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Hospitals 2.0: Innovative IT Solutions Solving Hospitals' Biggest Problems

How are hospitals using innovative IT and data solutions to transform care delivery?

Come hear from a panel of hospital leaders, IT developers, providers and payers about the issues affecting care delivery and the innovative IT and data analytics solutions being used in clinical decision support, care coordination, patient engagement, population health and more!

We have great speakers and panelists that are transforming hospitals as we speak.  More info here soon!


Event Host/Venue Sponsor



Ari Caroline - Director of Strategic Initiatives and Quantitative Analysis, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

Ari is the Director of Quantitative Analysis and Strategic Initiatives (QuantStrat) at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The QuantStrat team, which Ari established at MSK, leverages the power of data and analytics to shape strategic decisions at MSK. Over the past ten years, QuantStrat has pioneered the use of a wide variety of analytical methods to deeply understand clinical practice at MSK and the state of hospital operations. The team also leads the institution’s work to anticipate changes in medicine, science/technology, and healthcare policy. They use these insights to help MSK to develop new strategic initiatives that strengthen MSK’s position at the forefront of cancer care and research.  Profiled in an article in The Atlantic in March, Ari and his team also were responsible for training IBM's Watson in Cancer Care.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — the world's oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 125 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 41 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.

Corey Ackerman - President & COO, Happtique

Corey Ackerman is responsible for all Happtique operations. A nine-year veteran of GNYHA Ventures, most recently serving as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, he provided legal advice for all GNYHA portfolio companies, including its healthcare group purchasing companies, consulting business, streaming business, and foundation.

Happtique is a virtual marketplace and distribution platform whose mission is to help patients and providers integrate mHealth into clinical care and daily life.

Lucy Reynales - Director of Sales & Marketing, Wellness Layers

Lucy Reynales has eight years of experience within the health and wellness industry in a number of care areas including weight management, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, wellness and diabetes. She has overseen successful traditional and digital marketing campaigns both direct-to-consumer and business-to-business. Lucy led the adoption of the Wellness Layers social, mobile platform with PinnacleHealth, DaVita, Sensa, Atkins, NBC’s The Biggest Loser and RediClinic.

Wellness Layers is a business to business platform company that has grown to become the #1 provider of social web and mobile portals for companies across health and wellness. The portal solutions are enterprise-level, designed for flexibility, integration and customization to best serve the target population, including any mix of consumers, patients, family members, caregivers and/or healthcare professionals.


This event is organized and hosted by Shmuel Goldberg of New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Moderator: Yeneat Ophelia Chiu, MHA - Design Strategy and Innovation Head, MSKCC

Yeneat Ophelia Chiu is the Design Strategy and Innovation Head at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). As part of the Strategic Planning and Innovation department, her most recent work has focused on development of an in-house design innovation group, exploration of telehealth/technology and implementation of strategic initiatives. Her passions are around bringing the best patient experience to implementation, helping to spread innovative thinking across the organization and bringing people from different disciplines together. She also has hospital operations and administration experience across her 15 years of work at MSKCC.


Corey Ackerman - President & COO, Happtique

Steven Berman - Director, Business Development, Emerging Health, Montefiore Information Technology

Steve Berman plays a key role in creating new technology partnerships with acute care hospitals, integrated delivery networks, long term care and home health organizations as well as expanding the deployment of clinical solutions, financial systems and infrastructure services at existing clients’ facilities. He is also responsible for managing the company’s strategic relationships with leading healthcare providers in the NY Metro area, and in evaluating new “incubator tech” companies for the Medical Center.

Steve Ellis - Senior Director, Informatics and IT, Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Prior to joining IPM Steve was a member of the Mount Sinai/NYU Health IT Department where he directed the development of the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse and managed a variety of research and process transformation projects.  Before coming to Mount Sinai Steve served 20 years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, developing clinical and research systems including the MSKCC Institutional Data Base, an early enterprise clinical data repository.  Steve has a degree in Operations Research from Cornell University’s College of Engineering and nearly 40 years of experience developing innovative database applications.

Sarah Munson - MPH, Director, Program Implementation, Network Integration , NYU Langone Medical Center

Sarah Munson facilitates the planning, implementation, and evaluation of population health management initiatives for NYULMC’s Department of Network Integration. These large-scale, cross-departmental projects include Medicare’s bundled payment for care improvement, commercial ACO arrangements, PCMH and health care innovation grant opportunities. Previously, Sarah worked for the Chief Quality Officer in the Department of Clinical Quality & Effectiveness, managing the hospital’s participation in pay-for-performance programs and overseeing the quality reporting for Medicare’s bundled payment for care improvement initiative. Prior to NYULMC, Sarah worked at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, designing and implementing care coordination programs for Commonwealth Care, Massachusetts’ landmark program for the uninsured. She earned her MPH from Boston University and her BA cum laude from Connecticut College.


6:00-6:30 pm Networking, meet, tweet and greet 
6:30-6:45 pm Introductions and opening remarks 
6:45-7:45 pm Presentations 
7:45-8:00 pm Networking Break 
8:00-8:45 pm Panel Discussion  
8:45-9:00 pm Wrap-up, closing remarks and program announcements


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About the Hospitals 2.0 Series

The Hospitals 2.0 Series was created to showcase the improvements and challenges hospitals face. From Need to Idea, to Prototype, to Implementation around the world, we have fostered the improvement of care in the hospital setting through better technology. Since our first Hospitals 2.0 event, we have helped start dozens of relationships that have changed how hospitals work and are glad to help drive this change in the future.  Please join us and be a part of the solution!

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  • Pankaj G.

    Hi Healthcare Innovators,
    'mHealth Innovations & Start-ups Series' is holding an event on 'mHealth Growth Projections and Trends' topic at NY Public Library on 09/06/2014 (Saturday).
    I would like to invite you for the event to get your insights on the topic as well as for professional networking.
    Let me know if you are planning to join.
    Here is the link:


    August 25, 2014

  • Donna C.

    Thank you all for attending and being such a great group of attendees and participants!

    October 14, 2013

  • Glenn T.

    Very interesting and worthwhile. Thanks to Shmuel, Alex, Donna and anyone else who helped to arrange.
    Glenn Tamir
    Storemed - Lean Healthcare Management Solutions

    October 13, 2013

  • Howard R.

    Great meeting, outstanding speakers, especially the talk on Watson. I only wish I could have met everyone in the audience personally.
    Howard Reis

    October 10, 2013

  • Paul O.

    Extremely informative and interactive

    October 10, 2013

  • Gavin S.

    Great presentations. Had some really interesting conversations with fellow attendees.

    October 10, 2013

  • Alex F.

    One of our best ever! Great job Shmuel. Thank you presenters and panelists as well as everyone who came and made this great conversation happen. Finally, Gigantic Thanks to MSKCC, our best venue host ever!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Kevin T

    Great presentations, and excellent panel. Fantastic session all around.

    October 10, 2013

  • michael a.

    I definitely want to attend. I actually work 3 blocks from Rkflr.
    However, paypal has been giving me a difficult time signing in.
    I would like to bring the $$ with me. I help Hospitals streamline their mtg and event process.

    October 9, 2013

  • John S.

    cofounder of

    October 1, 2013

  • Donna C.

    Like to be a volunteer for this event? (attendee checkin, room setup, cleanup) Please contact me directly via Meetup. Thanks.

    September 30, 2013

  • Howard R.

    How are you using telehealth or telemedicine technology to share the expertise of the institution beyond the walls of the facility?

    September 26, 2013

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