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


Chris Sullivan Healthcare Provider Strategy Big Data & Analytics Underserved Communities Venture Capital Mark Wolff William Paiva Vini Jolly Community Health Ted DellaVecchia

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.

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

Kerri-Lynn Primmer Morris, CTO, Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education, Microsoft US: As the Chief Technology Officer for Healthcare, Kerri-Lynn Primmer Morris leads a team of Digital Advisors who help healthcare organizations embrace and bring to life digital transformation. Key to her team’s mission is to use the power of cloud technology to harness artificial intelligence and machine learning to bring new digital ideas to the table in the quest of solving critical issues, to make a true difference for patients, providers, payers and researchers.

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.

Mary Jagim, Chief Nursing Officer, Infinite LeapMary Jagim brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Mary serves as the clinical leader for Infinite Leap, a consulting group specializing in real time technologies. Having implemented approximately 100 real time location system projects in the last 7 years, Mary is one of the most experienced clinical leaders and implementers in Healthcare RTLS. She is also a Lean Certified Green Belt. Mary also has an extensive background in emergency care, management, operations, planning, program development and implementation, group facilitation, emergency preparedness and public policy. She is well versed in current issues impacting healthcare. Her clinical experiences include long term care, emergency nursing, and nine years as manager of MeritCare Health System’s Emergency Center, a level II Trauma Center with over 45,000 annual visits located in Fargo, ND. Mary has also consulted with hospitals on emergency preparedness planning, emergency department operations, work flow and staffing. In 2001, Mary served as the national president of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and led the development of ENA’s Key Concepts in ED Management Course and Guidelines in Emergency Department Staffing Tool. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Study on the Future of Emergency Care and the National Quality Forum ED Consensus Standards Committee as well as the leader of a People to People emergency nursing delegation to China. Mary is an accomplished teacher, presenter, and author. Mary received her BS in Nursing from the University of North Dakota and her Masters in Nursing Education at North Dakota State University. She is a Certified Emergency Nurse and a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. 

Patrick Quinlan, M.D., CEO and Co-founder, Hippo Technologies, IncDr. Patrick Quinlan has a distinguished track record and deep experience in all major facets of healthcare, including medical practice, governance, medical insurance, and medical and administrative management of fully integrated delivery systems. He is CEO Emeritus of the Ochsner Health System, and has served in many capacities over the years, including Department Chair, Chief Medical Officer, CEO of the Ochsner Clinic, CEO of Ochsner International, Founder and Director of the Ochsner Center for Wellness and Health Policy, and CEO & Board member of the Ochsner Health System. As CEO from 2001-2012, he led Ochsner through the Katrina crisis. He was the past chair of the Ochsner Health Plan, the largest HMO in Louisiana, and is the lead director for the international insurance company, Pan-American Life Insurance Group. Dr. Quinlan has experience in mergers, acquisitions, startups, turnarounds and joint ventures. He received past national recognition from Healthcare magazine as “the most powerful physician executive in the US” and one of the 50 most influential leaders in US healthcare. He is a partner in the socially responsible, woman-owned CreditWorks which builds credit and financial wellness for those in need, and is a board member and partner in Pack4U, a disruptive care system for patients of high risk and complexity. His international experience includes the President’s Advisory Board for St. Georges University in Grenada, the International Advisory Board to the Saudi Ministry of Health for Health Transformation, and business development engagements in Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Saudi Arabia. Education: BA in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa w special honors in Economics) from the University of Texas – Austin; Fellowship to the LBJ School of Public Affairs – UT Austin; MD from the University of Texas Galveston; Dermatology Residency – University of Alabama, Birmingham; Board Certification in Dermatology; MS Health Administration from the College of St. Francis.