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Healthcare will be one of the most disrupted markets for the next decade.  Sessions in this track will take a deep dive into industry trends and technologies that are driving innovation and reshaping the market, and will offer insights and practical advice to help you prepare to succeed. Explore our thought leadership topics and speakers:

Enterprise AI in Healthcare (Automate, Augment, Engage, Analysis)


This session will address the need for and enterprise-wide approach to artificial intelligence, and four things AI will do in healthcare today: automation, augmentation, engagement, analysis…and the need for a different technology. Join us for an operational approach for each area.


Peter Borden

Chief Digital Officer


Healthcare’s Five Must-Do Things in Blockchain in 2019

Blockchain is being taken up in the industry. Use cases are sorting out. Alliances are forming. Innovators are doing POCs and pilots and initial production solutions while others are standing by. What’s my organization to do? How will blockchain impact us? What can and should we do now? Hear from Cognizant’s Healthcare Blockchain Center of Excellence on the five must-do things for the industry. Learn about alliances, pilots, production solutions and how it relates to Cognizant product and service offerings. Benefit from practical next steps that you can bring to your organization, regardless of where you are on the journey.


Gary Meyer

VP, Consulting


Healthcare “On-Demand”: Re-thinking Care Delivery and Health System Business Models for the Emerging Digital Economy

New Care Delivery business models are rapidly emerging across our industry: Internet care and “Virtual First” approaches, combined with retail-based health hubs are disrupting traditional Health System value propositions. These new Provider business and operating models have strategic implications for all players in the industry. During this session, Cognizant Consulting leaders will present our point of view on the emerging "on-demand healthcare" economy and the disruptive platforms that will enable it. We will highlight several steps stakeholders can take to manage the disruption while making “no-regrets” investments that will position them for success in the future.


Trish Birch

SVP and Global Practice Leader, Healthcare Consulting


Bill Shea

VP, Healthcare Business Consulting


RegTech: Risk & Compliance in a Digital World

The post-reform era combined with digital evolution are causing an increase in non-compliance, data breaches, and enforcement agency pressures. The industry is faced with unprecedented challenges in maintaining operational regulatory adherence with federal and state requirements – all while staying cost effective. This session will explore digital means of achieving continuous compliance and what the future holds for the advancement and mainstreaming of regulatory technologies in a cost conscious, consumer-centric, enforcement intensified modern day healthcare world.


Vanessa Pawlak

AVP, Consulting


Simplifying RCM in the Digital World

New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Blockchain and Automation are transforming the world of healthcare -- and Revenue Cycle Management. Attend this session to understand how to leverage these technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase revenues and deliver an enhanced customer experience. This session will share use case study examples that demonstrate how to apply AI, automation and Blockchain to specific RCM business operations; and best practices for introducing and managing human-driven, machine-augmented collaboration.


Patrick Spoletini

Global Practice Lead, Healthcare Provider Consulting





Srivaths Srinivasan

Director, Cognizant Consulting


The Future of Care: Enhancing Community Health & Well-Being


Designing for well-being is complex. To build healthy communities amid this complexity, it is essential to begin with a human-centered understanding of the challenges and opportunities people face today, while also imagining how life might change for tomorrow. This session will explore the important role of community and social factors in determining health and care options, and examples of how social determinants of health, design and insights can help play a role in realizing the larger vision.


Ryan Doyle

VP, Strategy

Idea Couture (A Cognizant Digital Business)

The Future of Interoperability: Requirements for a New HIT Era

While HIPAA legislation established patients as the primary owners of their patient data, they are the least likely stakeholders to have access to it. Over the past several decades many meaningful attempts have been made to increase patient access. However, industry barriers have proven too great to overcome. New regulations are posed to address the barriers to ultimately increase interoperability and patient access. This session will discuss the future of interoperability and the steps healthcare organizations will need to take to ensure a smooth migration into a new HIT era.


Vanessa Pawlak

AVP, Consulting





Jim Mondi

Vice President, Digital Technology Consulting


What to do When Machines do Everything: 21 (More) Jobs of the Future

The rise of AI is fundamental to new breakthroughs in healthcare. But even when machines “do everything,” there will still be lots for doctors, nurses and healthcare payers and practitioners to do, it just won’t be the tasks we’re doing today. Based on new research from Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, this session will present actionable advice and guidance on how to navigate the Age of AI, Algorithms and Automation and explore the new healthcare jobs of the (not too distant) future that are emerging. You never know -- one day, YOU might be doing one of them!


Robert Brown

AVP, Center for the Future of Work