SVP, R&D, Epic

Seth Hain

Seth Hain, Senior Vice President of R&D at Epic, focuses on innovation in healthcare through the integration of analytics and machine learning into patient care. During his 15 years at Epic, he has led the system and performance team, with an emphasis in database performance and architecture, and now leads the ambulatory clinical care and analytics teams. Born and raised in Seward, Nebraska, Seth received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his spouse, Kendra, their two kids, and dog, Ori.

Bio posted May 2022

      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

                  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

                      Scott C. Rissmiller, MD

                      Scott C. Rissmiller, MD, is executive vice president and chief physician executive for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dr. Rissmiller is responsible for the management and direction of medical education and research, service line and care divisions, as well as the system’s medical group, including more than 3,000 physicians and providers across more than 600 locations.

                      He has been a part of the Atrium Health family since 1997 and has excelled in many different leadership roles during his career, including establishing Carolinas Hospitalist Group and elevating the team’s work as a nationally leading hospitalist service, advancing the Adult Acute Care Division and, most recently, leading numerous key initiatives as Deputy Chief Physician Executive.

                      Dr. Rissmiller has a proven track record of building collaborative teams and delivering results. For example, he has been instrumental in supporting our Primary Care Division, which is foundational to Atrium Health’s clinical excellence. Serving more than 1.2 million patients, the Division continues to achieve greater than top-quartile scores compared to national benchmarks for both quality and patient experience.

                      In 2009, Dr. Rissmiller was named as one of the American College of Physicians’ “Top Hospitalists.” He serves on several committees with the Society of Hospital Medicine, including chairing the Multi-Site Hospitalist Leader Committee. In 2013, he was a co-author of “The Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group: An Assessment Guide for Hospitals and Hospitalists.”

                      Dr. Rissmiller earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia.

                      Posted April 2020
                      Rissmiller

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                          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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                              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 the Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Hartford HealthCare, with more than 400 locations serving 185 towns and cities, including two tertiary-level teaching hospitals, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, a behavioral health network, a multispecialty physician group, a clinical care organization, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a mobile neighborhood health program and a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation network. On average, Hartford HealthCare touches more than 17,000 lives every single day. The unique, system-wide Institute Model offers a unified high standard of care in crucial specialties at hospital and ambulatory sites across Connecticut offering unparalleled expertise at the most affordable cost. The institutes include: Cancer, Heart and Vascular, Ayer Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Tallwood Urology.

                                  Previously he was the SVP of Informatics & Technology and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Baystate Health where he led the technology and informatics strategy, operations, and innovation for the health system. Under his leadership, I&T’s focus was 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 held the position of CIO for the Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization.

                                  Vengco approaches his work with a customer focus and desire to harness design, entrepreneurship and digital innovation to more effectively engage with patients, clinicians and colleagues. He led the development of multiple enterprise data and digital strategies and ventures at Baystate, including the establishment of a Center for Analytics; the startup of baytechIT; the creation of TechSpring; and architecting Pioneer Valley Information Exchange. He was also appointed by Governor Baker as a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Council.

                                  Vengco earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and Master’s from Harvard University and the Boston University School of Medicine. He serves as an adjunct professor at Boston University. He has been recognized for his work as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Top 100 CIOs to Know” for the past 10 years. When he’s not passionately working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and two dogs.

                                  Bio updated July 2022
                                  Vengco

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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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