4 Must-See AHIP Sessions


AHIP’s Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum is just around the corner. It’s where leaders in healthcare innovation gather to share next-generation tools and strategies to unlock the potential of the latest and greatest technology. With many sessions available, it can be hard to know what’s a must-see. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 4 sessions you shouldn’t miss at AHIP.

December 11

3:45 – 4:30, Room 106: Does Healthcare Need a Digital Code of Ethics?

Digital health isn’t just modernizing healthcare, it’s completely changing the way the industry operates. This presents completely uncharted territory which has naturally lead to many questions, including, “do we need a code of ethics for the digital space?” There is a need to monetize and transfer consumer data, but this should not come at the cost of a member’s trust or experience.

This session will feature three speakers: Bill Evans, Kelsey P. Mellard, and Lara Cartwright-Smith, JD, MPH. Each is a leader in their respective field. Bill Evans is the CEO and Managing Director at Rock Health. Lara Cartwright-Smith, JD, MPH is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Department of Health Policy and Management at The George Washington University. Kelsey P. Mellard is is the CEO and Co-founder of Sitka. Each speaker brings their own unique perspective and experiences to this session — making this a standout presentation for day 1.

4:40 – 5:25, Room 2016, Advancing Consumer-Directed Health Data Exchange and Blue Button 2.0 through Private/Public Sector Collaboration

Consumers expect to have full access to their data. For this to happen, policymakers are rallying together to develop the gold standard for data exchange requirements to drive the industry towards interoperability.

In this session, find hour how “payers, providers and consumers are working together to advance consumer-directed health data exchange, the technology behind it, and how you can get involved in helping release more payer data to consumers via APIs.”

This session will incorporate the expertise of three speakers. Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, but his credentials don’t end there. Chopra served as the Chief Technology Officer under President Obama and wrote “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.”

Ryan Howells is a Principal at Leavitt Partners. His expertise in healthcare reform is a reflection of his experience working in both the private and public sector.

Derek Weiss serves as the deputy chief information officer, and the vice president of strategy and partnerships, at Cambia Health Solutions. He has a deep understanding of the intersection of technology and analytics to drive business solutions.

December 12

2:25 – 3:10 PM, Room 105: Where Is Digital Health Headed in 2021?

Investment in digital health totals in the billions, but the ROI for many investors has yet to be seen. That’s why it’s important to try and grasp the future of digital health. This session will explore “how investor sentiment has evolved in the last five years, and how your organization can evolve its digital health strategy over the next 3-5 years.”

Kevin McDevitt and Cody Nystrom will join together to deliver their vision of digital health in 2021. Kevin McDevitt is a Manager of Market Insight at Spring Street Exchange. One of his most notable achievements was leading the user experience (UX) group at the Massachusetts Health Connector.

Cody Nystrom is a seasoned health care investment expert. Cody leads SJF’s health and wellness investment practice, a venture capital fund with over $250 million AUM. She also serves on the boards of mPulse Mobile, Solera Health, Fit4D, Validic, TemperPack, Versify and Vital Farms. This session is built fascinate anyone who attends.

December 13

9:55 – 10:40 AM, Room 105: Bringing the Engagement Hub Model to Health Care

We’ve seen the engagement hub model applied to retail, banking, and more. Now, innovators are looking to bring that model to healthcare. “Gartner’s 2018 Hype Cycle for Consumer Engagement with Healthcare & Wellness puts Healthcare Consumer Engagement Hubs (HCCEH) at the peak of inflated expectations.” With these expectations, people in the industry want to know that HCCEC can be successful.

This session will take on the tough questions: how will HCCEC solve problems the former couldn’t? What can we look to for proof?

This session has two speakers, including our own Ryan Rossier. With over 15 years of experience leveraging technology to solve pressing business problems, he’s an expert on building innovative teams ready to take on complex challenges.

Theresa Mulvihill is the Chief Innovation Officer at Concern. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Using her know-how, she has been able to spur lifestyle behavior changes in companies and advocate for care management solutions that encourage patients to be proactive in their health.

Find out what it takes to effectively implement the Engagement Hub Model.

Want to know more? Access this latest white paper, “Reducing Costs and Improving Lives.”


These sessions have a common goal: to bring the next generation of healthcare to life. AHIP is an event that allows them to foster this goal. However, achieving this goal is challenging.

Here at Medullan, we understand that — so we strive to simplify the process through our customized digital solutions for payers, providers, biotech and pharmaceuticals.

To learn more about Medullan, schedule an introduction at AHIP with one of our Partners in Healthcare Strategy, Stacy Bain, here.


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