Ann Shepard, RN-BC, MSN

Ann Shepard is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for CommonSpirit Health, based in Chicago, Illinois.  Her focus has been on nursing, medical and clinical informatics: system implementation, workflow analysis and creation, leading and managing people–initially in critical care (post op open heart and surgical ICU), information technology (help desk, project management, operational support, informatics, desktop support) and more recently leading establishment of governance for market prioritizations.  Additionally, as the EHRs evolve, the need to improve workflows and clinical documentation increases. In a dyad partnership with James Reichert, MD CSH CMIO, they coordinate optimization and improvement efforts across the CommonSpirit EHR landscape.  Additionally, Ann leads the Meaningful Use (now known as Promoting Interoperability) efforts to maintain CSH acute care and ambulatory compliance and continue to avoid penalties affecting organizational compliance and reimbursement.

Ann has many years of service with CSH, beginning as a diploma nursing student at Mercy School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa.  She has held nursing and IT staff and leadership positions at both the market and national levels.

She is serving as an adjunct professor in nursing informatics at St. Mary’s College in Bismarck, ND.

She received her BSN and MSN from Drake University in Des Moines and is a Certified Nurse Informaticist from the American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Bio updated September 2020
Shepard

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      Luke Hansen, MD

      Luke Hansen, MD

      Dr. Luke Hansen is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Population Health at AMITA Health, a six acute care hospital health system providing care in the Chicago area. He has expertise in clinical analytics and clinical care applied to population health, clinical quality, health services research, and direct patient care. In his current role he provides clinical leadership to the Population Health and Clinical Integration program at AMITA Health, which includes participation in Medicare and Commercial value-based care arrangements covering over 180,000 attributed lives.

      Dr. Hansen has an M.D. from Loyola University’s Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and an M.H.S from the Yale University School of Medicine. He has published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Hospital Medicine on efforts to reduce rehospitalization. Dr. Hansen was previously Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where his work focused on transitions of care, risk analysis, and implementing best practices across diverse care settings.

      Updated November 2017
      Hansen

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          Liam Bouchier of Impact Advisors

          Liam Bouchier

          Mr. Bouchier is a dedicated, accomplished and nationally recognized technology executive with over decade of extensive healthcare information technology experience. His current areas of expertise include a focus on Enterprise Data Strategy, Data Warehousing, Analytics and Interoperability as well as hands on experience in Public and Population health and Health Information Exchange.

          Mr. Bouchier leads the Analytics Service Line and is a Principal Advisor with Impact Advisors, a Best in KLAS Health IT Consulting Firm and a leading provider of healthcare information technology services.
           
           

          Bouchier

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              Yohan Vetteth of Stanford Health Care

              Yohan Vetteth

              Mr. Vetteth joined Stanford Health Care in March 2011, and is currently the Chief Analytics Officer.  His responsibilities include driving enterprise clinical and business improvement efforts through data analytics and reporting, establishing and maintaining the enterprise data governance processes, and developing the interaction model for back-end data source (enterprise data warehouse).

              Prior Experience

              Prior to joining Stanford, Mr. Vetteth was a Partner at Accenture and led the Healthcare IT Strategy practice in the US.  His clients included both healthcare providers and payers with whom he partnered to develop and implement IT and Analytics enabled business strategies.

              Prior to Accenture, Yohan held leadership positions at multiple entrepreneurial ventures that included Jamcracker and vCIO.  At Jamcracker, Yohan was part of the initial senior executive team that launched one of the pioneering cloud computing platforms that integrated early stage SaaS offerings.  He was also a member of the high tech strategy practice of Arthur D. Little where he helped leading high tech companies formulate their ebusiness and application strategies.

              Education, Awards and Professional Affiliations

              Yohan holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of San Francisco where he was both a McLaren Fellow and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.  He also earned a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Loyola College in Madras, India.

              Updated October 2018
              Vetteth

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                  regory Snow of Spectrum Health

                  Gregory R. Snow

                  Gregory Snow is Director of Information Services for Enterprise Information Management at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum is an integrated healthcare system in western Michigan consisting of a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children’s hospital, a multispecialty medical group, affiliated physicians and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health.   In this role, he oversees the Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management, Data Governance and Real-time Intelligence programs for both Spectrum Health and Priority Health.  Over his career, he has held roles in data warehousing, business intelligence and architecture across a variety of industries.  

                  Background

                  Mr. Snow joined Spectrum Health in 2006 as a data warehouse developer.  Since then he has held various management roles leading the data warehouse and business intelligence teams for both Priority Health and the Spectrum Health System.  Prior to joining Spectrum Health, he worked at Millennium Pharmaceutical in Cambridge, Mass. as a senior software engineer; at Painted Word, Inc. in Boston, Mass. as a senior consultant; and at Accenture, LLC in Wellesley, Mass. as a Consultant.  In each of these positions, Mr. Snow architected and developed data warehouse and business intelligence solutions for a wide variety of business needs.

                  Mr. Snow holds a bachelors degree in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

                  Affiliations

                  Mr. Snow is a member of the Healthcare Data Warehousing Association.

                   

                  Updated October 2018

                      John Pyhtila, PhD

                      John Pyhtila, Ph.D., is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Partners Healthcare System. John is responsible for maximizing the utility of the vast amounts of current and future data available to Partners and enabling innovation through advanced analytics. The Data and Analytics Office drives and implements strategy on enterprise data infrastructure and architecture, analytic tools, advanced analytics, and data governance & management. As Partners continues to invest in building an Enterprise Data Ecosystem, John is leading a cross-functional team of technology leaders to ensure the proper infrastructure is built to support digital health, clinical operations, and research & innovation. Ultimately, success is measured by ensuring support and improvement against Partners HealthCare System’s critical mission of patient care, research, teaching, and community service. 

                      Prior to joining Partners, John was the Head of Data Science at Cigna Healthcare. In that role, John led the advanced data science team responsible for partnering with business lines to achieve differentiated results through data driven actions. Prior to Cigna, John led the Enterprise Analytics Division of Verisk Health which provides Software as a Service data warehousing, analytics, and predictive modeling products to payers, providers, and employers. John also spent time at McKinsey & Company supporting clients across multiple industries on both strategy and operations. Early in his career John worked as an engineer for both Hewlett-Packard and Motorola. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

                      Bio updated August 2021
                      Pyhtila

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                          Brett MacLaren of Providence St. Joseph Health

                          Brett MacLaren

                          Brett joined PSJH in January 2018, an integrated healthcare network located in Portland, Oregon. Brett’s current accountabilities include leading the corporate strategy for the development and execution of PSJH’s portfolio of analytic platforms, products, and services as well as enterprise data governance. Prior to his role with PSJH, he was VP of Enterprise Analytics with Sharp HealthCare in San Diego where he worked with Sharp’s Senior Executive Team to establish the strategic vision and develop corporate strategy as it relates to the use, analysis, governance, and distribution of data/information across the continuum of care.  Brett holds an MBA in IT from San Diego State University and his BA in business economics from UCLA. He sits on the advisory boards of both the University of San Diego Healthcare Informatics Program, as well as the Chief Analytics Officer Forum.

                           

                          Updated October 2018

                              John Long of UW Health

                              John Long

                              John Long joined UW Health as Vice President, Enterprise Analytics in October 2017.

                              John plays a key role in the overall administration, direction, and oversight of analytics and reporting and research to support clinical, financial and client reporting, product development and business strategy.

                              He is also responsible for the development and execution of analytical activities to provide senior leadership with information and tools for strategic decision making and planning, healthcare utilization and costs, affordability opportunities, reimbursement projects and issues, population health and clinical outcomes, provider patterns and variations, trends and forecasting, data and informatics needs, emerging technologies.

                              Prior to joining UW Health, John worked at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston SC as the Chief Analytics Officer where he was responsible for the Epic program, clinical ancillary applications and analytics.  Prior to MUSC led the reporting, data warehouse and DBA teams for Fresenius Medical Care and Health Dialog, both in the Boston area.

                              John holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts and his Master of Science (M.S.), Computer Software Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts.

                              Bio updated September 2020
                              Long

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                                  John Lee, MD

                                  John Lee’s specialty is bridging the gap between clinical knowledge, healthcare operations and digital systems. Providers and healthcare organizations are inundated with data and mandates related to data. Health IT departments are flooded with requests that can be difficult to interpret. It takes special skills to support these necessary data needs while creating an environment that still allows providers to apply the hard and soft skills and art of medicine.

                                  Bio updated March 2021
                                  Lee

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                                      Roopa Foulger at OSF HealthCare System

                                      Roopa Foulger

                                      Roopa Foulger has 20 + years’ experience in Analytics and Enterprise Information Management.  She is currently the VP – Data Delivery Healthcare Analytics at OSF HealthCare System and has been with the organization for 9 years. Prior to joining OSF she was leading Enterprise Data Warehouse projects for Caterpillar in consulting capacity.  She worked in GlaxoSmithkline, as Senior Architect and Project Manager successfully deploying Customer/Market focused analytics, Product forecasting, and Performance Scorecards.  Beyond Health sciences market she has created business intelligence solutions for Telecommunications, Banking and Insurance sectors.

                                      Roopa has a degree in Bachelor OF Science Electrical Engineering from Bharathiar Universtity, India and she is Board member of “Healthcare Data and Analytics Association.

                                       

                                      Updated December 2018