About USVI Digital Health Summit 23′

The digital health landscape continues evolve at a rapid pace. This Summit, from the Governor’s Office of Health Information Technology, aims to provide local leaders with the support, expertise and knowledge to navigate the changing landscape right here in our own setting.

The broad objective of the Digital Health Summit is to engage providers around the best tools and updated federal guidelines and policies to best manage their patients across multiple points of care with a focus light of the unique challenges we face as a small Territory (hurricane zone, frequent power outages, etc). In addition to building on the information shared and the successes achieved at Summit ’22 and in the Territory over the last year, this year’s summit will center around the theme, “Riding the Wave of Transformation.”

What to Expect

Networking. Meaningful Connections. Engagement.
Warm weather. Blue ocean and blue skies. A small conference with a big impact because there are ample opportunities to have meaningful interactions that push innovative thinking, partnerships and problem solving.

About Conference Attendees

Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Administrators, Information Technology Providers, University Administrators, Insurance Providers, Hospital & Clinic Executives, Public Health Representatives, Telcom Representatives, School-Based Health Professionals, Economic Developers, Local Government Leaders and Policy Advisors, Mental Health Professionals, Telehealth Industry Representatives, Workforce Development Leaders

Estimated Attendance

160 – 210 including staff and attendees

The digital health landscape continues evolve at a rapid pace. While this change offers great transformative potential, it can also have a paralyzing effect as healthcare teams try to keep up with both local and federal regulations, identify funding, and select/train staff on the “right” solutions.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is a highly respected physician who most recently served as President Biden’s Special Assistant for Public Health and Science. Sandra Elizabeth Ford M.D., M.B.A. is the CEO of BFT Consulting LLC and a Board-Certified Pediatrician. In her most recent role at the White House as the Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Science in the White House Domestic Policy Council, Dr. Ford’s portfolio included the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Her work during her tenure at the White House focused on health equity, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness, social determinants of health (SDOH), and emerging infectious diseases, including monkeypox, ebola, and COVID-19. She is the principal author of the White House Action Plan identifying whole-of-government policy actions to address SDOH with the ultimate goal of improving both health equity and health outcomes.