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Strata Rx 2013 Keynotes

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Paul Bleicher

Paul Bleicher, Optum LabsChief Executive Officer

Paul Bleicher, MD PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Optum Labs, an open, collaborative health care innovation center established by Mayo Clinic and Optum to attract research and development partnerships between various stakeholder groups in healthcare and accelerate the “speed of innovation” in the pursuit of improved patient health. 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. At Humedica, which was acquired by Optum in January 2013, he was involved in all aspects of medical informatics, data analytics privacy and regulatory compliance, and product development. Prior to this, he was the founder and original CEO of Phase Forward where he... Read More.

9:05am Friday, 09/27/2013
Optum Labs was established with Mayo Clinic to enable cross-industry collaborative research and innovation to improve patient care. With other partners from across healthcare, Optum Labs will be a unique environment with the data, tools, and infrastructure necessary for leading scientists and innovators to tackle the thorniest problems in healthcare and to bridge this research into the clinic.
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Location: Salon G-F
Jonathan Bush

Jonathan Bush, athenahealthCo-Founder, President, Chairman & CEO

In 1997, Jonathan Bush co-founded athenahealth as a women’s health practice management company. Today, athenahealth has evolved into a leading provider of cloud-based business services to U.S. medical groups pursuing a vision of an information backbone that makes health care work as it should. Athenahealth currently serves over 38,000 providers across its practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and care coordination services. The company is generating over $400 million in annual revenue and growing at approximately 30% each year. The Boston Business Journal recently recognized athenahealth as one of the top 20 ‘Best Places to Work’ and the company was ranked 4th in the Forbes Fast Tech 25, a list of America’s 25 fastest-growing tech companies.

Prior to founding athenahealth, Mr. Bush served as... Read More.

10:00am Friday, 09/27/2013
A plea to break down data siloes and create a truly open market for health information exchange.
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Location: Salon G-F
Atul Butte

Atul Butte, Stanford UniversityDivision Chief and Associate Professor

Dr. Butte trained in Computer Science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his MD at Brown University, trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital Boston, then received his PhD in Health Sciences and Technology from Harvard Medical School and MIT. Dr. Butte is also a founder of Personalis, providing clinical interpretation of whole genome sequences, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs.

5:00pm Friday, 09/27/2013
There is an urgent need to translate genome-era discoveries into clinical utility, but the difficulties in making bench-to-bedside translations have been well described. The nascent field of translational bioinformatics may help, especially powered by public big data.
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Location: Salon G-F
August  Calhoun

August Calhoun, DellVice President & General Manager Healthcare and Life Sciences

Dr. August Calhoun is the global industry leader for the healthcare and life sciences industry at Dell. As the global industry leader, August is responsible for the strategy, go to market, and operations in support of healthcare and life sciences customers for Dell.

Previously, Dr. Calhoun led the Dell Services Healthcare & Life Sciences organization. The group was responsible for delivering consulting and operational services for hospitals, physicians, insurers, and life sciences customers. In this role, Dr. Calhoun led global strategy, operations and business development. During his time with Dell Services, novel industry and cloud solutions were brought to the market, and are currently in use by Dell customers.

Prior leading the services team, Dr. Calhoun was responsible for sales and business development of the... Read More.

9:40am Thursday, 09/26/2013
EHR and gene sequencing solutions are generating massive volumes of data, creating new opportunities for innovative analytics and global collaboration. High-performance and cloud computing platforms are accelerating sophisticated genomic data analysis in the first FDA-approved personalized medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer, and reducing the compute time from several days to a few hours.
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Location: Salon G-F
Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra, The Advisory Board CompanySenior Advisor

Aneesh Chopra is the former U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an “open innovation” strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration – opening data to transform health, energy and education markets, convening tech leaders to develop consensus standards, and sponsoring prizes, challenges and competitions to tap into entrepreneurial problem solvers.

Chopra previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology and has returned as a Senior Advisor with The Advisory Board Company, a global research, consulting, and technology firm helping hospital executives to better serve patients, where he previously served as Managing Director. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in... Read More.

9:35am Friday, 09/27/2013
Join Aneesh Chopra, first CTO of the United States, and John Halamka, Harvard Medical School Professor and CIO of Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center for a fireside chat.
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Location: Salon G-F
Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, Babson CollegePresident's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management

Professor Davenport is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School. He has taught at Babson College, University of Chicago, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has directed research centers at Accenture, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, and CSC Index.

10:15am Friday, 09/27/2013
In this presentation, Tom Davenport will discuss both the need for integration and some of the most feasible approaches to achieving it. He'll provide examples--a few, anyway--of how integration has already allowed some providers and payers to achieve substantial value.
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Location: Salon G-F
John Halamka

John Halamka, Harvard Medical School | Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical CenterProfessor of Medicine | Chief Information Officer

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician.

As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As Chairman of NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts. As co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he facilitates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide. As co-Chair of the Massachusetts Read More.

9:35am Friday, 09/27/2013
Join Aneesh Chopra, first CTO of the United States, and John Halamka, Harvard Medical School Professor and CIO of Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center for a fireside chat.
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Location: Salon G-F
Mark  Hayward

Mark Hayward, Mayo ClinicAdministrator, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Mark J. Hayward is the administrator for the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as vice chair for the Department of Facilities and Support Services: Engineering, Media, and Systems Coordination.

He received the B.A. degree in mathematics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. and the M.S. degree in industrial engineering — health systems, from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Mr. Hayward began his career at Mayo as a systems analyst and subsequently became assistant section head of Hospital Systems and Procedures, section head of Clinic Systems and Procedures and Mayo Integrated Clinical Systems, and served as the associate administrator for Clinic Operations.

With his interest in operations research and systems design/engineering, Mark has been able... Read More.

9:05am Friday, 09/27/2013
Optum Labs was established with Mayo Clinic to enable cross-industry collaborative research and innovation to improve patient care. With other partners from across healthcare, Optum Labs will be a unique environment with the data, tools, and infrastructure necessary for leading scientists and innovators to tackle the thorniest problems in healthcare and to bridge this research into the clinic.
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Location: Salon G-F
Colin Hill

Colin Hill, GNS HealthcareCEO, Chairman

Colin is a frequent speaker at international scientific and industry conferences and has appeared in numerous publications and television segments including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC Morning Call, Nature, Forbes, Wired, and The Economist. He serves as CEO and Chairman of GNS Healthcare’s parent company Via Science, and chairman of the board of Fina Technologies, a subsidiary of Via Science that applies next-generation artificial intelligence technology to real-time financial trading. He also serves on the board of directors of AesRx, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of a new treatment for sickle cell disease.

In 2004, Colin was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR100 list of the top innovators in the world under the age of 35.... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, 09/26/2013
Opening remarks by Strata Rx program chairs, Julie Steele of O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Colin Hill of GNS Healthcare.
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Location: Salon G-F
9:00am Friday, 09/27/2013
Strata Rx program chairs, Julie Steele of O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Colin Hill of GNS Healthcare, welcome you to the second day of keynotes.
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Location: Salon G-F
Carol McCall

Carol McCall, GNS HealthcareChief Strategy Officer

Carol McCall is a health actuary with a background in innovation, predictive analytics and health services design. Her specialties are creating novel computational approaches that leverage ‘big data’ in healthcare, and designing services and business models that expand the traditional notions of health, care, community and sustainability.

Carol is the Chief Strategy Officer for GNS Healthcare, a Big Data Analytics company whose industrialized knowledge discovery platform extracts cause-effect relationships directly and at scale from observational data. Her personal goal is to leverage these capabilities to redesign the entire notion of ‘evidence’ and ignite a true learning system in the healthcare system.

Prior to joining GNS Healthcare, Carol was Chief Innovation Officer for Tenzing Health, a subsidiary of Vanguard Health Systems, where she merged... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, 09/26/2013
In Blind Spot, Carol will talk about what’s the most important data in a Big Data world, why it’s not what we think, and give an example of how we’re still blind to ways it can make a real difference in people’s health.
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Location: Salon G-F
Kevin Patrick

Kevin Patrick, University of California, San DiegoProfessor

Kevin Patrick, MD, MS is Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems at the Qualcomm Institute at UCSD. His research explores how to use mobile and social technologies to measure and improve environmental exposures and health-related behaviors for individuals and across populations.

9:55am Thursday, 09/26/2013
Data relevant to health are now increasingly found outside of traditional health care settings. Examples include the troves of data gathered by members of the Quantified Self movement to transactional data for health-related consumer goods and services. This presentation will introduce a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to open up these data to researchers to gain new insights on...
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Location: Salon G-F
Amit Sinha

Amit Sinha, SAP

Amit Sinha is a Senior Vice President at SAP, leading Database & Technology Innovation Marketing. With more than 10 years of experience, Amit has global responsibility for driving strategic product marketing activities for SAP’s database and break-through technology innovations targeting to achieve defined revenue goals and thought leadership in the industry. In addition, he is leading the marketing strategy for key product launches, such as its database and cloud platforms, as well as its new business to consumer and enterprise applications. Previously, Amit was the Head of Marketing for SAP’s breakthrough database innovation, SAP HANA, responsible for its market introduction and adoption including mass enablement of customers, partners and developers. Also, Amit gained experience in enabling field teams globally on product positioning,... Read More.

9:20am Thursday, 09/26/2013
SAP in collaboration with leading medical research institutions in genomics, cancer research centers and care providers has achieved breakthrough results in healthcare data processing using SAP HANA.
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Location: Salon G-F
Bryan  Sivak

Bryan Sivak, HHS

Bryan Sivak joined HHS as the Chief Technology Officer in July 2011. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.

Previously, Bryan served as the Chief Innovation Officer to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, where he has led Maryland’s efforts to embed concepts of innovation into the DNA of state government. He has distinguished himself in this role as someone who can work creatively across a large government organization to identify and implement the best opportunities for improving the way the government works.

Prior to his time with Governor O’Malley, Bryan served as Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia, where he created... Read More.

9:05am Thursday, 09/26/2013
Over the past three years the health data ecosystem has grown at an unprecedented rate. Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss how we got to this point, what steps the federal government is taking to incentivize the utilization of health data, and upcoming opportunities for...
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Location: Salon G-F
Julie Steele

Julie Steele, ManifoldDirector, Marketing & Communications

Julie Steele is the Content Editor for Strata at O’Reilly Media. She is co-author of Beautiful Visualization and Designing Data Visualizations. She finds beauty in exploring complex systems, and thinks in metaphors. She is particularly drawn to the visual medium as a way to understand and transmit information.

Julie holds a Master’s degree in Political Science (International Relations) from Rutgers University in Newark. She lives in New York City, where she cooks, reads, designs, and practices yoga. You can find her blogging occasionally for O’Reilly Radar, or on Twitter.

9:00am Thursday, 09/26/2013
Opening remarks by Strata Rx program chairs, Julie Steele of O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Colin Hill of GNS Healthcare.
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Location: Salon G-F
9:00am Friday, 09/27/2013
Strata Rx program chairs, Julie Steele of O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Colin Hill of GNS Healthcare, welcome you to the second day of keynotes.
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Location: Salon G-F
Fred Trotter

Fred Trotter, FredTrotter.comData Journalist

Fred Trotter is the leading consultant and advocate for Free/Libre and Open Source (FOSS) Health Software. In recognition of his role within the Open Source Health Informatics community, Trotter was the only Open Source representative invited by the NCVHS to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use’.

Trotter has contributed code to FreeMed, OpenEMR is the current project manager of MirrorMed and the original author of FreeB, the worlds first GPL medical billing engine. In 2004 Fred Trotter received the LinuxMedNews achievement award for work on FreeB. Fred Trotter manages the Open Source EHR review project with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Open Source Working Group (oswg). Fred is also a member of WorldVistA.

Fred Trotter is a recognized... Read More.

4:40pm Friday, 09/27/2013
Fred Trotter, Data Journalist, DocGraph.org and FredTrotter.com.
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Location: Salon G-F
Adindu Uzoma

Adindu Uzoma, FlowLogicCEO

Adindu is an entrepreneur & technology executive with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology, General Management and IT strategy implementation. Prior to joining IMS, Adindu served as the Chief Data Officer of Medidata Solutions Worldwide (NASDAQ: MDSO), a global technology company that provides cloud based clinical trial management and data science solutions to the global life sciences industry. As chief data officer, Adindu was responsible for enterprise data strategy, data management and the development of data science solutions. In addition, he was also the distinguished fellow and Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at UnitedHealth Group—the nation’s largest healthcare payer—where he was responsible for advanced technology research, strategy and innovation enterprise-wide.

Adindu has also served as senior fellow and chief data scientist... Read More.

10:10am Thursday, 09/26/2013
Adindu Uzoma, CEO, FlowLogic
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Henry Wei

Henry Wei, Aetna Innovation LabsSenior Medical Director for Clinical Innovation

Henry Wei, MD is the Aetna Innovation Labs’ Senior Medical Director for Clinical Innovation. Dr. Wei recently served with the White House as an inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellow. Henry is a faculty member in Internal Medicine at Cornell (Weill Medical College). Prior to his role at Aetna, Henry served as Sr. Medical Director for Clinical R&D at ActiveHealth Management. He has worked as a consultant in the healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company. Henry Wei completed his Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, along with Informatics training at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. He holds his medical degree from Cornell, and Master’s and undergraduate degrees from Harvard. Dr. Wei has won the Health 2.0 Developers World Cup, as well as the Read More.

4:45pm Friday, 09/27/2013
Necessity is the mother of invention. This keynote will describe an example of how some of the founding members of Aetna Innovation Labs were able to weave together clinical insights and ideas from the future with both existing and emerging technologies, accelerate ideas into reality, and hopefully share some inspiration for doctors, patients, and the health data & innovation community.
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Location: Salon G-F

Claudia Williams, Office of the National Coordinator for Health ITDirector, Health Information Exchange Program

9:45am Thursday, 09/26/2013
More than 80 million Americans can now "blue button" their digital health data. This figure will expand rapidly in 2014 as every certified health record system--and every provider and hospital participating in meaningful use--will give patients the ability to view, download and share their own machine-grade health information. Data liquidity for patients will create new.....
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Location: Salon G-F

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