AI Webinar Series Addresses Healthcare on March 17

March 4, 2021

UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy continues its AI webinar series on March 17 from 12-1 pm with “Artificial Intelligence and healthcare: Improving patient experience and outcomes.”

Featured speakers include B.J. Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Providence, and Prem Padhye, Director of Commercial Strategy at Medtronic.

Moore will discuss Truveta, a new company founded by several healthcare providers, including Providence. Truveta is building a statistically significant data platform for studying US health. Learning from this platform will help researchers find cures faster, empower every clinician to be an expert, and help families make the most informed decisions about their care.

Padhye will present “Enabling Technologies in Spine Surgery: X-Rays to AI.” He will describe the evolution and usage of “enabling technologies,” such as diagnostic imaging, navigation, robotics, and now augmented decision making through Machine Learning. He will focus on the vision around AI and its promises, with potential near-term impacts to reduction in healthcare costs, improvement on patient outcomes, and augmenting of physician capabilities.

Attendees may register through Zoom.

B.J. Moore B.J. Moore

B.J. Moore is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Providence, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. Under his leadership, the Information Services and Real Estate Strategy and Operations organizations enable Providence to achieve its vision of health for a better world. This includes building, deploying, and managing the applications, tools and technology that supports the experience and productivity of 120,000 caregivers and, ultimately, the health outcomes for patients. The Real Estate Strategy and Operations work focuses on developing health in communities by managing and optimizing physical real estate assets, leveraging technology for increased sustainability, innovation and improving caregiver and patient experience.

Previously, he served in multiple executive leadership roles at Microsoft, including Vice President of Enterprise Commerce and Compliance for Cloud and AI; Vice President of Enterprise Commerce for the Windows and Devices Group; Vice President IT.

Moore holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Business Administration, Finance/Marketing, from Colorado State University.

Prem Padhye Prem Padhye

Prem Padhye is Director of Commercial Strategy for Medtronic’s $4+ billion Cranial and Spinal Technologies operating unit.

Medtronics is one of the largest medical device companies in the world, and has recently acquired Mazor Robotics and Medicrea, the first commercial application of AI technology in Medtronic’s spine surgery portfolio. Padhye was a core member of the Deal Team for the $1.7B Mazor Robotics acquisition and subsequently helped lead the integration efforts and commercialization.

Padhye has more than a decade of experience in Medical Devices with Boston Scientific, GE Healthcare, and Medtronic across roles in R&D/Engineering, Market Development, Clinical Sales, Strategy, and Business Development.

He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.