Julie Watson, MD

Julie Watson, MD, is officially named the Chief Medical Officer of INTEGRIS Health. She held the interim role since May. Prior to her appointment to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Watson served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for INTEGRIS Health and Chief Medical Officer for INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Watson is a board-certified neonatologist.

Bio posted May 2021

      Allison Hess

      VP of Health Innovations, Geisinger
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      Hess

      WEBINAR | How Geisinger is Using Data to Address Social Determinants of Health

      Allison Hess, VP of Health Innovations, and Maria Welch, Innovations Program Manager, Geisinger Steele Institute for Innovation.  Learn how Geisinger ...
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          Jason Jones, PhD

          Jason Jones currently serves as Chief Data Science Officer at Health Catalyst. Previously, he served at Kaiser Permanente (KP) in various roles including Research Scientist and VP, Information Support for Care Transformation. Prior to KP, Jason was a Medical Informaticist for Intermountain Healthcare. Other roles have included analytic and marketing leadership positions at Bayer HealthCare, data and information product development at UnitedHealth Group, and various academic adjunct faculty positions. Jason received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Southern California in 2001. His mission is to leverage data to achieve the Quadruple Aim.

          Jason believes that better use of data is critical to achieving the Quadruple Aim. For people, it means having access to options and guidance to achieve our goals in the context of our preferences and circumstances. For providers, it means feeling supported in applying expertise and caring to achieve and sustain health. For organizations, it means achieving better focus and resource application for sustainable improvement. Providing the right information, to the right person, and at the right time augments intelligence and increases team success.

          Bio posted July 2021

              Marisol De Leon, PharmD, MBA

              Marisol De Leon, PharmD, MBA is the Director of Pharmacy Operations at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which is the flagship hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System.

              She received her Bachelors of Pharmaceutical Sciences and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. She then completed her Master of Business Administration from the Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

              She has served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences of Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has been preceptor with the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Experiential Learning program of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

              She oversees the daily operations of multiple inpatient pharmacies and Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center clinics.  In her role she supports the implementation of medication related initiatives at the University of Maryland Medical Center and works with diverse interdisciplinary teams to promote patient safety, performance improvement and professional growth. Marisol and her team developed pharmacy workflows and training for inpatient operations and COVID-19 vaccine clinics which have been replicated by other University of Maryland System hospitals.

              She is very active professionally in the state chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy. Professional interests include Pharmacy Operations, Leadership Development, Human Resources, Pharmacy Technician career growth and Performance Improvement. Much of her work focuses on advancing the profession of pharmacy in the continually evolving healthcare landscape. Personal interests include hiking the outdoors, running 5K’s and enjoying a good Boston Red Sox game.

              Bio posted May 2021
              De Leon

              Stabilizing the IV Medication Supply Chain Using Robotic-and-Labor Subscription Model

              Marisol De Leon, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Operations, and Yevgeniya Kogan, PharmD, Sterile Compounding Operations Manager, University of Maryland ...
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                  Eve Gaus

                  Transforming complicated knowledge into actionable information is the driving force behind Eve Gaus’ career. At Wolters Kluwer, Eve directs the development of interactive multimedia programs that engage patients in managing their health. Using a people-centered approach, an empathetic tone, and jargon-free language, these programs help patients understand the critical role they play in their healthcare.

                  Eve holds a Master of Science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Trinity University.

                  Bio posted April 2021
                  Gaus

                  WEBINAR | Addressing Bias to Optimize Care for Vulnerable Populations

                  Cheri Wilson, Education and Training Manager, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Eve Gaus, Editorial ...
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                      Scott Gaydos

                      Scott Gaydos, VP of Product, is responsible for the strategic direction of Optum’s commercial IT Services. Scott leads the product management function in the exploration, development, cultivation, and execution of new IT Services products driving digital value for our customers. He and his team coordinate the relationship between product development, sales, and operations/delivery for a portfolio of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Security Services, IT Professional Services, Application Services, and Market Services.

                      Prior to joining Optum, Scott was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Highmark Health, helping to guide the overall technology strategy for the enterprise. While at Highmark Health, Scott spearheaded the transformation of the IT Services portfolio into an as-a-Service catalog consumable by the enterprise.

                      Bio posted April 2021
                      Gaydos

                      WEBINAR | Information Technology Investments every Health System Leader Should Consider in 2022

                      Scott Gaydos, VP of Product, and Kevin Cahalane, MBA, Director, Optum Advisory Services.  Healthcare leaders will need to position their ...
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                      WEBINAR | Understanding and Successfully Combating Security Threats

                      Scott Gaydos, VP Product Management, Optum, and Mike Rogers, Director of Cybersecurity, Optum Technology. As healthcare organizations continue to barrel ...
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                          Michael Rogers

                          Michael Rogers, Director of Cybersecurity for Optum Technology, is on a mission to help secure organizations by helping them execute on the basics of cybersecurity. He has over 20 years of IT experience and has spent the last decade focusing on information security, business strategy, and the evolution of technology. Mike earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management and maintains several information security certifications.

                          Bio posted April 2021
                          Rogers

                          WEBINAR | Understanding and Successfully Combating Security Threats

                          Scott Gaydos, VP Product Management, Optum, and Mike Rogers, Director of Cybersecurity, Optum Technology. As healthcare organizations continue to barrel ...
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                              Ruben J. Nazario, MD, MBA

                              Dr. Ruben J. Nazario serves as Principal, Clinical Informatics at Elsevier Clinical Solutions. He and his team work on developing advanced decision support and analytics solutions that help clinicians make better decisions, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce variability in care. He specializes in the interoperability standards and decision support artifacts that facilitate the exchange of information between Elsevier’s solutions and healthcare organizations. Dr. Nazario’s clinical background is in pediatric emergency and hospital medicine, and he has over 10 years of experience in informatics and analytics roles, both in the healthcare delivery and healthcare technology industries. Dr. Nazario is board certified in Clinical Informatics and in Pediatrics, completed an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, trained in pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville.

                              Bio posted April 2021
                              Nazario

                              WEBINAR | The Current State of Interoperability

                              Ruben J. Nazario, MD, MBA, Principal, Clinical Informatics, Elsevier. The pandemic has accentuated many gaps in our health system and ...
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                                  Mike Garzone

                                  Mr. Garzone is an accomplished healthcare consulting executive who specializes in information technology solutions for the healthcare provider and payer industry with a concentration in the management and financial accountability of professional services business units. During his career of over 30 years, he has developed and managed large, multidiscipline teams delivering enterprise-scale solutions for application integration, information management, enterprise resource planning, and advanced infrastructure.

                                  Bio posted April 2021
                                  Garzone

                                  Annual Review: Critical Trends in the Rapidly-Changing Health Delivery Market

                                  DJ Skalsky, VP, and Mike Garzone, VP, Impact Advisors. There is no shortage of pressure that hospitals and health systems ...
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                                      DJ Skalsky

                                      Mr. Skalsky has more than 20 years of experience in consulting for healthcare providers with proven skills in IT strategy, M&A integration, large-scale system implementations and enterprise IT transformation.

                                      Bio posted April 2021
                                      Skalsky

                                      Annual Review: Critical Trends in the Rapidly-Changing Health Delivery Market

                                      DJ Skalsky, VP, and Mike Garzone, VP, Impact Advisors. There is no shortage of pressure that hospitals and health systems ...
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