Disruptive Innovation in Health Care
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When: Friday, February 2, 2018
7:30-10:00 a.m.
Where: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North
St. Paul, Minnesota  55104
United States

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Thought Leader Program: Disruptive Innovation in Health Care

Friday, February 2, 2018

In an ever-changing landscape, innovating in the health care field is key to success. Participants will hear from five representatives from the health care industry who successfully overcame challenges with resourceful thinking. As leading innovators, our speakers will focus on innovation through the lenses of policies, processes and systems that all play a part in disrupting the system.


7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – Panel
9:00 a.m. – Q&A  
9:30 a.m. – Networking
10:00 a.m. – Adjourn


Member: $25
Guest: $50
Student: $15


Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway North,
St. Paul, MN 55104


Thompson AnderinkomiThompson Anderinkomi – Nice Health and Relate

Thompson is currently the co-founder and CEO of Relate, an artificial intelligence coaching platform. He is also a co-founder of Nice Healthcare, an innovative primary care practice that delivers care in patients’ homes outside of traditional health insurance arrangements by working directly with employers to offer the service as a benefit to employees.

Thompson has been recognized nationally and locally, appearing in FastCompany, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other notable publications. In 2015 he was awarded the Power 50 by Minnesota Business Journal. He has served on the board of directors for WATCH MN, Youthprise, and MNsure. He received a BS in Economics and MS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, and earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management.


Katrina AndersonKatrina Anderson – Clinician Nexus

Katrina Anderson is the founder and CEO of ClinicianNexus, a SaaS company that provides a  platform for health systems and schools to connect and manage all of their students' clinical rotations. She enjoys solving complex problems that involve several stakeholders who are working towards the same goal by identifying competing needs, reframing the issues, and connecting the dots for a solution where everyone wins. A self-identified "Thoroughbred Tommie" Katrina received her Bachelor's in communication and Health Care MBA at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. She strongly believes that nothing exceptional can be accomplished alone and delights in the team she is privileged to work with every day and the advisors that gift her with their wisdom.

Michelle ChaffeeMichelle Chaffee – alska

Michelle is a health care professional, patient advocate and medical investigator with over 20 years of direct patient care experience in some of the nation’s leading health care systems. She is founder and CEO of alska, a technology solution designed to improve delivery of health care and empower patients and caregivers.


Jon PearceJon Pearce – Zipnosis

Jon is a health care entrepreneur, focused on leveraging the power of technology to improve the way health care systems engage and treat their patients. Pearce developed his bold vision for the industry based on experience with med-tech startup Provation Medical, a point-of-care procedure documentation and coding solution, and as a venture analyst. In 2008, he used that experience to found Zipnosis, a virtual care company that enables health care organizations to enhance patient access without sacrificing quality. As a thought leader in his industry, Pearce has spoken at industry events including The ATA Industry Leaders Forum, Healthcare.MN’s Annual Kickoff Event and The Connected Health Summit, among others. A big-picture visionary with an eye on the details, he spends his downtime competing in triathlons, collecting interesting t-shirts and spending time with his young son.


Mike RynchekMike Rynchek – Bright Health

Mike Rynchek is the Chief Technology officer of Minneapolis-based Bright Health. Bright Health offers simple and affordable health insurance that connects consumers to enhanced care and compassionate providers more easily than they ever thought possible.

Previous to this role, Mike was the chief executive officer and founder of Spyder Trap, a Minneapolis-based marketing technology firm focused solely on the strategies and tactics unique to the technology world. Spyder Trap was acquired by Bright Health in the Spring of 2017. Prior to the acquisition Spyder Trap represented such choice clients as UnitedHealth Group, Maximus, Change Healthcare, Halyard, Deloitte, Cargill, Michael Foods, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, maurices, Yale, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Since Mike founded Spyder Trap in March 2008, the company has averaged double-digit revenue growth each year. In addition, the company has received several prestigious awards, including being named a finalist in the corporate small category for the BOLD Awards in 2012. Spyder Trap was given The Adrian Award for Digital Marketing in 2014. Spyder Trap has been named one of Minnesota’s “Best Companies to Work For,” seven consecutive years by Minnesota Business Magazine. (And the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2014.) In addition, Spyder Trap has also received partnership awards from both the ADA and United Hero’s League. Finally, Spyder Trap was named “Best Of Business” by the Twin Cities Business in 2017.


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