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Speakers and Advisors

Keynote Speakers

During the week of December 7-11, our Keynote Speakers will share their thoughts on designing provider incentives in a series of short video interviews.

Nikola Biller-Andorno, MD, PhD

Nikola Biller-Andorn, MD, PhD

Professor Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno directs the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland, which serves as WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, as well as the PhD program DzBiomedical Ethics and Lawdz (medical track). She is a member of the Central Ethics Committee of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, Vice-President of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Zurich, and a member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Most recently, she has been a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow (2012-13), a Safra Network Fellow (2013-14) anda Visiting Professor of Biomedical Ethics (2012-14) at Harvard.
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Jessica Greene, PhD

Jessica Greene, PhD<

Dr. Greene is a Professor in the George Washington University School of Nursing, where she also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Greene is a health services researcher who evaluates health reform-related policies and strategies intended to improve the quality of health care, including financial incentives, public reporting of provider quality, and consumer engagement. Her research has been published widely, including in Health Affairs, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Milbank Quarterly. She holds a PhD from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at GWU, she was a faculty member at the University of Oregon.
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Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

Dr. Jain is Chief Medical Officer at CareMore Health System/Anthem and Consulting Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Previously, he was the Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck and Co., an attending physician at the Boston VA Medical Center, and lecturer in health care policy at Harvard Medical School. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where he helped lead the launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, briefly working as its Acting Deputy Director for Policy and Programs.

Dr. Jain also served as special assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, working closely with Dr. David Blumenthal to implement the HITECH Provisions of the Recovery Act, and execute initiatives on usability, private sector engagement, and disparities in care. He was a founding member and associate director of the Global Health Delivery Project, and has been consulted widely across the health care sector, including for several health information technology companies.
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Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH

Ashish Jha, MD, MPH

Dr. Jha is Director for the Harvard Global Health Institute, K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Internal Medicine physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his General Medicine fellowship from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his M.P.H. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Jha’s major research interests lie in improving the quality and costs of healthcare with a specific focus on the impact of policy efforts. His work has focused on a broad set of issues including transparency and public reporting of provider performance, financial incentives, health information technology, and leadership, and the roles they play in fixing healthcare delivery systems.
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David Judge, MD

David Judge, MD

Dr. Judge joined Iora Health in 2014 as Chief Medical Officer to continue his work in improving and redesigning of primary care. As CMO at Iora Health, Dr. Judge is leading the ongoing development of Iora's innovative team-based approach to care with the primary mission of engaging patients more deeply in a partnership to improve health and wellness. Dr. Judge is also very focused on creating sustainable environments for physicians and all members of care teams with the goal of restoring joy to the practice of medicine.

Prior to his work at Iora Health, he helped found the Ambulatory Practice of the Future at Mass General Hospital. While building a busy practice at MGH, Dr. Judge pursued an interest in improvement and redesign of care delivery in the primary care setting. His initial work as a liaison for clinicians to Partners Healthcare Information Systems focused on assisting with ongoing development of the electronic medical record and patient portal.

In 2005 Dr. Judge began to look more broadly at the growing challenges faced by primary care and he chaired the launch of the Ambulatory Practice of the Future (APF) Committee at MGH. Composed of health care providers, administrators, engineers, technologists and patients, the mission of the APF was to radically redesign the current model of outpatient care to greatly improve the experience for clinicians and patients and to anticipate the future needs of primary care.
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Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell serves as President & CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, a national network of multi-stakeholder Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives with over 35 members across the US. She is a Guiding Committee Member of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Consensus Committee on Core Metrics for Better Care and Lower Costs, and chairs this committee’s Implementation Task Force. Elizabeth serves on the Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and on the Coordinating Committee of NQF’s Measure Application Partnership, and she is Chair of the Health Insurance Exchange Quality Measure Task Force.

Prior to leading NRHI, Elizabeth was the CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition, an employer-led, multi-stakeholder regional collaborative working to improve the value of healthcare services. Elizabeth led the Coalition’s performance measurement and public reporting program, and its strategy for engaging the public in the use of cost and quality information.
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Hans Olav Melberg, PhD

Hans Olav Melberg

Hans Olav Melberg is Associate professor of Health Economics and the leader of the research group on economic evaluation at the University of Oslo. He has a BA from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Economics from University of Oslo. In 2012-13 he was Harkness fellow, funded by the Commonwealth Fund, at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on how to estimate the effect of changes in incentives, for instance how fee-for-service vs. bundled payment affect end of life care intensity, how fees affect bed-blocking, and how physicians and patients react to changes in copayments and DRG adjustments. In addition to estimating the direct effect of these changes in different system, he has also focused on estimating unintended effects for instance on mortality, readmissions and length of stay. He has published in leading journals and is the founding editor of Nordic Journal of Health Economics.
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Martin Roland, BM, BCh, MD

Martin Roland

Professor Martin Roland directs the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR), a joint research centre between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe (the RAND Corporation’s European office, also based in Cambridge). Dr Roland trained in medicine at the University of Oxford, where he also obtained his research doctorate. Following residency training for family medicine, he worked in London and in Cambridge before moving to the Chair in General Practice in the University of Manchester in 1992 where he established and then became Director of the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. In 2009 he moved to the Chair in Health Services Research in the University of Cambridge.

Dr Roland’s main areas of research interest are developing methods of measuring quality of care, and evaluating interventions to improve care in particular the use of pay for performance and measurement of patient experience as quality improvement initiatives. His previous areas of research include back pain, specialist referrals, out of hours care, and nurse practitioners in primary care.
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Dana Gelb Safran, ScD

Dana Gelb Safran, ScD

Dana Gelb Safran is Senior Vice President for Performance Measurement and Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). In this role, she leads the company’s initiatives to measure and improve healthcare quality, safety and outcomes. Dr. Safran was among the lead developers of the BCBSMA Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), a provider contract model launched in 2009 with the twin goals of improving quality and outcomes while significantly slowing spending growth.

Dr. Safran also retains an active academic practice, as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed articles.

She is widely recognized as having contributed to the empirical basis for our nation’s push toward a more patient-centered health care system – and for developing measures of patient care experiences that are now used nationwide, accepted as a national standard for this area of measurement, and used by the Medical Boards as part of their recertification process for physicians.
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Kevin Volpp, MD, PHD

Kevin Volpp, MD, PHD

Dr. Volpp is the founding Director of the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, one of two NIH- funded Centers on Behavioral Economics and Health in the United States. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Vice Chairman for Health Policy of the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, a Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School, and one of two Directors of the University of Pennsylvania CDC Prevention Research Center.

Dr. Volpp’s research on the impact of financial and organizational incentives on health behavior and health outcomes work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Alice S. Hersh Award from AcademyHealth; the British Medical Journal Group Award for translating Research into Practice; the outstanding paper of the year from multiple research societies; a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); the Association for Clinical and Translational Science Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contributions to Clinical and Translational Science; and the Matilda White Riley Award for outstanding contributions to social and behavioral science research from NIH.
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Expert Advisors

Advisors are leading experts in their fields who will be reviewing ideas and sharing their perspective and expertise throughout the event.

  • Matteo Galizzi, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow, London School of Economics
  • Allan H. Goroll, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Bruce Landon, MD, MBA, MSC, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine and Practicing Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Claudia Pagliari, PhD, Academic Director, MSc in Health Informatics and Health Information Governance, Convener of the eHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group, University of Edinburgh
  • Kip Piper, MA, FACHE, President, Health Results Group; CEO, Medonomics
  • Amit Shah, MD, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
  • Maggie Sullivan, MS, RN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Latin America Clinical Adviser, PIH; Board of Directors Co-Chair, Global Nursing Caucus; Global Health Nursing & Midwifery Community Moderator, GHDonline