HTRAC survey results recognize health IT innovators

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(PR NewsChannel) / November 26, 2013 / WASHINGTON 

HTRACHTRAC announced the healthcare technology survey results from the HealthTech Research Advisory & Council Meeting November 2013 Council Meeting. Council executives celebrated and recognized healthcare and industry IT leaders whose vision, innovation and remarkable accomplishments in recent years have improved the way healthcare systems across the nation deliver services, interact with patients, share information, and bridge the gap between healthcare providers and payers.

“HTRAC is pleased to recognize these leaders for their innovative contributions to the Health IT community,” said Kelly Yocum, Co-Founder and Executive Director, HTRAC “We are proud to have their involvement!”

HTRAC Council nominated the following executives as the top leaders and innovators:

Most Dynamic:

Security in Healthcare: How to get there and what happens if you don’t
Joy Pritts, Chief Privacy officer, ONC
Kirk Nahara, Partner, Wiley, Rein LLP 

Best of HTRAC:

Turning Data into a Strategic Advantage: Architecture, Interoperability, and Security
Adam Dole, Presidential Innovation Fellow, HHS
Damon Davis, Director of the Health Data Initiative, HHS
Dr. Jay Moskowitz, President and CEO, Health Sciences South Carolina
Howard Burde, Health Information Technology Lawyer, Howard Burde Health Law (Moderator)

Most Cutting Edge:

Creating Cultures of Innovation
David Vulcano, AVP, Clinical Research, Hospital Corporation of America
Rich Pollack, VP and CIO, VCU Health System
Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telemedicine Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Stanley Mierzwa, M.S., Director, Information Technology, Population Council
Robert Filaski, Vice President and Managing Director, ePlus, NetApp (Moderator)

Most Innovative:

Making Friends out of Frienemies:  The Culture and Technology of Effective Payer/Provider Collaboration
Dr. David Carmouche, CMO, and Sr. VP, BlueCross BlueShield – Louisiana
Heidi Wied Albright, Director, Institute for Cancer Care Excellence, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gordon Moore, CMO, Treo Solutions
John Strapp, Managing Director, Integrated Medical Practice (Moderator)

2014 HTRA Council Meeting Schedule Announced:

March 29-April 1:  HTRA-Midwest ­ Astor Hotel, New Orleans, LA –

June 22-24:  HTRA-East, Lansdowne Golf Resort, Leesburg, VA –

November 2-4:  HTRA-West, Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa CA -


About HTRAC: HTRAC is a sister organization to the well known and widely respected Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), a 10,000+ member organization serving the government IT community by providing executive-level opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in areas such as information sharing, enterprise architecture, cyber security and infrastructure modernization. Through a unique collaborative method, HTRAC is providing an executive level forum to share information on technology issues facing the healthcare community.


Deborah Kay

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SOURCE:  HealthTech Research Advisory and Council

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