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John Hixson

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Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • U.S. Veterans Health Administration
Pat Mastors

Pat Mastors

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Bio

PAT MASTORS, CEO OF PEAR HEALTH LLC, IS AUTHOR OF DESIGN TO SURVIVE: 9 WAYS AN IKEA APPROACH CAN FIX HEALTH CARE & SAVE LIVES. THE BOOK IS “…A PASSIONATE PLEA FOR SIMPLICITY AND COMMON SENSE”, URGING SOLUTIONS THAT REDUCE COSTS, STREAMLINE EFFICIENCIES AND PARTNER WITH THE CUSTOMER IN THE DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE. A veteran news and medical reporter at several New England television stations, the loss of her father while in medical care in 2006 led Pat to seek solutions that patients and advocates can use themselves to support safety, dignity and participation. She is creator of the Patient Pod, a patient engagement & empowerment tool that brings patient autonomy and communication to the bedside. Pat worked successfully to help pass two patient safety laws in Rhode Island, and advises on patient safety policy and engagement for federal, state, public and private health care organizations. She blogs at IslandsofExcellence.blogspot.com and her writing has appeared in several major medical publications. In May 2013 Pat’s work came full circle when her daughter Jessica was diagnosed with a rare and paralyzing nerve disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Jessica’s length of stay in the hospital was less than one third the average (according to published studies) for her diagnosis and treatment, and her rate of recovery has been exceptional…which the family attributes at least in part to an empowered and engaged partnership with care providers.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Pear Health LLC
Alicia Staley

Alicia Staley

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Bio

Alicia C. Staley is the CEO of Akari Health, a start-up patient engagement company based in Boston, MA. She provides her perspective on health information technology and social media issues facing patients and healthcare workers in today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry. With an engineering background and MBA/MS degrees in information systems, Alicia applies her technical knowledge in creative ways to bring different healthcare communities together to leverage knowledge, solutions, and support in efficient, effective ways. Alicia is a three-time cancer survivor committed to making a difference in the health care community. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for helping the cancer community by contributing to Awesome Cancer Survivor and the BCSM community. She regularly speaks at social media and digital conferences throughout the US. She has presented at the Stanford University's MedicineX Conference, South by South West Interactive Conference (SXSWi), 140 Boston, ePharma, and Social Media for Pharma. Alicia has in-depth knowledge of the power of online communities and provides consulting services to many companies looking to build platforms to interact with consumers and patients in meaningful ways. As an inspirational speaker, Alicia reaches many different audiences, providing insight into life as a 20-year cancer survivor. In May 2013, Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), appointed Alicia Staley to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee. She will fill one of three committee positions held by advocates for patients or consumers for a three year term.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Akari Health
Shiyi Zan

Shiyi Zan

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Bio

Shiyi is a connected health protégée and contributes to the ongoing research & innovation process at the Center for Connected Health as a research analyst, study coordinator, and manager of her team’s foundation grants portfolio. She has been a featured speaker at Stanford Medicine X, the MGH Social Media Conference, and has authored publications within the Journal of Medical Internet Research and HIMSS pertaining to the use of social media for health care delivery.

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
  • Partners HealthCare System