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This is an open call to all practicing clinicians, residents, and medical students for entries in Pri-Med's Innovations in Healthcare Challenge. Tell us how you or a colleague are innovating to improve patient care. Five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and recognized in front of 4,000 of your colleagues at Pri-Med East Annual Conference, September 17–20, 2015 in Boston, MA. Finalists will also be highlighted in the Celebration in Innovations Lounge in the Exhibit Hall and will receive 5 years of free registration for Pri-Med East to help celebrate the 25th anniversary in 2020.
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This is an open call to all practicing clinicians, residents, and medical students for entries in Pri-Med's Innovations in Healthcare Challenge. Tell us how you or a colleague are innovating to improve patient care. Five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and recognized in front of...Read More
Dr. James Colbert is Senior Medical Director for Population Health at Verscend Technologies. He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and he practices general internal medicine as a hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition, he is the Web Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine.
His academic interests focus on innovation in medical education and health delivery, especially with regards to use of novel technologies in health care. Dr. Colbert has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences including the National ACO Summit, the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, and the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. His scholarly work has been published in numerous journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Accountable Care.
Dr. Colbert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Verisk Health, Dr. Colbert served as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine and as a workgroup leader and clinical expert for the Brookings Institution’s ACO Learning Network.
Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and behavioral health. He is committed to addressing the world's most pressing healthcare needs through medical innovation, in particular the challenges faced by individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. He is a "40 under 40" healthcare innovator according to MedTechBoston. Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health at Brain Power. Brain Power is a company that builds neuroscience-based software and hardware that transform current wearable computers into neuro-assistive and educational devices for autism. He is the former Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahabzadeh is widely published in clinical neuroscience, digital health, and medical communication. He has written numerous media editorials and leads a federally funded program to provide autism educational outreach. He has received over 20 national and international awards from organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Ajay Kohli MD is a Drexel University College of Medicine based resident physician in Radiology. In a life before his medical training, he successfully launched and managed a start-up in financial analytics. While completing the usual stuff in medical career (publishing, presenting, professional society memberships and such) he missed the excitement of a start-up life. To keep the innovative spirit alive - and on his own initiative - he launched clinical studies to incorporate smart-phones in monitoring of cardiovascular complications; assimilate analytics within oncological surgery through wearable computing; and built platforms to automate clinical decisions within EMR systems. While he learnt a lot surgery-ing in New York City, he plans to specialize in Interventional Radiology and Oncology. He still remains actively interested in working with exciting teams that are pushing the envelope in healthcare.
Jennifer Joe, MD, is a Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nephrology graduate turned physician entrepreneur CEO and Founder of Medstro.com, a new and innovative social network for physicians, whose clients include The NEJM Group and Google, among others. Dr. Joe still regularly works the VA emergency room and urgent care clinics. As Editor-in-Chief of MedTech Boston and being based in Kendall Square, arguably the physical collision point of technology and academic medicine, Dr. Joe interacts and supports new medicalinnnovation and technology and has insights on best uses. In this role, she has been a mentor at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Samsung-MIT Hacking Medicine and the Tufts Medstart hackathons in the last year. She was a judge of this year’s athenahealth More Disruption Please hackathon and the Office of the National Coordinator Market R&D Pilot Challenge. Because of her insights, Dr. Joe has spoken at South by Southwest, South by Southwest V2V, Health 2.0, the Mass Medical Society EHR Conference, IN3 Medical Device 360, and the Mass TLC Healthcare Conference. Dr. Joe is also a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on IT and Committee on Communications and is the Massachusetts American College of Physicians Information Officer.