Executive Spotlights

Monday, December 9

Sr. Director Healthcare for the Americas – Healthcare CTO
VMware Healthcare
The Next Generation Clinical Workspace
The pace of innovation and change in the Healthcare industry is overwhelming.  The current transformation underway will literally touch every person, product and process in the economy and Healthcare ecosystem.  It is forcing the technologist to rethink the traditional solutions approach and enabling us cast off legacy technology dogma.  But as fast as we can innovate we simply cannot ignore the past.   Legacy assets, data and a generation of caregiver frustrated by the accelerating pace to a fully digital world cannot be left behind.  During this presentation, we will explore some of these forces and explore an idea to provide a bridge and linkage between the two.  

Philip Fasano
Executive Vice President & CIO
Kaiser Permanente



Transforming Health Care, The Financial Impact of Technology, Electronic Tools and Data Mining
The health care technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and nutritionists will analyze diet based on photos taken with cell phone cameras. Explaining how technology, not politics, combined with culture change in the practice and consumption of health care will lead the future of the health care revolution,  Phil Fasano, EVP and CIO of Kaiser Permanente, presents real-life examples that demonstrate how the next generation of medical breakthroughs will come from the instant exchange of information across the world, connecting care providers and patients.

Christopher Hill
Senior Vice President
AT&T Advanced Business Solutions



Healthcare Transformation through Mobility
The new age of mobility has already changed how consumers live, work, shop and entertain themselves. Not surprisingly, the immense popularity of mobile communications is already making an impact on how care is delivered — and is expected to make a real mark on transforming healthcare. The question for provider organizations is how to get on board with the evolution that is already underway. During this session, participants will learn how:
  • Smart networks and mobile technologies can create the essential connections that enable collaborative, coordinated care, and break down information silos
  • The importance of open platforms and vendor-agnostic cloud and mobile technologies that are essential to engaging patients, delivering higher quality care and reducing costs
  • The potential impact mHealth solutions can have on care delivery, efficiency and effectiveness when used to link all the participants in the healthcare ecosystem

Tuesday, December 10

Founding Partner
Janssen Healthcare Innovation
Vice President, Head of CarePass

Breaking Down Barriers in the Healthcare Industry to Empower Consumers with Mobile Health Technologies

As payers, providers and product developers work to address the fundamental challenges of healthcare, it is necessary to converge to lower costs and deliver healthcare that better meets the needs of patients in today’s healthcare system. The distinct roles of the players in the space are being blurred as payers are becoming providers and product developers are creating healthcare delivery systems. Patients will benefit from this new approach to healthcare that breaks down barriers and creates unconventional collaborations. Looking for opportunities to change business models, Aetna and J&J saw the potential to leverage their individual expertise and new mHealth technologies through a partnership focused on improving medication adherence, an area of mutual interest to both companies. Medication adherence is key to favorable outcomes, yet low adherence rates lead to alarmingly high rates of complications, readmissions and other preventable health issues that cost the system millions annually. Senior executives from both companies will share their story of how they have aligned on the need to improve patient adherence and discuss their strategies as well as points of convergence through a new partnership to deliver mHealth solutions to patients. 


Intel Fellow & General Manager of Health & Life Sciences
Mainstreaming Mobility: Perspectives on Achieving Scale from a Patient Entrepreneur
The status quo has powerful gravity. Even with all of the excitement, reforms, and investment activity around “mHealth,” the promise of what I call “Care Anywhere”—made possible by mobile technologies, data analytics, and real time connectivity—is far from being realized. Our industry is still new, niche, and “ a nuisance” to many who perpetuate the mainframe healthcare systems so entrenched in most countries. What will it take for these new care models and enabling technologies to reach escape velocity from age-old bricks-and-mortar paradigms and to scale? I will offer three perspectives. First, as a patient who tried dozens of times to force in-home, mobile, and virtual care models for myself while undergoing cancer and chronic kidney disease treatment for 24 years, what biases and barriers did I face over and over again? Second, as a social scientist who has studied the cultures of healthcare innovation (or lack thereof), what challenges must we overcome to redefine the roles and very notions of “patient”, “caregiver,” and “provider”?  Third, as a business executive responsible for health innovation opportunities globally, what can we learn from other parts of the world as they deploy social, political, and technical infrastructure for Care Anywhere? No amount of apps-and-device investment alone can help us to mainstream the magic of mobility—we need a shared roadmap for mainstreaming and a strategy to create a movement around these care models. I will share my primitive thoughts on how to do that, with the hope that the wisdom of the mHealth crowd can derive something better, something actionable, something scalable.
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Global Pharma Solutions
IMS Health
mHealth’s Industrial Age
We’re moving from a “wild west” era of mobile health apps to an “industrial age” – focused on creating mobile solutions that meet expectations around privacy, are secure and can demonstrate that they improve patient health, not just provide information. While there are many proof points to illustrate this trend towards industrialization, there are also many challenges to overcome, including a need for a better, more secure, mobile health infrastructure. If mobile health is going to have a lasting impact, it is critical to understand if mobile health apps are having a real impact on improving health outcomes and reducing costs. In contrast to other options available today, we are beginning to see a more serious side of health apps emerge. This presentation will explore the collaboration that needs to happen among providers, payers, patients and app developers, leading to a more sophisticated, standardized, better integrated use of mobile apps in patient care.
Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
CVS Caremark



The Power of Personal
As innovators focus on unlocking mobile’s exciting potential to transform health care, we can’t lose sight of the fact that human interaction plays a critical role in mobile’s efficacy.  While millions of Americans grapple with managing multiple medications for multiple family members, mobile technology can be a vital tool to help them navigate complexity and improve medication adherence.  But innovation combined with real human engagement is the winning formula.  When paired with technology, real-world results have shown that in-person or even over-the-phone counseling with a pharmacist can significantly improve adherence.  Drawing upon what CVS Caremark is seeing first-hand with its own customers, Helena Foulkes, EVP and Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer at CVS Caremark, will discuss how the virtual and physical worlds can meld together to improve health outcomes, one person at a time.

Wednesday, December 11

Harry Totonis
President & CEO



Adherence, Patient Engagement and Connectivity
Medication adherence is a significant health challenge.  With the digitization of healthcare, personal health apps have exploded, but patient engagement and connectivity are critical to their success.  Mobile apps have limited potential if they are self-contained.  How do we get the right information to the right person at the right time – quickly and securely – in order to make better healthcare decisions and make our healthcare system more sustainable and more efficient?  Usability, connectivity, and data accessibility are the key factors that will lead us to realize the true impact of mHealth.