NODE Health Digital Payer-Provider Industry Round Table at HIMSS 2017

February 20, 2017 — 10:00AM EST - 02:00PM EST
414C, Level IV, West Concourse


Care and Funding Models Taking Healthcare Organizations From Innovation to Digital Transformation

It is hard to say who had the first, but every major medical center now has an innovation center or partnership with startups, accelerators, payers and industry that's focus is to drive innovation. Just a look at the different types of innovation centers reveals that there is no one size fits all solution to creating a center of innovation in a health system. Also, innovation is just the start and to be meaningful; innovation has to lead to the transformation of health systems. Digital Medicine implementations are suffering from "death by pilot," without standards across health systems to evaluate and share the evidence to fast-track technologies that have a measurable impact on patient outcomes (EVIDENCE GAP). For technologies that have addressed the evidence gap, the lack of funding and care models prevents many of these technologies from becoming mainstream (TRANSFORMATION GAP). Some payers and health systems have started to support these efforts through sustainable funding and care models. This roundtable will bring together the best practices and models from payers, providers and corporate partners that can support the journey from innovation to evidence and transformation.

NODE Health (Network Of Digital health Evidence in Health) is a think-tank and academic home for evidence-based digital medicine (EBDM) by bringing together academic medical institutions, payers, accelerators, startups, and corporate partners to share information about digital medicine pilots and strategies to address the Evidence and Transformation gap. The overarching goal is to combine the rigor of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) with implementation science to help create evidence-based digital medicine (EBDM) supporting the transformation of healthcare delivery.


10:00am - 10:30amWelcome and Introductions
Ashish Atreja, Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai

John Sharp, Director
10:30am - 11:45am

Payer and Provider Models to Support Innovation, Evidence, and Digital Transformation
Leading Payers and Providers will discuss current models for the various innovation programs and partnerships they have in place that support evidence creation and digital innovation implementation efforts that are transforming healthcare delivery. Participants will discuss:

  • How innovation and transformation is supported within their organizations
  • Model for risk sharing contracts with specific examples, success stories and lessons learned
  • How Health systems and startups with new technologies can partner with payers to enter value-based contracts or apply for innovation grants

Shahid Shah, CEO
Netspective Media

Daniel Barchi, CIO
New York Presbyterian

Jeet Barmecha, MD, CIO
SBH Health

Paul Oates, Senior Director IT M&A Practice

Rahul Dubey, SVP, Innovations and Solutions
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

11:45am - 12:00pmInnovation to Transformation In Action - Lessons Learned and the Path Forward at Partners HealthCare

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health
Partners HealthCare
12:00pm - 12:45pm

How Health Systems, Industry, and Venture Community Are Supporting the Journey from Innovation to Evidence and Digital Transformation

We all have the common goal of finding innovative solutions that have proven in value and can lead to transformation. However, who support evidence generation and implementations for transformations in health systems remains to be answered. Stakeholders discuss:

  • How Health IT industry, Pharma, Health IT Industry, Payers and VC Community are joining hands to partner with health systems more effectively
  • Impact of 21st Century Cares Act in providing a model for Pharma to enable and support real world digital transformation of care delivery
  • Models for startups, accelerators and VCs to incentivise efforts for evidence generation and implementation pilots

John Chelico, MD, CMIO
Northwell Health

Steven Collens, CEO

Stephanie Bartels, Patient Engagement Solutions Lead
NTT Data

Iana Dimkova, Director, Healthcare Investing
GE Ventures

Richard Lim, Managing Director
GSR Ventures

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Identifying Top Barriers and Brainstorming Solutions to Fund Bridging of Evidence and Transformation Gap
Each of the NODES (Payer, Provider, VC, Pharma, IT, Accelerators) will participate in identifying top barriers and suggest models that should be widely adopted. The results of this roundtable will be summarized in a White Paper for wider distribution.

Mony Weschler, Chief Technology & Innovation Strategist
Montefiore Medical Center

(Facilitator for Health System NODE)

(Facilitator for VC node)
Anuj Desai, Vice President of Market Development
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

(Facilitators for Payer node)
Lenel James, Business Lead, Health Information Exchange & Innovation
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Shahid Shah, CEO, Netspective Media, Entrepreneur in Residence
AHIP Innovation Lab

(Facilitator for Pharma node)
Andy Gunn, Global Head of Evidence Generation Strategy

(Facilitator for Health IT node)
Stephanie Bartels, Patient Engagement Solutions Lead
NTT Data

Greg Smith, Virtual Health Services/Consumer Engagement/Innovation

1:45pm - 2:45pmSummary and Next Steps
Ashish Atreja, Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Executive Director & Founder, NODE Health

Megan Antonelli, Director Partnerships, NODE Health

Contact Megan Antonelli at NODE Health via info@nodehealth.org for an invitation to this event.


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