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A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes

Jan 22, 2015
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, DC

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) cordially invites you to attend a panel discussion of how the Department of Defense and private sector leaders are leveraging technology to improve health outcomes, build and sustain readiness, and do so more efficiently.  Panelists include:

Dr. Karen Guice
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Department of Defense

Phillip Carter
Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans & Society Program
Center for a New American Security 

Dr. Jim Polo
Medical Vice President, Mary Bridge Children's Healthcare Network
Asst. Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Ben FitzGerald
Senior Fellow and Director, Technology & National Security Program
Center for a New American Security

The Department of Defense (DoD) provides health care to more than 9 million men and women, including 1.4 million active military personnel, 1.1 million reservists, and millions of military family members and retirees.  The focus of this panel discussion will be the importance of leveraging health information technology to support this population, improve health outcomes, and achieve strategic U.S. national security objectives such as readiness in an age of fiscal austerity. The conversation will outline current approaches and associated challenges, describe the potential of future technology, processes, and management, and will discuss the change management required to transition from today to a more strategic future. 

We hope you can join us for this panel discussion.

Date and Time
Thursday January 22, 2015
5:00 p.m.: Guest Registration
5:00-5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
5:30-6:45 p.m.: Remarks and Panel Discussion
6:45-7:00 p.m.: Audience Q&A

The Willard InterContinental Hotel's Willard Room
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

RSVP online here, or email Amy Chang at