Susan Woods, MD, MPH
Principal at HiTechTouch, LLC, Maine, USA
Dr. Woods is a primary care physician, researcher and design thinker with a focus on access and use of information and services and innovation in health care. Passionate about combining personal touch and effective virtual solutions to drive better experience and health. Excited by collaborating within and across organizations and communities to align digital healthcare as a business strategy .
Expertise in population health and outcomes research; behavior change, participatory design and consumer/employee engagement; EHR, PHR, telehealth and clinical adoption; human factors and customer discovery; mobile; integration; health information exchange; vendor procurement and management; and call center management.
Marge Benham-Hutchins, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
Dr. Benham-Hutchins' research interests include the influence of health information technology on communication between health care providers from multiple professions along the continuum of care. Her research is guided by the principles of Complexity Science and Social Network Analysis. Her study “Network Stability and Fit” is funded by a National Institutes of Health R01 grant. The study looks at social networks and examines communication patterns and patient hand-off during nursing shift changes and how these correlate to patient outcomes. Dr. Benham-Hutchins completed a PhD in nursing from the University of Arizona with a substantive research focus of Health Informatics and a minor in Health Systems.
Adam Powell, PhD
President, Payer+Provider Syndicate, Massachusetts, USA
A healthcare economist and published author, Dr. Powell’s specialty as a consultant is using quantitative techniques to examine issues concerning healthcare technology, quality, and operations. His peer-reviewed research has focused on improving healthcare quality in mHealth (mobile health) and in high-cost areas of medicine, especially those subject to prior authorization. He manages the outcomes research alliance between HealthHelp and Humana. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Mental Health and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Participatory Medicine. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of PsyberGuide and on the Experts Council of the Mary Christie Foundation. He additionally is known for his expertise in global health informatics, and has lectured extensively in Asia.
Danny van Leeuwen, MPH, RN, CPHQ
Ambassador and Reviewer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, DC, USA
Danny van Leeuwen is a patient/caregiver activist. He is a person with disabilities from multiple sclerosis; a caregiver for his grandmother, mother, and son’s end-of-life journeys; a registered nurse for 42 years; an informaticist; and a quality management professional. He serves on technical expert panels for CMS, AHRQ, MassHeath, and the National Academy of Medicine. He blogs at www.health-hats.com and speaks at conferences about informed decision making, patient engagement, and technology to support people at the center of care. He loves that PCORI is a learning organization. He has been an Ambassador for four years and a reviewer for five years.
Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH
Clinical Product Manager, Intersystems, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Wald has more than 20 years’ experience in medical informatics and consumer-facing technologies. Wald’s work in academic, corporate and research settings includes clinical systems design, development, usability, and policy. His publications are focused on chronic conditions; preventive health; process improvements; patient computing; electronic medical records; personalized medicine; and technology adoption. Wald’s primary interest is technology use by patients and providers to improve communication, clinical decision support, clinical outcomes, and the patient care experience.
Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Dr. Fortuna holds a doctorate in Social Welfare and a master’s degree in Social Work. Dr. Fortuna completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centers for Health and Aging and has recently joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Gui. Her primary research interest is service delivery strategies for adults with serious mental illnesses and chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna is currently engaging in highly innovative research on the interface of medical and psychiatric self-management and the use of technology with peer specialists. Dr. Fortuna was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Foundation for her work with peer specialists. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on peer-delivered mHealth services with adults with SMI.