05.12.16 New England HIMSS Spring Conference

May 12, 8:00am, EDT - 3:30pm, EDT

Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035


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Event Information


Join us for our annual day-long Spring Conference, Innovation: The Key to a Transformed Health System,on Thursday, May 12 at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.

Learn from industry experts and peers about the latest trends and technologies that are taking place in and around New England, and beyond!

This day-long event will feature morning and luncheon keynotes, a vendor showcase, as well as a New England HIMSS Innovators Mini-Datapalooza/Pitch-a-thon. Topics for the day will include:

  • The Power of Empowering Patients Through Mobile Technology
  • Big Data Interoperability: Connecting Administrative, Clinical, and Patient-Generated Data
  • Innovations in Care Delivery

Program Information

Morning Keynote

Joseph Kvedar, MD, Partners Center for Connected Health

Panel 1: The Power of Empowering Patients Through Mobile Technology

This session will be preceded by a keynote address by Dr. Joseph Kvedar, [title] of Partners Center for Connected Health, and then Dr. Kvedar will moderate the discussion.  The panelists represent a long-term care and retirement facility, a network systems company, and a legal expert in health technology policy.  They will discuss how mobile technology can improve access to care and increase patient engagement, and how these innovative technologies will challenge providers, payers, data analysts and other health care stakeholders to adapt their systems and processes.

Moderator:  Joe Kvedar, MD, Partners Center for Connected Health

Panel:  Brian Richard, CIO, Masonicare; Bob Zemke, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Extreme Networks; Matt Fisher, Associate, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLC

Panel 2: Big Data Interoperability:  Connecting Administrative, Clinical, and Patient-Generated Data

New England has some of the leading health information exchanges in the U.S.  As technology rapidly advances, these exchanges will be challenged with not only transmitting administrative and clinical data among providers, but data generated by patients through mobile devices as discussed in our previous panel.  The panelists represent HIEs and data organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, and the discussion will be moderated by the New England HIMSS Board HIE liaison.

Moderator:  Craig Schneider, Mathematica Policy Research

Panel:   Marilyn Schlein Kramer, Center for Health Information and Analysis; Laura Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute; Marybeth Eldridge, Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Lunch, keynote speaker, Exhibit area open

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:  Juhan Sonin, Co-founder and Creative Director, Involution Studio

Juhan Sonin specializes in software design and system engineering, and is the Director of Involution Studios. Involution is a Boston user experience design firm.  Juhan has worked at Apple, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, MIT, and MITRE.  Juhan co-founded Invo Boston in 2009 and is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently lectures at MIT.


As part of our theme of innovation, we’re having a competition of new, dynamic companies that will make brief presentations about their products and solutions.  The attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the best presenters, and then these companies will win a prize.  This will be a “mini-Datapalooza” for New England HIMSS members.

Panel 3: Innovations in Care Delivery

Throughout the day we will be highlighting innovations in mobile devices, data exchange and analysis, software design, and various initiatives presented by the Pitch-a-thon participants.  We’ll conclude our program by discussing ways that these ideas can be implemented delivering care to patients.  The discussion will be moderated by Stacey Eccleston of HCI3, which has been an innovator in developing value-based purchasing solutions.

Moderator:  Stacey Eccleston, Implementations Team Leader, Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute

Panel:  Kofi Jones, VP of Government Affairs, American Well; Marie Maloney, Managing Director, Azoulas Associates; Rob Laramie, CIO Consultant, Boston CIO

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click the file below for our Sponsorship Prospectus.

Are you a start-up or a company with a new and innovative product? Check out our New England HIMSS Innovators Mini-Datapalooza/Pitch-a-thon Prospectus below!

Registration for presenting at the New England HIMSS Innovators Mini-Datapalooza/Pitch-a-thon can be handled through this link and includes 2 attendees to the event.  

Gillette Stadium Tour Opportunity

A unique opportunity offered exclusively to event attendees, the stadium tour is a behind-the-scenes experience you won’t want to miss. During the tour, step onto the sidelines of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution’s playing field. Tours will take place after the closing session.  The cost is $15 per person and will need to be purchased at time of registration.