2011 Speakers and Advisory Board

Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS, Former Chair of HIMSS

Conference Chair

Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.

Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. He is currently Chief Medical Officer at DocsNetwork, Ltd. where he provides thought leadership and offers clients his expertise in clinical transformation and quality improvement. Chaiken serves on the Healthcare Advisory Boards of Imprivata, Inc., Phytel, Inc., and Symphony Corporation.

He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care. He served as a Board member (2006–2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006–2009), and Board Chair (2009–2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).

Judith Faulkner

Founder and CEO, Epic

Judith R. Faulkner is CEO and founder of Epic Systems Corporation. With degrees in mathematics and computer science, she taught computer science for several years in the University of Wisconsin system and then worked as a software developer, creating one of the first databases organized around a patient record. She founded Epic in 1979 and guided it from its modest beginnings as a clinical database company to its current place as a leading provider of integrated healthcare software.

Philip Loftus

CIO, VP of IS, Aurora Health Care

Philip is the VP of IS and CIO at Aurora Health Care, where he is responsible for defining and implementing the IT component of Aurora’s strategic goal of providing an integrated approach to health care delivery. Previously, he was SVP and CIO at Caremark where he implemented the move to a paperless mail order pharmacy system based on electronic documentation and workflow, developed one of the major systems supporting the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, and launched a high performance eBusiness Internet website with several million active users. He has 25 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and what is now AstraZeneca, working extensively in both Europe and the US.

Frank D. Byrne, MD, FACHE

President, St. Mary’s Hospital

Frank D. Byrne, MD, FACHE, is president at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, Wis. Since he arrived at the 440-bed hospital in 2004, St. Mary’s has completed and opened the largest expansion since its founding in 1912, implemented an electronic health record and completed the area’s only free-standing satellite emergency center, opened in 2009 in Sun Prairie.

Prior to coming to St. Mary’s, Frank served as president of Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and held a variety of other clinical, administrative and governance leadership roles at Parkview Health. Earlier in his career, he completed training in internal medicine and pulmonary disease at Indiana University Medical Center, and he practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Fort Wayne for 12 years.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Bruce L. Van Cleave, MD

SVP & Chief Medical Officer, Aurora Health Care

Bruce L. Van Cleave, M.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI. A board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Van Cleave has an impressive record spanning more tha 25 years as a physician and healthcare adminitrator. Dr. Van Cleave came to Milwaukee from Kansas City where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President for Clinical and Physician Services at Trinity Health in Novi, MI. Within the Aurora system, Dr. Bruce Van Cleave provides clinical leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of system-wide care management/quality improvement, healthcare transformation, clinical redesign, academic programs, wellness, credentialing and privileging, patient safety/risk and oversees Aurora Consolidated Labs.

Dr. Van Cleave serves on various national and state boards and committees. He currently is a committee member of the Strategic Planning Committee for Catholic Health Initiatives, a member of the Wellpoint, Inc. Quality-In-Sights Hospital Incentive Program, a board member of Pinstripe Health Care and a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Medical and Professional Affairs Council. Dr. Van Cleave received his M.D. in 1977 from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his Family Practice Residency in 1980 at Grand Rapids Medical Education Corporation in Grand Rapids, MI.


CIO, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Director, Partners Healthcare

Scott T. MacLean, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is CIO at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., and a corporate director at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He oversees all information systems and telecommunications for Newton-Wellesley and participates in leading the Partners Information Systems Department. Current initiatives include implementation of a common revenue cycle system for Partners and strategic planning for HITECH compliance. During his tenure at Partners, MacLean was director of clinical systems at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where he was responsible for systems related to patient safety such as physician order entry, electronic medical record, medication administration record and bar coding. Additionally, he was corporate manager of the Partners Oncology Service Line Information Technology program, an initiative to improve patient safety and cancer outcomes through the use of computer systems. With HIMSS, MacLean is a past president of the New England Chapter, served on the Ambulatory Information Systems and Foundation Scholarship Committees, and was an item writer for the CPHIMS exam. Recently, HIMSS interviewed MacLean about the impact of meaningful use on the healthcare industry, and the value he derives from his membership in HIMSS.

Vi Shaffer

Research Vice President and Global Industry Services Director — Healthcare Gartner

Vi Shaffer is Research Vice President and Industry Services Director of Healthcare for Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory firm. As such, she advises healthcare executives around the world in the areas of strategic planning, IT governance, change management, and organization structure/roles. She is particularly well-known for her long-standing study of the Chief Medical Informatics Officer role and the CIO-CMIO relationship. Based in Washington, D.C., she actively monitors US federal healthcare reform, accountable care and Pay for Performance initiatives

Ms. Shaffer is a well-known 40-year industry veteran, having played executive, consulting and senior strategist roles in IT and healthcare. She is frequent speaker and author on the fusion of healthcare and technology. She has lectured in executive and academic programs at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at leadership seminars sponsored by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Prior to joining Gartner in 2004, she served as an executive of several healthcare IT-oriented companies, including APACHE Medical Systems, Cerner, Competitive Advantage Services and MEDSTAT.

Kerra Guffey

Vice President of Information Systems/Chief Information Office, Meriter Health Services

Kerra Guffey is Meriter’s Chief Information Officer. She joined the organization in 2007 and currently is responsible for Information Systems including software, hardware, networks, voice communication, and Health Information Management (HIM). Prior to joining Meriter, Ms. Guffey served as the Senior Vice President and CIO for Memorial Health System in Springfield, IL and was an IT consultant with Deloitte and Touche in Costa Mesa, CA.

Ms. Guffey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California Irvine with an emphasis in Information Technology Management and Finance. She also holds a certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University.

Galen Metz

CIO/Information Services Director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Galen Metz serves as Information Services Director and CIO for Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, joining the Madison-based healthcare organization four years ago from PacifiCare in Cypress, California. His responsibilities include clinical information systems, insurance information systems, business intelligence, and technology infrastructure. Galen brings over twenty years of healthcare and IT management experience to the role.

GHC-SCW was named to the 2010 InformationWeek 500 for innovation in technology, including being selected as the winner of the Analytics category, recognizing corporate achievement in data analytics and business intelligence.

Oskar Anderson

Director, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health Services

Oskar Anderson has been the Director of the Office of Health Informatics since late 2010. In this position he is responsible for the eHealth program (including the Health Information Exchange), the Public Health Information Network (PHIN), Vital Records, and Population Health Analytics.

Oskar was previously the administrator of the State of Wisconsin’s Division of Enterprise Technology (DET) and the state’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) from March 2007 through November 2010. As part of this role he was a member of the WIRED for Health Board and a member of the Standards and Architecture Committee developing a plan for the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange.

Anderson served as CIO for the state Department of Revenue (DOR) from 2001 until joining DET. He was also the administrator of the Systems and Information Services Division and CIO for the Alberta Solicitor General Department for six years early in his career and has worked the remainder of his career in the private sector.

Judy Murphy

Vice President, Information Technology, Aurora Health Care

For 25 years Judy Murphy has held national prominence as a Health IT executive, leader in the nursing informatics community, and much-sought after speaker for health informatics conferences. As Vice President — IT Applications at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, she oversees the application software supporting clinical and business operations at Aurora’s acute care facilities. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on system implementation methodologies, automated clinical documentation, and the use of technology to support evidence-based practice. Ms. Murphy served on the AMIA Board of Directors and is currently on the HIMSS Board of Directors. She is a Fellow in both the American College of Medical Informatics and HIMSS. She received the 2006 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, and was named one of the “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” in 2007 by HealthLeaders magazine. She was appointed to the Health IT Standards Committee, a federal advisory body to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

David E. Lundal, MBA

VP & Regional CIO, SSM Integrated Health Technologies, Dean Clinic

David E. Lundal came to SSM Integrated Health Technologies in July 2003 as regional IS Director for SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. In September of 2006, he was promoted to V.P and Regional CIO. Then, in March 2011 David added the role of CIO for Dean Clinic. In David’s role, he also leads the Wisconsin Integrated Technology & Telemedicine Systems, LLC (WIIITTS). WIITTS is a joint-venture between Dean Clinic and SSM Health Care of Wisconsin and serves to implement advanced clinical technologies to improve quality and efficiency for the integrated delivery network.

David came to Wisconsin from South Bend Indiana, where he was the Director of Home Care and Physician System for Saint Joseph’s Regional Health System. David worked at Saint Joseph’s from 1995 to 2003. From 1991 to 1995 David worked at Systems Management, a practice management consulting firm based in South Bend.

David is a native of Indiana where he earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MBA from Bethel College. In 2011 David became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Nancy Birschbach

AVP, IT, Agnesian HealthCare, Inc.

Nancy joined Agnesian HealthCare in 1998 and since has served in a variety of IT roles including operations, Systems Analysis, Information Security, Director of Information Technology and most recently AVP, Information Technology. Nancy holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from Marian College, and a Masters of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marian University. She is among elite Information Security Professionals achieving the Gold Standard of Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications. Further, Nancy holds current certification as a Certified Professional in Health Information Systems (CPHIMS) and former president of the HIMSS Dairyland Chapter.

Mike Sauk

VP & CIO, UW Hospital and Clinics

Mike is currently the Vice President/CIO at UW Hospital and Clinics. UW Hospital and Clinics have completed their install of every Epic module in a 3.5 year period and were the first academic medical center in the nation to be designated as Stage 7 in their deployment of an electronic medical record as rated by HIMSS Analytics. UW Hospital and Clinics have also recently completed the installation of the Hyland Onbase enterprise document imaging system integrated with EPIC and were the first to go live as an EPIC account with palm vein scanners for positive identification of patients. Mike Sauk began his healthcare career in 1981 at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit where he installed one of the first Clinical Information Systems. When the seven medical centers that are part of the Detroit Medical Center merged, Mike was appointed the Director of Client Services for the five larger hospitals of that Center. He was recruited to be the CIO in 1991 at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. Most recently, Mike was the Senior VP/CIO at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. It was a position he held from 1998 to 2006. At City of Hope he successfully completed the installation and re-installation of more than 45 systems for Y2K compliance.

Denise B. Webb

State Health IT Coordinator, Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

Denise B. Webb is the State Health IT Coordinator and eHealth Program Manager for the State of Wisconsin. She is responsible for managing the State’s eHealth program and for coordinating Wisconsin’s HITECH programs and activities. She oversees the State’s grant contract with the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN), Inc. to implement statewide health information exchange. Denise works in close collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the State’s Medicaid Director, the State’s Public Health Officer, and other health care leaders and stakeholders in government and the private sector. Additionally, she serves on the WISHIN Board of Directors, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization Board of Directors, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Project Management Advisory Board. Prior to taking her present position in the Department of Health Services, Denise was the Department’s Chief Information Officer and a Deputy Administrator for the Division of Care and Treatment Facilities. Denise started working for the State of Wisconsin in June 2000 after serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for just over 20 years. She retired from the Air Force in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts degree in Information Resources Management with honors from Webster University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with honors from the Naval War College, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a commercial single- and multi-engine rated pilot.

Barry K. Mason

Vice President, Global Healthcare Payers, IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences

Barry Mason currently serves as Vice President for the payer segment of IBM‘s Healthcare and Life Sciences industry where he is responsible for market understanding, solution development, technology offerings, and collaborative partnerships to support IBM‘s health plan clients. He also oversees IBM‘s solution portfolio for the healthcare industry. Barry has deep expertise in the health plan segment and brings to his view of healthcare a rich background from 30 years in the I/T industry, including work in retail and banking industries.

Barry has held multiple IBM executive positions where he was responsible for driving transformational business solutions and leading IBM‘s strategic relationships as Managing Director for top retail and healthcare clients and Principal, IBM Business Consulting with he specialized in advanced data analytics and customer relationship management. He is also IBM‘s Senior Location Executive for the Twin Cities.

A life-long resident of the Twin Cities, Barry and his family reside in Apple Valley, MN and he has a daughter who attends UW Madison.

Alan Eisman

North American Director for Healthcare Solutions, Information Builders

Alan Eisman serves as North American Director for Healthcare Solutions after leading the Performance Management Practice at Information Builders. Prior to this position Alan was the Information Builders NY General Manager and advised healthcare clients including NYU Medical Center and Mt. Sinai hospital on a wide range of business intelligence and information management applications designed to improve clinical and financial performance. Alan has over 20 years of senior management experience in enterprise software including ERP, Business Intelligence, CRM and Enterprise Integration. Prior to Information Builders, Mr. Eisman held Director or Vice President Positions with JDEdwards, System Software Associates and Information Management Associates. Alan received his initial training in information systems with IBM.

Terri L. Potter

President, Potter Consulting

Terri L. Potter is the President of Potter Consulting. He is a member of the Morgridge Institute for Research board , the Capital Region’s economic development board (Thrive), the Madison market US Bank Advisory board, and the Total Water Systems board. For seventeen years, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Meriter Health Services which received a 2006 State of Wisconsin Forward Award of Excellence. Mr. Potter has served in a wide array of leadership roles on regional and national organizations. He was as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the health administration clinical faculty at the University of Minnesota. He has been recognized with the Award for Excellence in Innovation by Madison Magazine and is a member of the In Business Executive Hall of Fame. Mr. Potter has been a speaker on Total Quality Management at national and international conferences.Additional initiatives address business continuity and health records interoperability. He is also actively engaged in corporate and individual mentoring.

Peter Strombom, FCHIME

Peter has been in information technology in diverse industries for the last 36 years and is acknowledged for his leadership role in the evolution of information technology management in healthcare.

Recognized as a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), where he was a founding member in 1992, Peter is past Chair of the organization and of the CHIME Foundation. He has also served as Chair of the Information Executive Council of Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA) and of numerous industry advisory boards. Peter’s broad experience, keen vision and innovative approaches to issues enabled many accomplishments under his leadership. Peter has presented and effectively participated in a variety of regional and national forums covering the spectrum from advocacy to national security.

Peter has recently retired as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a horizontally integrated regional healthcare system in the US. He is now focusing on helping accelerate strategic innovation in the field through facilitation of synergistic partnering between industries and with government. Additional initiatives address business continuity and health records interoperability. He is also actively engaged in corporate and individual mentoring.

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