CommonWell Health Alliance
Jitin has been the Executive Director of CommonWell Health Alliance since early 2015. Previously, Jitin led interoperability R&D at Athenahealth, where he helped launch CommonWell as well as the Argonaut Project. Prior to that, Jitin worked for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), where he led the S&I Framework and The Direct Project. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Director of Innovation and Health Information Exchange
SMC Partners, LLC
John DeStefano is the Director of Innovation and Health Information Exchange at SMC Partners, LLC. John has almost 30 years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology mainly focused on integration. In his current position he leads SMC’s integration practice as well as provides insight on new innovative technology approaches to his teammates. John was formerly the CTO at HITE-CT, Connecticut’s first Health Information Exchange. Prior to that he held a number of positions including directing the integration team at a large IDN. John started his career in healthcare as a practicing clinical pharmacist before transitioning to information technology.
Sr. Director Population Health Analytics & Strategy
Boston Medical Center (BMC)
John has lead Population Health analytics for Boston Medical Center Health System across 4 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs serving Medicaid patients. He is responsible for patient risk stratification, care management program evaluation/ROI, rate adequacy and risk adjustment, medical expense management, analytics for homelessness and substance use interventions, and analytic support of partner physician groups and hospitals.
Allan Hackney CISM, CRISC
Health Information Technology Officer, Office of the Lt. Governor State of CT
Allan is an outcome-driven, people-oriented leader recognized for developing and executing pragmatic strategies that drive growth, improve efficiency and control risk. He serves as Connecticut’s Health Information Technology Officer within the Office of Health Strategy, a role appointed by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman to develop and coordinate the implementation of a state-wide health information technology (HIT) strategy, and to build and implement health information interoperability services.
Jennifer Joe, MD
CEO & Founder
Jennifer Joe, MD, is a practicing physician and CEO and Founder of Medstro.com and Editor-in-Chief and Founder of MedTechBoston.com, both Boston-based start-ups.
Medstro is redefining how clinicians and innovators communicate and collaborate online through its unique online community building platform. Over the last 3 years, Medstro has been at the center of technology and innovation in medicine through its innovation challenges, online panel discussions, and custom micro-communities built for customers such as Google, the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Philips Healthcare, Boston Scientific, and others.
Dr. Joe has been invited to speak, mentor, or judge at over 50 local, national, and international events in the last three years, including South by Southwest Interactive, Google, the Massachusetts Medical Society, IN3 Medical Device 360, the International Society of Wearable Technology in Healthcare, MassTLC, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Market R&D Challenge, the Federation of State Medical Boards, Partners World Medical Innovation Forum, MATTER Chicago, Health 2.0, Connected Health Conference, HIMSS, and Pulse@MassChallenge.
Dr. Joe is passionate about digital health and the intersection of technology, sensors, wearables, data, and connectivity to improve patient care and experience.
Rebecca Mishuris, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
Boston Medical Center
Rebecca Grochow Mishuris, MD, MS, MPH is the Associate CMIO at Boston Medical Center, a tertiary care safety net academic medical center in Boston, MA. As a clinician executive, she leads the Ambulatory Care EHR (Epic Systems) optimization, population health management and ACO IT development, Clinical Decision Support group, and health IT research program at BMC. She received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her Residency and served as Chief Medical Resident at Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine with a focus on the impact of health IT on quality of care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Prior to entering Medicine, Dr. Mishuris was a Consultant for American Management Systems, an international IT and business consulting firm based in Fairfax, VA.
Laura McCrary Ed.D.
President and CEO
Dr. Laura McCrary is the President and CEO of KONZA, Inc. (formally KAMMCO Health Solutions). KHIN is a provider governed, non-profit that provides health information exchange, analytics and patient engagement services throughout Kansas. KONZA, a subsidiary of KHIN, provides health information exchange services nationwide and supports providers in value based payment options through a proprietary cloud based clinical enterprise data warehouse, aggregated data services, quality reporting and predictive analytics.
Laura completed Post-Doctoral work at Kansas University and a Doctorate of Education from Kansas State University. Laura served as an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management and taught courses in Health Information Technology and Quality. Laura is the Past-Chair of the National Policy Steering Committee for eHealth Initiative and continues to serve on the committee. Laura served as the Co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Sequoia Project/Carequality and served on the Governance Group for the National Syndromic Surveillance System.
Bruno Nardone, MHSA, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Solutions
Bruno Nardone joined NextGen Healthcare in October 2016 to align the company’s connected health, and population health offerings and has full product responsibility for all offerings in these areas today. Additionally, he is leading solutions strategy for application programming interfaces (APIs); NextGen’s HIE solutions, and other interoperability and quality management capabilities. His career in healthcare spans more than 25-years in roles including executive leadership at leading HIT solutions companies, as a business strategy consultant, and a hospital administrator.
HEALTHeLINK and HEALTHeNET
Daniel E. Porreca is executive director of HEALTHeLINK, the clinical information exchange, and HEALTHeNET, the administrative data exchange, for Western New York (WNY). HEALTHeLINK is a collaborative effort among the WNY region’s leading health care providers and health plans to share clinical information in efficient and meaningful ways to improve the delivery of care, enhance clinical outcomes and help control healthcare costs. Porreca has been leading HEALTHeLINK since 2007. Under his leadership, HEALTHeLINK has become one of the leading clinical exchange networks in the United States.
Massachusetts eHealth Institute
Mr. Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness and is responsible for advancing the dissemination of health information technology throughout Massachusetts, including the deployment of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings and connecting them through the statewide health information exchange, the Mass HIway. For more information, please visit www.mehi.masstech.org
At the eHealth Institute, Mr. Stuntz is driving forward the Commonwealth’s initiatives to digitize healthcare data across the state, get that data moving between providers, and find new uses for the data to improve the overall quality of the health care delivered in the state. He is particularly interested in ensuring that patients have access to their data and become an active and engaged participant in managing their health.