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ulaHealth, Blockchain + Health Innovation Summit, is a digital health summit in Austin, Texas that brings together a diverse group of minds from technology (blockchain), medicine, health policy and others to tackle healthcare’s most challenging problems through interactive programming.
Big thanks to Google Fiber Space for hosting our event!
We are excited to have the following sponsors and partners as part of this event.
A portion of registration proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Wednesday, October 19th - Opening Reception - hosted by McGinnis Lochridge
McGinnis Lochridge located at: 600 Congress Ave., Suite 2100, Austin Tx, 78710
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Hector Torres, ulaHealth + Nimble Storage
5:30pm - 6:00pm - Blockchain Q&A
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking
Thursday, October 20th - Blockchain + Healthcare Innovation Summit - hosted @Google Fiber
8:00am - 8:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - 9:00am - Morning Keynote - Thomas Caven, MD - Vice President of Medical Affairs and MedicalDirector Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas and University Medical Center Brackenridge
9:00am - 9:45am - Community Population Health Perspectives
Presenter: Paula X Rojas, UT Dell Medical School Community Equity Strategy Consultant and Co-Founder & Creator of Mama Sana/Vibrant Women
10:00am 11:00am - "Blockchain: The Chain of Trust and its Potential to Transform Healthcare --IBM's Point of View"
Presenter: Fausto Bernadini, PhD, VP Development and IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson Health
11:00am - 11:30am - "Health Law as a Barrier and Facilitator of Disruption"
Presenter: William M. Sage, MD, JD, Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School
11:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch and Blockchain Proof of Concept/Demos
Moderator: Susan Poole, Founder, BlockBridge Advisory
Brad Chun, Founder and CEO, Mooti
Mark Morris, Glucose Monitoring PoC Demo lejer9 "Cognitive Blockchain" ™
Founder and CEO/CTO
Jeff Brandt, Digital Mobility Manager of Connected Healthcare IoT, Security and Mobile Health Initiative SME to Accenture. Served on HL7 mobile workgroup and appointed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Transport and Security FACA 2014
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Health Legal Panel - Fireside Chat: "The Role of Health Law in the Race Towards Healthcare Disruption (blockchain)."
Moderator: Beto Lopez, Managing Director UT Design Institute for Health
Rachael Padgett, Partner at McGinnis Lochridge. She has a diverse healthcare practice representing institutional and individual clients in transactions, administrative proceedings and lititgation as well as counseling on operational and regulatory issues. A majority of Rachel's time is focused on counseling clients concerning regulatory compliance with state insurance and other health related laws. Rachael serves on the President's Council of the Seton Fund. As part of the leadership for Seton's Future of Care Campaign, Rachael represents those dedicated to Seton's mission and the success of Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
Julian L. Rivera, Partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP - Julian is a partner in Husch Blackwell's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit in Austin, Texas. His practice involves the representation of healthcare providers in business and litigation matters.
Sarah Churchill Llamas, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development at Sonic Healthcare USA. She is also an operations executive, health lawyer and nationally-recognized expert in health IT solutions and appointed a Health IT Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT under HHS.
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Austin Regional Clinic Presentation
Moderator: Ray Atilano, MD
Introduction: Austin Regional Clinic is a primary care based multispecialty outpatient medical group with 18 specialties at 21 locations in the central Texas area. In business since 1980, ARC currently serves over 400,000 patients, representing 25-30% of the Austin area market.
Anas Daghestani, MD is the CEO and President of Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Daghestani is an Internal Medicine physician and practices part-time, as well as serving as the Medical Director for ARC's Population Health and Clinical Quality department
Manish Naik, MD is the CMIO, leads the EMR department. Dr Naik is a Internal Medicine physician, practicing part-time as well as serving as the Assistant Chief to the Internal Medicine Department.
Patti Parker is the VP of ARC’s Population Health and Clinical Quality Department. Ms. Parker leads the operations of the Medical Home/Population Health and Clinical Quality Department, focusing on business and strategic development in this arena.
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Open Conference
Mikaela Berman, CMO and Co-Founder ulaHealth
Venktesh Ramnath MD, Critical Care Physician and Digital Health Entrepreneur
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Closing Remarks, Hector Torres, CEO and Co-Founder ulaHealth
When & Where
We are a group of social innovators, healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs working towards changing the existing healthcare paradigms; We seek to create new opportunities and value in the healthcare systems through engaging technology experts, healthcare non-profits and the general community to discuss and test innovative ideas.