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HITLAB Presents the 9th Annual Innovators Summit

Digital Health Reset: The Evidence of Technology Adoption in Healthcare 3.0

Has Digital Health made a difference these last few years? Does it make a difference going forwards?


For the first time since 2019, HITLAB welcomes the digital health community back in person for the first day of the 2022 Innovators Summit for a fully hybrid conference at Columbia University in NYC!

HITLAB’s 2022 Innovators Summit includes three full days networking sessions, panel interviews, keynote addresses from industry leaders such as Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, NYCEDC, Columbia University and many more. The interactive summit will also feature focused breakout workshops, an in person cocktail networking reception, daily Innovators Showcases, and the return of Innovator Alley.

The first day will take place between 9am-5pm EDT on November 29th at Columbia University in NYC and all sessions, interviews, panel discussions will take place live and in person but will also be available via livestream to a virtual audience.

In-person attendees to the first day will be treated to:

  • Live panel discussions, interviews & networking sessions with prominent industry leaders throughout the day
  • An in-person cocktail networking reception
  • A continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the conference
  • A chance to see and interact with some of the latest emerging technologies in healthcare
  • Full VIP benefits to future HITLAB events*

Reflecting the on-going pandemic, this unique international, three-day digital health summit will still be available your personal virtual office from November 29th through December 1st and if you are not able to join the first the in person, you will still be able to join all days free and online.

Hundreds of life science and pharmaceutical executives, providers, payers, and investors will be joining this first ever hybrid annual summit.

RSVP Today!

Don't wait if you want to attend the live, in-person Hybrid Event in NYC as capacity is limited!

Note- We will be taking all necessary COVID-19 precautions, in-lined with Columbia. For more information, read- https://covid19.columbia.edu/

Day 1 Agenda

This day will take place in person at the Lerner Hall Auditorium on the Columbia University Campus in NYC - please purchase an "in-person" ticket to attend. The event will also be livestreamed and available virtually.

The provisional agenda is laid out below and is subject to change.

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:00 am - 9:20 am: Opening keynote from John Hammitt, Executive Global Director, HITLAB

  • Subsequent keynote from Patrick Schmidt, CEO, FFF Enterprises

9:20 am - 9:35 am: How to Use Readily Available Consumer Devices to Bring Better Cardiac Care in Zip Codes and/or Geographies with Limited Access to Cardiology

  • Juan Jimenez, CEO & Founder, AccurKardia
  • Jason Lazar, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology, SUNY Downstate
  • Sara Chokshi, Research Director, HITLAB

9:45am- 10:15am: What is the Data Currency of Healthcare

  • Bill Taranto, President, Merck Global Health Initiative Fund

10:15 am-10:45 am: Investing Trends - what did and didn't work, valuating new Digital Health Thearapeutics

  • Bill Taranto, President, Merck Global Health Initiative Fund
  • Ian Goldstein, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Paxton Major, Vice President, Northpod

10:45am- 10:55am : Networking Break

11:00 am-11:15 am: Current and Future Trends in Digital Health Investment & Intro to BTA Challenge

  • Steve Krein, CEO & Co-Founder, Start Up Health

11:15 am - 12:30 pm: Breakthrough Alliance Challenge Pitches

12:30 pm- 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00pm- 1:15pm: Teladoc Research

  • Shivaram Rajgopal, Professor of Accounting and Auditing; Accounting Division Chair, Columbia University

1:15 pm - 1:30pm: Building a community for XR (Extended Reality) at MGB

  • Mark Zhang, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Digital Innovation,

Medical Director, Digital Innovation Hub, Brigham and Women's Hospital

1:30 pm - 1:45pm: What are you waitin’ for? Right Now! It Means Everything!

  • Lisa Crymes, HITLAB
  • Shay Reid, FFF Enterprise

1:45pm- 2:00pm: Diversity, Decentralized Trials and Blockchain

Rama Rao, CEO & Founder, Bloqcube

2:00 pm- 2:15 pm: Walgreens Efforts to Enhance Clinical Trial Diversity and Health Equity 

  • Ramita Tandon, Chief Clinical Trials Officer, Walgreens Health

2:15 pm- 2:30 pm: AI and Data Science Panel

  • Joanne Watters, Managing Director, IMC
  • Chrysanthi Dori, VP, Techinal Services, Medidata

2:30 pm- 2:45 pm:

2:45pm- 3:05pm-Networking Break

3:05 pm- 3:20 pm: Health Systems Panel

  • Priscilla Beal, Head of Realization, Roche/Genetech

3:20 pm-3:30 pm: Presentation

3:30 pm-3:35 pm: Health Systems Panel

  • Kyle Christopher, CEO, MRG Health

3:50 pm- 4:05 pm: Point of Care Presentation

  • Samuel Sia, Professor, Columbia University

4:05 pm-4:20 pm: Digital Health and CV Care

  • Ajay Kirtane, Professor of Medicine , Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

4:20pm- 4:35pm- The Burgeoning Specialty Drug Market: A Case for Guaranteed Value

4:35 pm: Closing Keynote

Day 2 Agenda

This day will take place virtually via Zoom.

The provisional agenda is laid out below and is subject to change.

8:00 am- 8:15 am: Opening

8:15am - 8:30 am: Presentation on Leadership

8:30am -8:45 am: Presentation on Equity in the Digital Health World

  • Bijoy Sagar, EVP & Chief Information Technology Officer, Bayer

8:45am-9:00 am: Personal Journey to Growth & Leadership- Tentative

  • Eugenio Zuccarelli, Manager, Data Science, CVS Health

9:00am-9:15am- Intelligent Automation and AI

  • Michael Green, Digital Transformation & Strategy Consultant

9:30am-9:45am- Mammha's experience as a BTA Challenge winner and the benefits of the BTA Challenge deliverables (outreach, funding opportunities, research)

  • Kat Marriott, Executive Director at Healthcare Professionals for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) and Senior Research Scientist at HITLAB
  • Maureen Fura, Founder, CEO, Mammha

9:45am - 10:00 am Break

10:00 am-10:15 am: Digital Capacity as a Social Determinant of Health

Rachel George, Global Lead, Health System Advisory and Innovation, Salesforce

Fran Ayalasomayajula, President, Reach

10:15am- 10:30am: Social Determinants of Health, Access, DEI

Shawnte Elbert, Associate VP of Health & Well-being

10:30am-10:45am- Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials

  • Ann Koehler, Product Strategy Lead, Medidata

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Health Equity for Urban & Rural Populations

  • Anuradhika Anuradhika, System Vice President, Strategic Relationships & Innovation, Common Spirit Health

11:00 am- 12:00 pm: Innovators Showcase- Women's Health Tech

12:00 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm- 1:00 pm: Women's Health Tech Wednesday

1:00 pm- 1:30 pm: Presentation on Digital Health Technologies: The ERA of AI & Machine Learning

1:30 pm-1:45 pm: Presentation on Machine Learning for Logo Design

  • Olivier Toubia, Glaubinger Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

1:45 pm-2:00 pm: Keynote

2:00 pm -2:45 pm: Presentations on Pharmaceuticals: What's Next?

2:45 pm- 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm- 3:15 pm: Presentation on "Clinical Trials Post-Covid and the Risk of Going Back to the Old Normal"

  • Craig Upset, Adjunct InstructorAdjunct Instructor, University of Rochester Center for Health + Technology (UR CHeT)

3:15 pm- 3:30 pm: Presentation on Evolution of the Cloud in Healthcare

  • David Rhew, Global Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm: Managed Care to HIV Patients Utilizing an Internet-based PHR

  • Michelle Odlum, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, Columbia University

3:45pm- 4:00 pm: Future of Digital Health

  • Sara Vaezy, EVP, Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

4:00pm-4:15pm- BREAK

4:15pm-4:30pm- "Immunolab: an innovative AI/machine-learning-driven platform transforming medical evidence generation

  • Asif Khan, Senior Global Medical Director, Sanofi

4:30pm-4:45pm- KIU and Smart: Value Based Care

  • Rana Saber, Director of Research Application Design and Development (RADD)

4:45pm-5:00pm- Digital Health Leadership- Experiential Learning

  • Dr. Amit Rana, Senior executive fellow, Harvard

5:00pm- 5:15pm: Summary of AMA's Digital Health Findings

  • Meg Barron, Vice President, Digital Strategy, American Medical Association

5:15pm-5:45 pm: Patient Engagement Trends Presentation

5:45pm- 6:00pm: Closing

Day 3 Agenda

This day will take place virtually via Zoom.

The provisional agenda is laid out below and is subject to change.

8:00 am- 8:15 am: Opening

8:15am - 8:30am- "Digital Share of Voice: How to know what is really driving the narrative on a health topic – and how this influences the healthcare ecosystem

  • Julia Walsh, CEO of Brand Medicine International

8:30am-8:45am: Digital and AI tools in the laboratory to diagnose cancer- and how that influences the ecosystem in a positive way

  • Rahul Chaudhary, Group Pathology Development Director, Unilabs Group Services

8:45am- 9:00am- Influencing the Healthcare Ecosytem with Digital Health Devices

  • Sachin Shah, Global Medical Partner, Digital Health & Devices, Haleon

9:00am -9:15am- Digital Health Focus: Patient Expecations - The Power of Digital Health

  • Zina Manji
  • Jeannette Tighe, VP, Smart Medicines, TruTag

9:15am- 9:30am: Panel- Patient Expectations

  • Praveen Mehta, Associate Chief Medical Executive, Captain James Lovell Federal Health Care Center is first of kind partnership between US Dept of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense providing care (VA)

9:30am- 9:45am- The impact of pharmaceutical innovation on cancer mortality in Spain, 1999-2016.

  • Frank Lichtenberg, "Professor of Healthcare Management, Columbia University

9:45am - 10:45am- INNOVATORS SHOWCASE

10:45am- 11:00am- BREAK

11:00 am- 11:30am- Age Tech Collaborative

  • Rick Robinson, VP, AARP Innovation Labs GM, AgeTech Collaborative.
  • Aurelie Cornett, Business Development Advisor, AARP Innovation Labs
  • Lois Drapin, The Drapin Group LLC

11:30am- 12noon- Real World Evidence in Action

Panel: How innovations in science, technology, and regulations are converging to transform the role of RWE in Digital Health.

  • Vishvas Garg, TA Head, Abbvie
  • Sanjay Roy, Sr. Director, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

12:00 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:45-1:00pm- Improving Healthcare for Older Adults

  • Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Founding Partner, Anadach Group

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm: Value Based Care

1:15pm- 1:30pm- Research Presentation on Telehealth after COVID-19

  • Gil Bashe, Chair Global Health & Purpose, FINN Partners, Editor in Chief, Medika Life

1:30pm-1:45pm- BREAK

1:45 pm-2:00 pm: Telehealth 2.0

  • Andrea Diamond

2:00pm- 2:15pm- InCircle

  • Todd Levina, Director of the Neurology Department at Honor Health

2:45 pm- 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm- 4:00pm- INNOVATORS SHOWCASE

4:00m- 4:15 pm: TeleVU Experience

4:15pm-4:45pm- Quality NOT Quantity

4:45pm-5:00pm- Influencing the Healthcare Ecosystem

  • Divya Yerraguntla, SVP, Demand Generation and Sales Enablement, Syneos Health
  • Bob Zambon, Vice President, Transformational Design, Solution Architecture & Strategic Partnerships, Syneos Health

5:00pm-5:15pm- Looking Towards the New Generation of Digital Health

  • Bruce Meadows

5:45pm- 6:00pm: Closing

Join the only conference in the world that focuses on the diffusion of digital technologies in the healthcare system. Learn from the world's preeminent technologists, entrepreneurs, designers, data scientists, bioinformaticists, biomedical engineers, professors, venture capitalists, and public health professionals who are on the front lines of identifying, validating, integrating, and scaling emerging technologies that are improving patient outcomes.

Click here to see past speakers and the summer 2022 agenda.

Questions about the event? Would you like to inquire about speaking at/sponsoring/supporting the HITLAB Innovators Summit?

Please reach out directly to Jerry Antimano: jantimano@hitlab.org

@HITLABnyc | #HITLABSummit

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