Oliver Wyman at SXSW

Panel Session: Health Data: WTF? We’ve Been to the Moon, But…!

Location: Austin, Texas | Hilton Austin Downtown | 12:30-1:30pm Date: March 11, 2017


Oliver Wyman Health & Life Sciences Partner Sukanya Soderland was a featured panelist at this year's SXSW Conference. Drawing on her experience advising health organizations on digital strategy, she shed light on what (still) stands in the way of a consumer-friendly, data-rich health experience.  

ABOUT THE PANEL | Health Data: WTF? We’ve Been to the Moon, But…!

In 1969 man landed on the moon. In 2017 try to obtain your complete medical record. In an automated world, why does healthcare lag? $30+ billion in federal incentives, countless billions in infrastructure yet health data largely remains siloed. Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT (HHS – Obama), Charles Huang, and Sukanya Soderland participated in a panel discussion on the market dynamics of health data. Brian Baum, CEO of vitaTrackr  moderated the discussion and outlined a market-based alternative being implemented in Austin to unlock the flow of health data based on consumer direction.


  • Dr. Karen DeSalvo – National Coordinator for Health IT (Obama administration),  Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sukanya Soderland – Partner, Oliver Wyman, an expert in disruptive innovation
  • Charles Huang – Founder, CEO, Lynchpin,  a health entrepreneur, investor and startup mentor
  • Brian Baum – CEO, vitaTrackr (moderator) 


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