Addressing Ohio’s Greatest Health Challenges through Technological Innovation



Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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Fawcett Event Center 
2400 Olentangy River Rd
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

Driving Directions 

Thank you to HPIO’s core funders

The following core funders are advancing the health of Ohioans through informed policy decisions:

  • Interact for Health
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • Mercy Health
  • CareSource Foundation
  • North Canton Medical Foundation


Alana Clark-Kirk
Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Technological innovations have the potential to improve population health while reducing healthcare spending. In Ohio, new technology is already beginning to change the way we approach the state’s greatest health challenges, including:

  • Telehealth services that increase access to mental health and addiction services
  • Transportation initiatives that enable better access to jobs and active living environments, while improving air quality
  • Data analytics tools that identify issues related to the social determinants of health

This forum will explore the role of technology in fostering innovative approaches to improving health and reducing health disparities, with a focus on addressing Ohio’s greatest health challenges: mental health and addiction, infant mortality and chronic disease.

Speakers will discuss policy implications and how to balance the promise of these innovations with policy concerns.

Speakers include:

  • Brandi Braun, Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
  • Representative Doug Green, Chairman of the Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee in the 132nd General Assembly, The Ohio House of Representatives
  • Christopher F. Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Mei Wa Kwong, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy 

Panelists include:

  • Kimberly Anderson, Chief Legal Counsel, State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Brian Fowler, Chief Data Officer, Ohio Department of Health
  • Scott Huddle, Strategic Account Executive, OptumHealth 
  • Teresa Lampl, Interim CEO, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers
  • Dan Paoletti, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Health Information Partnership
  • Alex Vaillancourt, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, Informatics, The Health Collaborative
  • Sara Zolinski, Medicaid Health Systems Administrator, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • And more to be announced!

The general attendance fee is $65. For additional fee options, please see the registration page. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with program starting at 9:30 am. Lunch will be served.

Attorney CLE credit: This course will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.25 hours of CLE credit. 

Social work CEU credit: This course was submitted to the National Association of Social Workers and approved for 3.25 hours of CEU credit.

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Registration is now closed.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk ( The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (Feb. 12, 2019). Refunds will not be issued for all cancellations received after Feb. 12, 2019. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on Feb. 19, 2019 you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

Note for State Employees and Legislators: Forum registration fee can be waived for all State of Ohio executive branch employees, legislators and staff. However, state employees, legislators and staff that are reportable persons should note that their attendance at the event is subject to JLEC disclosure if their forum registration fee is waived.

Reportable persons are required to file a financial disclosure form (FDS) with JLEC. If you are unsure whether or not you are reportable, please consult your legal counsel.