January 14, 2021
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Accelerate Health


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Episode 4: Pharma and Provider Collaborations with Innovative Startups

Join fellow innovators and unconventional thinkers as we examine big pharma’s evolving relationships within the healthcare ecosystem. Episode four sessions and conversation include:

  • Collaborating from the Inside Out with Pharma: After Mass General Brigham announced its $100 million plans to build a more efficient, patient experience digital health initiative, we wanted to learn more about the trendsetting strategy. Three of Partners’ digital health innovation leaders will take the stage to discuss how the organization’s internal digital strategy creates a pathway to collaboration and strategic alliances with pharmaceutical companies.
  • Partnering with Startups: Pharma companies are always searching for startups with solutions capable of delivering better outcomes and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Respected industry thought leader, Naomi Fried will join James Parshall, Eli Lilly and Company’s Director, Digital Health Innovation to explore what pharma companies look for in an innovative startup with potentially disruptive technology.
  • The Role of Digital Health in COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment: Let’s state the obvious: the COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be unprecedented. If everyone on earth were to receive the vaccine, it would require nearly 15 billion doses which is a massive undertaking on its own, not even considering 2nd dose distribution. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the roll of digital tools in this massive undertaking and how past vaccines lessons are helping us navigate the new challenge.

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Keynote Speaker - Episode 1
Sachin Jain
President and CEO
SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan
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Keynote Speaker - Episode 2
Bryan Roberts
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Keynote Speaker - Episode 3
Karen Murphy
EVP, Chief Innovation Officer and Founding Director, Steele Institute for Health Innovation
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Sangeeta Agarawal
founder and CEO
Helpsy Health
Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Kerry Amato
Executive Director, Health Innovation
Troy Ament
Christel Anderson
Vice President Informatics
Paul Apen
Chief Business & Operations Officer
E Ink Corporation
Oriana Beaudet
Vice President, Nursing Innovation, ANA Enterprise
American Nurses Association
Christopher Boone
Vice President, Global Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Michael Capriotti
Vice President, Integration
Virtua Health
Whende Carroll
Nurse Evolution
Anthony Chang
Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, Medical Director CHOC Heart Failure Program
Pothik Chatterjee
Executive Director, Innovation & Research
LifeBridge Health
Paul Coyne
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Practice & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery
Reenita Das
Partner & SVP Transformational Health
Frost & Sullivan
Stephanie Fendrick
Chief Strategy Officer
Virtua Health
Naomi Fried
Chief Executive Officer
Health Innovation Strategies
Bianca Gonzalez
Founder and CEO
Tom Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Virtua Health
Nancy Green
HIMSS Aging Taskforce
Katya Hancock
Investor Network Director
StartUp Health
Robert Havasy
Managing Director
Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS
Pam Hoffman
Medical Director, Telehealth Services
Yale New Haven Health
Robbie Hughes
Emily Kagan-Trenchard
Vice President, Digital Innovation & Strategy
Northwell Health
Swapna Kakani
Patient Advocate and Founder
Swapna Speaks
Jennifer Kent
Senior Director
Parks Associates
Joe Kvedar
Senior Advisor, Virtual Care
Mass General Brigham
Marion Leary
Director of Innovation
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Megan Mahoney
Chief of Staff
Stanford Health Care
Brook McCall
Director, Tech Access Initiative
United Spinal Association
Kathleen McGrow
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team
Richard Milani
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Ochsner Health System
Gregg Mohrmann
Director and Co-Lead, Informatics & Technology Practice
The Chartis Group
Faisal Mushtaq
SVP and General Manager, Clinical Networks
Change Healthcare
Skip Newberry
President and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Association of Oregon
Lisa Ousley
Assistant Professor of Nursing
East Tennessee State University
James Parshall
Director, Connected Health & Devices External Innovation
Eli Lilly and Company
Callie Patel
Director, Innovation Consulting
Viraj Patwardhan
Vice President Digital Design and Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Nicole Paulk
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Advocate Aurora Health
Tim Raderstorf
Chief Innovation Officer, College of Nursing
The Ohio State University
Sokwoo Rhee
Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Betty Jo Rocchio
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Faye Sahai
Co-Founder and Partner
Mirai SV Global
Joyce Sensmeier
Senior Advisor, Informatics
Rasu Shrestha
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Atrium Health
Liz Stokes
Director, Center for Ethics and Human Rights
American Nurses Association
Indu Subaiya
President and Co-Founder
Catalyst @ Health 2.0
Victoria Tiase
Director of Research Science
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Sara Vaezy
Chief Digital Strategy Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Anupam Vats
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Maria Velissaris
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SteelSky Ventures
Charlotte Yeh
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Adrian Zai
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Megan Zweig
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Accelerate Health Advisory Board

The Accelerate Health Advisory Board comprises health innovation experts from across the healthcare ecosystem, including hospitals and health systems, health plans, venture capital investment, pharma, patient advocacy groups and other visionary leaders in the field.

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Yvonne Chan
Senior Director Digital Medicine
Otsuka Pharma
Chris Dancy
Health and Wellness Pioneer, Entrepreneur Author, and "The World's Most Connected Human"
John Halamka
Mayo Clinic Digital Platform
Swapna Kakani
Patient Advocate and Founder
Swapna Speaks
Dipa Mehta
VP Corporate Venture Capital and Innovation
Advocate Aurora Health
Richard Milani
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Ochsner Health System
James Parshall
Director of Digital Innovation
Eli Lilly
Indu Subaiya
Co-founder and President, Catalyst@Health 2.0 and Senior Advisor
Sara Vaezy
Chief Digital Strategy Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Anupam Vats
Senior Director of Product Innovation
Adrian Zai
Director of Research
Partners HealthCare

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Health 2.0 Annual Conference, a HIMSS Event, has been canceled. Over the years, Health 2.0 has debuted hundreds of digital health companies and connected thousands in the health ecosystem on a mission to disrupt the status quo. Now HIMSS is pleased to introduce its novel, innovation-focused content and connectivity platform: Accelerate Health.


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