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October 2019 - How Tech Companies are Leading Healthcare Innovation

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How Tech Companies are Leading Healthcare Innovation


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As technology giants move into healthcare, what impact are they having and will they have on innovation, and how will they impact the cost and delivery of patient care? Massachusetts is the global leader in the delivery of innovative health care and in eHealth, and many tech giants have a presence here. Keynote presenter Manu Tandon, the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will lead a panel discussion exploring the enormous potential and possible pitfalls of tech companies as they begin to move into and begin to transform healthcare.

Come join this timely, keynote presentation and blue-ribbon panel of experts as they discuss the future of healthcare. Ask them questions and contribute your insights during the audience interactive segment. Identify potential new businesses opportunities in the rapidly changing new healthcare marketplace.

Keynote Speaker:

Manu Tandon MBA, MPA, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Manu is responsible for all IT matters pertaining to the Academic Medical Center. He directs BIDMC's "center for IT Exploration" which works to adopt innovative analytics, mobile, cloud and AI/ML solutions for operational efficiencies and to enhance the experience of BIDMC's providers, patients and staff.

Panel Moderated by:

Colin J. Zick, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice and Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag

Colin's practice is focused on health care, health information, and compliance issues, and often involves the intersection of healthcare delivery and technology.

Panelists:

Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, OptumLabs

OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center established by Mayo Clinic and Optum to accelerate improvements in patient care and value through clinical, policy and product innovation driven by new insights from big data.

Joshua Rift, M.D., CEO, Onduo, LLC

Dr. Riff has led Onduo since 2016, when Sanofi and Verily created Onduo as a joint venture to help people with diabetes live full, healthy lives.

Daniel Z. Sands, M.D., MPH, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine.

Join this timely program to hear about future focused, visionary and engaging panel of experts experienced with the issues involved with bringing technology to patent care.

Who should attend?

C-level executives, board members, healthcare providers, venture capital and private equity investors, and anyone who wants a better understanding of opportunities and pitfalls of the collaboration between healthcare professionals, tech companies and patients.

Speaker Biographies:

Paul A. Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, OptumLabs

Dr. Bleicher is the CEO of OptumLabs, an open, collaborative research and innovation center established by Mayo Clinic and Optum to accelerate improvements in patient care and value through clinical, policy and product innovation driven by new insights from big data. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Medical Officer for Humedica, a next-generation clinical informatics company that provides novel business intelligence solutions to the health care and life science industry. Humedica was acquired by Optum in 2013. Before Humedica, Dr. Bleicher was a founder of, and spent 11 years building and guiding the growth of Phase Forward, which led the transformation of pharmaceutical clinical trials from paper to the web. He was the original Chief Executive Officer of Phase Forward where he served in various capacities and as a member of the Board of Directors until its 2010 acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Dr. Bleicher previously served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Alpha-Beta Technology and began his career in industry as a leader of the Early Phase Services consulting group at PAREXEL International where he assisted pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with the initial development of novel therapies.

Dr. Bleicher recently completed a three-year term as a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for Value & Science-Driven Health Care (formerly the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Healthcare), has served in senior leadership positions in the Drug Information Association, and was a member of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Leadership Council. He has been the recipient of a number of awards for his industry leadership, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New England, PharmaVoice’s 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in Life Sciences, the Boston Business Journal’s Champion in Healthcare and the 2015 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Bleicher earned his BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his MD and PhD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital, and dermatology at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in molecular biology, and began his career as a physician/investigator and Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Joshua Rift, M.D., CEO, Ondou, LLC

As CEO of Onduo, Dr. Josh Riff innovates healthcare by creating consumer-centric solutions that focus on those who need access to quality care the most. Dr. Riff has led Onduo since 2016, when Sanofi and Verily created Onduo as a joint venture to help people with diabetes live full, healthy lives. Dr. Riff drives Onduo with his passion for using behavioral science, data, and technology to deliver simple and intelligent professional healthcare solutions for disease management.

Dr Riff brings proven results including more than ten years of senior management experience and medical strategy development. His prior roles include Chief Medical Director at Target, VP of Clinical Strategy at WellPoint, and Senior Vice President at Optum, where he directed its $300 million PnL Prevention and Wellbeing business. Dr. Riff realized his passion for employee and consumer wellness during his tenure at Target, where he launched a health and benefits plan for Target’s 350,000 employees, implemented engaging social wellness challenges, and oversaw 40 of Target’s retail clinics and pharmacies.

Dr. Riff completed his M.D. and M.B.A. at Tufts University in conjunction with Brandeis University in Boston, Mass. After medical school, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He spent ten years practicing medicine as an emergency room physician. When not working, he can be found with family, his dog, or participating in endurance events.

Daniel Z. Sands, M.D., MPH, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. For over twenty years he has worked at the intersection of health care, technology, and business. His career began at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he trained in clinical informatics and went on to develop and implement numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement. He then became chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, and helped them become a leader in secure e-mail and e-prescribing. He then served as chief medical informatics officer at Cisco providing both internal and external health IT leadership and helping key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT. Dr. Sands is currently a popular speaker and consultant working with a portfolio of innovative companies, who blogs at DrDannySands.com, is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands, and continues to see patients as a primary care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Sands has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Sands currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT (much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess).

Sands is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In 2009 he was recognized by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.

Manu Tandon, MBA, MPA, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Manu serves as the Chief Information Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated Academic Medical Center. In his current role, he is responsible for all IT matters pertaining to the Academic Medical Center. He directs BIDMC's "Center for IT Exploration" which works to adopt innovative analytics, mobile, cloud and AI/ML solutions for operational efficiencies and to enhance the experience of BIDMC's providers, patients and staff. Before joining BIDMC in 2014, Manu served as the Secretariat CIO for Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services where he led the state’s largest IT public portfolio. As Massachusetts' state HIT Coordinator, Manu led the development of the nation's first medicaid funded statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) known as "MassHIWay" which has now delivered over 200 Million healthcare transactions since its inception. Manu was recognized by Computer World as one of the top "100 Premier IT Leaders” in the world and by New England HIMSS as "The CIO of the Year" for 2014. Manu has an engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, an MBA from Boston University and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Colin J. Zick, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice and Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag

Colin Zick’s practice is focused on health care and compliance issues, and often involves the intersection of those two subjects in investigations, administrative proceedings or litigation. His work has had a particular emphasis on compliance issues related to life sciences, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, laboratories, hospitals, providers, and provider organizations. This compliance work includes helping clients establish and maintain effective compliance programs. Colin also defends clients in disputes alleging kickbacks, overpayments, and billing and coding problems, and represents clients before state health care licensing and regulatory entities.

He also frequently counsels technology and consumer-facing clients on issues involving information privacy and security (including HIPAA and other federal and state data privacy and security laws, EU/GDPR privacy and security issues, and data breach response). Colin co-founded the firm's Data Security and Privacy Practice Group and regularly contributes to its "Security, Privacy and the Law" blog. He also has successfully litigated commercial disputes, covenants not to compete, antitrust and unfair competition claims, and copyright infringement claims.


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