A common theme in health tech is that there's a communication gap between the developers building new technologies and the healthcare providers working on the front lines. Is the gap real or imagined? Who knows--either way, it's a good excuse to bring an amazing panel of doctors in front of an audience of health tech developers, get a discussion going, and see what happens.
As the title suggests, this meetup will feature a panel of doctors discussing the problems they regularly encounter where technology is notably absent: everything from overlooked pain points in the clinical workflow to under-served patient populations. After 30 - 45 minutes of moderated panel discussion, we'll broaden the discussion by opening it up to audience Q&A.
In other words, this is going to be a hell of a lot of fun. Take a break from coding that NCPDP parser or SNOMED CT API you've been working on and come join the discussion.
Here are our panelists:
Brian Radbill, MD is the Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He chairs several quality improvement committees and oversees Divisional and Departmental quality improvement and patient safety activities. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Dr. Radbill received his MD degree from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Radbill joined the Mount Sinai Division of Nephrology, and he has since held a number of senior positions, including Assistant Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Kidney Center, and Clinical Director of the Mount Sinai Division of Nephrology.
Daniel Knecht is an dual MD/MBA graduate from Weill Cornell who is pursuing his Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. As a Fulbright Scholar, Knecht studied health care deficiencies in the Bedouin community of Israel. Most recently, he is working on a start-up that is repurposing pre-existing drugs and polymers for new applications. His interests are in value-conscious health care delivery and cost-effective innovations in medicine.
Nicholas Stine, MD, is the Associate Director of Healthcare Improvement at the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, the country’s largest municipal health system, where he develops and implements population health strategy to serve 1.3 million mostly Medicaid and uninsured patients. He is also an Attending Primary Care Physician at Bellevue Hospital and is a member of the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine. Nick is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has worked as a staffer for Congressman Henry Waxman, policy advisor for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and as a member of the Obama Campaign Health Care Advisory Committee.
Our superlative moderator (who helped put this all together):
Prabhjot Singh is a medical doctor and an assistant professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. His work focuses on strengthening medical implementation systems and technical decision making capacity at community, district/municipal, and national levels in low-resource settings. He received his Ph.D. in Neural and Genetic Systems from Rockefeller University and an M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Singh is also the strategic advisor for City Health Works, a startup community health program in East Harlem, and was recently named one of ten "under 40 who are young leaders of the US Healthcare System" by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.