2018 Annual HIT Conference - Agenda

Subject to change.



8:00 - 8:45


Registration / Networking / Breakfast


Medmo Medstartr Pitch Competition

Connect with leading digital health startups that have promising innovations that are expected to have a big impact on the industry at large. Our pitch competition consists of 4 vetted startups with traction who deliver pitches to a panel of diverse customers and investors. 

Apply to get on stage here. MedStartr invests in and accelerates the winners with over 250,000 in funding and services from us and our partners. But the only way to get on stage is to apply, so don't delay, apply today!




Welcome Remarks

Sunny Saran, Chair, HIT Conference

Bella Zaghi, President-Elect, SoCal HIMSS


9:15 -10:00




Morning Keynote - AI for Quality and Risk Management        SLIDES

Ash Damle, Founder & CEO, Lumiata

While many venture-funded startups explore the use of AI to enhance medical decision support - or even replace physicians -  the here and now use and benefits of using AI to identify and stratify high-risk patients and populations is often overlooked.




Break - Visit Exhibitors & Innovation Lab











10:15 - 11:15

Panel 1 - Demystifying Artificial Intelligence (AI) & The Internet of Things (IoT)    SLIDES

Dr. Paul A. Markham, MBA, President & CEO, V3 Health Strategy

Neeraj Bhavani, CEO, Tagnos

Sajid Ahmed, CEO, WISE Healthcare

Sumeet Bhatia, CEO, Aiva, Inc.

May Wang, PhD, Co-Founder & CTO, Zingbox


Becoming a Health IT Professional

Students and Early Careerists, Please join the Academic Alliance Community for this special session in the Cabrillo Room. 

We will review the current trends in resume writing, business cards, and professionalism in the Healthcare IT environment. You will be able to effectively present your qualifications to potential employers. Learn about the latest techniques to stand out from the competition and be noticed. 

Thao Tran & Hannan Sayed




Break - Visit Exhibitors & Innovation Lab




Panel 2 - Data Visualization       SLIDES

Data Visualizations are changing the ways healthcare organizations are discovering trends in their data and communicating their information more effectively. As a result, consumers of healthcare information are realizing and understanding the information in new ways, grasping the knowledge and the information gained to more effectively manage change, improve quality, reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction.

Mark Jahn, Healthcare Management Consultant, Freed Associates

Dan Exley, MMI, FABC, Founder & President, Exley Informatics

Dipti Patel-Misra, PhD, MBA, PCC, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Vituity

Andy Krackov, Vice President for Data Strategy, Velir



Lunch / Networking - Visit Exhibitors & Innovation Lab




Innovation Lab Presents "HIT Talks"               SLIDES

Short presentations from our Innovation Lab exhibitors.



Panel 3 - How HIT is Advancing Population Health        SLIDES

Hela M. Mor, MPP, Principal, H2M Healthcare Consulting, Inc. 

Dennis Deapen, DrPH, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Ash Damle, Founder & CEO, Lumiata

Tom Stitt, Managing Partner, Care Connectors Group



Break - Visit Sponsor Tables & Innovation Lab




Blockchain In Healthcare – Developing Enterprise-level Solutions        SLIDES

Anthony D. Begando, CEO, Professional Credentials Exchange, LLC

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize numerous industrial facets of healthcare historically impeded by a lack of information sharing and trust amongst transactional counterparties.  In this session, we will explore several use cases where blockchain can be instrumental in transforming complex transaction sets.  We will also explore, in detail, how practitioner identity and credentialing presents an ideal early-stage use case for this technology.  While we will touch on cryptocurrency as a defined use case, this presentation will focus on the larger context of blockchain and its use in solving industry-level operational solutions.




Closing Remarks / Raffle Drawing / Innovation Lab Winner

Mark Jahn, Co-Chair HIT Conference



Pitch Contest Winner Announcement and Award Presentation