Healthcare Innovation & Technology Summit: Empowering Innovation & Transformation in Healthcare

November 3, 9:00am, EDT - 5:00pm, EDT

Toftrees Golf Resort
1 Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803

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Summit Details

Join Central PA HIMSS in November for our fall education event.

Keynote Speaker - Paul Mango, Former Director, McKinsey & Company, Health Care Practice Lead

Paul Mango has been advising some of the country’s largest health insurers and provider organizations for more than 20 years in addition to his work serving healthcare clients around the world.  He led McKinsey’s U.S. Health Care Practice from 2003-2011, the Global Health Care Practice from 2008-2011, and McKinsey’s Center for U.S. Health Reform.   Mango will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. Health Care system and will share his thoughts and ideas about how best to improve it.


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Vendor Booth Setup & Breakfast
8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Sponsor Recognition
9 - 10 a.m. Paul Mango, Keynote Speaker, HIT = Healthcare, Innovation and Technology
10 - 11 a.m. Healthcare Cyber Security Panel    
11 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rural Health and Technology Panel
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Continuing Care Retirement Communities Panel
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Funding Health Care Innovation
3:30 - 4 p.m. Break
4 - 5 p.m. Blockchain in Healthcare
5 - 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & Giveaways

Revised Nov. 1, 2017

Note: Onsite Registration is Available at the Door.

Healthcare Cyber Security Panel

Panel is moderated by Robert Sheesley, Managing Partner/Senior Consultant, emphisys LLC, and includes:

Stephen Dunkle, Chief Information Security Officer, Geisinger Health System

Peter Mercuri, Practice Transformation Specialist & Security Risk Analyst, Quality Insights of PA

Wayne Thompson, MS, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Nittany Health


Rural Health and Technology Panel

Panel is moderated by Chip White, Vice President, Sales – Western Division, Affiniti, LLC and includes:

Michael D. Carey, Director of Operations, KINBER

Joe Fisne, Associate Chief Information Officer, Geisinger;

Lauren S. Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP, Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Health;

Thomas Martin, PhD, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Temple University - College of Public Health Department of Health Services Administration and Policy;

Phyllis Szymanski, Director, Clinical Connect, UPMC

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Panel

Panel is moderated by William “Buddy” Gillespie, HCISPP, ITIL is currently President of CPAHIMSS and an independent healthcare consultant, includes:

Rebecca Neth Townsend, Chief Strategy Officer, Covenant Health Network; Managing Partner, Covenant Health Alliance

Kent Peachey, Chief Executive Officer, Valley View Retirement Community

John Snader, CEO, Brethren Village and Chair of Board for CHAPa

Funding Healthcare Innovation Panel

Panel is moderated by Mark Stevens, Managing Partner, EnableHealth and Principal, ARRAHealth Consulting, Inc.and includes:

LeeAnne Haworth, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

David Luk, Principal, Safeguard Scientifics

Adam Pardes, COO, NeuroFlow


Blockchain in Healthcare

Panel is moderated by Mark Stevens, Principal, ARRAHealth Consulting, Inc. and includes:

Bill Chamblin, COO, BlockChange

Dominique Hurley, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, HealthVerity

Giles Ward, COO, Hashed Health



Networking Golf Scramble
Plan to arrive the day before the summit, on Nov. 2, and join us for the first annual Networking Golf Scramble - a great way to network with potential clients or thank current clients.
Scramble Details:
Toftrees Golf Resort
Thursday November 2, 2017
Lunch 11:30-12:30 (pending sponsor)
Shotgun Start 12:30
Sponsorships are available for the Summit and Golf Scramble.
Kim Ireland
VP, Healthcare Solutions
CEO, Smart Health Innovation Lab
HIMSS is not involved in the endorsement of any speakers featured at our chapter events.

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