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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Digital Healthcare at the Crossroads

September 26, 12:30p – 5:35p ET (followed by reception)

National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Artificial/augmented intelligence (AI) systems offer the ability to rapidly accelerate improved outcomes and cost savings, and to drive a fundamental transformation of today’s reactive healthcare system to onethat proactively focuses on disease prevention and value. At the same time, AI’s growing role in healthcare – including the rise of generative AI tools – also raises a variety of unique challenges that government, providers, technology developers, patients, and others must address.
With questions and governance proposals reaching an inflection point in Congress, across executive and independent federal agencies, and within organizations of all sizes, this event will serve as a timely and influential public dialogue on (1) the state of health AI, (2) how leading organizations are addressing AI efficacy proactively, (3) the important role of government in addressing AI risks and opportunities in healthcare.


12:30p ET Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker: Representative Gregory F. Murphy, MD

Rep. Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. is serving his third term in Congress, representing North Carolina’s Third Congressional District. The district covers much of Eastern North Carolina including New Bern, Jacksonville, Washington, and the Outer Banks. He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee as well as the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Committee on House Administration. He Co-Chairs the House GOP Doctors Caucus. Rep. Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College and with honors from the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine. He is the only practicing surgeon in Congress today.

12:45p ET – 1:35p ET

Perspectives on the State of Health AI

S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, System Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, UNC Health

Brian J. Miller, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Business, The Johns Hopkins University, Nonresident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Kevin A Peterson, MD. MPH, FRCS(Ed), FAAFP, Vice President, Primary Care and Quality, American Diabetes Association

1:45p – 2:35p ET
U.S. Government Perspectives on Health AI

Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer for Digital Health, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Steve Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Aliza Silver, Deputy Health Policy Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

David Walko, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity
Protection, Federal Trade Commission

2:45p – 3:35p ET
Use case: Duke AI Health’s Approach to Operationalizing and Governing Health AI

Representatives from Duke AI Health will present their Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight program design, implementation and strategies for bias mitigation and ensuring health equity.

Michael Pencina, PhD, Chief Data Scientist, Duke Health, Vice Dean for Data Science, Director, Duke AI Health, Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine

Nicoleta Economou-Zavlanos, PhD, Director, Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight, Duke AI Health

Michael Cary, PhD, RN, Equity Scholar, Duke AI Health and Elizabeth C. Clipp Term Chair of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing

3:45p – 4:35p ET

New Rules for Consumer Health Privacy and AI: Keeping Afloat as the Tide Rises

Stakeholder discussion of trends across the recent digital health privacy and AI laws, regulations, and enforcement actions; and new solutions to the lack of uniformity across states for privacy and AI.

Rebecca Shore, VP, Chief Privacy Officer, Albertsons Companies

Dr. Divya Sridhar, Director, Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs

Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, Managing Director, Washington D.C., IAPP

Jordan Wrigley, Researcher, Health and Wellness, Future of Privacy Forum

4:45p – 5:35p ET
Key Stakeholder Perspectives on Health AI Governance and the Path Forward

Dr. Carlos Nunez
, CMO, ResMed

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MD, MPH, President, American Medical Association

Bakul Patel, Senior Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory, Google

Christina Silcox, PhD, Research Director for Digital Health at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

5:35p ET
Closing Remarks

Morgan Reed, President, Connected Health Initiative

5:45p ET