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HHS names first DSIIS meeting participants and date to unlock obstacles to health IT investing and innovation

November 26, 2018 / Diana Manos

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Dec. 18, 2018 will be the first quarterly meeting of the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS). Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the yearlong collaboration of stakeholders -- including HHS officials -- who will discuss ways to accelerate healthcare IT innovation in September. Participants in the Dec. 18 DSIIS meeting will kick off the initiative by identifying areas of interest to be explored and discussed in future meetings, as well as providing their perspectives on healthcare innovation and investment. HHS said working groups may also evolve out of DSIIS. HHS selected the DSIIS participants from among applications it received Sept. 19 through Oct. 3, based on the applicants’ experience, knowledge and leadership in innovation and investment in the healthcare sector.