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.
First and foremost, John is a thinker. A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. John is the founder of NOSTALAB—a digital health think tank. He’s currently ranked as the #1 global influencer in digital health and generally regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in this important and expanding area. He is also one the most popular speakers around the globe presenting his vibrant and insightful perspective on the future of health innovation. Unwilling to accept the status quo, he’s a contrarian with a focus the future of health and wellness.
A leading voice in the convergence of technology and health, Nosta helps define, dissect and deliberate global trends in digital health. He is consistently ranked among the top names in almost every digital health list and has sustained that position for several years. Beyond simply an influencer, John is also defined as “most admired” to “top disruptor” in digital health, life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. He is also a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, pens HEALTH CRITICAL for Forbes-- a top global blog on health technology and THE DIGITAL SELF for Psychology Today—a leading blog focused on the digital transformation of humanity. He is also on the faculty of Exponential Medicine.
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.
×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.
×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.