Corporate Sponsor Events

Lunch & Learn

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Friday, January 31, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

All attendees are welcome to attend. Open seating.

Room: Salon IV & V

Topic: Next Generation of Innovation on the Semantic Highway

Speaker: Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, MS, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. He was also co-founder of Intelligent Medical Systems, Inc., which was sold to Glaxo in 1994, in addition to his expertise in electronic medical records and other entrepreneurial ventures.

Every day, clinicians and healthcare organizations are connecting on the semantic highway—electronically exchanging clinical data in meaningful, actionable ways for better patient care. Collaboration on the semantic highway touches healthcare every day, in every place. Understanding how to leverage this messaging pathway, its inherent concepts, and “virtual” connections is critical to ongoing innovation in healthcare.

Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad invites us to join him at the intersection of healthcare and technology in this presentation on the next generation of innovation on the semantic highway. With advances in interface terminologies and hardware, previously siloed repositories of clinical information are crossing boundaries, finding global reach and enabling both patients and practitioners to make better use of information. Dr. Naeymi-Rad’s presentation will use real-world use case scenarios to illustrate how the semantic highway provides a real-time pathway to messaging based on medical concepts. He will explain why a concept-based semantic highway is a necessary first step in connecting research centers to the point of care, and will discuss the symbiotic relationship between the corporate world and academia, stressing the importance of academic and corporate intersections and “outposts.” He will describe a platform for innovation that makes it easy for institutions and organizations to innovate, build on, and extend the semantic highway. Finally, he will describe how the semantic highway provides a new form of semantic-based commerce and challenge the audience to innovate change in the economics and landscape of healthcare.

Corporate Roundtable

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Friday, January 31st, from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

This event is invitation only.

Room: Salon III

Title: How can we make use of the quantified self? The approaching patient data tsunami.


The phrase ‘quantified self’ has been used to describe the movement to record detailed information about one’s own daily physical activities and metabolic metrics. Using generally available and relatively inexpensive devices and apps, users are able to record precise details about their physical interactions with the world in fine detail.

Providers who wish to encourage patient engagement are confronted with both challenges and opportunities by this movement.

Should this data be incorporated into medical records and care plans?

If so, how, and how much, and how will we find useful signals in all of the data noise?

Presenters: Michael Kamerick, PhD, Specialist Leader, Recombinant By Deloitte; RJ Krawiec, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting


AMIA Corporate Roundtables and Lunch & Learns are fully catered events hosted by organizations looking to engage directly with leaders in the field. These events allow attendees to provide feedback on corporate strategies, inform product development, and learn what important biomedical and health informatics issues companies are exploring.

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