Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics
One major component of the Institute’s programs is leadership of the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics. Since 1993, the Steering Committee has convened more than 170 widely attended educational sessions and healthcare information technology demonstrations for members of Congress, congressional staff, key federal agency officials, industry professionals and the general public.
U.S. House of Representatives
The Steering Committee is supported by more than 40 major organizations in the healthcare and health information technology (IT) communities, including associations, government agencies, universities and corporations.
e-Health Public Policy Internships and Externships
The Institute now operates e-Health Public Policy Internship and Externship programs, which have hosted students working on self-directed healthcare policy projects since 2004. The programs are tailored to support college undergraduate, graduate, and health professions students. In addition to internship placements, the Institute participates in the University of California Externship Program and the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Selective for first year medical students.
National Health IT Week
The Institute coordinates and develops annual National Health Information Technology Week activities, which will occur September 16-20, 2013. This is the leading national forum for developing common ground among public- and private-sector organizations, with a goal of advancing the adoption of health information technologies. In 2012 more than 250 national groups participated in the 7th Annual National Health IT Week. For more information, please visit www.healthitweek.org.
Executive in Residence Program
An executive-in-residence is a distinguished senior executive invited to share his or her expertise with the Institute on a project of national significance. The executive is available to Institute staff, key stakeholders and other interested leaders to help support programs and initiatives. The executive serves as project adviser, convener and lecturer for the Institute. This generous contribution of time and wisdom allows the Institute to expand offerings and improve the quality of service to the e-health community.
The current Institute for e-Health Policy Executive-in-Residence is Simeon Niles. Niles is an attorney and experienced public health professional with extensive experience with a variety of government agencies and non-profits, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Georgia Watch, a leading consumer advocacy organization in Atlanta; and the World Health organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law, where he was a member of the Emory Moot Court Society, and his M.P.H. from the Rollins School of Public Health. Prior to law school, Niles worked at a management-consulting firm managing various marketing campaigns.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels. For more information, contact: Neal Neuberger, CISSP, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 508-8182.