5o Shades of Variation: High-Value Care and its Varied Practice, Measurement and Impact
Joshua Rosenthal | Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer RowdMap

An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®, Josh’s work with government data and high-value care has won praise from Businessweek and Entrepreneur Magazine and has been featured on MSN Money, CNN Money and Yahoo! Finance. Josh received a Fulbright to the Sorbonne’s interdisciplinary think-tank and has guest lectured at the the Institute of Medicine’s Health Data Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson’s Aligning Forces for Quality, South by Southwest (SXSX), Harvard, Hopkins and MIT, appearing on NPR with the chief technology officer of the United States and at international events with US ambassadors.

Josh is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Data Access and Use, the congressionally mandated body serving the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Data, Statistics and Policy, and has served as public advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and HHS. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Graduate Studies in Healthcare Management at American University, has served on the Steering Committee for AcademyHealth’s Health Datapalooza and has taught special/exceptional education in public elementary schools.

As co-founder and chief scientific officer of RowdMap, Josh helps both health plans and providers identify, quantify and reduce low-value care in order to successfully move from fee for service to value-based medical economic models.

Ethics Is Quality, Quality Is Ethics: Improving Care at the End of Life.
Dr. Nneka Mokwunye Sederstrom | Director of Ethics, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Dr. Nneka Mokwunye Sederstrom believes that improving end-of-life care not only softens difficult decisions for patients and their families, it improves quality for the entire health care system.

Dr. Sederstrom has made clinical ethics her life’s work. She earned recognition as director of MedStar’s Center of Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She is the first African American woman to hold the role of Ethics Director for any hospital nationwide. Last year, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota charged her with building an ethics department to help parents navigate difficult life—and death—decisions.

In addition to her hospital duties, Dr. Sederstrom is a member of several professional societies. She also holds leadership positions in the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. She is also a member of the Neurocritical Care Society, the North American Burn Society and the National Medical Association.


The Future of Home Health Care
Kyle Hill | Co-Founder & CEO HomeHero

Kyle Hill has been an equity analyst. He’s designed and built Web sites. He even launched a mobile payments app. Now, his passion is health care… at home. His newest company provides non-medical care in the home and he’s telling anyone who’ll listen how well it works, and how they can build their own program—with technology and compassion–that brings the health care system into the home.

Kyle Hill is co-founder and CEO of HomeHero, a non-medical home care provider that uses technology and compassion to draw the health system into the homes of those who need it the most. Under Kyle’s leadership, HomeHero has provided more than one million hours of care to thousands of families. The company also helps others launch, operate and grow their own non-medical home care programs.

Kyle was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Healthcare in 2016. He is a contributor to Huffington Post and sits on the Board at Pomona College. He’s an avid soccer player, triathlete, scuba diver and volunteers as a camp counselor at the Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp every year.

Quality Talks
October 16, 2017  |  WASHINGTON, DC Register Now