Health Innovation Summit 2022 – Healthcare has survived – even thrived – past periods of social and economic upheaval. The turmoil caused by the dot-com bubble and the housing crisis meant other sectors struggled to get a foothold and many organizations collapsed – but the health sector was relatively unscathed. As a result, we have largely stayed the course. Our reluctance to truly transform has led to growing health care disparities, failed to bend the cost curve, and slowed the development of new workforce models. This is a different time. The world has become much more unpredictable and new societal norms are emerging that require flexibility, resilience and stronger connections to our communities. We are now expected to innovate once upon a time, which was good.
As Senior Editorial Director, Aurora Aguilar manages news and features for WebMD’s consumer readers and Medscape’s medical professional audience. WebMD attracts 75 million unique users per month, while Medscape reaches 676,000 client subscribers. Aguilar previously served as editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare, a news and events show focused on healthcare administrators. Under her leadership, subscriber numbers grew to record numbers and the organization was lauded for providing thoughtful and in-depth coverage of the industry’s most pressing challenges. Aguilar also leads the newsroom at Chicago Public Media, NPR’s Chicago affiliate, where he serves as news director and senior project editor for Front & Center, a project funded by the Joyce Foundation. She begins her tenure at Chicago Public Media as lead producer of the station’s flagship show. Throughout her career, she has received recognition for exemplary journalism from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press Broadcast Awards, the Broadcast Digital News Association, and more. However, she is most proud of her James Beard Award for Radio Production, which hangs in her kitchen and which Aguilar prefers as a culinary award.
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Toyin Ajayi, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Cityblock Health, a technology-based, value-based healthcare provider for Medicaid, lower-income, dually eligible Medicare beneficiaries in underserved communities. Cityblock’s model of care meets people where they are, providing highly personalized medical care, behavioral care and social services to members in the neighborhoods where they are needed most. Prior to joining Cityblock, Ajayi served as Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nationally recognized integrated health plan and care delivery system for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. In this role, she directs clinical operations, spearheads innovation in health care delivery, and leads multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, community health workers, and administrators. Ajayi received his BA from Stanford University, his MA from the University of Cambridge and his medical degree with honors in clinical practice from King’s College London School of Medicine. Board certified in family medicine, she completed her training at Boston Medical Center and continues to practice primary care with a focus on patients with chronic, complex and end-of-life needs.
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Lisa Alderson is the CEO and co-founder of Genome Medical, Inc., a digital health company and virtual medical practice that is transforming healthcare delivery by giving patients everywhere access to genome-based medicine. Lisa has 20 years of experience building early stage companies with a focus on technology, consumer and life sciences companies. Prior to Genome Medical, Lisa was Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Invitae. a fast-growing genetic information company. She was part of the startup team of Genome Health Inc., president of Cinema Circle, Inc. and former manager of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Co.
Rob Allen, FACHE, COO, Intermountain Healthcare, has been named one of the Top 25 Healthcare COOs by Modern Healthcare. He leads Intermountain’s nationally recognized operational work to connect patients and health care consumers when, where and how they want to receive care and services, including innovative virtual and telehealth services and ambulatory surgery centers. He works with Intermountain healthcare leaders, customers and providers to redefine value-based care: improving health and making healthcare more efficient, affordable and accessible. Additionally, Alan leads Intermountain’s best operating practices and culture of continuous improvement to improve safety, quality and affordability. In addition to Allen’s more than 25 years of executive leadership at Intermountain, he has also held CEO positions at hospitals and health systems in Wyoming, New Jersey and Massachusetts. A Fellow of the American College of Public Health, he has served on many foundations, chambers, and service boards. He received an MBA from Utah State University and a BS in Operations Management from Brigham Young University.
Anne Aslett is the Global CEO of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), where she has worked for almost 20 years. As Director of International Development for EJAF UK, she managed over £60 million in grants for programs in Europe, Africa and Asia before taking over the UK Foundation as Executive Director in 2008. When the US and UK foundations merged activities In 2018, they merged, with Ann taking on her current role. During Aslett’s tenure, the Foundation became the 6th largest AIDS funder in the world; saved the lives of more than 5 million of the world’s most marginalized people and raised HIV awareness among more than 100 million people.
Dawn Barry is a biotech industry veteran and advocate for girls and women in STEM careers. Her current company, Luna, has received several awards from notable institutions including the Word Economic Forum and Fast Company for reshaping the biomedical research model by connecting collectives of people and researchers through socially responsible health data sharing. Prior to founding Luna, Dawn spent 12 years building Illumina, eventually serving as Vice President of Applied Genomics and leading pioneering teams in areas such as precision medicine, translational genomics, population genomics and clinical screening. Barry’s accomplishments include being named the San Diego Business Journal’s 2017 Business Woman of the Year, speaking at TEDxSanDiego 2016, and receiving the Girl Scouts San Diego Cool Women Award in 2019. She serves on the board of Alzheimer’s Association San Diego / Imperial County Chapter Cardea Bio and the California Entrepreneurship Task Force of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont, where she earned a scholarship to play Division I softball, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi And World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Greet Each Other At The Global Ayush Investment And Innovation Summit 2022 (gaiis) In Gandhinagar, India, Wednesday, April
Alicia Berkemeier is responsible for all programs related to provider networks, medical management, provider compensation, quality and value-based programs, primary care and commercial pharmacy for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and their subsidiaries. Berkemeier joined Arkansas Blue Cross in 1989 and has held various positions in claims, customer service, sales and marketing, and pharmaceuticals. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, with a focus on value-based care, primary care and pharmacy. Burkemeyer played a key role in selecting Arkansas as one of only seven regions in the United States to participate in the federal Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and helped our state receive significant funding from the Center for Medical Services Innovation in the form of an innovative model for government grants. She currently serves on the Cystic Fibrosis Board, the University of Arkansas Little Rock Business Advisory Board, and the Divine Mercy Clinic Board.
Amit Bhagat has over 20 years of experience helping clients develop information management, governance, business intelligence, advanced analytics, organizational design, intelligent automation and performance management strategies and solutions. In an era of increasing change and workplace challenges, Bhagat has worked extensively with clients in healthcare organizations to develop and implement growth strategies and drive measurable improvement in their operational performance through complex and information-driven technology solutions, culture, people and processes , all working . together. As CEO of Amitech, he leads the company’s customer focus and growth strategies and enjoys working with client executives in a consulting role to solve complex problems facing today’s healthcare industry.
Justin Blake leads Edelman’s Global Leadership Positioning offering, guiding leaders to tell their authentic stories in today’s complex communications environment. Blake advises CEOs and other executives on developing and communicating distinctive and relevant messages through a variety of channels, including media, conferences, digital and direct engagement with influencers. Justin directs the Edelman Trust Institute, a global center for the study and cultivation of trust in business, government, media and civil society. The Institute produces a growing series of Edelman Trust Barometer reports and content and meetings to promote understanding of how trust can be built. A 20-year veteran at Edelman, he has worked with government officials, university presidents, nonprofit leaders, and numerous FORTUNE 500 CEOs and CEOs from around the world. Blake has led Edelman’s Davos client work since 2002, advising CEOs and leaders of more than 50 companies and organizations on their engagement at the World Economic Forum. He served four years as Managing Director, Corporate and Public Affairs, Edelman New York, leading 170 professionals in corporate and financial communications, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, technology and employee engagement. Prior to joining Edelman, he was director of communications for the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce. In the partnership,