Philips Conference

Karsten Russell-Wood
Karsten Russell-Wood, MBA
Global Director of Business Development
Philips Hospital to Home

Transforming Data into Actionable Knowledge: Methods and Applications to Support Population Health

As a global health community, we are facing the perfect storm of an aging population combined with unsustainable costs of care. Meanwhile, our aging population is presenting the moral and fiscal dilemmas of managing patients longer, with greater chronic diseases. How we prudently deliver better care across the patient continuum — from early to elderly – is reliant on our access to unparalleled patient data inviting new sources of data to support clinical decision making beyond what is available through traditional electronic medical records. This presentation shall introduce strategies for combining clinical and consumer data to top cost populations, developmentally staged upon a comprehensive population health strategy for health systems around the world.


Karsten Russell-Wood, MBA is a healthcare marketing professional with over 17 years of global product development and strategy experience. He currently serves as the Global Director of Business Development for the Philips Hospital to Home business. In collaboration with global health system customers, he focuses on all aspects of enterprise transformation including performance improvement, experience design, population health, data analytics, and education, as well as information integration and program management. Karsten’s role within the Philips HealthTech business allows for an entrepreneurial approach to addressing present day challenges in healthcare, with a specialty focus on chronic disease and population health management. Prior to joining Philips, Karsten held global product management roles within General Electric’s healthcare businesses with an orientation to targeted patient populations. He has expanded his knowledge footprint of international healthcare markets by completing extended assignments in China, Germany and the United Kingdom. His graduate studies in International Marketing through the University of Maryland earned him certificates in global market research and market positioning. Karsten’s undergraduate and graduate experience is through The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in 2010 from The Carey Business School with an MBA. Karsten is presently pursuing graduate work through the University of Massachusetts centered on public health and healthcare administration.

Organization Description




Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified technology company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

As a global leader in healthcare, we are guided by the understanding that there is a patient at the center of everything we do. By pioneering new solutions that improve and expand care around the world, we are dedicated to creating the ideal experience for all patients, young and old.