Aman Bhandari is currently Director of Health IT and Data Partnerships at Merck Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this role he was senior advisor to the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of the Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on health innovation policy for HHS CTO Todd Park and also the newly formed Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Previously he worked at the White House reporting directly to the US CTO, Aneesh Chopra, on a variety of health policy issues including mobile health and open government and promoted national initiatives at the intersection of technology, innovation, data, and health, engaging the private sector as well as the traditional players. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley and a certificate in bio-entrepreneurship from the Haas School of Business.
Thomas Tsang, MD, MPH, FACP is currently Executive Director for Health Information Partnerships, Business Development and Strategy within the Office of the Chief Medical Informatics and Innovation Officer. He is the former Healthcare Senior Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii, and spearheaded the development of a State-wide healthcare transformation strategy focusing improving quality, access and lowering costs for the State of Hawaii.
Dr. Tsang was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy/Institute of Medicine Health Policy fellow in 2008-2010 and worked on the Committee of Ways and Means in the House of Representatives and helped develop legislation in the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act, and worked on policies that include ACOs, patient-centered medical homes, value based purchasing, readmissions, comparative effectiveness research, health information technology and quality. After the enactment of the ACA, he held the position of Medical Director, Meaningful Use and Quality at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
He practiced internal medicine for 12 years and his work in health information technology adoption for improvement of health outcomes and clinical research as Chief Medical Officer at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (aka Chinatown Health Clinic), a federally qualified community health led to his appointment on the Board of Health for New York City by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006-2008. Currently, he is on the faculty at the Harvard School of Medicine in the Department of Healthcare Policy.