SPEAKER BIOS:

Steven Atlas, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Practice-Based Research & Quality Improvement, Massachusetts General Hospital

I received my MD degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an M.P.H. at Harvard School of Public Health. I completed training in internal medicine at MGH, and completed a fellowship in general medicine at HMS. I am the Director of MGH Primary Care Practice-Based Research & Quality Improvement Network and Medical Director for Primary Care Population Health Management in the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. I practice adult internal medicine in Internal Medicine Associates at MGH. My research involves examining how health information technology can support redesign of care delivery and provider workflow to improve outcomes as well as decreases disparities in care. A major focus of this work is the development, implementation and evaluation of population management systems to transform the delivery of preventive cancer screening. I was the co-principal investigator on an NCI funded randomized controlled study to evaluate the value of health information technology that provided decision support to efficiently leverage the unique knowledge clinicians have about their patients to enhance preventive breast cancer screening. I was principal investigator of an AHRQ funded randomized controlled study examining health information technology to improve comprehensive preventive cancer screening within a large primary care network. My work has also focused on reducing disparities in cancer screening within primary care networks.

Scott Berkowitz, MD, MBA, Senior Medical Director, Accountable Care, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians

Dr. Scott Berkowitz is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has published widely in the emerging fields of accountable care, population health and care delivery transformation. He has explored this from the perspective of academic medical centers, primary care and specialty providers, and current accountable care organizations. He has also examined the ethical implications related to accountable care, among other areas. Dr. Berkowitz received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and his master’s degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as a clinical and research fellowship in the Division of Cardiology. He also completed a research fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty, Dr. Berkowitz was a congressional fellow for the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and for the Senate Committee on Finance, and a senior policy development adviser for health care in the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois. Dr. Berkowitz is the executive director of the Johns Hopkins Accountable Care Organization known as the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (or JMAP). He serves as the project director/program administrator of the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (or J-CHiP) which is currently transitioning beyond the award. He is also senior medical director of accountable care for the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians and the Office of Managed Care and Population Health for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Haley Bolton, Senior Manager, Regulatory Strategy and Value Management, Emory Healthcare

Haley Bolton is the Senior Manager of Regulatory Strategy and Value Management at Emory Healthcare. Formerly she was a Manager of Business Operations on the Emory Healthcare Patient Access team. She serves as a liaison for driving change and positive improvements to the patient and provider experience. In her role, she leverages data, predictive analytics, and process improvement methodologies to improve clinic efficiency, operational throughput, and financial performance. Haley attended the Honors College at the University of Georgia where she simultaneously earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics with a focus on Public Policy and Statistics and her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. She also earned her Green Belt certification from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Matthew Burton, MD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic; Vice President of Clinical Informatics, Apervita, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Burton is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the Mayo Clinic as well as Vice President of Clinical Informatics at Apervita, Inc. Previously he was the Principal Clinical Information Scientist at the Applied Clinical Informatics Program in the Office of Information and Knowledge Management at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Burton is a pioneering clinical informatician and health systems engineer who designs, develops, and implements innovative information and knowledge management systems. He works at the intersection and pushes the boundaries of knowledge management, clinical workflow, and practice redesign. These systems enable the full lifecycle of clinical best practices and pathways through cognitive support of expert clinician mental models within optimal workflows.

Uli Chettipally, MD, CTO, CREST Network, Kaiser Permanente

Uli Chettipally, MD., MPH. is a speaker, physician, researcher and innovator at Kaiser Permanente. He is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of CREST Network, a multi-center, collaborative network in Kaiser Permanente that encourages, enables, and executes research in emergency medicine, covering 21 hospitals with 1.2 million emergency patient visits a year (www.kpcrest.net). His other roles include a) President, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, San Francisco Bay Area chapter. b) Editor and Member of Board of Directors, San Mateo County Medical Association. c) Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. He can be reached via LinkedIn or his website: www.InnovatorMD.com

David Claud, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Activate Healthcare

David Claud, MD, PhD, serves as Activate Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer. He provides medical direction for efforts to ensure that associates of Activate clients gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to pursue and sustain good health. Previously, he was a National Medical Director at Optum, where he worked extensively with clients, physicians, nurses, and senior health care leaders. He is a strong advocate of evidence-based medicine, healthy behaviors, and health promotion. Dr. Claud earned a BS in Biology from Wheaton College. He earned his PhD and MD degrees from the University of Illinois before beginning his medical career in obstetrics and gynecology in Michigan. 

Leonard D'Avolio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, CEO, Cyft

Dr. Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. co-founded Cyft. He is an Assistant Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, an advisor to Ariadne Labs and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation, and a board member for Youth Development Organization. He previously founded Ariadne Labs’ informatics team and led their partnership strategy. He also led informatics for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ precision medicine initiative (the Million Veteran Program) and the first clinical trial embedded within an electronic medical record system.

Brian Eastwood, Analyst, Chilmark Research

Brian Eastwood is an analyst with Chilmark Research who covers technology that improves patient engagement and the overall patient experience. His major research reports have examined the market for condition management technology and described strategies for improving patient engagement “beyond the portal.” Brian’s additional research has covered technology domains that include telehealth, patient relationship management, health coaching services, evidence-based care plan content, patient communities, direct-to-consumer digital health applications, wearable/fitness technology, and wellness/well-being programs.

Jill Feldstein, Chief Operating Officer, Penn Center for Community Health Workers, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jill Feldstein is Chief Operating Officer of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, which works to improve health in high-risk populations through the effective use of Community Health Workers (CHWs). More than 5,000 individuals have received IMPaCT, the Center’s evidence-based CHW intervention which improves patients’ post-hospital primary care access, mental health, and chronic disease control while reducing hospital admissions. While serving as the Center’s inaugural director, Jill quadrupled the program’s reach and expanded to new locations. In her current role, she helps other healthcare organizations build effective, sustainable CHW programs. Previously, Jill led policy efforts at the local, state and federal levels to increase access to affordable housing and education. Jill first learned about the effectiveness of community health workers as a Fulbright Scholar in Peru, where she evaluated a CHW program to reduce maternal mortality. She earned her Master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and her Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Fischer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Michael Fischer, M.D., M.S. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is also an active primary care physician. His research evaluates medication adherence; the appropriate use of prescription drugs; dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices; prescription drug reimbursement policy; and the impact of electronic prescribing. He is the Director of the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (www.NaRCAD.org), an initiative supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, to assist organizations implementing interventions to improve health care quality and patient outcomes. Dr. Fischer earned his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency training in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Senior Consultant to Alosa Health, a non-profit organization that runs academic detailing programs and training (www.AlosaHealth.org).

Mike Hebert, RN, MBA, Sr. Director, Care Management, Utilization Management and Geriatrics Care Management, Reliant Medical Group, Atrius Health

Mike Hebert, RN MSN MBA LCSW CHCQM, is the Sr. Director for Utilization, Care Management & Geriatrics at Reliant Medical Group, a non-profit multi-specialty group practice consisting of more than 300 providers and 300,000 patients. He is responsible for directing many different aspects of service delivery designed to optimize the financial performance of the organization as it relates to managing total medical expense. Mike also plays a key role in the management of various projects designed to improve the delivery of quality healthcare through population health related initiatives including a provider based care at home program as well as a transitions of care program for patients returning to the community following a hospitalization and/or short-term rehabilitation stay. Mike also oversees the organizational efforts to ensure preventative screenings and testing are completed in order to maximize patients’ health in the community. The team consists of clinical as well as non-clinical staff and while many are imbedded within primary care practices other have centralized responsibilities designed to help providers in the management of patients with both acute as well as chronic illness. Mike holds an MBA from Fitchburg State University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University. Mike is also Certified in Health Care Quality Management and is a Fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.

Karen Horgan, MBA, President and Co-founder, VAL Health

Karen Horgan is a thought leader in the application of behavioral economics. She is currently Co-founder and President of VAL Health, the leading health behavioral economics firm that develops high-impact engagement solutions and incentive programs. Prior to joining VAL Health, Karen was Chief Marketing Officer at Keystone Strategy, a consulting firm affiliated with experts from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, and a Consultant with Bain and Company in Boston and Hong Kong. Karen holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Roshan Hussain, MBA, Senior Director, Analytics & Public Reporting, Boston Medical Center

Roshan Hussain, MPH MBA is the Senior Director for Analytics & Public Reporting at Boston Medical Center. His span oversees analytics and reporting in quality improvement, regulatory, and population health. He also oversees the use of clarity reporting and registry use in Epic. His group is also responsible for data submissions for regulatory based programs with payors. He is keenly interested in the leveraging information in proactively create change for the betterment of the patient.

Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore Health System/Anthem

Sachin H. Jain is chief executive officer at CareMore Health System; consulting professor of medicine at Stanford; and a Forbes contributor. He has held leadership roles in the US government; pharmaceutical industry; and academia. He trained in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and earned his undergraduate, medical and business degrees from Harvard.

Simon Jones, PhD, Professor, Department of Population Health, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC)

Dr. Jones is Professor of Population Health (Research) and Director of Data Analytics at NYU Medical School. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and has over 100 publications. Prior to this he was Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Integrated Care at the University of Surrey. Before that he has held a number of senior posts in the UK health care including Chief Statistician at Dr Foster Intelligence and a secondment as Head of Analytics for the United Kingdom’s Centre for Workforce Intelligence for Health and Social Care. He brings extensive experience in leveraging data analysis and health informatics in the study of health services research to his role at NYU.

Jacob Kagan, MD, Chair, Behavioral Health Department, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius Health

Dr. Kagan received his medical degree from Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. He completed adult psychiatry residency training at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he also served as chief resident in the outpatient addiction service. Prior to joining Harvard Vanguard in 2011, Dr. Kagan was an attending psychiatrist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester and associate director of the addiction and comorbidity treatment service. He is board certified in psychiatry, and is particularly interested in working in the field of addictions. Since early 2013, Dr. Kagan has been the Chair for Behavioral Health at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as a practicing psychiatrist and chief at the Harvard Vanguard Peabody practice, where he continues to have a special interest in working with patients with addictions.

Joe Kimura, MD, MPH, CMO, Atrius Health

Joe Kimura, MD MPH is Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health and an internist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a medical practice of Atrius Health. He has broad experience leading ambulatory care delivery system improvements with specialty expertise in clinical informatics and healthcare data analytics. He is dual board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics.

Adam Ashton Kinion, Research Assistant, Healthcare Administration, Franklin University

My name is Adam Ashton Kinion, and I am currently a Doctoral Student in Healthcare Administration at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. I recently have earned a Master of Science in Biology with a dissertation identifying novel age-related genes that affect intestinal stem cell function in the Drosophila intestinal epithelium studying under Prof. Heinrich Jasper. Now studying with Prof. David Meckstroth, we are characterizing the effect of acquired infections on the aged population in long-term care facilities, and developing interventions aimed at both reducing the financial burden of acquired infections on care facilities and improving facility-wide patient quality of life. My career goal is to help bridge the gap between bench-side research and healthcare treatment practices in the aged population.

Kate Klefstad, Digital Health Service Line Manager, The Signal Center for Health Innovation, University of Iowa Health Ventures

Kate Klefstad is an accomplished speaker and digital health innovation professional who is gifted at changing hearts and minds. She partners with providers to bring their groundbreaking ideas to fruition, developing new clinical services with digital health tools. She then brings the service to market, building partnerships with hospital executives across Iowa who are looking for ways to improve their services through innovation. Kate is a Digital Health Service Line Manager in The Signal Center for Health Innovation at University of Iowa Health Ventures. The Signal Center is an innovative arm of UI Healthcare and uses technology, design, and research to improve healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. In her role at The Signal Center, Kate manages strategy, implementation, and maintenance of digital health solutions for UI Health Care service lines, as well as the digital health relationship between UI Healthcare and the hospitals in their Critical Access Hospital Network.

Tarush Kothari, MD, Physician Informaticist, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwell Health

My formal medical training is in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP). Upon completing my AP/CP training, I was a graduate student in Public Health at Columbia University, where I gained expertise in the area of health policy and health services research. I then joined the Northwell Health Laboratories as a faculty member in Pathology Informatics, where I currently provide professional services in Pathology and Clinical Informatics to improve laboratory performance, diagnostics, clinical outcomes and efficacy of health care delivery. I work with the laboratory and institutional leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities for informatics analysis and reporting. I collaborate closely with other information technology (IT) and informatics teams in the Northwell Health System in support of system-wide clinical quality initiatives. I have demonstrated a successful track record in leading and collaborating with clinical champions on major system-wide quality initiatives like “Proactive Detection of Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Settings” and “Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in Ambulatory Settings”. Over the past two years, I have worked closely with medical leadership on establishing system standards for effective management of ambulatory patients on warfarin anticoagulation therapy. I have been instrumental in establishing health system standards for laboratory monitoring and management of patients on warfarin and newer anticoagulants. I am currently spearheading population health initiatives for the laboratory and work closely with Health Solutions (Northwell Health’s care management organization) to design and implement informatics solutions that reduce gaps in care, reporting of quality metrics (HEDIS, PQRS) pay-for-performance programs, and clinical risk stratification of patients for disease and care management programs.

Michael Lee, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Children’s Hospital Integrated Care Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Michael Lee is the Medical Director for the Children’s Hospital Integrated Care Organization. In this role he is accountable for the risk-based contracts across Boston Children’s Hospital and affiliated organizations. This work includes development of the new Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (Boston Children’s Health ACO) which represents approximately 90,000 children in Massachusetts. Prior to taking this new role in March, 2017, Dr. Lee had a pediatric practice at Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) for 25 years. He is a past president of DMA and the inaugural Board Chairman of Atrius Health, a large ambulatory multispecialty group in Eastern Massachusetts. From 2007-2017 Dr. Lee was the Senior Medical Director of Clinical Informatics at Atrius Health responsible for the electronic health record and patient portal. Dr. Lee holds a BA in Engineering Sciences (Electrical) from Yale University, an MD from Mcgill University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jamie Leehy, Director, Population Health Analytics and Provider Compensation, Reliant Medical Group

Born and raised in Central Massachusetts, Jamie began her career at Reliant Medical Group (formerly Fallon Clinic) in 2007 as a financial analyst and has grown within the organization to her current role. Jamie provides leadership and direction for her analytics teams which measure and report on clinical quality, productivity and compensation, utilization, referral management, medical expense risk, and panel capacity. Jamie leads an internal analytics collaborative which includes analyst teams from multiple departments across the organization to facilitate knowledge sharing, communication, efficiency, and data integrity. Jamie also plays a key role in strategic projects including, but not limited to, predictive analytics, monitoring and measuring outcomes from external partnerships, and ACO contracts. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Science in Finance from Clark University Graduate School of Management in Worcester. In her spare time Jamie enjoys volunteering for various causes in the community, is an active musician and Treasurer for her local community band, is passionate about exercise, particularly weightlifting and yoga, and is also an avid craft beer lover.

Michael Liebman, PhD, Managing Director, IPQ Analytics

Michael N. Liebman, Ph.D (theoretical chemistry and protein crystallography) is the Managing Director of IPQ Analytics, LLC and Strategic Medicine, Inc after serving as the Executive Director of the Windber Research Institute (now Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Molecular Medicine) from 2003-2007. He is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at Drexel College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Drug Discovery, First Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University and also Fudan University. Michael is Chair of the Informatics Program and also Chair of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics for the PhRMA Foundation and a member of their Scientific Advisory Board. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Society for Translational Medicine and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Translational Medicine, for Clinical and Translational Medicine and for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, for Clinico-Economics and Outcomes Research and Biomedicine Hub, and the International Park for Translational Biomedicine (Shanghai). He is a member of the IUPAC Division on Human Health’s Medicinal Chemistry subcommittee. He has served on the External Advisory Board for the INBRE (NIH) program for the state of Delaware since 2000. He is an Invited Professor at the Shanghai Center for Bioinformatics Technology and of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on computational models of disease progression that stress risk detection, disease processes and clinical pathway modeling, and disease stratification from the clinical perspective. He utilizes systems-based approaches and design thinking to represent and analyze risk/benefit analysis in pharmaceutical development and healthcare.

Bill Lindsay, Executive Vice President, UbiCare

Bill Lindsay joined UbiCare in 2010. Prior to that, he spent more than two decades leading editorial operations for targeted, multi-platform media ventures. He has a depth of experience creating high-quality, engaging content in a variety of subject areas, including health, education, parenting and life-stage issues. Throughout his career, Lindsay has directed many print and digital product launches and brand extensions. He has led local and nationwide teams of writers, editors and designers in creating award-winning editorial products, and played key roles in C-level strategic planning, budgetary management and interdepartmental leadership. He has been a featured speaker at industry events and twice served on the board of directors of the Parenting Publications of America. He worked with Betsy Weaver, Marion Joyce and Deirdre Wilson in previous companies throughout the 1990s. Lindsay earned a BA in history and journalism from the University of Richmond and is a former fellow of the American Press Institute and the Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families at the University of Maryland.

Curtis Lowery, MD, Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Dr. Curtis Lowery has been an outstanding maternal-child health leader for over two decades. Dr. Lowery currently serves as the chair of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is one of only seven board-certified maternal fetal medicine specialists in Arkansas, has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has been influential in obtaining two of the largest grants in UAMS history, the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award ($20 million) and the NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program ($102 million), serving as Principal Investigator for each. Some of his greatest achievements stem from his creation and leadership of the nationally lauded Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS), one of the first obstetrical telemedicine programs in the nation. ANGELS has been an important population health initiative for pregnant Arkansans, particularly those who are rural, and has led to improvements such as a system of perinatal regionalization, an increased rate of deliveries occurring in NICU-equipped hospitals, a decrease in postpartum complications in Medicaid deliveries, and improvements in neonatal mortality.

Katy Mahraj, Director of Innovation, Women's Health, Center for Health Care Innovation & Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn Medicine

Katy Mahraj serves as the director of innovation for women’s health at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. In her role, Katy is dedicated to the systemic transformation of care delivery by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its partners to define and create the future of women’s health care. She works with leaders in women’s health across Penn Medicine to turn ideas into measurable impact in the areas of value-based care - defined as better care, better health, lower cost, and enhanced patient and provider experience. Katy received her bachelor’s degree with highest honors in women, gender, and sexuality studies from Harvard University and her master’s degree in information science from the University of Michigan School of Information. Katy holds a graduate certificate in health informatics from the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Public Health and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University.

Dervilla McCann, MD, Chief of Population Health, ACO Medical Director, Central Maine Health Care

Dr. McCann received a BS in Biology at Bates College and her MD from Tufts University. She also earned a Master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. After completing her training in internal medicine at NYU Medical center, she served as a naval officer for 9 years, completed a fellowship in Cardiology, and achieved the rank of Commander.

John Minichiello, MBA, Executive Director, Integra Community Care Network ACO

John is the Executive Director of Integra Community Care Network. Integra is a Medicare certified Next Gen ACO with more than 120,000 total covered Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial lives. John leads the ACO and is focused on performance improvement efforts within various population health and value based payment models, particularly spearheading efforts in complex care management, quality improvement, post-acute care management, predictive modeling, shared decision making and social determinants of health. With over twenty years of experience working within care systems reimbursed by global payment and other value based payment models, John has held leadership and management positions in several accountable care organizations (ACOs), integrated care delivery networks and health plans.

Craig Monsen, MD, Medical Director, Analytics and Reporting, Atrius Health

Craig Monsen is a board-certified internist and clinical informatician. He serves as the Medical Director of Analytics and Reporting at Atrius Health and is a fellow at the University of Washington's Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education. His current work includes operationalizing advanced analytics to enable the transformation to value-based care and helping clinicians make sense of the deluge of patient data they face today.

Randall Moore, MD, MBA, President, Mercy Virtual

Randall (Randy) Moore, M.D., M.B.A. is president of Mercy Virtual in Chesterfield, Missouri, leading a team developing and integrating a transformative healthcare models leveraging virtual care to create person-centric care 24/7/365. During his more than 30-year career, he has provided leadership across the provider, pharmaceutical, biotech and health plans settings focused on clinical/financial outcome performance differentiation. Moore began his academic medicine career at the University of Minnesota, following graduation from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine AOA honors. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and completed undergraduate studies at Wabash College and the University of London.

Dominique Morgan-Solomon, MPH, President, Morgan-Solomon Consulting, Population Health Subject Matter Expert, Merck

Dominique Morgan-Solomon, MPH, currently enjoys working with health care delivery, device management and health care services organizations on their population health strategies and program implementation. Prior to consulting Dominique was the Chief Operating Officer of Steward Medical Group and Vice President of Population Health for Steward Health Care from February 2012 until October of 2015. Over those 3+ years Dominique was part of the leadership team driving performance in Steward’s ACO programs. As Vice President of Population Health, Dominique was responsible for the strategic planning and execution of its quality performance, clinical integration care management and population health programs in support of Steward’s risk based business. In the role of Chief Operating Officer, Dominique oversaw the operations and management of Steward’s 700+ multi-specialty employed provider group, leading the implementation of value based care at the provider level. Dominique also serves as Subject Matter Expert on Population Health processes and tools and has provided expertise to Integrated Delivery Networks, Technology and Investment groups on Population Health and Value – based care. She is a sought after National Speaker for biopharma organizations like Merck Pharmaceuticals on chronic disease and Population Health. Dominique is an advisor to several successful health care ‘start-up’ and non- profit organizations in the areas of health delivery and health equity. In 2015 she was awarded “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” for her leadership in this burgeoning field by the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE). In her previous role at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Dominique oversaw the Northern California Complex Needs Populations portfolio, focusing on frail, elderly, multiple co-morbid, chronic pain, dual-eligible, heart failure and palliative care populations. Other prior responsibilities include ad hoc teaching and educational seminars on population health for health care symposium, delivery systems and educational institutions.

Samuel Nordberg, PhD, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovation, Atrius Health

Dr. Nordberg received his PhD. from Penn State University, after transitioning from a career as a senior equity analyst on Wall St. He completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the Boston VA Medical Center, where he served in the Center for Returning Veterans and the Brockton VA Inpatient Hospital. Concurrently, Dr. Nordberg conducted research at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a VA Health Sciences Research and Development center of innovation in Boston and Bedford, MA. Dr. Nordberg is licensed in clinical psychology in the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Nordberg has been the Medical Director for Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovation since early 2014. Dr. Nordberg’s primary focus has been supporting the evidence based redesign of behavioral health at Atrius, as well as the development of data-driven quality improvement systems.

Janet O’Hollaren, Chief Operating Officer, Northwest, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals

Janet O’Hollaren is the Chief Operating Officer, Northwest, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. She has served in various roles, including vice president, Ambulatory Care, Quality and Service; interim president, Westside Medical Center; and chief quality officer, Northwest Region Hospitals. She is passionate about health and the role health care can play in supporting total health. In her current role, she is responsible for care delivery operations. O’Hollaren originally joined the organization as a registered nurse. She has held a variety of management positions in the areas of nursing, quality, operations and hospital administration. She holds a master’s degree in public administration/health administration.

Michael Paris, Sr. Director, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Banner Health

Michael Paris, Sr. Director, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, is a recognized healthcare analytic and process improvement executive. He has over 13 years of experience as an improvement and analytic leader, with a strong focus on vision, planning and execution. He fosters business understanding of the value that analytic information has in achieving superior customer satisfaction, driving bottom line efficiencies, and enhancing the operations of healthcare organizations.

Jason Phibbs, MHSA, CPXP, Director Patient Experience, TriHealth

Biography coming…

Adam Powell, PhD, Lecturer, Health Informatics, Northeastern University

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. is a health informaticist and health economist. Dr. Powell is a member of the adjunct faculties of Northeastern University and Thomas Jefferson University, where he teaches Masters courses on healthcare finance, epidemiology, and global health informatics. He additionally serves on the Visiting Faculty of the Indian School of Business, where he teaches a course on health IT management in the post-graduate and executive education programs. His peer-reviewed research has focused on improving healthcare quality in mHealth (mobile health) and in high-cost areas of medicine, especially those subject to prior authorization. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Mental Health and on the Scientific Advisory Board of PsyberGuide. He is known for his expertise in global health informatics, and has lectured extensively in Asia. He is additionally President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a management advisory and operational consulting firm focused on the managed care and healthcare delivery industries. Dr. Powell's specialty as a consultant is using quantitative techniques to examine issues concerning healthcare technology, quality, and operations. Dr. Powell holds a Doctorate and Master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Health Care Management and Economics. He also holds Bachelor's degrees in Management Science and Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stephanie Pratt, RN/BSN, Clinical Quality Consultant, DFD Russell Medical Centers

Stephanie is responsible for clinical quality improvement initiatives, policy and program development, workflow and data collection, analysis and reporting. In addition, she provides clinical education and expertise to the management team, medical assistants, community health outreach workers and care managers.

Gowtham Rao, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Gowtham Rao MD PhD is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, where he is responsible for the portfolio of Informatics and Data Science in the Population Health Division. Dr. Rao was introduced to the OHDSI community in 2016 symposium and has since joined the journey of improving health outcomes thru evidence generation. Some of Dr. Rao’s major contribution to the OHDSI community has been to the OMOP common data model (visit_detail, cost, payer_plan_period tables), cohort-builder (circe-be), Atlas functionality and webapi. He is board certified physician, certified in Preventive Medicine and in Clinical Informatics, and has earned a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Michael Ries, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Critical Care and eICU, Advocate Health Care

Michael Ries, MD, MBA, is the Medical Director of Adult Critical Care and eICU for Advocate Health Care and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush University. Dr. Ries is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Physicians. Dr. Ries received his A.B. degree at Cornell University and his MD degree at Chicago Medical School (AOA Honorary). In 2002, he completed his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Dr. Ries has authored numerous articles and book chapters on tele-ICU and its impact on the quality and cost of health care delivery and has lectured extensively on the topic including at national Critical Care conferences. Dr. Ries has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the prestigious Mark Lepper Society of Teachers award. He is a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Journal of Critical Care, and Health Affairs. As Medical Director for Adult Critical Care and the tele-ICU program for Advocate Health Care, he oversees clinical and financial outcomes, integration, and process improvement initiatives for Advocate’s 18 ICU’s located at ten hospitals. He also collaborates with Advocate’s tele-ICU outreach partners. The 425 tele-ICU beds represents one of the largest programs in the country.

Jorge Rodriguez, MD, Clinical Informatics Fellow and Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

I am a hospitalist and Clinical Informatics fellow in the Division of Clinical Informatics at BIDMC. My research focuses on achieving digital health equity. My passion lies in the meaningful intersection of medicine, social justice, and technology. Thus far, I have presented my work revealing a new digital divide for limited English proficiency patients at local, regional, and national conferences. I continue to foster alliances with community stakeholders to use technology as a transformative tool for empowering underserved patients in their care.

Edgar Ross, MD, Senior Clinician, Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Edgar Ross MD is a senior clinician in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, with a long interest in novel patient engagement strategies used to support and improve outcomes of chronic diseases associated with maladaptive behavioral barriers.

Harry Saag, MD, Medical Director, Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network, NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC)

Dr. Harry Saag was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He received an Economics Degree from The University of Georgia and subsequently returned to his native Alabama where he received his medical degree from The University of Alabama – Birmingham. Harry then matched at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine for Internal Medicine Residency training which he completed in June 2015 before serving as a Chief Resident in 2016. Harry is particularly interested in health care delivery systems and helping physicians adapt to the changing landscape of reimbursement and quality reporting. He now serves as the Medical Director for the Greater New York Practice Transformation Network at NYU Langone Medical Center working to transform outpatient care to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase patient and staff satisfaction. He also serves as a Clinical Quality and Effectiveness Advisor to NYULMC’s Faculty Group. Clinically, he sees patients as a hospitalist at NYU Langone Medical Center."

Scott Sarran, MD, CMO, Government Programs, Clinical Strategy, Health Care Service Corp

Before joining BCBSIL, Dr. Sarran served as Chief Medical Officer for Fidelis Senior Care, (a start-up Medical Advantage institutional Special Needs Plan) where he was responsible for the development and implementation of all medical policy and medical management functions, including quality, case and disease management, credentialing, pharmacy, and HEDIS reporting. Dr. Sarran’s past positions also include Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Advocate Health Centers where he was responsible for managing 150 employed physicians and $300 million in globally capitated revenue; Vice President and Medical Director for the University of Chicago Health System; Vice President, Clinical Quality Improvement, for Advocate Health Care; and several positions at Lutheran General Health Systems. Dr. Sarran received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL; his Medical Doctorate from Northwestern University Medical School; and a Master’s degree in Management from Evanston’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Lutheran General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Sarran is currently an adjunct assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarran is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and he is a long-time volunteer physician and board member at Community Health, the nation’s largest free clinic. Dr. Sarran is an avid runner and a six-time Ironman finisher.

Katie Sendze, MBA, Director, Client Services, HealthInfoNet

Katie is responsible for implementing the clinical services of Maine’s Health Information Exchange. Katie is experienced in implementing NCQA, Joint Commission, and other quality accrediting programs. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Simmons College School of Management.

Mahek Shah, MD, Senior Project Leader & Researcher, Value Measurement For Healthcare Delivery, Harvard Business School

A consultant, physician, and former investment banker, specializing in the intersections between healthcare, technology, and design.

Gaurav Sharma, MD, Senior Staff Pathologist; Director, Regional Laboratory and POC Testing, Henry Ford Health System

Gaurav Sharma, MD, FCAP Dr. Gaurav Sharma is a graduate of anatomical and clinical pathology residency program at Henry Ford Hospital and completed his fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh (Pathology Informatics) and University of Michigan (Molecular Genetic Pathology). He is board certified in anatomical, clinical and molecular pathology and Clinical Informatics. In his present position; he provides active medical leadership to the health system's regional laboratory network, core/stat laboratory, outreach laboratory, laboratory formulary and ISO 15189 accreditation initiatives. He serves as a member of College of American Pathologist’s CAP15189 and Standards Committees and was selected by American Society of Clinical Pathology as amongst 40 members under the age of 40 that represent the achievements and qualities important to the pathology and laboratory sciences fields. Recently, he has been appointed to the Informatics Subcommittee of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. His works in the field of laboratory analytics and quality management systems have been featured in CAP Today. His academic publications and work have been presented as posters, podiums and short courses at various forums of CAP, ASCP, API and USCAP. He is a strong believer in the use of informatics for bridging the gaps between clinical laboratories and clinicians. My formal medical training is in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP). Upon completing my AP/CP training, I was a graduate student in Public Health at Columbia University, where I gained expertise in the area of health policy and health services research. I then joined the Northwell Health Laboratories as a faculty member in Pathology Informatics, where I currently provide professional services in Pathology and Clinical Informatics to improve laboratory performance, diagnostics, clinical outcomes and efficacy of health care delivery. I work with the laboratory and institutional leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities for informatics analysis and reporting.

Erin Smith, JD, Director of Public Policy, Government Relations, Cardinal Health

Erin Smith, J.D., is an expert on payment and delivery innovation, and currently serves as the Director of Public Policy at Cardinal Health. She recently served as Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, and before that, she worked at the CMS's Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) where she led the team that implemented the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative and other bundled payment models. Erin is a well-recognized speaker, recently having presented at the MACRA MIPS/APM Summit, NAACOS, The National Bundled Payment Summit, and The Hospital Payment Strategy Summit, among others.

Todd Smith, MD, Executive Medical Director and CMIO, East Region, Fairview Health Services/HealthEast

Todd Smith, MD is the Executive Medical Director for Health Informatics for Fairview, and the Director of Informatics for the East Region. In this medical leadership role, Dr. Smith leads the Epic optimization efforts, engaging providers in the optimal use of Epic and other technology, and works with providers to improve how they take care of their patients. Dr. Smith is an advocate for strong relationships between provider, nursing, pharmacy and ancillary groups within Fairview as well as those outside the system. He has a passion for decreasing provider burnout and improving the lives of providers, staff, and patients. He has been with HealthEast/Fairview for 20 years, and continues to see acute patients at the HealthEast Cottage Grove Clinic.

Jerry Sobieraj, MD, Senior Data Scientist, Information Technology, Boston Medical Center

Jerry Sobieraj, MD, is senior data scientist at Boston Medical Center. He trained in General Internal Medicine, which he practiced for 20 years. He retrained in Computer Science beginning in 2000, and after his training became involved in the development of the clinical data warehouse at Boston Medical Center. His training in data mining during his Masters Studies in Computer Science, evolved into the practice today of data science and predictive analytics.

David Swieskowski, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Accountable Care Officer, Mercy Health Network ACO, Iowa

Dr. David E. Swieskowski, MD, MBA, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Accountable Care Officer at Mercy Health Network ACO, Iowa. He completed his graduation from University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Swieskowski has led Mercy Health Network ACO’s quality initiatives in areas such as diabetes and hypertension that are now recognized as best-practice nationally. In addition to his clinical expertise in the areas of quality and safety, he has applied process improvement strategies to reduce operating costs. Dr. Swieskowski is a highly experienced doctor, with over 30 years of practice in the field and is affiliated with top rated hospitals.He has authored numerous articles on health IT, policy, medical practices, and administration that featured on various media channels, journals, etc.

Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer, BaseHealth

Dr. Nick van Terheyden, Chief Medical Officer, BaseHealth, brings a distinctive blend of medical practitioner and business strategist to the realm of healthcare technology. He writes and speaks on futuristic trends in healthcare technology, and his ability to communicate in understandable terms makes him a sought-out expert.

Cindy Welsh, MBA, RN, FACHE, Vice President, Adult Critical Care and Medical Professional Affairs, Advocate Health Care

As VP of Adult Critical Care, Cindy is responsible for oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of telemedicine via the Electronic Intensive Care Unit for Advocate Health Care. In this capacity Ms. Welsh collaborates with Advocate’s eleven hospital, sixteen ICU and its outreach sites’ clinical managers and medical directors to improve patient safety and outcomes via various clinical and process improvement initiatives. With a 30+ year nursing career, Cindy has contributed to patient care delivery redesign, nursing management and clinical practice. She holds a BSN and MBA from Lewis University, is a fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of multiple professional organizations.