Surround yourself with like-minded leaders
Network, connect the silos, gut check your ideas
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Do You Struggle With Healthcare's Complexity?
  • Are you struggling to find the right partnerships?
  • Did your last clinical or leadership initiative flop?
  • Is it time to revamp your service line or product marketing?
  •  Are you feeling uncertain about your growth strategy?
  • Is it time to discover your true competitive advantage? 
  • Do you need to get in front of the right decision makers?
Do you have a team of 5 or more that would like to attend?  Talk to us about group pricing
The Healthcare Thinkathon Conference is a Great Fit For
  •  Healthcare Provider Executives 
  •  Innovation Officers
  •  Medical Directors
  •  Physicians & Clinical Leaders
  •  Nursing Leaders
  •  Payor / Insurance Executives
  •  Medical Industry Executives
  •  Healthcare Entrepreneurs
  •  Community Leaders
If you deal with healthcare complexity, you need Healthcare Thinkathon.
Have questions?  Talk to us
What Makes Healthcare Thinkathon so Different?
The Healthcare Thinkathon Conference is valuable because of the revolutionary framework applied.  We take the most up to date insights, tools and processes that have worked for other leaders in the field, clinic and business to format the meeting.  You will return to work from the meeting with actionable steps, new relationships and inspiration to grow your business and improve outcomes after just one day.  How do you know you're on the right track?  The answer is to attend the conference and find out.
SANJAY JOSHI - Chief of Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences at H2O.ai, the leading artificial intelligence open source platform

Sanjay has more than 25 years of practical experience in healthcare and life sciences, and is currently focused on human-centric approaches for data, domains, and decisions using intelligent digital systems and infrastructures. Prior to H20.ai, Sanjay served as Chief Technology Officer of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Dell EMC. He began his career developing and building X-Ray machines. Sanjay was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant and consultant or co-Principal-Investigator on several NIH grants. He is actively involved in non-profit networking and educational organizations worldwide.
MICHAEL JACKSON - Digital Transformation, Healthcare Leader at Amazon

Michael heads the Public Health and Elections Business at Amazon Web Services. There, he defines and delivers Public Health and Elections strategies for AWS and ecosystem stakeholders; By removing constraints and paving the way for mission-critical innovations that securely connect the world and improve the health of its populations, he is adding huge value to healthcare stakeholders.

He leads an agile cross-functional team that executes collaboratively across Amazon businesses to commercialize industry-specific cloud offerings that drive social impact in highly regulated environments, resulting in seamless enterprise adoption, effective digital transformations, and unparalleled customer experiences.
ARIF NAZIR, MD - President at SHC Medical Partners and Chief Medical Officer of Signature Health, one of the nation's largest nursing home networks

As president, Dr. Nazir leads a team of executives and more than 30 practitioners in implementing innovative clinical care models for healthcare systems for evidence-based care coordination and incorporating evidence-based care education into the fabric of company services. As Chief Medical Officer for Signature Healthcare, Dr. Nazir leads the implementation of innovative delivery care models across more than 130 skilled facilities and to promote collaboration with organizations that share his vision of revolutionizing post-acute and long-term care in the country. Among many other previous roles, Dr. Nazir provided leadership as the medical director of a unique CMS Innovations project, OPTIMISTIC, that significantly reduced the avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home patients in 19 Indiana facilities.
Peter Embi, MD - President & CEO of the REgenstrief Institute

Dr. Embi is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, and leader in the field of clinical and translational research informatics, with numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi serves as President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, and he holds related leadership roles at Indiana University and the IU Health System. 

He previously served in various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, including Interim Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Informatics Director of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Chief Research Information Officer at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics. Among his numerous awards recognitions, Dr. Embi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and he is Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association.
JOSE AZAR, MD PhD  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director, Quality and Patient Safety, AHC – Division of Hematology-Oncology. Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Azar is currently serving as the IU Health (IUH) Medical Director of Quality and Staff Hematologist/Oncologist for Simon Cancer Center. In 2012, Dr. Azar was named Co-Founder and Chief Engagement Officer for The Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science (CHIIS), where he remains actively involved and focused on improving patient and provider experience. Complementary to this accomplishment, Dr. Azar was also named Director of the Hematology/Oncology at Wishard Hospital, later renovated and renamed Eskenazi Health. Beginning 2006 through 2010, Dr. Azar has served in various clinical and executive leadership roles where he has been able to drive his commitment towards alleviating patient suffering.

Dr. Azar’s vision is to establish a culture and infrastructure of a Learning Organization focused on eliminating harm and optimizing safety. For his contributions to Quality and Safety, in 2011 Dr. Azar was awarded the Excellence in Quality and Safety Award from IU School of Medicine. In 2013, he was awarded Trustee Teaching Award for Excellence In Medical Education and Shining Star Award for IUH University Hospital.

Dr. Azar received his Doctrine of Medicine from American University of Beirut, and his Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology residency and a fellowship from IU School of Medicine.
DEBORAH GORDON - Harvard Healthcare Consumerism Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School

Deborah currently advises entrepreneurial ventures and other companies on consumer strategies, engagement, and marketing in health care. Deb was formerly CEO of Voxent, a national technology firm supporting reproductive health providers with custom electronic health record and analytics tools and a national data warehouse. Deb had previously held health insurance leadership roles, notably as Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer at Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan now part of Tufts Health Plan and ranked NCQA’s #1 Medicaid plan nationally. Under Deb’s leadership, Network Health received hundreds of awards, including Health Leaders Magazine’s Top Leadership Team award. She helped the plan double its membership under Massachusetts health reform, expand product assortment, and transition to the ACA. Deb was recognized as a 2011 Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree, an award highlighting Boston’s most influential business and civic leaders.
OLGA ELIZAROVA Behavior Change and Technology Expert at Mad*Pow
Olga is a dentist, public health professional, behavior change analyst, designer and entrepreneur. 

She completed her residency in general dentistry in Samara, Russia and gained experience designing interventions at the population level while working at the Federal Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development in Moscow, Russia.

After obtaining public health degree at Brown University, she joined Mad*Pow to work in the digital health space as a Senior Behavior Change Analyst. In her work, she applies the fusion of her clinical expertise, public health knowledge and insights from analyzing data. 

Some of Mad*Pow clients include CDC, Cigna, GE healthcare, Aetna, Cleveland Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center, CVS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In her free time, she designs volunteer projects with friends and colleagues. Together they are working towards creating a community of young people who want to volunteer their skills and expertise to help organizations and communities reduce their inequalities, and grow the sense of hope and creativity.
NICK ADKINS - PINKSOCKS Movement Founder and Advisor for Cloudbreak Health
“Ego is like dust in the eyes. Clear the ego and see the world.” This quote describes the unfolding path of Nick Adkins from healthcare executive to kilt-wearing digital health evangelist.

Nick Adkins is a former suit wearing MBA for the Vanderbilt Health Plans in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the COO at two Nashville based healthcare companies. In 2012 he set out on a new journey that took him to Portland, Oregon where he was a co-founder at a health tech startup. He currently serves on the advisory board at Cloudbreak Health, the leading video remote interpreting pioneer, and the first telemedicine market network to deliver unified telehealth solutions to hospitals nationwide.

Nick is also the founder of the global pinksocks movement. We see the good in the world! When you believe it, you see it. Keep doing that!

Nick’s passion for seeing the awesomeness in people, connecting with them on a personal level, and sharing in their stories is what sets him apart from other leaders in healthcare. He has helped to push the industry to remember that patients/people/us are at the center of our work. His commitment to being present and open, listening to understand, and sharing heart speak, allow us to see the best of ourselves in each other.
Conference Co-Hosts
MALAZ BOUSTANI, MD - Founding Director at IU Health CHIIS
Dr. Boustani is the CHIIS Founding Director. His research focuses on rapid translation of scientific discoveries into healthcare delivery systems by using implementation science, medical informatics, and public health epidemiology.

He is the author of more than 95 peer-reviewed publications related to dementia, delirium, and implementation science. In his free time, Dr. Boustani enjoys reading physics books (for fun) and watching soccer.

SAUL MARQUEZ - Founder and Host of the Outcomes Rocket Podcast, Sr. Regional Business Manager at Medtronic
Saul is a husband, father, friend, health leader and entrepreneur. With
over a decade of experience within the medical device and healthcare sector working with
companies like Stryker and Medtronic, his focus is working with provider systems
and clinicians to improve outcomes, business success and lead better.

As the host and founder of Outcomes Rocket, Saul speaks to hundreds of healthcare leaders every year on what it takes to succeed in healthcare.  Those interviews are shared on his weekly podcast for all to have access to best practices in healthcare.
Hilton Indianapolis | Host Hotel
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120 W Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Live Conference
How much is doing nothing costing you?  How many competitors are thinking ahead and leaving you behind?  How many of your employees and patients are checking out other options?  Can you clearly articulate a vision and call on a network to help you deliver on your patient or customer challenges?  The silos in healthcare may already be costing you a great deal.
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