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Doug Fridsma MD PhD FACP FACMI
President and CEO

Daniel Barchi
Yale School of Medicine
Yale New Haven Health

Bob Wachter

Robert Wachter, MD
Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Raymond Lowe
Senior Director, Information Technology
Dignity Health

Sajid Ahmed

Sajid Ahmed
Chief Information & Innovation Officer (CIIO)
Martin Luther King Jr. Healthcare Corporation

Featured Speakers

Michael Corby

Michael Corby, CISSP, CCP, CBCP, PMP
Executive Consultant
CGI Group, Inc.

Mark Hagland

Mark Hagland
Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics

Katrina Miller

Katrina Miller, M.D.
Medical Director of Informatics, Health Outcomes and Analysis, L.A. Care Health Plan


Michael Pfeffer

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP
Chief Information Officer and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer
UCLA Health Sciences

Sandy Summers

Sandy Summers
Director of Meaningful Use
Dignity Health

Dr. Whitfill

Dr. Jim Whitfill
Chief Medical Officer Scottsdale Health Partners

Chris Ingersoll

Chris Ingersoll
Vice President, Solution Architecture

Laura Young

Laura Young
Executive Director Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona









Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Daniel Barchi, SVP and CIO, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Health

Daniel Barchi is Chief Information Officer of the $3.0 B, 2,100 bed, 19,000 employee Yale School of Medicine and the Yale-New Haven Health System. He leads a team of 500 informatics and technology specialists and has implemented a $300 M Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project.  Before joining Yale, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of the $1.4 B Carilion Health System and led the integration of Carilion’s seven hospitals and 140 physician practices though implementation of a $98 M electronic medical record. He was also responsible for technology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. 

Daniel was previously President of the Carilion Biomedical Institute and Director of Technology and Engineering for MCI WorldCom. In both roles was appointed as CEO, COO, and Chief Restructuring Officer of privately held and venture-backed companies in the healthcare and technology industries. Earlier, Daniel was MCI's Director of Global Project Management responsible for product deployment in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Daniel began his career as a U.S. Naval officer and served at sea in cruisers. During his service, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Southeast Asia Service Medal for service in the Red Sea, and the NATO Service Medal for operations in the Balkans.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University. He is active on several corporate and community service boards and he is a marathon runner.


Michael Corby

Michael Corby, CISSP, CCP, CBCP, PMP,  Executive Consultant, CGI Group, Inc.

Mr. Corby has been successfully leading Corporate IT strategies in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and health administrative services for over 40 years, specializing in IT governance, operations, development and security.  He has created and managed large IT projects, developed flexible infrastructures and sound security organizations for hundreds of the world’s most successful organizations.  He is also a founder of (ISC)², Inc. the organization that established the CISSP security professional credential. In 1992, Mike was named the first recipient of the Computer Security Institute’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”.  A frequent global speaker and author, prior to joining CGI in 2012, he held executive positions with several global consulting organizations including Netigy Corporation, QinetiQ, Gartner Group and Marsh & McLennan prior to his role at CGI.  Among his many clients are several hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, payment processors and state health exchanges.  He was formerly CIO for the Riley Stoker division of Ashland Oil and for Bain & Company and held the office of the President of QinetiQ Trusted Information Management in the US.  A community supporter through the Chamber of Commerce and many professional groups, Mike has established a reputation for creativity and excellence in technology and its application to business needs.  He holds a BS EE degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; holds the PMP distinction from Project Management Institute; is a Certified Computer Professional (CCP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).


Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMIA

Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMIA, a membership society representing 5000 professional and student informaticians and their interests and activities in academe, industry, government and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Fridsma is an expert in informatics, interoperability, standards, and health IT (including meaningful use). His understanding of the science and application of informatics and experience as practitioner and policymaker give him a depth of knowledge well-suited to the critical challenge of transforming health and health care.

Prior to joining AMIA, Dr. Fridsma was the Chief Science Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, responsible for the portfolio of technical resources needed to support the meaningful use program and health information technology interoperability.  While at ONC, he developed the standards and interoperability framework to accelerate the development of technical specifications for interoperability, and in collaboration with the NIH and other federal agencies, was instrumental in establishing the key priorities in the PCOR Trust fund. Prior to ONC, Dr. Fridsma held academic appointments at the University of Pittsburgh, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Mayo Clinic, and had a part-time clinical practice at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.  He has served as a board member of HL7 and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) where he was instrumental in developing standards that bridge clinical care and clinical research.

Mark Hagland

Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics

Mark Hagland has been Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics ( since January 2010. Prior to that, he was Contributing Editor and then Senior Contributing Editor to the magazine, for over ten years. He has spent a quarter century in the health care publishing field, as a writer, editor, public speaker, and author. He has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, and is the author of two books on healthcare quality and efficiency: Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care (2008, with Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D.) and Transformative Quality: The Emerging Revolution in Health Care Performance (2009). He holds a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Chris Ingersollfa

Chris Ingersoll, Vice President, Solution Architecture, RelayHealth

Chris Ingersoll has 25 years of experience in interoperability and Internet based solutions, providing leadership across multiple software disciplines of engineering, product management, professional services, and business development.  He has 12 years experience in health care, focused on population management, health information exchange (HIE), analytics, patient engagement, and care coordination.

In his 12 years at RelayHealth, he’s held leadership positions in engineering, product management and business development focused on interoperability.  He led the architectural development of RelayHealth’s Health Information Exchange platform focusing on electronic health record (EHR) connectivity, patient identity, clinical terminology, and patient consent.  Chris currently leads a team responsible for representing McKesson’s HIE and Analytics technologies in business development to assess alignment with customer strategic objectives. 

Prior to joining RelayHealth, Chris was an engineering director for six years at Commerce One, a pioneer in the Internet business-to-business market.  Commerce One developed procurement and supply chain management solutions and created many early XML and web services technologies.  He is an early innovator in the field of XML-based interoperability and is lead inventor of two XML patents in transformation and version management.

He started his career at Gnossos Software, a Washington DC based software company that developed  Political Action Committee and Lobbying information solutions.  He held lead positions in product development and professional services.

Chris earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.  He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children.



Ian Kelly, Head of Sales Engineering, Healthcare and Government, Google for Work

Ian is a graduate of Amherst College with a double major in Computer Science and Economics. His career has wandered from consulting to project management, and from start-up companies to Google. He has run large technical teams, guest lectured to post-graduate classes and generally has a hard time explaining a "typical day" in his life.  But, if given a few minutes Ian will doubtless start talking about some aspect of big data, mobility, security or, more likely, how they all intersect and overlap.


Katrina Miller

Katrina Miller, MD, Medical Director of Informatics, Health Outcomes and Analysis, L.A. Care Health Plan

Katrina Miller, M.D. is a Family Physician who currently serves as Medical Director for Informatics for L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles, California and Secretary/Treasurer of the Los Angeles Academy of Family Physicians.  Previously, she was Clinical Information Systems Medical Director for Adventist Health, West.  In that position she facilitated creation of over 600 inpatient and outpatient order sets, multiple EMR-based Lean workflows and education and communication processes focused on provider user experience. She trained in Quality Management through ACPE, is a GE Change Agent Plus and has chaired multiple inpatient and ambulatory quality and peer review committees. She is Diplomate of both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine – Clinical Informatics Specialty.  She was an Assistant Professor through USC’s Keck School of Medicine, having served as faculty in Residency programs, Medical and Physician Assistant Schools.  She is Fellow of the National Institute for Program Director’s Development (NIPDD) and Pre-Doctoral Director’s Institute (PDDI). Her BA is from Reed College in Portland, OR, MD from EVMS in Norfolk, Virginia and residency was at UCLA-Westwood.  In 2011 Dr. Miller was honored to receive the Glendale, CA “Women in Business Award for Science and Technology”. 

Michael Pfeffer

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP, Chief Information Officer and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UCLA Health Sciences

Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for the UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine. Michael is responsible for the development and operations of the information systems, the overall health IT strategic plan, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies to further UCLA’s mission of healing humankind one patient at a time. With UCLA’s initial "Big-Bang" go-live in March 2013, Michael is the lead physician for UCLA's electronic health record encompassing over 26,000 users.

Michael also serves as a core faculty member for the internal medicine residency program, focusing on information technology solutions for educating residents and improving transitions of care. In addition, he continues to practice as an academic hospitalist, working with residents and medical students in the care of patients.

Michael graduated from Brown University with a degree in chemical engineering. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at UCLA.

Sandy Summers

Sandy Summers, Director of Meaningful Use, Dignity Health

Sandy has over 30 years of Information Technology and Healthcare expertise working at IBM, GE Healthcare, Perot Systems and is currently at Dignity Health as their Director of Meaningful Use. As Meaningful Use Director, Sandy manages a team of consultants and clinicians responsible for oversight to ensure all 30 hospitals at Dignity Health successfully achieve Meaningful Use for Stage 1 and Stage 2.  Working together with the Clinical Informatics team, they successfully manage and implement all requirements for Meaningful Use in a multi-vendor (EMR) environment. Integration and communication skills are utilized to work with other key stakeholders within the organization, including physicians, nursing, healthcare information management, patient portal team, HIE, vendors, and legal, among others. Responsibilities also include audit defense, legal requirements for a multi-state and county region along with regulatory and compliance tracking and changes. Sandy has experience with Figliozzi and OIG audit requests and submissions.

Bob Wachter

Robert Wachter, MD, Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In the safety and quality arenas, he edits the U.S. government’s two leading websites on safety and has written two books on the subject, including Internal Bleeding and Understanding Patient Safety, the leading safety primer. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. In 2015, Modern Healthcare magazine ranked him as the most influential physician-executive in the U.S., his eighth consecutive year in the top 50. He has served on the healthcare advisory boards of several companies, including Google. His blog,, is one of the nation’s most popular healthcare blogs. His new book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, is a New York Times bestseller. 


Dr. Whitfill

Dr. Jim Whitfill, Chief Medical Officer, Scottsdale Health Partners

Dr. Whitfill is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Scottsdale Health Partners, a Clinically Integrated Network in Phoenix Arizona.   Dr Whitfill received his AB from Princeton University, and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania.   He did his Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania hospital and completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine. 

Dr. Whitfill’s focus has been on the use of business intelligence for clinical and operational improvement within healthcare organizations as well as workflow-focused information technology.  He teaches Graduate and Undergraduate classes in Informatics at Arizona State University and currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.  Dr. Whitfill frequently lectures on the intersection of population health and information technology.  He previously held and currently holds advisory board responsibilities at GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, IDX, KLAS and Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine.


Laura Young

Laura Young, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona

Laura Young is an information technology expert with over 25 years working within the IT industry with a focus on government, non-profit, education and healthcare.  She has degrees in Information Technology and Health Services Management.  Laura has been a leader in the healthcare IT sector for over 9 years with a specific focus on Clinical IT and HIE systems.   Laura previously worked as an IT Director at Banner Health where she managed their private HIE and their ambulatory EHR. She joined Behavioral Health Network of Arizona in January 2013 as the Executive Director.  She currently serves nationally as the Vice Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee, as well as the eHealth Initiatives Connecting Communities Workgroup.  She also serves on the board of the Arizona HIMSS Chapter.