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Views from the Top

Get inspired with our Views from the Top sessions, presented by nationally-renowned leaders!

February 20, 2017 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Lessons Learned for Aspiring Female Executives

As a distinct profession with meaningful and well-paying careers, the health IT field has proven difficult for women to achieve pay equity with their male counterparts and secure positions at the highest levels. This session hosts lessons learned, experiences, and counsel from executives who champion women in the health IT field. What have these panelists experienced and created to enable women to achieve success: ambition, leadership, networking, mentoring, or something else? How have these executives addressed personal, professional, and organizational challenges facing women? How can their success inspire others to excel not only in health IT, but other areas too?


  • Denise Hines, DHA, FHIMSS, PMP, CEO, Ehealth Services Group
  • Ruben Amarasingham, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Pieces Technologies & PCCI
  • Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President, HIMSS North America

February 20, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Best Exotic Marigold Hospital: Hilton digital experience

When healthcare entrepreneur and consultant Leonard Kish said “Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century,” he summed up the power of engagement to improve health outcomes. But the inpatient hospital experience can sap a person of autonomy and control, making it more difficult to engage patients in their own care. How can we give back that sense of autonomy to hospitalized patients and inspire them to be responsible for their own care? Hilton Hotels has reimagined the guest experience, using digital tools to give guests a greater sense of autonomy, to offer more personal choices and to reduce “friction” inherent in travel. Many of these tools can be used in hospitals to increase the feeling of control and autonomy for patients and family members and reduce the stress and confusion inherent in a hospital stay. By learning lessons from the hotel industry, healthcare organizations can increase the sense of control and personalize the hospital stay in ways that result in more positive and more powerful patient engagement.


  • Nathalie Corredor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Hilton
  • Nick Van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dell

February 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

A Lewis & Clark Exploration of Precision Medicine

Today, 96 percent of cancer patient data, including genomic data sets, are locked in individual hospitals. This restricts the world’s most capable cancer researchers from making tomorrow’s discoveries that could potentially change the course of this disease. During the last few years, OHSU has been working with industry leaders, academic and cancer research institutions, and others to build a precision medicine analytics platform that addresses this challenge. In this presentation, Dr. Druker, the developer of Gleevac and a pioneer in cancer treatment innovation, will share how his organization is launching the “Collaborative Cancer Cloud.” The Cancer Cloud enables providers to deliver more personalized care that leverages the most applicable and available data sets and analytical insights. The connectivity of data and analytics has the potential to dramatically elevate the quality and effectiveness of cancer treatment across the country.


  • Brian Druker, MD, Director, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Bryce Olson, Global Marketing Director, Health and Life Sciences, Intel Corporation

February 22, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Journey to Patient Safety: Where We’ve Been and How Health IT Can Help

The Institute of Medicine's seminal report on patient safety, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, was published 17 years ago, triggering what we now refer to as the patient safety movement. This Views from the Top session examines the state of the movement – where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished, and how we can accelerate safety improvements. There are clear signs of positive change but we all know that many challenges remain. Leadership, culture and systems-thinking play a huge rule. Health IT stays an important part of the solution. No matter what stage of your safety journey, it is critical for IT leaders to foster trust and accountability and sharpen patient safety skills.


  • William Marella, MBA, Executive Director, PSO Operations and Analytics, ECRI Institute


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