April 30: Special Program Combining Life Sciences and SW/ IoT in One Program
26 Miles, 385 Yards - Boston Marathon! The Mobile Tech Behind the Event & Runners (registration link): What can we learn from the mobile
technology behind managing the medical issues of thousands of runners? What role did
technology play in the bombing event in 2013 and the medical attention given to
What impact did the extra runners in 2014 play on planning? What about the
effect of heat on the runners in 2012? How does the bar code on the runners’
bibs work for tracking? How are family members notified?
And how will the technology
of the future impact the health of marathon runners and ordinary weekend
warriors? “As design harnesses
digital, materials and networking technologies, a very new health experience is
just over the horizon. Proactive, lifestyle design. Tracking real-time health
data. Non-invasive tools. Custom "just for you" treatments based on
your actual genome. These are all real technologies, being used by ordinary
- Rob Osgood, Emergency Management Director,
Tufts Medical Center, and TEDxBoston speaker
- Gary McNamee, a lifelong Boston resident, avid runner and
serial entrepreneur, founder of Outside Interactive
- Juhan Sonin is the Creative Director of
Involution Studios Boston
Special Guest: Outside Interactive
will showcase Virtual
patent-pending forward motion technology solutions featuring famous race
Rob Osgood is the Emergency Management
Director of Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Since
2010, he has been solely responsible for the design and development of the
hospital’s Emergency Management Programming. Rob chairs and serves on a number of preparedness
coalitions at the municipal and state levels and is called up routinely to
consult on hospital preparedness.Rob Osgood, a TEDxBoston speaker, will explain how the hospital
closest to the finish line (Tufts) plans months ahead with the Boston Athletic
Association (BAA) to use protocols for incident management, how the web-based
WebEOC emergency management technology triages patients and how a command post /MASH
unit works to handle emergency medical incidents for the Boston Marathon and
other special events in the city.
Juhan Sonin is the Creative Director of
Involution Studios Boston. Since 2008, Juhan has been lecturing at MIT on
design and rapid prototyping. His extensive human-computer interaction (HCI)
expertise led to numerous award-winning, on-the-shelf products and
applications. He has held positions at Apple, NCSA, MIT, MITRE and several
Juhan will give us a sneak peek in to
the future of health. “We are headed to "stage
zero" detection and treatment which has the potential to double or better
the lifespan of every first-world citizen. The power of the data and tools is
impressive. The implications are daunting to the same degree. Designers and
engineers will need to deliver products that are functional and invisible, but
also make designs that are inviting not intimidating, reassuring and not
anxiety-producing. We want to improve humanity, not put it under house arrest.”
May 18, 2015: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) (click ro register)
In this panel and case presentation, we will explain the fee for service to value based service continuum, and where the challenges, and, therefore, opportunities, lie.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are impacting the care
experience, cost, and population health (“Triple Aim”) today and creating the
momentum for providers to organize and act differently!
There are currently over 625 ACOs in the U.S. covering over 20 million lives.
Massachusetts was an early adopter with Medicare’s Pioneer ACOs and commercial
ACOs but we still have a way to go with this revolution in
Let’s talk about how it all started, where we are now,
reimbursement methodology, program mechanics, and the state of implementation……
We cover driving forces, the terminology and the players.
Fireside Chat after Presentation
- Michael Fahey, Darwin Ecosystem
- Charles O’Neill, CEO, SemantX, Case Presenter
- Janice McCallum, Managing Director, Health Content Advisors and Moderator
- Bob Dichter, CGO, Optimal Practice Solutions
Bob Dichter is a Healthcare Business
Technologist that helps companies maximize revenue by optimizing how they go to
market. Currently, he is consulting mostly with emerging companies but
recently, he served as VP of Client Solutions for a start-up in the Population
Health space. He created the company’s Go-To-Market strategy, product
roadmap, as well as designing the initial product offering, a care management
solution based on actionable analytics.
Previously, Bob has been the
Technical Sales Director for Alere Accountable Care Solutions; Director of
Healthcare Business Development for Autonomy; President of Optimal Practice
Solutions, a small consulting firm providing IT services and solutions to the
ambulatory care market; Integration and Security Architect for Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Rhode Island; and Director of Technical Implementation for
Bob is also actively involved in
the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and has been on
the Board of Directors for the past 15 years for the New England chapter,
including being the chapter President and has held several other board
positions. He holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Boston University.
Michael Fahey is VP of Healthcare Solutions for
Darwin Ecosystems LLC where he is focused on the discovery and visualization of
meaning and changes in patterns from unstructured healthcare information.
Michael has previously consulted with healthcare companies using EHR’s,
neural networks, cloud, analytics, Big Data, and is former President and
Founder of InfoBionic, a cloud based arrhythmia detection service, and former
Acting CEO of Sensi, a cloud based neural network for stethoscope
auscultation. He holds 5 issued and 2 pending patents on acquiring,
transmitting, processing, and displaying physiologic data in IoT and cloud
environments. Previous to InfoBionic he led cloud and file sales for Hitachi Data
Systems in the Americas and held sales, product management, and engineering
positions in large companies such as EMC and NetApp and in successful startups
including Archivas and Acopia. He has an MBA from Northeastern and a BSEE
with Math Minor from UMass Lowell.
Janice McCallum is Managing
Director of Health Content Advisors,
a consulting firm that advises companies on business models for creating, sharing
and commercializing healthcare data.
She’s also a
well-known healthcare industry analyst whose blog and tweets
(@janicemccallum) cover topics related to integrating and analyzing data from
all healthcare stakeholder groups. She is a member of HIMSS, Society for
Participatory Medicine (S4PM), the Software and Information Industry
Association (SIIA), and Boston Women in Information Network.
Janice has an MBA in
marketing from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Simmons
College. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Journal of Bone &
Joint Surgery/Striatus Orthopaedic Communications.
Charley O'Neill is the Founder and CEO of SemantX. He has held VP and Board positions with companies such as deNovis and Rogue Wave Software. He holds a BA in Economics from Holy Cross College.
With an 'assist' from Pat Rioux.
Committee: Kryngle Daly, Patti Durr, Andrew Halpert, Kartik Shah, Jerry Shapiro, Jeff Tingle. Committee Co-Chairs, Kryngle Daly, Jerry Shapiro