IgniteU NY, powered by NYSTEC, will host its second Population Health Innovation Summit on June 6, 2018, from 11 am – 6 pm at the Albany Capital Center.  The event will unite local government leaders, health industry experts, and frontline implementers to showcase promising innovations that are being piloted in our communities to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers. Join us for pioneering case studies, engaging panel discussions, and numerous opportunities to network with professionals in the community who share common goals. 

The program will:

  • Highlight success stories and hone in on lessons that can be applied to other need areas
  • Foster discussion on how diffusion of innovations can be accelerated, scaled or better integrated through community partnerships

This program is approved for up to 3.75 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) or the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).

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Participating organizations include the following:

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Note: may be subject to change


Event Details

Location: Albany Capital Center
Date: June 6, 2018

Registration and Networking Lunch begins at 11 am
Event begins at 12 pm
Cocktail Reception begins at 5 pm

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11:00-12:00 Registration and Networking Lunch


12:00-12:45: Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

Embracing Innovation: What it Takes to Successfully Transform

Adetutu Adetona, MD, Lansingburgh Family Practice

Introduction by Anthony Marinello, MD, PhD, Vice President for Primary Care Services, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)


12:45 – 1:55:  Innovation Case Study Panel #1:

The Future of Real-Time Actionable Data is Now

Ian Brissette, PhD, Director, Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research, New York State Department of Health

Tavia Rauch, Manager of Population Health and Data Quality, Hixny

Jason Shapiro, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System

Tom Moore, Vice President Innovation, Healthix

Joe Conte, PhD, Executive Director, Staten Island Performing Provider System


1:55-2:10 Networking Break


2:10-3:20 Innovation Case Study Panel #2:

Changing the Trajectory: Supportive Interventions for At-Risk Populations

Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff  

John Downing, President, Soldier On

Beth Alter, Director, Behavioral Health Diversion Services, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health

Kevin O’Connor, Executive Director, Joseph’s House & Shelter


3:20-3:35 Networking Break


3:35-3:45: Innovation Investments Spotlight

Planning for Success: Measurement, Integration, and Sustainability Planning   

Jacob Reider, MD, CEO, Alliance for Better Health


3:45-4:55 Innovation Case Study Panel #3:

Shaping Health Determinants to Advance Well-Being

Jennifer Franck, Assistant Chief, Department of Nourishment, The Center for Discovery

Jon Coles, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager, CUBRC; Adjunct Faculty, SUNY Buffalo State

Ann Marie Cook, President/CEO at Lifespan of Greater Rochester

John Robinson, President & CEO, Our Ability


4:55-5:00 Closing Remarks


5:00-6:00 Networking Cocktail Hour

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NYSTEC is an independent, not-for-profit technology consulting company. Created in 1996 to facilitate the transfer of technology, innovation, and expertise between the public and private sectors in support of economic development, today NYSTEC is a trusted advisor to government agencies, institutions, and businesses, assisting with strategic planning, technology acquisitions and implementations, and data optimization across industries. NYSTEC has offices in Albany, New York City, and Rome, NY.

Created by NYSTEC in 2015, IgniteU NY is an independent, industry-agnostic program focused on developing the entrepreneurs of New York State. Through an extremely collaborative environment, IgniteU unites innovators and proactively connects them to an entrepreneurial network. Based in Troy, NY, IgniteU offers mentoring, coaching, and experiential learning, along with community forums and commercialization services 

Innovate 518 is the Capital Region's Innovation Hot Spot, which orchestrates a robust and connected entrepreneurial ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, and support organizations to assist in growing sustainable and scalable technology ventures.


For a recap of the 2017 Population Health Innovation Summit visit