Providing access to health providers online has proven to be popular to payers and consumers alike. As this service has grown it has also changed with large providers entering the market, adding specialty services and potentially incorporating to vital sign devices. CEOs of several leading companies in this space will provide their forecasts and predictions of the major trends and what these services will look like in 3-5 years.
Harvard Medical School
Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Mehrotra’s research focuses on interventions to decrease costs and improve quality of care. Much of his work has focused on innovations in delivery such as retail clinics and e-visits and their impact on quality, costs, and access to health care. He is also interested in the role of consumerism and whether price transparency and public reporting of quality can impact patient decision making. Related work has focused on quality measurement, including how natural language processing can be used to analyze the data in electronic health records to measure the quality of care.
Dr. Mehrotra received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Boston. His clinical work has been both as a primary care physician and as an adult and pediatric hospitalist. He also has received formal research training with a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2008, he received the Milton W. Hamolsky Award for Outstanding Scientific Presentation by a Junior Faculty Member by the Society of General Internal Medicine. In 2013, he received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth for health services researchers early in their careers who show exceptional promise.
Roy is co-founder and CEO at American Well where he introduced the patented service brokerage technology that today powers the nation’s largest Telehealth network. Prior to American Well, Roy was president and founder of CareKey and continued to serve as Chief Internet solutions officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Roy was appointed to the US Federation of Medical Board’s task force delivering landmark guidelines for the “Appropriate use of Telehealth in Medical Practice”. Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of Telemedicine. He is an avid author and speaker in the areas of healthcare technology and national Health IT policy. Roy serves on the board of the ATA, holds an MD from Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard.
Mr. Scott D. Decker serves as the CEO of MDLIVE, where he leads MDLIVE’s mission to develop the solutions to help consumers, employers, health plans and health systems to improve health and wellness outcomes performance while reducing costs. Prior to MDLIVE, Mr. Decker’s successful roles include President of HealthSparq, President of NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc, founder and CEO & President of Healthvision. VP of Development at VHA Inc.’s Health Information Technologies business unit, and CEO of U.S. Carelink.
He is honored twice as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Decker summa cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Chief Executive Officer
Doctor On Demand
Hill Ferguson is Chief Executive Officer at Doctor On Demand. With nearly two decades of experience in mobile technology, Hill has led companies at all stages of growth, from being a founder to being a senior executive at PayPal, a high-growth public company. He holds deep commitment to putting customers first by delivering the best possible products, a value that resonates with Doctor On Demand’s commitment to its industry-leading clinical quality and best-in-class customer experience.
Before joining Doctor On Demand, Ferguson helped transform PayPal into a more customer-focused technology company, leading the global mobile team and eventually serving as the company’s Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining PayPal in 2011, Hill was Vice President of Product and Marketing at Zong – which pioneered new technologies that enabled consumers to make payments quickly and easily using a mobile phone number. Zong built a vast network of over 250 mobile operators in over 50 countries, while building a merchant network of leading digital goods and online gaming developers such as Sony, Sulake, Bigpoint and Facebook.
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Vanderbilt University and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.