Healthcare is changing. The need for customer-centric transformation is more vital than ever, to be open and transparent to patients as they navigate new policies. Healthcare systems and insurance carriers are being forced to respond to new demand rapidly.
×Beth Leonard Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Emblem Health
×Paola Abello Director of Innovation, Harvard Medical School
Paola Abello, MBA, is Director of Innovation at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care. Paola designed and launched InciteHealth, a one year intensive accelerator for primary care start-ups. Currently, the Center’s innovation work is focused on providing education, training and support to medical students, post-docs and PhDs interested in creating health care startups. Throughout the year, Paola's team provides innovation courses, design thinking workshops, and co-hosts a healthcare entrepreneurship bootcamp with MIT Bootcamps. Paola is also working on expanding the medical school’s initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship. Previously, Paola was the clinical innovation program manager at Boston Children’s Hospital supporting the Hospital’s new innovation projects and enabling innovators to test and develop new ideas by providing resources and support. Paola has more than 20 years of experience launching and expanding business opportunities in the area of commercial real estate, venture philanthropy, asset management, and healthcare. Paola is passionate about launching new ideas in healthcare, inspiring creativity and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship.
×BRIAN AHIER Senior Strategic Planner, Health Catalyst
Brian is a nationally recognized expert on health IT with a focus on data exchange and analytics. He is the Director of Standards and Government Affairs at Medicity, which is a subsidiary of Aetna. He serves on the Interoperability and HIE Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee. Brian is a founding Board member of DirectTrust, a non-profit whose aim is the establishment and maintenance of a Trust Framework for Direct message exchange. Brian has been active in numerous S&I Framework Initiatives as well as HIMSS workgroups, and also serves on the Board of the Oregon Chapter of HIMSS.
×PIERRE VIGILANCE Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University
A leader in public health practice, management, and education, Dr. Pierre Vigilance has more than 20 years experience including time in the non-profit, government, and academic sectors. In July 2013 he became the Associate Dean for Practice at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University where he teaches and mentors students, develops relationships expanding the school's public health practice network, and creates opportunities for interdisciplinary projects. Loving to see promising people and projects succeed, he has taken on more advisory roles for individuals and corporations, helping them develop strategically for impact in public health.