Expert Panelists
    • Dermatology
    • Vice President, Connected Health at Partners Healthcare

    Dr. Joe Kvedar is creating a new model of health care delivery, moving care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015).

    At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Kvedar is leveraging personal health technologies to improve care delivery and help providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He has launched a number of innovative health tracking programs, mobile health, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs for the more than 1.5 million patients served at Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

    Dr. Kvedar serves as Program Chair for the Connected Health Conference, an industry defining event co-hosted by Partners Connected Health and the HIMSS Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance).  He is also a member of the PCHAlliance Board of Managers.

    Internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, he currently serves on the Editorial Board of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal. The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. Dr. Kvedar serves as a strategic advisor at Flare Capital Partners, Wave Edge Capital, PureTech Ventures and Qualcomm Life; he is also a member of the board of b.well Connected Health. He is co-chair of the American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group; and a member of the Board of Xcertia, a collaboration between AHA, AMA, DHX Group and HIMSS dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and effectiveness of mobile health applications (apps). Dr. Kvedar is a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Varun is responsible for driving digital health partnerships at Evidation Health. Prior to joining the Evidation team, Varun completed his Bioengineering M.S. from Stanford University where he was heavily involved in the entrepreneurship community as a DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellow and in Stanford’s Biodesign program - an initiative aimed at applying Design Thinking to address unmet needs in healthcare.

    • Co-Lead, AppScript by IQVIA and Associate Director, Product Strategy, Marketing, & BD AppScript at IQVIA

    Brian Clancy is the Co-Lead of AppScript by IQVIA, the world’s leading curation, prescribing, and studies platform for digital patient engagement tools. Prior to AppScript, Brian was a strategy consultant to leading and emerging health technology and pharmaceutical companies. He is an author of various academic and industry publications on personalized medicine and digital health, including the recently published report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science entitled "The Growing Value of Digital Health." He is an inventor in the field of app curation tools and a conference speaker on the topic of Digital Health. Brian holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Molecular Genetics and Economics from the University of Rochester.

    • Program Director at Network of Digital Evidence (NODE) in Health

    Prior to joining Node, Nitin Vaswani held a variety of healthcare finance roles in venture capital firms and investment banking institutions across the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Nitin used his background in science and medicine to oversee investments in healthcare diagnostics and digital health. Prior to a career in finance, Dr. Vaswani trained as a surgeon in his native Australia, and completed a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He holds an MD from the University of Queensland, and an MBA/MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Blake Marggraff serves as CEO of the digital health company Epharmix, focused on supporting the health of medically underserved, chronically ill patient populations. Independent researchers have published on the positive clinical and financial impacts of Epharmix, with nine peer-reviewed articles to-date. Prior to founding Epharmix, Blake co-founded and grew the education technology company Betabox, scaling to dozens of universities and impacting >120,000 students across the country. Blake’s research in nuclear medicine led him to win the top prize at Intel Science and Engineering Fair in 2011.

    • Executive Board Member at Network of Digital Evidence (NODE) in Health

    Vicky is the Director of Research Science at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She is responsible for supporting a range of clinical information technology projects related to patient engagement, alarm management and care coordination. She serves on the steering committee for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and recently completed a fellowship in the ANI Emerging Leaders Program assessing nurse readiness to use health IT tools for patient engagement.  She completed her Masters in Nursing Informatics at Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Utah with a focus on the integration of mHealth data into clinical workflows.

    She is also an Executive NODE Board Member.

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