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July 9 – 10

GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
She has two daughters, Devon and Katy. MD Anderson will formally welcome back Dr. Her over 90 publications and presentations span both clinical and health care management topics at the local, regional, and national levels. She has achieved outcomes such as preventing accidents, increased productivity, lowered injury rates, and reduced worker compensation costs by implementing appropriate ergonomic interventions in industrial and hospital environments. After completing her training, she joined the division of Gastroenterology and the center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.

Orthopaedics

2018 Baltimore/DC Healthcare Innovation Forum

Through its gamified digital platform informed by real-time patient feedback, care providers are armed with their individual data as a means to promote autonomy and inspire behavioral change. UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers.

The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6, hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UNH , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. StayWell is a health solutions company that uses the science of behavior change to help people live happier, healthier lives.

StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions for improving individual and organizational health outcomes, managing the health of targeted populations, and creating brand engagement for employers and health care organizations. With more than 2, clinicians providing superior quality care, we have a national presence that gives our medical team access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovation that advances patient care.

PCRX is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing and improving postsurgical outcomes for acute care practitioners and their patients.

To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids visit: Health needs are infinite, but resources are finite. Transforming healthcare requires more than digitizing medical records. Microsoft platforms and services lay the trusted foundation for such solutions, so health providers and payors, public health or social services agencies, and pharmaceutical companies can improve patient and employee experiences, empower researchers, and enhance products and services in the face of increasing cost pressures.

Lumeris provides strategic advising and technology to guide health systems and providers through seamless transitions from volume to value, enabling them to deliver improved care across populations—with better outcomes.

We work collaboratively with payers to align contracts and engage physicians in programs that drive high-quality, cost-effective care. For a second consecutive year, Lumeris was awarded Best in KLAS for value-based care managed services for helping clients deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes.

ICU Medical helps you cost-effectively increase the safety, accuracy, and efficiency of IV medication delivery. Our complete line of IV smart pumps and medication safety software with full IV-EHR interoperability helps turn your IV pumps into an extension of your EHR system, helping you maximize revenue capture, eliminate lost charges, and optimize total cost of ownership. Our systems include advanced cybersecurity and other patient safety features to provide state-of-the-art medication error reduction technology while reducing pump programming time and helping reduce alarm fatigue.

Established in , the company began research activity for microbiology solutions in and relaunched in as Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. With more than 25 years of molecular experience, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC sets the standard for molecular diagnostics through its pioneering advances in syndromic infectious disease testing.

BioFire Diagnostics has produced the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive multiplex PCR system available: Simple, fast and comprehensive, the FilmArray delivers accurate results in about an hour.

The right test, the first time can impact all areas of patient care. Healthcare providers can see faster diagnoses and improved antibiotic stewardship. Labs can see improved efficiency and reduced costs and downstream testing. The solution reduces the time that clinicians must wait for quantitative antimicrobial susceptibility results necessary for optimal antibiotic selection, dosing, and infusion strategies by about 40 hours.

Earlier optimal therapy can lead to reduced cost of patient care, fewer adverse incidents, lower drug resistance risk, and better clinical outcomes. Results are only effective when acted upon in a timely manner. The team of clinical implementation specialists supports optimizing approaches to managing critically infected patients.

SLD Technology designs and fabricates cutting-edge laminar airflow systems for operating room environments. This fully integrated solution brings air, lighting and ceiling-hung equipment supports into a single fixture that hangs above the patient bed. Bringing it all together as a factory assembled system reduces schedule, coordination and site conflicts that require attention from multiple trades and vendors in field erected methods.

SLD products offer a lower cost of ownership to all healthcare stakeholders by increasing contamination control while lowering maintenance and energy costs. Way Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He graduated with top honors with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. McKeon began his professional career at Du Pont de Nemours.

He initially led the implementation of large news publishing systems around the world and was later promoted to run marketing and business development. His career shifted to health care when he was recruited to Stanford University Medical Center, where he initially led the Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery business.

He was then promoted to Director of Market Development for all 17 business lines at Stanford. He then went to Raytel Medical Systems — the largest cardiac monitoring business in the United States.

McKeon came to Houston to join U. Oncology, which provides cancer care for over 25 percent of the U. McKeon then moved to Medtronic Inc.

He led Strategy and Emerging Technologies across all of the Medtronic businesses. His main focus was to define the digital strategy for all Medtronic medical devices so that they could connect to cellular devices.

Additionally, he diversified the business from one line to four lines and prepared the company for IPO. Today, Microport is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Cellnovo is public on the European Exchange. Paula Batt is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and team building. Vice President of Sales for StayWell, she is focused on delivering the latest behavior change and engagement solutions to the health system, health plan, and large employer markets.

Paula joined the organization in , concentrating on strategic business partnerships in the non-profit sector, including the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and the American Heart Association.

She is based in Washington, DC. After completing his administrative residency at Parkland, he has been privileged to be associated with many well-respected organizations throughout the State of Texas.

Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions including: His personal philosophy in regards to his work in healthcare is based upon a belief that it is a privilege and an honor to be of service to others. Additionally, Judi and her team are responsible for cultivating strategic relations, within the healthcare industry, for potential collaboration opportunities.

Spencer is a partner and managing director based in the Denver office. He focuses on healthcare delivery systems and their evolving interactions with the rest of the healthcare industry, including service providers, payers, employers, biopharma and med-tech players. Spencer has experience on the full range of services to the healthcare delivery system.

He has also worked with clients to enhance their performance as they prepare for the increasingly cost-competitive healthcare environment and assist them in collaborating with new partners to achieve competitive advantage.

Spencer has extensive experience in physician engagement options including compensation, partnerships, management agreements and leadership development. She is a licensed registered nurse with 20 years of healthcare experience. She joined Harris Health System in April In addition to these roles, she served as a team leader and examiner for the Quality Texas Foundation, Texas Award for Performance Excellence.

Doucet is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University. Doucet has extensive experience building high-performance teams and leading organizational excellence. Patch is an advanced practice nurse, and is board-certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her year career in nursing has been dedicated to fostering inter-professional collaborations, improving health care processes and outcomes, and furthering violence prevention efforts in clinical care environments.

Navy Nurse Corps officer, she has held progressive clinical and operational leadership positions in various inpatient, outpatient and austere settings. Andrea was named by PharmaVoice one of the top influential people in Life Sciences in and Andrea is passionate about health and life sciences, women in tech, and all things Microsoft.

Goldsmith brings a unique experience to Microsoft as a physician who also has over thirty years of know-how envisioning, designing, developing, and selling high-performance technology solutions for the healthcare industry. He specializes in technology for shared accountability for health. He has also served as Chief Medical Officer of Aptima Corporation, where he led a team in transitioning well-tested concepts on human-centered engineering from aviation and the military into healthcare.

Prior to joining Microsoft in , Dr. Goldsmith received a B. He has practiced clinical medicine and also worked for the National Center for Occupational Healthcare, Division of Epidemiology, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he designed, developed and supported software for clinical research, including pulmonary function and surgical pathology databases.

Goldsmith has actively participated in Massachusetts health initiatives including the MHDC, eHC and affordable, available health insurance. Sigworth serves as a physician executive driving the pursuit of the highest possible standards of patient care and clinical effectiveness as well as partnerships with key payers and other community partners in the implementation of population-based care.

Sigworth works with the clinical departments of Jefferson Health to ensure seamless integration of both inpatient and ambulatory care and reaffirms and promotes a culture of patient-centered care in which clinical outcomes are defined, measured, evaluated and continuously improved.

Sigworth brings experience from prior positions at academic medical centers, most recently at the Baylor College of Medicine where he was the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Kristin has been a nurse for over 30 years and has spent the majority of her career in a leadership capacity in the field of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Areas of interest and expertise include: Berkowitz has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and consulting. He is presently Founder and President of SMB Health Consulting, specializing in clinical and operational performance improvement for healthcare systems and leadership development for administrators, physicians and Trustees.

He has assisted over 40 new and current Chief Medical Officers through an innovative didactic and hands-on program to improve clinical and operational results.

He is a prominent national keynote speaker for hospitals and healthcare associations. Since January , Dr. Previously for 13 years, he was the Chief Medical Officer of St. Prior to this position, Dr.

In February of , Dr. Berkowitz is a prominent national speaker and writer in the healthcare arena. At MLHS, Eileen is responsible for the administrative oversight, coordination, and management of System-wide quality activities, including: Jaskuta received her Master of Science in health care administration from St.

Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pa. She has a black belt graduate certificate in quality and continuous improvement: Six Sigma Lean Methodologies. Eileen is certified in kata through the University of Michigan. Jaskuta was vice president of quality management at Meritus Medical Center. Hagerstown, MD where she worked with her team to implement data and was involved regionally in population health activities serving the community. Her professional accomplishments include affiliations with the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality, serving as a reviewer for various journals and as a guest lecturer at St.

Ereth also co-founded and serves as Chair Emeritus of Cheetah Development. This non-profit organization uses a novel model of aid Micro-Venture Capital to find, fund, and mentor entrepreneurs in Tanzania. This unique organization is helping create whole new economies and enhances the financial, water, and healthcare aspects of numerous rural villages. JW Beard, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist with twelve years of practice in preadmission clinics, operating rooms, remote procedural locations, recovery rooms and labor and delivery units.

During the course of his career, Dr. Beard evaluated and incorporated multiple new technologies into his practice including ultrasound and transesophageal Doppler and also participated in the development of care pathways such as early discharge of orthopedic surgery patients with continuous indwelling peripheral nerve blocks.

Beard has led multiple quality improvement initiatives and held leadership positions including Chairman and Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesia. Beard leads the Medical Affairs division focused product development, risk management, key opinion leader engagement and clinical evidence generation. Beard founded Monitor Mask Inc. A few of her accomplishments include: She has made numerous presentations across the country, including TEDx and SXSW, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.

Strauss and Diana K. Strauss Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Earlier in his career, he was a research surgeon in the Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory. After selling Environomics to a public company in , Russ was retained to promote and develop emerging initiatives in the environmental and healthcare arenas, leading him to open his own firm, RiskNomics, in RiskNomics provides risk management and consulting services in the environmental and healthcare arenas on a national basis.

Clients include Fortune companies, major global insurance companies, corporations, schools districts, law firms, state and local entities. The focus on RiskNomics is to advise and assist our clients in managing potential or existing risks strategically as well as economically. Phillips collaborates with clinical and administrative colleagues to assure patient safety and quality, implement system wide innovations in the practice of medicine, respond to healthcare reform and new payment models, evaluate healthcare delivery redesign, and improve the patient experience.

As CEO and President of the Houston Methodist Physician Organization, he has championed multiple fiscal and operational efficiencies resulting in increased revenue, lower expenses, better quality, improved access and enhanced patient experience. He is founding president of the American Population Health Society. Chin was the Chief Innovation Officer and associate vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System, where she developed REDI as an ecosystem platform that connects consumers and patients, traditional and new entrant healthcare providers, with data and analytics, technology and services, for more effective and patient-centered chronic disease management.

Chin graduated with a M. She conducted her clinical and scientific training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, where she completed in parallel her residency training in the hospital and postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory.

Chin began her independent career as a solo practice physicians in NYC, learning first hand what it meant to provide care in the front line; this experience has motivated her interest to leverage technology for democratization of evidence-based care in community settings.

Chin next went on to pursue a productive academic research career at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she was a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a senior associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research program spanned the fields of transcription, telomere biology, cancer genomics, and personalized cancer medicine.

She held multiple leadership roles in The Cancer Genome Atlas TCGA , and was the principle investigator driving development of Firehose, a pipeline designed to make TCGA data not only available but usable to the broader biology and clinical communities. She has defined its mission as one to bring to bear on cancer not only the transformative potential of science and genomics, but also of data, technologies and innovative strategies.

Throughout her career, Dr. Chin has championed integration, collaboration and cooperation between the research and clinical care enterprises, as well as between public and private sectors. She was the Scientific Director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and subsequently the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at MD Anderson, an organization designed to bring together the best attributes of academia and industry in a new organizational construct to rapidly translate cancer genomics knowledge into effective therapeutic endpoints.

To re-imagine a data-rich and technology-enabled care delivery ecosystem that can more effectively address the rising chronic disease burden, Dr. Chin has co-founded biotechnology companies in cancer therapeutics and biomarkers. Most recently, she has launched Apricity Health, an AI company for toxicity management and democratization of cancer immunotherapy to benefit patients around the world.

Roland Lamb is the Deputy Commissioner responsible for strategic planning and the innovation division at the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Disability Services in Philadelphia. He served as interim executive director of the Medical Center in and subsequently became vice dean for clinical affairs at Penn State Health Milton S.

He also served as director and chief operating officer of Penn State Medical Group since its inception in Penn State Medical Group includes nearly physicians and advanced practice clinicians, 64 specialty practices located at 24 clinics across central Pennsylvania, and more than 1,, outpatient visits each year.

He has published over articles and chapters and has been widely recognized for his work. He was awarded the John S Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award four separate times. To date, he has over four decades of leadership experience in healthcare. Through his leadership and strategic vision, Mr. Martin Topiel is an infectious disease specialist in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and serves as the medical director of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship at Virtua Health.

The American Health Council is proud to recognize Dr. Issa brings to Clear Lake, a private practice in Webster, Texas, 22 years of experience within the healthcare industry, including eight years in his current position. At Clear Lake Specialties, Dr. Issa engages daily in managing antibiotic usage, consulting with physicians, working with office patients referred from the PCP, as well as caring for patients.

Among his multitude of accomplishments, Dr. Issa has also been awarded recognition for his achievements as Chief Medical Resident, and stands as Chairman of Infection Control Committees in regional hospitals. In regional hospitals, Dr. Issa is also Chairman of Antibiotic Stewardship. In his free time, Dr. Issa enjoys camping, swimming, and exercising his fluency in both Arabic and English.

After completing medical school and residency, he earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University. Throughout his years on the faculty of these programs, he led efforts to educate residents about continuous quality improvement, and developed one of the first longitudinal practice improvement curricula among primary care residency programs. In these roles, he works to advance the quality, safety, efficacy and patient-centeredness of care while reducing its costs.

Rubin is passionate about applying the power of authentic communication, empathy and evidence to improving the health care system for our patients, students, providers and society. Sharma did his medical school training in India and came to the United States in , to an externship at UTMB which allowed him to complete his medical degree.

Sharma completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and stayed an additional year as a chief resident. In he began to serve as associate chief medical officer, where his focus was on quality, patient safety and assisting with transformation to version 2.

His research interest includes health services, quality and outcomes. Since , Donna K. She also helped facilitate a clinical affiliation between UTMB and CVS Health to enhance patient access to high-quality, affordable health care services, such as medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs. She has been influential in developing many community partnerships across the region.

Throughout her tenure at UTMB, she has overseen plans for numerous health care facility renovations and construction projects, including new and consolidated clinic locations, the addition of a new clinical services wing on the Galveston campus, and opened the Jennie Sealy Hospital and League City Hospital.

She has also led the implementation of various cutting-edge health information technologies, including a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system that created a safer patient care processes, a single medical record for patients, and unified scheduling, registration and billing functions across the organization.

He is board certified in Infectious Diseases. His primary responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to eliminate healthcare associated infections. His research and investigative areas of concentration include outbreak investigations, infection control, multi-drug resistant gram negative pathogens and antimicrobial use. He currently leads efforts to coordinate activities to prevent healthcare associated infections and to improve the use of antibiotics in hospitals through antibiotic stewardship.

Srinivasan has published more than articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial use and resistance. She is responsible for the strategic leadership, design, implementation, and monitoring of programs and initiatives that fulfill the mission of the HMH Network; to achieve a high reliability culture focused on person-centered care models which provide an extraordinary human experience comprised of highly reliable quality, empathy and service.

Nancy is an Advisory Board member of the Beryl Institute. Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland, Dr. Wood was responsible for the administrative and operational oversight of the Medical Center and the Director of the Geisinger Health System Center for Systems Re-engineering in Health Care where he was a federally funded investigator in applications of systems engineering to health care. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Wood was a federally funded investigator focusing upon systems engineering applications to Critical Care Medicine.

In June Dr. LVHN has over 17, employees, including an employed physician group with over 1, providers. Prior to his current position, Dr. Bonita Stanton, MD was born and raised in Connecticut.

She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she graduated magna cum laude and was named a Durant Scholar.

She earned her graduate degree at the Yale University School of Medicine where she graduated cum laude and was inducted into the prestigious national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. In March, Dr. Prior to that, she lived and worked with her family in Bangladesh for five years—where she served as a health consultant to the World Bank and a research scientist for the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research.

She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years. Her research in the U. Blazar is chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health. He previously served in the same role at Hackensack University Health Network. He is responsible for regional strategic network growth and oversees annual health network and care transformation services line strategic planning and monitoring, network affiliate program growth, new business planning and development, marketplace trends, marketing, communications, public relations and sports sponsorships.

He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Majithia joined the University of North Carolina — Johnston Health Care as a clinical gastroenterologist focusing on biliary and therapeutic endoscopy. During his training, Dr. Majithia was elected to serve on the American College of Gastroenterology training committee which is responsible for responsible for coordinating activities, programs and outreach relating to training programs and trainee members of the College.

He has been actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement, and endoscopy. Majithia has published numerous articles and abstracts. His current research interests include outcomes research and pancreatobiliary research.

He practices in an outpatient office and actively spends time with inpatient consults and procedures. Majithia is actively involved in mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students in research. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Temple University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University, followed by a 3-year fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia, where she was chief fellow.

She stayed on for an additional year of advanced endoscopy training at UVA, where she was trained in ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, deep enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and other advanced techniques.

Her research interests include GI bleeding, emerging technologies, and endoscopic innovation. She is active in clinical research, and has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters.

She enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows in both clinical and research environments. She received her medical degree from Boston University.

She completed her internal medicine residency at New York University and her fellowship at New York University where she had advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound. Her clinical interests include: GI oncology, pancreatic cysts and innovative uses of Endoscopic Ultrasound. She is in academic medicine because of her commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary care of patients, as well as the work life balance it offers. She is part of a dual physician family and has two young children.

I have published over peer-reviewed articles and 19 book chapters. My clinical expertise mirrors my academic interests. I developed a passion for research during my Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy where research was a heavy part of the curriculum. I find an academic career rewarding, as the working week is so varied.

I have the opportunity to both care for patients and conduct research projects. Clinical interests include celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, gender-related biases in medicine, and issues related to work-life balance, given she is in a dual-physician marriage with 3 school-aged children.

Outside of work, she loves distance running, rollerblading, reading, and spending time with family. I moved over to Northwestern in for my Residency in Internal Medicine and stayed on to complete my Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship there before joining the faculty in I am currently NIH funded to study the pathogenesis of GERD and also the development of new technologies to investigate swallowing disorders.

In addition, I have been the primary investigator on a number of Industry funded projects ranging from investigator initiated physiologic studies to clinical trials involving new medications and medical devices Phase III and IV.

My current clinical practice focuses on refractory GERD and esophageal motor diseases and I also serve as Editor of the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. I have always enjoyed the variety that academic medicine allows and have a strong commitment to mentoring trainees and junior faculty. Quillen VAMC for five years. Pop is currently employed by Carteret Healthcare in Morehead City, NC where she is tasked with the development of a Gastroenterology service line.

American College of Gastroenterology: The latest transatlantic sortie to Houston took place in Clinically, I would regard myself as a general gastroenterologist with some focus on the areas of clinical research interest.

I also have a long-standing interest in Medical Education and have been particularly involved in medical student, GI fellowship and program director education, the latter through the World Gastroenterology Organization and ACG supported Train-the-Trainers program, as well as the ACG young faculty program.

I served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and maintain an active role on editorial boards and manuscript reviewing. I am happy to share my experiences and learning gained over the years in clinical research, education and medical publishing with potential mentees. Raffals is a native of Indiana. In , she joined the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Mayo Clinic, where she is a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease interest group. Her primary research interests include ileal pouch dysfunction and the interactions of gastrointestinal dysmotility, the intestinal bacterial community, and inflammatory bowel disease.

She currently serves as the Program Director for the Gastroenterology fellowship program. Raffals enjoys spending her spare time with her husband Reeghan and two young daughters, ages 6 and 8. Her hobbies include reading, exercising, cooking, and hiking. I am a full Professor of Medicine and my research interest has been in benign and malignant pancreatic disease and endoscopic ultrasound application to the pancreas.

I have been an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology serving on the Training committee as a member for 6 years, including as serving as its chairman until My career focus has been on education of GI fellows and medical residents. I moved in the Midwest for my medical training: I am in charge of the inflammatory bowel disease clinic. While similar endeavors are usually undertaken in academic centers, the challenge of expanding advances in IBD care to the community has been rewarding.

I mostly do general gastroenterology, as well as motility work and run the motility lab at our clinic. It is a branch of the main hospital in Ohio. We do have fellows and residents here so I stay involved with education and some research, mostly clinical research.

I would describe this practice as a blend of academic and clinical. This is close to where I grew up and my husband and I decided to return to Florida to be close to my parents. I have 2 children- ages 11 and 13 now and so had to do the work-life balance or dance like I sometimes call it throughout my career.

His academic interests include teaching students, residents and fellows in both geriatrics and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and curriculum development in these topics. Brijen is interested in helping to teach and better understand shared decision making in the older population for colon cancer screening.

He is the recipient of a Hartford Center of Excellence grant and a Hearst Foundation grant to train chief resident in Geriatric principles. He has published review articles and textbook chapters on fecal incontinence, constipation, and colon cancer screening in the geriatric population.

At the Liver Institute of Virginia, Dr. Shiffman and his staff care for patients with all types of liver disorders. Liver Institute has arrangements with several liver transplant programs.

Patients can undergo evaluation testing, pre and post liver transplant care at the Liver Institute, which prevents the need for patients to travel long distances for transplant care. The Liver Institute at Bon Secours Health System also offers multi-modality treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma including surgical resection, chemoembolization, radioembolization, radio frequency ablation, and chemotherapy and works with several transplant programs to offer liver transplantation.

Shiffman supervises a large clinical trials research program which conducts trials at both Liver Institute offices in the area of chronic HCV, chronic HBV, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. His writing and clinical research have focused primarily on viral hepatitis C and B where he is considered an international key opinion leader. Pooja Singhal, MD Dr. She completed her residency in from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC where she was selected to serve as a chief resident.

She then completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital where she also served as a chief GI fellow. She is available via email poojasinghalou gmail. She is excited to guide trainees on different career tracks, and work-life balance.

Zarema Singson, MD Dr. Zarema Singson is a graduate of Rice University. Singson went on to complete her residency and fellowship training at the University of California Irvine where she also served as Chief Resident. We work collaboratively with payers to align contracts and engage physicians in programs that drive high-quality, cost-effective care.

For a second consecutive year, Lumeris was awarded Best in KLAS for value-based care managed services for helping clients deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes.

ICU Medical helps you cost-effectively increase the safety, accuracy, and efficiency of IV medication delivery.

Our complete line of IV smart pumps and medication safety software with full IV-EHR interoperability helps turn your IV pumps into an extension of your EHR system, helping you maximize revenue capture, eliminate lost charges, and optimize total cost of ownership.

Our systems include advanced cybersecurity and other patient safety features to provide state-of-the-art medication error reduction technology while reducing pump programming time and helping reduce alarm fatigue.

Established in , the company began research activity for microbiology solutions in and relaunched in as Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. Way Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He graduated with top honors with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. McKeon began his professional career at Du Pont de Nemours.

He initially led the implementation of large news publishing systems around the world and was later promoted to run marketing and business development. His career shifted to health care when he was recruited to Stanford University Medical Center, where he initially led the Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery business.

He was then promoted to Director of Market Development for all 17 business lines at Stanford. He then went to Raytel Medical Systems — the largest cardiac monitoring business in the United States. McKeon came to Houston to join U. Oncology, which provides cancer care for over 25 percent of the U. McKeon then moved to Medtronic Inc. He led Strategy and Emerging Technologies across all of the Medtronic businesses.

His main focus was to define the digital strategy for all Medtronic medical devices so that they could connect to cellular devices. Additionally, he diversified the business from one line to four lines and prepared the company for IPO. Today, Microport is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Cellnovo is public on the European Exchange. Paula Batt is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and team building.

Vice President of Sales for StayWell, she is focused on delivering the latest behavior change and engagement solutions to the health system, health plan, and large employer markets. Paula joined the organization in , concentrating on strategic business partnerships in the non-profit sector, including the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and the American Heart Association.

She is based in Washington, DC. After completing his administrative residency at Parkland, he has been privileged to be associated with many well-respected organizations throughout the State of Texas.

Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions including: His personal philosophy in regards to his work in healthcare is based upon a belief that it is a privilege and an honor to be of service to others. Additionally, Judi and her team are responsible for cultivating strategic relations, within the healthcare industry, for potential collaboration opportunities.

Spencer is a partner and managing director based in the Denver office. He focuses on healthcare delivery systems and their evolving interactions with the rest of the healthcare industry, including service providers, payers, employers, biopharma and med-tech players.

Spencer has experience on the full range of services to the healthcare delivery system. He has also worked with clients to enhance their performance as they prepare for the increasingly cost-competitive healthcare environment and assist them in collaborating with new partners to achieve competitive advantage. Spencer has extensive experience in physician engagement options including compensation, partnerships, management agreements and leadership development. She is a licensed registered nurse with 20 years of healthcare experience.

She joined Harris Health System in April In addition to these roles, she served as a team leader and examiner for the Quality Texas Foundation, Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Doucet is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University. Doucet has extensive experience building high-performance teams and leading organizational excellence. Patch is an advanced practice nurse, and is board-certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Her year career in nursing has been dedicated to fostering inter-professional collaborations, improving health care processes and outcomes, and furthering violence prevention efforts in clinical care environments. Navy Nurse Corps officer, she has held progressive clinical and operational leadership positions in various inpatient, outpatient and austere settings. Andrea was named by PharmaVoice one of the top influential people in Life Sciences in and Andrea is passionate about health and life sciences, women in tech, and all things Microsoft.

Goldsmith brings a unique experience to Microsoft as a physician who also has over thirty years of know-how envisioning, designing, developing, and selling high-performance technology solutions for the healthcare industry.

He specializes in technology for shared accountability for health. He has also served as Chief Medical Officer of Aptima Corporation, where he led a team in transitioning well-tested concepts on human-centered engineering from aviation and the military into healthcare. Prior to joining Microsoft in , Dr. Goldsmith received a B. He has practiced clinical medicine and also worked for the National Center for Occupational Healthcare, Division of Epidemiology, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he designed, developed and supported software for clinical research, including pulmonary function and surgical pathology databases.

Goldsmith has actively participated in Massachusetts health initiatives including the MHDC, eHC and affordable, available health insurance. Sigworth serves as a physician executive driving the pursuit of the highest possible standards of patient care and clinical effectiveness as well as partnerships with key payers and other community partners in the implementation of population-based care.

Sigworth works with the clinical departments of Jefferson Health to ensure seamless integration of both inpatient and ambulatory care and reaffirms and promotes a culture of patient-centered care in which clinical outcomes are defined, measured, evaluated and continuously improved.

Sigworth brings experience from prior positions at academic medical centers, most recently at the Baylor College of Medicine where he was the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. Kristin has been a nurse for over 30 years and has spent the majority of her career in a leadership capacity in the field of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Areas of interest and expertise include: Berkowitz has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and consulting.

He is presently Founder and President of SMB Health Consulting, specializing in clinical and operational performance improvement for healthcare systems and leadership development for administrators, physicians and Trustees.

He has assisted over 40 new and current Chief Medical Officers through an innovative didactic and hands-on program to improve clinical and operational results. He is a prominent national keynote speaker for hospitals and healthcare associations. Since January , Dr. Previously for 13 years, he was the Chief Medical Officer of St. Prior to this position, Dr. In February of , Dr. Berkowitz is a prominent national speaker and writer in the healthcare arena. At MLHS, Eileen is responsible for the administrative oversight, coordination, and management of System-wide quality activities, including: Jaskuta received her Master of Science in health care administration from St.

Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pa. She has a black belt graduate certificate in quality and continuous improvement: Six Sigma Lean Methodologies. Eileen is certified in kata through the University of Michigan. Jaskuta was vice president of quality management at Meritus Medical Center. Hagerstown, MD where she worked with her team to implement data and was involved regionally in population health activities serving the community.

Her professional accomplishments include affiliations with the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality, serving as a reviewer for various journals and as a guest lecturer at St.

Ereth also co-founded and serves as Chair Emeritus of Cheetah Development. This non-profit organization uses a novel model of aid Micro-Venture Capital to find, fund, and mentor entrepreneurs in Tanzania.

This unique organization is helping create whole new economies and enhances the financial, water, and healthcare aspects of numerous rural villages. JW Beard, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist with twelve years of practice in preadmission clinics, operating rooms, remote procedural locations, recovery rooms and labor and delivery units. During the course of his career, Dr. Beard evaluated and incorporated multiple new technologies into his practice including ultrasound and transesophageal Doppler and also participated in the development of care pathways such as early discharge of orthopedic surgery patients with continuous indwelling peripheral nerve blocks.

Beard has led multiple quality improvement initiatives and held leadership positions including Chairman and Medical Director of the Department of Anesthesia. Beard leads the Medical Affairs division focused product development, risk management, key opinion leader engagement and clinical evidence generation. Beard founded Monitor Mask Inc. A few of her accomplishments include: She has made numerous presentations across the country, including TEDx and SXSW, to advance telehealth policy and share innovative new models of care.

Strauss and Diana K. Strauss Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Earlier in his career, he was a research surgeon in the Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory. After selling Environomics to a public company in , Russ was retained to promote and develop emerging initiatives in the environmental and healthcare arenas, leading him to open his own firm, RiskNomics, in RiskNomics provides risk management and consulting services in the environmental and healthcare arenas on a national basis.

Clients include Fortune companies, major global insurance companies, corporations, schools districts, law firms, state and local entities. The focus on RiskNomics is to advise and assist our clients in managing potential or existing risks strategically as well as economically.

Phillips collaborates with clinical and administrative colleagues to assure patient safety and quality, implement system wide innovations in the practice of medicine, respond to healthcare reform and new payment models, evaluate healthcare delivery redesign, and improve the patient experience.

As CEO and President of the Houston Methodist Physician Organization, he has championed multiple fiscal and operational efficiencies resulting in increased revenue, lower expenses, better quality, improved access and enhanced patient experience. He is founding president of the American Population Health Society.

Chin was the Chief Innovation Officer and associate vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas System, where she developed REDI as an ecosystem platform that connects consumers and patients, traditional and new entrant healthcare providers, with data and analytics, technology and services, for more effective and patient-centered chronic disease management.

Chin graduated with a M. She conducted her clinical and scientific training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, where she completed in parallel her residency training in the hospital and postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory. Chin began her independent career as a solo practice physicians in NYC, learning first hand what it meant to provide care in the front line; this experience has motivated her interest to leverage technology for democratization of evidence-based care in community settings.

Chin next went on to pursue a productive academic research career at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she was a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and a senior associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research program spanned the fields of transcription, telomere biology, cancer genomics, and personalized cancer medicine.

She held multiple leadership roles in The Cancer Genome Atlas TCGA , and was the principle investigator driving development of Firehose, a pipeline designed to make TCGA data not only available but usable to the broader biology and clinical communities. She has defined its mission as one to bring to bear on cancer not only the transformative potential of science and genomics, but also of data, technologies and innovative strategies. Throughout her career, Dr. Chin has championed integration, collaboration and cooperation between the research and clinical care enterprises, as well as between public and private sectors.

She was the Scientific Director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and subsequently the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at MD Anderson, an organization designed to bring together the best attributes of academia and industry in a new organizational construct to rapidly translate cancer genomics knowledge into effective therapeutic endpoints. To re-imagine a data-rich and technology-enabled care delivery ecosystem that can more effectively address the rising chronic disease burden, Dr.

Chin has co-founded biotechnology companies in cancer therapeutics and biomarkers. Most recently, she has launched Apricity Health, an AI company for toxicity management and democratization of cancer immunotherapy to benefit patients around the world.

Roland Lamb is the Deputy Commissioner responsible for strategic planning and the innovation division at the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Disability Services in Philadelphia.

He served as interim executive director of the Medical Center in and subsequently became vice dean for clinical affairs at Penn State Health Milton S. He also served as director and chief operating officer of Penn State Medical Group since its inception in Penn State Medical Group includes nearly physicians and advanced practice clinicians, 64 specialty practices located at 24 clinics across central Pennsylvania, and more than 1,, outpatient visits each year.

He has published over articles and chapters and has been widely recognized for his work. He was awarded the John S Dunn Sr. Outstanding Teacher Award four separate times.

To date, he has over four decades of leadership experience in healthcare. Through his leadership and strategic vision, Mr. Martin Topiel is an infectious disease specialist in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and serves as the medical director of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship at Virtua Health.

The American Health Council is proud to recognize Dr. Issa brings to Clear Lake, a private practice in Webster, Texas, 22 years of experience within the healthcare industry, including eight years in his current position. At Clear Lake Specialties, Dr. Issa engages daily in managing antibiotic usage, consulting with physicians, working with office patients referred from the PCP, as well as caring for patients.

Among his multitude of accomplishments, Dr. Issa has also been awarded recognition for his achievements as Chief Medical Resident, and stands as Chairman of Infection Control Committees in regional hospitals. In regional hospitals, Dr. Issa is also Chairman of Antibiotic Stewardship. In his free time, Dr. Issa enjoys camping, swimming, and exercising his fluency in both Arabic and English. After completing medical school and residency, he earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University.

Throughout his years on the faculty of these programs, he led efforts to educate residents about continuous quality improvement, and developed one of the first longitudinal practice improvement curricula among primary care residency programs. In these roles, he works to advance the quality, safety, efficacy and patient-centeredness of care while reducing its costs. Rubin is passionate about applying the power of authentic communication, empathy and evidence to improving the health care system for our patients, students, providers and society.

Sharma did his medical school training in India and came to the United States in , to an externship at UTMB which allowed him to complete his medical degree.

Sharma completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and stayed an additional year as a chief resident. In he began to serve as associate chief medical officer, where his focus was on quality, patient safety and assisting with transformation to version 2. His research interest includes health services, quality and outcomes. Since , Donna K.

She also helped facilitate a clinical affiliation between UTMB and CVS Health to enhance patient access to high-quality, affordable health care services, such as medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs.

She has been influential in developing many community partnerships across the region. Throughout her tenure at UTMB, she has overseen plans for numerous health care facility renovations and construction projects, including new and consolidated clinic locations, the addition of a new clinical services wing on the Galveston campus, and opened the Jennie Sealy Hospital and League City Hospital.

She has also led the implementation of various cutting-edge health information technologies, including a state-of-the-art electronic medical record system that created a safer patient care processes, a single medical record for patients, and unified scheduling, registration and billing functions across the organization.

He is board certified in Infectious Diseases. His primary responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to eliminate healthcare associated infections.

His research and investigative areas of concentration include outbreak investigations, infection control, multi-drug resistant gram negative pathogens and antimicrobial use. He currently leads efforts to coordinate activities to prevent healthcare associated infections and to improve the use of antibiotics in hospitals through antibiotic stewardship.

Srinivasan has published more than articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial use and resistance. She is responsible for the strategic leadership, design, implementation, and monitoring of programs and initiatives that fulfill the mission of the HMH Network; to achieve a high reliability culture focused on person-centered care models which provide an extraordinary human experience comprised of highly reliable quality, empathy and service.

Nancy is an Advisory Board member of the Beryl Institute. Prior to arriving at the University of Maryland, Dr. Wood was responsible for the administrative and operational oversight of the Medical Center and the Director of the Geisinger Health System Center for Systems Re-engineering in Health Care where he was a federally funded investigator in applications of systems engineering to health care. At the University of Wisconsin, Dr.

Wood was a federally funded investigator focusing upon systems engineering applications to Critical Care Medicine. In June Dr. LVHN has over 17, employees, including an employed physician group with over 1, providers. Prior to his current position, Dr.

Bonita Stanton, MD was born and raised in Connecticut. She received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she graduated magna cum laude and was named a Durant Scholar. She earned her graduate degree at the Yale University School of Medicine where she graduated cum laude and was inducted into the prestigious national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

In March, Dr. Prior to that, she lived and worked with her family in Bangladesh for five years—where she served as a health consultant to the World Bank and a research scientist for the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research.

She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years. Her research in the U. Blazar is chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health.

He previously served in the same role at Hackensack University Health Network. He is responsible for regional strategic network growth and oversees annual health network and care transformation services line strategic planning and monitoring, network affiliate program growth, new business planning and development, marketplace trends, marketing, communications, public relations and sports sponsorships.

He was part of the team that developed the first of its kind partnership and joint venture with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Together, with the marketing team developed the new brand positioning, logo and identity for Hackensack Meridian Health. He launched a new brand strategy for Hartford HealthCare and led the strategic partnership with a five-hospital network, Value Care Alliance, and Aetna to offer a new co-branded narrow network product to the market. He also led the merger and acquisition of two community hospitals and a home care agency with senior services including skilled nursing and assisted living.

Preceding more than 10 successful years at Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Blazar previously held governance positions on the boards of Clinical Laboratory Partners, Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, and Billings Forge, a Hartford community development organization that improves housing opportunities for families, encourages economic growth, creates job training and educational advancement, and provided counseling and other services.

He has received numerous distinctions for his work in marketing and communications. Blazar and his wife Nancy, a nutritionist, reside in Westfield, NJ. They have two grown children. He enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and traveling. His career has spanned multiple industries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Alex began his career in investment banking with Deutsche Bank Mexico. After leaving the Clinton Foundation, Alex served as a consultant to corporations in Southeast Asia and other emerging markets, start-up companies in renewable energy and the United Nations.

Deshpande leads and executes clinical quality and affordability initiatives, facilitates design and implementation of value based contracts for physicians and hospitals, and focuses strategy on optimizing the health of populations. Prior to coming to UHC, Dr.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Deshpande is on the clinical faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed medical school and residency training. With longstanding interest in health policy, he worked with Hillary Clinton on health care reform during the first Clinton Administration. Deshpande has special interests in obesity and diabetes prevention and tobacco cessation initiatives. He helps Johns Hopkins Medicine with strategic planning and implementation of enterprise-wide technology projects that impact clinical care, education, and research.

After training in general and cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins he joining the clinical faculty and specialized in adult cardiac, transplantation, and heart assist device surgery. In parallel he has a longstanding interest and expertise in a wide range of topics related to healthcare informatics, educational technologies, and data analytics for research and quality. Bart received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii.

He then went to Duke University for training in pediatrics and critical care. In the summer of , Dr. He is also the Dr. Michael has received several awards for his work: Kattan is well published and cited, with over peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of Most of his publication center around the development and validation of statistical prediction models for medical decision making, listed on http: His cross functional experience includes; customer leadership, shopper marketing, category management, and sales strategy.

Geoff has a broad understanding of consumer engagement strategies, developing insight based shopper experiences and retail activation, with in-depth knowledge of the HBA business model, across OTC , Personal care and Beauty.

Tice has extensive experience and a successful track record in health care administration, strategy development, implementation, and quality. In her current leadership role, she leads innovations in population health, network performance, quality and patient safety, ambulatory infection prevention, clinical analytics, and patient care coordination.

She also has extensive training in LEAN, change management and clinical delivery system engineering. He has remained active in clinical research, with special interest in HIV and hepatitis C treatment, infectious disease diagnostics and health disparities. Friel has special interest in a diverse range of fields, including physician engagement, leadership development, clinical innovation and public health. Currently, he collaborates with leaders on creating a culture of continuous improvement, based on Lean Management principles, across the health system.

He is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics. Ripchinski maintains a continuity practice at Walter L.

Chodroff has been with WellSpan Health since He is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Peter Hill serves as the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, appointed to this position in March 0f As senior vice president for medical affairs, he works closely with the vice presidents of medical affairs, clinical directors and medical staff members throughout the health system to strengthen efforts to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective health care.

Together with his colleagues, Peter supports improvements for medical staff members in areas such as peer review, professionalism, and the advancement of high-value care practice. He completed his residency and served as chief resident in emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, joining the faculty of the school of medicine as assistant chief of service.