Donna Hart <br>Chief Information Officer, Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Under Donna Hart's leadership, CCHHS achieved Stage 2 meaningful use for its hospitals and practices in 2014. Its achievements – including the launch of a comprehensive patient portal that's enhanced engagement for more than 319,000 patients – have improved care continuity and communications and streamlined clinical processes. The health system has also achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.
Mary Beth Mitchell, RN <br>Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources
As chief nursing informatics officer at Texas Health Resources, Mary Beth Mitchell helps influence nurses' optimal use of electronic health records at the 25-hospital system. Texas Health was awarded the Davies Award in 2013 and it has achieved HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 status for 11 of its hospitals.
Tom Selva, MD <br>Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Missouri Health Care
In addition to Selva's role as CMIO at University of Missouri Health Care – which has attained HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 status on both the acute and ambulatory sides – Selva serves as medical director of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation.
Aurelia Boyer, RN <br>Chief Information Officer, New York Presbyterian Hospital
As senior vice president and chief information officer for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Boyer develops overall IT strategy and oversees day-to-day IT operations. Prior to joining the NYP in 1993, she worked as an information systems consultant, developing long-range plans for hospitals nationwide.
Karen DeSalvo, MD <br>National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Serving simultaneously as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Coordinator for Health IT, DeSalvo has focused her career on improving access to affordable and high-quality healthcare, especially for underserved populations. Prior to joining ONC in 2013, she was health commissioner for the City of New Orleans, where she helped modernize the department and restored services to areas of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Charles Jaffe, MD <br>Chief Executive Officer, Health Level Seven International
Under Jaffe's leadership, HL7 has been driving the discussion: making its standards available worldwide, pioneering specifications such as Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources and convening providers, vendors and others through interoperability initiatives such as the Argonaut Project.
Eugene Kolker <br>Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's
As Seattle Children's CDO, Kolker dives deep into data, developing analytics tools to identify methods for more efficient and effective management of complex and chronic conditions. With a focus on predictive analytics, bioinformatics and statistical models, Kolker is one of the co-founders of the Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance.
Chris McCarthy <br>Founding Director, Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Learning Network
McCarthy's mission as director of the Innovation Learning Network and head of Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy is to speed the spread of great ideas. In helping connect healthcare innovators across the world, McCarthy has developed new approaches to neonatal care, safer medication administration and nursing workflow.
Norma Tirado <br>Chief Information Officer, Lakeland Regional Health System
As CIO and vice president of IT and human resources at St. Joseph, Michigan-based Lakeland Health, Tirado and her team are responsible for four hospitals and three ambulatory clinics – all of which achieved Stage 7 certification in 2013, less than three years after their initial Epic EHR rollout.
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