Virginia HIMSS Annual Conference 2017

Oct 11-13, 2017 • Williamsburg, VA
Today’s challenge in healthcare IT is demonstrating value to healthcare providers and leaders. Systems with high-value technology empower better patient care, improved outcomes and lower costs. Through leadership lessons from c-suite executives, to engaging talks on current issues, and workshops highlighting our four special interest groups, the Virginia HIMSS fall conference will educate and inspire. Join us as we explore ways to collaborate and promote health IT throughout the Commonwealth.
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Schedule

  • 11 October
  • 12 October
  • 13 October

Golf Tournament Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Scott Bateman

David Stewart

Scholarship Golf Tournament

11:00 AM 04:30 PM

Scott Bateman

David Stewart

19th Hole Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 07:00 PM

Scott Bateman

David Stewart

Awards Reception & Evening Networking Event

07:00 PM 11:00 PM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:15 AM

Keith Perry

Keynote: Securing the Value of Health IT

08:15 AM 09:00 AM

Richard Staynings

CMIO/CNIO Panel: Clinical Perspectives on Value from Health IT

09:00 AM 09:45 AM

Michelle Dodd

Jamie Hughes

Patricia Mook

Christy St. John

Student Poster Competition

09:00 AM 03:30 PM

Jonathan DeShazo

Dan O'Malley

Networking Break and Exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM

Advancing Health IT Value with HIMSS

10:15 AM 10:45 AM

JoAnn Klinedinst

Topical Talks: Health IT Innovation

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

Jorge De La Rosa

Michelle Dodd

Richard Staynings

David Stewart

Bill Wellman

Networking Luncheon and Exhibits

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Strategic Data Governance: Understanding the fundamental aspects of data to reduce risk

12:45 PM 01:30 PM

Ryan Dobbins

Beyond Reactive Mode: Accelerate IT Operational Intelligence + Security with Network Analytics and Pervasive Visibility

12:45 PM 01:30 PM

John Smith

Networking Break and Exhibits

01:30 PM 01:45 PM

SIG Workshop: Analytics

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Neena Chacko

Jon Michel

SIG Workshop: Privacy & Security

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

JA Jason Alexander

Richard Blair

Chad Spiers

Erin Trost

Chris Wargo

SIG Workshop: Nursing Informatics

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Michelle Dodd

Patricia Mook

Christy St. John

SIG Workshop: Women in Health IT

01:45 PM 03:15 PM

Cathie Brown

Dennis Loftus

Susan Steagall

Carrie Subelsky

Leigh Williams

Networking Break and Exhibits

03:15 PM 03:30 PM

Driving Quality, Transparency and Savings in Healthcare IT

03:30 PM 04:15 PM

Kathy Cluff

CDW People Who Get It: Strategic Solutions and Services

03:30 PM 04:15 PM

Networking Break and Exhibits

04:15 PM 04:30 PM

Mastering Physician Engagement to Deliver Health IT Value

04:30 PM 05:00 PM

Leigh Williams

Networking Happy Hour and Author Book Signing

05:30 PM 07:45 PM

Leigh Williams

Evening Networking Event

08:00 PM 11:45 PM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:00 AM 09:05 AM

Keith Perry

Health IT Legislative Update

09:05 AM 09:45 AM

Terri Ripley

Networking Break and Exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM

CIO Panel: Perspectives on Value from Health IT

10:15 AM 11:15 AM

Keith Perry

Connie Pilot

Terri Ripley

Rick Skinner

Susan Steagall

Sulaiman Sulaiman

Virginia HIMSS 2017-2018 Overview

11:15 AM 11:25 AM

Collin Stoddard

Honoring Virginia's Healthcare Contributors

11:25 AM 11:45 AM

Leigh Williams

Poster Session Awards and Vendor Raffles

11:45 AM 11:50 AM

Jonathan DeShazo

Leigh Williams

Closing Remarks

11:50 AM 12:00 PM

Keith Perry

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

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Jason Alexander

Chief Information Security Officer
VCU
Jason Alexander is the Chief Information Security Officer for VCU Health System. He earned his Bachelors and Masters of Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Jason brings over 20 years of technology experience and more than 10 years of Information Security program design and management. His specialties include Security Architecture, Application Security, Information Security Risk Management and Information Security Program Development. His experiences at Rockwell Collins, The University of Iowa, CarMax and VCU Health, have given him the real-world experience to handle complex security, regulatory, compliance and forensics issues.

12 October

Anton Arbatov

Sr Director, Revenue Cycle and Enterprise Compliance
Specialists on Call
Anton serves as Senior Director, Revenue Cycle and Enterprise Compliance at Specialists On Call Inc. (SOC), the nation’s leading provider of tele-consultations for acute care hospitals. He is a telehealth reimbursement expert responsible for the development of SOC’s revenue cycle strategy and operations. Anton leads SOC’s Enterprise Compliance efforts and directs SOC’s compliance program, encompassing regulatory and legal compliance, as well as adherence to industry and client requirements for information security, disaster recovery and business continuity, among other program elements. Anton is veteran of the US Army and serves as lead for SOC’s government relations.
Previously, Anton served as SOC’s Senior Director of Operations, with primary responsibility over the Consult Coordination Center (CCC), a 24-hour critical-functionality department that coordinates specialty medical consultations to over 300 patients, daily, across over 400 hospitals in 36 states.
Anton is a vocal proponent of leveraging telehealth and technology to achieve better patient outcomes. He is a regular guest-lecturer on telemedicine-related topics at Georgetown, Marymount, and George Mason Universities.

Scott Bateman

COO
Windancer Technologies
Scott is the Chief Operating Officer at Windancer Technologies, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Financial and Clinical Systems Implementations and clinical and operational leadership. He is PMP® certified and a Six Sigma Black Belt graduating from Old Dominion University with a BS in MIS and George Washington University with a Master Certificate in Project Management.
Scott lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife Susan and 4 children ranging in ages from 11 to 21 years.

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Richard Blair

Director, Information Security
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
Richard is currently Director of Information Security at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the information security program, including policy development, operations, audit and compliance. UNOS is a private non-profit that manages the nations Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under a federal contract with the Health Resources And Services Administration. Prior to joining HRSA, Richard served at CISO at CapCenter, Deputy CIO for Chesterfield County, Network Operations Manager at McGuireWoods and Deputy CTO for HRH. He has a BS in Computer Science and MS in Information Systems, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.

12 October

Cathie Brown

VP/CISO - Governance, Risk and Compliance Services
!mpact Makers
Over 25 years in Information Technology including Healthcare IT, Virginia State Government and Management Consulting with public and private business. Strong experience in IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Strategy, program and project management and cyber and information security.

12 October

Neena Chacko

Data Governance Lead
University of Virginia Health System
Neena Chacko is the data governance lead for Analytics at the University of Virginia Health System. Her responsibilities include implementing and maintaining MDM solutions along with establishing a framework for data governance. She also works with IT teams to develop strategy, design and interpretation to build prototypes and data solution for the organization's customers. She provides clinical expertise and builds relationships with IT and business users to implement scalable solutions. She is also an experienced nurse with a demonstrated 20 year history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in health informatics, performance improvement, data integration, business process improvement, and business solutions. In her current role she is helping bridge IT and business users by creating partnerships that result in innovative, scalable long overdue solutions. She provides oversight and expertise for activities where business value is enabled through the consumption of managed data.

12 October

Kathy Cluff

IT Consultant
Sirius
Kathy Cluff has over 20 years of experience in IT specializing in practical application of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, business architecture and process design. She joined Sirius in 2015 after a two-year period as an independent IT consultant. During that time, Kathy engaged with Varrow in support of a strategic healthcare account. In her role as IT consultant, she works with Sirius clients as a trusted advisor providing guidance related to IT strategy and operating models, as well as support for selection, implementation and utilization of ITSM workflow automation.

12 October

Jorge De La Rosa

Senior Sales Executive
Thoughtspot
Mr. Jorge De La Rosa is a software professional and has been involved in delivery of technology and technology based solutions for over 20 years. He brings deep expertise in Business Intelligence, Data management, analytics and mobile platforms. In his early career, Mr. De La Rosa spent 10 years with Johnson and Johnson and Boston Scientific in various sales and management capacities.

12 October

Jonathan DeShazo

Director, Master of Health Administration Program
VCU
Teacher, researcher, and director of the World’s Best Health Management Program.

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Ryan Dobbins

Director of Managed Services
InfoLock
Ryan leads the development and delivery of Managed Services for infoLock Technologies. With more than 15 years in the information security field, Ryan possesses a unique blend of technical understanding, hands-on experience, and programmatic development practice that ensures a high level of service delivery that aligns with and exceeds customer requirements.
Prior to joining infoLock, Ryan was responsible for the development and everyday management of the information security program at a multi-billion-dollar healthcare enterprise. His areas of expertise include threat protection, data loss prevention, and governance risk and compliance. A graduate of James Madison University, Ryan is active in the GRC community and holds the GSLC from SANS.

12 October

Michelle Dodd

Associate Chief Nursing Officer
HCA Healthcare
Michelle Dodd is the Associate Chief Nursing officer of HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital. She was previously the Director of Advanced Clinicals (nursing informatics program) for both Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals where she led the initial electronic health record go live to include ongoing nursing and provider support. Michelle began her career with HCA in 2003 and has held various clinical positions in emergency and critical care as well as numerous nursing leadership roles. Her leadership style is coaching and visionary and she enjoys the challenge of breaking new ground with technology, mentoring and education.

Michelle received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from George Mason University in 2003. She completed her Master’s in Nursing and Doctorate in Biobehavioral Research at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her doctorate was supported by a competitive NIH: NRSA F31 grant and focused on Healthcare Acquired Infection Risk in the ICU. Michelle is the co-founder and acting President of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) and she is certified in critical care.

Michelle is married with two step-daughters and is a native of the Northern Virginia area. She currently lives with her family in Powhatan. She enjoys photography, gardening and community outreach.

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Jamie Hughes

Administrator, Epic Clinical Applications
University of Virginia Health System

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JoAnn Klinedinst

VP, Professional Development
HIMSS North America
Ms. JoAnn W. Klinedinst, M.Ed., CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS is Vice President of Professional Development with HIMSS. She is responsible for all aspects of education in North America, including, Annual Conference, Certification programs, Member Advancement, Career Services, and other workforce resources. Previously with HIMSS, she had staff liaison responsibilities for the Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee, the Management Engineering and Process Improvement Committee and its related Community of Profession, as well as several special interest groups representing the enterprise space.

12 October

Dennis Loftus

Senior VP / Chief Information Officer
Riverside Health System

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Jon Michel

Director of Population Health IT
University of Virginia Health System
Experienced Health Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Databases, Information Assurance, C#, Scrum, and Configuration Management. Strong information technology professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Electrical Engineering from University of Virginia.

12 October

Patricia Mook

Chief Nursing Information Officer
Inova
Motivated and dedicated professional with extensive visionary leadership experience. Proven track record of success in hands-on leadership, organizational management, and strategic planning. Accomplished in team building and empowerment, instilling sense of pride and autonomy in staff. Highly skilled at creating an environment where employees feel valued, physicians feel their patients are getting excellent care and patients feel the service and quality of care they receive are extraordinary. Recognized for a commitment to excellence, which positively impacts the bottom line. Always committed to the mission and values of the organization. Dedicated to leading healthcare into a new future with improved patient outcomes, through innovative ideas. Astute negotiator, collaborator and problem-solver utilizing lean methodology and tools. Successful in intense and demanding environments, experiencing rapid change through internal growth, program development and implementation.

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Dan O'Malley

Director, Data Operations
UVA Health System
Dan O’Malley is the director of data operations for the University of Virginia Health System. He currently leads a team focused on maintaining and expanding the Enterprise Data Warehouse. Dan was recently the director of informatics and business services for UVa’s Department of Radiology and has spent the last 10 years with a distinct focus on reporting and data analysis. This included reporting systems, data warehousing techniques, dashboards, and recently, modern predictive analysis tools.

12 October

Keith Perry

Senior Vice President & CIO
Carilion Clinic
Responsible for leading Technology Services, Health Information Management and Clinical Engineering for Carilion Clinic, a not–for–profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger.

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Connie Pilot

EVP, CIO and CISO
Inova
Connie is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Inova, one of the largest healthcare systems in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. In this role, Connie has been instrumental in leading Inova’s technology services division into the future of healthcare. She oversees all aspects of technology, including IT Applications, Change and Quality Management; Information Security; Enterprise Architecture; Service Delivery; and Informatics. She also leads the technology functions of Inova’s telemedicine and clinical engineering departments; and she leads strategic planning for Inova’s systemwide initiatives.

Connie has worked nearly 30 years in the information technology arena, with more than 20 of those years in senior leadership positions. Prior to joining Inova, she served as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Office for Florida Blue, capping off a15-year tenure at this Jacksonville-based health plan insurer. Florida Blue (formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida) is the state’s oldest and largest health insurance provider, and Connie’s leadership touched every aspect of technology, including strategic planning, information security, multi-platform implementation, application development and enterprise management.

Prior to her career at Florida Blue, Connie spent 10 years in information technology at the Shands Hospital, University of Florida, in Gainesville.

Currently, Connie serves on the Healthcare Informatics Special Advisory Board at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and the Cybersecurity Task Force for the Virginia Hospital Association.

Connie earned an MBA from Webster University in Jacksonville, FL, and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She also is a Certified Health Insurance Executive, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Certified Software Manager.

13 October

Terri Ripley

Chief Information Officer
OrthoVirginia
Influential IT Management Executive with 30 years of achievement leveraging technology to implement solutions that have led to a direct improvement in both patient healthcare and operating efficiencies. Talented team builder with a reputation of success within the health IT community through exceptional communication, presentation and motivation skills.

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Rick Skinner

Chief Information and Technology Officer
University of Virginia Health System
Rick is a healthcare IT Executive with over 25 years’ experience in healthcare information systems, including positions as the CIO for hospitals, a medical research laboratory, independent consulting and as project manager for the development and implementation of the Department of Defense’s global medical information system.

13 October

John Smith

Solutions Architect
ExtraHop Networks
I have over 21 years of experience in IT the last 17 in a Sr. Architect level role. I hesitate to use the term "thought leader" but I have spoken at several conferences including Briforum (twice), Citrix Synergy (3x) as well as RSAC 2017 and 2 different B-Sides events in the last three years. My background is as a generalist but has swung back into Security in the last 8 years giving me over ten years of Cyber Security Experience.

12 October

Chad Spiers

Director, Information Security
Sentara Healthcare
Chad Spiers is director of information security for Sentara Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profit system with nearly 28,000 team members and more than 300 sites of care in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. In this role, Chad has responsibility for all aspects of the health system’s information security program, including governance, risk, compliance, security operations, identity access management, and security architectures.

Chad has over thirty years of experience in information technology supporting the financial and healthcare industries, including extensive experience designing and implementing networking and security infrastructures, and managing data wired and wireless networks and telephony systems.He holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology, and has held numerous industry certifications from Microsoft (MCSE), and Cisco (CCNA, CCDA, CCNP).

12 October

Christy St. John

Nursing Informatics Executive
Experienced Independent Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Patient Safety, all aspects of System Design Life Cycle, Education, and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT). Strong consulting professional with a MSN focused in Nursing Informatics.

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Richard Staynings

Cybersecurity Healthcare Life Sciences Leader
Cisco
Richard Staynings has spent much of the past 25 years evangelizing the need for improved security across the world’s healthcare providers. He recognized early-on that the ‘sense of trust’ and ‘mission’ of those who dedicate their lives to helping others, didn’t always extend beyond hospital walls, and that the industry was highly vulnerable.

Having lived in over 30 countries, and been exposed to the nuances of healthcare in each of them, Richard has developed perhaps a broader understanding of life sciences security than most. Working in both an executive leadership and consulting capacity, Richard has sat on both sides of the advisory table, and can appreciate views through both conceptual lenses.

In his current role as global leader for cybersecurity across the healthcare life sciences industry at Cisco, Richard acts as a thought-leader, author, public speaker and advocate of improved security and privacy for payers, providers and pharmaceutical organizations.

After spending many years based out of the UK, Australia and various parts of Asia, Richard now resides in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. He serves on several Boards in a pro-bono capacity and was recently appointed to serve as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee.

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Susan Steagall

CIO
VCU Health
30+ years leading multi-discipline teams with an emphasis on business solution delivery. Expertise in application delivery, project and portfolio governance and management, quality assurance, communications, financial planning, workforce planning, strategic planning and service management.

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David Stewart

Senior Director - Population Health and Value Performance Management
Huron Consulting Group
Results oriented market developer and high impact client relations executive, project leader and consultant maintaining responsibility for business development and the quality of services delivered. David is a highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience and a record of achievement in consultative sales generation, market development, quality service delivery and project management with extensive experience in healthcare operations, P&L management, account management, strategic planning and alliance management.

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Collin Stoddard

Client Executive
Sirius Computer Solutions
Collin Stoddard serves as the Programs Chair for Virginia HIMSS and is responsible for the coordination of our chapter’s Special Interest Groups and execution of all regional events.

A Client Executive with Sirius Computer Solutions, Collin supports customers throughout Virginia. Sirius is a nationally recognized integrator of technology solutions that span the enterprise and lines of business. With a background in problem solving, Collin enjoys working closely with senior leadership to align IT deliverables with the organization’s business objectives.

Prior to entering the IT field, Collin served eight years as an Infantry officer in the Virginia Army National Guard. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, and currently lives in Richmond with his wife and two young children.

13 October

Carrie Subelsky

Associate Manager, Strategic Relations
HIMSS North America

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Sulaiman Sulaiman

CIO, Chief Consulting Officer
iMethods
Sulaiman H. Sulaiman is an accomplished Health IT leader with over 16 years of experience in creating and implementing information technology strategies. He is an entrepreneur, innovative and passionate leader focused on optimizing IT investments to enable high quality more efficient care, and exceptional patient-consumer and provider experience.

Sulaiman provides executive leadership and strategic planning for iMethods’ growing consulting practice. His wellrounded experience in strategy development, transformation, project management, cyber security, and analytics brings tremendous value to clients as iMethods continues to reach new markets.

Most recently he served as Senior VP and Chief Information Officer at Mission Health System where he led a rebuild of the IT Division and incorporated IT into the highest strategic levels of the organization. He introduced and led the “One Patient, One Chart” vision to integrate the health system into a single patient-provider platform. Established Clinical-Technical governance and partnerships to successfully engage physicians and clinical leadership in the transformation. Collaborate to “do it together and not for them, or to them!”

Sulaiman’s prior position was Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic International services leading a complete revamp and technology transformation at Skeikh Kalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He also previously held several positions in information technology within the Cleveland Clinic in the United States.

Sulaiman earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. He is a member of the following organizations: North Carolina HIMSS Board of Directors, HIMSS National Chapter Leadership Taskforce (CLT), Leader of HIMSS CLT President/President Elect group, Board Member of the Global IoT Community, Connected Sensing Board Member (Philips Healthcare), Board Member of the Western Carolina Rescue Mission (Asheville, NC), and a Member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Formerly served: Global Healthcare Advisory Board and Customer Experience Board of Advisors (Cisco 2008-2016), Cerner Client Care Council (Cerner Corp. 2009-2015), HIMSS Middle East CIO planning committee (2010-12), President of NCHIMSS (2014-2016)

13 October

Erin Trost

Interim Director, Information Security
University of Virginia Health System
Erin Trost is currently serving as Interim IT Security Director for the University of Virginia Health System. Erin started her career at the age of 19, working as a third-shift temp in Computer Operations. For the last 17 years, Erin has assumed various roles within the Health System’s Information and Technology division, focusing the last 6 years of her career on risk management and IT governance within the IT Security team. Working as an IT Security Analyst Senior and Interim Supervisor, Erin’s time with IT Security department has seen the implementation of a comprehensive NIST-based risk management framework; a cross-disciplinary risk assessment process for medical device procurement; and improved collaboration between IT Security, Clinical Engineering, Medical Center departments, and Procurement. Erin’s continuing focus, as the Health System’s security model matures, is to seek out opportunities for the IT Security team to work more closely with counterparts across the University system and to bridge the gap between Academia and Healthcare by fostering areas of joint collaboration.

12 October

Chris Wargo

Managing Partner
infoLock Technologies
Chris Wargo is the Managing Partner of infoLock Technologies, a security consulting firm based in Arlington, VA that provides data loss prevention and security program development solutions to healthcare providers. Chris has been integral in the development of key strategic alliances that have accelerated infoLock’s growth, and his leadership has helped transform infoLock into one of the region’s leading data security consulting firms.

Prior to co-founding infoLock, Chris held management roles in the financial services and staffing industries, leading teams in both service delivery and operations. Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and an active member in industry organizations such as ISSA, ISACA, and HIMSS. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

12 October

Bill Wellman

Adjunct Faculty
Harvard University
Bill is currently Adjunct Faculty at Harvard University where he teaches a course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a course in Breakthrough Innovation with Blockchain. He is also a Principal with Philips Healthcare.

Bill served as the Vice President for Global Support at Healthways International. He has also held executive positions at CSC and First Consulting Group where he played a senior leadership role in delivering technology and operations improvement solutions to clients and pioneering IT outsourcing to healthcare organizations. Bill has served as the Chief Information Officer in several healthcare provider organizations including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Alexian Brothers Health System. He has also served as an executive in academic medical centers including Rush Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital. Bill has taught courses in Informatics and Quantitative Methods at several colleges and universities including Rush University, Simmons College and Endicott College. He holds a B.A. in Social Science from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

12 October

Leigh Williams

Administrator, Business Systems
University of Virginia Health System
Author Leigh Williams joins our conference to share insights from her 2017 publication Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes. Her talk will explore strategies and tactics for engaging physicians in a meaningful way in a broad spectrum of change initiatives, empowering health IT professionals to deliver value from their IT investments. Leigh serves as the Administrator for Business Systems at the University of Virginia Health System and is the current president-elect of the Virginia HIMSS chapter.

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Reza Zandinejad

Sr Manager
Inovalon
Reza Zandinejad has over 13 years of health and technology experience. Currently he is a Sr. Manager at Inovalon, a leading healthcare analytics company that processes data containing records for 858,000 physicians, 377,000 clinical facilities and more than 158 million Americans.
Reza is currently managing the development work of INDICES®, a business intelligence solution enabling an ultra-fast real-time data visualizations for providers and plans within the Inovalon ONETM platform. Prior to Inovalon, he spent 7 years at CGI evangelizing software quality, technology and process improvement for US Health and Human Services (HHS) contracts. After Healthcare.gov's initial launch issues, Reza served on the tiger team that enabled Healthcare.gov achieve operational success. It was Reza’s team that created statistical models and dashboards to help identify system errors and find patterns in code errors to help solve user registration problems. Reza has a bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Health Informatics from George Mason University. During his free time Reza runs a local fishing club he co-founded, the Northern Virginia Angler’s Club.

ExtraHop

Premier
ExtraHop makes real-time data-driven IT operations possible. By harnessing the power of wire data in real time, network, application, security, and business teams make faster, more accurate decisions that optimize performance and minimize risk. Hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as Sony, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Adobe, and Google, start with ExtraHop to discover, observe, analyze, and intelligently act on all data in flight on-premises and in the cloud. For more information, visit www.extrahop.com.

CDW

Premier

Sirius

Premier
Sirius is a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Sirius solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts. Sirius is focused on helping organizations of all sizes reduce cost and complexity, improve service levels, and minimize risk through the implementation of strategic solutions that include cloud, analytics, mobility, security, IT infrastructure optimization and more. For more information about Sirius, visit www.siriuscom.com.

InfoLock

Premier
infoLock Technologies (ILT) is a recognized leader in data lifecycle security. Combining technical expertise with business savvy, ILT provides a range of services and solutions to help its customers secure their sensitive data. Clients include the U.S. Navy, Sharp Electronics, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Education Management Corporation, and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. Founded in 2005, ILT is a privately-owned company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit www.infolocktech.com.

Zones

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Registration

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Kingsmill Resort River Course

Registration for our golf scholarship tournament will begin at 10am. We tee off at 11am.

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Scholarship Golf Tournament

Scholarship Golf Tournament

11:00 AM 04:30 PM Kingsmill Resort River Course

Please support Virginia HIMSS as we raise funds for scholarships to send four members of the Virginia Health IT community to the 2018 HIMSS national conference in Las Vegas. Two scholarships will benefit U.S. veterans and an additional two scholarships will benefit Health IT graduate students enrolled in HIT programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can help! Your tax-deductible contribution to Virginia HIMSS will enable us to meet our charitable goals directly supporting our Virginia veterans and students. If corporate matching is available at your place of employment, please consider submitting your contribution for matching funds.

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Networking & Breaks

19th Hole Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 07:00 PM Moody's

Welcome Reception & Scholarship Tournament Awards

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Networking & Breaks

Awards Reception & Evening Networking Event

07:00 PM 11:00 PM Moody's

Join us at Moody's for informal networking.
Networking & Breaks

Continental Breakfast and Registration

07:00 AM 08:00 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Please join us for continental breakfast beginning at 7am in the James River Grand Ballroom. Conference registration will also open at this time.
Keynotes & Health IT

Welcome and Opening Remarks

08:00 AM 08:15 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Virginia HIMSS's president Keith Perry will kick off our conference with a welcome for participants describing this year's theme of Delivering Health IT Value and highlighting the events of the next two days.

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Keynotes & Health IT

Keynote: Securing the Value of Health IT

08:15 AM 09:00 AM James River Grand Ballroom

One of the fundamental conditions to deliver health IT value is security. Without it Health IT Systems cannot protect confidential data, validate the integrity of medical records, or ensure that clinicians can access IT systems in order to treat patients.

The recent WannaCry attack that took out part of the British NHS, and other ransomware attacks that have crippled hospitals all over the U.S. should be a wake-up call for healthcare leaders. Without security, health IT can be a liability rather than an asset. Furthermore, cybersecurity and patient safety are now inextricably joined at the hip.

In this session, Richard will explore some of the new tools and technologies for securing health IT and ask some fundamental questions as to whether these technologies are right for you.

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Women in Health IT
Keynotes & Health IT

CMIO/CNIO Panel: Clinical Perspectives on Value from Health IT

09:00 AM 09:45 AM James River Grand Ballroom

CMIO/CNIO Panel: Clinical Perspectives on Value from Health IT

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Poster Session

Student Poster Competition

09:00 AM 03:30 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Students from around the Commonwealth will showcase their research through posters on this year's theme: "Maximizing the Value of Health IT". Posters will represent original research, a case report, or opinion and will emphasize the transformative potential of information technology. Potential topics can include: integrated infrastructure, cloud computing, global case studies, information exchange, information integration, continuity of care, ACO, bundled payments, clinical transformation around personalized health or population health, operations and workflow redesign, mobile health, and others. Posters will be judged on insight into the topic as well as the potential and level of innovation demonstrated.

The posters will be on display throughout the day on Thursday, October 12th. Awards will be presented during the morning session on Friday, October 13th.

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Networking & Breaks

Networking Break and Exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Break and Exhibits
Keynotes & Health IT

Advancing Health IT Value with HIMSS

10:15 AM 10:45 AM James River Grand Ballroom

In this compelling discussion, JoAnn Klinedinst will present an overview of the primary Health IT initiatives that HIMSS is pursuing at the national level and how they intersect with our work in Virginia. From analytics to security and Women in Health IT, JoAnn will discuss some of the most important areas of activity for Health IT professionals as we work to deliver value to health systems.

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VAHIMSS FY18 Update 2017 10 09.pptx Download Link
Keynotes & Health IT

Topical Talks: Health IT Innovation

10:45 AM 11:45 AM James River Grand Ballroom

“Topical Talks” are a fun and exciting new addition to our annual VA HIMSS conference modeled after the TED Talks format. Each session will present a unique topic in under ten minutes, providing education and inspiration in a fast-paced, impactful presentation. Our topics and speakers are: 
  • Cybersecurity with Richard Staynings
  • Analytics with Jorge De La Rosa
  • Nursing Informatics with Michelle Dodd
  • Block Chain in Healthcare with Bill Wellman

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Networking & Breaks

Networking Luncheon and Exhibits

11:45 AM 12:45 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Luncheon and Exhibits
Security

Strategic Data Governance: Understanding the fundamental aspects of data to reduce risk

12:45 PM 01:30 PM Randolph

Without effective data governance, the digital healthcare environment will never be secure, endangering patient care delivery and corporate success. Technology has transformed the world of healthcare. The digitization of information has created efficiencies and scaling that were impossible in a world where data resided in physical form. Healthcare has embraced this change, resulting in an explosion of medical delivery advancement and the digital evolution of the back office.
Data Governance has been a Frankenstein of compliance goals, technical purchases, and plausible deniability
Healthcare adopted technology at an incredible pace, but did not apply security controls with the same vigor. Data Governance is typically implemented as an afterthought, and then only to ensure minimum levels of compliance. The façade of data governance and the subsequent security implications has left patients, employees, and healthcare corporations vulnerable to both cybercrime and self-inflicted wounds that cost millions of dollars, affect patient care and damage corporate reputations.
Data Governance is not an infrastructure problem: The majority of information security departments were formed years ago and focused almost exclusively on IT Infrastructure. That was appropriate for the time, but the risks have changed. In today’s world, data is the new currency of business. From regulatory requirements to organized cybercrime, the focus is now on data.
Results-driven Data Governance: IT governance needs to set specific standards for data security, which needs to be measured far beyond the goal of “minimum necessary” for compliance. How can data be protected if healthcare organizations can’t answer these basic questions:
-Where and what is our data?
-Who is using it?
-Have external attacks been successful and how much information has been exfiltrated?
IT Governance needs line of sight into what data exists and how it is being used. Policies and criteria that set corporate risk levels can then be assessed against actual use of data, and the corresponding risks can be identified and addressed proactively.
Conclusions: While maintaining a secure infrastructure is a critical aspect of data governance, it is only part of the solution. To understand and reduce risks related to data, a new approach is required. By having a fundamental understanding of data, governance teams can provide leadership with the insight required to reduce risk and improve outcomes.

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Strategic Data Governance.pptx Download Link
Analytics

Beyond Reactive Mode: Accelerate IT Operational Intelligence + Security with Network Analytics and Pervasive Visibility

12:45 PM 01:30 PM Tazewell

While digitization efforts have executive-level attention, they are also putting pressure on IT organizations. In response, IT is embracing what Gartner and other analysts call IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) technology. This data-driven approach enables more proactive management of performance and security.

IT leaders also need the latest advances in technology to effectively detect and thwart ransomware and security breaches. Global attacks like WannaCry and Petya succeed not only because of outdated systems, but also due to security tools using known signatures.

New ransomware strains evolve on a daily basis, each more sophisticated than the last. You can’t afford to leave your network vulnerable once malware after it makes it inside. Join ExtraHop and Gigamon to explore how to add a critical layer of defense to detect threats in real time.

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Networking & Breaks

Networking Break and Exhibits

01:30 PM 01:45 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Break and Exhibits
Analytics

SIG Workshop: Analytics

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Randolph

Join our Analytics Special Interest Group for a workshop on Improving Clinical Results Through Analytics. Our workshop will include:
- A Data Science Poster Session
- Sue Covington a Data Portal’s Impact on Health System Performance
- Provider Panel on analytics process and models

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Security

SIG Workshop: Privacy & Security

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Tazewell

Security and Privacy is “top of mind” among healthcare organizations. From ransomware attacks to data breaches, everyone is well aware of the risks facing our organizations. But even in this threatening environment, security leaders still struggle to obtain executive sponsorship and organizational support for important security investments. In the face of tepid support, demonstrating both the need for, and the ROI from, these projects is critical.

Come join our panel of senior security leaders to discuss how they obtain executive support for their projects, and demonstrate ROI from those projects, so that security remains an organizational priority. Audience participation is encouraged in this facilitated discussion, so please come prepared to ask questions and share your thoughts.

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Nursing Informatics

SIG Workshop: Nursing Informatics

01:45 PM 03:15 PM Colston

Join the Nursing informatics SIG for our inaugural event to discuss how Nursing Informatics is driving process improvement and clinical efficiency in every facet of the practice. We'll address informatics research, ambulatory process improvement, and portal activation among other topics. Immediately following the breakout session we will combine forces with the Women in Health IT special interest group for the remaining 30 minutes to discuss mentoring opportunities in Virginia.

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Women in Health IT

SIG Workshop: Women in Health IT

01:45 PM 03:15 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Our Women in Health IT Special Interest Group (SIG) workshop will capitalize on the momentum our newest SIG gained at our inaugural event earlier this year, bringing our community together to envision our mission and future activities. Following the HIMSS initiative we will focus on addressing the gender gap in health IT and the need for more community, resources, and recognition of women who have made a difference. This SIG is open to all members of the HIMSS community. #WomeninHIT #VAHIMSS17

Agenda:
1:45-2:30: Brainstorming discussion to review and evaluate our community pillars: leading, mentoring, and networking. We will facilitate discussion around whether these are the right pillars, what they mean for our community, and how we will put effort into action to realize our goals. The pillars and framework are included on the attached presentation, which you can download by clicking the link at the bottom of this frame.
2:30-3:15: Planning session for our January 2018 event. Current thought is that we will work on mentoring opportunities connecting mentees and mentors. We will listen during the brainstorming session for input on how this event should develop and will shift to meet the needs of the members.

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WHIT Chapter Webinar 9.13.17_LTW.pptx Download Link
WHIT SIG Fall Conference Mentoring .pptx Download Link
Networking & Breaks

Networking Break and Exhibits

03:15 PM 03:30 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Break and Exhibits
Women in Health IT
Keynotes & Health IT

Driving Quality, Transparency and Savings in Healthcare IT

03:30 PM 04:15 PM Randolph

Join Sirius as we discuss today’s industry dynamics driving healthcare IT and the need for a digital experience. We’ll introduce a building-block approach to achieve a right-sized digital experience targeted toward key audiences. Finally, we’ll share a case study where the technology building blocks brought success to healthcare in the form of cost savings and better care through evidence-based decision support.

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Keynotes & Health IT

CDW People Who Get It: Strategic Solutions and Services

03:30 PM 04:15 PM Tazewell

CDW People Who Get It: Strategic Solutions and Services.
CDW VaHimss 10.2017.pdf Download Link
Networking & Breaks

Networking Break and Exhibits

04:15 PM 04:30 PM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Break and Exhibits
Women in Health IT
Keynotes & Health IT

Mastering Physician Engagement to Deliver Health IT Value

04:30 PM 05:00 PM James River Grand Ballroom


Twenty-first century healthcare will be defined by better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. All eyes are on technology as the means to drive down costs and improve efficiency, enabling physicians to deliver care in a way that realizes the vision of a healthier planet.

The transition from the acute care focus of the 20th century to the quality and data-driven organizations of tomorrow requires incredible effort and collaboration between all members of the healthcare community. Healthcare professionals are challenged to understand and rapidly adapt to new business models while achieving improved patient care and health outcomes. Physician engagement with the whole community has never been more important than it is today.

Mastering Physician Engagement to Deliver Value with Health IT explores strategies and tactics for engaging physicians in a meaningful way in a broad spectrum of change initiatives to drive value from data and technology in today's health systems.

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BookCover.pdf Download Link
Networking & Breaks

Networking Happy Hour and Author Book Signing

05:30 PM 07:45 PM Burwell Plantation

Networking Happy Hour and Author Book Signing

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Networking & Breaks

Evening Networking Event

08:00 PM 11:45 PM Moody's

Networking & Breaks

Continental Breakfast and Registration

08:00 AM 09:00 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Continental Breakfast and Registration
Keynotes & Health IT

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:00 AM 09:05 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Welcome and opening remarks to kick off Friday's agenda.

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Women in Health IT
Keynotes & Health IT

Health IT Legislative Update

09:05 AM 09:45 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Health IT Legislative Update

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Networking & Breaks

Networking Break and Exhibits

09:45 AM 10:15 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Networking Break and Exhibits
Keynotes & Health IT

CIO Panel: Perspectives on Value from Health IT

10:15 AM 11:15 AM James River Grand Ballroom

CIO Panel: Perspectives on Value from Health IT

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Keynotes & Health IT

Virginia HIMSS 2017-2018 Overview

11:15 AM 11:25 AM James River Grand Ballroom

An overview of events and focus areas for the Virginia HIMSS chapter throughout 2017 and 2018. We will highlight opportunities to participate in advocacy work and events scheduled for our Special Interest Groups: Privacy & Security, Analytics, Women in Health IT, and Nursing Informatics.

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Keynotes & Health IT

Honoring Virginia's Healthcare Contributors

11:25 AM 11:45 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Honoring Virginia's Healthcare Contributors

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Keynotes & Health IT

Poster Session Awards and Vendor Raffles

11:45 AM 11:50 AM James River Grand Ballroom

Poster Session Awards and Vendor Raffles

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Keynotes & Health IT

Closing Remarks

11:50 AM 12:00 PM James River Grand Ballroom

A wrap up of conference events hosted by our Virginia HIMSS chapter president Keith Perry.

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