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Medical Informatics Innovation seminar 2014

Monday June 16, 2014
Organized by IBM Research – Haifa

Join us for a one-day leadership seminar on Innovations in Medical Informatics, to be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at the IBM Research lab, on the University of Haifa campus in Haifa, Israel. Lunch and light refreshments will be served. Participation is free but registration is required.

This full-day seminar provides a forum for care providers, researchers and business developers from academia, public health sector and industry to share their work, exchange ideas, and discuss innovative works-in-progress.

Medical informatics brings together health informatics, health I/T, and healthcare systems into applications for payers, providers, governments and pharmaceutical organizations. The seminar talks address current research directions and innovative approaches to medical informatics. This year, we will have a special focus on the role of big data analytics in transforming the vast amounts of healthcare data into the next generation of smart solutions and services that aim to improve human outcomes.

Participation is free but registration is required. Parking is available in the IBM parking lot following registration. Please confirm your participation by June 8, via the seminar registration page.

This seminar is co-located with the Clinical Genomic Analysis workshop to be held on June 15.


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Opening and Welcome,
Director, Health Informatics, IBM Research


Keynote: Watson Cognitive Computing for Healthcare,
Rob Merkel, VP, IBM Watson Group Healthcare Solutions


Role of Big Data and Advanced Analytics in Reducing Risk-Reward Ratio for Investments in Medicines from Healthcare Payer's Point of View - Pharmaceutical Company Perspective,
Adam Plich, Head of Market Access Europe, Teva Pharmaceuticals


Personalized Prescription of Drugs Using Predictive Modeling: From Model to Point of Care,
Carlo Barbieri, Director, Healthcare and Business Advanced Modeling, Fresenius Medical Care EMEALA




Keynote: The American Way to a Learning Healthcare System,
Isaac Kohane, Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School


The Healthcare Organization as a Catalyzer for Innovation,
Haim Bitterman, Chief Medical Officer, Clalit Health Services


Innovation "Friendly" Change in a Medical Center,
Shlomo Noy, VP Research and Development, Sheba Medical Center




Panel: Healthcare Innovation Around the Globe. Is the Sky the Limit?,
Shlomo Noy (Sheba), Ben Reis (Harvard Medical School), Adam Plich (Teva)


Prescriber Behavior and Physician Choice of Medication: What Do We Know about the Underlying Processes?,
Talya Miron-Shatz, Co-founder and CEO, CureMyWay


Algorithm-based Case Finding of High Risk Individuals in Hospitals and Primary Healthcare,
Pini Akiva, Medial Research


Closing Remarks


Demo Session

Workshop Organizers