Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

The PMWC 2020 Clinical & Research Tools Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in this space. The Clinical & Research Tools is a showcase for innovative technologies that are used for the analysis of genetic variation and function, helping to advance breakthroughs in genetic health, rare disease conditions on individuals of all ages, complex diseases and cancer care. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray technologies empower rapidly evolving genomic revolution.

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 Speaker Profile

Director of Product, Data and Informatics, Verana Health

Chhaya Shadra is an epidemiologist-informatician bringing her deep understanding of systems engineering and user workflow, to healthtech startups. Her recent work has focused on product development, architecture, data modeling, content harmonization, and algorithm development for integrated precision research data platforms sourced from EHR, claims, pharmacy, and medical device data. These platforms are currently being used by pharmaceutical companies in regulatory filings, health economic outcomes research(HEOR) and comparative effectiveness research(CER). Ms. Shadra’s architectural designs ensure interoperability of these custom datasets with standard CDMs like; i2b2, OMOP, Sentinel and PCORnet. The recent shift in focus of the FDA towards improved usage of real world datasets in the drug approval process makes Ms. Shadra’s work extremely relevant to the current healthcare landscape. Ms. Shadra has contributed to informatics and analytic engines at several health tech startups including but not limited to; Converge Health by Deloitte, Humedica by Optum and Flatiron Health.

Clinical & Research Tools Showcase: Verana Health
Verana Health is assembling the largest clinical databases in medicine to empower physicians and accelerate research for patients. Our team partners with medical associations to assemble and activate these databases in Verana’s regulatory-grade data platform.

Key Considerations In the Design Of A Real World Research Data-Set
This presentation covers some best practices for a regulatory grade data-set from a data quality, interoperability and content standardization view-point in light of FDA’s guidance around Use of electronic health record data in clinical investigations.

 Speaker Profile

Ph.D., CEO, Medcurio, Inc.

Buzz Stewart has a long-standing interest in eliminating barriers to using data in real time to transform healthcare. During his more than 20 years of experience in healthcare delivery R&D, he has leveraged electronic health records and other sources of data to optimize healthcare delivery and scale precision medicine and clinal trails research. Buzz has designed and evaluated new models of care, developed streamlined process for biobanking, and used machine learning to develop predictive and phenotyping models. He is the co-founder and CEO of Medcurio, Inc, a start-up offering a seamless healthcare data access solution that eliminates the friction to getting and using data. He was previously Sutter Health’s Chief Research Officer (2012-2018), the founder of Geisinger’s Center for Health Research (2003-2012), VP of R&D, AdvancePCS (1998-2002), and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (1983-1995). Buzz received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and MPH from UCLA.

Clinical & Research Tools Showcase: Medcurio, Inc.
Medcurio, Inc. is a start-up that makes it easy to access, use, and learn from data in real time. Their platform enables non-technical users to develop and maintain APIs for real-time access to all healthcare data without writing any code.

Precision Medicine In Real Time, For Real!
Medcurio enables the delivery of precise data and guidance at the right time and place, for the right person, eliminating the headaches to getting and maintaining real-time data access. Real-word applications will be described.