HIMSS AsiaPac16 Conference & Exhibition

The Economics of Health IT Workshop
Date: 26 August 2016 

Venue: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Auditorium
Time: 08:30 - 12:30


Maximizing the Value of Health IT - Optimizing Care Quality while Sustaining a Robust Business Model

Myth: IT is an expense rather than an investment.

As the world digitizes globally at a rapid speed, it is crucial for healthcare providers to stay relevant through digital transformation.

These healthcare providers operate within the framework of  national healthcare financing policy & ecosystem, evolving patient behaviors and available technologies, and it is within these constraints that they have to maneuver their businesses.

This workshop will examine in-depth ways to optimize the value of health IT to improve care quality and yet at the same time create a sustainable and competitive business model.

Learn how Health IT enables different care services to help you diversify revenue streams, improve care outcomes, enhance patient experiences and ultimately stay competitive.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • A Global Overview: The evolving economics of Health IT
  • Developing IT driven care services for the modern day patients
  • The HIMSS Value Score: An international quality measurement to improve clinical and financial outcomes, and drive efficiencies in care

Sumit Sharma
Associate Partner of Asia-Pacific Region, Health & Life Sciences
Oliver Wyman

Sumit is an accomplished senior management consulting professional and international business leader with over 15 years experience across diverse geographies including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets with 12 years spent in consulting and 3 years in an industry leadership role.

With expertise in healthcare and life sciences, Sumit has successfully built and managed consulting and advisory practices, medical devices and technology and healthcare IT businesses at various life-cycle stages of business.

      Esther Wileen S. Go
      President & CEO of MediLink Network Inc.

Esther is President and CEO of MediLink Network Inc., a third party electronic network serving the healthcare industry. MediLink provides eligibility
verification, payment settlement solutions and analytics for HMOs, insurance, TPAs, hospitals, clinics and doctors.

Esther previously held various positions with Citigroup, Inc. based in New York City. She was VP of Payment Innovation, Strategic Planning and
Product Development, and Operations.

Prior to Citigroup, Esther was Senior Associate with the Financial and Health Services Practice of Booz, Inc. She developed strategy, designed and
implemented change programs across projects in the retail banking, brokerage and 
health care sectors across the U.S., Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo.

Esther earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. Undergraduate studies were completed at Smith College, where she graduated magna cum laude,
with double majors in Computer Science and Economics. She is a Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honor societies and a Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) charterholder. She currently serves on the board of the Harvard Business School Club of the Philippines, and was also past president.

Patricia B. Wise
Vice President, Health Information Systems

Patricia B. Wise is Vice President of HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

At HIMSS, Wise is responsible for directing initiatives that drive the quality, efficiency, effectiveness and safety of patient care through various tools and resources. Specifically, she oversees committees and task forces including Ambulatory Information Systems, Enterprise Information Systems, Personal Health Record Information Systems, Financial Information Systems, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Record Association and the Davies Award Program. Wise works closely with the HIMSS Physician Community and Plug In! She joined HIMSS in 2002 as the Director of HIMSS EHR Initiatives and member of the HIMSS Industry Affairs Department and was promoted to her current position in 2005.