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The Technology Experts

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Nayan Jain


Presidential Innovation Fellow


Nayan Jain is a Presidential Innovation Fellow. He was the Director of Mobile Technology at Audax and collaborated to build MedTuner, which was won first at the 2012 Health 2.0 Developers’ World Cup in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Jain was most recently selected by Google to be a Glass Explorer and is looking forward to building wearable experiences that will help improve lives and patient outcomes. He graduated with a BS in Computational Media, primarily focused on Human Computer Interaction and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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Tom Black


Presidential Innovation Fellow


Tom Black is a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Mr. Black is a US Navy veteran, tech entrepreneur, and software developer focused on transforming healthcare using open standards, data, and technologies. Tom has been an open-source contributor to the VA’s Blue Button initiative and mentor at Victory Spark, an accelerator for innovative high-growth veteran startups. He is also a graduate of Blueprint Health, a New York-based healthcare accelerator, and 94labs, Wisconsin’s first startup incubator. He studied computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


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Nathan Cowan


Veteran Software Developer and owner of Cowan Technology Services


Nathan Cowan is the owner of Cowan Technology Services and the President of WakeUpRoosters. He has 14 years of experience developing software products and applications ranging from enterprise to consumer apps. He has a love of mobile development and has recently fallen in love with the capabilities of Google Glass. He has been a Senior Software Consultant with MD Anderson for the last 5 years. Mr. Cowan was a triple major at Rice University, earning two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies.


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Kyle Samani


Healthcare Google Glass Pioneer and Founder and CEO of Pristine


Kyle Samani is the Founder and CEO of Pristine, a company based out of Austin, TX that’s delivering the next generation of telehealth communications through Google Glass. Before Pristine, he spent years developing, selling, and implementing electronic health records (EHRs) into hospitals at VersaSuite, an EHR vendor that caters to rural hospitals. He learned the ins and outs of EHRs, CPOE, meaningful use, ICD10, medical billing and accounting, and information systems for every ancillary department in modern hospitals and LTACHs (ED, ICU, OR, radiology, pharmacy, lab, pathology, etc). Mr. Samani received his BS in Finance and Management from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of business.


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Andrea Ippolito


Co-Lead of MIT’s Hacking Medicine


Andrea Ippolito is the Co-Lead of MIT’s Hacking Medicine, Co-Founder of Smart Scheduling, and PhD student at MIT, where her research looks at the Massachusetts Statewide Health Information Exchange (Mass HIway). She is well known in Boston for co-hosting BWH iHub’s first ever hackathon, Hacking Pediatric’s first ever hackathon, the Tufts/MIT hackathon, and many more. She has previously worked as Product Innovation Manager for Athenahealth, Business Operation and Customer Research Manager at Topera Medical, and as a Research Scientist at Boston Scientific. She is excited about disrupting medicine crowd sourcing for the most innovative and relevant ideas.


The Clinical Experts

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Eugenia Marcus, MD


Chair of the Committee on Information Technology at Massachusetts Medical Society


Eugenia Marcus is the Chair of the Committee on Information Technology at Massachusetts Medical Society. In this position, she tracks IT initiatives in the State, promote those initiatives that the group sees of benefit to the membership, and serves on various state committees for IT activities providing the physician perspective. She received her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine.


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George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP


Governor-Elect, MA Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP)


Dr. George M. Abraham is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Associate Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital, and Governor-Elect of the MA Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He completed a residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital and has been there ever since. He also earned an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in Infectious Disease. His research interests are hepatitis B and C, and has published in peer-reviewed literature.


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John D. Halamka, MD, MS


Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


John D. Halamka, MD, MS is Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician. Dr. Halamka has his well-known blog, “Life as a Healthcare CIO,” located at He received his MD from UCSF.


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CMIO for Health Innovation and Integration at BWH


Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Information Innovation and Integration and an attending emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Landman is currently responsible for multiple projects related to the implementation and integration of a new hospital laboratory system and enterprise electronic health record system. He also leads health information innovation programs seeking to improve health care delivery through the innovative application of information technology. Dr. Landman is on the newly established BWH iHub Core Committee.


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Julian Goldman, MD


Director of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability at MGH


Julian M. Goldman, MD is Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare System, a practicing anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability at MGH and CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology). Dr. Goldman founded the federally funded, multi-institutional Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” (MD PnP) Interoperability research program in 2004 to promote innovation in patient safety and clinical care by leading the adoption of patient-centric integrated clinical environments. The MD PnP program team received the 2007 CIMIT Edward M Kennedy award for Healthcare Innovation.


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Joseph Kvedar, MD


Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health


Joseph Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, where he is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, and developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject. Based on the technology platform developed at the Center, Healthrageous, a personalized health technology company, was launched in 2010; Dr. Kvedar was a Co-Founder and Chair of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. He serves as a strategic advisor at West Health Institute, Puretech Ventures and BD Technologies, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies. Dr. Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.


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Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital


Michael Docktor, MD, is the Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions, Innovation Ambassador, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is the Co-Founder of Kidoc, a mobile technology company focusing on the development of unique and transformative iOS apps for children. Dr. Docktor co-founded and led Hacking Pediatrics, the first hackathon and movement focused on building solutions for issues facing children. You can learn more here:


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Multi-Organ Transplant and Urologic Surgeon at MGH


Dicken Ko, MD, is a Multi-Organ Transplant and Urologic Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, Adjunct Professor of Surgery at The First Affiliated Hospital at Sun Yat-sen University, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was the recent past President of the Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery. Dr. Ko was a consultant for Spirus Medical and Renalworks and is currently on the Physician Advisory Panel for He sees huge implication for Google Glass in the surgical arena.


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Amy Miller, MD, PhD


CMIO, Inpatient Clinical Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Amy Miller, MD, PhD, is the CMIO of Inpatient Clinical Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also the Medical Advisor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Director of Clinical Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a cardiologist with a specialty in electrophysiology.


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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital


Israel Green-Hopkins, MD, is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital with a passion for healthcare innovation, patient engagement, health-data visualization, digital health, mhealth and more. He enjoys encouraging the pairing of designers, engineers, and clinicians to redesign healthcare, and build solutions to our greatest health challenges. His team, TheComfyBall, won the “Best Hardware Hack” at the 1st inaugural Hacking Pediatrics.


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Joe Jabre, MD, MBA


Director of the MD/MBA and MBS/MBA programs at Tufts University School of Medicine


Joe Jabre, MD, MBA, is the Director of the MD/MBA and MBS/MBA programs at Tufts University School of Medicine. A Neurologist by training, he enrolled in the evening MBA program at Boston University School of Management to “acquire management skills” after he assumed the leadership of the Boston VA Medical Center’s Neurology service, a combined Harvard and Boston University training program. His life took an unexpected turn when, as part of a starting new venture class business plan project, he started a medical software company to bring neurology expertise to the primary care provider. He retired from his full time job at the VA in 2007, and in 2010, was recruited by Tufts to run the MD/MBA and MBS/MBA programs, a job he immensely enjoys and continues to relish as he brings his life experience in both academia and business to tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare.


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Rafael Grossmann, MD


General, trauma, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic surgeon


Rafael Grossmannn, MD, FACS, is a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. As a FutureMed/ Singularity University graduate, his passion is about the intersection of Innovation Technology and Healthcare. He is an avid blogger ( and healthcare social media user (@ZGJR). He was the FIRST Person to ever use Google Glass during live surgery. Rafael was also a TEDx speaker at TEDx Dirigo 2011, TEDx Bermuda 2013, and TEDx Dirigo 2013, as well as TEDx Youth 2014. He has also participated in the prestigious MedicineX conference in Stanford, CA 2013. He is convinced that Innovation in Healthcare Technology along with the current developments in mobile and wearable platforms will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication and data management, and result in a more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better patient care.


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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician


Dr. Steven Horng is a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Clinical Informatics at BIDMC. His research focuses on translational clinical informatics by leveraging machine learning to the clinical domain, contextual information retrieval, and targeted decision support.


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Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. Maulik Majmudar is a clinical cardiologist and Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is an active member of the healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship community, with a specific interest in technology-enabled healthcare innovation. He currently serves as a medical advisor to two venture-backed startups. Dr. Majmudar was recently invited to be a Faculty Mentor for the 2014 MIT-IIT-B HealthTech Workshop in Mumbai, India. Dr. Majmudar attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also holds a patent and has had several publications in high-impact journals, such as Nature, Circulation, and Circulation Research.


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Denise Goldsmith, MS, MPH, RN


Chief Nursing Information Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


As the Chief Nursing Information Officer at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I provide leadership and direction for advanced clinical systems and informatics throughout BWH Patient Care Services and collaborate with others to facilitate work process improvement and information management. In the position of CNIO I provide both strategic and operational leadership to support the successful adoption of an enterprise wide EHR.
My informatics career, which began with a Douglas Porter Fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Center for Clinical Computing at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has spanned operational informatics within an academic center to innovative research in a vendor environment.
In addition to my current CNIO responsibilities, I am active member of the Governing Board of Directors and the Executive Steering Committee for the National Alliance of Nursing Informatics, a federated organization of nursing informatics organizations sponsored by the American Medical Informatics Association and HIMSS. I am a founding board member of the New England Nursing Informatics Consortium; a Member-at-Large for AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group, a peer reviewer for the AMIA and MedInfo Symposia and a board member and reviewer for the International Journal for Medical Informatics.


The Strategy Expert

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John Nosta


Founder of and Writer for Health Critical for Forbes


First and foremost, John Nosta is a thinker. A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. John is the founder of NOSTALAB–an amorphous, self-organizing neural network dedicated to the advancement of digital health. He is also the #1 Kred-ranked social media influencer in health, and in the top 10 of both the Pharma100 and HIT100 lists, and a Google Glass Explorer. John also pens HEALTH CRITICAL for Forbes–a top global blog on health and technology with over 1.5 million page views in the last year. Additionally, John has distinguished himself as a scientific thinker. Earlier in his career, John was a research associate at Harvard Medical School and has co-authored several papers with global thought-leaders in the field of cardiovascular physiology.


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