ADT Data: Value for Public Health by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, former Maryland Secretary of Health

In this December 9, 2015 presentation, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein speaks about his leadership experience, and clinical and population health perspectives on ADT data and its value for public health. He also covers topics on the power of hospital Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT-based) notifications as a key success factor in public health, connected care innovation, and health IT initiatives.

Speaker Background:

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is the former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and now serves as Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Earlier in his career, he was principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and also served as the health commissioner of Baltimore. Dr. Sharfstein has led initiatives in, and worked on, a broad range of population health issues including tobacco and public health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and FDA oversight. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency in pediatrics through a joint program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center.