Advisers

2. Thompson H. Boyd1.      Thompson H. Boyd, III, M.D., CPHIMS, Physician Liaison

Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

 

Thompson H. Boyd, III, M.D., CPHIMS, has been a practicing physician in Internal Medicine for over 24 years, and then in 2007 went to work full-time at HahnemannUniversityHospital in 2007, as the Physician Liaison. Providing clinical support in the 1990’s to the applications team, the Hahnemann converted the Computerized Physician Order Entry system from one vendor to another. With over 172 ordersets supporting a host of clinical programs, effort has been made to maximize resources dealing with clinical workflow and with usability.

 

Serving for the past three years on the HIMSS Privacy and Security Advocacy Taskforce, two years ending in June 2010 on the HIMSS Privacy and Security Steering Committee much attention has been devoted to providing comment on recent rule making, including HITECH (ARRA), Meaningful Use, and the Account for Disclosures. Starting in July 2011, begins the second year serving on the HIMSS Public Policy Committee, which is quite active in shaping public policy around Health Information Technology needs.  Efforts have also been made so that systems in the “front end” allow for clear clinical documentation, supporting the proper coding, billing, and payment, in efforts to mitigate risk and denials from a variety of payers and entities.

 

3. John T Donnelly2.      John T Donnelly MBA, M.Sc, CPHIMS,            Chief Executive Officer,

JMS Healthcare Partners LLC, Newark, NJ

New Jersey Health Care Innovation Center (NJ-HCIC)

 

For over 35 years, John Donnelly has been instrumental in the development and implementation of information technology solutions in a variety of industries.  From the early 1980’s, the focus has been exclusively in the multi-faceted healthcare industry when he became part of the inaugural team of a major health care technology provider for the introduction of digital imaging modalities and PACS.    Since 1994, John has established independent consulting businesses focused on the development and publication of health IT interoperability standards and the adoption of these standards by all levels of care provider entities and health information organizations in support of achieving the new interoperable, quality based care delivery paradigm.

From its commencement in 2005, John served as a contracted member of the government team for the recognition of healthcare information technology interoperability standards (HITSP) in line with clinical use cases prioritized by a public-private consortium. Specific roles and activities performed included: principle facilitator of the Consumer Empowerment Technical Committee and co-liaison to the ONC Nationwide Healthcare Information Network (NwHIN).  John served as writer and facilitator for the adaptation of the HITSP deliverables to the 2009 ARRA/HITECH Act which was the foundation for the NIST EHR certification specifications and CMS’ Meaningful Use requirements. For the current Standards and Interoperability (S&I)  initiatives of ONC, John has served as lead of the Standards Analysis Workgroup for the Transitions of Care project, principle advisor for the creation of the S&I clinical data element dictionary and currently serves as co-lead of the Cross-initiative Coordination Committee.

Since its inception in 2005, John has served as the technical manager of the Interoperability Showcase demonstration at the annual HIMSS National conference and has served as an advisor to similar demonstrations at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) and Cardiology (ACC/HRS/ASE) conferences conducted during this same period.  Commencing in 2010, John serves as a HIMSS Strategic Advisor on the topic of healthcare interoperability throughout the world and the effective testing and demonstration thereof in national and international venues.

Noteworthy projects in the care delivery realm in which Mr. Donnelly has been or is engaged in a consultative capacity include: the construction of two state-of-the art hospitals from the ground up; implementation of a 5-state, multi-facility imaging solution; technical architecture of the health information network for a number of states and regions, and selection of an HIE solution partner for a variety of Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs).  To promote innovation in the HIT solutions in the industry, John serves as the Operations Director of the NJ Healthcare Innovation Center, a collaboration of the state’s information technology university and its largest care delivery network.

John is an elected Board Member of IHE International and has served as planning committee co-chair of the Patient Care Coordination domain and is an active member of the Cardiology, Quality/Research/Public Health and Patient Care Device domains of this same organization. Most recently, John has focused on standards and automation of information exchanges pertinent to clinical trials and public health programs.  John is an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association as well as the local HIMSS chapter (NJHIMSS).

Mr. Donnelly has been a speaker on the subjects of healthcare technology standards, interoperability, and innovation at annual and regional healthcare conferences and an author in publications sponsored by the Healthcare Information Systems Society (HIMSS), the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM); and the Medical Record Institute (Toward the Electronic Patient Record conference), as well as at conferences sponsored by medical colleges and associations for specific clinical disciplines.  Most recently, he has been named to the Body of Knowledge Advisory Board for an NSF/HIMSS sponsored initiative for the creation of an entry-level healthcare information management and systems specialist certification program.

 

 

 

 

4. Stefan Galloro3.      Stefan Galloro, Heathcare and CE Lead

Rogers Communications Inc., Toronto, Ontario

 

Stefan Galloro is a technology executive with extensive experience in machine-to-machine (M2M) platforms, connectivity and service delivery through mobile networks. He is currently the Practice Lead for both the Healthcare and Consumer Electronics market segments for Rogers Communications and is responsible for assisting prospective and existing partners in product development, business modeling and commercialization of new and emerging connected products entering the Canadian marketplace while leveraging the extended assets Rogers Communications can offer.  Stefan is completing his Executive MBA with a specialized focus on Global Leadership at the University of Fredericton and acts as an advisor to many North American healthcare technology companies and associations.

 

 

 

5. Brian A. Hannah4.      Dr. Brian A. Hannah, Director – Medical Information Systems

Aria Health Systems, Philadelphia, PA

 

Brian A. Hannah, MD, MS, has recently been named to the position of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  In this role, Dr. Hannah will oversee physician adoption and integration of health information technology throughout the inpatient environment, as well as over thirty-five ambulatory care sites.

 

Dr. Hannah is a board-certified internist with over twenty-three years of clinical experience, and has been deeply involved in the implementation and development of health information technology in both the inpatient and ambulatory care environments for nearly ten years.

 

Early in his career, Dr. Hannah practiced as an emergency room physician and was a founding member of the Aria Health Hospitalist Group. He served as the teaching attending of the Aria Health Center Clinic for 11 years and continues to provide patient care as part of the hospitalist team. His professional memberships include the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the Delaware Chapter of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS).

 

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Hannah went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and a masters degree in Information Technology Leadership from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA.  His clinical training includes an internship and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

7. Mark J Jacobs5.      Mark J Jacobs, CIO

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), Dover, DE

 

Mark J. Jacobs, MHA, is the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN). Jacobs brings considerable healthcare and information technology experience to the statewide Health Information Exchange.

 

Jacobs has amassed more than 30 years of Health Information Technology with several leading health systems. Previous roles include Director of Technology for Wellspan Health System, Director of Technology for Lancaster Health Alliance and Director of Information Technology for Wyoming Valley Health System. Mark holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration from Wilkes University and has attained the status of Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

 

 

 

8. John Kravitz6.      John Kravitz, Associate Vice President Technology,

Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

 

John brings more than 20 years’ experience in the Healthcare field to Geisinger Health System.  He is responsible for the regional health information exchange, KeyHIE, which currently connects organizations throughout Pennsylvania.  John is involved with the Care Connectivity Consortium, a group of healthcare providers which consists of Geisinger, Group Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Mayo Clinic who are developing a Nationwide Health Information Exchange.   He also leads the I.T. support to Geisinger’s Tele-Health Programs which consist of e-ICU, Tele-Stroke, Tele-Trauma, Tele-Psych, Tele-Pulmonary, Tele-Echo, etc …  In addition to the above, John is responsible for new customer relationships developed through the outsourcing of physician practices and hospitals using Epic EMR as an ASP service.

Prior to joining Geisinger, John was VP/CIO for Good Shepherd Rehab Network located in Allentown, Pa.  While at Good Shepherd he had the technology responsibility for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a post-acute hospital and ambulatory clinic network through a joint venture with the University of Pennsylvania Health System located in downtown Philadelphia.

He is a member of the Health Information Management System Society and the American Telemedicine Association as well as serving on the Central Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter Board and the BluePrint Innovation Summit Advisory Board.

 

 

9. Anthony R. Macaluso7.      Anthony R. Macaluso, VP, Enterprise Architecture

Barnabas Health – New Jersey Health Care Innovation Center (NJ-HCIC)

 

Tony Macaluso is the VP, Enterprise Architecture for Barnabas Health (BH), s $2.2 billion integrated health care delivery network, one of the largest health care delivery networks in the Northeast region.  His health care and technology-rich career spans over 30 years and includes experience in every aspect of information technology (IT) in the health care and pharmaceutical industries.  He has held both technical and executive level IT management and principal positions in leading IT services, pharmaceutical, health care provider, professional service, and health care information systems organizations.

 

Tony’s extensive experience includes building effective information technology business units ranging from start up through multibillion dollar organizations; aligning business and information technology strategies, re-vitalizing business units and IT organizations resulting in business growth and transformation; developing  service delivery structures optimizing information technology asset utilization, operations and reducing cost structures; developing and deploying advanced technology in the health care industry; and healthcare technology company development and capitalization.

Prior to re-joining BH, where he was Corporate Vice President of Technology Resources and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tony was an Executive Vice President responsible for building a health care vertical and Managed Service business for an IT Services company.  Before Tony’s first tour of duty with BH, he was the ranking Information Technology executive for the Multicare Companies, Inc – a for profit health care entity that he helped grow from a 4 site local New Jersey provider to a 150 site $750m market segment leader spanning the Northeast and Midwest United States; recognized as the fastest growing company and “entrepreneurs of the year” in New Jersey.  After beginning his career as a Developer, Tony has held various development, technical, management and C-level positions in for profit and not for profit organizations.

Tony is also a founding member of the New Jersey Health Care Innovation Center (NJHCIC).  NJHCIC is an environment enabling continuous health care innovation to occur. It blends the competencies of direct health care providers, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a comprehensive partner ecosystem comprised of leading state, federal, innovation, and commercial health care industry stakeholders; and world class business collaborators.

Tony has a B.S., Physics, from the City University of New York. He graduated first in his class at Pratt Institute where he earned an M.S. in Information Science and won the Beta Phi Mu award for scholarship. He is published, a frequent and accomplished speaker, quoted and interviewed in publications, a member of various health care and technology advisory boards and is elected to “Who’s Who in Computing”.

 

 

10. Martha Minniti8.      Martha Minniti, RN, Product Development Consultant,

Care Partners Plus, Horsham, PA

 

Martha Jean Minniti, RN, BS, is Chief Executive Officer of SNI Staffing and Search and former founder and CEO of The SNI Companies; 4 separate companies focused on adult home care, pediatric home care, home infusion and consulting.  She is a co-inventor of the Patient-Interactive Healthcare Management System and Clinical Consultant to CPP.

Ms. Minniti is well known for her experience as an entrepreneur working with nurses, nurse practitioners and health care organizations across the continuum of health care as well as providing nurse expertise in the areas of HIT and Clinical Research.  From 2001 – 2003 she was named to the Philadelphia Top 100 as one of the fastest growing privately held firms in the Philadelphia region. In 1998 she was named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business and in 1999 was ranked the number three Home Care Company in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Ms. Minniti is an author and presenter on disease state management and contemporary health issues. She has contributed to several peer-reviewed publications, including Home Health Care Management & Practice, Nursing Economics and the Annals of Emergency Medicine. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, National Nurses in Business Association, and the American Public Health Association. Ms. Minniti also holds several board and committee positions; Delaware Valley Health Care/Hospital Association of Pennsylvania Board, Health Care Improvement Foundation Board, Life Science Career Alliance Board, Gwynedd Mercy College Board, and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics External Advisory Board. Ms. Minniti has been a consistent promoter of CPP’s capabilities for improving disease management by engaging the patient in the self-management of their own condition.

 

 

11. Alex Nason9.      Alex Nason, Program Director of the Office of Telehealth and Interactive Learning

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 

Mr. Nason directs the development of the telehealth programs for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Through this effort, he supports the strategic planning and implementation initiatives for telemedicine, distance education and e-learning activities across the medical campus. As a member of the strategic planning group, Mr. Nason evaluates telehealth opportunities both domestically and internationally, as well as consults on telehealth implementations and installations. Successful programs have included a tele-ICU pilot, a tele-translation service, an international tumor board program and over 1000 video based educational programs. Additionally, Mr. Nason manages the centralized e-learning platform at Johns Hopkins Medicine to facilitate training for more than 25,000 employees of Johns Hopkins Medicine. This platform supports over 30,000 completions each month.

 

Mr. Nason holds a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Biology from Tulane University.

 

 

 

12. Tom Olenzak10.   Tom Olenzak, Director of Innovation,

Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA

 

Tom Olenzak has over twenty years of entrepreneurial, venture capital, and senior management experience in the health care and information technology industries.  He is a Managing Director of Drexel Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that provides financial, transactional, and strategic consulting to health care and technology-focused companies experiencing a pivotal event such as an acquisition, fundraising, product launch, or restructuring.

 

Among his current clients are Independence Blue Cross of Philadelphia, where he is leading an externally-focused innovation program aimed at impacting the cost and quality of healthcare across the region, and Biopticon Corporation, an early-stage provider of tumor imaging systems to the oncology research market, where he serves as an Executive Chairman focused on driving sales and revenue growth.  He was previously a Venture Partner with Safeguard Scientifics, where he invested in growth companies providing technology-based solutions and services to the health care and life sciences industries.

 

He works with a number of early stage technology companies as a private investor and board member of Robin Hood Ventures, a Philadelphia-based angel investment network.  Mr. Olenzak has had a varied career across the health care, financial and technology industries.  He was a managing director with a technology-focused investment banking firm, formed and managed a corporate health care venture capital fund for First Consulting Group, and was a Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for FCG and for Integrated Systems Consulting Group, a public predecessor to FCG that focused on technology for the pharmaceutical industry.  Mr. Olenzak was President, Chairman, and a founder of Cutting Edge Computer Solutions, Inc., a client/server consulting firm with offices in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

13. Don Reed11.   Don Reed, Vice President & CIO

Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA

 

Don Reed is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Crozer-Keystone Health System, a five-hospital health system in suburban Philadelphia with more than 6,500 employees. In his role, Reed has enterprise-wide responsibility for all information services, clinical engineering and telecommunications technology, applications and staff.  The health system was one of the countries first to qualify for “meaningful use” incentives and has been named one of the nations “Most Wired” systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for 12 of the last 14 years. A graduate of the University of Scranton, Reed previously worked at Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens) for 17 years before joining Crozer-Keystone in 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Michael Regan12.   Michael Regan, Chief Information Officer and Vice-President of Information Systems

Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, PA

 

Michael Regan is the Chief Information Officer and Vice-President of Information Systems at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pennsylvania.    LBH was recently acquired by Prime Healthcare Management out of Ontario, California, and is the 20th acute hospital to join the Prime Healthcare family.   LBH is a 186 bed community hospital with an active Homecare division and four hospital-owned family medical practices.  Before joining LBH, Regan was with Siemens Healthcare in Malvern, Pennsylvania, most recently serving as Vice-President of Implementations and Support within the Pennsylvania and New Jersey regions.  He has over 15 years of experience in the Health Information Technology field.  Regan holds an MBA from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in eCommerce, management, technology and business there and at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.  He is a 31-year member of the Air National Guard and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He is currently stationed at the 166th Airlift Wing in New Castle, Delaware.  He spent 26 years at the Willow Grove Air Reserve station, before the closing of aircraft operations there in 2010.  Regan is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield (Kuwait), Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan.)

 

15. Michael Restuccia13.   Michael Restuccia, Vice President and Chief Information Officer Penn Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

 

Michael Restuccia is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine, a $4.3 billion health care provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and the health system network that serves the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.

 

He was recently recognized in May, 2012, as one of Information Week’s top 25 Healthcare CIO’s. He also received a Smart CXO award, as a leading CIO, from Philadelphia Smart CEO Magazine in March, 2012. Mr. Restuccia was recognized for his leadership in maintaining and building on Penn Medicine’s implementation of technology and innovation to advance patient care.

 

Mr. Restuccia has over twenty-five years of healthcare information technology experience and has worked nearly all his career in the healthcare information technology provider, vendor and consulting services industries. Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Mr. Restuccia served as President of MedMatica Consulting Associates, a healthcare information technology consulting firm that has been recognized as a three time recipient of the Inc. Magazine 5,000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the US and the Philadelphia 100 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the Philadelphia region. While at MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia served as the Interim Chief Information Officer for several healthcare organizations including Phoenixville Hospital, Doylestown Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to MedMatica, Mr. Restuccia has also served in leadership roles with several other healthcare information technology firms including First Consulting Group and Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens).

 

Mr. Restuccia achieved a Bachelor in Science degree from Rider University and a Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG).

 

16. Susan M. Salkowitz14.   Susan M. Salkowitz, MA, MGA, Health Information Systems Consultant Principal

Salkowitz Associates, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

 

Susan M. Salkowitz, MA, MGA, had a long career in public service with the City of Philadelphia in various information technology roles, ending as Director of Health Information Systems, Department of Public Health where she oversaw the requirements analysis, acquisition and deployment of an electronic patient management and billing system for the department’s 8 FQHC look-alike family practice health centers with about 500,000 encounters yearly. Since 1993, when she started a consulting practice, Salkowitz Associates, LLC, she has specialized in assessment, deployment and use of Immunization Information Systems (IIS) in many jurisdictions, maternal and child case management, chronic disease management, data quality and data management and health information exchange.

Physician-based projects, focused on assessing workflow and quality reporting and quality improvement, include the Alpha Project at The Institute of Medicine & Public Health of New Jersey, Medical Society of New Jersey, the Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot Project for the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and design of a home telehealth diabetes management initiative with a Canadian company scheduled to be piloted at Jefferson practices in October.  Work also includes evaluation and the compilation of lessons learned. Other provider –oriented projects include consulting on the development and deployment of the Vermont Blueprint Chronic Disease Management initiative in pilots in Bennington and St. Johnsbury, VT, and a provider readiness survey for CalOptima (Medi-Cal Plan) in CA.

She has previously collaborated with the Canadian Consulate in Philadelphia with the E-Health Summit of 2010 and various other initiatives.

She is Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, and Population Health Associate at Thomas Jefferson University; a member of APHA, PPHA, AMIA, and HIMSS, of the PA eHealth Initiative and the Greater Philadelphia Adherence Coalition. She has a BA from Smith College and an MA/MGA from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

17. Anita Somplasky15.   Anita Somplasky, RN, Executive Director,

Pennsylvania Regional Extension Centers, King of Prussia, PA

 

Anita Somplasky serves as the Executive Director for Pennsylvania’s two Regional Extension Centers (RECs), PA REACH East and PA REACH West. These two centers are responsible for providing the technical assistance to implement and meaningfully use electronic health records (EHRs) for 5200 primary care providers in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. In this role she brings over 20 years of nursing experience in Quality Improvement, Practice Management and Patient Centered Medical Home training to provide programmatic oversight, management and leadership for all REC deliverables.  She is also responsible for networking with local, state, and national agencies for program development, including the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW) program. In March 2012, Ms. Somplasky was named to the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative Advisory Committee to advance health information exchange in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

18. Dr. Aron Starosta16.   Dr. Aron Starosta, Managing Partner

EvoTx LLC, Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Starosta has been involved in both Healthcare related and Venture Capital related endeavors since 1992. He was involved in clinical trials and medication development for pharmaceutical companies through faculty appointments at New York University School of Medicine, and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Starosta has seen the drug development process through most phases of the process and has been employed as an addictions domain expert by a number of pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Starosta has also served as an independent IT consultant, working on process management and technology transfer.  During this time, Dr. Starosta has also been a member of the Venture Capital community, serving on advisory committees and as an independent due diligence expert reviewing the technical and commercial viability of numerous startups for over the past 19 years. Dr. Starosta has been employed as a Due Diligence expert for a variety of VCs, and has been a key evaluator of companies looking for investment in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, and IT space, though he has also evaluated many companies outside of these parameters as well.

 

Dr. Starosta’s current portfolio of companies includes a number of healthcare startup companies working on devices and applications, software companies, medical publishing companies, and green enterprises in the testing and measurement arenas. Dr. Starosta brings a wealth of information on how to appropriately structure and model successful startups, as well as how to attract and secure financing across the gambit of investment opportunities available, including individual, angel, institutional, and government/SBIR grants for business development.

 

Dr. Starosta holds advanced degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology, and has been involved in academic research and clinical trials work for 13 years. Dr. Starosta currently manages a consulting firm/early-stage investor that provides process management/evaluation and structural/developmental help for early stage start-up companies. He also works with later stage companies interested in growth and looking to add new lines of functionality to their existing business. His active clients are located across both coasts of the United States and internationally in Canada, South America, Europe, and New Zealand/Australia.

 

19. Karen Thomas17.   Karen Thomas, Senior Vice President and CIO

Main Line Health Organization, Berwyn, PA

 

Karen Thomas is the Senior Vice President and CIO for Main Line Health, a six hospital, integrated delivery system located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.  Karen has over 25 years of information technology experience in the healthcare industry.  Karen is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and ongoing support for information technology services for all of Main Line Health.

 

Recently, Karen led the implementation of the inpatient and ambulatory electronic medical records in our hospitals and employed physician practices. She is working with our extended physician community on exchange of clinical information. Main Line Health was able to successfully achieve the Stage 1 Meaningful Use certification early in 2012 and the HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 designation.  Main Line Health has been recognized as a “Most Wired” health system for 4 of the last 5 years.

 

Karen started her information technology career with Andersen Consulting, where she worked for many years in both health care and other industries. Later, Karen moved to Hahnemann University Hospital, which was subsequently acquired by AHERF( Alllegheny Health Education and Research Foundation. ) At Hahnemann/AHERF, Karen held numerous IS management roles, including the Director of Patient and Physician Systems.

 

Karen is a member of the Health Information Management System Society and the College of Health Information Management Executives.

 

Karen received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and her Master of Health Administration from Duke University.

 

20. Mark S. Wallin18.   Mark S. Wallin, CEO,

eHealth Consultants, Malvern, PA

 

Mark Wallin brings over 25 years of enthusiasm and expertise as an entrepreneur, healthcare technology business executive and strategic thinker to advance progress for integrated health information at the point of care, and enhanced quality, safety and efficiencies of health care services for improved patient outcomes.  As the paradigm shift in health delivery evolves from service-based to value-based reimbursement, Mr. Wallin envisions the transformation of consumers becoming purchasers, and Payers becoming buyers of healthcare; a shift that will require meaningful cooperation among stakeholders contributing to infrastructure, standards and development for access and delivery of appropriate longitudinal, integrated, and intelligent health information solutions for all healthcare participants.

 

Mr. Wallin is the CEO at Malvern, PA-based eHealth Consultants, LLC (eHC), an organization he founded in 2003. eHC contributes to organizations on eHealth technologies, strategic positioning, marketing, business development, creation of initiatives, and partnership opportunities.  Through eHC, Mr. Wallin draws on his expert network and focuses on the vision for patient-sensitive care models of integrated health information, data-based clinical decisions, evidence-based best practices, and effective electronic health information exchange (HIE) strategies.  In addition to his eHC activities, he also dedicated himself to two multi-year engagements in support of patient and physician empowerment.

 

~ Beginning in 2008, Mr. Wallin spent nearly two years on the executive team at DocSite, LLC, an organization offering physician-friendly modular solutions, including a patient registry, built on a vendor agnostic and interoperable platform that delivers actionable and normalized clinical intelligence from multiple sources, offering coordinated and robust patient-centric decision support information at the point of care.  Mr. Wallin served in the role of Sr. Vice President at DocSite until shortly before its acquisition in 2010 by Covisint.

 

~ In 2005, Mr. Wallin began a nearly three-year engagement with InterComponentWare (ICW), a subsidiary of Walldorf, Germany-based InterComponentWare AG.  Working directly with the CEO and founder of ICW AG, he was the principal architect in ICW Inc.’s U.S. market entry strategy.  In his leadership position, he spearheaded the launch of the LifeSensor® Personal Health Record (PHR) and interoperable professional solutions.  He secured ICW’s first US project, focused on the Patient-Centered Medical Home.  Mr. Wallin also established the ICW U.S. Advisory Board, enlisting support from some of the country’s most influential Key Opinion Leaders. The Advisory Board was a catalyst in market entry acceleration and establishing the company as a credible and viable solution provider for US doctors and patients.

 

Prior to founding eHC, Mr. Wallin’s healthcare experience included roles at Aetna (and the former US Healthcare) and WebMD (and the former Envoy), where he was responsible for managing technology and channel partners and participated in “co-opitive” alliances.  Before entering the eHealth field in the mid-nineties, Mr. Wallin founded and led a marketing and advertising firm, and directed a joint venture for Quintex Mobile Communications in cooperation with US MobilComm in a business partnership to market and sell voice and data wireless communications.

 

Mr. Wallin can be reached at eHealth Consultants, LLC, 610-363-6613 or mwallin@verizon.net

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mwallinehealthconsultantsllc

 

21. Brian Wells19.   Brian Wells, Associate CIO of Health Technology and Academic Computing at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA

 

Mr. Wells joined Penn Medicine in September, 2007 and is currently responsible for software development along with research computing informatics and infrastructure. Previously at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia he was the Project Director of two large Epic implementations – Patient Access/Revenue Cycle and Specialty Care. Beginning in 1997 he was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of InteHealth Incorporated. For eight years prior to that he was the CTO of GMIS, Inc. and led the development and support of 11 expert system software products for the payor market. Previously, his nine years of software development and support experience at Siemens (SMS) provided him extensive management background in all aspects of healthcare product development.

Mr. Wells earned his MBA from Villanova and his undergraduate Computer Systems degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

 

22. George M. Wohlreich, MD20.   George M. Wohlreich, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

George Wohlreich graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, a master’s degree in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed his psychiatry residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis.  He has “Additional Certification”/subspecialty  “boards” in addiction psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.  He has been on the faculties of the  Medical University of South Carolina and Columbia University and is currently  a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at both the Temple University  and the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine.

 

In addition to always maintaining a private practice, Dr. Wohlreich has served as the medical director of three different psychiatric hospitals, and has been the executive medical director and/or regional medical director for two managed behavioral health organizations and one academic independent practice association/physician–hospital organization.   He has been a psychiatric consultant to the New York City Transportation Authority, the pharmaceutical industry, and several agencies of the federal government.   In addition, he has been a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for more than twenty years, served on an examination writing committee for this Board, and has served as an ACGME site surveyor.

 

He is the inaugural incumbent of the Thomas W. Langfitt Chair as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest professional society in the country.

 

A Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Dr. Wohlreich is also an elected member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the American College of Psychoanalysts.  He currently serves on the board of the Physicians Aid Society of the Delaware Valley.

 

His hobbies are reading, bicycling, and music.  According to Dr. Wohlreich, the last hobby (and his life) is greatly enhanced by his marriage to Judy Wohlreich, who is Chair of the Department of Music at the Dalton School in New York City.