Views from the Top

Compelling Insights Beyond Health Information and Technology

Be inspired by compelling stories from high-ranking leaders in a variety of industries in top-level, strategic education sessions with Views from the Top. Walk away with insights and inspiration to help you continue to transform health and healthcare through information and technology.


March 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Caring for Astronauts in Space: The Role of Telemedicine at NASA

Several times a year a new team of astronauts is launched to the International Space Station where they will stay for six months to one year, performing engineering tasks, research, maintenance, and upgrades. During this time, access to medical care is crucial, as altered routines and microgravity have deconditioning effects on crew members' bone and muscle, fluid distribution, and immune function. This session will explore NASA's current use of telemedicine in the care of the astronauts in orbit and some of the opportunities that are being explored for future exploration class missions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the on orbit capability currently present to support telemedicine in the NASA program
  • Discuss future challenges looming for longer duration missions to deep space with respect to telemedicine
  • Assess the factors needed for a successful telemedicine program


Shannan Moynihan, MD, MPH
Deputy Chief, Space and Occupational Medicine,
Deputy, Chief Medical Officer
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

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Michelle Frieling
Department Manager, Flight and Medical Operations


March 8, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Boston Strong: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing

In an ever-changing environment, healthcare organization leaders need to be prepared to handle myriad challenges. Natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can present substantial problems to healthcare facilities, including infrastructure breakdown, power outages, overburdened staff and disputes over resources. Hospital leaders have also found their organizations in the middle of other challenging, often unthought-of events such as terrorist attacks, active shooter events, chemical incidents and cyberattacks, resulting in crippling information systems shutdowns. How well institutions respond is directly related to the ability of their leadership teams to think, plan, respond, adapt and lead their teams through the challenges ahead.

Chief Daniel Linskey will take you on a leadership journey through the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, where he was the Incident Commander, overseeing the response to the bombings and coordinating with the investigation conducted by the FBI, Boston police and state police. During the manhunt for the bombers, he managed the unprecedented lockdown of the city of Boston, was the first commander on scene during the Watertown shootout, and witnessed the emotional toll suffered by first responders and their families, including his own.


Daniel Linskey
Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department
Former Chief of Police During the Boston Marathon Bombing

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