How can Medicare’s big data improve healthcare for older adults?

Medicare data is being used to produce better healthcare for older adults, and at the Louisville Innovation Summit CareSet CEO Laura Shapland joined a panel of health experts and discussed how open healthcare data is being used during a session called “When Seniors, Medicare Data and Pharma Collide: The Right Drugs, to the Right Patients, at the Right Time,” focused on the current state of Medicare data. The panel included:

  • Laura Shapland, CEO of CareSet Systems, and self-dubbed “data groupie”
  • Bryan Sivak, who was the CTO at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from July 2012 to April 2015
  • Dana Abramovitz, CMO at Seremedi, Inc.
  • Sonja Quale, vice president and chief clinical officer at PharMerica

Brian Lang

As an eight-year-old, Brian made and sold candles door to door. As an adult with a chronic entrepreneur addiction he helped a boutique music label grow to a national brand in the 80s, launched a successful Internet startup in the dot-com era, and today connects best-of-breed health and medtech startups with leading large healthcare organizations to accelerate innovation. He annually runs the coaching for companies competing in Austin's SXSW Accelerator - and when not working, he spoils his grandkids.