Midwest Fall Technology Conference (Chicago, IL - November 12-14, 2014)

Westin Chicago River North

320 North Dearborn Street



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Get to Know the Speakers



Keynote Speaker Thursday, November 13, 8-9:30 AM CT
Marc Probst, MBA
Chief Information Officer & Vice President Information Systems
Intermountain Healthcare

Marc Probst is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network (IDN) based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, Mr. Probst has been appointed to serve on the Federal Healthcare Information Technology Policy Committee which is assisting in developing HIT Policy for the U.S. Government.

Prior to Intermountain Healthcare, Mr. Probst was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young, serving healthcare provider and payer organizations. He has significant interest in the use of information technology to increase patient care quality and lower the costs of care. In addition, Mr. Probst is experienced in information technology planning, design, development, deployment and operation as well as policy development for HIT related issues.

Mr. Probst is a graduate of the University of Utah in Finance and received an MBA from George Washington University. He serves as a Board Member of several healthcare related organizations including the University Of Utah School Of Nursing and the Utah Food Bank.


Intermountain' s Marc Probst on interoperability, Meaningful Use and ICD-10
CIO Review- Marc Probst
Intermountain Healthcare's Marc Probst: Time for More Concerted Federal Action on Data Standards
The Life of a Healthcare CIO: Intermountain' s Marc Probst

Twitter: Intermountain

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/marc-probst/0/a58/28

Blog: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/categories/transforming-healthcare

Keynote Speaker Thursday, November 13, 8-9:30 AM CT
Frederick Holston
Chief Technology Officer & Head of Healthcare Transformation Lab
Intermountain Healthcare

Frederick Holston is the chief technology officer of Intermountain Healthcare. His responsibilities include providing direction and oversight of Intermountain Healthcare's information systems architecture. Mr. Holston provides strategic direction for effective data management beyond storage and systems, allowing for efficient flow of information between their 2,500 applications and two electronic medical records. In addition to managing structured data, Mr. Holston is engaged in several efforts for storing unstructured data to be used for strategic analytical and marketing purposes.

Mr. Holston also oversees Intermountain's Healthcare Transformation Lab designed to find or create solutions that provide high quality care that result in lower costs. He is responsible for a team focused on working with clinicians to identify opportunities and answers to improve healthcare using solutions created in the lab.

Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare in 1996, Mr. Holston was a principle consultant with Oracle. He also served as a leader in conversion systems and has worked in military, manufacturing, and financial industries, and worked on early super computer initiatives. With an education background in electronics engineering, he is a recognized expert in analysis and design of enterprise technical architectures.


Intermountain CTO: Patient experience ripe for transformation
Frederick Holston discusses the future of mobile health at the mHealth Summit 2012
Intermountain Healthcare's IT Push: A New Level of Vendor Co-Development
Transforming Healthcare Through Technology: Why Intermountain' s Transformation Lab Wants to Do More Than Innovate

Twitter: Intermountain

Blog: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/categories/transforming-healthcare

Keynote Speaker Thursday, November 13, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM CT
Diana J.P. McKenzie, JD
Partner and Chair, Information Technology & Outsourcing Practice Group

Ms. Diana McKenzie is internationally recognized for her work in information technology and outsourcing matters. She is best known for her ability to provide practical, efficient, and strategic legal counsel.

For over twenty-five years, Ms. McKenzie has practiced exclusively in information technology and outsourcing law. This experience makes her uniquely qualified to offer unparalleled perspective on virtually every type of information technology and outsourcing matter. She has extensive experience with issues unique to the health care technology industry. In addition, she is also known for her work in data privacy and has significant experience with the security breach notification laws. Ms. McKenzie has represented clients in some of the largest and most sophisticated technology transactions in the United States and abroad.


Developing a Winning IT Negotiations Strategy
Tips for Negotiating a Cloud Vendor Agreement
Trends in Outsourcing Emerging From the Great Recession
Successful Negotiation of Outsourcing Agreements

Twitter: Hunter_Maclean

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dianamckenzie

Keynote Speaker Friday, November 14, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM CT
Rebecca L. Kaul, MISM, MBA
UPMC I Technology Development Center

As President of the Technology Development Center (TDC), Ms. Rebecca Kaul leads a team of over 130 business, design, clinical, software engineering, and architecture professionals in evaluating and developing new health care technology solutions. Through strategic partnerships, she champions the implementation and commercialization of these innovations.

In May 2013, Ms. Kaul was ranked as one of the top 20 health IT leaders driving change nationally by InformationWeek Healthcare and, she was recognized in September when UPMC was ranked as the number one leading innovator of business technology nationally through the InformationWeek 500 award.

Prior to leading the Technology Development Center, Ms. Kaul ran a UPMC joint venture, A-Life Hospital, in which she helped to develop a hospital coding product so powerful that UPMC sold its ownership for a significant profit.

Ms. Kaul has multiple degrees, including a Master of Business Administration from New York University as well as a Master of Information Systems Management and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy, both from Carnegie Mellon University.


How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
UPMC's Technology Development Center Funds Innovative Health Care Research Projects at CMU
First 'Innovation Palooza' at UPMC's Technology Development Center
In a quest to marry medicine, technology, UPMC investing millions into mobile wellness tools

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccakaul

Dr. Airica Steed, Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE
Enterprise Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)

Dr. Airica Steed, RN, MBA, Ed.D currently serves as the Enterprise Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Dr. Steed is the first person to hold the title of CXO for UI Health, which is a new C-Suite role that exists in less than 1% of healthcare organizations across the country. She is charged with spearheading an enterprise-wide cultural and operational transformation effort to elevate the organizational experience (patients, families, providers, employees), leading large-scale strategic initiatives across the health system, and is accountable for a diverse portfolio for operational areas. Additionally, Dr. Steed holds a faculty appointment in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health division of Health Policy & Administration. Prior to her current role, Dr. Steed served as the Vice President of Professional Services & Operations Excellence for Advocate Healthcare, where she was the youngest minority executive leader among over 29,000 employees.

Article: 2013 Up and Comers: Airica Steed

Twitter: SteedIHC

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-airica-steed-ed-d-mba-rn-cssmbb-fache/8/294/7b8

Patrick Flavin
Executive Director

Mr. Patrick Flavin is an entrepreneur and corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the life sciences field. Mr. Flavin has helped to build several life sciences companies in the Chicago area, including MediChem Life Sciences and Advanced Life Sciences, both of which he helped to take public on NASDAQ while serving as each company's chief legal executive. As an attorney, Mr. Flavin has served as counsel and advisor to several area companies in the medical device, diagnostic, health IT and drug development space. In addition to his experiences as chief legal executive, Mr. Patrick Flavin also co-founded a venture capital fund to invest in and manage early-stage life science companies in the Midwest. Before working in the industry, he served as an Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Matter Matters!
Chicago's New Healthcare Startup Hub and Co-Working Space!

Twitter: pflaviw, (@MATTERChicago)

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-flavin/1a/972/712

Charles Boicey, RN, BC, CLNC, PMP, CPHIMS
Enterprise Analytics Architect
Stony Brook Medicine

Charles Boicey is the Enterprise Analytics Architect for the Stony Brook Medicine. Charles has 22 years of experience in the healthcare field. Scope of expertise encompasses trauma critical care nursing, designing technology-enabled processes, ensuring the use of standardized data elements in clinical systems to meet clinical and research data warehouse requirements, most recent work includes the development of Saritor, a healthcare centric Hadoop "Big Data" ecosystem designed to advance clinical and research practice. Charles is a Registered Nurse, certified in Nursing Informatics, PMP, CPHIMS, received his MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Charles is the Vice President of the American Nursing Informatics Association and an active member of AMIA and HIMSS.

Article: Big Data or Big Hype? Healthcare is Uncovering the Possibilities

Twitter: N2InformaticsRN

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/charlesboicey

Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
PatientSafe Solutions

Dr. Parker has over 35 years of experience in nursing as a clinical leader, informatics nurse specialist, faculty member, and practicing nurse. She joins PatientSafe as Chief Nursing Informatics Officer from Rubbermaid Healthcare, where, as CNIO, she championed products that support optimal nursing workflow and shared clinical insights to aid in product development. Prior to Rubbermaid, Dr. Parker served as senior clinical informatics specialist for Motion Computing, a rugged tablet PC manufacturer. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Walden University in the MSN and DNP programs. She has written extensively on mobile health information technology and its impact on both workflow and the patient-clinician relationship for publications including Computers Informatics Nursing, the Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Advance for Executive Insight, and Connection. Dr. Parker has also authored several book chapters on nursing informatics, and she is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.

Article: Perspectives on Nursing - the Transition to Informatics

Twitter: PatientSafeSoln

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cparkerrnphd

Brian Norris, MBA, RN-BC, FHIMSS
CEO & Co-founder
Social Health Insights

Brian Norris MBA, RN-BC, FHIMSS is an experienced healthcare clinician, executive, Google GLASS explorer, and innovator. He has held various clinical, leadership, consulting and technology roles within today's largest healthcare institutions. He specializes in solving problems and believes that simple yet disruptive solutions are key to pushing the envelope forward. He innovates at Social Health Insights, an health technology start-up developing social and analytic technologies to impact today's toughest health problems.

Article: Social Media Do's and Don'ts for Nurses

Twitter: Geek_Nurse

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/norrisbrian

Kathleen Kimmel, RN, MHA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Engagement Executive
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.

Kathleen Kimmel, RN, MHA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS is a certified hospital and healthcare administrator and registered nurse with business intelligence, performance management, and population health analytics consulting and delivery background. Her professional experiences also include business intelligence and performance management consulting as well as product and service line management, project management, hospital administration and clinical experience. Kathleen has worked across the care continuum, including experience at large health systems, academic organizations, community hospitals, vendor organizations, and home care.


Interview with Kathleen Kimmel, RN, MHA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
The Shared Goal of Interoperability

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/kathleen-kimmel/3/552/172

Dennis Fine
Chief Operating Officer
DuPage Medical Group

As Chief Operating Officer, Dennis Fine is responsible for all operations of DuPage Medical Group's practices. He brings a unique blend of health plan and physician management experience to this role. In addition, he oversees the marketing department, real estate acquisitions and joint business ventures on behalf of the organization. Since joining in 2010, Fine has worked on the planning and development of DMG's state-of-the-art medical office buildings in Lisle and Wheaton. Upon its opening in December 2012, the Lisle Medical Office Building became DMG's most patient-focused health care facility to date, providing one-of-a-kind service to the local area. The Wheaton Medical Office Building that opened in April 2014 provides exceptional, accessible medical care to downtown Wheaton and the surrounding communities. In addition to having more than 10 years of physician and ancillary practice management experience, Fine has held senior level positions at Aetna and United Healthcare. Fine has a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Miami and an MBA from Georgia State University."

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/dennis-fine/86/229/644

Larry Goodman MD
Chief Executive Officer
Rush Medical Center

Larry J. Goodman, MD, is the chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center. He also serves as president of Rush University, president of the Rush System for Health, and principal officer of the Rush Board of Trustees. Goodman was president and CEO of Rush from 2002 until September 2010. Prior to being named president and CEO, Goodman was senior vice president for medical affairs at Rush and the Henry R. Russe Dean of Rush Medical College. He is also a professor of medicine. Before accepting the position of senior vice president in 1998, he was medical director of Cook County Hospital, a position he had held since 1996. During this time he also served as professor of medicine and associate dean of Rush Medical College. A highly respected clinician, researcher and medical educator, Goodman has published in such prestigious publications as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Infectious Diseases. His research has focused on infectious diseases, particularly gastrointestinal infections in HIV-positive patients. He is also known for promoting innovation in medical education, and has written extensively about such issues as curricula and how students select a specialty for residency training.


Patty Lavely
Sr. Vice President and CIO
Gwinnett Medical Center

Patricia Lavely (Patty) is Sr. Vice President and CIO of Gwinnett Medical Center. She is a leader in healthcare information technology with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She has served as Chief Information Officer for three regional health systems, developing each organization's IT strategy and implementing operational improvements and technology-related regulatory compliance policies. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, developing IT governance, implementing EMRs, relocating data centers, major system selection and long-range planning. Patty has participated in the planning and development of both statewide and local health information exchanges, serving as Chair of both the Georgia Health Information Technology and Transparency Advisory Board and the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council's IT Consortium. She has maintained industry involvement throughout her career, including participation in national organizations, such as VHA, HIMSS, ACHE and CHIME, and publication in national IT journals.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/patty-lavely/2/a1a/9ba

Bob DeGrand
Retiring Vice-President & Chief Information Officer
Froedtert Health

Bob DeGrand serves Froedtert Health as vice-president and chief information officer, a position he assumed in January 2009. In that role he is responsible for Information Technology (IT) strategic planning, implementation and maintenance at Froedtert Hospital, Community Memorial and St. Joseph's Hospitals and all associated clinics and administrative/support offices.

More than 30 years of health care information systems experience coupled with IT work as a consultant for Froedtert Hospital beginning in 1997 positioned Bob well for this leadership position. His IT experience includes strategic information planning, project management, system selection, contract negotiations and customer support for a broad array of health care applications and models for clinics, hospitals and health systems throughout the country.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-degrand/15/2a5/b28

Lee Carmen
Chief Information Officer
University of Iowa Healthcare

Lee Carmen was appointed associate vice president for information systems in July 2007. He oversees information technology services, including technical support, applications development, and clinical applications across the UI Health Care enterprise.

He joined the UI Carver College of Medicine staff as director of Information Systems in 1994, directing information technology support for academic, research, and administrative initiatives. In 2001, he was named chief information officer and director of Health Care Information Systems for UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Carver College of Medicine. He is an adjunct instructor in the College of Public Health at The University of Iowa.Carmen received bachelor's degrees in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and in electrical engineering from The University of Iowa. Becker's Hospital Review recognized Lee Carmen in the 2014 edition of "100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/lee-carmen/4/509/5ab

Col. Jack Taylor MD, FACS
Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Jack Taylor MD FACS serves as the BITS Chief Medical Information Officer for BITS. As BITS CMIO, Jack has championed and led our support to VA-DOD information sharing including the integrated Electronic Health Record, the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and the MHS Theater Medical Information Program - Joint. Jack co-chairs the OSEHRA Architecture Work Group and is a frequent presenter to interagency events, and HIMSS. Jack is a retired Navy Veteran with over thirty years of service and experience in healthcare delivery, health information management, and health information sharing in the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and private healthcare settings. He possesses recognized expertise in project and program management, health information requirements, HIT data standardization, clinical informatics and interagency strategy in Federal HIT.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jack-taylor/12/70/4b3

Jacqueline Rosenblatt, BSN, Ph.D., CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Vice President, Clinical Operations

Jacqueline Rosenblatt is vice president of Clinical Operations at MPRO. Rosenblatt is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of all clinical contracts at MPRO including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) funded projects targeted at improving quality, improving outcomes and reducing costs across the care continuum. In addition, she oversees partner, provider and stakeholder relations and the development and implementation of corporate-wide initiatives that maximize the organization's strategic focus and achievement of operational goals. Rosenblatt has over 30 years of health care experience including clinical practice, nursing education, informatics and management. Her expertise is focused on integrating quality care delivery of evidence based practices with health information technology and is a frequent presenter on the topic. She joined MPRO's team in 2005; prior to being appointed Vice President of Clinical Operations, Rosenblatt also served in the capacity of Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Senior Director of Corporate Growth and Development. Prior to coming to MPRO, she served as the Director of Clinical Informatics at POH Medical Center (now McLaren-Oakland).

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=48603520&authType=NAME_SEARCH

Jaime B. Parent, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, PMP
Vice President of Information Technology Operations & Associate CIO
Rush University Medical Center

Jaime B Parent is Vice President of Information Technology Operations and Associate CIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Among his many responsibilities, Mr. Parent is leading the technical transformation of Rush through various strategies, including the deployment of an electronic medical record and a modernization of technology infrastructure.A native of Connecticut, Mr. Parent has 30 years of healthcare experience including 20 years in the Air Force Medical Service, retiring at the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in 2003. A certified clinical microbiologist, Mr. Parent spent several years as a medical technologist, virology researcher and lab director, prior to becoming an Information Technology Executive and CIO. Previously, he has held several IT and CIO related positions within the United States Air Force Medical Service, Department of Defense, and the University of Maryland Medical System.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/jaime-parent/71/837/699

Bonnie Siegel FHIMSS
Senior Associate - IT Practice

Bonnie Siegel is a senior associate in the information technology practice of Witt/Kieffer based in Oak Brook, IL. She brings over 15 years of retained executive search experience exclusively in healthcare information technology, as well as experience as a health IT consultant and market researcher. She specializes in the recruitment of chief information officers, chief medical information officers, chief nursing information officers, chief technology officers, as well as heads of clinical informatics and other senior-level IT positions. Bonnie has participated in more than 200 senior-level information technology search assignments for a diverse group of healthcare organizations including hospitals, health systems, vendors and for-profit companies, associations, managed care and physician groups.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniesiegel

Nick Giannas
Senior Associate

Nicholas J. Giannas, based in Oak Brook, is a senior associate and part of the national Information Technology (IT) practice at Witt/Kieffer. Over the past several years, Nick has specialized in IT executive searches for leading institutions in health care and higher education. A key contributor to the IT practice, Nick has participated in identifying leaders on behalf of hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and colleges and universities across the country. Nick joined Witt/Kieffer in 2003 as a research analyst supporting the physician practice nationwide. He received his B.S. in Marketing from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, and holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Healthcare Administration from Dominican University, River Forest, IL.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-giannas/a/62/933

Eric Born
Managing Director, Medix IT
Medix Staffing Solutions

Eric Born has 19 years of experience in IT Services, Staffing and Recruiting industry. He came to Medix in 2004 to build a national healthcare staffing
company. After observing healthcare reform driving technology adoption, launched Medix IT in 2009 in response to demand for HIT professionals. He is a strategy architect of creative workforce solutions to neutralize the HIT talent shortage.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EKBorn

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ericborn

Blog: http://www.medixteam.com/blog/

Vice President, Education & Business Development

Pam Matthews, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, serves as the VP of Education and Business Development at The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Previously, she was Sr. Director of Informatics for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) with responsibility for healthcare information exchange, standards and interoperability initiatives. Prior to joining HIMSS in 2006, Ms. Matthews served five years in the role of CIO of a private healthcare provider. She has over twenty five years experience in health care with the last fifteen in information systems. Prior to serving in role of CIO, she worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and Superior Consultant Company where she focused on healthcare information technology (IT), strategic planning, system selections, IT operations, management and governance. Prior to consulting, Ms. Matthews worked for various healthcare providers in IT leading clinical initiatives and IT operations including Emory University in Atlanta. She is a Registered Nurse with a bachelors in industrial engineering and a MBA. She makes numerous presentations on HIT, HIE and IT in clinical practice.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/pam-matthews-rn-mba-cphims-fhimss/7/7a/62a

David Vinson
Founder & Chairman DHX - Digital Health Showcase
Founder & CEO, SocialWellth

David is the Founder & Chairman of DHX - Digital Health Showcase, a not-for-profit whose sole mission is to accelerate the development and market implementation of digital health innovation in a manner in which all participating parties benefit. In this capacity, David is a well-respected transformational digital health strategist providing insights and innovative digital health solutions to well-known brands such as Walgreens, Cigna, and Moda. David is founder/co-founder of three digital Health companies and has over 24 years of experience in the telecommunications, travel, and healthcare industries. His passion and proficiency lies in creating unique digital health curation experiences for healthcare sponsors and their consumers. In David's words: "Digital curation is all about pulling together, sifting through disparate data and artifacts, and uniquely positioning for presentation 'Just in Time' and delivering a compelling experience for end consumers, enabling them to 'own the moment'." David is a respected and recognized digital industry innovator known for designing and delivering digital assets such as apps and widgets, which create high-touch, high-tech social interactions for consumers.

Dr. Larry An
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Scientific Director of Cancer Survivorship Program
University of Michigan

Larry An, M.D., is a general internist and Associate Professor Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, where he is the Director of the Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR) and Scientific Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program. Dr. An completed his medical training and internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan before completing fellowships with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality. Dr. An has prior personal experience in the development and evaluation of efficacious personally tailored health communications programs. As Director of CHCR, he oversees an established multi-disciplinary group of behavioral scientists, computer programmers and design experts that has developed over 150 programs utilizing a wide array of technology and communication channels. Dr. An has also worked extensively in the areas of clinical guideline implementation, quality improvement and health systems change.