Health 2.0: Boston Chapter
Margarita is a student, currently working on receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics from MCPHS University. She has a background in pharmacy, and is passionate about helping students like her. This summer, Margarita will be starting her new internship position at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is interested in genomics research, and she hopes that that is where her career will be.
Helen Figge, BS, Pharm.D, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Chapter Chair Boston Health 2.0
Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Sensei
Senior Vice President, Global Strategies and Development, LumiraDx, USA, Inc.@HelenLFigge1
Naila is a healthcare technologist who has passionately worked in patient safety and healthcare engagement solutions; from her time at CRICO's Risk Management Foundation, which serves all organizations associated with the Harvard medical community, assisting members in delivering the safest healthcare in the world by working collaboratively with its member community to identify and eliminate healthcare risk, through to her most recent work with some of the biggest names in US Life Sciences in efforts to advance healthcare engagement among providers and patient populations - ultimately to empower better decision making for all of us when it comes to our own health and that of our loved ones. Naila graduated from UMass Boston with a Masters of Science in Information Technology and a concentration in Healthcare Management. She is a volunteer with Community Cooks and the American Red Cross, and is also a member of Women Accelerators. She is excited to be working with Helen in continuing the Chapter's efforts to provide Boston with a platform for collaboration as well as for showcasing the strides in healthcare technologies being made around our incredible city each day.
Volunteer Advisor, Boston Health 2.0
Principle, The Harlow Group LLC.
Health Care Law & Consulting
Events Manager, Boston Health 2.0
Account Manager, Queen Consulting Group
Shannon is an Account Manager at Queen Consulting Group - an IT consulting firm that specializes in Healthcare IT based in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA. Through this work, she stays up-to-date of current trends and regulations in healthcare, maintains a strong network of healthcare IT professionals and delivers high-quality staffing solutions quickly. She is passionate about understanding the projects and challenges that healthcare companies are facing today. Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Saint Anselm College. In her spare time, she enjoys an active lifestyle including travel, sports and volunteering at her local community engagements. She is excited to be working with the Health 2.0 team, which sits at the nexus between healthcare and technology.
Milena Jorge, MD, PhD
Community Engagement Leader
Director of Biology, PatientsLikeMe
While moonlighting as the Chapter Head of Boston Health 2.0, Amy Tenanes is also the Senior Marketing & Administrative Manager for LumiraDx USA, Inc. - which provides both a health information exchange platform to healthcare organizations and healthcare wellness programs to a diverse set of patients, globally. Through this work, Amy believes in creating better healthcare outcomes to patients through systems that are intuitive and effortless; creating higher efficiency in healthcare as a whole and healthier individuals, in the end. Amy is also passionate about helping other women find their way into senior positions in the healthcare industry through hard-work, dedication, and networking. Her experience in the healthcare industry began with her work with an electronic medical record vendor over five years ago. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge through Boston Health 2.0, which she has been a part of for over three years, and the New England Chapter of HIMSS. She received her bachelor of science degree in business management, with a minor in graphic design and a concentration in marketing, from Westfield State University and is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics.
David Harlow is Principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based in the Hub of the Universe, Boston, MA. His twenty-five years’ experience in the public and private sectors affords him a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the health care community. David is adept at assisting clients in developing new paradigms for their business organizations, relationships and processes so as to maximize the realization of organizational goals in a highly regulated environment, in realms ranging from health data privacy and security to digital health strategy to physician-hospital relationships to facilities development to the avoidance of fraud and abuse. He's been called "an expert on HIPAA and other health-related law issues [who] knows more than virtually anyone on those topics.” (Forbes.com.) His award-winning blog, HealthBlawg, is highly regarded in both the legal and health policy blogging worlds. David is a charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and the Public Policy Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He serves on the Health Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of FierceHealthIT. He speaks regularly before health care and legal industry groups on business, policy and legal matters.
Milena is passionate about using innovation to optimize patient health and improve quality of life. At PatientsLikeMe she is working to bring biological and experimental data and AI technology together to apply next generation biological measures and machine learning to accelerate our understanding of health, disease and aging. Milena believes the collaboration between different players in the industry is essential to drive a transformation in healthcare; she is excited to act as Community Engagement Leader for the Health 2.0 Boston chapter and help facilitate this process.
Student Chapter Chair
Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics 2018
Helen is passionate about giving back, mentoring and leaving a place better than how she found it. Her day job includes building international collaborations and global best healthcare practice solution portfolios. She has served in three Fortune 500 companies and in HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) senior leadership. She has an extensive healthcare and healthcare technology background, developed nationally recognized client loyalty and best practice programs, both on a national and international level. She has achieved HIMSS fellow status and secured HIMSS CPHIMS designation (Certified Professional in Health Information Management System). She has served on various committees and Boards for various organizations that better healthcare and its delivery. She was named by Health Data Management’s as one of The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT in 2016 and 2017 and named as a Health 2.0 “Ten Year Industry Leader” award recipient. Helen volunteers and supports fund-raising for organizations supporting the environment and humanity. Her enthusiasm for supporting Health 2.0 is unmatched.
Health 2.0: Boston Chapter
Past Chapter Chair, Boston Health 2.0
Senior Marketing & Administrative Manager
LumiraDx USA, Inc.