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GAB Forum Speakers Discuss Data and The Opioid Crisis
October 11, 2018
Blog GAB Forum Speakers Discuss Data the Opioid Crisis

On October 4th, REI Systems and the Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs hosted a Government Analytics Breakfast (GAB) Forum. The GAB Forum brings together professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss advances in data-driven decision-making in the public sector, strengthening the community that works to improve government by using analytic methods.

At this event, we heard from three speakers— Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University, and Ms. Allison Oelschlaeger, Chief Data Officer of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. They spoke about the ethical, legal, cultural, and technical challenges of collecting vast amounts of data.