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Leveraging Innovation to Improve Medication Adherence

November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Health Innovators is very excited to host an evening where a group of panelists will present their current perspectives on how innovation can be effectively utilized to improve medication adherence.

Medication Adherence has been becoming an issue to focus on over recent years as medication noncompliance results in $290 billion in increased healthcare costs in addition to poor health, more frequent hospitalizations, and a higher risk of death.

Please join us for healthy refreshments and networking. If you want to learn more about Health Innovators, please visit us at http://www.healthinno.org.

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Agenda (times are approximate):

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Networking

6:30 pm to 6:40 pm – Welcome/Announcements

6:40 pm to 8:20 pm – Speaker Presentations (Q&A to follow)

Price: $25 until 8:00 pm on November 10th. $35 after then.

Stay in MA scholarships available for full time students, which waive the full event price to those who are accepted. Please navigate to http://www.stayinma.com/apply/ to apply to attend this event through this program.


Dr. Kevin Ban – Chief Medical Officer, Dovetail Health

Dr. Ban joins Dovetail Health after serving as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director at Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital in Needham, MA and as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He led the clinical team at BID Needham and introduced and directed quality, efficiency and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Ban is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1996 and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2003. Since 2002, he has played a leadership role in the implementation of a regional emergency medicine project to build an educational infrastructure for over 900 emergency medicine physicians in Tuscany, Italy. Since 2006, he has led a regional initiative in Tuscany to develop the first pediatric trauma center and system in Italy. To date, the center has cared for more than 6,000 injured children. He has extensive experience in medical education, project innovation and medical system building. Dr. Ban’s main research interest is in the translation of evidence based and best medical practices into clinical care. Specifically, he is interested in developing and studying clinical implementation tools to be sure harmful care is avoided and useful care makes its way to the patients it was meant to serve.

Carol J. McCall, FSA, MAAA – Chief Product Officer, GNS Healthcare

Carol is responsible for transforming GNS’s industrialized platforms and in situ knowledge discovery methods into value-added solutions for payers and providers. Her goal is to usher in a new generation of data-driven analytic solutions that help catalyze a true, rapid-learning healthcare system.

Prior to joining GNS Healthcare, Carol was Chief Innovation Officer for Tenzing Health, a subsidiary of Vanguard Health Systems, where she merged creative analytic approaches with human-centered design. She drove the redesign of delivery models for primary care into person-centric, team-based care models that dramatically improved people’s health, reduced their costs, and enhanced their experience of care. These programs were also shown to be a means of enhancing overall community economic sustainability.

Yogendra Jain – EVP of Telehealth & Innovation, RxAdvance

RxAdvance acquired SentiCare, which was a company he founded.

Jain is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of technical and management experience. He has done pioneering work in the telehealth, medical electronics, imaging, telecommunications, and human-computer interfaces with a multitude of technologies in hardware, firmware, manufacturing, software, applications, machine-machine, and user experience design. Previously he was co-founder of Covectra, which offers medication ePedigree, serialization, and track-and-trace. Jain was founder and chief technology officer of ThinkEngine Networks, developing high density media gateways for internet voice navigation. Prior to that, he was VP/GM of RadiSys Corporation, a public company, which acquired his first startup Sonitech, specializing in high speed computing in medical imaging and controls applications. Jain also holds two patents.

Jain started his career at MIT-Lincoln Labs as a member of the technical staff and worked at Texas Instruments. He has a master’s degree from Rice University, a bachelor of science degree from Boston University in bio-medical engineering, and an MBA from Babson College.

Colin Hill – CEO, President, Chairman, and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare 

Colin Hill co-founded GNS Healthcare in 2000 and has served as CEO since then. He brings years of hands-on scientific experience to his role, with expertise in the areas of computational physics, systems biology, and personalized medicine. He also serves as Chairman of Via Science, a leading big data analytics company focused on business intelligence, finance, and economic forecasting. In addition Colin served on the Board of Directors of AesRx, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of new treatment for sickle cell disease. Colin was the founding chairman of O’Reilly Media’s Strata Rx, one of the first healthcare big data conferences.

Sponsorship packages are available. Please contact michael.krieger@healthinno.org for more information. We are always looking for new venues, which are recognized as sponsors. The venues should have a minimum capacity of 16 people for our roundtable events, or 60 people for our regular monthly events.

Are you a healthcare enthusiast looking to expand your opportunities? You may want to join us as a healthcare content enthusiast. The position is currently a volunteer position, and please contact michael.krieger@healthinno.org if you are interested.


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November 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


1 Rogers St.
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