Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Riverside Chat Series: Digital Disruption in Healthcare

October 04, 2017
Runbin Dong, Hannah Graffeo, Janhvi Patel, Sam Sia
Columbia University: Davis Auditorium
530 West 120th Street
New York, NY
Several New York City based companies are leveraging algorithms and data to change the way people are thinking about their health. Whether it is from the diagnosis to research to patient/provider engagement, digital technology is making its way into all parts of the healthcare ecosystem. Join us as we bring a few companies on stage and discuss the trends and future of these digital health companies.
Pager - Runbin Dong
Runbin Dong is an experienced technologist and product leader who obsesses over the practical application of AI and machine learning in the health care industry. He is currently the Head of Machine Intelligence at an NEA-backed digital health start-up, Pager.
About Pager:
Pager is a mobile-first, AI-powered solution that is changing how people connect with and navigate healthcare. Headquartered in New York City, Pager was founded by a group of experienced tech entrepreneurs and healthcare executives, and is backed by leading venture investors
IBM Watson Health - Hannah Graffeo
Hannah Graffeo is a designer and user experience researcher who is deeply invested in understanding the lives of healthcare practitioners and the technology they rely on. Currently, she is at IBM where she works on Watson Health products including Watson for Oncology, which uses Natural Language Processing and Watson Cognitive Computing to improve the experiences of oncologists, medical teams, and patients by providing more personalized care
About IBM Watson Health:
IBM Watson Health's purpose is to empower leaders, advocates and influencers in health through support that helps them achieve remarkable outcomes, accelerate discovery, make essential connections and gain confidence on their path to solving the world’s biggest health challeng
Cota Healthcare - Janhvi Patel
Janhvi is focused on business development and strategic partnerships, working with companies to develop cognitive solutions and scale to drive revenue.
About Cota Healthcare:
Cota enables the delivery of precision medicine at scale by building real-world evidence that is digitally organized and classified using the patented Cota Nodal Address™ System. A powerful suite of software tools empowers actionable hypothesis testing, visualization, and decision-making.
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