The healthcare industry is at the advent of a digital evolution, spurred by a growing community of web-enabled products and services including the Cloud, smart and connected devices, and a more health-conscious and tech-savvy population. According to Frost & Sullivan, the internet of medical things is expected to grow at CAGR of 26.2% to reach $72 billion by 2021. Sensor, medical device, fitness and wearable manufacturers, data analytics, cloud and data warehousing, cybersecurity and high-tech companies, hospitals and physician networks, health plans and payers, as well as regulatory and standards bodies are all excited with the potential that healthcare IoT brings, but are equally concerned about the challenges in privacy, cybersecurity, data interoperability, and patient engagement that come along with it.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Inaugural Healthcare Internet of Things aims to bring together the different constituents and stakeholders within the value chain to participate in interactive discussion panels and deliver cases studies and pilot programs that showcase the healthcare industry’s collaborative efforts toward the adoption and implementation of IoT.

Final Agenda


1:00 pm Conference Registration


1:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D., Program Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2:00 Opening Presentation: Healthcare Internet of Things’ Breadth of Disruption

Siddharth (Sid) Shah, Industry Analyst, Visionary Healthcare Program, Frost & Sullivan

Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting the healthcare space is a known – but the industry is only partially aware of the advances, the potential and benefits. In other words, the extent of this disruption is more often than not, underestimated. The connected IoT ecosystem of sensors and devices serves 5 distinct application areas – the body, the home, the community, the clinic and the hospital. Are we truly aware of how healthcare IoT serves all these areas?

2:25 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: People, Process and Technology: The Strategic Alignment of IoT Transformation

William Morris, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic




2:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Delivering Healthcare in the Age of Big Data, A.I. and IoT – Toward Digitized, Value-Based Healthcare System

  • Establishing the business case, value and reimbursement structure
  • How can internet of things help transform fee-for-service system to value-based healthcare system?
  • How does IoT impact clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare cost?


Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., MPP, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative


Eren_BaliEren Bali, CEO, Carbon Health

William Morris, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Anand Subramony, Ph.D., Vice President, New Product Technologies, MedImmune

Kees van Bochove, MSc, CEO, The Hyve B.V.

3:45 Refreshment Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

4:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: People, Habits and Behaviors

  • Creating value for all consumers, not just when they become patients
  • Engaging individuals and social networks in health, wellness and care
  • Improving care and lowering cost - short and long term
  • Reducing healthcare confusion for patients, advocates, providers, and payers
  • Addressing poor clinical performance from poor patient engagement
  • Creating and rewarding healthy habits
  • Engaging younger generations in health


Michael Sheinberg, M.D., Medical Director, Medical Informatics, Lehigh Valley Health Network


Adam Atherly, Ph.D., Professor, Health Systems, Management and Policy, University of Colorado

Robert Denson, CIO, CORHIO

Noa Ghersin, Analyst, Digital Health and Wellness Intelligence, Lux Research

Christopher Jones, Executive Director, Department of Human Services, North Dakota Office of the Governor

5:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare – Apps, Chatbots and Voice Commands

  • The A.I. nurse – replacing a live healthcare professional in managing a chronic disease patient and allowing for infinitely scalable, personalized care for every patient in need
  • Chatbots and voice commands as new healthcare delivery platforms
  • Cybersecurity challenges in mobile apps
  • HIPAA compliance – How should these apps be monitored for HIPAA compliance? Are consumers aware of the cybersecurity risks?


Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO, Open Health Network


Julia Hu, CEO & Founder, Lark Technologies, Inc.

Prashant Natarajan, Director of Innovation & Strategy, Oracle

Dave Skibinski, CEO & Co-Founder, SnapMD

6:10 Close of Day One


8:00 am Morning Coffee


8:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., MPP, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

8:40 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Medical Device Cybersecurity: Through the FDA Lens

Carmody SethSeth Carmody, PhD, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US FDA



9:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Standards and Interoperability

To date, true Interoperability has not been achieved even when the transport is standardized, the data and meta formats are well defined and agreed upon, and the clinical models mean the same thing to everyone.

Research data is even more difficult because the meanings often change. The FDA is uncertain what they want because after years of trying, the Agency has not been able to produce any guidance that works.

In the open marketplace, which our economy embraces, marketing usually beats technology. Almost always, the mission statement for publicly traded companies does not say, “Do the right thing”. It says, “Be the best at what you do and deliver value to the shareholders”, but nothing about the right thing. Too often, we confuse doing the thing right with doing the right thing.

No one has shown an ROI for interoperability in healthcare. With Meaningful Use, HHS tried to regulate interoperability, and look how that turned out. Only patients can make a real business case for interoperability, and, with few memorable exceptions, they are largely silent.

In this panel, we hope to discuss some of the challenges to interoperability, and suggest some solutions that are making real progress toward overcoming them.


Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., CEO, Health Level 7


Russell Leftwich, M.D., Senior Clinical Advisor, Interoperability, InterSystems

Shahid Shah, MSc, Founder, Netspective

10:10 Coffee Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

10:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Medical Devices and Wearables – Product Adoption (Compliance) and Market Access

  • What are the barriers and facilitators of patient and physician adoption of technology solutions? Is physician adoption of these technologies associated with improved outcomes in patients?
  • What are the features of successfully adopted digital health solutions? (user-friendly, with ability to “take action”, etc.)
  • What is the role of these devices as clinical decision-support tools (predicting early signs of heart attacks/strokes so the physician can intervene before any adverse outcomes take place, etc.)?
  • What are the payor requirements for reimbursement?


Regina Au, Principal, New Product Planning & Strategic Marketing, BioMarketing Insight


Lynn Carroll, Chief of Healthcare Strategy & Operations, HealthshareBlox

Karl Hess, Senior Vice President, Population Health, Collain Healthcare - An LG CNS Company

Ravi_KuppurajRavi Kuppuraj, MBA, Chief Architect and Venture Leader, Connected Sensing and Wearables

Ramya Palacholla, M.D., MPH, Postdoctoral Scientist, Data Science & Analytics, Partners Connected Health Innovation, Harvard Medical School

Carmody SethSeth Carmody, PhD, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US FDA

11:40 How Can the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Us Challenge the Invisible Epidemic of Autoimmunity?

Bonnie Feldman, D.D.S., MBA, Chief Growth Officer, DrBonnie360/Your Autoimmunity Connection

Harnessing our culture of ubiquitous connectivity and new scientific understanding through data and digital tools, we can now create better self-management tools for complex chronic diseases, such as the 100+ kinds of autoimmune disease. Learn how tools being developed to connect with the IOT are helping to empower patients, support practices, gather data, develop resources and enable new frameworks to help autoimmune patients improve their day-to-day lives.

12:05 pm Implementing a Population Health Management Platform in Frail and Vulnerable Population

Karl Hess, Senior Vice President, Population Health, Collain Healthcare, Inc.

This session will be purposed to share the story behind a successful, real-world implementation of a new and robust population health management platform, from initial design and planning, through implementation and ongoing engagement, to tracking outcomes and determining return on investment in an elderly population set. The session will also cover such key topics as the underlying data and technology strategies, privacy and security, choosing the right partners, how to leverage best-practice digital health offerings, and creating a PHM ecosystem across numerous stakeholders.

12:30 Luncheon Presentation: Medical Wearables at Northwell: How Peerbridge & Microsoft are Paving the Way to the Connected Patient

Sally FrankSally Ann Frank, MBA, MS, Global Black Belt, IoT – Healthcare | Americas, Microsoft



Angelo AcquistaAngelo Acquista, M.D., Managing & Medical Director, Center of International and Executive Health, Northwell Health



Christine PeralesChristine Perales, M.D., Senior Healthcare Industry Advisor, US National Director, Medical Devices, Microsoft





  • Learn about the ambulatory ECG clinical trial at New York's Northwell Health System's Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Hear how wearables are being used in both hospital and home settings
  • Understand the improvements in patient experience and outcomes through continuous information to doctors and patients
  • Get a glimpse into the future of wireless devices and how they will radically change the quality of patient care


1:40 Chairperson’s Remarks

Uday Ali Pabrai, CEO, Compliance, ecfirst

1:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: IoT Privacy and Security – Challenges & Strategies

  • Vulnerabilities in IoT networks – How IoT devices can be compromised
  • What steps can you take to mitigate the risk of a cyberattack?
  • Maintaining patient privacy and seeking consent for sharing data
  • Legalities, permissions and rules on data-sharing
  • HIPAA privacy and security requirements for apps, mobile devices, and voice technologies
  • Ensuring secure encryption of data from non-regulated devices
  • How to integrate/architect “non-regulated/non-covered data” with regulated medical records?
  • Blockchain technology/distributed ledger as applied to health records and data sharing – Decentralizing the healthcare network


Uday Ali Pabrai, CEO, Compliance, ecfirst


Joseph Granneman, CEO & Principal,

Shahid Shah, MSc, Founder, Netspective

James Slaughter, Director of Cyber Security, Wolf Den Associates

2:45 Improving Blood Pressure Management through Patient-Reported Data

Jennifer A. Schlegel, MSN RN, Senior Clinical Business Intelligence Analyst, Enterprise Analytics, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Consumers are taking a greater role in their healthcare through the advent of technology. The explosion of consumer devices to collect clinical data as well as the growth of patient portals into their medical record, will drive the need to integrate data into the electronic record as part of ongoing care. I’ll present a case-study for a pilot program designed to integrate patient data into our electronic health record.

3:10 Refreshment Break with Exhibit and Poster Viewing

3:45 Reinventing Rehabilitation Delivery Using Big Data and Mobile Technology

Veera Anantha, Ph.D., Co-Founder & COO, The Learning Corporation

People who suffer a stroke, brain injury, onset of dementia or learning disorders often have trouble with learning, cognition, speech, and language. Traditionally, their rehabilitation is long-term, cumbersome and expensive. We demonstrate a software platform that provides remote rehabilitation with or without a clinician’s assistance and is accessible to the patient 24/7. The program uses smart algorithms to deliver and monitor therapy, monitors patient engagement and uses machine learning to provide personalized rehabilitation. It has already delivered over 40 million therapy exercises to patients across the US and 10 countries globally.

4:10 CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Sensors, Data Integration and Predictive Analytics

  • Sensors in transplantables, transdermal devices, electrochemical biosensors, medical devices and wearables
  • Improving clinical outcomes using data integrated from sensors in various med devices and wearables
  • Which devices/sensors are most useful from a clinical perspective? Which are fads?
  • Algorithms to passively aggregate, analyze and predict events – focusing on preventative and proactive care
  • Providing cloud-based analytics across sites of care and data sources
  • How significant is interoperability in your data aggregation/integration strategy?
  • Coupling biochemical sensing with an understanding of patient genetics to facilitate prevention and treatment
  • Generating a “human health signature” to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions and take action


Blackford Middleton, M.D., MPH, MSc, Chief Informatics & Innovation Officer, Apervita, Inc.

Joshua Ray Windmiller, Ph.D., Founder & CTO, Biolinq, Inc.


Bill Fox, J.D., MA, Global CTO, Healthcare and Life Sciences, MarkLogic

Christopher_HartshornChristopher Hartshorn, Ph.D., Program Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Information Systems, Northwell Health

Dominique Morgan-Solomon, MPH, President, Morgan-Solomon Consulting

5:10 Close of Conference