Primary Care Challenge Pitch Videos Released

Better late than never! For those of you who didn’t get a chance to experience the electricity and excitement of the Primary Care Challenge held last September at Harvard Medical School, we finally have videos available (below).

Even more exciting news: we’ve decided to do three more Challenges in 2015 that will focus on different aspects of primary care and innovation. The first challenge should launch in February, so stay tuned for details!

Panel Discussion and Announcement of Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Gina Luciano, MD
Training Tomorrow’s Primary Care Physicians

MedTech Boston Award Winner
John Moore, MD, PhD
Twine Health

ACP Innovation Award Winner
Cole Zanetti, DO
Positive Deviance, a value based approach to patient engagement in primary care

Finalist
Rebecca Glassman, MD
Extended Continuous Ambulatory Training for Primary Care Residents

Finalist
Howard Haft, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE
Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Improve Quality Metric Data Capture

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

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