Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are generally held on the third Friday of every month, or as set forth below:

November 17 - The New Healthcare Consumerism

Our next meeting of Health TechNet will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, from noon to 2 pm at Nelson Mullins, with an option to participate virtually as well, although in-person attendance is strongly encouraged.  We will also be joined again virtually by Professor Jim Oakes and his informatics class at the George Mason School of Health Administration.

The feature topic will be “The New Healthcare Consumerism” and the primary speaker will be  Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA. As a health economist, founder of Health Populi blog ,  author (HealthConsuming™: From Health Consumers to Health Citizens, 2019) and advisor to organizations focused on the intersection of health, technology and people, Jane will be sharing her perspectives on recent trends in the healthcare space involving companies that “know consumers.” For example, consumer-centric companies are diversifying their healthcare offerings, at scale, including "Amazon plus PillPack plus One Medical;” "CVS plus Anthem plus Signify Health;" and "Samsung plus b.well." We will explore what this means for consumers as well as other key healthcare stakeholders (e.g. providers, payers, policy makers, pharma and medtech companies).

During this exploratory discussion, Jane will engage in a conversation with Dr. Richard Singerman, PhD, who kindly organized this meeting and will moderate and lead the dialogue, guiding us through an exploration of the relevance of “The New Healthcare Consumerism” to the field of health information technology.

The meeting will be held in Nelson Mullins' 9th floor Rotunda conference room at 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. There is easy access to the office by Metro and car, and parking is available in the building at a cost to the member of $26. (The parking entrance is on 2nd street on the west side of the building.) For those unable to attend in person, the virtual link will be as follows:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 289 066 894 589

Passcode: VzHHis

A light lunch will be served for those on site. Your RSVP as soon as possible would greatly assist us on the food count and name tags, as would your notifying us in the event you accept but later cannot attend so we don't waste your dues money on extra meals.  Please let me know as well if you will be attending virtually so we can better manage the call.

We look forward to seeing you once again on November 17, 2023!

David Main and Jim Oakes