The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars & SoCal HIMSS Innovation Dinner

February 1, 6:00pm, PST - 8:00pm, PST

The Cedars-Sinai Innovation Space
8601 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048


This Event is Invite-Only with Limited Seating But Will Be Livestreamed

Join us for an intriguing discussion of innovation, new technology and leading ways to improve patient care with two exhilarating panels of individuals leading you into the next generation of healthcare practices. 

Guest speakers include Sarah Richardson, James Laur, Dr. Rick Riggs, Dr. Shaun Miller, and Brant Heise; healthcare leaders in innovation ready to discuss the impact of technology across the industry.

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Watch the livestream here or on YouTube



6:30-6:45 pm - Introductory Remarks - Rick Riggs, MD (Cedars-Sinai CMIO)

6:45-7:10 pm - Panel: "Accelerating Innovation at Cedars-Sinai"

Moderator - Omkar Kulkarni, MPH (Cedars-Sinai Director)
Featuring  - Jim Laur (Cedars-Sinai), Shaun Miller, MD (Cedars-Sinai Associate CMIO) and 3 Accelerator Alumni CEOs

7:15-7:40 pm Panel: "Digital Health Innovation: It Takes a Village"

Moderator - Alan Young, MD, MBA (SoCal HIMSS CMIO Committee Chair)
Featuring  - Sarah Richardson (DaVita Healthcare Partners California CIO), Brant Heise (Summation Health Ventures), Rick Riggs, MD (Cedars-Sinai CMIO) 

7:45 pm Closing Remarks - Alan Young, MD, MBA


Brant Heise 25 years of leadership in business development, innovative medical models for long-term care, and operating experience for entrepreneurial start-up companies, physician organizations, community hospitals and academic medical centers in both non-profit and for-profit arenas. Brant's current focus is investment strategies for healthcare information technology, medical devices and capital funded companies. 
James D. Laur local and international legal and research background adds a bonus to his leadership and management skills in innovation, technology transfer, international business activities, healthcare strategies, and intellectual property. In addition, James oversees new innovation and technology business development opportunities at Cedars-Sinai. 

Shaun Miller, MD the Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical center works closely with the CMIO to advocate innovative technologies in support of safety, quality and effective patient care throughout the health system. Shaun, board certified in Internal Medicine and a certified in Clinical Informatics, joined Cedars-Sinai as a medical resident in 2007, transitioned to attending hospitalist with the ISP hospitalist group and became an electronic health record (EHR) champion and leader in the multi-year implementation of the EHR system at Cedars-Sinai.
Sarah Richardson a transformative, inspirational and results-driven business and technology executive who operates within large-scale healthcare and hospitality environments. She attains aggressive goals, catalyzes change and advances sustainability by designing and executing high performance-based strategies, cultivating top-tier talent, infusing expectations and accountability, instilling customer-centric practices, forging collaborative cultures and developing innovative models of healthcare delivery to improve patients' quality of life while containing healthcare costs.
Rick Riggs, MD Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, Chairman and Medical Director Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff of the soon to be opened, California Rehabilitation Institute.  Dr. Riggs, a Professor at CSMC and UCLA, has published and lectured nationally and internationally on clinical and administrative rehabilitation research, physician leadership skills and health informatics.