Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CEO, AC Group, Inc. & COO, East TX Health System

Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CEO, AC Group, Inc. & COO, East TX Health System

Mr. Anderson, CEO of AC Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier IT research futurists dedicated to health care. He has 45 years’ experience in Healthcare as a CEO, CFO and the corporate CIO at 4 IDNs and has worked with over 250 hospitals and over 26,000 physicians. Additionally, since 2010, Mr. Anderson has worked with 28 ACOs regarding moving from FFS to VBR, has created over 20 Care Coordination and Patient Engagement programs, and has developed the 7-Stages of VBR functionality matrix. Finally, Mr. Anderson has served as an Expert Witness on numerous legal cases dealing with Healthcare Technologies, hospital protocols, and numerous malpractice cases.

During the past 45+ years, he has worked with more than 400 Physician offices ranging in size from 1 provider to 2,150 providers and more than 250 hospitals institutions in 20 states ranging in size from 4 beds to 2,600 beds. Besides serving at the CEO of AC Group, Mr. Anderson served as the Interim CEO/CFO of Doctors Diagnostic Hospital, interim CIO for the Taconic IPA, VP of healthcare for META Group, Inc., the Chief Information Officer with West Tennessee Healthcare, the Corporate CIO for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System.

Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMC Innovation Institute

Erik Halvorsen, Director, TMC Innovation Institute

In his role as Director of the TMC Innovation Institute, Erik keeps visionary new ideas moving through the TMCx accelerator, TMCx+ incubator and TMC Biodesign Fellowship Program, while playing an instrumental role in JLABS @TMC, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health@TMC, the TMC advisor/mentor network and the emerging innovation funding infrastructure.

Before joining the Texas Medical Center in 2015, Erik made his mark in New England, serving as senior executive director of Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations at Tufts University, following seven years as executive director of the Technology & Innovation Development Office (TIDO) for Boston Children’s Hospital. In both positions, Erik was responsible for accelerating and translating research and innovations into new health care products. He was also managing partner of Children’s First Technology Development Fund for pediatric-focused advancements.

Prior to that, Erik supported early-stage therapeutic, device, diagnostic, digital health and robotics companies across the Harvard University system for 12.5 years.