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  • Delivering Value in Healthcare Series:

    Co-Creating Health: Technology and Process in a Digital Age

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The Delivering Value in Healthcare Series was launched in September 2014 to bring THE BIG IDEAS from national thought leaders to the business, insurer, and provider communities, presenting patient centered solutions for all stakeholders to improve clinical outcomes and patient experiences while reducing costs.

05-01The latest event, Co-Creating Health: Technology and Process in a Digital Age will feature cross-disciplinary thinkers that operate at the intersection of medicine and technology, improving community health, empowering patients and generating value through design. This conference will showcase the innovations being used to merge the art and science of performance, re-imagining the entire journey to health in the digital age with timely, practical approaches as well as visionary perspectives.

The keynote address will be delivered by Mark Bonchek, the founder and Chief Catalyst at thinkORBIT.  ThinkORBIT is a consultancy that helps organizations rethink engagement strategies. Mark’s keynote address will focus on the real secret to digital success, which is not the use of technology, but a new model of value creation in which platforms enable patients, providers, insurers, and employers the ability to co-design experiences around a shared purpose.

The faculty will focus on innovations that enhance individual and community health, discussing topics such as co-creating platforms for health versus health systems, wearable technology, partnering with patients in their care, re-imagining population health, patient centered remote care, technology to shape health engagement, and building the patient centered value system.



“I hope that many of you will consider attending a one day conference that will cover … issues of patient and family  centered care in ways that might open new doors for you and your practice. I do not usually make recommendations of this sort but I believe this will be an informative and useful conference and that many ‘Interested Readers’ will be glad they attended.”   -Dr. Gene Lindsey



Meet the Keynote Speaker

thumbnails_markMark Bonchek, PhD | Chief Catalyst, thinkORBIT
Mark Bonchek has a passion for using the digital revolution to promote social value and foster human connections, and understands that the healthcare applications of these ideas are boundless.  Since receiving Harvard University’s first doctorate on the topic of social media in 1997, Mark Bonchek has been a pioneer, guiding global leaders and organizations to use technology to create economic and social value. As the Founder and Chief Catalyst at thinkORBIT, a consultancy that helps organizations rethink engagement strategies and move from pushing messages to engaging consumers in new and enduring ways, Mark collaborates with clinicians and health leaders to harvest the power of social networks and technology to empower patients and families in all areas of care, including elder care, cancer care, and cardiac care, as well as in areas of population and community health.  His keynote address will focus on the real secret to digital success, and how creating platforms that enable patients, providers, insurers and employers to co-design experiences can create health vs. health systems, and deliver value that reaches beyond the individual transactions and builds communities as partners in care.


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Anthony M. DiGioia MD

Anthony M. DiGioia MD

Course Chairman
Medical Director of the PFCC Innovation Center of UPMC

Dr. Tony DiGioia is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in The Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He developed the Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice (PFCC M/P) in which all care is viewed as an experience through the eyes of patients and families.  The PFCC M/P improves experiences and outcomes while decreasing waste and cost. It has been adopted in over 65 different clinical areas at UPMC and is now on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and is the medical director of the PFCC Innovation Center of UPMC.


Lynn Banaszak Brusco

Lynn Banaszak Brusco

Executive Director, Carnegie Mellon University Disruptive Health Technology Institute

Since 1999, Lynn has been an instrumental part of the entrepreneurial, life sciences and health care innovation communities in Pittsburgh.

Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (DHTI) at Carnegie Mellon University. Since launching the institute in 2013, DHTI has awarded $4M to 33 new, disruptive technologies that are bringing transformational improvements in the affordability, accessibility, quality and simplicity of health care solutions. She is attracting industry partnerships and clinical collaborations with researchers and clinicians while also positioning claims data as part of the payer, provider, innovator business model that DHTI is using to deploy innovation.


Rick Cancelliere

Rick Cancelliere

Founder and CEO, Treatspace

Rick connects the dots between healthcare, design, and technology. Beginning in 2002, his design firm specialized in healthcare and drove digital marketing efforts for numerous nationally known medical brands.  The Small Business Association named him Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 for consistently propelling his clients into lead roles within their categories.  His niche agency was repeatedly ranked amongst Pittsburgh’s top advertising and web design firms.

In 2009, Rick launched Nerve Medical, a technology agency specializing in medical startups.  Working with Project Olympus and co-founders at Carnegie Mellon, Treatspace spun out of Nerve Medical in 2012 with Rick as its CEO.

The Treatspace platform is an Enterprise Health Network that powers patient, referral and educational networks.  This clinical social software optimizes patient engagement, clinical collaboration and referral management for medical practices and hospitals.


Raj Kapoor MD

Raj Kapoor MD

President and Co-Founder, Rijuven

A Pulmonary/Critical Care specialist by training, Dr. Kapoor is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine. He is a Fellow American College of Chest Physicians and a Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is the Former Chair Department of Medicine, UPMC Passavant and currently serving as the Medical Director of Epoch Sleep Disorders Center and Restful Night Sleep Center, Pennsylvania.




Paul Sandberg

Paul Sandberg

Co-Founder & CEO, PHRQL

Paul is Co-founder & CEO of PHRQL (Freckle), a Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) spin-out company focused on improving health outcomes through better diet and nutrition. At CMU Paul led a team to develop patient-centered approaches for improving chronic disease self-management. Looking for an opportunity to apply their insights, the team formed PHRQL and launched it’s first commercial product with Giant Eagle supermarkets in 2013. Later that year PHRQL won the prestigious Sanofi Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge. Since then PHRQL has focused on bringing actionable nutrition advice to consumers at the point of decision making – their local supermarket.  Before co-founding PHRQL, Paul spent 20 years in the manufacturing sector working in 13 countries on 3 continents. As an operations executive he managed organizations up to 700 people with annual sales of $300 million. In corporate roles he led post-merger integration teams and managed Lean and Six Sigma efficiency improvement programs, which led to $100 million in annual savings. He brings an outsider’s perspective to healthcare efficiency improvement, having experienced healthcare systems in six countries. Paul earned an MBA from CMU and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary.


Mark Treat

Mark Treat

President, Nalari Health

Mr. Treat is the founder and Chief Executive of Nalari Health, a leading remote care provider, and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. Mr. Treat has extensive experience with large scale government contracting, systems integration and project management. Treat comes to Nalari Health from SAIC, an $11B, 45,000-person science, technology and professional service organization where he led the inception, sales and development of a new business practice, including the successful negotiation of over $100M in new contracts. Prior to working at SAIC, Mr. Treat led the strategy and planning practice for Commerce One, a leading internet services and online marketplace company. Mr. Treat’s experience includes working with online health information exchanges, co-founding a bioinformatics company, co-founding a cell-based screening company, working with syndromic surveillance programs and supporting the Johns Hopkins Center for Computer Based Surgical Systems. He is known for his expertise in business process management (BPM) and as vice president of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals. As vice president, he co-led the development of The Guide To The BPM Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK)™, which defines the professional standards for end-to-end business process management internationally. Mr. Treat is a graduate of Babson College.

Event Slides & Videos

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Anthony M. DiGioia, MD & Leslie Davis

 thumbnails_mark From Consumer to Co-Creator:
Engaging the Connected and Empowered Patient
Mark Bonchek, PhDthinkOrbit
Keynote Address followed by Question and Answer Session

Connected and Wearable Technology

Raj Kapoor, MD, FCCP – Rijuven


Activating and Partnering with Patients in their Care

Rick Cancelliere – Treatspace


Co-Creating Health Through Partnership Among Payers, Providers and Innovators

Lynn Banaszak Brusco – Disruptive Health Technology Institute


Patient Centered Remote Care

Mark Treat – Nalari Healthcare


Technology to Shape Health Engagement

Paul Sandberg – PHRQL


Building the Patient Centered Value System

Anthony M. DiGioia, MD


Question & Answer Session

With All Faculty

 12:30PM Conference Concludes


Simulcast1For those wishing to participate remotely or have coworkers and employees attend virtually, the Delivering Value in Healthcare Series offers a live simulcast option.  This interactive web experience allows users to login and particpate virtually with the help of our online event host.

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Location & Contact

Your Conference Guide

 Hotel Monaco – The next Delivering Value in Healthcare Series event is being held at the Hotel Monaco in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.  One of the newest event spaces in Pittsburgh, Hotel Monaco is boldly designed with the vibrant energy of Pittsburgh’s status as a city on the rise reflecting the start-up and entrepreneurial scene.

Web: | Phone: (412) 471-1170


Hotel Monaco is in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Public parking is available one block away from the Hotel Monaco at 529-540 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 and Mellon Square Park, Sixth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 

**Parking Lots Fill Early in Downtown PGH – Arrive Early**

Additional Hotel Accomodations

Double Tree Pittsburgh
1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 281-5800

Fairmont Pittsburgh:
510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 773-8800

Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 281-7100

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-7100

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