Past Meetings

Focus on Maternal and Child HealthBack

10/18/2019

Our October meeting of Health TechNet was held on Friday, October 18 from noon to 2 pm at the offices of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce at Tysons Corner, VA. The feature topic was technology and public policy developments to improve maternal and child health. We had an excellent panel of experts as speakers, as well as a networking opportunity with local healthcare leaders from the Chamber.

 

Our speakers included the following:

 

           -Jack DiMatteo, who is currently a Winston Fellow serving in the office of Congresswoman Underwood from Chicago, who is the chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. Jack has been working with both Republican and Democratic health-related committee staff, as well as staff at DHHS in several important initiatives on these issues.

 

           -Osa Imadojemu, who serves on the staff of the D.C. Health Committee led by Councilmember Vincent Gray. Osa will brief us on several initiatives under way in D.C. on maternal and child health.

 

           -Anish Sebastian, who is co-founder of Babyscripts, which is utilizing various forms of technology to provide education and care management for improved pre-natal and post-partum care.

 

           -Local provider representatives involved in providing care to mothers and children.