Tech Triage: Health Care’s New Network
Our exploration of the collision of technology and health focused on how the emergence of new technologies such as personal genetic testing, wearable health and fitness devices, automated health monitoring, decision support services, and Big Data analytics will change the face of medicine as we know it. The proliferation of Wi-Fi enabled devices and sensors, increased access to DNA testing, and new technologies all have the power to transform medicine. Medical devices now have the ability to alert medical professionals during heart attacks, in-home DNA testing can tell you about your health risks, medicines will soon be able to include tiny sensors that track how well the medicine is being absorbed within your body, and wearable devices will help us track our hydration, fitness, blood pressure and more. Patients and consumers will have a wide range of health and medical data available at their fingertips with which to make important decisions. All of these technologies have the potential to improve outcomes for patients, but how exactly will they change medicine? We sought to explore these questions and more.
This event was co-sponsored by the Healthcare Initiative at Tuck.
Senior Manager of Product Operations
Lindsey Baron is Senior Manager of Product Operations at athenahealth, a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management, and care coordination. Lindsey manages implementation and operations for “More Disruption Please” (MDP), athenahealth’s innovation and partnership program aimed at entrepreneurs, health care IT companies, investors and thought leaders who share athenahealth’s vision of disruptive innovation in health care. MDP currently partners with twenty-two companies spanning thirteen capabilities, including contract management, claims adjudication, marketing and communications, patient surveying, and data conversion. MDP drives partnerships in an effort to accelerate the introduction of high-value innovation in health care while delivering complimentary, non-native services to clients directly within their existing workflows. Lindsey will speak to her experience assessing the health care technology marketplace; what new services providers are embracing to deliver exceptional care; and how athenahealth has helped catalyze this innovation. Lindsey began her career in operations management as a Territory Manager for ExxonMobil and Operations Manager for McMaster-Carr Supply. She has a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Chief Product, Marketing & Innovation Officer
Yasmine Winkler is the Chief Marketing, Product and Innovation Officer for UnitedHealth Group’s $103 billion health care services flagship business, UnitedHealthcare. Her extensive experience across many disciplines and market segments in health insurance has given her a unique ability to develop and match health insurance business solutions to the needs of the marketplace. With more than 25 years in the health insurance industry, she has extensive experience in accreditation, quality improvement, business process development, marketing, product development and innovation. In addition to her work at UnitedHealth Group, she held several positions with BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma (HCSC) as well as Chicago HMO.
Ms. Winkler has served on the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) team that developed consumer-driven health standards and on the IL Governor’s Council on Accreditation.
She attended Northeastern Illinois University and received her B.A. in English and Environmental Studies. She has a M.S in Health Care Delivery Science from the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She is an alumna of the Chicago-based Leadership Greater Chicago program, serves on the NHHF Board and is a member of Women in the Boardroom, National Hispanic Latina Institute (NHLI) and PDMA.
Founder and CEO
Shub is WiserTogether’s founder and CEO and has grown the company from its early conception into an enterprise. Under his leadership, WiserTogether has scaled its infrastructure and talent and expanded its offerings.
Prior to founding WiserTogether, Shub led the Benefits Roundtable (a division of the Corporate Executive Board, NYSE: EXBD), an advisory network of top-level benefits executives at some of the largest organizations in the country. An economist by training, Shub has worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, CSFB, and the Asian Development Bank.
He is a published author and has been interviewed and quoted by the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Economist and Bloomberg Business Week. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clark University, as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.
Family and Community Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Scott Wallace is a Visiting Professor of Family and Community Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Batten Institute. Scott’s research focuses on employee health as a business strategy and on redefining chronic disease care. Scott works in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America with employers, health care providers, governments and others developing new health benefit and health care models to improve health, stop the progression of chronic diseases and effectively treat chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, congenital defects, hemophilia and organ transplant.
Tech Triage: Health Care’s New Network
Explore the highlights of this discussion here.
Founder and CEO of Wiser Together, Shub Debgupta
Shub sits down with Tuck School of Business Center for Digital Strategies MBA Fellow, Alman Shibli T’14, to discuss the various questions patients can answer to help guide their health care decisions. Shub likens his company to an e-Harmony for doctors and patients.
Chief Product, Marketing and Innovation Officer, Yasmine Winkler, Unitedhealthcare
Yasmine sits down to discuss wearables, innovation, the electronic health record and integration in the health care delivery industry with Tuck School of Business MBA Fellow, Jesssica Calhoun T’14.
Lindsey Baron, Senior Manager, Product Operations, Athenahealth
Lindsey and Tuck School of Business MBA Fellow, Tirthankar Deb, discuss technology and health care.
Getting ready for the panel discussion.
The panelists from left to right: Lindsey Baron, athenahealth; Yasmine Winkler, UnitedHealth Group; Shub Debgupta, WiserTogether and visiting professor, Scott Wallace.
Dean Hansen and Michelle Massa are in attendance.
Lindsey Baron, Senior Manager of Product Operations at athenahealth, responds to a question.
Students asked questions of the panel.
Yasmine enjoys a post-panel interaction with a member from the crowd.