Lisa Jean Clifford

COO & Chief Strategy Officer, Gestalt Diagnostics

Ms. Clifford has over 20 years of experience in high-tech industries with over 15 of them specifically in healthcare high-tech. Her experience includes strategy development and execution, general business administration and operations, marketing, business development, and product management. She has worked in key marketing and business development roles at leading healthcare solution vendors including McKesson and IDX (GE Healthcare), past positions also include Vice President of Marketing at International Data Group (IDG) and eBusiness Technologies. Ms. Clifford is an industry expert who is widely published in business and industry trade publications; has authored a book on XML; and has presented educational and thought leadership sessions at healthcare industry conferences. Her most recent role was CEO at Psyche Systems Corporation, a leading LIS solution and services provider, a business that she led for over ten years prior to joining Gestalt Diagnostics.

Lisa is speaking at

October 24, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Columbia B


  • Beth Bailey (Speaker) Director, Strategic Development, TriCore Reference Laboratories
  • Lisa Jean Clifford (Speaker) COO & Chief Strategy Officer, Gestalt Diagnostics
  • Linda Smith (Speaker) Vice President, Laboratory Services, SSM Health
  • Steve Stonecypher (Speaker) Partner, Shipwright Healthcare Group
  • Barb Senters (Speaker) Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA
  • James M Crawford, MD, PhD (Speaker) Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine / Senior Vice President Laboratory Services, Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell / Northwell Health System
  • Patricia Goede (Speaker) VP Clinical Informatics, XIFIN, Inc.
  • Julie Ramage (Speaker) National Account Director, Diagnostics, Pfizer Oncology
  • Shally Madan (Speaker) Co-founder & COO, LuminateHealth


What does FutureLab look like? What does your lab need to focus on to be ready to operate in a Clinical Lab 2.0 environment?

In this one-day interactive Summit, strategic planning experts and lab leaders will guide attendees step-by-step through the process of connecting trends to trajectories and developing a competitive roadmap for your diagnostic lab using Clinical Lab 2.0 ideology.

In the morning sessions, we’ll conduct an external scan and learn about the market opportunities and threats facing laboratories, such as new customers, alternative markets and revenue streams, the compliance/legal environment, and non-traditional competition. We’ll also explore emerging FutureLab technology and innovation, such as artificial intelligence and innovation in pathology.

In the afternoon, we’ll do an internal scan. Attendees will learn how to assess their own labs’ strengths and weaknesses to defend against the threats and to maximize the opportunities. And finally, we’ll connect the dots and target specific strategies you need to become a successful FutureLab. You’ll walk away with a practical Clinical Lab 2.0 toolbox to facilitate future planning.

Session Objectives:

  • Engage subject matter experts to explore external market opportunities and threats in order to paint a canvas of FutureLab;
  • Target your FutureLab opportunities based on your lab’s strengths; begin to understand your lab’s possible gaps in FutureLab; and
  • Determine action steps and target additional learning at Lab Institute 2018.

Track: Critical Trends & Disrupters
October 25, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Columbia B



This presentation will discuss accelerating the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using digital pathology to improve efficiencies in workflow secondary consults, tumor boards, research, training, and much more.

After attending this session, participants will:

  • have a clear understanding of how digital pathology speeds the diagnosis and treatment process for patients
  • be able to determine if digital pathology is a good technology for their lab to consider
  • know the key areas that digital pathology can help in advancing the pathology workflow process

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