ABL's 'Innvoations In Healthcare' Awards Event
Wed., December 11th10 AM - 2 PM with a Networking Lunch
San Francisco Health Service System
1145 Market St., 1st F.l Wellness Center, San Francisco, 94103 Google Maps
TO RSVP, please email Laura@abl.org, so she can send you a Guest Registration Form

ABL's Innovations in HealthcareTM Awards recognize and celebrate organizations that have developed and brought to market innovative approaches and technologies that are increasing the access to – and reducing the cost of - quality healthcare. And this year, at our 22nd Innovations Event, the five presenters will be...
Keynote Presenter &
"Leadership in Innovation" Awardee
Artie Southam, MD
Artie Southam, MD
EVP, Health Plan Operations
Kaiser Permanente
In the 18 years since Artie first became the national leader of Kaiser Permanente's marketing, sales, service, and activities that support growth and customer service, the health plan has become the nation's largest integrated health system. With 12.3 million members, served by 218,853 employees in 39 hospitals, 701 medical offices, and nearly $80 billion in operating revenues, Kaiser Permanente is indeed Thriving.
In his Keynote Presentation, Artie will share the major milestones that were instrumental in Kaiser Permanente's growth since he joined the health plan in 2001 (after having already been the CEO of three companies, including Health Net and CareAmerica health plans), and the lasting lessons learned on the journey to helping to build one of nation's largest not-for-profit health plans.
Introducing this Year's
"Innovators In Healthcare" Presenters
Bob Rose
Bob Rose, President
MedWand Solutions
The MedWand combines in one handheld diagnostic device a digital stethoscope, sensors to measure temperature, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and a special camera to look into a patient’s ears, mouth, nose, and throat. Plus, its range of sensors can capture and transmit clinical data in real-time, truly enabling physical exams in a virtual telemedicine world.
Robbins Schrader
Robbins Schrader, Co-Founder & CEO
SafeRide Health
SafeRide helps eliminate the barriers to care frequently encountered by patients in need of dialysis, oncology infusions, methadone treatments, and even day-to-day wellness visits. By enabling the safe transport of nearly 2 million patients, Saferide has helped plans and providers solve the patient "no-show" problem through their advanced transportation platform.
Mike Epstein
Mike Epstein, Managing Director
The Tay Group's careKA$H
Patients' co-pays and deductibles continue to climb year-over-year. In response to these dramatic, double-digit increases, Mike's developed careKA$H, a program that offers an innovative way for employers to help employees cover their deductible and co-pay expenses, improving employee satisfaction, and saving costs for both parties.
Mike Milward
Mike Milward, Co-Founder & CEO, Hospice of Santa Cruz County
California Hospice Network
The California Hospice Network was created as a "Stronger Together" model committed to sustaining local, nonprofit, community-based hospice care throughout California. With three founding partner organizations, the Group is already benefiting from economies of scale, creating shared best practices, and positioning for a coming day when hospice care will be "carved-in."

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