Beth is multi talented healthcare professional with multiple areas of interest and expertise. She is a Staff Development Educator, Professional Writer, HealthStream Subject Matter Expert, Career Advice Columnist, and Blogger at nursecode.com. Beth is a sought after mentor by new nurses and graduate students alike with broad clinical experience and knowledge of organizational processes.
Jean Ann is the principal & managing consultant of her own process improvement, change management and transformation consultancy. She is an experienced healthcare executive who partners with business owners, leaders, executive teams, and individuals to help them become more productive by providing them the mindset and proven tools to transition and transform their organizations.
Claudia Blackburn is a results-oriented PMP with over 15 years of progressive experience in directing healthcare technology projects in both health system and physician practice environments. A strong leader with proven organizational skills, Claudia has been an effective link between the operational business side and technology interests of healthcare organizations consistently resulting in projects completing in time and under budget.
Beth is an organizational development consultant specializing in communication, collaboration, and medical improv. Her second book, “Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces & Rewarding Careers” is due out in the Spring 2015 and her blog, “Confident Voices in Healthcare” draws an audience from around the world.
Pete is a Healthcare Information Technology professional with over 25 years of Information Technology and Clinical experience. He served 21 years in the U.S. Navy. As a Chief Hospital Corpsmen he was assigned as an Emergency Medical Technician, U.S. Marine infantry Corpsman and Aerospace Physiology Technician. As a commissioned Medical Service Corps Officer, he served as a Family Practice Management Officer, AAFP Residency Practice Management Director, Medical Battalion Company Commander, Medical Plans and Operations Officer, and computer system security officer. Additionally, he served as a medical planner for Military Medical Humanitarian missions to Haiti and remote Alaskan villages.
Eric Demers is President and CEO of Accreon Inc., a Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner focused 100% on Healthcare and Life Sciences. Accreon’s years of experience delivering innovative information technology and business solutions to Healthcare and Life Sciences partners allows them to tailor the Salesforce platform and solutions to meet the HLS’ biggest challenges and opportunities. Learn more about how Accreon develops scalable technology solutions needed for the future at www.accreon.com.
Joyce has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years and her passion for holistic care led her to become a wellness coach. Joyce's own experience with burnout and compassion fatigue created the desire within for healing. Her journey has been unique, and she's now sharing with others how to experience a balanced life of well-being. Joyce uses a 12 Dimension program from Wellness Inventory to help her clients experiencing a life changing journey. You can find out more about the Wellness Inventory at Joyce's website, joyceharrell.com.
Dave joined Optimum Healthcare IT as its CIO in 2014. Dave is a nationally recognized IT leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and over 25 years in information technology. He previously served as CIO for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and held leadership positions at University of Chicago Medical Center and Carle Foundation Hospital. He is a Fellow with HIMSS and a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer with CHIME.
Ivo is the CEO and founder of Next Wave Health, a company that provides investment capital, market insight, and back-office support to start-up and early-stage companies. He was named to the HIMSS “50 in 50” list, recognizing the top 50 contributors to the healthcare IT industry in the past 50 years. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CHIME, the HIMSS Leadership Award, and the prestigious Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Ivo is a strategic advisor to several healthcare technology companies. He is an investor who served on the boards of Next Wave Connect, Encore Health Resources, HealthPost, iMDsoft and Health Care DataWorks. While not dreaming up new solutions for the healthcare industry, Ivo lives in Huntsville, Texas on a small lake in the Sam Houston National Forest surrounded by family.
Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is a Holistic Nurse & Entrepreneur. As a keynote speaker, Elizabeth partners with hospitals and nursing schools to transform the field of nursing from the inside out. In Elizabeth’s Nurse’s Week event, ‘The Art of Nursing’, she guides nurses to a change in perspective, helping them make the shift needed to better maneuver the challenging realities of being a caregiver. Find out more on Elizabeth’s website and get your copy of bestselling, Nursing from Within.
Carl Dolezal is a healthcare information technology leader with over 15 years of experience in planning, implementing, and managing healthcare information systems and extensive program and project management expertise.
Pierce Story is the co-Founder and Director of Concept Development for Capacity Strategies, Inc., a firm dedicated to the optimization of our “Capacity to Care” in hospitals, departments, and communities. His unique expertise lies in “Dynamic Care Capacity Management”, a concept he has developed over the past decade; as well as process, systems, and resource utilization optimization; and the application of systems dynamics and process simulation.
Healthcare veteran who has deep experience in real world hospitals along with enterprise software solution knowledge focused on analytics, performance management and healthcare operations improvement. Cloud skills. Broad base of healthcare knowledge: operations, clinical, financial.