Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural

Digital Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence and MedTech for Patient Management and Rx Adherence

June 2-4, 2020


7:30 am Registration and Morning Coffee


8:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:35 Bringing Digital to Life: Transforming Healthcare and Patient Experience Using Human-Centered Design and Digital Solutions
Neil Gomes, MBA, Med, CSM, CSPO, Executive Vice President, Tech, Innovation & Consumer Experience, Enterprise Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
In this keynote presentation, Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer and EVP for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, provides insights into how healthcare organizations can start to disrupt themselves by leveraging their experience in the industry to develop a better experience for their patients. This translates into developing not just digital health solutions, but creating new business models for healthcare that are focused on access, convenience, and experience; developing clinical processes that embrace the principles of human-centered design; and making strategic investments in developing a culture of continuous transformative innovation at healthcare organizations. With the insights and real-world examples that utilize modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, robotic process automation, dynamic decision systems, etc. that are part of this presentation, you will be able to embrace, define, and lead the consumer-focused, design-driven, and technology-enabled future of healthcare.

9:00 Driving Digital Transformation Success
Claus Jensen, PhD, Chief Digital Officer & Head of Technology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
While digital transformation is a hot topic in most organizations, statistics show that 9 out of 10 digital transformation initiatives actually fail to meet expectations – and the numbers haven’t improved much since the emergence of Digital 2.0 imperatives. Join this session to discuss why digital transformation is so difficult, and what to do about it in order to improve your odds of success.

9:25 Delivering Digital Health in a Consumer Health World
Chet Robson, DO, MHCDS, FAAFP, Chief Clinical Officer, Walgreens
As patients take on more of the role of consumer it is valuable to understand how consumers discover, navigate, choose and utilize digital resources. This session explores how one retail healthcare company delivers digital assets for personal health, patient engagement, clinical research, and digital therapeutics.

9:50 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

10:15 Coffee Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

11:00 The Future of Health has Arrived: The Rise of Smart Health Communities
Asif Dhar, MD, MBA, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

11:25 Digital Health is Here: How Will It Affect Your Health and the Health of Your Business?
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School; Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Partners HealthCare
The stark reality is that soon there will not be enough clinicians to care for our citizens sufficiently. Instead of relying on the more traditional and already overburdened one-to-one model, we must adopt technology that enables one-to-many care delivery models. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies allow for outsourcing of routine tasks to machines, creating space in the schedule for human interaction between clinician and patient. How can we apply digital and telehealth to improve care delivery, patient and clinician satisfaction, and clinical outcomes?

11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Drivers in Digital Transformation
Moderator: Neil Gomes, MBA, Med, CSM, CSPO, Executive Vice President, Tech, Innovation & Consumer Experience, Enterprise Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
Panelists to be Announced

12:30 pm Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Enjoy Lunch on Your Own

1:00 Session Break


2:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

2:05 What Can Healthcare Learn from the Best Digital Disruptors?
Jeanne Teshler, Founder & President, Wellsmith, Inc.
For digital health to be effective, it must be driven from the consumer point of view. Discover three keys to successfully adapting consumer-first strategies in healthcare, based on the practices of the best digital disruptors outside of healthcare.

2:30 How Health Data is Medicine
Ardy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder, Seqster

2:55 The VR Pharmacy: A Clinic in Everyone’s Home
Everett Crosland, Senior Vice President, Commercial, AppliedVR
A VR headset is more than just entertaining new technology. It is a fundamentally new modality with the potential to treat pain, anxiety and other serious health conditions non-pharmacologically, non-invasively while addressing their comorbidities. It is a clinic, a pharmacy that enables you to access a new kind of medicine, day or night, all from the comfort of your own home. This is the future of digital medicine.

3:20 Using AI and Smart Devices to Manage Population Health at Scale to Improve Outcomes, Adherence and Costs: Results, Challenges, Learnings and What’s Next
Ting Shih, PhD, Founder & CEO, ClickMedix
Artificial intelligence and smart devices hold the promise of advancing healthcare through predictions, decision-support, and real-time data analysis. Having worked across the globe over the past decade, we have developed various prediction models to help in diagnosis and treatment management along with wearables. In collaboration with Medicare Advantage provider Brand New Day, we applied predictive models on its insured population and implemented intervention programs to improve health outcomes while decreasing costs. In this session, we will be sharing lessons learned, challenges and results.

3:45 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

4:00 Refreshment Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing


4:45 Chairperson’s Remarks

4:50 Commercialization, Regulatory and Partnering Strategies with Provider, Payers, Hub, Industry for Digital
Karan Arora, MBA, Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Global Vice President, AstraZeneca

5:15 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

5:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: An Integrated Approach to Data Silos, Collaboration and Patient-Centricity

6:00 Welcome Networking Reception with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

7:00 Close of Day

7:00-9:30 Dinner Short Course (separate registration required)


8:00 am Morning Coffee


8:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Investing in Digital Health Innovation
Moderator: Lisa Suennen, Lead, Digital & Technology Group, Manatt Ventures; Managing Director, Manatt Health
Panelists: David Kim, Managing Director, DigiTx
Additional panelists to be announced

9:30 Coffee Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

10:15 Chairperson’s Remarks
Lisa Suennen, Lead, Digital & Technology Group, Manatt Ventures; Managing Director, Manatt Health

10:20 Delivering Global Comprehensive Virtual Care at Scale
Lewis Levy, MD, FACP, CMO, Teladoc

10:45 Presentation to be Announced

11:10 Presentation to be Announced

11:35 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:00 pm Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Enjoy Lunch on Your Own

12:30 Session Break


1:25 Chairperson’s Remarks

1:30 Future of AI and Voice in Healthcare Delivery
Maryam Gholami, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Providence Health & Services
It’s here and it’s now. The influence of machine learning, artificial intelligence and voice is quickly spreading across various industries that touch our daily lives. The impact of these technologies on healthcare will be massive. At Providence, we are at the beginning of our journey of exploring the use cases and matching technology solutions that will bring access and convenience to consumers’ health and will make caregiving easier. In this talk, we will share some of the exciting opportunities and challenges we are currently working on and discuss how we are partnering with tech Giants, such as Amazon and Microsoft, and the startup community to accelerate innovation, growth and scale.

1:55 The Rise in AI Usage to Speed Image Processing in Radiology Equipment
Michael J. McManus, PhD, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Intel has been deeply involved in the optimization of open-source AI frameworks. One area of intense focus has been in the application of these AI frameworks to medical imaging. Several examples of the use of AI in commercially available radiology equipment, spanning a variety of modalities, will be presented.

2:20 Supporting Patient Experience and Discovery of Clinical Treatment Options through the Application of AI and Digital Solutions
Rebecca Laborde, PhD, Lead Healthcare Strategist, Clinical Innovation, Oracle Health Science Global Business Unit
Digital tools are increasingly being applied to modernize the patient care experience. There are new opportunities to apply AI, CX, medical devices and data management solutions in new combinations to improve communication and connect patients to best fit treatment options and services. We will describe our participation in a recent White House AI demo sprint focused on developing a prototype solution that uses AI, CX and management tools to simplify the process of matching patients to clinical trials. This focuses on improving patient access to information, commination and supporting the patient experience.

2:45 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

3:00 Refreshment Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing


3:45 Chairperson’s Remarks

3:50 Convergence of Exponential Technologies: Reducing Friction in the Human Experience of Healthcare
John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, emeritus, Kaiser Permanente
It is increasingly popular to shoot at Electronic Health Records as the CAUSE of burnout in physicians’ lives. Studies have shown how quality suffers when physicians are burned out. Many articles by prominent authors decry the problem but generally completely miss the true underlying causes. This talk will describe both some of the real problems as well as some of the emerging remedies and suggest a path to recovering physicians’ wellbeing as a result.

4:15 Delivery Redesign: The New Digital Practice
Sarah MacArthur, MD, Director, Digital Health Innovation, NYU Langone Health & School of Medicine

4:40 Validating Digital Health: From Theory to Practice
Simon C. Mathews, MD, Head, Clinical Innovation, JHM Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality; Assistant Professor, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

5:05 Innovating from the Hospital Stakeholder Perspective
Sarah Lindenauer, Director, Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, Boston Children’s Hospital
Physician burnout is real – and oftentimes technology is only making this problem worse. Through pain point identification, deep understanding of clinician workflows, and thoughtful product design, we can drastically improve clinician receptivity to and adoption of technology in hospitals – ultimately improving the efficiency, experience, and quality of care delivery.

5:30 Close of Day and Registration for Short Course

6:00-9:00 Dinner Short Course (separate registration required)


8:00 am Morning Coffee


8:30 Chairperson’s Remarks

8:35 The ‘Tyranny of Distance’ to Cancer Patient Outcomes: Implementation Strategies of Remote Monitoring to Broaden the Umbrella of Cancer Care
Christopher M. Hartshorn, PhD, Program Director, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
It is well documented that patients who reside greater than 50 miles from, or in dense urban areas 50 minutes from, major medical centers, have decreased outcomes than those who do not. This ‘tyranny of distance’ problem can be reduced by way of cancer care strategies that include digital health tools (e.g., apps, ambient sensing, and wearable sensing devices) that allow care to be brought to the patient. This talk will focus on several initiatives at the National Cancer Institute aiming to enable the broad implementation of digital health tools.

9:00 How is Wearables-Driven Digital Health Shaping Non-Critical Care?
Ravi Kuppuraj, PhD, CEO/Digital Innovator, Connected Sensing – General Care Solutions, Philips
The continued adoption of digital health solutions in the management of post-acute and chronic care is well underway. The benefits from these endeavors span across the quadruple aim that healthcare strives for, positive clinical outcomes, cost and financial benefits, caregiver experience and finally patient benefit and experience. However, challenges from business models to logistics and compliance continue to exist. In addition to these, there are also issues of data privacy and security, and the overall patient experience, all of which will directly influence the overall success and potential of these solutions. We will examine these challenges and constraints, as well the emerging solutions and methods that are transforming digital health and healthcare overall.

9:25 Clinical Wearables as a Source for Real World Evidence
Carlos Agell, Program Manager & Principal Member, Technical Staff, Connected Health, imec
Starting out as a device for early adopters, wearables now represent a mass market product with 300 million units sold worldwide in 2019. Reaching fields such as entertainment, payments and wellbeing, 10 years after the launch of the first Fitbit the wide-spread impact in the consumer market cannot be compared with the minor adoption within the clinical and medical research scene. Medical grade wearables, proven against golden reference devices, are a first milestone. Proving medical endpoints with such wearables is the next stage. In this talk IMEC will be presenting how medical wearables transitioned from proving functionality to being used in hospital and ambulatory conditions for medical research and development. Example applications in the fields of Cardiac monitoring, respiration CHF, COPD and stress monitoring will be discussed. The fine-grade information collected by wearables, their pervasiveness and continuous operation enable new frontiers towards real world data gathering within RCT and bring new dimensions in unraveling real world evidence.

9:50 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

10:05 Interactive Breakout Discussions Coffee Break


11:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

11:05 How Digital Health, Digital Medicine, and Digital Therapeutics Can Reshape Provider, Payer, Pharma, and Patient Collaboration
Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11:30 Using Digital Solutions to Drive Real-World Research
Stella Safo, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice President, Prospective Research, Premier, Inc.
This session will evaluate how digital solutions, from clinical decision support tools to population health performance management platforms, accelerate the breadth of insights that can be gleaned from real world research studies.

11:55 PANEL DISCUSSION: Real World Impact of Digital Medicine
Moderator: Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

12:30 pm Close of Conference

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