More than a dozen healthcare luminaries are confirmed presenters at Modern Healthcares Leadership Forum: Transforming Healthcare through Clinical Informatics. The Leadership Forum, which offers an opportunity for senior-level healthcare executives to learn more about the strategic value of clinical-performance data, will be held Feb. 17-19, 2009, at the Nashville Convention Center.
During the conference, attendees will hear from regulatory organizations that set clinical performance standards and learn how to meet and exceed those standards; theyll understand how the latest information technologies are mining clinical performance data and learn how to feed that data into daily operations; and theyll network with other executives on how to strategically use clinical informatics to compete in an increasingly tough economic climate in healthcare.
Among the confirmed presenters at the conference are:
- Anthony Ardire, senior vice president of quality and patient safety, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pa.
- William Bria, chief medical information officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tampa, Fla.
- Drexel DeFord, chief information officer, Seattle Childrens Hospital.
- Ted Haynes, vice president of healthcare delivery, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Richardson.
- Scott Joslyn, senior vice president and chief information officer, MemorialCare Medical Centers, Fountain Valley, Calif.
- Howard Landa, chief medical information officer, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Honolulu.
- Debra Landers, vice president and chief marketing officer, Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn.
- John Mattison, chief medical information officer, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Southern California, Pasadena.
- Diane Pinakiewicz, president, National Patient Safety Foundation, North Adams, Mass.
- Don Pounds, chief financial officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis, Tenn.
- Vi Shaffer, research vice president, Gartner, Centreville, Va.
- Bill Stead, associate vice chancellor for strategy/transformation and CIO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.
- Larry Stofko, senior vice president and CIO, St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif.
- Pamela Thompson, CEO, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Washington.
- Margaret VanAmringe, vice president of public policy and government relations, Joint Commission, Washington.
- Tom Wadsworth, senior director of medical operations and nursing, Cleveland Clinic.