WEBINAR: Complete Patient Data – A Key Element to New York’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19, Population Health

WEBINAR: Complete Patient Data – A Key Element to New York’s Response to COVID-19

July 14, 2020

In today’s digital age, our connectivity gives us a strong advantage in fighting infectious disease. Advanced technology gives us the ability to analyze data across communities, regions, and state lines to identify outbreaks, and predict future movement to help those most at risk. Collaborating and sharing data to provide real-time guidance and enable research is the key to better understand and control COVID-19. In an upcoming webinar, eHI will speak with healthcare stakeholders in New York, one of the states hardest hit by this pandemic, on their experience with data sharing for novel coronavirus.

Webinar discussion topics will include:

  • Sharing patient data with emergency response agencies and the role having a strong data foundation played in enabling rapid response
  • Perspective on the pandemic from the NYC Health Department, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • How two of NY’s public HIE’s assisted in patient/family reunification efforts
  • Contact tracing and the role of person data
  • Lessons learned and plans for the next potential wave

The Panelists for this discussion:

  • Todd Rogow, President & CEO, Healthix
  • Joaquim Neto, Chief Product Officer, Verato
  • Tamer Hadi, Sr. Dir. of Technology, Data and Communications, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Todd Rogow
President and CEO

As President and CEO of Healthix, Todd leads with more than 20 years of technical experience and a wealth of innovation in the health information exchange space. Todd previously served as Healthix’ Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, providing the vision, strategy and operational leadership which established Healthix as the largest publicly funded HIE in the nation. He has driven the organization’s rapid growth by implementing next generation application software and completing the technical systems merger of several New York State HIE organizations that now comprise Healthix. The most recent merger, with New York Care Information Gateway (NYCIG), positioned Healthix as the definitive source of clinical data in our region. Todd also established a comprehensive security program at Healthix, recently achieving HITRUST CSF® certification.



Joaquim Neto
Chief Product Officer

Joaquim Neto is chief product officer at Verato. Joaquim is responsible for driving strategic product direction and leading the Verato product and solution architecture organizations. He plays a critical role in defining product vision, innovation, and design. In a nutshell, Joaquim leads the team in defining, building, and delivering great products that help customers achieve their mission. With an extensive background in healthcare, product development, and data management Joaquim takes a consultative approach to solving problems internally and externally—this ensures a positive customer experience at every touch point. Prior to Verato, Joaquim worked at Initiate Systems and IBM. Joaquim graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.



Tamer Hadi
Senior Director of Technology, Data and Communication, Office of Emergency and Preparedness and Response
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tamer Hadi is the Sr. Director of Technology, Data and Communications for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he is responsible for oversight of diverse projects that aim to improve the agency’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.  Tamer is responsible for developing the New York City Emergency Patient Search application which was created to leverage HIEs to improve family reunification efforts in the aftermath of a mass casualty incidents in NYC.  Tamer has served as Liaison Officer for several emergency responses including the current COVID response as well as Hurricane Sandy, Ebola, Legionnaires’ outbreaks, Zika and H1N1. Tamer has a master’s degree in Bioinformatics from New York University.