Editor-in-Chief, Research and Academia
Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing, an organization with members in 62 countries which represents 50 million older people. Dr. Barratt is a Churchill Fellow, and recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Canada in recognition of efforts to enhance the understanding of ageing, engaging governments and improving QOL of older people. Dr. Barratt represents the IFA at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She is directly responsible for formal relations with the Ageing and Life Course Department of the World Health Organization. She holds numerous adjunct academic positions, executive positions, and board positions, including Age Macular Degeneration Alliance International and Baycrest, which is one the world’s premier academic health sciences centres focused on ageing.
Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Innovation
Transforming developing countries into economic growth engines with new digital technologies. Co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a cross-border incubator and advisor to technology start-ups located in India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the US, focusing on tele-education, telehealth, sustainable food production, and cyber-security. Board member of Directors of Creative Intelligence Associates, one of Japan’s top branding strategy firms. Previously served as President for leading technology companies such as PTC Japan and as the Vice President-Asia Pacific for Autodesk. Senior Partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Regional Vice President of Management Services and IT consulting at EDS/A.T. Kearney in Japan, and Board Member for EDS Japan operations. Author of 101 Lesser Known Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor, he has an HBA and MBA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Stanford Law School.
Advisory Board Members
Richard Anglin, President and CEO, telmedx
Founding CEO of mobile phone-based telemedicine platform that delivers high-resolution video and remotely captured images into a Web browser enabling seamless remote care delivery. Earlier Rick was the founding CEO of two satellite telecommunications companies, Omninet Corporation and Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corporation, and has led the creation and deployment of wireless systems for forty years, including a digital cellular system in Indonesia for PT Satelindo and a teleport and Internet switching center in Japan for NTT. He worked at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab in California, and has developed and exited successful startup companies. He also holds several issued patents. Degrees: BSCE, MRP and JD
Bill Kelly, CEO & Co-founder, ReelDx
Founding CEO of live and stored video platform that enables end-to-end HIPAA compliance and APIs that enables integration into medical workflow. Former CEO of Learning.com, Co-founder of Sapient Health Network and VP of Commerce at WebMD. He serves as board member and advisor on numerous start-ups including Great Minds, Ideaphora Inc., BLIS, Learning Matters, Syndical, BridgeFront and Wealth Habit. Former Mayor’s Economic Council Member in the City of Portland. Bill is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and attended Brigham Young University where he obtained his BA in German and International Relations.
Richard I. Levin, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, CEO and President, The Gold Foundation
Richard I. Levin, MD has studied the heart as both the instrument of blood flow and the metaphorical source of our humanity. For the past five years, he has served as President and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation – dedicated to supporting health professionals in training and practice while advocating for compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Principal for Health Affairs at McGill from 2006 to 2011, Dr. Levin is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at both McGill University in Montreal and at New York University where he was also Vice Dean for Education, Faculty and Academic Affairs. Prior to joining the Gold Foundation, he served a year as Senior Scholar in Residence at the Association for Academic Health Centers in Washington, DC. Dr. Levin earned a B.S. in Biology with Honors from Yale University and graduated from the NYU School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Levin is a physician, investigator, educational innovator, scientist, inventor and essayist. The author of numerous papers, he has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. His honors include the Valentine Mott Medal, the Ester Hoffman Beller Research Award, election to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and being the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Wake Forest University.
Dr. Levin’s professional interests include endothelial cell biology, the prevention of athero-thrombotic events, the nature of empathy, the reformation of medicine for the support of compassionate, collaborative care and the role of the new information technologies in medical education and practice.
Robert Matthews, PhD., CEO of NudgeWorX, President of Synaural
Dr. Matthews is an accomplished, hands-on executive with a 20-year track record of leading and driving highly innovative, successful organizations. Rob has raised over $100M in research revenue from government and private investors, founded 6 companies, and developed and brought to market more than 12 products, including 6 medical devices. He is inventor or co-inventor on 20 patents. Rob’s success stems from his ability to analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify potential opportunities and risks, and bring together cross-functional high performance teams to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions. These solutions have expanded markets, created new opportunities, enhanced competitiveness, and improved customer satisfaction.
Chris Wasden, Professor of Innovation & Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at Univ. of Utah
Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and he also serves as the Associate Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation at University of Utah Health Sciences. He is on the advisory board of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Systems Innovation. Previous to joining the University of Utah he was the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader at PwC, the leading global professional services firm. His is a global expert and thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies play in transforming healthcare. He has written and published over 60 articles and reports on the topic, and he speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behavior. He advises leading companies on how digital technologies and innovations can create new markets and opportunities (AT&T, Telefonica, Qualcomm, Intel, Sharp, Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Swisscom, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Roche Diagnostics, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Genentech, Partners Healthcare, just to name a few). He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in nine different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation. He is a contributing author on the next addition of the Biodesign textbook published by Cambridge University Press and a upcoming textbook on healthcare analytics (to be published by Elsevier) where he outlines the predictive potential of connected digital health. Dr. Wasden has a doctorate (EdD) in human and organizational learning from George Washington University in Washington, DC, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and bachelor degrees in accounting (BS) and Asian studies (BA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Editorial Board Members
Bryan Arkwright, Senior Consultant at Subsidium Healthcare
Bryan T. Arkwright works as a Senior Consultant with Subsidium Healthcare focusing on Telehealth / Telemedicine Strategy and Operations. Bryan’s immediate past experience was serving as Director of the Mission Center for Telehealth in Asheville, NC where he oversaw the expansion and growth of their Telehealth clinical programs reaching over 44 locations and establishing a comprehensive multi-year telehealth strategic plan. Bryan’s other experiences include working at Wake Forest Baptist Health serving as lead for their Office of Telehealth and launching key regional telehealth programs. Bryan’s additional areas of expertise include: Project Management, Business Development, mHealth, Strategic Planning, and Process Improvement. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, a Master of Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia / VCU, and a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality. Bryan regularly speaks on Telehealth and is active on Twitter and Google+ tracking the latest #Telehealth, #mHealth, and #FutureHealthcare news and trends @StateOfTheArk and on Google+ at google.com/+BryanTArkwright
Guy Glorioso, MHA, MBA, Assistant Vice President of Virtual Care for Carolinas HealthCare System
Guy continues to lead the development of virtual clinical services across the continuum of care – focused on creating access and improving quality. In addition to this role, Guy has worked in acute care administration, physician practice operations, and physician leadership training.
Guy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and a dual Master’s in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Somesh C. Nigam, Ph.D., SVP, Chief Analytics & Data Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Somesh C. Nigam, Ph.D., is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience in leading healthcare data and analytics related activities at major Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Insurance companies. Somesh was most recently the senior vice president and chief informatics officer at Independence Blue Cross. In this role he led the Informatics division, which provided data, analytics and business reporting tools to serve Independence & customers and stakeholders. Somesh championed cutting-edge data initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships to help improve the quality of patient care and lower costs. He also led the application of big data and predictive analytics in conjunction with enhanced care management to help reduce hospitalizations and readmissions in chronic diseases such as CHF. Nigam is a co-author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles including a recent series that looked at the effectiveness of patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) in helping reduce medical costs and hospital utilization.
Prior to joining Independence, Nigam was vice president of health care informatics, scientific, and clinical affairs for the Medical Device and Diagnostics Division at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he created a new enterprise-wide health informatics capability to drive research on clinical outcomes and health economics. His previous experience at Johnson & Johnson includes serving as director of innovation implementation in the Corporate Information Technology group. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he cofounded an eBusiness start-up company, Vinimaya.
Nigam has spoken widely at national conferences and forums on the subject of health care analytics and big data. In October 2013, the Philadelphia Business Journal honored Nigam as the Emerging Executive of the Year for achievements in health care data analytics. Nigam holds Ph.D. and a master of science degree in biochemical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Michael O’Brien, President, Clinical Trial Division, AMC Health
Mr. O’Brien brings more than 30 years of broad-based C-suite experience in the life sciences and information technology industries. Michael is the President of the Clinical Trials Division of AMC Health, providing a suite of e-Clinical solutions to remotely connect research clinicians with patients at home. Prior to joining AMC Health, Mr O’Brien served as the President and CEO of Beardsworth, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides full-service clinical trial support for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Previously, he held executive level positions in highly innovative life science companies: Biocyte Corporation as CFO and CEO, Bionx Implants as CFO and Biosyn, Inc. as CFO. His high-technology experience with Allerion Corporation based him in the US, Paris, and London where he held international operational and financial roles. He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte, and is a graduate of Villanova University – School of Business.
Daniel A. Ollendorf, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)
Dan is Chief Scientific Officer for the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER); in this capacity, he is responsible for the conduct of systematic reviews of the comparative effectiveness of new or emerging health care technologies as well as assessments of their potential cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact, and coordination and oversight of the broader health technology assessment process. Dan’s 30 years of health care experience include work in the insurance, managed care, hospital, informatics, and consulting sectors, the last 20 years of which have been spent conducting health-economic, epidemiologic, and other relevant evaluations for a variety of stakeholders.
Dan holds a PhD in clinical epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), a Master’s of Public Health in epidemiology/biostatistics and health services from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration from the University of Rochester. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles in major medical journals. Dan is a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and of the scientific review group of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).
Thomas Osborne, MD, Director of Medical Informatics at vRad
Thomas F. Osborne, MD, is Director of Medical Informatics at vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the leading teleradiology services and telemedicine company, which leverages its proprietary technology, data, and analytics capabilities to rapidly move patient images and information across a secure global network of 2,100 medical facilities in all 50 states.
Dr. Osborne is also the Director of Research at MEDNAX, which is a national medical group comprising the nation’s leading providers who are reshaping the delivery of care using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care.
Joel Reich, M.D., FACEP, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Joel J. Reich, MD, FACEP is the Chief Medical Officer of Eastern Connecticut Health Network. He is leading the development of the community clinically integrated network, which includes establishing a new shared governance system-physician integrated clinical-business entity, linking the acute care, home health and long-term care providers together via people-to-people and digital exchange. Dr. Reich received his B.A. and M.S. (Health and Medical Informatics) from Brandeis University, M.D. from SUNY at Buffalo, M.S. (Technology & Human Affairs-Telemedicine from Sever Institute of Technology (Washington University), and M.M.M. from Heinz School of Public Policy and Management (Carnegie Mellon University). Dr. Reich is an ACPE Certified Physician Executive. He completed his residency at Georgetown University and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Dirk G. Schroeder is the Chief Health Officer and Co-Founder at HolaDoctor, Inc (www.holadoctor.net)
Holadoctor is the “the Spanish version of WebMD, with an accent” and also the leading provider of multicultural growth and communications solutions to the U.S. healthcare industry. Dr. Schroeder is also an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University where he teaches courses on social entrepreneurship in the context of global public health. He speaks widely on how eHealth can deliver culturally- and linguistically appropriate health interventions and is a business advisor to a number of health start-ups seeking to improve the human condition through technology and innovation. Dr. Schroeder has lived and worked in over 50 countries and is fluent in Spanish and Indonesian. His accolades include Professor of the Year at Emory University and a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, among others. He is the author of one book, numerous chapters and over 100 scientific articles. Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Masters Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work, with honors and distinction, at Stanford University.
Shawn R. Valenta, Director of Telehealth, Medical University of South Carolina
Shawn Valenta is the Director of Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) in Charleston, South Carolina. With over 15 years of clinical and health care leadership experience, Shawn oversees the strategic initiatives and operations of the MUSC Center for Telehealth. In this position, he has managed the operations of telehealth services that range from the ICU to the home, including a 26-hospital telestroke network and one of the fastest growing school-based telehealth networks in the country. Shawn manages a budget of nearly $70 million of telehealth funding for South Carolina and has successfully executed contracts for over 100 South Carolina sites receiving telehealth services. Shawn has also worked collaboratively in statewide strategic planning and furthering the health of South Carolinians with telehealth technology through the formation of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.
Mony Weschler, MA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, EMTP. Chief Technology & Innovation Strategist, Montefiore Medical Center
Mony Weschler is the Senior Director of Applications Strategy and Innovation at Montefiore Health System. He has 25 years of clinical IT informatics and management experience within leading academic health care systems. His work focuses on improving patient care with use of advanced clinical informatics, specializing in medical imaging and innovation. He was previously Technical Director of Radiology Informatics at Mount Sinai Medical Center and was on the pioneering team that developed the first EHR at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Review Board Members
Andrew Butler, PhD, MBA, PT, FAHA
Associate Dean for Research, Georgia State University
Professor Byrdine F. Lewis
School of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University
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