We are excited to welcome the following luminary speakers as they discuss a range of topics relating to technology in the healthcare industry.
Thomas Goetz is the author of The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. He is also the Executive Editor of Wired Magazine. Thomas Goetz has been a journalist for over 15 years, reporting at the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and the Industry Standard.
In his own words:
As Executive Editor, my job is to help steer the ship and oversee all editorial efforts. Informally, you could say my job is to be a trend spotter or zeitgeist watcher, identifying the trends and ideas that matter to our readers, and to help formulate and package those ideas on the printed page.
In 2005, I picked up a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Public health is an incredibly broad field, covering everything from global health to community health to Medicare to pharmaceuticals. Generally, I use it as a tool to frame the contexts of health and medicine: how can we deliver healthcare to our citizens to create the maximum amount of health and happiness?
From public health there’s the insight that engaging people in their health and involving them as decision-makers and participants tends to improve their behavior and their outcome. And from technology there’s the emergence of cheaper, better tools that can offer people a way in, through everything from self-tracking gadgets to online disease communities. In short, it’s a confluence of ideas and technology that make it an auspicious time for healthcare.
Ceci Connolly is a Senior Adviser at the McKinsey Center for Health Reform, an independent economic research group focused on high-quality, affordable healthcare. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Ceci was a nationally recognized journalist, author, and television commentator. As the health policy reporter at the Washington Post, she chronicled the enactment of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and went on to be the lead author of Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All. Her articles were published in hundreds of newspapers worldwide and read by 13 million Internet viewers each month. Ceci appears regularly on major news programs such as “Fox News Sunday,” “PBS News Hour,” “The Early Show” on CBS and NPR’s “To the Point.” She has spoken at high-profile events including the Arab Global Forum, the Milken Institute Global Conference, and the Cerner Health Conference 2010.
Michael O. Leavitt is the Founder and Chairman of Leavitt Partners where he advises clients in the healthcare and food safety sectors. In 1993, Leavitt was elected Governor of Utah and served three terms (1993-2003). In 2003, he joined the cabinet of President George W. Bush, serving in two positions: first as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005) and then as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2005-2009. At HHS, Leavitt administered a $750 billion budget—nearly 25 percent of the entire federal budget—and 67,000 employees. He led the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program which required the design, systematization and implementation of a plan to provide 43 million seniors with a new prescription drug benefit. By the end of the first year, enrollments exceeded projections, prices were lower than projected, and seniors expressed high levels of satisfaction. Leavitt is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries. He has conducted negotiations on matters related to health, the environment, and trade. At the conclusion of his service, the Chinese government awarded him the China Public Health Award the first time this award has ever been given to a government official.
Dr. Hazel’s election to the AMA-BOT marked the culmination of eleven years of service as a delegate from Virginia. He served the Virginia delegation as Chair (1999–2003), Vice Chairman (1996–1998), and as an alternate delegate (1993–1996). By 2001, Dr. Hazel had also served a total of eleven years on the AMA Council on Legislation; first as resident member (1986–1989), and then as Chair and Vice Chair during the last three years of his tenure. Dr. Hazel’s service extends to state and local levels. He led his home state as Speaker and President of the Medical Society of Virginia. He also served as President of the Fairfax County Medical Society (1997), President-Elect (1996) and Treasurer (1995). A past President of the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital medical staff, Dr. Hazel also served as Chairman of the Inova Health System Medical Affairs Council, which is essentially the elected Chief of Staff for the five Inova hospitals, and the Inova Health System. In addition, he is a founding member and President of Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, the group with which he practices full time. Dr. Hazel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Princeton University in 1978. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in 1983, and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1988.
Phil Bredesen took office as Tennessee’s 48th governor on January 18, 2003. In November 2006, he was reelected in a landslide victory, reportedly becoming the first governor in over a century to win all 95 counties in Tennessee. He served as governor until 2011. Before serving as Tennessee’s governor, Bredesen served as mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999. Prior to entering public service, Bredesen worked in the healthcare industry. In 1980, between research trips to the public library, he drafted a business plan at his kitchen table that led to the creation of HealthAmerica Corp., a Nashville-based healthcare management company that eventually grew to more than 6,000 employees and was traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was sold in 1986. Governor Bredesen is the author of Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System.
Dr. John Kenagy knows healthcare as a physician, healthcare executive, scholar, advisor, and patient. After receiving his M.D. with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical School, he trained in General and Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with board certification in General and Vascular Surgery. In addition to 20 years’ experience as a vascular surgeon, Kenagy has been chief of surgery, chief of staff, and regional vice president for business development with PeaceHealth, a multi-state healthcare delivery system. His frustration with current methods was fueled by an injury when he suffered a broken neck in a fall from a tree. He discovered that his recovery depended on the effort of dedicated individuals working in a broken system. Searching for organizational answers beyond “try harder,” he earned a management degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and was appointed a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School from 1998—2002. His Harvard research and teaching focused on innovative companies who excelled when others failed to adapt and change. He founded Kenagy & Associates, LLC to bring these capabilities to healthcare, using Adaptive Design to get the patient exactly what they need at continually lower costs.
Dr. Todd Park joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as Chief Technology Officer in August 2009. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth, Inc. in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a Management Consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.
Tracey Moorhead is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Care Continuum Alliance, which convenes all stakeholders providing services along the care continuum toward the goal of population health improvement. These services include health and wellness promotion, chronic care management, care coordination, and other strategies. Based in Washington, D.C., the Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual members in promoting the role of population health improvement to raise the quality of care, improve health outcomes and reduce preventable health care costs for people with and at risk for chronic conditions. Ms. Moorhead is recognized as a leading healthcare advocate with considerable experience in public policy and coalition management. She effectively directs policy formulation and strategic advocacy efforts, as well as represents the population health management community before the media, allied organizations and constituents, and all levels of government.
Mr. Moore is Founder and Managing Partner of the healthcare IT analyst firm Chilmark Research. Current research at Chilmark focuses on the convergence of healthcare policies and healthcare information technologies (e.g., HITECH Act, EHR adoption, HIEs, data liquidity, mHealth, and consumer access to personal health information). Recently published reports include “mHealth in the Enterprise,” “The U.S. Market for HIEs: Analysis & Trends,” “iPHR Market: Analysis & Trends,” and the soon to be published report, “Employer Perspectives & Strategies to Reign in Healthcare Costs.” In addition to his work at Chilmark Research, Moore has been appointed to a number of initiatives including the Markle Foundation’s consumer workgroup and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts HIE workgroup.
Chas Roades is the Chief Research Officer of The Advisory Board Company. In this capacity, he studies market forces and trends driving the evolution of the American healthcare industry, and directs research into ongoing changes within the organization and management of American medicine. At the firm for more than a decade, Mr. Roades is also a member of the senior leadership team. He earned his M.B.A. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.
As President and CEO, Dr. McGeeney serves as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for TransforMED, an affiliate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is responsible for the overall organization management and oversees the development of the company’s product and service lines. TransforMED is currently involved in multiple patient-centered medical home pilots and projects which include capturing outcomes to demonstrate improved quality, satisfaction, and increased efficiency. By forging partnerships with technology vendors; developing customized and integrated product and service packages; refining existing products to meet family physicians’ needs; and providing consultation, advice, and training to practices; TransforMED assists primary care practices and health systems in transitioning to the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care.
Thomas B. Valuck, M.D., J.D., is Senior Vice President of strategic partnerships at the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. Dr. Valuck oversees NQF-convened partnerships—the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) and the National Priorities Partnership—as well as NQF’s engagement with states and regional community alliances. These NQF initiatives aim to improve health and healthcare through public reporting, payment incentives, accreditation and certification, workforce development, and systems improvement. Dr. Valuck has degrees in Biological Science and Medicine from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas, and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law School.
Craig Mundie is Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation. In this role, he oversees one of the world’s largest computer science research organizations, and is responsible for the company’s long-term technology strategy. Mundie has spent much of his career building startups in various fields, including supercomputing, consumer electronics, healthcare, education, and robotics, and remains active in incubating new businesses. For more than a decade, he has also served as Microsoft’s principal technology policy liaison to the U.S. and foreign governments, with an emphasis on China, India, and Russia. Another long-standing focus for Mundie is privacy, security, and cyber-security. Based on this work, he serves on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. In April 2009, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Bill Crounse, M.D., is Senior Director, Worldwide Health, at Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for providing worldwide thought leadership, vision, and strategy for Microsoft technologies and solutions in the healthcare provider industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Crounse was vice president, CIO, and Chief Medical Information Officer for Overlake Hospital Medical Center, and the Overlake Venture Center in Bellevue, WA. He is also the Co-Founder of a technology company dedicated to improving information exchange and connectivity between physicians and their patients. Dr. Crounse is internationally known for his work in medical communications and information technology. He is the executive producer, creator, and host of the online video series “Microsoft Health Tech Today.” He has written and produced dozens of articles, audiocasts, and videos for “House Calls for Healthcare Professionals” on www.microsoft.com/health, and is the founder and primary contributor to the Microsoft HealthBlog. Prior to joining Overlake Hospital in 1995, Dr. Crounse was a physician and medical executive with Virginia Mason Medical Center and Group Health in Seattle. He received his B.S. degree at the University of Puget Sound and is a graduate of the Medical University of Ohio. As a board certified family physician, he practiced medicine in the Seattle area for 20 years.
Dr. Roy Davis is the Chief Medical Officer at Providence Alaska Medical Center where he oversees all medical operations at the hospital. Born in Walsall, England, Dr. Davis received his M.D. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Chemistry from the Virginia School of Medicine. He also holds an M.S. in Clinical Pathology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an M.H.A. from the University of Colorado.
Eric Moll is the Chief Administrative Officer for Mason General Hospital. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Patient Choice Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN. He was responsible for new product development and financial operations. Prior to joining Patient Choice, Mr. Moll was responsible for UnitedHealthcare’s national product strategy for tiered-provider networks. Before that he served as Chief Financial Officer for a community hospital in southern California where he led the hospital back to profitability during a two-year turnaround effort. Prior to that, Mr. Moll worked as a consultant in the healthcare practice for Arthur Andersen; much of his work focused on strategic market positioning for large health systems. Mr. Moll received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania graduating with honors. He is a Certified Public Account licensed to practice in the state of Washington.
Brad Savage is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Golden Living, one of the leading providers of post-acute care services in the U.S. In this role, he leads the company’s vision for the intersection of technology and patient-centered clinical services supporting skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, home health, and hospice. Brad will explain why the evolving healthcare marketplace demands new approaches to care delivery built around teamwork, information sharing, and access to the right data at the right time; and how these approaches can significantly improve performance and drive results.
David Magid, M.D., M.P.H. currently serves as Principal and Co-Investigator on multiple studies focused on improving the quality and safety of cardiovascular care, and has a particular interest in the design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials. Dr. Magid has published over 100 papers in many prestigious professional journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Among his current positions, Dr. Magid is a professor within the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and chaired the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Advisory Panel on Emergency Care, to name a few.
Dr. Peterson is a Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at Duke University Medical Center and an Associate Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Peterson is a leader in quality research with over 530 peer-reviewed publications in the field. He is also the principal investigator for the NIH/AHRQ Duke Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics, Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Surgery Database, and the Data Coordinating Center for both the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiac Database, and the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Data. He is also Principal Investigator/Center Director for the American Heart Association’s Pharmaceutical Roundtable Outcomes Research Center (one of four nationwide), as well as, Coordinating Center Director for the NHLBI Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.
Patrick Wayte is Vice President of Marketing and Health Education for the American Heart Association (AHA) and has been with the organization for nine years. Prior to this role he was Director of Marketing at the AHA, responsible for professional membership, scientific events, and web marketing. In his current role Patrick is responsible for patient and consumer health education and marketing, and is spearheading innovations in remote patient monitoring, tele-health, and digital tools and technologies. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Vanderbilt University.
Regina Holliday is a patient rights arts advocate. She is currently at work on a series of paintings depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. After the death of her husband, Fred Holliday II, on June 17, 2009, she began a large mural titled 73 cents. This painting depicts the Holliday family’s nightmare journey through the medical system during Fred’s cancer care. The painting became part of the national healthcare debate and was covered by the BBC, CNN, CBS, AOL, the Washington Post, and the BMJ. Regina is an avid blogger and writes “Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog” at http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com. She speaks at medical conferences providing the patient voice in discussions about HIT.
Michael L. Millenson, President of Health Quality Advisors LLC, is a nationally-recognized expert on improving the quality of American healthcare. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age. He also consults on web-based interactive healthcare as a principal of Health 2.0 Advisors. National Public Radio called Millenson “…in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve the quality of care. In addition to his work in health policy and strategy, he has designed and implemented an Accountability AuditSM for hospitals, a health plan website to improve consumer decisions, and a compendium to compare pay-for-performance programs. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a Principal for the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm, and a Senior Adviser to the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health initiative. Before that, he was a health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize.
Deborah W. Brooks is Co-Founder of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF). As such, she spearheads principal-gifts fundraising and advises on strategic and programmatic direction. In addition, she serves as a senior spokesperson for new and existing external audiences. Ms. Brooks co-founded MJFF with actor, author, and advocate Michael J. Fox, and served as the Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2000–February 2007. With the benefit of her strategic leadership, business acumen, and entrepreneurial approach the Foundation grew rapidly from a start-up to the world’s largest private funder of Parkinson’s disease research.
Adam Clark, Ph.D. is the Director of Scientific and Federal Affairs at FasterCures, a nonpartisan center of the Milken Institute. Dr. Clark leads FasterCures programmatic efforts to bolster innovation at the National Institutes of Health, improve the regulatory science framework at the FDA, and further FasterCures priorities to engage industry and government agencies around efforts to improve innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical research and clinical care. Dr. Clark has a background in biomedical sciences as a researcher, program administrator, and policy advisor with a focus on molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine. Prior to coming to FasterCures, Dr. Clark worked as the Director of Science and Health Policy at LIVESTRONG, a cancer advocacy organization founded by Lance Armstrong, where he directed the scientific agendas and policy positions of the foundation. Preceding his work at the foundation, he served as a technology development specialist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) developing programs in cancer biomarker detection technologies. In his time at the NCI, Dr. Clark also performed assignments in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Secretary of HHS.
Andrew Auerbach is Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence at UCSF, and a clinician-researcher in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He did his medical residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Harvard where he was trained in clinical epidemiology, multivariable modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and clinimetrics. His research at UCSF has primarily focused on assessments of patient outcomes in different systems of care, with a special interest in the hospitalist model; Andrew is the UCSF PI for a multicenter study of hospitalist systems. Most recently, he has been developing research programs in perioperative medicine, with a special focus on methods to predict and prevent perioperative medical complications, and novel approaches for translating empiric research into clinical practice. Finally, he co-chairs a UCSF task force on prevention of perioperative MI and improving use of perioperative beta-blockers.
Dr. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch is a Professor of Neonatology, Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, WA. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI) and an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. He serves as the Head of the Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics where he also serves in a variety of leadership roles throughout the School of Medicine. His current research, in collaboration with computer and information scientists focuses broadly on data integration of biomedical and health data including looking at ways of handling structured and semi-structured data, representing uncertainty at various levels in the system, and doing computerized reasoning over integrated data.
Chuck Westbrook is Managing Director of Content for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Under his direction, the content team at the American Cancer Society produces health information on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats. This includes the Microsoft® HealthVault™ application, Circle of Sharing. His team recently published seven titles on a variety of e-book platforms. Prior to joining ACS in 2001, Westbrook was Senior Vice President for CNN Interactive, responsible for web strategies and news coverage for more than a dozen CNN web properties.
Howard Steinberg began his career in brand and marketing management primarily at Pepsi-Co Inc. In 1989 he founded Source Marketing and it rapidly became a leader in the promotional-marketing industry; serving clients such as AOL, HBO, Procter & Gamble, Mattel, American Express, and other Fortune 500 companies. In 2005, Steinberg, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for most of his life, formed dLife to engage this burgeoning population in better 24/7 self-care by taking a more consumerized and pragmatic approach; focusing on the daily lifestyle challenges of the condition. dLife has rapidly become the dominant consumer source, improving the lives of people living with diabetes every day on a mass scale with well over one million monthly visitors to dLife.com, over one million registered members, and nearly half a million viewers tuning in each week to dLifeTV. dLife has been recognized and clinically validated for delivering the depth and breadth of original content, tools and social support that drives higher levels of disease engagement and health outcomes.
Frank Ille is the CEO and Co-Founder of HealthSaaS, Inc. the creators of the HealthSaaS Patient Outcomes Web Application Framework, PainPHR, DiabetesPHR and Windows Phone Glucose Tracker Plus featuring connectivity to Microsoft HealthVault. Frank has successfully co-founded two companies, worked at Oracle as a Global Account Manager, was a Global Business Development Manager at Microsoft, and Director of Strategic Alliances for Symphony Services. Frank’s diverse background in software development, strategic alliances, health IT, onshore/offshore project management, and patient advocacy are helping to define a new paradigm for managing personal health information. Many leading healthcare providers are adopting HealthSaaS technologies and Frank exemplifies a new breed of health IT leaders that are revolutionizing patient care, improving efficiencies and lowering costs for all.
In February 2011 Tom Feitel was named Senior Vice President of Imagineering and Innovation for Medco. He is responsible for creating a new department that can help the entire enterprise achieve its growth plans by assisting with the development of unexpected, breakthrough ideas and solutions. He also leads the formulation of mobile and wireless strategy across both B2B and B2C applications. Mr. Feitel joined Medco in 2001. Over a ten-year period he served as Medco’s Chief Web Officer, responsible for the business operations of Medco’s diverse web assets. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Medsite, a provider of online products and services for physicians. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Columbia University.
Dr. Boguski is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and also in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has previously held positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and as an executive in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Boguski, who was global head of Genome and Proteome Sciences at Novartis prior to his current positions, was honored as a Visionary and Influencer by the Personalized Medicine Coalition in 2006. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2001. Dr. Boguski is an enthusiastic advocate of participatory medicine who has supported this concept in a number of ways, including his founding of Resounding Health Incorporated, a company dedicated to providing consumers with information resources and tools to collect, organize, personalize and share their own research on health and wellness topics. He is also the co-founder of a blog featuring Teachable Moments in Medicine®, which is dedicated to increasing consumer health awareness and medical knowledge, and also PhotoCalorie.com—a mobile health (smartphone) platform for diet and weight management.
Dr. Dreyer holds numerous board, committee, and editorial positions for several radiologic societies including the ACR, ARRS, RSNA, and SCAR, and is the medical advisor for over a dozen global healthcare corporations. He has authored numerous papers and lectures worldwide on PACS, Distributed Medical Imaging, Web Image Distribution, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Informatics, telemedicine, Voice Recognition and the Internet. Dr. Dreyer is the CIO for Partners Radiology, LLC and the Medical Director for the Advanced Imaging Laboratory at MGH where he holds numerous software copyrights in the area of medical imaging. He is the Corporate Director for Medical Imaging at Partners HealthCare Systems, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and ten affiliated institutions where he is responsible for enterprise-wide PACS deployment.
Dr. Marquard is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also directs their Decision-Making and Behavior Lab. She is interested in how systems engineering approaches can be used to improve health care processes, guide patient and provider decision making, and inform the design of health information technology interventions. Her interest in the communication of complex information to laypeople led to a study on consumers’ willingness to electronically share their medication information with different types of physicians, assessing how well consumers understand the potential implications of their sharing choices. She is particularly interested in consumers’ interactions with and use of low-cost health information technology interventions. Dr. Marquard is part of a research team that is conducting a study titled “Controlling Disease Using Inexpensive IT–Hypertension in Diabetes” (CONDUIT-HID). The study is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
In 2009, Barry was named the Chief Information Officer of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in British Columbia, Canada. He is responsible for driving the overall technology strategy and leadership for the Information Management Information Technology Services (IMITS) for PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Ministry of Health eHealth Operations, and BC Ambulance Service. PHSA’s IMITS organization includes over 400 professionals delivering services to design, develop, and maintain solutions to enable over one million patient visits per year. Within this capacity, Barry and his team help enable several provincial organizations including the BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital, and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Prior to joining PHSA, Barry held the position of Vice President of Healthcare at TELUS Corporation, where he was responsible for leading TELUS’ national healthcare strategy. During his tenure, he led the expansion of TELUS into Canada’s healthcare IT industry that included the $825 million acquisition of Emergis in January 2008. As a result of his and the TELUS team’s efforts, TELUS was awarded the 2008 Health IT Company of the Year by Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Following the launch of TELUS Health Solutions in the fall of 2008, Barry assumed leadership of Consumer Health Solutions where he was responsible for the business that provides health solutions to individual Canadians—consumers, patients, and employees. He holds a B.A. in Economics from York University and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business.
Xiaoming is the Vice Department Chair of Informatics Management and Clinical Associate Professor at Peking Union Medical College (PUMCH) in Beijing, China. His focus is on driving the hospital’s informatics management strategy and integration of key platform solutions to integrate clinical data to drive improvements in quality care and management. Dr. Gong has a rich history of providing leading services across the organization. Prior to his current role, Dr. Gong served as an attending physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at PUMC Hospital. He is also the founder of a leading professional development and information website (www.china-obgyn.net) for the obstetrics and gynecology community—one of the leading portals in the country. A strong believer in collaboration and strategic teamwork, Dr. Gong has been recognized for his exemplary efforts as a leading health professional and member of the hospital. He has been the recipient of two of the organization’s most notable awards, including Best Teacher of the Year and Best Employee of the Year.
As the Vice Director of Medical Affairs Office for Huadong Hospital at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, Dr. Wenliang oversees the management of clinical services across the hospital, covering clinical compliance, patient safety, quality care, and public health. He is actively involved in planning and executing the IT infrastructure for Huadong Hospital which includes driving the operation of HIS, LIS, PACS, EMR, Clinical Notes System, and other transformative technologies that accelerate the hospital’s goal of using advanced data to improve clinical care and operations management. Prior to this leadership role, Dr. Wenliang was Resident Physician, Consultant Physician, and Senior Consultant Physician with the Department of Internal Medicine for the hospital. He earned his bachelor of Medicine from Shanghai Medical University and his masters of Medicine from Fudan University Shanghai Medical School.
Kelly is a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Health and Public Service practice. In addition to serving multiple provider clients, she is the leader of the Health Provider Transformation services group. Kelly has over 17 years of delivering value and results to integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals. Kelly spearheads Accenture’s thought leadership and services related to health industry transformation resulting from health and payment reform. Kelly and her team are helping clients plan, design, build, implement, and manage the new capabilities needed for value-based payments and clinically integrated care. Kelly started her consulting career with Ernst & Young, later acquired by Capgemini. She joined GE Healthcare in 2005 and led their healthcare consulting business, Performance Solutions. In April of 2008 she joined Accenture and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Rochester and a masters degree in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Michigan. She resides in Milwaukee with her husband Larry, and children, Alexis and Jason.
Brian Ringley is a Solution Architect for PointBridge, overseeing the Business Intelligence practice. Since 2001, Brian has specialized in delivering custom solutions that utilize the Microsoft Business Intelligence product. His consulting experience spans a diverse range of industries including healthcare, automotive, financial services, professional services, retail, manufacturing, and distribution. Most notably, Brian has led a number of projects focused on integrating electronic medical records (EMR) systems with disparate non-clinical systems. The result of these projects provides clients with the ability to analyze data from a single source, thereby allowing them to better understand patient care, cost, and efficiencies across the organization.
Sergei Dreizin is a Co-Founder of Akvelon, a software consulting company in Bellevue, WA focusing on medical and mobile applications. Sergei graduated from the University of Minnesota and has been working in the software development industry for the past 13 years. Sergei brings to Akvelon his experience in driving business growth, project execution, and client engagements. His grounded knowledge and skills in operational and technological management, software design, and implementation add significant value to Akvelon’s success. Sergei sees his role at Akvelon as enabling the talent and creativity of its employees to be applied to the problems we help our clients solve. Sergei attained leading roles in corporations like Honeywell and Microsoft before co-founding Akvelon in 2000.
As Chief Information Officer for University Hospital Zurich and a member of the hospital board, Dr. Jürgen Müller is responsible for all of the information and communication technologies as applied, including all clinical and non-clinical applications. The University Hospital Zurich is one of the largest hospitals in Switzerland, with 850 beds, and more than 300,000 hospital days, is serving approximately 200,000 patients a year. Comprised of 40 departments and institutes, both specialized and comprehensive, the University Hospital Zurich incorporates all medical disciplines. Positioned as a high-standard medical care provider in the Swiss healthcare market; the Department of Information, Communication Technology (ICT) has to solve a wide spectrum and support the business process of the hospital. Jürgen Müller has a master’s degree in Computer Science of the Universityof Passau (Germany), and doctorate from the University of Berkley. In the past, he has worked as a management consultant for such companies as Accenture and Care4Consulting GmbH for medical organizations in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.
Mr. Mytych is a nationally recognized healthcare consultant with an extensive background in electronic health records, health information exchange, and healthcare IT strategic planning. He is a recognized expert in clinical systems and a frequent speaker across the U.S. He emphasizes pragmatic approaches that place a strong emphasis on physician acceptance, realization of value, and attainment of sustainable business models. He has conducted over 150 EHR vendor selections for a wide range of physician and hospital organizations and has worked on a number of health information exchange projects at the state and regional level across the U.S. Mr. Mytych has co-produced industry learning programs with C-Suite Resources that comprise subject matter from basic IT to advanced HER, HIE, and HITECH, meaningful use courses. Mr. Mytych has a clinical background in pharmacy and prior to consulting worked in the vendor community for over twelve years and is former Vice President of Sales for Physician Systems at Baxter. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Dubuque in Economics and a M.B.A. from Marquette University.
James Avery, M.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Golden Living. He is responsible for leading and directing company-wide medical strategy, as well as implementing the strategy to provide the highest-quality of care and service to Golden Living patients and residents. Previously, Dr. Avery served as the Senior Medical Director for Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Care of New York, the largest hospice in New York City. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Avery is board certified in Hospice and Palliative, Internal, and Pulmonary Medicines. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Avery graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Rosenfeld is an internationally recognized Intensive Care Specialist, who pioneered and developed the concept of remote intensive care unit management. He co-founded VISICU Inc. in 1998 and after being acquired by Philips Electronics, presently serves as its Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. Prior to founding VISICU, Dr. Rosenfeld was an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medicine and Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While at Hopkins, he was Director of two critical care units and received the Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health. He founded and directed the Perioperative Research Center—a government and industry funded research group and he implemented the first-ever smart monitoring system for hospital-wide management of patients with myocardialischemia. He was Principal Investigator on numerous research trials and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr Rosenfeld has been an invited lecturer at international and national meetings and is a Fellow in both the College of Critical Care Medicine and the College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Rosenfeld graduated magna cum laude, special honors in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1980 followed by post-graduate training in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, and critical care. He currently serves on the board of The New England Healthcare Institute and Visual Telehealth Systems.
As Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Allscripts, Rich Elmore works to create new value for customers and accelerate innovation through exploration and execution of well-aligned partnerships, internal initiatives, and acquisitions. Mr. Elmore has been with Allscripts for three years, where prior to his current assignment, he ran the Provider Analytics business, and before that was responsible for Solutions Management for Allscripts Surround Solutions. He had a long career at IDX where he was Vice President of Product Development for IDX Flowcast and then ran the IDX Flowcast Hospital business. Mr. Elmore is the Communications Workgroup leader for the ONC’s Direct Project. He is Editor of Healthcare Technology News. He was a charter member of the Interoperability Workgroup for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. Mr. Elmore has degrees from Dartmouth College (B.A.) and New School University (M.A. in Economics). He is on the Board of Directors for a chronic disease technology company and serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the King Street Center serving impoverished youth and their families in Burlington, VT.
Steve is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Norton Healthcare. He joined the organization in 2008 and is responsible for the system-wide implementation of an integrated electronic medical record. His duties also include facilitating the integration of new technologies into clinical practice and acting as a liaison between physicians in the organization and the Information Services department. Steve is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has worked for Kentuckiana Emergency Physicians in Louisville since 2002 and served as the Regional Medical Director for the group from 2005 to 2009. While working in Norton Healthcare facilities, Steve has had numerous leadership roles, including hospital Medical Staff President. He became the Medical Director of Informatics in 2008, and transitioned into his full-time role as CMIO in January 2009. He continues to work part time in the Emergency department. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Louisville. He completed his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan.