Past Meetings

2018

Precision Medicine in Oncology and Pharmacology
2/16/2018

Forecast for 2018 in Health Policy, MIPs, Technology, and Interoperability
1/19/2018

2017

Focus on FHIR, Interoperability, and Update on ONC
12/15/2017

Focus on Opioid Crisis Management Tools
11/17/2017

Fraud and Abuse Detection Technology
10/20/2017

Focus on Blockchain in Healthcare
9/15/2017

Federal Health Legislation
7/21/2017

Medical Grade Wearable Technology
6/16/2017

IT Use for Special Needs Population
5/19/2017

Future of "Meaningful Use"
4/21/2017

Uses of Natural Language Processing in Healthcare
3/17/2017

Focus on MACRA and Federal Healthcare Policy Update
2/17/2017

Focus On Cybersecurity
1/27/2017

2016

Focus on Innovation Centers, Election Impact (Follow Up)
12/16/2016

Developments in the Field of Personalized Medicine
11/18/2016

Focus on Data Analytics
10/21/2016

Patient Involvement and Engagement through the use of technology
9/16/2016

Informal Social Outing without Program
8/21/2016

Future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
7/22/2016

Payor/Provider Trends
6/17/2016

Misconceptions, Confusion, Naiveté, and Silliness: Five Random Real World Observations on the Transition to Value Based Care & Reimbursement
5/20/2016

New Developments and Trends in Health-Related Mobile Apps
4/15/2016

Tour of Kaiser Permanente - Center for Total Health
3/18/2016

Implementation Issues in EHRs
2/19/2016

State of Implanting Electronic Health Records
1/22/2016

2015

Genomics and Personalized Medicine
12/18/2015

The Rapidly Expanding Technology of Consumerism in Securing and Providing Medical Services
11/20/2015

Medical Travel & Tourism
10/9/2015

Briefing: The Information Assurance Universe from a Private Practice Perspective
9/18/2015

“Mobile Patient Wayfinding”
7/17/2015

“Interoperability – what is the vendor community doing about it?”
6/19/2015

Focus on Health System Enhancements of Patient Experience
5/15/2015

Payers in a Post-ACA Envrionment: What Are They Looking to Buy and How?
4/17/2015

New technologies and apps for patient care, monitoring and analysis
3/20/2015

HL7: Enabling Interoperable Healthcare Today and Tomorrow
2/27/2015

Federal Healthcare Policy in 2015 in Congress and the Executive Branch
1/23/2015

2014

Discussion regarding the problems and repair efforts of the federal website healthcare.gov in implementing the Affordable Care Act.
12/12/2014

Ebola Preparation - HIT Challenges and Opportunities
11/21/2014

ACO Technology Challenges
10/17/2014

The Rapidly Evolving Products, Patient Care Techniques, and Regulatory Developments in Telemedicine
9/19/2014

Increasing Uncertainty Surrounding the Meaningful Use Program
7/18/2014

Usability of Health Information Technology (HIT)
6/20/2014

Increasing Number of Meaningful Use Audits and How to Deal with Them
5/16/2014

The Status, Challenges and Outlook for the State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges
4/25/2014

The State of Data Analytics and How They Are Being Used in Provider Strategic Planning
3/21/2014

What is the future of the Affordable Care Act?
1/17/2014

2013

Challenges and Issues Surrounding Accountable Care Organizations
12/13/2013

The Impact of Specialty Pharmacy on the Future Drug Costs
11/15/2013

Focus on Obamacare's Effect on Fraud and Abuse Enforcement and Debt Ceiling Negotiations
10/18/2013

Focus on Dropping Health Care Costs
9/20/2013

ICD-10 Implementation and Postponement of the Employer Insurance Mandate
7/19/2013

Health Insurance Exchanges and the Technology Behind Them
6/21/2013

Focus on Healthcare Consumerism
5/17/2013

ACOs, Bundled Payments, and New Business Models
4/19/2013

The State of Technology for Coordinated Care
3/15/2013

Grants and New Capital for Technology Startups
2/15/2013

Development and Commercialization of Mobile Apps
1/18/2013

2012

Learning Health Systems and the Learning Health Community
12/14/2012

Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry, Electronic Health Records (EHR)
11/16/2012

Challenges Facing Physician Practices
10/19/2012

Developments in Mobile Technology and Telehealth
9/21/2012

Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act
7/20/2012

Various stages of forming Health Information Exchanges
6/15/2012

Raising Equity Capital, Mergers, and Financial Management by Health Industry Start-Up Compa
5/18/2012

ICD-10 and its Effect on Meaningful Use.
4/20/2012

How Data can be Translated into Useful Information.
3/16/2012

Use of Social Media and "Gamification" in Healthcare
2/17/2012

Uses of Data in Clinical Trials and at CMS, featuring Senior Officials from both agencies. Also Provider Adoption of New Technology.
1/20/2012

2011

Application of IBM Watson Technology to Healthcare
12/16/2011

Health Insurance Exchanges
11/18/2011

Innovative New Devices
10/21/2011

Implementation Gaps in Health Information Technology
9/16/2011

Social Event and Golf (no program)
8/19/2011

Personalized Medicine - New Developments and Challenges
7/15/2011

Health IT Initiatives at HRSA and Regionalized Emergency Medical Care
6/17/2011

Evolving Models of Primary Care: Technology, Reimbursement Pressures, Aggregation
5/20/2011

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Update on Regulations and CMS Activities
4/15/2011

Role of the States in Various Aspects of Healthcare Reform and IT Implementation
3/18/2011

Success and Failures of States Insurance Reform. e.g., Massachusetts
2/18/2011

The Use of Social Media by Physicians and Hospitals in Connection with Patient Care (continued discussion)
1/21/2011

2010

Uses of Social Media by Health Care Providers
12/17/2010

Clinical Effectiveness, Transactional Research and Other Initiatives of CMS Center for Innovation
11/12/2010

Regional Extension Centers and Health Information Exchanges
10/8/2010

The Effects of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Health Care Systems: Pathways for Eliminating Waste, Fraud and Abuse
9/17/2010

No Meeting - Social Event
8/20/2010

New Devices, Software and Techniques Being Used in the Public and Private Sector to Find and Prevent Waste, Fraud and Abuse
7/16/2010

Physician EMR Implementation-- Who is against it and why?
6/18/2010

The Economic and HIT Plight of Rural Hospitals (with attention to non-rural hospitals as well)
5/21/2010

Addressing the challenges and new regulations on Privacy and Security
4/16/2010

Reconstructing Primary Care
3/19/2010

The Stimulus Bill Regulations-- Key issues and analysis
2/19/2010

Waste and Inefficiency-- Where is it and how can it be addressed? -A discussion of the recent Thomson-Reuters White Paper
1/15/2010

2009

Healthcare Reform and the Stimulus Bill -- What has Been Accomplished, What Will Happen in 2010?
12/11/2009

The Uses of Technology in Eldercare
11/20/2009

State Health Systems -- How are They Doing and What Lessons Can They Teach Washington?
10/16/2009

Comparative Effectiveness and Evidence Based Medicine-- How they will Affect Cost Control and Meaningful Use?
9/11/2009

No Meeting - Social Event
8/21/2009

HIT Planning, Assessment, and Acquisition: Key Decisions in the Purchasing Cycle
7/17/2009

Hospital-Physician Engagement on HIT Development
6/19/2009

Existing Industry Standards for
5/15/2009

Medical Home
4/17/2009

Discussion of Stimulus Bill, Obama Healthcare Reform Plan and Transitions in the Administration
3/20/2009

Healthcare Technology, Physician Integration and Joint Ventures - Changes at CMS
2/20/2009

The Technological Effects of
1/16/2009

2008

The Effect of the Economic Slowdown on Healthcare and Health Technology
12/19/2008

Healthcare Analytics
11/21/2008

Lessons from the Airline Industry on Healthcare Safety and Avoiding Medical Errors
10/17/2008

The Federal Information Technology Plan for the Office of the National Coordinator - Overview of the Life Sciences Community in Northern Virginia
9/19/2008

Social Event - No Program
8/15/2008

The Positions of the Leading Political Candidates on Healthcare Issues
7/18/2008

Tracking Health and Wellness - The Uses of Technology in Treating Autism
6/20/2008

Issues Relating to Clinical Trials: Offshore Locations, the JANUS System; and Recruiting Patients
5/16/2008

The Joint Medical Record System of the VA and DOD: Issues of Interoperability
4/18/2008

Current Developments in e-prescribing - Uses of Technology in Personalized Medicine
3/28/2008

Status of the National Health Information Network - One Medicare Advantage Plan's Pay for Quality Program
2/15/2008

Bio Laboratories in the US under the Microscope
1/18/2008

2007

Applications of Healthcare Technology to Retirement Living and Long-Term Care
12/14/2007

Barriers to the Implementation of Electronic Medical Records and Academic Training for the Use of Technology
11/16/2007

The Challenge of Maintaining Medical Privacy and Security Relating to Laptop Theft
10/19/2007

Telemedicine and its Applications to Disease Specialties and Remote Care
9/21/2007

Informal Lunch for Those Who are Not on Vacation to be Held at the Fairfax Country Club
8/17/2007

Technology Related to Pandemics, Disease Outbreaks, and Public Health Crisis
7/20/2007

Medical Automation and Robotics
6/15/2007

Changing Trends in Physician Employment and Their Effect on Specialty Hospitals
5/18/2007

Congressional and Administrative Priorities in the New Congress
4/27/2007

Globalization and Other Key Trends in the Healthcare Landscape
3/16/2007

No Meeting
2/16/2007

The Impact of Sarbanes Oxley and Other Compliance Regulations on the Health Care Industry
1/19/2007

2006

The Top Ten Concerns of CEOs and CIOs
12/15/2006

Does Technology Really Affect Quality, and the Effect of Hospital Leadership on Quality
11/17/2006

Life After Brailer at DHHS and Potential Changes in Congressional Health Policy after the Elections
10/20/2006

Clinical Service Line Management
9/15/2006

NO MEETING (Social Event)
8/18/2006

Recent Challenges to Health Data Security and HIPAA Enforcement
7/21/2006

Making Pitches to Funding Sources: Case Studies on the Do's and Don'ts
6/16/2006

Changes in the FDA Approval Process and Oversight of the Re-Use of Disposables
5/19/2006

Technology Support for Evidence Based Medicine; and an Update on NHIN
4/21/2006

Technology Support for Evidence-based Medicine
4/21/2006

The Growing Impact of Consumerism in Electronic Health Care Systems; and an Update on the Implementation of Open Source Vista in Physician Offices
3/17/2006

Clinical Information Technology and Convergence
2/24/2006

The Integration of Clinical and Information Systems
2/24/2006

Federal Funding of Health Information Technology: What Does the Federal Government Have to Offer?
1/20/2006

2005

Update on Capital Financing for Health Technology Organizations: Where is the Money?
12/16/2005

Syndromic Surveillance: Public and Private Initiatives to Track and Utilize Public Health Care Information
11/18/2005

The Status and Implementation of Health Information Exchanges and Regional Health Information Organizations
10/21/2005

Federal Government Priorities in Health Care Technology: the View from Congress and the Administration
9/23/2005

Lunch and Golf Outing
8/26/2005

Feature Topic: The VistA Electronic Medical Record System in the U.S. and Abroad
7/15/2005

Feature Topic: Mobile Computing and its Applications to Healthcare
6/17/2005

From Crisis to Confidence: Creating High Reliability in Healthcare (Dr. Joseph Bormel, Quadramed)
5/20/2005

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Technology; Short Presentation: At-risk Contracting of Health Care Technology
4/15/2005

New Technology for Critical Care (Featuring a presentation by VISICU), and At-Risk Contracting for Technology
4/15/2005

An On-Site Tour of the New Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA and a Discussion about Purchasing Criteria.
3/18/2005

RFID Technology: How Will it Change the Landscape?; Short Presentations: Convergence: The Challenge of Integrated Technology Purchasing
2/18/2005

The Technological Challenges of Consumer Directed Health Plans; Short Presentation: The Work of the Mid-Atlantic Business Group on Heal
1/21/2005

2004

Personal Health Records
12/17/2004

Technology for Clinical Trials
11/19/2004

Lori Evans, Senior Advisor to Dr. David Brailer, the President's National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
10/29/2004

Hospital Data Reporting and Pay-for-Performance Initiatives
9/24/2004

Informal Social Gathering for those not on Vacation (Lunch and Golf Outing)
8/27/2004

Capital Financing for Washington Area Bio Technology Companies - Ed Rudnic of Advancis Pharmaceutical
7/16/2004

New Priorities of the Leapfrog Group, Including Quality Measurement
6/18/2004

DHHS Priorities in Health Care Technology/National Health Information Infrastructure
5/14/2004

Outsourcing and Offshoring: Business, Regulatory and Political Issues Affecting Healthcare
4/16/2004

Trends and Developments in Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS)
3/19/2004

Current Developments in Electronic Health Records
2/20/2004

Use of the Internet and Other Software for Knowledge Management
1/16/2004

2003

Current Trends in Capital Financing of Health Care Technology Companies and Products
12/12/2003

How Does an Institution Sort out Priorities for New Technology Acquisitions?
11/21/2003

Technologies to Address Staffing in Nursing
10/17/2003

Qualcomm's Joint Venture with Verizon (and other new developments in wireless healthcare technology)
9/19/2003

Golf and Lunch from 12 - 5 TPC at Avenel in Potomac, MD
8/21/2003

New Healthcare Technology Stimulated by Defense and Homeland Security
7/18/2003

Uses of Technology in Genetics and Stem Cell Research
6/20/2003

CPOE and Patient Safety Systems - Doing it Right and Doing it Wrong
5/16/2003

Open Source Information Technology for Physicians and Practices and Institutions
4/25/2003

Selling to Hospitals
3/21/2003

Focus on Anesthesia Technology
2/21/2003

Outlook for 2003 in Biotech and Infotech
1/17/2003

2002

The Technology of the new George Washington University Hospital (a tour of the hospital itself)
12/13/2002

The Future of Orthopedic Devices and Applications
11/15/2002

Technology Transfer (migration of ideas and inventions from academia/NIH to the business sector)
10/18/2002

Healthcare Documentation: Information Capture and Reporting
9/20/2002

Informal Social Gathering For Those Not On Vacation (Lunch and Golf)
8/16/2002

Physician Order Entry Systems: Demonstration and Issues Discussion
7/19/2002

Recent Developments in Wireless Communications and Data Management in Healthcare
6/21/2002

1. Reimbursement and Coverage Issues 2. NIH Priorities and Interaction with the Private Sector
5/17/2002

The Effect of Human Genome Technology on Traditional Health Care Delivery
4/19/2002

Drug Discovery Companies
3/15/2002

Medical Training Simulators
2/15/2002

Branding and Selling Your Company
1/18/2002

2001

Outsourcing and the Role of the CIO
12/14/2001

Biopreparedness: The Role of Technology in Disaster Planning, Communication, Education and Response
11/16/2001

Data Security
10/19/2001

Wireless and Other Hand-Held Technology for Providors
9/21/2001

Informal Social Gathering for Those not on Vacation
8/17/2001

The Leapfrog Group: the Uses of Technology by Employer Health Benefit Plans
7/17/2001

Special Issues in Recruiting and Retaining Personnel for Health Technology Companies
6/15/2001

Kaiser and the Internet: a Case Study in Patient and Provider Communication
5/18/2001

Technology to Address Medical Errors and Patient Safety
4/17/2001

The Business of Biotech
3/20/2001

The consumer impact on eHealthcare
2/20/2001

The Use of Technology by Payors
1/16/2001

2000

An Overview of HIPAA and Discussion of Key Privacy Trends
12/19/2000

The business of eko systems and implications for similar technologies.
11/14/2000

Comprehensive Patient Management Systems (CPMS)
10/17/2000

The Uses of Technology by Physicians
9/19/2000

Industry Segmentation
7/18/2000

The Workings of Incubators
6/20/2000

The Technology of Global Info Tech
5/16/2000

eCommerce Concepts, Terms and Technologies
4/13/2000

Venture Capital Investment Trends
3/21/2000

Consumerism in Healthcare
2/15/2000

What is the purpose and charter of a technology network like ours?
1/18/2000