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This year, Partners in Digital Health, publishers of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Teleheath and Medicine Today, presented a full day of concurrent tracks featuring  the foremost  innovators and savants in blockchain technology, telehealth, AI, and other novel technologies convened  at the Convege2Xcelerate  (#ConV2X),  healthcare modernization event,  to address the most compelling issues, growth opportunities, and financial implications for the industry.

Sector leadership  converged to share and challenge the integration of emerging technologies to accelerate building a new framework for the future of patient care, and modernization of a new health system.

Register now to receive your  podcast edition  alert from BHTY and TMT.

BHTY registration:  https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/user/register
TMT registration: https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/user/register

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
CONSENSYS HEALTHPLATINUM SPONSOR,  CONFERENCE AND BLOCKCHAIN TRACK
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIMBRONZE SPONSOR 

Sponsors:
BurstIQ  |  1800PR  |  Cadent Medical Communication  | HealthVerity  |  Izzy  |  Nonnatech

Media Partners:
Healthcare Informatics  |  Health Data Management  |  Pharmacy Podcast

and all our Friends...
https://convergetoaccelerate2018.sched.com/directory/sponsors

See you in 2019...!
Wednesday, October 24 • 12:10pm - 12:30pm
BuySmarter

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BUYSMARTER is a transformative, data-driven initiative leveraging the collective purchasing power ($24B/year) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to secure lower prices, achieve operational efficiencies, and generate cost savings on goods and services.
 
BUYSMARTER ‘s proof of concept used Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology to analyze departmental requirements based on current HHS-wide spend data. This helps identify opportunities to consolidate contract vehicles across agencies within HHS to leverage overlapping requirements at a significant cost savings for the federal government.
 
BUYSMARTER is positive initiative that is driving cultural change in support of HHS Reimagine. It is intended to focus on utilization of new and emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and robotics, to analyze spend across HHS to make better informed decisions about price conscious purchasing in order to achieve:
•    Collaborative, collective, and coordinated forecasting across HHS that leverages buying power to generate savings through bulk purchasing and effective spend tracking
•    Organizational alignment that eliminates waste and risk through improved transparency and accountability
•    An acquisition organizational structure that is cohesive across HHS and operates in an efficient and effective
 


Speakers
avatar for Lori Ruderman

Lori Ruderman

Director, BuySmarter PMO,, Department of Health and Human Services
Lori Ruderman, Director of FedResponse Services for the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Program Support System serves as the Project Management Office Lead for HHS ReImagine BuySmarter.  BuySmarter is an innovative new HHS-wide program to use technology to streamline and modernize... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Thomson

Kenneth Thomson

BUYSMARTER Solution Architect at Nationwide IT Services, Inc., HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Administration
Senior Operations Leader bringing more than 20 years’ experience across Healthcare, Service Industry, Manufacturing, Transactional Businesses, Federal Government, and Non-Profit industries in the deployment of small and large scale Business Transformations, Business Unit Leadership... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium