Mr. Piescik manages MITRE's health research investment portfolio. He developed MITRE's health research strategy, which focuses on integrating health IT systems, empowering patients, accelerating biomedical research, and rationalizing
government health investments. He directs the work of MITRE research teams that collaborate with Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, the Brookings Institution, the University of Virginia, and many others. He also reviews relevant MITRE research in areas such as metagenomics, biosecurity, forensic genomics, bioinformatics, and collaborative tools for multi-site and multi-institution research for applicability to health programs.
Strategy Program Manager
Mr. Piescik also oversees MITRE's work for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has included bioinformatics
infrastructure planning and scientific and public communications projects for the National Cancer Institute. He assisted the National Library of Medicine with data exchange standards and emerging technology analysis for the Bethesda Hospitals Emergency Preparedness Program, a three-way partnership of the Naval National Medical Center, Suburban Hospital, and the NIH Clinical Center. In addition, he developed an impact plan for NIH, including a survey.
Mr. Piescik led an acquisition support project for the Medicare Modernization Program for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to select Medicare Administrative Contractors who will manage provider relationships and process annual claims of about $300 billion for more than 42 million beneficiaries. In 2007, he contributed to a congressionally mandated review of the National
Disaster Medical System. He spent 19 years with American Management Systems, Inc., a global software and systems integration
firm, where he helped build a healthcare workflow systems practice and consulted extensively for federal agencies. Mr. Piescik is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and HIMSS. He holds a BA in government from Georgetown
University and an MBA in public and private management from Yale University.
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