Speaker Profile

Vice President, Health IT Strategy & Policy, Kaiser Permanente

Jamie Ferguson is working to help more people get the benefits of health information technology, and he serves on health IT efforts, organizations and initiatives to make it happen. Jamie is a Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy and Vice President of Health Information Technology Strategy and Policy for Kaiser Permanente, responsible for health IT informatics standards, health IT policies and priorities, as well as government relations and industry relations for IT. Prior to these assignments Jamie was Executive Director of Information Management at Kaiser Permanente. He is also active in national and international organizations for health IT and informatics. Before joining Kaiser Permanente Jamie worked as a research investigator in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine, specializing in renal and hepatic protein structures and pathways. He also was employed as an economist in the Federal Reserve System and at Bank of America, and as an independent consultant.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: US and EU patients have legal rights to their health information and patient data sharing is seen as key to transforming treatment and powering medical discoveries. Medicare incentivizes hospitals and physicians to share data with patients. But even with laws and financial incentives, patient data sharing is still too rare. This panel of representatives from healthcare organizations and patients will explore regulatory and other obstacles to patient data sharing and engage the audience in a discussion about how to overcome these obstacles.

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