Healthcare Pioneers

Boston Healthcare Innovation Roundtables 

Highlighted Sponsors


Supporting Organizations:


Leaders & Highlighted Guests for Speed Networking Session (option to highlight during registration)

Jerrold Shapiro - MDG, Fem-Medical

Corrine Vitolo - Smart Sports

Mani Raghavendran 

Dr. Kalyan Kalwa -

John Brooks - Thermalin Diabetes

Jon Bell - Fulcrum

Dave Potter - PGS Growth Partners

Harshal Shah - Persistent Systems

Matt Ferguson - Eliassen

Janice Mccallum - Health Content Advisors


8:30am - CHECK-IN & EARLY NETWORKING (Avoid the Traffic, Come Early)

9am - SPEED NETWORKING SESSION - please check-in before 9am


10:30 AM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS - Morning discussions at each table are focused on concepts, angel funding, intellectual property, regulations, getting your idea to the next level. Afternoon discussions are focused on debates, funded organizations, disruptive technologies and advanced commercialization strategies.

INVESTOR'S ROUNDTABLE will be held in the same room as the Speed Networking Session. You will be able to practice your elevator pitches, learn about funding options, and get advice in real-time. 



Breakouts scheduled:

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement led by Jon Galante from F1 Health IT. As healthcare payment models become increasingly value-based, your organization must use its data to identify opportunities for improvement. The resulting system and process changes demand efficient collaboration between IT staff and operations and present a tremendous opportunity when executed effectively. We'll examine system optimization, focusing on the challenges of continuously improving complex systems and the strategies that other organizations have found effective.

Disrupting Diabetes through Digital Health: Chronic Disease Transformation through technology led by John Brooks from Healthcare Capital LLC & Thermalin Diabetes. John Brooks leads a life science advisory and investment firm and is a recognized activist in the diabetes debates. This discussion connects educators, technology entrepreneurs, healthcare executives, investors, and institutions representing over 650,000 healthcare professionals. 

What is Precicision Medicine and how will it Revolutionize Medicine led by Dr. Kalyan Kalwa from Dr Kalwa has founded the Health Innovators Coworking center which provides an innovation ecosystem for Digital health entrepreneurs. Discuss how a person's genetic makeup, lifestyle, and the environment affect their medical treatment.

Marketing Sub-Topic: Identifying with your Customer led by Corrine Vitolo from SmartSports. This discussion will focus on your personal story and how to idenfify with your customer. Key Takeaway: finding the person who is up all night thinking how to solve a challenge your technology has a solution for.

Connected Health: Creating a Learning Health System led by Harshal Shah from Persistent Systems. Key discussion is on the intersect of available technologies with engagement of patients, clinicians, and health systems.


Breakouts in Need of Leaders. Topics suggested by attendees:

  • Digital Marketing in the Life Sciences (7 interested attendees)
  • Digital Health: Perspectives from Physicians and Healthcare Executives
  • Filtering through Apps
  • What it takes to Adopt New Digital Technologies - answering challenges of adoption of new technologies by organizations. Insights from investors and serial entrepreneurs.
  • Funding Your Startup
  • Marketing & Sales
  • What it means to brand your technology from start



Breakouts being scheduled:

Solving the Problem of Counterfeit Medical Products led by Edward Dolan, Vice President of Programs at MDG, and Medical Products Coalition. Learn strategies to protect and control your brand and your products. 

Developing device-enabled services for Connected, Digital Healthcare led by Bill Prenovitz. This discussion is ideal for Executives, entrepreneurs, and product developers interested in combining regulated devices with connectivity to deliver new value propositions to their patients.

Intellectual Property owned by University - Building a successful commercial venture from Intellectual Property developed by you, and owned by your University led by Dave Potter from PGS Growth Partner. What are the Key Factors in Creating a Win-Win Situation, and how can the “Deal” be structured to make this “Win-Win” compelling to the university?

Planning for Value-Based Purchasing led by Janice Mccallum, Health Content Advisors. What should device companies do to be prepared for the shift to value-based purchasing that is underway? What can we learn from early experiments with bundled payments for total joint replacements (the CJR program)? This session will explore how providers, device manufacturers, health plans and physicians are adapting to outcomes-based contracts and bundled payments. Also, we’ll discuss potential unintended consequences of a value-based approach to payment in healthcare.

Breakouts in need of leaders:

  • Medical Device Design & Commercialization Workshop. Learn about new regulations influencing medical device design, human factors, and how to get your medical device to the next level. 
  • 3D Printing Innovations - from rapid prototyping to development of latest medical devices and materials available
  • Designing Technologies for Success
  • FDA, HIPAA, and Compliance



Breakouts in need of leaders:

  • Evolution of Big Data through Cognitive Computing and Predictive Analytics
  • Efficiency, Efficacy and Evidence Medicine ... Where are we now?
  • Revenue Cycle Innovations
  • Facing HIPAA Challenges Head On

12:30 am - Lunch on your own & Lunch Roundtables. Lunch Roundtables allow sponsors to connect with up to 10 individuals about a very specific topic of innovation. Register a Lunch Roundtable Discussion

4:30 pm - Investor Pitch Tank - Roundtable moved to 10:30 am

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