Tenenbaum to give Keynote Presentation at NC HIMSS Annual Spring Conference

Expanding Boundaries Through Telehealth Technology
January 30, 2020

Please join us in a thought-leadership discussion during our annual workshop, networking reception and winter dinner. This year we are hosting industry experts who will discuss elements of Telehealth Technology.

Dinner with Keynote Presentation – From Precision Medicine to Precision Policy: Learning from Big Data – 6-7:30 pm
Jessie Tenenbaum, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, DHHS

Big data has changed the biomedical landscape from research to clinical care to population health. Dr. Tenenbaum will describe the “learning health system” paradigm in which clinical data is used to inform research. She will illustrate the approach with examples from top academic medical centers leveraging electronic health record data to stratify patients populations. She will also describe the North Carolina’s Healthy Opportunities pilots, which aim analogously to develop a “learning Department of Health and Human Services,” using data generated in the course of providing services to inform health policy. Finally, the speaker will contextualize these approaches by addressing the important ethical, legal, and social issues that they raise.

Jessie Tenenbaum, Ph.D., serves as the chief data officer for DHHS, where she oversees data governance, enabling the use of information to inform and evaluate policy and improve the health and well-being of residents of North Carolina. She was a founding faculty member of the Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics within Duke University’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, where her research focused on informatics methods to enable precision medicine, particularly in mental health. She is also interested in ethical, legal, and social issues around big data and precision medicine. Nationally, Dr. Tenenbaum is a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association. She serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Library of Medicine as well as several editorial and advisory boards, including Nature Scientific Data and Briefings in Bioinformatics.