Joseph Salvador Palm

Regional Director for Region 7 | United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

In 2022, Joseph was appointed by President Joseph R. Biden as the Regional Director for Region 7 of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which encompasses the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa and 9 federally recognized tribes. In addition, recently he was also appointed the Regional Director for HHS Region 2, which encompasses the states of New York and New Jersey and the territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, in addition to 8 federally recognized tribes.

Previously, from 2009-22, Joseph was the Chief of the Office of Minority Health, for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS). As the Chief, Joseph was the key advisor to the MODHSS Director on various health matters that affected minorities; he also served as a liaison to the Missouri General Assembly while also working with statewide local public health agencies and elected officials. Joseph ran the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded opioid and homicide prevention program, and he also ran the COVID-19 mobile testing and vaccination sites across the State of Missouri. In addition, Joseph worked on the ground during the Ferguson, Joplin, and various Missouri major flood daily recovery operations.

Prior to working for MODHSS, Joseph worked as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the City of Saint Louis Mayor’s Office, as a Legislative Researcher in the Missouri State Capitol, and as an assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Missouri 1st Congressional District Office. Joseph began his career as a firefighter for the City of Saint Louis in Missouri, and he continues to live by the motto “Seeking Opportunities To Serve-STLFD!”

Joseph is a native to the City of Saint Louis, Missouri, although his family roots are in Homestown, Missouri (The Bootheel). He received his Associates Degree from Forest Park Community College, and Bachelor of Communications Studies, and master’s degree in Public Health from Saint Louis University.

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foorum Expo | May 5th
May 5, 2024
10:30 am

Panel Discussions: Health IT & Patient Privacy

5 May
Time:  10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center

Our panel discussion focuses on the intersection of Health Information Technology (Health IT), hospitals meeting requirements to get paid, and the delicate balance between the ability for providers to share patient information for overall care and maintaining patient privacy.

Discussion Points:
1. Health IT Advancements: Explore how technological innovations in Health IT systems are transforming healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

2. Regulatory Requirements: Discuss the regulatory landscape governing hospitals' eligibility for reimbursement and the implications for patient privacy.

3. Interoperability Challenges: Address barriers to interoperability and data sharing among healthcare providers and systems while ensuring patient privacy.

4. Patient-Centered Care: Highlight the importance of sharing patient information among care teams to deliver holistic and coordinated care while respecting patient privacy preferences.
5. Privacy Protection Strategies: Share best practices and strategies for safeguarding patient privacy in an increasingly digital healthcare environment.

6. Future Outlook: Predict the future trends and challenges in Health IT adoption, patient data management, and privacy protection.

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