Healthcare Technology Innovation Showcase

March 31, 11:30am, PDT - 6:00pm, PDT

8x8, Inc.
2125 O'Nel Drive
San Jose, CA 95131


Non-member Price: 
Healthcare Innovation 2015 – Mobile, Secure, Interoperable, Coordinated

See links in agenda below to download slide presentations.

Digital health is hot. So is shifting from fee-based to value-based reimbursement models. Rock Health reports that in 2014, “...venture funding for digital health companies surpassed $4.1B, nearly the total of all three prior years combined. This represents a 125% YoY growth in funding compared to 2013.”

These advanced tools and technologies are aimed at delivering faster and better care while reducing healthcare costs. Yet with all of the potential benefits of these advancements, there is still a remarkably low adoption rate. This supports the belief that higher adoption and widespread use are still waiting for medical professionals to become familiar with the new technologies and the devices to become more mainstream and accessible.

Northern California HIMSS is hosting its 3rd Annual Innovation Showcase. Last year’s event was sold-out and we had to turn away people at the door. Register early to reserve your place to hear leading physicians and recognized national experts give their perspectives on:

  • How major health systems think about innovating and applying HIT to the delivery of care
  • “Consumer-grade” vs “Industrial-grade” wearables - the truth about their ability to accurately measure parameters and affect outcomes
  • How technology is helping us get to precision medicine now and tomorrow
  • How we should design for the coming wave of lab-on-a-chip apps and data
  • Building security into innovations, instead of “bolting on” afterwards
  • How clinical performance can be improved with care management systems

Also see winning team designs from the HIMSS Northern California sponsored healthcare track at the Virtual Reality Hackathon and recent Philips Digital HealthSuite Hackathon (invited).

Continuing Education Credits Available for CPHIMS and CAHIMS

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11:30 Registration Opens & Lunch is served for attendees, Sponsor Booths Open

12:30 Welcome & Sponsor Recognition

12:45 Keynote - Major Health System View of Innovation

  • Chris Furmanski Ph.D., Director, Innovation & Technology, Stanford Health Care 

Consumerism in healthcare is having it’s day with “creating a great patient experience” -- one of the leading mantras.  Blending this with federal incentive programs, greater access to information and services, and more choices has challenged health systems and clinicians to adopt, use, and interoperate with new information technologies.  This keynote will touch on some common limitations, dissect the competing interests, review key opportunities and offer some competitive models that are getting traction.

1:30 Security for Healthcare Technology Innovation    SLIDES

  • Mike McAlpen, Executive Director, Information Security & Compliance, 8x8, Inc.

Security needs to be designed into innovations, not “bolted on” afterwards.  Learn how to understand and mitigate potential threats to data integrity and accessibility, as well as privacy.

2:00 Mobile and Remote Monitoring for Disease Management

Fireside Chat with:

  • Rajiv Kumar, MD, Medical Director of Mobile Health, Stanford Children's Health
  • Matthew Smuck MD, Dir. Center for Medical Mobile Technology, Stanford
  • Moderated by David Snyder

Remote monitoring of patients depends on verified accuracy of data, reliability of the technology, and security.  This session will address real world clinical design considerations and the application of “consumer grade” verses “industrial grade” monitoring technology, including its impact on workflow, usability, and scale.  

2:40 CPHIMS Recognition / HIMSS Continuing Education / CPHIMS, FHIMS Certifications

2:55 Networking Break

3:30 Care Management and Personalization of Care

  • Martin Entwistle MD, Executive Director, Personalized Healthcare Plans, Sutter Health
  • Ron Razmi MD, CEO, Acupera
  • Moderated by: Jim Bloedau

For care teams to deliver better clinical outcomes and successfully manage patient populations, compressing workflows and finding the technology to personalize care is key in the shift from volume to value healthcare.  This session will share thoughts and successes in managing and monitoring patient populations and the IT tools to get us to the next level.

4:10 Announcements

  • VR Hackathon Winner Recognition
  • HIMSS National Conference in Chicago (April 12-16)
  • April 14th NorCal/SoCal Networking Reception
  • June 4th NorCal/SoCal HIMSS Patient Engagement Conference

4:25 Unleashing Clinical Performance with Analytics

  • Richard Hu, MD, Founder and CEO, Vivametrica & Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary
  • Bob Rogers PhD, Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions, Intel & founder of Apixio
  • Michael Aratow, MD - Moderator

To improve clinical performance, having an analytics strategy with a clear understanding of the right sources of data is key to any organization’s or product’s development.  Data utilization, cultivating buy-in, and planning for new innovations are a few of the topics for this session.

5:00 Silicon Valley HIT Innovation Showcase & Reception

  • 10+ SV HIT Vendors to showcase their innovative products

Speaker Bios

Chris FurmanskiChris Furmanski, PhD

Director of Technology & Innovation
Stanford Health Care

Dr. Furmanski has diverse experience in human-centered software design, empirical user studies, numerous techniques of brain & behavior measurement, and the development of artificial cognitive agents.


Mitch McAlpenMichael McAlpen
Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance
8x8, Inc.

Prior was a Business Leader with Visa, Inc. Global Information Security and Compliance. Prior was a leader in HP Professional Services Information Security, CIO/CISO Advisory and other services for nearly 12 years. Mike has been a frequent Information Security and Data Privacy speaker for nearly 20 years. Mike is a board member of the InfraGard FBI/DHS strategic infrastructure cyber defense organization. He is on the ABA, S-T ISC, ISSA Silicon Valley Board of Directors, the SecureWorld CSO Advisory Board, is responsible for his firm's HIPAA BA compliance & that of its 3rd parties and works with customer attorneys daily.

Rajiv KumarRajiv Kumar, MD
Medical Director of Mobile Health
Stanford Children's Health

Dr. Kumar is the Physician Lead for Endocrine/Diabetes Informatics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and is utilizing Apple’s Healthkit for pediatric diabetic care.  According to a recent article about their work, his team is integrating data from Health through the Epic MyChart app to allow custom informatics/triaging of home blood glucose monitoring.  

Matthew SmuckMatthew Smuck, MD
Director, Center for Medical Mobile Technology

Dr. Smuck is a physician educator at Stanford University, where he is the Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an award-winning researcher who pioneered the new field of physical performance monitoring using wearables. With a broader interest in medical applications of mobile technology, he investigates wearable data to uncover new insights into human diseases, and he aims to define the role of wearables in chronic disease detection and prevention. 

Martin EntwistleMartin Entwistle, MD
Executive Director, Personalized Healthcare Plans
Sutter Health

From 1996-2008, Martin was founder and CEO of Enigma CKM Inc., a vendor that created a patented clinical decision support system, which was acquired by PAMF in 2008. On joining PAMF, he served as senior director of Personalized Healthcare Programs, developing programs that help to improve patients’ health by creating personalized health plans based on the patient’s individual situation and health. He is now Executive Director of Personalized Healthcare Programs and responsible for development and deployment of Sutter Health’s “Mpower Your Health” system for population health management. He is past Executive Director of the Druker Center for Health System Innovation in PAMF. Martin qualified as a physician (MB ChB) from Birmingham University, UK and earned specialization in orthopedic surgery (FRCSEd), and MBA from Cranfield University, UK.

Ronald RazmiRonald M. Razmi, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ronald Razmi is Founder and CEO of Acupera. He is responsible for Acupera’s strategic direction, company operations, and product portfolio. Ron’s background as a cardiologist and healthcare consultant and investor gives him unique insights into the challenges facing medical professionals.

Prior to founding Acupera, Ron was a Management Consultant at McKinsey and Company and Navigant Consulting. He was previously Founder and Executive Director of He has worked with many of the world’s largest healthcare companies, providing guidance on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product development and healthcare technology.

Richard HuRichard Hu, MD
Founder and CEO
Vivametrica & Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Calgary

Dr. Richard Hu leads Vivametrica as founder and CEO. Rick comes from a spinal and orthopedic surgery background and is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Calgary. His past experience includes leadership roles within hospital and health care systems, and within university settings. Rick has co-founded, nurtured and grown a number of health-related businesses.

Bob RogersBob Rogers, PhD
Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions
Intel Corporation

Bob is Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions at Intel, where he applies his experience solving problems with big data and analytics to help Intel build world class customer solutions. Previously, Bob was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. 

Bob began his career as an astrophysicist, developing computer models of physical processes near super-massive black holes. He became interested in computational intelligence and co-authored the book “Artificial Neural Networks: Forecasting Time Series,” which led to a twelve-year career managing a quantitative futures trading fund.  In 2006, Bob transitioned into healthcare at Carl Zeiss Meditec, where he was product manager of the gold standard diagnostic device for the management of glaucoma.  He received his BS in Physics at UC Berkeley and his PhD in Physics at Harvard.