2016 Agenda Day 1 – (M)

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016

All events at the Grand Hyatt 7:00 am – 8:00 am
MORNING OPENING PLENARY SESSION
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IN EXHIBIT HALL
8:00 am – 8:10 am
Welcome and Introductions
Kavita Patel, MD Nonresident Senior Fellow Brookings Institution; Former Director of Policy, The White House; Former Senior Advisor, Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC (Chair)
Niall Brennan, MPP
Chief Data Officer and Director, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (Vice Chair)

Speaker Bio

Niall Brennan is CMS' Chief Data Officer and the Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). In this capacity, he oversees improvements in data collection and dissemination at CMS and efforts to help CMS better harness its vast data resources to drive higher quality, patient-centered care at a lower cost. Niall directs leading-edge research and analysis published by CMS, as well as efforts to make its considerable data sets available to external researchers seeking to promote better understanding of health care in the United States. He also manages CMS' extensive data and information product portfolio. Prior to joining CMS, Niall worked at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Budget Office, The Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and earned a master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
8:10 am – 8:40 am
A Dialogue on How Public and Private Healthcare Data Can Drive Healthcare Innovation
L. John Doerr, MBA
Venture Capitalist, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Member, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Menlo Park, CA
Thomas Goetz, MPH
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Iodine, Former Executive Editor, WIRED, Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, San Francisco, CA (Moderator)
8:40 am – 9:00 am
HHS Secretary's Keynote Address
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services; Former Director, Office of Management and Budget; Former President, Walmart Foundation; Former President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington, DC
9:00 am – 9:20 am
The Congressional Perspective I
Senator William Morgan "Bill" Cassidy, MD (R/LA)
United States Senate; Former US Representative, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, Washington, DC
9:20 am – 9:50 am
How Access to Public and Private Healthcare Data Can Empower Consumers
Vivian S. Lee, PhD, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, University of Utah; Chief Executive Officer, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

Speaker Bio

Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the University's School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. She is responsible for an annual budget of $3.3 billion, including a healthcare system, health plan, and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health, and Dentistry. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe, Dr. Lee received a doctorate in medical engineering at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard, trained in radiology at Duke and NYU, and continues to focus her NIH-funded laboratory on quantitative functional MRI.
Jeremy Stoppelman, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Yelp; Former Vice President of Engineering, PayPal, San Francisco, CA

Speaker Bio

Jeremy founded Yelp in 2004 with Russel Simmons, a former colleague at PayPal. Jeremy continues to drive the vision and product experience for the company, personally overseeing product development among other aspects of the business. Prior to Yelp, Jeremy completed his first year of Harvard Business School, but dropped out after founding the company. Before attending business school Jeremy was VP of engineering at PayPal. He holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Illinois.
Charles Ornstein
Senior Reporter, ProPublica; Past President, Association of Health Care Journalists; Awardee, Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, Washington, DC (Moderator)

Speaker Bio

Charles Ornstein is a senior reporter at ProPublica. In 2004, while at the Los Angeles Times, he co-wrote a series about a troubled hospital that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He also co-wrote a series about failures in oversight by the California Board of Registered Nursing, which was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Ornstein is past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. @charlesornstein.
9:50 am – 10:05 am
Making Health IT Work For Consumers and Providers
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Speaker Bio

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a physician who has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high quality care for all people, especially vulnerable populations, and promoting overall health. She has done this through direct patient care, medical education, policy and administrative roles, research, and public service. As the National Coordinator, she sets high level policy and the strategic direction for the office, including efforts related to interoperability, delivery system reform, and precision medicine.
10:05 am – 10:20 am
Lessons from the UK
George William Freeman
Member of Parliament, Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences, London, UK
10:20 am – 10:30 am
Open Science Prize Announcement
The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit.
Philip E. Bourne, PhD
Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC

Speaker Bio

Dr. Philip Bourne is the Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health in the Office of the Director. Prior to coming to NIH, Dr. Bourne was Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances of the Office of Research Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Bourne is a Past President of the International Society for Computational Biology, an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Clare Matterson
Director of Strategy, Wellcome Trust, London, UK

Speaker Bio

Clare Matterson CBE is Director of Strategy. She leads on strategy, policy, advocacy and education, communicating the work of Wellcome, leading grant management and incubating new initiatives.

Clare received a CBE in recognition of her services to public engagement with Science. From 2004 to 2014, Clare was Director of Culture & Society at the Wellcome Trust. With a small team, she conceived and led the first 10 years of Wellcome Collection - the Trust's highly acclaimed public venue. She was responsible for bringing the arts and humanities into the core of Wellcome's work and on education and the connections between health and the environment. Passionate about education, Clare led the Wellcome Trust's initiative to create the National Science Learning Centre - a partnership with the UK Government to drive improvement in science education. She is currently Chair of the National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM and is also on the Board of Science Gallery International and the Eat Foundation.
10:30 am – 11:00 am
BREAK (Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall)
11:00 am – 12:20 pm
MINI SUMMITS I
1) PAYER: Finding Untapped Value Through Sharing and Use of Multi-Sector Data
As data systems in health care catch up to the 21st century, we are also (finally) coming to terms with the fact that the biggest drivers of individual and population health are social, environmental and cultural; access to and use of data from those sectors is therefore vital to health optimization and cost containment. Come and engage in discussion with panelists who are pushing the boundaries to support and build cross sector data sharing efforts at both the national and local levels.
  • Peter Eckart, Illinois Public Health Institute (Co-moderator)

  • Alison Rein, AcademyHealth (Co-moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Ms. Rein is a Senior Director for Evidence Generation and Translation at AcademyHealth, where she directs several projects that investigate how new sources of data and expanded stakeholder engagement are helping to transform health, care and research.

    Ms. Rein leads the Community Health Peer (CHP) Learning Program, a partnership with ONC to establish a national peer learning collaborative for 15 competitively awarded communities to address specified population health management challenges through increased sharing and use of electronic data.

    Ms. Rein also overseas several projects on behalf of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI), and served as principal investigator of the PCORI Pilot Project Learning Network, which facilitated collaboration among 50 pilot projects to advance the field of patient-centered outcomes research. She also leads the AcademyHealth Consumer Patient Research (CPR) Roundtable, and contributes to several projects that focus on building the data and human infrastructure needed to support patient-centered learning health systems.
  • Amy Bassano, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

  • Craig Brammer, HealthBridge

    Speaker Bio

    Craig Brammer serves as CEO of The Health Collaborative, formerly three separate operations known as Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Collaborative, and HealthBridge. He oversees the strategy and coordination of the organization's technology and health improvement initiatives throughout the region.

    Brammer previously served on the leadership team at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in Washington, DC and led a $260 million federal technology innovation program. Previously, he led several Cincinnati-based initiatives, including the Humana-sponsored Physician Leadership Program and the Aligning Forces for Quality program—the signature health care improvement initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Brammer earned his Master's degree in Organizational Behavior at the University of Cincinnati, and is a member of the faculty at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
  • Bren Manaugh, The Center for Health Care Services

    Speaker Bio

    Bren Manaugh is Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health Services at the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio which serves residents of all ages with challenges related to mental health, addiction, and complex co-morbid physical conditions. Bren serves as the executive leader of the Division providing recovery-oriented services to thousands of adults per year.

    Bren's professional roles have included administration and operations; organizational and program development; grant writing; and clinical practice. She also is a quality improvement professional (Certified Professional Healthcare Quality, CPHQ). Bren has participated in numerous state and national initiatives in research and leadership development.
  • Nikki Olson, Center for Outcomes Research and Education

    Speaker Bio

    Nicole Olson is Associate Director at the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) at Providence Health and Services. At CORE, she has partnered on large-scale research, evaluation, and analytics efforts, including the Health Commons Project, awarded by the CMS Innovation Center. She currently leads a multi-disciplinary team in the design of community health and health care transformation data systems. The data systems, through interactive dashboards, provide critical health care quality, cost, and utilization data as well as other key population health data to Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations and Washington's Accountable Communities of Health.
  • Aaron Truchil, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
2) SPECIAL FOCUS: Slurp, Scrub, Push and Scale: Enhancing the Lifecycle of Electronic Health Data
The opportunities for electronic health data and analytics to transform health and care are profound, yet significant practical challenges make it difficult for systems and individuals to produce and digest these data as usable information. Hear from thought leaders at the helm of collaborative efforts to address key challenges such as ensuring that 1) patients are informed about the uses of their data; 2) data are high quality; 3) data are used to drive and improve quality measurement; and 4) the community of innovators has support to scale and spread data and analytic tools.
  • Abdul R. Shaikh, PwC (Moderator)

  • Erin Holve, AcademyHealth

    Speaker Bio

    Erin Holve, Ph.D. is a senior director at AcademyHealth where she leads AcademyHealth's work on research resources for the field of health services and policy research. Dr. Holve directs several projects related to patient-centered outcomes research, quality improvement and health system analytics, including serving as principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded grant, the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum. She is founding editor and editor-in-chief of AcademyHealth's open access peer reviewed journal, eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes) and is a senior advisor on numerous national-level programs. She holds a PhD in Health Services Research from Johns Hopkins University and Masters' degrees in public health and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Michael Kahn, University of Colorado

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Kahn is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver; Biomedical Informatics Core Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI); co-Director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine; and Director of Research Informatics at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Kahn is responsible for a campus-wide clinical and research data warehouse that combines data from four clinical, financial and research institutions. Dr. Kahn is the informatics lead for PEDSnet and PORTAL, two PCORI national clinical data research networks. His informatics research focus area is developing measures of data quality in distributed research networks.
  • Daniella Meeker, University of Southern California

    Speaker Bio

    Daniella Meeker is an Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics. She is the Informatics Program Director of the Southern California Clinical Transnational Sciences Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of data science and implementation science, including applications of Behavioral Economics to improve data-driven quality improvement tools.
  • Philip Payne, Ohio State University

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Payne is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University (OSU). His research portfolio is actively supported by a combination of NCATS, NLM, and NCI grants. Dr. Payne's leadership in clinical research informatics has been recognized through his appointment to numerous national steering and advisory committees, as well as serving as a consultant to academic health centers throughout the United States. Dr. Payne is the author of over 175 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and the clinical and translational science domains.

    Twitter:
    • @prpayne5
  • John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks
3) CONSUMER: The Debate Over How To Rate Doctors And Hospitals
With the release of ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard last year and a more detailed hospital report card from U.S. News and World Report, the debate of doctor and hospital ratings was rekindled. This session will explore how far health care ratings can and should go.
  • Ben Harder, US News & World Report (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Ben Harder oversees U.S. News & World Report's suite of data-driven patient decision-support tools, including its hospital rankings and ratings, its nursing home ratings, and Doctor Finder, which profiles more than 850,000 individual physicians. All of these consumer tools are freely available at usnews.com/health. Harder is a healthcare journalist who has contributed to the British Medical Journal, JAMA, the Los Angeles Times, Science News, USA Today and the Washington Post.
  • Marshall Allen, ProPublica

    Speaker Bio

    Marshall Allen covers patient safety for ProPublica. He is one of the creators of ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard, which published the complication rates for about 17,000 surgeons who perform eight common elective procedures. He also moderates the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group. Allen's work has been honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School's 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for work at the Las Vegas Sun, where he worked before coming to ProPublica in 2011. Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Master's degree in Theology.
  • Donna Cryer, Global Liver Institute

    Speaker Bio

    Donna R. Cryer, JD, has channeled her personal experience as an IBD and liver transplant patient into professional advocacy as president and chief executive officer of the Global Liver Institute.

    Ms. Cryer brings the patient voice into policy and research deliberations through service to FDA, PCORI, ONC, and NIH. Additionally, Ms. Cryer serves on the Gastroenterology Board of the ABIM, the Personalized Medicine Coalition and is Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

    Ms. Cryer received an A.B. from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Mark Friedberg, RAND Corporation

    Speaker Bio

    Mark W. Friedberg, MD, MPP is a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and a practicing general internist. His research focuses on performance improvement by health care providers, innovations in primary care, and methods for measuring and reporting health system quality and efficiency. His clinical work includes ambulatory primary care and hospital-based internal medicine, and he is an assistant professor of medicine, part-time, at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
  • Jerry Lin, DocSpot

    Speaker Bio

    Jerry Lin loves to build things, work with data, and ponder how to streamline operational processes. After a number of frustrating personal experiences in finding doctors, Jerry decided to work towards empowering better health decision-making. He founded DocSpot in 2009 and is grateful to be working with like-minded compatriots. Jerry enjoys playing strategy games in his spare time and currently resides in Sunnyvale, CA.
4) SPECIAL FOCUS: The Opioid Epidemic: Data-Driven Solutions
This session will address data and technology solutions for a public health problem that the CDC has declared a national epidemic: abuse, overdose, and death from prescription painkillers. Specifically, this panel will explore how use of data analytics and tools can support providers at the point of care when treating patients at risk of opioid and other controlled substance addiction.
  • Kristin Torres Mowat, Castlight Health (Moderator)

  • Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Miya R. Gray, Surescripts

    Speaker Bio

    Miya Gray is Vice President, Customer Integration and Activation at Surescripts LLC.

    In her current role, Ms.Gray is responsible sales engineering, customer engagement, network activation and utilization strategy and planning, and customer-focused Project Management. At Surescripts, Miya has lead teams in customer support and experience, defining directories and trust services strategies, and most recently customer integration and activation. Ms.Gray is a customer advocate, working throughout Surescripts and directly with numerous customers to ensure the appropriate level of engagement as customers integrate Surescripts products and services. Miya has provided leadership in issue management and resolution, process improvement, technical communications, support protocol development, product planning and development, customer relationship management, and served as an escalation point of contact for all Surescripts network participants (PBMs, Payers, Health Technology Vendors, and Health Systems).

    Ms.Gray has over 13 years of Healthcare IT experience and an additional 3 years of experience in technology research and development and consulting. Ms.Gray holds a Master of Science in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Christopher Powers, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Speaker Bio

    Christopher Powers serves as the Director of the Information Products Group in the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where he leads two divisions of senior-level healthcare researchers, statisticians, and programmers responsible for creation and dissemination of statistical information on a wide range of CMS program areas, and also responsible for the management and production of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. Dr. Powers has over 10 years of experience working at CMS and has held several data-centered roles throughout the agency.
  • Dana Quesinberry, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
5) INTERNATIONAL: Open Data Initiatives
This session will discuss open data initiatives and priorities in several countries, including government efforts to release data, and subsequent use by entrepreneurs to create novel applications and services. Key insights derived from secondary uses of health data will also be discussed.
  • Tim Kelsey, Telstra Health, Australia (Host)

    Speaker Bio

    Tim Kelsey is Commercial & Strategy Director at Telstra Health, based in Melbourne, Australia. Tim was the Former National Director for Patients and Information, NHS England where he led programs to provide all citizens in England with online access to medical records and transparency of data on the quality of all NHS services. He was also the UK government Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London.
  • Elizabeth Kittrie, National Institutes of Health (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Elizabeth Kittrie serves as a Senior Advisor for Open Innovation and Policy to the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) at National Institutes of Health. In this role, she is focused on building new collaborations and initiatives to encourage open innovation through activities that encourage the co-creation of innovative solutions.

    Prior to joining ADDS, Kittrie served as Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she led data access, challenge competition, and open innovation activities across the Department.
  • Ran Balicer, Clalit Health Services

    Speaker Bio

    Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In Parallel, he serves as Director of Health Policy Planning for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning of novel organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing effectiveness. These include the introduction of innovative data-driven tools into practice - predictive modeling, real-life effectiveness studies, decision support tools and proactive care models.

    Prof Balicer serves as a Track Director in the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Prof. Balicer's research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, health systems integrated care, and quality management. Prof. Balicer serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare, as immediate past president of ISPOR-Israel, and as an Advisor to Israeli Ministry of Health. He also serves as a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

    Prof. Balicer serves in senior advisory groups to the WHO Regional Office for Europe, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, and healthcare systems integration.
  • Jay Barber, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

    Speaker Bio

    Jay Barber is a Senior Manager with the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, responsible for data dissemination, strategic policy and partnerships in chronic disease and healthy living surveillance. In this role, Jay leads CCDP's Enhanced Surveillance of Chronic Disease Program- a funding program established to fund public health surveillance projects that promote innovation in the collection, use and dissemination of health data, new partnerships to facilitate data access, and novel and innovative technologies and methods.

    Jay is also a long-standing lead in evaluation, having previously led the Public Health Agency's National Evaluation Team for Children (NETC)- responsible for the evaluation of more than $100 million in annual public health programming including the Community Action Program for Children and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program- located in more than 3,000 communities across Canada. Jay holds a Master's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.
  • Damon Davis, US Department of Health and Human Services

    Speaker Bio

    Damon Davis serves as Director for the Health Data Initiative in the office of the Chief Technology Officer in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He is responsible for leading the Department's efforts to promote the Health Data Initiative, a movement devoted to implementing policies directed at improving access to federal data resources, and promoting the expanded uses of the data for applications and services to promote innovative solutions to problems in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.
  • Emma Doyle, National Health Service (NHS), England

    Speaker Bio

    Emma has worked in health information for over 15 years and is passionate about transparency and the power of information to improve the quality of care Her current role is Head of Data Policy at NHS England (the lead organisation for publicly funded health care in the UK) where she is developing strategies for data and transparency and working to embed data literacy and awareness into a wider policy context and also leads on international collaborations around data.
  • Wendy Thompson, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (PHAC)

    Speaker Bio

    Wendy Thompson is currently the senior manager of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Injury and Healthy Living Section within the Behaviours, Environments and Lifespan Team. Wendy has worked with Public Health Agency of Canada for the past 13 years on a number of different files including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mental illness. She has a background in epidemiology and biotoxicology. She is interested in leveraging new and existing data sources for health surveillance.
  • Franck von Lennep, French Ministry of Health

    Speaker Bio

    Franck von Lennep is Director of Research, Studies, Assessment and Statistics at the French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health since 2012. The Directorate of Research, Studies, Assessment and Statistics has 180 employees (mainly economists and statisticians) and covers health, welfare, pensions, disability policies, family policies.

    He graduated in economics and statistics from ENSAE (National School for Statistics and Economic Administration), attached to France's National Institute of Economic and Statistical Information (INSEE).

    Prior to joining the Ministry of Health, he was an advisor to the Minister of Budget and Public Accounts. Among other positions, he also worked for the French National Health Insurance Fund as Head of Department of Strategy.
  • Nir Yanovsky, Ministry of Health, Israel

    Speaker Bio

    Nir Yanovsky leads the implementation of Israel's Digital Health initiative at the Israeli Ministry of Health. In this role, Nir is responsible for the design and implementation of a variety of innovative solution for Israel's health challenges, and establishing a national health oriented Big-Data platform for Israel, and designing Israel's national data de-identification solution. Prior to his role at MoH Israel, Nir served as a product manager and intelligence consultant at NICE systems' Cyber and Intelligence division, where he was responsible for tailoring and implementing complex lawful interception and signal intelligence solutions for governmental agencies. Nir lives in Jerusalem, and holds an MA in behavioral economics from Tel Aviv University.
12:20 pm – 12:50 pm
TRANSITION BREAK/LUNCHEON AND PRESENTATIONS
12:50 pm – 1:30 pm
INNOVATION SHOWCASE -- NEW AND NOTEWORTHY ON THE MAIN STAGE
Health Datapalooza 2016 is shining the stage lights on new and noteworthy developments from across the health data space. These micro presentations of 5 minutes will highlight tools, data, apps and campaigns that embody the ethos of the data liberation movement and drive value and innovation.
Susan Dentzer
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, Analyst on Health Policy, The NewsHour, Washington, DC (Moderator)

Speaker Bio

Susan Dentzer is the President and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation.

Dentzer served as senior policy adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and as Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.

Dentzer is an elected member of many boards and advisory committees including the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Academy of Medicine, the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, a public member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties and a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Dentzer is a graduate and trustee emerita of Dartmouth, and holds an honorary doctorate from Muskingum University.
Jamie Gunsior
PwC Principal & Digital Healthcare Leader, PwC

Speaker Bio

Jamie Gunsior is a partner in PwC's Health Advisory practice, and leads PwC's Digital Healthcare services. Jamie brings together PwC's specialists across Digital Strategy, Experience, Analytics, Solutions, and Emerging Tech to deploy digital strategies that deliver the Future Patient Experience in the New Healthcare Economy.
Keith Marsolo, PhD
Associate Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Francois de Brantes, MS
Executive Director, HCI3

Speaker Bio

Francois de Brantes is the Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a not-for-profit that develops and implements new models that create better incentives for patients, physicians and hospitals in order to achieve greater affordability and quality of health care. Francois has also authored many papers and articles on the role of incentives in health care and how to improve them. His latest book, The Incentive Cure, describes how reformed incentives could change the dialogue between patients and providers on the costs of health care.
Miya Gray
Vice President, Customer Experience, Surescripts

Speaker Bio

Miya Gray is Vice President, Customer Integration and Activation at Surescripts LLC.

In her current role, Ms.Gray is responsible sales engineering, customer engagement, network activation and utilization strategy and planning, and customer-focused Project Management. At Surescripts, Miya has lead teams in customer support and experience, defining directories and trust services strategies, and most recently customer integration and activation. Ms.Gray is a customer advocate, working throughout Surescripts and directly with numerous customers to ensure the appropriate level of engagement as customers integrate Surescripts products and services. Miya has provided leadership in issue management and resolution, process improvement, technical communications, support protocol development, product planning and development, customer relationship management, and served as an escalation point of contact for all Surescripts network participants (PBMs, Payers, Health Technology Vendors, and Health Systems).

Ms.Gray has over 13 years of Healthcare IT experience and an additional 3 years of experience in technology research and development and consulting. Ms.Gray holds a Master of Science in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Richard M. Leadbeater
Global Manager: State/Provincial Government Industry Solutions, ESRI

Speaker Bio

Mr. Leadbeater is responsible for coordinating out-reach, marketing and business development, identification of solution needs and serving as liaison to Esri's clients in these sectors. His focus is on the development of tools and solutions addressing government administrative functions with attention towards the use of GIS in the support of elections, policy development and government business processes.

Follow Mr. Leadbeater on Twitter: @PolicyMapper
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
REMARKS FROM VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Vice President of the United States, Washington, DC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
BREAK (Coffee and dessert served in the Exhibit Hall)
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
MINI SUMMITS II
1) PAYER: Creating a Virtuous Cycle: Designing Networks to Create Value-Wins for both Payers and Providers Using CMS Benchmark Data
High-performing networks are not enough to succeed in value based arrangements and classic triple aim measures miss a major key to success: reducing low-value care. Thirty cents of every dollar paid goes to low-value care, or procedures and prescriptions that do not produce any additional positive outcomes. Low-value care accounts for roughly 3% of GDP and drove billing in Fee-for-Service economic arrangements. The key to succeeding in value based programs and risk arrangements is identifying and reducing lowvalue care. Newly released CMS data allows anyone to determine design and curate a network of providers to succeed in value based programs. Join this session to see real-world, operational examples of a virtuous cycles where payers and providers successfully reduce low value services and share the positive results.
  • Joshua Rosenthal, RowdMap (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Co-Founder & CSO @ Sprigley [acquired by Eliza Corporation, 2008]; VP of Product Ops @ Eliza [Majority Equity Investment Parthenon Capital, 2011], Fulbright, Sorbonne, HHS/CMS/ONC/NCHVS Public Adviser (Technology & Innovation, Market & Policy, Data Access) Speaker/Guest Lecturer/Guest @ Harvard, Hopkins, MIT , SXSW, HDI, RWJ, AF4Q, NPR (with US CTO and HHS CTO)

    Josh likes long walks on the beach at sunset.
  • Jonathan Blum, CareFirst Blue Cross BlueShield

    Speaker Bio

    Jonathan (Jon) Blum is the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which provides health care coverage in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Jon has responsibility for overseeing CareFirst's nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home program. He also oversees CareFirst's medical and care coordination policies, pharmacy policies, and provider networks. Prior to joining CareFirst, Jon served as the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), leading CMS's payment and delivery reform strategies and overseeing the Medicare program's policy and management. He also served on the professional staff of the Senate Finance Committee and as a Medicare program analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget. He earned a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Ali Khan, CareMore

    Speaker Bio

    Ali Khan, MD, MPP works at the intersection of medicine, entrepreneurship, translational health policy, population health and public service to help transform American health care delivery and achieve the quadruple aim. He is an experienced leader of mission-driven teams through periods of growth, uncertainty and high-stakes challenges. Ali currently serves CareMore Health System/Anthem as Regional Medical Officer for Northern California. There, he oversees clinical operations, quality and outcomes for CareMore's high-utilizer, vulnerable senior members across two counties in the Bay Area.
  • Steve Ondra, Health Care Service Corporation

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Stephen Ondra is responsible for the strategy and oversight of medical policies, medical management, pharmacy, quality improvement and performance measurement programs. He also serves as a key national spokesperson for the company and health policy advocate for policyholders. Before joining Health Care Service Corporation, he was senior vice president and chief medical officer for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Previously, he was appointed by President Obama as the senior policy advisor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and then served at the White House in the Executive Office of the President.

    Dr. Ondra is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for his extraordinary service. After attending the U.S. Military Academy, he completed pre-medical studies at Illinois Wesleyan University and medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago.
2) PROVIDER: Tower of Babel: Understanding and Integrating Big Health Data
Variability in how clinical information is defined, transported and stored across electronic data sources such as EHRs and registries is a key barrier to the interoperable and seamless exchange, collection and analysis of health data. This hampers clinicians' ability to coordinate care and research to track long-term outcomes and to inform public policy.
  • Josh Rising, Pew Charitable Health Trusts (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Josh Rising is Pew's director of health care programs, overseeing Pew's work on medical devices and improving end-of-life care.

    Before joining Pew, Rising helped establish the Office of Policy in the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products. Previously, he served as health policy analyst in the Connecticut Senate.

    Rising received his medical degree and his master's degree in public health from Boston University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and trained for a year as a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at Yale University.
  • Sanket Baralay, FIGmd

    Speaker Bio

    Sanket is a Health IT expert, innovator and entrepreneur. As the head of FIGmd he has pioneered groundbreaking products, processes and services and has established partnerships with some of the country's largest medical societies. Prior to FIGmd, Sanket led business and technology companies that focused on developing and delivering solutions for the healthcare industry.
  • Julia Skapik, US Department of Health and Human Services

  • James Tcheng, Duke University School of Medicine

    Speaker Bio

    James E. Tcheng, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Community and Family Medicine (Informatics), Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Tcheng received his MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) and completed his residency in medicine at Barnes Hospital / Washington University (St. Louis, MO). He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Duke University and joined the faculty of Duke in 1988.
  • Russell Waitman, University of Kansas Medical Center

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Russ Waitman is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Medical Informatics, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Analytics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Service Corps officer. He received his masters and doctorate in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University conducting knowledge discovery research in critical care and perioperative environments. As Vanderbilt faculty, he led Computerized Provider Order Entry and inpatient clinical systems. He currently leads biomedical informatics for KUMC's Clinical and Translational Science Award, the PCORnet Greater Plains Collaborative (www.gpcnetwork.org), and chairs the PCORnet Data Committee.
3) CONSUMER: We're Swimming in Data; Now How Do We Build Business Models that Allow Us to Use It?
This session looks at the various flows of data on health providers and how it can be made the most useful for consumers. We now have provider services data, prescription data, referral data, DME data, demographic data, etc. What should we be doing with it. Can it talk to one another? How do we make it useful?
  • Charles Ornstein, ProPublica (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Charles Ornstein is a senior reporter at ProPublica. In 2004, while at the Los Angeles Times, he co-wrote a series about a troubled hospital that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He also co-wrote a series about failures in oversight by the California Board of Registered Nursing, which was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Ornstein is past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. @charlesornstein.
  • Niall Brennan, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Speaker Bio

    Niall Brennan is CMS' Chief Data Officer and the Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). In this capacity, he oversees improvements in data collection and dissemination at CMS and efforts to help CMS better harness its vast data resources to drive higher quality, patient-centered care at a lower cost. Niall directs leading-edge research and analysis published by CMS, as well as efforts to make its considerable data sets available to external researchers seeking to promote better understanding of health care in the United States. He also manages CMS' extensive data and information product portfolio. Prior to joining CMS, Niall worked at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Budget Office, The Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and earned a master's degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
  • Robert Krughoff, Consumer Checkbook

    Speaker Bio

    Consumers' CHECKBOOK is a nonprofit consumer organization, founded in 1974 and has websites and publications with ratings and advice to help consumers choose high-quality reasonably priced service providers, including doctors, hospitals, and health plans. Checkbook takes no advertising or similar income from the service providers. In addition, CHECKBOOK does research and surveys for other organizations. Before founding Consumers' CHECKBOOK, Krughoff served in HEW as Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation Planning and as Special Assistant to ASPE. He has been a member of advisory panels and boards for IOM, AHRQ, NQF, NCQA, Consumer Reports, CFA, and other organizations.
  • Jayodita Sanghvi, Grand Rounds

  • Fred Trotter, CareSet Systems

    Speaker Bio

    Fred Trotter is a data journalist, author, and expert in Open Source health IT. He is a founder of CareSet, DocGraph, and co-author of the O'Reilly book Hacking Healthcare.

    Fred's data journalism has been featured in Wired, Forbes, U.S. News, NPR, and POLITICO. He is a member of the HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, and was invited by the NCVHS to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use'. Fred also represented the Open Source EHR community in negotiations with CCHIT, a leading EHR certification body. He is an alumni of several startups including Rackspace, Exault, and ClearHealth.
  • David Vivero, Amino

    Speaker Bio

    David Vivero is co-founder and CEO of Amino, a new consumer health care company that empowers people to make confident health care decisions, starting with the doctors they choose.

    Previously, David was VP of Rentals at Zillow, 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 the seed investment fund Red Swan Ventures.

    A Forbes "30 Under 30" entrepreneur, David has been quoted in TIME, New York Time, and more. He holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University.
4) LIFE SCIENCES: Crossing the Divide between Big Data and Life Sciences
The generation and use of large amounts of data is not novel to the life sciences industry; however, the era of big data provides new opportunities and challenges for industry and its collaborators. Panelists will explore practical issues related to how industry and decision-makers use big data and analytics including efforts to improve the efficiency and transparency of observational research, how large datasets can be used to determine whether changes in provider reimbursement (e.g., ACOs) alter the use of high cost therapies and diagnostics, and regulations (e.g. FDAMA Section 114) that may limit the sharing of real world information.
  • Jennifer Graff, National Pharmaceutical Council (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Jennifer Graff, PharmD, is the National Pharmaceutical Council's (NPC) vice president of comparative effectiveness research. Dr. Graff works to advance NPC's comparative effectiveness research (CER) and evidence-based medicine policy research initiatives assessing the methods, interpretation and application of CER.

    Most recently, Dr. Graff served as associate director of health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics at MedImmune, where she was responsible for health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics for 10 products in clinical development for the respiratory and inflammation therapy areas. She also developed strategic research and case studies to identify market challenges and enhance product differentiation. Prior to MedImmune, she held several positions at the Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group, most recently as the associate director for worldwide outcomes research.

    Dr. Graff holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and completed a Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics fellowship at the University of Michigan.
  • Peter J. Neumann, Tufts Medical Center

    Speaker Bio

    Peter J. Neumann, Sc.D., is Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts, he was on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the use of comparative effectiveness research and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care decision making. He is the founder and director of the Cost-Effectiveness Registry (www.cearegistry.org), a comprehensive database of cost-effectiveness analyses in health care. Dr. Neumann has written widely on the role of clinical and economic evidence in pharmaceutical decision making.
  • Jerry Penso, American Medical Group Association

    Speaker Bio

    Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, joined AMGA in 2012 as the Chief Medical and Quality Officer. In his role at AMGA, Dr. Penso designs, develops, and implements AMGA's initiatives related to quality management and research on behalf of the membership. He serves as President of AMGA's philanthropic arm, the AMGA Foundation and plays a key role in quality initiatives of AMGA's for-profit informatics and analytic company, AMGA Analytics, LLC, a collaborative data warehouse. Prior to joining AMGA, Dr. Penso served as Medical Director, Continuum of Care for Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego.
  • Patrick Ryan, Janssen Research and Development
5) INTERNATIONAL: International Health IT Policy Priorities
In this session, participants will discuss using health IT to address national health priorities. Topics will include interoperability, addressing challenges faced by aging populations, and healthy living surveillance focusing on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep.
  • Tim Kelsey, Telstra Health (Co-moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Tim Kelsey is Commercial & Strategy Director at Telstra Health, based in Melbourne, Australia. Tim was the Former National Director for Patients and Information, NHS England where he led programs to provide all citizens in England with online access to medical records and transparency of data on the quality of all NHS services. He was also the UK government Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London.
  • Julie A. Schneider, HHS (Co-moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Julie leads the HHS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program which brings entrepreneurs and innovators into government for a 13 month tour of duty to tackle critical challenges in health and human services. Julie previously worked at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where she led several initiatives including a $45 million program to develop low-cost, point of care cancer technologies for global health. From 2008-2011, Julie established an NCI office in Beijing, China and created the U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Research Cooperation, which received an NIH Director's Award in 2013. Before joining NCI, Julie worked at start-up biotechnology company focused on pharmacogenomics. Julie obtained her doctoral degree in genetics from the University of Oxford and her bachelor's degree in biology from Yale University.
  • Beverly Bryant, UK National Health Service

  • Helen Caton-Peters, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS

  • Gayatri Jayaraman, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, PHAC

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Gayatri (Gaya) Jayaraman joined the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention in 2012 as Associate Director, Chronic Disease Surveillance Division. In 2014, she assumed the role of Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Division and is responsible for overseeing the Agency's behavioural and environmental surveillance and epidemiology programs in the areas of healthy living and injury prevention. Dr. Jayaraman began her career with the Canadian federal government in 2001 as a Field Outbreak and Surveillance Officer. Since this time, she has served numerous functions within the federal health portfolio including managing the Federal Field Surveillance Program, and the Surveillance and Epidemiology Program for sexually transmitted and blood-borne pathogens. Prior to becoming a public servant, she led public health program development activities within various bilateral and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, S. Asia, and the Balkans.
  • Nir Kaidar, Ministry of Health, Israel

    Speaker Bio

    Nir Kaidar is the Senior Deputy Director General for Strategic and Economic Planning in the Israeli Ministry of Health. In this role, Nir is responsible for the strategic planning of the Israeli Health System and leads the Long Term Care reform in Israel. Nir is working in the Moh since 2006 and took a leading part in the dental reform in 2010.

    Nir lives in Jerusalem and holds a MA in Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a MA in Social Sciences and Humanitarian Affairs from La-Sapienza University Italy and a BA in PPE from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Paul Madden, Department of Health, Australia

    Speaker Bio

    Paul Madden holds the position of Deputy Secretary/Special Adviser, Strategic Health Systems and Information Management. His role includes supporting the Government in leading the national rollout of Digital Health initiatives including foundation technologies and related services across Australia, including the continued and improved operation of the My Health Record. He is also responsible for setting and operation of governance policies and processes for health performance and administrative data and information management. He is a member of the Departmental Executive Committee, the chair of the National E Health Working Group (EHWG) and the My Health Record Operations Management Committee, and a member of the Digital Health Implementation Taskforce Steering Committee. He was recently appointed to the Australian Digital Health Agency Board.

    Prior to joining the Department, Paul was Program Director of the Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Program led from the Australian Treasury from 2007 - 2010.
  • Kasi McMicking, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

    Speaker Bio

    Kassandra (Kasi) McMicking has served as Senior Director, Surveillance and Epidemiology, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), since March 2015. Kasi has more than 20 years of Canadian Federal Government experience having previously served in the Privy Council Office and the Treasury Board Secretariat as well as Health Canada, Industry Canada, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. She is currently focussed on surveillance of chronic disease and healthy living. As the Senior Director, Kasi leads her team to explore new partnerships to leverage existing data, build capacity for innovative surveillance approaches, and to translate data it into action to improve health outcomes for Canadians.
  • Indi Singh, UK National Health Service

    Speaker Bio

    Inderjit Singh spent 7 years with a global management consultancy delivering technology innovation across financial services, telecoms and retail sectors and the last 10 years in Healthcare firstly as a supplier and now as part of the NHS. He is now working on a number of strategic themes on behalf of the National Information Board such as interoperability, and citizen identity. He previously led a portfolio of strategic informatics programmes/ initiatives including Health Apps strategy for patients and public and the digital stream of the £20bn Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) challenge.
3:50 pm – 4:20 pm
BREAK (Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall)
4:20 pm – 5:40 pm
MINI SUMMITS III
1) PAYER: Banking on Disruption: New Delivery Models as Competitive Advantage in a Pay for Value World
Traditional relationships between payers and providers can be antagonistic, with each stepping on the other's toes. This session explores the ways payers and providers are using public and private data as a foundation for working together to improve the delivery of care. Coordinating care through shared data as a foundation is proving to solid foundation from which to structure new, value based economic models.
  • Maureen Sullivan, BCBS (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Maureen Sullivan is senior vice president of Strategic Services and chief strategy officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

    She has overall accountability for strategy, brand, marketing, business/program development, strategic communications and educational programs for BCBSA.

    She directs BCBSA's major strategic initiatives and evaluates new business opportunities. Currently, she is focused on helping BCBS Plans in their efforts to transition care delivery to become more patient focused and to transition to a consumer driven market.
  • Eric Armbrecht, Midwest Health Initiative

    Speaker Bio

    Chronic disease management is the focus of Dr. Eric Armbrecht's work as a professor, data scientist, and public health advocate. For more than 15 years, he has designed, implemented, and evaluated health improvement strategies across diverse populations and settings, including health care systems, community-based organizations, schools, and government agencies. He balances technical mastery of data analysis with keen attention to how information is packaged and communicated.

    Dr. Armbrecht serves as Senior Analytics Advisor for the Midwest Health Initiative, a non-profit community-based organization that maintains a regularly-updated, longitudinal warehouse of health insurance claims representing 1.5 million people from Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. His experience with big data and expertise in statistical analysis is supporting the Midwest Health Initiative's drive to improve quality and affordability.
  • Lynn Banaszak Brusco, Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

    Speaker Bio

    Lynn Banaszak Brusco is the founding Executive Director of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI) at Carnegie Mellon University. Since launching the institute in 2013, DHTI has awarded $4.5M to 34 new, disruptive technologies that are bringing transformational improvements in the affordability, accessibility, quality and simplicity of health care solutions. She is attracting philanthropic support, industry partnerships and clinical collaborations with researchers and clinicians while also positioning claims data as part of the payer, provider, innovator business model that DHTI is using to deploy innovation.
  • Jonathan Mathieu, Center for Improving Value in Health Care

    Speaker Bio

    Jonathan Mathieu currently serves as Vice President for Research & Compliance and Chief Economist at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). In this capacity, he is responsible for managing research activities related to CIVHC's strategic initiatives and ensuring compliance with applicable privacy, security and anti-trust laws and regulations. Prior to joining CIVHC, Jonathan served as an Economist at the FDA and was also employed as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Dr. Mathieu holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Colorado, and a BS in Applied Mathematical Economics from Oswego State University.
  • Farzad Mostashari, Aledade, Inc.

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the CEO of Aledade, a start-up he co-founded aimed at helping primary care doctors transform their practices and form accountable care organizations (ACOs). Prior to Aledade, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, where he focused on payment reform and delivery system transformation. He served from 2011-2013 as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology where he coordinated US efforts to build a health information technology infrastructure for healthcare reform and consumer empowerment, in addition to programs for health information exchange, health IT workforce, research, and privacy and security.
2) PROVIDER: Beyond The Glitz, The Grit: Transforming Claims Into Actionable, Reliable, and Valid Inferences on Quality and Cost, Not Just Pretty Pictures
In this panel, stakeholder leaders will discuss what payers and providers really need to succeed. This view from the field will highlight what happens when analytical results meet front line clinicians and the attributes that reports must have to be credible and actionable.
  • François de Brantes, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (Moderator)

    Speaker Bio

    Francois de Brantes is the Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, a not-for-profit that develops and implements new models that create better incentives for patients, physicians and hospitals in order to achieve greater affordability and quality of health care. Francois has also authored many papers and articles on the role of incentives in health care and how to improve them. His latest book, The Incentive Cure, describes how reformed incentives could change the dialogue between patients and providers on the costs of health care.
  • Ariel Bayewitz, Provider Analytics at Anthem

    Speaker Bio

    Ariel Bayewitz is the Vice President for Provider Management Analytics at Anthem, Inc. He is accountable for managing Anthem's unit cost trends, which includes reimbursement development and provider contract pricing. Additionally, he is responsible for the analytics that enable Anthem's Provider Collaboration strategies. This includes developing foundational capabilities for value-based payment design and profiling Anthem's provider network around cost, quality, and resource use performance.

    Ariel started his career at Anthem over 10 years ago holding various roles within Provider Economics. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yeshiva University.
  • Marc Berg, KPMG

  • Robin Gelburd, Fair Health

    Speaker Bio

    Robin Gelburd is the founding president of FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and research support. Under Ms. Gelburd's direction, FAIR Health's database of more than 20 billion privately billed medical and dental healthcare claims powers an award-winning, free consumer website available in English and Spanish; supports innovative data products and custom analytics for all healthcare stakeholders, including government officials, insurers, researchers, consumers, employers, brokers, hospitals, providers and third-party administrators; and serves as the official data source for numerous state health programs.
  • Mark McAdoo, HealthQX

    Speaker Bio

    Mark McAdoo is cofounder and President & CEO of HealthQx, a big data analytics company serving the healthcare industry. Mr. McAdoo is a serial entrepreneur having started and successfully exited three companies. He brings more than 25 years of experience in building and operating successful companies.

    Prior to launching HealthQx in 2012, Mr. McAdoo was the founder and CEO of IntelliSource Healthcare Solutions. IntelliSource was founded in 2003 and Mr. McAdoo was instrumental in the growth of the business. IntelliSource was sold in 2011 to DST Systems. Mr. McAdoo was the founder of FrontLine Solutions, a venture capital-backed software company that was successfully sold in 2002. Prior to founding FrontLine and IntelliSource Healthcare Solutions, he was the Director of Business Development for IBM Corporation's Healthcare Division.

    Mr. McAdoo attended Drexel University's - LeBow College of Business. He participates in Drexel University's Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurialism and was recently elected to the Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Advisory Board. He holds an MBA degree from the Columbia Business School.
  • Simeon Schwartz, WESTMED Medical Group

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Schwartz is founding President of WESTMED Medical Group (WMG) and the CEO of WESTMED Practice Partners (WPP).

    The rapidly growing WMG medical team now has over 300 physicians dedicated to providing coordinated, efficient and high quality patient care at its nine locations in central and lower Westchester and Fairfield Counties, including a newly opened medical office in Greenwich, CT.

    As early adopters of healthcare IT, Dr. Schwartz and WESTMED collaborated with key IT vendors to pioneer process and system redesigns that have advanced operational and clinical efficiency across WMG's multi-site practice.

    WESTMED Practice Partners, established in 2011, is a management services company that evolved from the success of the WESTMED Medical Group. In 2014, WPP was acquired by Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group.

    The mission of WPP is to provide comprehensive, turnkey solutions for advanced ambulatory care sites. The company provides healthcare management and advisory consulting services to participants in the healthcare industry to reduce costs, meet compliance mandates and improve clinical performance.

    Dr. Schwartz is a hematologist and oncologist, practicing for 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven. Dr. Schwartz then completed his internship and residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

    Dr. Schwartz is also a subject matter expert on healthcare transformation and is a well-known speaker in the healthcare industry on a national and international level.
3) CONSUMER: CMS Blue Button on FHIR in Action This panel will build on the BlueButton on FHIR presentation given by CMS' Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mark Scrimshire. The presentation will explain the "what" of the BlueButton on FHIR project. This panel will bring to life the "how" -- featuring several third party organizations that developed applications to use the BlueButton FHIR data. This will be one of the first times the public will have an opportunity to see the various ways that Medicare beneficiaries can use their own data thanks to the BlueButton on FHIR framework. The panel will spark the imagination of the audience, who will be called to develop their own new uses for this data, or adapt their existing tools to work with the FHIR framework.
  • Lori Pettebone Maatta, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Moderator)

  • Erika Hanson Brown, Clever Community (Colontown)

    Speaker Bio

    Ms. Brown, a Montana native, had a healthy career as a corporate executive search professional until - at age 58 - she was diagnosed with late-stage colorectal cancer. Treatment completed, her interests refocused upon the undeveloped niche of disease-specific patient empowerment.

    Recently founding the PATIENT ACTION LEAGUE LLC (PAL), the firm clientele includes the global organizational leader in colorectal cancer: Colon Cancer Alliance.

    The CCA supports the first PAL creation, COLONTOWN, an online, deeply engaged community dedicated to CRC patients and family members.

    COLONTOWN provides a successful template and model for community-building for other disease states.

    Brown is empowered, grateful, and disease-free 13 years later.
  • Neil Evans, Office of Information and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration

    Speaker Bio

    Neil C. Evans, MD is the Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care in the Veterans Health Administration within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as a board-certified, practicing primary care internist at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). Prior to his current role, Dr. Evans served as a Co-Director of VA Connected Health.

    Under Dr. Evans' leadership, the Office of Connected Care is dedicated to improving services to Veterans, their families and Caregivers by increasing access, fostering continuity and promoting patient empowerment through digital health technologies. The Office of Connected Care brings together VA Telehealth Services and the Connected Health portfolio (comprised of My HealtheVet, VA Mobile Health and the VHA Innovation Program) to align VA health IT solutions under one umbrella to better meet the diverse needs of Veterans.
  • Bettina Experton, Humetrix

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Bettina Experton is the physician founder and CEO of Humetrix, a three-time ONC industry innovation award winner for its Blue Button enabled mobile apps including iBlueButton. In addition to founding three healthcare IT companies, Dr. Experton has been a recognized health services researcher and health policy analyst in the area of Medicare and managed care. A strong supporter of the Blue Button initiative from the start, she lead Humetrix in its collaboration with other industry players in the ONC S&I framework to develop the Blue Button+ standards. She is a former State of California Public Health Officer, and an Adjunct Professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
  • Sandeep Pulim, @Point of Care

  • Mark Scrimshire, US Department of Health and Human Services

    Speaker Bio

    • Currently working with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) building a Blue Button Data API for beneficiaries using HL7 FHIR.

    • Chief Instigator at HealthCa.mp, the leading HealthCare Un-Conference series.

    • Co-Founder and CTO at Medyear, which is building a mobile-first, integrated Consumer Health platform

    • Thought leader in the consumerization of health, helping healthcare organizations grapple with the delivery of Protected Health Information (PHI) applications using Cloud technologies.

    • Past health care assignments with 3M Health Information Systems and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
4) LIFE SCIENCES: The New Health Data Economy: Strategic Partnerships with Life Science Companies
We have seen most of the major technology companies and some Silicon Valley venture capital firms make significant investments in healthcare with a strong focus on life sciences. This session will cover current data driven efforts along with a broad view on how major tech sector efforts are impacting the life sciences from novel partnerships to dramatically altering the talent landscape.
  • Liz Fowler, Johnson & Johnson (Moderator)

  • Robin Heffernan, Epidemico Inc.

  • Pravin Jadhav, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Pravin Jadhav joined Otsuka Pharmaceuticals in 2015 as Senior Director of Innovative Data Solutions. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of data, information and knowledge experts to create science-driven, technology-enabled solutions of clinical and economic utility. The team is focused on digital and non-digital data to deliver therapeutic insights to different stakeholders. Before joining Otsuka, Dr. Jadhav was Director of Modeling and Simulation at Merck for 4 years. He was a leader of scientific network on Predicting Competitive Advantage for all therapeutic areas. The group was charged with providing quantitative input for go/no-go decisions and key study design elements of head-to-head studies as well as quantitative assessment of competitive advantage for the key assets. He was also therapeutic area lead for immunology to plan and execute advanced research for high quality and cost effective drug development programs from discovery through commercialization.
  • Carrie Northover, 23andMe

    Speaker Bio

    Carrie Northover joined 23andMe in 2013. She oversees project management and alliance management of 23andMe's genomic services partnerships. Prior to 23andMe, Carrie held IP licensing positions at University of California, San Francisco and Genentech. She completed her doctoral work in cell fate and polarity at Stanford University.
  • Judy Sewards, Pfizer

    Speaker Bio

    In her current role at Pfizer, Judy Sewards is responsible for accelerating the adoption of digital and data solutions across the enterprise that will have the greatest impact in engaging customers and meeting business needs in a changing health landscape. Prior to Pfizer, she has a diverse background across consulting, financial services and marketing. Ms. Sewards received her BA degree from Smith College, where she also served as a member of the Board of Trustees.
5) INTERNATIONAL: Quality Indicators
This session will address recent advances in the development and implementation of quality indicators in different countries. Panelists will present case studies and lessons learned from using quality indicators to improve overall health.
  • Tim Kelsey, Telstra Health, Australia (Host)

    Speaker Bio

    Tim Kelsey is Commercial & Strategy Director at Telstra Health, based in Melbourne, Australia. Tim was the Former National Director for Patients and Information, NHS England where he led programs to provide all citizens in England with online access to medical records and transparency of data on the quality of all NHS services. He was also the UK government Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London.
  • Jim Daniel, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS (Co-moderator)

  • Jillian Oderkirk, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Co-moderator)

  • Ran Balicer, Clalit Health Services

    Speaker Bio

    Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In Parallel, he serves as Director of Health Policy Planning for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning of novel organization-wide interventions for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing effectiveness. These include the introduction of innovative data-driven tools into practice - predictive modeling, real-life effectiveness studies, decision support tools and proactive care models.

    Prof Balicer serves as a Track Director in the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Prof. Balicer's research is focused on the study of extensive clinical databases in care provision and policymaking, health systems integrated care, and quality management. Prof. Balicer serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare, as immediate past president of ISPOR-Israel, and as an Advisor to Israeli Ministry of Health. He also serves as a Board Member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

    Prof. Balicer serves in senior advisory groups to the WHO Regional Office for Europe, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, and healthcare systems integration.
  • Mo Dewji, National Health Service, United Kingdom

  • Gayatri Jayaraman, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Gayatri (Gaya) Jayaraman joined the Public Health Agency of Canada's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention in 2012 as Associate Director, Chronic Disease Surveillance Division. In 2014, she assumed the role of Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Division and is responsible for overseeing the Agency's behavioural and environmental surveillance and epidemiology programs in the areas of healthy living and injury prevention. Dr. Jayaraman began her career with the Canadian federal government in 2001 as a Field Outbreak and Surveillance Officer. Since this time, she has served numerous functions within the federal health portfolio including managing the Federal Field Surveillance Program, and the Surveillance and Epidemiology Program for sexually transmitted and blood-borne pathogens. Prior to becoming a public servant, she led public health program development activities within various bilateral and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, S. Asia, and the Balkans.
  • Kevin Larsen, US Department of Health and Human Services

    Speaker Bio

    Kevin L. Larsen, MD is Medical Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. He leads ONCs work on quality policy, measurement and improvement, including clinical decision support and registries. He serves on a number of HHS and national groups coordinating measure policy and measure sets. Prior to working for the federal government he was Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Associate Medical Director at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. His research includes health care financing for people living in poverty, computer systems to support clinical decision making, and health literacy.
  • Wendy Thompson, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (PHAC)

    Speaker Bio

    Wendy Thompson is currently the senior manager of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Injury and Healthy Living Section within the Behaviours, Environments and Lifespan Team. Wendy has worked with Public Health Agency of Canada for the past 13 years on a number of different files including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mental illness. She has a background in epidemiology and biotoxicology. She is interested in leveraging new and existing data sources for health surveillance.
5:40 pm – 7:00 pm
NETWORKING RECEPTION IN EXHIBIT HALL