Rob Matthew

Director of Healthcare
KMD Architects
Bay Area Healthcare
Member Since: 2005

Both speakers and Members provide valuable insights and trigger deep and broad discussions and follow-up explorations.
           

Events

 

ABL Members are encouraged to attend ABL’s Events, Workshops, and Conferences, where they can exchange ideas and connect with other chief executives representing Round Tables from throughout California.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

EVENT December 6, 2017 | Long Beach, CA

 

Winning Strategies for Direct-2-Consumer Marketing
You don’t need to be a Russian Operative to make great use of Social Media. Our kick-off speaker, recent “Leadership in Innovation” Awardee and two-time ABBY Award winner, George Carpenter, will be joined by his marketing maven wife, Jill Carpenter – who gets “wow” results from using social media to precisely target prime customers.

Fact is, with an increasingly large percentage of the commercial population having high deductible health plans, going “Direct-to-Consumer” is becoming much more common in savvy healthcare circles. And, particularly, when given a choice, consumers will typically select a provider with a strong reputation in the community and/or on the Internet, and transparent, affordable pricing. With that in mind, in addition to hearing how George and Jill have used Facebook to significantly grow MYnd Analytics, we’ll also hear from Jason Ciment, CEO of GetVisible, a digital marketing agency that (among other things) specializes in Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing – in fact, he’s written books on them! Jason’s team helps their clients “elevate rankings” and stay ahead of Googles ever-changing algorithms, resulting in increasing their clients’ website traffic upwards of 700%. He’ll also give us examples of how to use “Pay-Per-Click” marketing to “target” prospective patients or clients geographically, demographically, and even psychographically.

When it comes to DIY, D2C marketing Brad Schmidt, CEO of Inglewood Imaging, has been mastering it for years. Brad will share how Inglewood Imaging has developed a “Southwest Airlines of Imaging” reputation with transparent pricing directed at consumers (as well as 4,100 provider offices and 70+ contracted insurance carriers, IPA’s and workers comp groups). If you’re looking to learn how to “Embrace the Community” – from getting patients dancing in the streets to heavy community involvement, no one can share how it’s done better than Brad.

Then we’ll hear about the “Power of Branding” from Andy Leeka, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, which “Brings L.A. to Life.” Andy will share the various stakeholders a marketing campaign of this nature appeals to, and how they at least attempt to measure ROI results from their branding campaigns.

 

EVENT December 13, 2017 San Francisco, CA

 

Introducing the Greater Bay Area’s Super Provider Network
Increasingly, innovative healthcare organizations are breaking down the historic divisions that have kept competitors distanced, and healthcare providers and payers siloed. Recent headlines have reported a potential Aetna/CVS merger, while the Cleveland Clinic is already linked with Oscar Health in Ohio, just as Banner Health has partnered with Aetna in Phoenix.

Much closer to home, Canopy Health has brought together some of the biggest names in Bay Area Healthcare under a virtual umbrella of allied providers. Joel Criste, Canopy Health’s CEO, will share with us how they forged an alliance of 13 hospitals/systems – including UCSF, John Muir, Dignity, and AHS, then linked with several urgent care centers, and over 4,000 participating physicians (including Hill) to provide residents in seven Bay Area counties a new option for quality care. We’ll also hear how their carrier partners – UnitedHealthcare, already, plus Western Health Advantage and Health Net, starting 1/1/18 — have developed unique plans for small and large groups to access the Canopy Health network.

 

EVENT January 24, 2018 | Long Beach, CA

 

ABL’s 15th Top Tech Trends: Navigating the Sixth Tech Wave
Event details coming soon…

 

RECENT EVENTS HAVE INCLUDED

EVENT October 25, 2017 | Long Beach, CA

 

ABL Organization
ABL’s 18th INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE
Leadership & ABBY Awards Event
OCTOBER 25, 2017
11:30 – 4:30 PM
– 11:30 am networking lunch -Long Beach Airport Marriott Hotel
ABL’s ABBY Awards recognize and celebrate organizations which have developed innovative approaches to the delivery of healthcare, digital health and medical technologies.
Come vote for the ones you think are most dramatically reducing the cost of quality healthcare!
EVENT OPEN NOMINATIONS |

 

Nominate your Organization or another innovative company to participate in ABL’s 18th Annual Innovations in Healthcare TM ABBY Awards Event on October 25th
Call for Nominations: Are you aware of an innovative approach or technology that is already on the market and dramatically reducing the cost of quality healthcare? If so, we welcome you to nominate a company you believe is using or marketing an INNOVATIVE:

  • Approach to the Delivery of Healthcare
  • •Medical Device or Diagnostic
  • •Health IT or Digital Health Technology

 

 

EVENT July 12, 2017 | San Francisco, CA

 

Tech-Enabled Innovations in Care Transitions
What do Uber, Amazon’s Alexa’s Marvee, Big Data analytics, automated patient monitoring, and old-fashioned house calls all have in common? Taken together, these technologies and approaches are changing the pre- and post-acute world of healthcare – for the better.

 

EVENT April 5, 2017 | Newport Beach, CA

 

Tech-Enabled Innovations in Care Transitions
What do Uber, Amazon’s Alexa’s Marvee, Big Data analytics, automated patient monitoring, and old-fashioned house calls all have in common? Taken together, these technologies and approaches are changing the pre- and post-acute world of healthcare – for the better.During this intense morning Workshop, ABL Members and their guests, will hear from five healthcare leaders who are integrating technology into their care plans to keep discharged patients – especially those most likely to be re-hospitalized – safe at home. The results are better care for patients, and more rewards (and fewer penalties) for the hospitals, health plans, and providers at risk for their care.
EVENT January 31, 2017 | Long Beach, CA
The Sixth Wave: Era of the Thinking Machines
As we come to the end of the fifth modern wave of technology innovation, we look into the near future, the 2020’s, where we will participate in the emergence of thinking machines, an overturning of our traditional job market, and giant leaps in productivity. To explain the evolution and make sense of the coming wave, three of ABL’s futurists will join forces to examine the past and predict the future. Hear from Dave Berkus, Marshall Toplansky, and Bob Kelley as they delve deeply into the innovations that will change our business and personal lives in the coming years and beyond.

 

EVENT December 7, 2016 | Orange County, CA
Healthcare Breakthroughs on the Home Front
With CMS’ increasing focus on not only reducing readmissions, but admissions as well, the HOME is increasingly becoming the “facility” of choice for patients with chronic illnesses – and even acute care needs. To bring us up to speed on some of the latest developments on the home front, three experts will present the impressive levels of care that are being deployed at the bedside – in the bedroom, rather than on “the floor” or even “in the office”- as technology advances and innovative approaches continue to bring care to patients, literally, where they live.As always, we’ll look to hear from you about the other home care examples you’re seeing and experiencing.

Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO of LeadingAge California is an internationally respected leader and “Home Health and Hospice Hall of Fame” Member. Jeannee will share with us the latest post-acute, home health, hospice, and palliative care trends that she’s seeing across the country with her 20 years’ experience at the helm of The Corridor Group, and now as the CEO of LeadingAge, which represents 400+ providers of senior living and care. We’ll also learn how Jeannee’s leveraged her international experience in care delivery gleaned throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, to benefit patients at home in the U.S.

Bob Funari, Chairman of the Board of NxStage
For most patients diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease, the prospect of spending several hours three times a week in a dialysis clinic is only slightly better than the fatal alternative. But now NxStage is enabling hemodialysis at home – for some, even as they sleep. Now, not only can ESRD patients continue to work, play, and generally enjoy – and extend – their life, they can travel with their portable system. No stranger to home health, Bob previously was the CEO of Crescent Healthcare, a home IV company he doubled in size before selling it to Walgreens.

Nick Desai, Founder and CEO of Heal
One of the hottest companies to emerge from the “digital doctor” age is Heal, which provides real-live doctors who show up, Marcus Welby-like, at your door. Using their app, Heal’s PCPs come to your your office or home, so you don’t need to get out of your PJs to “go to” the doctor when you’re really not feeling well (or you’re just too busy to get away). Best of all, they’re affordable: $99 for a visit, or with Cigna, Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, and United with just a co-pay. HOW DO THEY DO IT? Come here Nick fill us in on how they’re making this “new” business model work.

EVENT October 26, 2016 | Long Beach, CA
IIH Leadership & ABBY Awards 2016 ABBY Award Winners Details Here
EVENT September 14, 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Meet the Money Increasingly, today’s healthcare financers are inventing new investment models that equal the innovative spirit displayed by their portfolio companies. These include incubators, accelerators, funds focused on niches, and private equity funds. To put you at the epicenter of understanding this trend, we’ll hear from the healthcare portfolio leaders of some of the most creative of these firms about their unique approaches to capitalizing and growing companies that are leveraging technology to provide Better and Smarter Healthcare.

 

EVENT April 6, 2016 | Newport Beach, CA
Meet the Money

Increasingly, today’s healthcare financers are inventing new investment models that equal the innovative spirit displayed by their portfolio companies. These include incubators, accelerators, funds focused on niches, and private equity funds. To put you at the epicenter of understanding this trend, we’ll hear from the healthcare portfolio leaders of some of the most creative of these firms about their unique approaches to capitalizing and growing companies that are leveraging technology to provide Better and Smarter Healthcare. More Information.
EVENT January 27, 2016 | Long Beach, CA
13th Annual Top Tech Trends for 2016
Featuring: Dave Berkus, Chairman of Multiple Portfolio Companies, and Andrè de Fusco, CEO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc.
Our favorite technology prognosticator, Dave Berkus, returns to analyze the speed of technology change in the last 15 years, and which four principal arenas will account for much of the growth in the next 15 years. It’s a great session for those looking to invest their time and talent during this next decade and beyond. Sharing the stage with Dave to enlighten us on the latest Life Science trends will be ABL’s 2014 ABBY Award winner, Andrè de Fusco, who heads Cynvenio Biosystems, a cancer diagnostics company focused on transforming cancer treatment and management through the molecular analysis of cancer biomarkers in blood. With a global background in the Life Sciences, Andre has kept his finger on the pulse of the industry’s latest developments that truly will be life changing and enhancing. More Information.
EVENT December 2, 2015 | Long Beach, CA
Healthcare Executives Workshop
EVENT October 21, 2015 | Long Beach, CA
Innovations In Healthcare SM  – Leadership & ABBY Awards
View ABL ABBY Winners          
EVENT September 23 and (2nd Performance) September 24, 2015 | Costa Mesa, CA
Developing an Effective Board of Directors for Growing Companies
Featuring: Robert Kelley, CEO of ABL Organization
EVENT June 28, 2015 | Long Beach, CA
ABL SoCal Membership-wide Summer Social
EVENT July 11, 2015 | Oakland, CA
ABL NorCal Membership-wide Summer Social
EVENT April 1, 2015 | Newport Beach, CA
Tapping Medicare’s Last, Great Benefit
Beginning with the End in Mind
EVENT January 21, 2015 | Long Beach, CA
12th Annual Top Tech Trends – The Sixth Wave
The Power of the Digital Infinite
EVENT November 19, 2014 | Cerritos, CA
Today’s Faster Ways to Grow Your Market
Capturing The Growing Waves of Change In Electronic & Physical Distribution Channels
Featuring: Jim Wittry, Director, North American Channels, Rackspace
EVENT October 28, 2014 | San Francisco, CA
15th Innovations in Healthcare Leadership & ABBY Awards Event, and Fogarty Wine Tasting
Recognizing Innovative Organizations that are Dramatically Reducing the Cost of Quality Healthcare
Keynote Address by “Innovation in Leadership” Awardee Thomas J. Fogarty, MD, plus 9 companies vying for ABBY Awards! 
EVENT June 11, 2014 | San Francisco, CA
Shaping Effective Boards of Directors for Growing Organizations
Featuring:Robert Kelley, CEO of ABL Organization

 

EVENT April 2, 2014 | Newport Beach, CA
Envisioning the Future of Healthcare
Featuring:Rick Afable, MD, CEO, Covenant Health Network and
Chris De Rosa, ?President, Western Region at Cigna Healthcare

EVENT January 29, 2014 | Long Beach, CA
11th Annual Top Tech Trends: The Fifth Wave
Featuring:Dave “Mr. Trend” Berkus, Chairman of Multiple Portfolio Companies and
Brian Arandez, CEO of Thingify, Inc.

EVENT December 4, 2013 | Long Beach, CA
14th INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARESM ABBY Awards Event
EVENT September 17, 2013 | La Jolla, CA
Creating a Connected, Healthier Community in San Diego
Presenters:Nick Macchione, Director of the Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego
Dan Chavez, Executive Director of San Diego Regional Health Information Exchange
John Ohanian, CEO of 2-1-1 San Diego, and
Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation
EVENT July 30 and October 16, 2013 | Orange County, CA
Developing an Effective Board of Directors
Featuring:Robert Kelley, CEO of ABL Organization
EVENT June 11, 2013 | Mountain View, CA
Population Health: There’s an App for That!
Presenters:Martin Mendiola, M.D.,Director, Clinical Program Dev. for Happtique
Rick Altinger,CEO of Glooko, Inc.
Todd Johnson,CEO of HealthLoop, Inc.
Dan Trigub, Co-Founder and Operations for OpenPlacement
Dave Vockell, Co-Founder and CEO of Lyfechannel
EVENT May 29, 2013 | Cerritos, CA
Improving Sales Force Effectiveness, Using Today’s Most Powerful Sales Approach
Presenter:Chris Brecher,President of Apriso Int’l & Apriso’s Chief Sales Officer


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EVENT July 5, 2017 |

 

Call for Nominations
ABL’s 18th Innovations in Healthcare TM ABBY Awards EventClick here to learn more