How Technology and Personal Voices Partner to Create Scalable, Human Care


Technology and the sharing of personal stories combined can have a profoundly positive impact on patient care and well-being. In recognition of National Diabetes Month in the United States, Paul von Autenried, executive vice president and chief information officer at Bristol Myers Squibb, will share his personal story of living with diabetes as well as the impact technology has had in his own journey as a patient and in his work. Additionally, Melodie Narain-Blackwell, entrepreneur, health advocate, and founder of Color of Crohn’s and Chronic Illness (COCCI), will speak to the significance of living with Crohn’s disease, and how her experiences have brought to light opportunities for increasing health literacy, eliminating disparities and enhancing patients’ access to quality care. We will then conclude our session with Working Group breakout discussions.


Paul von Autenried
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb
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Melodie Narain-Blackwell
Entrepreneur, Health Advocate, Founder, Color of Crohn’s and Chronic Illness (COCCI)
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