Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product, MDLIVE, President, MDLIVE Medical Group
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is a primary care physician, a digital healthcare innovator and a health tech entrepreneur. He is Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product Strategy for MDLIVE, as well as President of the MDLIVE Medical Group, one of the largest virtual primary care groups in the nation. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of healthfinch, Board Member of Oneview Healthcare, the Executive Director of the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program and previous Director of Innovation for Northwestern Medicine. He serves on the Governance Board of the Innovation Learning Network, the Advisory Board of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the Editorial Board for Clinical Innovation + Technology, and is the author of Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare. He has been listed as one of HealthLeader’s “Twenty People Who Make Healthcare Better”; Healthspottr’s “Future Health Top 100”, and Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Clinical Informaticists”. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. You can find him at www.DrLyle.com and @DrLyleMD.
Renowned Leadership and Change Management Expert; Best-selling Author
Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have been won multiple awards, been translated into 38 languages, and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
His books include:
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller. Named Amazon’s Best Business Book of 2018.
To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. A #1 best seller on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post lists and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the year’s best book on marketing.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. #1 New York Times best seller. 159 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK.
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. 96 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. Freshman Read at several US colleges and universities. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University’s graduating class when she was the school’s commencement speaker.
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. The first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel to appear on the BusinessWeek best seller list. Named an American Library Association best graphic novel for teens.
Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. Washington Post best seller. Named by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Book That Shaped Work in America over the last 100 years.
Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad.
He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry.
For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.
His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 20 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 15 million views.
Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.
He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute.
Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children—a college senior, a college sophomore, and a 10th grader.
Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess System; International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School
John D. Halamka, M.D., is the chief information officer (CIO) at Beth Israel Deaconess System, chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and a practicing emergency physician. He is also the International Healthcare Innovation professor at Harvard Medical School.
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. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on technology issues in medicine. He completed his residency at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
In his role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative, and academic information technology, serving 3,000 doctors, 12,000 employees, and 1,000,000 patients. As chairman of NEHEN, Dr. Halamka oversees clinical and administrative data exchange among the payers, providers, and patients in Massachusetts. As a Harvard professor, he has served the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration, and national governments throughout the world planning their healthcare IT strategy.
Dr. Halamka has authored five books on technology-related issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the popular Geekdoctor blog.
He runs Unity Farm in Sherborn, MA and serves as caretaker for 150 animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery/winery.
President, Thomas Jefferson University; CEO, Jefferson Health
Jefferson President Stephen Klasko was named 2nd in Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Dr. Klasko is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of health care and higher education. His 2018 book is titled, Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America – an account of how the USA was elected to the Intergalactic Council of Cool Health Systems by 2035. As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining health care and higher education. In 2019, he was invited to address the World Economic Forum in Davos to speak about the future of healthcare.
Former New Jersey Attorney General, Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law
Anne Milgram’s work centers on reforming the criminal justice system through smart data, analytics, and technology. She is currently a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law, where she runs the Criminal Justice Lab, dedicated to using data and technology to transform the American criminal justice system. She also teaches seminars on criminal justice policy and human trafficking.
From 2007 to 2010, Milgram served as New Jersey’s Attorney General, where she led the 9,000-person Department of Law & Public Safety. Milgram was New Jersey’s chief law enforcement officer. In that capacity, she directed the State Division of Criminal Justice and had oversight responsibility for state and county prosecutors and more than 30,000 local law enforcement officers statewide. Milgram also oversaw, and significantly reformed, the Camden Police Department.
From 2011-2015, as head of the Criminal Justice Initiative at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Milgram led the creation, development and national implementation of the Public Safety Assessment, a national pretrial risk assessment tool.
Milgram began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She then served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, where she was the Special Litigation Counsel for the prosecution of human trafficking crimes. Milgram was awarded the US Department of Justice Special Commendation for Outstanding Service and the US Department of Justice Director’s Award for her work.
After graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University, Milgram received a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a law degree from New York University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson in Federal District Court in Trenton, New Jersey.
Co-Founder and CEO, Owned Outcomes, Inc.
Anita Pramoda is the founder and CEO of Owned Outcomes, Inc. – a software company that enables data-driven decision making for healthcare providers and payors as they seek financial sustainability alongside clinical outcomes in patient care.
She also serves as an Executive Advisor to Technology Crossover Ventures and on the boards at Dupage Medical Group, Health Catalyst, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Los Angeles). She previously served as the CFO of Epic Systems Corporation and as a board member at Allscripts. Ms. Pramoda holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Author, Professor, Neuroscientist and Authority on Human Behavior
Professor Tali Sharot is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. She combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and expectations of the future.
Why do people discount bad news (a tendency that contributed to the 2008 financial downfall, enhances ill-preparedness in the face of disaster and reduced medical screenings)? Why do we have unrealistic expectations of the future (underestimating our chances of divorce and expecting our kids to be uniquely talented)? Why is it so difficult to change a decision after it is made?
Tali Sharot, a Professor at University College London and currently a visiting professor at MIT, directs the Affective Brain Lab, where her team is dedicated to answer such questions with an aim at identifying ways to encourage behavioral change. Sharot is the author of several books including The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others (Henry Holt, 2017) and The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain (Pantheon, 2011). She has been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, co-presented BBC’s Science Club and spoke at TED. Sharot has written for TIME magazine (cover story), The Guardian, The Washington Post, the New York Times as well as many other publications. Her keynote speaking audiences include Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Citibank, Deloitte & Touche, PIMCO, Vail resorts, Johnson & Johnson, and the World Economic Forum, among many others.
Former CDO, Bayer
Recognized as one of the top 100 global CDOs, a “Power-Lady” of the German economy, and a leading Health Tech Influencer, Jessica Federer is adept at translating digital developments into meaningful advancements for both business and society. Federer is an advisor and investor for health and technology companies, and a Venture Affiliate Partner at Boston Millennia Partners.
Federer was the Chief Digital Officer at Bayer A.G., leading the global digital transformation for the life sciences leader across consumer health, pharmaceuticals, animal health, and agriculture. While at Bayer, she held positions in Global Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Communications and Public Affairs. Federer served on the United Nations m-Powering Development Advisory Board for the Agency for Information and Communications Technology (ITU). Federer began her public health career as an analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Federer earned a Bachelor of Science from the George Washington University, and a Master of Public Health from Yale. She and her husband live in New York City.
Junior in High School and Founder of variantexplorer.org
Justin Aronson is the founder of variantexplorer.org, a data democratization advocate, and a junior in high school student. Justin believes strongly that decisions made by the stewards of data today will profoundly affect the evolution of society as a whole. He advocates for individuals, organizations, and corporations to take courageous stands to open data, thereby empowering his generation to begin attacking the tremendous challenges they will face. Justin himself has been the beneficiary of data altruism. The VariantExplorer.com website is entirely based on genetic variant interpretation data donated by laboratories around the world to ClinVar, who openly publishes the data. VariantExplorer displays the frequency of genetic variant classification conflicts across laboratories. Justin is now exploring how these data can be repackaged in a way that make it easier to incorporate genetic interpretation data into machine learning projects.
Healthcare Analytics and Machine Learning - Product Management Executive, Google
Marianne Slight leads Healthcare Analytics at Google Cloud. Her focus is applying analytical technologies to healthcare problems to make a difference at scale. Prior to Google, she led healthcare NLP products at Nuance, perioperative and critical care products at Picis and then Optum, and analytic solutions at Oracle. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Glasgow, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Chief Executive Officer, Crossover Health
Dr. Shreeve is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been actively involved in the design, development, and distribution of life science technologies that improve the delivery of care and enhance the quality of life. He is currently serving as chief executive officer of Crossover Health, a next generation health care delivery medical group. Dr. Shreeve was a co-founder of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the first open source electronic health record for the healthcare enterprise, where he led the Clients Services team. He led the implementation of large scale electronic health record implementations at community hospitals, state wide health systems, and networks of primary care clinics. Dr. Shreeve is also a founding member of the Health 2.0 technology and reform movement, serving as an advisor to the conference and spokesperson throughout the country. His popular Crossover Health blog focuses on the enabling technologies that transform the delivery, financing, and outcomes of high-performance health systems. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Zoology, with a minor in Economics, from Brigham Young University, is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Arizona Health Science Center. He lives in Southern California with his wife and four children near some of the best breaks on the west coast.
Fellow, Center for Population Health, Partners HealthCare
Salina Bakshi is a fellow at the Center for Population Health at Partners HealthCare, where she leads efforts around primary care strategy for the health system, programming within the Partners Medicaid Accountable Care Organization, and implementation of an integrated payer-provider approach to population health at Partners.
Dr. Bakshi is a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is currently finishing a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well.
Dr. Bakshi received her BA from Columbia University and her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She performed her training in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Chief Medical Officer, Minnesota Hospital Association
Rahul Koranne serves as the first chief medical officer of the Minnesota Hospital Association. As an internist and geriatrician, Rahul has worked in the smallest Critical Access health system and one of the largest integrated delivery networks in Minnesota where he currently serves as a weekend hospitalist. Rahul has been very active at the Minnesota state level with various health reform activities since 2008 in advancing the quadruple aim.
Former Medical Director, Applied Health Science and Strategy, Duke Health; Strategic Advisor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Azalea Kim MD, MBA, MPA is a primary care physician and previously served as Medical Director for Applied Health Data Science and Strategy for Duke Forge, Duke’s center for health data science and Duke Health Technology Solutions. In this role she drove collaboration across Duke to develop and execute strategy for analytics in high value care and to support performance in value-based contracts, including the development and application of data science models. Azalea co-directs innovation at Duke Outpatient Clinic, including data-driven design and implementation of advanced primary care models for complex patients with a focus on serious illness planning, behavioral health, and addressing social drivers of health. As of September 2019, she serves as Strategic Advisor at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina. Azalea received her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MBA from Harvard Business School, MPA from the George Washington University, and training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Health System. Twitter: @azaleakim.
Chief Medical Officer, Pulse Heart Institute, MultiCare Health System
Needham Ward, MD, assisted in the development of the Pulse Heart Institute and has been its Chief Medical Officer since 2015. Dr. Ward served as a cardiologist at the Cardiac Study Center in Tacoma, Washington from 1981-2015. He was Medical Director there from 1996 to 2004 and President from 2010 until his retirement from clinical practice. Prior to practice at the Cardiac Study Center, Dr. Ward served for nine years in the US Army Medical Corps.
During his extensive career, Dr. Ward:
- Led the early adoption of electronic medical record technology at Cardiac Study Center, becoming one of the first private practices in the South Puget Sound area to depart from paper charts
- Initiated the first Cardiac Nuclear Lab for Pierce County outpatients
- Helped develop (and was the first medical director of) the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic in 1997 and Cardiovascular Service Line in 2010
- Along with Dr. Eugene Lapin, was one of the first Cardiologists in Washington state to perform coronary angioplasty
- Developed the first outpatient coronary computerized tomographic angiogram service in Washington state with the help of Dr. Vinay Malhotra.
Dr. Ward is married with five children. He enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, walking and kayaking.
Chief Medical Officer, Diagnostics Information Solutions (DIS), F. Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd
Okan Ekinci is the Chief Medical Officer for Diagnostics Information Solutions (DIS) at F. Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd in Basel, Switzerland. He is a member of the leadership team of DIS, an organization focused on decision support solutions, powered by aggregated data and advanced analytics, in support of Roche’s personalized healthcare (PHC) strategy. The goal is to redefine how data and analytics can drive patient care and R&D to help ensure the right treatment reaches the right patient.
Okan has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare sector, including 8 years of clinical practice in cardiology. Before joining Roche, he was the Global Head & Vice President of the Healthcare Consulting business at Siemens Healthineers, developing and offering IT-enabled transformation and clinical consulting services. With his team, he introduced data-driven innovative offerings such as Radiology Performance Management Services and 4D Workflow Simulation Services for healthcare institutions. Prior to that, he established the Global Medical Office of Healthineers and served as its first CMO, across imaging, in-vitro diagnostics, and healthcare IT.
Okan is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at University College Dublin, Ireland, holds an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin and an MD from the University of Mainz, Germany. He’s an alumnus of Harvard Business School‘s VBHC Value Measurement program.
Chief Medical Officer, Allina Health; Senior Vice President, Allina Health Group
Dr. Timothy Sielaff is the chief medical officer for Allina Health and the SVP for the Allina Health Group (AHG). He advances the quality agenda and clinically leads the 11 clinical service lines that make up the AHG. Tim has been a hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon for 15 years.
Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer, Community Health Network
Dr. Patrick McGill serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer. In this capacity, he provides oversight for the newly formed Office of Analytics. Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy, leading the Product Lines in the reduction of clinical variation, strategies for growth and success in value based base. Prior, he served as the Vice President of Clinical Transformation. Additionally, Dr. McGill has special interests in clinical analytics, office workflow efficiency and waste reduction. Dr. McGill is a certified Green belt in Lean/Six Sigma.
Born and raised outside of Atlanta, GA, Dr. McGill attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and completed his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Prior to joining Community Physician Network in 2010, he practiced Family Medicine in Pendleton, IN and has experience in Emergency and Urgent Care medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and continues to see patients at South Indy Family Practice
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Advisor, Health Catalyst
Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), and participated in many of that organization’s seminal works on quality and patient safety. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He holds faculty appointments at several universities:
- Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (Medicine)
- Visiting Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
- Adjunct Professor, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
- Adjunct Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine (Family Medicine; Biomedical Informatics)
Dr. James is presently a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Boston, MA; a Senior Advisor at the Leavitt Group, Salt Lake City, UT; and a Senior Advisor at Health Catalyst, Salt Lake City, UT. He was formerly Chief Quality Officer, and Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CarePort Health
Vice President, Performance Improvement , Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Kansas Hospital
Dr. David Wild serves as the Vice President of Performance Improvement at the University of Kansas Health System, based in Kansas City, Kansas. In this role he has responsibility for process, performance, and quality improvement work, the development and deployment of the System’s improvement and management systems, applied analytics, clinical variation reduction programs, and clinical and operational redesign across the inpatient and ambulatory enterprises. Dr. Wild is also a practicing anesthesiologist and Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Wild completed his undergraduate and M.D. degrees at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his residency training in Anesthesiology at Saint Louis University where he served in multiple operational and leadership roles prior to joining the University of Kansas Health System. He recently completed his MBA at Rockhurst University with an emphasis on business intelligence and analytics. He has served as the President of the Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and is active at the national level in development of new delivery and alternative payment models for perioperative care.
Vice President, Analytics, UPMC Enterprises
Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is Vice President of Analytics at UPMC Enterprises in Pittsburgh, PA. She joined UPMC Enterprises in June, 2017 after a twenty-year career in academic biomedical informatics. At UPMC, Dr. Jacobson leads a team of engineers and data scientists developing NLP and machine learning applications, leading to commercial solutions. Over the past fifteen years, Dr. Jacobson’s work has focused on extracting meaningful information from electronic medical records to impact population health, precision medicine, and cancer research. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (since 2010). Dr. Jacobson received her MD and completed her National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.She received her MS in Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Science. She completed her graduate medical training in Pathology and Neuropathology at Stanford University Medical Center. Prior to this position, Dr. Jacobson was Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Chief Information Officer for the Institute for Precision Medicine, and Director of the Graduate Training Program in Biomedical Informatics at University of Pittsburgh.
Managing Partner, Safe and Reliable Healthcare
In 1985 I finished an Anesthesia residency to embark on a journey in clinical care. Subsequently, many in healthcare became acutely concerned that the complexity of care combined with human fallibility created unacceptable risk, and I happened to be in the forefront of that awakening. My focus on taking care of one patient at a time became an intense interest in improving the reliability of care for many. This work has taken me to health systems worldwide, in the UK, the USA, in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand. I have worked in The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare in Boston, and with many exceptional individuals. Michael Leonard and I have studied and identified the essential components of great organizational and clinical leaders and selected and simplified the exceptionally important elements of teamwork. We have also had great success in putting into place the practical tools necessary to engender dignity and respect in pursuit of continuous improvement. In institutions small and large, we have built a new generation of learning environments capable of coping with complexity and unending demands. We have achieved positive cultural and clinical change and documented them in 3 books and numerous academic journals. We plan to build on our experience and continuously apply what we have learned – in service to patients and the extraordinary people who care for them everyday.
Managing Partner, Safe and Reliable Healthcare
I have been given the privilege of being able to work broadly across American Healthcare and several countries internationally. In 1999, Kaiser formed a partnership with Dr. Robert Helmreich’s Human Factors Research Group at the University of Texas, and I had the benefit of learning from people with deep expertise in safety culture and teamwork in high-risk environments. I am particularly interested in the effective adoption of this learning into the world of healthcare in clear, effective and sustainable ways. My long time friend and colleague, Dr. Allan Frankel and I have worked extensively to develop practical, comprehensive models that enhance patient and family centered care, effective leadership, a culture of safety, collaborative teamwork, high reliability, and an environment of continuous learning and improvement. The TEM model (Team Based Engagement co-developed with the Mayo Clinic during our time at Pascal Metrics) and the SocioTechnical Model are used effectively to assess and intervene at a clinical unit, hospital or health system level. We have extremely dedicated, skilled individuals caring for patients. Providing a systematic framework and practical tools to enhance the delivery of safe, reliable care and continuous learning is tremendously valuable for patients, caregivers and healthcare organizations.
Chief Experience Officer, Spooner Physical Therapy
Michelle Babcock is a physical therapist and the Chief Experience Officer at Spooner Physical Therapy, a Phoenix-based outpatient orthopedic practice with 21 clinics. Michelle believes physical therapists greatly impact our society’s health, are best equipped to manage community musculoskeletal health, and are underutilized as movement specialists by the community and healthcare system. She is passionate about demonstrating this expertise to the community and that is the foundation for her work.
Michelle is a natural people connector and relationship builder, and she strives for excellence personally and professionally. Her work includes leading and influencing therapists along their journey, and she spends much of her time teaching, guiding and mentoring others, especially in the realm of the patient experience. She gets great satisfaction from watching others grow, and seeing them contribute to the profession through their own passion and talents while impacting the health of our community.
Michelle’s own professional journey has allowed her to appreciate each aspect of operating a successful practice. She has worked as a staff therapist for multiple private practices, a Clinic Director at Spooner Physical Therapy, and has grown through her role on the Leadership Team at Spooner.
Michelle holds a BS in Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. Her personal life is filled with love and fun with her husband and three young children.
Chief Executive Officer, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Greg Stock joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1981 as a CEO. Over the next nine years, he was CEO of three different HCA hospitals in the Midwest and West Coast.
He gained valuable experience leading the financial turnaround of those facilities during that time. Development of new services, recruitment of key physicians, improved productivity and market share gains were realized in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings.
Stock became Chief Executive Officer of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in 1990. Thibodaux Regional has experienced significant growth under Stock’s “results-oriented” leadership, and he has brought the medical center to a significantly higher level of performance.
Under Stock’s visionary leadership, Thibodaux Regional has become known as an Innovative leader in Healthcare:
- Implemented Six Sigma and Lean in 2000 & 2001, as one of the first hospitals focused on Process Improvement
- Winner of numerous Top Quality and Patient Experience Awards:
- Healthgrades Top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety for four consecutive years
- Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for twelve consecutive years
- Top 5% in the Country for Patient Experience
- Top performance nationwide for Employee Engagement
- Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and four consecutive three-year recipient of the College’s Outstanding Achievement Award
- Recruited more than 100 physicians
- Continued growth and expansion of service lines
- Remained financially stable with no debt & significant Days Cash on Hand
- Leveraging data and focusing on the triple aim to transform care through Care Transformation.
- Leading clinical waste reduction resulting in 33% lower cost of care vs competitors.
- Significant market share gains
- Envisioned and built a world class, state of the art Wellness Center that is improving the health and wellness of the region
His collaborative management style, strong physician relations skills, an easy, outgoing manner, sense of humor and ability to challenge his staff to perform at their very best enable him to continue achieving and earning the loyalty and respect of others who also are committed to excellence.
Chief Executive Officer, Lumere
Hani cofounded Lumere in 2012. He provides strategic vision for the company and advises health system executives on how to achieve the best clinical outcomes at an optimal cost. Under his leadership, Lumere was named “one of 50 startups to watch in 2017” by Built in Chicago.
Hani is a frequent presenter and panelist on topics including evidence-based care, healthcare disruption, physician engagement, process improvement and spend management. He previously served as a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s healthcare practice, where he helped found the firm’s health economics think tank, the Center for US Health System Reform.
Hani holds BA, JD and MPH degrees from Harvard University and was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.
Education & Training Coordinator, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Richard has worked in a variety of roles at Thibodaux Regional for over 26 years. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nicholls State University in 1994, she practiced for 9 years in critical care, spending her first four years gaining invaluable experience as a bedside nurse and the latter 5 years in a leadership role as Unit Coordinator, even assuming an Interim Director position prior to her departure. In 2003, desiring more teaching contact with patients, she moved from critical care into an educator role to serve as both a diabetes and staff educator, performing individual counseling for behavior change with diabetes care, coordinating Nursing Orientation, and facilitating American Heart Association staff certification programs. With a desire to incorporate more wellness strategies into patient teaching, Richard completed a Wellness in Clinical Practice certification from the National Wellness Institute (spanning from 2014 – 2019) and then followed this certification with a Master of Arts in Health Studies/Health Promotion from the University of Alabama in 2017.
Throughout the years, Richard has been blessed with many honors. Awards include being designated Thibodaux Regional’s Nurse of the year in May of 2001, being awarded Team Member of the Month in both January 2005 and November 2017 and being honored as one of Louisiana’s Great 100 Nurses in 2007.
With a passion for improving the health and lifestyle habits of Louisiana residents, Richard moved into the Education and Training Coordinator leadership position in 2018 and is using the in-depth knowledge of behavior change theory obtained through her Health Promotion degree to positively impact macro and micro level behavior change. While overseeing Diabetes Education, Medical Nutrition Therapy, and Sports Nutrition services, Richard is now working as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team to grow medically integrated services through WellFit. Serving as WellFit’s process owner, Richard strives to expand WellFit services in order to significantly improve the health and quality of life of those in Thibodaux and its surrounding areas.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Life Sciences, Health Catalyst
Dr. Elia Stupka is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Life Sciences business unit at Health Catalyst and contributes to the overall vision and growth for the company. He is a visionary leader in digital health with a passion for innovation in health and life sciences and 20 years of experience across industry, academic and clinical settings. In his role leading data science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world’s leading cancer organizations, Dr. Stupka brought together research, clinical and operational data to improve patient outcomes and the discovery of new treatments. He started his career as a member of the first team that annotated the human genome in Cambridge, U.K., in 1999-2001. He then worked with Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner to build the first genome research group in Singapore. Subsequently, Stupka worked at several key European research organizations such as the Telethon Institute of Genetics in Naples, Italy and University College London. He then co-directed a genomics research center at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, where he contributed to the successful development and completion of the first commercially viable gene therapy clinical trials in Europe. He worked several years in the pharma industry, at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, where he headed computational biology and genomics. He has published 100+ peer reviewed articles, cited 35,000+ times across the fields of drug development, data science and ethics. His work has contributed to the understanding of the human genome and transcriptome, the diagnosis of rare disease patients, the development of gene therapy and novel drugs on the market and the development of ethics frameworks pertaining to the fast-changing world of big data in health and biology.
Director, Abilities Research Center; Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
David is physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, MIT and NYU. He has served as a faculty member at Weill-Cornell Medicine and Burke Medical Research Institute.
He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mt Sinai Health System, and an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai. He works to develop innovative technology solutions for individuals in need of better healthcare accessibility.
He consults with the Red Bull High Performance division to use evidence-based technologies to improve athletic performance. He is also the “Chief Mad Scientist” of Not Impossible Labs, a group that crowd-sources accessible technological solutions for high-impact humanitarian problems. David’s research has been featured on the ABC, Sport’s Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Time, Wired and the LA Times to name just a few.
Vice President, Supply Chain Clinical Integration Accountability, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Registered Nurse who received a Bachelors in the Science of Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Worked as a staff nurse caring for a varying range of patients for 14 years before transitioning into healthcare supply chain. Worked as the Director of Supply Chain with accountability for all Supply Chain departments within a local community health system. Also, worked as a Supply Chain Regional Director at Premier, Inc. Joined the Bon Secours team in 2016 leading the value analysis and contracting teams. In September 2018 Bon Secours merged together with Mercy Health where I developed, implemented and over see the Clinical Integration program.
Measures Management System Lead, CMS
Kimberly Rawlings is currently the lead for the Measures Management System (MMS) within the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As lead, Mrs. Rawlings manages the MMS Blueprint, organizes quality measurement education and outreach efforts, and coordinates and aligns measure development activities across CMS. She is also a member of the team implementing the Meaningful Measures initiative across the agency and works to engage with external stakeholder to further the initiative.
Mrs. Rawlings joined CMS over 5 years ago after finishing her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park. She also holds a sociology degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, St. Luke’s Health System
Executive Director and Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Astellas Pharmaceuticals
Managing Partner, Iaso Ventures; Director, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Wasim Malik is Managing Partner at Iaso Ventures, the nation’s first health-tech venture capital firm focused exclusively on neuroscience and behavioral health. He is also on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the Epilepsy Foundation, Saphetor, Rexo, Mirrored Motion Works, and Arete Innovations. He is closely involved with the entrepreneurial sector, including serving in management roles at Eyologics and Myolex, and as a startup mentor at Creative Destruction Lab and Dreamit Ventures. He is a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Brain Initiative, the Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s Boston Chapter, and faculty at the IMPACT Program. He previously served as Chief Digital Strategist at Roivant Sciences, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and investments across the spectrum of digital health technologies. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Oxford and postdoctoral training in computational neuroscience from MIT.
Chief Executive Officer, Akili
Data Scientist, Information Technology, Mission Health System
Matthew Lundy is currently employed as a Data Scientist at Mission Health System in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a Masters of Science in Analytics (MSA) candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology and has earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of North Florida. Matthew completed his Administrative Residency with Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville. He has more than five years of experience in healthcare analytics and has managed several specialty clinics. He joined Mission Health System’s Performance Improvement department as a Systems Engineer practicing operations research and lean six sigma. During this time, he received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Matthew later transitioned into Information Technology as a Data Scientist. In this role, he now focuses on building both predictive and optimization models for production applications.
Co-founder and President, MedRhythmns, Inc.
Owen is the co-founder and President of MedRhythms Inc, a digital therapeutics company that uses sensors, music, and AI to build evidence-based neurologic interventions to measure and improve walking. He is determined to provide patients across the globe with the services necessary to recover their walking ability and regain their independence. Owen started MedRhythms as an experienced entrepreneur with an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He also serves as the co-chair of the reimbursement working group at the Digital Therapeutics Alliance.
Global Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Sr. HR Business Partner, GE Healthcare
Steven is the Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Leader and Sr. HR Business Partner for Leadership Programs for GE Healthcare. He is focused on strengthening the leadership accountability for fostering a workplace where all 50,000+ employees feel connected and valued, and where they can present their authentic selves. Steven also oversees the company’s philanthropy goals and initiatives.
Steven has been with GE for more than 14 years and has held several HR leadership roles including Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Global Senior HRM for Imaging (MICT), and Senior HR Business Partner for Global Finance.
He has help previous human resources roles with Miller Brewing Company, SC Johnson and BMO Harris (formerly known as M&I Bank).
Steven earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Master of Science in Human Resources from Marquette University. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Washington High School where is currently serves as the President of the Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation board.
Married to Dr. Monica Kelsey-Brown and their daughter, Alexandria, is a senior Sociology major at Hampton University in Virginia. A lifelong resident of Milwaukee, he has been involved with many community-based boards and activities including a life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Founder & CEO, Advance Sports & Spine Therapy; Partner, Solveglobal
President & CEO, Solve ME/CFS Initiative
CEO, Mymee Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UPMC
Robert A. DeMichiei serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of UPMC, a $20 billion integrated health care delivery and finance system that spans the full spectrum of care with its network of 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals and 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, insurance services, and international and commercial operations.
Before joining UPMC in May 2004, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles with the General Electric Co. (GE). He served as manager of finance, global business development & integration for GE Energy and as chief financial officer for GE Transportation Systems’ Global Service Operations. He also spent 10 years with Price Waterhouse in Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and is a certified public accountant.
Active in various community leadership roles, Mr. DeMichiei currently serves as Board Finance Committee Chairman for the United Way of Allegheny County and Seton Hill University. He serves on the Board of Directors of UPMC Hamot and UPMC Susquehanna, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the AAA East Central Boards.
Rob and his wife, Amy, have four children and reside in Hampton Township, PA.
Vice President, Innovation and Product Management, WebPT
Russell Olsen joined Phoenix-based WebPT as Vice President of Innovation and Product Management in 2017. He leads category design, product management, user experience, and product discovery—as well as applying disruptive innovation approaches to accelerate growth while solving customer and market problems. Russell brings with him deep experience in healthcare and growth companies and has delivered innovations impacting millions of lives over the course of his 15-year career.
Prior to WebPT, Russell led product teams at other healthcare organizations. His roles included Vice President of Product and Innovation at Phytel, an IBM company, and Offering leader at IBM Watson Health, where he led the creation of provider-led population health tools and the integration of Watson and machine learning into several offering portfolios. At IBM he also led the development and launch of Watson Care Manager, helping care managers improve the lives of chronically ill individuals across the globe. Additionally, he led teams at MDdatacor (now Symphony Technology Group), uncovering new ways to use natural language processing to improve the payer driven quality programs.
Russell graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in electronics and information technology. He also received a certificate in “Disruptive Strategy” from Harvard Business School in 2017.
Vice President, Socially Determined
Ashley is Vice President of Socially Determined, a Washington, DC-based Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) analytics firm. She leads the company’s client delivery team, focused on improving the health of communities and the performance of health care organizations nationwide. Specifically, she leads a multidisciplinary team that uses an analytics-driven approach to effectively mitigate the impact of SDOH risks on health care utilization, cost, and outcomes, driving population health improvement and optimizing performance in value-based programs.
She is a public health practitioner and researcher by training and an experienced management consultant. Her career has bridged public health and health system strategy, with a focus on mining data to uncover actionable insights that drive system transformation. Prior to joining Socially Determined, Ashley was a Vice President in Kaufman Hall’s Strategic Planning practice and a Director in thePremierHealthcare Alliance’s Population Health consulting team, providing advisory services, implementation support, and thought leadership on value-based care delivery and payment models to health systems and health plans nationwide.Earlier in her career, she led research and programmatic initiatives for organizations ranging from an academic research center to a network of federally qualified health centers and the country’s largest local health department.
Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Health Policy from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She is a Certified Public Health professional,an active member of the American Public Health Association, and also serves on the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Vice President, Performance Excellence, Community Health Network
Travis Lozier is a Vice President of Performance Excellence with Community Health Network. In his role, Travis facilitates and manages a large portfolio of performance excellence initiatives and projects. Travis also assists with curriculum development and training focusing on performance improvement methodologies, including Lean and Six Sigma. Travis is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Ball State University. Travis is also an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Master Black Belt. Travis is also a National Baldrige Examiner. Prior to his work in performance improvement, Travis spent 5 years in information technology where he held positiosn as Project Manager and Information Technology Site Director. Travis’ varied background in business and project management provided a solid foundation for his role as Vice President of Performance Excellence.
Chief Operating Officer, University of Michigan Medical Group
Chief Data Science Officer, Clarify Health
Imran is the Chief Data Science Officer at Clarify Health where he oversees the data acquisition, data engineering and data science teams. Previously Imran was the Chief Software Development Officer at Health Catalyst where he was responsible for the software development in the company including leading the engineering team building the Data Operating System (DOS). Before Health Catalyst, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Acupera where he led the team that built the care management platform that was successfully implemented in Ascension, Montefiore, Kaiser, and other health systems. Prior to that, Imran was VP of Engineering at CareAnyware, where he led development of the largest cloud-based EHR for Home Health and Hospice. He also spent 12 years at Microsoft, including building the slideshow part of PowerPoint and building the email experience for Hotmail. He holds several patents and has a Computer Science degree from Stanford University. Imran lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Elsie, and 13-year-old twins, Zane and Malaya. He has only recently gotten comfortable with being the least smart person in the family.
Executive Director, Clinical Innovation and Quality, Pulse Heart Institute, MultiCare Health System
Holly has been instrumental in partnering with physicians and executives in transitioning a traditional cardiac service line into Pulse Heart Institute, a provider lead institute on the West Cost. Under her leadership she has partnered with physicians and administrators in standing up the 6 centers of excellence. She was responsible for developing dyad leaders and establishing the quality structure for the institute. Through this work operational, economic and quality metrics have all improved across the Institute.
Holly’s knack for innovating and partnering with providers has allowed her to develop numerous resources and tools, letting providers engage in the operational and economic outcomes of the care they provide.
Holly has worked at MultiCare for 6 years. In that time she has:
- Created an extensive quality structure for provider’s and the Heart Institute
- Facilitated the creation, mechanism of tracking and execution of many data tools that connect data to patients and providers
- Developed MultiCare’s first risk based contract
- Executed on horizontal Patient Centered Models across the state of Washington
- Partnered with startup companies in developing, refining and selling their products
Holly is married with 3 children. She loves spending time with her family in the outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking and playing soccer.
Sr. Director, Financial Implementation Services, Health Catalyst
Bob currently leads the implementation and ongoing support of the CORUS Suite with a team of finance and technical professionals. Prior to joining Health Catalyst in 2016, he led the design of a home-grown advanced activity-based costing system as a Lead Financial Analyst at UPMC after working in multiple departments through UPMC’s Finance Management Rotation (FMR) program. He was born in England, grew up in southeast Michigan, and became a US citizen in 2011. Bob has a degree in Finance from Penn State University and currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and 1-year old daughter.
Executive Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Michael Thompson has over 30 years of using analytics to unleash hidden stories within data. The quest has led him to use a variety of data warehousing, visualization, statistical, data mining methodologies, and analytic modeling creations. His team’s work has been shared in the Wall Street journal, industry symposiums, and publications over the years. With a personal goal to help others on their journey to find opportunities hidden in their data, Mike has shared his adventures as a speaker at industry events (national and international) on computational health topics and as a lecturer on data and analytic topics at Georgia Tech University, Mercer University, Emory University, and UCLA. After two and half decades of torturing data with various levels of sophistication, Mike updated his skills by earning a Master of Predictive Analytics/Data Science degree from Northwestern University. Within the private sector, Mike has led analytic teams across large financial and healthcare organizations. Currently, Mike leads a multi-disciplined team (physicians, nurses, statisticians, data scientists, data analysts, data engineers, and data warehouse developers) to fulfill the insatiable financial, operational, clinical, quality, and population health analytic needs of the organization as the Executive Director of Enterprise Data Intelligence at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, CA.
Senior Business Manager, Office of the President, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Andrew Herndon is a Senior Business Manager for The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas. With work experience in both research and project management, Andrew’s career has taken him to the United States Department of Agriculture and now UTMB. With a strong focus on project management and efficiency, he hopes to better UTMB and Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP) 2 through meaningful interventions identified through innovative healthcare data analysis.
Andrew joined UTMB in 2014 and began working on Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) project management and regional anchor report consulting. With exceptional results over the last five years, Andrew is Epic Certified and working towards real time data delivery and intervention support at UTMB for population health initiatives.
Andrew holds a BS in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Health Administration from The Texas A&M School of Public Health. He is a native Texan and resides in Hitchcock, Texas with his wife Nikki.
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Andres Gonzalez has worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. He has been instrumental in creating culturally and linguistically competent programs. He serves as the Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin located in Milwaukee, WI. He provides direction to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion where he leads Diversity & Inclusion strategic initiatives that include: Community Engagement, Diversity Action Teams (DATs), Diversity & Cultural Competence Education, Emerging Markets Initiative, Health Equity, Inclusion Advocates, Language Services, Leadership Development, Supplier Diversity and Talent Acquisition.
In his previous role, Mr. Gonzalez served as the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Baystate Health in Springfield, MA from November 2012 to June 2015. He provided direction to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion where he led the strategic initiatives system wide that included: Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs), Diversity Council, Leadership Development Initiative, Diversity & Cultural Competence Education, Supplier Diversity and New England’s premier Diversity Conference.
Mr. Gonzalez served as the Director, Diversity & Community Outreach and Interim Supplier Diversity Director at Cleveland Clinic Health System from February 2007 to October 2012. He provided direction to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion where he led the strategic initiatives system wide that included: Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils, Language Enrichment and Supplier Diversity Programs and Community Outreach initiatives.
Mr. Gonzalez has worked in the community based sector providing leadership as Executive Director for Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP), a chemical dependency prevention, intervention and treatment agency from October 1994 to December 2004. He also led efforts as the Executive Director of El Barrio, a workforce development agency that serves the Hispanic/Latino community in the Near West Side of Cleveland from January 2005 to February 2007.
Mr. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Cleveland State University and a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration on Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University. He also completed the certification program at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations Department and earned a Cornell Certified Diversity Practitioner/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) certification.
Mr. Gonzalez serves on the national boards of the following organizations: American Heart/Stroke Association’s Diversity Leadership Committee and Health Equity Taskforce, American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare (ALCDH), The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and a member of the National Association for Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE). He also serves on the following local boards: Employ Milwaukee-the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), La Causa, Inc., Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Nativity Jesuit Academy, Sixteenth Street and Waukesha County Land Conservancy.
Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Cleveland Public Schools, a 2004 German Marshall Fund Fellow, an alumnus of: Esperanza (Cleveland, OH), Cleveland Bridge Builder’s Flagship Program, Leadership Cleveland and Next Generation Executive Leadership Program (The Partnership, Inc. based in Boston, MA).
Director, Waiver Quality Operations, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Susan Seidensticker has over 20 years of experience in healthcare performance improvement. In her current role as Director, Waiver Quality Operations at UTMB Health, she serves as the program manager for the portfolio of outcome measures that the organization is accountable for under the Texas 1115 Waiver; these 30 measures represent 32 rates covering Adult and Pediatric Primary Care. She is heavily involved in the regulatory and compliance components, as well as the organizational efforts to develop and deploy interventions to work on improving these outcomes. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Masters of Science in Health Administration Informatics from the University of Maryland University College. She holds active certifications from the National Association of Healthcare Quality (Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality), the American Society of Quality (Six Sigma Black Belt), and the Project Management Institute (Project Management Professional), and has been published in the American Journal of Medicine.
Executive Director, Strategic Analytics, UnityPoint Health
Rhiannon Harms is the Executive Director of Strategic Analytics at UnityPointHealth, where she leads efforts to deliver best-in-class analytics solutions across a large multi-state, integrated delivery system located in the Midwest. With expertise across clinical, operational, and financial domains, Rhiannon is a nationally recognized analytics leader focused on partnering with business leaders to solve for today’s healthcare opportunities and with clinical care teams to use data to save lives.
Director, Partners Population Health, Partners HealthCare
Colleen Blanchette is Director for Population Health at Partners HealthCare. Partners HealthCare is the largest integrated health care delivery system in Massachusetts, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners includes community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, a physician network, community health centers, home care and long-term care services, and other health care entities. The Partners Population Health team is dedicated to researching and redesigning clinical care in a way that focuses on the whole patient. The team designs population health management strategies, programs and tools to help improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and reduce overall health care costs.
In her role as Director of Population Health, Colleen oversees the design, development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, quality improvement, telehealth, patient engagement and risk capture initiatives across the Partners system. She incorporates trends in payor contracts into strategies to refine population health initiatives that can be linked directly with performance improvements. Previously, Colleen has held positions at Partners in contracting, medical management, and account management. Prior to Partners Colleen worked for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College, a Certificate from UMass Boston for their Emerging Leaders Program, and completed the Advanced Lean training at Virginia Mason Institute.
Senior Software Engineer, ARUP Laboratories
Keith Henrie is a software engineer for ARUP laboratories in Salt Lake City Utah where he develops data analyses and machine learning applications. Throughout his 15 year career he has been recognized as a successful innovator. Tools he has developed span 3 industries (Healthcare, Property and Casualty insurance and Defense) and many organizations. He enjoys bringing things to light that were previously unknown and finding elegant solutions to complex problems.
Data Scientist, Clinical Analytics, Humana
Data Scientist, Intermountain Healthcare
Phat Doan is a Data Scientist at Intermountain Healthcare. He leverages strategic partnerships with clinical programs and business leaders across the enterprise on data science initiatives to deliver actionable insights and drive positive organizational changes. Phat also provides domain expertise in health care risk-adjustment analytics and bundled payment strategies to support decision-making, planning, and administration for senior stakeholders across the organization. Prior to Intermountain, he led product development at Episource and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Phat has a Master of Information and Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BS in Economics from the University of Utah.
Data Scientist, UnityPoint Health
Product Manager, ARUP Laboratories
Jason has worked in IT for 22 years, with 17 of those in the healthcare industry.He has spent the last 5 years working in analytics and machine learning.
Chief Commercial Officer, Propeller Health
Vice President, Performance Improvement and Deputy General Counsel, The University of Kansas Health System
Jack Beal serves as the Vice President of Performance Improvement at the University of Kansas Health System, based in Kansas City, Kansas. In this role he has responsibility for process, performance, and quality improvement work, the development and deployment of the System’s improvement and management systems, business intelligence including applied analytics, clinical variation reduction programs, and clinical and operational redesign across the inpatient and ambulatory enterprises. In his role as Vice President of Performance Improvement, Jack partners with David Wild, M.D. Jack is also Deputy General Counsel for the health system, providing leadership with respect to all legal and regulatory matters and key financial and strategic transactions.
Jack received a B.S. in Finance from William Jewell College and his law degree from The University of Tulsa, graduating with highest honors. Previously, Jack was a Shareholder at Polsinelli PC, where he practiced in the areas of health care and corporate law. While in private practice, Jack developed significant experience with health care merger and acquisition transactions, with a focus on the structure, development and negotiation of innovative arrangements to align and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care in numerous settings.
Advanced Analytical Consultant, UNC Healthcare; Associate of Teaching in the Statistical Sciences Department, Duke University
Co-founder and President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst
Mr. Burton is a Co-founder and President, Professional Services of Health Catalyst. His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, and process improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Mr. Burton was a member of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally recognized improvements in quality of care delivery and reductions in cost. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, value-based care, and data system design at various institutes including Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Stanford’s Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training. He has also given presentations at the Healthcare Analytics Summit and HIMSS. Mr. Burton holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from BYU.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Financial Transformation Business, Health Catalyst
Dan Unger joined Health Catalyst in April 2014 and serves as the SVP and General Manager of Financial Transformation Business. He came to Health Catalyst after working at R1 RCM where he managed a consulting team that worked with large health systems to improve revenue cycle processes and reduce costs through analytics and operational improvements. Prior to R1, Dan worked as a consultant at Equation Consulting, a physician economics consulting firm, and as a pricing and profitability analyst at JP Morgan Chase. He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship and received his MBA in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Chief Communications Officer and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Health Catalyst
Sullivan leads Communications and Diversity & Inclusion efforts as a Health Catalyst leadership team member. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in History from the University of Portland, Oregon. Sullivan brings experience in B2B, B2C + B2G environments, from innovative high tech companies, including biomedical, semiconductor and aerospace & defense. She spent more than a decade in healthcare, including serving more than one hundred Pacific Northwest hospital customers, as CEO of an American Red Cross blood services region. Sullivan’s functional experience includes Operations Management; Human Resources; Marketing; Business Development; Strategy; M & A; Investor, Government + Community Relations; and Brand Development.
Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor, Health Catalyst
Mr. Smith has worked in the field of Healthcare Information Technology for 25 years and serves as SVP and executive advisor at Health Catalyst. He was previously SVP and CIO at Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare systems. Prior to Banner Health, he served as the COO of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare where he worked for 19 years. He has extensive leadership experience building and implementing customer-focused, differentiated technology solutions aimed at transforming the healthcare industry. Mr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and holds an MBA in IT Management.
Senior Vice President, Physician Market Development, Health Catalyst
Will Caldwell attended Davidson College where he prepared for a career in medicine, studying biology and working in East Africa as a wildlife manager. Dr. Caldwell completed residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System and the Shock Trauma Center of Maryland. He went on to achieve triple board certification in otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, and sleep medicine. In 2013, he became a board member and medical director of Give Hope Global, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the development of health systems focused on the use of community health workers. He also serves as Senior Medical Advisor to Zanmi Lasante, the name for Partners in Health in Haiti. His work was documented in a film which won two Emmy Awards. Dr. Caldwell earned his MBA With Highest Honors and was named for Academic Distinction from Wake Forest University. He served as the Senior Vice President for Clinical Integration at Novant Health, building the Novant Health Clinically Integrated Network, a value-based platform comprised of over 2800 providers across 26 specialties. In his current role as Senior Vice President for Physician and Market Development at Health Catalyst, he promotes the use of data analytics to promote good health and save lives. His area of expertise rests in technology enabled health care delivery models and value-based care platforms. He continues to see patients and has received over 26 awards for clinical excellence during his 17-year career as a clinician.
Senior Vice President, Population Health Management, Health Catalyst
Amy is the Senior Vice President of Population Health Management at Health Catalyst, where she works with clients to support their transition to value-based care using a foundation of data and analytics. She concurrently serves as the Associate Medical Director of Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where she oversees care management and employee health. She practices as a primary care physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Amy has a background in hospital administration at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-founded a start-up in the end-of-life care space. Amy completed a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and trained in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Health Catalyst
Dr. Sadiqa Mahmood is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Health Catalyst. She contributes to the overall vision and growth strategy of the Life Sciences business unit, and that of the organization in the US, UK, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Mahmood is passionate about driving patient outcomes and engagement at the intersection of medicine, technology, analytics and data management. Dr. Mahmood works with the leadership across hospitals, pharma, biotech and digital health organizations to design population health and patient engagement programs, data management and analytics strategy, and value and outcomes based initiatives. Previously Dr. Mahmood served as the Director of Clinical Analytics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to joining DFCI, she served as the Director of Clinical Collaboration Program in the Department of Quality, Safety and Value at the Partners HealthCare System. Earlier, she served in clinical operations and quality improvement roles at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston. At Northeast Business Group on Health, she worked with hospitals and commercial health plans in the New York State to design a business model that presents a framework to design and operationalize initiatives for reduction in preventable hospital readmission rates. She worked as an analyst at the Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.
Dr. Mahmood is a dental surgeon, and has a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an author of over 20 peer-reviewed and scientific conference publications.
Data Science Engineer, Acuitas Health
Dan Loman is a Data Scientist at AcuitasHealth, LLC in Troy, NY. Dan earned a B.S. in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Computational Science from Siena College and a M.S. in Analytics from the University of San Francisco. In addition to working with healthcare data, Dan is also passionateabout basketball analytics, having previously interned with the Phoenix Suns and currently acting as the Editor-In-Chief for BracketVoodoo.com.
Data Science Engineer, Acuitas Health
Francesca Romano is a Data Science Engineer at Acuitas Health in Troy, NY. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Siena College and a M.S. in Data Science from the University of Rochester. She worked for several years as a data analyst for Ellis Medicine focusing primarily on cardiovascular population health management. At Acuitas, Francesca develops and implements data-driven solutions to support clinical, financial, and patient experience decision making. Outside of work she enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga.
Data Scientist, Intermountain Healthcare
Gabriella Smith is a data scientist at Intermountain Healthcare. She earned her BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Brigham Young University. At Intermountain, Gabriella has provided insights for a variety of projects including shared risk contract modeling, program evaluation and automating analytics processes.
Data Scientist, Mission Health System
Kaitlyn Bankieris is a data scientist for Mission Health System. She collaborates with clinicians, executives, researchers, and quality safety engineers to gain knowledge about various aspects of the healthcare system and ultimately improve healthcare in western North Carolina. Kaitlyn has experience conducting both inferential and predictive analyses for healthcare topics such as hospital readmissions, obstetric hemorrhage, inpatient length of stay, and postoperative delirium using methods including regression, survival analysis, decision trees, and Bayesian forecasting. She additionally serves as a statistical collaborator for the University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, designing and conducting statistical analyses for pharmacy students’ and residents’ research studies. Kaitlyn has a PhD and an MA in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester, an MS in the Psychology of Language from the University of Edinburgh, and a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University.
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management / Massachusetts General Hospital
Taghi Khaniyev is a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management working in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on hospital operations management. His main responsibility is to develop a machine learning tool that can predict discharge likelihood of patients and help pilot the tool at MGH surgical floors. Prior to joining MIT/MGH, he acquired his PhD in Management Science at University of Waterloo. His main research interests are hospital operations management, deep neural networks, data-driven optimization, structure detection and decomposition in mathematical programs, and brain connectivity networks.
Vice President, Customer Success, Health Catalyst
Heather Schoonover is the vice president of customer success at Health Catalyst and is responsible for ensuring customer outcomes, including the development of strategies for driving and communicating customer outcomes.
Heather has more than 20 years’ experience in nursing and healthcare. Prior to joining Health Catalyst, Heather was the director of professional practice at PeaceHealth and was responsible for improving patient safety and outcomes, organizational outcomes, leader and staff competency, and the nurse practice environment.
Heather has held adjunct nursing faculty positions and pro tem appointments on the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, the State regulatory board of nursing.
Heather obtained a Master of Nursing from Washington State University and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a clinical nurse specialist in public and community health. Heather is a Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute Fellow and has been honored to be the recipient of leadership awards from both Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, and the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives.
Life Sciences Strategy Business Development, Health Catalyst
Carlos Rodarte is the Founder & Managing Director of Volar Health, LLC — a strategy and innovation consultancy enabling healthcare organizations, life sciences companies, and leading startups to build and commercialize data-driven products that meaningfully improve the lives of patients.
Previously, Carlos was co-founder & CEO of HealthRhythms, a behavioral health startup discovering and developing novel digital biomarkers to improve research and enhance remote patient monitoring. By utilizing smartphone sensors, voice biomarkers, and mobility patterns, HealthRhythms was helping decode how human behaviors indicate mood anomalies.
Beforehand, at PatientsLikeMe, the leading peer-to-peer research platform, he created the companies first enterprise data subscription product and successfully commercialized it within the life sciences industry. He also led the efforts to engage patients in discovering digital biomarkers and validating digital therapeutics across patient populations.
Earlier in his career, Carlos was a life sciences strategy consultant with The Frankel Group (acquired by Huron Consulting Group), where he created R&D and commercial strategy for large pharmaceuticals to small biotech startups developing novel assets, diagnostics, and research technology platforms.
Carlos is an active startup mentor, member of several advisory boards, and internationally-recognized speaker on health innovation. In 2015, Carlos was named a “40 under 40 Healthcare Innovator” by MedTech Boston and in 2016 a “Top 100 Digital Health Influencer” by Onalytica. In 2017, he joined the Editorial Board of Digital Biomarkers, a new open-access journal by Karger Publishers. More recently, Carlos became a Venture Fellow with FundRx, a innovative Seed/Series A investment firm focused on digital medicine and life sciences.
Chief Data Scientist, Health Catalyst
Jason Jones is passionate about achieving the Quadruple Aim through better and easier use of data in healthcare, including helping organizations to find analytic focus; helping providers feel that the systems they work for have their backs; and helping people to understand and have their goals and preferences respected for the hopefully brief periods during which they are “patients.”Previously, Jones served as Vice President, Information Support for Care Transformation, at Kaiser Permanente (KP). In that capacity, he brought together and co-led the national Hospital and Healthplan Quality and Finance analytic functions and led development of national quality strategy and care delivery IT investments. Prior to that, he was KP’s Executive Director of Clinical Intelligence and Decision Support and a Research Scientist in KP’s Southern California region.Before joining KP, Jones was a Senior Medical Informaticist for Intermountain Healthcare. He also held analytic and marketing positions at Bayer Healthcare in Wayne, N.J., and Ingenix (now Optum) Pharmaceutical Information Products in Salt Lake City, where he developed a model for converting United Healthcare data into a saleable asset for external customers conducting outcomes research.Throughout his career, Jones has taught graduate courses in statistics to medical informaticists at the University of Southern California and at the University of Utah. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers in medicine, predictive modeling, and outcomes improvement.
Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst
John joined Health Catalyst in September 2011 as a Senior Data Architect. Prior to Health Catalyst, he worked for Intermountain Healthcare and for ARUP Laboratories as a data architect. John has a Master of Science degree in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah, School of Medicine.
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This is the best conference I’ve ever been to in all my years in healthcare…and that’s over 20 years
I can’t imagine a better summit. My brain is buzzing with all these new tools, resources, case studies, and innovative ideas and software. I’ll be back next year, and if next year is as good as this year, you’ll definitely have made a follower for life out of me.
This is by far the best conference I have attended. It was well planned and coordinated. Great job to the team for putting this amazing event together.
Same place, same time next year!! The best conference I’ve attended, fabulous job!
It definitely exceeded my expectations. A lot of conferences I go to, you take a lot information but it doesn’t have a practical application. This is completely different because I feel like I have a lot of information I’m excited about and can apply to my situation.
We talk about value-based care…this is a value-based conference. Considering what other conferences costs, the value I get out of this is tremendous.