Shaye Mandle

President, Medical Alley Association


Health IT Hubs: State-of-the-State

Looking forward, the answers to tough questions facing regional markets will define the future and success of healthcare nationally. How can organizations manage cost by rendering healthcare less labor intensive while at the same time offering customization on a mass scale? How can we shift the balance of power to the patient in the evolving care model? Can patients ever truly be in control of their health if all of their most basic data isn’t accurate, available in one place and readily accessible? What political and ethical changes must occur to support these shifts?

Regions around the country are answering these questions differently. The Twin Cities, San Francisco, Boston and Nashville are hubs where trends are being carefully observed and expanded upon. Hear from chief executives of state-based industry associations who will provide a high-level SWOT analysis of their regions. Learn about the nuances in each state and how we can better deliver on the triple aim of lower cost, improved quality and better health by working together. Q&A to follow.

What you’ll learn:

  • How health IT priorities vary state-by-state and what we can do to connect the dots to transform national outcomes
  • Common challenges and opportunities based on healthcare sectors more prominently represented in each state
  • How to connect these regions to facilitate business development and improve healthcare outcomes statewide and globally
  • Areas of predicted entrepreneurial growth by region


Shaye Mandle serves as the President & CEO of the Medical Alley Association, the nation’s largest regional health technology and care industry association. As President & CEO, Mr. Mandle has led a transformation of the organization, including the implementation of significant business model changes and the welcoming of a majority of new Board members.

Mr. Mandle has nearly 20 years of experience in government, the private sector and academia, leading organizations, public affairs and political activities. Prior to joining Medical Alley Association, Mr. Mandle served as the Executive Director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, where he launched and oversaw the University Office of Technology Transfer and led the University’s corporate partnership, entrepreneurship and economic development programming. Mr. Mandle has also led business development and government affairs for the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 company specializing in defense and homeland security technologies. Mr. Mandle has served as the chief executive of two industry and economic development organizations, the East-West Corporate Corridor Association and the Illinois Coalition. He has extensive policy and political experience, having managed state and federal political campaigns and having served on the policy staff of former U.S. House Speaker, J. Dennis Hastert and former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Mr. Mandle has a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Duquesne University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.