Day 2: Thursday, October 26th


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Networking Breakfast

Chairperson Remarks

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Day 2 Keynote Presentation

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM The Digital CIO’s Guide to Building an Effective Cyber Strategy Roadmap

Joey Johnson, CISO, Premise Health
Most healthcare organizations have put strategic security leadership in place, but where that strategic outlook intersects with tactical delivery, it dwells heavily within the CIO’s domain. We’ll address the market longevity of products and their path to commoditization, the true level of effort in implementing them, and when is the appropriate timing for each. This talk will equip CIOs and IT leaders with the information necessary to ensure they can both challenge the demands of their security leaders, and effectively support their requirements upstream to executive and board leadership.

During this keynote, we’ll discuss:
•How to effectively challenge your CISO and security leaders
•Recognizing key prerequisites that are critical to buying a technology
•How to navigate the cybersecurity investment noise


Joey Johnson

Premise Health

Plenary Session

8:55 AM - 9:25 AM Healthcare IT Talent Wars: Why the Talent Gap is Hitting Healthcare the Hardest

Meredith R. Harper, Chief Security & Privacy Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Today’s healthcare CIO wears many critical hats. Between growing the business, managing information technology and protecting sensitive data, the CIO has myriad priorities to focus on. One of the key roles of the healthcare CIO is to attract and retain Health IT Talent. Today, more than ever, businesses are competing for top IT talent in a dwindling pool of qualified applicants. Even with a proper strategy and technology roadmap in place, the CIO can’t do it on his own. Simply put: It’s the healthcare CIO’s job to put the right IT people in place. Join this enlightening session as we discuss some of the issues that must be addressed when building a Health IT Dream Team that will work together to maintain the optimal well-being of the organization while avoiding high-risk threats.

We will talk about:

• Disruptive strategies for finding top Health IT talent

• New tactics as the war for cutting-edge technology talent heats up

• Creating the right compensation packages to attract top talent

• Understanding the current health IT staff shortage, and why healthcare is being hit hard

• The implications of outsourcing; should you do it?


Meredith R. Harper

Chief Security & Privacy Security Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Business Meetings

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Business Meetings

Master Class B

10:35 AM - 11:20 AM How to Bolster the Benefits of Your EHR by Improving Communications in Your Hospital

Donna Robinson, Division Vice President, Spok
While EHRs are beneficial repositories of patient data and are able to transform that data into actionable information, that information still needs to be communicated to the right people quickly and effectively. EHRs become even more powerful when additional tools allow the sharing of pertinent information with the exact people who need it at the precise time it is needed. Join Donna Robinson, Division Vice President at Spok, to explore how your EHR can be paired with communication tools that foster clinical conversations and collaboration.

You’ll learn:

•Current state of healthcare communications: As care teams grow to be larger and more diverse, it’s increasingly important that communications encompass everyone across the spectrum of care.

•Strategies for increasing communication efficiency by integrating with your existing systems to deliver key clinical information to the people who need it based on events.

•How to offer care teams the flexibility they need with solutions for incorporating a diverse device mix (smartphones, pagers, etc.) with secure messaging.


Donna Robinson

Division Vice President

BrainWeave B

10:35 AM - 11:20 AM Top Tech Tools Driving Patient-Centrism in Healthcare & Evolving the Patient Experience

Plenary Session

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM From Technology to Triple Aim: Leveraging Healthcare IT Optimization to Promote Population Health and Patient-Centric Care

Eytan Behiri, MD, CMIO, NYC Health + Hospitals


Eytan Behiri, MD

NYC Health + Hospitals


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch

Plenary Session

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM Identifying and building a 21st Century Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline: A Blockchain Imperative for Industry and Academia

Bill Dafnis, Associate Dean of Technology, School of Business and Technology, Capella University
Major industry trends fueled by the Internet coupled by healthcare and information technology innovation continues to grow exponentially. Such growth requires that a talent pipeline be differentiated on a myriad of factors. Today’s talent management systems do not afford an immutable means to discover Cybersecurity candidates and therefore new methods and processes such as Blockchain must be exploited to build and inform for a 21st workforce. This presentation affords CIOs and thought-leaders visibility into a conceptual model of the Blockchain promise for a distributed peer to peer ecosystem in an academic computing program with industry parallels. Takeaways:
· Track and build your talent requirements with deeper competencies.
· Understand how Blockchain may introduce a new workflow that further transparency across your ecosystem.
· Differentiate your talent search by seeking out other disciplines beyond the computing domains.
· Build talent management models that create and empower cross-functional teams of underserved populations.


Bill Dafnis

Associate Dean of Technology, School of Business and Technology
Capella University

Business Meetings

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Business Meetings

Plenary Session

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Transforming Outcomes through Personalized, Consumer-Centric Healthcare

Chani Cordero, CIO, Medical Education and Training Campus, U.S. Army
Thanks to legislation, the healthcare industry is experiencing a huge push toward value-based care, resulting in more engaged physicians and as a result, more engaged patients as well. The huge difference between the fee-for-service care model and the value-based care model is that the patient is now at the center of the healthcare conversation. Data technologies have allowed the healthcare industry to capture data for decades. However, today’s physicians and healthcare systems are more concerned with using technology that creates action that will improve the patient experience. Many CIOs and CMIOs are struggling to turn data into actionable, focused insights that will underscore a more positive patient experience and give depth to the value-based care model.

Join this session as we discuss:

•New consumer-driven technologies that are helping the shift to value-based care models
•How to keep the consumer at the center of the conversation
•ROI tied to consumer-centric technologies
•Patient-centric healthcare solutions that are advancing healthcare
•How Patient-Centric differs from Patient-Centered


Chani Cordero

CIO, Medical Education and Training Campus
U.S. Army

Business Meeting

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Business Meeting

Business Meeting

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Business Meeting

Networking Break

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM Networking Snack Break

Master Class C

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Top Tech Tools Driving Patient-Centrism in Healthcare & Evolving the Patient Experience

Although the industry is abuzz with excitement about new and emerging disruptive technologies, the secret to truly transforming healthcare is by keeping the patient experience at top of mind. Join this in-depth master class to explore how interactive patient technology is disrupting the way healthcare is being delivered and entire patient outcomes.

We will explore top technology tools, including:

•Emerging digital tools and most recent digital advances impacting the patient experience
•How to balance a consumer-driven model with the newest technologies
•Using technologies to underscore the value-based care model

Brain Weave C

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM The Target on Your Back: Fighting Sophisticated Healthcare Hackers & Protecting Patient Data

As cybercriminals become more advanced, Healthcare IT executives must be aware of the threat landscape, especially as hospitals become a number-one target for hackers. In this session, learn about the top cybersecurity threats in healthcare and uncover strategic cybersecurity measures and strategies that have successfully safeguarded top, cutting-edge healthcare organizations.

We will explore a number of threats, including:

•Phishing Attacks: Why they are more common and what your employees need to know today
•Malware & Ransomware: Why your staff is your number-one threat and how you can educate insiders against falling for hacker tricks
•Encryption Blind Spots: How to protect yourself by adding a layer of security that monitors encrypted traffic

Patients are seeking healthcare technologies that will do for healthcare what Uber did for transportation. Today’s digital landscape is transforming healthcare in a way that is putting the patient at the center of the conversation. In this session, we will explore latest technological advances in healthcare that are advancing convenience and delivering value. We will discuss new strategies in healthcare technologies that are advancing the consumerization of healthcare and underscoring the patient experience, such as:

· How medical providers are partnering with Uber and Lyft for better patient outcomes and experiences
· The implications of integrating convenience with value-based care models
· How smart devices are pushing consumerization to new heights
· Accurately gauging performance measures tied to revenue and growth


Shashi Tripathi

SVP, Technology & Operational Innovation
New Century Health

James Burton

Valley Health System

Gene Thomas

Memorial Hospital of Gulfport

David W. Reis, Ph.D

Lahey Health System


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Networking Cocktails