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Cambia Grove

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Cambia Grove
1800 9th Avenue
Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98101
United States



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Cambia Grove, moderator Lee Huntsman, and series partner UW BioEngage are pleased to welcome Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Dr. Don Rucker leads the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The ONC is located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is the principal federal entity charged with coordinating nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and encourage the electronic exchange of health information. 

Why you should attend: As we learned through our Solution Series at Cambia Grove, lack of access to data serves as a barrier to innovation in health care. During the discussion, Dr. Rucker will address how ONC is working to create a national ecosystem where data can be used to make health care more transparent and patient accessible. Specifically, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss ONC’s proposed rule to implement the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed rule requires secure open APIs, identifies reasonable and necessary activities that are exceptions to information blocking and updates the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

Register now to discuss the future of national health IT with Dr. Rucker!


4:00 PM - Doors Open 
4:15 PM - Program begins 
5:00 PM - Audience Q&A 
5:30 PM - Networking & reception 
6:00 PM - Program ends

Dr. Rucker will join the Cambia Grove for a two-day, Pacific Northwest tour to discuss current initiatives focused on how to best use data to advance the next generation of health care technology. We will host a fireside chat in Portland, OR on April 16 and in Seattle, WA on April 17. Please make sure you register for the event nearest you.

Under the Boughs is a Cambia Grove thought leadership event series held in partnership with the UW BioEngage program.

Attention community! When entering the 1800 Ninth building, please use parking garage elevators to the left of the main elevator bank to get to Cambia Grove. Public access to the main elevator bank is no longer available. Email with any questions.