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  • MIT Sloan: Innovating Health Systems, Digital Health Transformations

    Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 
    Time: 8:30am – 5:45pm
    Location: E51 - Wong Auditorium
    2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
    Contact Email: mitsloanalumnirelations@mit.edu

    The health care industry is in flux, facing shifting economic, regulatory, and societal demands. Yet a vision is emerging: an affordable system that consumers can rely on – not only to diagnose and cure disease, but to help them achieve and maintain health. This transformation from “Health Care” to “Health Management” will require integrating the social determinants of health – how people live, learn, work, and play – into new models of care that leverage analytics and technology. It also requires input from YOU. Together, we can create an ecosystem that nurtures system innovation and new management practices. This discussion is an important step and you can help point the way forward.

    Programming throughout the day will focus on: 

    • Workforce Innovations and Digital Health
    • Emerging Digital Health Innovations
    • State Models of Innovations in Community Health
    • Digital Innovations in Personalized Medicine

    Please join us for this special event to explore Digital Health Transformations with industry, academic, and government leaders from around the country.

    In partnership with the MIT Sloan Initiative for Health Systems Innovation.

  • Conference Moderator:
    Jay Levine, Retired Principal of ECG Management Consultants

    8:00-8:45am

    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    8:45-9:00am

    Welcome Remarks
    David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

    9:00-9:30am

    Opening Session
    Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Management; Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program, MIT Sloan School of Management

    9:30-10:00am

    Morning Keynote Address
    Don Mordecai MD, National Leader, Mental Health and Wellness, Kaiser Permanente

    10:30-11:15am

    Panel: Machine Learning in Surgery and Cancer
    Moderator: Professor Dimitris Bertsimas, SM ’87, PhD ’88, Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Research; Co-Director, Operations Research Center, MIT Sloan School of Management 

    Panelists: Jack Dunn, PhD candidate at the MIT Operations Research Center
    George Velmahos, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at MGH
    Daisy Zhuo, PhD candidate at the MIT Operations Research Center

    MIT Sloan researchers are collaborating with MGH surgeons to shed new light on the potential of machine learning in transforming how work is done in the operating room. In this panel you will hear multiple perspectives on how cutting edge research is taken into the hospital to be transformed into delivery system innovations.

    11:15-12:00pm

    Panel: Digital Innovations and the Long Term Care Workforce: What is Needed for Success?
    Moderator: Professor Paul Osterman, PhD ’76, Nanyang Technological University Professor of Human Resources and Management, Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Panelists: Thomas H. Grape, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Benchmark Senior Living
    Carol Raphael, Vice Chair of the Board for the Commonwealth Care Alliance and Senior Advisor, Manatt Health Solutions

    Long term care is primarily human-centric work, with an increasingly critical shortage of personnel. What organizational changes can better meet the needs of patients and create good jobs for long term care workers? How can digital technologies support this transformation? What else is needed?

    12:00-1:15pm

    Networking Lunch

    1:15-2:15pm

    Panel: State Models and the Potential for Digital Innovations to Transform Population Health
    Moderator: Professor Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Management; Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program, MIT Sloan School of Management

    Panelists: Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, State of New York Department of Health
    Daniel Tsai, Assistant Secretary, MassHealth; Medicaid Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Michael Wilkening, Undersecretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

    This panel will discuss how state-level policies can best leverage digital health innovation to improve their local health systems as well as boost the local economy. For example, how can digital health innovations be leveraged to transform how states redesign their health systems to provide higher value and improve population health? What systems experiments are states running to learn what works for patients, providers, and payers? What other digital and analytics capabilities could states support to impact costs and quality? And, how can states position themselves as a preferred location for digital health companies and entrepreneurs?

    2:15-2:30pm

    Initiative for Health Systems Innovation and Education: HSI, Healthcare Certificate, and H-Lab
    Anne Quaadgras, SB ’85, SM ’86, DBA, Director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

    3:00-3:45pm

    Panel: Emerging Digital Health Innovations: Value Propositions in Healthcare Delivery and Health Management
    Moderator: Eran Broshy, SB ’79, Operating Executive, Tailwind Capital

    Panelists: Liz Boehm, Director of Research, Vocera's Experience Innovation Network
    Elliot Cohen, MBA ’13, Cofounder and CTO, PillPack
    Christine Tsien Silvers, MD, SB ’91, SM ’93, PhD ’00, CMO, HealthReveal, Inc.

    MIT Sloan is building an ecosystem for digital health innovation. Faculty, students, and alumni are working together through classes and advice networks to create and grow innovative digital health-based companies that are having impact. In this session MIT alumni and other innovators will share their experiences on how providers of digital health innovations can work with healthcare delivery systems to create value through system transformation, and overcome barriers to adoption of transformative technologies.

    3:45-4:15pm

    Afternoon Keynote Address
    Dusty Majumdar, PhD, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson Health and IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences

    4:15-4:30pm

    Initiative for Health Systems Innovation: New Research and Next Steps
    Professor Retsef Levi, J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Management; Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations Program, MIT Sloan School of Management

    4:30-4:45pm

    Closing Remarks

    4:45-5:45pm

    Networking Reception

    Dimitris Bertsimas, SM ’87, PhD ’88

    Dimitris BertsimasDimitris Bertsimas is the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, a Professor of Operations Research, and the co-director of the Operations Research Center at MIT Sloan.

    A faculty member since 1988, his research interests include optimization, stochastic systems, machine learning, and their application. In recent years, he has worked in robust optimization, statistics, healthcare, and finance. Bertsimas was a cofounder of Dynamic Ideas, LLC, which developed portfolio management tools for asset management. In 2002, the assets of Dynamic Ideas were sold to American Express. He is also the founder of Dynamic Ideas Press, a publisher of scientific books.

    Bertsimas holds a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, as well as an MS in operations research and a PhD in applied mathematics and operations research from MIT.

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    Eran Broshy, SB ’79

    Eran BroshyEran Broshy, SB '79, is a strategically focused senior healthcare executive, with a 30+ year track record of building leading high-growth public and private healthcare businesses. Over the past seven years, Broshy has partnered with select private equity firms to support their investment efforts, and is currently chairman of ERT, a leading data and technology provider for clinical drug development (with Nordic Capital), and chairman of DermaRite, a leading skin and wound care manufacturer (with Tailwind Capital). He also sits on the boards of Magellan Health, Theravance Biopharma, and FDNA.

    Previously, Broshy served for over a decade as chief executive officer and chairman of inVentiv Health. Broshy took inVentiv public in 1999, and under his leadership transformed the company into the leading provider of clinical and commercialization services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, growing revenue from $215 million in 2002 to $1.1 billion in 2008. In 2010, Broshy led the company’s $1.2 billion go-private transaction.

    Prior to inVentiv Health, Broshy spent 14 years at the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG), where he was the managing partner responsible for the firm’s healthcare practice across the Americas. At BCG, he also served as chief executive officer of Coelacanth Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company.

    Broshy earned an SB from MIT, an MS from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves on the MIT Corporation Board and multiple MIT Visiting Committees and advisory boards.

    Liz Boehm

    Liz BoehmLiz Boehm, is director of research at the Experience Innovation Network, part of Vocera. She has an extensive healthcare background and spent 15 years as the leader of global healthcare research at Forrester Research. On a mission to restore dignity and respect to the healthcare experience, her work has focused on patient and consumer behavior, delivery and payment system management, and the role technology can play in restoring trusted relationships in healthcare. This experience has made her a national expert on experience transformation. Beginning her career as a Peace Corps volunteer at a health center in rural West Africa, Boehm is relentless in her pursuit to improve human connections and conditions in healthcare. Through professional and volunteer work in hospitals, she has developed a profound respect for the dedication of doctors, nurses, and staff who commit their lives to caring, as well as the courage of patients who survive and thrive as a result of their combined efforts. She holds a BA in women’s and gender studies from Amherst College.
    Elliot Cohen, MBA ’13

    Elliot CohenElliot Cohen, MBA '13, is an engineer by training and a passionate advocate for customer-centered healthcare. Cohen is the cofounder of PillPack, a full-service pharmacy. At PillPack, he is responsible for designing and building the systems that enable operational scalability and connect our provider and payer partners to enable PillPack to deliver a delightful customer experience. Prior to cofounding PillPack, he was an associate at Founder Collective and cofounder of MIT’s Hacking Medicine Program. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in computer science and neuroscience and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
    Jack Dunn

    Jack DunnJack Dunn is a PhD candidate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. Before joining MIT, he earned a BEng in engineering science (first class honors) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research focuses on the intersection of optimization with machine learning and statistics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern optimization techniques to classical statistical problems. He has received the Best Student Paper award at the Operations Research Center at MIT. Dunn also has extensive experience applying machine learning across practical problems in many fields, particularly in healthcare.

    Thomas H. Grape

    Tom GrapeThomas H. Grape is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior housing in the Northeast. Benchmark operates more than 55 senior living communities offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

    Grape has led Benchmark and its 6,000 associates to achieve $2.0 billion in company value and $425 million in annual revenue. The organization has been consistently recognized by The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant, and Hartford Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work,” and by the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News as one of the “Healthiest Employers.”
    Jason Helgerson

    Jason HelgersonJason Helgerson became New York’s Medicaid director in 2011. New York’s Medicaid program provides vital healthcare services to over 6.2 million New Yorkers, and has an annual budget in excess of $60 billion. Helgerson also serves as the executive director for New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team, nationally recognized as a 2015 Innovation in American Government Finalist by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In this capacity, he leads Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s effort to fundamentally reshape the state’s Medicaid program in order to both lower costs and improve healthcare quality. In 2015, Helgerson was recognized as a Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine.

    Prior to arriving in New York, Helgerson was Wisconsin’s Medicaid director. In that capacity, he administered the state’s nationally recognized BadgerCare Plus Program for children and families (Wisconsin’s Medicaid and SCHIP); BadgerCare Plus Core Plan; SeniorCare (Pharmacy Plus Waiver); FoodShare (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); and Wisconsin’s Chronic Disease Program.

    Helgerson was also the principal project sponsor for BadgerCare Plus, former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s signature healthcare initiative. Through this program, 98 percent of Wisconsin residents, including all children, have access to affordable healthcare.

    Helgerson earned an MPP from the University of Chicago and a BA in political science from American University in Washington, DC. He is also a clinical associate professor at the State University of New York at Albany, School of Public Health.

    Retsef Levi

    Retsef LeviRetsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a member of the Operations Management Group at Sloan and affiliated with the MIT Operations Research Center. Levi is the Sloan Faculty Co-Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program at MIT. Before coming to MIT, he spent a year in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center as the holder of the Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship. He received a BA in mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) in 2001, and a PhD in operations research from Cornell University in 2005. Levi spent more than 11 years in the Israeli Defense Forces as an Officer in the Intelligence Wing and was designated as an Extra Merit Officer. After his military service, Levi joined an emerging new Israeli hi-tech company in a business development role.

    Levi's current research focuses on the design of analytics and decision support models and tools to address design and operational decisions under uncertainty in complex business and public systems. This includes areas such as health and healthcare management, supply chain, procurement and inventory management, revenue management, pricing optimization, and logistics. He is interested in the theory underlying these models and corresponding algorithms, as well as in their computational and organizational applicability in practical settings. Levi has been leading several industry-based collaborative research efforts with some of the major academic hospitals in the Boston area, such as Mass General Hospital (MGH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Children’s Hospital, and across the U.S. (e.g., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC Presbyterian Hospital System, and the American Association of Medical Colleges). Levi is a lead PI on an MIT multi-year, multi-faculty collaborative effort to develop systematic risk management approaches to address risks related to economically motivated adulteration (EMA) of food. He has been involved in developing methodologies to manage operational risks and process safety for various organizations, in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and oil industries. Levi published 45 articles in some of the leading academic journals in Operations Research and Management Science, as well as leading clinical journals. He received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, the 2008 INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, the 2013 Daniel H. Wagner Prize and the 2016 Harold W. Kuhn Award for an exceptional paper published in Naval Research Logistics.

    Levi teaches courses on operations management, analytics, risk management, system thinking and healthcare to students from various degree and non-degree programs including MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, Master and Undergraduate students. His Healthcare Lab course attracts students from across the MIT campus and engages major industry partners and leaders. Levi has been supervising 18 PhD students, 43 Master students and seven postdoctoral fellows. Seven of his graduating PhD students assumed academic positions in some of the top groups in operations management and operations research, and four his graduating postdoctoral fellows assumed positions in academia and major academic hospital systems). He was also awarded several prestigious teaching awards.

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    Jay Levine

    Jay LevineJay Levine is a retired principal of ECG Management Consultants, Inc. He served as executive vice president of ECG, a national healthcare management consulting firm with offices in 10 cities.

    Levine has over 30 years of experience assisting academic medical centers—teaching hospitals, medical schools, research organizations, and faculty practice organizations—in addressing some of the most complex challenges attendant to the organization, management, delivery, and financing of healthcare services. He has advised universities and academic medical centers throughout the United States, including such prominent institutions as the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYC), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Stanford University Medical Center, and many others. Leading national healthcare and research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science (now the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division) have sought Levine’s advice, counsel, and assistance. He has been a frequent speaker at meetings of the Association of American Medical Colleges and its Council of Teaching Hospitals. Levine is a director of Southampton Hospital Association in New York.

    Dusty Majumdar

    Dusty MajumdarDusty Majumdar, PhD, leads all aspects of marketing for IBM Watson Health and IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences as vice president and chief marketing officer.

    With over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience, Majumdar is focused on driving marketing excellence across the organization. He has deep domain expertise and experience in healthcare, ranging from strategic marketing to go-to-market execution in companies such as GE Healthcare and, more recently, a diagnostic startup, Exact Sciences. In this oncology startup for early detection of cancer using genomics, Majumdar managed strategy, marketing, and investor day/board presentations as the head of strategy/marketing, partnering with the CEO for DNA-based early cancer screening solutions for GI, lung, and pancreatic cancer based on next generation sequencing (NGS) leveraging cancer DNA detection with liquid biopsies.

    At GE Healthcare, he led the marketing and branding for major imaging scanner (CT) launches for nearly a decade, which led to dramatic improvement in diagnostic confidence and lowering of radiation dose for patients. Prior to joining GE, Majumdar worked at the 3M Corporation at their R&D Division where he led the development of polymeric multilayer optical films. He has over 25 U.S. Patents, and his work has appeared in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

    Majumdar holds a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin

    Don Mordecai, MD


    Don MordecaiDon Mordecai, MD, is the Kaiser Permanente national leader for mental health and wellness at Kaiser Permanente headquartered in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest private integrated health plan and hospital system, serving 11.8 million members in eight regions. In this role, he leads national initiatives for Kaiser Permanente in the areas of care delivery, stigma reduction, and the use of technology to improve outcomes in mental health and addiction care.

     

    Prior to these roles, Dr. Mordecai was director of mental health and addiction medicine for the Permanente Medical Group, and chief of psychiatry and chief of health promotion for the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. He trained in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School. His clinical work is focused on patients with developmental disorders, ADHD, and a range of general psychiatry issues. Dr. Mordecai is also adjunct clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School.

    Paul Osterman, PhD ’76


    Paul Osterman Paul Osterman, PhD '76, is the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and formerly was Deputy Dean at the Sloan School.


    His most recent book is Who Will Care For Us: Long Term Care and the Long Term Workforce (Russell Sage,2017). Other recent books include Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone (Russell Sage, 2011), and The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, How They Matter (Harvard Business School Press, 2009).


    Osterman has consulted widely to government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.

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    Anne Quaadgras, SB ’85, SM ’86, DBA

    Anne Quaadgras Anne Quaadgras, SB ’85, SM ’86, DBA, is the director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. Her work focuses on health systems transformation and the role of information technology in supporting that change.

    Prior to becoming HSI Director, Anne was a Research Scientist at the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC), specializing in designing and measuring the impact of coordination of work in health systems. She has also researched how effective use of information in organizations can change how work is done. Results have been published in multiple papers and in the Harvard Business Review (December 2013).

    Dr. Quaadgras holds an SB and an SM in chemical engineering from MIT. She earned a DBA in information systems at Boston University.

    Carol Raphael

    Carol Raphael Carol Raphael is a senior advisor at Manatt Health Solutions. She served as CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest nonprofit home health organization in the United States, from 1989 to 2011. Raphael has been board chair of AARP and a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Bipartisan Commission on Long Term Care, and the NYC Age-Friendly Commission. She is chair of the Long Term Quality Alliance and vice chair of the Board for the Commonwealth Care Alliance.

    David Schmittlein

    David SchmittleinDavid Schmittlein joined the MIT Sloan School of Management as John C Head III Dean in October 2007. His focus, since arriving on campus, has been to broaden MIT Sloan’s global visibility, work with the faculty to create new high-quality management education programs, develop enhanced educational opportunities for current students, and develop and disseminate business knowledge that has impact and will stand the test of time. He has also reached out to the many members of MIT’s alumni community to gain their valuable insights into MIT Sloan and management education.

    Prior to his appointment at MIT Sloan, Dean Schmittlein served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2007. While at Wharton, he was the Ira A. Lipman Professor and Professor of Marketing. He also served as interim dean during July 2007 and as deputy dean from 2000 to 2007. In addition, he was chair of the editorial board for Wharton School Publishing.

    Dean Schmittlein earned a PhD and an MPhil in business from Columbia University and a BA in mathematics (magna cum laude) from Brown University. His research assesses marketing processes and develops methods for improving marketing decisions. He is widely regarded for his work estimating the impact of a firm’s marketing actions, designing market and survey research, and creating effective communication strategies.

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    Christine Tsien Silvers MD, SB ’91, SM ’93, PhD ’00

    Christine Tsien SilversChristine Tsien Silvers MD, SB ’91, SM ’93, PhD ’00, is the chief medical officer at HealthReveal, Inc., an early-stage digital health company whose mission is to preempt avoidable consequences associated with chronic disease by leveraging healthcare information technology. She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with a background in computer science and engineering from MIT (SB, SM, PhD), and medical training at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Dr. Tsien Silvers worked clinically in both academic and community hospitals in the Greater Boston area until serving from 2010 to 2014 as the chief medical officer of AFrame Digital, Inc., a telehealth company that focused on real-time personalized trending and alerting of physiological signals for chronic care. More recently, until joining HealthReveal in 2015, Dr. Tsien Silvers served as director of medical analytics at ACT.md, an early-stage digital health company focused on care coordination. She has authored peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a book entitled Blueprints Clinical Cases in Emergency Medicine, and has presented her research work to audiences at both national and international conferences.

    Daniel Tsai

    Daniel TsaiDaniel Tsai is the assistant secretary for MassHealth and Medicaid director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tsai was appointed in January 2015 by Governor Charlie Baker to oversee the state’s $15 billion Medicaid program, which covers one in four residents in the Commonwealth. In his role, Tsai is responsible for ensuring a robust and sustainable MassHealth program. That includes developing new policies, payment models, and operational processes that improve the way healthcare is delivered to 1.8 million low- and moderate-income individuals and individuals with disabilities.

    Before joining the Office of Health and Human Services, Tsai was a partner and leader in McKinsey & Company’s Healthcare Systems and Services practice. He has significant experience in the design and implementation of innovative, statewide healthcare payment systems for Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial populations, and has worked closely with multiple state Medicaid programs, private payers, and health services companies. He earned a BA in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University.

    George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd

    George C. VelmahosGeorge C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd, is the John Francis Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and chief of trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the Trauma Program leader for the Center for Integration of Medicine with Innovative Technology, and is the founder of the Center for Early Trauma Research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Dr. Velmahos is a member of the American Surgical Association, Society of University Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care, Society of Clinical Surgery, Surgical Biology Club, Western Surgical Association, New England Surgical Society, International Society of Surgery, and many others. He is the chair of the International Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and has served on the Executive Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma. Dr. Velmahos is the chair of the Education Committee of the ACS-COT and the chair of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s Multi-Institutional Trials Committee, and has held office in numerous societies and professional medical organizations.

    Michael Wilkening

    Michael WilkeningMichael Wilkening has served as undersecretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2008. In this role, he is responsible for 12 departments, along with various boards, commissions, and offices. He is the executive sponsor of the California Health and Human Services Open Data Initiatives and Agency Technology Governance Council.

    Prior to joining the California Health and Human Services Agency, Wilkening served in a number of leadership positions at the California Department of Finance, including program budget manager for the Health and Human Services Unit. He earned a BA and an MA from the University of California, Davis.

    Daisy Zhuo

    Daisy ZhuoDaisy Zhuo is a PhD candidate in the Operations Research Center at MIT. Her primary research interests are at the intersection between machine learning and optimization, with applications to healthcare.

    Zhuo’s current research in machine learning involves imputation of missing data via an optimization lens. Her research in healthcare focuses on personalizing diabetes management using electronic medical records, and advancing cancer patient care with improved predictive and prescriptive modeling. Prior to joining MIT, Zhuo earned a BA from Middlebury College and worked in health economics and outcomes research at Analysis Group for two years.

    Welcome Remarks

    David Schmittlein and Jay Levine (Conference moderator)

    Morning Keynote Address

    Don Mordecai MD, Kaiser Permanente
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    Machine Learning in Surgery and Cancer

    Moderator: Dimitris Bertsimas, SM ’87, PhD ’88 Panelists: Jack Dunn, PhD candidate at the MIT Operations Research Center George Velmahos, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at MGH Daisy Zhuo, PhD candidate at the MIT Operations Research Center
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    Digital Innovations and the Long Term Care Workforce: What is Needed for Success?

    Moderator: Paul Osterman, PhD ’76 Panelists: Thomas H. Grape, Benchmark Senior Living Carol Raphael, Manatt Health Solutions
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    State Models and the Potential for Digital Innovations to Transform Population Health

    Moderator: Retsef Levi Panelists: Jason Helgerson, State of New York Department of Health Daniel Tsai, MassHealth; Michael Wilkening, California Health and Human Services Agency

    Emerging Digital Health Innovations: Value Propositions in Healthcare Delivery and Health Management

    Panel discussion by Moderator: Eran Broshy, SB ’79, Tailwind Capital Panelists: Liz Boehm, Vocera's Experience Innovation Network Elliot Cohen, MBA ’13, PillPack Christine Tsien Silvers, MD, SB ’91, SM ’93, PhD ’00, HealthReveal, Inc.

    Afternoon Keynote Address

    Dusty Majumdar, IBM Watson Health and IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences
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