Clinical Outcomes
MDisrupt Webinar

Episode 01

Solve a real clinical problem.

MDisrupt is proud to present a multi-part webinar series that explores the major steps to building digital health solutions from inception to adoption featuring some of the industry’s leading experts.

In episode one, we’ll cover:
  • The top problems health systems face
  • What a digital health company should do BEFORE approaching a health system
  • What it takes to get a provider to adopt
  • What health systems are looking for in digital health solutions

Meet the Panelists

Ben Schwartz

Rishi Sikka, MD (Moderator)

Venture Partner, Lifeforce Capital / Professor, Brown University School of Public Health

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Dr. Rishi Sikka is currently a venture partner at Lifeforce Capital and a Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University School of Public Health. Since 2016 he has served on the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico.

From 2017-2021, Rishi was President of System Enterprises at Sutter Health. He had oversight of Sutter’s operations in asset light, non-clinical and health plan lines of business. This included executive leadership over Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Home Health-Hospice-Infusion-DME, Walk-in-Care, Mental Health & Addiction Care, Health Plan Products, Shared Services, Population Health, Pharmacy, Lab, and Facility & Property Services.

Prior, Rishi was at Advocate Health Care (Advocate Aurora Health) for almost 10 years where he served in several senior roles including senior vice president of clinical operations and President of the Advocate Insurance Segregated Portfolio company. He previously held clinical and management positions in emergency medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and at Boston University Medical Center, as well as faculty positions at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic Medical School.

His life outside of work reflects his professional commitment to continuously improve the patient experience. He is co-author of the book, “Leading Healthcare Transformation: A Primer for Clinical Leaders,” and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. He was also recognized in 2021 as a Top 50 Clinical Executive by Modern Healthcare.


Zeev Neuwirth, M.D.

Healthcare Executive, Author, Podcast Host

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Zeev Neuwirth, MD most recently served as the Chief Clinical Executive for Care Transformation & Strategic Services at Atrium Health (now a part of Advocate Health), one of the leading non-profit hospital systems in the country. Dr. Neuwirth has nearly 15 years of experience in clinical operations, care redesign, quality improvement, innovation, and population health. He has served as an industry adviser to numerous digital health companies.

In 2017 Dr. Neuwirth launched an award-winning podcast entitled Creating a New Healthcare which has over 150 posted episodes of in-depth interviews with healthcare entrepreneurs and leaders.

In 2019, Dr. Neuwirth published Reframing Healthcare – A Roadmap for Creating Disruptive Change. This book achieved Amazon #1 New Release status in the domain of healthcare administration and policy. Based on in-depth interviews with hundreds of healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs, it outlines the market trends reshaping healthcare; and a comprehensive and scalable approach to transforming healthcare delivery.

Dr. Neuwirth is about to publish a second book, Beyond The Walls – the megatrends, movements & market disruptions transforming American healthcare. It illustrates a market-based, three-part strategy for how the transformation of American healthcare is occurring.

Dr. Neuwirth is an alum of Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received a Masters in Healthcare Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he taught and lectured on healthcare strategy and innovation. He currently is a lecturer at the Yale School of Public health.

James Grana, PhD

Jessica Schlicher, M.D., MBA

Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Care and Digital Health for Providence

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Dr. Schlicher currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Care and Digital Health for Providence. Jessica Schlicher MD, MBA is a family physician, virtual care leader, author, and healthcare executive with 14 years of experience directly caring for patients and leading clinical and operational teams

Dr. Schlicher co-founded CommonSpirit’s national patient-centered virtual care initiative and led the development of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s multispecialty virtual hospital and mission control center. Dr. Schlicher’s clinical practice achieved patient satisfaction scores greater than the 90th percentile for seven consecutive years. Her team’s subsequent innovation work has been recognized for excellence in service innovation with impact to society. Dr. Schlicher’s professional interests include clinical business development, teaching residents, clinical knowledge automation, keeping patients out of the hospital, and eliminating preventable suffering throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Schlicher received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed her family medicine residency training at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio. She received her Masters in Business Administration for Healthcare from Western Governors University.

Dr. Schlicher’s personal interests include Ironman triathlon, medical and Rotary Club-based volunteerism, advocacy for foster children, YMCA board service, and providing friendship and material support for refugees. She lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with her husband and three children.

Justin Norden

Sam Bagchi, M.D.

Chief Clinical Officer CHRISTUS Health System

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Sam Bagchi, M.D. is passionate about helping patients get timely, effective and efficient care, and building a solid reputation for successful informatics and quality initiatives in leading U.S. health systems. For more than a decade, his quest to bring together clinical and quality strategies with the promise of health IT has consistently uncovered new best-practices – many now serving as a guide for other healthcare organizations navigating the industry’s shift to value-based care. As the CHRISTUS Health System Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Bagchi is responsible for helping caregivers effectively and safely deliver the best possible evidenced-based care across the health system.

A board certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Bagchi previously served as Chief Quality and Medical Officer for Presence Health System in Chicago, which is a $2.5B, 12-hospital health system. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Health System, a seven-hospital health system in Dallas, Texas. He was recruited to Methodist to build a clinical informatics platform and department around the organization’s quality and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Bagchi earned his medical degree from Indiana University and completed the Internal Medicine residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served as a Harvard teaching fellow.

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