California HIMSS Virtual State Advocacy Event & Campaign - Speaker Bios
Mei Wa Kwong, JD has over two decades of experience in state and federal policy work. She is the Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center. She has written numerous policy briefs, crafted state legislation and led several coalition efforts on a variety of issues. Ms. Kwong has published several articles on telehealth and telehealth policy in various peer reviewed journals and is the co-author of CCHP’s 50 State Medicaid Telehealth Reimbursement Survey. She is recognized as an expert on telehealth policy and has been consulted by state and federal lawmakers on telehealth legislation and policy. Prior to joining CCHP, Ms. Kwong was the Policy Analyst for Children’s Home Society of California where she worked on education and early childhood issues. She was recognized for her work by the Child Development Policy Institute. Ms. Kwong is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and has a BA in International Affairs.
Prentice Tom, MD, is the Chief Innovation Officer at Vituity, where he oversees the development and implementation of healthcare service solutions and the development and adoption of new health and medical technologies. Dr. Tom pioneered two nationally recognized breakthrough initiatives, Rapid Medical Evaluation® (RME) and Vituity’s Emergency Psychiatry Program.
He holds a degree in biophysics: medical physics from the University of California Berkeley, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was previously a Kaiser Fellow in Health Policy and Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Prentice Tom, MD, is Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs at Vituity. In these roles, he oversees the development and implementation of healthcare service solutions.
Jan Oldenburg, FHIMSS, is the principal in Participatory Health Consulting. She advises and mentors startups and healthcare organizations regarding the evolving digital health landscape.
Ms. Oldenburg has focused on digital transformation in healthcare for 20 years. Her experience includes leadership roles in several advisory firms, including EY. She has also served as the Vice President of Patient and Physician Engagement in Aetna’s ACO organization and held senior leadership roles in Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Services Group and at HealthPartners.
She is the principal editor of both Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Transforming Healthcare published 2016 and Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement, published in 2013. Ms Oldenburg also authored chapters in the Third and Fourth Editions of Medical Informatics and The Journey Never Ends. She’s the former co-chair of the HIMSS Connected Health Committee and a board member of the Society for Participatory Management. Ms Oldenburg is also a member of the Patient Advocacy & Ethics Group for the Datavant COVID-19 Research Database. Ms. Oldenburg tweets @janoldenburg.
Ian Slade RN, MBA, PMP is a Healthcare Innovator and Advocate. He is passionate about finding ways to do things better, faster, and cheaper without compromising patient outcomes. From the patient bedside to the halls of Capitol Hill, he has advocated for the betterment of patients, clinicians and the industry as a whole. He is currently the Managing Partner of I&T Consulting Group LLC, a healthcare focused solutions firm located in Southern California.
Steven Lane is a practicing primary care physician and clinical informaticist at Sutter Health in Northern California where he serves as Clinical Informatics Director for Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability. Leveraging over 30 years experience as an EHR end user, Dr. Lane serves on the ONC’s HIT Advisory Committee, The Sequoia Project Board of Directors, the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee, the Carequality Steering Committee, the Da Vinci Project Clinical Advisory Council, and the DirectTrust Clinicians Steering Workgroup. He is a Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF and Instructor in Clinical Informatics at Stanford University.