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Life Sciences SIG
3rd Monday of the Month
, unless there's a holiday, which happens a lot this year! We start food, networking and registration at 5:30p with program proceedings about 6:15p.  $25 early bird (until one week before the program at 5pm) /$35 after. Includes food. Members of this SIG are admitted free. Walk-ins welcome.

SIG SPONSORS:  Medpresso        Colliers supporters of TechSandBox Life Sciences SIG    Optimum Technologies supporter of TechSandBox

Our life sciences special interest group includes medical devices, cell biology, pharmaceutical development and medical records.

May 18, 2015Accountable Care -- Paying for Outcomes in the World of Medicine (ACOs)  (click ro register)

The world of medicine is changing, and hopefully, for the better. In this fireside chat style panel, we will talk about the  change from fee for service, that medical providers had as their compensation models, to value based service continuum, where outcomes are key. Yet, there are challenges, and, therefore, opportunities.

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 healthcare. 

Let’s talk about how it all started, where we are now, reimbursement methodology, program mechanics, and the state of implementation……

Fireside Chat after Presentation

  • Michael Fahey, Darwin Ecosystem
  • Charles O’Neill, CEO, SemantX, Case Presenter
  • Janice McCallum, Managing Director, Health Content Advisors and Moderator


Michael Fahey      Charley O'Neill     Janice McCallum, Health Content Advisors   

Michael Fahey is a consultant with InfoStorSec.  Michael consults with healthcare companies using EHR’s, machine learning, cloud, analytics, and Big Data.  He 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.

Mike holds 5 issued and 4 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 holds an MBA from Northeastern and a BSEE with Math Minor from UMass Lowell.  He also has a HCISPP (HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Professional) certification from ISC2.

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.

June 15: LIfe Sciences SIG - Networking across Sectors + Unconference

This night, we invited people from MassMEDIC, MassBio, MLSC, MDG, BioPharm, MBI, M2D2 and others to join in and meet those of us who are more on the Sciences side of sci-tech!  Have a topic to share? Interesting work? Product? Question? Keep it related to our area of interest and you can speak in front of the group to get feedback, interest, etc.

 July 20: Combined Program on Vision (sensors) in Opthamology

Committee: Pete Allen, Kryngle Daly, Patti Durr, Andrew HalpertKartik Shah, Jerry Shapiro, Jeff Tingle.  Committee Co-Chairs,  Kryngle Daly,  Jerry Shapiro

    Medical Devices, to Biotech, to Pharma and Cell Biology, to eMR, imaging, medical robotics, 510K, FDA   Kryngle Daly, Founder and CEO, KBioBox at TechSandBox  Jerrold Shapiro, PhD FemMedical    Jeff Tingle, at the intersection of healthcare and mobile  Kartik Shah  Patti Durr, Tri-Star Design  Andrew Halpert   Past Programs                  



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