7th Annual Innovation Conference & Showcase


Toby Cosgrove, MD is Executive Advisor and former CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic. Serving from 2004 through 2017, he led the $8 billion organization to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked the #2 hospital in America (U.S. News). In his role as Executive Advisor, he is working with Cleveland Clinic leadership on strategies for national and international growth. Additionally, he is Executive Advisor, Healthcare & Life Sciences for Google Cloud.

Dr. Cosgrove graduated from Williams College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. In 1967, he was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, earning a Bronze Star.

Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975, and chaired the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery from 1989 to 2004. He performed over 22,000 operations and earned an international reputation in valve repair He holds 30 patents for medical innovations. As CEO from 2004 to 2017, he reorganized services, improved outcomes and patient experience, and strengthened the organization’s finances.

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2016, he was a Fortune Businessperson of the Year (No. 14). Three successive presidents of the United States have consulted him on healthcare issues.

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.

Neeti Gupta is currently an Executive Director at athenahealth and is responsible for the partner ecosystem growth. Before this role, she was responsible for building the GE Healthcare Value Based Care division’s partner ecosystem from ground-up, including the FHIR APIs and leading various partner and developer efforts at Microsoft and Amazon. She has a background in design, digital analytics, and user experience and is adept at leading large strategic initiatives and managing cross-functional teams.

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.

Brendan Keeler is a Philadelphia born and San Francisco-based Solutions Engineer at Redox, working with strategic partners to develop sound, scalable architectures to interface, integrate, and interoperate with healthcare systems. Prior to Redox, he worked as integration manager and enterprise interoperability product lead for European customers while living in the Netherlands. Having worked in a largely pipe-delimited world for most of his career, his one true passion in life is abstracting away the 40+ years of content and communication standards history and increasing health data liquidity and availability to allow developers to do what they do best.

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.

Kimberly Krueger is currently a Senior Ventures Associate focused on Health at Plug and Play. She leads seed investments in early stage startups, supports the program's corporate partners, and grows the Health platform with strategic and operational support across 3 international locations. Prior to Plug and Play, Kim spent time at BaseHealth, Xerox PARC, and Health 2.0 working on healthcare-related technologies and innovation strategy. Kim has a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University where she won a National Championship with the Women's Varsity Water Polo team. She's hung up her suit after a stint as a professional athlete, but still enjoys moonlighting as an assistant coach with a local high school.

Karl Kuhnhausen is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft in the Healthcare and Life Sciences organization. He works with Microsoft’s largest healthcare customers to design, build and manage cloud-native applications on Azure. Before joining Microsoft, he spent over 15 years in the Microsoft partner community evangelizing developer platforms and tools and leading development teams in building software solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Craig Limoli founded Wellsheet after working at IBM as a strategy consultant in their Watson Health division, where he worked on business development for their flagship care coordination product. After seeing the deficiencies in existing technologies in healthcare, Craig saw an opportunity to leverage new APIs in the industry to deliver a better experience to providers. Since founding the company in 2015, Wellsheet has launched its product nationwide via go-to-market partnerships, raised over $2.2M, and earned the business of some of the largest health systems in the country.

Ranvir Mangat is a co-founder, COO, and acting Head of Product at Insight RX, a cloud-based clinical decision support software platform for precision medicine and clinical analytics at the point of care. Prior to co-founding Insight RX, Ranvir was a clinical pharmacologist and pharmacometrics researcher at Genentech, Inc. At Genentech Ranvir led analysis for a number of drug candidates in early and late stage clinical development, post marketing, and global regulatory filings. During his tenure at Genentech Ranvir led internal innovation teams to assess and implement strategic initiatives to meet emerging tech/digital trends for pharma in the healthcare ecosystem. At Insight RX his focus is on the product strategy, commercialization, and implementation of the software platform for providers, as well as for pharma/biotech. Ranvir holds a BS and MS in Bioegineering from the University of California San Diego.

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.

Brian Murphy Brian Murphy joined Chilmark Research as an industry analyst in August 2012 and brings a wealth of experience to the table. In addition to being a strong advocate for the critical role that HIT can play in improving the quality of care, Brian has had direct experience as both an analyst at Yankee Group and more recently with the EHR company, Eclipsys, which was acquired by Allscripts.

Brian has worked in the IT business for over 25 years, beginning his career in the field-sales organization of IBM. As a systems engineer, Brian worked with customers across multiple industries, including several hospitals in the metro-Boston area. Brian then joined Yankee Group as an analyst, where he managed an enterprise software service and led research on the dynamics of the database market. Leaving Yankee, Brian joined Eclipsys in corporate marketing prior to its acquisition by Allscripts in 2010. While at Eclipsys, Brian worked with product managers to refine and harmonize their value propositions in light of Eclipsys’ broader goals. When not thinking about healthcare IT, Brian is a runner and armchair Boston historian.

Brian is a graduate of both Harvard College and Suffolk Law School.

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.

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.

Jaffer Traish is the VP of Partnerships at Aunt Bertha. Jaffer is focused on helping all people in need through growing partner and customer impact within their communities. Across government, healthcare, education, corrections and more, connecting seekers to meaningful programs with strategic investment and technical innovation is Jaffer's passion.

Previously, Jaffer served as the VP of Consulting at Culbert Healthcare where he focused on improving patient care through the marriage of improved clinical and financial operations and analytics with top-ranked electronic health records. He also brings his experience serving as the Director of Implementation for clinical decision support solutions where he led innovation and implementation for the US Market.

Jaffer spent several years at Epic where he led enterprise EHR implementations across large non-profit and academic medical centers in the US. Jaffer is driven by improving outcomes and wellness with innovative technology, system optimization and talented teams.

While not immersed in HIT efforts, he enjoys Austin's outdoor activities and is a local coffee-house and soccer enthusiast.

Fei Wang is a hands-on software architect with a passion for designing software to be stable, scalable and maintainable. Fei has a diverse background in enterprise software technologies with a focus on the Healthcare Industry for the last 10 years. Fei is currently the software architect for the Health Innovation Platform (HIP) team and focus on bringing the modern technologies like microservice architecture and container to the clinical software development. He was a principal developer for the GeneInsight team before it was acquired by Sunquest Systems in 2016. Prior to Partners Healthcare, he was the technical lead for CPOE system at PatientKeeper. Fei received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China and his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.