Healthcare IoT Center of Excellence

Healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (HIoTCoE)

The HIoTCoE aims to collectively provide health care IoT strategy development and implement best practices across health care providers.

Our Mission and Purpose

Improve health and wellness through the adoption and application of IoT in Healthcare and Life Science environments.

What we do

Work with industry leaders to aid health care organizations in improving their IoT strategies to serve their staff and patients better, providing industry learning and best practice sharing for Healthcare IoT application of use and with an emphasis towards the removal of technical, operational and financial barriers.

How We Succeed

By establishing ourselves as a global Healthcare industry source of truth and trusted advisor:

  1. Learning portal and knowledge platform
  2. Center of Excellence content approach
  3. Live conferences and on-demand dissemination

Healthcare IoT CoE Leadership Profiles

healthcare IoT CoE Chris SullivanChris Sullivan is the Global Healthcare Practice Lead for Zebra Technologies and is responsible for the strategy and marketing functions for the Healthcare vertical business. Chris began his career with Cardinal Health in 1993 and spent 16 years in sales, marketing, operations, and strategy leadership positions with Cardinal Health. In 2008, Chris joined W.W. Grainger to lead the strategy formation and creation of its Healthcare business. While at W.W. Grainger, he created an industry first business model – designed around the Environment of Care regulatory standards – and distinguished by its innovation, marketplace differentiation, and commercial success.

healthcare IoT CoE John GreshamJohn Gresham, vice president of DeviceWorks and Interoperability, at Cerner is focused on integrated solutions and technologies business units. This responsibility includes business, financial and product strategies world-wide for Cerner’s technology resale business, integrated solutions portfolio and managed services business development. The DeviceWorks integrated solution portfolio includes Cerner’s CareAware® device connectivity and workflow solutions, communications, network and security, telehealth, clinical imaging, workforce and capacity management, and mobility solutions. He makes an impact on clients by improving the safety and efficiency of existing clinical workflows as well as transforming current care delivery models through emerging technologies and innovation.

Ted DellaVecchia, CEO, SymbotixTed DellaVecchia is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Symbotix, a management consulting group that inspires and leads IT-enabled business reinventions at large academic medical centers, national payers, health systems/alliances, and other influential organizations in the healthcare industry. Prior to Symbotix, Ted was Chief Healthcare Strategist at Red Hat where he laid the foundational building blocks of the open source, “LinuxForHealth” synergy initiative in conjunction with IBM Corporation. Earlier in his career, Ted led digitally-enabled industry pivots while establishing breakaway operating models at several Fortune 100 enterprises across multiple industries. Examples include: CIO at IBM Corporation, SVP/CIO of Starbucks Coffee Company, and SVP/ CIO and general manager of three Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance companies (WellPoint, CareFirst, and Capital BlueCross). Ted is the founding chairman of the Healthcare Industry Transformation Project (HITP). Established in 2010, the HITP is a digital-health innovation ecosystem of early-adopting healthcare organizations collaborating to design and execute digital transformation of the healthcare industry. He has served as sponsor and advisory board member of the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management, has performed as guest lecturer at MIT Sloan’s Industrial Liaison Program, and frequently speaks at industry events on the topic of accelerating/assimilating use of digital health solutions for symbiotic ecosystem interactions. Ted has also served on Boards of Directors for companies transcending successful Initial Public Offerings and those pioneering the use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) methodologies in healthcare.

Richard Montmeny is the Chief Operating Officer and Site Administrator for St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, member of the Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area. Rich came to St John’s from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover New Hampshire. He has over 30 years’ experience in health care across several environments. His career includes private practice physical therapy owner, consulting business entrepreneur, educator and clinician in an academic medical center, and hospital operations in a community hospital. He has also lead payment innovation and care redesign efforts essential to improving population health. He currently serves as chair of the Provider Advisory Council for Gold Coast Medi Cal Health Plan and as an advisory board member Zebra Technologies Healthcare Division. Rich has a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut. He has also completed a post-graduate program in General Management at Harvard Business School. Rich enjoys spending time with his wife of 36 years and two grown children playing golf and snowboarding.

healthcare IoT CoE William D. PaivaWilliam D. Paiva, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI). The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through the implementation of innovative care delivery and IT solutions. Within CHSI, the Institute for Care Delivery focuses on developing new and innovative care delivery, and business models for rural and Native American markets and the Institute for Predictive Medicine is applying advanced analytics to the largest health care database which includes clinical information for over 63 million patients covering 16 years. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Paiva has over 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry

healthcare IoT CoE Vini JollyVini Jolly Executive Director Silicon Valley, Woodside Capital, is a versatile and experienced business executive with over twenty years of both strategic and operating roles across a variety of industries, from networking and digital health to pharmaceuticals and genomics. Vini brings deep experience in product strategy, marketing, sales and business development in small and large companies and across a variety of technologies and sectors. Vini’s career started with product management and marketing positions at large technology companies including 3com, com21, and Accenture. She was also part of the cardiovascular sales and marketing team at Pfizer where she exceeded her goals every quarter. More recently Vini served as product manager at Genecloud, a genomic data security startup; and business development lead at Retrofit, an online health and disease management startup. In both cases, Vini was instrumental in determining the product-market fit, as well as onboarding initial strategic sales and distribution partnerships.

healthcare IoT CoE Dr. Mark WolffDr. Mark Wolff – Big Data and Analytics – Advisory Industry Consultant, SAS,  has over 25 years of experience in the health and life science industries as a scientist and analyst working in the U.S. and Europe. Mark joined SAS in 2005 and is an Advisory Industry Consultant and Chief Health and Life Science Analytics Strategist for the SAS Global IoT Division. Mark’s areas of expertise include the development and application of advanced and predictive analytics in healthcare and life sciences with a particular interest in outcomes and safety. Current work focuses on methods and application of Machine Learning to real-time sensor/IoT data in support of outcomes and safety research, visualization and development of intelligent, decision support systems. Prior to joining SAS Mark held a variety of research and leadership positions in academia, government and industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola College in Maryland, a Master of Science in Entomology and a Doctorate in Toxicology from North Carolina State University.

At Large Board Members

Timothy Washburn RN, BSN, MBAHCM, Electronic CaregiverTimothy Washburn RN, BSN, MBAHCM, AAS in Nursing – Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, BSN – SUNY Utica Rome Institute of Technology, MBAHCM – Western Governors University, Chief Clinical Officer for Electronic Caregiver. RN with over 25 years of experience. Past experience includes various Nursing roles including bedside staff nursing, varying levels of Nursing Leadership and provision of Project Leadership for Health Technology Implementation and integration within a large national healthcare system. The overall aim of Electronic Caregiver is to deliver sustainable, proven, customer driven solutions that can support improved patient outcomes, improved communication between the care team members, improved provider satisfaction and the delivery of high value care at an affordable cost. I chose to move to Electronic Caregiver from the clinical leadership environment due to a deep ceded personal belief that leveraging AI and health technology to effectively support aging in place as well assisting providers at both the point of care and the community health level is critical to effectively managing the ever-growing health care needs faced in the United States and throughout the world.  I believe this cannot be achieved through the application of AI or technology alone, but instead, requires a targeted and intelligently designed system that leverages people, process and technology to support the provision of the right care at the right time and in the right place.

Rod Cruz, General Manager, Healthcare Solutions, at AT&TRod Cruz, currently serves AT&T’s Healthcare customers as the Healthcare Solutions General Manager. His team is responsible for developing corporate strategy, go-to-market, sales execution and offer development for Providers, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device Manufacturers and Payers. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Cruz’s responsibilities were focused on leading the service relationship with AT&T’s largest multi-national customers in the Southwest and all Wholesale customers in the United States. His teams managed the overall customer stewardship, service delivery and service assurance engagements among other service support activities. His organization owned the end-to-end customer service experience and customer satisfaction for AT&T’s most strategic clients. In addition, he spent four years in a sales capacity, leading a team of Healthcare sales professionals focused on delivering Healthcare solutions to help AT&T’s Healthcare customers solve business problems and empowering them to improve outcomes

Eric Abbott, Systems Director, Strategic Partnerships, Innovation, and Patient Experience, Advocate Aurora Health, Establish and advance strong relationships to develop, align and scope strategic digital health transformation initiatives. Conceive and launch enterprise-wide projects to promote the consumer experience, clinical effectiveness, and operational efficiencies. Deliver innovative platforms: In-Patient Digital Engagement, Location Based Services, Digital Access, Facility Automation, Digital Sentinels/Patient Safety, Remote Patient Monitoring, Digital Concierge Services, Unified Communications, APPs, and Advanced Care Planning. Prioritize and drive emerging technology trends for the enterprise.