The Journey to Precision Medicine

1:00pm - 2:00pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Room 103
Additional Registration


Join ePlus Technology for a HIMSS18 Lunch & Learn

Having the right information at the right time to optimize patient outcomes is an arduous Journey for the Healthcare Industry. While Healthcare Providers & Payers, Research Institutions, and Life Science companies have access to massive amounts of data, they struggle with wrangling and analyzing that information with the agility necessary to make any derived insights actionable to impact the continuum of care. Exploiting the value of these actionable insights is highly valuable in the:

  • Prevention, detection, elimination and eradication of diseases and other human conditions
  • Improvement of Patient outcomes
  • Optimization of Care

Program Objectives: Learn how, DellEMC is working with our Industry Customers to deliver a data analytics platform that can provide a foundation to accelerate a Health System journey towards Precision Medicine.

France St-Laurent graduated from the Informatique program in 1983 at the College of Jonquiere, afterward she started her career at the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec in Canada.  Despite having access to a National Healthcare system, she crossed the border in 1993 to bring her international experience to the US. After years of consulting in program management for private industries, France is now the Strategic Program Manager for Seattle Children’s Hospital Enterprise Analytics. 

France brings her passion and zest to the workplace every day. She is a team catalyst who fosters an environment that allows creativity and innovation to flourish spiced up with her French Canadian accent!

Edward Shaffer, Dell EMC’s Healthcare Informatics Director, for the Americas, is a data-driven evangelist with 20+ years of technology sales, marketing, solution, and delivery experience. Ed is a visionary within Big Data at helping Customers identify and understand where and how they can exploit data. Prior to this, Ed was the Big Data and Cloud Global Portfolio Manager responsible for planning, development, and enablement for Dell Technologies across the Americas, EMEA, and APJ. Previous roles included Big Data Sr. Solution Principal for North America, and Senior Consultant in Global Services’ Enterprise Information Management practice responsible for delivering transformation engagements across several verticals including healthcare and life sciences.
Before joining EMC, Ed was a Business Solution Principal for IBM’s Global Services, VP of Sales at a BI Software Company Q4BIS, as well as a Founder/Partner in multiple start-up companies including a healthcare technology company Wellbeingz. Ed earned his BA in Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara.

George Morris, is helping healthcare organizations globally to speed their digital transformation to best capitalize on emerging technology trends. George is an experienced IT leader with proficiency in leading high performing teams as they transform Health IT by enabling new types of care delivery models and engagement utilizing leading-edge technologies.

Prior to joining EMC, George served as Vice President of Information Technology and CIO at Northwest Community Healthcare located in the Chicago market. During his tenure, he led the $1B health system’s IT deployment strategy across its 500-bed hospital, 1,000 physicians, 4,000+  employees, and thirty ambulatory sites, while achieving a 15% market share growth and AA bond rating. In his CIO role, George was a key member of the leadership team as he aligned technology strategies with Board and C-Suite priorities that resulted in a positive ROI for the organization’s projects and regulatory readiness initiatives. Northwest was also the recipient of multiple “Most Wired” Awards.

As the Vice President, IT and CIO for Swedish Covenant Hospital, located in Chicago, Illinois, George and his team drove innovative customer-centric projects for access services, revenue cycle, and receivables performance.

In addition, George has in-depth expertise with healthcare solution platforms including Epic, McKesson, Siemens, MEDITECH, Allscripts and GE Healthcare. He has also led strategic transformational initiatives as a development partner with multiple software vendors including MEDITECH’s Data Repository application and has applied process improvement methods in multiple healthcare reengineering projects. Early in George’s career, he utilized his software development capabilities at two start-up companies where he developed software solutions in the computer aided learning and finance and insurance markets.

George is a member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and often speaks nationally on topics such as Predictive Analytics Transformation, Bimodal IT, and Effective Physician Information Technology Integration.

Presented By
France St-Laurent
Strategic Program Manager Enterprise Analytics, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Ed Shaffer
Healthcare Informatics Director for Americas, Dell EMC Healthcare

George Morris
Healthcare CIO, Dell EMC Healthcare

Lunch and refreshments will be served.