7th Annual Innovation Conference & Showcase - Speaker Bios

Kurt Ericson is a Product Manager working on Cloud Healthcare API and interoperability projects with the Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences team. He helps organizations integrate clinical records with Google Cloud analytics and machine learning while supporting research teams including Google AI and Verily. Kurt serves as an advocate for API-led digital transformation and open healthcare standards through HL7, the FHIR Foundation, and the SMART Advisory Council. Before Google, Kurt built and deployed FHIR-based, real-time, EHR-integrated clinical decision support applications. Kurt studied econometrics at the University of Chicago. Before that, he was a consultant at Deloitte where he was responsible for data and statistical analysis across multiple industries and business functions.

Mike Gleichman is a Director of Product Management at athenahealth, with seven years of tenure across various departments in both R&D and client-facing roles. He currently is charged with driving API growth, which encompasses athenahealth’s industry-leading Marketplace and a platform averaging more than 1 billion API calls per month. When not at work, Mike enjoys cooking, playing the drums, and relaxing with his wife and son.



Grahame Grieve is HL7's Product Director for "FHIR" - the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future. Grahame has a background in laboratory medicine, software vendor development, clinical research, open source development and has also conceived, developed and sold interoperability and clinical document solutions and products in the Australian market and around the world. Grahame has worked to develop standards and solutions with several US vendor consortiums, and the national programs of Canada, England, Singapore, and Australia.


Aashima Gupta spearheads Healthcare solutions for Google Cloud globally. In this role, she sets the direction for the transformative Healthcare solutions and leads engagement with healthcare key executives in helping transform their business strategies that define new models for care, revenue generation and improved patient experiences. By incorporating strategic technology elements of artificial intelligence and Cloud technologies into the care regimen, she strongly believes that patient care and experience can be substantially improved. She founded and led Healthcare vertical and interoperability efforts at Apigee and is a passionate advocate for Open Data and the use of APIs to overcome Healthcare data Silos.

Previously, Aashima led Digital Health Incubations at Kaiser Permanente and brought several frame-shifting opportunities to life including first-ever Kaiser Permanente API. She was responsible for driving innovation through the convergence of various digital technologies. Key focus area was lifestyle integration leveraging Wearables, Sensors, Smart devices to reinvent care delivery for chronic condition management for the Diabetic population. Aashima brings strong technical and leadership skills and holds two patents in the field of computer applications.

Aashima received her BS in Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Applications from Delhi University, India.

She has  authored several Healthcare articles and is a frequent speaker at industry forums. Most recently, she was awarded as one of the Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT by HIMSS. She is founder of GirlsInTek, an initiative with a purpose is to ignite girl’s innovative talent and interest in computer science.

Matt Humphrey is a Solutions Architect at Sansoro Health with over 15 years of experience successfully managing the delivery of health care IT solutions. Previously, Matt served as a Solutions Delivery Manager for four years at Telligen, where he focused on software development management and product ownership. Among other projects, Matt managed the development and delivery of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Measure Authoring Tool software. He played a key role in electronic Clinical Quality Measure standards and was a member of the Nation Quality Forum’s Value Set Harmonization Committee. Prior to Telligen, Matt began his career working for Allscripts, a major electronic health record company. Matt earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Vermont.

Lindsey Kramer is the Associate Manager of the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP), responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations. Her consulting group owns relationships with thousands of individual developers and organizations supporting integrated API development, sales and marketing efforts with Allscripts. She also works with early-stage companies, through partnerships with start-up focused incubator and accelerator organizations, to help bring innovative solutions to market faster for Allscripts clients. She has been with Allscripts for six years, and is based in Chicago.

Ed Martin is the Director, Technology at the University of California, San Francisco, Center for Digital Health Innovation, where he is focused on implementing solutions using FHIR, SMART-on-FHIR, and CDS Hooks.  Ed has implemented several ground-breaking healthcare applications that have won several UC innovation awards.  Prior to UCSF, Ed was founder and VP, Engineering for Loyalty Lab, a startup acquired by TIBCO.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Boston University.

Josh C. Mandel, MD is a physician and software developer working to fuel an ecosystem of health apps with access to clinical and research data. As Chief Architect for Microsoft Healthcare, Chief Architect for SMART Health IT, and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics, Josh works closely with the standards development community to lay groundwork for frictionless data access, authorization, analytics, and app integration. He led development of the SMART specification and launched the Clinical Decision Support Hooks project. As a member of the national Health IT Standards Committee, Josh showed a special interest in tools and interfaces that support software developers who are new to the health domain.

Matt Obenhaus is the Director and General Manager of Cerner’s Open Developer Experience, an API approach to standards-based and open innovation. Matt has been at Cerner for 8 years in various business development and product management capacities across Cerner’s Population Health and CareAware device connectivity businesses, and joined the Cerner Open Developer Experience team in the middle of 2017. Previously, Matt received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, served in the United States Army as an Air Defense Officer, and attended Texas A&M University.

Stuart Parmenter is VP of Engineering at One Medical Group – a rapidly growing model of primary care that integrates innovative design with leading technology to deliver higher quality service while lowering the total cost of care. Previously, Stuart co-founded Rise, a mobile app for dieting and health, that aims to connect users with their own personalized diet plans and daily feedback from nutrition coaches for a fraction of the usual cost. Rise was acquired by One Medical Group in 2016.


Steve Posnack serves as executive director of the Office of Technology. In this role, Mr. Posnack advises the national coordinator, leads the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and directs ONC’s standards and technology investments through the ONC Tech Lab, which organizes its work into four focus areas: pilots, standards coordination, testing and utilities, and innovation. He led the creation of the Interoperability Standards Advisory, the redesign of ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL), created the Interoperability Proving Ground, and developed the C-CDA Scorecard.

Prior to serving as the executive director of the Office of Technology, Mr. Posnack led ONC’s federal policy division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, he led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy development and coordination activities. From 2005 to 2010, he served as a senior policy analyst within ONC’s Office of Policy and Research. In that position, he co-authored the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information. He also led a cross-HHS policy team that worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as it developed its regulation for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).

Mr. Posnack earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in security informatics from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and a Master’s degree in health policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate.

Ricky Sahu is the CEO and Co-founder of 1upHealth. Ricky previously worked at Google on the Google Apps for Business team to automate support for customer issues and forecast demand to staff hundreds of employees around the globe. Afterward he built tools to improve search engine optimization and online marketing using machine learning and programming crowds at Promediacorp for companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Forever21. Prior to 1upHealth, Ricky was the first employee and Director of Engineering at health tech startup CareJourney which analyzes claims data and publishes APIs for Accountable Care Organizations to improve care and reduce costs. Ricky's experience spans machine learning, serverless architecture, circuit design for IOT sensors, blockchain smart contracts, and healthcare. He studied Systems Engineering & Economics at the University of Virginia.

Shannon Sartin is the Executive Director of the U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Under her leadership, the Digital Service team has successfully deployed modern data submission tools for clinicians, infrastructure for sharing health information impacting 35 million beneficiaries, and is rebuilding the claims processing infrastructure responsible for over $500 billion in payments per year. Shannon also leads MyHealthEData, the CMS Administrator’s policy initiative focused on improving health data interoperability across the industry. Prior to joining the U.S. Digital Service, she held a number of leadership roles at technology companies, founded a successful startup, and served as a Contracting Officer with the Indian Health Service.