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Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE

Executive Vice President/Chief Innovation Officer

Houston Methodist

Roberta L. Schwartz is executive vice president/chief innovation officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the Texas Medical Center’s founding institutions. She is responsible for overseeing all operations at the 952-bed hospital, which has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas for nine straight years and has also been named to the publication’s prestigious “Honor Roll” of America’s best 20 hospitals four times.

In her role as chief innovation officer, Dr. Schwartz is responsible for advancing and expanding Houston Methodist’s digital innovation platforms, including telemedicine, artificial intelligence and big data. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, she worked as director of business development for Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, as a consultant and project manager to several academic medical centers for APM/Computer Sciences Corporation, and for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration).

Dr. Schwartz earned a Master of Health Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and an honors undergraduate degree from Barnard College at Columbia University. She has a doctorate from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Schwartz is involved in many nonprofit organizations, such as LifeGift OPO, Robert M. Beren Academy and the UOS Synagogue, Young Survival Coalition and many breast cancer organizations. She has been recognized nationally for her professional and nonprofit work. Dr. Schwartz is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.

Sessions

Leadership Insights: The Next Phase of Digital Health

Presented by Bruce Brandes, Joseph Williams, Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE, Thomas X. Lee, MD at 1:10 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

The pandemic has only accelerated what was already a fast-moving train toward more of healthcare becoming digital. Whether it is the increasing need for telehealth services, the rapidly growing health information technology field or advances toward more personalized medicine, the intersection of healthcare and digital technology is here to stay. Join us for this thought-provoking…

Role of Innovation and Technology in Dealing With the “New Normal” of Healthcare After COVID-19

Presented by Ken Letkeman, LeTesha Montgomery, Murat Uralkan, Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE, Thomas Vernon at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

COVID-19 has significantly changed the healthcare industry—the way that we deliver care, approach telemedicine and automation; how we engage with our patients; and how healthcare providers adopt technology in daily operations. With support from our CEO, a leadership group named DIOP (Digital Innovation Obsessed People) created a Center for Innovation and has been focusing on…