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Dr. Ellis Jacobs

Director, Scientific Affairs - Abbott Rapid Diagnostics & Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Jacobs received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and then obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of South Carolina. He did postdoctoral training in Clinical Chemistry & Toxicology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Alere/Abbott, Dr. Jacobs Dr. Jacobs has extensive experience with POCT, critical care testing, laboratory consolidation and automation, computerization and automatic result reporting, and planning and performance of clinical trials for various main laboratory and POCT systems; has over 60 peer reviewed publications and textbook chapters in the areas of quality management, immunodiagnostics, cardiac biomarkers, laboratory management, automation, critical care medicine, and point-of-care testing and was the principal investigator on several beta site studies for various POCT analytical systems. He was Director of Stat Labs & POCT at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for 14 years and during that time implemented over 15 POCT systems and programs. (see list below of positions prior to joining Alere/Abbott in 2014)

Dr. Jacobs has been involved in establishing clinical diagnostic regulatory and accreditation standards at the local, national and international levels. He is a former director of the New York State laboratory accreditation program and is active in the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. He is currently Chair of the CLSI Expert Panel on Point of Care Testing and is Chair of the Document Development Committee on Point of Care In Vitro Diagnostic Testing. Additionally, Dr. Jacobs is a past member, and current observer, of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO Technical Committee 212 on Clinical Laboratory Testing and In Vitro Diagnostic Test Systems and was a member of the development committees for EP18 and EP23. Dr. Jacobs serves on the Editorial Boards of the

Dr. Jacobs is past chair (twice) and current treasurer of the NY Metro AACC Chapter. He served on the AACC National Meeting Task Force, the Clinical Chemistry Forum Committee, the Nominating Committee, was the AACC Liaison to the Connectivity Industrial Consortium for POCT and was secretary & chair of both the Alliance of Northeast Sections and the POCT Division. Dr. Jacobs was a member of the NACB LMPG on POCT Committee and is active in the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry. He was chair of the IFCC Communications & Publications Division for six years, served on several committees and working groups, was the IFCC News editor for six years, and represented the IFCC on the “Labs are Vital” Members Board. Currently he is a member of the IFCC committee on POCT.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

What are your top priorities for employee health and well-being in 2022?

What are the most innovative programs that you will focus on in 2022 and 2023?

Looking at our three moonshots surrounding costs, culture, and care, which do you align with the most? What are you doing in this area?

If you could automatically receive a 25% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

Is there an area where you were able to either create savings or stop costs from rising?

Are you doing anything to reimagine corporate culture and wellbeing?

If there were two physical solutions that could be turned into virtual or remote care instead, what would those be?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

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1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.

Remember the mission to reach the moon? In 1962, President JFK set forth a vision. He initiated a movement that outlived him! Even in his death, the mission was accomplished seven years after his famous speech. Now we’re on a five-year mission, and it's not about us. This is a mission for you – the individual, the stakeholder, the employer healthcare and benefits professional. Join the mission to reduce costs, reimagine culture, and reinvent care.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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