The eighth annual Health Innovation Summit will focus on "Future Truths: Inevitable and Inspiring."
We – as an industry – have historically made so many predictions about how healthcare might transform, many of which came true, and others that unfolded in ways we didn’t expect. Now the foundation has been laid. The first principles are in place. We are primed for a world of new possibilities that will enable us to create more accessible, affordable, and higher quality healthcare. These inevitable changes will make us think and act differently – in how we operate, how we interact, and in what we offer. And while challenging us, they will also inspire, as many of these certainties will drive to better outcomes and a much richer consumer experience. At the Summit this fall, we will discuss inevitable and inspiring Future Truths, and explore what they mean for all of us.
Live from the Summit
Read about what happened during day one of the Health Innovation Summit. And be sure to check out our fourth edition of the Health Innovation Journal (or download below). This year's Journal aims to dive into some of the greatest future truths of tomorrow to help leaders predict how different industry sectors must adapt in time. You’ll find articles across a plethora of topics, including: care access, supply and demand, the future workforce, genomics, climate change, and artificial intelligence.
Future Truths: Health Innovation Journal Volume 4
In this fourth edition of the Health Innovation Journal, we've highlighted bold ideas we believe will become reality given the current innovation trajectory – one shaped by both unexpected solutions born from an unprecedented crisis as well as fundamental shifts well underway.DOWNLOAD PDF
From Nashville to Virtual: A Message From Our Friends
Annie Clements of Maren Morris and Thad Beaty of Sugarland
THE WHAT: October 28-29, wherever you are. This year’s Summit will be a new virtual experience (but not exclusively on screen…). While we can’t all physically be in Nashville, we’ll bring the city – a health innovation hub and music mecca – to you!
THE HOW: We’ll send more information as the event nears with instructions on how to attend and participate in our Summit. Including a few surprises!
This is a virtual event and attendees will be on video for many parts of the Summit, so be comfortable but presentable. Attendees will also engage in active dialogue, so to the extent possible, be in a place that has limited background noise.
Adams is the Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. A nationally recognized leader with 30 years of experience as a senior health care executive, Adams is a champion of healthcare transformation, improving access, and better health outcomes. Since his time with Kaiser Permanente, Adams has been leading the work around transforming and improving patient care outcomes, growing the organization’s membership, improving affordability for members, and expanding access to care. Adams is a member of the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans and is both a governor and steward within the Health and Healthcare Committee at the World Economic Forum. Additionally, Adams is a member of the Business Roundtable, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and The Executive Leadership Council. He also serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Alderson has 20 years of experience building early-stage companies with a focus on technology, consumer and life sciences businesses. Prior to Genome Medical, she served as the chief commercial officer and chief strategy officer of Invitae (NYSE: NVTA), a rapidly growing genetic information company. Alderson was part of the start-up team at Genomic Health Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX), president of Cinema Circle, Inc., and the former manager of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Co.
Ansell is the Michael E Kelly Presidential Professor of Internal Medicine and SVP/Associate Provost for Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a 1978 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical College. He did his medical training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He spent 13 years at Cook County as an attending physician and ultimately was appointed Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital. From 1995 to 2005 he was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Chicago. He was recruited to Rush University Medical Center as its inaugural Chief Medical Officer in 2005, a position he held until 2015. His research and advocacy has been focused on eliminating health inequities. In 2011 he published a memoir of his times at County Hospital, County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital. His latest book is The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills was published in 2017.
Atreja is a healthcare executive and intrapreneur with board certification in internal medicine, gastroenterology and clinical informatics. As Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, he established Sinai AppLab in 2012 (http://www.applab.nyc), which was one of the first innovation hub within an academic medical center in US to build and test disruptive digital health technologies. Previously, Atreja was at Cleveland Clinic where he led inpatient EHR implementation and won innovation award for developing one of the first virtual pager and messaging application that was successfully licensed. He was first gastroenterologist to get board certified in informatics and has advised multiple startups, pharma and Fortune 500 companies in digital medicine. He coined the term “Evidence-based Digital Medicine (EBDM)” and is a leading figure in the field of digital therapeutics. In 2016, Atreja established non-profit Network of Digital Medicine (NODE.Health) to connect innovation centers worldwide and share best practices for evidence-based digital medicine between industry, payers and health systems. He also serves as Scientific Founder for Mount Sinai Spinout, Rx.Health with a mission to democratize and prescribe digital health globally. Atreja has held key positions in many professional organizations, has published 80 academic papers, presented more than 200 abstracts and has been a keynote speaker globally on topics related to digital medicine evidence and health system transformation. He was recently nominated among the Top 40 HealthCare Transformers.
Baker is Executive Officer, President Emeritus, and Co-Founder of Navvis. Headquartered in St. Louis. Navvis is a technology-enabled population health management services company, that works with health plans, health systems, and physician organizations to build and operate new population-based business models. Navvis serves as a thought and innovation partner, an implementation partner, and an operating partner for providers and payers transitioning to value-based care models. With over 40 years of experience serving as a clinician, physician leader, health system officer, clinical professor of medicine, board strategist, corporate executive, consultant, and change management expert, Baker provides customer partners with the unique perspective and experience of both an expert physician and proven business leader. He works directly with Navvis’ partners and their executive, board, and medical leaders to define growth, diversification and population health management strategies, and to build strong leadership and governance ensuring effective organizational and healthcare transformation.
Battle joined the UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division in 2012 as VP, Urban Health Initiative and Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Officer. In her role, Battle is responsible for collaborating with medical and administrative leadership to foster innovation in The University of Chicago Medicine’s care delivery system. She assists in the implementation of new models of care and facilitates the integration of care between the hospital and community. In addition, Battle is responsible for crafting strategies and programs to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equitable care delivery models. Prior to joining the UChicago Medicine, Battle was the director of the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. In her role, she oversaw programs to eliminate health disparities and to promote diversity, cultural competence and health literacy within Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medical Center. Brenda served as Vice President, Government and Community Affairs for Medical Transportation Management (MTM), Inc., overseeing the national and local presence of MTM as a benefits management organization serving Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. She has more than 38 years of health-care experience beginning with a nursing career, overseeing operations in commercial and Medicaid managed care; and post-acute care leadership.
A 20 + Nashville music industry veteran, guitarist, writer and producer, Beaty has written top 10 hits, produced songs streaming in the millions, and tours as guitarist with country juggernaut Sugarland. He has appeared on stage with Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Kenny Chesney and many others and when he’s not touring or composing music for film and television. Additionally, Beaty founded the nonprofit Music That Moves as a vehicle to coach athletes for endurance races such as Ironman while having a significant philanthropic impact. He is ever exploring the parallels between heath and music and making inroads in Music City to further the important dialogue between Nashville’s biggest economic drivers - the music and healthcare industries.
Bergin, Chief Marketing Officer, joined 98point6 in 2016 bringing more than 20 years of technology marketing experience in customer acquisition, engagement, product launches and brand development. She previously served as vice president of marketing at Cozi Inc./Time Inc. Under her leadership, Cozi became one of the top 10 grossing productivity apps in both iTunes and Google Play. Sam also worked in product management at Amazon, Microsoft and Visio Corporation. She holds a BA in business from the University of Maryland and an MBA in marketing from Wake Forest University.
As the Behavioral Health Strategy and Solutions leader, Borden is responsible for the design and development of how Cigna will meet the behavioral health needs of customers across the US. In this role, she drives innovation across behavioral health benefits, Employee Assistant Programs, and caregiving solutions; as well as addressing social determinants of health to improve health and well-being. With more than two decades of health care experience at Cigna, Borden's expertise spans product development, actuarial pricing, client informatics, risk management and integrated health services. Prior to her current role, she served as Chief Risk Officer for Cigna's individual business during the launch of the Affordable Care Act and led the market development of integrated behavioral health and medical services. She is a graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in Math and Spanish Literature and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Yong Chern Chet (Chet) is the founding Chief Operating Officer for Good Doctor Technology (a joint venture by Ping An Good Doctor, Grab & Softbank Vision Fund) with a simple but profound mission of enabling “Better Healthcare for All”. Prior to this, Chet architected digital and technology transformation as Chief Innovation Officer for leading Thai real estate developer Ananda Development PCL during which in 2018 Ananda’s innovation achievements were acknowledged via an Enterprise Innovation Award at the 24th Asia IoT Business Platform for the use of Big Data and Machine Learning and subsequently as the Thailand winner of IDC’s Asia Pacific Digital Transformation Award (DXa) under the Operation Model Master category. A surgeon by training (National University Hospital, Singapore) with career experience in management consulting (Healthcare & Life Sciences Lead, Deloitte Southeast Asia) and senior healthcare leadership appointments (Physician Leader, Raffles Medical Group and CEO of ParkwayHealth Laboratory, Parkway Pantai Ltd); Chet endeavors to apply his specialist industry and tech transformation knowledge and expertise towards the creation of a new digital normal for healthcare.
Chopra is the President of CareJourney, an open data membership service building a trusted, transparent rating system for physicians, networks, facilities and markets on the move to value. He served as the first US Chief Technology Officer under President Obama (’09-’12) and in 2014, authored, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” He serves on the Boards of the Health Care Cost Institute, International Digital Accountability Council, and the New Jersey Innovation Institute, earned his MPP from Harvard Kennedy School and BA from The Johns Hopkins University.
Bassist and vocalist, Clements, is one of the music industry’s most prominent female musicians and a leader in promoting women’s employment in a predominantly male industry. Having toured for a decade with Sugarland, she has subsequently toured with Amos Lee and now backs Maren Morris whose crossover hit with Zedd “The Middle” was the 8th biggest song in the world last summer and whose current country hit “The Bones” just spent 19 weeks at Number 1. The longest for a solo female artist on that chart. Clements was nominated as Musician of the Year in 2020 by the Americana Music Association. Her all-female side project “Side Piece” composed of side players like her, is one of the most popular acts on Broadway and a groundbreaking opportunity for other aspiring women to get their foot in the door in Nashville. Clements and husband Thad Beaty welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in June of this year.
Cohen was appointed to the role of Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in January 2017 by Governor Roy Cooper. Secretary Cohen and her team work tirelessly to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. DHHS has 17,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion serving as the home to NC Medicaid, Public Health, Mental Health/IDD/SUD, State Operated Hospitals and Facilities, Economic Services, Adult and Child Services, Early Childhood Education, Employment Services, and Health Services Regulation. Secretary Cohen and her team are focused on building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, improving early childhood health, safety and education and combatting the opioid crisis. Secretary Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience in leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of healthcare to the state and has been responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Secretary Cohen has been recognized a national leader for her work at DHHS. In February of 2019, Modern Healthcare named Secretary Cohen one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare. Secretary Cohen is also an Adjunct Professor in Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Secretary Cohen is married to Sam Cohen, a healthcare regulatory attorney. They have two daughters, ages 5 and 7.
Cook is VP, HealthHUB Strategy and Products at CVS Health. He is responsible for developing and executing strategies to connect HealthHUB initiatives to medical cost management and consumer experience initiatives across the enterprise. He also is charged with developing new HealthHUB-based products and services that expand CVS Health’s value in local communities. He previously served as regional president for Aetna’s Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico markets. Prior to that, he was CEO for Texas Health | Aetna, a joint venture between Aetna and Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the US located in North Texas. Prior to his affiliation with Aetna in the joint venture, Cook served as national vice president, insurance and value-based strategy and reimbursement for Ascension Health. While at Ascension, he managed the insurance and value-based strategy for seven health plans, 20 Accountable Care Organizations, 145 hospitals and 6,000 employed physicians across the US. Concurrently, he served as president and CEO for Seton Insurance Services, Seton Health Alliance and Seton Health Plan. In that role, he was responsible for Seton’s managed care, accountable care organization, health plan, community insurance, charge master pricing and hospital case management. Prior to these positions, Cook served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare in Central Texas. He earned his MSHA. from the University of Texas at San Marcos and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University.
As President and CEO of Northwest Permanente, P.C. Dacones, leads more than 1,700 physicians, clinicians and administrators at the largest independent, physician-led, multi-specialty professional corporation in Oregon and southwest Washington. Together, these physicians deliver Permanente Medicine — evidence- and value-based health care with humanity — to more than 600,000 Kaiser Permanente members. Dacones is a passionate advocate for addressing the social and environmental determinants of health, and is working to transform the culture, practice, and business of medicine. Under her leadership, Northwest Permanente became the world’s first physician group certified as a B Corp – a status that underscores a strong corporate commitment to use business as a force for good. As the recently-elected chair of The Permanente Federation’s National Permanente Executive Committee, Dacones has responsibility for the people of The Permanente Federation. As a member of the Board of Directors of the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, she looks to impact the medical education of future generations of physicians in this country in order that they spread the mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care and improve the health of people and our communities.
Dawood is a clinician and stage IV cancer survivor with over 25 years of senior management, medical research and clinical experience, innovating medical device and digital health products as a senior executive. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Sales for Calm leading B2B employer and health plan sales. Omar is passionate about helping people around the globe lead healthier, happier lives by building resilience through better sleep and improved mindfulness. Over the past 2 decades, Dawood has held senior executive and senior advisory positions with a spectrum of healthcare companies, including Ginger, Accuray, Kona Medical, AliveCor and Samsung, leading transformative change and disruptive innovation across a number of healthcare segments. He holds a BA in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPH with concentration in cancer epidemiology from Yale University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He went onto residency training in surgery and radiology and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California San Francisco. Dawood has been honored as both a Howard Hughes and a National Cancer Institute Research Scholar and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2010 Silicon Valley Man of the Year for his leadership of national fundraising efforts supporting cancer research.
Delatorre has been responsible for running all facets of the business since its inception in 1993. He has a proven executive management track record driving business and growth for the clinic, which remains a private, independent physician group practice with over 350 providers. Prior to joining Florida Medical Clinic, Delatorre was the Chief Executive Officer of Humana Woman’s Hospital of Tampa responsible for all business and operational activities. At Humana Woman’s he led the facility into an enterprise-focused hospital while growing obstetric deliveries to over 6,000 deliveries per year. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Humana Hospital Pasco where he was recognized for his work in physician leadership and development, quality of care improvement, and strategic operations. Throughout his 27 year tenure with Florida Medical Clinic, Delatorre has built a reputation for embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth. He is responsible for developing business strategies, incubating business models, and growing revenue annually to a record $300 million in 2020. He also developed the business model for growth opportunities, helping to grow new facilities into over fifty locations. He serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Medical Clinic. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Florida.
Doucette serves as President at Premise Health. In his role, Doucette focuses on growth, product, innovation, strategy, business development, corporate development, and business intelligence. Prior to joining Premise Health in early 2017, he served as Leader for Paladina Health (a DaVita subsidiary) where he was a core member of the executive team responsible for long-term strategy and growth. Prior to Paladina, Doucette was CEO and founder of ModernMed, a health services company providing direct primary care through employer-based, onsite and nearsite health centers as well as 24/7 virtual access to members’ personal physicians. ModernMed was acquired by DaVita in 2012. He began his career in investment banking and angel investing, primarily focused on the healthcare and technology sectors. Doucette earned his MD and MBA in Health Management from Tufts University School of Medicine in a combined degree program. He also earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economics with honors from Duke University and is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Edwards is the CEO of Quil, the joint venture between Comcast NBCUniversal and Independence Blue Cross aimed at empowering patients and their support teams to answer “What Happens Next?” on their healthcare journeys. Quil’s digital health companion empowers users with step-by-step, personalized directions, prescribed by their doctor, from the first point of intervention through recovery delivering information where and when they need it, on their smartphone, computer, and TV. Prior to joining Quil, Edwards served in executive positions at Imprivata, Nuance, Zynx Health, and Philips Healthcare. In 2016, she was appointed to the board of directors of CHIME (The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives). In 2019, she was named by Becker’s Healthcare as “Female Health IT Leaders to Know.”
A pioneer in Emotion AI, el Kaliouby, is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the newly released book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, el Kaliouby has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. El Kaliouby is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Young Presidents' Organization member, and co-hosted a PBS NOVA series on AI. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.
Farr is a Technology and Health Reporter for CNBC.com in San Francisco. She most recently was a senior writer at Fast Company, covering biotech and health-tech for digital and print, and an Apple reporter at Reuters News. She hails from London, UK and is a graduate of Stanford’s School of Journalism. Reach her on Twitter (@chrissyfarr).
As Chairman and CEO, Farris leads the Navvis team to help solve some of the biggest challenges in healthcare. He instinctively connects the broken factions of the healthcare system to enable market-based population health and unlock value in ways that health plans, health systems, and physician organizations never thought possible. He is also passionate about furthering the science of population health and improving the real-world effectiveness of interventions. Farris created the country’s first nationally-focused Professorship of Population Health with Thomas Jefferson University and the Jefferson College of Population Health. Farris has extensive experience in value-based payment models, population health care delivery systems, physician alignment strategies, and healthcare policy. He is focused on removing the silos that exist between payers, providers, employers, and people to drive a person-centric, physician-engaged care model.
Senator Frist is a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate Majority Leader, founding partner of Frist Cressey Ventures and Special Partner of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company. As a US Senator representing Tennessee from 1994 -2006 (the first practicing physician elected to the Senate since 1928), Frist was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history. His leadership was instrumental in the passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act that established Medicare Advantage and the historic PEPFAR legislation that has provided life-saving treatment globally to 20 million people. Senator Frist graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School, and completed surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford. As a leading authority on virtual healthcare delivery, Senator Frist speaks nationally on health reform, government policy, global health, and education reform. He is Co-Chair of the Health Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. His board service includes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and four publicly-traded companies: Select Medical, Teladoc Health, Smile Direct Club, and GS Acquisitions Holding Corp II. Senator Frist is married and has three sons and lives on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
Fulwiler has dedicated his career of over 25 years to improving health care for the underserved. Through unstinting focus on changing systems to meet the needs of patients, he has pushed forward an agenda of delivering the highest quality care to those who struggle with the greatest inequities of the American healthcare system. In 2008, Fulwiler became the CEO of Esperanza Health Centers and has since grown the organization from a single site with a budget of $3.7 million a year, to three sites investing $24 million each year in improving the health of Chicago’s Southwest Side communities. Under his leadership, Esperanza has become one of the highest quality community health centers in the US, earning the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s National Quality Leader award for three of the past four years. In 2020, Esperanza earned the CDC’s prestigious Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, one of only 17 practices nationwide to receive the honor. Fulwiler has placed Esperanza on the forefront of the move towards value-based healthcare, as one of the founding member-owners of MHN ACO, one of the most successful Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations in the country. He currently serves as Chairman of the organization’s Board of Managers. Fulwiler holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University, and a Master’s in English from the University of Toronto. He has served on the boards of several non-profits, including the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, the Medical Home Network ACO, Deep Springs College, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and Bella Voce. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Gallifant leads Humana’s Employer Group Product Development and Partnerships team which manages the Medical and Specialty product portfolio ($6B in revenue) across the Employer Group business as well as key product partnerships with Accolade, Sam’s Club, and Doctor on Demand. In addition to the core health insurance portfolio, Gallifant has accountability for several digital and consumer health products for Commercial members like On Hand, the industry’s first virtual primary care plan enabled by a custom mobile experience. Prior to leading the Product team, he led the $20 million Humana investment in Accolade, supported Humana’s equity investment in Buoy Health, and supported the creation and execution of Humana’s Employer Group strategy. Previously, Gallifant led the Digital Growth team and co-led the creation of Humana’s direct-to-employer and tech brokerage channels which cumulatively generated more than $100M in annual recurring revenue. During his time at Humana, Caleb also co-led the market growth strategy for the Oscar + Humana joint venture, guided the Employer Group Segment’s API strategy, supported the launch of the industry’s first end-to-end small business ecommerce platform, and co-directed the microbusiness consumer and growth strategy.
Goldhill is the Founder and CEO of Sesame, which operates an innovative direct pay marketplace for the full range of health care services. Sesame launched its service in Kansas City in 2019. Goldhill has been a leading voice of market-based health care reform since publication of “How American Health Care Killed My Father” as the cover story of the September 2009 issue of The Atlantic. Goldhill is the author of “Catastrophic Care: Why Everything We Think We Know about Health Care is Wrong” (Knopf, January 2013) and of “The Real Costs of American Health Care” (Vintage 2016). He is co-editor of New York’s Next Health Care Revolution (Manhattan Institute, 2015). Goldhill is chair of the Board of Directors of the Leapfrog Group, an employer-sponsored organization dedicated to hospital safety and transparency. In his business career, Goldhill was president and CEO of GSN, which operates a US cable television network seen in 80 million homes and one of the world’s largest digital games companies. He previously served as president and COO of Universal Television Group, the largest division of Universal Studios. In this capacity, he oversaw all operations at the company’s domestic and international cable television networks, cable and network television studios, firstrun syndication business and worldwide television distribution. Goldhill was also chairman and CEO of Independent Network Holdings, Ltd. (INTH), which created and operated the TV3 television network in Russia. Prior, Goldhill was the CFO of Act III Communications, a privately-owned holding company with interests in television stations, movie theaters, magazines, and film/television production. He has served as Director of Commerce Hub (CHUBA), Expedia (EXPE), eLong (LONG), and numerous private companies. Goldhill graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in history and holds a M.A. degree in history from New York University.
Gray is SVP of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for Highmark Health. Highmark Health’s SDOH team is responsible for evaluating non-clinical opportunities that can positively impact the health and well-being of members and the community at large. A solutions-focused leader, Gray recently served as interim chief clinical officer of Gateway Health. Her prior roles at Highmark include senior vice president of Clinical Services, where she was responsible for developing and executing Highmark Inc.’s clinical strategy, and senior vice president of senior markets, leading the company’s Medicare Advantage business. Gray possesses expertise in health care strategy and operating high-functioning business organizations. She has extensive experience in the health care industry, including population health, business development, account management, operations and consulting. Gray’s 30-plus years of experience in the health care industry also includes roles as senior vice president and operating unit leader for Healthways, vice president of integrated care delivery for Premier Health Alliance and managed care practice leader for Ernst & Young.
Greenawalt is the VP of Membership at Peloton, a company which pioneered connected, technology-enabled fitness, and the streaming of immersive, instructor-led boutique classes. In his role, he is responsible for driving engagement and retention for Peloton's 1 million plus Connected Fitness subscriptions. Before joining Peloton in 2016, Greenawalt held a number of roles in strategy, sales, and loyalty at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York, New York and Brussels, Belgium. He helped develop and launch SPG Pro, Starwood's B2B loyalty program, as well as the Design Hotels loyalty partnership with over 100 independent hotels. Prior to Starwood, Greenawalt was a consultant at Oliver Wyman in Chicago, Illinois.
Hanlon is EVP and COO of Highmark Health, an $18 billion national, blended health organization that includes one of America’s largest Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers and a growing regional hospital and physician network. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa., Highmark Health’s 35,000 employees serve millions of customers nationwide through the nonprofit organization’s affiliated businesses including Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, HM Insurance Group, United Concordia Dental, HM Health Solutions and HM Home & Community Services. Hanlon is a key leader, strategist and visionary for Highmark Health, helping to guide the organization’s mission to create remarkable health experiences that free people to be their best. She is responsible for overseeing the strategy and long-term operations of Highmark Health as the organization focuses on bringing transformational care to its customers and growing beyond traditional health care models and core markets. Hanlon has accountability for the development of effective health solutions, the development of provider partnerships, health plan operations and the data, analytics and technology areas. She also oversees the operations of Gateway Health, the Highmark Health- Penn State Health partnership and HM Health Solutions for Highmark Health. With more than 20 years of finance experience, Hanlon began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick prior to joining Highmark Inc. in 1997. During her tenure at Highmark, she held several positions within the finance division before becoming the chief financial officer and treasurer of Highmark Health in 2014, and the chief operating officer of Highmark Health in 2018, reporting directly to CEO David Holmberg. As chief financial officer, Hanlon played a significant role in strengthening the overall financial performance of the enterprise, resulting in Highmark Health’s achievement of consecutive record net revenues in 2017 and 2018.
Harrison, a well-respected physician and educator, is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, an innovative company built on equity and justice that develops mental health medical homes for individuals affected by opioid and other substance use disorders. As host of the In Recovery weekly podcast by Lemonada Media, she engages a large audience on topics related to addiction. As Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Board of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc., she leads advocacy at the intersection of health and criminal justice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology with Spanish and Chemistry minors at Howard University, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University. She is Board-Certified in both Adult General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has spent her career treating individuals with Serious Persistent Mental Illness and Addictive Diseases and advocating for stigma reduction, justice and equity in healthcare. Currently, she holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and is Campaign Psychiatrist for Let’s Get Mentally Fit, a public education and stigma-reduction campaign.
Hu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lark Health, a chronic disease prevention and management platform that delivers personalized coaching and guidance 24/7, anytime, anywhere, powered by artificial intelligence. Under Hu’s leadership, Lark’s Diabetes Prevention Program, which has Full Recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Lark Hypertension, Lark Diabetes Care, and Lark Prevention have grown to nearly 2 million members. Follow her latest updates on Twitter at @JuliaHuCEO. A serial entrepreneur, Hu was named number one in “Top 10 Women in Tech to Watch” and “30 Under 30” by Inc. Magazine, as well as "17 Female Healthcare CEOs to Know", Becker's Hospital Review. Prior to founding Lark Health, Hu ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and was an EIR at Stanford’s StartX. She received her Master’s and Bachelor's degrees from Stanford, and half an MBA from MIT before leaving to start Lark. Hu is a faculty member at Singularity University, on the board of the Council of Diabetes Prevention, and speaks regularly on digital health, IoT, and innovation on CNN, NBC, Bloomberg, MIT, and more.
Jain is a serial entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Infinitus Systems, Inc. Infinitus Systems offers Voice Robotic Process Automation (VoiceRPA) software for businesses in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Jain was a Founding Partner at Google's AI Venture Fund, Gradient Ventures and a Director of Engineering at Google. Previously, he was the Vice President of Product at SimilarWeb, which he joined via the acquisition of mobile intelligence startup Quettra that he founded and led as CEO. Prior to Quettra, he was the Head of Search, Discovery and Infrastructure for Google Play, which he joined through the acquisition of Cuil. At Cuil, he helped build several parts of web, real time and social search engines from scratch. Jain has co-authored the leading chapter in the book Next Generation Search Engines: Advanced Models for Information Retrieval as well as one of the most defining blog posts about mobile app retention.
Jasik, is a board-certified Clinical Informatics physician with experience in both the clinical management of diabetes along with creating digital health solutions for health behavior change. At Omada Health she supports the clinical and research teams to create and test the next generation of diabetes and obesity programming via digital therapeutics. Prior to joining Omada she worked at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she directed the implementation of the Epic electronic health record, integrated digital health programming into clinical practice, and conducted clinical trials on health technology. Jasik completed her undergraduate degree in public policy at Princeton University, MD at the University of Chicago, and her research training at UCSF. She continues to practice primary care at UCSF where she is an Associate Professor of Medicine.
Jesser leads Amwell’s clinical programs and the Amwell Medical Group business operations, a 50-state multispecialty medical group delivering telehealth services for urgent care, behavioral health, nutrition and lactation services. He is also the President of National Telehealth Network, an Amwell joint venture with national health insurer Anthem. Prior to joining Amwell, he served 24 years at Anthem in various roles including as the president of LiveHealth Online, an online care solution for consumers and providers being offered to Anthem’s customers and vice president of Provider Engagement Strategy for Anthem. In this capacity, Jesser managed a company-wide process focused on improving the affordability and quality of health care, the consumer experience and access to care. He served as chairman of the board of managers for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between healthcare payers and providers. He is also member of the board of Pursuant Health, a consumer health information and technology company. Jesser holds a BS in Mass Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
Jha is the KT Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). He is a practicing General Internist and is also Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Jha received his MD from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his General Medicine fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and received his MPH from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Jha is a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In September, Jha began work as the Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Jha’s research focuses on improving the quality and costs of healthcare systems with a specialized focus on the impact of policies. He has published over two hundred papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and the BMJ, and heads a personal blog on using statistical data research to improve health quality. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Dr. Jha leads national analysis of key issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, advising policy makers and elected officials at the state and federal level and appearing frequently on national television news outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and in written coverage from national newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. HGHI is providing critical analysis and data on national and state by state testing with Dr. Jha, a vocal advocate for increased testing and contact tracing who has written extensively on the subject. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and Stat News among others.
Jin is the Chairman and CEO of Pager, a leading digital health company that provides a “doctor-in-the-family” experience through AI-enabled technology and concierge clinical services on behalf of health plans and hospital systems. Prior to Pager, Jin was the co-founder of two startups: Pacific Healthcare Management, a hospital business process outsourcing company, and The Innovation Institute, an innovation accelerator for health systems. Jin has over 25 years of experience in healthcare, investing over $5 billion across more than 40 companies, through various positions: Co-Founder and General Partner at Three Fields Capital, Co-Head of Healthcare at The Carlyle Group, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital and M&A investment banker at Salomon Brothers. Jin is a graduate of Harvard University with a magna cum laude degree in Economics. He served on the Board of the Armstrong Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine and was an advisor to US Dept of Health & Human Services.
Josleyn is the Head of Horizon 3 and VP of Innovation at Walgreens Boots Alliance. In his current role, he is responsible for the creation and operations of Horizon 3 (creating neighborhood health destinations around a modern pharmacy). Horizon 3 is a new healthcare business for WBA focused on leveraging Walgreens’ assets and partnerships to design and deliver new healthcare business models. Most recently, Josleyn served as the Head of Consumer Health Strategy and Corporate Development at Google Health, leading its consumer health strategy and commercialization efforts. Prior to Google, he was the Head of Corporate Development at Verily. While at Verily, Josleyn led commercial strategy and strategic partnership development creating multiple joint ventures and strategic alliances with various medical device, pharmaceutical, payer and provider partners to develop and deliver new healthcare business models. Prior to Alphabet, he held various leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Company’s Elanco Animal Health, E&A Companies (a private equity firm), Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, etc. focused on the creation and execution of new business strategies and models. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from Indiana University.
Karjian began his journey in healthcare with McKinsey & Co, working together with health systems to improve patient flow across different areas of their hospitals. After a few years in the US, he moved to Asia to lead the Firm’s Operations practice in the region. After over a decade with McKinsey working with hundreds of clients across the globe, Karjian wanted the challenge of taking on an operating role allowing him to personally put into practice what he had been advising his clients for many years. He joined Flextronics as President of Flextronics’ Global Services & Software business (the leading technology repair and reverse logistics company globally) where he was responsible for a business of 15,000 employees with operations in 25 sites across the Americas, Europe, and Asia focusing on forward logistics/distribution and reverse logistics/repairs and spare parts, enabled by leading-edge software solutions. Since 2015, Karjian’s efforts have been focused, with his co-founders (Raphael Rakowski and Andy Lipman), on scaling Medically Home Group as its CEO. Medically Home Group is the first commercially viable Virtual Hospital healthcare technology services company, providing all tools allowing its health system customers to safely bring hospital-level care where patients live. As part of that, Medically Home’s team of nurses and physicians in its Mission Control Medical Command Center in Boston provide Virtual Hospital care to patients across Massachusetts, as well as additional customer operated command centers, providing Virtual Hospital care to patients across Florida, Wisconsin, Oregon, California, and Ohio.
Keck, a respected leader in the healthcare industry, has devoted her career to addressing major challenges around the delivery, cost, and patient experience of care. As president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state’s largest health insurer, Keck champions the company’s vision of “passionately leading a state of health and well-being across Rhode Island.” Prior to joining BCBSRI in 2016, Keck enjoyed a 28-year career at Aetna, where she built a reputation as an engaged, incisive leader, unafraid to challenge assumptions and laser-focused on results. Her deep knowledge of the business – and her far-reaching perspective – were informed by the range and complexity of roles she played at Aetna, from head of enterprise strategy to head of investor relations, treasury, tax, actuary, controllers, and planning. Keck’s executive acumen was recognized when she served as president of Aetna’s northeast region and interim president of the southeast region. In those positions, she was responsible for $20 billion in revenue and approximately five million members across the commercial and Medicare segments. Her experience as chief of staff to then CEO Ron Williams proved seminal to Keck’s belief that strong corporate values are foundational to strong corporate performance, and that executives must be guided by a set of leadership expectations that serve as their North Star. Nationally, Keck chairs the Prime Therapeutics, LLC, board of directors, and serves as a director of Oak Street Health and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. At the state level, Kim is a director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council; Rhode Island Quality Institute; Community College of Rhode Island Foundation; Rhode Island Community Food Bank; and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She is also co-chair of the steering committee for the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Collaborative Project and serves on the Rhode Island Foundation Long Term Health Planning Committee that produced Health in Rhode Island.
Kirkley is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Plume, the first digital health company dedicated to the transgender community which provides gender-affirming care services at the convenience of a smart phone. She completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her family medicine residency at the University of Colorado and has taught widely on gender-affirming care across academic institutions and large clinic systems. Kirkley is a lifelong social justice and trans rights advocate.
Klasko has been a pioneer in using connected care to build health assurance for all – especially as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis. As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has led one of America's fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of the future of higher education. This year he published Un-Healthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance, with Hemant Taneja, as well as the textbook, Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience that Consumers Want and Expect. Jefferson’s 14 hospitals handled the most patients with Covid-19 in Philadelphia. Immediate universal masking, early exchange with Italy, and longtime pandemic planning ensured minimal employee infection and no transmission to non-Covid patients. In 2020, Klasko was named the first Distinguished Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and is serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children's Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. He is often called upon to speak to the future of health, medicine and technology and has given 5 TED and TEDMED Talks. He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco. Daniel is a member of the Kaufman Fellows Society (Class 13) and member of the Inaugural (2015) class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.
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Laraki is Co-Founder and CEO of Color. He spent several years at Google, where he worked on Google’s performance infrastructure and client-side software, including the Google Chrome browser. Following Google, he co-founded MixerLabs, which was acquired by Twitter in 2009. At Twitter, Laraki was the Vice President of Product, helping create the company's first revenue products and grow the user base from 50 to 200 million users. He holds degrees in computer science and management from Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laraki is a long-time investor and advisor to leading companies such as Pinterest, AngelList, Slack, Instacart and others.
Mayhew is EVP of Transformation at CVS Health. In this role, Mayhew has oversight of the portfolio of business transformation initiatives across the enterprise that will define CVS as a truly consumer-centric health care company. He is focused on combining enterprise strengths and capabilities to solve for the greatest experience and cost challenges facing consumers and delivering integrated support in homes, communities, and virtually. A demonstrated leader with diverse health care experience, Mayhew most recently served as the senior vice president for the Aetna Markets organization, where he played a key role in shaping CVS Health’s integrated value story while leading the multi-billion-dollar business to deliver innovative, customer-focused benefits solutions to 17 million medical members in local markets across the country. Prior to joining Aetna, Mayhew was a founding principal, CEO and president of Freedom Disability, where he successfully raised capital while building a high-performing, metrics-driven culture, expanding sales and growing the business into one of the largest disability advocacy firms in the country. Mayhew also held senior leadership roles at Cigna, where he served as senior vice president of Product, Marketing and Strategy for the enterprise and president of the Northeast Region. Mayhew is a graduate of Providence College. He currently serves on the boards of Able To, a technology-enabled provider of behavioral health care, and Strong Center, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to maximize their talents through athletics and education.
Mehta is a board-certified, practicing obstetrician gynecologist, and Women’s Health Lead of Cityblock Health, the first tech-driven provider for communities with complex health and social needs–bringing better care to neighborhoods where it’s needed most. Cityblock’s care teams meet members where they are, delivering highly personalized primary care, behavioral health care, and social services to every member, including those who access Medicaid, are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, and others living in lower-income neighborhoods. Prior to Cityblock, Mehta served as Interim Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Innovation Officer of Louisiana Medicaid, and Medical Director of the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative and Maternal Mortality Review. In this role, she led quality improvement efforts, informed benefits design, spearheaded care delivery innovations, and supported multi-disciplinary initiatives to improve maternal, infant, and reproductive health outcomes among more than 1.3 million Louisiana Medicaid members. Mehta received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania, and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine through the Humanities and Medicine Program. She completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center and her health policy training through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She services on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Birth Centers, and the Neighborhood Birth Center. She practices clinically with a reproductive justice-informed focus on obstetrics, family planning, reproductive infectious disease, and LGBTQ health.
Mullainathan is the Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth. His latest research is on computational medicine—applying machine learning and other data science tools to produce biomedical insights. In past work, he has combined insights from behavioral science with empirical methods—experiments, causal inference tools, and machine learning—to study social problems such as discrimination and poverty. He currently teaches a course on Artificial Intelligence. Outside of research, he co-founded a non-profit to apply behavioral science (ideas42), a center to promote the use of randomized control trials in development (the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab), has worked in government in various roles, and currently serves on the board of the MacArthur Foundation board. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times.
Nathrath is Co-Founder and CEO of Ada Health, a global digital health company making personalized health accessible for all. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in strategic growth and transformational change. During his career, he’s founded several startups around the world and served as general counsel and managing director at tech firms across Denmark, Germany, the US, and the UK. Nathrath was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and studied law as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Houston. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
O’Grady serves as COO at NorthShore, responsible for leading NorthShore Hospitals, Medical Group operations, Nursing, Home Health and Hospice and Health Information Technology. O’Grady most recently served as President of NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital and began his NorthShore career with NorthShore Medical Group in 2007 as Vice President, Specialty Practices. Prior to joining NorthShore, O'Grady worked at The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) as Vice President, Operations, and in various administrative positions in St. Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a member of BJC Health System. O'Grady completed The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis administrative fellowship in 1994.
As chief strategy officer for Advocate Aurora Health, Powder is responsible for corporate strategy, innovation, corporate ventures and the growth of adjacent revenues with a particular focus on consumer health and wellness. A national strategic thought leader, he has served at Advocate Aurora Health for 27 years and has held a number of business development and strategy positions during his tenure, including Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Advocate Health Care, Vice President Business Development for Lutheran General Hospital, Vice President Business Development for Advocate Medical Group, and Vice President System Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Advocate Aurora, Powder served as head of international sales and strategy for a medical device manufacturer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations within the Advocate Aurora Portfolio. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Health Velocity Capital, a Silicon Valley and Nashville-based health venture capital fund, and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for Flare Capital, a Boston-based health venture capital fund. Powder also serves on the campaign planning committee and President’s board for UCAN, a social services agency serving youth in metropolitan Chicago.
Profeta is Chief Strategy Officer of the newly formed organization combining Summit Medical Group and CityMD. She previously led strategy for CityMD. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in Health Policy and Management. Formerly, Profeta was a healthcare consultant at Gold Health Strategies. She is also a co-founder of Manna Project International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit and student alliance where she led the development of a maternal and child health clinic and other health programs in Nicaragua. Angela holds a BA in Psychology and Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University and a PhD from NYU Wagner in health policy and economics. Her research focuses on healthcare access.
Quirk is the CEO of innovationOchsner (iO), an innovation company founded by Ochsner Health in 2015 to reimagine and revolutionize the delivery and experience of healthcare and health, with a focus on digital health, advanced analytics and personalized medicine. iO has developed several award-winning programs, including Ochsner Digital Medicine, Connected MOM and Optimal Hospital. It has also developed several innovative partnerships and launched new tools including multiple AI predictive models for clinical and operations applications and population genomics. Quirk joined iO in 2015 with more than 15 years of experience in law, economic development and public affairs. Previously, she served as the Senior Advisor for Economic Development for New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu from 2010 to 2014. Prior to her public service, she was a partner at Jones Walker, where she practiced corporate and business litigation. She received a B.S. in Finance magna cum laude from Louisiana State University and a J.D. summa cum laude from Tulane University School of Law. She has been recognized by Becker’s among the Women to Watch in Health IT and participates in multiple healthcare innovation advisory boards and networks. A native of New Orleans, she is active in the community and serves on several boards, including GNO, Inc., the Association for Corporate Growth and the Center for Resilience.
Rosenberg is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry where she serves as Executive Director for External Relations focusing on public and private partnerships that elevate, expand and refine mental health and addictions care. Prior to joining Columbia, she was President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health from 2004 until 2019. Under her leadership the National Council became the nation’s largest mental health and addiction education and advocacy association with 3300 plus member organizations serving over 10 million Americans. The National Council helped secure passage of the federal parity law and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA); advanced behavioral health and primary care integration leading to the creation of the national Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant program and the Medicaid Health Home option; ensured passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act that established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs); and introduced and implemented Mental Health First Aid in the US. She was New York State’s Senior Deputy Commission for Mental Health until 2004. During her tenure she opened New York’s first Mental Health Court; designed services and housing for the homeless; and led the growth of community treatment and supports for adults and children including the expansion of school-based services. Rosenberg also consults with nonprofits, foundations, and private sector companies on the design and delivery of mental health and addiction services. She serves on numerous boards including Cohen Veterans Network, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Netsmart Technologies, Triad Behavioral Health and Effective School Solutions.
Schneider is the President of Livongo. In this role, she is responsible for product, data science, engineering, marketing, and clinical operations. Schneider previously served as the company’s Chief Medical Officer where she led the company’s strategic clinical product vision, data science, clinical trials, and the organization’s certified diabetes educators and coaches. She is the author of Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley’s Consumer-First Approach to a New Era of Health, which offers a guide to the depth of the chronic conditions problem facing the industry today and explores how companies are using big data analytics and artificial intelligence to reinvent care delivery for people with chronic conditions. Prior to Livongo, Schneider held several key leadership roles at Castlight Health, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. She also has held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health outcomes researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford University, and has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford University, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente. Schneider has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital. Schneider is a frequent speaker about innovation in healthcare, where she shares her unique perspective as a practicing physician, health services researcher, senior executive and individual who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years. In 2020, Modern Healthcare named Schneider one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for her work improving the healthcare experience for people living with chronic conditions. She has three children and is an avid runner and athlete, having completed her first IronMan in 2016.
Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell. Since co-founding the company with his brother Ido Schoenberg, Amwell has grown to become one of the largest telehealth eco-systems in the world, digitally connecting healthcare’s key stakeholders - payers, providers and millions of patients in an efficient, modern healthcare experience. Prior to Amwell, he was the founder of CareKey and served as Chief Information Security Officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Schoenberg was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Taskforce that issued the landmark guidelines for the “Use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. He is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine. An inventor at heart, Schoenberg holds over 50 issued US Patents in the area of healthcare technology, speaks frequently in industry and policy forums, serves on the healthcare advisory board of MIT Sloan, holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba-diver and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.
Spence is EVP and head of Consumer Bank, responsible for Fifth Third’s Retail, Mortgage and Consumer lending. He also leads the Bank’s Marketing, Payments, Strategy and Digital Solutions operations. He’s responsible for corporate strategy, innovation, brand awareness, decision analytics, corporate development and financial-technology partnerships teams, as well as the Bank’s Payments & Commerce Solutions division. Spence joined Fifth Third in 2015 as chief strategy officer. Before joining the Bank, Tim worked as a senior partner in the Financial Services practice group at Oliver Wyman, advising executives at the world’s largest financial institutions on strategy, innovation and performance improvement. He also served as that firm’s US Midwest region leader. Before Oliver Wyman, Tim held a variety of management positions at two early-stage technology firms.
Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that partners with seed to endurance-stage founders to help build companies that can withstand the test of time. He is the founder of the firm’s Silicon Valley operations. Taneja partners with mission-driven founders building platform companies that are fundamentally aligned with the long-term interests of society. He is an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo (NASDAQ: LVGO), Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap (NYSE: SNAP), and Stripe. His primary investment thesis, known as “economies of unscale,” explores how 21st-century founders leverage AI-based mass personalization techniques to innovate and build platforms across all sectors of the economy. In his 2018 book Unscaled, Hemant built on that thesis articulating the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life. His more recent work in Harvard Business Review, "The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over," advocates for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing. Taneja is also the founder and executive chairman of Commure, a company that has partnered with major health systems to modernize the software infrastructure for the healthcare space since its inception in 2017. His recently published book UnHealthcare, co-authored with Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health, lays out their thesis for how the healthcare system needs to transform into a health assurance system to bring consumerism, affordability, and rational economic behavior to this important sector. In addition to his investment work, he is the Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy, an organization focused on transforming energy policy in America; and is a Founding Board Member of the Khan Lab School, a nonprofit K-12 school dedicated to classroom innovation. He sits on the Board of Fellows for the Stanford School of Medicine and teaches a course at the college on A.I., Entrepreneurship and Society.
Thomaz is the CEO and Co-Founder of Diligent Robotics and a renowned social robotics expert. Her accolades include being recognized by the National Academy of Science as a Kavli Fellow, the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Tech, MIT Technology Review on its Next Generation of 35 Innovators Under 35 list, Popular Science on its Brilliant 10 list, TEDx as a featured keynote speaker on social robotics and Texas Monthly on its Most Powerful Texans of 2018 list. Thomaz’s robots have been featured in the New York Times and on the covers of MIT Technology Review and Popular Science. Her passion for social robotics began during her work at the MIT Media Lab, where she focused on using AI to develop machines that address everyday human needs. She co-founded Diligent Robotics to pursue her vision of creating socially intelligent robot assistants that collaborate with humans by doing their chores so humans can have more time for the work they care most about. She earned her PhD from MIT and B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin, and was a Robotics Professor at UT Austin and Georgia Tech (where she directed the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab).
Urnov is a Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on advancing genome editing technology and pushing the boundaries of how it can be applied to solve real-world problems.
Vaezy is the Chief Digital Strategy and Business Development Officer for Providence leading digital strategy and roadmap, digital partnerships and business development, commercialization, technology evaluation and pilots and digital thought leadership as a part of the Providence Digital Innovation Group. Prior to Providence, Vaezy was at The Chartis Group, a health care management consulting firm, where she advised clients on enterprise strategic planning, payer-provider partnership, and the development of population health companies. She holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from the University of California Berkeley, and an MHA and MPH in Healthcare Policy from The University of Washington’s School of Public Health.
Vivero is Co-Founder and CEO at Amino, the smartest, easiest healthcare search and appointment booking platform. Vivero currently guides the vision of the company, which combines data, design, and consumer-first thinking to curate personalized recommendations for specific care needs. Amino’s unique platform integrates with appointment booking services and employer health benefits to give members one centralized place to get the right care whenever they need it. Previously, Vivero was VP of Rentals at Zillow, which is responsible for the world’s largest online rental marketplace. He arrived at Zillow after the company acquired RentJuice, which he co-founded in 2008. David is also a General Partner at Red Swan Ventures, a seed investment fund that has supported Warby Parker, Birchbox, AltSchool, and dozens of other high growth companies. A Forbes "30 Under 30" entrepreneur, Vivero has been quoted in Forbes, New York Times, TIME, NPR, and more. He holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University.
Washington is the Chief Clinical Officer of the Verily Health Platforms group and the interim CEO of Onduo. He focuses on strategies that will enable advanced technology solutions for healthcare transformation, engaging partners in developing tools and platforms for improving health outcomes and reducing costs of care. Washington previously served as chief medical officer and EVP at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, where he oversaw network operations and contracting, medical policy and quality, disease management, and pharmacy benefits. Prior to that, he was National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), where he provided high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations and policies. HE received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and his MS degree in healthcare management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Lieutenant General (ret) West is the 44th Army Surgeon General and the former Commanding General of US Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM). In 2015 West became the first African American woman 3-star General in the Army’s history, and is currently the highest-ranking woman to ever graduate from West Point. A graduate of George Washington School of Medicine, West completed residencies in Family Medicine and Dermatology, and has held various clinical, operational and leadership positions throughout her 30+ year career as a Soldier. In her last Army assignment, West managed an $11 billion budget and led an organization consisting of more than 130,000 healthcare professionals comprised of Active, Guard and Reserve soldiers, civilians, contractors and volunteers. She was responsible for medical centers, community hospitals and clinics; dental, veterinary and public health facilities; research, education and training platforms; and deployed medical formations around the globe, supporting over 4 million people. In her role as SG, West was the senior medical advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army. During her tenure, she led the AMEDD through the most comprehensive transformation that military medicine has seen in over three decades. West served as a Hauser Leader at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership from 2019 - 2020, serves on the boards of directors for Nucor Corporation, and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. She is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. She is also a trustee of Americares - a non-profit that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
Yoo is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she leads investments in healthcare technology, with a focus on companies that are modernizing how we access, pay for, and experience the healthcare system. Prior to joining a16z, She was the co-founder, Chief Product Officer, and Board Director at Kyruus, a venture-backed healthtech company recognized as a market leader in patient access. Yoo led product management, engineering, and sales and marketing for the company, and helped scale the business to reach 20M patients and over 225,000 healthcare providers across the U.S. She was previously VP of Product at Generation Health and was with the company from its inception through acquisition by CVS Health. Yoo was also a Product Manager at Knome, the world's first whole genome sequencing service for private individuals. Her tech career began as an early member of the software engineering team at Endeca Technologies, which was acquired by Oracle. Yoo studied computer science and pre-medicine as an undergrad at MIT and obtained an MS in genomics from Harvard-MIT HST and an MBA from MIT Sloan. She is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and has been recognized through numerous awards and honors from Becker’s Hospital Review, Health Data Management, MedTech Boston, and Rock Health.
Zane is a nationally renowned health care leader who retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Children's Hospital in late 2011. She was the first woman to run the hospital in their 24-year history. The hospital employs more 5,000 doctors, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare workers, includes Floating Hospital for Children, and has 450 beds. Zane remains involved at Tufts Medical Center as vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Zane holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine including: Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care Research and Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine. Additionally, Ellen holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. For the period of 2011 to 2013, Zane was a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. From 1994 to 2004, she held the position of Network President for Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Prior to that, Zane was the Chief Executive Officer at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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Our current healthcare system is expensive, complex, and confusing, resulting in poor outcomes and rising costs. To achieve meaningful and lasting change in our communities, Aetna and CVS Health are connecting people to care, when and where they need it, with CVS® HealthHUB®. Open every day, even nights and weekends, CVS HealthHUB locations provide people with an easier path to better health. Whether someone is managing a chronic condition or needs care in between doctors’ visits, they have local access to a professional care team, a wide range of health services, one-on-one pharmacist support, prescriptions, medical supplies, wellness products, and more. CVS HealthHUB locations complement the care people receive from their primary care physicians (PCPs), with the ability to keep PCPs in the loop, including electronic medical records (EMR) integration. Join us as we witness how this innovative, new, local healthcare destination is making care more convenient, accessible, and affordable for consumers.
The issues of healthcare affordability and accessibility are two of the greatest and most prevalent concerns in our country today. Helping families save money so that they can live better is at the heart of Walmart’s business, and they have bold ambitions to partner with great providers to deliver quality health services at low, transparent prices and in ways that are convenient for local customers, regardless of insurance status. Join us as we take a tour through a Walmart Health Center – a first-of-its-kind health center to deliver primary and urgent care, labs, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dental, optical and hearing services all in one facility – and firsthand see what the next generation of a neighborhood health destination will look like for communities across the US.
Have you ever felt a connection to a space – one that creates a distinct feeling, whether it’s one of peace, of fear, or anything in between? Musicians experience this all the time. The best spaces allow for the sharing of ideas through the journey of a song. Musicians seek out environments that allow for vulnerability, expression, and an exchange of tremendous emotion between artist and audience. Join us for a walkthrough of the Ryman Auditorium – one of Nashville's most exciting performance venues – to hear a firsthand account of the impact of the space on audiences and musicians alike. Then let the inspiration fuel an intimate discussion around how we can harness the power of space within healthcare to create better experiences, for both our consumers and our workforce.
By pairing a market-leading delivery, transport, and commerce platform (Grab) with China’s leading telehealth platform (Ping An Good Doctor), these two companies have partnered to bring healthcare access to vast and diverse communities, first in Indonesia and soon in many other Southeast Asian countries. Their joint venture, Good Doctor Technology, addresses the problems of healthcare access, quality, and cost through a digital-based approach that not only keeps patients at the core of its efforts, but also benefits all players in the healthcare ecosystem. By partnering with Grab, the trusted community leader for transport services and e-commerce, Good Doctor Technology is able to serve the needs of a broad community and deliver “last mile” fulfillment (e.g. medication delivery) on the ground. Join us as we explore the evolution of this partnership and how, together, Good Doctor and Grab are leapfrogging to bring health to Southeast Asia.
Amwell is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, behavioral health, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, Amwell powers telehealth solutions for over 240 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, covering over 150 million lives.Find out more
Navvis is a population health market maker—working with physician organizations, health plans, and health systems to build, operate and manage new business models that accelerate and fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered. We create alignment in markets by facilitating unique partnerships between key market players. Addressing the entire population and people from all walks of life, we support all payers, payment models and lines of business, connect the full continuum of care, and activate all providers, caregivers, and family members. This model solves the underlying systemic issues in each market, creating real change. The result is a healthcare ecosystem that never stops caring—one that is sustainable and eliminates complexity for consumers, empowers providers, and reduces the high cost of the system.Find out more
At Softheon we strive to create simple solutions to complex problems. Our innovative and easy-to-use products have revolutionized the way everyday people control their healthcare needs. Empowering the nation's first state health benefit exchange since 2008, Softheon's vision and strategic direction has designed five platforms to help our partners quickly adapt to industry standards, manage client data, and grow their membership, while never compromising the exceptional care they provide. In this highly dynamic industry, Softheon has maintained its position as a premier Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, utilized by 37% of healthcare payers and having been responsible for 12% of ACA enrollments processed. Our platform has been ranked #1 in addressing the industry’s ever-changing regulatory demands and recognized by IDC, AHIP, ACAP, and HCEG.Find out more
Motive partners with health care providers and payers to transform evidence into action that eliminates wasteful, unnecessary, and low-value care. We make the best health care outcomes the most obvious health care options.Find out more
Lark Health is a virtual care platform for chronic disease prevention and management that uses a cognitive behavioral therapy framework, conversational AI, and connected devices to help people stay healthy and in control of their conditions. Lark’s AI is continuously learning how to personalize the experience for users and communicates via text-message-like interactions, while live nurses and health coaches are available for more complex issues. Lark's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which is Fully Recognized by the CDC, Behavioral Health Program, Diabetes Care Program, and Hypertension Program have served nearly 2 million members and have demonstrated clinically validated outcomes. Lark works with many of the largest health plans, PBMs, and self-insured employers.
We at Onduo are dedicated to making “healthy” easier, more accessible and finally personalized with our science-backed, data-driven virtual care model - one that can serve people living with chronic conditions and the organizations supporting them. Launched initially with the type 2 diabetes population and enabled by technology built by Verily Life Sciences, we deliver lifestyle and clinical interventions that leverage deep analytics, connected smart devices, best-in-class software, and access to specialty care. Onduo headquarters are based out of Newton, MA.
Pager is where communications, collaboration, and concierge virtual care come together to create a best-in-industry member experience. Powered by a cloud-based command center that brings together clinical and service teams, we offer a high-touch, high-tech solution for members find care, get care, and continue to be engaged with during after-care.Find out more
Quil, the joint venture of Independence Health Group (Independence) and Comcast, is the digital health platform that offers personalized and interactive health journeys to consumers and their caregivers. Quil is committed to educating and engaging consumers about their health as we believe the impact means better outcomes at a lower cost. Quil serves patients, members, and their caregivers and is partnered with healthcare providers and health plans nationally. We are headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with additional offices in New York City.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, 98point6 is pioneering a new approach to primary care. By pairing AI and machine learning with board-certified physicians, our vision is to make primary care more accessible and affordable, leading to better health for individuals, communities and the world. We meet consumers where they are by offering private, text-based diagnosis and treatment 24/7 via a mobile app. For employers, health plans and retail partners, 98point6 increases primary care utilization among those not actively or appropriately engaged in their health—enabling earlier medical intervention and reducing overall cost of care.Find out more
The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) was created to develop and promote market-driven solutions to the crisis of high cost and poor quality that afflicts the healthcare systems of the developed world.
Based on the deep healthcare expertise of Oliver Wyman and drawing on a network of innovative leaders across industries, OWHIC identifies and disseminates the ideas and practices that will transform healthcare. Our goal is to create a healthcare system driven by innovation and the needs and desires of consumers, creating value for companies and the public alike.