Holly Rimmasch

Holly Rimmasch serves as the Chief Clinical Officer and SVP & GM, Clinical Quality Business Unit at Health Catalyst. She brings more than three decades of healthcare experience to her role, ranging from direct patient care to clinical and operational healthcare strategy and management. Key areas of accountability include clinical improvement, patient safety, quality, and population health.

Prior to joining Health Catalyst, she had many roles including the role of the Assistant VP at Intermountain Healthcare responsible for Clinical Services and the system Clinical Operations Director for Cardiovascular and Intensive Medicine. At Intermountain and Health Catalyst, Holly has held leadership roles enabling her to affect change at a system level. Holly also co-founded and was a Principal in HMS, Inc, a healthcare strategic consulting firm focusing on population health.

She has spent the last 25 years dedicated to identifying opportunities through data and analytics, implementing best practices, supporting adoption, and improving clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Holly holds a Master of Science in Adult Physiology from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University.

      Richard Loomis, MD

      Dr. Richard Loomis serves as Chief Informatics Officer for Clinical Solutions at Elsevier. He and his team are focused on developing advanced clinical decision support and analytics solutions that help clinicians make better decisions, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce variability in care. Flagship products that Rich and his team focus on include ClinicalKey, ClinicalPath Oncology, PatientPass patient engagement, and interdisciplinary Care Planning. Rich also has Commercial responsibility for Elsevier’s suite of drug information solutions, Gold Standard. Dr. Loomis’ clinical background is in anesthesiology and he has spent much of his career in informatics and analytics roles, both in the healthcare delivery and healthcare technology industries. Dr. Loomis completed a fellowship in informatics at Harvard Medical School, trained in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and received his medical degree from the University of Michigan.

          Tina Wheeler

          Tina has 30 years of experience at Deloitte and has been a partner for 19 years.  She has provided audit services to privately and publicly held clients primarily in the consumer products and health care industries.  Tina has managed the delivery of accounting and auditing services to large multi-location clients.  Her consulting experience includes acquisitions, divestitures, and SEC regulatory reporting.

          Tina is the Global and National Leader of Deloitte’s Health Care audit practice.  In this role, she coordinates audit, tax and consulting services to health care organizations as well as addressing emerging accounting and auditing health care industry issues with her partners.

          Tina was appointed as the Managing Partner of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Deloitte office in March 2019.  In this role, she oversees Deloitte’s cross functional professional services to our clients and support growth in the West Michigan community.

          Tina earned her BA in Accounting from Hope College, and has her CPA license in Nebraska and Michigan.  Tina lives with her husband Tim in Novi, Michigan.  They have two kids: Grant, who lives in Chicago, and Katie, who is in medical school in Detroit.

          +1 313 919 3803 | twheeler@Deloitte.comLinkedIn

          Bio posted February 2021

              Diana Nole

              Diana joined Nuance in June 2020 as the executive vice president and general manager of Nuance’s Healthcare division, which is focused on improving the overall physician-patient experience through cutting-edge AI technology applications.  She is responsible for all business operations, growth and innovation strategy, product development, and partner and customer relationships.  Over the course of her career, Diana has held numerous executive and leadership roles, serving as the CEO of Wolter Kluwers’ Healthcare division, president of Carestream’s Digital Medical Solutions business, and vice president of strategy, product management, and marketing for Eastman Kodak’s Healthcare Information Technology Solutions business.  Diana has dual degrees in Computer Science and Math from the State University of New York at Potsdam and earned her MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

              Bio Posted May 2020
              Nole

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                  Carrie Damon

                  Carrie Damon is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Centura Health. Centura Health is the Rocky Mountain and Central Plains region’s health care leader with 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practice and clinics, home care and hospice services and Flight For Life® Colorado, and an extensive network of providers across Colorado and western Kansas, with $3.8 billion annual net revenue. In her role as CIO, she is responsible for strategy, execution and support of all clinical and business systems, informatics, architecture, data and analytics, infrastructure and operations, security, project management and business relationship management. Her team partners with the clinical and business leaders to deliver value and is comprised of highly talented individuals with both IT and clinical backgrounds. IT continues to demonstrate its commitment to providing a world-class health record for patients and providers through consistently being rated as a top performer, with a 9 Gold Star rating, in Epic’s Honor Roll program.

                  Prior to joining Centura Health, Carrie was the Vice President of IT at Molson Coors Brewing Company where she where she implemented a new organizational strategy and structure, leading to an improvement in quality by 10% and productivity by 45% in less than two years.  She has also held executive leadership positions focused on driving cultural and transformational change, improving customer experience, and leading growth, technology, and digital enablement initiatives at both Western Union and Accenture.

                  Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Colorado College and is currently actively pursuing her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Colorado State University. Carrie and her husband, Tony, live in Denver and have two daughters.

                  Bio posted December 2020
                      Laishy Williams-Carlson

                      Laishy Williams-Carlson

                      CIO, Bon Secours Mercy Health

                      Chief Information Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, leading the I&T and Epic EHR teams responsible for information technology, applications, cyber security and digital solutions. Named by HIMSS’ Healthcare IT News as one of the Top Women Powerhouses in Health IT in 2014. Attained “Most Wired” status for the health system and HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 designation for several Virginia hospitals and physician practices.

                      Bio posted November 2019
                      Williams-Carlson

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                      SI 2016 CIO Spring Summit

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                          Michelle Conger

                          Michelle Conger is the Chief Strategy Officer, OSF Healthcare System and CEO, OSF OnCall 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.

                          Bio updated July 2021
                          Conger

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                              Joel L. Vengco, MS, MA, CHCIO, CPHIMS

                              Joel Vengco is SVP of Informatics & Technology and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Baystate Health and leads the technology and informatics strategy, operations, and innovation for the health system.  Under his leadership, I&T’s focus is to harness the power of data and digital to optimize care delivery, enhance experiences, deliver high value care, and improve the health and wellness of Baystate Health’s consumers.  He also holds the position of CIO for the Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization.  He is the co-founder of the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange, (PVIX); he is the founder and chairman of TechSpring, Baystate Health’s technology innovation center; and he is also the founder and chairman of baytechIT, a joint venture between Baystate Health and VertitechIT focused on providing IT managed services to healthcare organizations across the region.

                              Under his leadership, Baystate Health has been recognized as a Most Wired Health System since 2012.  He has been recognized by Becker’s as a top CIO since 2013.  He was also appointed by Governor Baker as a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Council.

                              Mr. Vengco holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and has Masters degrees from Harvard University and the Boston University School of Medicine.

                              Bio updated December 2020
                              Vengco

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                              SI 2020 Innovation Virtual Summit – Transforming the Way We Work: How Innovation Becomes the Next Normal

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                              Deciphering Clinical IT at Baystate, Rush and Banner

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                                  Tricia Julian

                                  As chief information officer for Baptist Health, Julian oversees the implementation of comprehensive IT strategy and systems in support of Baptist Health’s vision to lead in clinical excellence, compassionate care and growth. In this role, she partners with other Baptist Health senior executives to deliver on key strategic initiatives and leads a talented team of IT professionals who provide technology solutions to facilitate patient-centered care while advancing Baptist Health’s organizational goals.

                                  Julian joined Baptist in 2011 as Ambulatory IT director, where she built an Ambulatory IT team and led the implementation of Allscripts practice management and electronic health record systems in employed physicians’ practices. In 2014, she was promoted to IT executive director, responsible for leading the Epic IT teams in the EHR implementation, which now operates in Baptist’s eight hospitals and in more than 300 ambulatory locations in Kentucky and Indiana, including employed physician practices and urgent care clinics.

                                  Baptist Health’s transition to Epic’s full suite of acute and ambulatory products received Good Install recognition in 2017 and achieved 2018 Gold Star Level 9 distinction within one year of completing the implementation. Further, Baptist Health achieved HIMSS Most Wired status in 2018.

                                  Prior to joining Baptist, Julian served as chief operating officer and as director of operations for The Corvallis Clinic in Corvallis, Oregon, from 2007 to 2011. She also has worked for the Welborn Clinic in Evansville, Indiana, and the Arnett Clinic in Lafayette, Indiana.

                                  Julian earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and an MBA with healthcare specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. She and her husband have three children. She is active in various ministries within her church community and enjoys running and tandem cycling.

                                  Bio updated March 2021
                                  Julian

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                                      Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH

                                      Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH

                                      Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH serves as the Vice President, Digital Health Transformation and Chief Medical Information Officer at Partners Healthcare System where she works at the intersection of Partners Information Systems, Quality Safety Value and Population Health Management with direct responsibility for the development and delivery of an electronic health record that supports diverse care and business needs in a reliable, safe and efficient manner.

                                      Dr. Zuccotti has a long-standing interest in applying information technology to identify and facilitate improvements in patient care, physician workflow, quality and safety. She joined Partners in May 2008 as the Senior Medical Informatician for Patient Safety and Risk Management at Partners IS and Associate Medical Director for Risk Management Informatics at the Harvard Risk Management Foundation (CRICO/RMF). This position allowed her to leverage strengths in quality and medical administration in the burgeoning field of medical informatics.  In a relatively short period of time, she established research and clinical collaborations, obtained intra- and extramural research support, and became an integral member of many Partners Performance Improvement initiatives.

                                      In her current this role she manages a complex team of Physicians, Nurses, Health Professionals and Project Managers involved the content development, maintenance and optimization activities for the health system’s enterprise electronic medical record. She also oversees Partners’ Health Information Management (HIM) department and associated data services. Her research interests focus on informatics initiatives designed to improve patient safety and mitigate risk. Such initiatives have included physician documentation, clinical workflow, results management, decision making and care coordination, among others. Dr.  Zuccotti remains an active member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, specializing in infections in oncology patients and hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients.

                                      Originally from New York City, Dr. Zuccotti trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in Internal Medicine and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Infectious Disease. She served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Assistant Director of Infection Control. On a national level she is active as a Medical Editor.  Since 1999, she has been an Editor at The Medical Letter, a biweekly medical newsletter devoted to publishing independent, unbiased reviews of newly-approved drugs. Currently as Executive Editor, she guides content development, technology implementation and strategic planning for the publication.  In addition, she is a past Contributing Editor with expertise in Infectious Diseases at the Journal of the American Medical Association.

                                      Bio posted May 2019