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This year, Partners in Digital Health, publishers of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Teleheath and Medicine Today, presented a full day of concurrent tracks featuring  the foremost  innovators and savants in blockchain technology, telehealth, AI, and other novel technologies convened  at the Convege2Xcelerate  (#ConV2X),  healthcare modernization event,  to address the most compelling issues, growth opportunities, and financial implications for the industry.

Sector leadership  converged to share and challenge the integration of emerging technologies to accelerate building a new framework for the future of patient care, and modernization of a new health system.

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Wednesday, October 24
 

8:00am

8:45am

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Tory Cenaj

Tory Cenaj

Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, Partners in Digital Health


9:00am

Keynote Address: Transformational Technologies in Healthcare - All Aboard!
Speakers
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →


9:15am

Tele-supervision of Angioplasty Procedures to improve patient safety - Disruptive Technology
Learning Objectives :
Minimize intra-operative risk of Angioplasty procedures
How to decrease the risk of conversation to cardiac bypass
How to improve the operator's training, facilitate education for young surgeons at a remote location

Speakers
avatar for Samer Ellahham, MD

Samer Ellahham, MD

Chief Quality Officer, Senior Cardiovascular Consultant, Cleveland Clinic, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City , UAE
Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCPMiddle East Representative of the JCI Standards SubcommitteeRegional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement FoundationChief Quality Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Cleveland Clinic Care GiverSenior Cardiovascular... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

9:15am

Blockchain Policy Debate Resolve: Blockchain is Essential to Next Generation Healthcare Practice and Systems
ROLES
The affirmative team provides a defense of the topic wording that can include parts or its entirety.  They will offer an initial “case” in their opening presentation, rebuild it in their response by refuting the negative attacks and offer key final comparisons in their rebuttals.  

The negative team’s job is to disprove the affirmative thesis.   Their initial presentation should poke holes in the initial affirmative presentation and outline any of their own proofs for their side.   The negative response will point out the key points unanswered by the affirmative response and refute attacks on their proofs.  Their rebuttal will offer key final comparisons.  

The audience will vote for the most persuasive argument. 


Moderators
WB

William Baker

Director, Global Debate Fund, New York University
Mr. Baker heads the NYU Global Debate Fund, housed in the Business & Society Dept of the Stern Business School and is the CIO for Baker Consulting Associates (BCA) based in Dallas, Texas.  As a leading authority on debate training, strategy & operations, Will is one of the top corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD

Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health, UC San Diego
Tim Ken Mackey is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and is also the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego - Extension. He is also the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute (www.ghpol... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Stanhaus

Amanda Stanhaus

PhD Student, University of Michigan
Amanda Stanhaus is a Health Management and Policy Ph.D. student at The University of Michigan. Her health policy research interests include emerging technologies, data privacy, and patient protection. Her advisor is Professor Denise Anthony. In addition, she is working with Professor... Read More →


9:40am

Pioneerism the Delaware Way: Blockchain Firsts in Business, Collaboration, Innovation, and Substantive Results
Representatives from the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD), Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), and Haven Health Solutions will discuss the utilization of blockchain and a community-wide collaborative approach to solve the prior authorization problem that plagues physicians and patients in Delaware. The panel will share how they connected people, process, and technology in an innovative way to meet the needs of the patient and physician.  

Moderators
avatar for Vince Albanese

Vince Albanese

CEO, Haven Health Solutions
Founder and CEO of Haven Health, Vince Albanese is an innovator and successful serial entrepreneur whose skills span decades of success and cutting edge innovation. As CEO of Haven Health, Vince is focused exclusively on delivering enterprise-grade, healthcare blockchain solutions. Vince’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs

Chief Information Officer, Delaware Health Information Network
Mark Jacobs is the first Delaware Health Information Network  (DHIN) Chief Information Officer (CIO). He provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives for DHIN in support of the health information exchange (HIE) needs of the Delaware... Read More →
avatar for Mark B. Thompson, MHSA

Mark B. Thompson, MHSA

Executive Director, Medical Society of Delaware
Mark B. Thompson is currently the Executive Director of the Medical Society of Delaware. He received his AB from Duke University and his Masters in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University. Mr. Thompson has nearly twenty five years of experience in healthcare... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

10:10am

Cutting Pleasantries: Blasting a Clear Path Forward for a New Era in Healthcare
Over the past years many companies and pundits have discussed the adoption of distributed ledger technologies, aka blockchain for healthcare applications.  This panel will discuss the juxtaposition of the so-called Health IT industry and the myriad of applications that would positively reduce friction between the provider and consumer.  This improved  interaction will also reduce costs and bring true transparency to all transactions in healthcare.  Many believe that the Health IT industry is completely homeostatic for any type of true disruption.  Why does the industry trumpet disruption when their actions speak louder than words?  We address these concerns with leaders on the cutting edge of technology.  


Moderators
avatar for Ted Tanner

Ted Tanner

Co-Founder, CTO, PokitDok
Ted Tanner is Co-Founder and CTO of PokitDok and a creator of DokChain, blockchain for healthcare. Focused primarily on Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Systems, Ted has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft and held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cunningham

Matt Cunningham

SVP, Business Development, Evicore
In his current role as the EVP Seamless UM Services, Matt Cunningham is responsible forleading strategic transformation of utilization management business with focus on reducingthe burden of the prior authorization process through EHR connectivity, integration of naturallanguage and... Read More →
avatar for Erik Pupo

Erik Pupo

Chief Information Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Erik currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York. He previously served as a Managing Director for Healthcare Technology Consulting in North America, as well as Accenture's Healthcare Blockchain lead and as a co-lead in... Read More →
avatar for Jay Sales

Jay Sales

Co-Director, VSP Global
In 2006, Jay Sales joined VSP Global, an industry-leading organization that brings together high-quality, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses and ophthalmic technology to help more than 88 million people see. Today, Sales serves as co-founder and co-director of VSP's innovation... Read More →


  • 20 Minute Presentation Ted Tanner is Co-Founder and CTO of PokitDok and a creator of DokChain, blockchain for healthcare. Focused primarily on Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Systems, Ted has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft and held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including digidesign (IPO and acquired by Avid), Crystal River Engineering (acquired by Aureal Seminconductor), VP of R&D at MongoMusic (acquired by Microsoft) and Co-Founder and CTO of BeliefNetworks (acquired by Benefitfocus). He was also the CTO of Spatializer Audio Labs (NASDAQ: SPAZ), a company specializing in digital signal processing solutions. He is on the IAB for the University of South Carolina Computer Science Department as well as the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at the University of Tennessee. He also serves on the Clemson University Restoration Institute Executive Advisory Board for the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center. Ted has published numerous articles in leading technical magazines and holds several patents in the areas of semantics, machine learning, signal processing and signal protection. Follow him on Twitter @tctjr.
  • LOCATION West Auditorium

10:15am

Telehealth Policy Debate: There is Greater Financial Value in Telehealth for Consumers than for Providers
ROLES
The affirmative team provides a defense of the topic wording that can include parts or its entirety.  They will offer an initial “case” in their opening presentation, rebuild it in their response by refuting the negative attacks and offer key final comparisons in their rebuttals.  

The negative team’s job is to disprove the affirmative thesis.   Their initial presentation should poke holes in the initial affirmative presentation and outline any of their own proofs for their side.   The negative response will point out the key points unanswered by the affirmative response and refute attacks on their proofs.  Their rebuttal will offer key final comparisons.  

The audience will vote for the most persuasive argument.

Moderators
WB

William Baker

Director, Global Debate Fund, New York University
Mr. Baker heads the NYU Global Debate Fund, housed in the Business & Society Dept of the Stern Business School and is the CIO for Baker Consulting Associates (BCA) based in Dallas, Texas.  As a leading authority on debate training, strategy & operations, Will is one of the top corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Heinzl, MD MPH MSc LLD

Richard Heinzl, MD MPH MSc LLD

Global Medical Director, WorldCare International, Inc.
Richard Heinzl is a physician, humanitarian and entrepreneur whose current focus is technology and healthcare worldwide. He is Global Medical Director for WorldCare International, Inc. the Boston-based telemedicine company. In this role, Dr. Heinzl provides consultation and oversight... Read More →
avatar for Richard Migliori, M.D.

Richard Migliori, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
In 2013, Dr. Richard Migliori was appointed executive vice president, Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for UnitedHealth Group, working with businesses across the enterprise to help improve health care quality, access and affordability. He is an active member of the company's... Read More →
avatar for David Gruber, MD

David Gruber, MD

Managing Director and Director of Research, Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG)
David Gruber, MBA is a Managing Director and Director of Research with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG) in New York, specializing in strategy, business development, consumer engagement, innovation, new ventures, technology, analytics and health benefits. He is currently... Read More →
avatar for Michael K. Gusmano, PhD

Michael K. Gusmano, PhD

Research Scholar, The Hastings Center
Michael Gusmano investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries. His research and publications have focused on health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis. He is the codirector of the World Cities Project, the first effort to compare the performance... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

10:20am

The Participant Will See you Now...Clinical Trials and Its New Frontiers...
How the future of clinical trials will be impacted by data science: Machine Learning, Edge Computing, Precision Medicine, Blockchain and Embedded Trials - the combination of RCT and observational research

Speakers
avatar for Walter De Brouwer

Walter De Brouwer

CEO and Founder, doc.ai
Walter A. De Brouwer Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of doc.ai, an AI company with a presence on the Blockchain that uses Machine Learning on Precision Medicine. The company started in August 2016 and together with DLA Piper closed a successful Initial Coin Offering in 2017 (Concurrent... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:20am - 10:40am
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

10:40am

Inflection Point: Blockchain and Pharmacy
Almost 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, generating over $300 billon of healthcare spend. However, as with much of the healthcare sector, pharmacy has been slow to embrace technologies that could improve efficiency and quality of care while providing direct benefit to the patient. Today, we are at an inflection point in pharmacy where market forces and consumer demand are dictating substantive change. This panel will leverage perspectives and approaches to explore whether blockchain technology might help lead to the kind of change in pharmacy that stakeholders have been clamoring for. You will hear from a spectrum of voices including: a novel pharmacy-focused effort trying to achieve social good (Good Shepherd), how pharmacy fits into a broader ecosystem (BurstIQ), and a 30,000 ft view combining pragmatism and vision (Optum).

Moderators
avatar for Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Lipscomb University
Dr. Clauson is an associate professor at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Nashville, TN, USA. Dr. Clauson previously served as founding director of the first World Health Organization Collaborating Center to prioritize mobile health (mHealth) initiatives... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Phil Baker

Phil Baker

Co-Founder, Good Shepherd
 Phil Baker and his co-founders at Good Shepherd got the laws changed in TN (to start, but intend to scale) to allow previously wasted high-cost cancer meds to be reclaimed and dispensed to underinsured/uninsured patients who could not otherwise afford the life-saving meds. They... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Optum
Mike Jacobs is a Senior Distinguished Engineer for Product Engineering and Data Solutions at Optum in Eden Prairie, MN. Mike is currently focused on high priority strategic technology initiatives such as blockchain, innovation and guiding the maturation of our agile architecture and... Read More →
avatar for Frank Ricotta

Frank Ricotta

CEO, BurstIQ
Frank is an accomplished CEO and Impact Entrepreneur with over 30+ years of experience empowering people, building companies, and creating innovative solutions. Frank founded BurstIQ with the mission of making the world a healthier place, one connection at a time. Frank’s achievements... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:40am - 11:10am
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

10:40am

Tokens & The Internet of Value: Blending Game Theory, Computer Science, Psychology, and Economics
Tokenization is a fundamental and transformation feature enabled via a blockchain. Tokenization is the digital representation of a real-world or digital asset of value (e.g., health data, real estate, music, insurance, advertising, art). Once tokenized, assets can be easily and securely exchanged. Within the healthcare ecosystem, these digital assets can be used for many different purposes (incentivizing positive health behaviors, reward data sharing, facilitate communication, assuring data quality, etc.). This session will discuss the transformational impact tokenization can have within the healthcare ecosystem. Topics will also include the use of next generation, non-fungible tokens (e.g., ERC-721, “CryptoKitties”). As every technology has its challenges, concerns and pitfalls around tokenization and the internet of value will be discussed.


Moderators
avatar for Tom Savel, MD

Tom Savel, MD

Director, Informatics Innovation Unit, CDC
Dr. Savel collaborates with CDC staff and the broader public health community to develop, test, and evaluate innovative tools and technologies with the potential to improve public health practice.Dr. Savel received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Kuzmeskas

Katherine Kuzmeskas

Presdient and Chief Executive Officer, SimplyVital Health, Inc.
avatar for Chrissa McFarlane

Chrissa McFarlane

Founder/CEO, Patientory
Chrissa McFarlane is the CEO of Patientory, a global currency and population health management service that regulates and secures patient data, Named as one of the top women “leaving their mark on the medtech field” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa launched Patientory in... Read More →
avatar for Mihaela Ulieru, PhD

Mihaela Ulieru, PhD

Chief Alchemist, Endor.coin
Professor Mihaela Ulieru is President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, aiming to capitalize on her achievments as the Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the eSociety which she held for five years since July 2005. In 2007 she was appo... Read More →
avatar for Aditya Vikram Singh

Aditya Vikram Singh

Strategy Head, Indicoin
I am Founding Principal & CIO at Vantador Capital, where I direct trading and investment decisions. Lead Consultant at SwachhCoin and advisor for Darenta.io


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

11:15am

Keynote Address: Operationalizing Intuition and Genius
Speakers
avatar for Jose Arrieta

Jose Arrieta

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


11:30am

Using Blockchain for Managing Medical Records in Difficult Environments
Speakers
avatar for Paul Snow

Paul Snow

CEO, Factom
Paul Snow is the founder and CEO at Factom, the creator of the first blockchain technology built from the ground up,  to solve real-world business problems. Paul’s innovative approach to software and application engineering has spawned a litany of inventive open-source companies... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:30am - 11:50am
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

11:30am

Blockchain for Value Based Metrics to Incent and Reward Customer Behavior
Speakers
avatar for Cristina Dolan

Cristina Dolan

Co-Founder & COO, iXledger Technologies
Cristina Dolan is Co-Founder and COO of iXledger an alternative marketplace for insurance based on blockchain.  As a former executive at a software company that offers award winning global multi-asset institutional trading solutions in the cloud, she is applying her knowledge of... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

11:30am

Conquering Innovation in Telehealth
The session will cover how research and outcomes are linked to innovation presenting recent outcomes from a case use. Points of view from providers and innovators on patient care, science, and technology will be discussed. Learn the ideation behind the XPRIZE and how the most successful solutions are created not from ingenuity, but from identifying legitimate market gaps. Scheduled immediately preceding the ConV2X Innovation Ignition Competition, hear last year's winner share pearls from a startups POV.

Moderators
avatar for Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal

Managing Editor, Healthcare Informatics
Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT leadership and strategy for the renowned, award-winning publication. Since 2012, he has been covering the daily impact of regulatory measures on Healthcare Informatics’ CIO and CMIO-based audience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary German

Gary German

Founder, and CEO, Nonnatech
Gary has been passionate in helping people with functional impairments and persons with disabilities from the time he began volunteering in nursing homes while attending the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and entered the... Read More →
avatar for Erik Viirre, MD

Erik Viirre, MD

Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences, UC San Diego and Former Medical Director, Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize and Nokia Samsung XCHALLENGE, UC San Diego
Dr. Erik Viirre is Adjunct Professor in the UCSD Departments of Neurosciences, Surgery and Cognitive Science. His clinical specialties are vertigo, balance problems and tinnitus. He treats people with disorders such as Migraine, Menieres Disease, Labyrinthitis and Benign Positional... Read More →
avatar for Joseph (Joe) Smith

Joseph (Joe) Smith

CEO, Reflexion Health, a Digital Health Corp Company
Digital Health Corp is a diversified healthcare company that harnesses the power of the latest technology and thinking to accelerate and improve patient recovery at home.The company is comprised of businesses across a range of healthcare and wellness therapies with an initial focus... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

11:50am

Block-Education: Applying a “Fit-for-Purpose” Framework to Advance Health Blockchain Education
This session will provide an overview of the “fit-for-purpose” framework that is applied to blockchain and healthcare education at UC San Diego in professional and continuing education offerings and as planned through future graduate course offerings.  The presentation will outline how blockchain healthcare use cases need to be “fit-for-purpose” within the context of blockchain design principles and expected outcomes.  The three primary use cases used in this course design are:  (1) pharmaceutical supply chain; (2) medical device; (3) clinical trials.  We will also describe how this educational content is taught in different ways through lectures, case studies, and applied group work that is then subject to presentation and judging by outside experts.  This general education approach to blockchain that differs from the majority of online offerings is currently being used and expanded at UC San Diego but also has the potentially to be applied in other settings.  

Speakers
avatar for Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD

Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health, UC San Diego
Tim Ken Mackey is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and is also the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego - Extension. He is also the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute (www.ghpol... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

11:50am

Creating a Patient-Centric, Global, Decentralized Health System
Over the past decade, there have been many innovations in new payment and care delivery models and technology – from telemedicine to AI to blockchain. These innovations, however, need to be used in tandem to drive real change. We will review each of these innovations and propose a model for how they can be brought together to be greater than the sum of their parts. In doing so, we can create a global, decentralized health system that truly puts patient care at the center, while supporting and further enabling the clinicians that make this care possible, to deliver higher quality care at a fraction of the cost.  

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Colon

Kenneth Colon

. Co-Founder and CEO, Izzy Care.
Mr. Colón is the co-founder and CEO of Izzy Care, an artificial intelligence-driven digital health and wellness platform that offers patients unlimited access to integrated primary care and behavioral health services, leveraging a unique tokenized incentives system. He has been honored... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

12:00pm

2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition 2018
We are excited to announce  #ConV2X Finalists for the 2018 Innovation Ignition Competition.

The Finalists, in alpha order, by company are:

1. AmericanTelephysicians (ATP)
2. BitMED_io
3. Cohealth
4. Debut mHealth's Debut Protocol
5. Digipharm's Reimburse
6. Happify
7. Health Innovation's WillChain
 8. Knowmadics  

CONGRATULATIONS to each of you for your work and efforts.

Best of luck at the lightning round!

Special thanks to  Fred Bazzolli, Editor-in- Chief, Health Data Management . Fred will tally ratings , to announce winners in real time.


Judges
avatar for Bryan Arkwright

Bryan Arkwright

Managing Consultant / Professor, Schumacher Clinical Partners / Wake Forest University School of Law
Bryan T. Arkwright works as a Managing Consultant with Schumacher Clinical Partners Consulting and Physician Advisory Services focusing on Telehealth / Telemedicine Strategy and Operations. Bryan’s immediate past experience was serving as Director of the Mission Center for Telehealth... Read More →
avatar for Fennie Wang

Fennie Wang

COO and Chief of Regulatory, OpenWater Capital
Fennie Wang is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field. She is the COO and Chief of Regulatory for OpenWater Capital, a hedge fund focused entirely on digital asset and cryptocurrency markets. In addition, she works on strategic projects with the Bancor, a decentralized... Read More →
avatar for G. Anton Decker

G. Anton Decker

President, Health Innovation, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Dr. G. Anton Decker is the President, Health Innovation, for Bon Secours Mercy Health, a $8 billion net revenue multistate health system of 43 hospitals and 57,000 employees, including 2,100 physicians and advance practice clinicians. Reporting to the CEO for Bon Secours Mercy Health... Read More →
avatar for Gary German

Gary German

Founder, and CEO, Nonnatech
Gary has been passionate in helping people with functional impairments and persons with disabilities from the time he began volunteering in nursing homes while attending the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and entered the... Read More →
avatar for Gil Alterovitz, PhD

Gil Alterovitz, PhD

Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School
Professor Gil Alterovitz is faculty at Harvard Medical School specializing in biomedical informatics and with the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He is Director of the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory. He is also affiliated with the Department... Read More →
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for Karim Babay

Karim Babay

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Intrinsic Value Investment Partners
Mr. Babay is CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, a hedge fund that is value focused. Concurrently, he is the Chairman and CEO of HealthSapiens, a decentralized Global digital healthcare ecosystem. Mr. Babay has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch will be available on the 1st and 5th floors .  

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1st and 5th Floors, Lerner Hall, Columbia University

12:10pm

BuySmarter
BUYSMARTER is a transformative, data-driven initiative leveraging the collective purchasing power ($24B/year) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to secure lower prices, achieve operational efficiencies, and generate cost savings on goods and services.
 
BUYSMARTER ‘s proof of concept used Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology to analyze departmental requirements based on current HHS-wide spend data. This helps identify opportunities to consolidate contract vehicles across agencies within HHS to leverage overlapping requirements at a significant cost savings for the federal government.
 
BUYSMARTER is positive initiative that is driving cultural change in support of HHS Reimagine. It is intended to focus on utilization of new and emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and robotics, to analyze spend across HHS to make better informed decisions about price conscious purchasing in order to achieve:
•    Collaborative, collective, and coordinated forecasting across HHS that leverages buying power to generate savings through bulk purchasing and effective spend tracking
•    Organizational alignment that eliminates waste and risk through improved transparency and accountability
•    An acquisition organizational structure that is cohesive across HHS and operates in an efficient and effective
 


Speakers
avatar for Lori Ruderman

Lori Ruderman

Director, BuySmarter PMO,, Department of Health and Human Services
Lori Ruderman, Director of FedResponse Services for the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Program Support System serves as the Project Management Office Lead for HHS ReImagine BuySmarter.  BuySmarter is an innovative new HHS-wide program to use technology to streamline and modernize... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Thomson

Kenneth Thomson

BUYSMARTER Solution Architect at Nationwide IT Services, Inc., HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Administration
Senior Operations Leader bringing more than 20 years’ experience across Healthcare, Service Industry, Manufacturing, Transactional Businesses, Federal Government, and Non-Profit industries in the deployment of small and large scale Business Transformations, Business Unit Leadership... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

12:10pm

Improving Provider Data Accuracy: A Collaborative Approach Using a Permissioned Blockchain
Billions of dollars are spent annually on provider data management, yet provider directories often contain inaccuracies that dramatically increase the cost of care while reducing its quality. This session will provide an overview of why Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealthcare have formed the Synaptic Health Alliance to explore the use of blockchain technology in tackling the challenge of accurate and efficient provider data management and sharing. It will highlight the current challenges and state of provider data exchange and the goals and approach of the initial pilot project for the alliance.

Learning Objectives :
  • Define the current state of provider data exchange
  • Evaluate the use of blockchain technology to address healthcare challenges
  • Explore how healthcare organizations can work together to leverage blockchain technology to provide more effective patient care

Moderators
avatar for Todd Eury

Todd Eury

Founder, Pharmacy Podcast Network
"The most intriguing and important aspect of business is quality networking. To me, the most fulfilling part of my career has been building meaningful relationships which drive change, create improvements, and enhance people's lives."Todd Eury grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Culver

Kyle Culver

,Solution Architect, Humana
Kyle Culver is a thought leader in the application of Blockchain Technologies to the Healthcare Industry. For the past 15 years, he has demonstrated his passion for software engineering across a wide variety of IT roles concentrating on development, integration, architecture and quality... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Optum
Mike Jacobs is a Senior Distinguished Engineer for Product Engineering and Data Solutions at Optum in Eden Prairie, MN. Mike is currently focused on high priority strategic technology initiatives such as blockchain, innovation and guiding the maturation of our agile architecture and... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

12:30pm

Acquisitions Facilitation via Blockchain Technology
ACCELERATE is a transformative program in support of HHS ReImagine Acquisition.  It is designed to empower the workforce in a decentralized manner and create a flexible capability for HHS to change and implement policy. Accelerate addresses the acquisition workforce process challenges, and improve the value derived from HHS expenditure on acquisition support systems. It is architected to combine the power of four proven emerging technologies to address these fundamental challenges, and to provide a transformational enhancement to HHS Acquisition capabilities.  This program also helps align HHS with the President’s Management Agenda, the Modernizing Government Technology Act and the DATA Act.
 
The core of this solution is a blockchain based data layer.  This data layer utilizes data from all core HHS acquisition systems, and other external sources of acquisition data (e.g., SAM).  Machine Learning is used to cleanse this data for use by artificial intelligence based algorithms.  These algorithms are used to extract insight from the large volumes of data.  Robotic process automation is then used to power dramatic improvement in acquisition workflow and processes by eliminating repetitive tasks currently performed by the acquisition workforce.  The approach to this program minimizes business and technology risk: an agile framework is utilized to ensure flexibility; human centered design techniques provide full alignment with the OpDivs; microservices are the basis of capability delivery; existing acquisitions systems remain operational while new capability is rolled out.
 


Speakers
avatar for Oki Mek

Oki Mek

Chief Product Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Oki Mek is an Emerging Technology Strategist with the Division of Acquisition at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is leading the effort to explore opportunity to cut cost and improve efficiency by targeting acquisition business process, with the emphasis on truly... Read More →
avatar for Aleksandar Zelenovic

Aleksandar Zelenovic

Strategy and Consulting Practice Lead, Sapient Consulting
As the leader of Sapient Consulting’s strategy capability, Aleks focuses on creating long-lasting solutions at the intersection of technology, innovation and business needs. He holds an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has over 20 years of experience in the... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

12:40pm

Basics for Blockchain Healthcare Use and Technology: 101 Course
A n introduction for the novice on what blockchain technology is, where it fits in the healthcare arena, use cases,  and current trends and potential barriers to market.


Speakers
avatar for Cees Hesp

Cees Hesp

Director mHealth Research Labs, PharmAccess Foundation, and Director, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), United Nations Foundation, PharmAccess
Cees Hesp is Director mHealth Research Labs at PharmAccess, a Dutch not-for-profit organization that aims to improve access to quality healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cees has a professional background in IT and technical writing, with over 30 years of experience. He holds an MA... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

12:50pm

Blockchain for Patient and HCP Data Rights Management: Lessons from an Enterprise Install
Privacy laws like GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have created a much more regulated environment in which enterprises need to operate in regards to consumer data permissions. Built on hyperledger fabric, HealthVerity Consent is an enterprise-level platform that allows organizations to aggregate and manage all existing touchpoints across the organization in one central location to comply with evolving privacy requirements.

In this session we'll review what it took to deliver an enterprise blockchain installation where we drove business process change across departments and companies to better manage rights to data access and use. We’ll cover: 
  • 5 key lessons learned you can apply to future blockchain implementations
  • How to integrate into a non-blockchain ecosystem
  • What challenges were faced in order to drive business process change with blockchain
  • How to manage existing barriers when migrating from legacy systems and business process to distributed ledger technology


Speakers
avatar for Dominique Hurley

Dominique Hurley

Vice President Innovation & Strategy, HealthVerity
Dominique Hurley is an expert in Bio/Pharma commercial operations with a focus oncommercial data enablement. She is currently Vice President of Innovation and Strategy for HealthVerity, a cloud-based technology company enhancing the transparency, availability, and cost-efficiency... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

1:00pm

ConsenSys Health Keynote Address
Heather Leigh Flannery is the Health Circle Global Lead at ConsenSys and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global ("BiHG"), a new 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO launching in Q4 2018. She chairs the IEEE SA P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences) and serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force. Ms. Flannery is also an Innovation Fellow at EP3 Foundation, has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC) and is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker. 

Prior to ConsenSys and BiHG, she founded and led Obesity Prevention, Policy, and Management, Inc. ("Obesity PPM"), an innovative provider of disease management, population health, research administration, and information technology managed services for health systems in the Americas, and an early adopter of distributed ledger technology. 

Ms. Flannery has driven continuous business model innovation via technology early adoption throughout her 25-year career as an entrepreneur, technologist, and strategist. She has consulted in the public sector in context of international development, and brings a global health perspective to her initiatives. Ms. Flannery is a broad, lateral thinker who applies complex adaptive systems theory to identify, advance, and course-correct critical path to progress against large-scale macroscopic challenges, focusing in the health sector since 2006. 

Due to her personal life experience, Ms. Flannery is intrinsically motivated to impact population health and economic prosperity through non-communicable disease prevention and treatment. She builds mission-driven organizations aligned by shared values: making measurable societal contributions, creating economically sustainable interventions, and prioritizing diversity and inclusion.

Thank you, Platinum sponsor, ConsenSyS Health.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Flannery

Heather Flannery

Health Circle Global Lead, ConsenSys Health


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

1:00pm

Making the US a Telehealth Ready Nation
Moderators
avatar for David Gruber, MD

David Gruber, MD

Managing Director and Director of Research, Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG)
David Gruber, MBA is a Managing Director and Director of Research with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG) in New York, specializing in strategy, business development, consumer engagement, innovation, new ventures, technology, analytics and health benefits. He is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Iris Berman

Iris Berman

VP and AVP, Telehealth Services and Member, NYS Regulatory Modernizatioin Workgroup for Telehealth, Northwell Health
Iris Berman, RN, MSN, CCRN-K, is the VP of telehealth services at Northwell Health. Having been a nurse for more than 30 years, she has experience in a variety of care settings that has given her a unique understanding of the needs of at-risk patient populations and the critical nature... Read More →
avatar for Andrew  B. Wilson

Andrew B. Wilson

Attorney and Legislative Specialist, Morris James LLP
Drew Wilson is an attorney at Morris James LLP, a full service law firm offering everything from estate planning to personal injury with offices around the state. He specializes in healthcare law and policy, working with practitioners and the changing landscape they face in the modern... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

1:10pm

A Blockchain-Powered Intelligent Computing Paradigm
Deep learning algorithms have recently gained attention due to their inherent capabilities and the application opportunities that they provide. Two of the main reasons for the success of deep learning are the availability of processing power and big data. Both of these two are expensive, which cause the limitations to the usage and implementation of deep learning. Decentralization of the processing and data is one of the most prevalent solutions for addressing these issues. In this talk, the speaker will introduce their ongoing work on blockchain-enabled decentralized and cooperative deep learning architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Jin Wei-Kocsis, Ph.D.

Jin Wei-Kocsis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Akron
Jin Wei-Kocsis is Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Auburn Science and Engineering Center, University of Akron, and the Director of the Cyber-Physical-Social System Design Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

1:15pm

Grappling with Stigma and Celebrating Ingenuity with Failures and Negative Data
Moderators
avatar for Heather Flannery

Heather Flannery

Health Circle Global Lead, ConsenSys Health

Speakers
avatar for Jose Arrieta

Jose Arrieta

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
avatar for Debbie Bucci

Debbie Bucci

IT Architect, Government Office
Debbie Bucci, lead IT Architect  for US  Government. Ms. Bucci's primary focus is on the privacy and security aspects of Health Information Exchange.Previously, Ms. Bucci served as the principal program manager for both the NIH Federated Identity Service and the enterprise Service... Read More →
avatar for Tom Savel, MD

Tom Savel, MD

Director, Informatics Innovation Unit, CDC
Dr. Savel collaborates with CDC staff and the broader public health community to develop, test, and evaluate innovative tools and technologies with the potential to improve public health practice.Dr. Savel received his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

1:30pm

Cut to the Chase: No Nonsense Guidelines for Blockchain Startups
RED FLAGS:  evaluating a product's potential, when and how to use tokens , is an ICO worth consideration, and what is the business model...really...

Moderators
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cees Hesp

Cees Hesp

Director mHealth Research Labs, PharmAccess Foundation, and Director, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), United Nations Foundation, PharmAccess
Cees Hesp is Director mHealth Research Labs at PharmAccess, a Dutch not-for-profit organization that aims to improve access to quality healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cees has a professional background in IT and technical writing, with over 30 years of experience. He holds an MA... Read More →
avatar for Florence Hudson

Florence Hudson

Special Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University
Florence is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, consulting in advanced technology strategy and Diversity and Inclusion with industry, higher ed and government. She is Special Advisor for TrustedCI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University, as well as Special Advisor... Read More →
avatar for Gil Alterovitz, PhD

Gil Alterovitz, PhD

Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School
Professor Gil Alterovitz is faculty at Harvard Medical School specializing in biomedical informatics and with the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He is Director of the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory. He is also affiliated with the Department... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

1:30pm

Leveraging Remote Patient Monitoring to Manage Chronic Disease
Mississippi understands the challenges and costs of a patient population with chronic diseases. The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth has a mission to bridge the gaps in the healthcare delivery system in order to improve the health of all Mississippians. Telehealth is able to connect rural residents to the specialists at the larger tertiary centers in the state, thus increasing access.  In August 2014, the UMMC Center for Telehealth launched The Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network to pilot an advanced healthcare model on patients with uncontrolled diabetes living in the Mississippi Delta.  The model employs evidenced based practice, multidisciplinary teams, and individualized nursing interaction in an effort to empower patients to better manage their diabetes. Our program focuses on decreasing health disparities; managing chronic diseases; reducing emergency room visits, hospital admissions and readmissions; and improving health quality while reducing the overall cost of care.

Topics will include:
-        Clinical outcomes from pilot and how it paved the way for reimbursement in Mississippi
-        Cost effective care model for chronic disease management for patients living in underserved areas.
-        The need for collaborative approach to managing chronic disease

Moderators
avatar for Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal

Managing Editor, Healthcare Informatics
Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT leadership and strategy for the renowned, award-winning publication. Since 2012, he has been covering the daily impact of regulatory measures on Healthcare Informatics’ CIO and CMIO-based audience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Adcock, FACHE

Michael Adcock, FACHE

Executive Director, Center for Telehealth, UMMC Center for Telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Michael Adcock is an emerging leader in the fast growing business of telehealth. As executive director for the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he guides the strategy and expansion of virtual medical care in communities across the region. Prior... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

1:45pm

Innovation and Challenges with Decentralized Payments and Smart Contracts
The session will address  what and who  the stakeholders are in healthcare, and how smart contracts can be deployed in decentralized payment system in healthcare, types of platforms that can be deployed, the structure of private blockchains, what the best public platforms for smart contracts with payments are, and if scalable, technological limitations .

In addition,  best case implementations ,where smart contracts are deployed , specifically, with healthcare payments and reimbursements

Moderators
avatar for Heather Flannery

Heather Flannery

Health Circle Global Lead, ConsenSys Health

Speakers
avatar for Avinash Burra

Avinash Burra

Product Manager, Digital Asset
Avinash Burra is the Healthcare Product Lead at Digital Asset, the leading provider of distributed ledger solutions to financial services and other highly regulated markets. Based in New York, Avinash works with large healthcare providers, payers, and clearinghouses to redesign common... Read More →
avatar for Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Esq.

Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Esq.

Former U.S. Treasury Senior Policy Advisor, Deloitte
Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi is a national security lawyer, banking and financial services, public policy and strategic regulatory expert, and until recently, he served as Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager at the United States Department of the Treasury. In this role, he developed... Read More →
avatar for Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PHD

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PHD

Assistant Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Data Scientist. He has published pioneering research in the intersection... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

2:00pm

The Write Stuff: Best Practices in Scientific Writing for Peer Review
Today’s healthcare industry is unapologetically data-driven. From virtual biotech start-ups to big pharma and independent research agencies, making data available to the public, whether positive or negative, is an integral component of any research and development effort. Among all the means available for scientific communications, peer-reviewed publications remain the gold standard platform for the public release and vetting of biomedical data, from preclinical to advanced-stage clinical studies. And behind most effective peer-review communication strategies and efforts, there is craft, knowledge and a mix of experience, intuition and resourcefulness.

Our session will focus on the rules and norms shaping the peer-review publication ecosystem, discussing best practices and industry guidance, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the approach, the standards, the development, and ultimately the publication, of biomedical manuscripts. Topics to be covered include: conceptualization: how different types of studies make it into manuscripts; steps to publication; industry guidance and authorship criteria: GPP3 and ICMJE; defining manuscripts: whitepaper vs peer-review publication vs editorial; journal selection; and management of the peer-review process.

As publications professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, we have provided strategic and executional support to clients around the world. Our goal is always the same: to excel as publication partners, from concept to print. We look forward to seeing you on October 24, 2018, for an informative and insightful session on best practices in peer-review publications.

Moderators
avatar for Tory Cenaj

Tory Cenaj

Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, Partners in Digital Health

Speakers
avatar for Ellen McCarthy

Ellen McCarthy

Managing Director, Cadent Medical Communications
Ellen brings a unique blend of scientific expertise and strategic thinking to her role as Managing Director at Cadent Medical Communications. Throughout her career in medical education and healthcare advertising, she has amassed significant experience developing strategic communication... Read More →
avatar for Julia Saiz Shimosato

Julia Saiz Shimosato

SVP, Syneos Health
Julia has over 15 years of experience in the field of medical communications, education, and advertising.  She holds a doctoral degree in molecular genetics from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and spent 5 years as a postdoctoral research fellow, later associate, at Memorial... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

2:00pm

The Proliferation of Concierge Medicine Business Models in Value Based Medicine
In a healthcare landscape that is increasingly shifting to value-based care, some patients are finding the amount of time their primary care physicians have for them dwindling and look for other methods of healthcare delivery to increase communication with their doctors. Many have turned to concierge medicine to address these problems. Here, patients pay an annual membership fee to be part of a concierge medicine model. Doctors will have fewer patients, but spend more time addressing medical concerns and preventing disease among their set of patients.

The session will address how concierge medicine can solve some of the biggest problems around traditional healthcare payment options. Does this model reduce costs in the short- and long-term? What apps are being developed in tandem?

What’s the physician and patient perspective toward concierge medicine?




Moderators
avatar for Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal

Managing Editor, Healthcare Informatics
Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT leadership and strategy for the renowned, award-winning publication. Since 2012, he has been covering the daily impact of regulatory measures on Healthcare Informatics’ CIO and CMIO-based audience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jay Parkinson

Jay Parkinson

Founder & CEO, Sherpaa
For the past 11 years, I’ve been building services that explore what the internet means to healthcare delivery. Two months after the iPhone was released back in 2007, I launched the world’s first mobile-powered house call doctor practice and it subsequently went viral racking... Read More →
avatar for Sandeep Pulim

Sandeep Pulim

CIO, Medici MD
Dr. Sandeep Pulim is a physician entrepreneur and digital health pioneer. Prior to joining Medici as Chief Innovation Officer in 2017, Sandeep helped to build one of the first venture backed health care e-learning platforms called medschool.com.  Since then Sandeep has been building... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

2:15pm

Early Experiences with Blockchain and EHRs
Usability, product value, role of cryptocurrency, standards, and EHR integration plus lessons learned from Embleema Health Blockchain public launch use case  to include patient usability, EMR format compliance, cysticfibrosis.com patient community feedback, and pharma feedback.




Moderators
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Chu

Robert Chu

CEO and CTO, Embleema
Recognizing the considerable potential of cloud and blockchain technologies in the healthcare industry and the need for better solves for care continuum and pervasive cyber-security issues, Robert founded Embleema in 2017 after a distinguished career at IBM and QuintilesIMS. Robert... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Keith Hanna

Dr. Keith Hanna

Chief Executive Officer, IPRD Solutions
From 2005-2015 Dr. Hanna was a board member and Chief Technology/Innovation Officer at EyeLock Corporation, a company he co-founded to enable the global deployment of iris recognition. EyeLock is now a leading biometric provider with major commercialization partners worldwide, i... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Kuzmeskas

Katherine Kuzmeskas

Presdient and Chief Executive Officer, SimplyVital Health, Inc.


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

2:30pm

Surfacing Dark Knowledge: How Blockchain Technology Enhances Academic Publishing
Significant portions of usable, and funded research never make it through the data funnel, getting lost as "dark knowledge." Blockchain technology offers new ways to bring this dark knowledge to light.  The panel will discuss how blockchain technology impacts research and scholarly outputs including attribution, reproducibility, immutibility and peer review. Discussions will include how the technology can promote more knowledge, abbreviating time to market. Emerging use cases will be highlighted to demonstrate how the technology has dislodged traditional academic publishing practices including the ability to mine dark knowledge for potential scientific break throughs.

Moderators
avatar for Tory Cenaj

Tory Cenaj

Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, Partners in Digital Health

Speakers
avatar for Sean Manion

Sean Manion

CEO, Science Distributed
Sean Manion is a neuroscientist and former federal research administrator. He is CEO of Science Distributed, dedicated to bringing health researchers together with blockchain as a layer of trust for better science, cheaper research, and faster miracles. He is a co-founder of the newly... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Morris

Courtney Morris

President, Co-Founder, ARTiFACTS
ARTiFACTS provides a simple, user-friendly platform, purpose built for academic and scientific research that leverages blockchain technology. Researchers can record a permanent, valid, and immutable chain of records in real-time, from the earliest stages of research for all research... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

2:30pm

Improving Healthcare Outcomes With Next Generation Internet (NGI): Global Case Study
Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities in improving healthcare outcomes with advanced technologies and Telehealth. From blockchain, to artificial intelligence, to quantum computing, and the next generation internet, we will discuss how advanced technologies can address the needs for personalized medicine, patient-centric healthcare, and leveraging the vast amount of data being captured today and in the future. Many data elements from petabytes of genomics data, to RWE (Real World Evidence), to implanted chips in patients, to WAMIII - Wearables and Medical Internet of Things Interoperability and Intelligence - are part of the evolving health IT landscape. With all this data, the TIPPSS elements are increasingly important - the Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security - of devices, data and patients.  Join us for an informative and thought provoking session on the promise and perils of this highly connected world, and how the Next Generation Internet can be part of the solution. 











Speakers
avatar for Shawnna Hoffman

Shawnna Hoffman

Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader, Watson AI & Quantum Computing, Global CoC, IBM
Ms. Hoffman serves as the Global Co-Leader for the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice driving global strategy and execution across clients, legal markets and internal groups. She was certified as an IBM Thought Leader in the capability of Consulting in 2015 and has a patent pending for... Read More →
avatar for Florence Hudson

Florence Hudson

Special Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University
Florence is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, consulting in advanced technology strategy and Diversity and Inclusion with industry, higher ed and government. She is Special Advisor for TrustedCI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University, as well as Special Advisor... Read More →
avatar for Carlo Piraino

Carlo Piraino

International Healthcare Consultant, Private
Dr. Piraino has extensive Health Care leadership experience. He has been a practicing RN since 1988 and has worked in many clinical areas to include ICU, Emergency Medicine, OP Clinics, Medical-Surgical, and all levels of Nursing leadership. He has worked at the highest levels of... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

2:45pm

What's Next for Blockchain?
You don't want to miss this discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Fred Bazzoli

Fred Bazzoli

Editor, Health Data Management
As Editor in Chief, Fred coordinates Health Data Management’s editorial operations, with oversight of digital news, print publications and special projects. Fred was most recently senior director of communications at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director for Hyperledger. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation... Read More →
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for ALPESH SHAH

ALPESH SHAH

SR DIR, IEEE
Alpesh Shah serves as the Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence at the IEEE Standards Association, where his focus is on organizational growth and advancements of ecosystems towards accelerated outcomes.Prior to joining the IEEE, Alpesh worked as a trusted advisor to and for a number of organizations in various industries with a focus on organizational growth.Alpesh holds an MBA with... Read More →
avatar for Tom Trowbridge

Tom Trowbridge

President, Hedera Hashgraph
Mr. Trowbridge has been advising and investing in technology companies since 1996, starting his career as an investment banker in the telecom group of Bear, Stearns & Co. He began investing in early stage companies in 1998, when he joined the private equity firm Alta Communications... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

3:00pm

Data Sharing? The Case for Blockchain at the Global Convergence of Healthcare, Life sciences, and Consumer Markets
Moderators
avatar for Ron Ribitzky, MD

Ron Ribitzky, MD

Founder & CEO, R&D Ribitzky
An entrepreneurial driver and enabler of pragmatic innovation, Dr. Ribitzky is a highly accomplished Physician executive with 30 years of cross-functional experience in Healthcare IT, Life-Sciences Informatics, and Precision Medicine. Dr. Ribitzky worked for and with global leading... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Abdullah Albeyatti

Abdullah Albeyatti

CEO and Co-Founder, Medicalchain
Dr Albeyatti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Medicalchain. He graduated from Imperial College London as a doctor in 2011. Recognised as an international speaker on blockchain and healthcare, he has been invited to speak at high profile events in New York, London, Paris and Japan to... Read More →
avatar for Uli Broedl

Uli Broedl

Medical Director and Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim, Canada
Dr. Uli Broedl, MD, is Medical Director and Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim Canada since January 2017. He is the medical representative of the company’s executive leadership team and oversees all aspects of clinical operations, clinical development... Read More →
avatar for Chrissa McFarlane

Chrissa McFarlane

Founder/CEO, Patientory
Chrissa McFarlane is the CEO of Patientory, a global currency and population health management service that regulates and secures patient data, Named as one of the top women “leaving their mark on the medtech field” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa launched Patientory in... Read More →
avatar for Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Lipscomb University
Dr. Clauson is an associate professor at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Nashville, TN, USA. Dr. Clauson previously served as founding director of the first World Health Organization Collaborating Center to prioritize mobile health (mHealth) initiatives... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

3:00pm

Making Telehealth a Strategic Asset to Achieve Efficiency
Efficiency is widely recognized as one of the most important concepts in economics and business, a generic definition from Knapp (1984) coins it as 'the allocation of scarce resources that maximizes the achievement of aims'. Organizations, hospitals, and health systems across the world have been implementing telehealth for their patients and employees with efficiency in mind. A variety of benefits and motivations for telehealth exist, this session explores the efficiencies realized (financial, clinical, operational, technical). Leading experts and senior leaders from UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, and Cloudbreak Health join this exciting panel to discuss how telehealth has become a strategic asset and made breakthrough efficiency impacts and results in their own and partner/client organizations.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Arkwright

Bryan Arkwright

Managing Consultant / Professor, Schumacher Clinical Partners / Wake Forest University School of Law
Bryan T. Arkwright works as a Managing Consultant with Schumacher Clinical Partners Consulting and Physician Advisory Services focusing on Telehealth / Telemedicine Strategy and Operations. Bryan’s immediate past experience was serving as Director of the Mission Center for Telehealth... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Edwards

James Edwards

CEO and Co-Founder, Cloudbreak Health, LLC
Jamey is the Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudbreak Health, a leading unified telemedicine company currently performing over 1,000,000 encounters annually in almost 1,000 hospitals nationwide. Cloudbreak's mission is to #HumanizeHealthcare by resolving healthcare disparities by integrating... Read More →
avatar for Richard Migliori, M.D.

Richard Migliori, M.D.

Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
In 2013, Dr. Richard Migliori was appointed executive vice president, Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for UnitedHealth Group, working with businesses across the enterprise to help improve health care quality, access and affordability. He is an active member of the company's... Read More →
avatar for John Mattison

John Mattison

Asst. Med. Dir. Chief Health Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente, Faculty, Singularity University, Kaiser Permanente
John Mattison, is the Chief Medical Information Officer and Assistant Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente. He focuses on transforming care delivery with information technology, through convergence of exponential technologies and data liquidity. He led the design and implementation... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

3:00pm

Coffee and Refreshments
Coffee and refreshments will be available on the 1st and 5th floors.

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1st and 5th Floors, Lerner Hall, Columbia University

3:20pm

Blockchain Technology in Clinical Trials
“The rights, safety, and well-being of subjects participating in clinical trials are most important considerations [E6 (R2) Good Clinical Practice]”. The objective of this session is to discuss the value proposition of blockchain technology for various stakeholders in the complex clinical trial ecosystem, barriers that limit the adoption of blockchain technology in clinical trials, and opportunities to overcome those challenges.

Thank you , Bronze Sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim

Speakers
avatar for Uli Broedl

Uli Broedl

Medical Director and Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim, Canada
Dr. Uli Broedl, MD, is Medical Director and Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim Canada since January 2017. He is the medical representative of the company’s executive leadership team and oversees all aspects of clinical operations, clinical development... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

3:30pm

IEEE-SA and BHTY Workgroup: Roadmap for Digitalizing Clinical Trials
Digitalization of Clinical Trials from End-to-End – The Right Time is Now to Jump in
 -  there are many hype words thrown around  in the healthcare sector in an effort to place the impetus on the need for change.   – “disruptive,” “innovation,” “breakthrough” and more-

Put aside the hype – the lukewarm approach to embracing digital technologies for
clinical trials is over. The fever pitch of emerging technology applications impacting clinical trials
are providing solutions for trial sponsors to combat the mounting challenges of cost and delays
in bringing medicine to the market. The time is right to jump in to digitalizing the process if you
want to get ahead of the curve in efficiency and efficacy to enhance patient safety and
accelerate drug development.

The reality is simple - cutting-edge technologies can revolutionize
the clinical trials model not only by optimizing the processes but delivering more value for
patients and all the critical stakeholders. This session will feature an interactive panel discussion
addressing the following key points:
1. What is the roadmap for an end-to-end digitalized clinical trial? What are the
limitations? What are the opportunities?
2. Debunking the myth that digitization is digitalization of clinical trials
3. Identifying all potential areas where technologies like Blockchain, Robotic Process
Automation, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence can digitize Clinical Trials
4. Can digitalization meet all the expectations of all stakeholders – regulatory, patients,
pharma and others?
5. The combination of AI and Machine learning for “data-driven” decision models -what
are we looking to solve, what will it change?

Moderators
avatar for Todd Eury

Todd Eury

Founder, Pharmacy Podcast Network
"The most intriguing and important aspect of business is quality networking. To me, the most fulfilling part of my career has been building meaningful relationships which drive change, create improvements, and enhance people's lives."Todd Eury grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walter De Brouwer

Walter De Brouwer

CEO and Founder, doc.ai
Walter A. De Brouwer Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of doc.ai, an AI company with a presence on the Blockchain that uses Machine Learning on Precision Medicine. The company started in August 2016 and together with DLA Piper closed a successful Initial Coin Offering in 2017 (Concurrent... Read More →
avatar for Basker Gummadi

Basker Gummadi

Digital Innovation, Bayer
Basker is lead in Digital Innovation at Bayer.  Basker’s role is to develop and execute a solid program and lay a foundation for innovation and digital in the U.S, and work with the Americas to leverage and/or contribute to global approaches. The purpose is to drive digital innovation... Read More →
avatar for John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously... Read More →
avatar for Amar Das, MD, PhD

Amar Das, MD, PhD

Director, Learning Health Systems, IBM Research
Amar Das joined IBM in 2016 as a Director in IBM's Healthcare and Life Sciences research organization.  Amar is advancing the healthcare research agenda at IBM by proposing, modeling, and executing clinical studies and clinical trials of IBM solutions within healthcare. The research... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

3:30pm

MUSC National Beacon of Telehealth Excellence: Case Use for Future Deployment
In 2017 MUSC was one of two academic health systems recognized by the federal government as a Telehealth Center of Excellence. The Health Resources and Services Administration gave MUSC this designation in recognition of MUSC’s expansive breadth and depth of telehealth services, most of which are in medically underserved areas of South Carolina, a state with a high burden of chronic disease and health disparities. This panel presentation will include three key leaders of MUSC’s telehealth program and focus on practical strategies organizations can deploy to successfully develop and implement telehealth services. The panel will share the structured, guiding framework MUSC applies to telehealth service development which includes strategy, development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement. Additionally, MUSC will share a value proposition framework for telehealth services, recognizing that financial performance is integral to sustaining and scaling telehealth services. Finally, the session will conclude with MUSC’s aspirational vision for the future of digital discovery and telehealth delivery, offering the potential to transform healthcare.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Ford

Dee Ford

Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Dee W. Ford, MD, MSCR, is a Professor of Medicine in the Medical University of South Carolina’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Her clinical focus is critical care and her research focus includes palliative/end-of-life care, quality improvement, and reducing... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn King Cristaldi M.D.

Kathryn King Cristaldi M.D.

Associate Program Director, Center of Excellence, Medical University of South Carolina
Kathryn King Cristaldi, M.D., MHS, is the medical Director for School Based Health and an assistant professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital. She directs the clinical care and programmatic functioning of both in-person and telemedicine School Based... Read More →
avatar for James McElligott

James McElligott

Medical Director for Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
James T. McElligott, M.D., MSCR, is the Medical Director for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.  He oversees the Center for Telehealth at MUSC. Dr. McElligott’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

3:40pm

The Decentralization Zeitgeist: Can the Revolution be Real?
What does the future look like if blockchain is the foundation of the future economy? Join us to explore the culture, economics, and inner dynamics of this burgeoning industry. Who is leading the charge? What are the values and ideologies driving the growth of this technology and how might that impact the nature of the global economy five, ten, twenty years from now?

 Finally who is using these new decentralized tools? How does a tech-heavy enterprise like blockchain enable the average non-tech consumer to maximize its utility? What are the barriers to mainstream adoption and how can we best bridge them?

 In a decentralized industry what would it mean to come together? How might we pool resources to build the non-technical infrastructure necessary to meaningfully advance mainstream blockchain adoption?

Speakers
avatar for Shira Frank

Shira Frank

Co-Founder, Maiden
Shira brings over 15 years of work in politics, social change, women’s philanthropy, and fundraising with her role as Co-Founder of Maiden, a company devoted to building a more intelligent economy by diversifying the leaders, makers, and culture of Blockchain Technology. Shira spent... Read More →
avatar for Fennie Wang

Fennie Wang

COO and Chief of Regulatory, OpenWater Capital
Fennie Wang is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field. She is the COO and Chief of Regulatory for OpenWater Capital, a hedge fund focused entirely on digital asset and cryptocurrency markets. In addition, she works on strategic projects with the Bancor, a decentralized... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

4:00pm

What Are Autonomous Agents and Game Theory?
Autonomous agent systems are already used in countless applications such as chatbots, email, vehicles, and manufacturing.  This session will provide a gentle introduction to the science behind agent-based software and the application of game theory to blockchain technology.  Discussion will delve into how game theory - an area of mathematics and strategic thinking - integrates with autonomous agents.  This type of integration provides opportunities for applications in the areas of arbitrage, negotiation and optimization. For health systems, this has the potential to reduce friction between the provider and the consumer.  The session will conclude with a simple example of a medical eligibility check as a proposed model for arbitrage and negotiation using autonomous agent-based game theory.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Tanner

Ted Tanner

Co-Founder, CTO, PokitDok
Ted Tanner is Co-Founder and CTO of PokitDok and a creator of DokChain, blockchain for healthcare. Focused primarily on Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Systems, Ted has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft and held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

4:00pm

How Blockchain Can Improve Patient Outcomes & Reduce Healthcare Costs
Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Abdulla

Ahmed Abdulla

Founder/CEO , Digipharm, and UN/CEFACT, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Digipharm
Ahmed Abdulla is the Founder and CEO of Digipharm. Digipharm has developed the world's first blockchain-based smart contract platform for innovative pricing & value based reimbursement and the worlds first 'live' RWE repository that rewards patients for their contribution.   He has... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

4:00pm

Netflixing Clinical Trials: How TeleHealth is Changing the Clinical Trial Forever
Speakers
avatar for Stan Kachnowski

Stan Kachnowski

Chair, HITLAB
Professor Stan Kachnowski, PhD MPA CSEP, an Oxford trained researcher, has taught over 5,000 students from Columbia University, IIT-Delhi, and Quinnipiac College. His teaching and research over the past 25 years includes educating graduate level and executive students on 4 continents... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

4:20pm

Embedded Belief Systems: The Most Overlooked, Least Understood Opportunity in the Healthcare Blockchain Space
The most exciting part of blockchain and DLT innovation is not technical. It’s social. In fact, Blockchain could be the most exciting socio-economic experiment of our lifetimes. For the first time in our lives, innovative communities have the opportunity to build healthcare solutions that codify the belief systems of their creators. This is a remarkable and often-overlooked feature of blockchain system development could hold its greatest potential in use cases ranging from patient-centered care delivery to decentralization of the supply chain. This presentation will discuss why this concept is powerful, how this is new / different from the past, and why it makes innovation difficult but all the more meaningful.

Speakers
avatar for John Bass

John Bass

Founder and CEO, Hashed Health
a healthcare innovation firm focused on accelerating the design, development and meaningful utilization of blockchain technologies and networks. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in collaborative health platforms, patient engagement, systems... Read More →


  • LOCATION East Auditorium

4:20pm

Blockchain 102 - Anatomy of Coding
Introduction and top line reveiw of hash functions, encryption in health care, and creating a ledger. This is a great session for those that DON'T have a  tech background, if you are new to blockchain ,or those who want a refresher/review.  Learn how to setup your own blockchain project with code from Github with a simple walkthrough approach to the information you need to use.



Speakers
avatar for Priya Ramaswamy

Priya Ramaswamy

Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Priya Ramaswamy is an Anesthesiology resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Priya obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and her MD from Tufts University School... Read More →


  • LOCATION West Auditorium

4:20pm

Telemedicine and Digital Health to Improve the Value of Health Care
Telehealth is a new health care delivery model that could provide significant value to patients and reshape the health care system. With the advent of digital health innovation, we have such an abundance of opportunities... the session  will  address the exciting future of connected medicine and the opportunities we have to make a global difference in patient care.

Speakers
avatar for Oren Mechanic

Oren Mechanic

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Mechanic is an Emergency Medicine attending at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and is a Fellow of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Dr. Mechanic’s interests and activities are health... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Room 555, 5th Floor, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
  • LOCATION Room 555

4:45pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Tory Cenaj

Tory Cenaj

Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, Partners in Digital Health


  • LOCATION East Auditorium