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Cathie Markow leads Castlight’s efforts to find the best possible clinical quality data and incorporate it into the Castlight solution, making it meaningful and actionable to consumers. Prior to her role at Castlight, Cathie managed the California Regional Collaborative at Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), a multi-stakeholder organization focused on provider performance measurement and reporting, where she was involved in a variety of health care quality reporting and improvement activities both within CA and nationally. Cathie holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S in Nursing and B.A. in Sociology from Hartwick College.
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Aman Bhandari is currently Director of Health IT and Data Partnerships at Merck Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this role he was senior advisor to the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of the Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on health innovation policy for HHS CTO Todd Park and also the newly formed Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Previously he worked at the White House reporting directly to the US CTO, Aneesh Chopra, on a variety of health policy issues including mobile health and open government and promoted national initiatives at the intersection of technology, innovation, data, and health, engaging the private sector as well as the traditional players. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley and a certificate in bio-entrepreneurship from the Haas School of Business. Thomas Tsang, MD, MPH, FACP is currently Executive Director for Health Information Partnerships, Business Development and Strategy within the Office of the Chief Medical Informatics and Innovation Officer. He is the former Healthcare Senior Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii, and spearheaded the development of a State-wide healthcare transformation strategy focusing improving quality, access and lowering costs for the State of Hawaii. Dr. Tsang was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy/Institute of Medicine Health Policy fellow in 2008-2010 and worked on the Committee of Ways and Means in the House of Representatives and helped develop legislation in the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act, and worked on policies that include ACOs, patient-centered medical homes, value based purchasing, readmissions, comparative effectiveness research, health information technology and quality. After the enactment of the ACA, he held the position of Medical Director, Meaningful Use and Quality at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He practiced internal medicine for 12 years and his work in health information technology adoption for improvement of health outcomes and clinical research as Chief Medical Officer at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (aka Chinatown Health Clinic), a federally qualified community health led to his appointment on the Board of Health for New York City by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006-2008. Currently, he is on the faculty at the Harvard School of Medicine in the Department of Healthcare Policy.
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Health 2.0 brings a fresh approach to the healthcare space and is the leader in health care technology information today. We bring together the best minds, resources and technology for compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations. In addition to our flagship event held in San Francisco each fall, we also host an annual “Spring Fling” event and multiple international conferences, including Paris, India and Berlin.
Robin Friedlander MD is currently the Senior Director of Consumer and Academic Programs at Health 2.0. After graduating from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she co-founded the secure messaging app Cureatr, Inc, she trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is a certified yoga teacher, a meditation enthusiast, and an integrative physician using Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and western medicine in her practice. Most of all, Robin is passionate about seeing young people become enthusiastic champions of their own health.
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Jane has the best blog in health care—Health Populi, and also writes a monthly online column in iHealthbeat. She has written several groundbreaking reports for CHCF including the The Connected Patient and of course most recently The Online Couch: Mental Health Care on the Web. Today she's sharing her insights and findings on a paper she's written for the California HealthCare Foundation on "The Health Care Automat."
Indu Subaiya, MD MBA Health 2.0 CEO and Co-Chair, started her career in health technology assessment at Quorum Consulting and then served as VP of Healthcare at Gerson Lehrman Group, an investment research firm. Most recently she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Physic Ventures, where she helped evaluate companies in the consumer health space and incubated a start-up focused on online medical records. When she is not co-producing the Health 2.0 Conference, she applies her producing and directing skills to making film.
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Dr. Kibbe currently serves as the President and CEO of DirectTrust, a non-profit industry alliance that recently received a Cooperative Agreement Award from ONC as part of the Exemplar HIE Governance Program. DirectTrust serves as a forum and governance body for persons and entities engaged in Directed exchange of electronic health information as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). DirectTrust's Security and Trust Framework is the basis for the voluntary accreditation of service providers implementing Directed health information exchange, including Health Internet Service Providers, Certificate Authorities, and Registration Authorities. He is also Senior Advisor to the Center for Health IT at the American Academy of Family Physicians, where he has worked in either a full time or part time capacity since 2003. In late 2007 he started a sole proprietorship consulting firm, The Kibbe Group LLC, through which Dr. Kibbe assists firms and organizations to develop and bring to market innovative clinical information technologies based on national standards for interoperability and health information exchange that unite patients and providers to improve quality and efficiency of care.
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