#ConV2X Modernizing Healthcare with
Telehealth and Blockchain Tech 
Remote Symposium
Day One Keynotes
November 10, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT
November 10, 2020 | 1:00 PM EDT
November 10, 2020 | 1:10 PM EDT
Day Two Keynote
November 11, 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT
The pandemic presents a social and civic testbed to view a world response that has exposed gaps across health systems resulting in tiered levels of societal conformity, standards and recovery worldwide. Join us to  discover how blockchain technology, telehealth, and converging edge technologies create a new era of patient care exploring digital transformation, trust, innovation, governance, and contrast various business, strategic and technical models.
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Day 1 - November 10, 2020 (All times are EDT)
7am - 7:10am
Opening Remarks
Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health 
7:10am - 8:00am
Regulation and Governance
Technology - Current and Future Progress
Moderator, Technology: Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Director of AI, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA 

  • Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics, Health Informatics Subject Matter Expert, US Department of Veterans Affairs, USA 
  • Praveen Gedam, MD, Addl. Chief Executive Officer, National Health Authority, Government of India
  • Marloes Pomp, International Strategy at Dutch Blockchain Coalition & National AI Coalition, Netherlands
  • Melanie Nuce, Senior Vice President, GS1, US
8:00am - 10AM
Regulation and Governance
Interoperability Current and Future Progress
Moderator, Telehealth: Amar Gupta, PhD, MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labs (CSAIL) and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. USA

  • Paul De Raeve, Secretary General, European Federation of Nurses (EFN), European Union        
  • Mario Hyland, Sr, Vice President, AEGIS.net, Inc. and Founder, AEGIS Canada    
  • Prof. Sergio Pillon, CIRM Medical Director, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), VAS Representative Work-Group, Digital Health, National Coordinator of the Committee for Telemedicine Development, Italian Ministry of Health, Italy    
  • Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM (Cardiology), MSc, FRCP, FNASC, Vice President, Research and Policy, Director, Centre For Control Of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Liz Ashall-Payne, Chief Executive Officer, ORCHA, UK    
9:45am - 10AM
10:00 am - 10:40am
Democratizing Healthcare: Accelerating Virtual Care Adoption to Transform Care Delivery
Joe DeVivo, President,  Hospital and Health Systems
Teladoc Health 
10:40am - 11am
11am - 12PM
Privacy, Security and Hacking
  • Moderator: Joyce Hunter, Executive Director, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), and CEO, Vulcan Enterprise
  • Chris Roberts, vCISO, Advisor, Hillbilly Hit Squad                    
  • Lynn Sessions, Partner, Cybersecurity and Data Breaches, Baker Hostetler Healthcare
  • Mitch B. Parker, Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director, Indiana University Health
12pm - 12:15PM
Integrating Telehealth with Emerging Technologies: AI, Blockchain, VR
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes MD MBA, FACHE, MDMBA, Chief Quality & Innovation Officer, MEDNAX
12:15PM - 12:45pm
Creating a Seamless Patient Journeys across Virtual and In-Person Care
Leslie Basham, President and Chief Operating Officer, Surgical Directions
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director - General, World Health Organization (WHO)  
John Halamka, MD, 
President, Mayo Clinic Digital Platform 
1:15PM - 2:00 PM
2pm - 3pm
Virtual Health
Tools & Services, Hardware & Software
Telehealth vendors share pre-, current and post-Covid-19 market impact of platforms
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Jamey Edwards, CEO, Cloudbreak
  • Ram Fish, CEO, 19Labs and GALE
  • Aashima Gupta, Director, Global Healthcare Solutions, Google Cloud
  • Yulun Wang, PhD, Fellow, Teladoc Health 
3pm - 4pm
Diagnostic Tools
New and restructured telehealth triage and diagnostic tools to support virtual health Covid-19 encounters
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Don Bauman, CEO, Isabel
  • Kira Radinsky, CEO, Diagnostic Robotics
  • John Bertrand, CEO, Dx.Ai
  • Paula LeClair, US GM, Healthy.io
  • Brian J. Caveney, MD JD MPH, President, Labcorp Diagnostics and Chief Medical Officer, Labcorp Holdings
4pm - 5pm
Software PowerUps
New tools to improve standard telehealth platforms
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Robert Budman, MD, MBA, CDI-P, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance
  • Krishna Kurapati, CEO & Founder, QliqSoft
  • David Maman, CEO and Founder, Binah.ai
  • Ted Schwab, Strategist and Innovation Executive
5pm - 5:40pm
Pharmacy Integrated Solution to Assist Hospital Pharmacy Providers in Managing Drug Shortages
  • Todd Nolan, General Manager, IBM Micromedex Solutions, IBM Watson Health
  • Adam Orsborn, CEO, OrbitalRX
5:40 - 6:00 pm
6pm - 7pm
The Future of Digital Health Reimbursement and Compliance
  • Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CRC, AHIMA, President, AACP, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Coding Experts and President, Orlando AAPC Chapter
  • Ken Wolstenholm, COO, Sevaro Health
  • Jan Ground, MBA, Former Director, Virtual Care, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Christian Milaster, Founder & President, Ingenium Digital Health Advisors
  • Anjali Dooley, Managing Partner, Law Office of Anjali B. Dooley, LLC
7 pm -9 pm
Design Thinking
Embedding technologies into systems, achieving business growth and scaling agnostic initiatives
Moderator: Sweta Sneha, PhD, Executive Director of Healthcare Management Informatics. Professor of Information Systems, Coles College Of Business, Kennesaw University
  • Amaresh Tripathy,  SVP & Analytics Business Leader, Genpact.ai
  • Charlie Northrup, Founder, Neurosciences
  • James Wieselman Schulman, Global Design Lead, Innovation Hub, International Markets, Cigna
  • JD Pollak, Co-founder and Chief Architect, The Commons Project and CTO and Prof at Cornell Tech         
  • Jodi Cutler, Design Lead and PM, IBM Watson Health
  • Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman, Fractal Analytics
Day 2 - November 11, 2020 (All times are EDT)
7am - 7:10am
Opening Remarks
Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Partners in Digital Health
7:10am - 10:30am
Economic Impact
Including fireside chats, politics, values, culture, infrastructure, investment and ROI post Covid-19
Moderator: Jose Arrieta, Former CIO, US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Combiz Abdolrahimi, US Technology Innovation Leader, Deloitte 
  • Jason Cross, Chief Strategy Officer, Rymedi
  • David S. Hanekom, MD, FACP, CMPE, Chief Medical Officer and Regional President North America, SolveCare
  • Domenique Hurley, VP, Strategy & Innovation, HealthVerity       
  • Ben Taylor, Founder and CEO, LedgerDomain    
10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:40Am
What You Should Know About Interacting with a Telehealth Resource Center
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA, FAIMBE, Co-Director, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
12pm - 12:45pm
Virtual Health: The Next Frontier for Healthcare
Alex Harris, Partner
McKinsey & Company

Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
12:45 - 2:00pm
2pm - 3pm
Virtual Health
Impact on Providers, People & Process
Advocacy and Regulatory
Advocacy and regulatory perspectives on current and future legislation affecting virtual health
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Ceci Connolly, President & CEO, ACHP
  • Michael Barr, CMO, NCQA
  • Brendan Smith, Principle Software Systems Engineer and Department Leader – Telemedicine, The MITRE Corporation
  • Krista Drobac, Partner, Sirona Strategies
3pm - 4pm
Health Systems
How health systems have responded to virtual health in 2020 and what they plan to do in the future
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Karen Abrashkin, Medical Director, House Calls Program, Northwell Health
  • Sylvia Romm, MD, Interim Health Lead, Virtual Care, Cityblock Health
  • Steve Ommen, Associate Dean, Center for Connected Care; Medical Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, Mayo Clinic
  • Jason Peoples, Director of Innovation/Technology, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Shayan Vyas, MD, MBA, VP & Medical Director, Clinical Operations, Teladoc Health  
4pm - 5pm
Payors and Employers
How are payors and employers using virtual health to manage members and employees
Moderator: Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting
  • Naren Singh, Sr. Director, Specialty Telehealth & Virtual Care, Anthem
  • Taralynn Romero, VP, Innovation, Cigna
  • Aleata Postell, Sr. Director, Health and Wellness Market Insights & Business Analytics, Walmart
  • David Michel, CEO, Catapult
5pm - 5:30pm
Virtual Care: IEEE SA Exploration and Challenges for Technology Standards
  • John D. Griffith, Principal AI Engineer, AI and Autonomous Systems Department, MITRE Corporation  
  • Michael Carter, Senior Manager, Information Systems, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham
5:30pm - 6:00pm
6pm - 7pm
Pitch Competition: BHTY – DMV Ambassador Chapter Rebroadcast
7 pm -10 pm
Trusting Health Science and Emerging Health Tech Data: Real-world Impact, Implementation and Results for Real Lives!
Moderator: Jim Nasr, CEO and Founder, Acoer
  • Mance Harmon, CEO, Hedera
  • Ken Mayer, CEO, Safe Health Systems, a Mayo Clinic Partnership
  • Chris Richardson, Deputy CIO, Arizona State University
  • Blaine Mincey, MongoDB, Principal Solutions Architect, Southeast
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Lyle Berkowitz, MD, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting and former CMO of MDLive - TMT
Prof Bill Buchanan, OBE, Professor, Napier University - BHTY
 Amar Gupta, PhD, MIT - TMT
John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform – BHTY/TMT
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