Norcal HIMSS Innovation Showcase Conference

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Michelle Heimann of Lumetra Solutions handling business

Yesterday we attended the NorCal HIMSS Innovation Conference & Showcase in Santa Clara. As mentioned in an earlier post, it’s one of several events we have scheduled for early 2017.

Method Versus the Product – Lessons on Innovation from Outside Healthcare

I was able to sit in on Joshua Newman’s keynote speech on Lessons on Innovation from Outside Healthcare. Joshua is the Chief Medical Officer and General Manager of Healthcare at Salesforce. I first saw him speak at Dreamforce 2015.

HIMSS Keynote Address: Method Versus the Product – Lessons on Innovation from Outside Healthcare - Paubox

HIMSS Keynote Address: Method Versus the Product – Lessons on Innovation from Outside Healthcare

I like that he continues to reinforce that 65% of patients surveyed want their doctors to email and text them. I also liked his slide from the early days of Salesforce.

Uniting Tribes and Democratizing Data – The Art of the Data Governance Deal

I also attended Uniting Tribes and Democratizing Data – The Art of the Data Governance Deal, which was moderated by Sherri Douville.

Joining her on the panel were:

Leveraging AI & Machine Learning for Precision Medicine & Population Health

The final panel was Leveraging AI & Machine Learning for Precision Medicine & Population Health, which was moderated by Prashant Natarajan, Healthcare Product Director at Oracle.

Joining him on the panel were:

  • Oscar E. Streeter, MD, FACRO, Center for Thermal Oncology
  • Mitesh Rao, Director of the Center for Advancing Patient Safety and Emergency Medicine Professor, Stanford Healthcare and School of Medicine
  • Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions, Intel Corporation
  • Zeeshan Syed, MD, PhD., Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Stanford University

President-Elect of NorCal HIMSS, Jim Bloedau, remarked that it was his favorite presentation of the day.

Paubox Nerf Basketball

We setup a Nerf Basketball game at our booth and as we’d discover, it was a resounding success. We originally got the idea from our friend Scott Nelson of Big Controls. Thanks Scott!

Paubox Nerf Basketball
Paubox Nerf Basketball
Paul Petronelli of Medifies - Paubox Nerf Basketball
Paul Petronelli of Medifies
Paubox Nerf Basketball
Nerf Basketball from beyond the arc
The half court shot was popular - Paubox Nerf Basketball
The half court shot was popular

Evan Fitzgerald with a Nerf Basketball finalist - Paubox
Evan Fitzgerald with Nerf Basketball finalist Omid Tahernia

Nerf Basketball Playoffs

Paubox Nerf Basketball was so popular we had a three way playoff between Ryan Kelly, Sathyabama Gururajan, and Omid Tahernia.

Paubox Nerf Basketball finalists shake hands
Paubox Nerf Basketball finalists shake hands
Ryan Kelly with a winning strategy - Paubox Nerf Basketball
Ryan Kelly with a winning strategy

Each finalist was given six shots. With the entire room hanging in suspense, Ryan Kelly edged out the field with 4 out of 6 six shots made. He took home the grand prize, a bottle of Glenfiddich 18, Single Malt Scotch Whisky. We both had ear-to-ear grins during the championship ceremony 🙂

Great job Ryan!

Ryan Kelly, Paubox Nerf Basketball Champion
Ryan Kelly, Paubox Nerf Basketball Champion
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