Speakers - Cleveland

2017 Conference Chairs:
Greg Rosencrance, MD FACP,
Chairman, Medicine Institute, 
Cleveland Clinic
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH,
Internist and Pediatrician, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics, 
MetroHealth System

Featured Speakers

Cal Al-Dhubaib
Principal Data Scientist
Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer
Licking Memorial Health Systems
Pam Banchy, RN-BC, PMP, CHCIO
CIO and VP of Clinical Informatics and Transformation
Western Reserve Hospital
Jason Buckner
Senior Vice President
The Health Collaborative, HealthBridge
Nabil Chehade, MD
Senior Vice President of Population Health
MetroHealth System
Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management & Analytics
Cleveland Clinic
Floyd Eisenberg, MD, MPH
Co-Chair, Vocabulary Task Force
Member, Health IT Standards Committee Member
Member, Public Health Task Force
Brent Graham
Manager, Field Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America 
Amber Gregg, MSHCPM
Director of Analytics and Innovation,
CHAMPS Oncology
Mark Hagland
Healthcare Informatics
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Toledo
Joseph Marion
Healthcare Integration Strategies, LLC
Karen Martinko
IT Security Manager
MetroHealth Systems
Kevin Mooney, Esq.
Sr. Director of Enterprise Data Governance
Cleveland Clinic
Dan Paoletti
Chief Executive Officer
CliniSync / Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP)
Justin Paul
Solutions Engineer
Justin Pestrue
Administrative Director of Quality Analytics
University of Michigan Health
Senior Director of Business Intelligence
Cleveland Clinic
Jim Rice, DM / IST
Research Fellow, University of Phoenix, 
Head of Security Consulting Services, Sirius Computer Solutions
Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Regenstrief Institute, Inc. , Indiana University School of Medicine
Chartis Group
Bryan P. Smith
Supervisory Special Agent
FBI - Cleveland Division
Associate Chief Quality Officer
Cleveland Clinic
James Whitfill, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Innovation Care Partners
Eric Widen
President and CEO
HBI Solutions, Inc.
Niam Yaraghi, Ph.D.
Brookings Institution
Leslie Zun, MD, MBA
System Chair, Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Cal Al-Dhubaib, Principal Data Scientist, Pandata

Cal Al-Dhubaib is the Principal Data Scientist at Pandata. For over five years, he has delivered analytics solutions that solve complex business challenges through oil giant Saudi Aramco, precision-medicine startup Triple Analytics, and most recently DigitalC. Cal is Case Western Reserve University's first data science graduate and has won multiple awards for innovation in data analytics. He is passionate about growing the data science ecosystem in Northeast Ohio through a combination of workforce education and providing accessible solutions.

Sallie Arnett, MS, RHIA, CHCIO, Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, Licking Memorial Health Systems

Sallie Arnett, MS, RHIA, CHCIO serves as the Vice President of Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at Licking Memorial Health Systems in Newark, Ohio.  As a member of the senior leadership team, Sallie oversees the operations of the Information Systems, Health Information and Communications departments for LMHS and is responsible for the strategic direction of the hospital and physician practice electronic medical record systems.
Sallie received her Master of Science degree in Health Information Systems and a Certificate of Proficiency in Health Information Management from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
In terms of technology, Licking Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired Hospitals for three of the past four years and a HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 hospital.  As an organization strongly focused on using information technology to improve patient safety, LMH received The Emerging Technologies and Healthcare Innovations (TETHIE) award in the category of most innovative facility that uses technology to reduce medical errors from The Emerging Technologists and Healthcare Innovations Congress (TETHIC).
Licking Memorial Hospital is a 227-bed hospital serving the needs of the Licking County area in Central Ohio for over 100 years.  Licking Memorial Hospital has been named a 100 Top Hospital twelve times by Truven Health, recently received an "A" rating for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, and has been named as one of 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review.  Licking Memorial Health Professionals is a group of 100-plus primary care and specialty physicians located throughout Licking County.
Sallie is credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and as a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) by the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME).  She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the Health Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS).  She is a member of the Imprivata Customer Advisory Board and she received a Give and Give award at Imprivata’s Healthcon 2012.
Jason Buckner, Senior Vice President of Informatics, The Health Collaborative
Jason Buckner is Senior Vice President, Informatics at The Health Collaborative. He oversees the HealthBridge service line which is recognized as one of the nation’s largest, most advanced, and most
financially sustainable health information exchanges (HIE) in the country. Jason focuses on the vision for how healthcare data can be utilized to improve health and healthcare in the region.

Nabil Chehade, MD, Senior Vice President of Population Health, MetroHealth System

Nabil Chehade, MD, MSBS, is the Senior Vice president for Population Health at MetroHealth in Cleveland Ohio. Dr Chehade is responsible for all aspects of population health providing comprehensive leadership and effective management of short and long term strategic planning. 

Dr. Chehade received his medical degree and completed a residency in Urology at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He also received a master’s degree in biomedical studies with a major in pathology at Toledo and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Chehade is board certified in urology. 

Prior to joining MetroHealth, Dr Chehade was the President and market CEO for HealthSpan physicians and previously was part of the Ohio Permanente Medical Group for more than fifteen years of which, ten years were spent in leadership positions as President and Executive Medical Director, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, as well as a multitude of other operational and revenue cycle leadership roles including major role in developing risk adjusted revenue.

Dr. Chehade’s passion revolves around creating high quality care at an affordable price.

Christopher Donovan, Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management & Analytics, Cleveland Clinic

Christopher Donovan is Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management and Analytics, and of Fiscal Services at Cleveland Clinic and has more than 19 years of healthcare financial management experience. During his tenure at Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Donovan has worked with multiple aspects of the operation including the Cleveland Clinic physician practice and all Cleveland Clinic hospitals.

Mr. Donovan’s responsibilities have included service line analysis, utilization and length of stay initiatives, financial planning and budgeting, decision support and enterprise business intelligence, revenue cycle initiatives, chargemaster strategy and pricing, and operational and financial performance management at the organizational and business unit levels.

Mr. Donovan earned a BS in Business Administration from Miami University, Ohio, and an MBA from Cleveland State University, Ohio.

Floyd Eisenberg, MD, MPH, Transitional Vocabulary Task Force, Co-Chair, Health IT Standards Committee, Member, Public Health Task Force, Member

Dr. Eisenberg has extensive experience in leading the development of health IT standards for quality measurement, including the development of the Quality Data Model and using it to retool 113 quality measures into electronic format. He has participated substantively on the HITSC Quality Workgroup and the HITSC Vocabulary Task Force. Dr. Eisenberg has synthesized feedback regarding the clinical quality measures in the Meaningful Use program. He is applying that knowledge in updates to the 113 quality measures and advice to CMS and ONC contractors as they retool and create new measures to be considered for the next stages of Meaningful Use. He also coordinated two NQF expert panel reports. One report describes a clinical decision support (CDS) taxonomy to align quality measurement and CDS. The other report provides a technology assessment framework to allow measurement and reporting of EHR usage. Dr. Eisenberg’s work aligns closely with the Standards and Interoperability Framework to enable the goal of quality measurements as a byproduct of routinely coordinated clinical care.

Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Informatics

Mark Hagland has been Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics (www.healthcare-informatics.com) since January 2010. Prior to that, he was Contributing Editor and then Senior Contributing Editor to the magazine, for over ten years. He has spent a quarter century in the health care publishing field, as a writer, editor, public speaker, and author. He has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, and is the author of two books on healthcare quality and efficiency: Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care (2008, with Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D.) and Transformative Quality: The Emerging Revolution in Health Care Performance (2009). He holds a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Matthew Junod, JD, CISM, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Toledo

Matthew Charles Junod is a highly experienced Infosec executive and professional, with a diverse background securing enterprises across various touch points.  In his current role, Matthew serves as Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Toledo, with responsibilities securing information technology across the university, a major area hospital, over 30 physician clinics, and an affiliated physicians group.
In his past roles, Matthew held critical information security positions with Cintas, Owens State Community College, and HCR ManorCare.  He received his Juris Doctorate in Law, graduating cum laude,  from the University of Toledo.  Junod is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association, ISC2, IAPP, ISACA, ISSA, and InfraGard.
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, Internist and Pediatrician, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics, MetroHealth System

Dr. David Kaelber is a practicing internist and pediatrician and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice-President of Health Informatics for the MetroHealth System.  He is board certified in Clinical Informatics.  Dr. Kaelber and his team have placed the MetroHealth System in the top 1% of all healthcare systems in the US in terms of clinical information system implementation, use, and effectiveness based on achieving HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) Stage 7 in 2014 for both its hospital and ambulatory clinics and a HIMSS Enterprise Davies award in 2015.
Dr. Kaelber received his MD and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.  He completed a 2-year National Library of Medicine Clinical Informatics fellowship at Partners Healthcare in Boston while completing his MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Joseph Marion, Principal, Healthcare Integration Strategies, LLC
Joe Marion has been a part of the healthcare industry for over thirty-five years.  He began his career as Product Planning Manager for CT products with GE Medical Systems, and quickly became the champion within GE for PACS.  In 1985 Mr. Marion became the Marketing Manager for GE’s joint development with IBM, known as the Integrated Diagnostics System.  

Mr. Marion left GE in 1993 and founded Healthcare Integration Strategies, in order to address the growing opportunity to assist healthcare providers with their radiology PACS planning and implementation.  Sensing the importance of Speech Recognition to radiology, Mr. Marion became one of the first IBM MedSpeak/Radiology resellers in the country, and supported a number of early facility implementations.

In an effort to expand the understanding of the importance of image integration, Mr. Marion joined Superior Consultant Company in 2000, broadening his imaging experience at the enterprise IT level.    
In 2008, Mr. Marion returned to private practice to address the growing opportunity among cardiology and other imaging services, as well as enterprise imaging .  Mr. Marion maintains a number of relationships with healthcare IT consultants, and prestigious healthcare facilities, where he has been instrumental in developing cardiology information systems and enterprise imaging strategies.
Mr. Marion is widely published and a frequent speaker on the subject of enterprise imaging, as well as a frequent blogger for Healthcare Informatics.
Karen Martinko, CISSP, MBA, IT Security Manager, MetroHealth Systems
Karen has been with the MetroHealth IS department since 2012 as the IS Security Manager, responsible for developing the IS Security Program, providing technology oversight, and contributing to regulatory compliance.   Karen has worked in IS Security since 2005, obtaining her CISSP in 2007. 
Brandon Maruscak, Account Executive, Zerto

Brandon is an Account Executive at Zerto helping clients solve problems focused towards reducing risk and exposure to an organization's treasured data sets with business continuity through Zerto's platform.  Zerto’s award-winning solution provides enterprises with continuous data replication & recovery designed specifically for virtualized infrastructures and cloud environments.  
Brandon has 18 years of experience in information technology covering a wide range of solutions in this time and ultimately focuses towards helping his clients succeed.  He's based in Columbus, Ohio, covering the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania regions.

Kevin Mooney, Esq., Sr. Director of Enterprise Data Governance, Cleveland Clinic
Mr. Mooney is counsel in the law department of the Cleveland Clinic, where he has worked for the last eight years, serving as the Clinic’s primary IT commercial counsel. He has been heavily engaged in Cleveland Clinic’s HIT strategy and opportunities and corporate strategic alliances and ventures, including its engagements with GoogleHealth, Microsoft HealthVault, and Cleveland Clinic’s offering of a SaaS EMR Model, MyPracticeCommunity. Mr. Mooney’s responsibilities include reviewing and resolving issues related to various software systems, access and security, hosted/cloud computing, HIEs, mobile apps, data collaboratives, as well as handling diverse intellectual property and technology transfer licensing and issues. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he served as in-house counsel at several publicly held entities, specializing in technology, intellectual property, and commercial law.
Dan Paoletti, Chief Executive Officer, CliniSync / Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP)


Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership since 2011, after serving as Interim CEO and for two years as an Ohio Hospital Association representative on the Board. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of this organization.

He has placed Ohio as a national leader in electronic health record adoption, meaningful use achievement and health information exchange. More than 6,000 Ohio primary care physicians have signed up for electronic health records and the statewide CliniSync Health Information Exchange has 141 hospitals and about 1,500 physicians contracted to exchange health information. Those numbers continue to grow daily.

As a liaison to Ohio’s hospitals, major medical associations and health systems throughout Ohio, Dan’s collaborative spirit brings sometimes diverse and competitive entities together to work on what is best for our healthcare system and the citizens of Ohio.

Justin Pestrue, MA, Administrative Director of Quality Analytics, University of Michigan Health
Justin Pestrue is currently the Administrative Director of Quality Analytics at University of Michigan Health.  Pestrue touts an extensive analysis background, having worked with leading provider organizations such as Cleveland Clinic, Akron General, Bon Secors Health System, and other renouned provider organizations. 
From 2010 to 2012,  Pestrue served as Director in the patient experience department of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in charge of patient satisfaction measurement, reporting and improvement.  He has lead large scale surveying and data collection efforts, advanced software development, business intelligence implementations and healthcare improvement projects in the areas of service, quality and health IT.  He has innovated at every step of his career including some recent work with the OSU Wexner Medical Center that spawned the intellectual property behind an early stage analytics startup.
Pestrue has a Masters Degree in Economics from Michigan State University in East Lancing, Michigan, and has been published in numerous journals and industry periodicals.
Andrew Proctor, MS, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Cleveland Clinic
Andrew is the Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Medical Operations Division and has managed Business Intelligence at The Cleveland Clinic since 1996. He received his masters in Health Systems Management from Rush University and is a healthcare management professional with 18 years experience in group practice operations and performance improvement in large academic medical centers. Responsibilities include the development and continued support of performance indicators, professional productivity measurement, and utilizing business intelligence to aid management with strategic and operational decision making. Andrew is frequently asked to speak nationally and internationally on topics related to business intelligence and performance management.
Jim Rice, DM/IST , Research Fellow, University of Phoenix, Director of Consulting Services , Sirius Computer Solutions


Jim Rice is a Director of Consulting Services for Sirius Computer Solutions. Jim joined Sirius Computer Solutions in August of 2000. He has been responsible for building IT Consulting, Enterprise Architecture, and Security Consulting to ensure client solutions are optimized for business. He currently leads a team of highly experienced and certified Security Consultants who work with clients to enhance the security posture and programs for their organizations. During Jim’s tenure with Sirius, he and his team have worked with clients in a wide variety of industries - including healthcare, financial services, government, manufacturing, and insurance; addressing a wide variety of recoverability, IT optimization, availability, security, regulatory response, IT service deployment, and IT service governance challenges.

Jim holds degrees in electrical engineering, and business information systems. He has master degrees in business administration and pastoral ministry. He also holds a doctorate in organizational leadership and information systems technologies. His dissertation examined the correlation between IT governance maturity and patient care costs in United States healthcare systems. Jim is ITIL v2 and v3 certified. He holds an IBM healthcare industry masters certification. He was a member of the ISO/IEC JTC 1, WG6 focusing on IT service governance standards. Jim is a Research Fellow for the Center for Global Business Research and mentors doctoral students in the University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies. Jim has also on the board of directors for the Minnesota chapter of HIMSS.

Greg Rosencrance, MD FACP, Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic
J. Gregory Rosencrance, MD, FACP is Chair of the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rosencrance is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in 1988. He finished his Internal Medicine Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University, Charleston Division and served as co-chief resident in his final year of training.
The first decade of his academic career was focused on general medicine and medical toxicology with an avid interest in Medical Informatics. He served as the Medical Director of the West Virginia Poison Center from 1991-2000. He has numerous teaching and academic achievement awards. He served as a Council of Deans Fellow for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Governor for the American College of Physician’s West Virginia Chapter from 2003-2007, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Rosencrance joined the Cleveland Clinic as a staff physician in February 2014 where he served as Center Director and Chairman of Internal Medicine for Cleveland Clinic Florida until January 2016. Prior to that position he was the Patricia T. Ayash Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Chairman of the West Virginia University Department of Internal Medicine/Charleston Division. He also served as President and CEO of the West Virginia University Physicians and Interim Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine WVU/ Charleston Division.
Titus K. Schleyer, DMD, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. , Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Schleyer came to Regenstrief Institute in June 2013 as the third director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics. Previously, he held academic and administrative leadership positions in informatics and information technology at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh. His career has been and is focused on practical, day-to-day implementation and operation of information technology, as well as informatics research.  Fluent in several programming languages, database systems and other IT tools, he has led the development and implementation of many software applications in healthcare. His informatics research focuses on electronic health records, internet applications, workflow and human-computer interaction, and data representation and analytics. Dr. Schleyer is a member of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Robert Schwartz, MD, Principal, Chartis Group
Robert Schwartz is a Principal with The Chartis Group in the Informatics and Technology practice. He has more than 34 years of healthcare experience in: academics, research, administration, operations, governance, physician relationship strategies, quality initiatives, change management, clinical decision support and process improvement. Dr. Schwartz is a triple boarded and accomplished physician and administrator with 26 years as a practicing emergency physician and over 20 years in progressive leadership roles. 
Before joining The Chartis Group, Dr. Schwartz served as Physician Advisor with Dearborn Advisors, where he focused on: governance design, decision support analysis, analytics, documentation, data exchange and physician adoption. Prior to that, Dr. Schwartz was Vice President and Medical Director for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Office of Referring Physician Relations. In that role, he led physician relations initiatives centered around business development, relationship building and quality of care improvements.  Dr. Schwartz received his Master of Public Health from Yale University, his Doctor of Medicine from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science from Fairfield University.
Bryan P. Smith, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI - Cleveland Division
Bryan has been employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 2002.  As the Unit Chief of the FBI’s Financial Institution Fraud Unit, he is responsible for the oversight of the FBI’s Asset Forfeiture, Financial Institution Fraud, Intellectual Property Rights, Money Laundering, and Mortgage Fraud programs.  Prior to his present assignment, Bryan worked in the FBI’s Cyber Division where he initiated a Cyber Financial Team focused on the cyber financial threat.  He served as the FBI’s Detailee to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2011 to 2013, assisting both agencies in insider trading, market manipulation, and investment fraud matters, as well as, initiating several domestic and international initiatives still ongoing today.  Bryan spent nine years in the Cleveland Field Office where he worked Bank Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud, Corporate Fraud, and Organized Crime matters.  Prior to the FBI, Bryan worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, and Deloitte and Touche.  Bryan is a graduate of the Bradley University Foster School of Business with a degree in Accounting.
Robert Steffel, Executive Director, Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC)

Mr. Steffel serves as the Executive Director of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC). SHIEC is the national trade organization of Health Information Exchanges. In 1996, as an early innovator in community-wide health information exchange Mr. Steffel helped conceptualize, promote and launch The Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge, a non-profit, multi-stakeholder health information exchange open to the entire Greater Cincinnati community.

Mr. Steffel served for 13 years as the CEO of HealthBridge and helped grow the organization from the initial idea to a well-established, highly utilized and financially successful operation that enjoys tremendous support of the Greater Cincinnati healthcare community. HealthBridge is recognized as a pioneering health information exchange effort noteworthy for its community funded origins, sustainable business model, innovative product development and broad stakeholder participation.

Prior to joining HealthBridge Mr. Steffel’s career includes over 25 years of healthcare management consulting and information systems experience. Mr. Steffel served as CIO of a large multi-hospital health system and has headed up many large-scale healthcare projects including hospital commissioning and mergers, multi-specialty group practice formation, hospital-wide productive monitoring/incentive programs as well as numerous technology and management engineering projects. Mr. Steffel’s professional credentials include both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Nirav Vakharia, MD, Vice Chairman - Population Health, Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Nirav Vakharia is a primary care physician at the Cleveland Clinic where he also serves as an Associate Chief Quality Officer. In this role he is helping to build the System’s capabilities to succeed in risk-based payment models, with a specific focus on enabling the population health data and analytics strategy. Furthermore, he serves as the Quality Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Medicare Accountable Care Organization, which has almost 60,000 attributed beneficiaries, and is leading efforts to improve the management of chronic diseases and reduce preventable utilization. He also oversees the System’s physician quality reporting efforts, and leads a clinical process improvement training program that seeks to engage more frontline clinicians in improvement efforts via experiential learning. His current research projects include using public datasets to assess the cost of harm and the value of surgical care, and identification of factors that lead to preventable admissions.

Dr. Vakharia received his B.S in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed training in internal medicine and a chief residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Prior to the Cleveland Clinic, he served as the Director of the Qatar Quality Project for Partners Healthcare of Boston, in which he led efforts to transfer best practices in quality and safety improvement to the government health system of Qatar. Before entering medicine he worked as a middle school math and science teacher in an underserved public school in Washington, DC.

James Whitfill, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Innovation Care Partners

Dr. Whitfill is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Innovation Care Partners, a Clinical Integrated Network in Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Whitfill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics in the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine.

His focus has been on the use of business intelligence for clinical and operational improvement within healthcare organizations; leadership and team development; and workflow-focused information technology. He currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He frequently lectures on the intersection of population health and information technology. He previously held and currently holds advisory board responsibilities at GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, IDX, KLAS and Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. In recent years, he has transitioned his focus to include population health.

Eric Widen, President and CEO, HBI Solutions, Inc.

Niam Yaraghi is a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation. He is an expert on the economics of health information technologies. In particular, Niam studies the business models and policy structures that incentivize transparency, interoperability and sharing of health information among patients, providers, payers and regulators. He empirically examines the subsequent impact of such efforts on cost and quality of care. Niam’s ongoing research topics include health information exchange platforms, patient privacy, and healthcare evaluation and rating systems.

Yaraghi holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Management Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters degree in Project Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Niam Yaraghi, Fellow, Brookings Institute

Niam Yaraghi is a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation. He is an expert on the economics of health information technologies. In particular, Niam studies the business models and policy structures that incentivize transparency, interoperability and sharing of health information among patients, providers, payers and regulators. He empirically examines the subsequent impact of such efforts on cost and quality of care. Niam’s ongoing research topics include health information exchange platforms, patient privacy, and healthcare evaluation and rating systems.

Yaraghi holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Management Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters degree in Project Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Leslie Zun, MD, MBA, System Chair, Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Leslie S. Zun is the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and his business degree (MBA) from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Zun’s research interests include healthcare administration, violence prevention, and behavioral emergencies. His publications have addressed the administration of hospitals and emergency departments, quality improvement topics, and psychiatric emergencies. He has presented his research and lectured on these topics both nationally and internationally.

He is a board member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry and is active in many specialty organizations.