David W. Bates, M.D. BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’ S HOSPITAL, BOSTON
Chief of the division of general internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an expert on patient safety and using information technology to improve care. Bates is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He directs the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s and served previously as external program lead for research in the WHO’S Global Alliance for Patient Safety.
Jens Deerberg-wittram, M.D. ROMED KLINIKEN, ROSENHEIM, GERMANY
CEO and president of Romed, a German nonprofit health system. Deerbergwittram is the founding president of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement and lectures regularly on value-based health care. He has worked as a health care strategy consultant, served as the CEO of a German for-profit hospital and taught at Harvard Business School.
Gary S. Kaplan, M.D. VIRGINIA MASON FRANCISCAN HEALTH, SEATTLE
CEO Emeritus of the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Kaplan has been a long-time practicing internist and an expert on patient safety. He is also chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Lucian Leape Institute, which focuses on patient safety, and a founding member of Health CEOS for Health Reform and has served as chair of the IHI’S board of directors.
Gregory Katz, Pharm.d., PH.D. UNIVERSITY OF PARIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, FRANCE
Professor at the University of Paris School of Medicine. Katz holds the Chair of Innovation & Value in Health. He is also president of Promtime, a health data science company specializing in PROMS and valuebased health care, commissioned by the French Ministry of Health to incentivize practitioners on highvalue care. He has served as director of research and innovation at leading private hospital groups in Europe.
Christoph A. Meier, M.D. UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, ZÜRICH AND UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Director, Department of Internal Medicine at University Hospital Zürich. Meier is a practicing internist and serves on several boards, including Swiss Federal Quality Commission. He has served as chief medical officer and deputy CEO of the University Hospital Basel where he implemented principles of value-based health care.
Eyal Zimlichman, M.D. SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER, RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL
Deputy director general, chief transformation officer and chief innovation officer at Sheba Medical Center. Zimlichman is the founder and director of the ARC innovation program, a global program that leads digital transformation efforts in health care. He is also the co-chairman of the Future of Health (FOH) global think-tank initiative. He is a founding member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care and an International Expert at the International Society of Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA).