Amazon Presents: Emerging Disruptors in Healthcare

    October 22, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    1717 Innovation Center
    1717 E Cary St.
    Richmond, VA 23223
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    “The healthcare system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the
    degree of difficulty. Hard as it might be, reducing healthcare’s burden on the economy while
    improving outcomes for employees and their families would be worth the effort. Success is
    going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind, and a long-term orientation.” - Jeff Bezos,
    Amazon founder and CEO.
    Amazon Healthcare combines the selection, convenience, and value customers have come to
    know and love from Amazon, with new features and benefits tailored to the health sector.
    Whether you are part of a community hospital or a global pharmaceutical company, Amazon
    strives to be the most customer-centric health company to find and build the best future,
    What unites Amazonians across teams and geographies is that we are all striving to delight our
    customers and make their lives easier. The scope and scale of our mission drives us to seek
    diverse perspectives, be resourceful, and navigate through ambiguity. Inventing and delivering
    things that were never thought possible isn't easy, but we embrace this challenge every day. By
    working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product,
    service, and idea at a time.

    Speaker Umang Desai will be joining us to discuss:

    • How Amazon Approaches Innovation
    • How Amazon intends to innovate within healthcare globally and disrupt the status
    • How Amazon healthcare structured
    • How executives, administrators, clinicians, and caregivers can replicate Amazon’s
      models to provide the best patient and family experiences



    Umang Desai, MHA, Head of Doctors and Dentists, Global Healthcare at Amazon

    Umang Desai (pronounced OO-mong de-SY) is currently the Head of Doctors and Dentists for
    Global Healthcare at Amazon, responsible for general management of clinician products and
    services, as well as marketing and customer engagement activities for Amazon’s healthcare

    Umang brings extensive experience to the Amazon team. He began his career in physician and
    clinical practice management, nurse consulting, and advising health care policy makers while at
    Johns Hopkins. He then joined University of California at San Francisco where he led union
    negotiations, patient satisfaction improvement efforts, business development, and formalized
    their Administrative Fellowship program. Umang has extensive operations and business
    development experience in healthcare having led operation project management and
    subsequently serving as Senior Clinic Administrator over the pediatric primary care network for
    Swedish Medical Group, part of Providence St. Joseph’s Health. Prior to joining Amazon’s
    healthcare initiative, he led vendor management as a buyer of consumer electronics products
    and services, where he oversaw billions in retail consumer sales.

    Umang has served as a Board Director to several non-profit organizations whose missions
    cover education, animal wellness, as well as mental and behavioral health services.

    He earned a B.S. in Combined Sciences focusing or natural and social sciences with a minor in
    Sociology from Santa Clara University, in the Bay Area, and graduated with a Master of Health
    Administration (MHA) from Johns Hopkins University. Umang and his wife, Lesli, live in Seattle,
    Washington with their rescue dog.  He enjoys bicycle commuting (17 miles), cooking foods from
    scratch and reasoning his cast iron skillets, as well as investing and learning more about
    personal finance.

    Meeting Details

    6:00-6:30pm Networking 
    6:30-7:30pm Program


    1717 Innovation Center
    1717 E Cary St. Richmond, VA 23223


    Registration is open until October 18th, 2019 at 5:00pm, EST.
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    Please note that this event has limited seating. Registration is required to attend the event and will be on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close when all seats are filled.

    This program has been developed to be presented locally by Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group.  This event will provide 1.0 qualified credits.

    For questions, contact us via the "Contact" page on our website.


    $25.00 CVHEG Members

    $25.00 ACHE Member (Non-CVHEG)

    $15.00 Student

    $35.00 Non-Members