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2015 Conference Speakers

Camilo Barcenas, Founder & CEO, Dabo Health

Camilo Barcenas is the Founder and CEO of Dabo Health, a robust information platform that centralizes quality metrics, makes them more accessible and actionable to hospitals and clinicians, and facilitates collaboration around evidence-based best practices.

Barcenas has spent the last 10 years in hospitals throughout the country, working primarily in the areas of creating and implementing innovative solutions to improve patient care through technology. His experience ranges from implementing the first virtualized storage solution (IBM) in health care at Memorial Health System in Springfield, Ill., to serving as the program manager for Kaiser Permanente's Stage 1 National Meaningful Use Program.


Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Innovation in Health, UCLA Health

Dr. Molly Joel Coye is the Chief Innovation Officer of UCLA Health and director of the Institute for Innovation in Health at UCLA, where she leads the health system in identifying new strategies, technologies, products and services to support the large-scale transformation of healthcare. Dr. Coye also advises technology developers, investors, national health systems and policy makers about disruptive technologies and business models that accelerate transformation and constrain health expenditures. She is frequently listed among the most influential leaders in healthcare.

Dr. Coye was the founder and CEO of the Health Technology Center (HealthTech), a non-profit education and research organization established in 2000 that became the premier forecasting organization for emerging technologies in health care. Dr. Coye has also served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, Director of the California State Department of Health Services, and Head of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Coye is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and Chair of the Board of Directors of PATH, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in global health. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aetna, Inc., the American Telemedicine Association, and the Springboard Life Science Council; she is a past member of the boards of the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, Cholestech, Inc., The California Endowment and the China Medical Board, as well as the advisory boards of venture and private equity firms investing in healthcare information technology and services.  Dr. Coye holds M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Chinese History from Stanford University, and is the author of two books on China.


Neal Ganguly, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Vice President & CIO, JFK Health Systems

Indranil (Neal) Ganguly is the VP & CIO of JFK Health System located in Edison, NJ. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that information technology supports of the strategic objectives of the 498 bed medical center and affiliated health system entities. Prior to his tenure at JFK, Neal served at CentraState Healthcare System where he led the development of an IT Strategy which led to the organization being named a “Most Wired” hospital from 2010-2013, as well as attaining Stage 6 designation on the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model scale in 2012 among other honors.

Neal is active in industry organizations including the CHIME where he is a board member and holds the FCHIME and CHCIO designations and is active in public policy matters. He is also a member of HIMSS where he is a Fellow and former board member, as well as past-chair of the Public Policy Committee. Neal received CHIME’s State Advocacy Award in 2011 and was named to the InformationWeek Healthcare CIO 25 list for 2012 and Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” list for 2013 & 2014. He has also authored numerous articles in industry trade publications, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.


Dick Gibson, MD, PhD, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University

Richard Gibson, MD, PhD, MBA most recently was Chief of Healthcare Intelligence at Providence Health & Services, Renton WA. He was responsible for business and clinical analytics for a $10 Billion integrated delivery network with a 400,000 member health plan, 32 hospitals, 6700 beds, and 3200 employed physicians. He is Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Legacy Health in Portland. Before that he served 11 years as Chief Medical Information Officer at Providence Health System – Oregon Region. He received a BS from Stanford University, MD from Case Western Reserve University, PhD in Medical Informatics in 1995 from the University of Utah with a fellowship at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, and an MBA from the Wharton School. He is a founding Board Member of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS). Dr. Gibson is a family physician and emergency physician.


Shadaab Kanwal, MBA, MISM, Executive Director Research and Quality Kaiser Permanente Information Technology, Kaiser Permanente

SHADAAB Kanwal serves as the Executive Director at Kaiser Permanente, leading Research, Health Policy, Diversity, Community Benefit; Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence IT portfolio.

✶ Shadaab brings more than two decades of notable leadership experience in information technology, and healthcare operations, to deliver patient-centered medicine that created sustainable competitive advantage for; UCLA Health System, OhioHealth, MAYO Clinic, UnitedHealth Group and Dignity Health (Catholic Healthcare West).

► Presently, he manages coverage-to-care technology strategy, multifaceted customer engagement and provision of broad-scale technology capabilities for evidence-based care delivery; consumer experience, social mission, and integrated healthcare analytics. These endeavors enable quality focused, value and science driven healthcare; rendering clinical transformation, risk management, performance improvement, business integration and responsible research.

▲ Prior to Kaiser Permanente: he instituted information technology governance and data strategy for multi-entity organizations; executed emerging medical technologies, and built emotionally intelligent teams that grew actionable clinical analytics products. This accomplished the strategic imperatives of growth, knowledge management, clinical innovation & revenue cycle transformation

▲ As a visionary trusted advisor and innovation evangelist: Delivered complex programs of electronic medical record, consumer-directed informatics, information management, connected care, and digital health with Imaging and genomics; each resulted in enhanced patient experience, sustainable growth of membership & personalized affordable healthcare.

An active senior member of ACHE, HIMSS and CHIME: Shadaab speaks on Kaiser Permanente’s expertise in high performance analytics and advanced intelligence for healthcare delivery, performance improvement & global medical research


Katherine Kim, PhD, MPH, MBA, Assistant Professor, Health Innovation and Technology, UC Davis

Katherine Kim is an Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her research centers on the role of technology in consumer and patient engagement in health and technology-enabled care models with a particular focus in mobile health (mHealth) and social networks, distributed research networks (DRNs), and health information exchange (HIE). She has over 20 years of previous experience in healthcare as a hospital, clinic, and medical group manager, an entrepreneur--CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a technology startup incubator, and Founder and—and in software product development with Oracle.  Dr. Kim received her PhD with a focus on Health Informatics at UC Davis, an MPH and MBA from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Biology from Harvard.


Howard Landa, MD, CMIO, Alameda Health System

Landa, MD did his surgical internship in 1983 at Bellevue Hospital in New York City where his first experience in medical informatics consisted of creating and maintaining patient lists in Lotus 1-2-3. He trained in Urology at the University of California-San Diego and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Texas Children’s Hospital.

After training, Dr. Landa joined the Loma Linda University to practice pediatric urology and during his first year, he built a document management system to help the practice manage transcribed documents. He became the Director of Medical Informatics for Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1996.

He joined the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group in Honolulu in 2001 as their pediatric urologist and to assist in IT projects. Initially he was involved in the optimization and roll out of “CIS,” their homegrown ambulatory EMR. Two years after the project began, a decision was make to abandoned these efforts and implement a vendor solution. Dr. Landa was one of the physician informatacists and became the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) in 2005. He was the physician lead for both Kaiser’s national downtime project and the operating room software. Under his leadership, Kaiser Hawaii completed the EHR implementation, attaining HIMSS level 6 two months after inpatient go-live and Level 7 in 2012.

In 2009 he became the CMIO of the Alameda County Medical Center. He has been the Program Director and Vice-Chair of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) since 1997, the Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community, and was named one of the top 25 Clinical Informatacists in 2010 and 2011.