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Royal Sonesta, Boston, MA
October 31- November 1, 2017

Speakers

Our early confirmed speakers include

Adam Landman, Chief Information Officer, Brigham Health

Landman is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He joined BWH in 2010 as director of Clinical Information in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where he led the project to move BWH ED clinicians from paper-based to electronic documentation. He also led the team that built the CliniCam mobile app, a secure and convenient image sharing app for acquiring digital images and storing them in the electronic health record, which was made available for all clinical users in the hospital.

He previously served the hospital as the chief medical information officer for Health Information Innovation & Integration, where he oversaw a range of BH PeC responsibilities, such as the local implementation of the Sunquest laboratory information system and integration with Epic, with a novel positive patient identification specimen collection solution that has reduced laboratory specimen errors for inpatients. He had also been driving efforts at both the local and industry levels to improve the experience of hospital patients and visitors, strengthening the innovation culture at BWHC through programs like the Innovation Hub, and collaborating with external digital health companies and start-ups.

Landman received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and trained in Emergency Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University, where he also received his masters of Health Sciences. He completed graduate degrees in Information Systems and Health Care Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Bruce Nash, Chief Physician Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Bruce is the Chief Physician Executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. He will continue to expand health care strategies involving quality, effectiveness, efficiency and their relationships to new payment methodologies. He will lead the Health and Medical Management Division at Blue Cross, which is responsible for care and utilization management activities for medical and behavioral health.

He has over 25 years of health care management and clinical experience in medical group practice, hospital, and managed care settings. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan in Albany, New York. In this role, he headed the Medical Affairs Division, focusing on the strategic direction and management of quality, utilization, behavioral health, pharmacy, and population health.

His previous experience includes leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente, the Bard Group, and as President of the former North Adams Regional Hospital in Massachusetts. Bruce earned his undergraduate and medical degree in a combined six-year B.S./M.D. program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. He also received an MBA in health sector management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the World’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years.

At Jefferson Health, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing “cognitive concierges” for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor to the upcoming book ‘We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW’.

Ashish Atreja, Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, has formal training in epidemiology and board certification in gastroenterology, clinical informatics, and internal medicine. Over the past 10 years, he has led many informatics initiatives at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Health System, including developing online education modules, leading EHR implementation in an integrated delivery network, designing registries, performing analytics on healthcare data, and developing patient- and provider-facing apps. As Director of Sinai AppLab and Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer, Department of Medicine, he has the dual role of developing innovative apps for patient care, education, and research as well as engaging with providers, patients, and startups to adopt new technology and improve outcomes at Mount Sinai Health System. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health, has published over 50 scientific papers, and has presented internationally on topics related to mHealth and patient engagement.

He is a patient-partner with the New York City Clinical Data Research Network, funded by PCORI, and serves on the patient education committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In addition, he has been involved in an Apple ResearchKit effort to streamline data gathered directly through patients and has lead registry initiatives for the American Gastroenterological Association.

Julie A. Reisetter, VP Innovation, UC Health

Julie Reisetter has over 30 years of healthcare experience in a variety of clinical and leadership positions across the U.S.  In 2016, Julie was selected as UCHealth’s first Vice President for Innovation where she oversees the activities of UCHealth’s CARE Innovation Center.

The CARE Innovation Center at UCHealth offers a comprehensive suite of resources and services designed to revolutionize healthcare with leading industry and startup partners.  By combining the intellectual assets of the University of Colorado faculty and the clinical laboratory at UCHealth, the CARE Innovation Center is focused on developing, testing, implementing, and spinning out the next generation of digital technology and decision support science. Prior to joining UCHealth, Ms. Reisetter served as Banner Health’s first Chief Nursing Officer, Telehealth Services, within the Innovation division.

Ms. Reisetter has spoken widely on a national level, including ACHE, HMA Executive Forum, NAHC, HealthLeaders Media and HIMSS.  She has served in a variety of advisory positions, including her current position on the AAMI Foundation National Coalition to Promote the Safe Use of Complex Healthcare Technology. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Science from the University of California-San Francisco.

Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director for Connected Health Innovation, Partners Healthcare & Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

As the Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation, Dr. Jethwani is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team to identify and solve challenges in health care delivery using innovative technology-based solutions. As an organization that is embracing value-based reimbursement across all care settings, his solutions enable improved outcomes by making care delivery a continuous function of patients’ lives. His team is engaged in needs assessments across the system, product development and evaluations, as well as rigorous research to prove the value and outcomes of using connected health solutions. These innovations are routinely scaled within clinical practices at Partners, and made part of the usual care provided to patients.

The core focus of his research is in enabling better care delivery through connected health programs, by enabling better patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and patient satisfaction with care. His research so far has shown that programs that are personalized to each patient’s unique psychology and needs can result in better engagement, and in turn better outcomes. He continues to develop analytic and programmatic modalities to improve our understanding of personalization concepts to connected health. Dr. Jethwani has worked extensively with sensor technology, wearables, mobile as well as social media to deliver care to our patients.

The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at Partners HealthCare.

Dr. Jethwani is currently an Assistant Professor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

Nitin Gujral, Director of Software Development, Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s Hospital

Nitin is the Director of Software Development at Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator. Collaborating with the clinical community and external partners, he leads development teams involved in creating digital health solutions and realizing new software innovations for improving clinical workflows and healthcare delivery to patients. He is engaged in developing programs to assist innovators and involved in strategic enterprise initiatives in digital health.

With over 15 years of experience and passion for information and digital technology, he has led the architecture and technical design of various core clinical systems and innovation projects at Boston Children’s. He has extensive expertise in enterprise software architecture and technologies across a breadth of platforms, as well as experience in business domains of health care, insurance and finance.

Nitin has completed his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston specializing in leadership and organizational change and has a BS in Electronics and Electrical Communication. Combining his technical experience with business knowledge, he aims to collaborate with others in finding optimal ways for delivering technology solutions to real-world challenges and opportunities.

Sajid Ahmed, Chief Innovation OfficerMartin Luther King Jr. Hospital

Sajid Ahmed is the chief information and innovation officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles. He is leading the hospital’s $70 million health information technology initiative and launching an innovation hub on the 42-acre MLK Medical Center Campus.

Mr. Ahmed is a true innovator and pioneer in health care information systems. He has unparalleled experience in all aspects of using computer technology and web-based applications to deliver the best quality of medical care to patients, facilitate collaboration among multiple and diverse medical care providers and systems, and increase the efficiency of health care environments. He is also a highly respected consultant on innovation and frequently lectures about entrepreneurism and information technology for healthcare environments.

Mr. Ahmed was formerly the director of health information technology and innovation for L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public plan serving more than 1 million Los Angeles County residents through free or low-cost health insurance programs. He was responsible for coordinating, managing and integrating healthcare information technology and eHealth initiatives among multiple users and partners. This includes all medical care providers, community organizations, government agencies, vendors and other health information technologies. He served as vice chair of the organization’s Technical Advisory Committee. One of his most significant contributions to L.A. Care is the creation of Information Technology Regional Extension Center for Los Angeles County (HITEC-LA Health) for electronic health record adoption and implementation for providers throughout Los Angeles County.

Joel J. Reich, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance 

Interim Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance’

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. 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.

Ries Robinson, Chief Innovation OfficerPresbyterian Healthcare Services

As Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ Chief Innovation Officer, Ries Robinson leads the efforts of the biggest healthcare provider in New Mexico to identify and implement scalable healthcare innovations that create value for patients, members and the greater Presbyterian Health Services community. Ries works with both internal and external stakeholders to meet the technology and service needs of an industry in rapid transition, while upholding PHS’s strong commitment to its community’s healthcare and wellbeing.

Michael Archuleta, Chief Information Officer, Mt. San Rafael Hospital

Michael Archuleta is the Director of Information Technology Services; HIPAA & Chief Information Security Officer for Mt San Rafael Hospital Innovator. He is an Award-Winning Healthcare IT Leader. Michael was selected to serve on the Netapp Neural Network CXO Advisory Board and the Colorado HIMSS Board of Directors. He is also an active member of CHIME. Additionally, he was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top 100 CIOs to know in 2016 and 2017.

Julie Hall-Barrow, Vice President, Virtual Health & Innovation, Children’s Health System of Texas

Julie Hall-Barrow, EdD, a leader in the field of education, health promotion and telemedicine for the past 17 years is currently providing consulting services to new and emerging telehealth programs.

Previously she was the Sr. Director of Health Innovation and Telehealth, Director of Education for the Center for Distance Health, where she managed all areas of the educational programs and provided training, communications, and resources to networks across the state. She led the largest state supported tele-stroke program in the country. In addition, she coordinated all Pediatric telemedicine activities at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition, she served as the state’s Director of Rural Health.

She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of health promotion, wellness, occupational health, and telemedicine. She is a national and international speaker that has provided administrative guidance to a number of health centers, clinicians, and administrators.

She is currently serving as Immediate Past Chair of the American Telemedicine Association – Pediatric Special Interest Group and Vice President of Virtual Health and Innovation. This year Dr. Hall-Barrow was named one of the most powerful women in Healthcare IT.

Vipul Kashyap, Director, Clinical Health 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.

Dr. Karen Amstutz, Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health

Dr. Karen Amstutz is the corporate chief medical officer for Magellan Health, where she establishes and leads the overall clinical vision for the company and, as part of Magellan’s growth strategy, continually looks for ways to reinvent how care is delivered. Amstutz is charged to ensure that Magellan delivers the best care and clinical outcomes to our customers and their patients. She serves as the clinical member of the executive leadership team and provides the clinical expertise in defining the business strategy and direction of the organization, while serving as Magellan’s clinical expert to the external community. She works cross-functionally with all of the Magellan business units and plays a key leadership role in refining and delivering clinical effectiveness and clinical quality improvement.

Prior to joining Magellan, Amstutz was vice president of medical affairs for Evolent Health, where she was responsible for ensuring population health clinical effectiveness and quality of clinical transformation operations nationwide. She also served as vice president and senior medical director for xG Health, helping healthcare provider organizations become high-performing population health management systems to succeed more quickly under value- and performance-based payment models. For eight years prior to Evolent and xG, she served as vice president, medical director at WellPoint, Inc. (Anthem) where she led enterprise clinical quality for 33 million members, and clinical strategy and clinical operations for Medicare and Medicaid nationwide. She was deeply involved in the acquisitions of both CareMore and Amerigroup.

Amstutz began her career caring for underserved patients in Indianapolis, as a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine and served as medical director at MDwise prior to joining Anthem. She continues to serve as course director for the MD-MBA Forum, a course specifically for medical students pursuing an MBA at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business. Amstutz earned her bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Indiana University, her medical degree from Washington University, St. Louis and her master’s degree in business administration with honors from the University of Chicago. Her medical training is in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, and in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She is a board certified pediatrician. She and her husband, David, are the proud parents of three children.

Gaurav Kohli, Digital Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Pfizer

Viraj Patwardhan, Director of Digital Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Viraj Patwardhan is the Director of Digital Consumer Experience for Jefferson Health. With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in user-centered design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Viraj’s skills include research, strategy and user (customer) focused solutions. Creating transformation experiences for businesses and its user’s is one of his strongholds. Viraj has vast experience developing new business strategies, portfolio planning/ development and new product definition.

Jacob Kagan, MD, Department Chair, Behavioral Health, 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.

Sam Nordberg, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovation, Atrius Health

Dr. Nordberg is a licensed clinical psychologist, and a clinical innovator and investigator with a focus on systems approaches to improving outpatient mental health care. He conducts implementation and outcomes research in naturalistic settings, applying continuous quality improvement methods such as Lean and Six-Sigma to innovate routine care through the application of empirical research.

Dr. Nordberg has championed the development and introduction of data-driven tools into behavioral health treatment settings. Using Lean process-improvement methods, he has integrated clinical feedback systems into community health systems, inpatient hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Most recently, Dr. Nordberg has introduced an evidence-based routine outcomes monitoring system into the Behavioral Health Department at Atrius Health which is collecting standardized data from over 5,000 patients a month.

Dr. Nordberg attended Bowdoin College, Columbia University, and Penn State University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Boston VA Hospital, the latter at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. He is currently assistant professor, part time, at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine.

Dr. Li Zhou, Assistant Professor, Brigham & Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Dr. Li Zhou is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, and a Senior Medical Informatician in Clinical Informatics of Partners eCare at Partners HealthCare Systems. Dr. Zhou’s primary research areas include natural language processing (NLP), temporal reasoning, knowledge representation, terminology standards, and clinical decision support. She has served as Principle Investigator on multiple research projects funded by AHRQ, CRICO, Partners-Siemens Research Council and Harvard China Fund. Dr. Zhou has led the design and development of multiple NLP systems (TimeText, MTERMS and NotesLink).

Doug Hayes, Chief Executive OfficerJunto Health

Junto was born when Doug realized, in 2015, that there was a true need to help companies navigate the at times oversaturated innovation market. This came out of sitting in on the same conversations & brainstorms time and time again with large companies that were all facing various iterations of similar issues.

Previously an Executive Director at Blueprint Health, Doug founded Junto with the goal of helping alleviate the supply-push flow of technology in the healthcare market to make it easier for large companies and small startups to connect and collaborate. He saw an opportunity for open innovation models to be leveraged to help these large orgs come together to collectively solve issues that were prevalent throughout the health ecosystem.

When he’s not helping healthcare execs make sense of the technology ecosystem, you can find Doug growing hot peppers in his garden.

David Putrino, Director of Rehabilitation Innovation & Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation, Icahn School of Medicine at 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 is currently an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at Burke Medical Research Institute. He works to develop low-cost and accessible healthcare 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, Fox News, the BBC, Time, Wired and the LA Times to name just a few.

Professor Dirk Schroeder, Associate Professor of Global Health, Emory University

Dr. Dirk G. Schroeder is the Chief Health Officer at HolaDoctor (www.holadoctor.net), a digital health company he co-founded in 1999 to serve the fast-growing Hispanic markets in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Schroeder is also an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University where he teaches on Social Entrepreneurship for Health. He is currently writing a book entitled “Getting Past the Pilot: A Practical Guide for Health Entrepreneurs Serious about Going from Start-up to Scale-up”. Dr. Schroeder is a Fulbright Scholar and has lived and worked in over 50 countries and is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Masters Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work, with honors and distinction, at Stanford University.

Jatin Dave, Chief Medical Officer, New England Quality Care Alliance

Jatin is chief medical officer of New England Quality Care Alliance,a Not-for profit provider network of 1,800 community and academic physicians in Massachusetts dedicated to providing comprehensive, high quality, and affordable care. Jatin is responsible for overall clinical performance strategy for the network and implementation of the strategy to improve network performance.

Jatin is an internist and geriatrician with more than 12 years of diverse health care experience in clinical, academic, and managed care settings. Jatin is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, clinical informatics and hospice and palliative care.

Before joining NEQCA, Jatin was Medical Director of Geriatrics and Senior Care Options for Tufts Health Plan. In that role, he provided clinical leadership for the implementation of specific clinical and quality improvement programs for Senior products and oversaw financial and utilization performance of at- risk targeted physician organizations. Jatin has also practiced at Brigham and Women’s hospital for the last 12 years as a primary care physician and as a consultant.

Prior to that, Jatin was a hospice medical director with United Health Group. Jatin also worked as director of education and hospitalist at Youville Hospital(now known as Spaulding Cambridge Hospital)

Jatin completed his training in Internal Medicine at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, and subsequently completed a General Internal Medicine fellowship at New York University. He then completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Harvard and also received a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Jatin lives with his wife and two sons in Lexington, MA.

Randall Krakauer, Strategic Advisor, C-Tech

Dr. Randall Krakauer graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and in Rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and received an MBA from Rutgers. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medicine. He is past chairman of the American College of Managed Care Medicine. Dr. Krakauer has more than 40 years of experience in medicine and medical

Dr. Krakauer has more than 40 years of experience in medicine and medical management, and has held senior medical management positions in several major organizations. Retired July 3, 2015, as Chief Medical Officer for Medicare for Aetna he was responsible for medical strategy, planning, and clinical policy and communications nationally.

Paul Roemer, Chief Executive Officer, Pale Rhino Consulting

Paul Roemer is responsible for Pale Rhino’s Patient and Customer Access and Experience consulting practice.  The services in his area of responsibility include developing an organization-wide patient experience strategy and deploying that strategy across a health system’s major patient touchpoints.

As a consulting executive, Paul spent fifteen years in the Big 4 consulting firms, and has run Pale Rhino since 1996. Noted for his ability to turn thought leadership into implementable customer experience improvement strategies, he has led and delivered customer experience engagements on five continents for providers whose combined customer base exceeds two hundred million.

Paul routinely works with senior executives and has subject matter expertise in improving patient experience, increasing retention and referrals, improving nonclinical business processes, CRM and Social-CRM, call centers, and e-Service through employing design thinking for the development and implementation of customer and employee portal strategies.

Paul’s academic credentials include an MBA (concentration in Finance and Operations Management) from Vanderbilt University and a BA (concentration in Mathematics and Econometrics) from the University of Maryland.  He is a sought-after speaker and a prolific writer on topics covering patient experience and healthcare IT strategy.

Advisory Board

Our early confirmed advisors include

Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation & Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the World’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years.

At Jefferson Health, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing “cognitive concierges” for hospitals. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor to the upcoming book ‘We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW’.

Vipul Kashyap

Director, Clinical Health 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.

Gorkem Sevinc

Managing Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Viraj Patwardhan

Director of Digital Consumer Experience, Jefferson Health

Viraj Patwardhan is the Director of Digital Consumer Experience for Jefferson Health. With a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai and a Master’s degree in user-centered design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Viraj’s skills include research, strategy and user (customer) focused solutions. Creating transformation experiences for businesses and its user’s is one of his strongholds. Viraj has vast experience developing new business strategies, portfolio planning/ development and new product definition.

Matthew Harker

Associate Director, Health Policy Hub, Duke Clinical Research

Project Director and operations lead for current CMMI Community-based Palliative Care HCIA award and End of Life portfolio. Linking role with payment and delivery reform projects with local duke health system, regional, and national evaluation opportunities.
Working to extend policy relevant extensions of research being done by key DCRI faculty using registries, linked datasets, and connections with think-tank type work in therapeutic areas.I have an operational background spanning from military supply chain management, manufacturing, business process reengineering, and data expertise with

I have an operational background spanning from military supply chain management, manufacturing, business process reengineering, and data expertise with transferrable knowledge that has various levels of value in the last decade of work in healthcare delivery and research transformation. I work to enhance healthcare operations by managing infrastructure & personnel focused on workflow enhancement, technology use, data management, and streamlining administrative hurdles in increasingly complex research environments that mirror the dysfunction of the modern healthcare system. I have a personal skillset in transforming healthcare delivery that embodies the right care, informed by science, and eventually cost/value transparent using various messaging/modeling. In a sea of data and financial misalignment, I feel I have a duty to make things more discernible to everyone providing and receiving care. I work to bridge knowledge needed for better patient care, treatment delivery, and research processes to have positive impact on my fellow beings. I collaborate with several governmental and industry partners to understand the modifiable barriers and link with academic researchers with the necessary skillsets to design evidence to inform policy change. I have a long working relationship with Dr. Taylor in executing the research plan with the stakeholders involved.

Gaurav Kohli

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Leader, Pfizer

Professor Dirk Schroeder

Associate Professor of Global Health, Emory University

Dr. Dirk G. Schroeder is the Chief Health Officer at HolaDoctor (www.holadoctor.net), a digital health company he co-founded in 1999 to serve the fast-growing Hispanic markets in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Schroeder is also an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University where he teaches on Social Entrepreneurship for Health. He is currently writing a book entitled “Getting Past the Pilot: A Practical Guide for Health Entrepreneurs Serious about Going from Start-up to Scale-up”. Dr. Schroeder is a Fulbright Scholar and has lived and worked in over 50 countries and is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Masters Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work, with honors and distinction, at Stanford University.

Michael Golden

Senior Director, IoT Strategy & Business Development, Health & Wellness, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center