June 11-12, 2013 | Fluno Center | Madison, WI

  • Jeffrey Grossman, MD

    President and CEO

    UW Medical Foundation More

    As the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation's executive leader, Dr. Grossman works closely with the dean of UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the clinical department chairs to provide vision and leadership to the Board of Directors regarding trends and developments in academic and clinical health care. He consults regularly with the CEOs and executive staff of UW Hospital and Clinics, University Health Care and other UW Health entities. He is a member of the UW Health CEO Leadership Council.

    Dr. Grossman earned his medical degree at the State University of New York, Syracuse, and completed a fellowship at UW Hospital and Clinics. Board certified, he maintains his practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

  • Peter H. Christman

    EVP/Chief Operating Officer, UW Medical Foundation More

    Peter Christman is the Executive Vice President of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF), the physician faculty group practice of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He manages all aspects of the Foundation’s business and clinical operations including strategic planning, finance, legal issues, information systems, and community relations. He directs the Foundation’s executive staff and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors to support the clinical, educational, research and public service missions of UW Health. Mr. Christman also represents the Foundation in discussions with UW Health system partners, affiliated providers and HMOs. Prior to joining UWMF in 2001, he was Regional Vice President of Finance for SSM Health Care, St. Louis, Missouri. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Christman holds a BBA degree in business and a MS in health care fiscal management from UW-Madison.

  • Judy Faulkner

    Founder and CEO, Epic More


    Judy Faulkner is CEO and founder of Epic Systems Corporation. With degrees in mathematics and computer science, she taught computer science for several years in the University of Wisconsin system and then worked as a software developer, creating one of the first databases organized around a patient record. She founded Epic in 1979 and guided it from its modest beginnings as a clinical database company to its current place as a leading provider of integrated healthcare software.

  • Kevin Hayden

    CEO, Group Health Cooperative – South Central Wisconsin More

    Kevin Hayden is a senior executive that is highly experienced in health care and insurance administration. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an ability to effectively lead large private and public sector organizations.

    Most recently, Kevin joined Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW), a non-profit, consumer-sponsored health maintenance organization (HMO) that serves over 72,000 members in Dane County, Wisconsin. As Chief Executive Officer of the cooperative, Kevin oversees all operational activates for the Cooperative, which integrates an insurance administration system and a health care delivery system. He is responsible the organization’s 56 physicians and 700 employees, and in coordination with the GHC-SCW Board of Directors.

    Kevin’s career experience includes numerous leadership roles. Kevin was President of WellPoint State Sponsored Business where he had national responsibility for the company’s Medicaid’s managed care business in ten states. Appointed by Governor Jim Doyle in 2006, Kevin served as Secretary of Health and Family Services for the State of Wisconsin until 2008. While with the state, he restructured the Division of Healthcare Finance and co-authored Badgercare Plus – efforts that impacted over 900,000 residents of Wisconsin. Prior to that, Kevin spent a decade as President and Chief Administrative Officer of Dean Health Systems—a 600 plus physician group in Madison, WI with 250 thousand members. Additionally, Kevin led medical groups in Colorado Springs, Superior, and Rockford.

    Kevin holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison Wisconsin. He serves of the Board of Directors of Medicaid Health Plans of America and has served the on Dane County’s United Way Board of Directors and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

  • Oliver Degnan

    Chief Technology Officer, Chen Medical Centers More

    Oliver Degnan was named Marshfield Clinic's Chief Technology Officer in November of 2011. As the clinic's previous Chief Enterprise Architect, he lead the groundwork and architectural foundation for our next generation Electronic Health Record (EHR) system (CattailsMD). He was fundamental in the creation of the clinic's Information Systems Roadmap and Strategy, and the adoption of the Rapid-Cycle Development process in an innovative open space area at Information Systems, named The Silicon Fields of Wisconsin.

    In his new role as the clinic's Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for establishing current and long-range direction of technology aimed at keeping Marshfield Clinic at the forefront of change. He develops overall strategy for information needs, systems development, and hardware acquisition and integration, and participates in business planning, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems.

    Prior to joining Marshfield Clinic, Oliver Degnan worked as the Chief Architect for Intuit in Silicon Valley, CA, responsible for the architectures and technologies of Intuit Quicken Health Expense Tracker commerce application, which provided patients with the insights into their healthcare spending and a mechanism to pay providers online. He has over 20 years of experience in business leadership, technology and software architecture, with an emphacy of large scale integrated systems and e-commerce development. Oliver Degnan is a highly accomplished visionary and inventor with a unique combination of technical maturity, big picture business acumen, and entrepreneurial drive.

    He was born and raised in Munich, Germany where he studied Information Electronics before moving to the United States in 1996 where he continued his education at the University of Milwaukee at the School of Letters and Science.

  • Philip Loftus

    CIO, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care


    Philip is the VP of IS and CIO at Aurora Health Care, where he is responsible for defining and implementing the IT component of Aurora’s strategic goal of providing an integrated approach to health care delivery. Previously, he was SVP and CIO at Caremark where he implemented the move to a paperless mail order pharmacy system based on electronic documentation and workflow, developed one of the major systems supporting the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, and launched a high performance eBusiness Internet website with several million active users. He has 25 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and what is now AstraZeneca, working extensively in both Europe and the US.

  • Tanya Townsend MSMI CHCIO

    Chief Information Officer

    HSHS Division - Eastern WI More

    Tanya Townsend started with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) as the Chief Information Officer at HSHS – Eastern WI Division and Prevea Health, members of an integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI.  Tanya joined HSHS in with the responsibility to consolidate and integrate the two Green Bay hospitals’ Information Technology and Clinical Engineering environments into a Shared Services model. Additional integration efforts were later developed with St. Nicholas hospital in Sheboygan, WI and Prevea Clinic, a joint venture between the hospitals and provider partners consisting of 200 providers across 18 clinics throughout Northeastern WI.

    Prior to joining HSHS, Tanya was the Director of Information Technology at Saint Clare’s Hospital, Wisconsin’s first all-digital hospital, one of the few hospitals in the nation to successfully implement a chartless Clinical IT system. Tanya’s healthcare technology and administrative experience combined with graduate education in Health Information Administration and Medical Informatics provides her with a unique skillset in information systems and the role they need to play in improving healthcare.

  • Jim Adams

    Managing Director, Advisory Board Company More

    Jim Adams has spent most of his career working at the intersection of business, IT and strategy. He currently serves as Managing Director of The Advisory Board’s IT Strategy Council. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of IBM‘s Center for Healthcare Management, focused on global thought leadership for healthcare. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Adams was a senior leader at both Healthlink and Gartner and has served as CEO, CFO and CIO, working in multiple industries. Mr. Adams serves on national committees and advisory boards for healthcare organizations, and is a frequent speaker on strategic healthcare and health IT topics, including accountable care, meaningful use, and ICD-10.

  • Jonathan Ravdin, MD

    President and CEO, PDS More

    As a leader, Dr. Ravdin is committed to helping good organizations become great by providing clarity around a set of strategic goals and objectives and by insisting on organizational efficiency and personal accountability in the achievement of those goals. With his leadership experience at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland VA Medical Center, at the University of Minnesota and most recently at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his extensive knowledge of clinical practice management and modern bioinformatics, Dr. Ravdin brings enormous energy and insight to meet the challenges facing PDS as it seeks to deploy mission-critical cloud computing, data warehousing and healthcare analytics services for its customers in the region.

    Dr. Ravdin is a widely-recognized physician scientist having performed laboratory and years of field work in Mexico, South Africa, Egypt and India to develop an experimental vaccine designed to prevent infection and, potentially, eradicate Entamoeba histolytica, an enteric protozoan parasite that is highly endemic worldwide. Dr. Ravdin has authored or co-authored more than 270 articles, abstracts and book chapters. He received 27 years of continuous funding support from the National Institutes of Health.

    Dr. Ravdin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians; these honors are only bestowed on researchers in academic medicine whose accomplishments are deemed highly scientifically distinguished. Before moving to Cleveland, Dr. Ravdin served on the faculty of the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, where he received awards for excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Ravdin received an engineering degree (B.E.M.E.) from the City College of New York, an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed a residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases and global health at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine


  • Bruce Quade

    CIO, Group Health Cooperative – South Central Wisconsin More

    Bruce Quade earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bruce brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field when he joined GHC-SCW in late 2011 as the Chief Information Officer. He has an extensive 20-year career in the Information Technology (IT) management field, working for CUNA Mutual Group, Compuware Corporation, and most recently, Dean Health Plan in Madison, Wisconsin where he served as Director of Technical Services. As an IT leader, Bruce continues to expand his knowledge via the American Management Association and Frontline Skills.

    Bruce is a native Madison-area resident. He has two children and enjoys traveling to different sporting and dance events with his son and daughter. He also spends his free time building musical instruments and singing in local choirs.

  • David E. Lundal, MBA

    VP & Regional CIO, SSM Integrated Health Technologies, Dean Health System, WIITTS More

    David E. Lundal came to SSM Integrated Health Technologies in July 2003 as regional IS Director for SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. In September of 2006, he was promoted to V.P and Regional CIO. Then, in March 2011 David added the role of CIO for Dean Clinic. In David’s role, he also leads the Wisconsin Integrated Technology & Telemedicine Systems, LLC (WIIITTS). WIITTS is a joint-venture between Dean Clinic and SSM Health Care of Wisconsin and serves to implement advanced clinical technologies to improve quality and efficiency for the integrated delivery network.


    David came to Wisconsin from South Bend Indiana, where he was the Director of Home Care and Physician System for Saint Joseph’s Regional Health System. David worked at Saint Joseph’s from 1995 to 2003. From 1991 to 1995 David worked at Systems Management, a practice management consulting firm based in South Bend.


    In 2009, David was invited by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services to join the Wisconsin State Level Health Information Exchange executive steering committee. David has chaired the Standards and Architecture Committee since 2009 for the state and successor the Wisconsin State Health Information Network.


    David is a native of Indiana where he earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MBA from Bethel College. In 2011 David became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

  • Thomas D. Wiegers

    Former Administrator for the Division of Enterprise Services, WI Dept of Health Services More

    Thomas D. Wiegers is currently the Administrator for the Division of Enterprise Services at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

    Tom previously served as a manager in contract administration at the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care where he supervised several Contract Administrators and was responsible for a contract base of more than 1200 providers in the Family Care Program.

    He has a vast range of experiences in strategic planning and operational management, information technology services and contract administration in the private sector; and has proven to be a strong and effective leader.

    Prior to Tom’s working the public sector, he has held numerous C-level positions within the private sector.


  • Rajiv Kolagani

    Enterprise Healthcare Solutions Architect, Information Builders


    Rajiv Kolagani, joined Information Builders in February of 2013 as Enterprise Healthcare Solutions Architect. He supports the design mid of large scale data integration, integrity and analytics solutions. Previously, Mr.Kolagani , was VP of Technology at DaVita, from January 2010 to January 2013 where he led DaVita’s clinical product strategy and development teams that supported DaVita’s  ACO, Care Management, Analytics  and Electronic Health Record systems . Prior to working for DaVita, Mr. Kolagani has led many Information Technology initiatives related to Software product development, IT security, and IT PMO at HealthPort Technologies where he held a position as Vice President of Information Technology. He received his MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business with concentration in Health Sector Management. Mr. Kolagani also holds industry recognized certifications such as Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS)

  • Leroy E. Baker

    Chief Technology Officer, UW Health More

    Leroy has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is currently the Interim VP and CIO at the UW Hospital and Clinics, where he is responsible for managing a talented group of experienced professionals who provide information technology design, development, and support for the institution’s clinical, financial, and administrative systems. Prior to his current position, Leroy held several other positions at the UW Hospital and Clinics. Before joining UWHC, he held positions in several other hospitals and consulting firms.

    Leroy has broad experience in project management, system selection, system implementation, analysis of business and technical needs, process improvement, budgeting, policy development, and management training.

    Leroy is a Life Member and Fellow of the HIMSS. He has served on the Nominating Committee (1999) and the Board of Directors (2000–2003) and as a Chapter Officer in several chapters over the years. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute Of Industrial Engineers and a Diplomate in the Society for Health Systems. Leroy earned recognition as a CPHIMS in 2002. Leroy graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

  • Michael Burger

    Director, Public Finance Healthcare Group, Fitch Ratings More

    Michael Burger is a director in Fitch Ratings’ public finance healthcare and higher education groups. He joined Fitch in 2007 and is responsible for analyzing and rating acute care hospitals, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, and public and private universities. Michael also covers a portfolio of not-for-profit credits which includes foundations, cultural institutions, and social service organizations.

    Prior to joining Fitch’s Public Finance Healthcare group as a full-time member, Michael interned with the healthcare group in the summer of 2006.

    Michael earned his BA in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.


  • Marty Kohn MD

    Chief Medical Scientist - Care Delivery Systems,  IBM Research  More

    Dr. Kohn is Chief Medical Scientist for Care Delivery Systems in IBM Research. He is a leader in IBM’s support for the transformation of healthcare, including development of personalized care, outcomes-based models and payment reform. His research work includes healthcare population analytics and the role of expert systems in the clinical decision process, including the use of the Watson supercomputer in healthcare. He speaks frequently on the issues on healthcare transformation, the role of information technology, the Patient Centered Medical Home and clinical decision support. Dr. Kohn is a co-author of IBM’s white paper “Patient-Centered Medical Home – What, Why and How.” He has also worked with the World Economic Forum steering committee on sustainable healthcare models and the IOM committee on evidence-supported healthcare. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kohn was previously in IBM Healthcare Strategy and Change which helped healthcare systems and clinicians optimize process and make best use of health information technology. He has published multiple articles and book chapters on clinical, technical and management subjects. Dr. Kohn is an emergency physician with over 30 years of hospital-based practice and management experience. He is an alumnus of MIT, Harvard Medical School and NYU, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.

  • Sean M Hogan

    Vice President, Global Healthcare Delivery Systems, IBM Healthcare & Life Science More

    Sean Hogan is Vice President and global leader of IBM Healthcare Delivery Systems and in this capacity is responsible for leading all aspects of IBM’s healthcare business including strategic direction, investment decisions and operations. Mr. Hogan’s organization leads the development of IBM’s Healthcare Industry Solutions, Business Partnerships and Alliances and growth and investments initiatives.

    Throughout his professional career, Mr. Hogan has focused on business strategy, innovation and growth – particularly growth that is predicated on business model transformation and advanced technology.  Before assuming his current position, Mr. Hogan held several executive responsibilities within the IBM’s Healthcare & Life Sciences business.  Prior to joining IBM’s Health Care and Life Sciences business, Mr. Hogan was Director, IBM Emerging Business Opportunity group in IBM Corporate Strategy which focused on creation and launch of new growth businesses for IBM.

    Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Hogan held leadership positions in several strategy consulting and successful start-up organizations, including Mainspring, Renaissance Worldwide and Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Mr. Hogan earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his Engineering and undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College/Thayer School of Engineering.  Sean and his wife Jana live in Ridgefield, CT with their three children, Matthew, Jared and Kate.


    Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS More


    Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.

     Chaiken is currently Chief Medical Information Officer at Infor where he offers his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management.

    He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care. He served as a Board member (2006–2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006–2009), and Board Chair (2009–2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). As an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Chaiken teaches a graduate level course in Healthcare Information Technology in its School of Management.

  • Deborah Peel, MD

    Founder and Chair, Patient Privacy Rights More

    Deborah Peel, MD founded Patient Privacy Rights in 2004, now with 10,000 members in every state. She leads the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy, representing 10 million Americans. The Coalition added historic privacy rights to ARRA: a ban on sales of PHI, audit trails, segmentation, breach notice, the right to prevent disclosure of PHI for HCO if payment is out-of-pocket, and encryption. Since 2007, she has been one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful in Healthcare.” Fast Compnay Magazine calls her the “Privacy Warrior.”

  • Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS,

    Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy at ONC for Health IT, Dept Health & Human Services More

    Judy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She is a nurse, who came to the ONC in December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, home health agencies and over 30,000 employees. She led the EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT. Most recently she was Vice President-EHR Applications, and managed the organization’s successful achievement of Stage 1 EHR Meaningful, with incentive payments beginning in September 2011.

    Her informatics interests lie in system implementation methodologies, health IT project management, automated clinical documentation, and the use of technology to support evidence-based practice; she has published and lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. She has a long-standing reputation of patient advocacy and maintaining a "patient-centric" point of view, and approaches her work with unyielding energy as well as dedication, passion, and commitment to the healthcare transformation enabled by technology.

    Judy has been on the Health IT Standards Committee since its inception in May 2009. On that committee, she co-chaired the Implementation Workgroup, and was a member of the Meaningful Use Workgroup. She has also served on the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Board of Directors and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors.

    She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics and HIMSS. She received the 2006 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, was named one of the "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better" in 2007 by HealthLeaders magazine, and was selected as one of 33 Nursing Informatics' Pioneers to participate in the Nursing Informatics History Project sponsored by AMIA, NLM, AAN, and RWJF.

  • Frank D. Byrne, MD, FACHE

    President, St. Mary’s Hospital


    Frank D. Byrne, MD, FACHE, is president at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, Wis. Since he arrived at the 440-bed hospital in 2004, St. Mary’s has completed and opened the largest expansion since its founding in 1912, implemented an electronic health record and completed the area’s only free-standing satellite emergency center, opened in 2009 in Sun Prairie.

    Prior to coming to St. Mary’s, Frank served as president of Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and held a variety of other clinical, administrative and governance leadership roles at Parkview Health. Earlier in his career, he completed training in internal medicine and pulmonary disease at Indiana University Medical Center, and he practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Fort Wayne for 12 years

    He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Jamie Ferguson

    VP, Health IT Strategy, Policy

    Fellow, Institute for Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente More

    Jamie Ferguson is vice president of health information technology strategy and policy for Kaiser Permanente and a fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. He is responsible for health IT informatics standards, developing Kaiser Permanente’s health IT priorities and policies, and government and industry relations for IT. Previously, Jamie was responsible for information strategy and managed the data systems for Kaiser Permanente’s clinical and administrative operations.

    Jamie serves on and supports a number of national and international health IT organizations, including committees of Health Level Seven International (HL7), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the World Economic Forum. He serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Information Technology Standards Committee, where he is chair of its Clinical Operations Workgroup and chair of its Vocabulary Subcommittee.

    Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Jamie was a research investigator in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine, studying renal and hepatic protein structures and pathways. He was employed as an economist in the Federal Reserve System under Chairman Paul Volcker; he was chief information officer of the finance and treasury division at Bank of America; and he had his own business as an independent consultant. Jamie received a BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry with departmental honors from Yale, and studied both computer science and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Sandy Clark

    Chief Application Officer

    UW Health More

    Sandy has been with the UW Medical Foundation Information Services since June of 1997. Prior to joining UWMF, she worked in the health care payer community for eleven years.

    She previously served as Wisconsin Epic User Group (WIEUG) Board of Directors Chair and was appointed to serve as a member of Governor Doyle’s WIRED for Health Finance and Audit Committee.

    Sandy earned her degree in Education and Kinesiology from UW Madison in 1983.

  • Ken R. Ong, MD, MPH

    Chief Medical Information Officer, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens More

    Ken is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer of New York Hospital Queens, a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. After more than 20 years in clinical practice, he has devoted the last dozen years to clinical informatics in hospitals located in New York. The second edition of Ken's award winning 'Medical Informatics: an Executive Primer' was published 2011.His professional activities include: Chair, Informatics Council of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System; Member, HIMSS Board of Directors; Member, Scottsdale Institute's CDS Collaborative for Performance Improvement; Member, Healthcare Association of New York State's Health Information Strategy Group; Member, Greater New York Hospital Association Health I.T. Steering Committee; past president of the New York State chapter of HIMSS; past president and board member of Medical Informatics New York.

  • Jocelyn G. DeWitt, Ph.D.

    CIO, UW Health  More

    Jocelyn DeWitt, PhD, joined UW Hospital and Clinics as Vice President, Chief Information Officer on April 30, 2012. She previously served as Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC), which is the inpatient and ambulatory care clinical component of the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). UMHS includes the university’s medical school and three hospitals: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital with more than 900 beds. Other members of UMHS are 30 primary and specialty community health centers, the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center and its 120 outpatient clinics. The healthcare system also has affiliations with other hospitals and healthcare networks in southeastern Michigan.

    Jocelyn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her Master of Science degree from Boston University; and her doctorate from the University of Illinois.

  • Shannon M. Dean, MD

    Medical Director of Inpatient Informatics for UWHC and AFCH

    Dr. Dean serves as the Medical Director for Inpatient Informatics at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.  In this role, she provides clinical oversight for the development and implementation of the electronic health record.  She also serves as the director of provider education in the use of the inpatient EHR.  Dr. Dean has particular research interest in improving the quality of documentation within the EHR in order to improve communication practices about patient care.

    Dr. Dean earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her training in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin.  She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She maintains an active clinical practice in caring for hospitalized children both at the University of Wisconsin’s American Family Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

  • Kerra Guffey

    Vice President of Information Systems/Chief Information Office, Meriter Health Services More

    Kerra Guffey is Meriter’s Chief Information Officer. She joined the organization in 2007 and currently is responsible for Information Systems including software, hardware, networks, voice communication, and Health Information Management (HIM). Prior to joining Meriter, Ms. Guffey served as the Senior Vice President and CIO for Memorial Health System in Springfield, IL and was an IT consultant with Deloitte and Touche in Costa Mesa, CA.

    Ms. Guffey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California Irvine with an emphasis in Information Technology Management and Finance. She also holds a certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University.

  • Scott MacLean

    CIO, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Director, Partners Healthcare More

    Scott T. MacLean, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is CIO at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., and a corporate director at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He oversees all information systems and telecommunications for Newton-Wellesley and participates in leading the Partners Information Systems Department. Current initiatives include implementation of a common revenue cycle system for Partners and strategic planning for HITECH compliance. During his tenure at Partners, MacLean was director of clinical systems at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where he was responsible for systems related to patient safety such as physician order entry, electronic medical record, medication administration record and bar coding. Additionally, he was corporate manager of the Partners Oncology Service Line Information Technology program, an initiative to improve patient safety and cancer outcomes through the use of computer systems. With HIMSS, MacLean is a past president of the New England Chapter, served on the Ambulatory Information Systems and Foundation Scholarship Committees, and was an item writer for the CPHIMS exam. Recently, HIMSS interviewed MacLean about the impact of meaningful use on the healthcare industry, and the value he derives from his membership in HIMSS.

  • Guy Ringle

    CIO, WPS Health Insurance More

    Guy Ringle is the CIO of WPS Health Insurance. Guy has 30+ years of experience in the insurance and financial service industries. He has expertise in technology, product development, business development and operations.

    As the CIO for WPS, Guy is responsible for all technology functions for WPS’ Commercial, TRICARE, Medicare and EPIC Life business lines. WPS is an insurance and financial services company providing health and benefit plan administration to private and government customers. WPS employs over 4,000 employees with annual revenues exceeding $938 million. WPS annually processes in excess of 200 million claims with benefit payments of $54 billion.

    Prior to joining WPS, Guy served as Senior Vice President of Metavante’s Payment Services Division where he managed eleven data processing centers throughout the United States.

    Guy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. Guy serves on the CIO Executive Summit Advisory Board, the University of Wisconsin-Madison eBusiness Consortium Advisory Board and the Fusion Advisory Board.

  • Julie LaJoice

    Manager of Performance Analytics for Henry Ford Health System More

    Julie LaJoice, Manager of Performance Analytics for Henry Ford Health System, has had a very diverse health care career over the last 25 years within Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).

    Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Wayne State University, Julie began her career at HFHS working clinically as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Henry Ford’s Main Campus in Detroit.  She subsequently expanded her area of practice to the Neurologic and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.

    In the mid-90s, Julie moved to Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a subsidiary of HFHS, as a Nurse Case Manager providing Catastrophic Case Management and developing HAP’s Transplant Case Management Program.   She then became a Project Manager for the organization ensuring the customization, integration and training of users on the new electronic case management software system.  Julie later transitioned to operations working in data analysis, program planning, program implementation and process improvement.  She worked with the CEO and executive team in organizational strategic planning and oversight.

    Julie joined the Medical Education Team at Henry Ford Hospital as Administrative Director in 2010 where she provided oversight for both the graduate and undergraduate physician training programs.

    As Manager of Performance Analytics at HFHS, Julie is afforded the opportunity to take her affinity for data and utilize it to plan for organizational operational performance improvement.

    Julie knows that her background as a clinician has been a significant benefit to her in many of her non-traditional nursing roles within HFHS.  She also feels that HFHS is unique in that it offers unlimited opportunities for professional growth for Registered Nurses

  • Alan Eisman

    North American Director for Healthcare Solutions, Information Builders More

    Mr. Eisman serves as North American Director for Healthcare Solutions after leading the Performance Management Practice as the National Director. He is the Author of the 2009 White Paper “Prescription for Healthcare – Optimize Performance and Quality Now. In 2008 he was published in the TDWI BI Journal, “Achieving a High-Performance Supply Chain: Sharing Information with Partners.”  Recently he authored the White Paper Healthcare Performance Management, The Key to Enabling Meaningful Use” and “Transparent, Trusted, and Timely Information The Key to Enabling Integrated Accountable Care.”  Alan is a frequent speaker at healthcare IT conferences including keynoting the recent Accountable Care HIT Summit in 2012.

    Prior to this position Alan was the Information Builders NY Area General Manager and advised healthcare clients including NYU Langone Medical Center and Mt. Sinai hospital on a wide range of business intelligence and information management applications designed to improve clinical and financial performance.  Alan has over 20 years of senior management experience in enterprise software including ERP, Business Intelligence, CRM and Enterprise Integration

    Prior to Information Builders, Mr. Eisman held Director or Vice President Positions with JDEdwards, System Software Associates and Information Management Associates.  Alan received his initial training in information systems with IBM.

  • Chris Murphy

    Editor, InformationWeek More

    Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek magazine and Global CIO columnist on IT strategy issues. He has been covering technology leadership and strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

  • Mark Grube

    Managing Director, Kaufman Hall


    Mark Grube, Managing Director, leads Kaufman Hall’s integrated strategic advisory practice. This practice provides strategic and financial planning and implementation assistance related to enterprise-level strategies, clinical programs and service lines, physicians, health facilities planning, competitive markets, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and overall organizational growth.

  • Seth Foldy MD MPH FAAFP

    Principal,  Preventive Health Systems More

    Seth Foldy is a physician and consultant on public health and health informatics.   He recently completed a two-year appointment as Distinguished Consultant at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he was Director of the Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office.  At CDC he supported public health readiness for the widespread adoption of electronic health records and the adoption of national standards for surveillance and laboratory information management.  Previously Dr. Foldy served as Health Commissioner in Milwaukee, WI and State Health Officer and Administrator of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.   He was co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, and has been medical director of outpatient operations at Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical System and at Milwaukee Healthcare for the Homeless.  Dr. Foldy is board-certified in both Family and Preventive Medicine, and holds appointments at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.    He received the 2002 Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health from the American Public Health Association among other honors.




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