Cleveland Clinic, Google Cloud Advisor to Headline AAMI Exchange

March 6, 2019

Contact:  Gavin Stern, gstern@aami.org, 1-703-647-2781

With more healthcare data being collected than ever before, how can it be used to make healthcare delivery more Dr. Toby Cosgroveefficient, more effective, and more affordable? Attendees at the AAMI Exchange in Cleveland, OH, will find out from a leader at the forefront of the big data revolution: Toby Cosgrove, MD, executive advisor, healthcare and life sciences for Google Cloud.

On June 10, Cosgrove, executive advisor and former president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic (2004 to 2017), will take to the Main Stage to speak with AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen about everything from big data and telehealth to personalized medicine to the cost of delivering healthcare to improving inequalities in healthcare delivery.

Cosgrove will draw on his experiences in both the healthcare and information technology sectors to discuss the opportunities that exist within the massive data sets being collected and the steps that companies such as Google and individual institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic are taking to analyze these data to effect change.

“Health technology has opened the door to huge amounts of data that have the potential to revolutionize the way patient care is delivered. But turning this data into knowledge isn’t easy,” said Sherrie Schulte, AAMI’s senior director of certification and meetings. “Dr. Cosgrove’s experiences at the Cleveland Clinic and Google Cloud make him ideally suited to provide AAMI Exchange attendees with insight into the ways technology is poised to change healthcare delivery and the ways healthcare technology management professionals can prepare for a data-driven future.”

Since the early stages of his career, Cosgrove has pushed the boundaries of medical innovation. As a cardiac surgeon in 1996, he performed the first minimally invasive mitral valve surgery over a worldwide video network, a practice widely used today. He also holds 30 patents for medical and clinical products used in surgical environments.

As president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Cosgrove helped launch telehealth initiatives, such as Hospital at Home and Express Care Online App, that are currently the clinic’s fastest-growing access portals. During his tenure, he led the $8 billion organization to new heights of achievement and efficiency, seeing it ranked by U.S.



AAMI (www.aami.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 9,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.