Bill Bernstein is a partner, chair of Manatt Health and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His practice concentrates on providing strategic, business and legal advice to clients in the healthcare industry, including provider organizations, managed care companies, emerging companies and financial institutions. He has led engagements to create new business models for the organization and payment of health services, developed plans for the broad use of health information technology to support new care delivery systems and counseled numerous states on implementation issues resulting from health reform. He has also assisted clients in raising billions of dollars of public-sector financing, ranging from innovative public-private ambulatory initiatives to cutting-edge funding for hospitals.
Bill began his healthcare career working for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
Dr. Corkery is an experienced product leader with a strong focus on healthcare & life sciences technology. He currently leads Google’s Cloud Healthcare Life Sciences product team. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at OpenEye Scientific Software Limited, serving as the UK CEO/General Manager and Director and the Senior Vice President of Business Development in the Cambridge, MA division, where he now sits on their Board of Directors. Dr. Corkery has been an Advisor to the Lahey Institute, a Technical Consultant at AT&T Lab Research and worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He is on the board of Phoenix Nest and a member of The Forsyth Institute. Dr. Corkery is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Medical School.
For over twenty years, Jennifer has focused on quality and technology solutions for healthcare. Jennifer has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2009, providing leadership for all the research, education and advocacy components. Working closely with executives from across the spectrum of healthcare, she has helped refine the organization’s strategic focus to concentrate on interoperability; cybersecurity, value based care, data use and access; and patient/provider technology adoption. She has led the development of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports on data exchange, mhealth, social media, accountable care, data and analytics, telemedicine and chronic care technology. In 2017, Health Data Management recognized her as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Thought Leaders." As part of her work with the eHealth Initiative Foundation, she has led projects for the California Health Care Foundation and Commonwealth Fund. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Advisory Council and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer joined eHealth Initiative in 2002 supporting the then emerging electronic prescribing efforts, privacy, and health information exchange. Prior to joining eHealth Initiative, Jennifer headed healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc. and OpenNetworks, focusing on security and data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for health plans. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's degree in Human Resource Development, and bachelor's degree in Psychology. She completed coursework in the doctoral program in healthcare administration at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.
Paul Eddy is the Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Wellmark Technology BCBS. Prior to joining Wellmark, Mr. Eddy served as group vice president and CIO with Walgreens Boots Alliance. Earlier in his career, Eddy held technology leadership roles as Senior Vice President with PNC, National City Corporation, Northern Trust Company, and began his career with Hewitt Associates.
Mr. Eddy currently serves as a board member of the e-Health Initiative in Washington, D.C. and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He previously served on the Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee. Mr. Eddy earned Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Iowa and is a CEO Perspectives Fellow.
Kristin Ficery leads Accenture’s North America Health practice. This practice consists of over 500 professionals serving the largest health systems, physician organizations and payers in the United States and Canada. In 2020, it was named the leader in Healthcare consulting by Forbes and KLAS. Kristin also directly serves several large hospital clients on financial, strategic and transformational initiatives. Her experience comprises 30 years advising and executing on behalf of clients across the spectrum of profitable growth and operational strategy, M&A and complex transformation programs. Previously, Kristin was a founding member and leader of the Growth and M&A businesses. She oversaw the development and delivery of M&A assets into the marketplace and was involved in over a dozen industry-defining mergers high-technology, telecommunications and healthcare.
Kristin holds three patents, has authored over a dozen externally published articles and lectured on business transformations and M&A at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School and the University of Georgia’s business and law schools. Kristin holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Finance and Healthcare Management and a BA from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Gregg and their two daughters.
Dan Garrett is a health transformation consultant and a recently retired partner at PwC. He is currently on the board of Welldoc and eHealth Initiative. Mr. Garrett was PwC’s Technology Consulting Leader for PwC US & Trifecta (US, China/HK, and Japan). He had cross-industry responsibility of refining and executing strategy and overseeing all of PwC's Technology Consulting Functions. In addition, Mr. Garrett served as the US leader of the Health Industries IT (HIT) practice, and Global Health Industries Analytics Lead, with responsibility for coordinating the practice across the PwC network.
Prior to that, Mr. Garrett was leading PwC's US Health IT (HIT), Digital and Analytics team, which he founded 10 years ago. The HIT practice has been ranked by multiple industry analysts as a leading HIT consulting firm, with the greatest depth and breadth of expertise. He came to PwC from CSC, where he was the EVP and Managing Partner leading CSC’s healthcare practice.
Mr. Garrett has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the Top 25 Consultants in 2018 and was previously honored with the Fox IT award for Distinguished Alumni recognized for his IT career and contributions to the community and the Healthcare industry. He has a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services from University of Maryland College Park and a Master's in Accountancy from George Washington University.
John Glaser is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. Previously he was chief executive officer of Siemens Health Services. Prior to Siemens, he was chief information officer at Partners HealthCare. John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum. He is a former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In addition, John serves on the boards of the Scottsdale Institute, Intouch Health, PatientPing, National Committee for Quality Assurance, the American Telemedicine Association, Wellsheet and Relatient. He has authored many articles and books on the strategic application of IT in health care. He is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Sarah Jones is Vice President of Commercial Product at GreatCall, Inc, part of Best Buy Health. Sarah joined the company in 2016 with the Healthsense/GreatCall acquisition. In her role, Sarah focuses on bringing new product offerings to market, combining tech and touch in ways that enrich senior lives and enable the care and business goals of payers, providers, and other healthcare organizations.
Sarah established a strong background in healthcare technology after working at Healthsense for nearly five years in marketing, product management, and customer success. Prior to that, she worked at Wolters Kluwer Health, marketing clinical software applications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.
Kris Joshi is executive vice president and president, Network Solutions, for Change Healthcare. Prior to joining Change Healthcare, Mr. Joshi was global vice president for healthcare product strategy for the Health Sciences global business unit at Oracle Corporation. He helped launch the Health Sciences business unit and successfully led two acquisitions for Oracle in Life Sciences. Before joining Oracle, Mr. Joshi served in senior strategy roles with IBM's Global Sales and Distribution organization, and prior to IBM, Mr. Joshi was at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on strategy issues. Mr. Joshi holds a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the boards of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and the eHealth Initiative in Washington, DC.
Kristine Martin Anderson leads the firm’s civil business. She is recognized as a thought leader for her expertise in health information technology (HIT), HIT-enabled quality measurement and improvement, payment reform, health data exchange, and interoperability.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, she was vice president for operations and strategy at CareScience, a software solutions company that she helped launch in 1992 and take public in 2000. At CareScience, Kristine oversaw the launch of several innovative products, including the nation’s first web-based clinical decision support system for hospitals and the nation’s first health information exchange.
Kristine currently serves on the eHealth Initiative's Board of Directors. She also serves on the Cost and Resource Use Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum and the Quality and Safety Committee for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Kristine is a frequent speaker and has authored several published articles. She holds a bachelor's degree in neurobiology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.
As the Chief Operating Officer for Fitbit Health Solutions, Amy leads the team working with employers, health plans and health systems to design solutions and programs focused on engagement, positive return on investment and health outcomes. Before her COO role, Amy took on several key positions leading Fitbit’s B2B efforts. Prior to Fitbit, Amy held strategic roles at CNET Networks, including Director of Audience and Content Development for the Community Division and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Network. Amy has a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in Andover, MA and a Professional Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the UC Berkeley Extension program.
Sue Murphy RN BSN MS, currently serves as the Chief Experience Officer at UChicago Medicine. Sue is a qualified leader with expertise in hospital operations, patient experience, staff development, and change management. Her significant accomplishments are in the areas of operational efficiency, patient throughput, and leadership in the ANCC Magnet Journey. Sue is an award winning speaker, author, trainer, and coach. Her high energy and passion for leadership development along with patient and employee engagement has influenced both patients and employees at UChicago Medicine to pursue the journey of excellence.
Adam Pellegrini is a digital health executive with nearly 30 years of experience in health care. In his current role as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Virtual Care and Consumer Health, Pellegrini is leading a team of seasoned industry executives to build out the next generation consumer health experience for CVS Health. Previously, Adam built the health care strategy for Fitbit as its SVP and General Manager of Fitbit Health Solutions leading the acquisition of Twine Health and roll out of the Fitbit Care platform.
Previous to Fitbit, Adam lead the creation of the Digital Health and Telemedicine strategy for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Prior to Walgreens, Pellegrini helped create the care management platform HealthyCircles, which was acquired by Qualcomm Life and was the product leader for Microsoft HealthVault. Adam started his career in the U.S. Army as a surgical tech and aviation medic.
Mr. Schiller co-founded Validic, and serves as the CEO and a Board Director. Prior to Validic, Mr. Schiller started and managed an award-winning web development firm for eight years. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and a member of the CTA Board of Industry Leaders. He also serves on the Board for eHealth Initiative (eHI) and sits on eHI's Policy Steering Committee. Drew is on the Board for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in North Carolina. He previously served on the Federal Advisory Committee joint HITPC/HITSC API Task Force on Meaningful Use 3, and as a Team Member for the Clinical Trials Transformation Institute (CTTI) project Advancing the Use of Mobile Technologies for Data Capture & Improved Clinical Trials.
As a patented technologist, Drew speaks and writes on a variety of topics, including advancements in consumer health data and standards, the future of digital health technology, overcoming barriers to interoperability and data access, as well as the ROI and opportunities in remote monitoring. Mr. Schiller also founded a website for patients with celiac disease, and served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Iowa, teaching graduate courses in web development and usability.
Josh Schoeller is the CEO of the Healthcare business of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. He has over 20 years of experience across Payer, Provider, Life Sciences and Pharmacy industries leading product and growth strategies. Mr. Schoeller specializes in big data, provider and identity data management and integration, application architecture, predictive analytics and decision support. His track record of success working with multiple segments across health care has provided him the expertise to solve challenges faced by stakeholders at various levels within an organization, leading them to keep the big picture in focus while solving specific problems.
Mr. Schoeller is responsible for ensuring the development and growth of the overall strategy for LexisNexis Health Care and customer satisfaction. In this role, he oversees all existing and new revenue for the company’s four health care verticals: Payer, Provider, Pharmacy and Life Sciences. He does this by working with the sales, engineering and product teams to ensure health care solutions are solving emerging health care technology issues. Mr. Schoeller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Forbes Council.
Dr. Roy Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell. Since co-founding the company with his brother Ido Schoenberg, Amwell has grown to become one of the largest telehealth eco-systems in the world, digitally connecting healthcare’s key stakeholders - payers, providers and millions of patients in an efficient, modern healthcare experience. Prior to Amwell, Roy was the founder of CareKey and served as Chief Information Security Officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Taskforce that issued the landmark guidelines for the “Use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine. An inventor at heart, Roy holds over 50 issued US Patents in the area of healthcare technology, speaks frequently in industry and policy forums, serves on the healthcare advisory board of MIT Sloan, holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba-diver and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.
Laura Semlies, MPH, is the vice president of Digital Patient Experience (dPx) for Northwell Health. Laura took on this net new role to the health system in November 2017 and has the responsibility for establishing a digital footprint for our patients. She has assembled a multi-disciplinary team and executive advisory council with representation from the business, digital marketing, and IT to lead our digital transformation. Laura is uniquely positioned to lead our digital patient experience initiatives because of her tactical experience leading major strategic initiatives within our health system that demand fundamental change to the way we do things, in terms of process, culture, and technology. Prior to this role, Laura served the health system as a vice president of Finance, where she was largely responsible for revenue cycle transformation to optimize revenue cycle performance by integrating people, process and technology differently. Most transformation initiatives included launching an enterprise-wise integrated patient access program and systems, updating/replacing medical group patient financial systems, developing an ED-based financial counseling program designed to mitigate recent point of service collections and bad debt trends, and engaging in a broad business process outsourcing partnership for our acute revenue cycle services. Before joining the Northwell team, Laura was a director with PwC, leading the Health Information Technology practice for the Boston market. Laura completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration at Boston University. Prior to that she completed her undergraduate studies at Bucknell University.
Mr. Sullivan serves as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Data Strategies at Inovalon, supporting the innovation towards new product and technology solutions and providing executive leadership over all data integration, management, and governance programs. For more than 25 years, Mr. Sullivan has been leading clinical innovation and data-driven solutions in a variety of roles in the healthcare sector—with a keen focus on developing data-driven models to transform healthcare by improving quality, outcomes, and efficiency. He has held leadership positions in some of the nation’s largest health plans including UnitedHealthcare and led teams in the clinical care setting to deliver patient-centered, patient specific health care. His current role advances patient-precision analytics by leveraging big data technologies, Natural Language Processing (NLP), interoperability and real-time clinical data patient profiling. Mr. Sullivan received his M.S. in Health Care Administration as well as an M.B.A from the University of Maryland. Mr. Sullivan also holds a B.S. in Neurobiology from the University of Maryland College Park.
Robin Thomashauer is the president of CAQH, a non-profit alliance that is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. She has overseen the strategy and operations of the organization since its inception, over 20 years ago. Under her direction, CAQH has collaborated with health plans, hospitals and healthcare providers to develop, implement, and manage initiatives that reduce costs and eliminate unnecessary administrative burden. These efforts include the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CAQH CORE®), CAQH ProView®, SanctionsTrack®, COB Smart®, EnrollHub®, DirectAssure®, VeriFide™ and the CAQH Index®.
Robin has more than 30 years of broad experience in strategy, managed care operations and hospital administration. Before joining CAQH she was a director in the health care practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with a primary focus on payer organizations. Prior to her position with PwC, Robin held senior management positions with Kaiser Permanente, as well as in several teaching hospitals.
Robin holds an M.H.S.A. in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Social Sciences from Colgate University. She is a Diplomate in The American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Susan Turney is a national thought leader and expert in strategic planning, executive management and external relations and the current CEO of Marshfield Clinic Health System. Prior to becoming the CEO of Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Turney was President and CEO of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), from 2011-14. From 2004-11, she was CEO and Executive Vice President, of Wisconsin Medical Society. Through her leadership, the Medical Society founded the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) to improve individual and community health, promote patient-centered health care and advance the use of information technology to improve health care quality and efficiency. She was also the WISHIN chair and served on state and national health care committees, including the National Quality Forum and the American Medical Association. In 2014 and 2015, she was featured on Modern Healthcare’s list of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and was No. 41 on its list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2013. She earned her Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) in 2005. Dr. Turney, a native of Mellen, Wisconsin, graduated from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, and earned a master's degree from UW-Madison. From 1982-2004, Dr. Turney was a physician at Marshfield Clinic, practicing internal medicine, serving in education and leadership roles while later being named medical director for Patient Financial Services.
Paul Uhrig is the Chief Administrative & Business Officer, and the Chief Privacy Officer, for The Commons Project Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization building digital platforms that put people first, allowing people to collect, store, manage and share their personal information in a privacy-preserving manner. He is responsible for many critical corporate functions, including operations; customer delivery; marketing; finance; governmental, regulatory, and policy affairs; legal affairs; privacy; security; and corporate and data governance. Prior to that, Paul was responsible for finance and accounting, internal audit, legal, certification policy and compliance, privacy, and regulatory and governmental affairs at Surescripts. Previously, he was with the law firm of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was Vice-Chairman of the firm’s corporate department, Chairman of the corporate department’s regulated industries transactions practice group, and a member of the firm’s health department. Prior to joining Surescripts, he represented Surescripts as its outside general counsel since its inception. Before Gardner Carton & Douglas, he was a Partner in the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Paul received his law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, and his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from The University of Notre Dame.
Ashwini M. Zenooz, MD is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce. Dr. Zenooz was most recently the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) overseeing the national EHR modernization program. Dr. Zenooz is board certified in radiology and continues to practice medicine today.