John McInally is a leader in Philip’s Healthcare Transformation Business Unit. John’s experience spans 40 years and includes academic training and experience as a trauma nurse, database software engineer and IT executive. He served as CIO of several academic medical centers including Stanford University and Case Western’s MetroHealth System. He has also served in key executive roles in start-up companies engaged in genomic data research and database management. John is a strategic translator and blends his knowledge of clinical and business process with next generation technology to architect client solutions.
Speaker Bios - 4th Annual Patient Engagement Summit
Mr. Saeed (Sam) Azimi is Founder, CEO and President of DynoSense Corp, a prolific technology inventor with over 50+ granted patents. Prior to DynoSense, he was CEO/President of Vital Connect Inc. (2010-2012), a developer of medical patch technology, an Electrocardiogram sensor for 24/7 heart monitoring. He oversaw the organization’s growth to a team of 30+ technologists and medical researchers, who investigated advanced medical breakthrough technologies, such as hydration, blood oxygen and glucose monitoring from upper torso area, all using a small 3″ wide medical patch. Azimi completed two rounds of financing for $13.5M, implemented the process for medical (FDA/CE) certifications, and generated numerous technology patents for the company. He often invited as speaker and on panel discussion on advances in medical and digital health monitoring. Mr. Azimi, as founding Vice-President of System On Chip (SOC) organization at Marvell Semiconductor Inc from startup period to Top 10 Semiconductor Ranking (1997-2008), he built the organization from ground zero (no employee or products) in less than 8 years to a staff of over 500 employees across global cities in the U.S. and Asia with revenue exceeding $1.5 Billion. During that period, [NASDAQ: MRVL] grew from 40+ employee startup to a public company with over $8 billion in market capitalization.
Vice President, Patient Engagement
Having worked with over 500 healthcare organizations and countless patients has given me an invaluable perspective of the quality of care available in modern medicine today. Improving the patient experience, while enticing patients to engage in their care, has been central to my efforts.” With over 15 years experience in healthcare, currently, Samir Batra is the Vice President of Patient Engagement, where he presents strategy and effective use of the Oneview solution, to allow global healthcare providers and their patients to make better decisions. Over the past 9 years, Samir has worked with healthcare technology companies with the singular focus of applying technology to effective clinical and patient processes to forward the patient experience and drive engagement. Samir is an active speaker on utilizing healthcare technology to improve patient care, a Planetree advocate and frequent presenter; he is also involved with the Beryl Institute Advisory Board and the Resource Advisory Council. He has had the pleasure to speak at some of the following leading forums: HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit, Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, NY eHealth Digital, and AHA. His previous stops have included: The Advisory Board Company, GetWellNetwork, and CareInSync (acquired by Hearst Health and renamed Zynx Carebook).
Jeffrey Benabio, MD, MBA
Director of Healthcare Transformation
Jeff Benabio is Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA. In addition to being a board-certified practicing dermatologist, he develops strategies and programs that use innovation, design, and technology to move medicine into a modern age.
Dr. Benabio leads of one of the country’s largest telehealth programs and is also a leading voice for using social technologies to benefit healthcare teams and to empower patients.
Dr. Benabio is a member of the Re-imagining Ambulatory Design (RAD), Health Information Process Transformation (HIPT), and Telehealth committees at Kaiser Permanente. He serves on several boards, including the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and writes “Digital Doctor,” a monthly column on digital medicine published in Skin & Allergy News, Pediatric News, Hospitalist News, Rheumatology News, GI and Hepatology News, and Family Practice News. He has been quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Perhaps, most importantly, Glamour magazine named him “A Rock Star of Dermatology,” making him his niece’s coolest uncle.
Over the last five years, he has given over 50 lectures and keynote addresses on topics including social networking, reputation management, patient empowerment, health information technology, healthcare design, and telehealth.
Kyra Bobinet, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kyra Bobinet has five words of advice on engaging people in health: be caring, authentic, and useful.
As a national speaker, bestselling author and CEO-founder of engagedIN, a neuroscience behavior design firm, Kyra devotes her life to cracking the code of WHY we engage in our health. Everyday, she and her team use neuroscience to make products and communications more engaging. For this work, Kyra received the 2015 Innovator Award from Harvard where she received her Masters in Public Health. She earned her
medical degree at UCSF School of Medicine.
Dr. Bobinet is the author of Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, ExperienceLife and NPR radio. She has founded health start-ups, created blockbuster products, health apps, big data algorithms, and evidence-based programs in mind-body and metabolic medicine.
Dr. Bobinet co-teaches patient engagement and health design with Dr. Larry Chu at Stanford School of Medicine, and studied in BJ Fogg’s behavior design lab.
When she’s not geeking out on neuroscience, you can find her engaged in her kids, minimalist eco design, and surfing.
Christie Chaudry, PNP
Christie Chaudry has over 10 years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her career started at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital in pediatric neurosurgery. She then moved back to Northern California to help develop the first pediatric neurosurgery program at Kaiser in Santa Clara. Finally, her heart was drawn back to Stanford and pediatric oncology. She is currently helping to oversee Stanford’s inpatient chemotherapy unit at El Camino Hospital.
Christie was a patient at Stanford as a teenager with leukemia. She now works alongside the very same oncologist who treated her in the early 1990s, Dr Michael Link. She will be completing Harvard’s Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) program in Boston this spring. As part of this program, she is working to develop an EMR module that can pass personalized care plans across medical environments.
Laura Clapper, MD, MPPA, CPE
Regional Vice President
Anthem Blue Cross
Dr. Clapper is the Regional Vice President at Anthem Blue Cross in Client Clinical Strategy. Dr. Clapper works with Anthem’s largest customers in developing their clinical strategy including CalPERS, SISC, CVT and Vivity. Dr. Clapper’s passion is for improving healthcare, both the patient experience and the quality and cost effectiveness through data.
Prior to joining Anthem, Inc. Dr. Clapper served as Chief Medical Officer of OneHealth Solutions, a technology company using mobile and online solutions to extend care management and utilize mobile technology in population health. Prior to OneHealth, Dr. Clapper was the Corporate Medical Director for Sharp Community Medical Group where she focused on clinical effectiveness and performance metrics during the development of Sharp’s ACOs.
Over the past 30 years she has served in diverse leadership roles in technology as well as a variety of products and settings which including community health clinics, hospitals, ACOs/medical groups and plans.
Dr. Clapper received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University and her Master’s in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University where she focused on using LEAN on improving healthcare delivery. In addition, she was served as a CORO Foundation Fellow in San Francisco in 1980-81. Dr. Clapper has served on the Coronado Unified School District Board of Trustees from 2002-2006. She currently serves on two national boards-American Association for Physician Leadership and the Stanford Associate Board of Governors.
Chief Information Officer
San Francisco Health Plan
Sunny has been working in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years in various capacities. Most recently, she has been serving as the Chief Information Officer of San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) since October of 2009. She is responsible for the management and support of Information Technology Services (ITS) at SFHP. ITS department provides services and support related to system infrastructure, network administration, help desk, production services, business system analysis and integration, project management, data warehouse, data analytics, and application development and support for the entire SFHP and Healthy San Francisco (HSF).
Prior to joining SFHP, Sunny was a Senior Director managing the Information Services Business Applications department in another Medi-Cal plan in California. In addition to the IT experience, Sunny worked with various health plans (Blues and HMOs), medical groups/IPAs and hospitals throughout the entire nation in the various IT, management and financial consulting arenas for multiple years. Sunny is both a registered Radiation Therapist and a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. She worked in various hospitals as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for multiple years.
Lisa R. Esch
Chief Population Health Innovation Officer
Americas Healthcare & Life Sciences, CSC
Lisa is leading the market strategy around coordinated care and population health enablement with the launch of our CCM chronic care management solution. CSC’s Chronic Care Management solution reshapes healthcare for our nation’s sickest seniors and opens new revenue streams for providers. The solution is part of CSC’s Population Health Enablement set of offerings, which focuses on helping providers gain new insights to improve care delivery, assist them in managing health system resources more efficiently, and ultimately, deliver better outcomes.
Lisa joined CSC from Healthgrades which is the leading online source for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. While at there, she held multiple roles including SVP where she launched the solution consulting team, positioning Healthgrades to rapidly respond to the changing healthcare landscape with new digital solutions and creatively partner with customers across the US. Additionally, she led the professional services organization and established a unified national account delivery team service model to better grow, serve and sustain national client/partner relationships.
ECG Management Consultants
Thomas joined ECG in 2008 with experience in practice management and operational finance. At our firm, he has worked extensively on EHR implementation and optimization projects for individual physician practices, as well as large, multihospital health systems. In addition, Thomas has experience in medical staff development planning and hospital/physician alignment strategy, and he has helped organizations restructure and improve operations through the use of technology. Thomas holds a master of business administration degree in finance, specializing in healthcare, from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of science degree in business management from Clemson University.
Chief Executive Officer
Better Health East Bay
Jim Hickman brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise in the nonprofit, government and private sectors to his role as President and CEO of Better Health East Bay.
Launched in 2014, Sutter Health’s Better Health East Bay Foundation raises funds to improve community health by applying a common sense and data-driven approach to solving healthcare issues for the underserved and those who require complex care in our community.
Based in Berkeley, California, Jim works with philanthropists, social innovators, clinicians and community leaders to fund groundbreaking innovations to transition the East Bay’s traditional hospital-based care model to a more connected and coordinated system focused on population health and community-based care. In this role, he also serves as an advisor to the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Ethnic Health Institute.
Chief Executive Officer
Rachel Katz is CEO of Able Health. Able Health gets doctors paid for quality care in the new value-based healthcare system. They are removing the administrative burden from pay-for-performance through automated quality reporting and well-designed quality improvement tools.
Rachel is devoted to fixing the healthcare payments system in our country. With the current momentum towards value-based models, we have an opportunity to rethink how we pay for healthcare to stop incentivizing higher patient volume and start promoting the best care. But we need the back-office tools to make the new system work. That's what we're working on at Able Health.
Rachel was previously with McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum, where she worked on projects in healthcare and technology, and before that served as a Fulbright Fellow in China. She is also a member of Thousand Network, a community of young innovators around the globe. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Business Insider and The McKinsey Quarterly.
Claire Lande, MD
Pediatrician, Stanford Medicine
Vice President & Partner
Health Care IT Industry Analyst
Santosh Mohan is a health IT industry analyst, researching successful processes and management practices that enable IT’s role in health system transformation. He currently serves as a Management Fellow in the Office of the CIO at Stanford Health Care and as the vice-chairperson of HIMSS’ Innovation committee. Prior to joining Stanford in 2015, Mr. Mohan served as a Senior Consultant at The Advisory Board Company, providing best practice research, strategic advice, and operational insights to health system CIOs on a variety of topics including EMR benefits realization, IT performance management, and new IT capabilities for embracing health care reform. Prior to the Advisory Board, Santosh spent nearly six years at Cerner Corporation, building technology and execution into business and clinical strategies to enhance care workflows and improve patient outcomes. His other provider-related consulting engagements focused on ACO strategy and mHealth. Santosh earned a master’s degree in business management and clinical informatics from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he received the leadership excellence award and was also named a Fuqua Scholar. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and bioinformatics from VIT University (India).
Department Head, Enterprise Transition Planning
Ms. Sheridan is a long-term caregiver and patient advocate with 25 years of experience in systems engineering. She is the department head for the MITRE Enterprise Transition Planning Department and the principal investigator for a research project focused on empowering patients and providers to partner for best care.
Ms. Sheridan combines her experience as a caregiver of chronic pediat-ric patients and a systems engineer to help the healthcare and health IT communities understand the complexities of managing chronic illness, to design tools that will ease the day-to-day burden of managing care, and to evaluate how policy incentives can be leveraged to encourage the integration of these tools into current and future care models.
Patient Empowerment Advocate
Kate Sheridan is a patient empowerment advocate and speaker currently studying Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. Kate is also a chronic patient who survived a six year journey through middle and high school battling a combination of complex chronic conditions. Her experience as a pediatric chronic patient inspired Kate to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and then to pursue a degree in health administration with a long term goal to increase patient empowerment and improve patient outcomes.
Steven R. Steinhubl, MD
Director of Digital Medicine
Scripps Translational Science Institute
Dr. Steinhubl is the Director of Digital Medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and a clinical cardiologist at Scripps Health. At STSI he leads a number of trials focused on developing the evidence base necessary to establish the role of mobile health technologies in the transformation of the healthcare system. Steve has authored over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as numerous book chapters, and abstracts.
Nik Tehrani, PhD
Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Nik Tehrani is Vice President of Business Development of DynoSense Corp., and has over 25 years’ experience in business management, marketing, and supply chain development and implementation. He has also over 15 years of teaching experience as a lecturer and professor at various prestigious universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to DynoSense, he was President and CEO of Savitron, Inc., an Electronic Manufacturing Solution Company; Global Director of Program Management at Sanmina-SCI, a leading EMS provider; Managing Director and Founder of Majital Solutions, a marketing and engineering consulting company; and Vice President of Marketing and Engineering of ACI, an Electronic Manufacturing Company. A mentor and doctoral student advisor, Dr. Tehrani is also author of several textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journal articles.
Justin Wu, MD
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Informatics Officer
Ravenswood Family Health Center
Currently the Associate Medical Director and Clinical Informatics Officer at the Ravenswood Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving a predominantly Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander patient population in southern San Mateo County. Dr. Wu completed his training in Family Medicine at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, and has a passion for advancing the movement of technology innovation and quality improvement in primary care and low-income communities.