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The Potomac Officers Club has hosted several healthcare events since 2016, bringing together federal government and industry leaders to tackle emerging health initiatives and how emerging technologies can support these efforts. One such event was POC’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 virtual event, which gave a GovCon audience an update on the state of public-private collaboration in strengthening the medical supply chain.

Looking back: Notable POC Healthcare Events

  • The Healthcare Data Interoperability Forum kicked off in March 2016 and aimed to address health initiatives and programs within the military. Experts in healthcare data led a panel discussion on how the U.S. Army leverages health technology in ensuring interoperability and security.
  • The 2016 Healthcare Summit focused on how healthcare technology and policies shaped the public and private sectors’ value-based purchasing as industry worked to address the needs of the military, veterans and ordinary consumers. This in-person event in McLean, Virginia, also offered a glimpse of how the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative drove technology initiatives for individualized healthcare and patient empowerment.
  • The Operational Medicine through the lens of Defense Health Modernization forum in November 2017 tackled how the healthcare system modernization helped strengthen warfighter missions and defense readiness.
  • The 2018 Healthcare Summit featured speakers from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Veteran Affairs, including other industry experts who discussed how federal agencies advance healthcare innovations to reach acquisition targets.
  • The 2020 forum on Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 looked into the challenges faced during the pandemic that wreaked havoc on the health sector. The event underscored how strategic and tactical coordination among the public and private institutions is essential to sustain the supply chain response.

Notable POC Healthcare Event Speakers

  • Raquel Bono

    is a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral who most recently served as the Washington state director for COVID-19 Health System Response Management. She led the Defense Health Agency for four years after serving as chief of the Navy Medical Corps from 2013 to 2015. A three-time Wash100 Award recipient, Bono is the first female Navy medical officer to achieve a three-star rank and works as a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • John Polowczyky

    is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who most recently served as the supply chain task force lead in the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Previously, he was vice director for logistics at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Jose Arrieta

    is the former chief information officer and interim chief data officer at HHS, where he oversaw the department’s $6.3 billion information technology portfolio. His federal service also includes prior roles as director of the General Services Administration’s Office of IT 70 Contract Schedule Operations and director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Tim Stitely

    worked at IBM from 2012 to 2019 in various roles such as the company’s vice president for federal healthcare and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services account lead. Previously, he was director of administrative operations service at HHS' Program Support Center
  • Debbie Bucci

    was a lead information technology architect in the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, where she primarily focused on the privacy and security of electronic health information exchange. She joined ConsenSys Health in March 2020 as director of the company’s Patient-Mediated and Institutional Data Exchange.

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