MI HIMSS in Collaboration with GLACHE - Panel Discussion

July 20, 9:00am, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT

Title:  The Healthcare Executive’s Role in IT Decisions (A Panel Discussion)

A collaboration between Michigan Chapter of HIMSS and the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE (GLACHE) chapter


Date:  Friday, July 20, 2018 

Location:  Holland Hospital, Conference Rooms A & B, 602 Michigan Avenue, Holland, MI, 49423

Registration: Non-Members (GLACHE) = $95 and Students = $25. Go to web site to register.


9:00 AM     Registration and Networking

10:00 AM   Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rob Schwartz, Assistant Vice President of IT and Quality, Holland Hospital, Bio


  • Tom Bres, Chief Information Officer, Sparrow Health System. Bio
  • Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect. Bio
  • Dave Morin, RT (R), CISM, CHSP, Manager, Information Systems, Lakeland Hospital. Bio

11:30 AM  Networking break and transition to lunch

12:00 PM  Luncheon with Discussion on Governance and Decision Making

1:00 PM    Adjournment


Luncheon Speaker:

Jason R. Joseph, MBA, Senior Vice President, Information Services, Spectrum Health Delivery Systems

Jason Joseph is senior vice president, information services, of Spectrum Health, with responsibility for the Delivery System. Spectrum Health is a $5 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In his role, Jason has strategic and operational responsibility for information technology services, applications, health information management (HIM) operations, biomedical equipment, and portfolio management services. Jason’s focus is on ensuring Spectrum Health is leading the nation in its use and application of information and technology across all of its service lines and functions, including 12 hospitals, a multispecialty medical group with more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice providers, and a variety of ambulatory, post-acute, and ancillary health care services. Full Bio


Target Audience:   Mid-level to senior healthcare leaders  Those involved in information technology decisions who do not have a strong technology background. 



Today’s healthcare executive works in a world of ever-increasing information technology options.  How do they navigate, evolve and respond to the changing informatics world. These leaders often do not work directly with information technology, nor necessarily understand the application, but they are asked to make crucial decisions about their implementation.  The outcomes of those decisions have financial, strategic and patient outcomes and the cost of a mistake can be devastating. Is there a methodology or a roadmap to assist the non-technical executive to proactively make technology decisions?