Welcome to Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate Cohort 3

This page provides you all the information you need about the program, your fellow cohort, downloadable schedule and so much more.

Your Cohort begins on: March 13

Kickoff week schedule

Kickoff week is an in-person event in Rochester, Minnesota that will take place from March 13-14, 2023.

Monday March 13, 2023

Time (CST)Session
8:00 - 9:00 AMCheck-in and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AMWelcome Address: How Mayo Clinic Platform is Transforming the Future of Care
10:00 - 11:00 AMAccelerate Program Overview
11:00 - 11:30 AMCompany Introductions
11:30 - 12:30 AMLunch & Cohort Connection
12:30 - 1:30 PMMayo Clinic History & Values
1:30 - 2:00 PMWalk to Tour Start
2:00 - 3:00 PMMayo Clinic Tour
3:00 - 3:45 PMWalk to Fireside Chat and Break
3:45 - 4:45 PMHealth Care of the Future: A Fireside Chat with Dr. John Halamka & Maneesh Goyal
4:45 - 5:30 PMTravel to Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 PMDinner

Tuesday March 14, 2023

Time (CST)Session
8:00 - 9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AMSetting OKR Goals for Accelerate
9:30 - 10:30 AMIntroduction to Data Structure & De-Identification Process
10:30 - 12:00 PM1. Company Marketing Video
2. OKR Goal Setting
3. Data & Environment
4. General Onboarding
5. Networking
12:00 - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 - 4:30 PM1. Company Marketing Video
2. OKR Goal Setting
3. Data & Environment
4. General Onboarding
5. Networking
4:30 - 5:00 PMClosing Remarks
5:00 - 5:30 PMTravel to Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 PMDinner

For additional details about each event, download the full schedule.


John Halamka, M.D., M.S.
President, Mayo Clinic Platform

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., leads a portfolio of platform businesses focused on transforming health care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and a network of trusted partners.

Trained in emergency medicine and medical informatics, Dr. Halamka has been developing and implementing health care information strategy and policy for more than 25 years.

Prior to his appointment at Mayo Clinic, he was Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served governments, academia and industry worldwide. He is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician.

As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Halamka helped the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration and governments around the world plan their health care information strategies.

Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his residency at Harbor—UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Halamka has written a dozen books about technology-related issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the Geekdoctor blog. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020. He and his wife also run Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn, Massachusetts—the largest animal sanctuary in New England, which includes 300 animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery.

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Maneesh Goyal
Chief Operating Officer, Mayo Clinic Platform

Maneesh Goyal drives Mayo Clinic Platform's growth and financial performance, responsible for developing and executing strategic plans, overall operational excellence and the assessment, and development of processes, systems and infrastructure. 

He identifies opportunities and provides direction on Mayo Clinic Platform’s investments in technology, artificial intelligence and data analytics. Goyal leads the creation and optimization of key strategic partnerships, builds and acquires businesses that advance the success and impact of Mayo Clinic Platform and oversees their performance. 

Goyal manages teams across product and solutions development, technology, sales and marketing, and regulatory functions. He works with the teams to ensure that all initiatives and efforts help achieve Mayo Clinic Platform’s vision

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Goyal brings a cross-disciplinary background in finance, investing, product development and engineering. He was most recently the Vice Chair of Corporate Development at Mayo Clinic. Prior to joining Mayo, he held key leadership positions at Welltok and Miramar Venture Partners, a leading early-stage investor focusing on the information technology space. Before entering the venture world, Goyal was an early employee with Broadcom Inc., a Fortune 500 Company, leading product development and engineering efforts in more than a dozen communications technology solutions.

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Tripp Welch
Vice Chair - Quality, Mayo Clinic

Tripp Welch partners with the Medical Director to provide strategic direction and oversight to the Office of Mayo Clinic Experience and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Operations. He also serves as the institutional liaison between the Mayo Clinic Quality Subcommittee and Infection Prevention and Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion. He holds a variety of other internal responsibilities, serving on the Leadership Lecture Series Steering Committee, Dress and Decorum, Karis Committee, and Spirit of Caring Committee.

Prior to his current role, Tripp served in multiple roles over his 20-year career, including stints as a Clinical Operations Administrator (2014-2018), Research Administrator (2011-2014), Director in Human Resources (2003-2011), and Marketing Consultant (1998-2003). Tripp joined Mayo Clinic in 1996 as an Administrative Fellow.

Mr. Welch has a unique combination of educational and work history prior to joining Mayo Clinic. He holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and economics from James Madison University, a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Medical College of Virginia, and has worked in a variety of fields including cancer research, social retirement community administration, and health policy.

Regarding community activities, Mr. Welch has served on numerous boards and groups, including Rochester Airport Board, Child Care Resource and Referral, First Steps Evaluation Accountability Committee, The Rochester Art Center, Children’s Museum of Rochester, and the Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He is heavily involved in Rochester Youth Soccer serving in multiple roles, in addition to playing on multiple indoor and outdoor soccer teams.

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John Murphy
Public Affairs Senior Specialist, Mayo Clinic

John Murphy provides project management and communications strategy development and support for a variety of groups at Mayo Clinic including: patient/visitor communications, emergency management, volunteer services, facilities, and the Mayo Clinic Values Council. He serves as the liaison between Mayo Clinic and many community groups.

In prior roles, Murphy served as part of the media relations team for Mayo Clinic and has served as a spokesperson to the media. 

Prior to joining Mayo in 1999, Murphy was Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications for Bank One Illinois.  Bank One Corporation, based in Chicago, Illinois, was the sixth-largest bank in the United States, before merging with JPMorgan Chase & Company.

He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Education Administration.  He has completed post-graduate work in Communications at the University of Wisconsin, has taught on the university level, and has served as an elected official.

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Eric Harnisch
Vice President Partner Programs, Mayo Clinic Platform

Eric Harnisch is passionate about accelerating innovation and growth through technology and global partnerships. He is responsible for developing and managing complex strategic partnerships and programs.

He works across business lines to translate strategy into actionable roadmaps and priorities with Mayo Clinic Platform's partnership network. Harnisch has a proven track record of building and maintaining successful relationships with customers, partners, teams, sales channels, and vendors.

Eric began his career at Mayo Clinic in 2016 in Corporate Development, where he led institution-wide strategic business partnerships for several foundational Digital Health programs in Mayo Clinic’s Practice, Research, and Education shields.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Eric held leadership positions in Strategy, Corporate Development, General Management/Operations, and Sales and Marketing in large enterprises as well as startups. He has extensive experience using frameworks, tools, and processes to evaluate new opportunities to achieve enterprise innovation and growth objectives.

Eric holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. Eric has served on several boards and is active in his community.

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Onboarding forms

Please review all materials and complete as necessary before your cohort begins.

To complete:

- Onboarding questionnaire

- Microsoft Teams user agreement

- Photo and video consent form

To review:

- Hotel accommodations

- Introduction video questions


Please connect with an Accelerate team member.

Atul Dhanorker
Technical Success Manager
MCP Partner Programs

Chris Minter, Ph.D.
Education Success Manager
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Meredith Patrick
Program Success Manager
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Jamie Sundsbak
Partner Relationship Manager
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Zach WareJoncas
Program Success Manager
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Kathy Wendt
Education Administration Coordinator
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