Panel: The AI Revolution in Sepsis Care

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly applied in medicine and in particular in sepsis care. Join this panel discussion to hear more about how AI is used in practice today and how it is evolving. Learn about the influence of the COVID pandemic on AI development. The impact of AI on health disparities will be discussed. In addition, considerations and challenges of AI in healthcare will be explored. 

This course was originally recorded in June 2021 as part of Sepsis Tech & Innovation. 

Target Audience

Industry leaders, Public Policy Experts, Health and hospital Leadership (C-Suite, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, CIOs), Health quality and decision support leaders, Health Investors and VCs, Health and Technology Media, Health Advocates, Health Advisors, Health Educators, Health Marketers. 

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Tom Lawry

National Director for Artificial Intelligence - Health and Life Sciences, Microsof

Tom Lawry serves as National Director of AI for Health & Life Sciences at Microsoft and previously served as Director of Worldwide Health. Tom works with providers, payors and life science organizations in planning & implementing innovative analytical solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe. He focuses on strategies for digital transformation applied to performance optimization including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cognitive Services. Tom previously served as Director of Organizational Performance for Microsoft’s health incubator (Health Solutions Group). Prior to Microsoft Tom served as a Senior Director at GE Healthcare with global responsibilities for revenue cycle management analytics and operational performance solutions. Lawry was founder and CEO of Verus, a healthcare software company named as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Washington Companies for three consecutive years and to the Deloitte Fast 500 Technologies list. For twelve years Lawry served in various executive management roles in hospitals and integrated delivery networks. He has published numerous articles on topics relating to use technology to innovate healthcare and recently published a new book is: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: A Leader’s Guide to Winning in the New Age of Intelligent Health Systems.

Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rimidi, Inc

Dr Lucienne (Lucie) Ide, a healthcare innovator and founder of Rimidi, Inc., brings her diverse experiences in medicine, science, venture capital and technology to transform the delivery of healthcare. Dr. Ide founded Rimidi with the purpose of improving the health of people living with chronic diseases and the healthcare system as a whole. Prior to starting Rimidi in 2012, Dr. Ide worked as a physicist at the National Security Agency, Raytheon Systems Corporation and Monarch Capital Partners. She holds joint M.D. and Ph.D. (pharmacology) degrees from Emory University, and completed her medical training at the University Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Ide serves on the Steering Committee for the Connected Health Initiative which advocates for health policy reform and is Co-Chair of the Health Equity and Access Leadership (HEAL) Coalition . Dr. Ide was named one of the Most Influential Women in Health IT by HIMSS in 2020. She also serves as a Trustee of Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Ide lives in Atlanta with her husband and their four sons.

Rajesh Aggarwal, MBBS, MA(Cantab), PhD, FRCS, FACS

Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, Panda Health

Rajesh Aggarwal is a physician executive leader with an exceptional track record of success, in areas of education, innovation, patient safety and service quality, to transform clinical care delivery across complex academic and community health systems. His work focuses upon clinical, scientific and technological expertise with respect to healthcare innovations, encompassing digital applications and health IT platforms, virtual and augmented reality solutions, medical devices and interventional robotics, and advanced analytics. In his roles at Imperial College London, University of Pennsylvania, McGill University and Jefferson Health, Rajesh has experience with leading venture, strategic, research and commercial partnership deals for health systems to garner real impact with external parties. Most recently, Rajesh joined Panda Health in a leadership role. Panda Health is an early-stage company that is building a digital health enablement platform, for health systems to source, connect and manage best in class digital health solutions economically, safely, and at speed.

Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Nursing and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Alvin Jeffery is an Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He recently completed a Medical Informatics Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, TN. He has a background in pediatric critical care nursing and as a staff educator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Jeffery focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of probability-based clinical decision support tools. He leverages machine learning and data science techniques for developing prediction models, and he incorporates qualitative methods for exploring how to implement CDS tools within nurses' cognitive and physical workflows. Dr. Jeffery has been elected to serve a 3-year term (2020-2023) on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

No continuing education credits are offered for this session.

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