Since joining vRad in February 2006, Patrick Williamson has held multiple positions within Information Technology team; architecting the platform infrastructure, managing the information security program and most recently, leading the multiple teams within the Information Technology organization.
Patrick has overall responsibility for platform infrastructure design and support, information security and third party software support. The primary focus for Patrick’s team at vRad is “keeping the lights on” for the platform as well as supporting the business and clinical operations.
Ivan Durbak CIO Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (NY)
Ivan Durbak CIO Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (NY)
Ivan has been a senior IT healthcare executive for over 25 years, with extensive experience in planning, developing, and managing information system applications, conducting IT audits, implementing IT security solutions, and re-engineering business workflows.
Currently, Ivan is the CIO at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center: an integrated delivery system with two hospitals, several emergency centers, and 27 outpatient clinic centers providing almost 1,000,000 clinic services annually to a large segment of the central and south Bronx areas.
Previously, Ivan has worked as an independent consultant, as a CIO at a large academic health center, as a full-time college professor, and earlier as a tennis professional.
Drew Madden President Nordic
Drew Madden is the President of Nordic, which is ranked No. 1 by KLAS for Epic consulting. He is responsible for business development, recruiting, and consulting operations. Drew is an experienced healthcare IT professional with over a decade experience in planning, implementing, and optimizing EHRs in hospitals nationwide. His ability to combine a technical EHR background with his experience in project leadership and consulting operations help healthcare IT leaders build successful Epic implementation teams. Drew maintains four Epic certifications and, prior to joining Nordic, worked as a consultant for several years, including four years as a consultant at Cerner Corporation.
William Morris Associate CIO Cleveland Clinic (OH)
Dr. Morris is a staff member of Hospital Medicine and Associate Chief Information Officer for the Health System. Dr. Morris obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. In 2006 he joined the staff in the Section of Hospital Medicine of Cleveland Clinic. He was named Director of Clinical Informatics in 2007 and promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer. A prolific inventor and innovator, Dr. Morris started and currently directs the Clinical Solutions Center at Cleveland Clinic. This highly specialized team brings experts in computer science, hardware and software engineers and clinicians to develop the next generation of clinical care tools. In 2008 Dr. Morris was named Innovator of the year for his work in implementing physician order entry for Cleveland Clinic and also received Innovator awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Dr. Morris published, mHealth Global Opportunities and Challenges, a book reviewing his work on mobile and distance health. He is chairman of the Cleveland Clinical Medical Records Committee and is active on numerous advisory committees including medical-legal, quality and safely committees. He continues his clinical role as a Hospitalist within the Medicine Institute as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
Michael Rosenblum Clinical Executive InterSystems
As Clinical Executive for InterSystems, Dr. Michael Rosenblum works with clients to develop a shared vision, strategy, and project roadmap aimed at optimizing the value of the InterSystems HealthShare strategic informatics platform. In this role, Michael works with clients’ senior management to ensure HealthShare remains a strategic asset in addressing their business needs.
Michael has more than 30 years of clinical, operational, and management experience in healthcare. Prior to joining InterSystems, he was Vice President, Program and Product Development for PMSI, where he focused on developing pharmacy-centric solutions for the workers compensation payer market, as well as client implementations and regulatory affairs initiatives. Michael was also Group Vice President for AmerisourceBergen Technology Group. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Innovation for PharMerica Inc., a division of AmerisourceBergen, where he was responsible for driving top-line growth as well as strategies to develop innovative solutions to improve clinical, operations, quality, and cost parameters across the long-term care pharmacy operating model. Michael has also held a variety of operations, business development, and product development positions in the health information management and pharmacy benefits management markets.
He earned his undergraduate and Pharm.D. degrees from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Master’s in Business Administration from Union College. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for Align Health Resources.
Walter Fahey SVP & CIO Maimonides Medical Center (NY)
Walter J. Fahey, MBA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Maimonides Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader in Information Technology in Healthcare. Mr. Fahey’s responsibilities also include Telecommunications.
Under Mr. Fahey’s leadership, Maimonides has won many prestigious awards including the ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award in 1998, The Nicholas E. Davies Award, and American Hospital Association’s “Most Wired” and/or “Most Wireless”, Data Core Healthcare Innovators Award, GE Centricity Perioperational Customer Innovator Award. Mr. Fahey was instrumental in the development of the Heal 1, 5, 10 and 17 Grant applications to develop the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (BHIX).
Mr. Fahey is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Solutions Inc. (Board of Directors), Advisory Board for OneView Healthcare, Aruba Advisory Group, Unisys National Exchange Forum, Former Verizon Healthcare Advisory Group AllScripts Executive Forum, NextGen Advisory Board. He is also a member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), HANYS Healthcare Association of New York State, HIT Strategy.
Mr. Fahey came to Maimonides Medical Center in 1995 from The Hospital for Joint Diseases. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare IT, Mr. Fahey also held IT leadership positions at Baxter Health Care, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and The New York Methodist Hospital. Earlier in his professional IT career, he worked in manufacturing, retail and computer services.
Mr. Fahey has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Dan Dodson SVP Santa Rosa Consulting
Dan serves as the Senior Vice President of Santa Rosa Consulting where he brings over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. During this time Dan has served as both an operational leader and sales leader. Dan’s specific focus has been in aligning organizational strengths with client needs through the execution of relevant go-to-market strategies and solution development.
Prior to joining Santa Rosa, Dan served as Senior Vice President at Hooper Holmes, Inc (AMEX: HH), a company serving the health and wellness and life insurance industry. Dan led sales and account management efforts for a $100+ million business unit. Dan, along with the executive team, crafted a new strategic plan which resulted in the company selling underperforming business lines and focusing on the growing health and wellness market. Prior to joining HH, Dan served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. He helped develop market strategies for Dell’s health information exchange, informatics, community physician and electronic medical record services. He also led the development of the division’s Asia-Pacific strategy including joint venture business planning and Brazil and China market entry plans. Prior to join Perot Systems, Dan held numerous positions within various healthcare organizations including Covenant Health System and The Parker Group.
Dan holds an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.
Dr. Michael Dulin Chief Clinical Officer, Analytics & Outcomes Carolinas Health System (NC)
Dr. Michael Dulin currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Analytics and Outcomes Research for the Dickson Advanced Analytics Group (DA2), which is the analytics hub for Carolinas Healthcare System. Here, he currently leads a team of over 120 team members that are dedicated to continuously transforming healthcare through analytics. He was instrumental in laying the framework and implementing this centralized strategic asset for the healthcare system that has built out new analytics competencies including: population health/care management, predictive analytics, marketing analytics, and the creation of high-level system metrics.
Dr. Dulin completed a BS in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and started his career as a Product and Quality Engineer for Advanced Micro Devices. Subsequently, he completed a PhD in Neurophysiology as well as his MD from the University of Texas - Houston. He then trained to become a Family Medicine physician at Carolinas Healthcare System where he worked as a community-based physician for 3 years. He was recruited back into academics to teach Evidence Based Medicine and build a primary care research division for CHS. This led to the creation of the Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research (MAPPR) - one of the largest primary care research networks in the South East. He has also served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine where he led care redesign efforts including the implementation a large scale medical home project that piloted the use of Lean process enhancement methods for the system. He has had continuous research funding for the past 10 years including grants from NIH/NIMHD, AHRQ, The Duke Endowment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His passion is using data/analytics
Joy Grosser VP & CIO UnityPoint Health(IA)
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Eugene Kolker Chief Data Officer Seattle Children’s (WA)
Eugene Kolker is Chief Data Officer at Seattle Children’s which consists of the Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation. Dr. Kolker has over 25 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, predictive analytics and modeling and over 15 years of experience in management, business and community development. At the Hospital network, Eugene heads the Analytics team which focuses on leveraging the data to improve outcomes and safety, reduce costs and drive innovation (cdoanalytics.org). In addition to the Hospital work, he is also Director of Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory (kolkerlab.org) at the Research Institute. Previously, Eugene was Founder and President of BIATECH Research and Innovation Center which was acquired by Seattle Children’s. Currently, Eugene is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University College of Science, Boston and an Affiliate Professor at University of Washington Medical School, Seattle. Dr. Kolker has over 100 publications in 30 different journals. Eugene also serves as Executive Editor of OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology and Big Data journal.
Mary Alice Annecharico SVP and CIO Henry Ford Health System (MI)
Mary Alice Annecharico, RN, MS. was appointed in December 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Henry Ford Health System, responsible for the strategic planning and delivery and support of its integrated delivery systems including Project Helios revenue cycle, electronic health record, physician and patient portals, as well as IT improvement services across Henry Ford. At the core of these efforts is the imperative to improve efficiency and business alignment, reduce costs, and enhance information integration within the hospital and ambulatory environments.
With an appreciation for the complexities at the organizational level, Mary Alice plays a major role in fostering the organizational capability needed to extract greater value from IT investments. She is widely recognized for her ability to transform information technology services into highly effective, cross-disciplinary teams responsible for using technology resources to improve services and realize the strategic goals of the organization.
Mary Alice is a registered nurse with an extensive nursing leadership background and more than 20 years in transforming clinical and business environments through the uses of technology. In her previous roles as Chief Information Officer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, she collaborated with academic colleagues, peer institutions and industry leaders on the interpretation of privacy and security and clinical research standards for academic organizations.
Mary Alice has been actively engaged in national efforts to create a sustainable, secure, statewide health information exchange (HIE), offering interoperability between regional and national health information networks to provide access to clinical data and improved, measurable health outcomes.
A Fellow in the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS), she serves as Editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Health Information Management, the digital publication of HIMSS. Mary Alice is a nursing graduate from St Vincent’s Hospital, NYC, and holds a BS in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College, and an MS in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Myra Davis CIO & SVP, Information Services Texas Children’s Hospital
With over twenty six years in the information technology field, Myra Davis is the SVP /CIO at Texas Children's Hospital. Currently as the Sr.VP of Information Services, Myra has the responsibility to enhance the operation and services of the IS department by maintaining on-going emphasis on customer values, project management, teamwork and implementation of successful operational practices. Her responsibilities include leading a management team of 5 and a staff of 350. Myra is involved with IS Project Management Office, IS Internal Controls, Enterprise Applications both Clinical and Epic Support, Enterprise Business Systems, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, Customer Support and Health Information Management (HIM).
Myra is innovative and accustomed to a heavy workload while possessing strong communication and leadership skills. In addition, she has the ability to successfully work with Senior Management and Executives and is skilled in project planning, team building and an adept negotiator. She has proven ability to produce project results that meet or exceed client’s expectations.
Myra is on the Strategic Advisory Board for HDI – Help Desk Institute; CHIME - College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee (HIE).
Linda Sinisi Entity Information Officer Pennsylvania Hospital (PA)
Linda Sinisi is the Entity Information Officer for Pennsylvania Hospital at Penn Medicine, a $4.3 billion healthcare provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County Hospital and the health system network that serves the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.
Linda has 30 years of experience in health care information technology. Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Linda held a variety of leadership positions within Siemens Health Services and SMS (Shared Medical Systems): Research and Development Product Manager for Critical Care; Regional Manager of the National Health Systems with a focus on implementations, account management and sales support; Southern Area Support Manager and Outsourcing Manager for the Philadelphia Veteran’s Hospital.
Linda earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Drexel University. Linda is pursuing Masters of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics.
Stephen Stewart IT Consultant TruBridge
For over six years, Stephen Stewart served as the CIO at Henry County Health Center, where he also served as the Compliance Officer and Security Officer. Prior to joining the hospital in 2008, he spent more than 29 years in Health IT, serving primarily as the CIO and or COO of Revenue Cycle firms. Stewart has directed many IT initiatives in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. His IT career has focused heavily on applications, both from a design and implementation perspective. He is currently semi-retired doing independent consulting work in healthcare.
Stephen is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing, Accounting and Economics and a Masters of Business Administration, also from the University of Iowa, focusing on finance.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Executives, a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) from HIMSS and a Fellow of HIMSS. Most recently he has been actively engaged HITECH compliance with meaningful use and ICD 10, frequently speaking on these topics.