May 23-25, 2017
Boston, USA

Speakers

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Ajay Gupta
CEO
Health Solutions Research Inc.

Mr. Gupta is a seasoned IT professional and cybersecurity expert recognizing the need and challenges in using technology, data, and information systems to aid clinician decision support tools and in the overall practice of medicine. Through his research into public health issues as diverse as aging-in-place, caregiving, hospital-provider value-based contracting, data analytics in healthcare, digital imaging for telehealth applications, and medical transportation systems, he has developed a keen understanding of the challenges facing and policy considerations for public health.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

11.00 | Analyze Health & Non-Health Data Through GIS

Alan Weiss
CMIO, Ambulatory Services, Associate VP
Memorial Hermann

Dr. Alan M. Weiss joined the Memorial Hermann System in 2013, as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics.  He was named the Ambulatory CMIO in April 2014 with responsibilities over GE Centricity, Cerner and eClinic Works EHRs.  His current focus includes EHR optimization, population health development, CDS oversight, and data and analytics. Prior to Memorial Hermann, Dr. Weiss was the Assoc. Medical Director of Inpatient Systems at Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles where he helped develop and implement their EHR.  A general internist by training, Dr. Weiss spent 10 years practicing at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He also reported directly to their CIO to assist on EHR implementation and optimization efforts, was named the head of their business informatics group in primary care and acted as an internal medicine section head.  Furthermore, Dr. Weiss spent time teaching medical student and residents while providing both ambulatory and inpatient care. Before medical school, Dr. Weiss worked for Eli Lilly as a clinical information analyst, helping to develop data entry systems for clinical trials as well as analyzing that data for FDA reporting and for medical journals. Dr. Weiss earned a B.S. in 1984 from the University of Michigan with a double major in computer science and philosophy.  He also has both an M.B.A. and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, with graduations of 1994 and 1998, respectively.  His M.B.A involves a double focus on health care management as well as the management of information systems.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

18.05 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

14.00 | A Strategic Approach to Reducing Length of Stay (LOS) & Costs

08.50 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

17.00 | Chairs’ Closing Remarks

08.20 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ann Marie Navar
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of
Medicine & Duke Clinical Research Institute

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

14.15 | Open Conversation: Getting Real World Answers from Real World Evidence - Perspectives from the World’s Largest Academic Clinical Research Organization

Ben Goldstein
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics;
Duke Clinical Research Institute , Duke University

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at Duke University and joint with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Center for Predictive Medicine. His research is focused on the meaningful use of Electronic Health Records data with an interest in both deriving inference from EHR data and developing risk prediction models and clinical decision support tools with EHRs. His research focuses on understanding the potential and limitations of EHRs for clinical research and adapting methods for the analytic challenges that arise. As such his work sits at the intersection of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology. He collaborates actively with both clinicians and fellow methodologists and works closely with members of the Duke University Health System.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

14.15 | Open Conversation: Getting Real World Answers from Real World Evidence - Perspectives from the World’s Largest Academic Clinical Research Organization

13.45 | Designing & Implementing a Micro-Randomized- Cluster- Crossover Trial Through The EHR To Detect & Reduce Patient No Show

Carolyn Hoban
Consultant
Clinical Development & Translational Medicine

Carolyn Hoban, ScD is a consultant in clinical development and translational medicine across in biotech, pharma and healthcare settings.  Her experience covers use of patient level data in health systems and clinical research to improve health care outcomes.  Her work has focused on development of research prototypes that focus on the integration of healthcare data, outcomes, clinical utility and user experience.  She is involved in projects to develop data analytic interfaces when patients and health care providers are consumers of data and aggregators of knowledge that help improve health care and wellness outcomes.  

Afternoon Workshop

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

13.00 | Optimizing The Data Analytics Strategy In The Leap Towards a Precision Medicine-Based Healthcare

Danyal Ibrahim
Chief Data & Analytics Officer & Chief of Toxicology
Saint Francis Hospital - Trinity Health

Danyal Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Chief of Toxicology at Saint Francis Hospital  and Medical Center in Hartford, CT, is leading the transformation of health care data into actionable knowledge that drives improvement opportunities across multiple domains including health quality and safety outcomes, efficiency of care processes, patient experience, operations, reporting compliance and cost of care. Dr. Ibrahim completed his Master of Healthcare Delivery Science program at the Dartmouth Institute and Tuck School of Business;  his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with a focus on statistics; and his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He finished his residency training in emergency medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and fellowship training in medical toxicology at Indiana University.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

17.20 | Round Table Discussion: The Culture Change Behind Implementing Data-Driven Approaches in the Clinic

14.30 | Panel Discussion: Operationalizing the Analytics Strategy – Translating Validated Methodology Into Implementation & Incorporation of the Delivery of Care Process

11.30 | A Winning Enterprise Strategy for Value Driven Analytics

David Dirks
Assistant VP - Population Health Analytics
Intermountain Healthcare

Dave Dirks is the Assistant Vice President for Population Health and Decision Support Analytics at Intermountain Healthcare.  In this role, Dave is responsible for working with hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, and community resources to develop and implement transformational analytics products and strategies to improve health outcomes while reducing costs and making healthcare affordable and sustainable.  These strategies include new physician payment models, value-based contracting strategies, population health management data and analytics systems, clinical quality improvement delivery and measurement structures, predictive analytics, provider relations, staffing management and process improvement, and information technology implementation. Dave has over 14 years of healthcare experience serving in a diverse set of roles across the healthcare enterprise. He graduated from Weber State University with a degree in finance and has an MBA from Westminster College.  

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

13.00 | Panel Discussion: Population Health Management – Driving the Change from Volume to Value

08.30 | Population Health Management – Advancing Healthcare

Francis X. Campion
CMO
Ayasdi

Francis “FX” Campion, MD, FACP, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Ayasdi where he is responsible for the clinical vision for healthcare software applications.  He is co-author of the book, “Machine Intelligence for Healthcare” published in 2017. FX joins Ayasdi from Dovetail Health, a disease management company, where he served as CMO prior to its acquisition by Optum.  Prior to Dovetail, he was the Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Alere Analytics where he led the expansion of Alere’s evidence-based rules engine.  At Outcome Sciences, he developed large scale clinical registries, quality reporting services and EHR-data research networks, leading to acquisition by Quintiles in 2011.  FX has held health system and IT leadership roles at Atrius Health, Caritas Christi and Lahey Clinic. Dr. Campion is a practicing internist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, MA.  He has been in general internal medicine practice for over 25 years and has been recognized as top clinician by Best Doctors for many years. He is board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics and is an instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Campion received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed internal medicine residency at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  He has an undergraduate degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

11.30 | Machine Intelligence for Clinical Variation and Population Health

Jack Whelan
Patient/Research Advocate, Member of AACR
ASCO

Jack Whelan an eight-year survivor of a rare, incurable blood cancer, recently diagnosed with an aggressive metastatic prostate cancer has moved from a career as IT Research Analyst to Research Advocate. Travel with Jack on an intensely personal and humorous bumpy ride on the road to Personalized Medicine still under construction while he is treated for his cancers. Hear his compelling, hopeful and helpful e-Patient observations about how to improve health care using some latest generation Information Technology. Come away with some unique insight that will change your assumptions about research and health IT; get new actionable ideas about how to begin to harness real world data to improve outcomes for patients as we seek safer more effective therapeutics using Advanced Analytics. A tireless Advocate he’s an active with American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network, Rare Disease Legislative Advocacy and other professional research and legislative advocacy groups. Jack hopes all of us appreciate the value and noble work of life sciences employees and companies involved in cancer research and care. A decided friend to BioPharma as an engaged, informed e-Patient Opinion Leader (POL) and advocate he regularly speaks to and for these companies, to open much-needed, lines of communications with patients, providers and policymakers. Jack understands the realities of his rare blood and metastatic prostate cancers as he has repeatedly relapsed and has been refractory to many of the therapies received thus far; however his goal is repeated periods of progression free survival during which the promise of science and delivery of successful therapeutics will be achieved. His website is located at Jack-Whelan.com  

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

17.20 | Round Table Discussion: The Culture Change Behind Implementing Data-Driven Approaches in the Clinic

16.50 | It’s Time to Begin to Use Real World Evidence Rather Than “Statistically Significant” Data That Often Has No Meaningful Value For Patients – A Unique Patient’s Perspective About Surviving Two Incurable Cancers Relying On 8 Clinical Trials & Real World Evidence

Jason Burke
System VP & Chief Analytics Officer
UNC Health Care System

Jason Burke is the System Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer for the UNC Health Care System, a senior advisor and adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine‘s Center for Innovation, and the principal at Burke Advisory Group.  Previously, he was the founder, managing director and chief strategist of an industry-leading think tank pioneering novel approaches to improving health with emerging technologies, data and analytics.  He also served as global head of health and life sciences strategy, research and development for SAS, as well as holding strategy and management roles in organizations such as Microsoft, Quintiles, and GlaxoSmithKline.  With over 20 years of experience, his contributions cover all aspects of new business strategies, product development, information technology, sales and marketing.  His most recent book is called Health Analytics: Gaining the Insights to Transform Health Care (Wiley, 2013), and he has appeared in numerous publications including Forbes, InformationWeek, Health Management Technology, PharmaVoice, Drug Discovery and Development, and BioIT World.  Burke is a cognitive neuroscientist by training, holding degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

09.30 | Evolving the Health Care Enterprise for Advanced Analytics

John Boldt
VP of Analytics,
Healthgrades

John Boldt is Vice President of Analytics for Healthgrades. In his role he works with hospitals to identify opportunities for growth, builds predictive models to anticipate future patient needs, supports data powered patient communication programs and measures the impact of patient communications. His work typically incorporates machine learning, creative integration of data sources and longitudinal analysis. Over the last 10 years, he has designed solutions that are currently used by hundreds of hospitals. His spare time is divided between trying to survive Crossfit workouts and chasing his three year old son.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

16.20 | Influencing Patient Decisions Through Longitudinal Analysis & Communication

John Mattison
CMIO & Assistant Medical Director
Kaiser Permanente

John focuses on transforming care delivery with information technology, through convergence of exponential technologies and data liquidity. He has been actively involved in strategic design for advanced analytics and advocated adoption of blockchain in healthcare for several years. His team led the design, architecture and implementation of the largest integrated electronic health record in the US, and he is the founder of the international XML standard for health record interoperability now known as CDA, CCD and CCDA.  He has led various national innovation programs including virtual care, sponsored or led numerous digital health projects implemented at scale, is senior advisor to the Tricorder X-Prize, and mentors many digital health startups.  He chairs the eHealth Workgroup of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and is a member of various boards, including the Big Data Advisory Board, Open mHealth, the NIH funded ‘Policy and Ethics in Precision Medicine’, the Simms-Mann Foundation, BioCOM, IOT Advisory Board, and has taught at multiple Universities including Exponential Medicine at Singularity University, UCSD, Stanford, USC, UCLA and has published widely on IOT, global genomics, policy, privacy, security, international research collaboration models, interoperability, mobile health, Community Health, mindfulness and resilience, and healthcare transformation.  He has published in Nature, JAMIA, JAMA, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Modern Healthcare, Modern Physician, Mobile Health News, Sloan Management Review, and has authored chapters for four books.  He keynotes and chairs various national and international conferences and consults globally.  He is an active participant on several global initiatives to bring internet services to underserved communities providing access to both jobs and healthcare. His contributions to healthcare have been recognized by various national awards.  His current work focuses on personalizing every aspect of health including personalized motivational strategies.  He is promoting the use of motiviconsÓÔ within a Motivational FormularyÓÔ across the Healthcare PlecosystemÓÔ to restore ancient wisdom, mindfulness and resilience while creating a “Behavioral Symphony of Wellness”ÓÔ  He is committed to using Advanced Analytics to support the motivational aspects of personalized medicine.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

09.00 | Innovation at Scale Using the Plecosystem Approach – Critical Success Factors For Bringing Value Out Of Big Data Analytics

Jonathan Bickel
Senior Director of Business Intelligence
Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Bickel is the Senior Director of Business Intelligence at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also a practicing clinician in the Urgent Care group within the Division of Pediatric Medicine at BCH. As the Director of the Business Intelligence, he has lead an ongoing effort to improve the availability of clinical, operational, and financial data to the Boston Children’s Hospital organization by implementing an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and business intelligence environment to support data extraction, visualization, and knowledge discovery. Using the Microstrategy BI toolkit under the guiding principles of broad integration and self-service, “Children’s 360” allows users the ability to look across data domains to perform   data discovery and data extraction tasks without the need for IT involvement.  This same environment is being used for institutional dashboards, quality reporting, and a subset of financial reporting.  His team is also responsible for running many of the mission critical institutional database systems including large Oracle, SQL Server, and Netezza database infrastructures.  He was previously the Director of Clinical Research Informatics at BCH, where he supported the clinical research community with various tools including the i2b2 data discovery tool, REDCap tool and the Oracle InForm EDC system. Over the past six years, his teams have been able to fulfill hundreds of data requests, supported thousands of projects, and supported the institutional growth strategy as a result of these platforms being available.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

16.30 | A Predictive Modeling Approach to ICU Admissions at Boston Children’s Hospital

Karen Chiswell
Statistical Research Scientist
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

14.15 | Open Conversation: Getting Real World Answers from Real World Evidence - Perspectives from the World’s Largest Academic Clinical Research Organization

Katherine Poglitsch
Senior Vice President, Informatics and Analytics
Beacon Health Options

Kate Poglitsch is the Senior Vice President, Informatics and Analytics at Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s largest managed behavioral health organization. Beacon provides best-in-class behavioral health solutions for regional and specialty health plans; employers and labor organizations; and federal, state and local governments, serving more than 50 million lives in all 50 states. At Beacon for nearly a decade, Ms. Poglitsch leads the organization’s Analytics Innovation Center and regional Client Informatics and Analytics group. Her work focuses on improving market and system delivery through analytics and outcomes focused on member, provider and stakeholder engagement. Additionally, she oversees the analytic support for quality outcomes, programmatic utilization, product development and financial results. Before joining Beacon, Ms. Poglitsch began her career in quality management at ValueOptions, forging her way from quality management into analytics and business intelligence. She then joined Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, at the time an integrated Medicaid health plan, managing the plan’s clinical informatics and predictive modeling.  It was in this role that Ms. Poglitsch’s interest in quantifying the impact of comorbid behavior health conditions on a patient’s full health experience began.  She returned to specialty management when she joined Beacon Health Strategies, which became Beacon Health Options after a merger with ValueOptions in December 2014. Ms. Poglitsch received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Physical Therapy from Boston University and her Master of Science in Informatics from Northeastern University.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

14.30 | Panel Discussion: Operationalizing the Analytics Strategy – Translating Validated Methodology Into Implementation & Incorporation of the Delivery of Care Process

Kevin Fickenscher
Director, Biomedical Innovation & Healthcare Strategy
Center for Transforming Health / The MITRE Corporation

Kevin M. Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP holds a wide range of healthcare leadership experiences in the care delivery, vendor, policy, and association sectors. He currently serves as the Director for Biomedical Innovation and Healthcare Strategy at The MITRE Corporation. He previously served as the Technical Director for the Center for Transforming Health. Prior to joining MITRE, he served as the President and Founder of CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC – a consultancy offering strategic advisory services related to healthcare with a specific focus on informatics and telecare services; as the interim Chief Medical Officer with AMC Health; and, as the President/CEO of AMIA – the leading association of healthcare informatics professionals involved in transforming the industry through the analysis of information which serves as the source of innovation to support the creation of knowledge. Dr. Fickenscher previously served in a variety of domestic and international positions for Dell Healthcare Services (NASDAQ: DELL); and, Perot Systems prior to its acquisition by Dell in November 2009. As the Perot Chief Medical Officer, he developed and led the healthcare consulting practice; and, served as the head of International Healthcare based in London. He has also served in the care delivery sector as the Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) based in California and Aurora Health Care based in Wisconsin. Dr. Fickenscher is a recognized physician executive leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational development in complex healthcare organizations. He is considered a thought leader related to health and health care technology, telecare, information management and leadership. He speaks widely and frequently throughout the world on various topics including the future of healthcare, the application of technology for driving efficiency and effectiveness in care delivery; and, the important role of leadership in fostering and supporting needed changes in the health care industry.  

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

13.30 | The Digital Transformation of Postmodern Health Care

Leonard D’Avolio
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School & Brigham & Women's Hospital

Dr. Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the CEO and co-founder of Cyft a healthcare prediction company, an advisor to Ariadne Labs and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, board member for Youth Development Organization, a researcher and writer.  He previously led informatics for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ precision medicine initiative (the Million Veteran Program) and the first clinical trial embedded within an electronic medical record system.  Dr. D’Avolio founded Ariadne Labs’ informatics team and led their partnership strategy as well as the creation of a mobile phone-based system that uses real time data feedback to improve neonatal care in Uttar Pradesh, India.  His work has been funded by several agencies and organizations including the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the National Cancer Institute, Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

14.30 | Panel Discussion: Operationalizing the Analytics Strategy – Translating Validated Methodology Into Implementation & Incorporation of the Delivery of Care Process

10.00 | Real World Problems, Real World ROI - Lessons Learning From A Decade Of Making Big Data, Machine Learning & NLP Work For Healthcare

Lisa M. Wruck
Director, Center for Predictive Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

14.15 | Open Conversation: Getting Real World Answers from Real World Evidence - Perspectives from the World’s Largest Academic Clinical Research Organization

Marc Chasin
VP & CIO
St. Luke’s Health System

Dr. Marc Chasin serves as vice president and chief information officer of St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho. St. Luke’s comprises seven hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital and network of outpatient rehab clinics, a nationally recognized cancer center, and more than 100 clinics throughout southern Idaho and into eastern Oregon. Throughout his career, Dr. Chasin has worked to advance medicine, patient care, and technology toward improving healthcare quality and treatment. He has effectively and successfully combined his skills and knowledge toward the greater good for St. Luke’s patients and the industry as a whole. Dr. Chasin received his Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition from Ohio State University and trained in Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He subsequently received a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

12.00 | Analytics Are Not Enough - How St. Luke’s Used a New Technology to Become a Top 15 Health System

17.20 | Round Table Discussion: The Culture Change Behind Implementing Data-Driven Approaches in the Clinic

14.30 | Panel Discussion: Operationalizing the Analytics Strategy – Translating Validated Methodology Into Implementation & Incorporation of the Delivery of Care Process

Michael Hunt
CEO & President
St. Vincents Health Partners

Dr. Hunt is Board Certified in Pediatrics. He completed his Masters in Medical Informatics at Northwestern University in 2012. He is an associate professor of informatics at St. Louis University. During his clinical experiences, he accepted challenging leadership positions and was promoted to Chief Medical Information Officer at Mercy, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. He looks forward to remaining active in Connecticut.  

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

09.00 | Managing Healthcare, Managing Data, Managing Costs

Parsa Mirhaji
Director, Clinical Research Informatics
Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Dr. Parsa Mirhaji MD. PhD. is an Associate Professor of Systems and Computational Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Research Informatics at the Montefiore Medical Center, NY. Dr. Mirhaji is also a Co-Investigator and the Chief Technical Officer of the New York City-Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN), a clinical data sharing collaboration for large scale outcomes research and pragmatic clinical trials among New York City Medical Centers and PCORnet. Formerly, Dr. Mirhaji was the director of the Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Informatics Research at the University of Texas at Houston, where he was awarded “The Best Practice in Public Health Award-2002” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for establishing nation’s first community based bioterrorism preparedness web-portal at Houston. Dr. Mirhaji has been an early adopter and member of the W3C working groups for applications of Semantic Web in Healthcare and Life Sciences, an acting committee member on the Texas Hospital Preparedness Program at the Texas State Department of Health Services and the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research, and a member of the Health Information Technology Advisory Commission for the Texas State Department of Health Services.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

15.30 | Real-Time Big-Data Analytics to Improve Clinical Outcomes & Improve Operational Efficiency At Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Quinn Ho
Senior Data Consultant
Kaiser Permanente

Quinn Ho is a Senior Data Consultant of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, Hospital and Health Plan.  Her extensive experiences over the course of 15 years include information technology and clinical analysis of the Healthcare industry.  Quinn’s services include system infrastructure design, implementation, and reports development.  She provides analytical models that statistically describe data which in turn is applied into clinical analysis for effectiveness of care, medication management, disease management, and access to availability of care. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Quinn also consulted at Pacific Care, a public sector in Healthcare Insurance, where she managed 1.3 million population of US and Guam cancer registry.  Her IT background was also being used at Lifeguard and Oncology Network Technology where she designed, implemented a legacy system for the organization to automate claims process, and drugs dispensing application tool for oncology therapy. Quinn holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management with a concentration on Management of Healthcare Information, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science.  She is a board member of SAS users group and member of SAS global users group.  She also serves as a member of Technology Steering Committee at Kaiser Permanente.  Her passion is to explore new technology, learning new programming languages, BI tools to recommend and provide a solution to her clients and colleagues.  

Morning Workshop

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

09.00 | Leveraging Data Analysis & Process Improvement Techniques to Enhance Patient Outcomes at Kaiser Permanente

Ronald Wilkinson
Senior Business Intelligence Program Technologist
Boston Children’s Hospital

Ronald Wilkinson is the Senior Business Intelligence Technologist in the Information Services Department at Boston Children’s Hospital. In this role he mentors junior staff, tracks technology trends, represents the Business Intelligence Group (BI) in cross functional projects and committees, serves on the BI Architecture Team that is responsible for requirements analysis, BI architecture design, and BI infrastructure development, and is a key member of the BI High Analytics Group that is developing a predictive analytics core capability for the hospital.  Mr. Wilkinson has been at Boston Children’s Hospital for over 23 years, serving in a variety of information technology roles.  He is also a past president of the Boston Chapter of TDWI, an international organization of information technology business intelligence professionals.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

16.30 | A Predictive Modeling Approach to ICU Admissions at Boston Children’s Hospital

Slava Akmaev
Chief Analytics Officer
Berg Pharma

Slava Akmaev, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Berg.   Dr. Akmaev leads innovation in Big Data analytics applied to fundamental patient management problems in healthcare, drug development, and diagnostics. During his tenure at Berg, Dr. Akmaev has developed and launched bAIcis™, Berg Artificial Intelligence Clinical Information System that allows life scientists and clinicians to harvest the power of Big Data and affect real world patient outcomes. He works closely with the drug and biomarker development teams and directs research informatics, healthcare analytics, and personalized medicine programs within Berg and its subsidiary companies. Dr. Akmaev continues to innovate in the application of Bayesian artificial intelligence in healthcare IT. Prior to joining Berg, he was Vice President of Scientific Affairs at a Big Data analytics company, Scientific Associate Director at Genzyme Genetics and a Bioinformatics lead at Genzyme. Dr. Akmaev holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

13.00 | Panel Discussion: Population Health Management – Driving the Change from Volume to Value

09.30 | Hypothesis Free, Data Driven Approaches for Population Management

Tim Birdsall
Sr. VP of Information Services & CMIO
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dr. Tim Birdsall is Chief Medical Information Officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He has been with CTCA since 1998, previously serving as Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL, National Director of Naturopathic Medicine for CTCA, and Vice President of Integrative Medicine. A well-known lecturer and practitioner of naturopathic medicine, and advocate for comprehensive healthcare informatics systems, Dr. Birdsall has been invited to testify before numerous state legislatures, regulatory boards, and governmental panels, including the Institute of Medicine and the NIH.  He received the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree from Bastyr University in Seattle in 1985.  Dr. Birdsall is active in numerous professional organizations, including CHIME, HIMSS, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Integrative Oncology.  He is currently serves as chair of the board of medical examiners of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. Dr. Birdsall was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Alternative Medicine Review, and currently serves on the Editorial Consultants Board for Integrative Cancer Therapies. In 2007, he was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Birdsall was honored in 2017 as one of the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders, acknowledged for exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. As an active clinical researcher, Dr. Birdsall is the holder of one U. S. Patent, and since 2006 has been an author on over 25 abstracts accepted at major medical meetings, including the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncology, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Day One

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

15.50 | Technology Enabling Precision Medicine Care Delivery

Valmeek Kudesia
VP, Clinical Informatics &System Design
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Valmeek Kudesia is a practicing internist, board-certified clinical informatician, and engineer trained at Boston University and Harvard University. He is the VP of Clinical Informatics and System Design at Commonwealth Care Alliance. He thrives in the challenging overlap of clinical, administrative, and technical domains in healthcare. Over the past 10 years he has worked to transform healthcare organizations into learning organizations. Valmeek is an experienced leader who uses his multidisciplinary background to align stakeholders and forge new pathways for success. As a physician, he believes healthcare informatics systems should be invisible and bring care-providers and patients closer together instead of wedging them apart. As an engineer and informatician, he knows those systems can be created, and we can make a tremendous positive impact by building them.  

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

13.00 | Panel Discussion: Population Health Management – Driving the Change from Volume to Value

10.30 | Analytics at Commonwealth Care Alliance, an Integrated Provider-Payer for Complex, Dual-Eligible Populations

William Paiva
Executive Director, Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI)
Oklahoma State University

William D. Paiva, PhD, is Executive Director of Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI). The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through implementation of innovative care delivery and information technology solutions. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Paiva was a partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital fund with over $2 billion under management. He was also a partner at Chisholm Private Capital Partners and the Oklahoma Life Science Fund.  Dr. Paiva specialized in identifying early-stage venture opportunities at the intersection of traditional technology sectors and healthcare.  Before his venture capital career, Dr. Paiva worked in management consulting at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath and as an investment banking associate at JP Morgan in New York. Dr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oklahoma; an MBA from Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business.  

Day Two

Thursday, May 25, 2017

16.00 | Predictive Medicine & Predicting Clinical Outcomes & Disease Prevention