HBSAB Healthcare SIG Meeting

Date: June 14, 2012
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Place: IBM Innovation Center, Waltham

Opening PresentationPredictive power of big data analytics in healthcare – Charlie Schick, PhD, WW Director of Marketing Big Data, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM

Charlie Schick is Director of Marketing, at IBM, driving global messaging, content, and go-to-market activities for IBM’s Big Data Healthcare and Life Sciences solutions. Prior to that he worked at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and at Nokia in Finland. During his career he has designed and launched web and mobile products; provided Internet, Social Media, and editorial strategy consulting; written numerous articles for online and print publications; published several biomedical research papers in leading journals; and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems. He has a graduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

More about Charlie in "How IBM’s Big Data Guy Found a Career in Chaos, Fast Company" (04 Apr 2012), as part of the Generation Flux series [http://bitly.com/CSfluxer].


What are participants saying about the new Healthcare SIG?

“I enjoy this new monthly meeting, the topics expose me to new branches of development. The relaxed environment is beneficial to meeting people.”


“The HBS Healthcare SIG is a wonderful opportunity to hear about cutting edge information from leaders in the industry. The unconference format just adds to that experience, being able to discuss these and other issues of interest with fellow HBS alums and hear their insights.”


(The May 10th meeting was) a “great way to learn more about the Healthcare IT market and meet some experienced and knowledgeable colleagues.”


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HBS Health Industry Alumni Association is Required 
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Additional Details
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012




6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Dinner and Networking
6:45 - 7:15 p.m.: Presentation
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.: Discussion Groups on Selected Topics***
8:15 - 8:30 p.m.: Brainstorm Question for Next Meeting

IBM Innovation Center
404 Wyman Street, NORTH Entrance
Waltham, MA 02454
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Parking on site

***The topics chosen by participants and discussed at first three meetings included:
May 10, 2012
  • Ideas on getting caregivers to help reduce hospital re-admissions
  • What are the most interesting and successful mobile health apps so far?
  • Personal EHR - Mint.com
  • Health 2.0 = Disruption?
April 12, 2012
  • Coordination of Care
  • Predictive Healthcare
  • Personalization of Medicine – Hurdles to Implementation
  • What are the Big Opportunities for Big Data
March 8, 2012
  • Reforming primary care
  • Creating patient value – how do we do it? (Michael Porter)
  • Financing and access to care as people age
  • Financing innovative Healthcare Technologies
  • Innovation and Technology
  • How do we bring back “first in man” work back to the U.S.A. (Medical Devices)
  • Redesigning delivery system  
Recently, TEDMED held its 2012 Great Challenges Program.  This year 50 great challenges in health and medicine competed for the top 20 spots that determines what the focus for TEDMED will be for the coming year.  Here is a link to an overview of the 50 challenges voted upon.  
The top winners of the challenge included:
1. Inventing Wellness Programs that Work
2. The Caregiver Crises
3. Role of the Patient
4. The Obesity Crisis
5. Improving Medical Communication
The TEDMED Great Challenges serve to stimulate our thinking about future discussion topics.
We appreciate the support and collaboration provided by IBM and the staff of the IBM Innovation Center, especially Joe Perry, USA East Region & Canada, Regional Innovation Center Manager and Mehjabin Kapasi, Planning & Delivery Manager - IIC Waltham.  It is our goal to develop a sustaining relationship between our HBS Alumni Associations and IBM.


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