INSIGHTS

George Halvorson is the Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding. He has served for more than 30 years as CEO of six different health care delivery and financing organizations in the U.S., and he has helped start similar organizations in several other countries. Halvorson served most recently as Kaiser Permanente Chairman and […]

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Susan Schaeffer is Editor Emeritus at BioCentury. She was previously Senior Editor in charge of Product Discovery & Development coverage from 2010 through 2012. She was Managing Editor of BioCentury and BioCentury Extra from 2004 through 2010. She joined BioCentury in 2003 after 10 years as an editor in the consumer packaged goods sector, including […]

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Pamela Peele, PhD, is Chief Analytics Officer, at UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Enterprises. Dr. Peele is responsible for creating innovative analytics that drive financial and clinical performance including economic modeling, predictive modeling, statistical analysis, and machine learning. She currently holds faculty appointments in Health Policy and Management and in Psychiatry in the School of Medicine […]

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Paul Markovich, CEO, Blue Shield of California is president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan, with more than $17 billion in annual revenue, that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Markovich assumed the position of CEO in January 2013.  At LIGHT 2018, hear from Paul as he joins in […]

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Chris Potts, PhD is Professor of Linguistics at Stanford, by courtesy of Computer Science, and Director of Stanford’s Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).  At LIGHT 2018, Hear from Chris on the plenary “From Academy to Reality — The Cutting Edge of Innovation” (May 9, 1:00 pm)  1. Tell us about how […]

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Ahead of the LIGHT Forum, we will be hosting a series of blog posts highlighting sponsors, speakers, and other leaders involved in the event. Our first post comes from Alex Turkeltaub, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Roam, and the one to initiate the LIGHT Forum, along with co-hosts at Stanford Linguistics.   Why did you decide […]

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Remember when healthcare was hungry for data? Squeezed by pressure to reduce costs, improve outcomes, and demonstrate value, healthcare leaders demanded access to real-world data. Fast forward to the present and it seems we’ve reached the promised land where health information flows in abundance...

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Over the last several years, political clients engage in more “big data” modeling and micro-targeting than ever before in order to win their campaigns. We are beginning to see some of our corporate and institutional clients follow suit, and we anticipate that this trend will only continue and intensify.

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One of our foundational beliefs is that freedom of mobility is fundamental to human progress. Mental and physical health are intrinsically linked to mobility. The more connected and free we are to move through experiences, relationships, and places, the stronger our mental capacity is, too. Our physiological health is of course also tied to our ability to move and be active.

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