Wellcentive invites you to be our guest for WellSpoken Keynote Conversations, a series of web-based sessions with healthcare’s foremost speakers who will discuss healthcare’s future and the role technology will play in our industry. Hosted exclusively online and offered for free, you’ll have the rare opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the industry’s leading minds during each live session.
In our inaugural sessions, we welcome:
WellSpoken Keynote Conversation Abstract
A deep dive into where emergent fields such as low cost personal genomics, the digitization of health records, crowd sourced data, molecular imaging, wearable devices & mobile health, synthetic biology, systems medicine, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3D printing and regenerative medicine are transforming healthcare, and have the potential to enable clinicians, empower patients, and deliver better care and outcomes at lower cost.
Daniel Kraft, M.D.: Physician, Scientist and Entrepreneur
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator who speaks on how rapidly developing technologies are and will impact the future of healthcare and medicine.
Dr. Kraft is a world-renowned visionary in medicine. His expertise has led him to chair the Medicine Track at Singularity University and serve as the Executive Director for FutureMed, focused on leveraging exponential technologies in health and medicine over the next decade. He has presented for many high profile organizations, including TED, TEDMED, the Economist Forums and NPR. As a physician, Dr. Kraft specializes in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation, and has done extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications, medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents. He has founded two companies focused on his inventions and vision of the future in healthcare. Dr. Kraft advises many companies and organizations, including the X-Prize and health incubators. He captivates and engages his audience with a fast paced view into the near future of medicine that changes their outlook and influences their own behavior regarding their health.
WellSpoken Keynote Conversation Abstract
While data and connected devices have transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, health care IT is one category still catching up. Farzad Mostashari, M.D.—visiting fellow at Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform (2013-Current)—has succeeded as an advocate for digital medical records. Unlike paper files, which, according to Mostashari are “dead” once filed, digital information can be visualized, analyzed and shared instantaneously. In terms of health care, this is a significant asset. The meaningful use of information at the point of care can improve individual outcomes and public health. But even more transformative is an entirely new ecosystem of applications and services that have been brought to life by this digital revolution, and is creating innovate and effective solutions to health care’s most pressing problems. An expert in the intersection of health care and information technology, Dr. Mostashari provides audiences with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the newest advances in health IT, why “data is,” as he claims, “oxygen for innovation” and what changes we can expect to see by going digital.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D.: U.S. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (2011-2013)
Cited by Forbes as the ultimate “patient advocate,” a TEDMED visionary and lauded for his expertise, enthusiasm and commitment to innovation and health IT, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., offers a cutting-edge look at health care and its future.
One of the most influential leaders in health care today, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., has been at the forefront of revolutionizing health care as we know it through his innovative approach in applying data to achieve dramatic advances in patient care—and health. Dr. Mostashari is widely recognized for being the driving force behind the extraordinary efforts at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) that helped push American health care into the digital age, earning them one of the top 25 “Innovations in Government” by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2013. While serving as its Principal Deputy for Programs and Policy, Dr. Mostashari launched a multibillion-dollar effort that included a wildly successful boots-on-the-ground extension service, “Beacon Communities,” as well as workforce training initiatives. Prior to his tenure with the federal government, he served as Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, held posts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was a lead investigator in the outbreaks of West Nile virus and anthrax in New York City and was among the first developers of real-time, nationwide electronic disease surveillance systems. Dr. Mostashari offers audiences unparalleled insight on some of our biggest health care challenges—and opportunities: the barriers and benefits to care transformation; payment and policy reform; patient empowerment; and the revolutionary platform of health care information technology. These changes will stimulate and challenge the health care system as never before. Dr. Mostashari is a visiting fellow at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution.