I aspire to change the world and be a legend in my own time. Dr. Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go" is my life primer. Winston Churchill quotes inspire me. You (probably) inspire me. I've got a lot in common with Comic Sans. Alliteration rocks. I believe that Happy Meals and Hugs are the best medicine. I'm an excitable optimist, grounded in reality and peer-reviewed literature. The only reason I've ever been able to succeed at anything is because I'm supported by an amazing team (#TeamJess FTW!). I know the heart of life is good. You make it that way. That I'm sure about.
Jess Jacobs is a Director with Aetna's Innovation Labs where her group works to identify and pilot novel clinical solutions three to five years before mainstream adoption. Prior to Aetna Jacobs was with the department of Health and Human Services where she co-founded the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Health IT Council, wrote the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Text4baby promotional plan, and helped lay the groundwork for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) Investing in Innovations initiative. Additionally, Jacobs helped stand up the Federal mHealth and Telehealth Collaboratives in coordination with the White House. For her work with the federal government, Jacobs was recognized as one of the ten most influential women in Health IT in 2013 by Fierce Health IT. Jacobs recently completed two years as vice chair of the Health Information Management Systems Society’s Innovation Taskforce, was a member of the inaugural Congressional Apps steering committee, and chaired the mHIMSS Policy and Regulatory Implications workgroup. She holds a M.S. in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. You can follow her on twitter @jess_jacobs.
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- Health Information and Management Systems Society - Senior Member. May 2013.
- Congressional Apps Challenge. Steering Committee. August 2012 - Present.
- Health Information and Management Systems Society Innovation Committee. Vice Chair. July 2012 - June 2014.
- eHealth Initiative. Member, National Council on Heart Disease Technology. Proceedings. March 2012 – March 2013
- The Walking Gallery. May 2012.
- Federal Telehealth Collaborative. Chair, Technology, Standards, and Innovation Workgroup. July 2011 – May 2013.
- Health Information and Management Systems Society. Chair, mHIMSS Policy and Regulatory Implications Workgroup. August 2011-November 2012.
- National Capital Healthcare Executives. Member, Scholarship Committee. August 2011 – November 2011.
- Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems. August 2011 - Present.
- Partners in Patient Health Innovation Challenge. Mentor, 21st Century Brain Trust. September 2012 – December 2012.
- Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society. May 2011.
- The American College of Medical Informatimusicology. July 2011.
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. May 2012 - Present.
- FierceHealthIT's 2013 Ten Influential Women in Health IT. September 2013.
- #HealthIT 100 2013 List (#90). July 2013.
- Startup Weekend. Best Use of Government Data. June 2012.
- Health Information and Management Systems Society. Graduate Scholar of the Year. May 2011.
- Health 2.0 Developer Challenge. Second Place. February 2011.
- National Capital Healthcare Executives. Graduate Scholar. November 2010.
- National Capital Healthcare Executives. Graduate Scholar (Second Runner Up). November 2009.
- University of California Berkeley. Cal Greeks Woman of the Year. October 2008.
- Oakland Children's Hospital. Community Project Award. May 2004.