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Sandra Powell Elliott is the Vice President for Life Sciences and Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health.  Her role is to develop not only to foster the internal development of an innovative culture, but to bring innovative and transformative solutions from outside of the organization to the forefront of the organization’s strategic planning efforts.  The scope of internal and external innovation spans the breadth of precision medicine, new device development, new product and solution development, new business model development, remote models of care and population health management as well as new more efficient ways to operate the business units within an integrated health network.  She has been instrumental in defining opportunities to work with innovative companies and begin to understand how home or person based technology can be integrated into a health delivery system as well as how automation can begin to transform how clinical care can be provided at the bedside.

In addition, Sandra is involved in some of the emerging research-based entities on the campus of new Seton Hall- Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at the Nutley campus. Sandra received the 2018 NJBIZ Vanguard Award and speaks at National Conferences and has published many articles in developing opportunities for growing business in publications such as Trustee Magazine, Journal of Healthcare Financial Management, FutureAge, Hospitals and Health Networks, and the Health Strategist.