Booth Healthcare conference


FRIDAY, november 17, 2017

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

University of Chicago Gleacher Center

450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Aligning incentives and changing behavior in healthcare

This year's conference will explore the "why" - why do stakeholders in the healthcare system act the way they do, and why do certain interventions fail - while others succeed - at changing behavior?

Panelists from the Chicago healthcare ecosystem and across the country will join HCG in discussing these topics for a full-day conference and networking event.

Tickets can be purchased here.

schedule of events (Subject to Change)

8:30-9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:30 am: Welcome and Introduction

9:30-10:30 am: Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45 am: Coffee Break

10:45-11:45 am: Concurrent Panels -- Panel A | Beyond the Pill and Device, Panel B | Investing in Behavior Change

11:45 am-12:30 pm: Healthcare Policy Debate

12:30-1:45pm: Lunch & Start-Up Fair

1:45-2:45 pm: Innovative Care Models Panel

2:45-3:00 pm: Coffee Break

3:00-4:00 pm: Concurrent Panels -- Panel A | Innovation in Insurance, Panel B | Leveraging Data Analytics

4:00-5:00 pm: Networking Reception

thank you to our sponsors

SPEAKERS (SUbject to change)


Glen Tullman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Livongo Health

Glen Tullman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health. Livongo is empowering people with chronic conditions, beginning with diabetes, to live better lives, using a combination of innovative technology paired with personalized and context sensitive information delivered when and where it is most impactful at improving health. Today, Livongo is the leading consumer digital health company focusing on chronic conditions.

A visionary leader and entrepreneur, Tullman previously ran two public companies that changed the way healthcare is delivered. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), the leading provider of Electronic Health Records, Practice Management and Electronic Prescribing systems, where he grew revenues from $30 million in 1997 to more than $1.4 billion in 2012, and led the company’s IPO and secondary offerings. Prior to Allscripts, Tullman was CEO of Enterprise Systems, a leading healthcare-information services company providing resource-management solutions to large, integrated healthcare networks that he also took public before it was sold to McKesson HBOC (NYSE: MCK).

Tullman is also a successful entrepreneur, and Co-Founder and Partner in 7wireVentures, a Chicago-based investment firm focused on healthcare and education. Through 7wire, he has co-founded a number of ventures including one of the country’s leading solar energy companies, SoCore Energy, sold to Edison Ventures, and a digital education company, and holds investments in several ventures focused on mobile and cloud-based health solutions.

As a recognized leader in healthcare and entrepreneurship, Glen is a regular contributor to Forbes, and sought after as a speaker and industry expert on innovation and change. A strong proponent of philanthropy, he serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Moderator: Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER

Steven Collens is CEO of MATTER, the healthcare technology incubator and innovation center. MATTER opened in February 2015 and nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators building next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma technologies. MATTER works with 200 healthcare technology ventures and the company partners with 10 hospitals and health systems, five universities and more than 50 industry-leading companies. Steven is also senior advisor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

Prior to assuming his current role, Steven was senior vice president at Pritzker Group, the investment firm led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker. In that capacity, he led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s center for digital startups that now houses more than 400 early-stage companies. He previously worked at Abbott in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. In 2005, Steven helped found to give patients control over their health data and allow healthcare providers to coordinate care of their patients. Prior to Abbott, Steven served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun.

Steven holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of 1871, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Chicago High School for the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.


Laura Barry, Senior Director, U.S. Insights, Analytics and Customer Experiences at Abbvie

Laura Barry is Senior Director, U.S. Insights, Analytics and Customer Experiences. She is responsible for Marketing Operations encompassing Digital, CRM, Media, Promotional Operations, as well as Marketing Analytics and Business Insights for U.S. Commercial which represents 62% of the $25.6 Billion AbbVie Inc. Laura is fairly new to Pharma, and joined Abbott, now AbbVie prior to the split in February, 2012.

Prior to AbbVie, Laura spent a rewarding 21 year career at Kraft Foods. Most recently she held position of Vice President, Shopper Insights and Category Leadership, Kraft, North America. Prior to this position, Laura was Vice President, Consumer Insights and Strategy, Kraft, North America.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

John Flavin, Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago

John leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Prior to this role, John was the founding executive director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, a start-up hub at the University of Chicago that is now part of the expanded Polsky Center. An entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the life sciences field focused on finance and operations, Flavin has co-founded and built several companies, raised over $220 million in private and public capital, and led 2 successful NASDAQ IPOs. John is Managing Director at Flavin Ventures, LLC, a venture creation and management firm, as well as a board member at the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, and he sits on Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois Innovation Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT technology council and the City of Chicago’s Small Business Advisory Committee.

Sean Kendall, MBA '16, Associate at ARCH Venture Partners

Sean Kendall is an Associate with ARCH, joining the company as an analyst in 2015. Mr. Kendall focuses on identifying and evaluating new technologies in life science, materials, energy, and electronics. He provides operating assistance to early-stage portfolio companies.

Mr. Kendall was an early employee with LS9, Inc. (now REG Life Science), a synthetic biology company producing renewable chemicals. He next worked at Cobalt Technologies, another cleantech startup, bringing laboratory technology to the commercial scale. Mr. Kendall has contributed business efforts to NetEnergy, a Chicago-based energy storage startup, and Twist Bioscience, an ARCH portfolio company.

Mr. Kendall holds an M.B.A. on the Dean’s Honor List from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

Carolyn Sleeth, MBA '05, Vice President of Heart Failure Management, Business Development & Strategy at Medtronic

Carolyn serves as the leader of Heart Failure Management, Business Development & Strategy for Medtronic, PLC. She leads evaluation of external technology investment and new business opportunities in the Heart Failure business. Prior to this role, Carolyn led teams in both in early stage product development and in marketing. She led Global Marketing for the global $1.7B Heart Failure Business at Medtronic. Prior to Medtronic, Carolyn worked as a consultant at the Stanford Research Institute in California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Russian, and a Master of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Moderator: Scott Shimamoto, Principal at ZS Associates

Scott is a Principal at ZS Associates where he works with many organizations to help them shape, enlighten, and motivate their sales and marketing operations. Scott's focus is in the area of Commercial Operations excellence, where he helps clients achieve significant efficiencies and improvement through streamlining and enhancing their operational processes. A faculty member for the Executive Education program at the Kellogg School of Management, he has presented at numerous industry conferences. Prior to his current role, Scott led ZS’s global Incentive Compensation practice and also launched its Business Operations capability group, among other firm leadership roles. Scott holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.


Jeff Bennett, Chief Executive Officer at Higi

Before making the transition to the CEO of higi in 2013, Jeff Bennett has been involved with the business since inception, serving as the Board of Manager since 2012. His first major accomplishment at CEO was to merge higi and Stayhealthy together in 2014 to form a national footprint. As higi continues to grow, Bennett’s next focus is driving engagement in healthcare, specifically how companies can use data to drive insights that change behavior and health outcomes. His vision for higi is to continue to grow as the most scalable, privacy –focused health data company in the industry. He believes that by leveraging higi stations, mobile digital health devices and trackers, social data and other data available from retailers, higi enables an integrated view of a consumer’s health and lifestyle data outside of the traditional (healthcare) system, filling a major void in the healthcare delivery continuum.

Prior to joining higi, Bennett served as the Managing Director for Merrick Ventures, where he led and managed the day-to-day operations and played a strategic advisor role for portfolio companies, including the Merge Healthcare/IBM acquisition. During his time as Managing Director at Merrick, Bennett was first introduced to higi while he assisted in the development of the business plan, fundraising and even the hiring of Dr. Khan Siddiqui, MD as the founding CEO. With a strong passion and a personal connection for helping to manage chronic diseases and preventative healthcare, Bennett saw the vision and potential in higi from the start.

Bennett received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern.

Derek Lindblom, Vice President and Chief of Staff at 7wire Ventures

Derek is Vice President & Chief of Staff at 7wire Ventures, where he works with early-mid stage companies. His focus is in healthcare and other industries where there is both strong disruptive growth potential and the opportunity to help solve some of society’s most pressing challenges. Previously, Derek served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Economic Council in the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office where he led teams designing, creating, and implementing internal reforms and economic policy for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as well as serving as the City’s lead policy negotiator on several major reforms. Before his time at the Mayor’s Office, Derek was a Case Team Leader for Bain & Company where he led consulting teams on corporate strategy projects. Derek graduated Harvard College magna cum laude and Harvard Law School cum laude.

Pamela Hannon, Senior Director of Benefits at Abbott

Pamela Hannon is an experienced and visionary HR leader with significant experience in Total Rewards, HR program design, strategy, and administration.

She holds a BS from Saint Xavier University and an MBA from the DePaul University Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Larry Schor, Chief Executive Officer at PUSH for Wellness

Larry Schor is an entrepreneurial senior executive and general manager with over 25 years of experience leading growth-stage healthcare technology companies. Schor’s career has tracked the expanding importance of data analytics and predictive science to clinical decision support, disease management, and population health management.

Schor is CEO of Push for Wellness, an innovator in the effective application of behavioral economics to engage consumers to change behavior that reduce biometric and clinical risks. Schor is also an Operating Partner at Abundant Venture Partners, a socially conscious venture fund and early-stage company accelerator, and a lead investor in Push for Wellness.

Moderator: Sue Kim, MBA '17, Client Strategy Manager at Livongo Health

Sue Kim is a Client Strategy Manager at Livongo Health. Previously, she worked on the Individual Market Strategy Team at Health Care Service Corporation, helping implement the Affordable Care Act. She also has experience consulting and advising healthcare and high tech / software clients in Human Capital and Sales Force Effectiveness strategies.

Prior to joining Livongo, Sue co-founded 4Women, a women's health medical device company. 4Women placed 5th in the 2017 Booth New Venture Challenge and 1st in the Forte Foundation Women’s Power Pitch. She earned her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA and Certificate in Health Administration and Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Anup Malani, PhD '03, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine

Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a University Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston, a Senior Fellow at the Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California, an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics, and on the board of the Becker-Friedman Institute.Malani is the co-founder and Faculty Director of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends teams of University of Chicago and foreign university graduates to work on innovative development projects with government officials in India and Brazil. Malani conducts research in law and economics, health economics and development economics. His health economics research focuses on the value of medical innovation and health care insurance, control of infectious diseases, placebo effects, and conflicts of interest in medicine. Malani has a PhD in economics and a JD, both from University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the US Court of Appeals for District of Columbia and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the US Supreme Court.

Casey Mulligan, PhD '93, Professor in Economics at The University of Chicago

Casey B. Mulligan is an economics professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality,” which studied the transmission of economic status from one generation to the next. His research has also covered capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging, among other subjects. His latest book, “The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy,” is in production with Oxford University Press. He is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith- Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. Professor Mulligan received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has also served as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

Moderator: Rena M. Conti, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago

Rena M. Conti, PhD is an expert on the financing, regulation and organization of medical care, with an emphasis on biopharmaceutical markets and oncology practice. She is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics, section of hematology/oncology, and the Department of Health Studies. Dr. Conti is a 2007 graduate of the Harvard University Interfaculty Initiative in health policy (economics concentration). She currently serves on the Government Affairs committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is co-director of the economics working group for Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program for the National Cancer Institute.


Niyum Gandhi, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai Health System

Niyum Gandhi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. In this role, he oversees Mount Sinai’s transition from a primarily fee-for-service model of care to one that is also inclusive of value and risk-based population health. Mr. Gandhi's role involves aligning the Health System’s clinical and economic transformations in support of Mount Sinai’s vision to be the leading population health manager in the competitive New York market. Prior to his position at Mount Sinai, Mr. Gandhi served as a partner in the Health and Life Sciences consulting practice of Oliver Wyman in Chicago, where he focused on value-based health care strategy and transformation for physician groups, hospitals, and health plans. Mr. Gandhi holds an AB in economics and finance from Harvard University. He has authored several articles on ACOs, payer/provider partnerships, and physician engagement and serves as a regular conference speaker on a variety of issues related to population health and value-based care.

Anna Haghgooie, MBA '08, Managing Director at Sandbox Industries

Anna is a Managing Director at Sandbox Industries and serves on its Management Committee.She serves as a Board Member of Axial Healthcare, Allay, Benestream, Contessa Health, EveryMove, ExactCare and ZeOmega. Previously, Anna held positions as an Associate Director of Corporate Finance at Fitch Ratings covering the Healthcare Sector and as a member of the Financial Management Program at General Electric. Anna holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a member of the inaugural class of healthcare fellows at the Aspen Institute

Dan Liljenquist, JD '01, Vice President of the Enterprise Initiative Office at Intermountain Healthcare

Dan is the Vice President of Intermountain Healthcare’s Enterprise Initiative Office, an internal consultancy to drive important initiatives. Dan and the EIO will be responsible for developing specific initiatives to address Intermountain's most complex issues, working with Intermountain leaders across the enterprise who are identified as executive sponsors with clear operational accountability. Before his work at Intermountain, Dan was President and CEO of Focus Services, an international call center company, and worked in the Dallas office of Bain & Company. He also served as a Utah State Senator from 2008-2011, representing State District 23. Dan ran for the Utah U.S. Senate seat in 2012, prior to joining Intermountain full time. In addition, Dan has served as a columnist, writing more than 200 columns for the Deseret News. He earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Griffin Myers, MD, MBA '10, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers is a board-certified emergency physician and entrepreneur focused on improving quality of and access to healthcare. In 2012 he co-founded Oak Street Health, a value-based primary care model throughout the midwest focused on providing high-quality, coordinated care to over 20,000 patients in 19 locations. Oak Street Health's model has generated net promoter scores over 90%, strong evidence-based preventive care metrics, and an over 40% reduction in hospitalizations. Dr. Myers has a B.S. from Davidson College, an M.D. from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals. He is Chief Medical Officer at Oak Street Health and Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Moderator: Dr. David Meltzer, PhD '92, MD '93, The University of Chicago Medicine

David O. Meltzer, PhD'92, MD'93, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Chicago, where he is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and affiliated faculty at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. Meltzer’s research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care. Meltzer received his MD and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Meltzer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lee Lusted Prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making, the Health Care Research Award of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and the Eugene Garfield Award from Research America. Meltzer is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has served on several IOM panels, include one examining U.S. organ allocation policy and the recent panel on the Learning Health Care System that produced Best Care at Lower Cost. He also has served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee, as a Council Member of the National Institute for General Medical Studies, and as a health economics advisor for the Congressional Budget Office.


Dr. Pat Basu, MD, MBA '05, Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group

Pat Basu has led as a senior executive in corporate, public and private equity backed sectors with the goal of improving American healthcare. A former Stanford Physician and White House Fellow, he helped start Doctor On Demand which has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of video visits and covered over 30 million Americans. Pat also served as President of one of the nation's largest primary care groups. Prior to Doctor On Demand, Pat served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for vRad, the post merger entity of public traded firms Virtual Radiologic and Nighthawk. vRad became the largest telehealth company in the world as well as the largest provider of radiology. Pat is also a paid adviser to venture capital and private equity firms, and previously has been a consultant to fortune 500 firms, large health systems and Silicon Valley start-ups. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on State Board of Health in Illinois and on the Board of Directors for the University of Illinois and Stanford Medical Alumni Association. He is a member of the bilateral leadership councils between the U.S. Germany, India, Japan and Italy. He earned his M.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Elliott Green, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Oscar Health

Elliott Green is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Oscar Health, focused on the strategy and implementation of Oscar's expansion plans. Elliott has taken the lead on two of Oscar's most prominent partnerships - the creation of partnership with Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded Oscar | Cleveland Clinic health insurance plans in Ohio, and the launch of Oscar's small group business plan together with Humana in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to working at Oscar, Elliott spent a decade at JP Morgan focused on Emerging Markets both in London and New York. Then as Director of Business Development at the fast-paced tech start up, VeInteractive, where he focused on expanding the company to 14 countries in 3 years.

Dipa Mehta, MBA '12, Managing Director at Sandbox Industries

Dipa Mehta serves as a Board Member of Contessa Health and Oncology Analytics. She also helps manage the Fund’s investments in AbleTo, Capson, Essence Group, Lumiata, and Myca. Prior to Sandbox, Dipa was at Amgen Ventures and worked closely with the global commercial and marketing organizations to identify companies in the digital health space for their products. Previously, she held positions at UBS in their Global Healthcare Investment Banking group in New York and at the healthcare fund of Paul Capital. Dipa holds a BS from the New York University Stern School of Business and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she received the Chicago Booth Leadership Award of Distinction. Dipa is also a Kauffman Fellow.

Dr. Derek Robinson, MD, MBA '07, Vice President of Enterprise Quality and Accreditation at HCSC

Dr. Derek J. Robinson is Vice President – Enterprise Quality and Accreditation at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation’s largest non-investor owned health insurer, serving more than 15 million members. HCSC operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in IL, TX, OK, NM, and MT. Dr. Robinson, a practicing emergency medicine physician, is charged with leading the enterprise clinical quality improvement strategy, quality reporting and accreditation activities. Prior to HCSC, Dr. Robinson was the first physician member of the executive leadership team at the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) where he served as Executive Director of the Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality. Dr. Robinson is the former Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Chicago Regional Office. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago where he also graduated from the Booth School of Business. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine – Northwestern University and Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest. A Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Dr. Robinson is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions.

Moderator: James Wieselman Schulman, Senior Consultant in Human-Centered Solution Design at Cigna

James is a seasoned design strategist and strategic partner. He focuses on translating complex business problems into actionable opportunities and creatively managing design and development programs toward solutions. By leveraging qualitative and quantitative research methods that incorporate business, brand, capability, and marketplace considerations, he continually surfaces a deep understanding of consumer experience. He excels at turning insights into impactful, actionable solutions through collaborative workshops, modeling, and prototyping to bring to life products, services, and experiences that resonate with user across the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to joining Cigna, James spent years working as a consultant in a wide range of industries from CPG (Kraft) to commercial furniture (Steelcase) to vacuums (Dyson). He holds a Masters of Design from the Institute of Design and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of Rochester. He also previous worked professionally as a chef. He lives in greater Chicago with his wife and two children.


Swati Abbott, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Health Intelligence

Swati Abbott leads the efforts of Blue Health Intelligence to leverage data insights into innovative analytics solutions. This strategy includes extending the company’s reach to external audiences, while enhancing BHI’s value to Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Prior to joining BHI, Abbott served as President of Elsevier/MEDai, an industry leader in predictive analytics, where she provided leadership and strategic vision to position the company at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Before MEDai, Abbott was Managing Director for the Medical Management Strategic Business Unit at ViPS, where she led strategic solutions development for medical management data warehousing and HEDIS reporting for healthcare payer clients. Abbott was also involved in leading SoftMed Systems, Inc. to create and provide solutions for hospitals and integrated delivery networks in the key areas of medical chart abstraction, quality assurance, utilization management, risk management and regulatory reporting.

As a respected industry leader, Abbott is a regular speaker at industry conferences, presenting on topics related to predictive modeling, medical home and healthcare clinical analytics. She is also a contributor and member of the editorial board for Predictive Modeling magazine and has been quoted in notable industry publications regarding the use and future of predictive analytics, the state of healthcare analytics and quality improvement initiatives. In 2010, Frost and Sullivan recognized Abbott as one of the Movers and Shakers in healthcare.

Abbott holds a Master of Science in computer science and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Delhi University, India.

Dr. Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago

Dr. Churpek’s research interest is in developing prediction models for clinical deterioration to improve patient outcomes. His current research utilizes multicenter electronic health record data and machine learning to develop models to detect early warning signs of cardiac arrest and sepsis in hospitalized patients. These algorithms have been implemented within several hospital systems in real-time with the goal of decreasing preventable in-hospital death. Dr. Churpek’s work is supported by NIH K08 and R01 grants.

David Cohn, CEO of Regroup Therapy

David Cohn is the Founder and CEO of Regroup Therapy, the Chicago telepsychiatry company that delivers integrated mental health services via telemedicine. David has spoken on behavioral health at Stanford MedX, the Governor of Illinois’s subcommittee on telehealth, and at numerous healthcare events. Regroup Therapy has won multiple awards for its work delivering mental health services to patients with access challenges, including Best Social Impact Company, and the Chicago Inno '50 on Fire' award, and is among the fastest growing healthcare services companies in the USA. David holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colorado College. He served in the US Peace Corps in Guatemala and advised global CIOs as Director for Latin America, and Southern Europe with CEB. He has lived, worked and spoken on 3 continents.

Timothy Smith, Principal Life Sciences & Health Care at Deloitte Consulting

Timothy, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, is the national leader for the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) practice. Tim has been with the firm for more than 18 years and has led some of Deloitte's key health care system implementations, with an emphasis on large scale systems integration and operational redesign projects, and leveraging such packages as Epic Systems, Cerner, Siemens Soarian, and others.

Moderator: Imran Ahmad, MBA '13, Principal at OCA Ventures

Imran is a Principal at OCA Ventures. Prior to joining OCA Ventures, Imran worked as a mobile strategy and operations analyst for PayPal Mobile where he helped launch PayPal Here in domestic retail and international markets. Additionally, Imran was a private equity associate for JMH Capital where he invested in growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions in healthcare and business services. He began his career as an investment banking analyst for William Blair.

Despite spending significant time on the investment side, Imran is also an entrepreneur and the founder of MouseHouseApp, a seed funded mobile platform for animal research management and the winner of the 2012 Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge. Prior to MouseHouseApp, Imran started and sold a staffing management software platform for shift based healthcare service providers. Imran completed his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Management and received his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.