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AHIMA22 Keynote Speakers

Sunday, October 9

Opening Keynote Marcus Whitney

Marcus Whitney

"Health Delivery Trends, Transformation, and Disruptive Innovation"

From college-dropout to self-taught, successful entrepreneur.

Marcus Whitney is Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative, healthcare companies with a portfolio of over 100 companies.

He recently launched Jumpstart Nova, the first Black healthcare venture fund in America. Marcus is also co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer team, Nashville Soccer Club. Marcus has been listed in the Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured by Inc., CNBC, Entrpereneur, Fast Company, and The Atlantic.

Marcus is the author of the best selling book Create and Orchestrate, about claiming your Creative Power through entrepreneurship. Marcus is also the producer and host of The Creative Power Podcast, a podcast on all major platforms. Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, Instruction Partners and Launch Tennessee.


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Monday, October 10

Keynote Dr. Tina Shah

Dr. Tina Shah, MD, MPH

"Health Literacy for Health Equity: Opportunities to Improve the Patient Experience"

Former Senior Advisor to the US Surgeon General, national expert on digital transformation and health policy

Dr. Shah brings her experience as a former White House fellow to AHIMA22 to provide key insights on equitable digital health policies and the role of health information professionals.

Join me at AHIMA22 and learn how to channel your own patient experience into action.

It is likely that you or a loved one has faced barriers in health information access at one point or another.

We live in a world where health data access and health data literacy are necessary to understand and use your health information.

The pandemic offers a unique opportunity to transform the practice of health information and bring more awareness to the role health information professionals play behind the scenes in safeguarding reliable, comprehensive, accurate, and timely health information. 

Together, we can improve the experience for patients like you and me.

Hope to see you in Columbus.


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Wednesday, October 12

Featured Keynote Mateo Salvatto

Mateo Salvatto

"Everybody Can Change the World"

Started a global conversation on inclusion.

Mateo Salvatto is a 22-year-old tech entrepreneur from Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he was 17, he achieved the “International Robotics Champion” title. A year later, he created his first company: Asteroid, whose first product, Háblalo, already assists more than 200,000 people with communication disabilities around the world, entirely for free.

Today, Mateo serves as Head of Innovation for ORT Schools, hosts a podcast on science and technology, published his first book, “The Battle of the Future,” and has grown into a well-recognized social influencer for inclusion, science, technology, and entrepreneurship throughout Latin America.

He was recognized as Humanitarian Innovator of the Year by MIT Technology Review, Best Social Innovator Worldwide by Peking University, and Outstanding Entrepreneur by the National Congress, among many other prestigious awards.

His company, Asteroid, was selected in 2020 as one of the Top 100 Startups Worldwide by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Saudi Arabia.


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