Jan Oldenburg, FHIMSS, is passionate about using digital health engagement tools to build a healthcare system where patients and caregivers participate as partners with health systems and clinicians. She currently advises and consults with organizations who want to understand the evolving digital health landscape.
Ms. Oldenburg has broad experience within all aspects of the US healthcare ecosystem, including payers, providers, startups, and integrated delivery systems. Her background includes consulting experience with small firms as well as EY’s Health Advisory Practice, work as the Vice President of Patient and Physician Engagement in Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions organization and seven years in senior leadership with Kaiser Permanente’s Digital Services Group, establishing one of the leading digital health capabilities in the US.
Ms Oldenburg is one of the leading voices for the potential of digital tools to transform the way healthcare is delivered, the patient and consumer’s experience of healthcare—both in and out of the clinic and hospital, and the relationship between individuals and their clinicians. She frequently speaks and writes on the topic:
- - She is the principal Editor of Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Transforming Healthcare published by CRC Press August 2, 2016.
- - Ms Oldenburg is also the primary editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement, published by HIMSS press and winner of “Best Book of 2013” honors at HIMSS 2014
- - She contributed the “Personal Health Engagement” chapter to the third edition ofMedical Informatics, published by HIMSS press in March, 2015.
- - She contributed the “Patient Portals, Enabling Participatory Medicine” to The Journey Never Ends: Technology’s Role in Helping Perfect Healthcare Outcomes, published by CRC Press in February, 2016.
Ms. Oldenburg is the co-chair of the HIMSS Connected Health Committee. Ms. Oldenburg was previously a member of the HL7 PHR Workgroup, was a part of the initial CCHIT PHR standards committee, and served on the US Government Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Healthcare IT Consumer Empowerment Workgroup in 2013-2014. She currently serves on the communication committee of the Society for Participatory Medicine. She believes that health IT is a tool that can help people take control of their lives and their health.
What people have said about previous presentations by Jan Oldenburg
-Presenter was phenomenal in her conversational style and preparation with specific cases.
-The speaker used with immense expertise a number of specific patient case studies to punctuate her messages. The overall effect of case summary reviews was to make these concepts ring clear and true for the listeners. This was an insightful presentation, and one which relentlessly presented and aligned the realities underpinning patient needs and expectations as they relate to technology, clinical practice and the improvement of overall health and quality of life. It's a tall order to bring these components of thought together in the approachable manner taken by this presenter. She knocked this presentation out of the ballpark. The result was far greater than a simple home run.
-Very thought provoking. Excellent presentation!
-Extremely effective use of storytelling to illustrate points!