Twitter Guide for Next Week’s 21st Century Cures Roundtable – All Star Lineup Set for Digital Health Care Discussion

June 19, 2014

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The 21st Century Cures initiative will continue next week with a roundtable on digital health care on Tuesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. A recently released white paper explores opportunities to leverage technology to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery cycle of innovative new cures and treatments. The paper explains, “Biomedical research and therapeutic innovation are happening at lightening speed alongside of, and supported by, advancements in digital and personalized medicine. Genomics, data analytics, health information, and other constantly evolving data sources, technologies, and platforms have already fundamentally transformed many aspects of our health care delivery system. However, in some areas, the committee understands that significant gaps remain between practice and potential.”

Next week the committee will be joined by a number of experts ranging from FDA to researchers to innovators to discuss how we can continue to work together to embrace technology and bring the American health care system into the 21st Century and beyond. 

The committee will be joined by:

Dr. Jeff Shuren, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration


Dr. Joseph M. Smith, Chief Medical and Science Officer at West Health


Dr. Brian Druker, Director of the Knight Cancer Center at the Oregon Health and Science University


Gina Gavlak, RN, BSN, Chair, National Advocacy Committee for the American Diabetes Association


Sean Hogan, Vice President for Health Care at IBM


Martin Harris, Chief Information Officer of The Cleveland Clinic


Anne Wojcicki, CEO & Co-Founder of 23andMe


Dr. Mark Blatt, Worldwide Medical Director of Intel Corporation


Jonathon Bush, CEO & President of Athenahealth, Inc


Paul Magelli, CEO of Pervasive Health


We encourage you to join the conversation using #Path2Cures, follow along on Twitter, like the initiative on Facebook, and share your own ideas by emailing