8:15 - 8:30 amSaturday, September 6
Plenary Hall
Saturday Keynote: Harnessing Data to Better Involve Patients
Plenary Hall
Saturday Keynote: Harnessing Data to Better Involve Patients
Senior Reporter, ProPublica
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Ornstein, frequently lauded for his in-depth reporting on the American health care system, will deliver a keynote address on data as a force multiplier for patient... Read more

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Ornstein, frequently lauded for his in-depth reporting on the American health care system, will deliver a keynote address on data as a force multiplier for patient engagement and empowerment.

Charles Ornstein is a senior reporter for ProPublica covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry.

In collaboration with Tracy Weber, Ornstein was a lead reporter on a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times titled "The Troubles at King/Drew" hospital that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service in 2005. His ProPublica series, with Tracy Weber, "When Caregivers Harm: California's Unwatched Nurses" was a finalist for a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Ornstein reported for the Times starting in 2001, in the last five years largely in partnership with Weber. Earlier, Ornstein spent five years as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. He is a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a former Kaiser Family Foundation media fellow.

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