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The Innovation, Data & Health Care Ecosystem

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Believe it or not, the US Government has been leading innovation efforts at the intersection of health and information technology. Bryan Sivak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Chief Technology Officer, has been working to disrupt government through the adoption of innovative practices and forging new relationships between public and private sectors. Despite the rapid pace of health care transformation occurring today, there remains a need for innovation and HHS has been at the forefront of this activity. Find out what the emerging health care market looks like and how the government has been spurring innovation through its liberation of health data and work with businesses and innovators in the digital health space. Additionally find out how startups and entrepreneurs can get involved and spark innovation to improve the health care for all Americans. Come see how government is playing match-maker between health care marketplace needs and startup companies.



Bryan Sivak Chief Technology Officer US Department Of Health & Human Services

Steven Randazzo Communications Lead HHS Innovations Team US Department Of Health & Human Services

Steven Randazzo works with the Health and Human Services Department's Chief Technology Officer to promote the formation and adoption of innovative processes and products in government. Steven' is the manager of three open data and innovation blogs and his primary duties focus on external communication of the initiatives and priorities undertaken by HHS and outlined in the Open Government Plan.

Prior to serving in his current role, Steven served as an advisor to the Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an operating division of the United States Health and Human Services Department. At SAMHSA, Mr. Randazzo assisted in implementing SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Health Reform, which focuses on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to his duties around health reform, Mr. Randazzo advises the Administrator on SAMHSA’s social media strategy.
Prior coming to SAMHSA, Steven was twice appointed by Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) first as a fellow, then as the legislative liaison of the New Mexico Human Services Department. Mr. Randazzo graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication.