LifeBridge Health and CareFirst Innovation Challenge

Payvider Innovation Summit- June 5, 2019

Win up 50k


LifeBridge Health and CareFirst will be hosting a half-day “Payvider Innovation Summit” on June 5, focused on disrupting healthcare through digital health solutions. The event will feature two inspiring and innovative keynote speakers, and a panel of biotech industry experts sharing lessons learned from the frontlines of medical innovation. The “Shark Tank"-style innovation challenge will conclude the event, where six digital health startups will get the chance to compete for the available award pool of up to $50,000.

The six finalists:

Docket: Aims to expand consumer access to immunization records by using QR codes.
Kermit: Focuses on reducing care costs and improving patient care with real-time data on implantable medical device transactions.
Nest Collaborative: Will expand access to payer-reimbursed "telelactation" support to improve maternal-child health.
Pilleve: Developed a smartphone app that aims to help prevent opioid misuse by monitoring a person's drug intake.
Rubitection: Aims to develop a system that supports early detection and intervention of bedsores.
Socially Determined: Researching social determinants of health and implementing community-based intervention programs.

Event registration is now SOLD OUT.


Featured Speakers

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra is the president of CareJourney, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics. Chopra previously served as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer, as well as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology. He is the author of "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.” In 2011, he was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and in 2008 to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue.

Letitia Dzirasa

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa joined Baltimore City government as the Commissioner of Health in March 2019. Dr. Dzirasa, a Hopkins trained pediatrician, believes that equitable care is basic right for all and will tirelessly advocate for programs that support the overall health and wellbeing of all Baltimore city residents. Dr. Dzirasa’s special interests include obesity management and prevention, trauma informed care in children and adolescents, and expanded use of technology to improve health outcomes.
Prior to joining the Health Department, Dr. Dzirasa worked at Fearless Solutions (Fearless), a Baltimore based digital services firm that builds custom software solutions for local and federal government clients. In her role at Fearless as Health Innovation Officer, Dr. Dzirasa was responsible for managing the Healthcare IT portfolio for the company and provided clinical subject matter expertise to HIT projects. Dr. Dzirasa also has close clinical ties to the Baltimore community, having trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in pediatrics and having worked as medical director for school based health and quality at Baltimore Medical System from 2013-2016.
In addition to holding a B.S. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in biological sciences, Dr. Dzirasa graduated from Meharry Medical College, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007. She lives in downtown Baltimore with her husband and son. 



Meet the Innovation Challenge Judges

Brian D. Pieninck
Brian D. Pieninck

Brian D. Pieninck was named the president and chief executive officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in 2018. Previously, Mr. Pieninck served as CareFirst’s chief operating officer, and executive vice president for the company's Large Group Strategic Business Unit. Mr. Pieninck is a member of the boards of the Federal Employee Program Board of Managers, Special Olympics Maryland and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and is a member of the United Way’s Tocqueville Society.

Letitia Dzirasa
Dr. Letitia Dzirasa

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa joined Baltimore City government as the Commissioner of Health in March 2019. Dr. Dzirasa, a Hopkins trained pediatrician, believes that equitable care is basic right for all and will tirelessly advocate for programs that support the overall health and wellbeing of all Baltimore city residents. Dr. Dzirasa’s special interests include obesity management and prevention, trauma informed care in children and adolescents, and expanded use of technology to improve health outcomes.
Prior to joining the Health Department, Dr. Dzirasa worked at Fearless Solutions (Fearless), a Baltimore based digital services firm that builds custom software solutions for local and federal government clients. In her role at Fearless as Health Innovation Officer, Dr. Dzirasa was responsible for managing the Healthcare IT portfolio for the company and provided clinical subject matter expertise to HIT projects. Dr. Dzirasa also has close clinical ties to the Baltimore community, having trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in pediatrics and having worked as medical director for school based health and quality at Baltimore Medical System from 2013-2016.
In addition to holding a B.S. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in biological sciences, Dr. Dzirasa graduated from Meharry Medical College, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007. She lives in downtown Baltimore with her husband and son.

Dr. Jonathan Ringo
Dr. Jonathan Ringo

Dr. Jonathan Ringo, M.D. is the president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital, and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health. Dr. Ringo is responsible for the system’s move from fee-for-service to value based care. The LifeBridge Health Value Based Care Program is one of the most successful Accountable Care Organizations in the state of Maryland. Dr. Ringo is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and continues to practice as a laborist at Sinai Hospital’s Labor and Delivery unit, as well as working at the medical practice of Sinai Community Care.

   
Dr. Kim Schatzel
Dr. Kim Schatzel

Dr. Kim Schatzel is the 14th president of Towson University. Dr. Schatzel spent more than 20 years working in new ventures and start-up ventures, beginning her career working as a foreperson at a Ford Pinto manufacturing plant. Her roles later ranged from being a top-level manager of an automobile parts manufacturer to serving as CEO of ICM/Krebsoge. Dr. Schatzel has been named one of the 2017 Most Influential Marylanders and Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record for her contributions and leadership in Maryland.



   
Tressa Springman
Tressa Springmann

Tressa Springmann has been chief information officer of LifeBridge Health since 2012. She is also a senior vice president for other enterprise functions. Ms. Springmann is chairman of the technology committee for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), and a member of the Premier Member Technology Committee. Ms. Springmann is currently an adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary’s University and serves on the Health Care Management Program advisory board for Towson University.

   
Stacia Cohen
Stacia Cohen

Stacia Cohen joined CareFirst on September 17, 2018 as Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs. As Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs Ms. Cohen oversees CareFirst’s Total Care and Cost Improvement programs, Patient-Centered Medical Home program, care coordination and care management programs, clinical pharmacy, medical policies, quality improvement, accreditation, and provider networks and value-based contracting. Ms. Cohen brings more than 20 years of industry experience leading a wide array of health management programs, member engagement and experience, provider engagement, operations, and analytics. Ms. Cohen received her nursing degree at Western College, and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Health Care Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica. Prior to her current position Ms. Cohen had executive responsibility for Medicare markets at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Location

LifeBridge Health and CareFirst Innovation Challenge

June 5, 2019
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CareFirst Headquarters at Canton Crossing, CareFirst Conference Center

Location: 1st Mariner Tower, 1501 S Clinton St, Baltimore, MD 21224