This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
**Take me to the GMIC Agenda**

*All times tentative 
View analytic

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

m-Health [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 23


m-Health: The Business of Mobile Health
Session 1: The business of mobile health
  • Need for solutions, not just technology.
  • What the provider community needs and expects from mobile health technology
  • What consumers/patients want from mobile health technology
  • Business models/investment (consumer; clinical; infrastructure; reimbursement)

avatar for David Snyder

David Snyder

President, 42TEK, Inc.
Mr. Snyder helps implement product innovations in healthcare technology. He started as a Respiratory Therapist in Intensive Care Units, worked as an environmental engineer for 20 years, earned a MBA, and has held technology and financial management roles at Kaiser Permanente, Apple, and PayPal.Mr. Snyder leads the SVForum Healthcare IT SIG (https://svforum.org/healthcareIT-sig). In February 2013, he was part of the Grand Prize winning team at the... Read More →

avatar for Dr. Mark Blatt

Dr. Mark Blatt

Worldwide Medical Director, Intel
Dr. Mark Blatt joined Intel in 2000. He is currently Worldwide Medical Director, Enterprise Solution Sales, in the Sales and Marketing Group. In this role he concentrates on how health information technology (HIT) infrastructure can enable providers to deliver cost effective, quality care to all citizens. He has a particular interest in integrated care delivery, mobile point of care, secure computing and the emergence of cloud computing... Read More →
avatar for Dr. John Mattison

Dr. John Mattison

CMIO, Kaiser
Dr. Mattison joined the Southern California region of Kaiser Permanente in 1989, and was appointed as Assistant Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO).  He directed the largest and first deployment of KP HealthConnect, Kaiser-Permanente’s revolutionary program to improve the quality and safety of healthcare through the use of information technology.  | | He has... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wasden

Chris Wasden

Global Healthcare Innovation Leader, PwC
Chris Wasden, PhD., is a Managing Director & Healthcare Innovation Leader at PwC. He focuses on digital & consumer health innovation by applying Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud technologies to enable technology & business model innovation. Previously he led nine startups, including corporate ventures, venture financed startups, incubators, & family owned businesses. He is a named inventor on 20 issued patents & has... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Stage B


m-Health: The US Market
Session 2: The US market


  • Mobile’s relationship with other healthcare IT (EMRs; HIEs; scheduling; care coordination; insurance eligibility & payments)
  • Regulations and standards – FDA, FCC, ONC, HIPAA, Interoperability, etc. (safety, security, risk)

avatar for Geetha Rao Ph.D.

Geetha Rao Ph.D.

CEO, Technology Frontiers Collaborative
Dr. Geetha Rao is the founder and CEO of the Technology Frontiers Collaborative, a scientific and educational organization providing collaborative forums for stakeholders at the frontiers of science and technology. She also serves as VP of Corporate Development at Triple Ring Technologies, specializing in high-risk technologies and emerging business challenges. She is an advisor to the Health Technology Forum and serves on the AAMI/UL Joint... Read More →

avatar for Anura Fernando

Anura Fernando

Principal Engineer, UL
Anura Fernando holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Biology/Chemistry, and Software Engineering with over 15 years of UL experience in safety critical software & control systems certification including cross-industry research in automation, energy, medical, nanotechnology, etc. He has global responsibility for medical software certification at UL and is UL’s technical lead in developing the AAMI/UL 2800 standards for interoperable... Read More →
avatar for Gerry Hinkley

Gerry Hinkley

Partner, Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Gerry Hinkley is a partner in Pillsbury’s Health Care practice and is located in the San Francisco office. He has practiced in the health care industry for over 30 years and is recognized nationally as a leader in health information technology. He represents clients throughout the industry and regularly serves as general counsel for health care organizations, with responsibility for corporate law and board governance matters, and... Read More →
avatar for Horst Merkle

Horst Merkle

Vice President, Continua Health Alliance
Horst Merkle is Director Information Management Systems Diabetes Care at Roche Diagnostics Corporation.  He is responsible for the innovative initiation, definition and the development of key components for the Roche Diabetes Care information management product portfolio, with focus on mobile systems and applications, interoperability/connectivity, telehealth and... Read More →
avatar for Chad Nicely

Chad Nicely

Director, Services Engineering, Practice Fusion
Chad Nicely is the Director of Services Engineering at Practice Fusion. He has more than 12 years of experience in the life sciences – building clinical trial, content management and drug safety solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry, and later leading development of a web-based EHR for outpatient rehabilitation. Chad studied Computer Science at California State University and holds an MBA in Technology Management from the... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Stage B


m-Health: Technologies That Are Working Today
Session 3: Technologies that are working today & obstacles to innovation


  • Integration, engagement, and actionable information
  • The upcoming decade of redesign: what are the unmet needs and what is needed from mHealth to design healthcare for the coming decade?

avatar for Jim Bloedau

Jim Bloedau

 Information Advantage Group
Jim Bloedau presents as a top-level innovation executive with highly reliable instincts and insights garnered from a lifetime in the healthcare market. You'll find him passionate about how digital, social and noninvasive sensor technology will be harnessed to affect a deeper and more sustainable engagement in health by a patient and the most effective delivery of care by providers and payers both inside and outside the walls of traditional... Read More →

avatar for Michael Blum, MD

Michael Blum, MD

CMIO and Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics Center for Digital Health Innovation, University of California Medical Center
Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco, responsible for the strategic design and implementation of enterprise clinical and research applications across UCSF. Trained as an engineer, he applies expertise in technology to health care as UCSF’s Chief Medical Information Officer. He is currently working to leverage UCSF’s... Read More →
avatar for Deleys Brandman, MD

Deleys Brandman, MD

MD, Texas A&M Center for Innovation
Dr. Brandman has been involved in healthcare for many years. Trained as an internist, an ER physician, a preventive medicine specialist, including a MPH from UC Berkeley, she used that knowledge with payers to improve medical management strategies, automate administrative solutions and build e-business solutions for provider systems, insurers, patients, and employers.  She has been a speaker at HIMSS and Gartner, and consults with... Read More →
avatar for Kabir Kasargod

Kabir Kasargod

Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Life
Kabir Kasargod is part of the Business Development team at Qualcomm Life. In his role at Qualcomm Life, Kabir is leading product innovation, mobile solutions, software partnership initiatives, and ecosystem strategy for next-gen health. In his previous role, Kabir was the founder and business development lead of the Vive solution within Qualcomm Labs. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Kabir worked as a product manager at Verizon and at Ericsson. He... Read More →
avatar for Derek Wong, Ph.D.

Derek Wong, Ph.D.

Associate, Burrill & Company
Derek Wong is an Associate in the Digital Health Practice at Burrill & Company where he was instrumental in securing Burrill's investments in AliveCor and BetterDoctor. Prior to Burrill, Derek taught physics at the University of San Francisco. He was a member of the QB3 New Venture Consulting Group and assisted University of California spin-outs in technology commercialization. Previously at the Haas School of Business, Derek worked on... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Stage B


m-Health: The International Scene
avatar for Horst Merkle

Horst Merkle

Vice President, Continua Health Alliance
Horst Merkle is Director Information Management Systems Diabetes Care at Roche Diagnostics Corporation.  He is responsible for the innovative initiation, definition and the development of key components for the Roche Diabetes Care information management product portfolio, with focus on mobile systems and applications, interoperability/connectivity, telehealth and... Read More →

avatar for Mainul Islam

Mainul Islam

COO, Medic Mobile
Mainul Islam is the Chief Operating Officer and founding team member of Medic Mobile. Mainul is interested in how technology is transforming the field of healthcare -- in particular, how we pay for care. He spent five years in management consulting and in healthcare startups learning about the healthcare industry. Mainul is a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, exploring transfer of healthcare deliver models from emerging markets... Read More →
avatar for Shervin Majd

Shervin Majd

Senior mHealth Partner, Vodafone
Shervin Majd is a senior mHealth partner at Vodafone xone, where he is responsible for product management, incubation and investment in mobile health/Wellness.  | | Prior to joining Vodafone, Shervin held several appointments in the healthcare field and worked in research and development across respiratory, cardiovascular and orthopedic disciplines. His experience spans technical consultation for multinational healthcare companies (eg... Read More →
avatar for Jafar Shenasa

Jafar Shenasa

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
Jafar Shenasa, is the senior director of Regulatory Affairs at Proteus Digital Health, a company that develops intelligent medicine products for adherence and patient monitoring. . Jafar has worked with various medical device companies for the past 17 years. Prior to joining Proteus, Jafar held multiple positions at Aspire Medical, diaDexus, Novacept, and Medtronic CardioRhythm. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Physiology from McGill University... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Stage B


GMIC Official After Party: Nerd Fest at Temple

Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00pm - 12:00am
Temple 540 Howard St, San Francisco