Speakers

HAS 22 | Salt Lake City, UT

Featured Speakers
FEATURED SPEAKER

Simone Biles

Athlete and Advocate

FEATURED SPEAKER

Penny Wheeler, MD

Former CEO, Allina Health

FEATURED SPEAKER

Marzyeh Ghassemi, MSc, PhD

Artificial Intelligence Professor and Researcher

FEATURED SPEAKER

Elana Meyers Taylor

Five-Time Olympic Medalist, USA Bobsled

FEATURED SPEAKER

Shawn Achor

Top Emotional Intelligence Speaker, Happiness Researcher, Bestselling Author of The Happiness Advantage

Matthew Luhn
FEATURED SPEAKER

Matthew Luhn

Former Lead Animator and Storyteller, Pixar Studios

Kedar Mate
FEATURED SPEAKER

Kedar Mate, MD

President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Jill Hoggard Green
FEATURED SPEAKER

Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN

President and CEO, The Queen's Health System

Brent James
FEATURED SPEAKER

Brent James, MD, MStat

Clinical Professor, Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

FEATURED SPEAKER

Marcus Collins, DBA, MBA

Top Booked Speaker, DE&I Thought Leader; Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy

FEATURED SPEAKER

Taylor Davis, MStat, MBA

President, KLAS Research

FEATURED SPEAKER

Talithia Williams

Host of the PBS series NOVA Wonders

FEATURED SPEAKER

Jia Jiang

Top Inspirational and Emotional Intelligence Speaker

FEATURED SPEAKER

Ford Koles, Jr.

Vice President and National Spokesperson, Advisory Board

FEATURED SPEAKER

Lisa Taylor, MS

Vice President of Analytics, HonorHealth

FEATURED SPEAKER

Patrick McGill, MD

Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer, Community Health Network

FEATURED SPEAKER

Jason Jones, PhD

Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer, General Manager of Data and Analytics Platform, Health Catalyst

FEATURED SPEAKER

Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, HonorHealth

FEATURED SPEAKER

Dan Burton

Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst

Breakout Speakers

Greg Stock

Chief Executive Officer, Thibodaux Regional Health System

Megan Romine, DO, MHA, FACP 

Interim Chief Executive Officer, UnityPoint Accountable Care

Migdalia M. Musler, MHSA

Chief Operating Officer, University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine Medical Group

Paul Horstmeier

Chief Operating Officer, Health Catalyst

Julie Watson, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, INTEGRIS Health

Amy Flaster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, ConcertoCare; Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor of Medicine, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School

Emily Webber

Emily Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA

Chief Medical Information Officer, Indiana University Health and Riley Children's Health

Neal Chawla, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Information Officer, WakeMed

William Holland

William Holland, MD, MHA

Senior Vice President of Care Management and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Banner Health

Ray Gensinger, MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Systems Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hospital Sisters Health System

David Ingham, DO

Chief Information Officer, Allina Health

Chris Harper, CHCIO, MBAi, MPM

Joint Chief Information Officer, The University of Kansas Health System and KU Medical Center

John Henderson

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Children's Hospital Orange County

Peter Marks, PhD

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WakeMed

Edward Sheen, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst

Yohan Vetteth, MBA

Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer, Stanford Health Care

Rhiannon Harms

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, UnityPoint Health

Dave Ross

Chief Technology Officer, Health Catalyst

Emily Downing, MD

System Clinical Officer, Allina Health

Holly Rimmasch

Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Quality, Health Catalyst

Tom Burton

Co-founder and Strategic Advisor, Health Catalyst

Michael Jarjour, MBA

Senior Vice President, Informatics, Steward Health Care Network; Chief Information Officer, Steward Business Solutions

Joseph M. Taylor, CEBS, RHU, HIA

Senior Vice President, Redeemer Health

Dan Unger

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Financial Transformation Business, Health Catalyst

Deepak Sadagopan, MHCDS

Senior Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health Informatics, Providence

Andrew Frueh

Senior Vice President, User Experience, Health Catalyst

Heather Monackey

Executive Director, Patient Access and Engagement, WakeMed

Jim Balbach

Executive Director of Decision Support, Community Health Network

Kory Anderson, MD, CHCQM, FACP

Medical Director of Physician Advisor Services, CDI, Intermountain Healthcare

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD

Divisional Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs, Abbott

Mike Weed

Vice President, Financial Operations, INTEGRIS Health

Adam Smith

Vice President, Decision Support and Financial Planning, Froedtert Health

Nirmal Keshava

Nirmal Keshava, PhD

Vice President, Data Science and Innovation, Cerevel Therapeutics

Manjit Randhawa

Manjit Randhawa, MD, MPH

Physician Data Scientist, MemorialCare

Sara Brown, MBA

Practice Optimization Consultant, Baptist Health Care

Kearstin Jorgenson, MS, CPC, COC

Physician Advisor Operations Director, Intermountain Healthcare

Charles Bissette

Director of Optimization and Integration, WakeMed

Cindy Poiencot, RN

Director of Quality Improvement, Thibodaux Regional Health System

Robert Lambrisky, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Director of Quality Analytics, Baptist Health Care

Yuchen Zhang, MS

Data Scientist, ChristianaCare

Mandy Abbas, MPA

Analytics Manager, Value-Based Care, UnityPoint Health

Paul Brown, MSA

Quality Analytics Manager, Baptist Health Care

Yoshi Williams, MBA

Data Warehouse Manager & Principal Architect, MultiCare Health Systems

Angela E. Cromlich, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Analyst, Clinical Interoperability Team, Indiana University Health

Wei Liu, PhD, PMP

Senior Data Scientist, ChristianaCare

FEATURED SPEAKER

Simone Biles

Athlete and Advocate

Speaker Sessions

  • 5 – Fireside Chat with Simone Biles

    Simone Biles is one of the greatest female athletes of all-time. The first woman to capture five All-Around World Championship titles, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history – male or female – with 25 medals overall (19 gold) and is a seven-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, two bronze). A three-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, she has earned the rare distinction of having four skills named in her honor – The Biles – across beam, floor (two) and vault disciplines. Biles’ extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including TIME 100 Most Influential, Forbes 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People Women Changing the World, USA Today 100 Women of the Century, and two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year among others. Her autobiography – Courage to Soar – was a New York Times bestseller and developed into an award-winning tv special on Lifetime and her documentary series – Simone vs Herself – that streamed on Facebook Watch is nominated for a Sports Emmy Award. Biles utilizes her platform to help advocate for mental health and support initiatives that provide education and assistance for children and young adults associated with adoption and foster care.


About the Speaker

Simone Biles is one of the greatest female athletes of all-time. The first woman to capture five All-Around World Championship titles, Biles is the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history – male or female – with 25 medals overall (19 gold) and is a seven-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, two bronze). A three-time Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, she has earned the rare distinction of having four skills named in her honor – The Biles – across beam, floor (two) and vault disciplines. Biles’ extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including TIME 100 Most Influential, Forbes 30 Under 30, Ebony Power 100, People Women Changing the World, USA Today 100 Women of the Century, and two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year among others. Her autobiography – Courage to Soar – was a New York Times bestseller and developed into an award-winning tv special on Lifetime and her documentary series – Simone vs Herself – that streamed on Facebook Watch is nominated for a Sports Emmy Award. Biles utilizes her platform to help advocate for mental health and support initiatives that provide education and assistance for children and young adults associated with adoption and foster care.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Penny Wheeler, MD

Former CEO, Allina Health

Speaker Sessions


About the Speaker

Penny Wheeler, MD, served as the chief executive officer of Allina Health from 2015 to 2021 and is a member of the board of directors. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as president and chief clinical officer of Allina Health, responsible for leading the organization’s quality and value agenda through alignment of the clinical and operational leadership to optimally benefit those served by Allina Health. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler served patients at Women’s Health Consultants in Minneapolis, was the president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s medical staff, chaired the Allina Health Quality Committee and served on the Allina Health Board of Directors.

Dr. Wheeler continues to set the overall strategic direction for Allina Health, ensuring the organization delivers exceptional care and supports the health and well-being of all those served.

Under Dr. Wheeler’s leadership, Allina Health has sharpened its focus on serving those who have not always been well-served by a health care system. This includes individuals with disabilities through the creation of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute; those with mental illness and addiction issues through significant investments in Allina Health’s mental health capabilities; and those who face discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity through Allina Health’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Dr. Wheeler serves on a variety of local and national Boards. She is currently Chairing the American Hospital Association’s Health Systems Council; and serves on the Boards for NRC Health and Cedar, an organization that eases the strain of financial billing for those served. Locally, Dr. Wheeler serves on the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership, Medical Alley, the University of Minnesota Foundation, St. Thomas University Board of Trustees, and Portico Healthnet, an organization dedicated to helping uninsured Minnesotans receive affordable health coverage and care.

Dr. Wheeler was recently recognized as a Luminary by Modern Health Care for her multiple appearances on their top 25 Women Leaders in Health Care list. In addition, she received an award as one of the 100 most influential people in health care and was recognized as one of the 50 most influential clinical executives.

Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Marzyeh Ghassemi, MSc, PhD

Artificial Intelligence Professor and Researcher

Speaker Sessions

  • 3 – Featured Speaker Session: Marzyeh Ghassemi

    Health is important, and improvements in health improve lives. However, we still don’t fundamentally understand what it means to be healthy, and the same patient may receive different treatments across different hospitals or clinicians as new evidence is discovered, or individual illness is interpreted.

    Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi explores questions about eradicating bias in healthcare data and models, and understanding what it means to be healthy across different populations.


About the Speaker
  • Assistant Professor at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES)
  • Vector Institute Faculty member with CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair
  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Marzyeh completed her PhD at MIT where her research focused on machine learning in healthcare, exploring how to predict immediate and long-term patient needs to inform decisions in the intensive care unit and ambulatory care. Her current research interests include clinical risk prediction with semi-supervised learning, optimal treatment discovery using expert demonstrations, and non-invasive patient phenotyping for behavioral conditions. Prior to MIT, she received a B.S. degree in computer science and electrical engineering at New Mexico State University as a Goldwater Scholar and Master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. Marzyeh is on the Board of Women in Machine Learning (WiML), and co-organized both the NIPS 2016/2017 Workshop on Machine Learning for Health and MIT’s first Hacking Discrimination event.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Elana Meyers Taylor

Five-Time Olympic Medalist, USA Bobsled

Speaker Sessions

  • 40 – Featured Speaker Session: Elana Meyers Taylor

    Elana Meyers Taylor is a five-time Olympic Medalist and the most decorated athlete of color to ever compete in the Olympic Winter Games. She was elected by Team USA to carry the American flag at both the opening and closing ceremonies, becoming the first athlete in history to be named Flag Bearer for both. She will share a stunning story of resilience through childbirth trauma, caring for her newborn son with special needs, isolating with COVID, all while training and competing for the Olympic Games.


About the Speaker

The daughter of a professional football player, Elana was born in Oceanside, California, but grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. A naturally gifted athlete across many sports, she was drawn to softball and by the time she was nine years old, she declared her intention to become an Olympian. She attended George Washington University on a softball scholarship and went on to play professionally for the Mid-Michigan Ice. After what she calls “the worst tryout ever in the history of tryouts” for the US Olympic Softball Team, it appeared her Olympic dreams were over.

It was her parents who saw bobsled on TV and suggested she give it a try. That turned out to be great advice. In the summer of 2007 she made the trip to Lake Placid, NY, home of the US National Bobsled Team. She never left. Elana turned out to be an incredibly powerful brakeman and less than three years later she stood on the podium in Vancouver as an Olympic Bronze Medalist.

Post Vancouver, Elana decided to take the wheel, or in the case of the bobsled, the ‘D-rings’, and transition to the role of driver. That too turned out to be a great decision. Not long after, she became a regular on medals’ podiums around the world, and eventually drove herself all the way back to the Olympic podium in 2014, this time in Sochi, Russia, and this time for silver. Later that year, she became Elana Meyers Taylor, marrying fellow bobsled athlete, Nic Taylor.

In 2015, Elana made history, becoming the first woman to earn a spot on the US National Team competing with the men, as part of a four-man bobsled pilot. She went on to become the first woman to win a medal in international competition in a men’s event. That same year, she won the World Championships in the two-woman event, the first woman in U.S. history to do so. In 2018, at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Elana battled back and forth with Team Germany over the four heat Olympic competition, missing the gold medal by just .07.

On February 8, 2020, Elana and Nic welcomed their first child, Nico, into the world. Nico was born with Down syndrome and severe hearing loss and spent the first week of his life fighting to survive. The following winter, Nico and his parents began traveling the world in pursuit of another few minutes on the Olympic podium for Elana, for the first time as a mother. After a grueling final year leading into the 2022 Olympics–including a last minute positive Covid test just as the Olympics began–Elana made her way back to the podium not once, but twice, winning silver in the inaugural Mono-bob competition, and bronze in the two-woman competition. In doing so, she once again made history, become the most decorated black athlete in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Shawn Achor

Top Emotional Intelligence Speaker, Happiness Researcher, Bestselling Author of The Happiness Advantage

Speaker Sessions

  • 4 – Featured Speaker Session: Shawn Achor

    The most successive healthcare analytic organizations have discovered the importance of healthy, positive multi-team dynamics.

    Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. A decade of research shows that training your brain to be positive at work first actually fuels greater success second. In fact, 75% of our job success is predicted not by intelligence but by your optimism, social support network, and the ability to manage energy and stress positively.


About the Speaker

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a master’s from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two-hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

Matthew Luhn
FEATURED SPEAKER

Matthew Luhn

Former Lead Animator and Storyteller, Pixar Studios

Speaker Sessions

  • 21 – Featured Speaker Session: Matthew Luhn

    The most effective analysts have learned that data is more memorable and actionable when wrapped in a story that is personal and impactful. Matthew is one of the most popular speakers in the U.S. today. He works with companies of all sizes to help professionals craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build strong brands and business communication.


About the Speaker

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication. Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.

With over 20 years experience creating and developing dozens of films, TV shows, and video games, at Pixar, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios, Matthew Luhn knows what it takes to create memorable stories with enduring characters. From filmmaking to business, Matthew’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their story skills, or learn the persuasion of great storytelling. In Matthew’s story seminar, he will share his process for creating new ideas and characters, how to develop great stories and story structure, and how to realize your story ideas from script to storyboards to finished product. and business communication. 

Kedar Mate
FEATURED SPEAKER

Kedar Mate, MD

President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Speaker Sessions

  • 18 – We Count Our Successes in Lives Improved: Turning Information Into Actions That Matter

    Modern health care delivery can make a real difference to saving or improving lives.  Often, however, those with the greatest needs, and the largest potential gains, have been beyond our reach.  We have come to see differences as entrenched and inevitable.  The last several years has seen a growing conversation about the importance of health equity.  The real challenge, though, is transforming those “grand ideas” into actual change and real, measured, results.  This conversation will be a step in that direction – how to start the journey from data and analytics toward achieving the biggest impacts for those with the greatest healthcare needs.


About the Speaker

Kedar Mate, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President of the Lucian Leape Institute, and a member of the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mate’s scholarly work has focused on health system design, health care quality, strategies for achieving large-scale change, and approaches to improving value. Previously Dr. Mate worked at Partners In Health, the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as IHI’s Chief Innovation and Education Officer.  Dr. Mate has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and white papers and has received multiple honors including serving as a Soros Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, Zetema Panelist, and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History and from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree.  You can follow him on twitter at @KedarMate

Jill Hoggard Green
FEATURED SPEAKER

Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN

President and CEO, The Queen's Health System

About the Speaker

Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Queen’s Health System (QHS) on September 30, 2019.

Under Dr. Hoggard Green’s leadership, QHS has taken effective steps to improve quality, coordinate care and reduce unnecessary costs, grown in market share, rolled out several innovations at a rapid pace, and achieved a positive operating margin. Additionally, Dr. Hoggard Green led QHS’ three-party Affiliation Agreement with The University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine and University Health Partners, creating Queen’s University Medical Group that will enhance education and training for the next generation of health care professionals and improve care delivery models for the residents of Hawaii.

Before joining QHS, Dr. Hoggard Green served as Chief Operating Officer of Mission Health and President of Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health in six of seven years (2012-2018), is a $2 billion, 12,000-employee health system comprised of six hospitals, including a 770-bed teaching hospital, multiple ambulatory care facilities, an 800+ provider group practice, a $100+ million post-acute provider, a health plan, and related services. While at Mission, Dr. Hoggard Green was twice named one of 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review (2016, 2017) and one of the Top 25 COO’s by Modern Healthcare (2018).

Prior to Mission Health, Dr. Hoggard Green served as Chief Operating Officer of the Oregon Region of Peace Health and spent more than 15 years at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, a nationally recognized, vertically integrated not-for-profit health system.

Dr. Hoggard Green has dedicated her life to improving patient care. A registered nurse, her career includes work with the oncology and bone marrow transplant units at a Level I trauma facility and at leading hospitals, ambulatory and home health services in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. She received a Bachelor of Science (nursing), Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy (concentration in health system leadership, quality and models of care) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Hoggard Green has been involved in numerous community service and professional organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and YWCA. Currently, she serves on the boards of Child and Family Service (CFS), Hawaii Cancer Consortium, Hawaii Homeless Healthcare Hui (H4 Hawaii) and the Girl Scouts of Hawai`i in addition to serving on the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.

In 2021, Dr. Hoggard Green was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare.

Brent James
FEATURED SPEAKER

Brent James, MD, MStat

Clinical Professor, Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Speaker Sessions

  • 18 – We Count Our Successes in Lives Improved: Turning Information Into Actions That Matter

    Modern health care delivery can make a real difference to saving or improving lives.  Often, however, those with the greatest needs, and the largest potential gains, have been beyond our reach.  We have come to see differences as entrenched and inevitable.  The last several years has seen a growing conversation about the importance of health equity.  The real challenge, though, is transforming those “grand ideas” into actual change and real, measured, results.  This conversation will be a step in that direction – how to start the journey from data and analytics toward achieving the biggest impacts for those with the greatest healthcare needs.


About the Speaker

Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), and participated in that organization’s seminal works on quality and patient safety. He is a Clinical Professor at the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Visiting Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine (Family Medicine; Biomedical Informatics)

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He is presently a Senior Advisor at Health Catalyst, Salt Lake City, UT; Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Boston, MA; and a Senior Advisor at the Leavitt Group, Salt Lake City, UT. He was formerly Chief Quality Officer, and Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improve­ment (ATP), he has personally trained more than 5,000 senior physician, nursing, and administra­tive executives, drawn from around the world, in clinical management methods, with proven improvement results (and leading to over 50 “sister” training programs in more than 10 countries).

He has been honored with a series of awards for quality in health care delivery, including (among many):

  • 2018 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety & Quality Individual Award, Joint Commission & National Quality Forum, March 2019
  • Distinguished Alumnus, University of Utah, 2015
  • Deming Cup–Columbia University School of Business, 2011
  • C. Jackson Grayson Medal, Distinguished Quality Pioneer–American Quality and Productivity Center, 2010
  • Joint Commission Ernest A. Codman Award, 2006
  • AHA HRET TRUST Award, 2005
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Award, 2005
  • American College of Medical Quality Founders’ Award, 1999

For 8 of first the 9 years it existed, he was named among Modern Physician’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.”  He was named among the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare) for over 5 consecutive years, and among Modern Healthcare’s “25 Top Clinical Informaticists”.

Before coming to Utah in 1986, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, providing statistical support for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Before coming to Utah in 1986, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, providing statistical support for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and Cancer & Leukemia, Group B (CALG); and staffed the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

He holds the following degrees; Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science (Electrical Engineering) and Medical Biology; an M.D. degree (with residency training in general surgery and oncology); and a Master of Statistics degree. He serves on several non-profit boards of trustees dedicated to clinical improvement and patient safety.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Marcus Collins, DBA, MBA

Top Booked Speaker, DE&I Thought Leader; Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy

Speaker Sessions

  • 28 – Creating Cultural Contagion Within Your Health System

    The best data-driven insights don’t matter and don’t affect behavior unless they are communicated broadly and appropriately.  In today’s hyper-connected world, the allure of “going viral” continues to seduce idea-generators into investing significant time and resources toward the creation of content – videos, memes, tweets, posts, etc. – that spreads. Though there are benefits to “going viral,” one must wonder if virality is truly what we’re after or if perhaps there is something far greater worth pursuing. This session reframes the benefits of “going viral” and provides an alternative aim. It explores the impact of culture on consumer behavior and offers an actionable framework that enables you to create ideas/messages/products/content that not only spread but also take hold in the culture of your health system.


About the Speaker

Top Booked Speaker, DE&I Thought Leader, Head of Strategy Wieden+Kennedy, AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductee, 2022 Cannes Lions Jury Member and expert on Cultural Contagion – getting your message and brand to go viral.

Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator with one foot in the world of practice—serving as the Head of Strategy at Wieden+Kennedy New York—and one foot in the world of academia—as a marketing professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

His deep understanding of brand strategy and consumer behavior has helped him bridge the academic-practitioner gap for blue-chip brands and startups alike. He is a recipient of Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 award and Crain’s Business’ 40 Under 40 award, and a recent inductee into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Before joining Wieden+Kennedy, he served as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner Advertising and led Social Engagement at Steve Stoute’s advertising agency, Translation. Over the course of his career, Marcus has developed a practice for creating culturally contagious ideas that inspire people to take action. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the launch and success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – among others.

Prior to his advertising tenure, Marcus began his career in music and tech with a startup he co-founded before working on iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple and running digital strategy for Beyoncé.

Marcus holds a doctorate in marketing from Temple University where he studied cultural contagion and meaning-making. He received an MBA with an emphasis on strategic brand marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and a loving father to Georgia and Ivy. He has spoken for Fortune 1000 companies such as Google, United Healthcare, PepsiCo and Fannie Mae.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Taylor Davis, MStat, MBA

President, KLAS Research

Speaker Sessions

  • 37 – What Is Making AI Fail? Is it the Humans or Algorithms?

    Efforts to embed AI and analytics into healthcare have been hit and miss. Why?

    After thousands of customer interviews, what is the KLAS anticipation for the future state of healthcare analytics and AI.

    What will successful healthcare organizations need to focus on? How will vendors support this revolution?


About the Speaker

Taylor Davis recently became the President of KLAS Research (in October 2021). Before this role he was the founder of both KLAS consulting services and the KLAS Arch Collaborative.

Taylor has played a leadership role in nearly all KLAS research lines, writing many KLAS reports over the years, running many KLAS Summits, and leading consulting engagements with over 250 provider and vendor executive leadership teams. In his time at KLAS, Taylor has conducted over 4,000 interviews with healthcare executives and leaders.

With a master’s degree in Statistics from Texas A&M and an MBA from Brigham Young University, as well as experience as an adjunct professor, consultant and speaker, Taylor loves the opportunity KLAS gives him to, “Tell the truth for a living.”

FEATURED SPEAKER

Talithia Williams

Host of the PBS series NOVA Wonders

Speaker Sessions

  • 11 – Personal Health Data Mining: The Empowered Patient

    Dr. Williams makes a compelling case that healthcare providers should encourage patients to measure and record simple data about their bodies daily. Based upon her hit TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” Dr. Williams shares how patients should be monitoring their personal data by using both everyday technologies and high-tech wearables. With these devices, healthcare consumers can easily quantify everything from heart rate and sleep patterns to body temperature and fertility. However, what is the average patient to do with the massive amounts of data being collected? Dr. Williams believes empowered patients sharing this information with their healthcare providers not only strengthens doctor-patient dialog but also enhances patient outcomes.


About the Speaker

A host of the PBS series, NOVA Wonders, Dr. Talithia Williams is a groundbreaking professor, popular TED speaker, inspiring author and passionate STEM/STEAM advocate. She has made it her life’s work to get people of all ages and backgrounds excited about the bold possibilities of a STEM education and to “STEMpower” women and minorities to enter these professions. Her latest book, Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics reflects Williams’ passion to re-brand the field of mathematics as anything but dry, technical or male-dominated. Renowned for her popular TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” she advocates for all of us to deploy data as a way of taking charge of our own health. A vibrant, engaging and energizing speaker, Dr. Williams demystifies data, statistics, probabilities and the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways. She also passionately champions the contributions of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians and their vital role in transforming our future.

Dr. Williams is Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, where she develops statistical models which emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data, and applies them to real world problems. Focused on data analytics, mathematics, statistical modeling and STEM Outreach, she is the first African-American woman to achieve tenure at the college. She hosts NOVA Wonders, a PBS mini-series that explores the biggest questions on the frontiers of science. The Los Angeles Times praised the show for sending the message “that scientists come in a range of ages, genders, colors and hairstyles.” She also appeared in NOVA’s Prediction by the Numbers, a series exploring the history of probabilities and gambling which Forbes called, “an entertaining, fun piece that conveys her knowledgeable and deep interest in this predictive method.” In addition to her teaching and television work, she has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for countries in Africa. Her professional experiences include research appointments at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the National Security Agency.

An exceptional communicator and gifted teacher, Dr. Williams won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for distinguished teaching. She also developed a 24-part college level lecture series on learning statistics for The Great Courses, an online platform

Dr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman College, a master’s degree in mathematics from Howard University and a Ph.D. in statistics from Rice University. Described by audiences as engaging, relevant, funny, accessible, and a joy to work with, Dr. Williams captivates and inspires with her contagious enthusiasm for STEM in general and math in particular. Applying the data-driven approach made famous in her TED talk to a range of subjects, she takes sophisticated numerical concepts and makes them understandable to a wide audience, debunking perceptions with an energizing call to “show me the data!”

Topics:

  • The STEM Mindset: Creating the Future Generation
  • Bringing Diversity to STEM: A Lesson in Disruptive Innovation
  • Becoming an Agent of Change for Inclusive Education
  • Innovative Technology: Engaging Students in Mathematics
  • Using Data-informed Decisions to Drive Student Success in Higher Ed
  • Personal Health Data Mining: The Empowered Patient
  • Data Driven Strategies for Eliminating Health Disparities
  • Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics
FEATURED SPEAKER

Jia Jiang

Top Inspirational and Emotional Intelligence Speaker

Speaker Sessions

  • 31 – What You Can Learn from 100 Days of Rejection

    Data-driven analytics can require tenacity, especially when faced with the inevitable failure of data, analytics, or interventions to make a positive impact.  Or when recommendations are rejected by leaders or teams. 

    The fear of rejection can hold you back. Our natural tendency is to avoid it at all costs which can be detrimental to our businesses, careers, and lives. In 2012, to overcome his own fear of rejection, entrepreneur Jia Jiang started an experiment to be rejected every day for 100 days. The result became the basis of his #3 viewed TED talk of 2017 and bestselling book: Rejection Proof. In this engaging presentation, Jia shares stories from his rejection experiment to teach you the importance of becoming rejection-proof, the basic principles of turning a NO into YES, as well as how to get more YESes.


About the Speaker

Top Inspirational and Emotional Intelligence Speaker, Winner of Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award, One of the Most Viewed TED Talks: 100 Days of Rejection

Jia Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that provides inspiration, knowledge and products for people to overcome their fear of rejection. He also teaches people and trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. In 2015, he authored the Amazon bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection and was one of the most viewed TED Talks of 2017.

Several years after Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he took a life-altering risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship. His result was everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. This was the catalyst that set Jiang on the path to his true calling.

To conquer the fear of rejection, Jiang embarked on a personal quest and started a blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy. His journey revealed a world that was hidden in plain sight — a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. He discovered that rejection can be much less painful than we believe and that the fear of rejection is much more destructive than we know.

Jiang grew up in Beijing, China and migrated to the United States at age 16. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.     

FEATURED SPEAKER

Ford Koles, Jr.

Vice President and National Spokesperson, Advisory Board

Speaker Sessions

  • 6 – The State of the Union in 2022: Guideposts for Strategically Reshaping the Industry

    The healthcare industry right now is facing an increasingly tough business climate, dominated by increasing costs and prices, tightening margins and capital, and staffing upheaval. The array of urgent, disruptive market forces today means that leaders must navigate an unusually high number of short-term crises and opportunities. These pressures are easily distracting: for some, they are overwhelming, while they tempt others into overambitious initiatives. Leaders’ strategic choices now will have an outsized impact—positive or negative—on their trajectory toward long-term goals. 

    Specifically, we’ll focus the discussion on:

    The disruptive market forces shaping the entire industry’s business environment for most healthcare organizations, including:

    • The workforce crisis driving a realignment of staffing across the industry.
    • The insurance coverage swings poised to continue dramatic shifting.
    • The growing creation of vertical ecosystems with provider, plan, pharmacy, technology, and retail assets. 
    • The tumultuous innovation investment capital flows into science and technology.

    The strategic decision guideposts represent where leaders have the greatest agency to influence the future in multiple directions, including:

    • How far the health equity business mandate will reach.
    • Which commercial cost drivers the industry will target through value-based payment.
    • Who will influence how physician partnership shifts patient volumes.
    • What level of consumer navigation choices will be the most effective to curate.
    • The business goals that will drive why organizations prioritize telehealth innovation.
    • Where most of the industry will position their home-based care strategy.


About the Speaker

Ford is one of Advisory Board’s preeminent thought leaders in the area of health system economics and strategy and is the keynote speaker at the annual meetings for Advisory Board’s strategy membership. Ford is a health care economist by training and has participated in every major Advisory Board research initiative since 1992. He is well-versed in health care history and the many reform initiatives we have lived through in the past three decades: coverage expansion; vertical integration and physician partnership models; managed care and payer contracting; horizontal integration and system economics of scale; and quality-based payment.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Lisa Taylor, MS

Vice President of Analytics, HonorHealth

Speaker Sessions


About the Speaker

Lisa is an experienced leader with expertise in healthcare analytics, quality improvement, and regulatory programs. Her current work focuses on using data analytics and governance to optimize organizational performance improvement, strategic planning, and decision making.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Patrick McGill, MD

Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer, Community Health Network

Speaker Sessions

  • 2 – Featured Speaker Session: Patrick McGill, MD

    The winner of the 2020 Catalyst Flywheel award for the greatest success in data-driven healthcare, Dr. Patrick McGill will share the journey of how Community Health Network has become a data-driven healthcare system, with over $30 million of documented savings.

  • 12 – Expert Dialogue Series: Data and Analytics

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Patrick McGill serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer. In this capacity, he leads Information Technology, Network Analytics and the Analytics Center of Excellence, Clinical & Nursing Informatics, Transformation Services, Patient Experience analytics, Business Continuity Management and Regulatory Reporting. Most recently, he served as the Chief Analytics Officer developing the Office of Network Analytics. Before serving as the CAO, he was the Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy, leading the Product Lines in the reduction of clinical variation, strategies for growth, and success in value-based care. Furthermore, Dr. McGill has special interests in digital transformation, population health, value-based care, process automation, advanced clinical analytics, clinical decision support, workflow efficiency, and waste reduction.

Born and raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. McGill attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Before joining Community Physician Network in 2010, he practiced Family Medicine in Pendleton, Indiana, and has experience in Emergency and Urgent Care medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and continues clinical medicine at South Indy Family Practice.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Jason Jones, PhD

Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer, General Manager of Data and Analytics Platform, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 12 – Expert Dialogue Series: Data and Analytics

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.

  • 22 – Featured Speaker Session: Jason Jones, PhD, Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM, and Lisa Taylor, MS

  • 36 – How to Use AI to Improve Leadership Decisions and Motivate Change

    With “healthcare” and “AI” in a sentence, most people immediately think of point of care decisions or predictive models such as identifying which patient is more likely to be readmitted. But have you considered using AI to establish executive compensation and other operational decisions? Learn how INTEGRIS Health, ranked as one of the top 25 healthcare systems in the U.S., uses augmented intelligence to enable leaders to improve their decisions, align the organization, and motivate change.

    Join this session to discover:

    • How AI can be applied in leadership decision-making to transform the organization.
    • How to use AI in a way that makes human judgment and value more important, not less.
    • How to demonstrate actual, achievable improvement in a transparent and reproducible way that motivates change.


About the Speaker

Jason Jones is passionate about achieving the Quadruple Aim through better and easier use of data in healthcare, including helping organizations to find analytic focus; helping providers feel that the systems they work for have their backs; and helping people to understand and have their goals and preferences respected for the hopefully brief periods during which they are “patients.”

Previously, Jones served as Vice President, Information Support for Care Transformation, at Kaiser Permanente (KP). In that capacity, he brought together and co-led the national Hospital and Healthplan Quality and Finance analytic functions and led development of national quality strategy and care delivery IT investments. Prior to that, he was KP’s Executive Director of Clinical Intelligence and Decision Support and a Research Scientist in KP’s Southern California region. Before joining KP, Jones was a Senior Medical Informaticist for Intermountain Healthcare. He also held analytic and marketing positions at Bayer Healthcare in Wayne, N.J., and Ingenix (now Optum) Pharmaceutical Information Products in Salt Lake City, where he developed a model for converting United Healthcare data into a saleable asset for external customers conducting outcomes research. Throughout his career, Jones has taught graduate courses in statistics to medical informaticists at the University of Southern California and at the University of Utah. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers in medicine, predictive modeling, and outcomes improvement.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, HonorHealth

Speaker Sessions

  • 14 – Expert Dialogue Series: Clinical Quality and Operations

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.

  • 22 – Featured Speaker Session: Jason Jones, PhD, Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM, and Lisa Taylor, MS


About the Speaker

An accomplished physician and leader, Stephanie Jackson, MD, FHM, focuses on patient safety and quality to ensure the best care is delivered to every patient, every time at HonorHealth. She leads a team of chief medical officers as well as patient safety, infection prevention, process improvement, case management, regulatory and quality professionals, clinical analytics, and the home health division. Dr. Jackson joined HonorHealth in 2015. Her prior leadership experience includes serving as the system patient safety officer at PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with operations in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. There, she led efforts to eliminate healthcare-associated harm with a focus on quality and process improvement, analytics and infection prevention.

Dr. Jackson has more than 20 years of clinical experience, including serving as the lead hospitalist for the Oregon Medical Group, a multi-specialty, physician-owned group with more than 100 providers and 13 locations in Eugene, Oregon. Before becoming a hospitalist, Dr. Jackson was an internist with a focus on diabetes care in Billings, Montana. Dr. Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cell biology/biochemistry from Cornell University and earned her MD from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson completed the American Hospital Association and National Patient Safety Foundation Fellowship in Patient Safety Leadership in 2008. She is board certified in internal medicine.

FEATURED SPEAKER

Dan Burton

Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 1 – HAS 22 Opening Session

    Your HAS journey starts here with an introduction to this year’s HAS app, an overview of what to expect, and other helpful tips to help you get the most out of your HAS 22 experience.

  • 41 – Final Survey and Summit Winners

    We’ll kick off our final session with an overall end-of-summit survey where we ask for your feedback on what went well and what we can improve.  Then we’ll recognize the top 10 HAS gamification point winners, who will all be eligible for our Grand Prize drawing.  We’ll have our analysts randomly draw the winner and recognize the winner on stage.  Finally, we’ll hear from Dan Burton, the CEO of Health Catalyst, who will present the top-rated featured speakers and breakout sessions and give some final reflections on our overall experience at HAS 22.


About the Speaker

Dan Burton serves as CEO of Health Catalyst, joining the company when it was just a three-person startup. Mr. Burton is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the first outside equity holder in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Mr. Burton led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU). He also spent eight years with Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in strategy and marketing management roles. Before joining HP he was an associate consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies. Mr. Burton holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was elected a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BS in economics, magna cum laude, from BYU.

Greg Stock

Chief Executive Officer, Thibodaux Regional Health System

Speaker Sessions

  • 27 – How One Organization’s Innovative Mindset Supports Growth and Viability in Competitive Environment

    Learn how a commitment to data and analytics supports an innovation culture that outcompetes larger health systems. When a period of rapid growth revealed opportunities to improve its operational efficiencies, Thibodaux Regional Health System used data to identify and implement a series of improvement projects with a focus on improving patient access to care at its clinics. In one clinic, the dramatic results included a reduction in referral times from 35 days to 4 days and a patient experience rating that improved from the 34th to the 94th percentile. Across the system, Thibodaux saw an 81% increase in patient and physician encounters over four years, with a 52% growth in clinic net revenue.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to use process improvement to support future growth.
    • Why you need real-time operational and strategic analytics.
    • How to engage your physicians as partners in your data analytics projects.


About the Speaker

Greg Stock joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1981 as a CEO. Over the next nine years, he was CEO of three different HCA hospitals in the Midwest and West Coast. He gained valuable experience leading the financial turnaround of those facilities during that time. Development of new services, recruitment of key physicians, improved productivity and market share gains were realized in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings. Stock became Chief Executive Officer of Thibodaux Regional Health System in 1990. Thibodaux Regional has experienced significant growth under Stock’s “results-oriented” leadership, and he has brought the medical center to a significantly higher level of performance. Under Stock’s visionary leadership, Thibodaux Regional is known as an Innovative leader in Healthcare:

  • Recipient of numerous Top Quality and Patient Experience Awards:
    • Top Hospital for clinical quality
    • 5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Healthgrades Top 10% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence
    • Healthgrades Top 10% in the nation for Patient Experience, and the only hospital in Louisiana to achieve 14 years in a row
    • Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the Nation (Two Years in a Row)
    • No. 1 Hospital in Louisiana for Cardiac Care by Care Chex
    • Top performance nationwide for Employee Engagement
  • Accredited Cancer Program with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and four consecutive three-year recipient of the College’s Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Continued commitment to cancer care with construction of a four-story advanced Cancer Institute
  • Recruited more than 120 physicians
  • Continued growth and expansion of service lines
  • Led the transition from a Hospital Service District to a 501c3 organization
  • Remained financially stable with no debt & significant Days Cash on Hand
  • Leveraging data and focusing on the triple aim to transform care through Care Transformation
  • Leading clinical waste reduction resulting in 33% lower cost of care vs competitors
  • Significant market share gains
  • Envisioned and built a world class, state of the art Wellness Center that is improving the health and wellness of the region
  • Implemented Six Sigma and Lean in 2000 & 2001, as one of the first hospitals focused on Process Improvement

His collaborative management style, strong physician relations skills, an easy, outgoing manner, sense of humor and ability to challenge his staff to perform at their very best enable him to continue achieving and earning the loyalty and respect of others who also are committed to excellence. In 2021, Stock was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Nicholls State University in recognition of his leadership resulting in the growth of Thibodaux Regional as well as his dedication to the health and well-being of citizens of the Bayou Region.

Megan Romine, DO, MHA, FACP 

Interim Chief Executive Officer, UnityPoint Accountable Care

Speaker Sessions

  • 24 – Advanced Analytics and Innovative Care Delivery Helps Drive $31M in Shared Savings

    U.S. health care spending reached $4.1T in 2020, compelling payers and providers to look for more opportunities to reduce costs. UnityPoint Accountable Care is one of the longest-standing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ACO Model participants in the country. The organization will share how carefully tracking high-risk patients, targeting unnecessary costs, implementing innovative care delivery models, and leveraging population health analytics have enabled it to trim unnecessary spending and improve quality in key areas– receiving an average of $31M annually in shared savings from its value-based contracting efforts since 2012.

    Participants will discover how to:

    • Describe how data and advanced analytics are used to identify the patients who are most likely to benefit from additional support programs and resources.
    • Identify a common set of measures and tools across the ACO network to drive patient care and improve performance.
    • Articulate clear measures of success and celebrate high-performing facilities and providers through a shared savings incentive model.


About the Speaker

Megan Romine, DO, MHA, FACP is a physician leader at UnityPoint Health, a large Midwestern integrated health system.  She has served as the Medical Director of UnityPoint Accountable Care (UAC) where she championed high quality, high value care for a broad network of patients and providers.  Dr. Romine has also served as Medical Director of Population Health for UnityPoint Clinic.  She has specific interest and experience in population health, predictive analytics, and translating data and evidence-based practice into functional workflows for patient care teams.  From early 2020, she served as a clinical leader in the response of UnityPoint Health and UAC to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this role she led a team of clinicians in developing clinical and operational guidance to keep patients, physicians, and staff safe and healthy.  She is currently serving as Interim CEO for UnityPoint Accountable Care.  Dr. Romine practices general internal medicine in both the ambulatory and hospital settings in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Migdalia M. Musler, MHSA

Chief Operating Officer, University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine Medical Group

Speaker Sessions

  • 23 – Expert Dialogue Series: Revenue and Cost

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Migdalia M. Musler, MHSA is the Chief Operating Officer for the University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine Medical Group. In her current role, she has oversight of practice operations and responsibility for establishing the clinical strategy for the ambulatory practices to improve access, capacity/resource utilization, and patient experience while growing the network.  In addition, she is responsible for providing administrative leadership in developing and implementing a system-wide approach to population health to drive improved outcomes at lower costs. Migdalia’s expertise includes staff growth & development, strategic planning and business development, performance improvement strategies and funds flow development to drive changes in clinical practice.  She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and her Masters in Health Service Administration from the University of Michigan.  With more than 15 years of progressive health care experience, she is committed to advancing care delivery models to improve the health outcomes of our communities.

The University of Michigan Medical Group is a $2B enterprise within Michigan Medicine that includes the ambulatory care network across over 40 sites, population health, ACO and the practice plan for over 2,000 full and part-time physicians.

Paul Horstmeier

Chief Operating Officer, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 1 – HAS 22 Opening Session

    Your HAS journey starts here with an introduction to this year’s HAS app, an overview of what to expect, and other helpful tips to help you get the most out of your HAS 22 experience.

  • 19 – Day in Review and Sock Contest

    Kicking off the final day of HAS 22, Paul Horstmeier will share highlights of this year’s summit, including, of course, the fan-favorite #SocksofHAS contest.


About the Speaker

Mr. Horstmeier brings 25 years of Fortune 500 and small business operations and general management experience to Health Catalyst. He co-founded HB Ventures and filled senior executive roles at HB Ventures portfolio companies. Within Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Horstmeier launched and grew three different businesses, including co-founding HP’s commercial e-commerce business which later expanded to include the management of the data systems and infrastructure for marketing operations across the company. As Vice President of HP.com, Paul headed up a 700-person organization which was awarded nearly every industry award for quality and innovation during his tenure.

Mr. Horstmeier holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from BYU.

Julie Watson, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, INTEGRIS Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 14 – Expert Dialogue Series: Clinical Quality and Operations

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.

  • 36 – How to Use AI to Improve Leadership Decisions and Motivate Change

    With “healthcare” and “AI” in a sentence, most people immediately think of point of care decisions or predictive models such as identifying which patient is more likely to be readmitted. But have you considered using AI to establish executive compensation and other operational decisions? Learn how INTEGRIS Health, ranked as one of the top 25 healthcare systems in the U.S., uses augmented intelligence to enable leaders to improve their decisions, align the organization, and motivate change.

    Join this session to discover:

    • How AI can be applied in leadership decision-making to transform the organization.
    • How to use AI in a way that makes human judgment and value more important, not less.
    • How to demonstrate actual, achievable improvement in a transparent and reproducible way that motivates change.


About the Speaker

Julie Watson, MD, MPH currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for INTEGRIS Health.  Previously, she served as Chief Medical Officer of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center from 2018 – 2020 and Vice President of Medical Affairs for the system from 2019-2020.  She began her leadership career at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in 2012, serving as the Department Chair of Pediatrics for six years.

A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Watson completed her undergraduate degree at OU and her Medical Degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and her neonatal-perinatal fellowship at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois – Chicago with an emphasis in Health Policy. Following training, she returned to Oklahoma City in 2008 to begin her neonatology career in the NICU at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center as a board-certified neonatologist. In 2018, she graduated from the Fundamentals of Value Based Health Care program through Dartmouth Institute.    

Dr. Watson is a relationship and results-oriented physician leader who is passionate about co-creating shared purpose and vision, developing effective teams and talents and engaging others in improving outcomes that matter to patients, caregivers and communities.

Amy Flaster, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, ConcertoCare; Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor of Medicine, Part-Time, Harvard Medical School

Speaker Sessions

  • 13 – Expert Dialogue Series: Population Health

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Amy Flaster, MD, MBA is a physician executive, value-based care strategist, and practicing internal medicine physician.  Dr. Flaster has focused her career on leveraging clinical innovation, data, and technology to improve clinical outcomes, champion patient-centered care, and lower the cost of care. She is passionate about work at the intersection of population health, value-based care, primary care, and digital innovation.

Currently, Dr. Flaster serves as Chief Medical Officer of ConcertoCare, an organization that delivers primary and complex care to seniors and other adults with multiple comorbidities, primarily in the home. ConcertoCare takes an intensive, interdisciplinary approach, staffed by internists, geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and community health workers. ConcertoCare is exclusively engaged in value-based capitated arrangements, enabling it to deliver cutting-edge population health at scale across the United States.

Prior to joining ConcertoHealth, Dr. Flaster served as the Senior Vice President for Population Health at Health Catalyst, a leading healthcare data and analytics company (NASDAQ: HCAT).  Dr. Flaster also previously served as Associate Medical Director of Population Health at Mass General Brigham (MGB), a Boston-based non-profit hospital and physician network that includes Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, among others.  In this role, she managed a portfolio of clinical population health programs to drive healthcare transformation across the network.  She also previously co-founded the TrueNorth Healthcare platform (acquired 2019) to engage patients and surrogate decision makers in advance care planning, and previously held roles at the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization and the World Health Organization. Dr. Flaster currently teaches and directs the executive education “Value Based Care and Population Health Management” course at Harvard Medical School, where she also serves on the faculty. She continues to practice primary care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Flaster completed a BA from Dartmouth College, an MD at Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine in the Primary Care track at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Emily Webber

Emily Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA

Chief Medical Information Officer, Indiana University Health and Riley Children's Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 15 – Innovative Communication and Digitally Integrated Solutions Significantly Increase Patient Engagement

    Patient engagement and communication can be difficult, particularly when parents, guardians, and loved ones want and need to be included. Even the ‘simple’ task of consistently and effectively communicating before and after a hospital visit can be challenging, especially for adolescents and children.

    Find out how Riley Children’s Health and Indiana University Health, the largest NICU in the state with an average daily census of around 100 infants, tackled this problem by developing universally accessible communication pathways between caregivers. Improvements included increasing patient engagement and NICU education to over 90% and completed earlier in the patient stay and reducing cancellations in its anesthesia and OR pathway by over 20%.

    Join this session to discover:

    • Why patient engagement and education are critical, especially when the patient is dependent on their parents, guardians, and loved ones.
    • What goals and attributes matter for patient engagement programs.
    • How to improve patient satisfaction through communication.


About the Speaker

Emily C. Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA is Chief Medical Information Officer for Indiana University Health and Riley Children’s Health. She is also a practicing physician, board certified in pediatrics, pediatric hospital medicine and clinical informatics. As CMIO, Dr. Webber leads informatics and IS efforts to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the IU Health and Riley Children’s Health organization.

Dr. Webber graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California in 2007. Following her time as chief resident at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she began her career in pediatric hospital medicine at Riley Hospital in 2008. Having worked on many IT implementations; her work is now focused on using quality improvement methods and elements of high reliability culture and system in applied informatics, promotion of safe and equitable clinical data exchange and patient digital experiences that improve clinical outcomes and population health initiatives.

Dr. Webber serves as a professor of clinical pediatrics as faculty in the Indiana School of Medicine, working clinically in pediatric hospital medicine at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She is also a Regenstrief affiliate scientist and immediately past Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT). She is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and serves on the American Board of Preventative Medicine sub-board for clinical informatics. Dr. Webber lives with her husband and kids in Indianapolis. She enjoys cooking (and eating), travel, analog books, and yoga. She is trying to find balance in social media, but she can be found on Twitter as @pedshospdoc.

Neal Chawla, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Information Officer, WakeMed

Speaker Sessions

  • 14 – Expert Dialogue Series: Clinical Quality and Operations

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Neal Chawla, MD is the Chief Medical Information Officer for WakeMed for the past 5 years. He oversees clinical IS strategy, oversees the data/analytics team and co-leads Clinical Transformation. Prior to WakeMed, he was the Assoc. CMIO at Inova Health System where he served as a lead to implement Epic in 5 hospitals and 300 clinics. He is board-certified in Clinical Informatics and did an Informatics Fellowship at Mt Sinai Hospital in NYC. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and did his residency at the University of Michigan. He still practices clinically. His personal mission is to deliberately and measurably improve patient lives.

William Holland

William Holland, MD, MHA

Senior Vice President of Care Management and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Banner Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 14 – Expert Dialogue Series: Clinical Quality and Operations

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Will Holland, MD is the Senior Vice President of Care Management and Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Banner Health. He provides system level transformational leadership to support integrated care delivery, drive clinical outcomes, manage risk for populations, support the Quadruple Aim, and engage the consumer. His responsibilities include system quality, safety, infection prevention, regulatory, clinical device evaluation, physician leadership development, informatics, MACRA preparedness, simulation, credentialing, and clinical process improvement.

Holland earned a B.S. in Microbiology, magna cum laude from Texas A&M University, after which he attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. In 2004, Dr. Holland completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency in Phoenix, Arizona and served as Chief Resident from 2003-2004. He joined the Medical Informatics Department at Banner in February 2010 and is a 2010 Medical Informatics MBL National Library of Medicine course fellow. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

Ray Gensinger, MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Systems Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hospital Sisters Health System

Speaker Sessions

  • 12 – Expert Dialogue Series: Data and Analytics

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Raymond A. Gensinger, Jr., MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS and diplomate of Clinical Informatics is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Hospital Sisters Health System, an integrated delivery network across Illinois and Wisconsin. As CIO, Dr. Gensinger is responsible for HSHS’ information technology transformation strategies. He has previously held roles as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Fairview Health Services and the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is a general internist and has held appointments as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, as Affiliate Faculty of the School of Nursing, and as Faculty of the Institute for Health Informatics, all at the University of Minnesota.

At HSHS, Dr. Gensinger chairs the Information Technology Steering Committee, as well as provides oversight for all other information acquisitions and decisions made at HSHS.

He is a Past Chair of the Minnesota Epic Users Group, Director for HIE-Bridge, the MN health information exchange and currently serves on the Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange. He is a Past President for the Minnesota Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and has served as a Director for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2004-07.

Dr. Gensinger has authored or presented on over 50 different healthcare information systems related topics. He recently edited and co-authored the 2014 IT Book of the year, Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction and received a Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award from Modern Healthcare in September 2006.

As an undergraduate at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Gensinger studied biology. He moved to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for his medical school, internship and residency training. During medical school and residency, Dr. Gensinger was involved in medical education and the development of a Problem Based Learning Curriculum. After residency, Dr. Gensinger served as a Chief of Residents in Internal Medicine followed by two years on the clinical faculty. In 1994, part of his time was spent at the Baylor College of Medicine pursuing postdoctoral studies in Medical Informatics.

David Ingham, DO

Chief Information Officer, Allina Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 13 – Expert Dialogue Series: Population Health

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Dr. Ingham serves as Chief Information Officer for Allina Health, leading Information Services and associated teams to maintain a foundation of technology that powers Allina in its mission to provide Whole Person Care. Firmly believing that at the core of all patient care is a human to human interaction, Dr. Ingham is passionate about leveraging the EHR and other digital health tech to support and augment that human interaction. In this role and previous roles, Dr. Ingham has leveraged his expertise in clinical informatics, process improvement, and care delivery to lead countless efforts improving clinical outcomes while simultaneously reducing the total cost of care.

Dr. Ingham maintains a small primary care internal medicine practice with Abbott Northwestern General Medicine Associates in Edina, MN. He is active in the education of internal medicine residents at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and medical students from the University of Minnesota.

Chris Harper, CHCIO, MBAi, MPM

Joint Chief Information Officer, The University of Kansas Health System and KU Medical Center

Speaker Sessions

  • 26 – Expert Dialogue Series: Technology

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.

  • 30 – Creating Your Business Case for Integrated Data and Analytics: Learning From our Multi-Year Journey

    Most healthcare organizations have a defined data and analytics strategy. Some are just getting started, and others have been on the journey for more than a few years. Are you where you want to be in achieving your mission and objectives? If not, do you know why, or what to do about it? The University of Kansas Health System (UKHS) has been on an analytics journey for seven years, starting with the business case Chris Harper, CIO, developed for why an integrated data and analytics platform was required. Learn about UKHS’ ups and downs and what they’ve found that works—including UKHS’ 7-year benefit-cost analysis, pitfalls to avoid, and what the organization will focus on for the next 5-10 years.

    Join this session to learn:

    • The importance of developing a business case for an enterprise data and analytics platform investment.
    • Why organizations need an integrated data and analytics strategy technology stack, including why/how/what EHR data is integrated to drive organization-wide improvement initiatives.
    • Strategies for successfully changing technology, people, and processes to achieve tens of millions of tangible clinical, financial, and operational improvements.


About the Speaker

Over 20 years of business and technology experience

BUSINESS & TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Large IT Integration & Merger
  • Change Management Strategy & Implementation
  • Healthcare Business Architecture Modeling & Blueprinting (People, Process, Technology)
  • Healthcare Business & Technology Alignment Strategy
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence Strategy & Implementation
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse Strategy & Implementation
  • Process Improvement & Implementation (Lean Six Sigma)
  • PMI Tools & Methodologies
  • International Business

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Higher Education (AMC)
  • Healthcare Provider (AMC)
  • Healthcare Benefit (Medicare, Medicaid, & Employer)
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail Operation

John Henderson

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Children's Hospital Orange County

Speaker Sessions

  • 26 – Expert Dialogue Series: Technology

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Value-focused IT leader with wealth of success directing broad-based enterprise business, clinical and technology operations. History of guiding and building cohesive teams to enhance and transform IT capabilities to drive business value and outcomes.

Peter Marks, PhD

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, WakeMed

Speaker Sessions

  • 26 – Expert Dialogue Series: Technology

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Peter Marks, PhD, joined WakeMed in 2017 as the VP and CIO. He retired from the US Army after serving for 21 years on active duty. As part of the US Military, he developed a passion for helping the underserved and deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of Southwest Asia to support healthcare operations for those in need.

Pete joined the WakeMed team because of the focus on service to the community and servant leadership to the people in and around Wake County, North Carolina. He is honored to be part of the WakeMed team as everyone in the organization is focused on everything they can do to help and support patients and families.

He believes that all organizations should focus on securely sharing health information so patients can receive the best possible care regardless of physical location. He is also focused on the use of population health information to assist in keeping people healthy by understanding the root causes of poor health outcomes that come from environmental factors.

Pete married his high school sweetheart, Tracy, and they have four grown children together.

Edward Sheen, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 13 – Expert Dialogue Series: Population Health

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Dr. Edward Sheen is Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice-President for Health Catalyst. He is dedicated to achieving accessible, equitable, innovative, person-centered, and high-performing health systems for all and caring for vulnerable populations. Previously, Dr. Sheen was Chief Medical Officer, Market Development and Solution Design for Lumeris, a leading value-based care technology and services operator. In this capacity, he worked with health systems across the country to improve health outcomes, enhance patient experience, strengthen care provider engagement, and reduce costs of care. He was also Associate Chief Medical Officer for Stanford Health Care’s large community network of care, where he led population health management, accountable care delivery, and service excellence initiatives.

Dr. Sheen’s experience has bridged the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors and additionally includes work with Stanford Business School, the White House, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, California State Assembly, Kaiser Family Foundation, Blue Shield of California, California and American Medical Associations, and Genzyme, as well as advising early stage healthcare companies. In 2014, he was one of 15 Americans appointed by President Obama a nonpartisan White House Fellow. He subsequently served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and Defense Department senior health policy advisor and was a recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Dr. Sheen is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis as well as Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Global Health Faculty Fellow at Stanford. He was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has a long-standing active commitment to mentoring, teaching, and medical education and has established new programs to support the leadership development of future change agents.

Dr. Sheen completed his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Stanford, received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and earned his MBA and MPH through scholarships from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard School of Public Health, where he was also a Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership Zuckerman Fellow. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Public Policy and induction into Phi Beta Kappa.

Yohan Vetteth, MBA

Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer, Stanford Health Care

Speaker Sessions

  • 12 – Expert Dialogue Series: Data and Analytics

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Mr. Vetteth is the Chief Analytics Officer at Stanford Health Care. He overseas advanced analytics and reporting across the clinical, operational, and business functions to help drive improvement across the enterprise.  The group also manages all analytics tools, enterprise data management and governance functions.

Mr. Vetteth joined Stanford in 2011 from Accenture, where he was a Partner and led the Healthcare IT Strategy practice in the US.  Prior to Accenture, Yohan held leadership positions at multiple companies including Jamcracker and Arthur D. Little.  At Jamcracker, Yohan was part of the senior executive team that launched one of the pioneering cloud computing platforms that integrated SaaS solutions in the early 2000s. Yohan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco where he was both a McLaren Fellow and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.  He also earned a Bachelor of Science from Loyola College in Madras, India.

Rhiannon Harms

Chief Data and Analytics Officer, UnityPoint Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 12 – Expert Dialogue Series: Data and Analytics

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Rhiannon Harms is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer at UnityPoint Health, a $4B, multi-state, integrated delivery system located in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Her work focuses on partnering with clinical and business leadership to solve today’s healthcare challenges. As a nationally recognized outcomes improvement leader, Harms and her team have received multiple awards including the Creative Tech Solution of the Year from the Technology Association of Iowa, the Innovator Award from Healthcare Informatics, the Catalyst Award for Population Health, and as a finalist for the ANNY Award from the International Institute for Analytics.

Dave Ross

Chief Technology Officer, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 26 – Expert Dialogue Series: Technology

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Dave Ross joined Health Catalyst in 2021 and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. Dave was the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Twistle, leading all product development and engineering activities for over ten years prior to Twistle being acquired by Health Catalyst. Before starting Twistle, Dave was Director of Information Systems at Albany Medical Center in New York.

Dave is a software engineer at heart. For over twenty years, has built and led software development initiatives across healthcare and educational technology sectors. He is passionate about finding the perfect intersection between engineering excellence and delivering business value. Innovation has always been a central theme of Dave’s work, and he encourages team members to look for novel ways to continuously raise the bar and unlock hidden potential. Dave holds a BS in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College.

Emily Downing, MD

System Clinical Officer, Allina Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 9 – Innovative Approach to Care Transitions: An Evolution of Whole Person Care

    Hospital readmissions cost Medicare $26B annually and are often a source of frustration for patients and providers. Allina Health describes its innovative, comprehensive approach to improving care transitions and preventing unnecessary readmissions. The organization uses its robust analytics to identify and understand factors influencing readmissions and improve the care provided. It addresses care needs as a collective, coordinated body of work, continually improving care transitions, reducing readmissions, and avoiding millions in excess costs annually. It has developed a sustainable path forward, offering care across the continuum with seamless connections and recognizing the factors affecting health—mind, body, spirit, and community.

    Participants will:

    • Identify critical technology and information framework components to effectively stratify patients at risk for transition failure, readmissions, and unwarranted care utilization.
    • Describe coordinated care transitions that match the right level of care upon discharge to improve healthcare quality, safety, experience, access, and affordability.
    • Explore success stories of care management for high-risk patients spanning the care continuum.


About the Speaker

Dr. Downing is a board certified Internist and Geriatrician. She serves as the System Clinical Officer for population health, home care services, and health equity for Allina Health. Dr Downing graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, and completed residency in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is passionate about population health, care of seniors, care transitions, end of life care, and delivering care in the home whenever possible. She has developed new models of care in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and in the home including home-based primary care and hospital at home. She serves on the board of directors for Genevive, a Joint venture company between Allina Health and Presbyterian Homes that specializes in valued-base care for frail seniors.

Holly Rimmasch

Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Quality, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 14 – Expert Dialogue Series: Clinical Quality and Operations

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Holly Rimmasch serves as the Chief Clinical Officer and SVP & GM, Clinical Quality Business Unit at Health Catalyst. She brings more than three decades of healthcare experience to her role, ranging from direct patient care to clinical and operational healthcare strategy and management. Key areas of accountability include clinical improvement, patient safety, quality, and population health.

Prior to joining Health Catalyst, she had many roles including the role of the Assistant VP at Intermountain Healthcare responsible for Clinical Services and the system Clinical Operations Director for Cardiovascular and Intensive Medicine. At Intermountain and Health Catalyst, Holly has held leadership roles enabling her to affect change at a system level. Holly also co-founded and was a Principal in HMS, Inc, a healthcare strategic consulting firm focusing on population health.

She has spent the last 25 years dedicated to identifying opportunities through data and analytics, implementing best practices, supporting adoption, and improving clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Holly holds a Master of Science in Adult Physiology from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University.

Tom Burton

Co-founder and Strategic Advisor, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 29 – “We’re #1”- The National Ranking Game: Another Exciting Tom Burton Interactive Game Session

    Don’t miss this engaging 2-hour game-based session with Tom Burton, Co-founder and Chief Fun Officer of Health Catalyst. This year Tom will tackle the many challenges of improving national hospital ranking strategies, as many boards increase pressure on healthcare executive teams to do better on these highly visible ranking systems. Tom and his team have built an interactive game to explore various strategic approaches to these challenges. 

    Join us in this session to find out:

    • The impact of national hospital rankings on quality, market share, and recruitment.
    • The best strategies for health systems to increase value to the communities they serve.
    • How to best improve perceptions with BOTH the communities you serve AND the Health System’s board of directors.


About the Speaker

Tom Burton co-founded Health Catalyst in 2008 and has served in many roles at Health Catalyst, including SVP of Product Development, Chief Improvement Officer, President of Professional Services, Chief Learning Officer, and his favorite role as the Chief Fun Officer. He currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Health Catalyst. 

His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, learning science, and quality improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.

Tom was part of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally recognized improvements in quality and reductions in cost.

He founded Health Catalyst University and currently teaches courses in population health, data governance, leadership, and care delivery waste reduction. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, value-based care, and data system design at various institutes, including Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Stanford’s Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training.

He has presented numerous times at national conferences such as the Healthcare Analytics Summit and HIMSS. Tom holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Michael Jarjour, MBA

Senior Vice President, Informatics, Steward Health Care Network; Chief Information Officer, Steward Business Solutions

Speaker Sessions

  • 26 – Expert Dialogue Series: Technology

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Michael Jarjour is a senior health care executive with 20+ years of experience steering organizations to new heights of innovation and profitability. His extensive background in commercialization—and expertise in developing novel health care technologies and the vision, teams, infrastructures, and budgets to support them—has increased value in both “big pharma” and healthcare technology environments.

Working at the intersection of strategic vision and practical execution, Michael has delivered industry-changing technologies and achieved rapid, sustained growth. He recruits top talent, builds robust organizations, and facilitates all stages of commercialization to make a powerful impact on patients’ lives, improving health care delivery, accessibility, and outcomes.

Over the course of his career, Michael has broken new ground in novel health care technology (with digital technology, AI, machine learning at the forefront), revenue-generating commercialization (digital solutions as well as early-development and non-promoted, late-stage pharmaceutical products), and fundraising (to jumpstart and scale organizations). He attributes his success to the determination, expertise, and hard work of his teams, as well as an ability to monitor ever-emerging opportunities and key trends in health care innovation and respond accordingly. Michael held key positions at Steward Health Care, Pfizer, Otsuka, Organon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmacia, Warner Lambert and Wyeth. Prior to joining Steward he was CEO of a population health company focused on behavioral health. Michael received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Florida International University and his MBA from Rutgers University.

Joseph M. Taylor, CEBS, RHU, HIA

Senior Vice President, Redeemer Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 13 – Expert Dialogue Series: Population Health

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Joe is the Senior Vice President and leads the Payor and Value Based contracting team for Redeemer Health which includes all the national and regional payors as well as eight (8) Value Based / Risk contracts with Commercial Payors, Medicare Advantage and CMS.  The contracts include hospital, physician, ACS, home health, hospice, urgent care, cancer center and eight value-based and risk contracts and over $5.2B in total value.  

Joe also leads the Business Intelligence (BI) efforts for Redeemer Health.  In this role Joe developed and implemented the data strategy, warehouse, dashboards, reporting packages which supports Health System quality, value, financial and A/R reporting. In addition, the BI team provides meaningful clinical, quality and efficiency insights through dashboards and the population health tool for the 460 physicians and 145 PCPs that are part of the physician networks.   

Joe is a key leader of the Innovative Wellness Alliance (IWA) clinically integrated network of 90+ mostly independent PCPs.  Through its contracts the IWA produced over $90M of value to the network and $250M in overall value and $4.1M in reserves while consistently performing at the highest stars and GPRO quality levels. In 2020, the IWA earned the IBC “Quality Cup”.   

Joe is also the Executive Director of the Community Care Collaborative of PA & NJ LLC (CCC) a 30,000 beneficiary Enhance track CMS ACO which is jointly owned by Redeemer Health and Doylestown Hospital.   Since inception in 2017, the CCC has generate over $60M in total shared savings and nearly $25M in value-based payments while performing consistently performing in the 90th percentile nationally for MSSP ACOs in terms of both quality and shared savings % earned.

Prior to joining Redeemer Health, Joe was the ACO Practice leader for Fluid Edge Consulting and was also a senior leader at the nation’s largest non-investor-owned health plan where he developed and implemented the future healthcare management vision and strategy.  Joe lead Health Care Management, HIT, Pharmacy, HIE’s, the “Virtual Medical Community”, the Integrated Total Health Care Management (ITHM) programs and designed and implemented the “Opportunity Score” risk stratification methodology.  Joe is a frequent speaker on National Healthcare issues including ACO’s, HIT and population analytics.  Joe has written many health care related articles, is often quoted in the media and is former instructor at Southern Methodist University.

Dan Unger

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Financial Transformation Business, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 16 – Navigating the Price Transparency Landscape: Pitfalls, Best Practices, and Planning for the Future

    Pricing transparency regulations present a complicated—and potentially expensive—compliance problem for healthcare. Recent proposals would increase maximum penalties for violations of the Hospital Price Transparency rule up to $2M per hospital per year. Beginning in July 2022, CMS will also start enforcing the Payer Price Transparency rule that governs group health plans and health insurance issuers. This session will offer practical advice for navigating the price transparency landscape based on Health Catalyst’s experience working with 125+ clients at more than 300 hospitals.

    Join this session to learn:

    • The pricing transparency violations most likely to trigger CMS enforcement.
    • Best practices for pricing transparency based on CMS feedback and client experiences.
    • How the industry can guide CMS toward regulations that are both useful to consumers and easier for compliance.
    • Long-term repercussions of pricing transparency at both the industry and the organization levels.

  • 23 – Expert Dialogue Series: Revenue and Cost

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Dan Unger joined Health Catalyst in April 2014 and serves as the SVP and General Manager of Financial Transformation Business. He came to Health Catalyst after working at R1 RCM where he managed a consulting team that worked with large health systems to improve revenue cycle processes and reduce costs through analytics and operational improvements. Prior to R1, Dan worked as a consultant at Equation Consulting, a physician economics consulting firm, and as a pricing and profitability analyst at JP Morgan Chase. He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship and received his MBA in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Deepak Sadagopan, MHCDS

Senior Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health Informatics, Providence

Speaker Sessions

  • 7 – Managing Uncertainty in the Transition from Volume to Value

    Significant healthcare policy reform, changes in payment models rewarding value and outcomes over volume, and market forces, such as the ever-increasing costs of healthcare premiums, force employers and groups to reduce healthcare costs. Providence Health System will share its decade-long journey to transition from volume to value. Beginning with 99 percent of its total revenue derived from fee-for-service arrangements, the organization now has 150 unique value-based care arrangements across all payer classes, covering one-third of the entire patient population served and influencing close to 40 percent of total revenue.

    Join this session to:

    • Discover how to build data-driven methods to identify risk, measure performance, and develop management levers designed to mitigate uncertainty.
    • Identify critical components of a technology and information framework to manage risk effectively.
    • Recognize the strategic ingredients for operational interoperability between payers and providers in a value-based care landscape.


About the Speaker

Deepak Sadagopan serves as senior vice president of value-based care and population health informatics at Providence, where he leads the system-wide transformation from fee-for-service to value-based payment models. In addition, he serves as the CEO of Health Connect Partners, LLC, the Providence ACO serving more than 120,000 assigned members as part of CMS’ MSSP program.Deepak has more than 22 years of experience in health care, serving in leadership roles at Siemens, Quest Diagnostics, McKesson, and Edifecs. Over the past eight years, he has focused on working closely with payers and providers on the use of technology to drive business decisions making the transition from volume to value-based delivery models.

At Providence, Deepak has overseen the successful implementation of MACRA, Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and other Medicare and commercial value-based care initiatives. Under his leadership the MSSP program has been ranked within the top 15 of such programs in the country. His team is developing an advanced data and analytics platform to support value-based care programs across the system. The team develops capabilities and processes that drive data-driven operational decisions. Deepak is a leading voice in ensuring value-based care, and Health IT policy initiatives enable equitable access to health care. He serves on the Department of Health and Human Services’ ONC FAST National Steering Committee to accelerate interoperability data standards. Additionally, he is a sought-after thought leader, frequently writing for peer-reviewed publications, being interviewed by business media, and speaking at health care forums.

Deepak earned his master’s degree in engineering and data science from the University of Connecticut and completed an executive management program with the MIT Sloan School of Management. In January of this year, he also completed a master’s in health care delivery science from Dartmouth College.

Andrew Frueh

Senior Vice President, User Experience, Health Catalyst

Speaker Sessions

  • 1 – HAS 22 Opening Session

    Your HAS journey starts here with an introduction to this year’s HAS app, an overview of what to expect, and other helpful tips to help you get the most out of your HAS 22 experience.


About the Speaker

Andrew has been leading the design team at Health Catalyst since 2015. Depending on the day, you might find him doing any of the following: product strategy, graphic design, prototyping, data visualization, programming, motion graphics, running the UX department, or teaching design classes. Prior to joining Health Catalyst, Andrew held creative director positions at digital agencies focused specifically on creating media for the medical device industry. He began his career as a technical artist in the field of biomedical 3D animation. Andrew earned a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester with a dual major in computer science and studio arts.

Heather Monackey

Executive Director, Patient Access and Engagement, WakeMed

Speaker Sessions

  • 8 – Data-Informed Patient Access Improvements Helps Drive $25M Increase in Revenue

    WakeMed, a 919-bed healthcare system based in Raleigh, NC, began a journey in 2020 to improve patient access. Learn how WakeMed’s patient-centered, data-informed approach delivered game-changing structure, technology, and process improvements. The final score? An increase in new patient visits, a decrease in cancellations without rescheduling, improved patient, staff, and provider satisfaction, and a $25.4 M increase in revenue.

    Join this session to discover:

    • Strategies to navigate change in a change-hesitant organization.
    • How to use data to drive standard processes in a decentralized management structure.
    • How the benefits of a centralized contact center go beyond improved phone response.
    • Tips and tricks to building functional patient access dashboards and setting achievable goals and aims.


About the Speaker

Heather Monackey serves at the Executive Director of Patient Access & Engagement for WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C. Monackey began this role, which was new to the system, in January 2020 and focuses exclusively on helping patients access the system’s outpatient services. Monackey joined WakeMed in 2005 and held roles of increasing responsibility in the Marketing & Communications department, concentrating on media relations, senior level communications and digital properties.She holds a Batchelor of Arts in Communication from North Carolina State University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Change Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on her daughter and son, exercising and solving the daily Wordle.

Jim Balbach

Executive Director of Decision Support, Community Health Network

Speaker Sessions

  • 23 – Expert Dialogue Series: Revenue and Cost

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Jim Balbach is Executive Director of Decision Support at Community Health Network (CHNw) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim leads Data Sciences and Decision Support teams including caregivers skilled in developing BI solutions, advanced analytics, machine learning, and predictive models across all areas of CHNw. The team, consisting of Senior Business Intelligence Analysts, Statisticians and a Data Scientist has implemented PowerCosting, implemented predictive models, care gap analysis, survey analytics, goal setting and tracking, and labor analytic solutions. Jim specializes in financial modeling, labor economics, and operational analysis. Jim joined CHNw in 2002. Prior to joining, Jim worked for Carle of Illinois working in Decision Support for both Carle and Health Alliance Medical Plans for eight years. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1995.

Kory Anderson, MD, CHCQM, FACP

Medical Director of Physician Advisor Services, CDI, Intermountain Healthcare

Speaker Sessions

  • 10 – Augmented Intelligence and a Physician-Forward Strategy Improve Quality Metrics and Transform Clinical Documentation

    Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs help ensure that patient stories are fully documented, leading to appropriate reimbursement and improved quality measure performance. Traditional methods rely on retrospective queries, resulting in re-work as physicians must revisit patient records to respond. Physicians and CDI teams are invested in creating a complete, accurate patient record. Still, workflows are often misaligned, leading to inefficiencies and documentation gaps negatively impacting hospital quality measurement and reimbursement. Intermountain Healthcare will share how deploying augmented intelligence (AI) to connect siloed physician and CDI workflows transformed CDI efforts. AI delivers clinical insights to physicians as they document. CDI efforts are now focused on quality and building a patient-centric, physician-led CDI strategy, improving quality and financial performance, and generating efficiencies that free up CDI specialists to focus on other complex quality and mortality reviews.

    Join this session and learn how to:

    • Describe strategies for addressing physician/CDI silos with a physician-led approach.
    • Explain successful approaches for aligning physician and CDI workflows to improve quality metrics and financial measures.
    • Apply physician-forward practices for implementing physician-supportive augmented intelligence solutions.


About the Speaker

Kory Anderson is the Medical Director of Physician Advisor Services, CDI, and recently some aspects of the Quality Department. In this role Kory has responsibility for physician utilization review, clinical documentation integrity, physician education and physician appeals and denials, with the recent addition of quality performance and reporting across the Intermountain Organization.

Kory is a Hospitalist at one of Intermountain Healthcare’s trauma facilities. He has worked at Intermountain for 14 years. He has participated in several initiatives focused on improving patient care including; Antibiotic Stewardship, Peer Review Committees, Population Health Committee and Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics. Kory has enjoyed opportunities to serve in leadership roles at McKay-Dee Hospital as the Medical Director for the Pulmonary Rehab Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, Hospitalist Department, Chief of Department of Medicine and currently is the Medical Staff President Elect.

Kory has worked for Intermountain Physician Advisor Services since 2012 in the Utilization Review and Appeals and Denials divisions. Kory was one of the initial physicians hired into the department. He has helped build the program through serving as a lead and mentor to other physician advisors. Kory is passionate about this work and the value this service brings in healthcare. Kory is an active participant in the physician advisor industry and has presented at multiple physician advisor and healthcare conferences and forums.

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD

Divisional Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs, Abbott

Speaker Sessions

  • 17 – Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trial Design

    Recruiting diverse participants to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD), a costly and dangerous medical condition with mortality rates three times that of breast cancer, is of significant importance. Discover how Abbott improves underserved communities’ access to clinical trials, better serving the patients most affected by vascular disease. PAD predominantly affects African Americans, who are twice as likely to have PAD as any other racial/ethnic group and four times as likely to require an amputation. Therefore, it is critical that both the doctors and patients who participate in this clinical trial reflect the underserved communities most in need of treatment.

    Join this session to learn:

    • Why clinical trials must embrace diversity and inclusion.
    • Best practices for engaging diverse communities and encouraging participation in clinical trials.
    • The benefits of designing clinical trials representative of the entire population.


About the Speaker

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD, is the Divisional Vice President of Global Clinical Affairs for Abbott’s Vascular business based in Santa Clara, California. Since joining Abbott as a clinical research scientist more than 14 years ago, Jennifer has worked on gaining approval of numerous vascular devices, in the USA and around the world. Through her work, Jennifer has become one of the leading experts in clinical trial design strategy for vascular devices.

Jennifer’s journey began while working on her PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park, where her early research focused on evaluating the differences in genes and biomarkers between African Americans and Caucasians who were pre-hypertensive when they were put on an exercise regimen. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Hypertension at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center focused on clinical trials evaluating anti-hypertensive therapies, Jennifer also worked on the Barbershop Hypertension Program, training barbers to measure the blood pressure of their male customers and connecting those with high blood pressure with trusted contacts in the healthcare community.

Following the completion of her post-doctoral fellowship, she chose to take her experience and knowledge to Abbott, where she felt she could have a meaningful impact on the products and devices designed and developed to help millions of people around the world. Jennifer is taking a proactive approach to the design and implementation of clinical trials. In the spirit of continuous improvement, her goal is to make clinical trials more equitable, accessible and inclusive of diverse patient populations so that participants in clinical trials more accurately reflect those burdened with vascular diseases.

Mike Weed

Vice President, Financial Operations, INTEGRIS Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 23 – Expert Dialogue Series: Revenue and Cost

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Michael has been with INTEGRIS Health since November 2018 as the VP of Finance Operations with responsibility for Revenue Cycle, Payer Strategy, Supply Chain, Accounts Payable and Hospital and Medical Group Finance and FP&A. Prior to joining INTEGRIS, he was with Intermountain Healthcare for over 22 years working in both hospital and physician finance leadership roles. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Adam Smith

Vice President, Decision Support and Financial Planning, Froedtert Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 23 – Expert Dialogue Series: Revenue and Cost

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Adam Smith is the Vice President, Decision Support & Financial Planning for Froedtert Health. Froedtert Health combines with the Medical College of Wisconsin to form eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and associated regional health care network. The network’s flagship hospital, Froedtert Hospital, is the primary adult teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The health care network includes five hospitals, a community-based medical group and more than 40 clinics and health centers. The network’s hospitals account for just under 53,000 admissions and over 1.3 million outpatient visits. Adam has responsibility for financial planning (long-range, operating and capital), strategic finance, financial analytics, cost accounting, and corporate and acute site finance. He also is part of the administrative team for the F&MCW Clinically Integrated Network.

Prior to joining Froedtert Health in 2018, Adam served in several leadership roles at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis; Administrator, Department of Dermatology/Director of Strategic Operations for Medical College Physicians; Manager, Strategic Financial Planning. Adam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration from UW-Milwaukee, and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He is actively involved in Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Nirmal Keshava

Nirmal Keshava, PhD

Vice President, Data Science and Innovation, Cerevel Therapeutics

Speaker Sessions

  • 38 – Data Science as Interstitial Fluid: Lessons and Experience from a Growing Neuroscience Biotech

    The integration of data science into the fabric of the medical industry is ongoing. Biotechs are unique as they typically work with very limited resources but can use data-centric approaches in the early stages of drug development, where they can impart a substantial downstream impact. However, using data science effectively depends on having a constellation of opportunities, resources, and internal champions. The chances for success are further improved by human factors and a strongly human-centric approach to engagement and solution development.

    Find out how Cerevel has tackled this by establishing a data science organization early that has since permeated many organizations—beginning the process of establishing data-centric platforms, technologies, and algorithms as a kind of interstitial fluid that is reducing uncertainty in decision making and increasing efficiency.

    Join this session to learn:

    • Benefits of applying data science to a wide variety of problems.
    • Steps you can take to insert data science into your organization.
    • Use cases across pre-clinical research and development, clinical development and operations, and strategic business development.


About the Speaker

Nirmal Keshava is the Vice President of Data Science and Innovation at Cerevel Therapeutics, where he leads efforts introducing novel data-centric approaches and technologies into all parts of the drug discovery and development continuum. Previously he was the Head of Artificial Intelligence at BioXcel Therapeutics and a Senior Principal Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca. Preceding his career in the pharmaceutical industry, he spent 15 years leading government and industry-sponsored research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. Before that he worked as a telecommunications system engineer at Bell Communications Research. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, respectively, from UCLA and Carnegie Mellon University. He has been recognized by IEEE, NSF, and NAE.

Manjit Randhawa

Manjit Randhawa, MD, MPH

Physician Data Scientist, MemorialCare

Speaker Sessions

  • 13 – Expert Dialogue Series: Population Health

    Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way and wished someone would have guided you BEFORE you developed a strategy and plan? Are you interested in learning from experts with decades of healthcare experience about what worked for them and what they recommend avoiding?  

    Healthcare executives and leaders, including chief data and analytics officers, chief information officers, chief operations officers, chief medical officers, chief medical information officers, chief quality officers, and chief population health officers will each share their top three learnings, what to do to be successful, and pitfalls to avoid. The series will start with the experts sharing their learnings and best practices. You’ll have an opportunity to engage in a small group to share your learnings and questions and then the groups will be invited to ask the experts questions.

    Five Expert Dialogue Series are available: data and analytics, technology, population health, clinical quality and operations, and revenue and cost.

    Participants will learn:

    • Top three learnings from each of the healthcare leaders.
    • What to focus on to ensure success.
    • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls.


About the Speaker

Since Dr. Randhawa joined MemorialCare Health System in 2018, he has worked with clinicians and the data science team to develop and implement a population level risk stratification algorithm. The algorithm is based on the overall disease burden of the patient, which categorize patients into high risk, rising risk, and low risk. Dr. Randhawa led the implementation of this algorithm into a CDS that was implemented systemwide in MemorialCare’s Epic EHR system. Since the implementation of this algorithm, multiple interventions have been developed and evaluated for efficacy based on the risk category of the patient. This experience highlights Dr. Randhawa’s knowledge and skills in developing systemwide, population level risk stratification, implementing a systemwide CDS in an existing EHR system, developing interventions based on the outcomes, and evaluating the interventions for efficacy.

Dr. Manjit Randhawa is a healthcare analytics and data scientist with a background in medicine, public health, and population health. His main research interest focuses on improving public health systems with integration of predictive models to address the gaps between public health and healthcare data sharing. Currently, Dr. Randhawa is the Program Director with the NEHA, overseeing the three-year $40 million NEHA-FDA RFFM Grant Program, which is the organization’s largest grant from the FDA. Previous to this project, Dr. Randhawa managed the $6 million Hurricane Supplemental cooperative agreement with the CDC and ATSDR.

He also serves as the Physician Data Scientist for MemorialCare Health System in Southern California. During his tenure with Loma Linda University (LLU) as the Program Director for the Population Medicine MPH program and Director of Applied and Translational Research, he developed and implemented the strategic priority agenda for both programs. In addition, Dr. Randhawa ran multiple applied and translational research projects in collaboration with internal and external partners. He has also had the opportunity to be a PI, Co-PI, Co-Investigator, and Program Director on several internally and externally (e.g., FDA, CDC, ATSDR, NACCHO, and HRSA) funded grants.

Sara Brown, MBA

Practice Optimization Consultant, Baptist Health Care

Speaker Sessions

  • 32 – How Analytics Help Achieve a 92.94 Composite MIPS Score and Increased Revenue and Efficiency

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to incentivize healthcare organizations to provide excellent care. However, siloed reporting can make it difficult to identify improvement opportunities as it can take weeks for the data to make its way through the system. Learn how Baptist Health tackled this problem by using data to maximize MIPS scores and ensure the points assigned accurately reflected the expert care provided to patients. Improvements included a 92.94 composite MIPS score, achieving exceptional performer quartile performance, qualifying for the exceptional performance bonus, and increasing revenue.

    Join this session to discover:

    • How actionable data and analytics can help accelerate MIPS performance.
    • How to gain a better understanding of MIPS measures, including the importance of documentation timing for diagnosis codes, medications, and exclusion and exemption criteria.
    • How to standardize and streamline documentation expectations.


About the Speaker

Sara has been with Baptist Health Care for over eight years and serves the Baptist Physician Enterprise to drive results and achieve strategic initiatives. She is a dedicated and accomplished change management professional focused on business process engineering, operational excellence, patient experience and data science to drive health outcomes. Sara graduated from The University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English, The University of West Florida with a bachelor’s of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, and Chadron State College with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Kearstin Jorgenson, MS, CPC, COC

Physician Advisor Operations Director, Intermountain Healthcare

Speaker Sessions

  • 10 – Augmented Intelligence and a Physician-Forward Strategy Improve Quality Metrics and Transform Clinical Documentation

    Clinical documentation integrity (CDI) programs help ensure that patient stories are fully documented, leading to appropriate reimbursement and improved quality measure performance. Traditional methods rely on retrospective queries, resulting in re-work as physicians must revisit patient records to respond. Physicians and CDI teams are invested in creating a complete, accurate patient record. Still, workflows are often misaligned, leading to inefficiencies and documentation gaps negatively impacting hospital quality measurement and reimbursement. Intermountain Healthcare will share how deploying augmented intelligence (AI) to connect siloed physician and CDI workflows transformed CDI efforts. AI delivers clinical insights to physicians as they document. CDI efforts are now focused on quality and building a patient-centric, physician-led CDI strategy, improving quality and financial performance, and generating efficiencies that free up CDI specialists to focus on other complex quality and mortality reviews.

    Join this session and learn how to:

    • Describe strategies for addressing physician/CDI silos with a physician-led approach.
    • Explain successful approaches for aligning physician and CDI workflows to improve quality metrics and financial measures.
    • Apply physician-forward practices for implementing physician-supportive augmented intelligence solutions.


About the Speaker

Kearstin Jorgenson is the Operations Director for Intermountain Physician Advisor Services (IPAS). In this role Kearstin supports operations for physician utilization review, clinical documentation integrity, physician education and physician appeals and denials. Kearstin has worked at Intermountain Healthcare for 20 years. She has held several leadership roles including starting a Revenue Integrity Team and operationalizing a new department of 60 individuals including nurses, coders and analysts. Kearstin is very data driven and has addressed longstanding healthcare problems with creative out of the box solutions.

Charles Bissette

Director of Optimization and Integration, WakeMed

Speaker Sessions

  • 8 – Data-Informed Patient Access Improvements Helps Drive $25M Increase in Revenue

    WakeMed, a 919-bed healthcare system based in Raleigh, NC, began a journey in 2020 to improve patient access. Learn how WakeMed’s patient-centered, data-informed approach delivered game-changing structure, technology, and process improvements. The final score? An increase in new patient visits, a decrease in cancellations without rescheduling, improved patient, staff, and provider satisfaction, and a $25.4 M increase in revenue.

    Join this session to discover:

    • Strategies to navigate change in a change-hesitant organization.
    • How to use data to drive standard processes in a decentralized management structure.
    • How the benefits of a centralized contact center go beyond improved phone response.
    • Tips and tricks to building functional patient access dashboards and setting achievable goals and aims.


About the Speaker

Charles Bissette serves at the Director of Optimization and Integration for WakeMed Physician Practices in Raleigh, N.C. In this role, Bissette is responsible for creating and implementing performance improvement initiatives and standard operating processes across 80+ practice locations. Bissette joined WakeMed in 2004 as an emergency communications operator and then served as practice manager for several different specialties during which time he became a leader for the system’s Wake Way 2 Excellence lean process improvement initiative.He holds a Batchelor of Science in Business Administration from Barton College and Masters of Healthcare Administration from Pfeiffer University. In his free time, he enjoys everything Disney.

Cindy Poiencot, RN

Director of Quality Improvement, Thibodaux Regional Health System

Speaker Sessions

  • 27 – How One Organization’s Innovative Mindset Supports Growth and Viability in Competitive Environment

    Learn how a commitment to data and analytics supports an innovation culture that outcompetes larger health systems. When a period of rapid growth revealed opportunities to improve its operational efficiencies, Thibodaux Regional Health System used data to identify and implement a series of improvement projects with a focus on improving patient access to care at its clinics. In one clinic, the dramatic results included a reduction in referral times from 35 days to 4 days and a patient experience rating that improved from the 34th to the 94th percentile. Across the system, Thibodaux saw an 81% increase in patient and physician encounters over four years, with a 52% growth in clinic net revenue.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to use process improvement to support future growth.
    • Why you need real-time operational and strategic analytics.
    • How to engage your physicians as partners in your data analytics projects.


About the Speaker

Cindy Poiencot is the Director of Quality Improvement at Thibodaux Regional Health System. Cindy joined Thibodaux Regional in 1991 and graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1995. During her tenure at Thibodaux Regional, Cindy has also worked in Critical Care as a frontline manager and has led the Quality Resource Management Department. As the Director of Quality Resource Management Cindy led the Case Management, Infection Prevention, Risk Management, and Quality Reporting departments. In this role, she assisted in the implementation of the Care Coordination program aimed at preventing readmissions of the Medicaid patient population. This included assisting the health system with the implementation of care coordination software.

She has served on the Hand Hygiene Team and the Hospital Acquired Infection Care Transformation Teams, Revenue Cycle, Managed Care, and various process improvement teams. Cindy is an active member of the Infection Prevention Committee, The Patient Safety Committee, and Service Excellence Teams. She served as a Thibodaux Regional Project Leader for the implementation of Change Healthcare’s InterQual Review Manager and MCG’s Indicia clinical review software, and as a core team leader for the implementation of the Case Management and Quality Applications of Meditech’s Expanse EHR. In 2021 Cindy became the Director of Quality Improvement.

She is trained in Lean, Change Acceleration Process, and Project Management Discipline. As a trained Lean facilitator, she has participated in and led various process improvement projects. Most recently she has worked with the health system’s clinics on improving patient access and with the Cancer Institute of Thibodaux Regional on improving patient flow. She has assisted the health system with the implementation of care management ambulatory analytics applications. She also leads clinical care transformation teams focused on the Triple Aim of improving the quality of care, reducing the cost of providing care, and creating a great patient experience.

Robert Lambrisky, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Director of Quality Analytics, Baptist Health Care

Speaker Sessions

  • 32 – How Analytics Help Achieve a 92.94 Composite MIPS Score and Increased Revenue and Efficiency

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to incentivize healthcare organizations to provide excellent care. However, siloed reporting can make it difficult to identify improvement opportunities as it can take weeks for the data to make its way through the system. Learn how Baptist Health tackled this problem by using data to maximize MIPS scores and ensure the points assigned accurately reflected the expert care provided to patients. Improvements included a 92.94 composite MIPS score, achieving exceptional performer quartile performance, qualifying for the exceptional performance bonus, and increasing revenue.

    Join this session to discover:

    • How actionable data and analytics can help accelerate MIPS performance.
    • How to gain a better understanding of MIPS measures, including the importance of documentation timing for diagnosis codes, medications, and exclusion and exemption criteria.
    • How to standardize and streamline documentation expectations.


About the Speaker

Robert has been with Baptist Health Care since January of 2010 and serves as the Director of Quality Analytics at Baptist Health Care, a 3-hospital not for profit health system in Pensacola, FL.  His areas of focus support the governmental and regulatory reporting needs for the system, including both hospital-based and physician practice measures. He is a registered nurse by background and graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Classical Languages (Latin and Ancient Greek) and German language and from University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Yuchen Zhang, MS

Data Scientist, ChristianaCare

Speaker Sessions

  • 25 – Achieving Health Equity: Measuring and Managing Disparities With Machine Learning

    As gaps in health grow larger and more persistent across the nation, health equity becomes a critical challenge faced by healthcare organizations. This year, ChristianaCare launched multiple initiatives focusing on health equity and closing the gaps between different racial groups. To better support the initiatives, ChristianaCare developed a platform to quantify, visualize, and interpret the current state of health equity on multiple health outcomes using machine learning algorithms.

    Join this session to discover how to support your organization’s health equity initiatives by:

    • Designing a scalable and flexible data architecture that includes machine learning.
    • Architecting data processing workflows.
    • Building user-centered visualizations designs optimized for interpretations and usability.


About the Speaker

Yuchen Zhang attended Nankai University in China where she majored and developed interests in Industrial Engineering (IE) and process operations. She then pursued higher education in the same area and obtained her master’s degree of science from University of Pennsylvania in US. After graduation, Yuchen started her career in healthcare industry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as a research assistant at Center for Autism Research. After that, to expose to more data analytics and management domain as well as hospital operations, she moved on as a data analyst supporting Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) frontier program and High Value Pharmacy program, where she contributed on various of process improvement projects, one of which won the 2017 Pediatric Quality Award Waste Reduction category from the Children’s Hospital Association. Yuchen currently is a Senior Business Intelligence Developer at Christiana Care, continuing her journey and enthusiasm in data and healthcare. In her spare time, Yuchen also loves to write songs and attempts to seal pieces of memories in songs

Mandy Abbas, MPA

Analytics Manager, Value-Based Care, UnityPoint Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 24 – Advanced Analytics and Innovative Care Delivery Helps Drive $31M in Shared Savings

    U.S. health care spending reached $4.1T in 2020, compelling payers and providers to look for more opportunities to reduce costs. UnityPoint Accountable Care is one of the longest-standing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ACO Model participants in the country. The organization will share how carefully tracking high-risk patients, targeting unnecessary costs, implementing innovative care delivery models, and leveraging population health analytics have enabled it to trim unnecessary spending and improve quality in key areas– receiving an average of $31M annually in shared savings from its value-based contracting efforts since 2012.

    Participants will discover how to:

    • Describe how data and advanced analytics are used to identify the patients who are most likely to benefit from additional support programs and resources.
    • Identify a common set of measures and tools across the ACO network to drive patient care and improve performance.
    • Articulate clear measures of success and celebrate high-performing facilities and providers through a shared savings incentive model.


About the Speaker

Mandy Abbas leads the analytics work for value-based care at UnityPoint Health. She is passionate about supporting analytics solutions with a product development lens to create results that are easier for analytics teams to produce and simpler for less-technical users to understand and derive value from. Throughout her career she has enjoyed working with groups to produce innovative, high-quality work that drives insight into the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Thinking about what could be possible and working with a team of people to make it happen is what keeps Mandy engaged in her work. Mandy has a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in healthcare management and bachelor’s degree in health services administration. Mandy also serves her community by participating in several advisory councils that support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the West Des Moines area.

Paul Brown, MSA

Quality Analytics Manager, Baptist Health Care

Speaker Sessions

  • 32 – How Analytics Help Achieve a 92.94 Composite MIPS Score and Increased Revenue and Efficiency

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to incentivize healthcare organizations to provide excellent care. However, siloed reporting can make it difficult to identify improvement opportunities as it can take weeks for the data to make its way through the system. Learn how Baptist Health tackled this problem by using data to maximize MIPS scores and ensure the points assigned accurately reflected the expert care provided to patients. Improvements included a 92.94 composite MIPS score, achieving exceptional performer quartile performance, qualifying for the exceptional performance bonus, and increasing revenue.

    Join this session to discover:

    • How actionable data and analytics can help accelerate MIPS performance.
    • How to gain a better understanding of MIPS measures, including the importance of documentation timing for diagnosis codes, medications, and exclusion and exemption criteria.
    • How to standardize and streamline documentation expectations.


About the Speaker

Paul joined Baptist Health Care in 2019 as a Quality Consultant. Over the past 3 years, Paul has worked to develop a program to meet and exceed MIPS reporting requirements for the Physician Enterprise and has served as a resource and mentor for his team in technical skills and role modeled ownership and excellence. Paul previously served as the Web and Digital Marketing Leader at Huron Consulting/Studer Group and has been an Adjunct Professor of Database Systems at the University of West Florida. Paul was recently promoted to Quality Analytics Manager where he leads a talented and dedicated team of Quality professionals.

Yoshi Williams, MBA

Data Warehouse Manager & Principal Architect, MultiCare Health Systems

Speaker Sessions

  • 35 – How to Break Free of the Reporting Backlog and Meet Rising Demands for Data and Analytics

    The need for data and analytics to support and inform strategic and operational decisions continually increases, generating massive data and report requests. At the same time, budgets and finite IT resources don’t always keep pace. As a result, it’s easy for analytics teams to feel overwhelmed and exhausted, leading to frustration, loss of productivity, and demoralization.

    Discover how MultiCare Health System, a comprehensive health system and a CHIME Digital Health Most Wired award winner, tackled overwhelming data and analytics requests, redesigning processes, and eliminating waste, allowing the analytics team to be more productive while simultaneously improving department morale and customer satisfaction.

    Join this session to learn:

    • How to make pragmatic and incremental improvements to tackle waste, improve processes, and generate capacity to meet the organization’s data and analytics needs.
    • How to align the right talent with the right work.
    • How to identify opportunities to enhance and improve self-service analytics.


About the Speaker

Yoshi Williams is a Data Warehouse Manager and Principal Architect at MultiCare Health Systems, Tacoma, Washington. MultiCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with a strong commitment and mission to “Partnering for healing and a healthy future. Yoshi oversees data architects, developers, and the technical infrastructure of Enterprise Data Warehouse and analytics functions of Performance Analytics department. She has been with MultiCare Health Systems since 2010. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the data analytics and reporting, Yoshi and her team has made significant contributions with the process improvement of large volume of data requests, increased operational efficiencies and improved customer satisfaction significantly in the past 5 years.

Over 30 years of IT experience including development, systems analysis, system implementation, project management, solution and data architecture, and leadership, Yoshi has 11 years in healthcare, 13 years in manufacturing, 4 years in energy, and 5 years experience in the public sector. Yoshi received her B.A.in Management Information Systems and MBA in Technology Management. She presented the best practices in system integration/implementation & process improvement at multiple SAP Financial international conferences and a Request Intake process improvement best practice at a Health Data Analytics Association national conference.

Angela E. Cromlich, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Analyst, Clinical Interoperability Team, Indiana University Health

Speaker Sessions

  • 15 – Innovative Communication and Digitally Integrated Solutions Significantly Increase Patient Engagement

    Patient engagement and communication can be difficult, particularly when parents, guardians, and loved ones want and need to be included. Even the ‘simple’ task of consistently and effectively communicating before and after a hospital visit can be challenging, especially for adolescents and children.

    Find out how Riley Children’s Health and Indiana University Health, the largest NICU in the state with an average daily census of around 100 infants, tackled this problem by developing universally accessible communication pathways between caregivers. Improvements included increasing patient engagement and NICU education to over 90% and completed earlier in the patient stay and reducing cancellations in its anesthesia and OR pathway by over 20%.

    Join this session to discover:

    • Why patient engagement and education are critical, especially when the patient is dependent on their parents, guardians, and loved ones.
    • What goals and attributes matter for patient engagement programs.
    • How to improve patient satisfaction through communication.


About the Speaker

Angela Cromlich, MSN, RN-BC is a Clinical Analyst at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. She has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical nurse and has worked in both Canada and the United States. Her areas of expertise include pediatric and neonatal care with specialization in oncology, cardiac, ECMO, and intensive care. She is currently member of IU Health’s Interoperability Team; helping to build, maintain and support solutions that enhance the patient experience and promote clinical outcomes. Angela has a passion for acquiring and sharing knowledge in the field of health information technology to improve the quality of care to patients and populations. She has been invited to speak to clients both nationally and internationally to support the implementation of systems she has become an expert in. Her goals include continuing to provide the best care for each patient by enhancing health information technology through innovation.

Wei Liu, PhD, PMP

Senior Data Scientist, ChristianaCare

Speaker Sessions

  • 25 – Achieving Health Equity: Measuring and Managing Disparities With Machine Learning

    As gaps in health grow larger and more persistent across the nation, health equity becomes a critical challenge faced by healthcare organizations. This year, ChristianaCare launched multiple initiatives focusing on health equity and closing the gaps between different racial groups. To better support the initiatives, ChristianaCare developed a platform to quantify, visualize, and interpret the current state of health equity on multiple health outcomes using machine learning algorithms.

    Join this session to discover how to support your organization’s health equity initiatives by:

    • Designing a scalable and flexible data architecture that includes machine learning.
    • Architecting data processing workflows.
    • Building user-centered visualizations designs optimized for interpretations and usability.


About the Speaker

Dr. Wei Liu is a Senior Data Scientist at ChristianaCare, Delaware. She is leading the enterprise advance analytic initiatives with a focus on developing machine learning based predictive models and advanced analytics solutions for clinical decision support with a wide range of applications in health equity quantification and management, patient risk stratification, clinical risk prediction, population health management, and staffing prediction. Prior to joining Christiana Care, Wei worked as a Senior Data Analyst at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she conducted advanced data analytics to support decision making of hospital operation and patient flow, and as an Industrial Engineer at MD Anderson Cancer Center focus on process optimization and quality improvement. Wei holds Master of Science in Health Systems from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 and Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2017.

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