Speaker Biographies – Harnessing Big Data

BioOhio is excited to present an event focused on Big Data and its impact on health care. Topics will include data-driven drug discovery, predictive analytics, and success through collaborations, with plenty of opportunities for networking. Join us for a full day of fascinating content as well as breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.

9:30 – 9:45:  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Scott Gaines, SVP & General Manager, Provider Solutions, CoverMyMeds, BioOhio Board Member

Scott has extensive business development, consulting and implementation experience in health IT. He currently leads the electronic health record (EHR) and health systems business for CoverMyMeds, the nation’s largest electronic prior authorization platform. Prior to CoverMyMeds, Scott spent nearly 10 years with Hyland, the creator of OnBase, where he most recently led an expansion into international markets. In this role, Scott had the opportunity to advise world-renown healthcare organizations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Scott is an active member of the CHIME Foundation, HIMSS (national), and Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS (local chapter). Scott holds numerous industry credentials, including a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University.

9:45 – 10:45:  A Hospital’s Perspective on Patient Data

Simon Lin, MD, MBA, Chief Research Information Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University

Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovations. He is the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics and biomedical informatics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Lin leads a team of 75 Health IT professionals to improve pediatric care safety, quality, and effectiveness. Under his leadership, Nationwide Children’s Hospital received the 2017 Innovation award by the American Hospital Association. He has authored over 100 publications and edited five books. He has trained more than 40 students and postdocs in his tenure at Duke University, Northwestern University, Marshfield Clinic, and The Ohio State University.

11:00 – 12:00: A Corporate Perspective on Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Healthcare through Analytics

Dave Billiter, MBA, Director, New Product Development/Data Solutions, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions

Dave Billiter is Director of New Product Development and Data Solutions at the Specialty Solutions division of Cardinal Health, one of Ohio’s largest bioscience companies. Dave previously served as Executive Vice President of Signet Accel as well as Director of Informatics at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He holds an MBA from Columbia Southern University as well as a BA from Ohio Northern University.

1:00 – 1:30:  The Family Gene: A Patient’s Mission to Turn Her Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future

Joselin Linder, Patient, Author, The Family Gene (A look inside the book is available here)

Joselin Linder is a regular contributor to the New York Post, whose work has also been featured on This American Life, Morning Edition, and Life of the Law. She spoke at the TEDX GOWANUS event in Brooklyn in 2014, presenting for the first time on the subject of her family gene and the deadly illness to which it leads. Exclusive to just fourteen people, the story of the gene is told in Linder’s new book, The Family Gene. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two dogs.

When Joselin was in her twenties she became inexplicably ill. After years of misdiagnoses, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father—who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior—with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family’s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried something called a private mutation—meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation.

1:30 – 2:30:  IBM Watson Health’s Amazing Two Year Journey in Predictive Analytics

Anil Jain, MD, VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, IBM Watson Health

Focused on the intersection of informatics, engineering, technology, clinical research and innovation, Dr. Anil Jain is VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer at IBM Watson Health. He previously was Co-Founder, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer of Explorys, formed in 2009 based on innovations that he developed while at the Cleveland Clinic. In April 2015, Explorys was acquired by IBM as an integral component of the newly formed Watson Health business unit. In addition to serving on state and national committees focused on driving quality & research through Health IT, Dr. Jain has authored more than 100 publications and abstracts and has delivered numerous talks on the benefits of sustainable Health IT innovation, clinical informatics as well as big data and cognitive analytics. He is an active member of the Health Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and is a Fellow of the American College of Medicine (ACP). He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

2:45 – 4:00:  Success through Collaborations, a panel discussion

Moderator, Peter White, PhD, Riveschl Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division Director of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s

Peter White, PhD oversees informatics research and resources at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s, including academic, educational, data services, technology development, and Research IT missions. As co-director of the Center for Pediatric Genomics, he also serves in a leadership capacity for establishing enterprise-level solutions to genome-based precision medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. In his research career, Dr. White has explored the development and application of novel approaches for disease gene discovery, including identifying causative genes for neuroblastoma, ADHD, autism, and congenital heart defects. Dr. White has recently played a lead or advisory informatics role on a number of national network research programs, including the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award for UC and Cincinnati Children’s, the NICHD Newborn Screening Translational Research Network, the NHLBI Bench to Bassinet Program, the NHGRI Clinical Sequencing and Exploratory Research and IGNITE Consortia, the NCI/NHLBI Gabriella Miller Kids First Network, the PCORI PCORNet learning health systems network, and the Genomic Research and Innovation Network.

Dan Quigg, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Public Insight

Dan Quigg is an experienced software technology leader having led multiple early stage and growth businesses through commercialization, market entry, and exit. He currently serves as CEO of Public Insight Corporation, a data analytics platform that transforms the silos of healthcare, education, and community data into actionable insight for benchmarking and market discovery. Previously, Dan led RIS Logic through rapid growth and ultimate acquisition by Merge Healthcare. At Merge, Dan was Senior VP of North American Sales and Professional Services. Dan was also CEO of OmniVista Software, a financial analytics software company sold to Sage Software. He started his career in public accounting with KPMG. Dan is a partner in North Coast Angel Fund, the fifth largest angel venture fund in the country. He also currently serves on the National Council of the Valparaiso University College of Business and as an advisor to Christian Business Owners Fellowship. Dan was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and the inaugural winner of the Case Western Reserve Executive MBA Leadership Award. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Valparaiso University and his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.

Brian Sampsel, MS, Senior Data Scientist, Columbus Collaboratory

Brian has spent his entire career in the field of analytics, using data to solve complex business challenges. He received a BS in mathematics from Cedarville University, and a MS in statistics from Miami University. Much of his early career was spent at dunnhumby, a leading customer science consultancy. Brian then led a marketing analytics team at Express, a national specialty retailer. Brian current leads the Quick Insights function at the Columbus Collaboratory, partnering with the Collaboratory’s members to develop rapid analytics prototypes.

John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS, Senior Manager, Personal Connected Health Alliance

John Sharp is Senior Manager for Thought Leadership at the Personal Connected Health Alliance of HIMSS. He also teaches Clinical Analytics at Kent State University’s master’s program in Health Informatics. He previously was manager of Clinical Research Informatics at the Cleveland Clinic and has published on patient registries and informatics.