Beyond the Pitch

Harnessing Big Data: Data-Driven Insights in Health Care

When: 8:30am
Where: The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017


BioOhio is excited to present an event focused on Big Data and its impact on health care. Topics will include data-driven drug discovery, predictive analytics, and success through collaborations, with plenty of opportunities for networking. Join us for a full day of fascinating content as well as breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.

8:30 am – 9:30:  Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45:  Opening Remarks and Introduction

Scott Gaines, SVP & General Manager, Provider Solutions, CoverMyMeds, BioOhio Board Member


In 2008 Matt Scantland and Sam Rajan founded CoverMyMeds with the mission to help patients get the medication they need to live healthy lives by solving the problem of prior authorization through advanced software. This year CoverMyMeds became Ohio’s first “unicorn”- a term coined for tech startups valued at more than $1 Billion – and was acquired by McKesson in April 2017.

9:45 – 10:45:  A Hospital’s Perspective on Patient Data

Simon Lin, MD, MBA, Chief Research Information Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University

Nationwide Children’s is creating the future of pediatric health care. As more than a hospital, Nationwide Children’s is one of America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers delivering care for more than one million patient visits each year.

The mission of The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care.

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10:45 – 11:00:  Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00: A Corporate Perspective on Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Healthcare through Analytics

Dave Billiter, MBA, Director, New Product Development/Data Solutions, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions


The specialty healthcare market presents unique and complex challenges. In order to thrive in this rapidly changing industry, providers need proven experts with a progressive, integrated approach to solving each day’s unique challenges. Cardinal Health’s dynamic team of problem solvers understands the complexities of specialty healthcare, and draws on the organization’s deep expertise to help ensure patients get the therapies they need, when they need them. From supporting manufacturers on the path to successful product approval, commercialization and optimization to delivering the products providers need with the efficiencies they want, Cardinal Health helps customers achieve success and improve specialty care.

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 1:30:  The Family Gene: A Patient’s Mission to Turn Her Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future

Joselin Linder, Patient, Author, The Family Gene

When Joselin was in her twenties she became inexplicably ill. After years of misdiagnoses, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father—who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior—with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family’s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried something called a private mutation—meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Hear Joselin tell the story of the family gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain.

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A look inside the book is available here.

1:30 – 2:30:  IBM Watson Health’s Amazing Two Year Journey in Predictive Analytics

Anil Jain, MD, VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, IBM Watson Health

Dr. Jain will review the 2-year old journey of IBM Watson Health through acquisitions, partnerships and clients, discuss how the ongoing healthcare transformation to value creates opportunities and challenges for innovation, and describe the how big data and Watson cognitive computing can be applied to drive value among providers, payers and pharma.


2:30 – 2:45:  Networking Break

2:45 – 4:00:  Success through Collaborations, a panel discussion

Panelists will discuss how to spark Big Data Analytics Innovation by creating beneficial, data-focused partnerships which leverage creativity, experience, and resources.

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