#COEHITR The final panel – Partnerships to benefit the Health Care ecosystem

Panel Discussion: How the University can Benefit the Health Care Ecosystem

Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Maryland, & Special Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Development, University System of Maryland
Mark Turner, PhD, CEO, Optimal Solutions Group
Colonel Jesus Zarate, CIO, United States Air Force Medical Service

Moderator: Dushanka Kleinman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.,  Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Public Health

Mark Turner: CEO Optimal Solutions

Aiming to improve the understanding of complex policy problems

Jesus Zarate: CIO USAF Medical Service
Looking to partnerships to manage 8-10M electronic health records.
Have a lot of data but not necessarily the research knowledge. Therefore partnering with U of MD.
National Priorities: Suicide Research, Child Abuse post deployment, PTSD (working with VA).

Brian Darmody: AVP or Research and Economic Development – U of MD
The power of place still has value in this connected world. 
More outcome oriented research is needed.

Looking to double research to $2B from $1B annually currently. 


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