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Dr. John Mattison, CMIO of Kaiser Permanente, to Keynote TIA’s Network of the Future Conference - June 3 – 5 in Dallas, TX


Health Tech Leaders from AT&T, Intel, HealthSouth East Valley Acute Rehab Hospital, Aventyn and Current Analysis Discuss Innovation and Investment at TIA Conference

Arlington, Va. (May 12, 2014) – Health care technology will take center stage at TIA 2014: the Network of the Future, held June 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that the conference will feature a keynote by Kaiser Permanente Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. John Mattison and a high-level panel that will examine the trends and challenges of the e-health market. 

At Kaiser Permanente, Mattison is dedicated to advancing health information technology, and he led the first and largest deployment of Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect – the world’s largest civilian electronic health record, which gives the 14,600 physicians in Kaiser Permanente’s network immediate access to patients’ status and medical history as well as the latest medical research.  As CMIO, he leads many other innovation projects, ranging from mobile health care apps, telemedicine, big data analytics, and social analytics. 

As part of a track on Big Data and Privacy, health technology executives will examine how the industry can harness the power of the network and technological innovation to improve care, coordinate service delivery and increase productivity, while addressing data privacy, security, and reliability.

The panel, taking place at 1:30 pm on June 3, will feature the following health care technology executives, innovators and thought leaders:

  • Nasrin Dayani, Executive Director, AT&T ForHealth, AT&T
  • Dr. Mark Blatt, MD, Worldwide Medical Director, Intel
  • Dr. Raj Bhat, MD, President, Medical Staff, HealthSouth East Valley Acute Rehab Hospital
  • Ashok Kumar, Director, Custom Research, Current Analysis
  • Navin Govind, Founder & CEO, Aventyn, Inc.

In advance of TIA 2014, Govind also participated in a TIA NOW interview discussing the network of the future in the digital health industry.  You can view his interview here –

TIA’s Network of the Future Conference will also feature a CTO Roundtable Luncheon, a Disruptors’ Competition, keynote presentations by AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu, Verizon SVP Ed Chan, and Ericsson Chief Technology Officer Vish Nandlall.  The event will center around three educational tracks focused on Wireless & 5G Networks, Big Data & Privacy and Software Defined Networking.  In addition, the conference will be accompanied by an invitation-only AT&T Supplier Conference highlighting AT&T’s vision of the User-Defined Network Cloud.

Members of the media are invited to attend TIA 2014: the Network of the Future. To register for the conference, or for more information, please contact Farrah Kim at or 202.568.8986.

WHO:     Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

WHAT:    TIA 2014: The Network of the Future

WHEN:    June 3-5, 2014

WHERE: The Hyatt Regency, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75207

Sponsors of TIA 2014: The Network of the Future include the Host Sponsor, Ericsson, along with ADTRAN, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, GENBAND, Goodman Networks, Henkels & McCoy, InterDigital, Juniper Networks, Panasonic, Power & Telephone, Tallac Media, Tarana Wireless, Telmar Network Technology.

For more information about the conference and a schedule of events, visit

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details.

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