Tech Champs - HTC JSC Campus-- Telemedicine Panel

Join us at Tech Champs for an exciting panel on the future of telemedicine 

This panel will discuss the current state of telemedicine and what does the future of telemedicine look like.  These thought leaders on the panel are from companies that are in service delivery, the medical decision support, academic and high-performance computing, storage and visualization research.


  Dr. Jan Erik Odegard , Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Rice University 

 In that role, Odegard helps support more than 145 faculty members representing many academic departments at Rice and a growing number of adjunct members from the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Odegard’s focus is strategic community building. His goal is to transform K2I into a catalyst for incubating cross-disciplinary research projects.

Odegard seeks to continue Rice’s tradition of high-performance computing, storage and visualization research, foster partnerships in information technology, and computational science and engineering into non-traditional fields across the social sciences and humanities, including projects in music, architecture and art.


Glenn Hammack, OD, MSHI, President and Board Chair

Dr. Hammack is the founding President of NuPhysicia, developing it as a spinout company from the University of Texas, where he served as Assistant Vice President of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and founding Executive Director of their Electronic Health Network (EHN), developing and managing their telemedicine programs. Before 2004, he served as Director of Health Informatics and Telemedicine, leading implementation of a large-scale electronic medical record system and creation of a statewide system for primary care and specialty telemedicine. He received his OD Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and his MSHI Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Telemedicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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Gray Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Decisio Health, Inc.

Gray Hancock is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Decisio Health, Inc., an early-stage Healthcare IT company initially focused on clinical decision support for trauma and emergency medicine based in Houston, TX.

 Before founding Decisio, Gray was the Head of Trade and Investment for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). UKTI is the commercial arm of the British Government and as such works to promote bilateral trade between the UK and the USA. Gray oversaw 6 teams based out of the British Consulate-General responsible for the Southwestern US specializing in the Life Science, IT, Energy, Financial/Professional Services, and Infrastructure industries. Previously, Gray was the Director of Operations for DNAtrix, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company incubated out of DFJ Mercury Ventures in Houston, TX. 


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focused in the energy, life sciences, information technology, NASA/aerospace sectors 

Open to the community these meetings allow professionals to be involved with and influence the evolution of emerging technology.

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Driving Directions:

If you are coming from downtown:

  • Head south on I-45
  • Merge onto Nasa Bypass via EXIT 24 toward NASA ROAD 1
  • Turn left on Space Center Blvd. (the Nassau Bay Hilton will be your milestone on the right) and go 0.8 miles. 
  • The GilruthCenter entrance is the second entrance on the left (Gate5). 

NOTE: Do not confuse this with Gate 3, which is the first entrance on the left.

(via mapquest)


Organizer Evelyn Boatman



Fri, Mar. 14, 2014
7:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. US/Central


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Gilruth Center, Alamo Ballroom
2101 NASA Road 1
Houston, Texas 77058
United States