|Dr. Neil CalmanCEOInstitute for Family Health NEIL CALMAN, M.D., is a Board Certified family physician who has been practicing in the Bronx and Manhattan for the past 30 years. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Family Health where he has served as President and CEO since 1983. The Institute operates 16 community health centers in the Bronx, Manhattan and the Hudson Valley of New York and 8 homeless healthcare sites as well as a two school-based health centers and two family medicine residency programs.|
Dr. Calman is the recipient of many National and regional awards for his work including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Health Leadership Award, the American Academy of Family Physicians' Public Health Award, the Pew Charitable Trusts' Primary Care Achievement Award and the Physician Advocacy Award from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession.
In 2002 the Institute’s implemented a fully integrated practice management and electronic health record system e – an implementation that has been directed at population and community health, as well as supporting the Institute’s continuing efforts in eliminating health disparities. In recognition of this achievement, Dr. Calman received the 2006 Physician’s Information Technology Leadership Award, presented by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In 2008. the Institute received the HIMSS Davies Award in Public Health and the New York Times Non-profit Excellence Award for its Use of Technology and Focus on Mission.
Dr. Calman serves on the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education and on the Board of the Community Health Care Association of New York State. In 2009 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as an expert in the care of vulnerable populations to HRSA’s HIT Policy Committee where he serves on the Meaningful Use Subcommittee and the Privacy and Security and Quality Measurement Tiger Teams.
|Susan ClarkRHIA, Senior Project Manager and the Privacy OfficerColorado Regional Health Information OrganizationSusan Clark, RHIA, is a Senior Project Manager and the Privacy Officer for the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). She is currently leading the deployment of health information exchange (HIE) in multiple health care organizations and physician practices across Colorado communities and led the implementation of the first health care organization to connect to the HIE in February 2011. She also developed, implemented and continues to lead the Privacy Program for CORHIO. |
Susan has extensive IT project management, re-engineering, risk management, consulting, HIM and operational leadership experience in health care. Prior to joining CORHIO, Susan was the National Director of IT Risk Management for Kaiser Permanente conducting risk assessments of several major national IT initiatives. As a Senior Project Executive for Cerner Corporation, she led IT projects in large integrated health care delivery systems, academic medical centers and children’s hospitals in California. Prior to her transition to information technology, Susan held several Health Information Management (HIM) Director level positions in both Hawaii and Colorado. She has published several articles in the Journal of AHIMA, writes a quarterly article for the Colorado Health Information Management Organization (CHIMA) Laser, was an adjunct faculty member of Regis University for several years and continues to guest lecture in the Health Care Administration Program. In 1997, Susan received a national award for mentorship from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
|Peter GreeneChief Medical Information OfficerJohns Hopkins Medicine, and Associate Dean for Emerging Technologies at Johns Hopkins University School of MedicinePeter Greene is Chief Medical Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Associate Dean for Emerging Technologies at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He helps Johns Hopkins Medicine with strategic planning and implementation of enterprise-wide technology projects that impact clinical care, education, and research. |
Dr. Greene is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Medical School. After training in general and cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins he joining the clinical faculty and specialized in adult cardiac, transplantation, and heart assist device surgery. In parallel he has a longstanding interest and expertise in a wide range of topics related to healthcare informatics, educational technologies, and data analytics for research and quality.
|Elizabeth O. Johnson RN-BC, BSN, MS, FHIMS, CPHIMVice President, Applied Clinical InformaticsTenet Healthcare CorporationElizabeth O. Johnson is the nationally recognized, award-winning Vice President of Applied Clinical Informatics for Tenet Healthcare, the nation's second largest publicly traded healthcare system, with more than $9 billion in annual revenue and a workforce of more than 46,000. She provides the strategic vision and tactical planning for all clinical systems used across Tenet's 49 hospitals nationwide.|
Since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and its key Health Information Technology (HITECH) Act provision in 2009, Ms. Johnson has led Tenet's transformational IMPACT (Improving Patient Care through Technology) Program. This signature program addresses the national call for healthcare reform through the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) at Tenet's hospitals nationwide. Ms. Johnson is also leading IMPACT beyond the implementation of EHRs, driving the use of the data they generate to produce new insights and intelligence for improvements in healthcare quality at lower costs.
In addition to her role at Tenet, Ms. Johnson leverages more than 30 years of executive and professional nursing experience in provider organizations to benefit the U.S. healthcare reform movement in Washington, D.C. There, she serves as a member of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee, under the auspices of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, or ONC. Appointed to this position by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Ms. Johnson also co-chairs the HIT Standards Committee Implementation Workgroup. Her many contributions help determine how ARRA's HITECH legislation can best be enacted throughout the nation. Her participation on the Committee also helps to define the term "meaningful use" as it drives the integration of interoperable EHRs across the U.S. Healthcare System.
Ms. Johnson's contributions to Tenet and the U.S. Healthcare System have earned her recognition by some of the most respected professional associations and publications in the industry. In 2010 alone, Ms. Johnson earned Modern Healthcare's recognition as one of the nation's top 25 clinical informaticists and was named by the Health Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS) as not only one of its "50-in-50" Memorable Contributors in HIMSS' 50 Year History, but also as the recipient of the coveted HIMSS 2010 Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.
Prior to joining Tenet Healthcare, Ms. Johnson was Executive Vice President and National HIPAA Practice Leader for the Healthlink Corporation. She has also served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations as well as Chief of Nursing for Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; and Director of Women's Services at All Saints Episcopal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ms. Johnson holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas. She is a Registered Nurse in Texas and is nationally credentialed as a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) by HIMSS.
|Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCMChair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive SciencesYale School of MedicineDr. Charles J. Lockwood is a leading expert in maternal-fetal medicine, specializing in pregnancy loss, preterm delivery and maternal thrombophilias, a blood-clotting disorder in pregnancy.|
Dr. Lockwood's research interests include the pathophysiology of recurrent pregnancy loss, the prediction of preterm delivery, and the mechanisms of abnormal endometrial bleeding. He is the senior editor of the CD-ROM and Internet-based textbook "Obstetrics: UpToDate" (2001) and has authored more than 230 journal articles, 55 book chapters, hundreds of abstracts and edited 7 text books. He has 4 current NIH grants. His writing and research have earned him awards from the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Lockwood joined the Yale faculty in 2002 as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine. He serves as chief of Ob/Gyn at Yale-New Haven Hospital and is the director of the Yale Women's Health Center. He is Chair of the Medical Group Board of Governors. From 1998 to 2000, he was also acting director of the Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center at the NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Lockwood received his undergraduate education at Brown University and his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and holds a postdoctoral fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine from Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1987. Before joining the NYU faculty, he was at Tufts University School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he was director of perinatal research. He is the editor-in-chief of Contemporary Ob/Gyn and associate editor of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. He has served on numerous national and state committees dealing with perinatal concerns. He completed his term as president of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in March 2008. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine in 2010.
|Karen M. Marhefka, MHA, RHIA Associate CIOUMassMemorial Healthcare, Inc.Karen Marhefka joined UMassMemorial HealthCare's Information Services Division in January 2009 as the Associate Chief Information Officer. Karen is responsible for the general oversight, planning and execution of the Cornerstone Initiative, a multi-year, multi-entity corporate initiative to implement common patient clinical and financial systems and to reduce variability in processes and workflows across the UMMHC seven hospital enterprise.|
Karen brings over 25 years of hospital administration and operations experience to her role. Prior to her current position, Karen was the Senior Director of Ambulatory Services for UMassMemorial Medical Center, overseeing the operations for facility-based outpatient clinics and services, with visits volumes topping more than one million since 2007.
Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, capstone completed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a master's degree in Health Care Administration from Worcester State University, is a Registered Health Information Administrator and is a longstanding member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
|Tom MooreTechnical ManagerNew York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX)Tom has worked in information technology for over 20 years including software development, business process reengineering and management in government, financial services, telecommunications, professional publishing and consulting to the life sciences industry. He currently manages the technology for the New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) providing health information exchange services for New York's leading academic medical centers, home health care, ambulatory practices, nursing homes and a Medicaid special needs plan. Tom manages the implementation of the exchange and clinical portal in cooperation with member organization. He supports privacy & security policies, manages external projects, assists with business planning & strategy and supports research to evaluate the use of HIE.|
|Stephanie ReelCIOJohns HopkinsStephanie Reel is the Chief Information Officer for all divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and Health System. She was appointed Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO for the Johns Hopkins University in January 1999. She is also Vice President for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a post she has held since 1994. As CIO Ms. Reel leads the implementation of the strategic plan for information services, networking, telecommunications, as well as clinical, research, and instructional technologies. |
Ms. Reel has more than twenty-five years experience in Information Systems, working with educators, regulators, researchers, and health care providers and payors. Under her direction, the Johns Hopkins Health System is enhancing and advancing the use of the electronic patient record and working toward a regional EPR. Johns Hopkins has been honored for innovation in information technology by the Smithsonian Institution and Healthcare Informatics. Also under Ms. Reel’s guidance, the Johns Hopkins University has implemented self-service solutions for faculty, staff and students, leveraging the power of emerging technologies to support electronically enhanced education and research.
Ms. Reel was appointed in 2009 to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2008 by the Daily Record, and CIO of the Year 2000 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). She is a recipient of the CIO Magazine’s 20/20 Vision Leader Award.
Ms. Reel is a member of HIMSS, CHIME, the Healthcare Advisory Council, the American College of Medical Informatics, and EDUCAUSE. She serves on the advisory board of Health Care Informatics and co-chairs the IT Roundtable of the Academic Health Centers’ Clinical Research Forum. Ms. Reel is a member and past President of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association.
Ms. Reel graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in information systems management and holds an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland.
|Bill SpoonerSenior VP and CIOSharp HealthcareBill Spooner has been CIO for the past 15 of his 30 years at Sharp HealthCare. He has led an aggressive IT effort that placed Sharp on the Hospitals and Health Networks 100 Most Wired list for the first 11 years since the list was established. Sharp was an early leader in electronic health records, as the development site for a robust hospital EHR since the mid-1980s. More recently, Spooner spearheaded the rollout of industry-leading EHR’s in both the Sharp hospitals and its medical groups. Sharp has received several awards for its foremost consumer web site. Sharp recently launched its mySharp portal to more closely engage its patients in their care. IT was cited for its contributions to Sharp’s 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.|
Recipient of the 2009 John E. Gall Jr CIO of the Year award, Spooner is a member of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association (HISEA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Fellow in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) which he served as Chair in 2006. He has worked with CHIME’s Advocacy Leadership Team since its inception in 2004 and chaired the group in 2005. Spooner serves on the Editorial Board of Healthcare IT News. He also serves on the California Hospital Association Health Informatics and Technology Committee as well as a number of industry advisory councils. He was recently named by Information Week as one of the 25 leaders driving the healthcare I.T. revolution.
|Vatsal G. Thakkar, M.D.Clinical Assistant Professor of PsychiatryNYU School of MedicineVatsal G. Thakkar, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and also runs a private practice in Manhattan. He has a decade-long background in health-IT. As a third-year resident in psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, he was the founding member of the outpatient “paperwork reduction committee.” Once on faculty at Vanderbilt, he quickly attained the position of IT physician liaison to the department of psychiatry, consisting of over 60 members. In this position, he helped to beta-test the in-house EMR called StarPanel, helped train faculty, staff, and residents, created a user manual for the application, and helped with the overall implementation of the medical center’s E3 initiative (to be paperless by 2003).|
Upon moving to New York City, he opened his private practice with the desire to be as paperless as possible, mostly for convenience because of his three practice locations. This practice was born with a web-based EMR at its core. His efforts at creating a digital practice were so successful, he has served as a consultant to health care providers ranging from solo practitioners to multi-specialty groups.
Vatsal has been ahead of the curve with his digital lifestyle. He was using encryption technology before it was mandated by HIPAA, uses encrypted email to communicate with patients, and uses some form of secure cloud hosting for his entire digital life including photos, music, paperwork—everything. He even utilizes a service to scan his mail and personal documents. The idea of having access to everything—anywhere and anytime from his smartphone—still brings a smile to his face.
|Debra Wolf RN, PhDAssociate Professor, NursingSlippery Rock UniversityDebra Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Slippery Rock University and an independent Healthcare Informatics Consultant. Dr Wolf has over 30 years of experience within the healthcare arena. Her area of expertise focuses on integrating technology into a healthcare setting focusing on change management and process redesign. Dr. Wolf has worked closely with various IT vendors and health systems in exploring and integrating new technologies. She most recently worked with Thomas Edison State College in developing curricular content for their newly approved Masters in Nursing Informatics program. In addition, Dr. Wolf specializes in nursing research, administration/leadership; and nursing education with an emphasis in evidence based practice. Most recently Dr. Wolf was invited to testify in front of the IOM on the future needs of nursing where she emphasized the need for innovative technology to be integrated into all nursing programs. Dr. Wolf is a member of multiple organizations including HIMSS, HIMSS Nursing Task Force, NLN, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau. In addition she serves on the board of WPHIMSS and on the NLN: Education Technology Information Management Advisory Committee. She has published numerous articles most recently in the Journal of legal nurse consultant and published a book chapter focusing on extending care using voice technology in “Nursing Informatics where technology and caring meet. Currently she is co authoring a text for nursing that focuses on using web 2.0 and other forms of social networking tools to advance health awareness and wellness.|
|David BerlindEditor-in-Chief of TechWeb.com, Chief Content OfficerTechWebDavid Berlind is editor-in-chief of TechWeb.com and the Chief Content Officer for its parent company, TechWeb. |
Aside from these titles, David currently spends a good chunk of his time helping to define TechWeb's strategy when it comes to new media (blogging, audio, video, etc.), the integration of events and editorial, and the best ways to meaningfully (to the company as well as its audiences) engage the various social networks.
David's career in media started in 1991 when he joined Ziff-Davis' PC Week to write technology reviews. After eventually becoming the Director of PC Week's testing lab, he moved over to ZD's Windows Sources Magazine as Editor-in-Chief and then to Computer Shopper as Editorial Director. In 1998, David joined ZDNet where he led the site's family of business technology properties and eventually helped to lead CNET Networks' (ZDNet's parent company) push into new media such as blogging, podcasting, and, what he calls "near broadcast quality video on near YouTube economics."
David is frequently relied upon for his technology marketplace expertise by non-TechWeb media outlets. David has been quoted in most national newspapers including the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News and he has made numerous appearances on television and radio including CNN, CNBC, Fox, the Charlie Rose Show, the BBC, and American Public Radio's Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, NPR and CBS Radio.
David joined TechWeb in January 2008 when his event production startup Mass Events Labs was acquired by TechWeb's parent company United Business Media.
Prior to his career in tech media, David spent eight years as a software developer, network engineer, and IT manager. He was graduated by the University of Miami in 1984 with a Bachelors Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and currently lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts.
|Paul CerratoEditorInformationWeek HealthcarePaul Cerrato, Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare, has worked as a healthcare editor and writer more than 27 years. Previously the Executive Editor of Contemporary OBGYN, he also served as senior editor of RN magazine. The winner of 6 Jesse Neal Editorial Awards, considered the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism, Paul has been extensively published in the business and medical literature, including Business and Health and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is currently executive editor for the newsletter Advancing OBGYN, published by the Yale University School of Medicine. He has also lectured at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and Westchester Medical Center.|
|John FoleyEditorInformationWeek Government@jfoley09John Foley began his career as a technology journalist inside the Washington beltway, covering the breakup of AT&T and the deregulation of the telecom industry. Since joining InformationWeek, he has written or managed many stories on IT implementation by local, state, and federal agencies and governments. In the mid-90's, Foley reported on efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies to deploy Microsoft's Windows operating system while complying with open systems requirements. He also led InformationWeek's coverage of government adoption of data warehousing technologies and, following 9/11, efforts to increase data sharing and collaboration among intelligence and other agencies. More recently, he has followed and reported on the growing use of Web 2.0 tools in government, including NASA's experimentation with social networking, and the heightened interest among government IT professionals in cloud computing services. With the launch of InformationWeek Government, Foley is the editorial team leader for InformationWeek's expanded coverage of technologies and strategies for CIOs and IT professionals in the government sector.|
|Doug Henschen Executive EditorInformationWeekDoug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence and analytics. He previously served as editor in chief of Intelligent Enterprise and he has covered IT and data-driven marketing for the last 14 years of his 29-year career in publishing.|
|Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior WriterInformationWeek HealthcareMarianne Kolbasuk McGee has been reporting and writing about IT for more than 25 years, including covering health IT for more than a decade. McGee joined InformationWeek in 1992 and has covered a variety of issues in addition to health IT, including IT management, careers, skill and salary trends and H-1B visas. McGee closely follows a wide range of health care IT issues, ranging from U.S. government's HITECH Act programs to the adoption of evolving, innovative technologies such as telemedicine, mobile health, clinical decision support and analysis, and personalized medicine.|
|Stacey PetersonExecutive EditorInformationWeek HealthcareStacey Peterson started her technology journalism career as a reporter for Computer Systems News, covering government technology policy and international trade issues. Since then she has worked in various positions as an editor at Open Systems Today and InformationWeek. She oversees the daily operations of InformationWeek magazine and its sister digital publications. With the launch of InformationWeek Healthcare, Peterson has taken on the role of the editorial team leader for InformationWeek's expanded coverage of IT technologies and strategies in this industry. Prior to becoming a journalist, Peterson worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an international economist focusing on the U.S. services industry.|
|Rob PrestonVice President and Editor In ChiefInformationWeek@robprestonRob oversees the editorial direction of the world's leading business technology media brand. Rob works with an award-winning team of more than 30 writers, editors, and market experts to deliver practical and thought-provoking analysis on business technology issues and trends. InformationWeek helps millions of Web site users, magazine and newsletter readers, and conference attendees frame and define their business technology objectives and make technology purchasing decisions. Rob's two decades in technology journalism span senior editorial management positions at UBM TechWeb's Network Computing, InternetWeek, CommunicationsWeek International, and CommunicationsWeek. Rob has a bachelor's degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.|