Needles have been essential instruments in field of health believed to be first introduced into healthcare in 1656 by Dr. Chris Wren… actually injecting alcohol into a dog for intoxicating affect before operation! A decade later he used it on first human and it transformed care and is here to say. Change is essential to move the needle on the quadruple aim. Arguably Digital transformation is that analogous injection. Innovation in information technologies is now – and will increasingly play a significant role – in improving healthcare. Examples from preventing blindness in diabetics to avoiding infectious disease via genomic analysis to diagnosing damaged skeletal or organs more precisely and efficiently through image sharing and machine learning will be discussed. What’s on the horizon that will really have an impact? What does it mean for your own health and the very business of health?
n his 25th year with Microsoft, Kevin Dolan currently serves as Director, Health Industry Strategy and Solutions for Microsoft’s Health and Life Sciences (HLS) Industry Unit where he is responsible for working with US Healthcare organizations to identify their needs and assemble solutions incorporating the broad capabilities of Microsoft platforms, products, devices and services.
Kevin has deep experience in understanding the core challenges impacting our health and wellness industry. He has a passion for helping organizations accelerate through their digital transformation journey in areas such as clinical worker productivity and collaboration, virtual health, EMR optimization, patient engagement, care coordination, population health analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT and genomics.
He has a unique ability to understand and appreciate the critical business requirements for sustaining a health delivery system while technically proficient in his ability to align the appropriate information technology services from latest enterprise cloud models to secure and compliant mobile devices to personal wearable devices. He began his career at Microsoft in 1993 and has held various leadership positions throughout sales, consulting, business strategy and development, and partner alliance establishment.
Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to Microsoft, he led various projects, sales and business development activities and held global senior leadership roles for Compaq Computer Corporation since its’ startup phase to position as #1 computer company in the world. He began his career with Texas Instruments as a software programmer.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Georgia. He resides in the Washington D.C. area.