Speaker Profile

M.D., Assistant Medical Director, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California

John has dedicated his career to improving the health of all communities through clinical practice, public policy and health information technology. He has had extensive clinical practice in both fee-for-service (Scripps Clinic) and integrated care (Kaiser Permanente), led the largest civilian deployment of an EHR in the US, and co-founded the XML standard for interoperability (CDA, CCDA, CCD). He served on numerous policy committees at state, federal (FACA), and international levels, and is active globally as a keynote speaker and consultant in Health IT Policy. He currently co-chairs the eHealth Workgroup of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and is a senior advisor to the X-Prize for the Tricorder, and for the Rock Health incubator for digital startups. He has published extensively, including “Perspectives” in Nature Medicine, and written book chapters on issues as diverse as ‘Privacy and Genomics’, ‘Innovation and IOT’, and ‘Future Roles in Healthcare’. He has received various national awards for his work and is a vocal advocate for person-centered care and patient engagement.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: While Precision Medicine is starting to deliver on some of its promise, hurdles still remain. Viewing interpreted genomic data within the context of a patient’s clinical record is challenging enough, but how do we add meaningful information into the existing workflow to inform a provider when a genetic test makes sense for their patient? And how do we make it easy to ingest the interpreted results to lead to better informed treatment decisions? In this session we will hear from a panel of industry leaders on the clinical, technical, organizational and political barriers that exist in the clinical enablement of precision medicine.

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