Orlando, FL
Feb. 19-20, 2017

Building a Patient-Centric, Interoperable, Digitally Connected Healthcare Ecosystem

February 20, 2017
1:20pm - 2:00pm
Plaza International G-H Ballroom

Much like how Amazon transformed the way we shop, a healthcare ecosystem will eventually transform care so that it is delivered where and when patients need it. This session will give attendees an up-close look at what such an ecosystem looks like. 

Collaborating with a team of hundreds from public (local care providers/patients) and private (AT&T/IBM/PwC/Walmart) sectors, the University of Texas System has developed an extensible Digital Health Platform designed to create interoperability and establish data connectivity across traditional healthcare and new entrant organizations in clinical and real-world settings. Deploying this Digital Health Platform in Brownsville, Texas, UT has created a digitally connected industry-first cross-enterprise healthcare ecosystem that is formalized with a foundational set of participation and data-use and sharing agreements, operational controls and a governance framework to ensure compliant data sharing and uses between data sources, platforms and users. 

This session will share lessons learned and early results on how this technology-enabled ecosystem enhances access to care by patients and access to technology by providers.


  • Roles of public-private partnerships in harnessing state-of-art technologies to improve access and quality of care for the underserved population.
  • How a technology-enabled digitally connected healthcare ecosystem can empower patients with choice, convenience, affordability, and quality.
  • How to unleash the power of market competition to drive continuous innovation and sustainability.


Director for the Institute for Health Transformation
University of Texas System

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