Panel Event: Women Dominating Healthcare – The New Frontier
The next decade has been described as the most exciting for advances in Healthcare. According to Business Insider, “factors that will drive healthcare discoveries and inventions are: measuring patient success through feedback, serving marginal societies, better assessing the societal determinants of health”. There will be a focus on Alzheimers, Cancer treatment and management, Hepatitis C, custom medication (genomics), smart antibiotics, 3D drug printing, medical tricorders and robotic medical assistants. Our panelists are here to discuss how these items and others will affect women, especially working women in the next few years with a focus on telehealth, testing, and improving outcomes for women with a focus on wellness and wellbeing.
This panel features Verlon Johnson, the Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy at CNSI, a McLean, Virginia-based health IT solutions firm. A nationally recognized expert in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, Verlon has over two decades of experience working in the health care policy and administration arena. Prior to coming to CNSI, Verlon held leadership positions at IBM Watson Health, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Verlon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on Health Care Policy and Administration from Texas Tech University. She is also a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Executive Scholar and the recipient of many honors including the IBM Exceptional Account Director, an IBM Watson Health Lady Boss Award, and the JKF Federal Employee of the Year Award.