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Making the Most of Big Data in Healthcare

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The aggregation of data can truly revolutionize the future of healthcare. Ranging from more traditional data sources, such as EMRs and payment/claims systems, to more cutting-edge sources, such as clinical trials and DNA sequencing, the breadth and depth of data available today is unparalleled. By effectively leveraging this data, every player in the healthcare ecoysystem can make more informed decisions. This panel will explore the various sources and uses of healthcare data as well as how your organization can best use this data to improve outcomes and performance in the ever-changing healthcare environment. The panel will also talk about areas for future innovation and entrepreneurship.


Robbie Gleenglass, Managing Director, Waterline Ventures

In 2014, Robbie founded Waterline Ventures, an investment firm focused on Healthcare technology and technology enabled services. Robbie also serves as the Director of Business Development at Shields Pharmacy Services.

Prior to founding Waterline, Robbie was an investor at Highland Capital Partners working with early and late-stage healthcare companies. Prior to joining Highland, Robbie was an Associate in the Healthcare Group at Oppenheimer where he focused on M&A, public- and private-equity transactions for healthcare services and IT, biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals.

Robbie is a founding member of the Board for Breakthrough Boston, a non-profit that partners with local schools to provide programs for motivated, at-risk youth. Robbie is also a mentor at Blueprint Health in NYC, a healthcare accelerator for early stage healthcare IT companies. Mr. Greenglass earned his B.A. from Brown University where he currently serves on the Brown Alumni Association Board of Governors and acts as co-chairman of the Social Networking and New Media committee. Robbie earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Charlie Schick, PHD, Senior Director of Healthcare, Atigeo

Charlie Schick, PhD, is Senior Director of Healthcare at Atigeo. He also advises healthcare start-ups on mobile, marketing, and analytics. Prior to Atigeo, he worked at IBM on the Big Data Industry Leadership sales team as a sales consultant. Before that, he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital, and at Nokia, in Finland. During his career he has designed and launched web and mobile products; provided internet, social media, and content strategy consulting; written numerous articles for online and print publications; published several biomedical research papers in leading journals; and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems. He has a graduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Adrian Zai Clinical Director of Population Informatics Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare

Adrian Zai, MD, is the clinical director of population informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Computer Science and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. Mass General is the #1 ranked hospital in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, Harvard Medical School’s largest teaching hospital, and part of the Partners HealthCare system. Dr. Zai has been in healthcare for over 20 years, with the last 12 years focused on population health management. He is the lead designer and innovator of TopCare, an information technology platform designed uniquely for population health management with core components that support team-based care and patient-centered management.

Ocean Li, Director of Solution Design at Connance

Ocean Li serves as Director of Solution Design at Connance. In that role, Ocean is responsible for developing new products and services to meet the needs of Connance’s hospital partners. With over 100,000,000 patient encounters in data assets and upwards of 1,000 hospital partners around the country, Connance is healthcare’s premier source of predictive analytic technology solutions that enable hospitals and clinicians to optimize financial and clinical workflows for sustained performance improvement. Prior to his current role, Ocean led the teams working to build and improve Connance’s analytical capabilities. He has also served as a Product Manager at Shareable Ink and an Analyst at Capital One. Ocean holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Boston University. He enjoys photography and sailing, and has competed in both local and national tango events.


Please remember to bring government issued identification to enter the building.

Join us for healthy refreshments, including sandwiches, energy bars, and nonalcoholic drinks.

Price: $25 until December 9th at 8:00 pm; $35 after then.
In the Christmas spirit, this reflects that we have reduced our pricing by $5 for this event!

Free for full time college students through Stay in MA.

Place: Microsoft Corporate Center (4th Floor); 255 Main St; Cambridge, MA
Agenda: Networking – 6:00 pm to 6:40 pm
Program: 6:40 pm to 8:00 pm
Networking: 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm

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