Getting to Shore: Using Data for Population Health

Friday, August 17th
10:15am – 11:45am

States are pioneering innovative efforts to integrate or link health and non-health data across agencies to improve health outcomes and population health. Highlights of this session include state presentations about unique projects that work with state and local governments to link administrative data across government agencies that aim to increase collaboration among all sectors that impact health and well-being.


Linette Scott, Chief Medical Information Officer, CA Department of Health Care Services

Linette Scott, MD, MPH, is the Chief Medical Information Officer and the Deputy Director of the Information Management Division in the California Department of Health Care Services. In this role she works across the Department and with stakeholders to ensure that reliable data and information are available, and used to drive improvements in population health and clinical outcomes through the Department’s programs and policies. Dr. Scott is a Board Certified Physician in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She has a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School, a Masters in Public Health from University of California, Davis, and a Bachelors of Arts in Physics from University of California, Santa Cruz. Highlights from her career include serving as a General Medical Officer with the United States Navy, first as squadron physician with the Regional Support Group and later as the military physician for an Active Duty clinic; as a Public Health Medical Officer with the California Department of Health Services; as the California State Registrar and Deputy Director of Health Information and Strategic Planning in the California Department of Public Health, and as the Interim Deputy Secretary for Health Information Technology at the California Health and Human Services Agency.



William Hazel, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, George Mason University

Dr. Bill Hazel is the Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at George Mason University where he is leading a university-wide effort to address issues related to addiction and opioids.


Kate McEvoy, Director, Division of Health Services, Connecticut Department of Social Services

Kate McEvoy is the Director of the Division of Health Services at the Department of Social Services, and is responsible for administration of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and transportation benefits for over 800,000 Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Related, she oversees health policy aspects of Connecticut Medicaid’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Administrative Services Organization contracts and associated special projects, including the Person-Centered Medical Home initiative and the State Innovation Model Test Grant PCMH+ Program. She is also responsible for oversight of diverse aspects of the Connecticut Strategic Rebalancing Plan, including the Money Follows the Person Program, State Balancing Incentive Payments Program, nursing home diversification and workforce initiatives. In this work, Kate is particularly interested in the intersection of law and medicine with respect to person-centeredness, autonomy in decision-making and dignity of risk. Kate currently serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medicaid Directors and a member of the Steering Committee of the Reforming States Group. She is the author of the treatise, Connecticut Elder Law, and many articles on elder law, advance directives and conservatorship. Kate is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Economics and English, received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and graduated from the CHCS/NGA Medicaid Leadership Institute.