Health Information Technology (HIT): The Promise of a Better Healthcare System?-Salim Kizaraly-06/24/2014 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Health Information Technology (HIT): The Promise of a Better Healthcare System?
Event Date: 
06/24/2014 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Salim Kizaraly
Event Speaker Title: 
SVP Business Development and Founder
Event Speaker Company: 
Stella Technology
Event Speaker Bio: 

Salim Kizaraly is the Founder and SVP of Business Development at Stella Technology, a healthcare information technology start-up assisting healthcare executives and their teams in solving their care coordination, physician collaboration and systems integration challenges through innovative products and services.

Salim's exposure to a variety of positions ranging from Engineering to Sales provides him a great insight into the health IT market, customers and technologies. In his latest role prior to founding Stella Technology, he led the Solution Architecture team at Axolotl/Optum, which supported Sales Executives by providing consultative services and domain expertise to promote the acquisition of the Optum Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution.

In between his tenures at Axolotl, Salim was a Product Manager with InterComponentWare (ICW), a global eHealth company where he helped define and drive US requirements for ICW’s provider connectivity as well as care and disease management solutions.

Salim has contributed to several industry papers and articles on HIE and health IT. He graduated with a BSc.(Hons) in Computing from the University of the West of England (UK), and a MA in Commerce and Sales from the Université de Savoie (France).

Event Details
Event Details: 

While Obamacare cemented the deep transformations the healthcare industry is going through today, the system has really been experiencing and bracing for changes for a number of years, starting as far back as 2004 when President George W. Bush declared that “Within ten years, every American must have a personal electronic medical record”. 2014 is here, so… where are we?

In this interactive presentation, Salim Kizaraly will provide an overview (and demo, where applicable) of some of the key HIT technologies (e.g. health information exchange, care coordination, remote monitoring via devices, analytics and big data) that are poised to make the healthcare system better, and ultimately help reduce its unsustainable costs.