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SI 2019 CNIO Summit – Care Standardization: Why and How to Make this Work

September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019

SI 2019 CMIO/CNIO Summit report cover

The Scottsdale Institute 2019 CNIO and CMIO Summits sponsored by LogicStream and Impact Advisors convened 19 Chief Nursing Information Officers and 18 Chief Medical Information Officers from prominent healthcare systems across the country in Chicago September 18-20. These executives gathered to explore “Care Standardization: Why and How to Make this Work,” with specific focus on reducing the cognitive burden of the EMR, standardizing care, data quality, documentation, managing CDS content and improving clinician satisfaction. As SI’s first combined CNIO/CMIO Agenda the Summits placed special emphasis on developing strong partnerships between CNIOs and CMIOs and resulted in a single, combined white paper report.

Read the summit report to explore the insights and key strategies for success gained from these thought-provoking discussions.

Summit Participants

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    Sue Armentrout DNP, APRN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

    VP, Nursing Informatics and Evidence Based Practice, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    VP Nursing Informatics and Evidenced Based Practice | Bon Secours Mercy Health

    Forty years of healthcare experience including twenty years direct patient care as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ﴾NICU﴿ leading initiatives to introduce evidence‐based practices while leveraging technology to improve the care and outcomes of this vulnerable population. After managing the successful implementation of a Clinical Information System for Neonatology, she joined Information Health Technology as a Nurse Informatics Analyst to support the multi‐year initiative to implement Epic as the enterprise Electronic Health Record at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho. Post implementation, as the Director of Clinical Informatics, she developed the system Clinical Informatics Specialty. Sue joined Bon Secours Health in August of 2018 as the Chief Nursing Officer and is now the VP of Nursing Informatics and Evidence Based Practice for Bon Secours Mercy Health.

     

    Posted November 2019

        Lea Ann Arnold DNP, RN

        Director, Informatics Nurse Leader, Northwestern Medicine

        Lea Ann Arnold, DNP, RN, currently serves as the Director of Nursing Informatics for NM Healthcare System in Chicago, Il. Over the past ten years, she has served in a capacity to support clinical and technological integration onto a single EMR platform across the health system. Prior to that, Lea Ann served in various nursing leadership roles and clinical specialty areas within the hospital setting. She completed her DNP in 2016 with her final project focusing on effective medication alerts in the EMR. Lea Ann has spoken at several national conferences and supports several quality improvement initiatives at NM Healthcare.

         

        Posted November 2019

            Jennifer Atterberg MSN, RN-BC

            Director of Informatics, OSF HealthCare System

            Jennifer Atterberg is the Director of Informatics for OSF HealthCare and has been working in healthcare for over 12 years with experience in bedside nursing, simulation curriculum and debriefing, and informatics. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Informatics and holds an informatics nursing certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has presented at national conferences on simulation and electronic medical record innovations. Currently, she is exploring the value and outcomes of documentation standards and the impact of the electronic medical record. Jennifer is from central Illinois.

             

            Posted November 2019

                Kris Berkery MD

                CMIO, AMITA Health

                Kris Berkery, MD, has 14 years of experience in healthcare information technology including 5 years as the National Physician Executive for the Zynx Health Business Unit of Hearst Health and 6 years as a Medical Director for Wolters Kluwer Health. She served Presence Health, prior to the health system becoming part of AMITA Health. Dr. Berkery now serves as Vice President, AMITA Health Chief Medical Information Officer, where she works with operations and medical staff leadership to drive physician engagement and adoption of clinical information technology and support best practices, quality and patient safety as well as regulatory compliance through clinical software solutions.

                 

                Updated December 2018

                    Philip Bernard MD

                    CMIO, UK HealthCare

                    Dr. Bernard is the Chief Medical Information Officer and has participated extensively in leveraging information technology since 2011. He has served on state information technology committees since 2007 and currently serves on the clinical board of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE).  Dr. Bernard is an associate professor for the Department of Pediatrics in the Heinrich A. Werner Division of Pediatric Critical Care.   Dr. Bernard earned his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School after completing his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Southern Methodist University.   He is board-certified in Clinical Informatics, in addition to his board certifications in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

                     

                    Posted November 2019

                        Stacy Bizzell MD

                        CMIO, Bon Secours Mercy Health

                        As Chief Medical Information Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, Stacy Bizzell, MD, provides strategic and clinical leadership in the use of health information technology to support the Bon Secours mission of excellent clinical care. With 48 hospitals, thousands of providers, over 1,000 points of care and over 60,000 employees across 7 states and two countries, Bon Secours Mercy Health is one of the largest and strongest Catholic health care systems. In her role, she works directly with operational and clinical leaders to identify opportunities for using health information technology to support clinical priorities. She is also an advocate for engaging physicians in the health IT implementation process.

                        Doctor Bizzell earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed a residency in Internal Medicine from the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina. She practiced Internal Medicine for over 22 years and was the Medical Informatics Officer for the Greenville market of Bon Secours Health System for two years. She then became the Medical Informatics Officer for all of Bon Secours Health System for one year, and then after its merger in 2018 with Mercy Health became the CMIO for all of Bon Secours Mercy Health. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

                         

                        Posted November 2019

                            Judy Blauwet RN, MPH, DNP

                            CCIO, Avera Health

                            Chief Clinical Information Officer | Avera Health 

                            My professional experience includes 35 years in formal healthcare leadership to include serving for 10 years as Sr. VP of Hospital Operations & CNO for a 545 bed tertiary care medical center. My past two years have been dedicated to the role of Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) where I am responsible for the strategy, build and implementation of our next EMR platform called One AveraChart. The primary goal of this project is one medical record for the patient across the continuum of care as well as the continuum of geography of the Avera System.

                            As a leader in healthcare, several noteworthy accomplishments include the development of an Innovation Council which has implemented a number of innovation projects to include a system–wide voice/secure test solution across all settings of care on a mobile device.  I also led the successful journey for Avera’s tertiary care medical center (Avera McKennan) to its’ 4th consecutive Magnet Designation (one of 26 hospitals in world to claim this achievement and most recently led the Avera health system in earning the HIMSS level 7 Designation.

                            A believer of life-long learning as well as leading by example, I recently (2014) completed by Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership.

                             

                            Posted August 2017

                             

                             

                                Louis Capponi MD

                                VP and CMIO, SCL Health

                                Dr. Capponi is a General Internist focused on improving health through information technology.  From 2004 to 2014 he held roles of Enterprise-wide CMIO and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Information Systems for New York City’s municipal hospital system. There he implemented population-health programs including patient registries, designed clinical decision support applications, and created data warehouses for monitoring quality and outcomes and executed a System-Wide acquisition of Epic to replace their legacy EMR.   At the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Capponi continued to focus on HIT as a value-driver through innovative care models, while also promoting increased usability and safety.  He also participates in oversight of Epic implementations within newly acquired hospitals and affiliated practices.  At SCL Health, Dr. Capponi is focusing on updating an older install of Epic at an eight-hospital system and leveraging the platform to provide greater usability, clinical decision support, and advanced prediction capability.  Prior to his work in informatics, he served as a medical director for a 150-provider practice and a 210-bed skilled nursing facility.

                                Dr. Capponi received his undergraduate and medical education at New York University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and has held faculty positions at NYU School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

                                 

                                Posted November 2019

                                    Jennifer Carpenter RN, MSN, CPHIMS

                                    VP, IT Clinical Systems, University Hospitals

                                    Vice President, IT Clinical Systems University Hospital, Cleveland, OH

                                    UH serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices throughout northern Ohio. The health system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, focuses on biomedical research through Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

                                    Current Responsibilities

                                    Jen has responsibility for the clinical IT portfolio including the electronic medical record and most ancillary and diagnostic IT systems used across the system, from implementation through adoption and optimization. She collaborates with executives, providers, nurses and other clinicians to develop strategies to support the changing needs of healthcare. Jen is currently focused on leading the migration of five acquired hospitals from disparate systems into the University Hospitals IT system portfolio.

                                    Prior Experience

                                    Jen’s clinical background is in pediatric acute care nursing and staff education. She has spent that last 12 years in various healthcare IT leadership roles, including serving as interim CIO from October 2017 through February 2018. She has a special interest in the improving workflow for nurses and the optimization of IT systems to enable high reliability and decision support for better, cost effective and well informed patient care.

                                     

                                    Posted May 2018

                                        MaryAnn Connor RN-BC, MSN, CPHIMS

                                        CNIO/Director, Nursing Informatics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

                                        MaryAnn Connor is Director of Nursing Informatics and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  As a member of the executive nursing leadership team, she collaborates with her executive nursing colleagues and with other clinical, technical and administrative leaders to execute center-wide strategies that leverage innovative technology to advance the efficiency and accuracy of clinician practice.

                                        In this role, she has developed and leads a team of board-certified nurse informaticists and technical specialists who translate complex clinical processes to align with the right technology.

                                        Examples of these are: closed loop medication administration, clinical alarm management, sepsis risk, advanced scheduling/payroll, nursing mobility, clinical documentation across the care continuum and device integration.

                                        Her previous roles include oncology staff nurse, clinical research nurse at the National Institutes of Health, nursing clinical instructor and nurse leader.

                                        An established adjunct professor at New York University (NYU), Ms. Connor teaches graduate level nursing informatics students.  She is an active member of HIMSS and AMIA and co-chair of the New York State HIMSS Nursing Committee. She received a BSN and MSN from Adelphi University and a Post –Masters Certificate in Nursing Informatics from NYU.

                                        Ms Connor maintains active board certifications in Nursing Informatics and is a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

                                        Her focus includes interoperability and leveraging innovative digital solutions that align with and translate evidence-based practice of nurses.  In doing so, she and her team strive to develop technology that enables the nurse to practice at the highest level of their license with metrics of patient outcomes and quality of care delivery.

                                         

                                        Posted November 2019

                                            Marshall Denkinger MD

                                            Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Orlando Health

                                            Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer | Orlando Health

                                            Dr Denkinger is the former Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Centura Health, a health system that provides care across Colorado and western Kansas.  He was responsible for the planning and implementation of information systems used in the clinical environments and facilitating alignment between the clinical strategic plan and the IT plan. The CMIO provides leadership for the implementation, advancement and optimization of all IT related clinical systems, including the Electronic Health Record (Epic), leveraging predictive analytics, population health metrics and transformative Physician and Patient engagement.

                                            Marshall has been involved with Clinical Informatics for 10 years and assumed the CMIO role during 2018. He is an experienced clinician in the Emergency Department and a Physician Executive, with 28 years of increasing responsibility for leadership, operational excellence and transformation, clinical development and excellence, healthcare informatics, teaching, business development and community focus.  Dr Denkinger received his undergraduate degree in Geology and Geophysics from Princeton University and his graduate medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School.

                                            In addition to his Medical Informatics work, Dr Denkinger is the executive sponsor and a principal investigator for the High Altitude Research Center at St Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO, where he practiced for more than 20 years.

                                            On the rare occasions when Marshall does not answer his phone, he is likely in a “no service” location skiing or mountain biking near his home in Silverthorne, CO.

                                             

                                            Contact Information:

                                            Marshall Denkinger, MD
                                            Chief Medical Informatics Officer
                                            Centura Health
                                            9100 E Mineral Circle
                                            Centennial, CO   80112

                                            303.673.7485 direct
                                            970.390.2919 mobile

                                            marshalldenkinger@centura.org

                                             

                                            Posted November 2019

                                                Darby K. Dennis RN, MS

                                                VP of Clinical Informatics, Clinical Systems and Epic Project Executive, Houston Methodist

                                                VP of Clinical Informatics, Clinical Systems and Epic Project Executive | Houston Methodist

                                                Darby is the Vice President of Clinical Informatics and Clinical Systems for Houston Methodist’s IT department. Her responsibilities include managing IT operations, training, change management and strategic initiatives impacting clinical care.  She has primary responsibilities for Epic, the health system EHR. She is currently leading the rollout of technology to support the organization’s development of a virtual ICU program for the organization.

                                                Darby’s career spans over 35 years in healthcare in a variety of roles including inpatient care, teaching and administration.  While at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) she worked on their EMR implementation and leveraged that experience to move into leadership roles with implementation and support of several different vendor solutions in Ohio and Texas. This led to a focus on the impact of change and engagement on individuals, departments and organizations. Change management has since been imbedded in every project under her responsibility.

                                                 

                                                Updated December 2019

                                                    Brandy Fisher RN

                                                    VP, Clinical and Support Services Integration, OSF HealthCare System

                                                    Brandy Fisher is Vice President, Clinical Support Services Integration at OSF HealthCare.

                                                    Brandy is accountable for OSF Ministry-wide clinical and nursing structures and resources for the timely evaluation and implementation of supply chain clinical solutions, EMR, clinical equipment selection and technology solutions.

                                                    She works in collaboration with leaders in IT, Clinical Engineering and Supply Chain. Brandy serves as the nursing leader responsible to lead governance and decision-making bodies that are accountable for strategic clinical technology planning, implementation and evaluation; clinical informatics for nursing; as well as for continuous improvements for the EMR.

                                                    Brandy joined OSF HealthCare as a nurse in 1996 and has held a variety of leadership positions since.

                                                    She most recently served as Director of Clinical Professional Practice for OSF HealthCare. In this role, she was responsible for promoting excellence in nursing leadership, evidence-based practice and education through the oversight of Ministry-wide clinical and nursing standards.

                                                    Her strong background in nursing, informatics and process improvement makes her uniquely suited for this new role.

                                                    Brandy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, both from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, Illinois.

                                                     

                                                    Posted November 2019

                                                        Jennifer Fogel RN

                                                        VP, Regional Nursing Informatics Officer, Northern Light Health

                                                        Jennifer Fogel is Vice President, Regional Nursing Informatics Officer (rNIO) at Northern Light Health (NLH) in Brewer, Maine.  Her responsibilities include strategic oversight for clinical informatics at Eastern Maine Medical Center, the system’s tertiary hospital and providing executive oversight for the implementation of new EHR tools and solutions across the system.  Ensuring adoption and performance of best practice workflows following the implementation of new technology is a top priority for Jen and her fellow Regional NIO’s as they recognize the importance of increasing time at the bedside to improve patient outcomes.  She enjoys promoting informatics as a nursing specialty and transforming culture.

                                                        Jen has spent her entire forty-year career within NLH with the past ten years focused on clinical informatics.  She received a diploma in nursing from Eastern Maine Medical Center School of Nursing, her BSN from St. Joseph’s College, and her Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from Walden University.  She is also board certified in Nursing Informatics.

                                                         

                                                        Posted November 2019

                                                            April Giard APN, DNP, PMHNP, NEA-BC

                                                            VP & Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Northern Light Health

                                                            April has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and has held numerous leadership positions throughout healthcare, include CNO of a Magnet Hospital. In her current position, as a System CNIO, her role is critical to linking care delivery and community needs with the increasing needs of business and technology. As national health reform continues to take shape and change, ensuring patients continue to receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right place is critical. April’s role is strategic for nursing and the patient. Leveraging the deep clinical talent in her healthcare system to provide input into all decisions related to the development, deployment, re-engineering, optimization and integration of health IT assets will be a focus for her in the next years ahead. April’s passion for nursing has led her to efforts focusing on leveraging technology to assist nursing in providing excellent care and efficient care

                                                             

                                                            Posted February 2018

                                                                Burton Hayes MD

                                                                CMIO, Methodist Le Bonheur

                                                                Chief Medical Informatics Officer | Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

                                                                Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics | University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

                                                                Burton Hayes is the Chief Medical Informatics Office for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. As CMIO, he has responsibilities for supporting the Clinical Informatics, Physician Documentation, Interoperability, Physician and Consumer Innovation, and Physician Education teams, as well as leading the multidisciplinary EHR Council, Medication Clinical Decision Support Committee, and System Clinical Decision Support Committee.  Additionally, he regularly advises and supports nursing informatics, pharmacy informatics, clinical imaging, IT support, IT Project Management and Cybersecurity teams.

                                                                Burton joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2013 as a faculty clinician and began working in IT in 2014.  He has served 14 years his role as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, maintains an outpatient internal medicine clinic, and regularly serves as an attending physician on the general pediatrics inpatient service at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.

                                                                Burton holds a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Conway, AR and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine in Little Rock, AR.  He completed residency in Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in 1998, served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine in 1999, and is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.

                                                                    Diego Ize-Ludlow MD

                                                                    CHIO, Intermountain Healthcare

                                                                    As Chief Health Information Officer for Intermountain, Dr. Ize-Ludlow provides leadership and strategic vision for effective cross-professional teams that focus on how health information technology can help people live the healthiest lives possible.

                                                                    Prior to joining Intermountain, Dr. Ize-Ludlow served as Associate Chief Health Information Officer as well as in other clinical leadership capacities at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

                                                                    Dr. Ize-Ludlow graduated with honors from National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, followed by a residency at Miami Children’s Hospital and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

                                                                     

                                                                    Posted November 2019

                                                                        Seraphine Kapsandoy PhD, RN

                                                                        CCIO/AVP, Intermountain Healthcare

                                                                        Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare. In this role, Seraphine, partners with business and clinical caregivers to help them leverage industry leading technology to achieve patient care strategic goals and initiatives. She applies her clinical care background and advanced healthcare education to provide leadership and strategic vision to deliver projects in support of quality care, data integrity, enhanced security, and regulatory compliance. She has experience in integrating new Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) software across large, complex hospital systems and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

                                                                        She has led three of the most challenging Knowledge Bases on the Intermountain Healthcare Care Transformation Team, Cardiovascular, Pediatrics, and Adoption & Support. Under her leadership, her teams successfully completed implementation of Intermountain’s EHR in 23 Acute-Care Hospitals as well as provided ongoing optimization of that EHR for those hospitals, countless clinics, and ambulatory care facilities throughout Intermountain. Seraphine has over 16 years of nursing and clinical informatics experience including, cardiovascular clinical programs, medical surgical, wound/enterostomal therapy, trauma and transplant, emergency, rapid treatment, cardiovascular, and informatics. She received a PhD in informatics and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Utah.

                                                                         

                                                                        Updated April 2020

                                                                            Veronica Kiarie BSN, RN-BC

                                                                            System Director, Clinical Informatics, Advocate Aurora Health

                                                                            Veronica (Roni) Kiarie, serves as the System Director of Clinical Informatics at Advocate Aurora HealthCare (AAH). AAH is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. With headquarters in Illinois and Wisconsin AAH has 28 hospitals, 500 outpatient locations, 63 Walgreens Clinics and 784,000 patient portal users. Roni oversees day to day operations for the clinical informatics teams supporting providers and caregivers for three large hospitals in their Central Chicagoland Region. In addition to the at the elbow support and training, she is also responsible for adoption and sustainment of new processes, and clinical technologies for the enterprise.

                                                                            Roni has been with Advocate Aurora HealthCare since 2008 serving on a variety of System and Site council where she places a high focus on patient safety and clinical quality. In 2010 she moved from bedside nursing to Clinical Informatics where she has demonstrated success in increasing physician and clinician utilization of the EMR. She is a respected Health Informatics leader with experience in workflows, clinical system implementation, EHR education and optimization in both the community and academic center environments. Her leadership has been instrumental in the achievement of HIMSS level 7 for EMR adoption, attestation of Meaningful Use, Interdisciplinary plans of care, a systemwide nursing documentation simplification project and, most recently, their upcoming transformation from Cerner to Epic.

                                                                            Roni has worked as a Professional Registered Nurse for over 20 years in a variety of roles including Emergency Medicine and Neonatal Intensive care. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently a student at the Westerns Governs University where she is working on her master’s in science of Nursing with a focus on Nursing Informatics. Roni lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and 2 children. Caring for others is her lifelong goal, Roni and her family can be found assisting around the community with various organizations from Sickle Schmickle to local nursing homes.

                                                                             

                                                                            Posted November 2019

                                                                                Lacy Knight MD, MS

                                                                                CMIE, North Region, Northwestern Medicine

                                                                                Dr. Knight is an emergency medicine physician at Northwestern Medical Group, Chief Medical Information Executive for Northwestern Medicine (NM), North Region, and a Physician Director in Enterprise Health Informatics for NM. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri, master’s in medical informatics from Northwestern University, and completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics and focuses his efforts on leveraging technology to improve the care delivery experience for patients and care givers.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Posted November 2019

                                                                                    Mary Beth Mitchell RN, MSN, CPHIMS

                                                                                    CNIO, Texas Health Resources

                                                                                    Chief Nursing Information Officer | Texas Health Resources
                                                                                    612 East Lamar
                                                                                    Arlington TX 76011

                                                                                    (682) 236-6720
                                                                                    (682) 236-6790 fax

                                                                                    marybethmitchell@texashealth.org

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Current Responsibilities

                                                                                    Mary Beth is the chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, (THR).  THR is a 25-hospital not-for-profit, faith-based organization located in north Texas.

                                                                                    In the role of CNIO Mary Beth oversees the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) for all hospitals within THR. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In this role, Mary Beth chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council, as well as other Information Technology Leadership Committees and multidisciplinary teams.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Prior Experience

                                                                                    Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 15 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level. In addition to responsibility for implementing an EHR in a hospital, Mary Beth has developed education and training programs, and managed SuperUser and Nursing Informatics programs within the hospital setting.  Mary Beth was previously an ICU registered nurse, ultimately working as a clinical nurse specialist in pulmonary and cardiac care.  Mary Beth also was the lead for Texas Health Resources achieving EMRARM 7 status in their 14 wholly-owned hospitals. As well as leading the initiative for Texas Health achieving the Davies Award in 2013.  In addition, she leads several initiatives that drive clinical care, such as integration of vital signs, integration of IV Pumps, into the EHR, and oversees the mobility strategy for nursing.

                                                                                    Mary Beth chaired the HIMSS NI Committee for 2 years, from 2014-2016.  She is past president of the he DFW ANIA Board Chapter, and was part of the initial team that started a NI Community in the DFW area.  She is the current co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Education and Awards

                                                                                    Mary Beth holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and a postgraduate certificate in nursing informatics from Duke University.  She is certified in nursing informatics and is a member of several professional organizations, including HIMSS, ANIA, TONE, NTONE, and AONE.  She has presented locally and nationally on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.  In addition, she is the recipient of the THR 2006 Advancing Systemness through Information Management award, a DFW Great 100 Nurse and a 2012 semi-finalist for the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award.  In addition, she is the 2016 recipient of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Posted January 2017

                                                                                     

                                                                                     

                                                                                        Thomas Moran MD

                                                                                        VP and CMIE, Northwestern Medicine

                                                                                        Thomas Moran, MD, is Vice President and Chief Medical Information Executive (CMIE) for Northwestern Memorial Health Care. He has been serving the organization since 1995, when he joined the Medical Staff at Central DuPage Hospital as an attending emergency physician. He was named chair of the CDH Department of Emergency Medicine in 2009 and served in that capacity until he was promoted to CMIO of Cadence Health in 2012 and to VP and CMIE of NMHC in 2016. He is boarded in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

                                                                                        As CMIE, Dr. Moran is responsible for helping the organization leverage technology to improve patient safety and quality of care.  He leads strategic planning, adoption and optimization of the electronic health record in support of patient care delivery across the Northwestern Medicine system. Dr. Moran earned his BS in biology from Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle Il, and his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Updated December 2019

                                                                                            Brett Oliver MD

                                                                                            CMIO, Baptist Health

                                                                                            Chief Medical Information Officer | Baptist Health Baptist Health

                                                                                            Brett Oliver, MD, is chief medical information officer for Baptist Health. In this role, he works closely with the chief information officer to develop and implement information technology across the health system. In addition to providing clinical expertise to the IT team, he works closely with other physicians to ensure the system’s IT solutions are designed to meet the needs of staff and patients.

                                                                                            Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Oliver joined Baptist in 2012 and has accepted everincreasing leadership roles, while continuing to see patients in his Georgetown practice. He most recently served as medical director for Integrated EHR Development, serving as a liaison between practicing physicians and the IT team. As medical director, he provided valuable clinical input throughout the process of building Baptist’s new electronic health record platform.

                                                                                            Dr. Oliver earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency at Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, N.C., and practiced with a Novant Health family practice in Winston-Salem for three years, serving as team physician for Wake Forest’s women’s volleyball team and a local high school football team.

                                                                                            In 2000, Dr. Oliver returned to Kentucky to practice in Georgetown, starting a solo private practice in 2003. The practice, Scott County Family Physicians, which now includes three additional physicians and two mid-level providers, joined Baptist Health Medical Group in 2012.

                                                                                            Dr. Oliver is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the American Academy of Physician Leadership, the Kentucky Medical Association, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American College of Nutrition. He and his wife Jenny, a pediatrician in Georgetown, have been married for 22 years. They have two children, Ben, 18, and Erin, 15.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            Posted November 2019

                                                                                                Carleen Penoza RN, MHSA

                                                                                                CNIO, Michigan Medicine

                                                                                                Carleen is the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan. In her role, Carleen develops clinical system and technology strategies in collaboration with other senior nursing, clinical informatics, IT, and operational leaders.  She is responsible for ensuring quality improvement efforts promote informatics research, align with regulatory bodies and guidelines, and include evidence based practice that supports positive clinical outcomes.  Carleen’s focus is to implement, improve, and simplify the technological work that clinical RNs must do, so that the care they provide to their patients is safer and more efficient.

                                                                                                Carleen has been with Michigan Medicine since 2015, having progressive roles of inpatient applications director and interim senior director of clinical and operational applications. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine, Carleen worked at Beaumont Health, with roles including clinical and managerial experience in the pediatric intensive unit, as well as progressive leadership roles in clinical informatics and information technology.

                                                                                                Carleen earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.  She is a clinical adjunct faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Nursing.  She is a member of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Leaders, and represents this organization on the Health Information Technology Strategy Committee of the Michigan Health and Hospitals Association.  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Posted November 2019

                                                                                                    Richard Riggs MD

                                                                                                    VP & CMIO (since promoted to SVP Medical Affairs and CMO), Cedars-Sinai Health System

                                                                                                    Dr. Riggs is Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cedars-Sinai, Chief Medical Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff of the California Rehabilitation Institute.  Dr. Riggs is a Clinical Professor at Cedars-Sinai and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Dr. Riggs was the  Site Director for the UCLA Multi Campus PM&R residency program from 1997 – 2016.

                                                                                                    In 2017, Dr. Riggs was instrumental in the establishment of the Division of Informatics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and in the development of our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Further, Dr. Riggs serves on the CSHS Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the Board.

                                                                                                    Dr.  Riggs has published and lectured nationally and internationally on clinical, operational, and leadership topics in physical medicine and rehabilitation, health services research, and clinical informatics.

                                                                                                    Dr. Riggs completed his medical education at the Medical College of Georgia and trained in Philadelphia in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Riggs is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Clinical Informatics.

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Posted November 2019

                                                                                                        Gail Roberson Rose RN-BC, DNP, MBA

                                                                                                        Associate CNIO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

                                                                                                        Gail is the Associate Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for the Memorial Hermann Health System. In her current role, she collaborates with the system CHIO and other leaders to direct the informatics operations for the system. Gail is a Registered Nurse with a doctorate degree in Informatics from University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Cizik School of Nursing. Gail has an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, Texas. She is also adjunct assistant professor for the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Gail loves the structure that informatics principles bring to health care for improved care coordination and patient outcomes.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Posted November 2019

                                                                                                            Jeanne Roode RN, DNP, NEA-BC

                                                                                                            Senior Director, Clinical Informatics, Spectrum Health

                                                                                                            Dr. Jeanne Roode is the senior director, clinical informatics for Spectrum Health, a billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in Michigan.  She has responsibility for nursing and allied health informatics and electronic health record training.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            Background

                                                                                                            Jeanne has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration, including medical-surgical inpatient care, neuroscience services, emergency and trauma services, and surgical services. Jeanne was responsible for clinical and operational readiness in evolving the health system model of care, which places the patient at the center of an integrated delivery system that is functioning on a single standardized electronic health record.

                                                                                                            Jeanne earned a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree from Rush University, Chicago, Illinois with a focus on health systems leadership; a master’s degree in nursing administration from Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a bachelors in nursing degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

                                                                                                            She holds certification as a Board-Certified Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            Affiliations 

                                                                                                            Jeanne holds a lecturer position with the University of Michigan- Flint School of Nursing teaching Nursing Informatics in the RN to BSN program.

                                                                                                            She is the current chair of the Advisory Board for the Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

                                                                                                            She is a past president of the Kappa Epsilon- at- Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honor Society.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            Posted November 2019

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                Michael Ross MD, FAAP, FACMI

                                                                                                                CMIO, Northern Light Health

                                                                                                                Michael Ross, MD, FAAP, FACMI, is the Medical Information Officer for Northern Light Health – Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), and a practicing General Pediatrician in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Ross splits his time 60/40% between Medical Informatics and General Pediatrics. Dr. Ross graduated from his pediatric residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in 2003 and has been practicing in Maine since that time. From 2009-2014, Michael served as the co-chair of the Maine branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics quality improvement committee and was the primary clinical consultant for the Children’s Health Insurance Program Re-Authorization Act (CHIPRA/IHOC).

                                                                                                                As a lead Physician of EMMC Pediatrics (2011-2015), Dr. Ross pioneered practice and system-wide improvements in pediatric care with a focus on health care delivery through maximizing the benefits of the Electronic Medical Record. In 2015, Dr. Ross combined his love of healthcare technology and outpatient medicine by accepting the role of Medical Information Officer of the outpatient practices of Eastern Maine Medical Center. In 2018, Ross was promoted to his current position as Medical Informatics office for all EMMC and its affiliated practices, supervising a staff of 8 clinical informatics champions across a wide swath of specialties.

                                                                                                                Dr. Ross is board certified in Pediatrics (2003) and Medical Informatics (2015). His clinical interests include enhancing EHR adoption and education, maximizing primary care Computerized Decision Support (CDS), and empowering provider use of technology to enhance the connection with the patient.  Michael is a veteran of multiple HER go-lives, having lead implementations in the ambulatory and hospital setting, including a large Cerner system-wide ambulatory rollout of 150 practices.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                    Jim Schweigert MD, FACEP

                                                                                                                    CMIO, Spectrum Health

                                                                                                                    Jim Schweigert is Vice President, CMIO, of Spectrum Health System. Spectrum Health is a billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In his role, Jim has strategic and operational responsibility for Informatics and Epic Education. Jim’s focus is on ensuring Spectrum Health is leading the nation in its use of technology by clinicians across all of its service lines and locations. This includes 12 hospitals, a multispecialty medical group with more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, and a variety of ambulatory, post-acute, and ancillary health care services.

                                                                                                                    Background

                                                                                                                    Jim has been a member of the Spectrum Health Medical Staff since 1999 with leadership responsibilities since 2004. As Medical Director, Emergency Services Jim led a transformation of the services provided in the ED from a culture of helplessness and blame to a culture to a culture of quality, service excellence and innovation. The transformation was featured on the NBC Nightly News segment “What Works”. The passion for innovation and the use of technology as an enabler of quality and efficiency resulted in early adoption of technology in the ED and subsequently to his new role of CMIO.

                                                                                                                    Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and received his Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed a transitional intership at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI before serving as a General Medical Officer in the US Navy Medical Corps. Having joined the Navy, Jim did indeed “see the world”. The adventures included deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Storm during The Persian Gulf War and US Naval Hospital Guam. Jim returned to Grand Rapids, MI to complete his Emergency Medicine residency at Spectrum Health and then worked as staff Emergency Physician at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for 3 years before returning to Grand Rapids.

                                                                                                                    Affiliations

                                                                                                                    Jim is involved in several professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, Health Management Academy, American Association for Physician Leadership.

                                                                                                                    Jim is also involved with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and American Medical Association.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    Updated December 2018

                                                                                                                        Sachin Shah MD

                                                                                                                        Associate CMIO, University of Chicago Medicine

                                                                                                                        Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics | Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

                                                                                                                        Sachin D. Shah, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Shah’s portfolio in Clinical Informatics focuses on population health, ambulatory quality, patient engagement, digital health, and predictive analytics. He has expertise in value-based care, ambulatory operations, clinical decision support, advanced analytics, the use of registries to identify and close care gaps, and clinician ease of practice.

                                                                                                                        A board-certified internist and pediatrician, Dr. Shah sees adult and pediatric patients as a primary care physician at the University of Chicago and as an inpatient general medicine attending at the University of Chicago Hospital. Also, an active clinician educator, Dr. Shah serves as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program and as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency program at the University of Chicago. He works closely with residents and medical students, emphasizing patient-centered care, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Shah went to college at Princeton University, attended medical school at Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, and completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2010.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                            Ann Shepard RN, MSN

                                                                                                                            CNIO, CommonSpirit Health

                                                                                                                            For more than four decades, Ann has focused on nursing and medical and clinical informatics, including system integration, workflow analysis and creation, leading and managing people, and standardization efforts. In her tenure with CHI, she has previously served as the National Director for Clinical Informatics, CNIO, and adjunct professor in nursing informatics. Ann has completed the Executive Leadership in Healthcare Information Technology Program at the University of Colorado, earned her BSN and MSN from Drake University, and is a Certified Nurse Informaticist from the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            Posted July 2019

                                                                                                                                Jennifer K. Stebbins RN, MS

                                                                                                                                Sr. Director, Clinical Systems, Baystate Health

                                                                                                                                Jennifer Stebbins is the Senior Director of Clinical Systems for Baystate Health in Springfield Massachusetts.  Her Clinical experience includes work in Pediatrics, Critical Care, and general medicine. She has a master’s degree from the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts. Jennifer is certified by the AACN in Nursing Informatics.  She has spoken nationally on several topics including; Alcohol Withdrawal, Early Warning System, Restraints, SBAR and CAUTI’s.  Jennifer oversees Clinical Informatics, Clinical and Ancillary Applications, Imaging and Clinical Systems and Clinical Training. These groups have responsibility for the Health Systems 5 hospitals and over 100 physician practices. She has led the multiple projects related to Clinical Information Systems. She has successfully engaged clinicians to incorporate evidenced based practice into their workflows through use of the Clinical systems.

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                    Matt Sullivan MD

                                                                                                                                    Associate CMIO, Atrium Health

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Matt Sullivan, the Associate CMIO for Atrium Health, has a long history of commitment to improving patient outcomes and provider satisfaction through effective utilization of Healthcare Information Technology. Matt has been an emergency physician for over 20 years and continues to care for patients in the Emergency Department to stay connected to care processes and the needs of providers, positioning him to partner with teams to achieve optimal solutions.

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Sullivan was educated at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, trained in Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, and then completed a fellowship in research. He practiced for 15 years in academic emergency medicine, transitioned to a system role for quality and evidenced-based care before joining the Information and Analytics Services team as the Associate CMIO for Atrium Health.

                                                                                                                                    While at Atrium Health, Dr. Sullivan has done work in Operations, Quality, Implementation, Change Management, and Physician Engagement and thus, is well versed with the inner workings of the organization. His passion for excellent patient care and an improved provider experience fuels his desire to make the user experience and the patient experience top notch.

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Sullivan holds an instrument rated pilots license, has played the violin and viola reasonably poorly since the age of 7, and resides in Charlotte, NC where he can barely keep up with his twin teenage boys.

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                    Updated January 2020

                                                                                                                                        Mary Swenson RN

                                                                                                                                        Director, Nursing Services, Clinical Content, Partners HealthCare

                                                                                                                                        Experience

                                                                                                                                        Partners HealthCare – Total Duration 6 yrs 7 mos

                                                                                                                                        Director of Nursing Services Clinical Content PHS
                                                                                                                                        Mar 2017 – Present
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 2 yrs 8 mos
                                                                                                                                        Location Greater Boston Area

                                                                                                                                        Director of Nursing Services, Clinical Content Team
                                                                                                                                        Apr 2013 – Present
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 6 yrs 7 mos
                                                                                                                                        Location Greater Boston Area

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Brigham and Women’s Hospital

                                                                                                                                        Program Director
                                                                                                                                        Employed Jan 2010 – Present
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 9 yrs 10 mos
                                                                                                                                        Clinical Informatics project manager

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

                                                                                                                                        Project Manager Clinical Informatics
                                                                                                                                        Dates Employed 2001 – 2009
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 8 yrs

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        OnCall Learning Systems, LLC

                                                                                                                                        Marketing Consultant
                                                                                                                                        Dates Employed 1998 – 2002
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 4 yrs

                                                                                                                                        OnCall Learning Systems creates custom eLearning solutions for healthcare environments. It is engaging, fully interactive and student competency is verifiable.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        IBM, Minneapolis MN

                                                                                                                                        Marketing Representative
                                                                                                                                        Dates Employed 1986 – 1991
                                                                                                                                        Employment Duration 5 yrs

                                                                                                                                        Health Industry specialist for IBM marketing team.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Education

                                                                                                                                        Boston College Carroll School of Management

                                                                                                                                        MBA,  Field Of Study Marketing

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Fairfield University

                                                                                                                                        BSN Nursing

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                            Craig Umscheid MD

                                                                                                                                            Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor of Medicine
                                                                                                                                            Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, and VP for Healthcare Delivery Science
                                                                                                                                            University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences

                                                                                                                                            Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS is a practicing general internist and clinical epidemiologist who serves as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Science, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation at the University of Chicago Medicine.  His career has been dedicated to improving the quality, safety and value of patient care by developing, implementing and evaluating systems and methods to integrate research evidence into practice across provider organizations.  This work has been supported by AHRQ, PCORI, CDC and NIH, and has been described in over 100 peer-reviewed publications and cited over 5000 times.  Until recently he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety for Penn’s Department of Medicine, and Director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Evidence-based Practice.

                                                                                                                                            Dr. Umscheid has collaborated with organizations including the CDC and NIH to assist with guideline development, and co-led an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) for over five years.  He is currently Director of the Cochrane US Network Affiliate at the University of Chicago Medicine, a member of AHRQ’s Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee, a former Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, a past-member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), and a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                            Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                              Sponsors

                                                                                                                                              LogicStream

                                                                                                                                                Brita Hansen, MD

                                                                                                                                                CMO at LogicStream Health

                                                                                                                                                Brita Hansen, MD, FACP is an internal medicine physician and clinical informaticist practicing in Minneapolis, MN. She is Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health. Prior to joining LogicStream, she served in various leadership roles in clinical operations, quality and clinical informatics in the health system setting for over a decade, most recently serving as Chief Health Information Officer at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.

                                                                                                                                                She received her undergraduate degree at New York University, her medical degree from University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed residency and chief residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has additional graduate training in public health through the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Public Health Practice Program and in physician leadership through the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business, Physician Leadership College. She is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.

                                                                                                                                                Updated September 2018

                                                                                                                                                    Tim Morin

                                                                                                                                                    EVP, Marketing, LogicStream Health

                                                                                                                                                    Tim Morin serves as EVP Marketing/Business Development, LogicStream Health.  Tim’s background comprises executive marketing and business development positions with technology firms in the healthcare, e-commerce and enterprise software sectors. He has led global teams focused on corporate positioning and branding initiatives; new product launches; and, strategic partnerships and M&A in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, China and India. He is a graduate of Regis College in Denver, Colorado.

                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                    Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                                      Luis Saldaña, MD, MBA, FACEP

                                                                                                                                                      CMIO, LogicStream

                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Saldaña is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for LogicStream. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Saldaña served as CMIO at Texas Health Resources (THR) where he led the application of key technologies, such as the electronic health record system, to drive optimal care within the Arlington-based health system. He was also responsible for ensuring clinical data was leveraged to improve patient care and operational efficiency.

                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Saldaña also co-authored the current edition of the HIMSS Guidebook: Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, the HIMSS 2013 Book of the Year. 

                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Saldaña is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox Business School.  He is an  Emergency Physician who practiced in the ED for 30 years, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      Updated November 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Impact Advisors

                                                                                                                                                          Angela R. Tiberio, MD

                                                                                                                                                          Physician Executive, Impact Advisors, LLC

                                                                                                                                                          Physician Executive/Clinical Solutions Leader, Impact Advisors

                                                                                                                                                              Paul T. Phillips RN

                                                                                                                                                              Writer, Impact Advisors

                                                                                                                                                              Mr. Phillips is a Senior Leader at Impact Advisors and brings over 35 years of combined healthcare consulting and clinical care delivery experience focused primarily on identifying clinical and business IT objectives for the provider market. Paul has extensive experience in assisting organizations in transforming their care delivery processes through enterprise strategy, redesign, quality/safety/risk, standardization, physician/provider/staff adoption, policy/procedure development, education/training, and outcomes management in relation to managing implementations of electronic health records across the continuum of care within international, national, regional and local markets.

                                                                                                                                                              Prior to joining Impact Advisors, Mr. Phillips worked as a consultant in a leadership role for several national and international corporations both vendor and non-vendor based. He has worked with multiple healthcare organizations representing commercial, academic, federal, state and local government, community, integrated delivery networks, systems and physician practices.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                                                Writer

                                                                                                                                                                  Paul T. Phillips RN

                                                                                                                                                                  Writer, Impact Advisors

                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. Phillips is a Senior Leader at Impact Advisors and brings over 35 years of combined healthcare consulting and clinical care delivery experience focused primarily on identifying clinical and business IT objectives for the provider market. Paul has extensive experience in assisting organizations in transforming their care delivery processes through enterprise strategy, redesign, quality/safety/risk, standardization, physician/provider/staff adoption, policy/procedure development, education/training, and outcomes management in relation to managing implementations of electronic health records across the continuum of care within international, national, regional and local markets.

                                                                                                                                                                  Prior to joining Impact Advisors, Mr. Phillips worked as a consultant in a leadership role for several national and international corporations both vendor and non-vendor based. He has worked with multiple healthcare organizations representing commercial, academic, federal, state and local government, community, integrated delivery networks, systems and physician practices.

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                  Posted November 2019

                                                                                                                                                                    Moderators

                                                                                                                                                                      Angela R. Tiberio, MD

                                                                                                                                                                      Physician Executive, Impact Advisors, LLC

                                                                                                                                                                      Physician Executive/Clinical Solutions Leader, Impact Advisors

                                                                                                                                                                          Brita Hansen, MD

                                                                                                                                                                          CMO at LogicStream Health

                                                                                                                                                                          Brita Hansen, MD, FACP is an internal medicine physician and clinical informaticist practicing in Minneapolis, MN. She is Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health. Prior to joining LogicStream, she served in various leadership roles in clinical operations, quality and clinical informatics in the health system setting for over a decade, most recently serving as Chief Health Information Officer at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.

                                                                                                                                                                          She received her undergraduate degree at New York University, her medical degree from University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed residency and chief residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has additional graduate training in public health through the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Public Health Practice Program and in physician leadership through the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business, Physician Leadership College. She is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.

                                                                                                                                                                          Updated September 2018

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Beth Mitchell RN, MSN, CPHIMS

                                                                                                                                                                              CNIO, Texas Health Resources

                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Nursing Information Officer | Texas Health Resources
                                                                                                                                                                              612 East Lamar
                                                                                                                                                                              Arlington TX 76011

                                                                                                                                                                              (682) 236-6720
                                                                                                                                                                              (682) 236-6790 fax

                                                                                                                                                                              marybethmitchell@texashealth.org

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Current Responsibilities

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Beth is the chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, (THR).  THR is a 25-hospital not-for-profit, faith-based organization located in north Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                              In the role of CNIO Mary Beth oversees the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) for all hospitals within THR. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In this role, Mary Beth chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council, as well as other Information Technology Leadership Committees and multidisciplinary teams.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Prior Experience

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 15 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level. In addition to responsibility for implementing an EHR in a hospital, Mary Beth has developed education and training programs, and managed SuperUser and Nursing Informatics programs within the hospital setting.  Mary Beth was previously an ICU registered nurse, ultimately working as a clinical nurse specialist in pulmonary and cardiac care.  Mary Beth also was the lead for Texas Health Resources achieving EMRARM 7 status in their 14 wholly-owned hospitals. As well as leading the initiative for Texas Health achieving the Davies Award in 2013.  In addition, she leads several initiatives that drive clinical care, such as integration of vital signs, integration of IV Pumps, into the EHR, and oversees the mobility strategy for nursing.

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Beth chaired the HIMSS NI Committee for 2 years, from 2014-2016.  She is past president of the he DFW ANIA Board Chapter, and was part of the initial team that started a NI Community in the DFW area.  She is the current co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Education and Awards

                                                                                                                                                                              Mary Beth holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin and a postgraduate certificate in nursing informatics from Duke University.  She is certified in nursing informatics and is a member of several professional organizations, including HIMSS, ANIA, TONE, NTONE, and AONE.  She has presented locally and nationally on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.  In addition, she is the recipient of the THR 2006 Advancing Systemness through Information Management award, a DFW Great 100 Nurse and a 2012 semi-finalist for the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award.  In addition, she is the 2016 recipient of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Posted January 2017

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                Luis Saldaña, MD, MBA, FACEP

                                                                                                                                                                                CMIO, LogicStream

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Saldaña is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for LogicStream. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Saldaña served as CMIO at Texas Health Resources (THR) where he led the application of key technologies, such as the electronic health record system, to drive optimal care within the Arlington-based health system. He was also responsible for ensuring clinical data was leveraged to improve patient care and operational efficiency.

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Saldaña also co-authored the current edition of the HIMSS Guidebook: Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, the HIMSS 2013 Book of the Year. 

                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Saldaña is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox Business School.  He is an  Emergency Physician who practiced in the ED for 30 years, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

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