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Currnt facilitator
Vera Rulon
Healthcare Transformer & Pioneer | Longevity & Aging Thought Leader | Patient & Caregiver Advocate

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers
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Location: Greater New York City Area

Awards earned:

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Level: LEVEL 04

12 month points: 1877 ptsView details

Total points: 2765 pts

skills
Hospitals 28
Clinical Trials 25
Healthcare 20
Policy 13
Social Media 12
Clinical Research 11
HIPAA 10
Training 7
Strategy 6
Writing 5
Leadership 5
Marketing 3
Non-profits
Strategic Planning
Public Speaking
Event Planning
Healthcare IT
Leadership Development
Organizational Development
Strategic Communications
Business Strategy
Change Management
Arts Organizations
Healthcare Information Technology
Software Documentation
Informatics
Healthcare Management
Public Relations
Management
Data Analysis
Nonprofits
Business Development
Pharmaceutical Industry
Oncology
Corporate Communications
Marketing Communications
Program Management
Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Nonprofit Organizations
PROFILE

Summary

Starting with the belief that happiness starts with health, I have devoted myself to optimizing heath and healthcare delivery for all.

I am a creative and innovative healthcare strategist and thought leader with a keen interest in empowering providers, patients and caregivers to take charge of their health. This includes better communication between healthcare providers, payers, the life sciences, communities, and patients/caregivers; ensuring access to healthcare all over the world; and, importantly, the use of data and research to advance public health world-wide.

I’ve long strived to make a difference; to impact at least one person. As I progressed through life I have worked in diverse healthcare settings each providing insights that led me to focus my efforts on addressing aging. Working in hospitals, I learned about healthcare settings where people are most vulnerable. At Oxford Health Plans, we pioneered a new way to reimburse healthcare that put focus on quality outcomes. While at Pfizer, I was able to explore various topics in healthcare and science as featured blogger for Think Science Now and helped advance their Center of Excellence on Active and Healthy Aging creating a strategy and building the aging and technology workstream. It became clear to me that my reach would be more impactful outside of a large organization. I am also an artist.

My mission is to have an impact by transforming health and aging & learn to achieve balance and health in my own life as I age. In launching a consulting company, I achieve this by helping clients with creative strategies, making connections to build relationships & communities and using my art to spread the word.

My strengths
- Ability to advance an organization’s strategies
- Networking, fostering relationships
- Connecting science to real world applications

Specialties: patient advocacy, active & healthy aging, aging & tech, use of health info = outcomes, strategic communications, innovation, leadership

Experience

Chair Elect, Board of Directors

AHIMA Foundation

January 2015 - December 2017

Chair Elect of the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors: ensuring sound health information through research, education, and leadership

Strategic Medical Communications, Chief of Staff/Medical Affairs, Global Trial Master File/Records Management

Pfizer Inc.

January 1999 - November 2016

Filled several different positions at Pfizer Inc including one of the leads for the Center of Excellence for Active and Healthy Aging work stream on Technology & Aging. Also held positions of Strategic Medical Communications, Chief of Staff for External Medical Affairs in the US, Global Lead for clinical trials master file management (implemented an electronic TMF).

Manager of Clinical Informatics

Oxford Health Plans

January 1993 - January 1999

Led a clinical analytics and audit team of doctors, nurses and health information management professionals. Created a clinical informatics team in support of Oxford's Specialty Management subsidiary that created a clinical team approach to healthcare with an episode of care payment methodology including a quality /value based reimbursement approach.

Council Member

GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)

March 2017 - Present

Contracted consulting services

Knowledge Creator

Convetit

February 2017 - Present

As a knowledge creator, I moderate and participate with online advisory panels on topics including and relating to the elderly, aging, health information, personalization, and electronic medical records, helping advance creative solutions for sponsors/clients.

Founder and President

Tir Health Advisors LLC

April 2017 - Present

"Tir, for a healthy perspective"
Tir Health Advisors partners with organizations to promote healthy longevity by enhancing the quality of life at every age. In this new paradigm, patient engagement is paramount, giving people more control over their medical destiny.
We work with clients to identify unmet needs and opportunities in the aging population, develop initiatives to address them, and ensure that the patient’s voice is part of the solution. We also help clients navigate the complex healthcare landscape.

Senior Advisor Strategy

Personal Connected Health Alliance

May 2017 - Present

Currently, I'm helping design & implement a new business model that includes focused research & thought leadership in Blockchain, Aging & Technology, Digital Therapeutics, and Innovation Acceleration.
Previously, I helped create and continue to advance a strategy for PCHAlliance in 4 areas of aging & technology: health & wellness at all ages, healthy communities, extending independence, and caregiving/chronic disease management. A key accomplishment was an Aging & Technology workshop during HIMSS18 conference that showcased thought leaders and innovative solutions. It was standing room only.

ACTIVITY
  • Oct 2018

    Participated on a Sprint: "Disruptions Impacting The Future of Health Plans"

  • Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Currnt Facilitator Innovation "

    Facilitation
    Workshop Facilitation
    Online Facilitation
    Online Community Moderation
    User Experience Research
  • Since Aug 2018

    Participating on a KnowledgeStream™: "How the Aging Population is Leveraging Technology to Improve Daily Life"

    Aging Population
    technology
    Membership Development
    User Experience
    Customer Service
    Baby Boomer & Mature Market Consumer Insights
    Millennial Marketing and Trends
  • Aug 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "How the Aging Population is Leveraging Technology to Improve Daily Life"

    Aging Population
    technology
    Membership Development
    User Experience
    Customer Service
    Baby Boomer & Mature Market Consumer Insights
    Millennial Marketing and Trends
  • Since Jul 2018

    Facilitating on a KnowledgeStream™: "The Future of Digital Health in Massachusetts"

  • Mar 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Packaging Designed for the Aging and Disabled Population"

    Packaging Design
    Ergonomics
    AARP Marketing
    Aging Population
    Ergonomic Design
    Disabilities
  • May 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Ideal Home of the Future (2030)"

  • May 2018 - Oct 2018

    Facilitated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Strength and Stability Enhancements for the Elderly"

    Strength
    Balance
    Injury Prevention
    Elder Care
    Geriatrics
    Biomechanics
    Bioengineering
  • Since May 2018

    Facilitated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Strength and Stability Enhancements for the Elderly"

    Strength
    Balance
    Injury Prevention
    Elder Care
    Geriatrics
    Biomechanics
    Bioengineering
  • Mar 2018

    Participated on a Sprint: "The Future Enabled by Consumer-driven "Electronic Life Records" "

  • Mar 2018

    Participated on a Sprint: "The Future of Personalized Healthcare Enabled by Digital Technologies "

  • Feb 2017 - Nov 2017

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Innovations for Caregivers of Elderly Adults"

    Caregiving
    Caregiver
    Assisted Living
    Long-term Care
    Elder Care
    Senior Care