Inventing and Predicting a New Era of Health with AI and TechQuity

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Keynote

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Vice President & Chief Health Officer,
IBM Corporation & IBM Watson Health

ABOUT THE SESSION

IBM’s Watson technology has come a long way since its debut on Jeopardy! in 2011 and has continued to invest in its moon shot mission to transform the healthcare space through technology with IBM Watson Health. Through data, analytics, consulting and artificial intelligence (AI), Watson Health is working with key stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to advance to a healthier future by overcoming today’s most pressing health problems. Dr. Rhee will share the IBM Watson Health story, discuss some of the most impactful solutions our clients are using today and highlight some of the scientific evidence demonstrating the impact our technology has on healthcare management, providers and, most importantly, patients.

Opening Remarks

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD

President, Brigham Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Introduction

David Bates, MD, MSc

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Partners HealthCare
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

CHAIR

Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD

Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

SPEAKERS

Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD

Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Cheryl Clark MD, ScD, is a Hospitalist and researcher in Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, and Director of Health Equity Research & Intervention in the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at the BWH.

David Bates, MD, MSc

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Partners HealthCare
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bates is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice.  He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He directs the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He served as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s Global Alliance for Patient Safety and is the past president of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the editor of the Journal of Patient Safety. He has published over 800 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 100,000 times; he has an h-index of 147, which ranks him among the 400 most cited biomedical researchers of any type.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD

President, Brigham Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Betsy Nabel is president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham Health–an academic medical system which includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization.  Her leadership hallmarks include greater interdisciplinary and cross-industry collaborations, patient-inclusive care, and innovation in personalized therapies and translational medicine. As former director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Nabel established pioneering programs in genomics and stem cells, founded the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, and launched the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign. Her research on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases produced 17 patents and more than 250 scientific publications.

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Vice President & Chief Health Officer, IBM Corporation & IBM Watson Health

Dr. Rhee serves as Chief Health Officer of IBM, where he has global responsibilities for Watson Health and assuring a Culture of Health at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Dr. Rhee also served as Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary federal agency for research. Prior to his federal government service, he worked in community health settings as the Chief Medical Officer of Baltimore Medical System Inc., the largest network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maryland. In addition, Dr. Rhee served five years as a National Health Service Corps Scholar and Medical Director at Upper Cardozo Health Center, the largest community health center in Washington, DC. Dr. Rhee was a Chief Resident and performed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee also holds a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University with a concentration in Health Care Policy. He acquired his Bachelor in Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.