Day 1: Wednesday, October 25th

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Welcome Brunch and Registration

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Sponsor Orientation

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Delegate Orientation

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM Kick-Off Networking Activity

12:35 PM - 12:40 PM Chairperson Official Welcome to IQPC’s CIO Healthcare Exchange

Opening Keynote Address

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Digital Transformation in Healthcare: The Move From ‘Doing’ Digital to ‘Being’ Digital

In the world of digital transformation, the risks and rewards are greater than they have ever been. Today’s healthcare CIO faces an avalanche of tasks tied to the digital evolution of the healthcare system and patient-care experience. In our opening keynote address, learn how CIOs and CMIOs from top healthcare systems are leading digital transformation by shifting the mindset from ‘doing’ digital to ‘being’ digital.

Join this illuminating keynote as we talk about:

•Leading digital transformation, not just facilitating it
•Launching a successful Digital Health Strategy
•Creating collaborative partnerships that foster digital innovation
•Delivering the organizational digital mandate
•Embracing disruptive technologies while protecting data

Plenary Session

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM Innovating with Interoperability: How the VA is Leveraging Interoperability to Drive Veteran-Centric, Team-Based Care

Jonathan Nebeker, MD, MS, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Interoperability in healthcare means exchanging data and supporting seamless care. The experience of seamless care involves accessing data, guiding decisions, and supporting patient care coordination. These experiences correspond to technical, semantic, and process interoperability. Join Dr. Jonathan Nebeker for an engaging discussion on industry and federal initiatives that move beyond regulation to the promotion of seamless care. A beneficial consequence of these initiatives is to create new markets for clinical content and services for more efficient care and a better experience for clinicians and patients.

During this session, we will discuss:

•Latest internal and external interoperability challenges
•Using interoperability to advance value-based care
•Creating business strategies and improved workflows geared toward interoperability
•Biggest industry interoperability challenges
•How to get your organization on the right path toward interoperability


Jonathan Nebeker, MD, MS

Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Business Meetings

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Business Meetings

3:15 PM - 3:40 PM Networking Break

Master Class A

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM The Massive Benefits of Blockchain Technologies in Healthcare

Blockchain is being called one of the next hottest technologies in healthcare. While still a fairly new technology, blockchain is increasingly appealing to care providers seeking to securely access sensitive patient data. During this Master Class, discover the master benefits of blockchain.

We will talk about the massive implications of blockchain technologies, including:

•The enormous potential for the distributed ledger technology
•Blockchain’s usefulness in the healthcare enterprise
•Understanding digital bits and bitcoin and other key principles and terminology

BrainWeave A

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM How Machine Learning is Transforming the Patient Experience and Improving Outcomes

Machine Learning is one of the hottest topics in healthcare technology today. But while there are an overwhelming number of great use cases for trendy technology, CIOs and CMIOs need to understand how much is hype and how much is hope. Machine learning is providing tons of optimism in healthcare with promises to improve workflow, increase the power of data science and improve the patient experience.


•Understanding the relationship between machine learning and data science
•The power of machine learning to fight cyberattacks and secure data
•Leveraging machine learning to drive operational strategies & maximize business outcome

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM Business Meetings

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM Business Meetings

Roundtable 1

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Breach Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be Brain Surgery

Roundtable 2

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Data Discussion: What Big Things Are You Doing With Big Data?

Roundtable 3

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Power of Predictive Analytics for Streamlining Report Generation

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Reception/Dinner