Wed, Oct 4, 2023

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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“Sparking a Data Revolution in Healthcare: Conversations with Leaders from Government, Industry, and Innovators”

Part 1: Healthcare Industry’s Role and Outlook
Wednesday Oct. 4th
Location: E62-550
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Lunch will be provided in person.
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Jocelyn Keegan, Da Vinci Project, Program Lead, Payer Consortium
Vanessa Candeloria, Project Gravity, Program Lead, Health Equity
Dana Marcelonis, FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST), Program Lead

Anne Quaadgras, Director, MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative
Doug Williams, Product Lead, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

This is part 1 of a 3-part series; attend any or all
Part 2: Nov 1 - Government’s Role and Outlook
Part 3: Nov 15 - What This Means for Innovators: Cloud, Generative AI, Genomics


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Anne Quaadgras


MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Anne Quaadgras is the Director of the MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative and a Senior Lecturer at  MIT Sloan.

Her work focuses on health systems transformation, and the role of information technology in supporting that change.

Prior to her doctoral work, Anne was a management consultant for fifteen years, specializing in improving decision-making and investment processes in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries.

She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemical engineering from MIT. Anne earned her doctorate in information systems at Boston University, where her dissertation research explored how globally distributed groups of experts recognize and respond to operational problems.

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Doug Williams

Product Lead

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Doug is the Founder of CentanniPark,  a full-service strategic consultancy for mobile and web technology, with projects underway for digital e-health, health equity, and affordable housing. As a technology leader for the latest FHIR healthcare data interoperability standards, Doug is serving as co-coordinator for the HL7 CodeX Consortium’s Quality Measures for Cancer in collaboration with MITRE and the Institute for Health Equity as part of HL7’s Gravity Project.

Previously, Doug was the Chief Product Officer and VP Strategic Accounts for 1upHealth, a leader in healthcare data technology through the use of the new FHIR standards.  Doug played a key role in the adoption of 1upHealth’s cloud-based FHIR platform by top health insurance companies, Medicaid states, hospital systems, and life science research partners, managing hundreds of millions of patients and billions of healthcare data resources. Under his leadership, the company grew from a team of four to over 150 employees today.

As a serial entrepreneur, Doug has held the positions of CTO and VP of Engineering and Product positions for multiple successful startups, including Zipcar, Runkeeper, and the Family Education Network. These roles have given him the opportunity to lead from the early startup stages through successful acquisitions and IPOs. He is also a mentor for MassChallenge HealthTech, the MIT Enterprise Forum, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Doug enjoys spending time with his family, as well as running and cycling to train for events such as BikeMS, Pan Mass Challenge, and the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge to raise funds for cancer and multiple sclerosis research. Doug has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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