This Is How We Do It: Innovation @BWH

2PM – 3PM | Zinner Breakout Room
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About the Session

 

With the deluge of Digital Health upon us – how do we turn volume into value? At BWH we think Digital Health has the potential to drive more seamless, efficient, patient-centered and safe care for our patients.  We want to share with you how we identify, support and deliver solutions that can truly have an impact on our patients and our healthcare system.  Through the development, evaluation, use and commercialization of solutions we are creating the health system of the future.  Please join us for three 15 minute fireside chats led by Janelle Nanos, Business Writer from The Boston Globe.

During this session we will showcase a wide range of digital innovation projects in three core categories:

  1. Grassroots Innovation:
    • Innovations created and lead by our clinicians and researchers
  2. Industry Collaboration:
    • Examples of how we are working with startups to Fortune 100 companies to advance innovation and co-develop solutions
  3. Hospital Strategy Development:
    • Projects we are working to enable digital innovation here at BWH

 

Speakers


MODERATOR
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  • Janelle Nanos
    Business Writer, The Boston Globe

 

PANELISTS:

  • Brad Diephuis
    Co-Founder, Herald Health

 

  • Josie Elias
    Program Manager, Digital Health Innovation Hub

 

  • Ted Quinn
    CEO & Co-Founder of Act.md

 

  • Esther Rhei, MD, FACS
    Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Comprehensive Breast Center
    Faculty Surgeon, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

 

  • Hadi Shafiee, PhD
    Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

 

  • Mark Zhang, DO
    Clinical Informatics Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Palliative Care, Consultant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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Brad Diephuis
Co-Founder, Herald Health

Co-founder of Herald Health, a health IT startup creating a customizable clinical notification platform for clinicians.  Herald recently launched its pilot product at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he is also a resident trainee in Internal Medicine.  Prior to Herald, Brad completed an MD/MBA degree between Harvard Business School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).  His undergraduate training is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and he has held an eclectic set of prior positions including stints as a cancer researcher, a Wall Street quantitative trader and a product manager.

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Josie Elias
Program Manager, Digital Health Innovation Hub

Josie Elias’ focus on technology design and usability arose from many years in small business and disaster response. As the technical project manager for the Partners Healthcare PROMs program, she is responsible for developing and managing the system’s catalog of patient-entered questionnaires in addition to a fleet of 500+ mobile devices. Ms. Elias believes that technology should be a tool for clinicians to simplify their work. And not the work, itself. She brings over 20+ years of experience in business development, product design and manufacturing, and disaster response at small and large organizations. Josie received her MBA from Cornell University and MPH from George Washington University.

Janelle Nanos
Business Writer, The Boston Globe

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Ted Quinn
CEO & Co-Founder of Act.md

Ted Quinn is the CEO and Co-founder of ACT.md, a digital health company helping everybody – clinicians, patients, families, and communities – act together to make health happen, wherever they are.

ACT.md’s Care Coordination Record(TM) promises a better, safer, less expensive, and more flexible approach to managing healthcare’s complex tasks and achieving your organization’s goals. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., ACT.md is privately held and venture funded by the disruptive innovation investment firm, Rose Park Advisors. Learn more at http://www.act.md.

Ted has 20 years of experience leading healthcare IT and technology companies. Prior to ACT.md, Ted served as COO of Vecna Medical, driving revenue growth and new market penetration. Before Vecna, Ted served as President & General Manager of a Taylor Corporation Company, as a Business Manager and Product Manager for the FLEX platform at Teradyne Corporation, and as a management consultant at Accenture.
Ted holds a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an unflinching loyalty to the Boston Red Sox.

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Esther Rhei, MD, FACS
Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Comprehensive Breast Center
Faculty Surgeon, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Esther Rhei, MD, FACS grew up in New York and New Jersey to a Korean food caterer/business owner mother and a Presbyterian minister father.  She attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Medical School, followed by a general surgery residency at the SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.  She completed a research and clinical fellowship in the Breast/GYN laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY.  She is the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Comprehensive Breast Center and faculty surgeon at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.   She speaks several languages which is helpful in the Cushing Clinic where many Hispanic patients are seen for breast disease.  In her spare time she enjoys ballroom and Latin dancing.

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Hadi Shafiee, PhD
Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shafiee’s lab, consisting of 15 postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate and graduate students, aims to integrate biology/medicine with micro- and nanotechnology to develop innovative tools and solve unmet clinical problems, including applications in infectious disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring for global health, vaccine delivery, personalized cancer immunotherapy, and fertility. The team is particularly interested in developing point-of-care diagnostics through utilizing advances in consumer electronics, nanotechnology, and optical/electrical/magnetic sensing modalities. His work has been recognized by ScienceDaily, Nature World News, Science World Report, Med Device Online, Azonano, Engadget, Popular Science, Device Space, Product Design & Development, HCP Live, etc. Dr. Shafiee’s lab is funded through national, international, and institutional awards including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health.

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Mark Zhang, DO
Clinical Informatics Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Palliative Care, Consultant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Mark Zhang D.O. is a Clinical Informatics Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Palliative Care consultant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Internal Medicine residency and chief year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship. Throughout his career, Mark has held an interest in leveraging technology to improve clinical medicine. He co-founded Cake, an advance care planning startup, a TEDMED 2016 The Hive company.  He also created Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android, one of the most widely used palliative care mobile reference applications in the world.