HSM Speaker Series

HSM Speaker Series

HSM invites industry experts to speak with students on a topic of interest in health care. The HSM Speaker Series fills curricular gaps and serves as a supplement to current course content. HSM Fellows survey HSM students to identify health care content they would like to have more exposure to while at Fuqua. Topics selected by the greatest number of HSM students are then used to determine who is invited to be part of the speaker series.

Past HSM Speaker Series Events

HSM Speaker Series: Lunch & Learn with Professor David Ridley & Scott Heiser of Cityblock Health

Recording Link

Scott Heiser, Product Manager with Cityblock Health joined Professor David Ridley for an informal Q&A. Cityblock was founded in 2017 as the first tech-driven provider for communities with complex needs. They deliver care where it’s needed most, investing upstream in highly personalized, prevention-oriented health and social care to ultimately drive down costs and improve outcomes. Their tech enables scale by bringing together practical information, coordination, and communication for members and care teams.
Scott Heiser is the Head of Product Strategy at Cityblock, where he helps lead our nascent payment innovation work to help the company enter into new population segments with new products.
The HSM Speaker Series is offered through the generous financial support of Kester Freeman, MHA ’68. 

Leveraging Technology to Improve Health

The Fuqua Center for Health Sector Management offered this virtual workshop as part of the HSM Speaker Series, with co-sponsorship from Duke CTSI and DIHI, and with the generous financial support of Kester Freeman, MHA ’68. The expert speakers shared insights on the intersection of health care and technology.

Connected Medical Devices and the IoT: Recording Link
Bimal Shah, Chief Medical Officer at Livongo
Sally Ann Frank, Healthcare Internet of Things Advisor with Microsoft

Real-World Evidence and Commercial Opportunities: Recording Link
Lesley Curtis, Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Carter Prince, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Pricing Lead with Aetion

AI and Personalized Medicine: Recording Link
Jason Burke, Partner at CREO, Inc.
Mark Sendak, Population Health & Data Science Lead at Duke Institute for Health Innovation

Health Tech Entrepreneurship: Recording Link
Panel discussion with 3 Health Tech Start-ups
Moderator: Rob Hallford, Director of New Ventures with Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures
Jake Thomson and Breklyn Smith from Unite Us
Morgan Flannery with Quartet Health
Ian Shadforth with Analytics 4 Life

Start-ups in Health Care

Areas of Interest Covered: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Afreen Allam, President & CEO, SiNON Therapeutics
• Jon Nicolla, President, Prepped Health
• Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke Faculty and Inventor for Pocket Colposcope and Zenalux
• Moderator: Rob Hallford, Director, New Ventures, Duke University Office of Licensing and Ventures

HSM partnered with the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to hold this panel discussion. The expert panelists discussed the challenges they have witnessed working with their start-ups, ways to navigate these issues, rewards and outcomes, next steps for their companies, trends
in the industry, and advice for students seeking to enter the field.

SV Analytics & DUHS

Areas of Interest Covered: Health Care Finance, Health IT
• Ryan Schulteis, MD, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Durham, VA and Founder & CEO SV Analytics
• Carlos Dedesma, PhD, MBA, Director of Corporate Development, SV Analytics
• Michael Bernas, MHA, Team Lead & Program Manager for Duke Clinical Revenue Integration Program
• Garland Goins, Jr, MBA, Director of Revenue & Documentation Integrity, PRMO, DUHS

Experts from SV Analytics and DUHS discussed how they have modernized predictive analytics in the medical billing and health care claims data space. This was a unique opportunity to learn how big data is shaping hospital operations. They shared their work forecasting payer behavior, which allows organizations to proactively anticipate changes in the health care financial landscape.

Microsoft’s Vision for Health Care

Areas of Interest Covered: Big Data & Analytics, Health Tech
HSM welcomed experts from Microsoft who discussed how technology is shaping the health care landscape
• Jeff Jones from Microsoft – Health Care
• Paul Ledbetter from Microsoft – Industry

Topics covered:
• Technology Meets Industry
• Big Data, Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, IoT, and Blockchain
• Trust, Privacy, Security, Compliance
• Health Care Scenarios
• Near, Mid, and Long Term Outlooks