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CANCELLED – SI 2020 Annual Conference “In Real Life: Digital Transformation and Patient Care”

April 1 - April 3

SI 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED. CLICK FOR DETAILS.

After careful consideration and discussion with our Members, we have decided not to reschedule the SI 2020 Annual Conference.  We understand the impact the coronavirus is having on your organization and are respectful of the time you need to deal with this outbreak.

Please mark your calendars for April 7-9, 2021 in Scottsdale at the Westin Kierland for our next SI Annual Conference.

In the meantime, please join our COVID-19 Teleconference weekly series, and we look forward to ‘seeing’ you on these teleconferences and Affinity Group Dialogue calls, as we continue to provide you and your organization relevant and timely content, and keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

2020 Presidential Election as a backdrop:

Healthcare will be front-and-center in the minds of Americans when they come to the polls in November 2020. How are today’s health systems poised to respond to consumer and government demands for change?

Change is racing across the country spurred on by:

Virtual care and voice-response technology innovations;
Demands for price transparency and convenient service options;
New entrants fueled by Google and Amazon based offerings.

Health systems are finding new partners to:

Provide services, tests, and drugs in the home;
Simplify scheduling, results reporting, and bill pay via smartphone;
Manage risk, standardize quality, and reduce cost
SI members gather in April 2020 to share what’s working, what’s not, and why.

Our 27th Annual Conference examines disruptive innovations among our health systems in addressing the various populations we serve:

Governmental programs such as Medicaid and Medicare;
Commercial plans and self-insured employers;
New tech-enabled and convenient-access care options.
We explore new strategies, partnerships, and business models and hear from health systems at the vanguard of the “new normal” to build the future tech-enabled, proactively managed healthcare system for tomorrow.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Scottsdale Institute Conferences are intimate sessions, designed for Member senior executives to share strategies, tactics, and “lessons learned” in their transformation journey. Our platform is more “participation” and less “presentation,” so come prepared for relaxed, informal and highly interactive sessions with senior management teams from other leading health systems.

Member officers, trustees and other administrative and clinical executives are invited. As leaders in their respective markets and in IT-enabled performance improvement, SI Members share their experiences and learn from their peers.

This conference is offered for SI Member executive teams. While the conference fee is included in SI Membership dues, attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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6:00 – 8:00 AM | Fun Run/Hike up Camelback Mountain

10:00 AM | Conference Registration Desk Open

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Welcome Luncheon – spouses and guests welcome

1:00 – 1:15 PM | Welcome and Annual Report

    Donald C. Wegmiller, FACHE

    Chairman at Scottsdale Institute; Chairman and CEO at C-Suite Resources

    Don Wegmiller Inducted into 2013 Healthcare Hall of Fame

    Mr. Wegmiller is Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, of which he was co-founder and Vice Chairman since its inception 20 years ago.

    Mr. Wegmiller is also Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Resources, a business intelligence advisory firm specializing in providing market intelligence on the health care industry to firms serving hospitals and health systems.

    He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, the nation’s leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for health care organizations. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the firm.

    Mr. Wegmiller continues to hold policy positions in state and national healthcare associations. He has served on the boards of numerous publicly held corporations currently serving on the boards of directors of three public and two private companies, and on the advisory boards of two firms.

    He served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and Chairman of the American Hospital Association. He also has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in August 2002 was named by Modern Healthcare as one of “Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People”.

    Mr. Wegmiller received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota.

      1:15 – 2:00 PM | KEYNOTE – National Healthcare Agenda 2020

      “Reflections on Tipping Points for Change and Scenario Planning for Health Systems”

      According to the February Keckley Report, for the balance of 2020, healthcare will be in the spotlight. Healthcare affordability, profitability and transparency will be popular targets for critics of the current system, and talking points featuring “socialized medicine” and “government run healthcare” will be used to stoke resistance to their ideas. Gain key insights from Keckley that will help you prepare your health system for impact.

        Paul Keckley PhD

        Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

        Managing Editor, The Keckley Report | Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

        Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.

        In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.

        He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns.

        He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. (TVTY) and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. (Madison WI) and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

        Previously, he served as Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC, Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, CEO, EBM Solutions Inc., CEO, PhyCor Management Corporation (the IPA subsidiary), CEO, InterDent (Dental Practice Management Company, El Segundo, CA) and Managing Director, The Keckley Group.

        He holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus OH and completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

        pkeckley@paulkeckley.comwww.paulkeckley.com | (615) 351-0265

         

        Updated December 2019
          • Price Transparency/Surprise Billing
          • Economic Slowdown/Healthcare Affordability in the Spotlight
          • Personal Accountability and Changes in Insurance/Payment Trends
          • Social Services and Healthcare Policy
          • Eliminating Waste

          2:00 – 2:30 PM – Audience Polling and Break

          • How are you addressing the social/community health aspects of population health?
          • Do you participate in Medicaid managed care?

          2:30 – 3:30 PM | PANEL – Population Health Re-engineered

          Population health management and using social determinants of health for community outreach are in the midst of a clumsy conversion, requiring careful strategic planning. How do you invest the right amount of resources to be successful in improving the health of communities when that’s not what hospitals are yet paid to do? Join a lively discussion around this topic and hear about population and community health models in the market using telehealth, care coordination, new primary care approaches and the application of informatics.

           

          Moderator

            Michelle Conger MSW

            CSO for OSF Healthcare and CEO for OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health

            Michelle Conger is the chief strategy officer for OSF Healthcare and chief executive officer for OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health. Since 2010, In her role as chief strategy officer, she has had responsibility for partnering with the CEO, board of directors and executive leadership in the ongoing generation and execution of system strategy. She also assists the organization in ensuring the alignment of key strategic initiatives and business development plans.

            Michelle led the creation of OSF Innovation, a division dedicated to health technology incubation, usability and simulation strategies, and venture capital investment strategies. As CEO of OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health, she is leading the organization in the development of a versatile digital platform that will use existing and emerging digital technologies to transform health care delivery to meet the challenges and expectations of the modern health care user. She has led many transformation initiatives across the System including the implementation of Epic, organizational design transformation, population health strategy development, and the creation of a system wide program management office.

            Her past roles have included Senior Vice President, Performance Improvement Division (2008-2010), and Executive Director of Planning for the Information Technology division (2006 – 2008).  Her professional accomplishments also include achieving a 6 Sigma Black Belt (2002) and 6 Sigma Master Black Belt (2003). Michelle has a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois.

             

            Updated December 2019
              Panel

                Rhonda Medows MD, FAAFP

                President, Population Health Management, Providence St. Joseph Health; CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

                Rhonda M. Medows, MD, is President of Population Health Management at Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

                She leads Providence’s Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, and employer population health strategies, as well as the organization’s value-based care, health plans, population health informatics, government programs, care management, contracting, and community health partnerships.

                Dr. Medows has extensive healthcare industry background in both the private sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. She serves on the US HHS Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Council (PTAC) focused on developing new alternative payment models.

                Prior to joining Providence, she served as an executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led quality management and improvement initiatives and provided leadership and oversight of efforts to improve clinical quality and operational excellence. Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and as the State Health Officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health department, public health emergency preparedness, rural health, and information technology.

                Dr. Medows also served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA), the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange, and public policy development. She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.

                Dr. Medows holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and earned her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

                 

                Updated December 2019

                    Nnaemeka Okafor MD, MS

                    VP and CHIO, Memorial Hermann Health System

                    Dr. Nnaemeka ‘Emeka’ Okafor serves as the Vice President and Chief Health Informatics Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) in Houston. He has been an informatics Physician executive with MHHS since 2014. Current duties include serving as a trusted problem-solving liaison for clinicians, health system executives, Information Technology (IT) staff, and IT vendors. He provides leadership for enterprise-wide Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) planning, development, design implementation and benefit realization. He is also responsible the developing of informatics resources, expanding the MHHS virtual health footprint and maturing service line analytics for the Health System.  He is boarded in Emergency Medicine, Clinical Informatics and Medical Quality. He has been part of the academic faculty at the McGovern Medical School in Houston since 2007 and still practices Emergency Medicine, educating fellows, residents and medical students.  He has research published on medical error reporting, diagnostic errors, patient care transitions and data visualization.  He completed his medical school at University of Missouri-Columbia, and his emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center.

                     

                    Posted December 2019

                        Kimberlydawn Wisdom MD, MS

                        SVP, Community Health & Equity; Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System

                        She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician; Chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health. In 2003, she was appointed by Governor Granholm as the nation’s first state-level Surgeon General. In 2012 she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

                        She focuses on health care equity, infant mortality/maternal & child health, chronic disease, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, and tobacco use. Dr. Wisdom provides strong leadership in diversity, population health, and improving the health of those disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. Dr. Wisdom founded the award-winning program – the African American Initiative for Male Health Improvement (AIM–HI) and the Women Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit to reduce infant mortality.

                        As Michigan Surgeon General, she founded the nationally known Generation With Promise program – a youth leadership and empowerment effort now housed at Henry Ford. Under her leadership, the health system has received numerous awards for its equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, including the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Award in 2015, and No. 2 ranking on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals and Health Systems list. Most recently, Secretary Azar appointed her to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (2019).

                        Recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Wisdom has authored several peer-reviewed publications, appeared on national television, including ABC’s Nightline, and has presented to audiences across the country and internationally.

                         

                        Posted December 2019

                          POSSIBLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

                          • How are health systems bringing down barriers to care and improving community health?
                          • What are we seeing in terms of new thinking and new models of care?
                            What are new partnerships and collaborations to address the social determinants of health?
                          • How are health systems advancing the way they are approaching collaborative innovation with systems throughout the country – especially as it relates to caring for vulnerable populations?
                          • What else is needed to truly advance population health across the country?
                            How do we need to engage consumers in their health – what’s working and what’s not?
                            Why?

                          3:30 – 3:45 PM | Audience Polling

                          • How are you participating in retail models for primary care?

                          3:45 – 4:45 PM | PANEL – Primary Care Redefined and Redesigned

                          Are health systems addicted to the fee-for-service model and treating primary care physicians as loss leaders? This conversation promises to turn the tables on these old strategies by focusing on how to segment the population and hone in on effectively treating and managing chronically ill patients. Engage with panelists who are leading companies that are breaking the mold and making big shifts in markets across the nation.

                           

                          Moderator

                            Jordan Asher MD

                            Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, Sentara Healthcare

                            Dr. Jordan Asher is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Healthcare. His role concentrates on creating innovative models of care delivery as well as providing national thought leadership directed towards the future of health care.

                            Dr. Asher is dedicated to championing quality, fostering clinical effectiveness and further cultivating a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. He oversees system-wide Clinical Quality and Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), the High Performance Design process and Clinical Performance Improvement initiatives.

                            Previous Experience

                            Before joining Sentara Healthcare, Jordan served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Care Management (ACM), a subsidiary of Ascension. Prior to ACM, Jordan was Physician Network Executive for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, where he led the implementation and design of physician alignment strategies. In addition, Dr. Asher served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Clinical Chair of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. In this role, he forged a partnership between Saint Thomas Health and the university to establish graduate medical residency programs in several areas including internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. He also served as Medical Director for a large private practice, incorporating multiple specialties while practicing internal medicine specializing in hypertension.

                            Current Professional Affiliations

                            • American Association for Physician Leadership® and the American Society of Hypertension (Member)

                            Education

                            • University of Texas, Dallas – Masters of Science in Medical Management
                            • Aquinas Institute of Theology – Certificate for Catholic Healthcare Ministry Leadership
                            • Vanderbilt University – M.D.
                            • Emory University – BS

                             

                            Posted March 2019
                              Panel

                                Gaurov Dayal MD

                                President, New Markets and Chief Growth Officer, ChenMed

                                Dr. Gaurov Dayal is ChenMed President, New Markets and Chief Growth Officer.  Responsible for ChenMed’s national expansion, Gaurov oversees new market operations, and has wide-ranging experience in population health, physician group, health plan and hospital operations.

                                Prior to joining ChenMed, Gaurov was a Senior Vice President at Lumeris, where he created and implementedoperational solutions for large health care systems and provider groups transitioning to value-based care delivery.

                                Earlier, at SSM Health Care, a large multi-state Integrated Delivery system, Gaurov served as Chief Medical Officer, Interim CEO for SSM Wisconsin Hospitals and President of Health Care Delivery, Finance and Integration. At SSM, he led the transformation from traditional volume-based provider to value-based system, includingsuccessful acquisition and integration of Dean Clinic and Dean Health plan- the largest HMO in Southern Wisconsin.

                                Prior to SSM, Gaurov served as the first Chief Medical Officer for Adventist Health Care and President of the Adventist Medical Group; was founder of a hospitalist group and a strategy consultant for McKinsey and Co.

                                He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University; earned doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University; and did residency training in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.

                                 

                                Posted December 2019

                                    Amir Dan Rubin MBA, MHSA

                                    Chair, CEO and President, One Medical

                                    Amir Dan Rubin serves as Chair, CEO and President of One Medical, the leading member-based primary care organization transforming health care with its human-centered, technologypowered model. Amir previously served as EVP at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, where he focused on making the health system work better. Amir also previously served as President and CEO at Stanford Health Care—the academic health system affiliated with Stanford University—where he helped raise patient experience and quality scores to the highest levels in the nation, grow a regional network, and advance digital and population health. Amir also previously served as COO for UCLA Health, COO for Stony Brook University’s health system, AVP at Memorial Hermann Health System, and management consultant at APM. He holds MBA and MHSA degrees from the University of Michigan, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and has twice received an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

                                     

                                    Posted December 2019

                                        Ryan Schmid

                                        Co-founder, President and CEO, Vera Whole Health

                                        Ryan is the Co-founder, President and CEO of Vera Whole Health, which contracts with companies to build and operate dedicated on- and near-site primary care clinics for their employees. Vera was named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine, and serves such groups as Seattle Children’s Hospital, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, City of Kirkland, Anchorage School District, and the Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefit Trust.

                                        Ryan is also the co-founder and former Chairman of the Board for Hope Central Pediatric and Behavior Health Clinic, a nonprofit organization that offers primary and wellness care to people in low-income areas. And finally, he’s the co-founder of Rainier Health and Fitness, a nonprofit fitness center also for people in low-income areas. Ryan was recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2013.

                                        Ryan earned his B.S. in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Oregon in 2001, graduated Magna Cum Laude, was awarded both the Entrepreneurship and Management student of the year awards, and was a Rhodes Scholar state finalist. He was also a four-year letterman on the University of Oregon football team (which won four consecutive bowl games), and was awarded Most Inspirational Player, Scholar Athlete and Academic All-American in his senior year.

                                        Ryan received his MBA from Seattle University in 2007 with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He was a Distinguished Graduate recipient and was awarded the Alber’s Service award and the McGowan Scholarship, and received the Outstanding Recent Alumni award from Seattle University.

                                        CEO of Vera Whole Health and value-based primary care expert.

                                         

                                        Posted December 2019

                                         

                                         

                                          POSSIBLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

                                          • Why do you believe your partnership is different?
                                            What makes it work for the health system, the consumers/patients, the clinicians, the employer/payer?
                                          • How do you redefine “Primary Care Services” as compared to “Primary Care Physicians” as a health system strategy?
                                          • What do consumers really want from primary care?
                                            What are different ways to deliver what they want?
                                            What is the clinical transformation that is occurring?
                                          • How are you measuring success and how is that different than historical measures you used?
                                          • Lessons learned to date?

                                          5:00 – 6:00 PM | CIO Roundtable – By invitation

                                          6:30 PM | Welcome and Networking Reception – spouses and guests welcome

                                           

                                          Thursday, April 2, 2020

                                           

                                          7:00 – 8:15 AM | CEO Breakfast – By invitation

                                          7:30 – 8:30 AM | Continental Breakfast

                                          8:30 – 9:30 AM | CEO PANEL – Healthcare CEO Change Agents

                                          This session, a hallmark of the annual Scottsdale Institute conference, delivers intellectual discussion and debate around critical decisions for addressing the most pressing challenges of today’s health system CEOs. Using hot topics like tech investment, end of life care management and consumer transparency demands – CEOs get to weigh in on their strategy and challenge other leaders in a collegial environment. Led by a panel of experts and esteemed moderator, this CEO roundtable is a dynamic conversation on how the most difficult initiatives are being tackled.

                                           

                                          Moderator

                                            Donald C. Wegmiller, FACHE

                                            Chairman at Scottsdale Institute; Chairman and CEO at C-Suite Resources

                                            Don Wegmiller Inducted into 2013 Healthcare Hall of Fame

                                            Mr. Wegmiller is Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, of which he was co-founder and Vice Chairman since its inception 20 years ago.

                                            Mr. Wegmiller is also Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Resources, a business intelligence advisory firm specializing in providing market intelligence on the health care industry to firms serving hospitals and health systems.

                                            He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, the nation’s leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for health care organizations. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the firm.

                                            Mr. Wegmiller continues to hold policy positions in state and national healthcare associations. He has served on the boards of numerous publicly held corporations currently serving on the boards of directors of three public and two private companies, and on the advisory boards of two firms.

                                            He served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and Chairman of the American Hospital Association. He also has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in August 2002 was named by Modern Healthcare as one of “Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People”.

                                            Mr. Wegmiller received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota.

                                              Panel

                                                David Entwistle

                                                President and CEO, Stanford Health Care

                                                David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC). He joined SHC in July 2016 with extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers. Entwistle is a passionate advocate of precision health – tailoring a treatment to a patient’s specific disease or condition as well as focusing on prevention to empower patients to take charge of their health before they become ill.

                                                Among the factors that attracted him to SHC are the unparalleled technologies available in Silicon Valley that help advance health care through better application of technology for individuals. According to Entwistle, SHC is extremely well-situated to be able to apply innovative technology, such as wearable devices that track activity or monitor blood glucose levels, to improve health.

                                                Before joining SHC, he served for nine years as CEO of the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics (UUHC), the only academic medical center in the Intermountain West region. While serving at UUHC, Entwistle received the Modern Healthcare “Up and Comers Award,” for significant contributions in health care administration, management or policy.

                                                He previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis., from 2002-2007; and as vice president of professional services and joint venture operations at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif.

                                                As a recognized health care thought leader, Entwistle serves on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Vizient. He is the past chair of the Utah Hospital Association and was appointed by the governor of Utah to the state’s Medicaid Task Force.

                                                Entwistle is an avid cyclist who enjoys both road and mountain biking, often accompanied by his teenage son. He also competes in Ironman Triathlons. He tweets at @DEntwistleSHC.

                                                 

                                                Posted December 2019

                                                    J.P. Gallagher MBA

                                                    President and CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem

                                                    President and Chief Executive Officer | NorthShore University HealthSystem

                                                     Gerald “J.P.” Gallagher assumed the role of NorthShore President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. As CEO, NorthShore has continued to grow through the aggressive expansion of immediate care sites, adding new hospital partners, and the creation of Chicagoland’s only freestanding Orthopaedic and Spine hospital. Quality and patient safety performance have also dramatically improved as measured by Leapfrog, Healthgrades, CMS, and U.S. News and World Report rankings.

                                                    In his previous role as Chief Operating officer, J.P. was responsible for overall system operations, clinical quality results and financial performance. During his tenure the system has combined strong operating performance with significant improvements in quality and patient safety, the use of technology to enhance patient engagement and significant capital improvements across its campuses.

                                                    Prior to becoming COO, J.P. served as President of Evanston Hospital, the flagship teaching hospital for the system.  Evanston Hospital has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital by IBM Watson Analytics for twenty years – more than any other health care system in the nation.  J.P. was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s “Up and Comers” in 2010.

                                                    Before joining NorthShore, J.P. served in a variety of hospital leadership roles with Advocate Health Care at its Christ Medical Center campus.  He also completed his Administrative Fellowship at Advocate.  He started his health care career as an Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Washington, DC.

                                                    J.P. graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Healthcare Leadership Council, and the Young Presidents Organization. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of Chicago.

                                                    He, his wife Krista, and their three children reside in Wilmette, Illinois.

                                                     

                                                    Posted Decemver 2019

                                                     


                                                        Chuck Stokes MHA, FACHE

                                                        Former President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System

                                                        Former President & CEO | Memorial Hermann Health System

                                                        Charles (Chuck) D. Stokes, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, joined the system in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In June 2017, he was named President and CEO of the System. In his role, Chuck is responsible for leading and overseeing the .6B System’s network of more than 17 hospitals and 300 delivery sites, with more than 27,000 employees and 6,400 affiliated physicians in the Greater Houston area. Chuck will be retiring from Memorial Hermann effective December 2019.

                                                        Chuck has four decades of leadership experience in healthcare, and throughout his accomplished career has achieved success in service line leadership, employee engagement, leadership development, physician collaboration, and quality and patient safety improvement.

                                                        During his tenure with Memorial Hermann, Chuck has worked tirelessly to establish a culture of high reliability, innovation, and clinical transformation throughout the organization. Under his visionary leadership Memorial Hermann has attained unprecedented national accolades in patient safety, high-quality care, and operational excellence all while serving as Houston’s “safety net” health system.

                                                        Chuck models servant leadership with an emphasis on coaching and team building while using Malcolm Baldrige criteria as a platform for driving operational excellence. His leadership was instrumental in helping Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital secure the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence.

                                                        As part of his commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare leaders, Chuck has taught numerous leadership development programs for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an organization of more than 48,000 healthcare executives working together to improve care delivery and population health. In 2017, Chuck was named Chairman of the ACHE Board of Governors.

                                                        Prior to his role as Memorial Hermann’s COO, Chuck served as President of North Mississippi Medical Center, a 650-bed tertiary hospital and also a 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient under his leadership. He has also previously served as COO for three other nationally recognized healthcare systems.

                                                        Chuck, who is board certified in Healthcare Management as an ACHE fellow, began his career as a critical care nurse and nurse executive before completing his master’s degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has served in an adjunct faculty position for more than a decade.

                                                         

                                                        Posted December 2019

                                                            Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE

                                                            President and CEO at Atrium Health

                                                            Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. With 44 hospitals, over 900 care locations and an annual net revenue of nearly billion, Atrium Health is responsible for more than 11.5 million patient interactions each year.

                                                            Woods joined Atrium Health in April 2016 and quickly collaborated with the organization’s more than 65,000 teammates to unite around a redefined vision to be the first and best choice for care and a new mission statement to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. During his tenure, Atrium Health also has been recognized as one of the Best Employers for Diversity, for new grads and for Women by Forbes; number one on the list of Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by DiversityMBA; one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare; and the number one military-friendly employer in the country. In addition, the organization has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Leapfrog Group and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as among the very best in the nation and honored by the American Hospital Association with the Equity of Care Award and one of the first-ever Quest for Quality honors.

                                                            One of today’s most prominent leaders in healthcare, Woods is passionate about protecting and expanding access and coverage to all Americans, better engaging with our communities to advance positive health outcomes and achieving equity of care by eliminating disparities. He has long been active as a leader among his peers in the American Hospital Association, including a term as chairman of the board of trustees in 2017. Woods also currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Best Buy, and is a member of Becker’s Healthcare’s Advisory Board, and the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council.

                                                            Woods has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, having overseen non-profit and for-profit managed hospitals, academic and community-based delivery systems and rural and urban facilities. He previously was president and chief operating officer of 75 clinics and outpatient centers, and 30,000 associates, where he oversaw acute, post-acute and international operations for facilities in the United States, Mexico and Chile. Previously, he served in dual roles at Catholic Health Initiatives – as CEO of Saint Joseph Health System and as senior vice president responsible for implementing national initiatives for the faith-based organization, which operates in 18 states. Prior to that, he served as COO of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 968-bed teaching hospital located in Washington, D.C.

                                                            Recently, Woods was renamed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, taking spot No. 25, as well as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top-25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year. His numerous professional distinctions also include being named one of the 50 Great African American Leaders as well as one of the 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare; one of the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine; one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise; one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2018 by the Charlotte Business Journal; Senior Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Service Executives; and Alumni of the Year by the Pennsylvania State University.

                                                            Woods holds three degrees from the Pennsylvania State University: a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration.

                                                             

                                                            Updated January 2019

                                                              9:30 – 10:00 AM | Break

                                                              10:00 – 11:30 AM | CEO ROUNDTABLE AND OPEN FORUM – CEO Change Agents

                                                              11:30 – 1:00 PM | Luncheon

                                                              1:00 – 1:30 PM | A CONVERSATION | Tipping Point for Change – Historical Perspective

                                                              Join the conversation as we look back on historical milestones in health policy – from Medicare to HMOs to ACA, HITECH and 21st Century Cures; what promises were predicted and what actually came to pass; and lessons learned in the process, to hone our “signal detection” today.

                                                                Paul Keckley PhD

                                                                Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                Managing Editor, The Keckley Report | Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.

                                                                In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.

                                                                He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns.

                                                                He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. (TVTY) and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. (Madison WI) and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

                                                                Previously, he served as Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC, Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, CEO, EBM Solutions Inc., CEO, PhyCor Management Corporation (the IPA subsidiary), CEO, InterDent (Dental Practice Management Company, El Segundo, CA) and Managing Director, The Keckley Group.

                                                                He holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus OH and completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

                                                                pkeckley@paulkeckley.comwww.paulkeckley.com | (615) 351-0265

                                                                 

                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                    Joel Shalowitz MD, MBA, FACP

                                                                    Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

                                                                    Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine | Northwestern University

                                                                    Dr. Shalowitz combines many years in clinical practice and management with academic experience in both business and medical schools.

                                                                    As a board-certified internist he practiced medicine and was managing partner of a primary care medical group with six locations in the north and northwest Chicago. The group was the core of a several hundred physician IPA which successfully participated in dozens of full-professional risk, capitated contracts, including three Medicare products. He has also gained experience as a hospital trustee and medical director of a home health agency.

                                                                    Dr. Shalowitz was a professor and Director of the Health Industry Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management for 28 years, where he taught courses on the US and international healthcare systems and conducted executive education courses for healthcare organizations. In addition to his business school teaching, for 30 years Dr. Shalowitz taught the core health care systems course for Northwestern’s MPH degree program where he has been a professor of preventive medicine. Since 2006 he has also taught courses in Northwestern’s Master’s Program in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety.

                                                                    He has extensive international healthcare experience, including three Fulbright awards. Dr. Shalowitz is currently an Affiliate Professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and Senior Fellow at ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

                                                                    In addition to many other publications, his third book was released in August, 2019: The US Healthcare System: Origins, Organization and Opportunities. In conjunction with that book, he is also author of the daily healthcare blog: www.HealthcareInsights.MD

                                                                    Education:
                                                                    Sc.B. Biology: Brown University
                                                                    MD (with honors, Sigma Xi): Brown University
                                                                    Residency in Internal Medicine: Northwestern University
                                                                    MBA ( with honors, Beta Gamma Sigma): Northwestern University

                                                                     

                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                      1:30 – 1:45 PM | Audience Polling

                                                                      • What are the key consumer engagement strategies you employ to improve the patient journey?
                                                                      • What are key investments you are making to streamline clinician practice support?

                                                                      1:45 – 2:45 PM | PANEL – Consumer Price Transparency

                                                                      As industry leaders, do we have the courage to tackle the complexity of real price transparency? For years this initiative has been dogged by the intricacies of providing healthcare: payers, physicians, IT resources and competing demands on administrative leaders. This panel brings together leaders using in-market solutions that can help you identify your organization’s pain points, create a priority list and effectively start to tackle this complex topic.

                                                                       

                                                                      Moderator

                                                                        Joseph J. Fifer FHFMA, CPA

                                                                        President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association

                                                                        President & CEO | HFMA

                                                                        Prior to assuming this position in 2012, Joe spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint, Mich., as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich., as senior vice president of finance and CFO. Joe started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young, also in Michigan.

                                                                        An HFMA member since 1983, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors, two terms as a board member, and as a chapter president.  He has received HFMA’s Medal of Honor, and the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

                                                                         

                                                                        Contact Information:

                                                                        Joseph J. Fifer
                                                                        708.492.3304
                                                                        jfifer@hfma.org

                                                                         

                                                                        Updated May 2019
                                                                          Panel

                                                                            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

                                                                                Kevin Roberts MBA, CPA

                                                                                EVP and CFO, Geisinger

                                                                                Kevin Roberts MBA, CPA, is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Geisinger. He oversees all financial activities and serves on the executive leadership team.

                                                                                Mr. Roberts joined Geisinger in April 2018, bringing more than 30 years of professional experience. He has an extensive background in business development and growth, corporate finance, health plans, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations, technology and investment management in large, complex, multi-site healthcare organizations.

                                                                                Previously, he served as senior vice president and chief financial offer for BJC HealthCare based in St. Louis, Missouri, a 15-hospital health system with more than 30,000 employees and billion in net revenues that includes both Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He has also held executive level financial positions at University Hospitals Health System and the Cleveland Clinic, both in Ohio, and Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

                                                                                Mr. Roberts earned a master’s in business administration from Bradley University in Peoria, and a bachelor’s in business from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He is a certified public accountant.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Posted December 2019

                                                                                    Heather Wall

                                                                                    Chief Commercial Officer, Civica Rx

                                                                                    Heather Wall is the Chief Commercial Officer for Civica. Heather’s areas of accountability include Civica hospital relationships and contracts, the Drug Selection Advisory Committee and the Medical Trends Advisory Committee. Heather is responsible for the data analytics, review and contracting required to bring each hospital-prioritized Civica medication to market. Heather is also responsible for the strategic planning for the current and future vision for Civica. Heather was named to Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders “10 to Watch” list for 2019.

                                                                                    Before joining Civica, Heather worked at Intermountain Healthcare as an Enterprise Initiative Partner with Intermountain Healthcare’s Enterprise Initiative Office (EIO), which is responsible for driving forward Intermountain’ s key strategic initiatives.  Previous, Heather was the Operations Officer for Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital, with accountability for hospital-wide operations, strategic growth and high-value healthcare delivery.

                                                                                    Before joining Intermountain in 2008, Heather was the President / Managing Partner of Tesaris Corporation, a healthcare consulting and technology company with clients on both the west and east coasts. In this position, Heather designed and optimized strategy and operational efficiency for hospitals, ranging in size from critical access facilities to academic medical centers.

                                                                                    Heather received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Science in management from Brigham Young University.  Heather and her husband, Ben, are the parents of three boys and reside in Riverton, Utah.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                                        Doug Watson CPA

                                                                                        CFO, CommonSpirit Health - Arizona

                                                                                        Doug Watson joined the Arizona Division of CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health) in May 2017 with a distinguished career of progressive financial and operational leadership experience working with large health systems, health plans, physician practices and standalone hospitals. He brings experience in developing value based strategy, improving revenue and cash flows, successful mergers & acquisitions, risk and health insurance strategy development and creating cultural change. Doug has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer within large health systems and led the business development team and provider division operations at the second largest healthcare clearinghouse. The Arizona Division of CommonSpirit Health is a complex integrated health system with over .5 billion in total revenue and a network of hospitals, health plan and ambulatory assets in Arizona.

                                                                                        As an auditor and consultant, Doug held primary responsibility for complex financial audits of hospitals and health systems, led practice teams and entire practice units at International accounting and consulting firms (Big 6) such as Arthur Andersen and Capgemini Ernst & Young and ECG. He has served as an expert in risk based contracting, clinically integrated Network (CIN) and ACO development and strategy as well as development of risk sharing and health plan agreements.

                                                                                        While a consultant, Doug led successful EHR implementations and the development of health system strategic and operating plans. His experience also encompasses leading strategic engagements with Intel, Microsoft and others to create innovative new businesses, software and hardware concepts.

                                                                                        Doug is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon and California.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Posted December 2019

                                                                                          POSSIBLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

                                                                                          • How are you addressing the hospital price/cost transparency requirement?
                                                                                          • What do consumers really want to know?
                                                                                            How do you deliver that to them?
                                                                                          • How do you have to re-engineer the pricing model?
                                                                                          • What are new technologies and partners to manage this shift?

                                                                                          2:45 – 3:15 PM | Break

                                                                                          3:15 – 4:15 pm | PANEL – Re-engineering the EMR to Deliver Value

                                                                                          Moderator

                                                                                            Andrew Rosenberg MD

                                                                                            CIO, Michigan Medicine

                                                                                            Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. is the CIO for Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan Health System and University of Michigan Medical School). From November 2017 to August 2018 he also served as the interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan. Dr. Rosenberg is a tenured Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine at the UMMS.

                                                                                            Previously, he was the inaugural Chief Medical Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. (June 2010-January 2016). In 2013 he created the role of the Executive Director of Information and Data Management for the U of M Medical Center Information Technology group.

                                                                                            Dr. Rosenberg has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. He then attended Johns Hopkins Medical School where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg also completed a fellowship in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine at the George Washington Medical Center. Subsequently, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he focused on Health Services Research and Bio-Informatics. He then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the U of M. Dr. Rosenberg is also board certified in Clinical Informatics.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            Updated December 2019
                                                                                              Panel

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                              POSSIBLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

                                                                                                              • What are today’s CSFs for leveraging the EMR to improve healthcare safety and quality while enhancing satisfaction among clinicians and patients?
                                                                                                              • What are updated techniques for aligning informatics process and governance?
                                                                                                              • How can we deliver real longitudinal care for patients across multiple health systems?
                                                                                                              • What does it take to achieve care standardization?
                                                                                                              • How do clinicians factor in price of drugs, imaging, lab in choosing treatment?

                                                                                                              4:30 – 5:30 PM | CMIO/CNIO Roundtable – By invitation

                                                                                                              6:00 pm | Reception and Dinner – Spouses and Guests welcome

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              Friday, April 3, 2020

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              8:00 – 8:30 AM | Continental Breakfast

                                                                                                              8:30 – 10:00 AM | PANEL – IT Roadmap to Drive Transformation

                                                                                                              Moderator

                                                                                                                Claus T. Jensen

                                                                                                                Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

                                                                                                                Claus Jensen is the Chief Digital Officer and Head of Technology for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He oversees the integration of data and technology resources and develops the data and digital platforms that will enable MSK to meet critical patient care and research objectives.

                                                                                                                Claus also directs the operations of Information Systems, Health Informatics, and Data Products, as well as other core components of MSK’s information technology ecosystem. He works closely with leaders across MSK to design, create, and optimize solutions that benefit patients, researchers, clinicians, and administrators.

                                                                                                                Claus is a transformational change agent with a track record of driving multi-year transitional agendas in large organizations, bringing together ideas, people and technology.

                                                                                                                His background prior to MSK spans 20 years of transformational leadership roles at Danske Bank, IBM and as Chief Technology Officer of CVS Health/Aetna. During his time at IBM he was a trusted advisor on business and IT transformation journeys for many of the Fortune 100 companies.

                                                                                                                Claus enjoys learning about world history and spends his vacations exploring different parts of the United States with his wife and two daughters.

                                                                                                                Claus has a PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a thought leader in business and IT integration, holds 14 patents, and is a published author of six books and numerous articles.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Posted January 2020

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  Panel

                                                                                                                    Robert Eardley

                                                                                                                    SVP and CIO, University Hospitals

                                                                                                                    Robert Eardley is a Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Eardley joined University Hospitals in February 2018 after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas, since 2011.

                                                                                                                    Significant accomplishments leveraging technology during his time at UH include deployment of UH core systems to five acquired hospitals, migration to core revenue cycle systems for greater coordination and efficiency, deployment of an enterprise analytics program with significant use for executive decision making and co-chairing the Emerging Technology Council that looks to leverage the latest technologies to help drive improved clinical outcomes and efficiency.. He has strong beliefs in IT usability, governance, mobility, collaboration and patient engagement and brings this passion to improve the experience for patients, providers and caregivers.

                                                                                                                    Under Eardley’s leadership, Houston Methodist deployed an enterprise EHR to its main academic medical center and all of its physician practices in 2016 and 2017. Houston Methodist received the highest adoption score of vendor functionality of any new client and the health system saw higher operating activity and greater revenue after the deployment of the new EHR.

                                                                                                                    With his ability to create and communicate a clear vision for the future, and his skill and passion for stakeholder engagement, Eardley gains strong board support for IT and enjoys a position among the leaders in the organization’s strategic planning, aligning IT goals with the organization’s strategic development and mission. His natural insight into the human side of IT led him to require his entire management team to become certified in change management to promote project successes.

                                                                                                                    Before joining Houston Methodist, Eardley served as Vice President and Associate CIO for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1997 to 2006, he worked in healthcare consulting with Ernst & Young, Capgemini and Accenture. His additional previous employers include HBO & Company/McKesson Information Systems and Halifax Medical Center.

                                                                                                                    Eardley holds a MBA with a Health Services Management concentration degree from Duke University and a BA in finance from the University of Florida. He is CPHIMS and ITIL certified.

                                                                                                                    He is a member of the following professional organizations: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society, and sits on the advisory board of The Scottsdale Institute.

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    Updated March 2020

                                                                                                                        Bill Hudson

                                                                                                                        SVP and CIO, John Muir Health

                                                                                                                        SVP and CIO | John Muir Health

                                                                                                                        Mr. Hudson is a recognized provider healthcare leader who invests in individuals and develops capable, self-sufficient teams. He has deep experience developing tightly aligned operational governance focused on delivering results to plan. He currently serves as the SVP and CIO for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, CA where he is responsible for Analytics, Enterprise Project Management Office, Information Technology, Information Security as well as JMH’s strategic relationship with Optum.

                                                                                                                        Previously Mr. Hudson has served as the Chief Healthcare Strategist for VMware and, led their healthcare strategy team. Prior to that he worked at the Kettering Health Network, KHN, where he served as the CTO and provided technology leadership. During his tenure at KHN he also served as the technical project director and architect for the system-wide Epic implementation.

                                                                                                                        Prior to his time at KHN he led the CTG Healthcare Solutions Advanced Technology Practice for five years, worked as a healthcare strategist with HealthLink, and spent time at Cerner where he led the Global Technology Practice.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        Updated March 2020

                                                                                                                            Heather Nelson MHA

                                                                                                                            SVP and CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

                                                                                                                            Heather Nelson is currently in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Information Technology division at UChicago Medicine.  In the role of SVP/CIO, she has responsibilities for supporting all the information management systems (clinical & business/administrative), infrastructure, clinical engineering, IT support services, IT Project Management Office, integration, reporting, and analytics capabilities & technologies, as well as the privacy & IT security functions for UChicago Medicine.  Her teams are comprised of talented IT professionals that are dedicated to supporting patient care and care teams throughout the health system and in our communities through a shared services operating model. With that, the teams have been recognized for their contributions to UChicago Medicine by receiving the Most Wired Award (level 8) in 2019 from CHIME’s annual survey.

                                                                                                                            Heather joined UChicago Medicine in 2014 as the Executive Director of Applications Systems with oversight of all the clinical and revenue cycle management applications, clinical engineering team, population health strategies and systems, and support of the UCM Care Network strategies and systems.  She was named Interim VP/CIO in August of 2017, named the VP/CIO in April of 2018, and promoted to SVP/CIO in 2019.

                                                                                                                            Prior to joining UChicago Medicine, Heather spent time at Baystate Health in Springfield, MA as a Senior Director of Applications and IT Operations, including an Interim CIO assignment and 10-years at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI with roles in Laboratory Services, Case Management, and increasing leadership responsibilities within the Information Technology division.  Heather holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Alma College in Alma, MI as well as a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.  She is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) through the CHiME organization.

                                                                                                                            Heather is active in community organizations including the American Heart Association Go Red/Go Women & Go STEM committees within the Chicagoland area since 2016.  She also is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, including the Chicago Chapter, CHEF.  Heather is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is a graduate of their Regional Leadership Program as well as a member of HIMSS. She also provides IT consultative services whenever needed to the Misericordia leadership team in Chicago. The mission of Misericordia is to support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that choose the Misericordia community by providing the highest quality residential, training, and employment services. They provide the full continuum of care designed to meet each person’s changing needs and maximize his or her independence, self-determination, interpersonal relationships, and engagement in the community.

                                                                                                                            Contact Information:
                                                                                                                            Heather Nelson
                                                                                                                            Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                            University of Chicago Medicine
                                                                                                                            850 East 58th Street, Office: AS-302
                                                                                                                            Chicago, IL 60637
                                                                                                                            773.702.5421 (Office)
                                                                                                                            773.834.8495 (Executive Administrator – Danielle Myrick)

                                                                                                                            heather.nelson@uchospitals.edu

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                Scott Raymond, MHA, INF, BSN, RN

                                                                                                                                Associate CIO, Centura Health

                                                                                                                                Associate Chief Information Officer | Centura Health

                                                                                                                                With nearly two decades of healthcare experience, Scott is responsible for applications and infrastructure; developing new and innovative solutions; providing big-picture plans and strategies; and implementing complex clinical, business, and technical initiatives. Before coming to Centura, Scott was the Executive Director of Innovation & Technology for MemorialCare. Scott recently conceived of, developed, and built a 3,500-square-foot innovation and testing lab capable of running a 2,000-bed hospital. Scott holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and Informatics and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Scott continues to maintain an active nursing license and is ITIL, Lean Leader, and Facilitative Leadership Certified.

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                Updated February 2020

                                                                                                                                  POSSIBLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

                                                                                                                                  • What is today’s healthcare IT strategy and roadmap to drive digital transformation in healthcare?
                                                                                                                                  • What’s the value of IT to a health system and what should you be doing to help your business stay ahead of this transformation?
                                                                                                                                  • How do we manage IT demand intake, prioritization and governance, including aligning priorities with the C-suite around standardization and systemness?
                                                                                                                                    How do you operationalize innovation in IT?
                                                                                                                                  • How are you incorporating the consumerization of healthcare, and threats/opportunities from IOT, automation and AI?
                                                                                                                                  • Where do you see the greatest need for further investment as you look to plan the next five years of IT organization?

                                                                                                                                  10:00 – 10:30 AM | A CONVERSATION – Tipping Point for Change: Tech Industry’s Insider/Outsider Perspective

                                                                                                                                  Join a dynamic conversation on the biggest IT initiatives driving change in this next decade – particularly by big influencers like Google and Amazon – and what we can learn from key inflection points from other tech-driven industries.

                                                                                                                                    Paul Keckley PhD

                                                                                                                                    Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                    Managing Editor, The Keckley Report | Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.

                                                                                                                                    In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.

                                                                                                                                    He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns.

                                                                                                                                    He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. (TVTY) and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. (Madison WI) and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

                                                                                                                                    Previously, he served as Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC, Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, CEO, EBM Solutions Inc., CEO, PhyCor Management Corporation (the IPA subsidiary), CEO, InterDent (Dental Practice Management Company, El Segundo, CA) and Managing Director, The Keckley Group.

                                                                                                                                    He holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus OH and completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

                                                                                                                                    pkeckley@paulkeckley.comwww.paulkeckley.com | (615) 351-0265

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                    Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                        Eduardo Conrado

                                                                                                                                        EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, Ascension

                                                                                                                                        Eduardo Conrado serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer for Ascension. In this role, he is accountable for the development of Ascension’s digital and data strategy and platform for consumer engagement as well as care delivery operations and product innovation, integrating these capabilities across the enterprise. Additionally, Mr. Conrado will be responsible for Ascension’s corporate strategy and new business development functions.

                                                                                                                                        Mr. Conrado served as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer starting in September 2018. He also served on the Ascension Board of Directors from 2014-2018. Prior to joining Ascension, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. While there, he was responsible for managing the company’s growth-focused strategy, accelerating innovation across the company’s products, services and software, and bringing a design-centric approach to business model and customer experience innovation. He led the strategy team, the chief information office, the chief technology office and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, the company’s strategic investment group.

                                                                                                                                        Previously, he led the company’s marketing and IT organizations, which focused on creating seamless customer experiences. He joined Motorola in 1992 and served in a variety of leadership roles in multiple international businesses in a range of consumer and commercial segments across Motorola.

                                                                                                                                        Mr. Conrado serves on the Board of Directors of ArcBest Corporation (Symbol: ARCB), a transportation and logistics company. In the past he also served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and the Board of Trustees for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, and as national Chair of the Business Marketing Association.

                                                                                                                                        He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; a master’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE, Barcelona, Spain; and a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                          10:30 – 11:00 AM | Audience Polling and Break

                                                                                                                                          • In your organization, who are you working with to disrupt the system?

                                                                                                                                          11:00 – 12:30 PM | TOWN HALL FORUM

                                                                                                                                          Moderator

                                                                                                                                            John Glaser PhD

                                                                                                                                            Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                            John is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. John joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was chief executive officer. Prior to Siemens, John was vice president and chief information officer at Partners HealthCare; he also previously served as vice president of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

                                                                                                                                            John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum.

                                                                                                                                            John is currently a member of the boards of InTouch Health, the Scottsdale Institute, the American Telemedicine Association, PatientPing and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

                                                                                                                                            John has received numerous industry awards including the John P. Glaser Innovation Award (established by the School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston), William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award (American Medical Informatics Association) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (CHIME).

                                                                                                                                            John received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care, including the most widely used textbook in the field. John is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Biomedical Informatics at the Texas Health Science Center and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                            Updated December 2019
                                                                                                                                              Panel

                                                                                                                                                David Classen MD, MS

                                                                                                                                                Professor of Medicine, University of Utah; CMIO, Pascal Metrics

                                                                                                                                                David C. Classen, M.D., M.S.  is a  Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Classen is also the CMIO at Pascal Metrics, a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

                                                                                                                                                He received his medical degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and a Masters of Science degree in medical informatics from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine.  He served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Connecticut. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  He developed the medication safety programs at Intermountain Healthcare; He was the chair of Intermountain Health Cares Clinical Quality Committee for Drug Use and Evaluation and was also the initial developer of patient safety research and patient safety programs at Intermountain Healthcare.  In addition he developed, implemented and evaluated a computerized physician order entry program at LDS Hospital that significantly improved the safety of medication use.

                                                                                                                                                He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee  (IOM) that developed the National Healthcare Quality Report and he was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.  He was recently a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Information Technology and Patient Safety.

                                                                                                                                                He chaired the QUIC (Federal Safety Taskforce)/IHI Collaborative on Improving Safety in High Hazard Areas. Dr Classen was Co Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Improvements Collaborative on Perioperative Safety and the Surgical Safety Collaborative at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He was also a faculty member of the IHI/National Health Foundation Safer Patients Initiative in the United Kingdom. In addition Dr Classen is one of the developers of the “Trigger Tool Methodology” at IHI, used for the improved detection of adverse events which is currently being used by more than 500 different healthcare organizations through out the Unites States and Europe.

                                                                                                                                                He currently co chairs the National Quality Forum’s AHRQ Common Formats Committee and Dr. Classen is an advisor to the Leapfrog Group and has developed and implemented the CPOE/EHR flight simulator for AHRQ and National Quality Forum. This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Flight simulator has been used to evaluate hundreds of inpatient and ambulatory EHR systems after implementation across the United States and The United Kingdom and is a critical part of the National Quality Forum’s Safe Practice #16 for Computerized Provider Order Entry within EHRs

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                    Eduardo Conrado

                                                                                                                                                    EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, Ascension

                                                                                                                                                    Eduardo Conrado serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer for Ascension. In this role, he is accountable for the development of Ascension’s digital and data strategy and platform for consumer engagement as well as care delivery operations and product innovation, integrating these capabilities across the enterprise. Additionally, Mr. Conrado will be responsible for Ascension’s corporate strategy and new business development functions.

                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Conrado served as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer starting in September 2018. He also served on the Ascension Board of Directors from 2014-2018. Prior to joining Ascension, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. While there, he was responsible for managing the company’s growth-focused strategy, accelerating innovation across the company’s products, services and software, and bringing a design-centric approach to business model and customer experience innovation. He led the strategy team, the chief information office, the chief technology office and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, the company’s strategic investment group.

                                                                                                                                                    Previously, he led the company’s marketing and IT organizations, which focused on creating seamless customer experiences. He joined Motorola in 1992 and served in a variety of leadership roles in multiple international businesses in a range of consumer and commercial segments across Motorola.

                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Conrado serves on the Board of Directors of ArcBest Corporation (Symbol: ARCB), a transportation and logistics company. In the past he also served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and the Board of Trustees for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, and as national Chair of the Business Marketing Association.

                                                                                                                                                    He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; a master’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE, Barcelona, Spain; and a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.

                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Joseph J. Fifer FHFMA, CPA

                                                                                                                                                        President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association

                                                                                                                                                        President & CEO | HFMA

                                                                                                                                                        Prior to assuming this position in 2012, Joe spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint, Mich., as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich., as senior vice president of finance and CFO. Joe started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young, also in Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                        An HFMA member since 1983, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors, two terms as a board member, and as a chapter president.  He has received HFMA’s Medal of Honor, and the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                        Contact Information:

                                                                                                                                                        Joseph J. Fifer
                                                                                                                                                        708.492.3304
                                                                                                                                                        jfifer@hfma.org

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                        Updated May 2019

                                                                                                                                                            Paul Keckley PhD

                                                                                                                                                            Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                                            Managing Editor, The Keckley Report | Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.

                                                                                                                                                            In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.

                                                                                                                                                            He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns.

                                                                                                                                                            He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. (TVTY) and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. (Madison WI) and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

                                                                                                                                                            Previously, he served as Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC, Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, CEO, EBM Solutions Inc., CEO, PhyCor Management Corporation (the IPA subsidiary), CEO, InterDent (Dental Practice Management Company, El Segundo, CA) and Managing Director, The Keckley Group.

                                                                                                                                                            He holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus OH and completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

                                                                                                                                                            pkeckley@paulkeckley.comwww.paulkeckley.com | (615) 351-0265

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                            Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                Scott Weingarten MD, MPH

                                                                                                                                                                CEO, Stanson Health; Consultant to CEO and Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

                                                                                                                                                                Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, is Chief Executive Officer of Stanson Health, recently acquired by Premier, Inc, consultant to the CEO at Cedars-Sinai, and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.   Stanson Health is a clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, and analytics company which has been purchased by approximately 450 hospitals and is used by more than 125,000 providers.  He is also a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine (Level 5) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He had reached Full Professor (In Residence) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA before he switched to the Clinical Series to start medical informatics businesses.

                                                                                                                                                                Board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published approximately 100 articles and editorials on healthcare quality improvement, clinical decision support, and related topics, and has authored numerous chapters on improving the quality of patient care in some of the leading internal medicine textbooks. He has given more than 300 presentations on clinical decision support and related topics throughout the United States and internationally.   He is a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst “Thought Leader.”

                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Weingarten has held positions on myriad national committees dedicated to improving patient outcomes, including the National Academy of Medicine Committee on Clinical Decision Support, the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program, and the quality improvement committee of the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Health System. He is currently a Board of Director for the Scottsdale Institute.  At Cedars-Sinai, he has received the President’s Award, the Golden Apple Teaching Award, and Alumnus of the Year.

                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Weingarten was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Zynx Health, which was the leader for order sets and care plans for electronic health records. Scott sold Zynx Health to the Cerner Corporation and later to the Hearst Corporation. During Scott’s tenure as CEO, Zynx Health was one of the Hearst Corporation’s larger companies.  He is a co-inventor of three software patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He later sold Stanson Health to Premier, Inc., leading to two successful “exits.”

                                                                                                                                                                After graduating from UCLA’s medical school, Dr. Weingarten completed his internship, residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He later participated in a National Center for Health Services Research Fellowship at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study. During the fellowship, he also earned a Master’s of Public Health degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Weingarten has also worked as a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente and was awarded partnership status at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.  He helped launch and lead Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Ambulatory Quality Improvement program.

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                Stanson Health 2013-2019

                                                                                                                                                                Scott co-founded a successful clinical decision support and analytics company which produced software to improve the value of patient care across the continuum and to automate the medical necessity portion of prior authorization.  As CEO and Chairman of the Board, the company developed Natural Language Process, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence  capabilities.  Under Scott’s leadership, Stanson grew from a start-up to having greater than 125,000 provider and 450 hospital customers.  The company has been rated number one by KLAS for Clinical Process Improvement software.    Scott sold to Premier in 2018 with a very good return on investment for investors, including Cedars-Sinai, and shareholders.

                                                                                                                                                                Cedars-Sinai 2013-2018

                                                                                                                                                                Scott served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and led initiatives to improve value of care across the health system, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.   According to Integrated Healthcare Association, during Scott’s tenure Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai IPA achieved some of the greatest improvements in total cost of care among physician organizations in California while maintaining high quality scores.  Cedars-Sinai’s Anthem’s ACO had the highest reduction in total cost among any Anthem ACO, and also achieved high quality scores.   According to Vizient’s Clinical Data Base, during Scott’s tenure Cedars-Sinai had the highest one-year reduction in severity-adjusted length of stay for medicine and surgery of any academic health system in the United States, with high quality scores.  IBM named Cedars as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the United States, which reflected significant improvements in the value of care.

                                                                                                                                                                Zynx Health 1996-2012

                                                                                                                                                                Scott co-founded Zynx Health and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 16 years.  Zynx was the first evidence-based order set company. During Scott’s leadership, Zynx progressed from early start-up to become the market leader with more than 2,000 hospital customers in the United States, hospitals who cared for about 55% of all hospitalized patients, and a global client base.    During the 16 years of his tenure as CEO, Zynx’s value increased more than 1,000-fold from the initial total investment.   He led Zynx through a sale to Cerner and later to the Hearst Corporation with excellent “return on investments” for shareholders.

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                  12:30 – 1:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

                                                                                                                                                                    Donald C. Wegmiller, FACHE

                                                                                                                                                                    Chairman at Scottsdale Institute; Chairman and CEO at C-Suite Resources

                                                                                                                                                                    Don Wegmiller Inducted into 2013 Healthcare Hall of Fame

                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Wegmiller is Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, of which he was co-founder and Vice Chairman since its inception 20 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Wegmiller is also Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Resources, a business intelligence advisory firm specializing in providing market intelligence on the health care industry to firms serving hospitals and health systems.

                                                                                                                                                                    He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, the nation’s leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for health care organizations. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the firm.

                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Wegmiller continues to hold policy positions in state and national healthcare associations. He has served on the boards of numerous publicly held corporations currently serving on the boards of directors of three public and two private companies, and on the advisory boards of two firms.

                                                                                                                                                                    He served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and Chairman of the American Hospital Association. He also has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in August 2002 was named by Modern Healthcare as one of “Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People”.

                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Wegmiller received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota.

                                                                                                                                                                      6:30 PM | POST-CONFERENCE DINNER

                                                                                                                                                                      We will be hosting a post-conference dinner at the Paradise Valley Country Club. Cocktails are at 6:30 pm and dinner begins at 7 pm. Limited seating, spouses and guests are welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                      Click on photos for bios.

                                                                                                                                                                        Jordan Asher MD

                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive, Sentara Healthcare

                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Jordan Asher is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Healthcare. His role concentrates on creating innovative models of care delivery as well as providing national thought leadership directed towards the future of health care.

                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Asher is dedicated to championing quality, fostering clinical effectiveness and further cultivating a culture of excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. He oversees system-wide Clinical Quality and Safety, Clinical Effectiveness, the Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), the High Performance Design process and Clinical Performance Improvement initiatives.

                                                                                                                                                                        Previous Experience

                                                                                                                                                                        Before joining Sentara Healthcare, Jordan served as Chief Clinical Officer for Ascension Care Management (ACM), a subsidiary of Ascension. Prior to ACM, Jordan was Physician Network Executive for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, where he led the implementation and design of physician alignment strategies. In addition, Dr. Asher served as the Assistant Dean and Interim Clinical Chair of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. In this role, he forged a partnership between Saint Thomas Health and the university to establish graduate medical residency programs in several areas including internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine. He also served as Medical Director for a large private practice, incorporating multiple specialties while practicing internal medicine specializing in hypertension.

                                                                                                                                                                        Current Professional Affiliations

                                                                                                                                                                        • American Association for Physician Leadership® and the American Society of Hypertension (Member)

                                                                                                                                                                        Education

                                                                                                                                                                        • University of Texas, Dallas – Masters of Science in Medical Management
                                                                                                                                                                        • Aquinas Institute of Theology – Certificate for Catholic Healthcare Ministry Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                        • Vanderbilt University – M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Emory University – BS

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                        Posted March 2019

                                                                                                                                                                            David Classen MD, MS

                                                                                                                                                                            Professor of Medicine, University of Utah; CMIO, Pascal Metrics

                                                                                                                                                                            David C. Classen, M.D., M.S.  is a  Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Classen is also the CMIO at Pascal Metrics, a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

                                                                                                                                                                            He received his medical degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and a Masters of Science degree in medical informatics from the University Of Utah School Of Medicine.  He served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Connecticut. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  He developed the medication safety programs at Intermountain Healthcare; He was the chair of Intermountain Health Cares Clinical Quality Committee for Drug Use and Evaluation and was also the initial developer of patient safety research and patient safety programs at Intermountain Healthcare.  In addition he developed, implemented and evaluated a computerized physician order entry program at LDS Hospital that significantly improved the safety of medication use.

                                                                                                                                                                            He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee  (IOM) that developed the National Healthcare Quality Report and he was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.  He was recently a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Information Technology and Patient Safety.

                                                                                                                                                                            He chaired the QUIC (Federal Safety Taskforce)/IHI Collaborative on Improving Safety in High Hazard Areas. Dr Classen was Co Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Improvements Collaborative on Perioperative Safety and the Surgical Safety Collaborative at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He was also a faculty member of the IHI/National Health Foundation Safer Patients Initiative in the United Kingdom. In addition Dr Classen is one of the developers of the “Trigger Tool Methodology” at IHI, used for the improved detection of adverse events which is currently being used by more than 500 different healthcare organizations through out the Unites States and Europe.

                                                                                                                                                                            He currently co chairs the National Quality Forum’s AHRQ Common Formats Committee and Dr. Classen is an advisor to the Leapfrog Group and has developed and implemented the CPOE/EHR flight simulator for AHRQ and National Quality Forum. This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Flight simulator has been used to evaluate hundreds of inpatient and ambulatory EHR systems after implementation across the United States and The United Kingdom and is a critical part of the National Quality Forum’s Safe Practice #16 for Computerized Provider Order Entry within EHRs

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle Conger MSW

                                                                                                                                                                                CSO for OSF Healthcare and CEO for OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health

                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle Conger is the chief strategy officer for OSF Healthcare and chief executive officer for OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health. Since 2010, In her role as chief strategy officer, she has had responsibility for partnering with the CEO, board of directors and executive leadership in the ongoing generation and execution of system strategy. She also assists the organization in ensuring the alignment of key strategic initiatives and business development plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle led the creation of OSF Innovation, a division dedicated to health technology incubation, usability and simulation strategies, and venture capital investment strategies. As CEO of OSF Saint Gabriel Digital Health, she is leading the organization in the development of a versatile digital platform that will use existing and emerging digital technologies to transform health care delivery to meet the challenges and expectations of the modern health care user. She has led many transformation initiatives across the System including the implementation of Epic, organizational design transformation, population health strategy development, and the creation of a system wide program management office.

                                                                                                                                                                                Her past roles have included Senior Vice President, Performance Improvement Division (2008-2010), and Executive Director of Planning for the Information Technology division (2006 – 2008).  Her professional accomplishments also include achieving a 6 Sigma Black Belt (2002) and 6 Sigma Master Black Belt (2003). Michelle has a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    Eduardo Conrado

                                                                                                                                                                                    EVP and Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer, Ascension

                                                                                                                                                                                    Eduardo Conrado serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer for Ascension. In this role, he is accountable for the development of Ascension’s digital and data strategy and platform for consumer engagement as well as care delivery operations and product innovation, integrating these capabilities across the enterprise. Additionally, Mr. Conrado will be responsible for Ascension’s corporate strategy and new business development functions.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Conrado served as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer starting in September 2018. He also served on the Ascension Board of Directors from 2014-2018. Prior to joining Ascension, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. While there, he was responsible for managing the company’s growth-focused strategy, accelerating innovation across the company’s products, services and software, and bringing a design-centric approach to business model and customer experience innovation. He led the strategy team, the chief information office, the chief technology office and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, the company’s strategic investment group.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Previously, he led the company’s marketing and IT organizations, which focused on creating seamless customer experiences. He joined Motorola in 1992 and served in a variety of leadership roles in multiple international businesses in a range of consumer and commercial segments across Motorola.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Conrado serves on the Board of Directors of ArcBest Corporation (Symbol: ARCB), a transportation and logistics company. In the past he also served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and the Board of Trustees for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, and as national Chair of the Business Marketing Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                    He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; a master’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE, Barcelona, Spain; and a master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                        Gaurov Dayal MD

                                                                                                                                                                                        President, New Markets and Chief Growth Officer, ChenMed

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Gaurov Dayal is ChenMed President, New Markets and Chief Growth Officer.  Responsible for ChenMed’s national expansion, Gaurov oversees new market operations, and has wide-ranging experience in population health, physician group, health plan and hospital operations.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Prior to joining ChenMed, Gaurov was a Senior Vice President at Lumeris, where he created and implementedoperational solutions for large health care systems and provider groups transitioning to value-based care delivery.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Earlier, at SSM Health Care, a large multi-state Integrated Delivery system, Gaurov served as Chief Medical Officer, Interim CEO for SSM Wisconsin Hospitals and President of Health Care Delivery, Finance and Integration. At SSM, he led the transformation from traditional volume-based provider to value-based system, includingsuccessful acquisition and integration of Dean Clinic and Dean Health plan- the largest HMO in Southern Wisconsin.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Prior to SSM, Gaurov served as the first Chief Medical Officer for Adventist Health Care and President of the Adventist Medical Group; was founder of a hospitalist group and a strategy consultant for McKinsey and Co.

                                                                                                                                                                                        He holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University; earned doctor of medicine degree from Northwestern University; and did residency training in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted December 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Eardley

                                                                                                                                                                                                    SVP and CIO, University Hospitals

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Eardley is a Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Eardley joined University Hospitals in February 2018 after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas, since 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Significant accomplishments leveraging technology during his time at UH include deployment of UH core systems to five acquired hospitals, migration to core revenue cycle systems for greater coordination and efficiency, deployment of an enterprise analytics program with significant use for executive decision making and co-chairing the Emerging Technology Council that looks to leverage the latest technologies to help drive improved clinical outcomes and efficiency.. He has strong beliefs in IT usability, governance, mobility, collaboration and patient engagement and brings this passion to improve the experience for patients, providers and caregivers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Under Eardley’s leadership, Houston Methodist deployed an enterprise EHR to its main academic medical center and all of its physician practices in 2016 and 2017. Houston Methodist received the highest adoption score of vendor functionality of any new client and the health system saw higher operating activity and greater revenue after the deployment of the new EHR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    With his ability to create and communicate a clear vision for the future, and his skill and passion for stakeholder engagement, Eardley gains strong board support for IT and enjoys a position among the leaders in the organization’s strategic planning, aligning IT goals with the organization’s strategic development and mission. His natural insight into the human side of IT led him to require his entire management team to become certified in change management to promote project successes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before joining Houston Methodist, Eardley served as Vice President and Associate CIO for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1997 to 2006, he worked in healthcare consulting with Ernst & Young, Capgemini and Accenture. His additional previous employers include HBO & Company/McKesson Information Systems and Halifax Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eardley holds a MBA with a Health Services Management concentration degree from Duke University and a BA in finance from the University of Florida. He is CPHIMS and ITIL certified.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    He is a member of the following professional organizations: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society, and sits on the advisory board of The Scottsdale Institute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Updated March 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                        David Entwistle

                                                                                                                                                                                                        President and CEO, Stanford Health Care

                                                                                                                                                                                                        David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC). He joined SHC in July 2016 with extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers. Entwistle is a passionate advocate of precision health – tailoring a treatment to a patient’s specific disease or condition as well as focusing on prevention to empower patients to take charge of their health before they become ill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Among the factors that attracted him to SHC are the unparalleled technologies available in Silicon Valley that help advance health care through better application of technology for individuals. According to Entwistle, SHC is extremely well-situated to be able to apply innovative technology, such as wearable devices that track activity or monitor blood glucose levels, to improve health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Before joining SHC, he served for nine years as CEO of the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics (UUHC), the only academic medical center in the Intermountain West region. While serving at UUHC, Entwistle received the Modern Healthcare “Up and Comers Award,” for significant contributions in health care administration, management or policy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        He previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis., from 2002-2007; and as vice president of professional services and joint venture operations at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        As a recognized health care thought leader, Entwistle serves on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Vizient. He is the past chair of the Utah Hospital Association and was appointed by the governor of Utah to the state’s Medicaid Task Force.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Entwistle is an avid cyclist who enjoys both road and mountain biking, often accompanied by his teenage son. He also competes in Ironman Triathlons. He tweets at @DEntwistleSHC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joseph J. Fifer FHFMA, CPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            President and CEO, Healthcare Financial Management Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                            President & CEO | HFMA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prior to assuming this position in 2012, Joe spent 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. He also spent time with McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint, Mich., as vice president of finance and with Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich., as senior vice president of finance and CFO. Joe started his career with nine years at Ernst & Young, also in Michigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            An HFMA member since 1983, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors, two terms as a board member, and as a chapter president.  He has received HFMA’s Medal of Honor, and the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold merit awards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact Information:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joseph J. Fifer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            708.492.3304
                                                                                                                                                                                                            jfifer@hfma.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Updated May 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                J.P. Gallagher MBA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                President and CEO, NorthShore University HealthSystem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                President and Chief Executive Officer | NorthShore University HealthSystem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gerald “J.P.” Gallagher assumed the role of NorthShore President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. As CEO, NorthShore has continued to grow through the aggressive expansion of immediate care sites, adding new hospital partners, and the creation of Chicagoland’s only freestanding Orthopaedic and Spine hospital. Quality and patient safety performance have also dramatically improved as measured by Leapfrog, Healthgrades, CMS, and U.S. News and World Report rankings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                In his previous role as Chief Operating officer, J.P. was responsible for overall system operations, clinical quality results and financial performance. During his tenure the system has combined strong operating performance with significant improvements in quality and patient safety, the use of technology to enhance patient engagement and significant capital improvements across its campuses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prior to becoming COO, J.P. served as President of Evanston Hospital, the flagship teaching hospital for the system.  Evanston Hospital has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital by IBM Watson Analytics for twenty years – more than any other health care system in the nation.  J.P. was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s “Up and Comers” in 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Before joining NorthShore, J.P. served in a variety of hospital leadership roles with Advocate Health Care at its Christ Medical Center campus.  He also completed his Administrative Fellowship at Advocate.  He started his health care career as an Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Washington, DC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                J.P. graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Healthcare Leadership Council, and the Young Presidents Organization. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                He, his wife Krista, and their three children reside in Wilmette, Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Posted Decemver 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Glaser PhD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. John joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was chief executive officer. Prior to Siemens, John was vice president and chief information officer at Partners HealthCare; he also previously served as vice president of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John is currently a member of the boards of InTouch Health, the Scottsdale Institute, the American Telemedicine Association, PatientPing and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John has received numerous industry awards including the John P. Glaser Innovation Award (established by the School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston), William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award (American Medical Informatics Association) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (CHIME).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care, including the most widely used textbook in the field. John is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Biomedical Informatics at the Texas Health Science Center and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Janet Guptill, FACHE, CPHIMS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Executive Director at Scottsdale Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Janet Guptill is the Executive Director of the Scottsdale Institute, a non-profit membership organization of leading health systems focused on transformational change leveraging information technology. In this role she brings a unique perspective of leveraging information technology to make better strategic decisions based on her background in knowledge management, data-driven healthcare decision support software, healthcare strategy consulting, and interim executive management.  Janet’s background includes strategic healthcare practice leadership with Tatum, a national interim management and advisory firm, and Witt/Kieffer’s national healthcare technology search practice.  Janet operated a boutique healthcare consulting firm, Knowledge At Work Inc., bringing a disciplined and systematic approach to managing the intellectual capital of organizations and businesses, having served as the Vice President, Knowledge Management for a subsidiary of Ascension Health, where she focused on managing effective physician hospital partnerships and developed a system-wide benchmarking survey still in use today to track employed physician performance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Her career history also includes serving as Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Care Science (now part of Premier Informatics), where she successfully developed the national launch of a web-based clinical performance improvement system for integrated health delivery systems; and as Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Sachs Group (now Truven Analytics, at IBM Watson Health), where she was instrumental in growing the company’s presence to become a leading national resource on healthcare utilization.  Before joining Sachs, Janet was a Manager in the health care strategy consulting practice of Ernst & Young based in Chicago; she provided operational support as the Administrative Associate to the Chief Operating Officer with The University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics; and she completed her Administrative Residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in health systems management from Tulane University.  She serves on planning committees and boards of a broad range of healthcare professional associations and healthcare related non-profits, and remains active in the local chapters of ACHE, HIMSS, and HFMA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Updated October 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bill Hudson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SVP and CIO, John Muir Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SVP and CIO | John Muir Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Hudson is a recognized provider healthcare leader who invests in individuals and develops capable, self-sufficient teams. He has deep experience developing tightly aligned operational governance focused on delivering results to plan. He currently serves as the SVP and CIO for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, CA where he is responsible for Analytics, Enterprise Project Management Office, Information Technology, Information Security as well as JMH’s strategic relationship with Optum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Previously Mr. Hudson has served as the Chief Healthcare Strategist for VMware and, led their healthcare strategy team. Prior to that he worked at the Kettering Health Network, KHN, where he served as the CTO and provided technology leadership. During his tenure at KHN he also served as the technical project director and architect for the system-wide Epic implementation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prior to his time at KHN he led the CTG Healthcare Solutions Advanced Technology Practice for five years, worked as a healthcare strategist with HealthLink, and spent time at Cerner where he led the Global Technology Practice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Updated March 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paul Keckley PhD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Managing Editor, The Keckley Report; Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Managing Editor, The Keckley Report | Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. (TVTY) and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. (Madison WI) and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Previously, he served as Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC, Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, CEO, EBM Solutions Inc., CEO, PhyCor Management Corporation (the IPA subsidiary), CEO, InterDent (Dental Practice Management Company, El Segundo, CA) and Managing Director, The Keckley Group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University, Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus OH and completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pkeckley@paulkeckley.comwww.paulkeckley.com | (615) 351-0265

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rhonda Medows MD, FAAFP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President, Population Health Management, Providence St. Joseph Health; CEO, Ayin Health Solutions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rhonda M. Medows, MD, is President of Population Health Management at Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States, and CEO of Ayin Health Solutions, a population health management company launched by Providence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        She leads Providence’s Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, and employer population health strategies, as well as the organization’s value-based care, health plans, population health informatics, government programs, care management, contracting, and community health partnerships.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Medows has extensive healthcare industry background in both the private sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. She serves on the US HHS Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Council (PTAC) focused on developing new alternative payment models.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prior to joining Providence, she served as an executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led quality management and improvement initiatives and provided leadership and oversight of efforts to improve clinical quality and operational excellence. Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and as the State Health Officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health department, public health emergency preparedness, rural health, and information technology.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Medows also served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administrative (AHCA), the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange, and public policy development. She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Medows holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and earned her Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather Nelson MHA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SVP and CIO, University of Chicago Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather Nelson is currently in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Information Technology division at UChicago Medicine.  In the role of SVP/CIO, she has responsibilities for supporting all the information management systems (clinical & business/administrative), infrastructure, clinical engineering, IT support services, IT Project Management Office, integration, reporting, and analytics capabilities & technologies, as well as the privacy & IT security functions for UChicago Medicine.  Her teams are comprised of talented IT professionals that are dedicated to supporting patient care and care teams throughout the health system and in our communities through a shared services operating model. With that, the teams have been recognized for their contributions to UChicago Medicine by receiving the Most Wired Award (level 8) in 2019 from CHIME’s annual survey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather joined UChicago Medicine in 2014 as the Executive Director of Applications Systems with oversight of all the clinical and revenue cycle management applications, clinical engineering team, population health strategies and systems, and support of the UCM Care Network strategies and systems.  She was named Interim VP/CIO in August of 2017, named the VP/CIO in April of 2018, and promoted to SVP/CIO in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prior to joining UChicago Medicine, Heather spent time at Baystate Health in Springfield, MA as a Senior Director of Applications and IT Operations, including an Interim CIO assignment and 10-years at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI with roles in Laboratory Services, Case Management, and increasing leadership responsibilities within the Information Technology division.  Heather holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Alma College in Alma, MI as well as a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.  She is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) through the CHiME organization.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather is active in community organizations including the American Heart Association Go Red/Go Women & Go STEM committees within the Chicagoland area since 2016.  She also is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, including the Chicago Chapter, CHEF.  Heather is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is a graduate of their Regional Leadership Program as well as a member of HIMSS. She also provides IT consultative services whenever needed to the Misericordia leadership team in Chicago. The mission of Misericordia is to support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that choose the Misericordia community by providing the highest quality residential, training, and employment services. They provide the full continuum of care designed to meet each person’s changing needs and maximize his or her independence, self-determination, interpersonal relationships, and engagement in the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Contact Information:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                University of Chicago Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                850 East 58th Street, Office: AS-302
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chicago, IL 60637
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                773.702.5421 (Office)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                773.834.8495 (Executive Administrator – Danielle Myrick)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                heather.nelson@uchospitals.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nnaemeka Okafor MD, MS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VP and CHIO, Memorial Hermann Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Nnaemeka ‘Emeka’ Okafor serves as the Vice President and Chief Health Informatics Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) in Houston. He has been an informatics Physician executive with MHHS since 2014. Current duties include serving as a trusted problem-solving liaison for clinicians, health system executives, Information Technology (IT) staff, and IT vendors. He provides leadership for enterprise-wide Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) planning, development, design implementation and benefit realization. He is also responsible the developing of informatics resources, expanding the MHHS virtual health footprint and maturing service line analytics for the Health System.  He is boarded in Emergency Medicine, Clinical Informatics and Medical Quality. He has been part of the academic faculty at the McGovern Medical School in Houston since 2007 and still practices Emergency Medicine, educating fellows, residents and medical students.  He has research published on medical error reporting, diagnostic errors, patient care transitions and data visualization.  He completed his medical school at University of Missouri-Columbia, and his emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scott Raymond, MHA, INF, BSN, RN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate CIO, Centura Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate Chief Information Officer | Centura Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With nearly two decades of healthcare experience, Scott is responsible for applications and infrastructure; developing new and innovative solutions; providing big-picture plans and strategies; and implementing complex clinical, business, and technical initiatives. Before coming to Centura, Scott was the Executive Director of Innovation & Technology for MemorialCare. Scott recently conceived of, developed, and built a 3,500-square-foot innovation and testing lab capable of running a 2,000-bed hospital. Scott holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and Informatics and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Scott continues to maintain an active nursing license and is ITIL, Lean Leader, and Facilitative Leadership Certified.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Updated February 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Roberts MBA, CPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EVP and CFO, Geisinger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Roberts MBA, CPA, is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Geisinger. He oversees all financial activities and serves on the executive leadership team.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Roberts joined Geisinger in April 2018, bringing more than 30 years of professional experience. He has an extensive background in business development and growth, corporate finance, health plans, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations, technology and investment management in large, complex, multi-site healthcare organizations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Previously, he served as senior vice president and chief financial offer for BJC HealthCare based in St. Louis, Missouri, a 15-hospital health system with more than 30,000 employees and billion in net revenues that includes both Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He has also held executive level financial positions at University Hospitals Health System and the Cleveland Clinic, both in Ohio, and Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Roberts earned a master’s in business administration from Bradley University in Peoria, and a bachelor’s in business from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He is a certified public accountant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andrew Rosenberg MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CIO, Michigan Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. is the CIO for Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan Health System and University of Michigan Medical School). From November 2017 to August 2018 he also served as the interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan. Dr. Rosenberg is a tenured Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine at the UMMS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Previously, he was the inaugural Chief Medical Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. (June 2010-January 2016). In 2013 he created the role of the Executive Director of Information and Data Management for the U of M Medical Center Information Technology group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Rosenberg has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. He then attended Johns Hopkins Medical School where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg also completed a fellowship in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine at the George Washington Medical Center. Subsequently, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he focused on Health Services Research and Bio-Informatics. He then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the U of M. Dr. Rosenberg is also board certified in Clinical Informatics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Updated December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amir Dan Rubin MBA, MHSA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chair, CEO and President, One Medical

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amir Dan Rubin serves as Chair, CEO and President of One Medical, the leading member-based primary care organization transforming health care with its human-centered, technologypowered model. Amir previously served as EVP at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, where he focused on making the health system work better. Amir also previously served as President and CEO at Stanford Health Care—the academic health system affiliated with Stanford University—where he helped raise patient experience and quality scores to the highest levels in the nation, grow a regional network, and advance digital and population health. Amir also previously served as COO for UCLA Health, COO for Stony Brook University’s health system, AVP at Memorial Hermann Health System, and management consultant at APM. He holds MBA and MHSA degrees from the University of Michigan, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and has twice received an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Posted December 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom Sadvary, FACHE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vice Chairman at Scottsdale Institute; former CEO at HonorHealth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom Sadvary retired as CEO of HonorHealth in April, 2017. Tom was instrumental in leading the creation of the billion not-for-profit health system through the merger of Scottsdale Healthcare and the John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2013. This system serves over one million residents of the north Phoenix and Scottsdale communities, and includes 5 hospitals, a medical group, research institute, and several outpatient centers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom was appointed as President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare in 2005 following progressive executive roles. He joined the organization in 1986 as the administrator of the Shea Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Barberton Citizens Hospital. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and his Master’s Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a paramedic prior to attending graduate school.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community leadership roles have included the American Hospital Association, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale / Paradise Valley YMCA, Scottsdale Rotary Club, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom has received many awards during his career, which include the Scottsdale Leadership Herb Drinkwater Community service Award, the Scottsdale Chamber Hall of Fame, the Allegheny College Gold Citation Award, and the   American Cancer Society honoree in 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom currently serves as a member of the LabCorp advisory board, and as a board member of Allegheny College, Scottsdale Institute, Epsilon, and the Western Spirit Museum. He has also received adjunct faculty member appointments at the University of Pittsburgh and Arizona State University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tom and his wife Mary, a registered nurse, have been married for 41 years. They have two children, Christopher and Rachel, and a grandson Jack. Tom enjoys hiking, playing golf, and traveling with his family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Updated December 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan Schmid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Co-founder, President and CEO, Vera Whole Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan is the Co-founder, President and CEO of Vera Whole Health, which contracts with companies to build and operate dedicated on- and near-site primary care clinics for their employees. Vera was named one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine, and serves such groups as Seattle Children’s Hospital, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Virginia Mason Medical Center, City of Kirkland, Anchorage School District, and the Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefit Trust.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan is also the co-founder and former Chairman of the Board for Hope Central Pediatric and Behavior Health Clinic, a nonprofit organization that offers primary and wellness care to people in low-income areas. And finally, he’s the co-founder of Rainier Health and Fitness, a nonprofit fitness center also for people in low-income areas. Ryan was recognized as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan earned his B.S. in Business with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Oregon in 2001, graduated Magna Cum Laude, was awarded both the Entrepreneurship and Management student of the year awards, and was a Rhodes Scholar state finalist. He was also a four-year letterman on the University of Oregon football team (which won four consecutive bowl games), and was awarded Most Inspirational Player, Scholar Athlete and Academic All-American in his senior year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ryan received his MBA from Seattle University in 2007 with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. He was a Distinguished Graduate recipient and was awarded the Alber’s Service award and the McGowan Scholarship, and received the Outstanding Recent Alumni award from Seattle University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CEO of Vera Whole Health and value-based primary care expert.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joel Shalowitz MD, MBA, FACP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine | Northwestern University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Shalowitz combines many years in clinical practice and management with academic experience in both business and medical schools.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a board-certified internist he practiced medicine and was managing partner of a primary care medical group with six locations in the north and northwest Chicago. The group was the core of a several hundred physician IPA which successfully participated in dozens of full-professional risk, capitated contracts, including three Medicare products. He has also gained experience as a hospital trustee and medical director of a home health agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Shalowitz was a professor and Director of the Health Industry Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management for 28 years, where he taught courses on the US and international healthcare systems and conducted executive education courses for healthcare organizations. In addition to his business school teaching, for 30 years Dr. Shalowitz taught the core health care systems course for Northwestern’s MPH degree program where he has been a professor of preventive medicine. Since 2006 he has also taught courses in Northwestern’s Master’s Program in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He has extensive international healthcare experience, including three Fulbright awards. Dr. Shalowitz is currently an Affiliate Professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and Senior Fellow at ETLA, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In addition to many other publications, his third book was released in August, 2019: The US Healthcare System: Origins, Organization and Opportunities. In conjunction with that book, he is also author of the daily healthcare blog: www.HealthcareInsights.MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sc.B. Biology: Brown University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MD (with honors, Sigma Xi): Brown University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Residency in Internal Medicine: Northwestern University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MBA ( with honors, Beta Gamma Sigma): Northwestern University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chuck Stokes MHA, FACHE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Former President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Former President & CEO | Memorial Hermann Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charles (Chuck) D. Stokes, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, joined the system in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In June 2017, he was named President and CEO of the System. In his role, Chuck is responsible for leading and overseeing the .6B System’s network of more than 17 hospitals and 300 delivery sites, with more than 27,000 employees and 6,400 affiliated physicians in the Greater Houston area. Chuck will be retiring from Memorial Hermann effective December 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chuck has four decades of leadership experience in healthcare, and throughout his accomplished career has achieved success in service line leadership, employee engagement, leadership development, physician collaboration, and quality and patient safety improvement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    During his tenure with Memorial Hermann, Chuck has worked tirelessly to establish a culture of high reliability, innovation, and clinical transformation throughout the organization. Under his visionary leadership Memorial Hermann has attained unprecedented national accolades in patient safety, high-quality care, and operational excellence all while serving as Houston’s “safety net” health system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chuck models servant leadership with an emphasis on coaching and team building while using Malcolm Baldrige criteria as a platform for driving operational excellence. His leadership was instrumental in helping Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital secure the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As part of his commitment to developing the next generation of healthcare leaders, Chuck has taught numerous leadership development programs for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an organization of more than 48,000 healthcare executives working together to improve care delivery and population health. In 2017, Chuck was named Chairman of the ACHE Board of Governors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prior to his role as Memorial Hermann’s COO, Chuck served as President of North Mississippi Medical Center, a 650-bed tertiary hospital and also a 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient under his leadership. He has also previously served as COO for three other nationally recognized healthcare systems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chuck, who is board certified in Healthcare Management as an ACHE fellow, began his career as a critical care nurse and nurse executive before completing his master’s degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has served in an adjunct faculty position for more than a decade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tim Thompson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SVP and CIO at BayCare Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tim Thompson currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BayCare Health System (BayCare) in Clearwater, Florida.  His responsibilities include leadership of the technology planning and operations for the system-wide Information Services and Clinical Engineering operations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tim has over 35 years of experience in health care administration and information technology.  Prior to joining BayCare in 2010, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas.  Prior to working at Methodist, Tim was the CIO and Senior Vice President at the Adventist Health System in Orlando and Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina.  In addition he has held senior management positions at The Cleveland Clinic, Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc., and Proctor Healthcare Incorporated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Illinois.  He is a member of the College of Healthcare Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BayCare Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather Wall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chief Commercial Officer, Civica Rx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather Wall is the Chief Commercial Officer for Civica. Heather’s areas of accountability include Civica hospital relationships and contracts, the Drug Selection Advisory Committee and the Medical Trends Advisory Committee. Heather is responsible for the data analytics, review and contracting required to bring each hospital-prioritized Civica medication to market. Heather is also responsible for the strategic planning for the current and future vision for Civica. Heather was named to Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders “10 to Watch” list for 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Before joining Civica, Heather worked at Intermountain Healthcare as an Enterprise Initiative Partner with Intermountain Healthcare’s Enterprise Initiative Office (EIO), which is responsible for driving forward Intermountain’ s key strategic initiatives.  Previous, Heather was the Operations Officer for Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital, with accountability for hospital-wide operations, strategic growth and high-value healthcare delivery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Before joining Intermountain in 2008, Heather was the President / Managing Partner of Tesaris Corporation, a healthcare consulting and technology company with clients on both the west and east coasts. In this position, Heather designed and optimized strategy and operational efficiency for hospitals, ranging in size from critical access facilities to academic medical centers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heather received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Science in management from Brigham Young University.  Heather and her husband, Ben, are the parents of three boys and reside in Riverton, Utah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Doug Watson CPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CFO, CommonSpirit Health - Arizona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Doug Watson joined the Arizona Division of CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health) in May 2017 with a distinguished career of progressive financial and operational leadership experience working with large health systems, health plans, physician practices and standalone hospitals. He brings experience in developing value based strategy, improving revenue and cash flows, successful mergers & acquisitions, risk and health insurance strategy development and creating cultural change. Doug has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer within large health systems and led the business development team and provider division operations at the second largest healthcare clearinghouse. The Arizona Division of CommonSpirit Health is a complex integrated health system with over .5 billion in total revenue and a network of hospitals, health plan and ambulatory assets in Arizona.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As an auditor and consultant, Doug held primary responsibility for complex financial audits of hospitals and health systems, led practice teams and entire practice units at International accounting and consulting firms (Big 6) such as Arthur Andersen and Capgemini Ernst & Young and ECG. He has served as an expert in risk based contracting, clinically integrated Network (CIN) and ACO development and strategy as well as development of risk sharing and health plan agreements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    While a consultant, Doug led successful EHR implementations and the development of health system strategic and operating plans. His experience also encompasses leading strategic engagements with Intel, Microsoft and others to create innovative new businesses, software and hardware concepts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Doug is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon and California.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Donald C. Wegmiller, FACHE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chairman at Scottsdale Institute; Chairman and CEO at C-Suite Resources

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don Wegmiller Inducted into 2013 Healthcare Hall of Fame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Wegmiller is Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, of which he was co-founder and Vice Chairman since its inception 20 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Wegmiller is also Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Resources, a business intelligence advisory firm specializing in providing market intelligence on the health care industry to firms serving hospitals and health systems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, the nation’s leading authority on executive compensation and physician compensation for health care organizations. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of the firm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Wegmiller continues to hold policy positions in state and national healthcare associations. He has served on the boards of numerous publicly held corporations currently serving on the boards of directors of three public and two private companies, and on the advisory boards of two firms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He served as CEO of Allina Health System in Minneapolis and Chairman of the American Hospital Association. He also has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in August 2002 was named by Modern Healthcare as one of “Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. Wegmiller received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health administration from the University of Minnesota.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scott Weingarten MD, MPH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CEO, Stanson Health; Consultant to CEO and Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, is Chief Executive Officer of Stanson Health, recently acquired by Premier, Inc, consultant to the CEO at Cedars-Sinai, and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.   Stanson Health is a clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, and analytics company which has been purchased by approximately 450 hospitals and is used by more than 125,000 providers.  He is also a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine (Level 5) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He had reached Full Professor (In Residence) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA before he switched to the Clinical Series to start medical informatics businesses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published approximately 100 articles and editorials on healthcare quality improvement, clinical decision support, and related topics, and has authored numerous chapters on improving the quality of patient care in some of the leading internal medicine textbooks. He has given more than 300 presentations on clinical decision support and related topics throughout the United States and internationally.   He is a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst “Thought Leader.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Weingarten has held positions on myriad national committees dedicated to improving patient outcomes, including the National Academy of Medicine Committee on Clinical Decision Support, the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program, and the quality improvement committee of the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Health System. He is currently a Board of Director for the Scottsdale Institute.  At Cedars-Sinai, he has received the President’s Award, the Golden Apple Teaching Award, and Alumnus of the Year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Weingarten was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Zynx Health, which was the leader for order sets and care plans for electronic health records. Scott sold Zynx Health to the Cerner Corporation and later to the Hearst Corporation. During Scott’s tenure as CEO, Zynx Health was one of the Hearst Corporation’s larger companies.  He is a co-inventor of three software patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He later sold Stanson Health to Premier, Inc., leading to two successful “exits.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After graduating from UCLA’s medical school, Dr. Weingarten completed his internship, residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He later participated in a National Center for Health Services Research Fellowship at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study. During the fellowship, he also earned a Master’s of Public Health degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Weingarten has also worked as a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente and was awarded partnership status at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.  He helped launch and lead Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Ambulatory Quality Improvement program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stanson Health 2013-2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scott co-founded a successful clinical decision support and analytics company which produced software to improve the value of patient care across the continuum and to automate the medical necessity portion of prior authorization.  As CEO and Chairman of the Board, the company developed Natural Language Process, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence  capabilities.  Under Scott’s leadership, Stanson grew from a start-up to having greater than 125,000 provider and 450 hospital customers.  The company has been rated number one by KLAS for Clinical Process Improvement software.    Scott sold to Premier in 2018 with a very good return on investment for investors, including Cedars-Sinai, and shareholders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cedars-Sinai 2013-2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scott served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and led initiatives to improve value of care across the health system, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.   According to Integrated Healthcare Association, during Scott’s tenure Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai IPA achieved some of the greatest improvements in total cost of care among physician organizations in California while maintaining high quality scores.  Cedars-Sinai’s Anthem’s ACO had the highest reduction in total cost among any Anthem ACO, and also achieved high quality scores.   According to Vizient’s Clinical Data Base, during Scott’s tenure Cedars-Sinai had the highest one-year reduction in severity-adjusted length of stay for medicine and surgery of any academic health system in the United States, with high quality scores.  IBM named Cedars as one of the Top 100 hospitals in the United States, which reflected significant improvements in the value of care.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zynx Health 1996-2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scott co-founded Zynx Health and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 16 years.  Zynx was the first evidence-based order set company. During Scott’s leadership, Zynx progressed from early start-up to become the market leader with more than 2,000 hospital customers in the United States, hospitals who cared for about 55% of all hospitalized patients, and a global client base.    During the 16 years of his tenure as CEO, Zynx’s value increased more than 1,000-fold from the initial total investment.   He led Zynx through a sale to Cerner and later to the Hearst Corporation with excellent “return on investments” for shareholders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kimberlydawn Wisdom MD, MS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SVP, Community Health & Equity; Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She is a board-certified emergency medicine physician; Chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health. In 2003, she was appointed by Governor Granholm as the nation’s first state-level Surgeon General. In 2012 she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She focuses on health care equity, infant mortality/maternal & child health, chronic disease, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, and tobacco use. Dr. Wisdom provides strong leadership in diversity, population health, and improving the health of those disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. Dr. Wisdom founded the award-winning program – the African American Initiative for Male Health Improvement (AIM–HI) and the Women Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit to reduce infant mortality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As Michigan Surgeon General, she founded the nationally known Generation With Promise program – a youth leadership and empowerment effort now housed at Henry Ford. Under her leadership, the health system has received numerous awards for its equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, including the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Award in 2015, and No. 2 ranking on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals and Health Systems list. Most recently, Secretary Azar appointed her to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (2019).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Wisdom has authored several peer-reviewed publications, appeared on national television, including ABC’s Nightline, and has presented to audiences across the country and internationally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    President and CEO at Atrium Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. With 44 hospitals, over 900 care locations and an annual net revenue of nearly billion, Atrium Health is responsible for more than 11.5 million patient interactions each year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woods joined Atrium Health in April 2016 and quickly collaborated with the organization’s more than 65,000 teammates to unite around a redefined vision to be the first and best choice for care and a new mission statement to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. During his tenure, Atrium Health also has been recognized as one of the Best Employers for Diversity, for new grads and for Women by Forbes; number one on the list of Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by DiversityMBA; one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare; and the number one military-friendly employer in the country. In addition, the organization has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Leapfrog Group and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as among the very best in the nation and honored by the American Hospital Association with the Equity of Care Award and one of the first-ever Quest for Quality honors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One of today’s most prominent leaders in healthcare, Woods is passionate about protecting and expanding access and coverage to all Americans, better engaging with our communities to advance positive health outcomes and achieving equity of care by eliminating disparities. He has long been active as a leader among his peers in the American Hospital Association, including a term as chairman of the board of trustees in 2017. Woods also currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Best Buy, and is a member of Becker’s Healthcare’s Advisory Board, and the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woods has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, having overseen non-profit and for-profit managed hospitals, academic and community-based delivery systems and rural and urban facilities. He previously was president and chief operating officer of 75 clinics and outpatient centers, and 30,000 associates, where he oversaw acute, post-acute and international operations for facilities in the United States, Mexico and Chile. Previously, he served in dual roles at Catholic Health Initiatives – as CEO of Saint Joseph Health System and as senior vice president responsible for implementing national initiatives for the faith-based organization, which operates in 18 states. Prior to that, he served as COO of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 968-bed teaching hospital located in Washington, D.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recently, Woods was renamed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, taking spot No. 25, as well as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top-25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year. His numerous professional distinctions also include being named one of the 50 Great African American Leaders as well as one of the 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare; one of the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine; one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise; one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2018 by the Charlotte Business Journal; Senior Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Service Executives; and Alumni of the Year by the Pennsylvania State University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woods holds three degrees from the Pennsylvania State University: a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Updated January 2019

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