Over the next several months, we are excited to introduce the six individuals who will serve as Keynote Speakers during the GLHC 2019 Summit Series!
2019 Summit Series
The barriers that stand between current state and optimal state of the healthcare system are complicated and numerous. These barriers prevent organizations and providers from delivering, coordinating, and tracking patient care. By harnessing the power of technology and relationships, we can break down those barriers.
Organizations, departments, teams, and individuals must create environments that reward and exude creativity, flexibility, and excellence. By connecting these cultural characteristics, we can achieve a fully sustainable and integrated healthcare ecosystem. This is what inspired the theme of the 2019 Summit Series… “Breaking down barriers – connecting cultures of healthcare.”
Over the last five years, the GLHC Summit Series has provided education on the value that health information technology, highlighted the impact across the care continuum, and has encouraged the community to maintain momentum in care transformation. This year, our goal is to demonstrate the integral role that patients can and do play as collaborators in this process, and how technology can help facilitate their engagement. Each of this year’s keynote speakers were chosen with that focus in mind.
Lygeia Ricciardi will deliver the morning keynote at the Metro Detroit Summit, September 27 at the Michigan State University Management Education Center in Troy, MI.
She brings over fifteen years of strategy and in-depth industry insights to building the future of healthcare through technology. As Chief Transformation Officer at Carium, Lygeia guides go-to-market strategy and development of software-based solutions that help consumers navigate their health and wellness journeys.
Previously, through her own practice, Lygeia consulted for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 technology leaders; as well as health systems, health plans, and—of course—patients. As a federal government “intrapreneur”, Lygeia founded and led the Office of Consumer eHealth within the Department of Health and Human Services from 2011 – 2014. She helped to shape policies and programs to improve access and use of electronic health information for millions of Americans.
Lygeia’s work has been featured on networks, and in digital and print media including: NPR, C-SPAN, The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports. In 2019, Health Data Management named her one of The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT.
GLHC selected Lygeia as a 2019 Summit Series Keynote Speaker because of her passion and vision for using digital health to help individuals live healthier, happier, and fuller lives. Through storytelling and insightful data she translates big ideas into concise and powerful words and images. Lygeia inspires us to see opportunities instead of problems, overcome challenges, and find the inspiration and purpose to harness technology to make the world a healthier, better place.