MARCH 5-9, 2018
ACCENTURE BOOTH 7617
The HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. No other conference brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges—all at one time, all in one place.
Join Accenture Health for an informative and dynamic education forum Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at HIMSS18. Follow #InnovateLIVE to keep a pulse on the latest.
Sean Cheng, PhD
Sean makes early-stage investments as part of Philips Health Technology Ventures, a CVC fund focused on digital health startups aligned with the Philips HealthTech strategy. He was previously part of Philips Group Strategy advising the C-suite on topics including AI, digital transformation, clinical informatics, healthcare data, and platforms. Previously, Sean held positions at the Boston Consulting Group, U.S. FDA, and NASA. Sean has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he developed fluid dynamics algorithms optimized for medical device applications. He also sits on the Advisory Board of his alma mater Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Bradley H. Crotty, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brad Crotty MD, MPH, FACP is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network. He has experience in healthcare operations, conducts research on care innovations, and continues to see patients in adult internal medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and received his medical degree and master’s degree in public health from Harvard.
Dr. Tim Crowley
Senior Vice President of Physician Network Development
Dr. Crowley has over 30 years of experience developing and managing large physician groups and networks for both community hospitals and academic medical centers.
Dr. Crowley eliminated the need for any hospital subsidy for a 100 provider employed Primary Care group by increasing productivity, improving both quality and patient experience and by growing the number of covered lives to offset the drop in medical utilization required to successfully manage the group's pivot from the traditional fee for service reimbursement model to the new value based healthcare.
Tricia Dege, MHA
Vice President of Finance and Planning
Tricia Dege has more than 20 years of experience working with healthcare providers and payers. She currently oversees finance, operations, internal consulting and technical roles within ambulatory care delivery. Tricia is skilled at merging financial, strategic, and operational perspectives to solve business challenges, using people, processes, and technology. As part of an integrated healthcare organization, she leverages the intersection of health plan and care delivery operations for the benefit of patients and members with a specific focus on affordability.
Tricia’s previous leadership roles have included consulting, finance and operations. Prior to joining HealthPartners, she served as a consultant at several large firms supporting care delivery and health plan clients. Her expertise is in ambulatory care delivery finance and operations. She has held leadership roles in several ambulatory care delivery organizations, including large clinics and integrated wellness clinics.
Tricia holds a MHA in Health Services Management and Policy from The Ohio State University as well as a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
Ron Fuschillo, MBA
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ron has been delivering strategic plans for complex healthcare systems and other industries since 1996 and has been a Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2008.
Ron oversees Renown’s information technology team and focuses on improving patient care with the adoption of technologies. He is responsible for the planning, implementation and supporting the computerized information systems and communication systems throughout the health network. He is an active member on several boards including chairing the Toshiba Image Technology Review Board, which provides industry knowledge and experiences to enhance future technology offerings.
Ron has been a VP and CIO at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey as well as Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Central Connecticut State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
Neil Gomes, B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed
Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience & Chief Digital Officer
Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed) is the Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience and Chief Digital Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm with 650+ employees in less than two years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working towards the position of Director of eTeaching and Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and external development projects while growing online student enrollment from approx. 200 enrollments in 2002 to 60,000+ enrollments a semester by 2012. While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, a book chapter, and delivered several formal research presentations.
At Jefferson, Neil drives digital innovation in healthcare, consumer experience and engagement, training, and education via teams of application and web/mobile developers, portal solutions developers, simulation and UI/UX designers, trainers, documentation and digital consumer experience specialists, instructional designers, e-learning developers, and IT support specialists. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and design innovation development programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. Recently, he helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and also launched a pioneering collaboration with the IBM Watson IoT team on developing "cognitive concierges" for hospitals.
Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.
Assistant Director, Federal Affairs
Laura G. Hoffman is the Assistant Director of Federal Affairs for the American Medical Association in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she develops advocacy and policy strategy while engaging with federal agencies on health information technology matters, the Quality Payment Program/MACRA, HIPAA privacy and security, and cybersecurity. Prior to her work with the AMA, Laura was an associate in the health care practice group of a Washington DC law firm, providing counsel to federally qualified health centers, Title X programs, and community behavioral health organizations. Laura is also a member of the Practitioner Faculty at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law, where she teaches a course on Health Care Regulation and Policy. She received a BS in Public Health from the George Washington University and a JD from Villanova University School of Law.
David D. Jones
Chief Human Resources Officer
David joined Stanford in January of 2017. He is responsible for creating a human capital strategy and HR function capability to drive the performance and execution of Stanford Health Care’s business imperatives and growth agenda. David leads the HR function and is also a member of the senior leadership team where he plays a vital role in developing business strategies, and ensuring the high performance of the team and the organization.
David has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in human resources in the health care, financial services and e-commerce industries, including executive oversight for human capital strategy development, HR service delivery transformation, organizational and leadership effectiveness, workforce planning, strategic talent management, workforce engagement, and performance management.
David was most recently with Kaiser Permanente as Vice President, Information Technology Human Resources. Previously, he was the chief HR officer of Health Care Services Corporation, the parent company for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, and Nebraska, with nearly 20,000 employees in seven states, and more than $15 billion in annual revenues. Prior to that, David was senior vice president, and chief HR officer for Bon Secours Health System, a nine-state, 30,000-employee Catholic Health System, where he led the creation of an enterprise HR strategy and a national HR service delivery platform. David was also chief HR officer for Ameritrade during its hyper-growth era and led the recruitment of executive leadership and technology talent to support Ameritrade’s aggressive e-commerce business strategies.
David holds a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from West Virginia University, and is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and as an internal consultant in managing organization change. A popular conference speaker, David has lectured audiences across the country and globally on such topics as human resources strategy, change management, and human resources transformation. He has also written numerous published articles on related topics and is a contributing author of two books.
Co-founder and CEO
Matt is passionate about all things health. After receiving a BS in Biological Engineering from MIT he headed to Wall Street, working as a healthcare investment banker at Goldman Sachs and healthcare investor at OrbiMed Advisors. Matt enjoys tossing the frisbee to his mini Australian shepherd and surfing in his free time.
David Rhew, MD
Chief Medical Officer & VP and General Manager of Enterprise Healthcare
Dr. David Rhew is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Head of Healthcare and Fitness for Samsung Electronics of America. David received his Bachelors of Science degrees in computer science and cellular molecular biology from the University of Michigan. He received his MD degree from Northwestern University and completed internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed fellowships in health services research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Rhew has served as CMO and Vice-President for Global Healthcare at Samsung SDS; Senior Vice-President and CMO at Zynx Health Incorporated; clinician/researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System; and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Rhew has served on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Steering Committee for Pulmonary and Critical Care quality indicators and is currently on the NQF Consensus Standards and Approval Committee. He co-holds six U.S. technology patents that enable the authoring, mapping, and integration of clinical decision support into the electronic health record.
Dr. Rhew’s interests include measurably improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care and applying technology to engage patients and consumers in their health.
Global Head, Digital Support Services
Francisco Sauco is a professional with more than 16 years of global experience in the cross road of Healthcare and Technology.
Francisco joined the Roche Group in 2004 and since then has held several senior position across the different divisions of the group. Leading major transformations across Roche, he is currently heading the Digital Support Services area and managing the strategic digital transformation of Roche Diabetes Care. Francisco is fascinated by the new digital transformation that healthcare area is undergoing and the potential to change the current status quo of patients and HCPs across the globe.
Ritesh Sharma comes with a versatile background of sales and delivery. He has had the opportunity to work in multiple industries including Pharma, Payors, and Providers. Ritesh spent nearly 10 years at Accenture where his focus was on program management, client services, and business development. His reputation in delivery excellence was well known by every client that he worked with, which yielded excellent results for his organization. After Accenture, Ritesh did a series of entrepreneur activities, where he specialized in organically growing small and mid-size organizations and taking them on abnormally high growth curves. This was achieved mainly by his reputation in the market combined with an ability to drive innovation. In his role at Jvion, Ritesh is focused on business development and is tasked with all sales, client services, and account management for the organization.
Co-founder & CEO
Venk is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nanowear, a New York-based connected-self technology and analytics platform for non-invasive diagnostics and chronic disease management built on first-of-its-kind cloth-based nanosensors. The Company was founded in September 2014 and received its first FDA 510(k) Class II clearance in December 2016 establishing Nanowear as the first-and-only company in the world to receive this accreditation for cloth-based cardiac remote monitoring. Nanowear’s first product, SimpleSense, is an undergarment for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) monitoring and care management and the company is expecting to commence a large multi-site clinical study in CHF management in 2018.
Before Nanowear, Venk Varadan spent ~7 years in Technology Investment Banking, focusing exclusively on venture-backed software and communications technology in which he successfully advised growth companies in over $3bn USD worth of transactions at UBS Investment Bank, Citadel Investment Group and Wells Fargo Securities in New York. Prior to his Wall Street career, Venk spent ~3 years in marketing at Eli Lilly and Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals in New York. Venk received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and his Bachelors of Science from Duke University.
Megan leads research for Rock Health, providing data-driven insight on the evolving digital health landscape. Her current research includes separating hype from reality in terms of where AI and machine learning will disrupt healthcare, as well as analyzing consumer trends in the adoption of digital health. Prior to joining Rock Health, Megan worked at The Advisory Board Company, where she led the Physician Executive Council, a best practice research membership supporting Chief Medical Officers at over 1,300 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Her research focused on how health systems can advance a strategy for reducing unnecessary care variation in pursuit of higher-quality, efficient care. Megan graduated cum laude from Duke University, where she earned a B.A. in Public Policy Studies with a focus on health policy.
Stacy helps C-suite executives shape and design their business and transformation strategies, develop talent and leadership capabilities and prepare their organizations to navigate complex change. With nearly 20 years of experience and a focus on Healthcare, she specializes in helping organizations in all sectors improve enterprise performance. Stacy is based in San Francisco.
Managing Director, Cybersecurity
Senior Managing Director
Jeff Elton, PhD
Managing Director, Life Sciences & Head Predictive Health Intelligence
Richard has nearly a decade of experience in corporate growth and innovation in the healthcare industry, advising clients on strategic opportunities through next-gen ventures, platforms, and digital technologies. He is a published thought leader across various digital health topics and currently leads Accenture Health Strategy’s thought leadership efforts in artificial intelligence, recently publishing Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s New Nervous System. In addition, he is a co-founder of Healthcare 20/20, a grassroots Accenture thinktank on digital health innovations. Richard holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University. He is based in Los Angeles.
Principal, Health and Public Services Lead
Ladi is a principal for Accenture Ventures. In this role, Ladi is responsible for leading Accenture’s open innovation agenda within the Health and Public Service operating group. He finds cutting-edge technology solutions and helps organizations partner and invest in growth-stage companies that improve business performance.
Managing Director, Digital Health
Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS
Dr. Cecil Lynch is a managing director of Accenture LLP, based out of the San Francisco office. He has a unique blend of deep clinical knowledge and technological expertise. In his role at Accenture he acts as a Subject Matter Advisor on Big Data in Healthcare, Health and Clinical Analytics, Health Data Exchange and Connectivity. He serves as a domain expert in data standards, interoperability and enterprise architecture and manages data mining in Accenture’s Predictive Health Intelligence practice for Life Sciences. He is the architect and Innovation lead for Accenture’s Health Information Platform, a big data analytics platform as a service.
Dr. Lynch is recognized as a thought leader in health informatics and has served in leadership roles within the HL7 Standards Development Organization including as a co-Chair of the Vocabulary Technical Committee, and currently as a member of the Architectural Review Board and the FHIR Governance Board. He serves as a National and International advisor on Health Informatics and has served numerous government agencies including the CDC, NCI and the European Centre for Disease Control. He has also served as the Chief of the Office of Informatics and Surveillance of the California Department of Health Services and as the Chair of the Graduate Group in Medical Informatics at UC Davis.
Senior Principal, Customer Engagement
Sarah E. Mayner
Technology Consulting Senior Analyst
Sarah Mayner has supported the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s Health IT for the past two years as a Health IT consultant. She performed the case study proposed herein on the value of interoperating with SSA for disability determination – including collecting and analyzing financial data, performing and analyzing interviews, and writing the report. She also performs regular outreach to potential Health IT partners, and supports the growth of the program through strategic initiatives. Prior to becoming a Health IT consultant for SSA, Ms. Mayner graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemical Biological Engineering. As an undergraduate, Ms. Mayner performed five distinct, in-depth research projects on health-related subjects, such as cancer diagnosis, protein engineering, and drug development. Her work has been published in scientific journals, including ACS Nano, Biomaterials, and Advanced Materials.
Gerry Meklaus, MHSA
Managing Director, Clinical & Health Management Services
Gerry Meklaus leads Accenture's Managed Care/Value Based Care & Physician Enterprise practice and has nearly 20 years of experience consulting to over 100 health systems, payers and healthcare companies. His experience includes both strategic and operational consulting. His clients include academic medical centers, community hospitals and large integrated delivery networks. He brings hands-on experience in all aspects of Physician Enterprise, Risk Based Entity operations and Managed Care contracting. He is a frequent speaker and author on Physician-Hospital affiliation approaches and the transition to Value Based Care. Prior to consulting, Gerry was a COO for a large multispecialty practice, Executive Director of an large IPA, Vice President for Revenue Management & Contracting for a national provider of rehabilitation services, and a Senior Product Manager for a global medical equipment manufacturer. Gerry is also a Registered Respiratory Therapist who once led Respiratory Care clinical services at Massachusetts General Hospital while researching and publishing on topics in critical care and mechanical ventilation.
Ron Moody, MD
Clinical Solution Leader
Dr. Moody is a retired Army Colonel who served in uniform for over 2 decades. He is board-certified in family medicine with a broad background in medicine, graduate medical education, clinical operations, healthcare administration, strategic planning, and health information technology. His past experiences include running a family medicine residency program, overseeing primary care optimization efforts, leading Army’s deployment of global electronic medical records, and being the Chief Medical Information Officer for the entire Military Health System. Since retiring from the Army, Dr. Moody has supported the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) in the areas of Veteran engagement, mobility, change management, and EHR transformation with a focus on delivery changes in outcomes from the alignment of technology, process, leadership, and policy.
Senior Manager, Management Consulting
Asher Perzigian is a senior manager in Accenture’s health practice and a recognized leader in scaling consumer digital strategy programs. Asher has worked across some of the leading healthcare providers, payers, and vendors in North America. He specializes in designing and executing large, strategic business transformation programs to drive operational efficiency and sustained growth. Asher's experience leading major change programs has focused on advancing consumer experience ranging from operating model transformation to system wide technology implementations and post-merger consolidation. Asher leads Accenture’s Chicago Community & Market team in the Provider Practice and sits on the North America Value-base Care leadership team. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Vanessa, and enjoys live music, hockey, running, and spending time with his large extended family.
Managing Director, Healthcare Security
Kip Webb, MD, MPH
Managing Director, North America Provider Portfolio Lead