Friday 3/13/2015 -- Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation Learning Health System Webinar Featuring Many Learning Health Community Interim Steering Committee Members


Kanter Family Foundation Announces Learning Health System Leadership Conference Speakers


Miami, FL – The Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation (KFF) is pleased to announce its distinguished roster of speakers for their Global Webinar and Roundtable Meetings entitled Leadership Conference: Connecting the Accomplishments toward the Learning Health System and Accelerating our Progress Together in 2015. The free-of-charge Global Webinar will take place on Friday, March 13, from 1-3 pm EST. For those interested in joining the Webinar, an email inquiry should be sent to A series of live Roundtable Meetings facilitated by the speakers will be held on March 14-15 in Miami and Fisher Island, FL. 

Presentations on the state of creating a national standardized Learning Health System (LHS) utilizing a shared patient-centered outcomes research database will be given by KFF Founder and Chairman Joseph Kanter, a WWII veteran, real estate developer, cancer survivor and philanthropist who has funded the LHS mission with $10 million over the past 20 years; Learning Health Community Governance and Policy Chair Holt Anderson, who served as the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, Inc. Executive Director from 1995-2014; Dr. L. Charles Bailey, a physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  Cancer Center who specializes in leukemia and lymphoma; Landen Bain works with CDISC, a global medical research standards development organization, as liaison to the healthcare information community to develop and implement data exchange standards between healthcare and medical research; and Anvita Health Co-Founder/CEO Dr. Ahmed Ghouri, a certified anesthesiologist and author of 70 scientific publications. 

Other presenters include Bipartisan Policy Center Director of Health Innovation Janet Marchibroda, MBA, who works with stakeholders across every sector of healthcare to promote the use of IT to improve the cost, quality and patient experience of care; University of Michigan Medical School LHS Initiatives Program Officer Joshua Rubin, JD, MBA, MPP, MPH, who is a healthcare and health information technology policy expert; North-Shore University HealthSystem Vice President and Davis Family Chair of Informatics Dr. Jonathan Silverstein, who also heads the Center for Biomedical Research Informatics; TrustNetMD Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Richard Singerman, who specializes in developing and implementing initiatives to support health system transformation; and KFF Board Member Dr. Richard Tannen, an informatics research/epidemiology expert and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Emeritus Professor.             

Approximately 1,000 invited guests along with other interested individuals worldwide are expected to attend the Webinar and participate in a question-and-answer session following the presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experience in the healthcare informatics field and offer suggestions as to how we can work together to accelerate building a national Learning Health System that enables doctors and patients to share outcomes-based research and treatments to advance cures 

The agenda for the speakers’ roundtable meetings will focus on developing new approaches to motivate healthcare providers to base payment on cures rather than the number of treatments administered; and strategies to increase healthcare providers and patients’ participation in sharing healthcare experiences in order to discover more cures. A report summarizing the proceedings will be posted on the KFF website.

I have been working on establishing a national Learning Health System for 20 years, noted KFF Founder Joe Kanter. I have organized this conference of leading healthcare experts to help us attain this goal.      

For more information about the Learning Health System Leadership Conference, contact KFF Public Relations Specialist Suzanne Grossberg at 914-248-0568 or


About the Kanter Family Foundation (KFF) and Philanthropist Joe Kanter

The Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation (KFF)/Health Legacy Partnership is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to advance patient-centered outcomes research by developing a standardized National Health Outcomes Data Sharing Network. We have offices in Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL.

Mr. Kanter (AKA Joe) is an Alabama native, WW II veteran, successful real estate developer, film producer and cancer survivor who has dedicated $10 million to the KFF mission over the past 20 years. He is the author of a newly published book entitled Your Life Your Health: Sharing Your Digital Health Data Could Save Your Life (ISBN: 978-0-9856362-8-9). To learn more, visit or call 305-604-3209.



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