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Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University School of Public Health, will be the closing keynote speaker at AHIMA20. Wen will present expert insights into the future of healthcare and the role information management plays in the wake of COVID-19.

As the author of dozens of scientific articles on emergency systems and patient-centered health reform, her perspective on the intersection of public health, policy, and healthcare systems is indispensable. Wen also is one of the nation’s leading experts in the COVID-19 pandemic, called upon for her expertise by Congress, state and local governments, businesses, schools/universities, and scientific organizations.

Her insights come from a wide breadth of experience as a physician, educator, and public health icon, as well as a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and an on-air commentator for CNN. Wen is also the former health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department.

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University School of Public Health, will be the closing keynote speaker at AHIMA20. Wen will present expert insights into the future of healthcare and the role information management plays in the wake of COVID-19.

She also speaks from her service as director of patient-centered care research in the department of emergency Medicine at George Washington University. A Rhodes Scholar, Wen speaks knowledgeably about the exciting future of healthcare. She currently serves on the advisory boards of three health innovation companies.

She has received recognition as Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders and Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, as well as American Public Health Association’s highest award for local public health work. In 2019, Wen was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

Wen earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and her master’s degrees at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her residency training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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