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 for Practice, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Health is the result of our collective success in a number of sectors ranging from education and housing, to employment, economic development, and healthcare. Dr. Pierre Vigilance brings this consideration, and his passion for systems-level thinking to ensure that the teaching, advisory, and partnership development he brings to projects is driven by the objective to improve health.He has held leadership positions in the non-profit, government, education, and consulting sectors, and uses his understanding of health’s complex roots to designing health programs, establishing novel partnerships, team building and leadership development. He is the CEO of HealthUp, a social impact focused strategic advisory company that uses his public health practice experience and design thinking to facilitate the creation of practical approaches to improving population health outcomes.
Dr. Vigilance also currently serves in teaching, administrative, and management roles as the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and an Associate Professor of Health Policy &; Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining GW he spent 11 years in public service including eight years in Baltimore where he became known for his work with opioid dependent patients, and his efforts to improve access to healthcare; and three years in the District of Columbia where he led the Department of Health to successes in evaluation, capital development, and response to novel health threats. A native of London, England with West Indian heritage, Pierre currently resides in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in English Literature from George Washington University, his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Johns Hopkins University.