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2005 Spring Conference

April 20, 2005 - April 22, 2005

“Measuring Value from IT Investments”
Marriott’s Camelback Inn
Scottsdale, Arizona
April 20-22, 2005
Agenda |



9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Working Session: Benchmarking IT Benefits
presentation [.ppt file – 499kb]

  • Doug Thompson, chair, himss clinical information systems benefits task force

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
welcome luncheon – spouses and guests welcome

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
executive presentations

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“a national econometric model for healthcare it: the community cost of inaction”
presentation[.pdf file – 943kb]

  • bill dwyer, svp, strategic partnerships, cerner corporation


“e-icu: a prospective, controlled study”
presentation – part i [.pdf file – 528kb]
presentation – part ii [.pdf file – 189kb]

  • ed septimus, md, medical director, memorial hermann healthcare system, and lisa weavind, md, medical director, memorial hermann e-icu advantage


“the nmh story: measuring our benefits”
presentation [.pdf file – 407kb]



  • Creamer.Julie, vp operations and quality, northwestern memorial hospital

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“the it business case: roi model, use and impact”
presentation [.pdf file – 175kb]

  • Paul.Dwayne, vp, its business services
  • yvonne garcia, manager, its business operations, catholic healthcare west


“supply chain as a source of savings: measuring and analyzing roi on supply management”
presentation [.ppt file – 703kb]

  • mike peterson, director, evanston northwestern healthcare, and leanne paine, director, supply chair management, neoforma


“building world-class leadership: successful profiles of thinking and leadership styles, emotional competence and career motivation”
presentation [.pdf file – 369kb]

  • Footz.Nona , client partner, and tom giella, health care practice leader, korn/ferry international

“the impact of clinical decision support and cpoe on quality of care and outcomes at uphs”
presentation [.ppt file – 1,271kb]

  • george brenckle, phd, cio, and eric pifer, md, cmio, university of pennsylvania health system
    “delivering throughput to meet customer expectations for both physicians and patients”
  • Strong.Gary, president, fairview southdale hospital
    “innovating healthcare to improve wellness: using it to drive the value chain”
  • Miller.Jeff, vp, worldwide health industry, hewlett-packard

thursday april 21st

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
“five minute report to members and introduction” stanley r. nelson, chairman, scottsdale institute
audio – 10 mins [.mp3 file – 14mb]

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
“leveraging information technology to enable systemness”
presentation [.pdf file – 251kb]
audio – part 1, 5 mins [.mp3 file – 7mb]
audio – part 2, 23 mins [.mp3 file – 32mb]
douglas d. hawthorne, fache, president and ceo, texas health resources

executive panel:
audio – part 1, 40 mins [.mp3 file – 55mb]
audio – part 2, 19 mins [.mp3 file – 26mb]

  • donald c. wegmiller, chairman, clark consulting – healthcare group, and vice-chairman, scottsdale institute, moderator
  • william kreykes, chairman of the board, trinity health, and retired ceo, lifespan corporation

presentation [.pdf file – 416kb]

  • timothy stack, president and ceo, piedmont healthcareStack.Tim

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“Leading the Clinical Revolution”
presentation [.pdf file – 136kb]
richard r. pettingill, president and ceo, allina health system

executive panel:
audio – 26 mins

[.MP3 file – 36MB]
audio – 32 mins

[.mp3 file – 45mb]
audio – 22 mins

[.MP3 file – 32MB]

  • Mitch Morris, MD, EVP, FCG, Moderator


  • John W. Bluford, President and CEO, Truman Medical Centers

presentation [.pdf file – 103kb]

  • frank d. byrne, md, president, st. marys hospital medical center

presentation [.pdf file – 148kb]

  • matt van vranken, president, spectrum health hospitals

presentation [.pdf file – 74kb]


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
“Future Technologies Forecast: As the World Turns, 2005-2007”
presentation [.pdf file – 1,864kb]
audio – 53 mins [.mp3 file – 75mb]
molly joel coye, md, mph, ceo and founder, health technology center

  • bill dwyer, svp, strategic alliances, cerner corporation, moderator


VanVranken.Matthew2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“Emerging Policy Changes for Health Information at National and Local Levels”
presentation [.pdf file – 201kb]
audio – 1 hour, 2 mins [.mp3 file – 87mb]
janet m. marchibroda, ceo, e-health initiative, and executive director, connecting for health

  • jeffrey d. miller, vp, worldwide health industry, hewlett-packard, moderator


7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
“Breakfast Executive Roundtables”
Audio – 1 hour, 1 mins – Roundtable lasts 36 minutes, thereafter followed by Brad Callahan (10:15 am slot, below) [.MP3 file – 87MB]

“Show Me the Money: Financing Healthcare IT”
Mitch Morris, MD, EVP, FCG, Facilitator

“The Geek Squad: IT and Clinical Engineering/Biomed Convergence”
Jim Jones, Industry Market Manager, Hewlett-Packard, Facilitator

“Taking the Gloves Off: Aggressive Approaches for Clinician Adoption of IT”
Bertina Yen, MD, MPH, Physician Executive, Zynx Health Inc., Facilitator

“Working Smarter Not Harder: Knowledge Management”
Janet Guptill, President, KM at Work, Inc., Facilitator

“The Ultimate Yardstick: Balanced Scorecards”
Brian Jon Anderson, MD, CMO, Allina Health System, Facilitator

“What the Doctor Ordered: Clinical Process Optimization”
Bill Dwyer, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Cerner Corporation, Facilitator

“The Many Flavors of ROI: Measuring Financial Value”
Bob Zollars, Chairman and CEO, Neoforma, Facilitator

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
“Collaborating for Successful Change: Members Report to the Institute”
audio – 38 mins [.mp3 file – 54mb]
ralph t. wakerly, vp, market research, himss analytics, facilitator

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
“The Leadership Report: IT Governance Models that Work”
presentation [.pdf file – 312kb]
audio – part 1; 1 hour, 20 mins [.mp3 file – 106mb]
Audio – part 2; 1 hour, 2 mins – includes executive panel, which starts nine minutes into file [.MP3 file – 87MB]
David E. Garets, President and CEO, HIMSS Analytics

Executive Panel:

  • Brad Callahan, EVP, Services, Lawson Software , Moderator
  • William T. Foley, President and CEO, Provena Health
  • Neil Johnson, MD, VP, Medical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Johnson.Neil
  • Bert Reese, VP and CIO, Sentara Healthcare


    • Wendy E. Warring, JD, EVP, UMass Memorial
      Health Care


11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks
Stanley R. Nelson, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute

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