Oakland  (OAK)

Healthcare Executives Group

2nd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA

Upcoming Zoom Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Opening Discussion Topic:

How COVID’s Taught America to Innovate

Undaunted by COVID’s cataclysmic impact, ABL Healthcare and Tech Members have “leaned into” its economic disruption creatively. For example:

  • Developing “credentialed” courses to train caregivers on safe COVID practices
  • Partnering with a lab and a church to offer “free” COVID serology tests
  • Maxing-out a $1M+ crowd-funded campaign -with 3,985 investor/evangelists- demonstrating how an app can re/train colleagues on COVID procedures on the fly
  • And, particularly, “Flipping business models” into “tele-everything.”

During our discussion, we’ll look to hear about your COVID innovations – as well as any Issues Keeping You Up Nights.

Henry Chesbrough PhD, Author, Open Innovation

We’ll then be enlightened by “the Father of Open Innovation,” Henry Chesbrough, Ph.D., best-selling business author of six Open Innovations tiles, including his latest, Open Innovation Results. These books feature ideas about the power of collaborative business models and overcoming the roadblocks organizations face in creating and profiting from innovation. In addition to being the faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, he holds similar titles with Italy’s Luiss University and Brazil’s Open Innovation Center. He’s also a frequent contributor to Forbes, an “Ideas for Change” and TEDx speaker, and has over 75,000 citations on Google Scholar.

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Past Round Tables


Best Practices for Re/Training Your Team
Arup Roy-Burman, MD, Co-Founder and CEO of Elemeno Health

Lessons from Integrating Acquisitions
Troy Hagen, CEO of Falck California


Moving to Value:Healthcare Lessons from Beyond the Bay
Jeff Johnson, Western U.S. Market Leader and Healthcare Partner at Wipfli


Moving from Innovation to Adoption
Angelo Rago, Head of Ophthalmic Diagnostics at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG


AHS: Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All
Luis Fonseca, Alameda Health System's Chief Operating Officer


Utilization Matters!


Lessons from Running California's Largest IPA
David Joyner, CEO of Hill Physicians Medical Group


New Approaches for Delivering Care
Abhas Gupta, MD, CEO/Co-Founder of Calyx Health & Calyx Advantage


Lessons Learned from Geographic Expansion
ABL Member Debbie Toth, President & CEO of Choice in Aging


Successful Healthcare Business Lessons Using The Jackpot Principle
ABL Member Chuck Young, CEO of PropelCare & Author of business best-seller The Jackpot Principle


Moving Towards Value
Tom Williams, DrPH is VP/GM, Stanford Health Care Health Plan Operations


How AI's Changing Healthcare
ABL Member Sean Tan, CEO of AiCare