We are excited to announce our next Chicago chat, which will take place on Wednesday August 21 with Elif Oker, healthcare strategist, physician and digital health expert. She is the Founder & Principal of InSun Solutions, where healthcare meets technology. This chat will take place at M.M.LaFleur’s Chicago showroom!

Join us on August 21 as we sit down with Elif to discuss the defining moments of her career thus far and to hear how her professional journey as a physician has launched her into a digital healthcare & advocacy, and to hear about her tremendous personal journey. RSVP today! 

A special note, M.M.LaFleur is offering personal styling appointments before and after the event – if you purchase something the evening of the event, you will receive $25 off your purchase. Email Jessie Sisneros for more information at jessie.sisneros@mmlafleur.com.

When

Aug 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Admission: $10 (note, there are 25 free early bird tickets available, so register now!)

Where

M.M.LaFluer Chicago Showroom, 230 W. Huron

ABOUT THE CHANGEMAKER

Dr. Elif Oker is a healthcare strategist, physician, and digital health expert focused on connecting talent and ideas to deliver innovative healthcare solutions.  With decades of experience in healthcare delivery, reimbursement and technology, Dr. Oker has a 360-degree view of the healthcare ecosystem and is uniquely positioned to help established organizations and industry newcomers alike fulfill the potential of technology to transform healthcare.

Dr. Oker is Founder and Principal at InSun Solutions, an executive leadership and advisory services firm. InSun harnesses the power of real-world experience in healthcare, design and technology to narrow the gap between the aspirations of technology and the realities of healthcare.  Prior to founding InSun, Dr. Oker  held multiple senior executive positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield where she oversaw medical policy, implemented population health strategies for municipal and Fortune 500 employers, drove strategic digital health capabilities and established the building blocks of human-centered design.

Named one of Chicago’s Notable Women in Healthcare by Crain’s Chicago Business, Dr. Oker works closely with entrepreneurship incubators MATTER and 1871 and has served as a strategic advisor to high growth companies and investors across the globe. She has served on the executive leadership team for the American Heart Association’s Innovation Forum and as a delegate to TEDMED. A trained media spokesperson and sought-after opinion leader, Dr. Oker  has been featured on Bloomberg, the Discovery Channel and PBS.

Dr. Oker was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois where she served in various clinical leadership roles.  A graduate of the University of Michigan Inteflex program, Dr. Oker is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a licensed emergency physician.

In her spare time, she serves on the Board of Directors of Imerman Angels, a non-profit which provides support to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers and as a lecturer at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Illinois School of Public Health and the University of Michigan Medical School

PAST CHATS

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chi Apr 25, 2019

Karen Brown

Founder, Bridge Arrow

chi Mar 14, 2019

Alicia Driskill

Founder of EvolveHER

chi Jan 22, 2019

Maria Christopoulos Katris

Co-Founder and CEO, Built In

chi Nov 8, 2018