July 21 | Speakers

The utilization of telehealth is allowing providers to see more patients in the comfort of their own homes. But there are certain functional measurements a video platform alone cannot accommodate. To produce true meaningful data for the diagnosis and management of both short-term and chronic diseases, clinicians can deploy a suite of remote monitoring technologies. Hear from some companies bringing necessary context and color to virtual visits through safe, compliant, connected devices.

Moderator: Adam Myers, MD, Chief, Population Health/Director, Cleveland Clinic Community Care, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Myers started at the Cleveland Clinic in June of 2018. His role is new to the clinic and encompasses leadership of the ambulatory practices, community internal medicine, geriatrics, community pediatrics, family medicine, hospital medicine, express care, post-acute medicine, ambulatory pharmacy, medical care@home, distance health, the ACO structure, the 6000 member clinically integrated network, wellness, integrative medicine, executive health, three residency programs, ambulatory behavioral medicine, the employee health plan, as well as the center for value based research.

Prior to joining the clinic, Dr. Myers served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Texas Health Physicians Group, a 1000-member multispecialty group affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Myers also served as chair of clinical integration for a 3000 member joint venture CIN with UTSW called Southwestern Health Resources.

A New York City native, Myers is board-certified in family medicine and was in private practice in Oklahoma for more than 10 years. He also served on faculty in the University of Oklahoma Obstetrics and Gynecology department for 7 years teaching obstetrics before moving to Dallas in 2010 to serve as chief medical officer and senior vice president for Methodist Health System. He currently serves as Chair of the American Hospital Association board level Committee for Clinical Leadership.
Myers is an accomplished clinician, business leader, author and humanitarian. He has earned numerous professional credentials including the status of Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, The American Institute of Healthcare Quality and the American Association of Family Physicians. He holds additional board certification in healthcare quality management and patient safety, and he’s a certified professional in healthcare risk management.

Myers received his undergraduate degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, where he graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed his residency with In His Image Family Practice Residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., and has completed fellowship work at the University of Oklahoma Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. He also completed a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University.

Dedi Gilad, CEO & Co-Founder, Tyto Care
Dedi Gilad is CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care. He founded the telehealth company with Ofer Tzadik in 2012, creating the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device, telehealth and AI platform for on-demand, remote medical exams and visits. Under Dedi’s leadership, the company received FDA & CE clearances and has seen extensive growth over the last few years resulting in over 100 partnerships with major health systems, health plans and strategic partners in the U.S., Europe, Israel and Asia. Before founding Tyto Care, Dedi was the General Manager at MDG Medical, VP R&D at WorkplaceIQ (acquired by Accruent), and VP R&D at Aman Group, where he also led an R&D group for Microsoft. Dedi earned an MBA in Technology Management and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Tel-Aviv University.

Sami Inkinen, CEO & Co-Founder, Virta Health
Sami Inkinen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health, which provides the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery.

A data-driven technology entrepreneur, Sami's personal connection to diabetes and passion to advance health on a global scale was the motivation behind Virta Health and its innovative approach to diabetes care.

Previously, Inkinen was the co-founder of the leading online real estate marketplace Trulia, serving as its COO and president and board member until its IPO and eventual sale to Zillow Group. He also worked on Microsoft's strategy team for MS Office, and as a consultant for McKinsey & Company within the software, telecommunications, and government sectors.

As a venture partner at Obvious Ventures, Inkinen also invests in and advises healthcare IT companies.

To raise awareness about the dangers of sugar and its connection to diabetes, Sami started Fat Chance Row. During the summer of 2014, Sami and his wife rowed from California to Hawaii—2,750 miles, completely unsupported. He is also a triathlon age group world champion and 8 hour 24 minute Ironman with seven Hawaii Ironman finishes.

A physicist by training, Sami started his career as a radiochemist at a nuclear power plant and holds a Master of Science in engineering physics from the Helsinki University of Technology. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He thinks his greatest luxury today is a small vegetable garden at his San Francisco Bay area home, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Inder Singh, CEO & Founder, Kinsa
Inder Singh is the founder and CEO of Kinsa, a public health company using digital technology to curb the spread of infectious illness. Aggregating population health insights from its network of smart thermometers, Kinsa has created an early warning system shown to predict the flu 12-20 weeks in advance, and shown to be an early indicator of COVID-19 outbreaks, predicting hotspots nearly 3 weeks before hospitalizations and deaths. Insights from Kinsa’s early warning system have been used by nearly every major news outlet, including the New York Times, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and CNN, among others. 

Prior to founding Kinsa, Inder served as the Executive Vice President of the Clinton Health Access Initiative. In this capacity, he worked with or advised the US’ President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and PEPFAR programs, the UK's DFID, the Gates Foundation, and WHO's UNITAID program. He brokered a series of agreements between 70 developing countries and 20 pharmaceutical companies that lowered the price of medicines for AIDS, malaria and TB, enabling millions of children to access treatment and resulted in more than $1 billion in cost savings. Inder started his career as a software engineer and consultant. Inder holds 3 graduate degrees from Harvard and MIT and is a proud University of Michigan alum.

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