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Big Data and Health: Implications for New Jersey's Health Care System

Audience: 
By Invitation Only
Sponsor: 

Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing and The Nicholson Foundation.

What impact can big data have on health care in New Jersey? A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss this and more at "Big Data and Health: Opportunities for New Jersey's Health Care System," Friday, April 4, 2014, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Robertson Hall. 

The conference is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and The Nicholson Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of children and families in New Jersey. 
 
The day will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a welcome from Wilson School Dean Cecilia Rouse and Jan Nicholson, who leads The Nicholson Foundation. 
 
*This conference was by invitation only and is now full. Registration is closed. The event will be webcast at: http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/ 
 
A schedule of events follows.
 
8-8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
8:45-9 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
Speakers: Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School; and Jan Nicholson, president of The Nicholson Foundation
 
9-10 a.m.
"Unleashing the Promise of Big (+Small, Open) Data to Transform Health Care"
Keynote address: Aneesh Chopra, former and first U.S. chief technology officer

Introduction: Maureen Deevey, director of process improvement and health quality, The Nicholson Foundation
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
10-10:15 a.m. 
“Big Data: The New Jersey Context”
Speaker: Mary O’Dowd, New Jersey health commissioner
Introduction: Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
10:15-11:45 a.m.
“Big Data Initiatives in Health Across the U.S.”
Speakers: Nirav Shah, New York state commissioner of health; Josephine Porter, deputy director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice, University of New Hampshire; Harlan Krumholz, director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation; and Glenn D. Steele, Jr., president and CEO, Geisinger Health System
Moderator: Heather Howard, lecturer in public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
 
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and “Big Data and Health: Helping Clinicians Improve Care and Patient Outcomes”
Introduction: Joan Randell, deputy director of The Nicholson Foundation
Keynote address: Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
“Big Data and the Implications for Privacy”
Speakers: Joel Reidenberg, visiting professor of information technology, Princeton University; John Jacobi, faculty director, Seton Hall University; and Julie Brill, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
Moderator: Edward Felten, director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, Woodrow Wilson School
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
“Big Data and the Implications for Cost and Transparency”
Speakers: Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economic, Princeton University; and David Newman, executive director, Health Care Cost Institute
Moderator: Christy Stephenson, interim president and CEO, St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, N.J.
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break in lobby, Robertson Hall
 
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
“Big Data in the Garden State: Opportunities and Challenges”
Speakers: Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economic and Public Affairs, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing; Jeffrey Brenner, founder and executive director, Camden Coalition of Health care Providers; Joel Cantor, director, Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University
Moderator: Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute 
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
 
5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Closing address by David L. Knowlton, president and CEO, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
 
5:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Reception
Location: Shultz Dining Room, Robertson Hall