Spotlight Series | The Evolving Site of Care Landscape & The New Frontier of Care at Home
February 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Sponsored by Vida Health
The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS) is an unparalleled annual gathering of the leading innovators, investors, payers, providers and policymakers who are driving the digital health revolution. While COVID-19 forced us to postpone this year’s in-person event, we didn’t want the compelling stories that drive our community forward to stop. Until we can meet in person next year, we’re launching the DHIS Spotlight Series. Like the conference, this series will feature discussions (panels or 1-on-1 conversations) that explore relevant topics for digital health innovators and business leaders.
This second episode will focus on the evolution of Home Health and feature two exclusive interviews: 1) a keynote with Winjie Miao, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Experience Officer – Texas Health Resources and 2) a panel featuring leading home healthtech entrepreneurs and start-up executives to share their perspectives on the current challenges and opportunities, and future outlook in this field.
11:00- EPISODE INTRODUCTION:
Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO – Vida Health
11:05- KEYNOTE INTERVIEW:
In 2020, COVID-19 transformed our assumptions about how and where healthcare should be delivered. The rush to telehealth at the beginning of the pandemic provided glimmers of what a home- or virtual-first society could look like. And while the share of virtual care has declined since its peak, the experience of rapidly (and sometimes hastily) deploying telemedicine has forced the industry to accelerate its thinking around how and to what extent the home should be viewed as an acceptable site of care. In this keynote, Winjie Miao, Chief Experience Officer at one of the nation’s largest faith-based and non-profit health systems, will talk about how health systems are approaching the future of home health and offer advice to entrepreneurs building home health companies.
Guest: Winjie Miao, SEVP & Chief Experience Officer – Texas Health Resources
Interviewed by: Keith Figlioli, General Partner – LRVHealth
11:30- ENTREPRENEURS AND START-UP EXECUTIVES PANEL:
Doctors making house calls might seem like a relic of the past, but the act of caring for patients in their own home is experiencing a revival. Only this time, it’s highly dependent on technology. This panel discussion will offer insight from entrepreneurs who founded some of the most innovative tech startups that are bringing change and disruption to the home health field. Hear how they’ve approached this dynamic and fast-moving market, learn about the challenges they’ve faced and their strategies for overcoming them, and leave with an understanding for where they see the biggest opportunities ahead.
Moderator: Ellen Herlacher, MBA, Principal – LRVHealth
Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO – Vida Health
Rami Karjian, MBA, Co-Founder & CEO – Medically Home
Christopher McCann, Co-Founder & CEO – Current Health
Vijay Kedar, MBA, Co-Founder & CEO – Tomorrow Health
12:30- END OF EPISODE
Stephanie Tilenius is the Founder & CEO of Vida Health, a virtual care platform that treats a whole person – and a whole population – by addressing a full range of chronic conditions and the behavioral conditions that accompany them. Vida is deployed in Fortune 500 companies and large insurance carriers and health plans. Before starting Vida, Stephanie led large consumer and enterprise platforms and P&Ls at Google, eBay and PayPal. She sits on the Board of Seagate Technology.
Winjie Tang Miao is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer for Texas Health Resources. In this role, she brings consumer and operational experience to both the core business transformation and new business creation, including strategy and research and development for Texas Health. Miao joined Texas Health in 2000 as an administrative resident at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. While there, she oversaw the development of more than $500 million in construction and the growth and development of outpatient clinics and the oncology service line. In 2007, she was named president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and in 2011 she became president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance. Under her leadership, Texas Health Alliance opened in 2012, and received national recognition for its innovative technology. Miao became Texas Health’s senior vice president of System Integration and Innovation in 2015 and was instrumental in systemwide efforts such as Reliable Care Blueprinting. A biomedical engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Miao also earned a master’s degree in health care administration, with a concentration in financial management and quality management, from the University of North Carolina. In 2013, she was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-Southwest Region. She has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” (2015) and "25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40" (2012). In 2008, she was honored as one of Modern Healthcare magazine's "Up and Comers."
Keith Figlioli is a healthcare technology and services executive with deep experience in both public and private high-growth companies. He joined LRVHealth in 2016 to leverage a track record of creating, building and investing in transformative healthcare companies, and has led the firm’s investments in IntelyCare, Genome Medical, and Upfront Healthcare. Keith was previously a senior executive at Premier, Inc. where he oversaw the company’s enterprise healthcare and technology business unit and supported the company and its network through an $820M IPO. Prior to Premier, he held multiple executive roles at Eclipsys (now NASDAQ: MDRX). Keith is also a former member of the ONC HIT Standards Committee. He earned a B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.B.A. from Boston University, and is completing an M.P.H. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Ellen Herlacher is a healthcare investor with over a decade of experience in investment management, healthcare operations and corporate strategy. Before joining LRVHealth in 2020, Ellen was director of Tufts Health Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Tufts Health Plan. Prior to joining Tufts, she held roles including manager of Emerging Businesses at Athenahealth, investment manager at Goldman Sachs and consultant at Bain & Company. Ellen earned a B.A. from Cornell University and M.B.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rami is the CEO of Medically Home. He began his journey in healthcare with McKinsey & Co, working together with health systems to improve patient flow across different areas of their hospitals. After a few years in the US, he moved to Asia to lead the firm’s Operations practice in the region. After over a decade with McKinsey working with hundreds of clients across the globe, Rami wanted the challenge of taking on an operating role allowing him to personally put into practice what he had been advising his clients for many years. He joined Flextronics as President of Flextronics’ Global Services & Software business (the leading technology repair and reverse logistics company globally) where he was responsible for a business of 15,000 employees with operations in 25 sites across the Americas, Europe, and Asia focusing on forward logistics/distribution and reverse logistics/repairs and spare parts, enabled by leading-edge software solutions. Since 2015, Rami’s efforts have been focused, with his co-founders (Raphael Rakowski and Andy Lipman), on scaling Medically Home Group as its CEO. Medically Home Group is the first commercially viable Virtual Hospital healthcare technology services company, providing all tools allowing its health system customers to safely bring hospital-level care where patients live. As part of that, Medically Home’s team of nurses and physicians in its Mission Control Medical Command Center in Boston provide Virtual Hospital care to patients across Massachusetts, as well as additional customer operated command centers, providing Virtual Hospital care to patients across Florida, Wisconsin, Oregon, California, and Ohio.
Christopher McCann is the CEO and Co-Founder of Current Health, which he founded while at medical school. Current Health’s mission is to ensure every human has the ability to lead a healthier and longer life by predicting disease onset and delivering treatment earlier. Current Health is the leading remote healthcare platform and in 2020 experienced 8,500% growth in revenue and more than doubled headcount globally. Current Health counts some of the world’s leading healthcare institutions and pharmaceutical organizations as customers. Christopher holds a degree in computer science and splits his time between the company’s offices in Edinburgh and Boston.
Vijay Kedar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tomorrow Health, a healthcare technology company that enables patients to manage healthcare at home through the coordination of medical equipment, supplies and services. Tomorrow Health is currently partnered with over 125 leading health plans and hospital systems and a range of home-based care providers to serve patients managing a range of acute and chronic conditions. The company is backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Obvious Ventures and Box Group. Prior to founding Tomorrow Health, Vijay was an executive at Oscar Health, a technology-driven health insurer. At Oscar, Vijay launched the company's complex care management program as Senior Director of Care Innovation and led the company's Texas division as General Manager. Prior to Oscar, Vijay was a healthcare private equity investor at Goldman Sachs. Vijay received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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