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HIMSS Innovation Community Event: “Health Data Democratization Now”

January 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Virtual/Online – January 30, 2019, 11:00-12:00 p.m. PST / 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

​ Join our panel as we go beyond the concept of giving citizens/consumers both more access to and control of their health “data”. We will define what health data democracy is and why we need it. We will discuss what kind of access patients should have and what innovations in technology, policy, and culture will facilitate data democratization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what health data democratization is and how it affects the healthcare industry
  • What level of access should patients have to their data
  • Explore key innovations that will enable data democratization.
  • How data democratization effects US policy and the culture within healthcare


  • Mark Scrimshire, the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at NewWave Telecoms and Technologies where he supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as their Blue Button Innovator and Developer Evangelist
  • Nick van Terheyden, MD, leader in Digital Healthcare and Innovation and former Chief Medical Officer for Dell.
  • Andy McMurry, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer for Medal

Moderator: John W. Davis II, Chief Knowledge Officer, Newwave


January 30, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm