Keynote Speakers on the ATA2023 Main Stage
Meet the industry titans and on-the-ground changemakers who will be on the ATA2023 main stage, who are redefining how we deliver care. This is the platform where thought leaders share their insights and challenge the status quo, to stimulate important discussion and ongoing learning and the exchange of ideas throughout the conference.
Founder & Director, MIT AgeLab
Chair, ATA; CEO, MedExpress; Senior VP, Center for Digital Health & Innovation, Optum Health
Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-Chief, npj Digital Medicine; Senior Advisor, MGH Center For Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
Senior Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory, Google
President & CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation
Chief Medical Officer, WebMD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health
Joe Coughlin, PhD
Dr. Joe Coughlin leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. Researcher, teacher & advisor – his work explores how global demographics, technology and changing behaviors are transforming business & society. He teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Coughlin advises major companies worldwide and has served on advisory committees for the White House, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development and economic development authorities worldwide. He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement, named as one of “100 Most Creative in Business” by Fast Company Magazine, and one of Investment News 2019 “Icons & Innovators.” Coughlin is a Senior Contributor to Forbes and writes for the Wall Street Journal as well as other leading business outlets. Author of over 100 academic publications, his recent book is The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market – was named a CEO READS Best Seller. Follow him on Twitter @josephcoughlin.
Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN
A digital health leader and clinician with over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and optimizing the health care delivery system using digital health tools and technology.
Kristi Henderson is the CEO for MedExpress and SVP of The Center for Digital Health & Innovation for Optum Health, where she is creating a first-of-its-kind connected health ecosystem using industry-leading digital health tools and telehealth.
She most recently led clinical operations for Amazon Care, a healthcare initiative for Amazon employees and their families.
Before joining Amazon, she designed and launched a national solutions center for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination for Ascension Health.
She has a proven track record of delivering successful programs at scale that improve health and save money.
She is an adjunct faculty member in Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin and at the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Henderson thrives with complex challenges and consistently delivers results that exceed expectations.
She is known for her ability to execute and sustain these models in advance of them becoming an industry standard as evidenced by her first launch of a telehealth program in 2003 which is recognized as one of only two of HRSA’s Centers of Excellence.
She is resourceful, collaborative and known for her creative solutions that engage patients and empower clinicians.
She has testified before multiple U.S. Senate committees and given numerous presentations across the country, including a TEDx, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.
A few of her other leadership roles include service as an executive board member for the American Telemedicine Association; Association of American Medical Colleges Telehealth Committee member, American Nurses Association co-chair for Committee on Connected Health and National Quality Forum Telehealth Committee.
She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Emergency Nurses Association and an honorary Dean at the University of Washington School of Nursing.
Henderson received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna from the School of Nursing. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner.
Joseph Kvedar, MD
At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Joe Kvedar has focused on driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level. He is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Immediate Past Chair of ATA (The American Telemedicine Association), Co-Chair of the AMA’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and Editorin-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal. He is the author of two books on digital health: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017). The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for digital health. Dr. Kvedar is an advisor to and serves on the board of several Venture Capital Firms and digital health companies.
Thomas A. Mason, MD
Dr. Thomas Mason is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As CMO he is a health IT and stakeholder ambassador for ONC, routinely meeting with clinicians in the field and advocates across the healthcare industry, focusing on improving health IT usability, reducing clinician burden, and advancing ONC’s mission to improve data use and its availability across the health care spectrum. Working closely with staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and other agencies within HHS, Dr. Mason leads efforts to better understand and address clinical documentation burdens and other administrative burdens relating to the use of electronic health records. Dr. Mason led the development of ONC’s Health IT Playbook, which offers tools, resources, and best practices to help address the challenges of implementing, adopting and optimizing health IT.
Prior to joining ONC, Dr. Mason worked at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), the third largest public hospital system in the country. He spent 14 years as a board-certified internist with an emphasis on primary care and preventative medicine and led the charge to implement EHRs across the system. His work at CCHHS allowed specialists and primary care providers to streamline and optimize EHR use, improving clinical workflow and system efficiency. Dr. Mason has brought his experience implementing multiple EHRs to ONC to help the agency better understand the difficulties clinicians experience with health IT and to help facilitate collaboration between the government and the healthcare industry to improve clinicians’ and patients’ engagement with innovative health technologies.
Dr. Mason earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital.
Bakul Patel is the Senior Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory focused on helping build a unified digital health strategy for Health@Google that is aligned with the global regulatory needs. Mr. Patel’s vision for his role at Google is to help realize the potential of digital health that is poised to be a gamechanger in heralding a new era for healthcare generally.
Prior to joining Google, Mr Patel held the position of the Chief Digital Health Officer of Global Strategy and innovation and Director for Digital Health Center of Excellence, at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) providing thought leadership and shaping responsible regulation for this emerging field of Digital Health.
He is most known for coining the term “Software as a Medical device” (SaMD) and building a risk framework for medical device regulators globally. He was also the architect of the software precertification pilot program and the framework for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software.
British A. Robinson
British A. Robinson is a visionary leader with more than 20 years of experience leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, British oversees the strategic direction and all operations of the public charity, which was established by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1989.
Prior to joining the Barbara Bush Foundation, British was founding CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance, where she oversaw all aspects of the initiative, including its education/awareness campaign, advocacy and fundraising efforts, operations, program implementation, and strategic alliances. Her extensive nonprofit leadership experience also includes service as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Women for Women International and as Vice President of Global Strategy and Programs at Susan G. Komen. British also served at the U.S. Department of State as the Deputy Coordinator/Director of Private Sector Engagement for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), where she was responsible for the U.S. Government’s successful establishment of public-private partnerships at the international, national, and enterprise levels to strengthen HIV/AIDS initiatives.
Additionally, during her tenure at the State Department, she held a special assignment as Director and Special Advisor to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, where she established and managed alliances and partnerships committed to advancing the rights of women and girls around the world.
Earlier in her career, British worked for the Jesuit Conference/Jesuit Refugee Services USA as the Director of Social and International Ministries, Citigroup/Citibank in retail banking, and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC).
John J. Whyte, MD, MPH
Dr. John Whyte is a physician and author with a unique combination of government and private sector work that provides him with an exceptional perspective on wellness, clinical trials, information technology, innovation, and health care services.
He is currently the Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. In this role, Dr. Whyte leads efforts to develop and expand strategic partnerships that create meaningful change around important and timely public health issues. He has been a leading voice in addressing the COVID pandemic, being named as one of the top 20 health influencers. Dr. Whyte is also a major contributor to iterating digital platforms from simply providing content, to instead playing a pivotal role in connecting to care.
Prior to WebMD, Dr. Whyte served as the Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Dr. Whyte spearheaded numerous efforts to address diversity in drug development programs especially as it relates to necessary changes in clinical trial design. This includes strategies around patient recruitment and acquisition, as well as the use of adaptive clinical trial design and master protocols. Dr. Whyte also helped provide regulatory insight into the potential uses of real-world evidence in regulatory decisions, especially around patient-focused drug development. Dr. Whyte led a research agenda around drug safety issues, including prescription and over-the-counter products.
Prior to this, Dr. Whyte worked for nearly a decade as the Chief Medical Expert and Vice President, Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel. Dr. Whyte developed, designed and delivered educational programming that appealed to both a medical and lay audience. He provided strategic direction, aligning medical and public health interests, viewer demands and corporate funding opportunities. His shows run numerous awards, including Tellys and CINE Golden Eagle.
Dr. Whyte also served in numerous leadership roles at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. While there, he formalized the process by which the Medicare program determines coverage decisions, including the criteria meant by “medically necessary and reasonable.” He helped determine, evaluate and implement the national Medicare coverage policies on multiple products and services. He also oversaw an ongoing analysis of innovative treatment patterns and activities that improve health care outcomes. He is a recognized expert on various payment policies and models.
Dr. Whyte is a board-certified internist and continues to see patients. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center as well as earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to arriving in Washington, Dr. Whyte was a health services research fellow at Stanford and attending physician in the Department of Medicine. He has written extensively in the medical and lay press, including numerous best-selling books.
Sree Chaguturu, MD
Sree Chaguturu, MD is executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health®. He leads the CVS Health medical affairs organization spanning Aetna®, CVS Caremark®, CVS Pharmacy®, MinuteClinic®, women’s health and genomics, data and analytics, patient safety and health equity.
Sree is focused on advancing the highest possible clinical quality standards, increasing access to care, improving patient outcomes and reducing overall health care costs across the CVS Health enterprise.
Sree previously served as chief medical officer of CVS Caremark, the company pharmacy benefits management (PBM) business, where he provided clinical oversight for the pharmacy benefits design strategy. Additionally, he has served as a trusted advisor to employer and health plan clients, their members and CVS Health colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining CVS Health, Sree was chief population health officer of Mass General Brigham, the largest health care system in Massachusetts. He led the system’s accountable care organization and numerous clinical care delivery and innovation programs. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Sree earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and his doctorate of medicine from Brown University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and primary care training at Massachusetts General Hospital.