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.
Skip Fleshman is a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures. AMV is a Palo Alto-based, early-stage venture capital firm that was founded in 1965. They focus on investing in digital health, therapeutics, mobile, and data analytics companies. Skip was an officer in the United States Air Force where he first served as a fighter pilot flying the F-16. He served as COO of BGI which develops software for flight simulators and training solutions for the aviation industry. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Skip was a Sloan Fellow and received an M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Skip is an advisor to Stanford’s StartX, Rock Health, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is actively investing in startups focused on digital health, mobile and big data and his current investments include: Freenome, 3T Biosciences, HealthTap, Reify Health, Evidation Health, Proteus Digital Health, Carta Healthcare Lark, Arterys, Welkin Health, WellDoc, Ooma, Kii, and Icon Aircraft. Skip is an advisor to Stanford’s StartX, Rock Healt, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He also serves on the board of the Hiller Aviation Museum, Force North Soccer Club and the US Soccer Development Committee. He’s a long-time soccer fan and has attended the past seven World Cups.
×Petrina Hackett Cherry Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BMC HealthNet Plan / Well Sense Health Plan
×Beth Leonard Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Emblem Health
×Paola Abello Director of Innovation, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
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.
×Aaron Hoffman Faculty and Physician, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
Aaron R. Hoffman, DO, MPH is a practicing family physician at the Ambulatory Practice of the Future at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he focuses on primary care for adults in an innovative, team-based practice. His particular clinical interests include women’s reproductive health and approaching primary care with a broad scope, including an array of procedures. In addition to deep involvement in teaching Harvard Medical School students both clinically and in didactic sessions across several courses, Dr. Hoffman is also the medical director of the Physician Assistant program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and serves as an assistant professor at the Institute.
In his role at the Center for Primary Care, Dr. Hoffman is actively engaged with the Harvard Home for Family Medicine, and is passionate about advocating for family medicine within the Harvard community and fostering leadership development among family physicians in the greater Boston area. He also is working to broaden research collaborations in primary care, and to enhance the educational offerings within the Center.
Prior to relocating to Boston, Dr. Hoffman completed is training and chief residency at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston, Maine. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received a Masters of Public Health with a focus on health economics and policy at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire. His dual undergraduate degree is in biology and ancient societies from Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York.
×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, MD, MPH 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.