CMIO Committee Event - Virtual Health Today: The Future is Now

October 9, 5:00pm, PDT - 9:00pm, PDT

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 1000
Los Angeles CA 90034

Parking: $12 on-site parking structure (Meter or street parking available on Sepulveda)


Virtual healthcare continues to expand with the development of innovative technologies and care pathways that are re-inventing the traditional model of medicine. While the majority of patients still take the time to visit a doctor in-person to receive guidance, medication or surgery, a growing number of healthcare organizations have recognized the changing demands of different patient populations. The increasing usage of telemedicine is no longer a radical care modality, but has opened the door to numerous other options such as asynchronous care, e-consults, remote patient monitoring and more. Join HIMSS SoCal and our partners at ScaleLA as we explore what the virtual healthcare landscape looks like today across top healthcare systems and health plans in Southern California and take a glimpse into the future with several emerging startups and technology companies who are disrupting the industry with innovative new ideas.


5:00-5:30 Registration & Networking

5:30-5:45 Welcome – So Cal HIMSS, ScaleLA

5:45-6:00 Opening Keynote

6:00-7:00 Panel Discussion

7:00-7:30 Startup Demos

7:30-End Networking


Alan S. Young MD MBA PMP
HIMSS CMIO Committee Chair
Chief Medical Officer GYANT


Arta Bakshandeh DO
Chief Medical Information Officer
Alignment Healthcare


Maryam Gholami
Vice President Head of Product Design & Development
Digital Innovations
Providence Health Services


Sunita Mishra, MD, MBA
Chief Executive
Express Care


Greg Smith
Virtual Health Lead
Accenture – Health & Human Services


Omid Toloui
Vice President, Digital Health
CareMore Health System


M. Samir Qamar, MD
CEO, MedWand
CEO, MedLion Clinic


Lu Ann Talley
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation
InTouch Health

Speaker Bios

ScaleLA is an entrepreneurial organization with the vision of being the engine of progress in Los Angeles. Our mission is to promote collaboration and communication between startups, community, and government in order to push healthcare innovation forward for the benefit of the LA area. ScaleLA's “10th Floor” in West LA is a 15,000 sqft curated community and workspace for healthcare/medtech startups that share our vision for building companies in, by, and for the LA area.