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HUB Talks

Panel discussion on AI Advancements likely to disrupt healthcare

April 3rd 2024

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Addison Stuart, RN

Senior Clinical Informaticist, Oracle Health

While caring for COVID-19 positive patients in the ICU during the global pandemic, Addison saw firsthand how fragile healthcare processes strained under the additional demand. Determined to make a step change improvement, Addison left the bedside to join his hospital's Quality Department. While collaborating with department heads and executives to improve patient outcomes, he encountered complex industry problems like gaps in interoperability and an ever-growing burden of nurse and provider burnout. Exposure to these issues led him to pursue his Nursing Informatics master's degree at the University of Utah and work at Project Ronin, a healthcare software company striving to extract the EHR information needed by clinical teams and provide it for them in a salient, accessible interface. While there, he fell in love with the challenging and rewarding work of HL7 FHIR modeling and normalization of EHR data to terminology standards. This company was the site of his nursing informatics capstone project, which involves the use of generative AI for query formulation with the end goal of improving the automated use of FHIR URIs within a FHIR data model. He worked there until March 2024, when the company shut down permanently. Addison, and the other 160+ former employees of Project Ronin, are now seeking their next opportunities to improve patient outcomes and healthcare workflows for clinical teams.

Camille Whicker, MS

National Director for Data & AI for Pharma & MedTech at Microsoft

Camille Whicker is the National Director for Data & AI for Pharma & MedTech at Microsoft, where she leads a team to deliver innovative solutions for the health & life sciences industry. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Camille is passionate about using data and technology to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and drive transformation.

She holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. During her studies, she worked on a grant from the AMA to develop Health Systems Science curriculum for medical school students. She is also a former board member and president of the Utah chapter of HIMSS, a global organization dedicated to advancing health information and technology.

Camille lives in Bountiful, Utah and enjoys spending as much time as she can outdoors!

Ed Corbett, MD

Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Life Sciences, Health Catalyst

Physician leader with both clinical and industry experience using technology to improve patient care and deliver data driven outcomes. Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Life Sciences at Health Catalyst. Experienced in business development, client relationship management, and providing clinical expertise to support products and services. Led collaborations with premier healthcare organizations, including Mass General Brigham and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Worked with many healthcare organizations using data to support population health, value-based care, measures, quality improvement, care management, and life sciences. Passionate about innovative technologies and using artificial intelligence to improve the continuum of patient care and reduce the administrative and technical burden of physicians.

Joseph Finkelstein, MD, PhD, FAMIA

Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Data Science & Telehealth Informatics, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

Dr. Joseph Finkelstein is a pioneer of informatics-empowered telehealth, and his research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of novel healthcare technologies aimed at facilitating the delivery of precision digital health interventions to improve healthcare outcomes. His research includes: (1) AI-driven personalized interactive patient engagement, empowerment, and counseling; (2) informatics-enhanced telehealth and telerehabilitation for guideline-concordant disease management, care coordination, and pharmacogenomics-driven medication optimization; and (3) healthcare analytics for quality improvement and predictive modeling of individual chronic disease trajectories. 

He previously served as the CRIO, Senior Associate Dean for Information Technology, and Professor of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as the Director of the Center for Biomedical and Population Health Informatics and the Associate Director for Cancer Information Technology at the Tisch Cancer Institute, where he lead a core service focused on access to information technology and data analysis for cancer researchers. 

Dr. Finkelstein is also a board member of the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) and will lead the scientific program of the 22nd international conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2024), which is co-sponsored by the University of Utah and being held in Salt Lake City this July.