Speakers - Boston

Keynote Speakers
Conference Co-Chairs
Paul H. Keckley, PhD,
Managing Director,
Navigant Healthcare
Micky Tripathi
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)
Drex DeFord
Founder | Independent Consultant
drexio digital health  
Former CHIME Chairman
Ari Lightman,
Distinguished Service Professor of Digital Media and Marketing, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

Featured Speakers

Managing Editor,
Healthcare Informatics
Adrian Gropper, MD,
Patient Privacy Rights
Tom Olenzak,
Managing Director, Independence Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development and Innovation, Independence Blue Cross
Robert Lord,
Co-founder and CEO, Protenus
Dave Levin
Chief Medical Officer, Sansoro Health
Laura Young,
Executive Director, Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona
Erika Barber, JD, CHC, Privacy Manager,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jairo Orea,
VP and Chief Security Architect,
UnitedHealth Group
Jigar Kadakia,
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer,
Partners Healthcare
Laura Adams,
President & CEO,
Rhode Island Quality Institute
Mark W. Stevens,
Consulting, Inc.
VP, Provider Solutions,
Indegene Healthcare
Chris Henkenius,
H4 Technology
Cathy Dimou, MD,
Associate Dean of Medical Sciences and Services , Former Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center
Stanley Hochberg, MD, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Technology/Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center
Karen M. Bell, MD, MMS, Director, Center for Sustainable Health and Care, JBS International
Aaron Caine,
Chief Information Officer, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Tracey Mustacchio,
Chief Marketing Officer,
RES Software
Chris Grieco,
Chief Information Security Officer, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning (FDRHPO)
Robert Havasy,
Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance
Janice Young,
Research Director, Payer-Provider Partnerships, Data Sharing, Chilmark Research
Adrian Zai, MD,
PhD, MPH, Clinical Director of Population Informatics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Qi Zhou,
Vice President, Performance Measurement, Data Analytics & Quality Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Josephine Porter, MPH, Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, University of New Hampshire
Richard A. Royer,
Chief Executive Officer, Primaris
Zen Chu,
Co-Founder and Lead Faculty Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hacking Medicine
Laura Adams, President & CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute
Laura Adams is the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation.  She serves on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation and was appointed by the Massachusetts Attorney General to the Oversight Council for the MA Center for Health Information and Analysis.  
Laura chaired the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Planning Committee for the “Digital Infrastructure for Population Health and a Learning Healthcare System” workshop series and traveled in the U.S. and Europe with W. Edwards Deming in the study of statistical-based quality improvement.   She directed the IHI Idealized Design of the Intensive Care Unit project and served as faculty in the VHA’s ICU improvement collaborative.  She was among the first to bring the principles of healthcare QI to the Middle East, in conjunction with Donald Berwick, MD and the Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East.  
Laura has delivered conference keynotes in nearly every state in the union and in 12 different countries. She has received citations from the RI Congressional delegation for her visionary leadership and contributions to improving the healthcare system in Rhode Island.  She received University of Northern Colorado’s Distinguished Alumni award and in 2014, RIQI was named RI’s Most Innovative Company in Healthcare by the Providence Business News. In 2016, RIQI was named one of the "Best Places to Work in Rhode Island" by the Providence Business News.
Erika Barber, JD, CHC, Privacy Manager, MGH Health Information Services
Erika Barber is the Privacy Manager for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  She and her team provide training and education on patient privacy to a workforce of 25,000 employees annually.  She regularly interfaces with the Information Security Officer to respond to privacy related complaints with a security component.  Erika serves on the Data Sharing and Privacy and Confidentiality Committees at MGH, and on the Health Information Management Operating Committee and Privacy Council at Partners HealthCare.  Her previous experience includes serving as the Compliance Officer at Boston Health Care for the Homeless, the nation’s leading ambulatory care clinic for people experiencing homelessness.  Erika is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 
Karen M. Bell, MD, MMS, Director, Center for Sustainable Health and Care, JBS International
Dr. Bell is currently the Director of the Center for Sustainable Health and Care at JBS International, a consulting company with a focus on vulnerable populations, where she brings wide and varied expertise in clinical practice, academic medicine, public health, payment reform, and health information technology and related policy in both the private and public sectors.  Dr. Bell was previously a Director in the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and, in 2006, served as acting National Coordinator between Drs. Brailer and Kolodner.  She was the Chair of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) from 2009 until 2013, and was the primary author of its publicly available ACO/HIT Framework.  She remains active in the HIT environment, serving on governance bodies which oversee the development of states’ HIT infrastructure in Maine and Massachusetts while working with multiple states and at the Federal level to help guide the development of an HIT infrastructure in support of value based health reform.  
Dr. Bell’s prior appointments include Senior Vice President at the Massachusetts the federally-contracted  Quality Improvement Organization; Division Director within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS): and Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts,  Maine, and Rhode Island and at Harvard Community Health Plan, where she was first introduced to the potential  of electronic health records in 1991,  .She also has served as Associate Medical Director at Partners Community Healthcare, Inc , in Boston and in Health Director positions in the Monroe County Health Department, Rochester, N.Y.  
She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and her master of medical science degree from Brown University, Providence, R.I.  Dr. Bell has clinical experience as a board certified physician in internal medicine in both a rural practice in upstate NY and at Massachusetts General where she was Clinical Instructor at Harvard University School of Medicine with the opportunity to teach an annual course to the HMS students.  One of her favorite work related activities is attending Medical Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday mornings and her favorite non-work related activity is spending time with her grandchildren.    
Aaron Caine, Chief Information Officer, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Aaron Caine joined Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts in 2007 as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and is responsible for leading the organization’s technology strategy, overall Information Technology and data operations, and customer service team. Aaron also serves as the Chair of the National Information Security Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, leading a national team of business and technology executives and advisors to identify, recommend, and harmonize information security policies and practices across the federation.
Aaron recently played a leadership role in the implementation of a cloud-based hub and spoke model federated identity management solution, available to all Planned Parenthood affiliates.
Aaron holds a BS in Computer Engineering, and a MBA from Boston University.
Zen Chu, Co-Founder and Lead Faculty Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hacking Medicine
Zen is Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Innovation at the MIT Sloan and Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. He has served as founding CEO of three healthcare companies.

Drexel DeFord, Founder and Independent Consultant, drexio digital health

Most recently the founder of drexio solutions network, Drex has a history of innovation and leadership at top health-systems across the country.  As an independent consultant, he now shares his experience in the form of advice, guidance and support to health systems, payers, associations, trusted vendor partners and investors.

Prior to launching his own firm, Drex was co-founder and CEO of NextWave Connect, a healthcare social collaboration solution.  He’s also been the CIO at Steward Healthcare (Boston), Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, and Scripps Health (San Diego). He has also served as an officer in various CIO and CTO roles with the United States Air Force during a highly decorated 20-year career.

Drex has led the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as Board of Trustees Chair, and has been a Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) National Board Member.  He is currently a fellow in CHIME, HIMSS, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). 

His mantra: Ask me. I can get it done, or connect you to somebody who can.

Cathy Dimou, MD, Associate Dean of Medical Sciences and Services , Former Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Catherine Dimou serves as the Associate Dean of Medical Sciences and Services at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC). She is responsible for the coordination of quality, safety and operational efficiency across RUMC medical services departments.
 The Associate Dean for Medical Services has the responsibility for the coordination of quality, safety, and operational efficiency across all Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) medical services departments. Dr. Dimou serves as a liaison between the medical services departments and the RUMC medical staff.
She held the position of Chief Medical Officer at Rush Health until 2015.  In that role, she established comprehensive population health programs which included pay for performance initiatives that resulted in $71 million in incentive payments, NCQA medical home certification for 7 practices at RUMC, and a foundation for managed care accountable care contracts. She oversaw credentialing and the creation of a Credentials Verification Organization that provides credentialing services for RUMC and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Dimou oversaw capitated contracts and provided overall medical leadership for 15 years.
Previously, Dr. Dimou served as the medical director of Case Management at Rush University Medical Center. She helped established clinical documentation programs and maintained length of stay that outperformed all other academic hospitals in the Chicago area. She also oversaw inpatient order set implementation and maintenance. She also provided leadership for Centers of Excellence and other quality surveys which resulted in the Leapfrog top hospital award for four years.
She has chaired the Medical Staff Quality Committee, Utilization Management Committee, Credentials Committee, and the Medical Executive Committee. She served as President of the Medical Staff from 2011-2013.
Catherine works as a hospitalist.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in 1994 and Medical School at Rush Medical College in 1991. Dr. Dimou lives in Chicago with her husband and 10 month old daughter.
Chris Grieco, Chief Information Security Officer, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning (FDRHPO)
Chris Grieco currently serves as the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning (FDRHPO) Chief Information Security Officer. He graduated from Clarkson University with a B. S. in Information Systems and Business Processes. His past experience working as a Systems\Network Administrator and Security Officer in an established global corporate IT environment and in a smaller business environment has provided him with a well-rounded IT skillset. During his over 10 years of working in the IT field he has successfully managed IT projects involving a vast variety of system implementations, business acquisition integrations, as well as performing IT Security Risk Assessment, Auditing, and mitigation initiatives.
Adrian Gropper, MD, CTO, Patient Privacy Rights
Adrian Gropper, MD is CTO of Patient Privacy Rights, a global organization representing 10 million patients and is a veteran of patient-centered health information infrastructure. As an entrepreneur and physician-developer he has founded a number of software-intensive medical device companies. He consults on Federal pilots and participates in numerous health data policy standards groups including MIT-Kerberos Internet Trust and as a co-founder of OpenID Health Relationship Trust to develop standards and profiles for the so-called Public API. He served on the Board and Management Council of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. He’s active in the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on IT and the Task Force on Physician Mandates. He helped create Blue Button, Direct Project, and Blue Button Plus and speaks frequently on privacy engineering in health care. Dr. Gropper holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MD from Harvard Medical School.
Robert Havasy, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance
Robert Havasy is a Vice President of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) and the Executive Director of Continua. The PCHA is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Continua, mHealth Summit, and HIMSS, focused on engaging consumers with their health via personalized health solutions designed for user-friendly connectivity (interoperability) that meet their lifestyle needs.
Prior to joining the PCHA, Mr. Havasy was the Corporate Team Lead for Product and Technology Development at the Center for Connected Health (CCH), part of the Partners HealthCare System in Boston, Massachusetts. At CCH Mr. Havasy lead the team that integrated the Center’s technology with Partners’ enterprise clinical systems. Major achievements of the Center include connecting remote patient monitoring data to Partners’ electronic medical record (EMR) system, the integration of consumer activity monitoring data with the EMR, and a new platform for acquiring and integrating Patient Reported Outcome Measures data into clinical practice.
Mr. Havasy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Keene State College and an M.S. in Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University.
Chris Henkenius, President, H4 Technology

Christopher Henkenius began his career in healthcare technology in 1996, and has since worked on most major healthcare technology initiatives including HIPAA, HITECH, HIE, APMs, and healthcare technology innovation projects.   His experience crosses physical health, behavioral health, hospital quality, and payer operations.  Key projects include implementing and operating NeHII, the statewide HIE in Nebraska, and managing the implementation of a behavioral health analytics and interoperability project for the State of Nebraska.  A project manager by trade, Chris is PMP certified, and holds an MBA from the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.
Stanley Hochberg, MD, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Technology/Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center

Dr. Stanley Hochberg is the Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Technology and Chief Quality Officer at Boston Medical Center.  Dr. Hochberg is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and a lecturer at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business.
He is actively involved in the daily management of clinical quality, safety, information technology and population health at Boston Medical Center.   His prior experience includes senior management roles in integrated delivery systems, managed care, and healthcare IT.  Dr. Hochberg is a board certified family physician and an honors graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. 
Kalyan Kalwa, MD, Founder & President, Health Innovators
Dr. Kal is a Physician and a Pharmacist by training and education with 10 plus years industry experience in Information Technology. Born to a Pharmacist, Dr. Kal left India 15 years ago with a promise to his parents that he would make a big impact in Healthcare. Through his leadership and community building experience he gained through Toastmasters.org, he built Health Innovators to become one of the largest healthcare technology community in the Boston area. To further accelerate healthcare innovation, Dr. Kal has built the Health Innovators Coworking center which provides an innovation ecosystem for Digital health entrepreneurs. Dr. Kal realized that Doctors are missing in the innovation ecosystem, to engage Doctors in the innovation ecosystem he has built Hi Docs (www.hidocs.org). Hi Docs is a Telemedicine platform offering Doctors practicing Precision medicine.
Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, Partners Healthcare
Jigar has more than 17 years of cyber security and privacy experience, with a specific focus on healthcare. His experience includes many information systems security disciplines: systems engineering, threat analysis, risk and vulnerability assessments, privacy, Sarbanes-Oxley controls, and project management. Jigar is responsible for efforts such as HIPAA/HITECH compliance, Meaningful Use Risk compliance, EHR implementations and risk analysis, third party risk management, privacy incident response and analysis, design and implementation of solutions for Partners. Jigar has also presented on cyber security and privacy related topics nationally. Jigar earned a B.S. Chemical Engineering with Honors from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.
Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Managing Director, Navigant Healthcare
Paul H. Keckley, PhD, is a Managing Director in the Navigant Healthcare practice. With nearly 40 years of experience, Paul brings extensive healthcare industry analysis and policy expertise to Navigant’s Healthcare leadership team. He has established Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis and as the Center’s director, his primary focus is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, its intended and unintended consequences, and the likelihood of Health Reform 2.0.
Paul writes a weekly health reform newsletter, Pulse Weekly, and has published three books and more than 250 articles. During the period preceding the passage of the Affordable Care Act, he facilitated sessions between White House Office of Health Reform sessions and major health industry trade groups as private sector input was sought in the legislation.
Dr. Keckley currently serves on the boards of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Healthcare Financial Management Leadership Council, and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. He is a member of the Health Executive Network and an adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
He served as Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (2006-2013), executive leadership at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1998-2006), Chief Executive Officer of PhyCor Management Corporation-the IPA Subsidiary of PhyCor Inc. (1994-1998) and Managing Partner of The Keckley Group, a health care research and policy analysis firm (1974-1994). He served as Independent Chairman of Interdent, a California dental practice management company (1992-1996) and as an Adjunct Professor in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Health Policy at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University.
Paul is a regular contributor to many news outlets including CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Financial Times, among others.
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Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor, Healthcare Informatics

Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT leadership and strategy for the renowned, award-winning publication. Since 2012, he has been covering the daily impact of regulatory measures on HCI’s CIO and CMIO-based audience. What’s more, he has taken keen interest in areas such as patient engagement, health information exchange, mobile health, healthcare data security and telemedicine.  Prior to joining HCI, Rajiv covered the natural products and dietary supplements industry, and has been getting his work published for nearly a decade. Rajiv graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Journalism degree and currently lives in New York City.
Dave Levin, Chief Medical Officer, Sansoro Health
David Levin, M.D. is a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sansoro Health.
From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Levin served as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS) where his focus was on enterprise strategic planning and implementing information systems to support the transformation of healthcare delivery. While at CCHS, Dr. Levin helped establish and lead the CCHS Clinical Systems Office (CSO) that supports clinical information systems operations world-wide. He was also the founder of the CCHS Clinical Decision Support Center of Excellence.
Dr. Levin has over 25 years of experience in diverse areas including hospital, group practice and health plan operations, quality improvement, patient safety and population management. He also brings to bear over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and has worked with a wide variety of clients in both the US and China on the development of clinical and educational IT applications. Dr. Levin is a nationally recognized speaker and has appeared in diverse forums including academic, industry and consumer media ranging from National Public Radio to the Wall Street Journal. He is also the co-author of the book, “mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges”.
From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Levin served as the Vice President for Medical Informatics (CMIO) for Sentara Healthcare, a non-profit integrated delivery system based in Virginia. During that time Sentara implemented regional health information organization based on the EPIC EMR, achieved HIMSS Analytics Level 7 certification and won the HIMSS Davies Award (2010).
Dr. Levin holds degrees in Biology and Medicine from Brown University. He completed his residency in Family & Community Medicine at Brown in 1991 and a fellowship in academic Family & Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in 1994. He is also a former Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at EVMS.
Dr. Levin serves on multiple industry and venture capital advisory boards as well as non-Profit Boards of Directors. He is married to Dr. Beth Levin, an obstetrician-gynecologist.
Ari Lightman, Distinguished Service Professor of Digital Media and Marketing, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University
Ari Lightman is a Distinguished Service Professor, Digital Media and Marketing at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.  Ari teaches classes focused on assessing and measuring the impact of emerging technologies including Digital Transformation and Measuring Social.  This later class is designed as an experiential learning, project-based class where students work closely with company sponsors to develop recommendations and an analysis framework around a social initiative. Companies who have taken part in the class include eBay, Adidas, Comcast, Warner Bros., Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Microsoft, Zynga, Starwood, HP, Bayer Corporation and Progressive Insurance.
Ari is also the Director of the CIO Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.  The CIOI is an executive education center focused on providing needed skills for the next generation of IT manager.  The center has been in existence for over 10 years and has provided training for several hundred executives.  Ari is responsible for strategic execution and growth of the center into different content areas, organizations and international locations.
Ari has 20 years of experience in new technology development and commercialization. Earlier in his career, Ari was a member of several successful entrepreneurial high tech ventures where he was integral in raising venture financing, securing key partnerships and sales, and spearheading several initiatives from product management to business development.  Ari began assessing the opportunity for data analytics as a management consultant working with wireless carriers.  He has developed web communities and digital media strategies for companies and organizations within healthcare, chemical industry, telecom industry, consumer packaged goods market, and the financial services space.  In addition, he has worked with leading research universities to put together strategies and processes for building expert communities to accelerate technology commercialization.  
Robert Lord, Co-founder and CEO, Protenus
Robert Lord is the co-founder and CEO of Protenus, a health data security platform that protects patient data in the electronic health record (EHR) for some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals.
As a medical student, Robert saw first-hand how the EHR systems could be used to improve patient care and share clinical data more efficiently, but also observed that this technology created a whole new slate of serious security and privacy concerns. In 2014, Robert and his cofounder Nick Culbertson developed the initial prototype and algorithms that launched Protenus, fulfilling a critical need to better protect patient data.

Prior to co-founding Protenus and his time at medical school, Robert worked at the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, where he designed and managed systems to analyze global markets. Bringing this quantitative and systems-based background to tackle the problem of health data security was a natural transition.  Robert is an advocate for the improvement of Maryland’s business ecosystem, a published clinical researcher, and a teacher at Johns Hopkins.Robert holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in Social Studies.
Tracey Mustacchio, Chief Marketing Officer, RES Software
As Chief Marketing Officer, Tracey is responsible for market strategy at RES, plotting the course for the company’s continuing growth and spearheading global product marketing, product management and communication initiatives. Tracey brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, business development and product management to RES, in addition to a long track record of helping companies strengthen their brand to dominate specific market niches.

Previously, as VP of WW Marketing for IBM's Information Management division, Tracey was instrumental in developing the company’s stance on big data and analytics. Prior to IBM, Tracey served as Vivisimo's (acquired by IBM) CMO and led all of Vivisimo's marketing and product management functions, including go-to-market strategy, public relations and lead generation. Before Vivisimo, Tracey held senior marketing and product management positions at TraceSecurity, Secure Software (acquired by Fortify Software), McAfee and Business Evolution (acquired by Kana). She also founded and operated her own strategic marketing consultancy that specialized in high-growth companies.

Tracey is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, and graduated as one of ten Wesleyan Scholars.
Tom Olenzak, Managing Director, Independence Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development and Innovation, Independence Blue Cross
Tom Olenzak is Managing Director of the Independence Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development and Innovation for Independence Blue Cross, the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania, serving more than ten million members nationwide.  Through the Independence Center for Health Care Innovation, which seeks to develop a culture of innovation within the company, Tom leads the company’s efforts to identify external sources of innovation to support the company’s objectives; and to help lead a dialog among institutions across the health care ecosystem to address some of the largest issues impacting the cost and quality of healthcare.  The Independence Strategic Innovation Portfolio makes investments in venture capital funds and emerging health care information technology companies that support Independence’s strategic initiatives.
Tom has over twenty years of entrepreneurial, venture capital, and senior management experience in the health care and information technology industries.  He has held Corporate Development and Strategy executive roles at technology companies including First Consulting Group and Integrated Systems Consulting Group.  He was a Managing Director of the First Ventures Healthcare and Life Sciences Venture Fund and a Healthcare IT Venture Partner with Safeguard Scientifics.  He was a founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Computer Solutions.  Tom is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Jairo Orea, VP and Chief Security Architect, UnitedHealth Group
Jairo Orea currently is the Chief Security Architect at UnitedHealth Group, and oversees the development and commercialization of security services and solutions team for all external health care markets.

He previously he held the roles of Chief Security Architect at ING, Head of Enterprise Information Integration at ING Insurance, and Head of Information Security & Risk Management for ING Commercial America.
Jairo holds master degrees in Information Technology and Business Administration (ITAM) and Networking and Information Systems for Business (ENST-B France). His Bachelor's Degree is in Robotics and Information Technology Management from the University of Atemajac Valley.
Most recently Mr. Orea has been awarded HBJ's Top 40 under 40 Years of Age (2005), University of Atemajac Valley's Award to Professional Merit (2007), Latin America Information Security Professionals Executive of the Year (2004).
In addition to his position, Jairo serves as Chief Architect for the Trusted Cloud Initiative (Cloud Security Alliance), Education Director for the ISSA CT chapter, Board Member for the Latin America Information Security Professionals Association, Microsoft CISO Council, and the Wall Street Security Council, also he is the founder of the Security Architecture Forum, among other boards.
Josephine Porter, MPH, Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, University of New Hampshire

Josephine Porter, MPH, serves as the Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Jo joined the Institute in December 2007. She is responsible for overall management of a number of health analytic projects within IHPP’s Center for Health Analytics. She also co-chairs the All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council: www.apcdcouncil.org). Jo also oversees operational functions across IHPP.
Jo brings several years of health care-related project management and program development experience to IHPP. She was most recently the manager of clinical programs at Health Dialog, Inc., a care management firm with offices in Manchester, NH. She also previously served as the Associate Director of the New Hampshire Health Information Center at UNH, and was the NH BRFSS state coordinator for the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Her research interests are in health data collection and dissemination, and using data to effectively improve health care quality.
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Health Management and Policy, University of New Hampshire
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Health, Boston University
Richard A. Royer, Chief Executive Officer, Primaris
Richard A. Royer has served as the chief executive officer of Primaris since 2001. He has extensive administrative healthcare experience and is actively involved in several statewide healthcare initiatives. In 2006 he was appointed by the Missouri governor to the Missouri Healthcare Information Technology Task Force and chaired the resources workgroup. He also serves on the board of directors for the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. In his over 35 years of medical business experience he has held positions as chief executive officer at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, General Hospital; executive director of Columbia Regional Hospital in Missouri; and founder and president of Avalon Enterprises, a medical financial consulting firm. He graduated from the University of Akron, Ohio, with a BS in Accounting, from Cleveland State University with an MBA, and from the Advanced Management Program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Mark W. Stevens, Principal, ARRAHealth Consulting, Inc.
Since 2010, Mr. Stevens has lead the health IT consulting firm he co-founded, ARRAHealth.  During that time, Mark Stevens also served as a Vice President at Best Practice Partners (BPP), a leader in healthcare training, process re-design and IT optimization solutions serving providers, payers, HIEs and ACOs, where he focuses on strategic partnerships and executive search in health data analytics.  Mr. Stevens also served as President and COO of BPP’s accountable care subsidiary, EnableHealth, which he co-founded in 2013.  Prior to joining BPP, Mr. Stevens was Vice President of Digital Collaboration Solutions, a health It professional services firm; Senior Director for eHealth Innovation at World Congress, a leader in healthcare conference management; and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania eHealth Initiative (PAeHI), a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 by Pennsylvania’s leading healthcare stakeholders to promote broader adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE).

Mr. Stevens currently serves as President-Elect on the board of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which he co-founded. Mr. Stevens is a past recipient of the Spirit of HIMSS award, and in January of 2016 was named Contributing Editor for Health IT Leaders & News. Mr. Stevens also also an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and serves on its Innovation Conference Committee board. His prior professional experience includes a decade each in public sector management and executive search. Mr. Stevens is active in his community, and serves on the Board of Directors of both the historic Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center and the Brandywine Valley Business Council.

Mr. Stevens is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts and Boston University for public affairs and business administration, respectively. Mr. Stevens lives with his wife, son and two daughters in West Chester, PA.
Dr. Sai Subramaniam, VP, Provider Solutions, Indegene Healthcare
Dr. Sai Subramaniam is the Vice-President of Provider Solutions at Indegene. In this capacity, Sai oversees strategy, product development, and operations for performance management & population health analytics solutions.   He has over two decades of experience in Informatics, Data, and Workflow Solutions within the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industry.  For the past 6 years, Sai has focused on market & product development in the areas of performance analytics, patient engagement, and care management.   Sai has a PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon and a MBA from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Micky Tripathi, President & Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC)
Micky Tripathi is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit collaboration of leading Massachusetts provider, payer, and purchaser organizations.  He is also Chair of the Information Exchange Working Group and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team (both of the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee), a Director of the New England Health Exchange Network (NEHEN), a regional health information exchange based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a Director and past Board Chair of the eHealth Initiative, a national health information technology education and advocacy organization.
Prior to joining MAeHC, Mr. Tripathi was a manager in the Boston office of the Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategy and management consulting firm.  While at BCG, he served as the founding President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, an Indianapolis-based non-profit company partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to create a state-wide health information infrastructure in the state of Indiana.  As a manager in BCG’s health care practice, Mr. Tripathi also served a variety of US and international clients in the non-profit sector as well as in the bioinformatics, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.  
He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, and an AB in political science from Vassar College.  Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he was a senior operations research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, DC, for which he received the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.
Janice Young, Research Director, Payer-Provider Partnerships, Data Sharing, Chilmark Research
Janice Young joined Chilmark Research in April 2016. Her research focuses on value based and accountable care models and payer/provider alignment in the emerging delegated risk markets.
Prior to joining Chilmark, Janice spent 16 years as healthcare industry analyst at Gartner and IDC.  Prior experience also includes a Principal with PegaSystems, Mercer Management consulting and Director of Operations, BCBS Massachusetts.   She has covered topics such as health plan and provider business and technology strategies, at risk models and technologies, operational, care management, analytics and consumer engagement.
Janice holds a BS from Johns Hopkins and and MS Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Laura Young, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona
Laura Young is an information technology expert with over 25 years working within the IT industry with a focus on government, non-profit, education and healthcare.  She has degrees in Information Technology and Health Services Management.  Laura has been a leader in the healthcare IT sector for over 10 years with a specific focus on Clinical IT and HIE systems. She joined Behavioral Health Network of Arizona in January 2013 as the Executive Director. As a subject matter expert on behavioral health information exchange and 42 CFR Part 2, Laura has presented around the country and contributed to a number of publications on these topics.  She currently serves nationally as the Vice Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee, and on the eHealth Initiatives Interoperability Workgroup.  She also serves on the board of the Arizona HIMSS Chapter.
Adrian Zai, MD, PhD, MPH, Clinical Director of Population Informatics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Adrian Zai  is the Clinical Director of Population Informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Computer Science, where he leads the development of TopCare, an information technology platform designed uniquely for population health management with core components that support team-based care and patient-centered management.
Qi Zhou, Vice President, Performance Measurement, Data Analytics & Quality Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Qi Zhou serves as vice president for performance measurement, data analytics and quality management at BCBSMA. He leads a cross-functional team responsible for development of measurement strategy and analytics that are central to pay-for-value performance, population health management, consumer engagement, and payment reform. Qi has over two decades of leadership in performance measurement and health informatics applying data science to improve patient safety, clinical quality and health outcomes.   Qi graduated from Shanghai Medical University School of Medicine, Bryant Business School, and Harvard School of Public Health. He earned Six Sigma Black Belt, AHIP certification of executive leadership, and Certified Public Health practitioner.