WDC Innovation Summit Series - The Pandemic’s Impact on Healthcare Innovation

Replay of popular Wharton DC Innovation Summit session featuring top healthcare leaders focusing on key issues & opportunities. Wharton Club Members, guests, public invited 

“If you can take in information and analytics that are out there and available and use them to your advantage, you now have a recipe that will focus on driving the cost of care down—not tomorrow, not in three years, but today.” -Keith Lemer, Chief Executive Officer, WellNet Healthcare Group 

  • The healthcare industry was already operating under a microscope prior to Covid. 
  • Since the global pandemic began, the impact and importance of healthcare industry have been magnified to a much larger degree as a result of the rapid rise of Covid. 
  • Having medicine readily available has never been more important. Because of Covid medicine and healthcare are highly demanded resources. Therefore, creating new strategies to meet these demands could revolutionize the world. 
  • With the help of our panel, we dive into the impact telemedicine, AI, and cyber and digital health could have on governments, small businesses, and consumer health. 
  • Join us as our panel weighs in on their own opinions on the new opportunities in healthcare as well as healthcare services that will soon become a thing of the past. 


11:45 am-12 Noon -- Networking on Zoom Meetings

12 Noon-12:50 pm Presentation, including shared screen for slides

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm: Further networking on Zoom


Meet the Speakers Panel:


  • Ilyse Veron, Principal, Veron Ventures
  • With vision and innovation, Ilyse Veron ably advises executives and directs enterprise-wide communications strategies through her consultancy Veron Ventures. Her client Darmiyan, which has a whole solution for Alzheimer’s including an algorithm for brain scoring, just raised $6 million with Eisai-leading and has been featured in WSJ, Fortune, Psychology Today and the entrepreneurial hub VatorTV. Read full profile... 


Bikram Bakshi, Entrepreneur/Investor/Adviser

  • Bikram is a seasoned CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur based in the Washington, DC area. He has led organizations ranging from early stage startups to key business divisions of a Fortune 10 company. He currently serves on the Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, is a board member or advisor to a number of early stage startups, and is a cyber investment council member and principal investor with Blu Venture Investors. Read full profile... 

Jeffrey Hausfeld, M.D., M.B.A. Chairman of the Board and Chief Medical Officer at BioFactura, Inc. & Chairman and Founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs 

  • Jeffrey Hausfeld, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., has served on the national board and committees of specialty medical societies since he began his practice in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery in 1982. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University School of Health Sciences and an alumnus of the Yale University School of Medicine. Read full profile... 

Keith Lemer, Chief Executive Officer, WellNet Healthcare Group

  • As CEO of WellNet Healthcare, Keith leads businesses to rethink and better manage their health insurance costs. He identifies problems with the health care system and offers innovations to improve cost and quality of care. Keith holds a patent for a network-based healthcare management system. He also founded Healthcare Interactive, a software development firm that builds applications to control and consolidate healthcare management within a single environment. Read full profile... 

Nina Vasan, MD, MBA Psychiatrist / Entrepreneur / Author

  • Dr. Vasan is the Founder and Executive Director of Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, the world’s first academic lab dedicated to transforming mental health through technology and entrepreneurship. She is a psychiatrist at Silicon Valley Executive Psychiatry, a concierge practice in California and New York that specializes in improving mental health, performance, and wellbeing for executives, entrepreneurs, and elite performers. Read full profile... 

REGISTER for THIS EVENT or the Wharton DC Innovation Summit SERIES

Two options for registration:

  • The entire Innovation Summit Series - 11 programs
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 49/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 99/person for all others for access to all 11 programs
  • By the individual session
    • Free for President's Club & Lifetime Members
    • 19/person for all Members of Wharton Club of DC & Strategic Partner Current Members & Guests
    • 29/person for all others


11:45AM - 12:50PM Wed 1 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer, Chairman
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Kimberley Alfonso
  Results One LLC
... a total of 2 guests.
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