Steven E. Locke, MD
(Course Director) is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an affiliate faculty member in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Locke teaches graduate students from MIT and Harvard how to design innovative solutions to public health problems using information technology. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following a residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, he completed post-graduate fellowships in consultation-liaison psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences research at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a research psychiatrist at the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation and in the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a consulting psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Locke is past-President of the American Psychosomatic Society and has chaired meeting programs in behavioral medicine, telehealth, and disease management. He is the founder and president of Veritas Health Solutions LLC, a Boston-based behavioral telehealth consulting firm specializing in technology-supported behavioral medicine and disease management. Dr. Locke also has a practice of primary care psychiatry in Wayland, Massachusetts.
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(Associate Course Director), president of CONTeXO Group, www.contexogroup.com, offers in-depth experience in creating and leading execution of marketing programs for technology-inspired companies ranging from early stage to the IPO phase. Within the healthcare technology, Mirena has served as strategic counselor to Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, Palomar Medical, and Partners Center for Connected Health, etc.
Prior to CONTeXO, Mirena held a senior vice president position at Weber Shandwick, a leading global marketing agency, where she was chosen to lead the start-ups initiative and e-health segment. Passionate about innovation in entrepreneurship circles, Mirena has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Capital Network, www.thecapitalnetwork.org, a community for entrepreneurs and investors focused on guiding entrepreneurs to the funding stage, and is a member of the steering committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Healthcare and Life Sciences SIG.
Mirena holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Zagreb/School, Croatia, and has completed strategic business leadership program at Columbia University.
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Bryan Bergeron, MD
is president of Archetype Technologies, Inc. (www.ArchetypeTech.com), and specializes in the development of new technologies for high-tech startups. He has been involved in a variety of technology ventures, ranging from voice recognition-based medical record systems, clinical data warehouses, and patient simulators/simulations, to designing and developing AI systems for the military. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a graduate of the medical informatics postdoctoral fellowship program at Harvard/Brigham & Women's.
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Shinya Oku, MD, PhD
Born in Osaka in 1962 and graduated from the School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 1988. Residency at the Department of Radiology, the University of Tokoyo and received the degree in "Quantitative Analysis of colorectal cancer with FDG-PET" in 2003. Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo from 2004 and Professor at the University of Aizu since 2009.
Current position is the Chief Professor of the Advanced Research Cluster Center for Medicine in the Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology. Research interest include: Medical Imaging, Healthcare Informatics, Standardization of Healthcare Informatics, Community Medicine Alliance, Medicine-Engineering Collaboration, University-Industry Collaboration, Business Modeling in the Field of Medical Healthcare Services
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Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH
, is director of IBSG Healthcare and Cisco's director of medical informatics. He brings solid industry knowledge and broad experience to these roles, where he provides both internal and external health IT leadership and helps partners with business and clinical transformation using IT.
Prior to joining Cisco, Sands was vice president and chief medical officer of Zix Corporation, where he helped the company become a leader in e-prescribing. Before that, he was clinical systems integration architect at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he developed and implemented numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement.
Sands earned his baccalaureate at Brown University, medical degree at Ohio State University, and a master's degree at Harvard School of Public Health. He did residency training at Boston City Hospital and an informatics fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health information technology.
Sands is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, sits on the board of the American Medical Informatics Association, and has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics.
Daniel Z. Sands MD, MPH
Director of Healthcare, Internet Business Solutions Group
Director of Medical Informatics, Cisco
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is currently a Director in a US Government grant funded start-up. He leads initiatives for IT enablement and commercialization of healthcare research in disease management, lifestyle & wellness and caregiver social networking areas. He is collaborating with a team from the Harvard Medical School to understand social network characterizes of specific disease groups and age profiles in order to design programs for targeted intervention using Web 2.0 technologies. Previously in India, he founded a start-up in the railway signaling area that sub-contracted design work from Asia and the Middle East.
He is a Sloan Fellow, Class of 2007 from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has researched and published on using Social Network Analysis techniques and IT Governance mechanisms to optimize delivery of clinical care.
Most recently he was with a consulting group within Partners Healthcare Systems that evaluated value of investments in healthcare IT for the Veterans Health Administration. Mr. Samarth has also worked with Siemens Health Services where he was business manager and instrumental in forging public-private partnerships with governments of developing countries. His earlier work background has also been in logistics operations, ERP implementation and business development.
Mr. Samarth holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. He remains keenly involved with organizing seminars/events for networking opportunities in the Boston area.
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