Innovations in Healthcare Challenge

Judges

    • Emergency Medicine
    Marc L. Mosier, MD joined Pri-Med in 2007 to find new ways to translate evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes at the point of care. His passion resides in establishing innovative clinical support systems which unite vast areas of medical knowledge with EHR informatics, so as to facilitate an easy translation into clinical practice and improved patient health outcomes. He has over 25 years' experience in medicine and surgery, both as a clinician and contributor to a multitude of research/development and business efforts in such areas as drug development, drug delivery, clinical medicine, orthopedics, biologics, and space medicine. Dr Mosier received both his undergraduate and medical degree from Texas A&M University.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Health information technology
    • Population health analytics
    • Health Policy
    • Social Media in Healthcare
    Sr. Medical Director at Verscend Technologies, Internal Medicine Physician and Faculty at Harvard Medical School
    Sr. Medical Director at Verscend Technologies, Internal Medicine Physician and Faculty at Harvard Medical School

    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. 

    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health
    • Nocturnist
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Director of BWH Nocturnist Services/Hospital Medicine Unit
    Director of BWH Nocturnist Services/Hospital Medicine Unit
    Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, is a member of the Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner Academic Hospitalist Service in the Department of Medicine). Dr. Barkoudah is the Director of the Nocturnist Services/ Hospital Medicine Unit in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barkoudah’s research interest lies in clinical research outcomes as well as clinical trials of therapeutic interventions through his role in the Clinical Endpoint Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His work focuses on quality improvement and clinical innovation. He currently serves on several clinical innovations committees, at Brigham and Women’s and Falkner Hospitals After serving as a post-doctoral research fellow in physiology, Dr. Barkoudah completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He served as an assistant in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then joined the General Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Associate Physician, and Harvard Medical School as Instructor in Medicine. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
    • Family Medicine
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine, Director of Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, at AMS of Brown University
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine, Director of Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, at AMS of Brown University
    Paul George MD MHPE is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (AMS), where he also serves as the director of the 2nd year curriculum and the Primary Care-Population Medicine program in the Office of Medical Education. As a Brown undergraduate, he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology (with honors), where he continued on to graduate from the medical school. Dr. George trained in family medicine at AMS and later obtained a Master of Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. George joined the AMS faculty in 2008 and is the course leader for the Clinical Skills Clerkship. He is also the director of the Rhode Island Area Health Education Center. Dr. George has received numerous teaching awards, including the Medical Senior Citation, awarded to a single faculty member as the highest honor a graduating class can bestow, in both 2013 and 2014. He has published over 35 papers, mostly focusing on medical education and is the PI or co-PI on four active grants, including ones from the National Institutes of Health, the Health Services Resource Administration and the American Medical Association.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Health Policy Evidence Based Public Health
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Global Health
    • Health Economics
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    • VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania at Veterans Health Administration
    Krisda Chaiyachati, MD is VA RWJ Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Chaiyachati is a general internist interested in primary care delivery models and increasing access to essential care, health outcomes research, implementing primary care in resource limited settings, and improving patient engagement through innovations for alleviating poverty. He is a native of Georgia where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. He matriculated from the University of Michigan of Medical School and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow. His internal medicine residency was through the Yale Primary Care Program where he stayed on as a Chief Resident for the Yale Primary Care Program. Additionally, he spends his time as a Coach for the National Primary Care Progress Organization, working with health professionals as they develop organizational and leadership strategies for growing a primary care movement at their local institution. Currently, Dr. Chaiyachati lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his growing family.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Health information technology
    • General medicine
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Strategy Consulting
    • Clinical Medicine, Medical Writing/Editing, MedTech Startups, Medical Devices, Aministration
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Digital health
    • Neurosciences
    • MedTech
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Medical Technology
    • mobile health
    • mobile apps
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    • Health and Medicine Consultant at Khan Academy

    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.

    • Internal Medicine
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    • Vice President, Clinical & Product Development at Iora Health
    Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH has a passion for revolutionizing health care that began as a medical student at Tulane in pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, continuing during his Internal Medicine & Primary Care residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Schutzbank was one of the founding members of Primary Care Progress, and is now the Medical Director of Iora Health where he has been involved with clinical information software development, refinement of the clinical model including direct patient care, new market practice launch and ongoing practice operations. In addition to his roles across Iora Health, Dr. Schutzbank is on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and writes professionally and at the Schutzblog.com. He and his wife Whitney travel often with their son Max, and cannot wait until next winter when they can get him on skis.
    • Family Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Population health informatics
    • Clinical predictive analytics
    Family Doc, Preventive Medicine Resident, Positive deviance, Predictive Analytics, mHealth, Gaming.
    Family Doc, Preventive Medicine Resident, Positive deviance, Predictive Analytics, mHealth, Gaming.
    Dr. Cole Zanetti is a Family Physician and Leadership Preventive Medicine Resident at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Zanetti is a recent recipient of the American College of Physicians, Primary Care Innovation Award. He has worked with the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science on innovative mobile health initiatives in Haiti, was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Thought Leader for their symposium on Health and Health Care in 2032, and was selected for a National Library of Medicine scholarship for a biomedical informatics-training course. He also served as a guest lecturer for the Complex Care Innovation Lab at the Center for Health Care Strategies and consistently guest lectures at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth on the Future of Healthcare. Dr. Zanetti completed his family medicine residency at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine at Concord Hospital where he was awarded the Resident Teacher Award. He is currently an MPH candidate at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his Osteopathic Medical Degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards some of which include: The Student Doctor of the Year Award, The Student Health Activist of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association, National Paul Ambrose Political Leadership Scholar Award and The Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine Award. He also holds a BA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.
    • Internal Medicine
    Co-Director, Primary Care Residency Program, Baystate Medical Center
    Co-Director, Primary Care Residency Program, Baystate Medical Center
    Gina Luciano, MD, FACP is the Co-Director of the Primary Care Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Luciano, a New England native, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and was a resident and chief resident at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Luciano currently practices general internal medicine and is a clinician-educator at High Street Health Center, a community health center and PCMH within Baystate Health. Dr. Luciano is a graduate of the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions in 2011. She has also recently been named the winner of the Primary Care Innovation Challenge.
    • Family Medicine
    • Direct Primary Care
    CEO, Physician at AtlasMD
    CEO, Physician at AtlasMD
    • Owner, Physician at AtlasMD
    Born and raised in Alma, Kansas, Josh Umbehr, MD, majored in human nutritional sciences with a minor in biology, and completed extensive research on the effects of vitamin A on lung cancer. He graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center. After completing his training to become a Board Certified Family Physician, he opened Atlas MD. His cash-only clinic embodies his ideal medical practice, one where he shrugs off the burdens and restrictions of government regulation daily. That way he can focus solely on his patients.
    • Ophthalmology
    • Population health informatics
    Co-founder and CEO at Twine Health
    Co-founder and CEO at Twine Health
    • CEO at Twine Health
    John Moore is a physician and technologist passionate about empowering patients to take the lead in their care. At Twine Health, he and his team are leveraging their collaborative care platform to support patients and their care teams in achieving unparalleled heath outcomes at dramatically lower cost. Moore received a PhD from the MIT Media Lab where he developed and studied technology-supported apprenticeship as a new paradigm of patient-clinician collaboration. He received both an MD and a BS in biomedical engineering from Boston University.
    • Primary Care
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to coming to MGH, she was the founding President of the Picker Institute. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. A constant advocate of understanding the patient's perspective on healthcare, Susan has been the co-principal investigator on the Harvard Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) study from 1995 to the present and she is the IHI Fellow for Patient and Family-Centered Care. She is an editor of Through the Patient's Eyes, a book on creating and sustaining patient centered care, The CAHPS Improvement Guide, and has authored many papers and other publications on patient-centered care. She is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine 2006 report, The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public. Ms. Edgman-Levitan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the National Health Services Corps Advisory Council, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute. Ms. Edgman-Levitan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Duke University Physician Assistant program where she received the Distinguished Alumni award from the Duke Physician Assistant Program and was inducted into the Duke University Medical Center Hall of Fame in 2004. Ms. Edgman-Levitan was awarded the 2007 Leadership and Innovation award from the Center for Information Therapy.
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