John Auerbach, Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, Northeastern University
John Auerbach is a Distinguished Professor of Practice in Health Sciences and the Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University. He joined the University in 2012.
From 2007 to 2012 he was the Massachusetts’s Commissioner of Public Health. As Commissioner he oversaw a Department with 3,100 employees and 100 separate programmatic units including those addressing chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, environmental health and emergency preparedness. He initiated the Mass in Motion initiative, a multi-faceted campaign to prevent obesity and promote wellness. He was a member of the team that implemented the state’s groundbreaking health care reform initiative. He was the President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in 2010-2011.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Auerbach had been the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, the City’s health department, for 9 years. Under his leadership, the Commission developed new initiatives on tobacco control, cancer, asthma, obesity, emergency preparedness as well as a broad-based and comprehensive campaign to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. He served as a member of the cabinet of Mayor Thomas Menino.
Mr. Auerbach had previously worked at the State Health Department for a decade, first as the Chief of Staff and later as an Assistant Commissioner overseeing the HIV/AIDS Bureau. He began his career in public health as an administrator in the Uphams Corner Community Health Center and a manager at Boston City Hospital and the Boston University School of Medicine.
Daniel Barchi, SVP & CIO, Yale-New Haven Health System
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.
Vance Clipson, Senior Principal, Healthcare Solutions, Varolii (now Nuance Outbound)
Vance Clipson is Senior Principal, Healthcare Solutions for Varolii (now the Outbound division of Nuance Communications). He brings more than 20 years of experience translating healthcare industry needs and data into market strategy, products and programs. Prior to joining Varolii, Clipson held marketing and sales positions for companies such as Milliman Care Guidelines and PacifiCare Health Systems. Clipson holds a MBA with Honors from the University of Notre Dame and a BA from the University of Washington.
Brian Eastwood, Senior Editor, CIO.com
Brian Eastwood is a senior editor for CIO.com with 10 years of experience writing, editing and producing content for newspapers and the Web. He is primarily responsible for working with CIO.com's contributors and columnists, who cover topics such as cloud computing, big data, development and architecture, personal tech, the IT channel, business applications, BYOD, consumerization and business / project management. Brian's specific area of interest and expertise is healthcare IT. Prior to CIO.com, Brian was an editor at TechTarget and a newspaper reporter in the Boston suburbs. Outside the office, Brian is a history buff with a particular interest in postwar Europe and a runner who recently finished his eighth marathon.
Neal Ganguly, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Vice President & CIO, JFK Health Systems
Indranil "Neal" Ganguly is the vice president and CIO of Edison, N.J.-based JFK Health System, which includes 399-bed JFK Medical Center and the 94-bed JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. Previously, he served as VP and CIO at Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Medical Center, a 282-bed hospital. He received a Master of Business Administration from New York Institute Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College, City University of New York. He is a member of several industry professional associations, including CHIME, where he is a member of the policy steering committee vice-chair of the CIO StateNet initiative.
Judy Hanover, Research Director, IDC Health Insights
Judy Hanover provides research, market analysis and consulting on healthcare information technology, strategy and best practices for both the inpatient and ambulatory healthcare settings at IDC Health Insights. Her understanding of healthcare information technology is based on her experience working in the healthcare provider and payer vendor community, as well as her experience with healthcare IT end users. Ms. Hanover blogs in the IDC Health Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com/health). Her Twitter handle is judyhanover.
Ms. Hanover serves as research director for IDC Health Insights' Healthcare Provider IT Strategies practice and also contributes to the Healthcare IT Spending Guide. She has a background in healthcare informatics, and experience working with managed care, provider and clinical applications. The technologies she covers include applications, hardware, infrastructure and services in both the inpatient and ambulatory provider settings. The application areas covered include electronic health and medical records (EMR and EHR), hospital information systems (HIS), business and clinical analytics, practice management systems, revenue cycle management systems,computerized physician order entry (CPOE), picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), clinical decision support (CDS), disease and care management, and administrative andbilling systems. Services, hardware and infrastructure that support these application areas are also covered in the Provider IT strategies practice, as well as consulting offerings.
Ms. Hanover previously served as a research manager for the provider IT strategies practice, and as senior research analyst for IDC Health Insights' life science practice. In the role with the IDC Health Insights' life science practice, she developed significant subject matter expertise in research areas including regulatory compliance, clinical trial IT infrastructure, drug development performance management, pharmacovigilance and drug safety technology. She continues to collaborate on coverage of technologies at the intersection of clinical trials/drug development, drug safety and healthcare IT in her current role with the provider IT strategies practice at IDC Health Insights.
Ms. Hanover has held positions in strategic planning, product marketing, product management and market research in both the healthcare and life science industries, at 3M Health Information Systems, Ingenix Inc., McKesson Corporation and Phase Forward, Inc.
Ms. Hanover holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University, as well as an M.B.A., with concentration in Marketing, and an M.S. in Information Systems, from Boston University.
Sean Rogers, MD, Medical Director, Bend Memorial Clinic
M. Sean Rogers, MD attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California San Diego, where he was also Chief Medical Resident. Prior to joining BMC in 2005, Dr. Rogers was in private practice in Vista, CA for 7 years. In addition to practicing Internal Medicine, Dr. Rogers serves as BMC’s Medical Director and Compliance Officer.
In his spare time, Dr. Rogers enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and their dog Riley. In particular, they enjoy running, biking, and skiing together.
Paul Smith, National Practice Leader - Healthcare Insurance, NetApp
Paul Smith is a 35 year veteran in high technology and healthcare IT sales and business development. Paul has worked with some of the largest accounts in the space including; Aetna, Humana, UnitedHealth and several major Blue Cross plans, including HCSC, Highmark and WellPoint as well as many of the influential ISVs. Paul is a regular participant in the annual meetings of HIMSS, the World Healthcare Congress, AHIP - America’s Healthcare Insurance Plans, and is an active member of Nashville’s Leadership Healthcare Council. Paul joined NetApp in the fall of 2010 and regularly gives talks on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and The Individual Mandate and how each drives new instances of BIG DATA in the healthcare insurance market.
Paul Tang, MD, MS, Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Paul Tang, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified, practicing Internist and Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tang directs the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation and also oversees PAMF’s electronic health record system and its integrated personal health record system, MyHealthOnline. Today, 77% of PAMF’s adult primary care patients are actively using MyHealthOnline. Dr. Tang is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, and Chair of its Meaningful Use workgroup, which has been advising HHS on the meaningful use incentive program. He is a Past-Chair of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Tang is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare in 2009 and 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2011. He has delivered over 300 invited presentations to national and international organizations and associations. Dr. Tang received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.