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There are known barriers to the expansion of the internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare. The vast amount of data, security policies and physician adoption are just a few challenges preventing the healthcare industry from implementing a successful IoT strategy.

This panel will address the following points and provide healthcare professional, healthcare IT, and healthcare IoT Practitioners with a solid understanding of what it will take to implement and execute a successful IoT strategy in healthcare.

• What does a successful Healthcare IoT strategy look like?
• Where does IoT fit in the healthcare industry?
• How do we build a roadmap to implementing IoT solutions that enable personal wellness?
• How can we execute the roadmap in a fast pace, competitive environment?

Tim Foley – CEO, Healthcare Executives Network (HExN)

Chris Sullivan – Healthcare Practice Leader at Zebra Technology
John Gresham – Vice President, DeviceWorks and Interoperability at Cerner Corporation
Phillip Simulis – Founder and CEO of Simtelligent

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About the panelists:

Chris Sullivan is the Global Healthcare Practice Lead for Zebra Technologies and is responsible for the strategy and marketing functions for the Healthcare vertical business. Chris began his career with Cardinal Health in 1993 and spent 16 years in sales, marketing, operations, and strategy leadership positions with Cardinal Health. In 2008, Chris joined W.W. Grainger to lead the strategy formation and creation of its Healthcare business. While at W.W. Grainger, he created an industry first business model – designed around the Environment of Care regulatory standards – and distinguished by its innovation, marketplace differentiation, and commercial success. Chris is a Board of Directors member and quality control committee chairperson for Chicago-based Swedish Covenant Hospital. He also has served as a Board member for the Healthcare Supply Chain Research Consortium, and the 10,000 Villages organization.

John Gresham is vice president of DeviceWorks and Interoperability, in Cerner’s integrated solutions and technologies business units. This responsibility includes business, financial and product strategies world-wide for Cerner’s technology resale business, integrated solutions portfolio and managed services business development. The DeviceWorks integrated solution portfolio includes Cerner’s CareAware® device connectivity and workflow solutions, communications, network and security, telehealth, clinical imaging, workforce and capacity management, and mobility solutions. He makes an impact on clients by improving safety and efficiency of existing clinical workflows as well as transforming current care deliver models through emerging technologies and innovation.

Phillip Simulis is the founder and CEO of Simtelligent, which provides technology solutions, management and training for clients ranging from non-profits to large corporations. Phillip has more than 13 years of experience designing innovative solutions in health insurance, medical, research and development, federal, financial and commissary industries. He is known as an early adopter who integrates new technology solutions into existing environments and trains teams on how to best use the new technology in their environment. Phillip’s track record of managing projects while thoroughly understanding the underlying technology has provided opportunities where companies are cutting back resources yet need to deliver solid, scalable solutions in a timely manner. His ability to think outside the box has solved technical challenges when his clients have had no viable options. Phillip currently volunteers with the PMIWDC New Member Welcome Committee and Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) 2016.

Tim Foley founded the Healthcare Executives Network (HExN) in 2007 as a way to help healthcare professionals collaborate and share best practices utilizing the growing power of online platforms. The organization includes professionals from hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech, healthcare IT, and other healthcare related fields, and has grown into a thriving community of over 300,000 today. Tim’s experience also includes designing and implementing cost reduction initiatives at many hospitals and pharmaceutical plants, resulting in tens of millions of dollars saved for his clients. He has been active in several healthcare trade associations, including serving as editor for a quarterly publication for the Healthcare Financial Managers Association. He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and is a veteran of the US Navy.