John Yu, PhD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Meridian Medical Network Corp.
Bio:Dr. John Yu is the founder and CEO of Meridian Medical Network Corp. (“Meridian”), a health care IT company in China. Meridian developed a purpose-built IDA (Information technology, Data technology, Artificial intelligent) technology platform for the deployment of smart health care services including Healthcare Big Data Enabled Insurance Products and Services, Clinic Decision Support System (CDSS) for Primary Care, Telemedicine, Chronic Healthcare Management, and Senior Care. Meridian’s key accomplishments comprise: - Built a health care big data platform of 80+ million people health care data by connecting more than 300 hospitals in China. - Developed insurance products (health care predictive/actuarial models, underwriting engines) for insurance companies based on health care big data in China. - Launched the first Primary Care Physicians (PCP) Assistant Robot (“Angel Robot-PCP”) to enable PCPs for better acute care, chronic care, and telemedicine. - Launched the first Family Assistant Robot (“Angel Robot-Family”) to enable families for disease self-diagnosis/triage, chronic disease management, and senior care at home. John currently sits on a number of professional committees in China: - Standing Committee Member of the Healthcare Big Data Application and Standardization Committee, China Health Information Society - Secretary General of Healthcare IoT Development Special Fund, China Health Promotion Foundation - Deputy Director of Expert Committee, Healthcare Big Data Study Project by the Health Management Branch of the Chinese Medical Association Previously, John was the Founder and CTO for an IT/Telecom company in Silicon Valley; Technology Director/Principal Architect for AT&T; Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Foundation Capital (a leading VC in Silicon Valley). John lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Feng Ge, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Bio:Mr. Ge is CEO of Jiahui Health. Prior to returning to China to establish and lead Jiahui Health, he was a Managing Director at Columbia Investment Management Company in New York, responsible for global investment. Mr. Ge received his MBA from Vanderbilt University with highest distinction. He also has an MS in Civil Engineering from Duke University and bachelor's degrees in Engineering and Economics from Tsinghua University.
Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc
Editorial Board, NEJM; Leadership Board Founder, NEJM Catalyst;
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
Bio:Dr. Thomas Lee is Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, and an internist and cardiologist, who practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a Professor of Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining Press Ganey, he served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System and CEO for Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Health Leads; the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College; the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) of the Veterans Administration; and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine. He is the author of more than 260 academic articles and three books, Chaos and Organization in Health Care, Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine, and An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare. Named in his honor, the Thomas H. Lee Award for Excellence in Primary Care is given each year to recognize a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who meets the needs of his or her patients exceptionally well. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Science from Harvard College, a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives in Milton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dr. Soheyla Gharib, who is Chief of Medicine at Harvard University Health Services. The couple has three daughters.
David J. Cook, MD, MHA
Chief Clinical Officer
Bio:David J. Cook, MD is Chief Clinical Officer at Jiahui Health, a first-in-class, multi-site private health system in Shanghai. At Jiahui, primary roles include development of clinical strategy, identification and application of new technologies, and innovation. Dr. Cook is Professor Emeritus at Mayo Clinic, having had a clinical practice in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. In addition to research and administration, Dr. Cook focused on the application of practice and financial analysis, as well as systems engineering to achieve health service redesign. The design and implementation of patient-facing mobile solutions to augment care delivery were also efforts he led at Mayo. David has spoken at the summer World Economic Forum with NEJM, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the National Health Service (NHS) Annual Meeting on Innovation, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and multiple U.S. health technology conferences. Prior to coming to China, David’s work was featured in the Harvard Business Review (online), The Wall Street Journal, and The Advisory Board. In China, David speaks about U.S. payment reform at national insurance forums, and the power of standardization in health care. NEJM Catalyst will feature an article in which Dr. Cook outlines the differing priorities of health care reform in China and the United States. Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, holds a Master in Health Administration and one in Philosophy, and is a consultant for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He lives in Minnesota and in Shanghai.