Christopher Wasden, Digital Health Leader

Dr. Christopher Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, and also serves as Associate Executive Director for the Center for Medical Innovation at University of Utah Health Sciences. He is on the advisory board of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he was the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader at PwC, the leading global professional services firm. Dr. Wasden is a global expert and thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies play in transforming healthcare.

Dr. Wasden has written and published over 60 articles and reports on the topic, and speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behavior. He also advises leading companies on how digital technologies and innovations can create new markets and opportunities (AT&T, Telefonica, Qualcomm, Intel, Sharp, Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Swisscom, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Roche Diagnostics, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Genentech and Partners Healthcare, just to name a few).

Dr. Wasden is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in 9 different startups, where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle on how fast, frequent, frugal and failure accelerates innovation. He is a contributing author on the next edition of the Biodesign textbook published by Cambridge University Press, as well as an upcoming textbook on healthcare analytics (to be published by Elsevier), where he outlines the predictive potential of connected digital health.

Dr. Wasden has a doctorate (EdD) in human and organizational learning from George Washington University in Washington, DC, an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and bachelors degrees in accounting (BS) and Asian studies (BA) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.