Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care

Post-Keynote Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 21
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Mediterranean 4-8

William Mencia

Vice President, Education & Medical Affairs
Med-IQ
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Mencia has spent 18 years in continuing education. He has served the community in many capacities and is currently the Chair of the Alliance for CEhp Foundation's Research Committee, is a member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee, and will be Chair of the annual conference in 2018. Dr. Mencia is published in both educational and clinical journals for the work his colleagues and he have done toward advancing educational design in quality improvement.

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Daniel Z. Sands

Speaker, Consultant, Thought Leader
Harvard Medical School
Newton, Massachusetts

Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. For over twenty years he has worked at the intersection of health care, technology, and business. His career began at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he trained in clinical informatics and went on to develop and implement numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement. He then became chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, and helped them become a leader in secure e-mail and e-prescribing. He then served as chief medical informatics officer at Cisco providing both internal and external health IT leadership and helping key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT. Dr. Sands is currently a popular speaker and consultant working with a portfolio of innovative companies, who blogs at DrDannySands.com and is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands.



Dr. Sands has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Sands currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT (much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess).



Sands is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In 2009 he was recognized by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.

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"e-Patient Dave" deBronkart

Co-founder and Chair Emeritus
Society for Participatory Medicine
Nashua, New Hampshire

Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook and one of the world’s leading advocates for patient engagement. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker. An accomplished speaker in his professional life before cancer, he is today the best-known spokesman for the patient engagement movement, attending over 500 conferences and policy meetings in seventeen countries, including testifying in Washington for patient access to the medical record under Meaningful Use.



A co-founder and chair emeritus of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, iHealthBeat, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and he’s appeared on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice.



Dave’s TED Talk Let Patients Help went viral, and for years was in the top half of the most viewed TED Talks of all time with over a half million views; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages, indicating the global appeal of his message. In 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that it’s capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division, and he was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine.

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Sara Miller

Director, QI Institute, CE Content and Strategy
Med-IQ, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland

Sara Miller, MS, is the Director of the QI Institute and CE Content and Strategy at Med-IQ. Her work has resulted in more than 14 published manuscripts and presentations. She has been the co-recipient of several ACHep awards including the Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CE. Ms. Miller has received a Rising Star Award as well as a President’s Award.

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Sarah Krug

Founder, Health Collaboratory
CEO, CANCER101
New York, New York

Sarah Krüg is the founder of The Health Collaboratory, a global innovations hub that paves the path for participatory co-design and collaboration in healthcare, and is focused on amplifying the voice of the patient and caregiver in the design, development and continuous improvement of innovations created to serve them. Sarah is also the CEO of CANCER101, a patient advocacy organization whose mission is to help patients and caregivers navigate the cancer journey and partner with their healthcare team to make informed decisions. She is the Executive Director and Past President of the Society for Participatory Medicine, a patient: clinician member driven organization whose mission is to enable collaborative partnerships between patients and healthcare professionals. Sarah serves on the board of the National Organization of Rare Diseases and is Research Chair of the Cancer Education Network. She previously held the position of Global Education Director in the Medical Education Group at Pfizer. She also established the Global Investigator Initiated Research Program at Pfizer. Prior to joining Pfizer, Sarah spearheaded the development of the Pediatric Disease Management clinical pathways and conducted clinical research at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

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Greselda Butler

Senior Manager, Grants and Contributions
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland

Greselda Butler is a 20-year veteran of healthcare education and medical communications, having held a variety of roles in grant writing, educational design, curriculum development, program management, implementation, and business development in for profit and nonprofit settings. Greselda joined the Otsuka US Medical Affairs grants office in 2012 and has responsibilities for all disease states as well as healthcare-related charitable contributions and corporate philanthropy. She is a distinguished member of, mentor, and volunteer for the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and co-author of The Insider’s Guide to Medical Education Grants: Strategies for Effective Lifecycle Management, a curated resource for health education professionals. “Even as healthcare is constantly evolving there are a myriad of opportunities to elevate the practice of contemporary medicine. In my professional role and as a healthcare consumer, I’m inspired to use my access to advocate on behalf of the profession and the patient.”

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Uma Srivastava

Manager of Strategic Partnerships
Pack Health
Birmingham, Alabama

Uma Srivastava holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from The University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish from UAB. She worked at the National Institutes of Health before joining Pack Health. At Pack Health, she oversees project management, creates patient facing content, manages social media, manages security and compliance, and maintains strategic partnerships. She was recently awarded “Rising Star in Healthcare” by the Birmingham Business Journal. Her community involvement includes: UAB School of Health Professions Junior Advisory Board President 2017-2018, Member of: Railroad Park Foundation Junior Board, Science and Technology Alumni Executive Council, KultureCity National Board, and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

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Susan R. Grady

Patient Engagement Strategist
Medscape Education
Medford, New Jersey

Susan Grady currently serves as Director, Educational Strategy & Patient Engagement at Medscape Education. She has over 35 years of experience as an advanced practice registered nurse, healthcare administrator, professional and patient/family education strategist and educator. Susan has over 10 years of experience in grant-funded and marketing medical communication and education and over 15 years of experience as a Hospital and Nursing Administrator.

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