CareSet CEO Laura Shapland Joins Thought Leaders Bryan Sivak, Esther Dyson, Alexandra Drane, and Mark Ganz at the 2016 Louisville Innovation Summit

CareSet Systems currently uses all of Medicare A,B, and D to help guide drug launches. She was joined onstage by former Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak and PharMerica’s Chief Clinical Officer Sonja Quale for a conversation around how they are using health data and to talk about its future in healthcare. “The challenge is wading through the data to get insights that better serve patients,” said Shapland.

“Medicare data opened by CMS in recent years is being used at all levels of the healthcare industry, from entrepreneurs to pharmaceutical companies to post-acute providers,” Shapland continued. “If Medicaid and Medicare Advantage data follow, we’ll soon understand how a third of all healthcare dollars are spent.”

Keynote speaker Esther Dyson spoke about her new initiative for healthy cities called “The Way to Wellville” and Cambia Health Solutions Chief Executive Officer Mark Ganz was joined by Kindred Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer Marc Rothman, MD to address how empathy leads to innovation. The conference concluded with Alexandra Drane urging innovations in palliative care during her keynote on “A Bad Death is a Con.”

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.