Orange County Convention Center
CONFERENCE: February 19-23, 2017
EXHIBITION: February 20-22, 2017
ACCENTURE BOOTH: 3949
SHOIBAL DATTA, PHD, MS
Informatics Director, Value Based Medicine
Shoibal Datta leads informatics within the Value Based Medicine group at Biogen. He is currently involved in the build of an innovative multi-centre clinical research network as part of a demonstration project of a learning health system in multiple sclerosis. His interests are in the areas of ethics and policy related to translational medicine, biomedical informatics, imaging technologies and technologies that will change how we interact and analyze large-scale data sets.
Prior to this, Shoibal created and led the Data Sciences group at Biogen. He has also worked with a number of different functions including translational medicine, drug discovery, clinical development, manufacturing and quality. Trained as a molecular retrovirologist, he has conducted research in the areas of oncology, gene therapy and gene expression.
A resident of Massachusetts, his hobbies include travel, photography and dogs.
JAMES RHYS WILLIAMS, PHD, MS
Director of Epidemiology, Value Based Medicine
James Rhys Williams, III (J.R.) is a Director within the Value Based Medicine group at Biogen. Within Value Based Medicine, J.R. is the U.S. program lead and global study director for MS PATHS (Multiple Sclerosis Partners Advancing Technology and Health Solutions), a Biogen sponsored demonstration project of a learning healthcare system in multiple sclerosis. By introducing technology to standardize the clinical assessment across 10 healthcare institutions in the U.S. and EU, MS PATHS aims to generate powerful insights that may someday inform personalized decision making in multiple sclerosis. J.R. also serves as the co-chair of the MS PATHS steering committee, a governance group overseeing the collaboration between Biogen and participating healthcare institutions.
Previous roles in Biogen included being the lead epidemiologist for multiple drug development programs including Tecfidera® and Spinraza® with a focus on early diagnosis initiatives, evidence generation strategies, and post-market regulatory commitment studies.
Prior to joining Biogen, J.R. worked within the Division of Epidemiology at the Food and Drug Administration focusing on pre- and post-market drug safety issues across multiple indications.
J.R. earned a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology and a BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University.
Chanin Wendling has developed key strategies that leverage mobile and portal technologies to drive digital patient engagement and facilitate the provider’s ability to deliver quality patient care. Her mobile technology projects include smartphones for clinicians for secure text messaging and EMR access, text message appointment reminders and diabetes management, iPads to collect patient data and drive patient engagement, mobile apps for Colonoscopy and Lumbar Spine surgery, eBooks and patient engagement packages through iTunes University. Chanin's portal projects have included expanding patient access to clinical data, using the portal as a conduit to gather important patient data for areas such as medication reconciliation, depression screening and asthma management, using the portal to help patients prep for a visit so that exam room time can be focused, and providing a portal for referring providers to stay connected to their patients’ care at Geisinger. Her current efforts focus on improving patient outcomes and the patient experience through personalized delivery of healthcare.
Co-Founder and CEO
SESSION: Digital Therapeutics
Sean Duffy is the co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital behavioral medicine company dedicated to inspiring and empowering people everywhere to live free of chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In 2016, Omada was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and in 2015, the company was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.
An in-demand speaker and thought leader, Sean's accolades include a spot on The San Francisco Business Times’ 2015 list of "40 Under 40," J.P. Morgan's list of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014,” and Diabetes Forecast magazine's list of "2014 Diabetes All Stars.”
Sean’s past speaking engagements include the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Clinton Global Initiative Health Matters Summit, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, and others. He has written extensively about digital health and the future of healthcare in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MedGadget, and TechCrunch, among other publications.
Prior to Omada, Sean worked at both Google and IDEO. A former MD/MBA candidate at Harvard, he holds a BS in neuroscience from Columbia University.
JOSEPH C. KVEDAR, MD
Vice President, Connected Health
SESSION: Accenture Health 2017 IoHT Survey
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is the author of The Internet of Healthy Things, describing how everyday objects will capture and use real-time biometric data to ultimately change behavior to improve our health.
Under Dr. Kvedar’s two decades of leadership, Partners Connected Health has launched a number of innovative mobile health programs, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs for the more than 1.5 million patients served at Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, community and specialty hospitals, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Partners connected health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes.
He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; the popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. Dr. Kvedar serves as a strategic advisor at Mavericks Capital, Puretech Ventures and Qualcomm Life, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Harvard Innovation Lab, where he also serves as a judge for i-lab's President's Challenge for Entrepreneurship.
Learn about The Internet of Healthy Things.
Read The cHealth Blog.
THOMAS ARNOLD, MBA, CPA
Vice President, Financial Operations
Tom Arnold serves as the vice president of Finance Operations for Piedmont Healthcare and previously served as the chief financial officer for Piedmont Atlanta.
Tom is a seasoned healthcare financial executive with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. His hospital background and experience are extensive, including serving as vice president of Finance and chief financial officer of Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, Georgia; vice president of Finance and corporate controller of Wuesthoff Health System in Rockledge, Florida; director of Finance and corporate controller of St. Joseph’s Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia; assistant vice president of Reimbursement at Transitional Hospitals Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia; and Regional Reimbursement manager of American Medical International in Atlanta, Georgia. His healthcare consulting experience includes the roles of Florida market leader with Health Care Advisory Services, senior auditor/consultant with Ernst & Young, and senior manager at KPMG – Peat Marwick.
A certified public accountant, Tom received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Alabama. He lives in McDonough, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.
DAVID VAN SICKLE
CEO and Co-Founder
SESSION: Digital Therapeutics
David Van Sickle, PhD, is the co-founder and CEO Propeller Health, the digital therapy platform for asthma and chronic respiratory disease. Previously, David was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. From 2004-2006, he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he was assigned to the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. David received his PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2004. In 2011, he was named a Champion of Change by the White House for his work on innovation.
DR. MARTIN ENTWISTLE
Executive Director, Personalized Healthcare Programs
SESSION: PGHD on the Rise
From 1996-2008, Martin was founder and CEO of Enigma CKM Inc., a New Zealand owned vendor that created a patented clinical decision support system. The technology was acquired by the prestigious California healthcare provider, Palo Alto Medical Foundation in 2008 and has been developed into the Mpower™ system for personalized care. Since joining PAMF, he served as Executive Director in the David Drucker Center for Health Systems Innovation, and is now leading the migration of the Mpower system from the Innovation Center to an operationalized, enterprise application, deployed across Sutter Health, a not-for-profit healthcare provider serving 2 million patients in Northern California. Martin qualified as a physician (MB ChB) from Birmingham University, UK, specialization in trauma orthopedic surgery (FRCSEd), and studied for an MBA from Cranfield University, UK.
SESSION: PGHD on the Rise
Tom Riley has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare technology. He has held roles spanning executive leadership, HIT strategy, sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, and e-business strategy and operations. Tom has led organizations large and small in the development of strategic initiatives to improve the use of technology in healthcare.
Director, Corporate Initiatives
SESSION: PGHD on the Rise
Ashley Needham serves as the Director of Corporate Initiatives at Validic. Since 2013, Ashley has helped build the Validic brand with a dedicated passion for improving the affordability and accessibility of healthcare. In her current role, Ashley works with the CEO to help execute the day-to-day corporate strategy and maintain alignment with key industry stakeholders. As data innovation is the core of Validic, Ashley spearheads the company’s research initiatives and data science contracts to understand the impact of patient-generated health data on the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to Validic, Ashley worked in market development and branding for an EdTech company bringing simulated learning experiences to higher education.
Virtual and Digital Health Industry Expert
Win Vaughan is a visionary leader with over 25 years' strategic and operational experience in the health care industry. Win has a proven track record designing and implementing innovative health and technology delivery solutions. He has developed scalable products and services, executing successful business models maintaining strong financial performance and growth. With a foundation in financial management, information technology, and program delivery he is also passionate about creating a high performing culture for the 21st Century workforce. He has "intrepreneur" experience from vision through new business launch in complex organizations and is a recognized industry expert in the areas of virtual and digital health.
Win most recently was the President of CHI Virtual Health Services (VHS). The mission of VHS was to "Reimagine how healthcare works so people lead healthier lives." Under Win's leadership VHS
Experienced 125% revenue growth expanding services to over 50 hospitals in nine states
Brought innovative care models and technologies to the market, enhancing user experience and improving health outcomes
Launched a new virtual pharmacy product reducing costs and improving quality and patient experience
Expanded a virtual staffing model across multiple sates and
Implemented new technologies to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.
Win strongly believes virtual and digital health capabilities are critical to successful population health solutions and has supported primary care and community health redesign initiatives. He led a joint development project with a leading digital health company, testing a "minimally viable product" in the US and UK supporting large populations on a digital health platform.
Prior to launching VHS, Win was the Vice President Medical Imaging Services for CHI, leading a unique service line responsible for the implementation and support of a comprehensive radiology and cardiology digital imaging infrastructure. Win brought together physicians from across the 100-facility system to establish standards necessary to sustain the $60 million program.
A recognized leader in the industry, Win served on the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) Institutional Council executive committee and the ATA 2016 Annual Conference Education Committee. He was a member of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law (CTeL) Executive Summit working group and has presented at national and international health innovation conferences.
Win has an MBA in Health Administration from the Zicklin School of Business/Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY and a BA from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA.
MARJ BOGAERT, RN, MSN
Marj Bogaert is Principal Director in Accenture's Health & Public Service practice with over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and consulting across the continuum consisting of provider acute / post-acute / payer. Prior to joining Accenture, she was an Executive at an Integrated Delivery Network responsible for Care Management (CM) / Quality / Member Services.
Marj serves as Accenture’s Provider Lead and Subject Matter Advisor (SMA) for CM / Transitions of Care (ToC) and specializes in healthcare reform / Value Based Care (VBC), readmissions, population health management, patient flow, quality management, improving operational performance / care delivery redesign across the continuum and implementing technology. She serves a variety of global health care clients, including academic medical centers / community hospitals / managed care organizations / post-acute organizations / retail health / vendors providing CM services.
SESSION: Digital Therapeutics
Drew Boston is a senior manager in Accenture's Health Strategy practice concentrating on growth and new business. He has lived and worked across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America with leading healthcare, financial, and retail clients. His expertise is inorganic / organic growth, new business creation, and product / service design.
Most recently, Drew has led Accenture’s effort advising clients on digital health, designing and executing strategies for non-traditional and traditional healthcare organizations.
Drew is also a frequent contributor of thought capital, with recent literature cited in the WSJ, USA Today, and NYTimes, to name a few. He is also the founding member of Healthcare2020, an internal Accenture think-tank that monitors 2,700 digital health start-ups, as well as disruptive trends and digital realities.
Michael Brombach is a Minneapolis based consultant within Accenture’s Health Strategy Practice. His primary background is in provider strategy but Michael's experience has extended across the health landscape to include payer, pharma, and regulatory strategy. He is heavily involved in the Patient Access Strategy Community and Health Consumerism Community.
Managing Director, Cybersecurity
Reza Chapman is a managing director of cybersecurity for Accenture's health business. Reza is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture's security offerings for providers, health insurers and business associates.
Reza joined Accenture from EY, in 2016, where he led the national health cybersecurity practice. Prior to that, he oversaw the information security policies, standards and governance programs for PayPal. He also has served in cyber leadership roles at Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and for several health and financial services clients.
As a seasoned executive, Reza brings over two decades of experience advising the information security leaders of Fortune Global 500 companies with a focus on healthcare and financial services industries. He was a key contributor to the establishment of a comprehensive security program for a major financial services organization and led the creation and rollout of information security policies and standards for a premier digital payments brand. Most recently, his focus has been devoted to the development and implementation of security solutions that are designed to increase client resilience and competitiveness amidst a changing threat landscape.
Reza published numerous papers and is quoted on healthcare security issues in Politico, Becker’s Hospital Review and HealthITSecurity.com.
Reza earned a B.A. in Management Information Systems with a focus on computer science and machine learning from the University of Arizona. He earned his Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate in 2007 and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate in 2002.
He lives in the Phoenix area with his wife and two children and spends his free time running the numerous trails Arizona offers.
Frances Dare is a managing director in Accenture’s health strategy practice where she leads innovation at the intersection of business and clinical models with economic, policy and technology enablers. Frances has led Accenture’s practice dedicated to Virtual Health since its inception. The multi-disciplinary team of strategists, clinicians and technologists provide a range of advisory services dedicated to how virtual approaches--including telemedicine, telehealth, digital and mHealth—transform healthcare across the care continuum. Frances brings more than 25 years’ experience to her work with private and public sector healthcare organizations as well as clients in adjacent industries.
JEFF ELTON, PH.D.
Jeff Elton, PhD is Global Managing Director Accenture Strategy – Patient Health, Lead of Predictive Health Intelligence, Intelligent Patient Platform, focused advanced real-world analytics and the next generation of value and outcomes-centric business models for healthcare organizations and life science companies. He is the co-author of the recently published and well received book, Healthcare Disrupted (Wiley, 2016).
Jeff has over 25 years of experience as a global executive and consultant in the healthcare and life sciences. Jeff previously was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Global Chief Operating Officer at Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Inc.; founding CEO of an oncology molecular diagnostics and therapeutic pathways company; and founding board member and senior advisor to several early stage companies in Parkinson's Disease treatment, protein therapeutics, diabetes, oncology therapeutics, and oncology diagnostics.
Jeff is currently a board member of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Jeff is former partner with McKinsey & Company and adjunct faculty at Boston University, Questrom School of Business, in Health Sector Management. Jeff has a PhD and MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
IRA A. (GUS) HUNT
Managing Director, Cyber Practice Lead
Accenture Federal Services
(fmr. CTO for the CIA)
Gus Hunt is currently Managing Director and Cyber Practice Lead for Accenture Federal Services. Previously, he was the Chief Architect for Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund located in Westport, Connecticut responsible for establishing Bridgewater’s Enterprise Architecture processes and building an enterprise technology strategy approach to shape Bridgewater’s technology future. Gus is also President and CEO of Hunt Technology, LLC, a private consulting practice focused on strategic IT planning, cyber and data-centric security, big data analytics, and cloud computing. He also serves on the Board of Directors for ePlus, a leading integrator of technology solutions.
SESSION: Accenture Health 2017 IoHT Survey
Brian Kalis is a managing director of digital in Accenture’s Health business. Brian has over 13 years of experience helping health providers, payers and governments with digital business and product strategy, consumer experience, engagement and innovation.
Brian is a thought leader within Accenture and the industry and a frequent speaker on healthcare innovation, digital health and health information technology at leading graduate business schools, industry workshops and conference events.
Brian earned a master of business administration from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
SESSION: The Patient Activation Playbook
Linda MacCracken works with providers to translate business goals to consumer engaged transformation to profitable market position. She develops trusted relationships to understand client vision, combined consumer health engagement translating these into the reality needed to drive targeted business results.
Linda has worked in and with health systems, and specialty groups to leverage analytics and opportunities to drive new practices resulting in cost effective growth. She served as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer in industry prior to developing winning solutions and advising providers to boost performance.
Linda holds a faculty appointment teaching physician executives at Harvard’s Masters of Management Program since 2001 and is a national expert speaker.Linda holds an MBA in Health Care Management from Boston University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a Core in Political Science from Macalester College, MN.
GERALD J. MEKLAUS
Managing Director, Practice Leader, Value Based Care and Physician Enterprise
SESSION: The Patient Activation Playbook
Gerry Meklaus has nearly 20 years of experience consulting to health systems and health plans centered around optimizing physician enterprises, physician-hospital affiliations, optimizing performance in risk based arrangements and the transition to Value Based Care. His clients include academic medical centers, community hospitals and large integrated delivery networks. Most recently, he has focused on provider adoption of performance based/value-based reimbursement. He is a frequent speaker and author on Population Health approaches and the transition to Value Based Care. Prior to consulting, Gerry was a group practice administrator for a large multispecialty practice, Executive Director of a full-risk IPA, Vice President of a national provider of rehabilitation services, and a Senior Product Manager for a global medical equipment manufacturer. Gerry holds a B.S. from Stony Book University and an MHSA from the University of Michigan.
Accenture Federal Services
SESSION: PGHD on the Rise
Emily Mitchell (PMP) is a Senior Manager within Accenture Federal Services Health and Public Service practice. Emily has 15+ years of experience providing consulting services to public service and private clients with a primary focus on program management and team leadership. Emily is currently serving as the Client Account Lead for Accenture’s work supporting the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), including overseeing ONC’s Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) project. Emily has worked with ONC since 2011, supporting the Standards & Interoperability Framework. Emily is one of the authors of Accenture’s “Blockchain: Securing a New Health Interoperability Experience” paper which was selected as one of fifteen winners in ONC’s Blockchain Challenge in August 2016, and she serves as the Civilian Health Liaison and a mentor to startups in Accenture’s partnership with a global incubator and seed fund 1776.
Alan Nalle is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Health Strategy practice. He brings over 15 years of financial and corporate strategy business experience from successful start-up and corporate entities. Before Accenture, Alan worked in both finance and business development divisions with NetSpend, an award winning start-up which later became publicly traded before its subsequent purchase. He was an early employee at the firm and played pivotal roles in many of its most important projects as it posted more than 100% CAGR over four years. Alan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas McCombs School, with High Honors, in addition to a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas.
Digital Integration Capability Lead
Accenture Life Sciences
Denise Palermo has been in the Health Information Technology field for over 19 years. Currently leading our Intelligent Patient Solutions Integration Capability, she acts as an adviser to executive teams on HIT transformation and interoperability. Denise works with Accenture clients and internal leadership to translate business goals and requirements into cost-effective, industry-leading technology and solutions that help drive revenue and enhance the quality of patient care. Currently focused on large scale HIT implementations and interoperability/analytic solution designing utilizing HIT for overall business and patient care optimization. She has been working with Biogen for the past 2 years to enable their MS PATHS demonstration project.
Denise Holds a BA form Stony Brook University and multiple industry certifications. She lives in Atlanta and enjoys hiking, martial arts and running.
Managing Director, Accenture Security North America Lead, Global Lead - Security Strategy and Risk
Kevin Richards leads Accenture's North America Security Practice and is its Global Lead for Security Strategy and Risk. He is an information risk management advisor with over 26 years of experience in information and cyber security, business continuity, and enterprise risk management. Kevin’s expertise ranges from risk analysis and program design to information security and business continuity program development and leading practices. Working with large multi-national corporations, as well as the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Kevin provides an array of technical and practical perspectives on building and protecting an organization’s critical information assets. Kevin is active in promoting information security best practices throughout the industry.
He served as the International President for the Information System Security Association (ISSA) International Board and is an ISSA Distinguished Fellow. He is a frequent speaker at national and international security and IT conferences, covering various topics, including web application security, business continuity/disaster recovery, identity management, wireless security, intrusion detection and incident response, and information security leading practices. Kevin has published articles on a number of information security topics and is a regular contributor to monthly security periodicals. Publications include The Washington Post, USA Today, Vancouver Sun, CIO.com, SC Magazine, and the ISSA Journal.
Kevin participates in the FBI’s InfraGard program to assist in bridging the gap between the public sector and commercial sector information security best practices.He was a founding member of the Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management – an alliance among the ISSA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and ASIS International that bridges the gap between information and physical security. He assisted in drafting the ISSA’s official response to the White House’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board on the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.
In 2015, Kevin was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame for his contributions to the information security community and the security profession. Kevin has a B.A. in marketing from Michigan State University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
SESSION: Virtual Health Innovation Best Practices
Greg Smith is a Senior Manager in Management Consulting. During his time at Accenture Greg has led provider, payer and pharma projects, many with innovative solutions including virtual health.
Greg has more than 25 years creating value across provider, payer and life science companies through successful program management, developing people, and successfully delivering health transformation strategies and technology platforms.
During his career Greg has served as an expert panelist for the National Institute of Health – Health of the Populations regarding virtual health, telemedicine and telehealth. He has provided virtual health direction to a variety of providers, payers and life science companies as well as to the Veterans Administration, state hospital associations and departments of health, as well as the Office of Rural Health Policy and other federal agencies. Greg has a patent pending on nursing communication technologies.
Managing Director, CRM Solutions
Jean-Pierre Stephan is the lead of Accenture’s Digital Health Consumer and CRM Offering, serving health insurers, providers, and pharmacy benefit managers, transforming the functions of product, marketing, sales, and service. He is responsible for Accenture’s Consulting resources in this practice and developing our industry thought leadership, solutions, and alliances.
Jean-Pierre is passionate about dramatically improving the way individuals experience health and healthcare. His experience includes 19 years of healthcare and customer relationship management helping clients define customer strategies, design differentiated customer experiences, select leading solutions, develop and implement advanced customer capabilities, and run digital and customer services. These experiences have included leading large multi-year customer transformations in healthcare to drive growth, loyalty, and efficient operations.
Jean-Pierre resides in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and two boys. He is active with local and national non-profit organizations benefiting children’s causes.
KIP WEBB, MD, MPH
Managing Director, North American Provider Portfolio Lead
Dr. Kip Webb leads Accenture’s North American Healthcare Provider practice.
Dr. Webb has over 30 years of broad-based health care experience to, including 10 years of clinical practice. Prior to coming to Accenture, Dr. Webb served on the faculties of Stanford University and Tufts University Medical Schools. There, his academic work concentrated on clinical decision analysis, pharmacoeconomic and medical outcomes research. He has worked with leading academic research institutions around the World and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the author of several peer reviewed articles and has been a contributor to Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics.
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