    • Silicon Valley has a strong culture of mentorship and collaboration that can be fostered further in other areas
    • The networking culture in the Valley is unmatched; entrepreneurs are confident talking about their products in a variety of settings
    • Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are not as hesitant to make mistakes
    • There is stronger collaboration between established service providers and startups; service providers in the Valley really take the time to help startups grow

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Return back to the NVTC blog soon for more Capital Data Summit content!

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