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Mark Crockett, MD – CEO, Verge Solutions
Mark Crockett has led multiple successful enterprises in healthcare and has been a pioneer in healthcare informationtechnology. In addition to Verge Solutions, Mark is an emergency medicine physician, with both the practicing physician’s grasp of clinical and patient issues and a deep understanding of technology. his products in emergency medicine medical records, population health and clinical care improvements have been used in more than one thousand hospitals. Mark will talk about technology’s impact on the patient experience.
Josephine Ensign, FNP, MPH, DrPH – Associate Professor, University of Washington
Josephine Ensign is a writer and a nurse. Her forthcoming medical memoir, Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net (Berkeley: She Writes Press, August 2016), has been named UW’s Health Sciences Common Book for academic year 2016/2017. Currently, she is working on a nonfiction book and multi-media project on the role of narrative in health and healing within the context of trauma and homelessness. Josephine’s talk addresses narrative medicine as a tool to shift the paradigm.
Michael Hebb is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Washington Communication Leadership Graduate Program and a Board Advisor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Michael believes that the table is one of the most effective vehicles for changing the world. His redefined hospitality has reached five continents and garnered coverage in the NY Times, The New Yorker, W, Art Forum, The Atlantic, The Guardian and dozens of international publications.
Angel Grant guides meditations on dying, healing addictive patterns and waking up from the cycle of suffering that is hard-wired into all human brains. Recent meditations have been held at The NY Academy of Medicine, Peak Mind’s event with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday, The Conscious Dying Summit, Newport Academy and Summit Series. She and Michael focus on reducing the discomfort in human interaction when it comes to talking about dying.
Stacey Tinianov – Patient Advocate, Community Engagement Consultant (@coffeemommy)
Since her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, Stacey has campaigned for patient engagement and empowerment using traditional and social media tools. She was an invited patient voice at the July 2015 President’s Cancer Panel workshop on The Connected Cancer Patient: Vision for the Future and Recommendations for Action and a faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s FlipTheClinic Summit. Through social media, Stacey believes “we can collectively transform the system to meet the clinical and holistic needs of both patients and providers.” Her message is simple—small innovations can lead to big change.
John Samuels – Founder and CEO of Better Health Advisors, NAHAC Board Member (@bhanyc)
For over 20 years, John has served as a senior healthcare leader in New York City’s top hospitals including Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. John’s responsibilities included the operation of 15 emergency departments and a rapidly expanding network of urgent care centers. He sat at the helm of a system that touched nearly 700,000 lives per year.
In April of 2016, John launched Better Health Advisors, a firm focused on helping people navigate the healthcare system by assisting with finding top doctors, second opinions, and Emergency Room and hospital support. He earned his Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated from the Academy of Healthcare Leadership Advancement at Cornell University. He is also a licensed nursing home administrator in New York and New Jersey. His talk will focus on emergency medicine and advocacy.
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