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Konstantin Mehl, CEO

Kaia Health

Konstantin is a serial entrepreneur based in New York and Munich. Prior to founding Kaia Health, he started a premium food delivery company and scaled it to 5000 employees before IPOing it under the delivery hero umbrella brand.
 
He earned a Masters degree in Finance and a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.
   

 
                      

Lin Wan, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Stella Technology

Lin Wan is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Stella Technology, a healthcare information technology and interoperability leader serving payers, providers, vendors, health information exchanges (HIEs) and government entities in solving their care coordination, physician collaboration, patient engagement and systems integration and interoperability challenges through innovative products and services.

 A seasoned technologist with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare software development, Dr. Wan has a track record of successfully leading the design and development of interoperable healthcare solutions.  As Director of Engineering at Axolotl, a company credited for creating the health information exchange (HIE) space, Dr. Wan led the development of Axolotl's Elysium product suite, including its HIE platform, Clinical Messaging®, EMR, order entry, eRx, public health reporting and analytics applications.  In her position as Director of Product Strategy at OptumInsight, a UnitedHealth Group company, Dr. Wan played a key role in designing Optum's next generation healthcare cloud platform.

      


 
  Edward M. Brown, MD, M.S.M., Chief Executive Officer

Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

Dr. Brown is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), one of the largest and most active integrated telemedicine networks in the world.

Dr. Brown has won numerous awards for his work in Telemedicine, including most recently, a Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to health care in Canada. In 2010, he was chosen as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by a national media panel sponsored by the Globe and Mail, CTV and La Presse. He is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association, which named him to its College of Fellows in 2015.

An emergency physician who studied mathematics and engineering before embarking on his medical career, Dr. Brown is a passionate advocate for telemedicine as a tool to improve access to care, quality of care and the sustainability of health care systems

    


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mads Frost, Co-Founder and CPO

Monsenso 

Mads Frost, PhD, is a Post Doc at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) where he works in the Pervasive Interaction Technology (PIT) lab. Prior to this, Dr. Frost completed his PhD, centered around designing personal health technologies, with MONARCA as an example of this. His main research areas are human-computer interaction (HCI), Pervasive healthcare, Ubiquitous computing, Quantified Self (QS), and Personal Informatics. Additionally, Dr Frost is the Co-founder of Monsenso ApS, where he serves as the Chief Product Officer (CPO). 

        


 
 

 

 

 

 

Kari Kohtamäki, Key Account Manager

VTT

Kari works as Key Account Manager for wellness and healthcare technologies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., with special focus on Digital Health. This role involves assessing future trends and customer needs in this field, as well as creating international partnership networks for VTT.

He has a 20-year business background from working with global medical device companies, most recently at GE Healthcare. Kari has gathered an extensive business experience from various international management positions ranging from product development to marketing, sales and business development.

    


 
  Sajid Ahmed, CEO

WISE Healthcare Inc

Sajid Ahmed was named CEO of WISE Healthcare, an Innovation, AI and workflow design Healthcare company providing innovation, implementation science and design for Healthcare.  WISE Healthcare also delivers artificial intelligence (AI) strategy and software engineering to healthcare organziations looking to advance their services.

Sajid Ahmed was the Chief Information and Innovation Officer of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles. He led the new hospital’s (now open two years) more than $70 million health information technology initiative and launching an innovation hub on the 42-acre MLK Medical Center Campus.  He currently serves as an advisor to the CEO and CIIO.

 

     


 
 

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie MD MBA FACEP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy

Sharecare

Widely regarded as an authority on implementing strategies for health in the digital space and our daily lives, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie is a practicing Emergency Department physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, national media/television health expert, Sharecare’s SVP of Clinical Strategy, and a national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Her unique position at the intersection of medicine, media, and business enables Dr. Gillespie’s deep understanding of the stakeholders and steps necessary to transform how we think about health. 

As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Long Gillespie is a frequent health expert on national TV and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, FoxNews Network, The Doctors, and The Dr. Oz show. In addition, she is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post and DoctorOz.com for “The Busy Woman’s Guide to Health…and Sanity", is a featured blogger on MindBodyGreen.com, and previous host of Sharecare Radio. 

 


 
 

Daniel Stegman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman 

Infocare International

Daniel is the Founder of Infocare and the Soteria, ReveLight and Sozo health management systems.  Prior to Infocare, Daniel was the Chief Operating Officer of Hospiplan SA, a hospital management company.  HospipIan owned, built and managed private hospitals in South Africa and Namibia. Daniel is a qualified Maxillo Facial Surgeon. He was in private practice for twenty-four years prior to his entry in the healthcare hospital management and health technology markets.

 


 


 
Salim Kizaraly, SVP & Founder, 

Stella Technology

Salim Kizaraly is Senior Vice-President of Business Development and Founder at Stella Technology, responsible for the company’s sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and abroad, contributing to Stella’s significant growth since its inception in 2012.

As a seasoned executive with over 17 years in the industry, Salim's exposure to a variety of positions ranging from Engineering to Sales provides him a great insight into the health IT market, customers and technologies. In his latest role prior to founding Stella Technology, he managed the Solution Architecture team at Axolotl/OptumInsight, whose role was to facilitate the acquisition of the Optum Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution through consultative sales and deep domain expertise.

 

   


 
 

Julie Bretland, Director 

OurMobileHealth

Julie Bretland founded Our Mobile Health, to improve quality and provide confidence in the digital health sector by assessing health apps for app developers and health care organisations. This builds on a background of developing, launching and managing innovative mobile services for many years for big corporates and start-ups across Europe and Africa.
 
She was an expert advisor on digital health at the London Health Commission and set up DigitalHealth.London on behalf of the on behalf of the 3 London Academic Health Science Networks, MedCity and the London Mayor. She sits on the EU mhealth working group and supports the UK National Information Board in the work of evaluating apps

 

     


 
 

Matthew HEIN, International Trade Specialist,

US Department of Commerce (USA) 

Since September 2005, Matthewhas followed medical device issues in Southeast Asia, and tracked domestic and international developments in the Health Information Technology (Health IT) sector. Since 2014, he has added India and China medical device issues to his portfolio.

In October 2010, he completed an 18-month set of courses and work assignments to graduate from the Commerce Department’s Executive Leadership Development Program. Prior to joining ITA, Mr. Hein worked as a statistician/economist for two trade associations, the Beer Institute (1994-2004) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (2004-2005). Mr. Hein received his MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1988.

       


 
 

Dr Karen Bell, Workgroup Chair, Director of the Center for Health and Care,

JBS International

Karen Bell, MD, MMS, is Director of the JBS Center for Sustainable Health and Care  --  an organization devoted to assuring that all components and participants in health care reform have the support and services needed to successfully reach their goals of high quality cost effective care that meets the needs of all patients and clients.  Dr. Bell has extended and varied expertise in health information technology (HIT), quality assurance, clinical practice, and public health in both the private and public sectors.   As  Chair of the Certification Commission for HIT for 5 years,  she lead the development and publication of the ACO/HIT Framework  --   a publically available document that guides organizations through the health care transformation process.   Between 2005 and 2008, Dr. Bell was Director, Office of Health Information Technology Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and, in 2006, served as Acting Deputy of ONC when the National Coordinator position was under recruitment..  She currently serves on the Massachusetts HIT Council, the governance body which oversees the development of the state’s HIT infrastructure.  She also serves on the boards of Healtinfonet, Maine’s  statewide HIE, and Onpoint Health Data, a data integration and analytics group that creates all payer claims data bases in a number of states. 

Prior appointments held by Dr. Bell include Senior Vice President, HIT Services, Masspro, the federally-contracted  Quality Improvement Organization within Massachusetts; Division Director, Quality Improvement Group/Office of Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) from 2004 to 2005; and Medical Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Rhode Island (2004) and of Anthem BCBS of Maine (2001-2004).  She also has served as Associate Medical Director, Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., Boston; Medical Director, BCBS of Massachusetts; Associate Medical Director, Harvard Community Health Plan/Pilgrim Health Care, Boston; and Deputy and Acting Health Director, Monroe County Health Department, Rochester, N.Y.  She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and her master of medical science degree from Brown University, Providence, R.I.  Dr. Bell has clinical experience as a board certified physician in internal medicine and also was an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester, and Clinical Instructor at Harvard University School of Medicine. 

      


 
 

William Rudmann PhD, RHIA, Executive Director

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Executive Director of the Institute and serves as Faculty in the Chicago School of Medicine and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet within Rosalind Franklin University. In his role as Executive Director, Rudman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute, which includes managing committees and staff as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the University President or his/her designee and the Institute Executive Council.

Before moving to the Institute, Rudman was the Executive Director and VP of Academic Visioning for the AHIMA Foundation and has worked for 20 years in Academia as a Professor in health information management. Rudman also served as the director of the HIT core for the Delta Regional Institute and oversaw implementation of an electronic exchange for tracking medical errors in a network of rural Mississippi hospitals. He served on the state of Mississippi Task Force for health information exchange, and chaired the education committee. Rudman was the PI on the HISPC grant for education and training for the implementation of electronic medical records for the state of Tennessee.

       


 
 

Yuri Quintana PhD, Director 

Global Health Informatics

Yuri is the Director of Global Health Informatics in the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on developing innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients and families to collaborate on a worldwide basis. He has developed several global online collaboration networks for health care delivery and innovative applications in mobile health. 
 
Previously, Quintana was a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics, and a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario. Quintana also served as director of the New Media Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. He has been the chair of five international conferences on medical informatics. Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering. 

     


 
 

Dominique Hurley, Vice President,

Strategic Partnerships Innovation at HealthVerity

Dominique is an expert in Bio/Pharma commercial operations with a focus on commercial 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 in healthcare data access and management. Prior to HealthVerity, Dominique was Senior Director, Commercial Operations at Biogen where she led the aggregation of specialty pharmacy data for the multiple sclerosis and hematology franchises unifying the information and its use across the enterprise.

She also led key initiatives on measurement and reporting strategy to support a better understanding of patient and physician needs for both mature and launch brands. Prior to Biogen, she led the information strategy, technology and commercial operations set up for Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in advance of their first commercial launch, Linzess

      


 
 

 Giles WARD, COO

 Hashed Health

Giles Ward has spent most of his career in Healthcare starting at WebMD/ Emdeon (now Change Healthcare) and then with LBMC a Nashville based healthcare transaction consulting group.  In 2008 he moved in-house with one of his clients, DSI Renal, where a debt restructuring and turn around led to a successful sale to DaVita in 2012. 

After the sale of DSI, part of the management team got backing to buy back sites in the FTC mandated divestiture.  Through organic growth and acquisition, the second iteration of DSI grew from 30 to 100 centers before merging with US Renal at the end of 2015. After the merger, Giles spent the summer not checking email and playing hooky with family in his native South Africa before returning to help start Hashed Health. 

 


 
 

 Bill CHAMBLIN, Chief Operating Officer 

 BlockChange

During his career, Bill has built businesses in highly technical areas. During 20 years in telecommunications industry, he was a co-founder/president of a fully integrated, regional mobile network operator (MNO) covering a large, multi-county area in central PA.  Bill also led Life Mist Technologies in its primary mission to commercialize an acoustic atomization technology in several key markets. Recently, this company focused on broad area healthcare decontamination involving the eradication of pathogens in hospitals that cause Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s).  Bill is currently a Partner with EnableHealth, a professional services company dedicated to advancing healthcare globally through the innovative application of technology.  In addition, he is the COO for BlockChange, an initiative involving both a global, virtual accelerator for blockchain entrepreneurs and a pan-industry Global Blockchain Center of Excellence (CoE) organized to support the visibility, growth, standards, best practices and commercialization of this emerging technology.  At its core, the CoE will act as a preeminent educational hub for the blockchain and support of use cases in business and government. Working closely with Penn Center for Innovation Ventures, Bill is the acting CEO of Excetra, a young company founded to commercialize Penn Medicine IP involving orthopaedic arthroscopic surgical instruments for procedures on the knee. He also serves in a mentorship role for Canadian Technology Accelerator to support young Canadian health IT companies with product commercialization in the US. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed both English and Pre-medical studies.  He also participated in a graduate Biology program at Tulane University. 

 

       


 
 

 Tina WELLMAN, Vice President of Sales, North America

 Pulse InfoFrame

Tina Wellman is the Vice President of Sales for Pulse InfoFrame. In this role, she is responsible for leading the North American sales and marketing activities for the company.

Tina has more than 20 years of experience as a dedicated health care leader in the clinical and technology environment. Her career began as an engaged clinician and transitioned to sales and management where she has found her passion. Tina’s mission has been to develop and implement short and long-term solutions to meet the modern healthcare needs for multiple environments. She has worked with many of the top health care institutions in the US and Canada providing professional services, hardware and software solutions for medical practices, surgical centers, hospitals and laboratories. She joined Pulse from EndoSoft, where she served as vice president of sales and marketing. Her previous experience also includes successfully managing sales teams for several other health care technology companies as a strategic consultant. She and her teams have won numerous company sales awards in these markets.

Tina holds a Bachelor of business administration and Management from AIU in Atlanta, Georgia and a Green Belt in LEAN from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN.

     


 
   
Larry Steinberg, EVP/Co-founder,
 
Cloud DX

Larry Steinberg, MBA, is EVP of Global Business Development and Co-founder of Cloud DX.  Larry has been focused on the Telehealth/Telemedicine market for the last 7 years and has been involved in some of the largest Remote Patient Monitoring deployments in the US.  His vast experience in Telehealth includes deploying thousands of vital sign monitoring devices to 10’s of thousands of patients.

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Larry has had many successful businesses in healthcare, technology and services including being founder of his background check company - AppChek.  Most recently and prior to being a Co-founder of Cloud DX, Larry was Director of Business Development at Trapollo, the leading Telehealth Service Provider that was purchased by Cox Communications in 2015.


 
   
Eric Glazer, Vice President of Innovation

 Best Doctors

For over the past 6 years he has been charged with creating new products and services.  In his most recent role, Eric developed, and now currently oversees, Onward by Best Doctors™, a novel, telemental health service that supports patients suffering from depression and anxiety who are also on short or long term disability.  In this role Eric works closely with leading practitioners and insurance executives throughout the country to provide patients and their general practitioners, with expert insights, recommendations and coping skills.  
 
Throughout his two-decade career Eric has been producing leading new services, educational programming and thought-leadership events in healthcare, in addition to launching various digital products to support clinician engagement.