Vishwanath Anantraman, M.D., Chief Information Architect, Northwell Health
Vish is responsible for building out an Enterprise Architecture program. His portfolio of initiatives, includes direct management a $40 million + budget to implement interoperability (internal HIE) and application development for transition to accountable care organization (ACO) and other alternate payment methods (bundled payment, insurance company and shared risk programs). It also includes building out the foundational elements of an Enterprise Data Warehouse such as Master Data Management, integrated clinical, financial and claims data model and big data analytics. Previously, Vish was VP, Product Management at Eclipsys (now Allscripts) and Co-Founder of award winning healthcare IT startup Dimagi Inc. He is a physician by training and holds a master in medical informatics degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., MSN, R.N.-CNS, CCNS, CCRN, Director Best Practice, Telehealth Center of Excellence, Baptist Health South Florida
Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D., MSN, R.N.-CNS, CCNS, CCRN Donna earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Barry University; her research concentration involves the evolving discipline of Data Science. She earned a Post-Masters Graduate Certificate in Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a Medical Education Research Certificate from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a Master of Science in Nursing, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Donna currently serves as the Director of Best Practices for the Telehealth Center of Excellence at Baptist Health South Florida. Her work of technologically leveraging big heath care data for analytics has enabled several high-value epidemiologic, observational and comparative studies resulting in the generation of new knowledge about critical care populations, the effectiveness of treatments, and sophisticated prediction modeling of outcomes. Donna was recently elected as Chairperson for the Clinical Research & Epidemiology committee of the Research Section for Society of Critical Care Medicine working towards the advancement of the data science domain.
Nick Assad, Senior Director, Business Development, Rally Health Inc.
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Regina Au, Strategic Marketing Consultant, New Product Planning/Marketing, BioMarketing Insight
Regina Au is Principal, New Product Planning/Strategic Commercial Consultant at BioMarketing Insight with 20+ years experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and healthcare industries. She helps companies to maximize the benefits of their technology by conducting the business due diligence early in product development to de-risk the process and increase commercial success. This ensures that the technology is the right product for the right market in meeting a critical unmet need and that the market opportunity for the product meets the business goals of the company. She will translate these unmet needs into a target product profile (TPP) or commercial profile. Ms. Au then develops marketing strategies to ensure product adoption and market access. Ms. Au also serves as an advisor for the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center Platform Meetings, Advisory Board member for an entrepreneur team at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT, an Executive Judge for Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University and NHHTC Entrepreneur Forum, and a mentor for the Boston University Kindle Mentoring and EforAll for entrepreneurs. She has written and published numerous articles on market and technology trends in the industry. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy Industry and Advisor for the European BioPharmaceutical Review Journal. Her expertise is in numerous therapeutic areas such as cardiology, interventional cardiology, infectious disease, immunology, surgery, gastroenterology, pulmonology and oncology.
Angie Bass, MHA, CEO, Missouri Health Connection (MHC)
Angie Bass was appointed the Interim President and CEO in June 2016 for Missouri Health Connection (MHC). Responsible for management and strategic direction for Missouri’s statewide health information exchange organization, Angie’s solid understanding of health care information technology, information exchange landscape and health policy gives her the broad perspective needed to expand the organization in services, products and customers. She brings nearly a decade of experience in health policy, administration and implementation to the organization. Prior to and during Angie’s tenure as the CEO of MHC, she also serves as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for maintaining the internal and external operations of one of the largest health information exchanges in the country. Angie joined MHC in May 2012 as Program Manager and quickly rose in the ranks, becoming the Director of Client Relations and Business Development in the same year and then promoted again to COO in 2013. Prior to joining MHC, Angie worked as a Legislative Research Analyst in the Missouri House of Representatives for over five years. She was the sole staff analyst responsible for health care policy analysis and development, legislation and constituent management needs for 163 state representatives. Angie was the direct administrator for eight legislative committees, chairpersons and committee members. She also coordinated and facilitated legislative activities on behalf of representatives sponsoring health care and public assistance legislation. While working toward her Master of Health Administration at the University of Missouri, Angie was employed as an accountant with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Angie received both her Bachelor Degree (2002) and her Master of Health Administration (2006) from the University of Missouri. She currently resides in Columbia, MO, with her husband, an elementary school teacher, and their young son and daughter.
Phil Beckett, Ph.D., CIO, Health Access San Antonio (HASA)
Phil joined HASA in September 2015 as CIO to deliver HIE services in Dallas/Fort Worth, north Texas and west Texas. Phil has served for the last 3 years as the Chief Technology Officer and Privacy and Security Officer with Greater Houston Healthconnect. Formerly trained in biochemistry and metabolism at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Phil came to Houston as a post-doctoral fellow to study protein metabolism at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. At Texas Children’s Hospital he developed a rapid amino acid assay used to perform protein clamps and measure insulin sensitivity in children with diabetes. Phil kickstarted his IT career in the neonatal ICU writing interfaces to capture data electronically from monitoring systems around the concept that quality is driven by data. He cofounded a startup, RosettaMed as a developer for patient data capture applications with interfaces to electronic health records. He led the sale of the company to Kryptiq Corporation and worked there on secure clinical messaging before joining Baylor College of Medicine to lead their clinical information systems implementation (Epic, iSite PACS). Phil joined Healthconnect in May 2012 and served as a pioneer for interoperability in Houston and the Southeast Texas region. During his tenure as CTO, Healthconnect went live in April 2013 when CHRISTUS Health and Legacy Community Health Services became the first organizations connected to the Healthconnect network. Since that first connection, over 280 healthcare organizations have signed on to exchange information through the network; the entire Beaumont MSA hospital community is live and sharing data. Phil introduced and integrated diagnostic image sharing using DicomGrid into Healthconnect with the goal of reducing duplicate tests and reducing patient’s exposure to unnecessary radiation. Phil has a major focus on usability after many years working with physicians – if it isn’t easy they won’t use it – and on patient engagement. He believes that consumers will drive the future of HIE.
Bill Beighe, Chief Information Officer, Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange
Bill Beighe is CIO of the California based Physician Medical Group (PMG) and the Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange. The HIE exchanges more than 300,000 clinical documents electronically in standard format every month between more than 2,000 web and EHR users. The Health Information Exchange was established by Physicians Medical Group and Dominican Hospital in 1996. This multi-stakeholder HIE connects more than 100 organizations including multiple unaffiliated practices, hospitals, labs, safety net clinics, the public health department. The HIE interoperates with more than 20 EHR’s and other electronic systems. As CIO he is responsible for information systems at Physician’s Medical Group, a 300 provider independent physicians association, and primary sponsor of the Santa Cruz HIE. PMG is recognized as a leader in patient quality initiatives and population health efforts through participation in California Pay 4 Performance and 2 commercial ACO initiatives. Bill serves on the following Boards and Committees: California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CaHIE), CalHIPSO, Lumetra Health Care Solutions, IPRO, Health Information Exchange User Group (HUG). Previously Bill served on the Board of Directors of Cal eConnect, served on the BOD for California eHealth Collaborative (CAeHC), Vice-Chair and a founding member of the national Axolotl/Optum HIE User Group and prior to that on the Technology Committee for CalRHIO. He also served on the advisory board for California Health eQuality - UC Davis (CHeQ).
Saurabha Bhatnagar, M.D., Innovation Specialist, Medical Director TBI/Polytrauma, Harvard Medical School
Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD is at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a computer scientist turned doctor and is involved in the VA’s national innovation efforts. His interests focus on improving healthcare by merging techniques from Lean/Six Sigma systems improvement, value based healthcare, and human centered design. He teaches healthcare professionals nationally in the above methodologies and leads a variety of healthcare teams to think creatively with these efforts. Dr. Bhatnagar is an Innovation Specialist at the VA Boston Healthcare System and the Medical Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) / Polytrauma Network Site. He is also on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital & Spaulding Rehabilitation.
Haley Bolton, Manager, Business Operations, Patient Access, Emory Healthcare
Haley Bolton is a Manager of Business Operations on the Emory Healthcare Patient Access team. She serves as a liaison for driving change and positive improvements to the patient and provider experience. In her role, she leverages data, predictive analytics, and process improvement methodologies to improve clinic efficiency, operational throughput, and financial performance. Haley attended the Honors College at the University of Georgia where she simultaneously earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics with a focus on Public Policy and Statistics and her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. She also earned her Green Belt certification from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Michelle Brown, CEO, Morehouse Choice ACO
Michelle Brown has served as an innovation leader and key decision maker for the Choice Health Care Network (CHN) since 2005 and the Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization and Education System since its formation in 2012. Known for her unyielding passion to improve access and cost for health equity, Brown serves on numerous partnership and stakeholder organizations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration and a Master's degree in Public Health. She is also a registered yoga instructor.
Jennifer Byrne, CEO, PMG Research (an ICON plc company)
Jennifer Byrne is Chief Executive Officer of PMG Research, Inc. (PMG). In this role, Jennifer is responsible for driving the company’s growth as a leader of one of the most experienced Integrated Site Networks in the U.S. PMG Research delivers a standardized clinical research infrastructure to large physician practices and mid-market organized systems of care with a commitment to deliver improved care, decreased costs, and improved patient satisfaction through clinical trial participation as a care option. Jennifer spends much of her time with healthcare providers learning more about the challenges they face in connecting the right patients to the right trials. The partnership with healthcare partners and the patients for whom they serve lead to better solutions for both the healthcare system and the life science clients of PMG. Jennifer has concentrated her career in the clinical research site sector for over 20 years. During her long-term tenure at PMG, she and her team have completed over 7,500 Phase I-IV clinical trials which have included over 150,000 research volunteers. Jennifer was recognized as a CenterWatch Top 25 Innovator and currently serves as an Advisory Board member to CISCRP, the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and Advisory Committee Member for NC Biotech Piedmont Triad. She is also a Board Member of the Hospice Foundation and co-founder/Board Member of The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI). Through the GGI over 75,000 vaccines have been donated in honor of clinical trial participants to children in need in developing countries. Jennifer earned her bachelor of science in Nutrition at Texas A&M University.
John Chuang, President, ONYX Healthcare USA, Inc.
John Chuang, President of ONYX Healthcare USA, Inc. (ONYX), is responsible for supervising overall ONYX Healthcare’s operations across North America market to support demands on workflow enhancement from healthcare providers and to provide medical device design manufacturing service for top tier FDA classified medical device company. John has served over 20+ years as healthcare consultant on advisory board and managing executive of FDA registered medical device manufacturing service company that provides a wide range of medical IT solutions ranges from surgical workstation, portable nursing workstation, medical tablet, medical monitors, to patient infotainment terminal for various surgical, patient engagement, and telemedicine applications.
Devore Culver, Executive Director and CEO, HealthInfoNet
Dev Culver is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of HealthInfoNet which operates Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE). HealthInfoNet recently entered its tenth year of operation. All hospitals in Maine are bi-directionally connected to the exchange. Over 450 physician practice locations, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and behavioral health organizations are also currently connected to the exchange. 98 percent of the residents in Maine have medical information being managed on their behalf by the exchange. Prior to HealthInfoNet, Dev served for 16 years as the CIO for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems located in Brewer, Maine. In 2004, Dev joined Eclipsys Corporation (now merged with Allscripts) and then later Cerner Corporation in senior management positions responsible for the installation of advanced clinical information systems and the delivery of consulting services to healthcare clients in a multi-state region. Dev received the New England HIMSS Advocacy Leadership Award in 2009 and in 2011 he and HealthInfoNet were the recipient of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award. Dev graduated from Brown University and holds a Masters in Management from Northwestern University.
Oscar Diaz, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC)
Oscar Diaz, is a 43+ year veteran in Healthcare Information Technology and has founded and served in key executive roles in both healthcare organizations and HIT companies. Mr. Diaz was responsible for the successful formation and build-out of EMTEK, and served as its CEO until the acquisition by Motorola, Inc. EMTEK was a highly successful provider of point-of-care clinical information software (subsequently acquired Eclipsys Corporation). He founded and served as the Chief Software Architect at Carefx and served as an early member of its board of directors. In his role as CSA, Mr. Diaz was responsible for technology strategy, enterprise architecture, technology planning, and innovation. While directing development of the company's next-generation software services platform, Mr. Diaz built strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and innovators in healthcare information technology. His four decades of experience in the industry have included executive-level positions at Baptist Healthcare, EMTEK, Eclipsys, MedSpecialists, Provation, Carefx, Harris Corporation and now CEO of the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium.
David Dieterich, President, The Virginia Northern Company
David Dieterich is President of the consulting and lobbying group, The Virginia Northern Company. He has served on the HIMSS National Capitol Area Board and the HIMSS RHIO/HIE Liaison Board. He was part of Governor McAuliffe’s health care transition team in Virginia and a member of Senator Bill Frist’s HIT leadership forum. His background is M&A where he lead those activities for a Forbes 400 member domestically and internationally. He was educated at Southern Methodist University and the California State University system. He resides in Northern Virginia.
Ronald Dixon, M.D., Medical Director, Population Health and Network Development, MGPO, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Ronald Dixon is an Internist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Medical Director, Population Health and Network Development. He is the Creator and Director of the Virtual Practice Project at MGH and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dixon’s interests are in alternative methods of healthcare delivery, particularly relating to primary care. His research over the years has focused on both synchronous and asynchronous modes of care delivery.
Michael Dulin, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Tresata; Professor and Director of Population Health Innovation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Michael Dulin, MD, PhD is currently the Director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation at UNC Charlotte – a collaborative designed to advance community and population health. In addition, he is a Professor within the Carolinas Healthcare System’s Department of Family Medicine; Director of a primary care practice-based research network (MAPPR), and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Tresata, a predictive analytics and machine learning software company based in Charlotte, NC. Over his 30 year career, Dulin’s work has spanned the technology industry, biomedical and health services research, transformation of clinical care delivery, and population management. He has developed and tested population health management frameworks within a network of over 140 primary care practices. Dulin also designed and implemented a centralized analytics team for one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the country recently highlighted in a case study by The Harvard Business School. Dr. Dulin is a nationally recognized leader in the application of analytics and outcomes research to improve care delivery and advance population health. He has led projects in this domain funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Duke Endowment, and NIH. He has been an invited keynote Abstract in over 30 national meetings including HIMSS Big Data & Analytics and the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as being featured in the press by Wired Magazine, Frontiers Magazine, Fierce Health, and Harvard Business Review.
Alan Eisman, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, HBI Solutions
Alan joined HBI in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He was previously with Information Builders where he helped to form and led the organization’s healthcare practice. Alan has over 25 years of senior management experience leading high growth sales and delivery teams at business intelligence, CRM, and ERP companies including Information Builders, JD Edwards, and Information Management Associates. In his various roles he has advised a wide range of healthcare clients like NYU Langone Medical Center and Mt. Sinai hospital on the implementation and use of analytic applications designed to improve clinical and financial performance. Alan has published a number of white papers, journal articles, and blog posts on topics ranging from performance improvement and supply chain management to big data and analytics. He is also a frequent speaker at health IT related conferences across the country. Alan holds a Bachelor of Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his initial training in information systems working in various marketing positions at IBM.
Seth Feuerstein, M.D., Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Yale and Magellan Health
Dr. Seth Feuerstein is the chief medical officer of medical and digital innovation at Magellan Healthcare. In this role, he leads the development of effective digital, business and clinical programs that leverage technology in several areas with a focus on improving healthcare and business processes. Feuerstein, a psychiatrist by training, is a successful investor [he co-founded and was a general partner at Elm Street Ventures in New Haven] and entrepreneur who most recently founded Cobalt Therapeutics where he was CEO until its acquisition by Magellan. Cobalt developed a virtual care platform offering digital therapeutic and screening software programs for several conditions to achieve better health, better care, and better value. He is considered a thought leader on the evolving use of software as a clinical tool. Feuerstein serves on the clinical faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, on the advisory board of the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, and as a psychiatrist for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He has twice been named a Healthcare Hero by New Haven Magazine. Feuerstein is actively involved in the community, having launched Little Wonder, a non-profit organization that supports cancer patients and their loved by leveraging technology to improve their treatment experience with positive non-treatment related events to drive improved personal and clinical outcomes. In addition to his medical degree, Feuerstein also has a law degree, which he has used to address gaps in care. His background and ongoing work in venture investment management and corporate management continues to focus on early-stage technology driven enterprises, and the integration of technology in larger organizations working with multiple stakeholders. He also sits on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit companies Feuerstein received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, his medical and law degrees from New York University, and completed his medical internship and residency at Yale University.
Patrick Gillard, Director, Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Allergan
Patrick Gillard is Director of Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Allergan, managing the product value proposition, evidence generation activities, and value communication for the Infectious Disease and Women’s Health portfolio. He is a pharmacist by training with a background in Health Service Research and Pharmacoeconomics.
Alexis Gilroy, Partner, Digital Health & HIT, Jones Day
Alexis Gilroy advises health care and technology companies on health care/corporate matters emphasizing digital health topics (telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health). She counsels and directs transactions involving venture capital, private equity, debt financing, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, management arrangements, physician engagement, strategic alliances, hospital affiliation, and general/complex contractual needs, including cross-border transactions.Alexis has broad experience with practical/legal needs of health care companies in the evolving global health care market, especially unique legal issues faced by e-health companies. Prior to joining Jones Day, she managed more than 20 strategic M&A transactions for a publicly traded health care company involving cyberknife, imaging centers, teleradiology companies, and radiation oncology centers. She advises investors and companies on multijurisdictional business strategy and implementation matters specific to e-health programs, business models, devices, and products and has counseled on regulations regarding e-consults, online prescribing, patient consents, credentialing by proxy, corporate practice of medicine, physician supervision, reimbursement, anti-kickback, and licensure matters specific to e-health providers and businesses; developed and negotiated e-health specific customer, vendor, and affiliation contracts and documentation; structured research arrangements involving HIT (health information technology); and led strategy and communications with medical boards and other regulators and policy makers on e-health matters.
Denise Gomez, M.D., Clinical Director, Adult Medicine, North County Health Services
Received PharmD at UCSF 1990
Postgraduate residency in pharmacy and research fellowship in Immunotherapeutic.
Research area: Cytochrome P450 Metabolism in the intestine. Publication: The effect of ketoconazole on the intestinal metabolism and bioavailability of cyclosporine.
Received medical degree at UCI and completed Internal Medicine Residency at Harbor-UCLA
Specifically returned to medical school to work in community health centers to provider primary care to under/non-insured patients. North County Health Services was the perfect match. NCHS is a non-profit community health center that provides care to our community in North County San Diego. I started working in 2000. In 2001, I became the Lead Clinician at our second largest site and eventually became Clinical Director of Adult Medicine. As Director of Adult Medicine, one of my goals is to provide our staff with innovative care models to improve quality of care, patient experience and provider satisfaction.
Christian Gossens, Ph.D., Global Head Early Development Workflows, Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development
Christian is leading the Early Development Workflow team in Roche’s Research and Early Development Informatics (pREDi) organization. He is driving technology innovation into clinical trials. His focus is adoption of mobile sensors for digital biomarker development and digital media for patient and investigator recruitment and engagement. He had joined Roche as a director in the Emerging Technologies team - identifying game changing trends in the pharma Omics & Digital Health space and developing strategies to act on those. Now he is implementing them.
John Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John D. Halamka, MD, MS is Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician. Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University where he received a degree in Medical Microbiology and a degree in Public Policy with a focus on technology issues. While at Stanford he served as research assistant to Dr. Edward Teller, Dr. Milton Friedman, and presidential candidate John B. Anderson. He authored three books on technology related issues and formed a software development firm, Ibis Research Labs, Inc. Additionally, he served as a columnist for Infoworld, technical editor of Computer Language Magazine and technology consultant to several startup companies. As Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3,000 doctors, 12,000 employees and one million patients. As Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and administrative computing for 18,000 faculty and 3,000 students. As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees the administrative data exchange among the payors and providers in Massachusetts. As Chief Exchange Officer of MA-SHARE he oversees the Regional Healthcare Information Organization (RHIO), which develops clinical data exchange efforts in Massachusetts. As Chair of HITSP he coordinates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.
Lynn Hamilton, Chief Commercial Officer, Talkspace
Lynn Hamilton is the Chief Commercial Officer at Talkspace responsible for strategy and enterprise growth across multiple sectors including employers, payors, health delivery systems, universities and local, state and federal agencies. Prior to Talkspace, Lynn was at Magellan Health for nearly seven years. As the Senior Vice President for Magellan Health’s Employer and Federal Government businesses she was responsible for the oversight of existing account relationships, new business development, service delivery, quality and operations. Lynn oversaw the launch of the Federal business for Magellan resulting in several significant contract wins for Military Behavioral Health. Prior to Magellan, she was Vice President at CIGNA Healthcare where she held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility during her 10-year tenure including financial roles and account management and business development oversight. Before CIGNA, she held senior financial roles at MedPartners in the Physician practice management industry. Lynn received her BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and a MBA in Finance and Healthcare from the University of Connecticut. She holds a CPA certificate in the State of Connecticut and began her career at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Jay Hazelrigs Vice President, OptumInsight
Jay has worked as a health care actuary for 20+ years. His unique background includes consulting for Fortune 500 companies, health systems, ACOs, providers, employers, government and commercial payers across a multitude of business and actuarial issues. His consulting engagements include providing value-based care expertise and strategic advice to ACOs, payer and provider organizations. He helps clients understand changing market dynamics and helps them formulate market, product and benefit plan strategies.
Mark Hiatt, M.D., MBA, Executive Medical Director, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Mark D. Hiatt, MD, MBA, MS serves as executive medical director for Regence BlueCross BlueShield and interim executive medical director of Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Prior to joining Regence, Dr. Hiatt was chief medical officer for a major medical benefits management company, and department leader and board member for a large regional health system. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University, residency in radiology and master’s in Health Evaluation Sciences from the University of Virginia, and MD and MBA with academic distinction from Wake Forest University. Dr. Hiatt serves on the boards of RadSite, the Utah chapter of the American Red Cross, and the College of Science & Health of Utah Valley University, and was appointed by the Governor of Utah to serve on that state’s Medical Education Council and Digital Health Service Commission (for which he is Chair Elect).
Nicole Hobbs, Ph.D., Director, Medical Informatics, Business Development, Intermountain Healthcare
Nicole Hobbs is Director of Medical Informatics at Intermountain Healthcare, managing operations and strategy for external collaborations. She comes from a background in Pharmaceutical Research, Operations and Project Management to support the creation of new data partnerships focused on leveraging healthcare data for evidence-based clinical quality improvement. At Intermountain Healthcare, Nicole currently leads clinical data teams to generate novel insights and innovative solutions that can transform healthcare.
Scott Hopes, Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare IT Services, ONYX Healthcare USA, Inc.
Scott Hopes is Chief Medical Officer of ONYX healthcare USA, INC and Member Board of Trustees in University of South Florida. Hopes has served over 25 years as a healthcare executive and has been a consultant to major health care corporations, hospitals, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and providers in the areas of health policy and planning, healthcare finance, health facilities and systems management, risk management, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, disease management, and public health. Hopes has been a consultant to state and local governments on patient safety, electronic health information, Medicaid, Medicare, health care insurance, finance, policy and access issues.
Dr. Graham Hughes, CEO, Healthcare, Sutherland Healthcare Solutions
Dr. Graham Hughes, a keynote Abstract in a number of conferences, is the Chief Executive Office at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions. Dr. Hughes is a physician with more than 20 years of US and international experience leading teams in the development and delivery of innovative healthcare IT products and services. Dr. Hughes holds a B.S. in Developmental Neurobiology and earned his medical degree from Kings’ College Hospital in London.
Andrea Ippolito, VA Innovators Lead, Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation
Getting her start at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, Andrea Ippolito now leads the VA Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. In this capacity, she designed and oversaw the creation of a program that provides the tools and resources to VA employees to develop innovations that improve the experience of our Veterans. Ms. Ippolito has pursued doctoral studies in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, and is the Co-Founder of an innovative application that improves access to care called Smart Scheduling, which was recently acquired by athenahealth in 2016. She also previously served as the Co-Director of MIT’s “Hacking Medicine” program, as an Innovation Specialist at the Brigham Innovation Hub and Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth. Ms. Ippolito completed her MS in Engineering & Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Ms. Ippolito worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her BS in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.
Alistair Jacques, Chief Information Officer, Fairview Health
Alistair Jacques, is the senior vice president and chief information officer for Fairview Medical Systems. He received his business degree from the University of Manchester, UK. Alistair comes to Fairview with more than 30 years of experience both here in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Alistair held a variety of IT leadership roles at United HealthGroup, where he worked for more than 10 years. Before that, Alistair was with Cargill, Northwest Airlines, Ernst & Young, Shearson Lehman and Barclays Bank. Alistair has recent experience in health care IT and in leading large IT functions of up to 800 people. Alistair's entire career has been spent working in large, complex, regulated industries. He is a member of several organizations, professional affiliations and community boards. Alistair lives in Orono with his wife, Karen, and has two children, Nick and Sophie. Alistair is skilled at change management and driving performance excellence and is passionate about creating a positive organizational culture. He has training and experience in strategic planning and business IT alignment. He also enjoys art, cooking, golf, tennis, and motor cars.
Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., CEO, Health Level Seven (HL7)
Dr. Jaffe is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Level 7 International (HL7). He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities and post-doctoral training at NIH and the Lombardi Cancer Center. He has served in various academic positions in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, as well as in the School of Engineering. Over 3 decades, Chuck has held various leadership roles in health information management and technology. Prior to joining HL7, he was the Global Strategist at Intel. In addition, he lead a national research consortium, found a consultancy for research informatics, and served as the VP of Medical Informatics at AstraZeneca. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSD. Chuck has been the contributing editor for several journals and has published on clinical management, informatics deployment, and healthcare policy.
Sachin Jain, M.D., MBA, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore Health System/Anthem
Sachin H. Jain is chief executive officer at CareMore Health System; consulting professor of medicine at Stanford; and a Forbes contributor. He has held leadership roles in the US government; pharmaceutical industry; and academia. He trained in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and earned his undergraduate, medical and business degrees from Harvard. Prior to joining CareMore, Dr. Jain was Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer at Merck & Co. He also served as an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and a member of faculties at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. From 2009-2011, Dr. Jain worked in the Obama Administration, where he was senior advisor to Donald Berwick when he led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Jain was the first deputy director for policy and programs at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as special assistant to David Blumenthal when he was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Dr. Jain graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in government and continued on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School. He trained in medicine at the Brigham and Women's Medicine, earned his board certification from the ABIM, and continues to practice medicine at CareMore. He is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science & Innovation and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and in journals such as the New England Journal, JAMA, Health Affairs, and the Harvard Business Review blogs and was an editor of the book, The Soul of a Doctor (Algonquin Press). Dr. Jain is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey, but presently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Erik Johnson, MBA Vice President, Health Management Consulting, Optum
Erik has broad experience designing population health strategies for an array of providers. He was most recently senior vice president of Alere Health, where he ran its health care networks consulting practice and oversaw new product development. Erik assisted health care systems in determining how to adopt and assess accountable care and bundled payment models and helped guide overall strategy. Erik also worked with health IT companies in responding to emergent issues around EHRs and data exchange.
Simon Jones, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Population Health, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, YU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC)
Dr. Jones is Professor of Population Health (Research) and Director of Data Analytics at NYU Medical School. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and has over 100 publications. Prior to this he was Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Integrated Care at the University of Surrey. Before that he has held a number of senior posts in the UK health care including Chief Statistician at Dr Foster Intelligence and a secondment as Head of Analytics for the United Kingdom’s Centre for Workforce Intelligence for Health and Social Care. He brings extensive experience in leveraging data analysis and health informatics in the study of health services research to his role at NYU.
Jacob Kagan, M.D., Director, Behavioral Health Specialty, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius Health
Dr. Kagan received his medical degree from Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. He completed adult psychiatry residency training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he also served as chief resident in the outpatient addiction service. Prior to joining Harvard Vanguard in 2011, Dr. Kagan was an attending psychiatrist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and associate director of the addiction and comorbidity treatment service. He is board certified in psychiatry, and is particularly interested in working in the field of addictions. Since early 2013, Dr. Kagan has been the Specialty Director for Behavioral Health at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as a practicing psychiatrist and chief at the Harvard Vanguard Peabody practice, where he continues to have a special interest in working with patients with addictions.
Martin Karpefors, Ph.D., Informatics Science Director, Advanced Analytics Centre, AstraZeneca
Martin Karpefors is an Informatics Science Director at AstraZeneca. He holds a M Sc in Engineering Physics and a Ph D in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Chalmers University of thechnology, Gothenburg, Sweden. His expertise is primarily in data analytics and visualization.
Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Information Systems, Northwell Health
Vipul Kashyap, PhD is an experienced healthcare informatics executive with extensive experience across payers, providers and pharmaceuticals and is currently Director or Clinical Decision Support and Care Management at Northwell Health. He has held positions at Partners Healthcare System, Cigna Healthcare; NYU Langone Medical Center; Pegasystems and acts as an advisor to many healthcare informatics startups. Vipul's passion is to identify innovative approaches that leverage data and collaborations across stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to improve outcomes and reduce cost - As the lead in the W3C Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group, he demonstrated a Proof of Concept, leveraging EMR data for determination of patient eligibility for a Clinical Trial - a successful collaboration with Healthcare Providers, Vendors, Pharmaceuticals and Academic Medical Centers. He looks forward to exchanges and collaborations to address challenging problems in Healthcare IT and Analytics.
Nirmal Keshava, Ph.D., Senior Principal Informatics Scientist, Research & Development Information, AstraZeneca PLC
Nirmal is an experienced big data scientist and leader that has developed innovative solutions for multi-disciplinary problems involving advanced sensor platforms and algorithms, rigorous performance evaluation, and creative visualization. His contributions have spanned biomedical image/signal processing, neuroimaging, genomics, clinical informatics, biometrics, neuroscience, and multi-modal physiology. His goal is to generate insight and value by creatively exploiting data sets of all sizes and types and to work across boundaries to achieve project and institutional goals. Nirmal‘s background in signal processing is complemented by several years of in-depth technical and management experience and collaboration with many different academic, government, and commercial partners. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and enjoy defining visions and leading teams to achieve challenging goals.
Erik Kins, Chief Innovation Officer, Allscripts
Erik Kins is Allscripts Chief Innovation Officer and oversees the development and expansion of Allscripts Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and other healthcare IT industry integration initiatives, such as SMART and FHIR. Erik’s team supports a vibrant developer community known as the Allscripts Developer Program. Erik strives to drive innovation by assessing new technology, and encouraging adoption of emerging trends into Allscripts core products. Erik is also a professional actor and musician.
Ravi Kuppuraj, Business Leader, Connected Sensing, Philips
Ravi heads the Connected Sensing and Wearables venture at Philips. Ravi is a medical industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in patient monitoring, and healthcare IT. Most recently, Ravi co-founded and served as the CTO at InfoBionic, where he led the development of MoMeTM - a cloud-based, universal patient monitoring solution with unprecedented analytics that allows physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.Before InfoBionic, Ravi served as the vice president of research and development at Draeger Medical, a global powerhouse in patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery, and respiration technology. Prior to that, Ravi headed R&D efforts at SpaceLabs Medical, in Seattle, where he was instrumental in driving the development of key technologies and products in patient monitoring solutions, and was the general manager for their India operations.In addition, Ravi was involved with several successful med-tech startups, including CardioNet, where he served as director, ECG Analysis, and was an integral team member that developed and launched CardioNet’s revolutionary Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) product. Ravi holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a PhD and MS in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and University of Miami respectively, and a BSEE from Bangalore University.
Rebecca Kush, Ph.D., President and Founder, CDISC
Rebecca Kush is a Founder and the current President of CDISC. Dr. Kush has over 25 years of experience in the area of clinical research. She has worked for the U.S. National Institutes of Health, academia, a global contract research organization and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and Japan. Among numerous publications, Dr. Kush is lead author of the book, eClinical Trials: Planning and Implementation. She has given invited presentations (including keynotes) and tutorials at industry conferences, FDA and other venues in the U.S., Europe, and Japan for over 20 years. Dr. Kush earned a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California (UCSD) School of Medicine in La Jolla, CA and has a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of New Mexico.
Donald Levick, M.D., MBA, CMIO, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Donald Levick, MD, MBA is a practicing Pediatrician and the Chief Medical Information Officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He has worked in Clinical Informatics since 2000, and has worked on numerous healthcare information technology projects. He was one of the executive clinical leaders for the implementation of Epic at LVHN, the integrated electronic health record. He oversees the Enterprise Analytics Group, the network resource for reports and analytics, and is Chair of the Network Data Governance Committee. He is the Past-President of the Medical Staff of LVHN and currently serves as Treasurer for the LVHN Medical Staff.
Dave Levin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sansoro Health
David Levin, MD is a physician executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare information systems, clinical operations and enterprise strategic planning. Prior to joining Sansoro, he served as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS), where he led the Clinical Systems Office. Dr. Levin has founded several healthcare IT startups and served as an advisor to many more. He is a nationally recognized Abstract and has appeared in academic, industry and consumer media. He currently serves on multiple industry and venture capital advisory boards and non-profit governance boards. Dr. Levin received his MD and his BA from Brown University.
Lei Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Lei Li is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Washington State University. My research mainly focuses on the mobile point-of-care technology (MPOCT), precision engineering, optical manufacturing, micro/nano manufacturing, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). In the field of MPOCT, we have developed a serial of ultra-low-cost smartphone optosensing platforms with our innovative manufacturing methods for diagnostics/detection and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Adam Licurse, M.D., Associate Medical Director, Primary Care, BWH Physicians Organization, Partners Center for Population Health
Adam Licurse is an associate medical director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, and Partners Center for Population Health. He practices primary care at the South Huntington primary care practice. At BWH, he leads a number of population health and care redesign efforts, including the Brigham’s patient reported outcome measure (PROMs) program, and its ambulatory Telehealth efforts: E-Visits, Virtual Visits, and E-Consults. In his Partners Population Health Management role, he directs the strategy and implementation of the group's multiple patient engagement and telehealth programs, including efforts in shared decision making, in-office and virtual patient education, online patient communities, remote monitoring, patient texting, and virtual patient self-management. He has published multiple articles about evidence-based clinical decision-making and financial ties to industry, teaches in BWH’s Clinical Process Improvement Program and the ambulatory curriculum of the BWH medical residency program, and has been an invited panelist and Abstract at numerous national conferences on population health, telehealth, and patient engagement. Adam completed residency training in Internal Medicine at BWH, and earned his MD and MHS at Yale School of Medicine where he graduated cum laude. He graduated from Yale College.
Craig Lipset, MBA, Head of Clinical Innovation, R&D, Pfizer Inc.
Craig Lipset is Head of Clinical Innovation within Worldwide Research & Development at Pfizer. Craig’s team is managing initiatives and investments that impact development of the Pfizer portfolio today while collectively redefining the future of clinical research. Craig previously served as Venture Partner in Pfizer Venture Investments (Pfizer’s VC arm), where he focused on diversifying the company’s $50M annual budget for private investments in the areas of diagnostics and health technology. Craig was also Senior Director in Molecular Medicine, where he spearheaded initiatives driving innovation in clinical research and personalized medicine by drawing upon tools from health information technology, telemedicine, and eHealth. Craig brings over 15 years of leadership and innovation in the field of drug development. He previously served as Associate Vice President of Program Management at Adnexus Therapeutics (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb), and on the founding management team for Perceptive Informatics (now part of PAREXEL International). Listed among the 2010 PharmaVOICE most inspiring people in the life sciences and among Pharmaceutical Executive’s 2011 Emerging Leaders, Craig was recently named program chair for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association. Outside of Pfizer, Craig serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.
Maxine Mackintosh, Chair & Ph.D. Student, HealthTech Women UK & University College London
Maxine is the Chair of HealthTech Women UK – an international professional network which aims to support and promote women to be the future leaders of medical innovation. She does this alongside a data science PhD at UCL where she mining electronic medical records for early detection of dementia. Maxine has also completed an MSc in Health Policy and Economics at the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her professional work has led her to the Royal Society, Roche, L’Oreal, and the NHS. She is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, a fellow of the Digital Health Forum, and an advisor to the Youth Health Parliament: Emerging tech. She is a digital health fanatic and continues to report and consult on medical innovation in the UK, central Europe and the Silicon Valley.
John Mattison, M.D., Asst Medical Director, CMIO, CHIO, National and Regional Leadership, Kaiser Permanente
John Mattison is founder of the XML work leading to the CDA, CCD, and CCDA standards, co-chairs the eHealth workgroup of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), led the largest integrated healthcare implementation of an EHR in the US, and keynotes conferences nationally and internationally on various health, health policy, and emerging technologies. He is involved in multiple national and global initiatives to drive better health outcomes in all communities.
Patrick McIntyre, Senior Vice President, Health Care Analytics, Anthem
Patrick McIntyre, senior vice president of Health Care Analytics, oversees WellPoint’s enterprise-wide analytics capabilities including medical economics, restated financial reporting, network pricing, provider collaboration analytics, clinical informatics, client reporting, public and private exchange analytics, and analytic platforms. Patrick leads a team of approximately 1,200 associates whose primary goal is enhancing WellPoint’s ability to analyze health care costs and develop meaningful cost management initiatives. Patrick joined WellPoint through the company’s acquisition of Amerigroup in December of 2012. While at Amerigroup, Patrick served as senior vice president of Health Care Economics with responsibility for company-wide medical expense analytics, provider pricing, premium optimization, program integrity and analytic platforms. Patrick's career spans more than 25 years in health care and finance strategic management, business development, analytics, contracting, operations and administration. Patrick has held leadership positions including chief financial and chief operating officer positions in which he led business operations, finance, analytics and information technology functions. Prior to WellPoint, Patrick served as vice president of Healthcare Analytics for UnitedHealth Group, where he held responsibility for the strategic, operational and financial areas of the company’s enterprise-wide health care analytics programs and business intelligence platforms. Before that, he held the title of vice president for UnitedHealthcare where he successfully integrated the analytic platforms for two of the organization’s largest acquisitions. Patrick also held multiple roles at Optum (formerly Ingenix), Medica Health Plan, Doctor’s Health Plan, Aetna and others. Patrick is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and also served in the United States Army Reserves. He is also a certified management accountant, and a certified public accountant (inactive). Patrick has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University.
Blackford Middleton, M.D., Chief Informatics & Innovation Officer, Apervita, Inc., Past Chairman of the Board, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Blackford Middleton is Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Computer-based Patient Record Institute (CPRI). Previously, he was a Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and or of Medicine, at Stanford, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities, and he held executive leadership roles at MedicaLogic/Medscape, Partners Healthcare, and Vanderbilt. Currently, he is a member of the Faculty at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Chief Informatics and Innovation Officer at Apervita. Dr. Middleton’s work is focused on clinical informatics – the applied science surrounding strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation of intelligent clinical systems in complex environments.
Rebecca Mitchell, Director, Clinical Product, Validic
As the Director of Clinical Product at Validic, Rebecca enables clinicians and health systems to use patient generated data in a clinically relevant and scalable way. She has a background in product development, policy, and entrepreneurship as the past Director of Health at Code for America, Medical Officer for Innovation at Health and Human Services, and Co-Founder and President of the not for profit SpanAfrica. She is also the co-instigator of Dropout Docs, a national network of practicing and non-practicing doctor-innovators who have "dropped out" of traditional career pathways in search of a creative and broadly impactful career. She received her medical degree from the University of California-San Francisco.
Greg Moody, Director, Governor's Office of Health Transformation, State of Ohio
Governor John R. Kasich appointed Greg Moody in January 2011 to lead the Office of Health Transformation. OHT is responsible for advancing Governor Kasich’s Medicaid modernization priorities, and engaging private sector partners to improve overall health system performance. Greg began his public service career as a budget associate for the U.S. House Budget Committee in Washington D.C. The Budget Chairman at the time, Rep. John Kasich, asked Greg to study the impact of Medicaid on federal spending – an assignment that set the course for his public policy career. Prior to joining the Kasich Administration, Greg was a senior consultant at Health Management Associates, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Executive Assistant for Health and Human Services for Ohio Governor Bob Taft, and Chief of Staff to the Dean at the OSU College of Medicine.
David Muntz, Principal, Muntz and Company
David Muntz is currently a Principal at Muntz and Company. David began his career as a biostatistician, then became CIO, and ultimately rose to the position of CEO at Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank in Dallas, TX. He returned to health information technology at Texas Health Resources, where he functioned as SVP & CIO for 15 years. He then worked for 5 years as the SVP & CIO at Baylor Health Care System. In 2012, David accepted a White House appointment to serve as the first Principal Deputy National Coordinator and Chief of Staff at ONC (Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator) through 2013. David returned to the private sector as CIO of GetWellNetwork through 2015 where he now serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as a consultant. David is on the Board of AHIMA and serves on advisory committees for several companies. In his career, David led talented teams that authored, acquired, and implemented many forms of health information technologies including EHRs from all the major vendors. Under his leadership, his teams managed more than 180 project go-lives annually. Due to his team’s efforts, he was awarded CHIME’s Innovator of the Year at 2 different employers. His organizations were recognized nationally for innovation in information technology for more than 25 years including his time in the federal government. In 2014 the CHIME Board presented him its CIO Legacy Award.
Kathleen Myers, MD, chief medical Information officer, AristaMD
Dr. Kathleen Myers is a board-certified, actively practicing emergency physician with more than 20 years of clinical experience. At AristaMD, she is responsible for guiding the clinical aspects of product design, ensuring quality assurance and regulatory compliance for clinical services provided by AristaMD, and overseeing the multi-specialty panel of physicians for eConsults. An accomplished entrepreneur, she is passionate about improving health care through digital innovation. Dr. Myers earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from University of California, San Diego and doctor of medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at University of California, Los Angeles.
Jonathan Nebeker, M.D., Deputy CMIO, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Nebeker is a geriatrician, researcher, and manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Utah. At VA, he is national Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer and the clinical lead for the VistA Evolution Program, which is developing VA’s next-generation EHR. In this role, he focuses on designing a user experience that promotes patient-centric, team-based, quality-driven healthcare. In the recent past he was the VA lead for the joint DoD-VA user experience. He also directs the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI), which develops and hosts cloud-based tools for advanced analysis and research including for data visualization and natural language processing. His research has focused on the epidemiology of adverse drug events and EHR functional design. He has found that many computerized interventions to prevent adverse drug events still permit high rates of drug-related harm. For EHR design, he has translated theoretical frameworks from cognitive and social psychology to medical informatics. In randomized controlled trials, users of his interfaces have completed their work faster with more accurate assessments of patient status compared to traditional tab-based EHRs interfaces.
Samuel Nordberg, PhD., Director, Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovation, Atrius Health
Dr. Nordberg received his PhD. from Penn State University, after transitioning from a career as a senior equity analyst on Wall St. He completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the Boston VA Medical Center, where he served in the Center for Returning Veterans and the Brockton VA Inpatient Hospital. Concurrently, Dr. Nordberg conducted research at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Health Sciences Research and Development center of innovation in Boston and Bedford, MA. Dr. Nordberg is licensed in clinical psychology in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Nordberg has been the Medical Director for Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovation since early 2014, and has recently resumed practicing as a psychologist in the Harvard Vanguard Peabody practice. Dr. Nordberg’s primary focus has been supporting the evidence based redesign of behavioral health at Atrius, as well as the development of data-driven quality improvement systems.
Toyin Okanlawon, M.D., MPH, Senior Project Leader and Senior Healthcare Researcher, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School
Toyin Okanlawon, M.D., MPH is a Lecturer, Senior Health Care Project Leader and Researcher, for Professor Michael Porter’s Value Based Health Care Delivery Team at the Institute for Strategy and Competiveness at Harvard Business School. As the principal health care researcher at the Institute, Toyin conducts original research and strategy for transitioning health systems to value-based care models. Key areas of focus include the formation of medical condition-based multidisciplinary care teams for specialty and primary care centers; developing and negotiating bundled payments, health system strategy and geographic expansion, and information technology platforms. Other responsibilities include developing and lecturing on course content to HBS students (executive education and graduate school). Toyin has a special interest in value based care delivery in specialty care and how it can better address health care disparities. A Fulbright Scholar, Toyin previously worked in the areas of health policy and promotion of Indigenous affairs in Perth, Western Australia. He is a graduate from Vanderbilt School of Medicine and completed his MPH in Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow. In addition to his research and clinical roles, Toyin advises Harvard College students interested in health care careers and was the recipient of Harvard University’s top award, the Star Family Award for Excellence in Advising. Prior to his role, Toyin was a resident physician in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and served as chair of the public health committee for the Resident and Fellow Section, American Medical Association, where he led and authored the StepsForward Initiative on Physician Burnout and Wellness.
Payam Pakravan, Vice President, Strategy & Planning, OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network)
Payam Pakravan has significant experience in Ontario’s broader public sector, with a focus on health care system transformation initiatives. Over the past decade, he has held progressively more senior roles with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and most recently, at eHealth Ontario. At OTN, he leads the development of corporate strategy, manages the planning process, oversees the Business Intelligence function, and works closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to ensure alignment with the government’s transformational agenda. In addition, Payam leads a Business Consulting team that partners with health system senior leaders to develop strategies to better integrate telemedicine in their organizations. Payam holds Honors and Masters degrees in Commerce from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and a Master of Economics from the University of Toronto.
Trishan Panch, M.D., Co-Founder and CMO, Wellframe
Doctor Panch is a primary care physician and Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Wellframe. He works at the intersection of medicine, computer science and design developing strategies for digital transformation for established healthcare organizations and creating products and services that re-engineer care processes, empower patients and create more efficient and responsive health systems. He is an MIT lecturer in Health Sciences and Technology and is the inaugural recipient of Harvard’s Public Health Innovator of the Year award. He was clinical director of Sana Mobile at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and currently supervises masters students from the Harvard School of Public Health and teaches on graduate courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School as well as a PhD course at MIT. He has advised the Gates Foundation, The Commonwealth Care Alliance and served on the expert panel of the health systems program of the World Health Organization. He currently serves on the board of Wellframe Inc. and the Innovation Advisory Board of Boston Children's Hospital.
Matt Park, Vice President, Sales, dacadoo
Matt Park is Vice President of dacadoo americas, inc. - the “Health Score” company. The dacadoo digital health platform enables Life and Health Insurance companies to engage members in active and healthy lifestyles. Matt works with insurance companies throughout North America to help them create unique strategies to acquire and retain the new generation of consumers.
Philip R.O. Payne, Ph.D., FACMI, Chief Science Officer, Signet Accel
Dr. Payne co-led the creation of Avec® during his tenure as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Dr. Payne is an internationally recognized clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics leader. He currently serves as director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDE, Vice President, Clinical Advocacy, Welldoc
Malinda Peeples serves as Vice President of Clinical Advocacy at WellDoc, where she oversees the clinical outreach program, grant and research activities and professional organization activities. Malinda is a diabetes educator, clinical and informatics nurse specialist who has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally and has been published in The Diabetes Educator, Journal of Diabetes Technology and Society, and other peer-reviewed publications. Malinda also serves as Adjunct Assistant Faculty, Division of Healthcare Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to joining WellDoc, Malinda served as the President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), an organization of multi-disciplinary professionals focused on improving diabetes care through education, management and support. Malinda has also provided diabetes education services and program management in private practices, community health organizations and integrated health systems. Malinda received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and earned her Master’s degree in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She also earned a Master’s degree and completed a postgraduate research fellowship in health sciences informatics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007.
Richard Popiel, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Services & Chief Medical Officer, Cambia Health Solutions & Regence Health Insurance Company
Dr. Richard Popiel leads medical strategy for Regence health insurance plans and provides executive leadership on care initiatives and cost management activities across the corporation. He came to Regence from Horizon Healthcare Innovations, where he was president and chief operating officer. Prior to that, he served as vice president/senior medical director for The Permanente Company. He has chaired the National Council of Physician and Pharmacist Executives for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, led the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Group at America's Health Insurance Plans, and served on the AHIP board of directors. He has held board memberships with the American Cancer Society, the New Jersey Sharing Network (organ donation/transplantation), and the Summit Speech School. He serves on the George Washington University Alumni board of directors. Dr. Popiel earned a B.S. in biology and his M.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He is board-certified in internal medicine.
Joel Reich, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Joel J. Reich is Chief Medical Officer for Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Clinical Associate Professor at The University of New England College of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. He previously served as ECHN’s Chair of Emergency and Ambulatory Care and Medical Director of EMS. In addition to traditional CMO responsibilities, Dr. Reich leads the health system’s clinically integrated network, which includes a physician-led governance organization and post-acute care services. Under his leadership a community-based primary care medical/graduate medical education program was established. Dr. Reich received his B.A. from Brandeis University, M.D. from SUNY at Buffalo, M.S. (Technology & Human Affairs: Telemedicine) from Sever Institute of Technology (Washington University), M.M.M. from Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (Carnegie Mellon University), and M.S. in Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University.
Robert Rudin, Ph.D., Information Scientist, Health, RAND Corporation
Dr. Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist at the RAND Corporation. He conducts research in health IT innovation with a focus on understanding user needs, conceptualizing and developing novel health IT functionalities, and evaluating the evidence impact of health IT innovations. Dr. Rudin completed a National Library of Medicine Fellowship and earned a Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a BS in electrical engineering and a SM in technology and policy.
Harry Saag M.D., Medical Director, Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network, NYU Langone Medical Center
Dr. Harry Saag was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He received an Economics Degree from The University of Georgia and subsequently returned to his native Alabama where he received his medical degree from The University of Alabama – Birmingham. Harry then matched at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine for Internal Medicine Residency training which he completed in June 2015 before serving as a Chief Resident in 2016. Harry is particularly interested in health care delivery systems and helping physicians adapt to the changing landscape of reimbursement and quality reporting. He now serves as the Medical Director for the Greater New York Practice Transformation Network at NYU Langone Medical Center working to transform outpatient care to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase patient and staff satisfaction. He also serves as a Clinical Quality and Effectiveness Advisor to NYULMC’s Faculty Group. Clinically, he sees patients as a hospitalist at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Ivan Salgo, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Philips
Ivan S. Salgo, MD, MS, MBA is Associate Chief Medical Officer for Philips. In his role, he is involved in medical device technology strategy and linking those to business new models. He is part of an innovations team that focused on leading a broad-based medical, science and technology areas to bring clinically meaningful innovation to the bedside. He received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Michelle Schneider, Senior Solutions Engineer, Iatric Systems, Inc.
Michelle is a Solutions Engineer with Iatric Systems focusing on the interoperability needs of hospitals, networks, regions and states. She is a registered nurse and 2017 marks her 25th year in healthcare IT. EMR implementations and conversions, healthcare application development, HISP and HIE implementations, EMPI management and, interface management and testing have provided her a unique look at the needs of healthcare. Michelle is committed to the mission of educating the healthcare community about interoperability as a means to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.
Pratik Shah, Ph.D., CO-PI and Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pratik works at the intersection of nanotechnology, imaging, low-cost diagnostics, entrepreneurship and scalable solutions for improving human health. He is leading the health and technology efforts run by the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group. Pratik has scientific expertise in clinical imaging for machine learning, low-cost diagnostics, non-profits; startups, medical devices and several high-throughput approaches, including massively parallel DNA sequencing, digital gene expression technology, proteomics and metabolomics. He is developing and deploying the next-generation of non-ionizing clinical imaging systems powered by computer vision and machine learning platforms. Pratik is the recipient of a National award from the American Society for Microbiology, as well as an independent fellowship award from Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a BS, MS and a PhD in Microbiology and completed fellowship training at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
David Shein, M.D., Medical Director, The Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association (MACIPA)
Dr. Shein is Medical Director at Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA (MACIPA) in Boston, on the active medical staff at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He practices primary care at Reservoir Medical Associates in Cambridge, MA. His focus as IPA Medical Director includes engaging member physicians in initiatives around health care quality, patient experience and access. He serves as a member of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Physician Council. Dr. Shein is a Co-director of the Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education course Primary Care Internal Medicine held annually in Cambridge, MA where he teaches about e-health. He teaches locally and internationally with the New England College of Optometry in Boston and with the Graduate Institute of Optometry in South Africa, participating in an initiative to preserve vision and prevent complications of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases in southern Africa. Dr. Shein previously worked as Internal Medicine Physician, Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician Coordinator for Clinical Information Systems at the MIT Medical Department where he was awarded an Infinite Mile award for helping transition MIT to paperless patient care. Dr. Shein graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship and primary care residency at Harvard Medical School’s Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
Michael Sheinberg, M.D., Medical Director, Medical Informatics, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Dr. Sheinberg is the Medical Director of Informatics for the network and helped lead the recent multi-year implementation of a single, integrated EHR. He has also served as Associate Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety for the physician group. He’s a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and continues to practice part time.
Alex Sherman, Director, Strategic Development & Systems, Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Alex's interests and passion are in developing collaborations in clinical research and building disease-specific research networks and consortia to achieve “Big Data” in rare diseases. Other areas of his research are understanding the benefits of patient-centric research and incentives for research collaborations and data sharing. He is a frequent speaker at academic and industry conferences and has many publications on the topics of collaboration in clinical research, data and biospecimen sharing and technology utilization for these purposes. As the Director of Strategic Development & Systems at the Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, Alex is responsible for the successful design, development, and deployment of software platforms for numerous clinical trials and biomarker studies in ALS, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and depression. Alex conceived and was instrumental in design, development, and adoption by the international research community of NeuroBANK™ platform, an accelerated clinical research environment, currently utilized by numerous researchers and institutions worldwide. His team was responsible for conception, design, and implementation of PRO-ACT - the largest clinical dataset from clinical trials data in ALS and the first such attempt in a rare diseases space. This platform was selected as the Best Bio-IT project by the Bio-IT World Congress in 2013 and by Clinical Informatics News in 2016. Alex is a Board Member of the ALS Research Group (ALSRG) and a founding Board Member of ALD Connect research consortium. Mr. Sherman holds Masters of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and graduated from a doctorate program in Nuclear Engineering. He is a Principal Associate in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Bret Shillingstad, M.D. FACS, CEO, Telemetrix/RPM
Bret Shillingstad, MD, FACS, is the CEO at Telemetrix/RPM. Bret is a board-certified general surgeon who previously co-owned and co-managed a multi-specialty group practice. While in practice he used several electronic health record systems and voice recognition software. He began working at Epic full-time in February 2004 after practicing for nearly eight years. At Epic, he was involved in many facets of the EHR, including pre- and post-go live audits, content development, reporting and discrete data collection, physician engagement, and presentations related to the EHR, and optimization. Now, at Telemetrix, Dr. Shillingstad is providing the Connected Patient Home Monitoring Solutions that will integrate into EMR’s such as EPIC and Cerner platforms.
Vivian Singletary, MBA, Director, Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), Task Force for Global Health
Vivian Singletary, MBA, serves as director of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), a program of The Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Vivian guides PHII’s work to improve health outcomes worldwide by strengthening health practitioners’ abilities to use information effectively. Vivian joined The Task Force for Global Health in 2009 after more than 15 years in leadership positions in supply chain management for Home Depot and M&M Mars.
Dave Skibinski, President & CEO, SnapMD
Dave Skibinski is President, CEO and Co-Founder of SnapMD (located in CA), with over 25 years in the healthcare industry. He brings a proven record of success in the enterprise software and Internet/e-commerce business sectors. For over ten years he worked for GlaxoSmithKline in sales/marketing/managed care roles, and has worked in the healthcare field including children’s hospitals, cancer centers, teaching institutions, and government healthcare care. He is known for his knowledge of healthcare systems and skills in market analysis/strategy development. He holds a BS in Biology from Indiana University, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Patrick Tellez, MD, chief medical officer, North County Health Services
Dr. Patrick Tellez holds a wealth of experience as a practicing physician, but also brings a robust background in health care administration. Dr. Tellez graduated from the University of Minnesota School Of Medicine and is boarded in pediatrics and immunology & allergy. He holds a master’s in public health from UCLA and master of science in health administration from the University of Colorado. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Tellez received the 2012 Award for Clinical Quality Improvement, Colorado Primary Care Association and the American Medical Association. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Medical Society, and Delegate to the California Medical Association.
Gijs van Oort, Ph.D., CEO, Health Access San Antonio (HASA)
Gijs van Oort, PhD is the CEO/Executive Director for HASA, the regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) provider authorized by the State of Texas to implement community-based HIE services in North, Central and South Texas. Van Oort carries responsibility for executing the mission of this 501 (c) (3) community collaborative, as well as daily operations and oversight of a team of seven professionals. The organization is overseen by a board comprised of representatives of large and small health care providers from across the region. Van Oort has developed consumer-based health services ranging from medically supervised wellness facilities to prevention technology applications for the corporate setting. This diverse exposure to the healthcare industry has contributed to HASA’s current success as the leading community HIE in Texas. As a community utility, HASA services support physicians, hospitals, payers and public health organizations. In 2015 HASA was invited to offer its services in the greater Dallas Fort Worth and West Texas region. Previously, van Oort was CEO of Practiva Health, a corporate wellness company, and Director for Business Development for the Nutrasweet Company. He served in various management capacities for hospital based wellness programs. He taught at Temple University and Central Florida University and is currently a guest lecturer at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He received his undergraduate degree from the Haagse Akademie voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in The Hague, Holland and a MS and PhD from Southwest Texas State University and Texas A&M University, respectively. Van Oort initiated multiple State-level professional organizations, including the Texas Association for Health Information Organizations.
Nick van Terheyden, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, NTT DATA, Inc.
Dr. Nick van Terheyden is the Chief Medical Officer for NTT DATA, Inc. where he is responsible for providing strategic insight to help NTT DATA advance its support of healthcare organizations, medical professionals and patients through information-enabled healthcare. He helps NTT’s global healthcare customers develop a strategy and apply technology to achieve an IT environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient-focused.
Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)
Micky Tripathi is the founding President and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. His activities range from policy guidance at the federal level, to collaborative strategic planning at the state and community levels, to implementation of health IT systems at the frontline of healthcare delivery. Prior to leading MAeHC, Micky worked with U.S. and international clients as a Manager at the Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategy and management consulting firm. While at BCG, he served as the founding president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, where he led the design and launch of one of the largest and most successful statewide laboratory results-delivery businesses in the country. Micky serves on a number of boards and steering committees, including the Information Exchange Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee, the eHealth Initiative, and the New England Health Exchange Network (NEHEN). Micky holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelors in Political Science from Vassar College.
Alexis Vallée-Bélisle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Montreal
Alexis Vallée-Bélisle is Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2012) and Canada Research Chair Tier II in Bioengineering and bio-nanotechnology (U. of Montreal). His research focuses on recreating complex biochemical mechanisms and mathematically validating them using DNA molecules. He also develops various DNA-based nanotechnologies “inspired by Nature” that improve disease diagnosis and enable to deliver therapeutic treatments more effectively. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry in 2008 under the supervision of Steven Michnick at UdeM and his postdoctoral degree in bioengineering under the supervision of Kevin Plaxco at UC Santa Barbara (2012). Vallée-Bélisle is recognized by a CRC, a FRQ Santé (a career fellowship), and has been named a Canada Rising Star in Global Health. In 2016, he co-founded Nanogenecs Inc., a Boston and Montreal-based molecular diagnostics company.
Albert Villarin, M.D., CMIO, Associate CIO, Director, Quality Analytics, Clinical Information Systems, Staten Island Univ Hospital-NSLIJ Healthcare System
Al Villarin MD FACEP, has 28 years of physician leadership and clinical informatics experience. He currently drives clinical workflow excellence at Staten Island University Hospital as CMIO and AssocCIO, achieving MU1 (2013), MU2 last year and a 2014 ""Most Wired Hospital"" status from Healthcare IT news. He is chairman of the Unified Communications Committee for NSLIJ and the IS Steering, Physicians Advisory, Workflow Analytics, and is the Director of the Division of Quality Analytics for SIUH. Dr. Villarin has been CMIO for two large academic multi-hospital medical centers in Philadelphia and New York. He is a clinical participant for several network initiatives encompassing a unified system-wide EMR migration; advancing the Patient Experience through in-hospital patient surveys and portals; delivering clinician secured text messaging to enhance clinical throughput efficiencies.
David Yavin, Ph.D., President, North America, Medial EarlySign
Dr. Yavin is responsible for Medial Earlysign’s operations in North America. He is a seasoned enterprise software executive with 20+ years’ of broad experience ranging from startups to large public companies. He has a PhD in Mathematics from MIT.
Adrian Zai, M.D., Clinical Director, Population Informatics, Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adrian Zai, MD, is the clinical director of population informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Computer Science and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. Mass General is the #1 ranked hospital in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, Harvard Medical School's largest teaching hospital, and part of the Partners HealthCare system. Dr. Zai has been in healthcare for over 20 years, with the last 12 years focused on population health management. He is the lead designer and innovator of TopCare, an information technology platform designed uniquely for population health management with core components that support team-based care and patient-centered management.
Tony Zarola, Director, Healthcare, Analog Devices Inc.
Tony Zarola is a 28 year veteran of Analog Devices having spent the past 6 years focusing on the Healthcare market. Tony leads the strategy for Health Monitoring aligning the needs of the market with the core capabilities of ADI.