Recapping the Top of Mind Summit 2023


Read key takeaways from Summit that explored most pressing issues facing health systems

The Top of Mind Summit was held at the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) at UPMC on April 24-25, 2023. The 2023 event, “Advancing Medical Discoveries and Expanding Access to Care,” was the sixth Top of Mind Summit and the first held in-person since 2019.

Focused on the most pressing issues facing health systems, the invite-only event for leaders and innovators from across the health care ecosystem included a range of discussions, including sessions focused on improving patient access, boosting patient engagement, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), regulations spurring interoperability, and innovative payment models.

Attended by more than 60 executives from health systems, payers, technology providers, and others, the two-day program featured 10 sessions and more than two dozen speakers. Held in the CCM’s event space in Pittsburgh, Pa., the intimate event fostered lively discussion, debate, and many networking opportunities.

Key takeaways summarized in the report

The Top of Mind Summit recap report explores the following key themes that emerged from the discussions:

  • Prioritizing Clinician Well-Being is Essential to Meeting Consumer Expectations
  • Ensuring Patient Access: Technologies, Challenges, and Solutions
  • Boosting Interoperability and the Role of Data in Patient Engagement
  • Advancing Pharmacy Innovation by Aligning on Value

Hear from health care experts

The following health care leaders and innovators were among the Summit’s speakers and are quoted in the report:

  • Patrick Baker, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mosaic Pharmacy Service
  • Rob Bart, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC
  • Michael Boninger, MD, President, UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions
  • Mike Carusi, General Partner, Lightstone Ventures
  • Ken Cohen, MD, Executive Director of Clinical Research, Optum
  • Kaha Hizanishvili, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, Market Growth and Transformation, UMass Chan Medical School
  • Patrick Jordan, Director, Virtual Access, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Ellen Lukens, Deputy Director, CMS Innovation Center
  • Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC; Executive Director, UPMC Perioperative and Surgical Services; Senior Medical Advisor, UPMC Enterprises
  • Chronis Manolis, Chief Pharmacy Officer, UPMC Health Plan
  • Anurati Mathur, CEO, Sempre Health
  • Amy Meister, DO, Associate Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Health Plan
  • Paul Mueller, MD, Regional Vice President, Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Shiv Rao, MD, Co-founder and CEO, Abridge
  • Lisa Rotenstein, MD, Medical Director for Population Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Tina Shah, MD, Principal, TNT Health Enterprises
  • Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS
  • Paul Varghese, MD, Clinical Lead for Health Informatics, Verily
  • Mark Zhang, DO, Medical Director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

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