NODE Health Digital Payer-Provider- Industry Round Table at HIMSS 2017

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Location: 414CD, Level IV, West Concourse, Orange County Convention Center

Date: February 20, 2017, at 10:00AM

Care and Funding Models Taking Healthcare Organizations From Innovation to Digital Transformation 

It is hard to say who had the first, but every major medical center now has an innovation center or partnership with startups, accelerators, payers and industry that’s focus is to drive innovation.  Just a look at the different types of innovation centers reveals that there is no one size fits all solution to creating a center of innovation in a health system. Also, innovation is just the start and to be meaningful; innovation has to lead to the transformation of health systems. Digital Medicine implementations are suffering from “death by pilot,” without standards across health systems to evaluate and share the evidence to fast-track technologies that have a measurable impact on patient outcomes (EVIDENCE GAP). For technologies that have addressed the evidence gap, the lack of funding and care models prevents many of these technologies from becoming mainstream (TRANSFORMATION GAP).  Some payers and health systems have started to support these efforts through sustainable funding and care models. This roundtable will bring together the best practices and models from payers, providers and corporate partners that can support the journey from innovation to evidence and transformation. 

NODE Health (Network Of Digital health Evidence in Health) is a think-tank and academic home for evidence-based digital medicine (EBDM) by bringing together academic medical institutions, payers, accelerators, startups, and corporate partners to share information about digital medicine pilots and strategies to address the Evidence and Transformation gap. The overarching goal is to combine the rigor of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) with implementation science to help create evidence-based digital medicine (EBDM) supporting the transformation of healthcare delivery.   


10:00- 10:30 AM 

Welcome and Introductions 

Ashish Atreja, Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer,

Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai 

John Sharp, Director


10:30 AM- 12:00 PM 

Payer and Provider Models to Support Innovation, Evidence, and Digital Transformation 

Leading Payers and Providers will discuss current models for the various innovation programs and partnerships they have in place that support evidence creation and digital innovation implementation efforts that are transforming healthcare delivery. Participants will discuss: 

•How innovation and transformation is supported within their organizations

•Model for risk sharing contracts with specific examples, success stories and lessons learned

•How Health systems and startups with new technologies can partner with payers to enter value-based contracts or apply for innovation grants 

Shahid Shah, CEO

Netspective Media 

Daniel Barchi, CIO

New York Presbyterian

Jeet Barmecha, MD, CIO

SBH Health 

Rahul Dubey, SVP, Innovations and Solutions 

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Lenel James, Business Lead, Health Information Exchange & Innovation

BlueCross BlueShield Association

Paul Oates, Senior Director IT M&A Practice


Gowtham Rao, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of SC 


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM 

How Health Systems, Industry, and Venture Community Are Supporting the Journey from Innovation to Evidence and Digital Transformation 

We all have the common goal of finding innovative solutions that have proven in value and can lead to transformation. However, who support evidence generation and implementations for transformations in health systems remains to be answered.  Stakeholders discuss: 

How Health IT industry, Pharma, Health IT Industry, Payers and VC Community are joining hands to partner with health systems more effectively

Impact of 21st Century Cares Act in providing a model for Pharma to enable and support real world digital transformation of care delivery

Models for startups, accelerators and VCs to incentivise efforts for evidence generation and implementation pilots 

John Chelico, MD, CMIO

Northwell Health

Steven Collens, CEO


Andrew Truscott, Partner


Stephanie Bartels, Patient Engagement Solutions Lead

NTT Data 

12:45 PM- 1:45 PM 

Identifying Top Barriers and Brainstorming Solutions to Fund Bridging of Evidence and Transformation Gap 

Each of the NODES (Payer, Provider, VC, Pharma, IT, Accelerators) will participate in identifying top barriers and suggest models that should be widely adopted. The results of this roundtable will be summarized in a White Paper for wider distribution 

Mony Weschler, Chief Technology & Innovation Strategist

Montefiore Medical Center 

Facilitators for Health System NODE, VC node,  Payer node, Pharma node and Health IT node

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM 

Summary and Next Steps 

Ashish Atreja, Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer

Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai

Executive Director & Founder, NODE Health 

Megan Antonelli,