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Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Asher Orion Group

Dr. Kalafut advises on AIML topics ranging from product management to market strategy with a healthcare application. Additionally, he works with HCOs to develop AI strategies, AI Governance and best practices, through deployment and monitoring of purchased and built AIML solutions. He is the principal or coinventor on 43 US patents and 12 pending applications. Many of his inventions are used across nuclear medicine and radiological agent delivery, diagnosticinterventional cardiology devices, and patient monitoring systems. Before founding Asher Orion, John was Chief Scientist of Informatics Research at GE Healthcare. His stewardship of an AIenabled, diagnostic pathway solution led to their first Breakthrough Designation. He led the architecture of platforms and applications cocreated by GE Healthcare and its clinical partners at health systems, including Mass General Brigham and Boston Childrens Hospital. John contributed to the UKs National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging (NCIMI) and was a coPrincipal Investigator on Digital Pathology and Diagnostic (DART).

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M.

Track Co-Chairs:
Russ Cucina, UCSF
John Kalafut, Asher Orion Group

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Luminary Honoree: Suchi Saria, Johns Hopkins
  • Fireside chat: Claire Bloomfield, NHS England and John Kalafut, Asher Orion Group
  • Health IT and Interoperability Policy (PANEL)
    Chair: Russ Cucina, UCSF
    - Steven Lane, Gorila Health
    - Alan Swenson, Sequoia Project
  • Barriers and Challenges of Deploying AI into Clinical Use (PANEL)
    Chair: Chris Austin, AWS Global Medical
    - Bernardo Bizzo, Mass General Brigham
    - Sylvia Katina Plevritis, Stanford
    - Guido Matthews, Bayer
  • Transforming Healthcare Using Big Data and Remote Monitoring
    Chair: Michael Snyder, Stanford
  • Transform Healthcare with Innovative AI Applications
    Chair: Mark Yandell, University of Utah
    - Suchi Saria, Johns Hopkins
  • AI-Powered Clinical Knowledgebases to Advance Precision Medicine Clinically
    Chair: Rakesh Nagarajan, Velsera
  • The Impact of AI and High Resolution Digital Slide Imaging on Clinical Practice
    Chair: Chris Coley, Epredia
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Ziad Obermeyer, Dandelion Health


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