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EvoNexus & Sharp Healthcare SIG: MedTech’s Complex Secrets Revealed

July 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT



Join us at the NEW Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center, Tuesday, July 18th, from 5 to 7 pm

Secure your complimentary reservation any time BEFORE 7/11 as seating will be limited and catering/facilities must be appropriately organized


Healthcare – Tech Complex Secrets Revealed – RSVP BY 7/11

Evo-Nexus and Sharp Healthcare will jointly host the Med-Tech SIG July 18th (time) at the new Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center. Join us to hear from a panel of 4 Sharp Leaders/decision Makers as they explain:

  • How Healthcare prioritizes its Tech needs.
  • What’s in vogue today – purchase, lease, co-develop, risk sharing arrangement?
  • Who are the Decision Makers?
  • Is there a Doctor in the house? Does it matter?
  • At what stage of development should I approach an organization like Sharp?
  • And, answer any and all of your questions during an open Q&A
  • And, enjoy an Open House at the new Facility including the Simulation labs, Tech Immersion lab, and Tech demo area

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Register now or any time BEFORE 7/11 to secure your spot and join us for an evening of networking, learning, and fun.


Dr. Rick Lemoine, CMIO, Sharp Healthcare

John R. (Rick) LeMoine, MD, FACP, is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Sharp HealthCare. He is responsible for providing medical direction and physician counsel for Clinical Effectiveness and Information Systems.

A graduate of Dalhousie Medical School in Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. LeMoine completed his fellowship program in pulmonary and critical medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has served on the faculty of medicine at both Dalhousie University and UCSD.

Prior to his current role at Sharp HealthCare, Dr. LeMoine held leadership roles with the Medical Society of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Medical Association. He also served as executive director for insured programs and clinical rationalization for the government of Nova Scotia.

Dr. LeMoine has had a keen interest in clinical information systems since joining Sharp HealthCare in 1982. His research interests and activities have included pulmonary and venous thromboembolism and community-acquired pneumonia.


Chris Walker, COO Sharp Memorial Hospital

Christopher Walker is COO of Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. In this role, he oversees strategic planning, clinical practice excellence, regulatory compliance, financial performance and daily operations for all aspects of inpatient/outpatient care delivery, surgical/procedural departments and clinical service lines. Sharp Memorial is a 656-bed hospital and is the largest, non-university, quaternary care campus in San Diego County.

Walker has 25 years of acute hospital, post-acute care and outpatient clinical nursing experience, and he has more than 15 years of progressive advancement in hospital leadership. He has demonstrated the ability to lead organizational change at the highest level with proven results in efficiency and quality. As the chief nursing and operating officer, Walker led Sharp Coronado Hospital through a fourth consecutive gold-level Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital certification. He helped lead Sharp Memorial Hospital toward an Emergency Nurses Association’s Lantern Designation for Emergency Nursing Excellence, the first awarded in the San Diego region, and three consecutive ANCC Magnet Recognitions.

Walker received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Saint Louis University and his Master of Science from San Diego State University for advanced practice nursing.

Jason Broad, VP Performance, Sharp Regional Hospitals

Jason Broad has been working as a Vice President, Performance, Support Services & Behavioral Health at Sharp HealthCare for 21 years. During this time he published numerous papers in the healthcare sector. He has also served as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego‘s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science.

Broad attended the University of Miami for his Bachelors of Science in Communication and Public Relations. He then attended the University of Miami Herbert Business School for his MBA in Management Science.

Tom Lawrie, CMO, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Dr. Thomas Lawrie is a Sharp-affiliated Pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and is the Chief Medical Officer of Sharp Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. As part of his partnership with Chest Medicine and Critical Care Medical Group, he provides critical care services at Sharp Memorial, Chula Vista, and Coronado Hospitals. Dr. Lawrie has received Guardian Angel recognitions from grateful patients and families throughout the course of his career.

Kelly Ko, VP Innovation, Sharp Healthcare

Kelly Ko, PhD is the Vice President of Innovation & Strategic Initiatives at Sharp HealthCare. In this role, he is responsible for planning, leading, and implementation of key innovation and strategic priorities with an emphasis on identifying opportunities at the intersection of technology, data, and digital health for early adoption or co-development efforts with industry partners. He also builds partnerships that help diversify revenue and commercialization opportunities that are mission aligned with the health system.

Ko is a healthcare executive with a knack for operating in gray space, working to operationalize and communicate complex concepts in research and innovation to meet business objectives. He has professional experience leading teams in industry, health systems, academia, and government (local and federal).

Ko received his undergraduate education in Psychology from Pepperdine University. From there, he received a Masters in Developmental Psychology and a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on Health & Development from the University of Utah.


On the morning of Dec. 23, 1944, a 22-year-old pilot from San Diego named Donald N. Sharp gave his life for his country near Bonn, Germany, during a mission with the B-26 Marauders of the United States Army Air Forces.

His father, Thomas E. Sharp, a successful San Diego businessman and radio broadcasting pioneer, sought for a meaningful way to honor his son’s sacrifice. In 1950, he donated $500,000 to the newly formed San Diego Hospital Association, with the commitment that a new hospital “dedicated to all servicemen who sacrificed their lives” be constructed and named Donald N. Sharp Memorial Community Hospital. It was to be a health care organization designed not for profit, but for people.

Since that time, Sharp HealthCare has expanded to serve San Diego County with four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, a health plan and more than 19,000 employees. Every day we honor our lineage by making Sharp the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care in San Diego. Learn more at

EVONEXUS SIGs – The program that created the organization

First launched in 1999, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provided an intimate forum for attendees specific to vertical technology groups​. SIGs are valuable for our corporate partners and their employees, entrepreneurs, the university ecosystem, and individuals seeking to gain specific subject matter knowledge​. These in-person events are an opportunity to meet peers and industry leaders to advance mutual business interests.

Since the launch of the SIGs we have had:

  • Over 500 SIG programs
  • An average of 40 attendees per program
  • Over 20,000 attendees


An RSVP is required due to limited seating.

Beer, wine, soft drinks, and nibbles will be provided.

The NEW Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center:

8695 Spectrum Center Blvd

San Diego, 92123


July 18, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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The New Sharp Prebys Innovation & Education Center
8695 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123 United States
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