Announcing the 2019 Digital Health Summit:
Accelerating the Future of Health
The 2019 DHIT Summit – Digital Health 360 – Accelerating the Future of Health – will convene internationally recognized thought leaders and key stakeholders from around the world to dig deep into how Digital Health can pervasively be used to transform health.
Wed Nov 13th
Bay 7 @ ATC Durham
Arrival, breakfast + registration; explore the Digital Health Technology Zone featuring the latest innovations from the US and Canada
Panel Discussion #1 :: Education
“Exploring the Mindset Required to Enable Digital Transformation”
Panel Discussion #2 :: Research
“Accelerating Drug Development + Care Delivery through Real-World Evidence”
Community Pitch :: Opioid Impact Program
“The Real-world Evidence Behind the Opioid Crisis in NC”
Lunch + Networking
1:30 Learn Workshops :: Ecosystem Mapping
“Building Relationships that Move Innovation to Impact”
Panel Discussion #3: Quality Improvement
“Deploying Next Generation Operating Models for Transformation”
Panel Discussion #4: Commercialization
“What Are the Pitfalls of Commercializing Your Digital Health Product?”
Wrap-up – How to Get Involved
Happy Hour with Speed Networking
Who Should Attend
Are you looking to unlock digital health’s potential and drive measurable impact on health outcomes for our community? We welcome all those with an interest or stake in our digital health future, from providers, researchers, and policymakers, to entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors.
Yonnie has more than 30 years of experience in economic development, project management, medical research collaboration, higher education and biotechnology. He began his career as a chemist for LabCorp in Burlington, focused on toxicology. His most recent experiences include Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in the Research Triangle Park.
Mr. Butler has managed CRO and/or consulting projects for more than 200 companies, including the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in the world. He has coached, mentored, advised or invested in more than 100 entrepreneurial early-stage life science companies.
Corey Mercy is a Health IT executive with over 28 years of experience in Information Technology. He has spent much of that time working in the Health IT field focusing on the effective use and advancement of technology across both the public and private sectors of healthcare.
As the recently appointed Deputy CTO with the North Carolina DHHS, his responsibilities include:
- aligning Health IT initiatives across divisions
- providing subject matter expertise in the area of digital health
- leading IT operations and strategy for the state-operated healthcare facilities
- partnering with the DIT operated HIE
- establishing enterprise and data architecture strategies
- building partnerships with public and private entities across the state
Michael Ruhlen, MD, MHCM, FAAPDirector of Charlotte AHEC and VP of Medical Education at Atrium Health
Michael Ruhlen, MD, MHCM, FAAP
Dr. Michael Ruhlen serves as the vice president of the division of medical education at Atrium Health and as director of Charlotte Area Health Education Center. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In his previous roles at ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio, he served as vice president of medical affairs at Toledo Children’s Hospital and corporate vice president of medical informatics and was appointed president in 2008, just prior to relocating to Atrium Health (then Carolinas Health System). Ruhlen has exercised national leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant, and the Accreditation Review Committee of the ACCME.
Join Our Digital Health Ecosystem
The Summit will bring together a diverse mix of stakeholders from across the digital health ecosystem, from academia, researchers, payors and providers, to entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors. The emphasis will be on demand-side participants, those actively looking for new knowledge, relationships and innovations.
“Just wanted to say congrats on an excellent event yesterday. You guys knocked it out of the park! I was so impressed by the quality and professionalism of the entire event.”
“Congratulations on the Summit! Wonderful job. There was a lot of great feedback from participants. I appreciated having the opportunity to meet some great thought leaders. Kudos to you again!”
“Wanted to drop a quick line and thank you and your team for putting on an absolutely fantastic 1st DHIT Summit! Based on the conversations I had yesterday, I am certainly not the only one that was truly impressed by the event and already look forward to the next DHIT Summit.”
“Just wanted to send a quick note about how much I enjoyed the DHIT Summit. It was great seeing all of the energy and enthusiasm to drive change! I made a handful of new connections myself already, and am looking forward to seeing more opportunities to help drive impact.”
“I was really impressed by the inclusion and diversity of the panel participants in every dimension: ecosystem background (payor/provider/innovator), focus area (design/care/community), and personal perspective (gender/POC, etc). It was clear that the inclusion was an intentional effort. It was noticed. It is very appreciated. Representation matters and you did a great job. Thank you.”
“The Summit exceeded my expectations. It was well organized, very thoughtful, insightful and I think it left a lasting impact on all the attendees. It is not lost on any of us how much work needed to be done to pull this off in such a short time frame. From the outside it looked like it was flawlessly executed.”
“The Summit was great. Great structure, cool venue, excellent panelists, engaging design workshop. Y’all killed it!”
DHIT Audience Profile