Amir Dan Rubin serves as President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) in Palo Alto, California. Stanford Hospital & Clinics seeks to serve humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate, and discover. As a part of Stanford University, the medical center has made groundbreaking impacts in medical innovation, garnering five Nobel prizes to date. Stanford seeks to deliver leading edge and highly coordinated care, and is recognized as a national leader in quality and safety. Stanford is also amongst the nation's most advanced adopters of information technology, and is currently undergoing a major modernization project to develop new state-of-the-art facilities.Read full bio →
Rich Roth leads Dignity Health's innovation efforts, which seek to create and test novel services, programs, partnerships, and/or technologies – from within and outside of healthcare – that challenge the status quo and have the potential to reduce the cost of care, improve quality, and/or increase access to services. Working in concert with Dignity Health employees and physicians, Roth works to anticipate emerging trends and technologies with the goal of incubating, studying, and scaling efforts to improve care. Dignity Health's current focus is in the areas of mobile care and sensor based technology. Roth holds a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors degree in Public Health from West Chester University. He regularly advises venture capital organizations, and is on the Board of Ascension Health Ventures. In 2012, he was recognized by CHAUSA as one of the most promising leaders under 40 in healthcare.
Dr. Molly Joel Coye is the Chief Innovation Officer of the UCLA Health System at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Institute for Innovation in Health at UCLA. The Institute for Innovation in Health leads the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services that will support large-scale transformation of healthcare delivery and population health management. The UCLA Health System is a national leader in research and healthcare delivery for both highly specialized tertiary and quaternary clinical care and managed care services for large populations.Read full bio →
Brad Perkins joined Vanguard Health Systems, in July 2009, as EVP for Strategy & Innovation, & Chief Transformation Officer. He oversees Vanguard's business model "re-development", clinical operations, & information technology.
Brad joined Vanguard from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) where he was Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. He worked with CDC's Director to lead a modernization of CDC's strategic direction. Before this Brad led US & global efforts on bacterial meningitis, & other infectious diseases; founded many of CDC's emergency response capabilities, & led the 2001 Anthrax Bioterrorism response. Brad has >120 scientific publications.
Directed the largest and first deployment of KP HealthConnect, Kaiser-Permanente’s revolutionary program to improve the quality and safety of healthcare through the use of information technology. This program supports the largest region of Kaiser Permanente with over 3 million lives and has been used by over 7,000 physicians in 13 hospitals and 140 clinics. His team of world class project managers completed the project more than a year ahead of schedule and nearly $260 million under budget. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as the national leader for both outpatient and inpatient systems, leading the country for hospitals awarded with the top HIMSS level 7 designation, and receiving the prestigious Davies Award in 2012. His team has hosted dozens of international delegations who have studied this program, and John has consulted internationally on numerous Health IT issues.Read full bio →
Charles E. Saunders, M.D., is chief executive officer of Healthagen, an Aetna business. Healthagen is part of Aetna’s diversification strategy to offer health and related technology services to providers, payers, plan sponsors and consumers. Dr. Saunders is helping Aetna achieve its goals of identifying new growth opportunities and developing market strategies that can help the company profitably manage quality and cost for its customers. Dr. Saunders is a physician and an accomplished business executive with expertise in health care services, information technology and business process operations.Read full bio →
Sean joined SeeChange Health in 2012 with a commitment to making healthcare more affordable and a passion for health promotion. In this leadership role, Sean is responsible for overall clinical strategy, health policy, and product design with an emphasis on value-based insurance design. Prior to joining SeeChange Health, Sean was a resident in emergency medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School where he took an interest in health policy. He is a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar, sits on the board of advisors for Mercy In Action, an NGO providing maternal and child health services in the developing world, and is a member of the Bay Area Council Healthcare Committee.
Dr. Norman joins xG Health Solutions, Geisinger's new venture to commercialize its approach to value-based care, following a 35 year career combining primary care, health care quality improvement, and population health improvement. He brings a detailed and balanced perspective on these matters, having held executive leadership roles in the provider, hospital, health plan, and supplier sectors of health care. At xG Health, Dr. Norman will oversee the company's population health management strategy and services.Read full bio →
Ken Yale is Vice President of Clinical Solutions for ActiveHealth Management (AHM) where he supports product development and business development efforts for a diverse set of innovative clinical decision support tools. Dr. Yale leads development of innovative hospital and physician office software applications, and provides clinical and thought leadership in areas such as patient-centered medical homes, clinically integrated networks, and accountable care. Dr. Yale has a track record of creating new products, establishing new markets, and growing healthcare businesses through start-ups, capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, and liquidity events. His expertise includes care management, physician collaboration, and patient engagement, and he is credited with several innovations, including the first Provider Sponsored Network (ACO 1.0).Read full bio →
Glenn Hibler, Founder and CEO of Medical Home Exchange Holdings LLC , has created a vision for revolutionizing healthcare in new ways through a unique and innovative cloud-based technology called Medical Home Exchange. This technology aligns employer-sponsored plan members (patients) and physicians in a patent-pending Virtual Patient Centered Medical Home™ (vPCMH™) which is designed to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce employer costs. Glenn successfully built several start-up companies prior to launching Medical Home Exchange in 2011, including Benefitport of Connecticut, one of the largest group insurance consolidations in recent years, raising over sixty-million dollars. His background of twenty-two years in health insurance & technology provides a substantial foundation for his progressive vision of the new healthcare paradigm. Glenn attended the University of Rhode Island and also co-founded Manage Discovery Network in 2013 and serves on the board.
Brad Fluegel is senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill. Fluegel is responsible for corporate strategy, business development, project management and the corporate consulting team, while also working on venture capital efforts.Read full bio →
Rafael Torres is the Senior Managing Director and healthymagination Fund Leader at GE, where he leads the VC team for Healthcare investments. Previously, he led GE Equity healthcare investments and acquisitions and integrations at GE Healthcare, where he had been a key driving force behind the healthymagination fund since its inception. Rafael has spent 11 years investing in healthcare in GE across the healthcare space, and prior to joining GE in 2001, held various positions at The Boston Consulting Group, AT Investments (a Latin American venture capital fund) and Citibank.Read full bio →
Kyle Armbrester leads More Disruption Please (MDP), athenahealth's business development program. MDP is aimed at launching a massive surge of disruptive innovation in health care for the overall advancement to the way patient care is coordinated, delivered and reimbursed. MDP targets innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals – anyone who is passionate about overthrowing established approaches in health care that simply aren't working, aren't good enough or aren't advancing the industry. Unlike other health care startup incubators – Rock Health, StartUp Health – the MDP advantage is that qualified, high-quality health care companies can gain access to athenahealth's growing cloud-based network of 40,000+ providers.Read full bio →
Frank Williams serves as Evolent Health's CEO and is responsible for all aspects of the strategic and operational management of the firm. He also serves as Vice Chairman of The Advisory Board Company, a best practices research and technology provider to the healthcare industry. During Frank's tenure as both Chairman and CEO, The Advisory Board Company completed an initial public offering and grew to $450M+ in annual revenues with over 2,000 employees and $1.8B+ in market capitalization. The Advisory Board was also ranked in the top 20 best run companies in North America by Forbes, as well as, a best place to work by numerous publications including Modern Healthcare and Washington Magazine.Read full bio →
Margaret Laws is director of the Innovations for the Underserved program at the California HealthCare Foundation. In this role she oversees the Foundation’s work to reduce barriers to efficient, affordable care for the underserved. She also created and manages the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, a mission-focused fund investing in companies that improve access to and reduce cost of health care.Read full bio →
Lisa Suennen is a co-founder and Managing Member of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm with over $577 million under management. Ms Suennen has headed Psilos' West Coast office since the firm's founding in 1998 and focuses on the medical device, healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors. She serves as a Director on the Board of several Psilos portfolio companies, including AngioScore, PatientSafe Solutions, and OmniGuide.Read full bio →
In his role as chief medical and science officer of West Health, Dr. Joseph M. Smith brings strategic, engineering and clinical expertise to advance the unique, one-of-a-kind initiative's mission to lower health care costs through the West Health Institute, West Health Policy Center, West Health Investment Fund and West Health Incubator. All of these entities focus on lowering costs by creating innovative, patient-centered solutions that deliver the right care at the right place at the right time. Dr. Smith's role encompasses directing the West Health Institute's medical and clinical research, managing the West Health Investment Fund and leading the policy efforts of the West Health Policy Center.Read full bio →
Maxwell Kahn is an Investment Principal in the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, LLC. He is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing venture investments in emerging companies delivering breakthrough solutions in the healthcare services and information technology markets, adjacent to Merck's traditional pharmaceutical and vaccines businesses. Mr. Kahn currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Healthsense, Inc. and PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.Read full bio →
Thomas McKinley has over 30 years of venture capital investment experience with a track record of helping entrepreneurs create significant and successful enterprises. Tom joined Cardinal Partners as an advisor in 2008 and since January 2009 has served as a General Partner of the firm. Utilizing his over 30 years of technology investment expertise, Tom’s investment focus at Cardinal is in healthcare information technology and technology-enabled services. Most recently, he has led the Cardinal investments in lifeIMAGE, a cloud-based medical imaging sharing platform for hospitals, physicians, and patients, and in TelaDoc, a telehealth services provider of doctor consults to consumers. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cardinal portfolio company’s lifeIMAGE and Teladoc.Read full bio →
Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures. His investment interest is focused on the emerging wireless health space including wellness and fitness, chronic disease care, remote diagnosis and monitoring, healing and aging in place, health informatics, etc. Jack currently serves as a board observer at QLF portfolio companies including Airstrip, AliveCor and Telcare. In addition, he serves as a board observer at PixSense, Jana, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile.Read full bio →
David S. Williams III is Co-Founder and CEO of InvolveCare™, a new social caregiving application that helps caregivers organize activities and share them with family and friends who want to help. Founded in 2012, InvolveCare is committed to reducing the stress and isolation associated with caregiving for elders, children and other loved ones. A successful health IT entrepreneur, David was previously the founding Chief Marketing Officer of PatientsLikeMe, the world's leading health data-sharing platform for people with life-changing conditions. David earned a BS in Economics and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Jody Holtzman has more than two decades of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals. At AARP, he leads the Thought Leadership group, where his focus is to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the market that benefits people over 50. This involves areas such as health innovation, the future of technology and the 50+, technology design for all, and 50+ entrepreneurship. It also involves developing partnerships with non-traditional players for AARP, such as the venture capital community, and the consumer electronics and technology industries. Previously, Jody led AARP’s Research and Strategic Analysis group.Read full bio →
Dr. Lindeman is the Director of the Center for Technology and Aging and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health. The Center for Technology and Aging focuses on identifying and evaluating best practices in the development, adoption, and scaling of technologies that improve the care and well-being of older adults, and serves as a national resource for health care providers, businesses, and policymakers. Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator. He has extensive experience in health care technology, interdisciplinary research, development of innovative community-based and residential programs for older adults, and long-term care public policy.
Michael Yang joined Comcast Ventures in 2009 and is responsible for its Silicon Valley office. He focuses on investment opportunities in digital healthcare and ecommerce. He serves as a board director or observer for Accolade, Healthline, and BodyMedia (acquired by Jawbone), among numerous other portfolio companies. Previously, Michael was a Vice President/General Manager at Yahoo! in the Media Group (including Yahoo! Health) as well as the Local Markets & Commerce Division. He has also worked at Atlas Venture and AOL. Michael graduated from Harvard University with an M.B.A. and the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School.