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Next round of HealthBeat speakers includes Stanford, Box, Doximity, and Kaiser Permanente

HealthBeat 2013

Over the past decade, the vast majority of conferences dedicated to health information technology have been about the theoretical and the problematic – what the future might be and what’s keeping us from getting there.

It’s time to trade in the what-might-be for the breakneck pace of change that is transforming and disrupting health care before our eyes.

Unlike other events, HealthBeat 2013 is putting the long-established and respected giants of the health care world (Geisinger Health, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, AARP) on stage with CEOs of disruptive health technology companies like Doximity, Scanadu, and Practice Fusion, to name a few.

Check out the full agenda here, and make sure to grab your tickets today. New participants include:

aaron-levieAaron Levie, cofounder and CEO, Box
Aaron Levie is the CEO and cofounder of Box, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Levie launched Box from his dorm room in 2005 with the help of chief financial officer Dylan Smith. Levie is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Web 2.0, Dreamforce, Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase. Levie studied business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California before taking a leave of absence.

Session: Thinking Inside the Box: Bringing Health Care into the Cloud


screen-shot-2013-04-05-at-1-05-42-pmYohan Vetteth, VP data and analytics, Stanford Hospital
Yohan Vetteth is the executive director of innovation and business Intelligence at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. On the Innovation front, Vetteth is responsible the technology innovation program in partnership with Stanford Hospital and Clinic’s corporate partners and other leading Silicon Valley technology companies. This program identifies and pilots emerging technologies in the health care space that are potentially applicable to the design and roll-out of the new Stanford Hospital (to open in 2018). On the business intelligence front, Vetteth leads the cross functional team that is responsible for the enterprise wide clinical, business, and financial information foundation to enable data driven clinical and process improvements for Stanford Hospital and Clinic’s patients and care providers.

Session: How Stanford is Using a Late Binding Data Warehousing Approach


jeffJeff Tangney, CEO, Doximity
Jeff Tangney is the founder and CEO of Doximity, and former cofounder, president, and chief operating officer at Epocrates (IPO’ed in 2009). Tangney’s 15-year career has focused on mobile software tools for physicians. The Epocrates drug guide is used by over 50 percent of U.S. physicians and helps avoid over 2 million adverse drug events per year. Founded in 2010, Doximity is simplifying the way physicians collaborate and already counts one in five U.S. physicians as active members. Before founding Epocrates, Jeff did stints as a health care consultant/banker at Goldman Sachs and ZS Associates. Tangney holds an MBA from Stanford and a B from the University of Wisconsin.

Session: The Smart Doctor: Using Technology to Stay Connected and Work More Efficiently


fayeFaye Karnavy Sahai, VP, innovation, Kaiser Permanente
Faye Karnavy Sahai is the vice president, innovation and advanced technology, for Kaiser Permanente, where she leads the charge to identify and assess new and emerging technology and trends in the delivery of health care. Sahai has 20-plus years of experience in leading large-scale change across multiple companies such as Blue Shield, Charles Schwab, Disney, Deloitte, HP, Kaiser Permanente, and Toyota. Sahai also serves as the President of Kaiser Permanente’s women in technology steering committee for Kaiser Permanente Women Embracing Life and Leadership and is on the board of directors for Berger Research Institute.

Session: Creating a Formal Pathway from Innovation to Clinical Partnership


davidyakimischakDavid Yakimishcak, SVP and general manager, Surescripts, E-Prescribing
David Yakimischak is the senior vice president and general manager for E-Prescribing. In this capacity, Yakimischak is responsible for the business strategy and P&L of the core e-prescribing businesses: routing, benefit, and history. He also has responsibility for additional pharmacy and PBM services such as prescription drug monitoring programs, electronic prior authorization, and adherence messaging. From 2009 to 2012, Yakimischak led the quality office at Surescripts. In that role, he ensured the quality of the end-to-end e-prescribing process – from the time a prescription is first considered by a prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed to the patient and all intermediate points.

Session: Medical Imaging in the Cloud

Stay tuned for our next batch of speakers on Friday. Register today for HealthBeat 2013. Seats are limited, and going fast!

Thanks to AARP, ArchPoint Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Venrock, and Voalte for sponsoring HealthBeat 2013.


HealthBeat — VentureBeat’s breakthrough health tech event — is returning on Oct 27-28 in San Francisco. This year’s theme is “The patient journey: Connections, data, and innovation.” We’re putting long-established giants of the health care world on stage with CEOs of the nation's most disruptive health tech companies to share insights, analyze trends, and showcase breakthrough products. Purchase your tickets now and save $100!
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