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NEXT Hospital Innovation

October 7-9, 2018  |  Dallas, TX

Next Hospital Innovation leaps ahead of the line in healthcare innovation, marshalling the nation’s top health systems innovators to showcase applications and tools they are creating and share how they did it. This first-of-its kind gathering features proven innovators with the health system experience and capital to bring innovation to the market.


  • Find out how Massachusetts General Hospital reevaluated and planned a new digital health strategy and process to deliver measurable value to patients and providers
  • Uncover how Baylor Scott & White Health has corralled consumer data to get a comprehensive understanding of behavior across its 48 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, and 7,800 active physicians
  • Get proven strategies from Mt. Sinai Hospital and LifeBridge Health to leverage engagement technology to connect with hospital-based providers and lower the cost of offshore nursing support.
  • Learn how to enhance clinical monitoring and population health management through an end-to-end solution
  • Uncover how a natural language processing-based software platform enabled Massachusetts General Hospital to transform their real-time querying of the electronic medical record

Please note that program materials will be available via download on the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available onsite.

The Innovators:

LaVone Arthur, FHIMSS

Chief Strategy Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health

LaVone Arthur is chief strategy officer at Baylor Scott & White Health, where she is responsible for assisting the CEO and executive team with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining enterprise strategic initiatives. She is also responsible for marketing and communications, integration, and partnership management. Prior to that, she served as the chief integration officer, responsible for the coordination of activities related to the integration of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, including providing project leadership and direction in developing and executing postmerger integration strategies. She also served as senior vice president of business development, where she coordinated all aspects of new business transactions and joint venture arrangements.

Dr. Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, FACP

Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Scientific Co-founder, Rx.Health

Dr. Ashish Atreja has received formal training in public health and is board-certified in gastroenterology, clinical informatics, and internal medicine. Over the last 15 years, he has led numerous public health and informatics initiatives at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, which includes developing online education modules, leading EHR implementation, performing analytics on healthcare data, and developing enterprise-wide mobile apps. As chief innovation and engagement officer of medicine, he leads the Sinai AppLab ( to build and test disruptive mobile health technologies. In addition, Dr. Atreja established the Network of Digital Medicine ( to connect innovation centers worldwide and share best practices for digital medicine innovation and implementation between industry, payers, and health systems. He serves as scientific co-founder and chief strategy officer for Rx.Health, a Mount Sinai spinoff that brings an enterprisewide app curation, prescription, and engagement platform to risk-sharing hospitals and payers in an affordable and scalable manner.

Neil Carpenter

Vice President, LifeBridge Strategic Planning, Research and Transformation, LifeBridge Health

As vice president of LifeBridge Strategic Planning, Research and Transformation, Neil Carpenter oversees strategic planning for the enterprise as well as its clinical research and innovation efforts. Innovation at LifeBridge Health, a $2 billion integrated healthcare delivery system in Maryland, includes initiatives such as the Bioincubator at Sinai Hospital, the system’s offshore call center, and consulting team agreements. Previously, Carpenter was an engagement manager for Deloitte and the Chartis Group, where his clients included Kaiser Permanente, Sisters of Mercy Health System, the Military Health System, Montefiore, and the University of Virginia. He serves on various state task forces related to health system planning and is a guest lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

David Cerino

Group Vice President, Digital Innovation, Providence Health and Services

David Cerino serves as Group vice president of digital innovation at Providence Health and Services in Seattle. Previously, he served as WiserCare's first commercial CEO, a digital health startup in the shared decision-making space. Cerino came to WiserCare from Zynx Health, where he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer, with a focus on revenue and commercial operations. Zynx offers clinical decision support.

Michael Dowling

President and CEO, Northwell Health

Michael Dowling is president and CEO of Northwell Health, which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Northwell Health is the largest integrated healthcare system in New York state and the state’s largest private employer. Dowling is also chair of the Healthcare Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Todd Dunn

Director of Innovation: Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab, Intermountain Health

Todd Dunn is director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare’s I.S. Organization, leading Intermountain’s Healthcare Transformation Lab. Leveraging his experience at Cisco, Siemens, and GE, Dunn instills the fundamentals of innovation and employee engagement in his current role. In addition to his work at Intermountain, he advises startups and early-stage companies.

Jim Hinton

CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health

Jim Hinton is CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas, which provides a full continuum of healthcare services with more than 1,000 patient access points across the state. In addition, Hinton leads the Scott and White Health Plan, the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, and the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance—a network of clinical providers and facilities focused on improving quality, managing the health of patient populations, and reducing the overall cost of care.

Brant Heise

Senior Managing Director, Summation Health Ventures

Brant Heise leads Summation Health Ventures’ overall activities and investment initiatives with a focus on healthcare information technology and medical device investments. He also serves as managing director of the MemorialCare Innovation Fund. Heise’s experience includes participation on the board of directors for several privately held, venture capital–funded companies within the investment portfolios. His career has also spanned business development and operating experience in entrepreneurial startup companies, physician organizations, community hospitals, and academic medical centers.

Maulik D. Majmudar, M.D.

Director, Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation | Associate Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital | Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Maulik Majmudar is a practicing cardiologist and associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He is an active member of the healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship community, focused on technology-enabled healthcare innovation to improve the experience and value of care. He was a founding member and chief clinical officer of Quanttus, Inc., a venture-backed medical wearables startup. In addition, he is a lecturer in the Harvard-MIT HST Program and co-faculty for the course Healthcare Ventures.

Nick Reddy

Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President, Information Services Baylor Scott & White Health

Nick Reddy is the chief digital officer and senior vice president of Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). After beginning his career at Scott & White Healthcare (S&W) as a management consultant, he was asked to join the Information Services (IS) Leadership team as the Senior Vice President of Investments. In October 2013, S&W completed a merger with Baylor Healthcare, allowing Reddy to expand his role as SVP of the combined IS organization. Nick was recently asked to lead the digital innovation agenda for BSWH. Nick has a BBA from Texas A&M, achieved his Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2008, and has received several healthcare certifications. He was awarded CIO Magazine’s One to Watch in 2014. In his role as a healthcare executive, Nick strives to lead industry transformation through the science of critical analysis, the art of communication, and the discipline of execution.

Jonathan Ringo, MD

President and Chief Operating Officer, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health

As president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Ringo is responsible for the system’s move from fee-for-service to value based care. Sinai Hospital is the flagship member of the LifeBridge Health system, and the state of Maryland’s largest independent teaching and research hospital with tertiary services in trauma, advanced orthopedic, cardiovascular and neurosurgery, neonatal level III, and a children’s hospital. Dr. Ringo also serves as senior vice president for LifeBridge Health, which includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, as well as urgent care centers, retail pharmacies, ambulance services, home health services, two accountable care organizations, an assisted living center, and over 800 employed physicians.

Eric Rock

CEO and Founder, Vivify Health, Inc.

Eric Rock launched Vivify Health in 2009, delivering the first cloud-based remote care management platform connecting providers with their patients via wireless mobile devices. Vivify is one of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) portfolio companies that is focused on care delivery at the health system. Prior to Vivify Health, Rock founded MEDHOST, the first touchscreen EMR including other innovations such as geographic bed/facility views, patient self-service kiosks, multi-touch data visualization, and an enterprise operational visibility engine. Rock has also founded ProHost, the first restaurant table management and reservations system, ultimately acquired by

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

As chief innovation officer at UPMC, a $17 billion healthcare provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Dr. Rasu Shrestha is responsible for driving innovation strategy—serving as a catalyst in transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system. In addition, he serves as executive vice president of UPMC Enterprises and is part of an executive team that leads over 200 technology professionals innovating toward intelligent healthcare, building patient-centric, value-based technology solutions that are transforming the industry. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Shrestha served as vice president of information technology and was medical director of interoperability and imaging informatics at UPMC. He is the chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) innovation committee, and co-chair of Health Datapalooza 2018.


Our Show and Solve general sessions feature fast-paced, dynamic showcases of real innovation. These are the ideas that are being brought to the industry by the health systems that know what’s needed.

Our Lead and Build workshop sessions deep dive into the best practices our innovation leaders have learned.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Welcome Reception
Location: The Edge Terrace at Omni Frisco

Monday, October 8, 2018

8:00 – 8:45 A.M.
Welcome Remarks; GE Presentation

8:45 – 10:30 A.M.
Location: Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research Facility

8:45-9:15 A.M.
Offshore Solutions to CRM
LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD
Jonathan Ringo, MD, president and COO, Mt. Sinai, and senior vice president, LifeBridge Health; Neil Carpenter, vice president, LifeBridge Strategic Planning, Research and Transformation

Learn how an offshore engagement platform offers primary care physicians an easy way to connect with hospital-based providers so they can exchange notes, engage in warm handoffs with CRM technology, and lower the cost of offshore nursing support.

9:15-9:45 A.M.
Emergence of a Digital Medicine Platform to Support Value-Based Healthcare
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, NY
Ashish Atreja, MD, chief innovation officer, medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

9:45-10:15 A.M.
Atrium Health
Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
George McLendon, vice president, research, Atrium Health

10:15 – 10:30 A.M.
Refreshment Break
Location: Omni Frisco

10:30 – 12:00 P.M.
Location: Omni Frisco

10:30 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.
Doing Digital Versus Being Digital
Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, TX
Nick Reddy, chief digital officer and senior vice president, information services; LaVone Arthur, chief strategy officer, Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health is focusing on the voice of the consumer, consumer journeys, consumer segmentation, and consumer personalization across its 48 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, and 7,800 active physicians.

11:00 A.M.- 11:30 A.M.
Tools and Methods for Filtering, Selecting, and Applying an Innovation
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
Todd Dunn, director of innovation, Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab, Intermountain HealthCare

All hospitals and health systems must develop their own reliable systems to identify which innovations in a crowded market will have value for their clinical mission. In this session, Intermountain will share what it has learned in deploying innovative solutions with proven clinical value across its 22 hospitals and 185 clinics.

11:30 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
Future Forward: Innovation and Impact at Scale
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA
Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer, UPMC; executive vice president, UPMC Enterprises

Most startups and innovators are in a hurry. Most of healthcare is not. The imperative for us in healthcare—to challenge the status quo, stay nimble, and get innovation right—is more important today than ever before. Innovators need to find the right collaborators who have a shared vision and a shared sense of urgency. This talk spotlights the possibilities in innovating and creating impact at scale.

12:00 – 1:30 P.M.
Keynote Lunch: Innovation to Win
Location: Omni Frisco
Jim Hinton, president and CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Michael Dowling, CEO, Northwell Health Moderator: Jim Molpus, editor-in-chief, HealthLeaders Media

Health systems that can’t innovate can’t compete in the current and future healthcare marketplace. In our CEO panel, we explore how CEOs can drive their broad healthcare enterprises to seek innovation in the market, drive innovation through investment, and create strategic provider partnerships to bring new innovations to the industry.

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Location: Omni Frisco

1:30-2:00 P.M.
Improving the Ecosystem of Innovation Through Collaboration, Clinical and Business Rigor, and Structure
LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, MD
Neil Carpenter, vice president, LifeBridge Strategic Planning, Research and Transformation

How to co-fund research with vendors, collect data to prove value, and scale the data through professional societies for adjudicating studies.

2:00-2:30 P.M.
Incubating New Innovations in a Health System
Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Seattle, WA
David Cerino, Group vice president, digital products, Providence Health and Services

How to identify and move the needle with digital innovation opportunities—quantifying, prioritizing, and delivering digital solutions at scale for PSJH and other partner health systems.

2:30-3:00 P.M.
Changing Culture within Academic Medical Centers
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Julianne Soriano, senior operations manager, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Jocelyn Carter, internal medicine hospitalist, Massachusetts General Hospital

3:00 – 3:15 P.M.
Refreshment Break
Location: Omni Frisco

3:15 – 4:45 P.M.
Location: Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research Facility

3:15- 3:45 P.M.
Conversa: Digital Conversations With Patients
Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY
Thomas Thornton, senior vice president and executive director, Northwell Ventures, Northwell Health

Learn how Northwell Health uses the Conversa platform to empower patients, families, and providers to improve patient outcomes through a focus on access, coordination, activation, integration, and alignment. Conversa, a provider of a SaaS platform, is enabling Northwell to use innovative, scalable technology to improve care coordination, patient satisfaction, and ongoing patient relationship management, resulting in improved customer well-being while also reducing costs.

3:45- 4:15 P.M.
Xealth: Connecting EMRs and Patient-Facing Apps
Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Seattle, WA
David Cerino, Group vice president, digital products, Providence Health and Services

A spinout from PSJH’s digital innovation group, Xealth connects EMRs and patient-facing apps, allowing physicians to not just prescribe apps to patients but also track the patients’ usage of apps and schedule reminders to use them. Xealth allows any physician or clinician to prescribe a digital app, content, product, or service right from the EMR just as they would a pharmaceutical. The physician can also see if the patient has used what’s prescribed in the EMR via an embedded dashboard.

4:15 – 4:45 P.M.
Parkland eConsult: an Access Solution
Parkland Health & Hospital Services Dallas
Dr. Joseph Chang, associate chief medical officer, outpatient and ambulatory services, Parkland Health & Hospital System

5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
Networking Reception
Location: Omni Frisco, The Edge Terrace

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 A.M.
Continental Breakfast
Location: Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research Facility

8:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Location: Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy and Research Facility

8:00- 8:30 A.M.
Telehealth Platform as a Bridge
Eric Rock, CEO and founder, Vivify Health, Inc., in conjunction with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Aging populations and decreasing numbers of healthcare professionals leave a gap in care that can be bridged by appropriate use of technology, triggering timely human intervention for patients of all risk levels and conditions. Vivify Health’s end-to-end solution includes instant-on, fully managed kits; a scalable web and app solution; an interactive voice response solution; and integrated tools for clinical monitoring and population health management. All feature clinical content and algorithms to engage, educate, and monitor for over 50 conditions.

8:30-9:00 A.M.
Sepsis Program
Parkland Health & Hospital Services Dallas
Dr. Pranavi V. Sreeramoju, chief of Infection Prevention at Parkland Health & Hospital System and associate professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center

 9:00-10:00 A.M.
Sponsor Panel
Featuring Jvion

10:00 – 10:15 A.M.
Refreshment Break
Location: Omni Frisco

10:15– 11:45 A.M.
Location: Omni Frisco

10:15- 10:45 A.M.
How to Scale Digital Health Solutions in an Academic Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Maulik Majmudar, MD, associate director, Healthcare Transformation Lab; cardiologist, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Academic medical centers and all health systems have a common challenge when it comes to digital solutions: how to scale them across the enterprise in a coordinated fashion. In this session, Massachusetts General will share how it reevaluated and planned a new digital health strategy and process to deliver measurable value to patients and providers.

10:45- 11:15 A.M.
Innovation From the Outside In: Utilization of a Venture Capital Model
Summation Health Ventures: MemorialCare Health System and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Brant Heise, senior managing director, Summation Health Ventures

Drawing from its vast experience in accelerating entrepreneurial solutions for the nation’s healthcare systems, Summation Health Ventures shares the expertise of MemorialCare and Cedars-Sinai, who serve as a gateway for innovators to refine and grow their products, and help providers fulfill their mission in a new way.

11:15- 11:45 A.M.
Engaging Clinical Champions to Develop Ideas
Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY
Thomas Thornton, senior vice president and executive director, Northwell Ventures, Northwell Health

How to engage clinical champions to implement new technologies in a healthcare system and partner with companies to codevelop the ideas.

11:30 A.M.

*Agenda and speakers subject to change.


Omni Frisco HotelWHEN: October 7-9, 2018

WHERE: Omni Frisco Hotel
11 Cowboys Way
Frisco (Dallas), TX 75034

Room rate: $225/night
Hotel cut-off date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference the HealthLeaders Media Next Hospital Innovation
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Platinum Sponsor:

GE Healthcare

Gold Sponsor:


A portion of this event will take place at the BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE SPORTS THERAPY AND RESEARCH FACILITY at The Star. This world-class sports performance and research center in Frisco, Texas, serves as the headquarters and training facility of the Dallas Cowboys.

Join us along with healthcare executives who are innovative, looking to diversify revenue, and ready to move, along with those who can provide the funding to make that happen, including:

  • CEOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Strategy Officers, VP strategy
  • VP business development

Sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to network and share with the hospital and health systems that are innovating for the future of care!

Speaking opportunities are available.

For details and a prospectus, please contact your area manager:

Pam Wilson

Chris Cote

Cathleen Martindale