Shashi Kusuma, M.D., Founder and Chairman of Symplast, will be included in the ASAPS educational webinar Cyber Security – Are You and Your Patients Protected?.
Tuesday April 18th, 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
You’ve heard the horror stories and done what you think will protect your practice and patients from cyber threats… But is it enough? Healthcare IT News reported that 88% of all U.S. cyber attacks focus on healthcare entities, due to the sensitivity of information disclosed by patients. Experience this FREE webinar* as members of the plastic surgery community and key industry players discuss patient privacy in the digital age, with ample time for your questions and concerns. You’ll walk away with insight, understanding, and solutions to keep you and your patients protected.
Shashi Kusuma, MD, is a business school graduate from Emory University, and a double board certified surgeon in ENT and Plastic Surgery. He is also the founder, CEO and Chairman of Symplast LLC, a mobile-centric healthcare IT company.
Bob Aicher, Esq., has been ASAPS’ General Counsel since 1998 and previously represented the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and The Doctors Company (TDC) as well.
R. Brannon Claytor, MD (moderator) is an aesthetic plastic surgeon and serves as Chair of ASAPS Product Development Market Research Committee.
Jack Danahy is a 25 year veteran in the security industry, and has been the founder and CEO of two successful security companies, and now heads Barkly, a malware defense company.
Susan Doucette has 25 years of Commercial insurance experience which includes underwriting, training and marketing
Barry Fernando, MD, is an aesthetic plastic surgeon and the Founder of AnzuMedical, which created ASAPS’ popular medical resource library, RADAR Resource.
Ed Purkiss is the president and CEO of Iron Medical Systems, which has developed the ASAPS Cloud*, which you’ll hear more about during the webinar.
Dr. Shashi Kusuma Presents a New Emerging Mobile Health Community at the 2015 New England Venture Summit
Symplast was selected as one of the Top 50 Innovators by the New England Venture Summit. Dr. Shashi Kusuma traveled to Boston and presented at the 10th annual investment summit.
Dr. Kusuma gave a visual presentation on the role mobility is playing in the ever-changing health IT landscape. He showcased Symplast to demonstrate the need for starting from scratch to create a new ecosystem built on mobility that breaks down the barriers of communication between doctors, patients and ancillary healthcare team members.
Dr. Kusuma summarized his vision: “As a practicing surgeon, I know first-hand the limitations and frustrations that exist in healthcare. Technology is not the solution. Technology should be in the background, so that people can be the solution. We need to change the mind frame of our current software vendors to be patient- and physician-centric, instead of the current billing-centric products available. We all know that Meaningful Use is not working. Instead, our approach should be towards Meaningful Care. And the only way to get there is through smart mobile technology optimized to intuitively think like the user. Mobility solves many problems, including interoperability and patient interaction. The demand is there—it’s time for the industry to catch up to it.”
Dr. Kusuma and two other doctors founded medical software startup Symplast in 2013. The first complete, 100% mobile solution designed specifically for the plastic surgery and aesthetic industry, Symplast delivers a proprietary device-agnostic platform that allows a healthcare practice to save time and money while increasing patient engagement.
The 10th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by Young Startup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting: venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.
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IACS Holds 2 Day Business and Entrepreneurial Conference In Naperville, Illinois
Article from News India Times
Indo American Community Services, a Chicagoland-based nonprofit, held its second business and entrepreneurial conference July 24, bringing together successful and wannabe entrepreneurs as well as business leaders for the mutual benefit of individuals and the community.
The event at Marriott Naperville had a mix of startups seeking funding from potential investors and demonstrations by startups on innovative solutions. There was also a panel discussion providing tips and guidance to wannabe entrepreneurs as also a review panel consisting of Jai Shekhawat, founder and ceo of Fieldglass, acquired by SAP, Raymond Stanton III, and Lakshmi Shenoy, director of business development for 1871, Chicago based startup incubator.
The startups seeking funding were Pranadiabetes, Schoolrush, TracknProtect and Symplast. These four firms were the finalists from a list of multiple startups seeking funding.
The runners-up from the list were provided with an opportunity to demonstrate their products in a startup expo, where the investor panel and other participants reviewed the features and functionality of the products.
Dr. Shashi Kusuma represented Symplast, a medical software startup that was founded by a group of plastic surgeons who saw a need for a complete eHealth solution for plastic surgeons and medical spas.
Symplast is attempting to change the market paradigm in the healthcare segment. The company is bringing a holistic approach to medicine so that patients, doctors and hospitals can reduce and potentially eliminate the need to use multiple systems and technologies in their interactions.
Presentation was made by India Health Link, which plans to deploy health-check kiosks at an affordable price in India, similar to the ones seen at Walmart and other retail chains in the United States,.
As the number of doctors available to serve patients in India is low, the concept can bring basic health care to ordinary citizens in an easy manner, the company said.
IACS has been organizing multiple events across the nation by creating a community platform to foster networking, engagement, mentoring, innovation, and entrepreneurial related exchanges among the South Asian community in general and Indian American community in particular.