In the Driver's Seat

In the Driver's Seat: Designing the Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine Leadership from A to Z – And Spots In-Between

Monday, April 30
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Experience Zone, Booth 1034

Telemedicine continues to be a tantalizing – but frequently elusive – means to revamp healthcare delivery. This panel will discuss the status of telemedicine, key impediments to broadscale acceptance, and a vision of its future, with an accent on clinical rather than direct-to-consumer opportunities.

Sherri Dodd

GM and Vice President

Sheri Dodd has over 23 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout her career, she has focused on value-based programs including clinical outcomes and economic impact.

Sheri has served as Vice President and General Manager for MCMS since June 2015. Sheri joined Medtronic in March 2010 as Vice President for Reimbursement, Economics and Health Policy for the Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF) business. Her responsibilities expanded to lead the CRHF Global Clinical Research function. In July 2014, she was promoted to Vice President, Global Health Economics and Market Access for Cardiac and Vascular Group (CVG).

Prior to joining Medtronic, Sheri spent 13 years at Johnson & Johnson in a variety of regional and global positions in both the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sector. Prior to joining Industry, Sheri spent 5 years at the World Health Organization.

Sheri earned a joint Master’s of Science degree from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has completed several certificate programs from the University of York and Harvard School of Public Health.


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Michael Patsalos-Fox

Chairman, President & CEO

Michael Patsalos-Fox is Chairman, President & CEO of Vidyo. Michael is formerly CEO of Stroz Friedberg, a trusted cybersecurity and specialized risk management firm, acquired by Aon Risk Solutions in 2016. Prior to Stroz Friedberg, Michael enjoyed a long career at McKinsey & Company where he served as chairman of McKinsey Americas. Michael also served as senior partner on McKinsey’s operating committee for nine years and held a seat on the board for 12 years. In addition to his role as Chairman, President & CEO, Michael currently serves on the boards of several other companies including Cognizant, Quid, and CloudPay. Michael began his career with Fujitsu Australia Limited and holds a B.Sc. in computer science and pure mathematics from Sydney University in Australia. He received his MBA with distinction from International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Jon Pearce


Jon Pearce is a healthcare entrepreneur, focused on leveraging the power of technology to improve the way health care systems engage and treat their patients. Jon developed his bold vision for the industry based on experience with med-tech startup Provation Medical, a point of care procedure documentation and coding solution, and as a venture analyst. In 2008, he used that experience to found Zipnosis, a virtual care company that enables healthcare organizations to enhance patient access without sacrificing quality. As a thought leader in his industry, Jon has spoken at industry events including The ATA Industry Leaders Forum, Healthcare.MN’s Annual Kickoff Event and The Connected Health Summit, among others. A big-picture visionary with an eye on the details, he spends his downtime competing in triathlons, collecting interesting t-shirts and spending time with his young son.


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Lou Silverman

Chairman & CEO
Advanced ICU Care

Lou Silverman has a 20-year track record of success as CEO in HCIT and health care services companies. His experience in building nimble growth companies that enable high quality care and serve as catalysts for evolutionary industry change underscores his vision for Advanced ICU Care, where he has led growth of almost 100% in just over 3 years.

Prior to Advanced ICU Care, Silverman’s track record reflects ongoing innovation and execution in multiple new market pioneers. During his 7 year tenure, CorVel Corp. ( NASDAQ: CRVL), a managed care services company, achieved 28 consecutive quarters of growth and the company was recognized as one of Forbes best small public companies for 6 consecutive years. During 8 years as CEO of Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII), a leader in the ambulatory EHR market, the company achieved 30X growth in market capitalization - from $40 million to $1.2 billion, and made the Forbes list of best small public companies each year. Silverman was CEO of Marina Medical, a specialty Revenue Cycle Management company, where he increased hospitals under management by 50% during his 3-year tenure.

Silverman also serves (and has served) as a board member for a variety of health care-related companies, both public and private. He is Chairman of STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ: STAA) and is also a board member at a private health care informatics company. Silverman served on the board of Questcor (NASDAQ: QCOR), where during his tenure, the company grew its market capitalization 22X from $250 million to $5.6 billion at exit, and also served as a board member for two P/E backed home care companies.

Silverman earned his BA in American Studies (cum laude) from Amherst College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.


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Frances Dare

Managing Director

Frances Dare is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Health Strategy practice. She also established and leads Accenture’s consulting practice dedicated to Virtual Health. With her clients and teams she works to transform healthcare organizations as well as health and care services. Above all, she strives to integrate healthcare, connect the care continuum, and transform the experiences of both patients and health professionals. Much of her current work focuses on how virtual health approaches through telemedicine, telehealth and digital health impact the business, practice and economics of healthcare. She brings more than 25 years’ experience to her work with private and public sector healthcare organizations. Frances began her healthcare career working in not-for-profit hospitals with wide-ranging responsibilities for both clinical and support service operations. Since those early years, Frances has been passionate about bringing care to patients and families where they are, actively engaging healthcare consumers, creating new care models, and helping clinicians work more efficiently and effectively. Along the way she has had the opportunity to work with gifted technologists and apply technologies that help make the vision a reality. As a consultant, Frances has worked with hospitals and health systems, public health programs, advocacy organizations and government health ministries globally. Frances holds a bachelor's degree from Stephens College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.


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