Dr. Shafiq Rab is a forward thinking, business-oriented, Lean Six Sigma experienced, and customer focused health care leader with 15 plus years.
Prior to his recent appointment as the VP & CIO at Hackensack UMC, Dr. Rab was at Orange Regional Medical Center, where his accomplishments included building a new hospital IT Infrastructure and aligning technology and business goals. He has held several senior executive positions including St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, where he was VP, IT and CIO and at Carrier Clinic and East Mountain Hospital.
Expertise as a CIO includes: Directing and managing advanced, growing healthcare organizations and providing strategic leadership and vision, clinical and healthcare transformation, IT governance, mergers & acquisitions.
Specialties include: measuring and maximizing IT value, budgetary and operations strategy and management, operational turnaround, enterprise business integration, architecture and infrastructure design/implementation, virtualization, planning, organizing and team building. Shafiq has specialized expertise in physician relationship and transforming the entire technology strategy.
Dr. Rab is one of the founding members of HIMSS New Jersey Chapter and a former Board Member. He is also the founding Member of NJShore (Organization to Support and Help HIPAA). He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives; American Health Information Management Association; New Jersey Public Health Association; Information Technology Steering Committee of Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) and a former Board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society. He is an active member of CHIME and HIMSS.
June 6th, 2016 | 8:15 – 9:00 am
Michael Pfeffer, CIO UCLA Health System (CA)
Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine. Michael is responsible for the development and operations of the enterprise information systems, the overall health IT strategic plan, central data and analytics platforms, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies to further UCLA Health’s mission of healing humankind one patient at a time. Michael was the lead physician as UCLA Health’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the “big-bang” implementation of the enterprise electronic health record encompassing over 20,000 users.
Michael is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine with a focus Hospital Medicine, supervising residents and medical students in the acute care of patients. He also serves as an Associate Program Director for the new Clinical Informatics Fellowship at UCLA and as a mentor in the Resident Informaticist program. Michael has lectured around the world on clinical informatics with a focus on electronic health records and their impact on organizations and patients.
Michael graduated from Brown University with a degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA.
June 7th, 2016 | 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Bruce Metz, SVP & CIO Lahey Health (MA)
Dr. Bruce A. Metz is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Lahey Health, a leading health care provider in the greater Boston area. Dr. Metz has an extensive track record as a CIO for prominent institutions within health care as well as higher education. As CIO at Lahey, Dr. Metz oversees IT strategy development, implementation and operations to enhance the organization’s competitive position and meet the challenges associated with the dramatic changes in health care. In recognition of his accomplishments, Dr. Metz has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” and to Computerworld’s “Premier 100 Top IT Leaders.”
Dr. Metz received a BS in industrial and management engineering from Columbia University, and an MA in organizational development and PhD in Applied Psychology from New York University. He serves on several advisory boards and previously held an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in organizational development and leadership at the Tufts University Gordon Institute. Dr. Metz is a frequent presenter on topics related to health IT, organizations and their interactions.