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  • Opening Keynote

    Founder, / Author / V.C.

    Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.  He is also a columnist for the Open Forum of American Express.  Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple.  Guy Kawasaki has a long history working in technology, both in established companies and startups. He worked for Apple at the time of the development of the Macintosh and later returned as an Apple Fellow. In this keynote speech, he gives what he believes are the important stages towards successful innovation from healthcare business perspective. He presents the steps in both a humorous and intelligent way, showing what companies must do to be successful.

    Lunch Keynote

    Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Dr. John Mattison is Chief Medical Information Office of Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente is a care delivery organization, which manages patients at many points of care. Dr. Mattison will discusses Kaiser Permanente’s journey though creating an integrated set of health information systems. After completing a very intensive study of the EHR market, Kaiser Permanente selected Epic to create its KP HealthConnect EHR.  Dr. Mattison will explain that this tremendous investment was made with the goals to measure health and process outcomes, analyze the data, quickly transfer it into decision support, and communicate this to any provider/patient, anywhere, at any time. With 8.6 million members/patients and 16,000 physicians, the KP HealthConnect solution is a success story. Dr. Mattison will also discuss interoperability, and how Kaiser Permanente is now embarking on innovative pilot projects to create an infrastructure for the safe and secure exchange of health information between different health systems/facilities.

    2011 Track Speakers

    Jukka Valkonen is an Excutive Consultant responsible strategy and execution for Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan Operations for the regions outside of California which include:…Read More
    President, Health 2.0 Advisors
    The past 18 years Marco has been helping new and established companies shape the early, pioneering stages of transformations in healthcare, incl. Genentech, Affymetrix, the…Read More
    Ash is a leading innovator in big data and health looking to address health globally. Ash started MEDgle in 2006 focused on enabling scalable…Read More 
    Mark Stoner is Managing Partner with Airspace Interactive LLC, a digital marketing agency based in San Francisco. Their clients are in the medical, legal…Read More
    VP Marketing, DigitalPersona
    Jim Fulton brings more than 20 years of experience in development and marketing of security, networking, and application infrastructure products to DigitalPersona. Most recently,…Read More
    Dr. Brandeis is a Naturopathic Doctor, mobile health and IT consultant, and Founder of He…Read More
    Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    Kellen Glinder is a Pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto, CA and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford.  In…Read More
    President & COO, Healthline Networks
    Dean served four years as CEO and president of Intermap Systems Inc., the company that became Healthline. He converted the original content portal company…Read More
    Professor, University of Miami
    Sara Rushinek is a Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami.  She earned her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at…Read More
    Director of Product Management, Xirrus
    Brian Mason has over 15 years of networking and telecommunications experience.  Read More
    Marketing Director, Skype
    Andrew Malcolm has recently joined Skype as Marketing Director. He is also a member of Clinithink’s Board and is an active advisor on operational and…Read More
    Senior Vice President, Product Development, Allscripts
    Faisal Mushtaq brings more than 22 years of Product development & Technology management …Read More
    M.D., Founder Care Practice
    Dr. Blackledge is a leading innovator in the direct practice of medicine movement. He founded San Francisco’s Care Practice Clinic in late 2008 with…Read More 
    President & CEO, Cal eConnect
    Carladenise Armbrister Edwards, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer for Cal eConnect. …Read More 
    Senior Director, Oracle Health Sciences
    Mr. Nam D. Vo is Senior Director of Healthcare Strategy at Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit. Mr. Vo has harnessed 20 years of information technology,…Read More
    Director, Health information Technology: L.A. Care Health Plan eHealth Strategy, HITEC-LA
    As Director of Health Information Technology (HIT), Sajid Ahmed is responsible for the coordination, Read More
    CEO, Lifetime Health Diary
    CEO of Lifetime Health Diary, Hamish is an entrepreneur with experience in both bootstrapping …Read More 
    Sr. VP Healthcare & Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan
    Mr. Caressi is Senior Vice President of the Healthcare & Life Sciences group at Frost & Sullivan…Read More 
    Dr. Paul Hofmann is Vice President Research at SAP Labs at Palo Alto. SAP is the world’s largest business software company. Before joining SAP…Read More
    Partner, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
    Dr. Enoch Choi is a Board Certified family physician practicing full-time in the Urgent Care Department at Palo Alto Medical…Read More
    Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
    Ms. Molina is a manager in the Health Industries Advisory practice at PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC), and…Read More
    Deputy Director, State of CA (CTA)
    Gregory A. Franklin is Deputy Director of Health Information Technology at the California Technology Agency.  The Technology Agency is the…Read More
    Chief Strategy Officer, CalHIPSO
    Dr. Priti Sahai is currently Chief Strategy Officer at CalHIPSO and has over 15 years of experience in health information technology (HIT) and healthcare…Read More
    Director, BridgeWave Communications
    Randy Montoya is BridgeWave Communications West Coast Director. Randy has vast experience in developing and selling…Read More
    Venture Partner, Chrysalis Ventures
    Roy joined Chrysalis is a Venture Partner at Chrysalis Venture, focusing on investment opportunities and portfolio companies in the health care sector. He has 25 years…Read More 
    Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
    Mark J. Brooks, Managing Director, leads investments in the healthcare services, medical …Read More 
    CEO / Owner, Tolven Health
    Dr. Jones co-founded Tolven Inc. in 1996, which was formed to bring to market a consumer-centric, open source, integrated electronic platform for medical information…Read More 
    CEO, Meyer Health Consulting
    Fred Meyer is President/CEO of Meyer Health Consulting, founded in 2001. Fred has over 32 years experience operating healthcare companies and has served as…Read More 
    Practice Manager, Security & Compliance, The Vantage Group
    Virginia joined The Vantage Group in 2008 in the data security practice. Virginia is a Solution …Read More
    Dir. Healthcare Strategy, Cynergy
    As director of healthcare strategy, Chris focuses on new ways to apply Cynergy’s years of award-winning expertise in user experience design and application development…Read More
    Founder, Editor-in-chief
    Barbara is an award-winning journalist, media broadcaster, medical blogger, speaker, health expert, consultant and registered nurse.  She is founder and…Read More
    VP, Engineering/Development, Practice Fusion
    Matthew Douglass leads Practice Fusion’s technology team as Vice President of Engineering. …Read More
    Chief Medical Information Officer, NorthBay Healthcare
    Justin Graham is Chief Medical Information Officer for NorthBay Healthcare in Fairfield, California.  He leads all initiatives related to clinical information systems in use…Read More
    CIO, Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz
    Bill has been involved with the Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange since 1998 and joined Physicians Medical Group… Read More
    CIO, Muir Medical Group IPA, Inc.
    Tina Buop is Chief Information Officer for Muir Medical Group IPA, a multi-specialty IPA of over 600 physicians…Read More
    Dir. Clinical Informatics at UCLA
    Shadaab Kanwal serves as the Director of Clinical Informatics at the UCLA Health Sciences.…Read More
    Lew Altman is a healthcare technology entrepreneur and strategist. Lew’s unique perspective has been shaped by 25 years of collaborative program development with providers, payers,…Read More
    Principal, Dak Systems Consulting
    Deborah Kohn, principal of Dak Systems Consulting (San Mateo, CA), has over thirty years of healthcare provider organization management…Read More
    Partner, Claremont Creek Ventures
    Ted Driscoll is a Technology Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures in their healthcare practice. He is also an active angel investor in the Life…Read More
    Feisal is Executive Director of Techumen, a consulting firm focusing on securing health care information. Feisal currently …Read More
    Program Director, IBM Global Business Services
    Piyush Malik serves as the Worldwide Program Director for Business Analytics and Optimization Center of Competency at IBM Global Business Services. Specializing in information…Read More
    Vice President, Kaiser Permanente Health IT Strategy & Policy
    Jamie Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente’s national executive director for health IT strategy and policy, has been named to a key committee…Read More
    Sr. Consultant, Grants Office LLC
    Christopher LaPage is a Senior Grants Development Consultant for Grants Office, LLC, where he oversees the healthcare division. Grants Office provides innovative grants development…Read More
    CEO & Healthcare IT Futurist, AC Group, Inc.
    Mr. Mark Anderson, CEO of AC Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier IT research futurists…Read More
    Dr. Taha Kass-Hout has  is currently Deputy Director, Information Science and BioSense Program Manager at…Read More
    Director, Deloitte Consulting, Life Sciences and Health Care – Technology
    Anwer Khan is a  Healthcare Strategy and Technology executive with extensive experience in building …Read More
    ipatient is a next generation cloud-based solution designed to transform the patientprovider dialog – which often starts today with a handwritten paper form. Dan…Read More
    As the Chief Medical Officer at Practice Fusion, Dr. Rowley guides the development of company’s Electronic Health Record system, connects with the physician community…Read More
    Marc is a seasoned healthcare professional with 15 years of extensive work experiences within health plans, cloud computing, hospital administration, health policy, cost accounting…Read More 
    Administrator, US Department of Health & Human Services
    David Saÿen is the Regional Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.…Read More 
    Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader. He is a consultant to various federal agenices on IT matters…Read More
    Mr. Santalo is President and CEO of CareCloud Corporation. An experienced entrepreneur, he founded the…Read More