New England Healthcare Executive Network: Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative

New England Healthcare Executive Network


Massachusetts is the global eHealth leader. Our connected communities enjoy better health at lower cost and serve as models of innovation and economic development. Driving this vision of the future of healthcare in the Commonwealth is the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Its mission is to leverage the Commonwealth’s extraordinary digital health infrastructure and expertise to drive innovation in healthcare.  

Come join this timely, lively, keynote presentation and blue-ribbon panel of experts as they discuss the future of digital health in Massachusetts and the country. Ask them questions and contribute your insights during the audience interactive segment. Identify potential new businesses opportunities in the rapidly changing new healthcare delivery marketplace.


Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech Collaborative

Laurance leads MeHI’s efforts to advance the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative and to support MA healthcare providers in using EHRs and the statewide Health Information Exchange to improve care delivery outcomes.


Joseph M. Heyman, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, WELLPORT Health Information Exchange

Dr. Heyman is chair of the associate membership of the World Medical Association, a former chair of the American Medical Association and former president of the Massachusetts Medical Society.


Henry Lawrence Dorkin, M.D., FAAP, President, Massachusetts Medical Society, Associate Chief, Division of Respiratory Diseases; Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Dorkin has served as Chair of the Task Force on EHR Interoperability and Usability as well as a member of the Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication.

Jennifer Joe, M.D., CEO, Founder of & Founder. Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Joe is an Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Hospitalist/Nocturnist Attending physician at Boston VA Healthcare System.

Carla E. Small, Sr. Director, Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA), Boston Children's Hospital
IDHA is a fifty-person team combining the data, clinical expertise, and health care technology development experience of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Topics for discussion:

  • What does disruptive digital health technology really mean for healthcare?
  • Will digital health enable patients to get care wherever they are, reducing costs for the system as a whole?
  • Will more options for care lead to lower cost and improved patient outcomes?
  • Does the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology improve patient-centered care?
  • What about the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information?
  • Can doctors see more patients in a shorter time, and therefore scale down the cost of the service through digital face-to-face interaction?

Event Info

Date & Time 
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:30am to 10:00am
Foley Hoag LLP Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Massachusetts US