Director - Solution ArchitectureCarefirst BlueCross BlueShieldSee Details
Chief Information OfficerDeseret Mutual Benefit AdministratorsSee Details
BI and Analytics ExecutiveAmerisure InsuranceSee Details
Chief Information OfficerAntelope Valley HospitalSee Details
S. Shafiq Rab, M.D., MPH
VP IT & CIOHackensack University Medical CenterSee Details
Senior DirectorOptum TechnologySee Details
Carl F. Allen
Deputy CISOIntermountain Healthcare
A seasoned professional with over 25 years in the IT and Information Security industries, Carl's experience includes working in the oil, banking, computer and healthcare industries. As the Deputy CISO at Intermountain Healthcare, he is responsible for managing IT Security department teams and professionals to design, develop, implement, and manage enterprise wide best practice information security processes, services, and technologies to enable integrated information systems security for the 30,000+ employee organization. He holds an MBA from the University of Denver and Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Applied Physics from Weber State University.
Chief Executive OfficerGlenner Memory Care Centers
Anette Asher recently joined the Glenner Memory Care Centers as their CEO. This 30 year old organization serves caregivers and the loved one with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders. Previously Anette joined the Life Science Information Technology (LSIT)
Global Institute in Sept. 2005 as CEO and Board of Directors. In Dec. 2010, LSIT merged with HIMSS where she was acting director through the completion of the merger. Anette is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Sharp Healthcare Foundation, past Board of Directors for Sharp
Healthcare Systems (a $2.3B hospital system).
Managing Principal ConsultantBusiness Strategix, Inc
Sriram Bharadwaj (Sri), has over 20 years of Information Management Systems experience in multiple industries including healthcare. Sri is currently consulting with HIE entities in Pennsylvania State and has held several leadership positions and until recently was AVP, IT, Molina Healthcare. Sri has expertise in Applications Development, Enterprise-wide IT Infrastructure and Operations. Sri has been an integral part of the healthcare payer/provider community having been a senior IT leader in PacifiCare (now United Health Group) and Molina Healthcare focusing on implementing solutions to meet core regulatory requirements such as HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley.
Chief Information OfficerKendren Mental Health
Dr. Charles is responsible for Kedren’s Network Support Infrastructure, its Data Warehousing and Reporting Infrastructure. He is responsible for assessing and implementing new agency initiatives that are connected with the use of high technology. Dr. Charles acts as the liaison between Kedren and the County Department of Mental Health Information Systems management, and other vendors regarding the implementation and maintenance of information systems necessary to meet mandated data, information and reporting requirements.
He consults with departmental managers and users to identify systems integration and modification needs, equipment requirements, and plans and supervises the development and delivery of technology-related staff training.
Vice President Information SystemsJohns Hopkins HealthCare LLC
Maryann is currently an Executive and VP of IS at Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC. Maryann joined Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) in 2004 as the Director of Decision Support and currently is responsible for all network, infrastructure, telecom and application software support for JHHC as well as being the technical liaison between JHHC and Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has over 30 years’ experience in health care systems, which includes working to support hospital systems, managed care plans and organizations.
Maryann received her MBA from Loyola College and holds degrees from Towson University (MS) and the University of Maryland (BS).
Chief Information OfficerEssentia Health West Region
Ken Gilles serves as the Associate Chief Information Officer of Essentia Health and the Chief Information Officer of the Essentia Health West Region. Ken has been in Information Technology for over 30 years in a variety of roles and industries. Ken has been actively involved with the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), American Medical Group Association (AMGA), ND Health Information Technology (ND HIT) and other organizations. Ken and his wife Cindy live in Glyndon, MN and have a daughter, Natalie and a son, Eric.
Managing Principal/Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of California Irvine
Sam King has senior executive, consulting, and teaching experience in healthcare finance, healthcare IT, project management, analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, data management and analysis, financial planning and analysis, and continuous quality improvement. He is a faculty at the University of California, Irvine. He held various management, professional and consulting roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, Cogent Healthcare, Deloitte & Touché, SCAN Health Plan, and Physician Weblink.
Sam holds an MPH from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
CIO - Hartford RegionHartford Healthcare
Rich is the Chief Information at Hartford Hospital. As CIO, he is responsible for all the Information Systems at Hartford Hospital a 819 tertiary care facility, a Level 1 Trauma Center and the anchor hospital for the Hartford Health Care network. Rich was Hartford Health Care’s Chief Technology Officer before his appointment to CIO at Hartford Hospital. Prior to working in healthcare, Rich spent 23 years at Northeast Utilities in systems development and IT Infrastructure.
Rich has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut; and MBA from Northeastern University’s Executive MBA program.
Director - Solution ArchitectureCarefirst BlueCross BlueShield
Zev Lavon (MBA; Ph.D.) is responsible for the delivery of High Level Architectural Design for all Corporate Initiatives at CareFirst, where he has been since 2005. His knowledge spans all Payer business areas, supplemented with a life-time hands-on experience in Software Development. He serves as a coach and mentor to a team of exceptional pragmatic architects who combine business knowledge with technical expertise covering legacy and modern technologies. Zev has strong methodological foundation in management practices, architecture and software development. His international background and diversified knowledge serve to support CareFirst in its quest for leadership and partnership with providers of healthcare and technology.
Chief Information OfficerDeseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
David Lewis is the Chief Information Officer at Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators. Deseret Mutual serves the employee insurance and retirement needs of employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its member organizations. They provide a full suite of employee benefits, including medical plans, dental plans, pension plans, 401(k)plans, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending, etc. They have participants in all 50 states, and an international division covering employee benefits in over 80 countries. Employers serviced are both non-profit and commercial organizations, including publishing, media, hospitality, agricultural, financial, and educational institutions.
BI and Analytics ExecutiveAmerisure Insurance
As an innovative technology executive, Doug has gained extensive expertise in strategic planning and complex solution delivery for a number of very successful business and information technology ventures. His broad experience includes a wide spectrum of accomplishments ranging from leading a large Business Process Outsourcing organization through developing and implementing sophisticated enterprise application suites and high-performance technical architectures. As a seasoned global leader, Doug has also accumulated significant operational, marketing, and customer service related business expertise in delivery of advanced web-based applications, business intelligence and analytics frameworks, ERP and CRM systems, and cloud based platforms.
Chief Information OfficerAntelope Valley Hospital
Humberto Quintanar serves as CIO of Antelope Valley Hospital. Mr. Quintanar is a Senior Level IT Executive with over 24 years of experience with broad and diverse knowledge-base across several industries, including technology, healthcare, public utilities, petroleum, communications, banking, travel, manufacturing and entertainment. Mr. Quintanar has experience in the development of enterprise business strategy, the implementation of enterprise change management and in business processes reengineering. His record includes steering companies through merge integration while taking a leadership role in technology development, implementation and rollout. He holds a Master's degree in Information systems, BS in Computer Science and Accounting.
S. Shafiq Rab, M.D., MPH
VP IT & CIOHackensack University Medical Center
Dr. Shafiq Rab is a forward thinking, business-oriented, Lean Six Sigma experienced, and customer focused health care leader with 15 plus years. Expertise as a CIO includes: Directing and managing advanced, growing healthcare organizations and providing strategic leadership and vision, clinical and healthcare transformation, IT governance, mergers & acquisitions. Building a new hospital IT Infrastructure and aligning technology and business goals are one of his most current accomplishments.
Prior to his position at Hackensack UMC, he held several senior executive positions including Orange Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, Carrier Clinic, and East Mountain Hospital.