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William Ralston, MD Phone: To date, he has over four decades of leadership experience in healthcare. University Pathologists is committed to providing outstanding service in all aspects of community-based clinical and anatomic pathology; therefore, flexibility and strong training is a must. She enjoys team sports and time with her family. At the time of completion of the fellowship, trainees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume the directorship of a clinical molecular pathology laboratory and to continue with a pattern of lifelong learning in this field. I was at the University of Chicago from my Residency in Medicine until the end of Professional and educational background Before returning to consulting post-medical school, Dr.

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He has 25 years experience as a healthcare executive and entrepreneur as a founding member of Tympany, a medical device start-up company that was venture capital backed.

Mitch is married with three children in college. She completed her doctor of Pharmacy degree in at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Simmons completed her residency in pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Simmons is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and practiced as a neonatal ICU clinical specialist for 10 years prior to becoming a Clinical Manager at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Stephanie also is the ED champion for patients with sickle cell disease and was recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Distinguished Fellow for her contribution and dedication to the profession.

Opelka is the founder and chair of the Surgical Quality Alliance. He serves on the PCPI board and supports their efforts in clinical registry advancement. Opelka leads a team building a new performance measure framework for surgical patients.

This project is built around patient-centric measures within the five phases of surgical care. In addition, his work promotes surgical patient reported outcomes mapped to the goals patients have in their care. Opelka serves as an academic surgeon with clinical appointments as a Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University, Professor of Surgery at George Washington University and visiting associate professor of Surgery at Harvard University.

He serves as a member of editorial boards and reviewer for five international peer reviewed journals. Opelka has edited several surgical textbooks, published and delivered over scientific manuscripts and presentations. His areas of accountability include clinical informatics, digital health, and enterprise analytics and data management.

His areas of interest include the potential use of behavioral psychology in the delivery of health care, engaging clinical providers and translating the value of analytics and informatics in the clinical and business domains. As an advisor to startups in various stages, he supports their journey to value creation and product delivery, while engaging with VCs on portfolio and investment thesis. Badlani speaks nationally, educates and consults on topics in digital medicine, clinical informatics, analytics, and innovation.

He received his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India. After completed his internal medicine residency training Dr. Badlani served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. At University of Chicago his clinical practice was focused on solid organ transplant and oncology in the inpatient setting. Since that time he has testified frequently before Congress and state legislatures, published extensively and spoken to a wide range of hospital associations, hospital systems, physician groups, boards of directors, and health policy leadership forums around the country.

Len was an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS in , and has recently been the Principal Investigator on PCMH evaluation studies as well as in more general studies of how to use payment and delivery reform to achieve triple aim and health equity goals.

Recently he has become focused on how payment models may be used to incentivize sustainable investments in social determinants of health. Len got his B. He is the William T. Daniel is a recognized leader in driving clinical improvement in patient centered outcomes, safety and quality, as well as positive transformational changes. Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his M. Louis, and cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. Over the past 24 years, Mr.

He currently administers 34 drug task forces and a regional intelligence center that supports more than federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Washington, D. C, Virginia, and West Virginia. Carr established metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of drug control efforts in the fields of drug law enforcement, criminal intelligence, treatment, and prevention for the HIDTA Program. This strategy resulted in the creation of a public health-public safety partnership supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , and the hiring of 22 drug intelligence officers and 22 public health analysts.

The HRS has led to the interdisciplinary sharing of opioid data among law enforcement and public health agencies. Carr spearheaded the development of the ODMAP, a real-time overdose syndromic surveillance system used to identify spikes in fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

In July , Mr. Case Explorer is not only a case management system, but also an event and target deconfliction system in use nationwide by law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.

Opioid overdose investigations reported in Case Explorer are recorded on ODMAP and analysts explore links to drug trafficking organizations likely responsible for spikes in overdoses. In September , Mr. The Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement used this grant to fund 13 incubator projects concentrating on various aspects of the opioid problem. Award recipients from 10 states received funds to foster their research.

Carr is an antiterrorism instructor for the U. He is the principle author of seven anti-terrorism courses dealing with terrorist financing, intermediate and advanced intelligence, task force management, and criminal investigation that are now delivered worldwide. Carr was a Lt. He graduated with honors from Towson University and was first in his class at the Maryland State Police Academy, class of He served as an adjunct instructor with the University of Maryland from to He believes that innovations promoting the flow of information between clinical data systems, clinicians and patients is the key in improving healthcare delivery.

Krishnaj combines his role as CMO with his training in clinical informatics to fulfill this aim. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and has found mention in media outlets. PINC is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3, U. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.

His research interests include the molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and microbial virulence, and the development of molecular diagnostic assays for infectious diseases. Before being named Chief of Intelligence, Mr. Prior to coming to DEA, Mr. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. In this role she directs a multidisciplinary consultation service that provides guidance on the clinical management of patients with substance use disorders and associated consequences, conducts brief behavioral interventions and counseling with patients, facilitates linkage to hospital and community-based alcohol and drug treatment programs, and educates healthcare professionals.

Scot Kaufman Cancer Center, and a multispecialty provider group. He has been with the health system since when he came on board as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer since A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Lyle is active in community health initiatives and has received multiple leadership awards during his career from different organizations. A life-long learner, an active outdoorsman, and a resident of Harford County since , Lyle and his wife, Donna, live in Havre de Grace and have four children and six grandchildren.

She is the clinical leader of a regional care transformation partnership forged between two competing Maryland hospitals the Bay Area Transformation Partnership , and currently acts as president of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians. She provides clinical care to underserved individuals at a primary care practice she helped build within a public housing unit within Annapolis.

He developed the behavioral health population health strategy for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. Trivedi is a national expert on behavioral health services and care delivery. Her design team leads design research, requirements gathering, and user interface design work for software projects.

Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing pioneer, builds software that understands human communication, context and meaning to create value at enterprise scale. In health care, Digital Reasoning deploys deep analytics on unstructured data to power care management software using patented Natural Language Understanding, AI and machine learning technologies. The results from the first year of live deployment across over hospitals demonstrate a positive impact on clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

Bayless is the president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center. She joined AAMC as vice president of clinical and support services in December and was promoted to chief operating officer in In September , Bayless was named president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in Bayless has 25 years of experience in management and leadership roles specializing in strategic planning, health system operations, performance improvement, community health and outreach, medical staff relations, physician practice management and business development.

She received her bachelor of science from Tufts University and her master of health services administration from The University of Michigan School of Public Health.

She also holds a certificate in executive leadership from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development. Bayless and her husband, Mike live in Arnold, MD. They have two children, Connor 18 and Caroline Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals, 10 nursing centers and 3 assisted living centers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, with over 1, physicians in its four medical groups.

Sentara also operates a health plan with , covered lives in Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio. Sentara has continually ranked as one of the most integrated health care networks in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health care system in the nation to be named in the top 10 continuously since the survey began.

Health Catalyst is an insight-producing data, analytics, and decision-support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes-improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our proven data warehousing and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency, and lower costs in support of more than 85 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest healthcare systems and physician practices to commercial payers.

Dressler is a board-certified internist and nephrologist, and the Quality and Safety Officer for Academic and Medical Affairs. In this role since , Dr. Dressler is engaged in initiatives to advance the clinical learning environment; with the goal to improve the quality, cost and value of care through the interprofessional application of high reliability principles. Improving Community Health and Health Equity Through Medical Education; nationwide learning collaborative involving 29 teams from Kathy is also Director of Research for the Karen S.

Kathy received her B. She went on to receive her M. Wetherill came to Christiana Care in as a staff pharmacist. He was later promoted to an evening pharmacy supervisor position and then advanced to Director of Pharmacy Supply. Prior to coming to Christiana Care, he served on active duty for the US Army and worked for a retail pharmacy chain pharmacy. He is also an actively drilling reservist with the US Army and is stationed at Ft. Wetherill has numerous interests to include refining operational workflow, leading teams and managing supply chain challenges.

Barbara is Patty and Jay H. She served two terms as the Director of the Jay H. She was also Vice Dean of the Wharton Undergraduate program. Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on retailing, variety seeking, brand loyalty, product assortment and design, and consumer and patient decision-making. She has published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals. She co-authored Grocery Revolution: Anahi Santiago holds a B.

Beth Bortz is the President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, a nonprofit established in to accelerate the adoption of value-driven health care in the Commonwealth.

She has received several awards and recognition for her work, including:. A transplanted southerner, Beth and her husband David are avid Philadelphia sports fans and active in Virginia politics. She has two daughters, Devon and Katy. FIC was created to standardize the independent medication formularies into one Health System formulary to enhance medication safety, increase cost savings and promote evidenced-based practices.

Saheed received his medical degree from Cornell University in Saheed joined the Hopkins faculty in He has published over articles and 18 book chapters with over national and international presentations. His research has focused on quality improvement and bariatric surgery and has published influential articles on patient safety, medical education, adolescent bariatric surgery, diabetes and gastric bypass, fertility and birth outcomes following weight loss surgery, probiotics, pre-operative weight loss, family effects of weight loss surgery, effect of weight loss on testosterone, obesity disparities in health care, changes in cancer screening tests following weight loss, endoscopy, and impact of gastric bypass upon alcohol metabolism and cardiac risk factors.

He serves as editor of four books: Quality in Obesity Treatment, Morbid Obesity: His research efforts have been recognized by 26 research awards from 5 different surgical societies. As a teacher, Dr.

He was selected as Co-Chair and Chair for Obesity Week and , which is the largest worldwide meeting devoted to obesity with over attendees annually. Susan Bear, PharmD, is the director of clinical pharmacy services for Carolinas HealthCare System where she leads a team of clinical pharmacists for this hospital system with locations in North and South Carolina.

She is a preceptor and mentor to pharmacy students from three North Carolina universities, and she teaches pharmacotherapy to nurse practitioner students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

Through her efforts, CHS implemented an antibiotic stewardship program. In this role, he works with providers to improve the quality and coordination of care for residents of Harford County Maryland. Together with his team, he has launched innovative strategies aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital utilization, such as telemedicine programs with Skilled Nursing homes, Community Health Worker programs, virtual visits for chronic disease management, and analytic tools that contribute to and leverage data from the state health information exchange, CRISP.

His responsibilities included provider recruitment, the development commercial and government insurance ACO agreements, care management programs, and information technology implementation within the ACO.

Colin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. He is also a Doctoral Candidate at Johns Hopkins. The Six Sigma program is in its eleventh year with over 50 million dollars of savings to the organization. CAMC has improved its overall patient flow capabilities, being able to reduce deferred patients by per month. Bree Bush is a principal and the leader of the Care Optimization and Throughput practice. She has been leading healthcare organizations through transformation efforts for more than ten years with GE Healthcare Partners, focusing on utilizing simulation modeling and advanced analytical tools to optimize inpatient, procedural, and clinic capacity.

This has allowed organizations to improve access for patients, streamline operations and improve financial performance, while also creating a culture of staff empowerment and continuous improvement. Currently, she has been navigating and aligning academic medical centers to apply system engineering principals to healthcare environment which includes using simulation modeling to design solution and designing and building Command Centers, a central control point to proactive actively manage capacity and patient flow.

Applying this methodology has shown success in reducing inpatient length-of-stay, improving operating room utilization, and reducing emergency room boarding time. Bree joined GE Healthcare 10 years ago through the Edison Engineering Development Program, a highly selective program designed to grow future engineering leaders.

On program, she designed next generation diagnostic imaging equipment and brought a high-end ultrasound system to market. He is responsible for the operations of the 5 Johns Hopkins Health System Emergency Departments managing nearly , patient visits annually.

Scheulen is considered to be an expert in hospital and emergency department operations. As Chief Administrative Officer, Jim leads the Johns Hopkins Office of Capacity Management and has operationalized a one of a kind, hospital capacity optimization command center.

Steve Morgan attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his family practice residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in After being in private practice for seven years, he joined Carilion Clinic in He served as a regional medical director in the department of Family and Community Medicine from until Starting in , he transitioned from full time family medicine to a more active role within information technology and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Information Officer of Carilion Clinic in She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare environment and has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and 3 book chapters.

Her interests include improving safety for both patients and staff. She has achieved outcomes such as preventing accidents, increased productivity, lowered injury rates, and reduced worker compensation costs by implementing appropriate ergonomic interventions in industrial and hospital environments. Her recent healthcare work involves quality improvement projects to achieve efficient processes and error proofing that result in a safe environment for staff and patients. He was an orthopedic surgeon with an office practice in Northern Virginia, was Assistant surgeon for the Washington Redskins, and the team physician for the D.

United Professional soccer club. During his first term, he led the Virginia Health Reform Initiative; established the Virginia Center for Healthcare Innovation; negotiated a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice that led to the first training center closures in Virginia; oversaw the implementation of an integrated eligibility system. Throughout this work he stressed the need to recognize that citizens do not fit into siloed programs, and he began to address the need for a culture stressing the collective impact of all of the HHR Agencies.

During his second term, Dr. Hazel has become a strong advocate for evidence-informed policies relating to health, healthcare, human services and technology and has engaged with philanthropy to fund upstream initiatives with a goal of prevention. Prior to joining TH, Dr. Captain Jolissaint left active duty to pursue a medical career. During his tour of duty with General Dynamics, Dr. Jolissaint deployed to Iraq Tikrit, Al Asad, and Baghdad , Afghanistan Bagram, Kandahar, and Kabul , and Kuwait in support of military medical units providing health care support to their respective theaters of combat operations.

Greg and Debby are the proud parents of five wonderful and very successful adult children, and the grandparents of four amazing grandchildren. Although they are both originally from Louisiana, they are now both permanent residents of Maryland. In this role, Dr. Kurfuerst is responsible for strategy execution and the oversight of daily operations for Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals, the Middletown Emergency Department, and community-based ancillary services including imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and medical aid unit services.

Prior to assuming the Chief Operating Officer role, Dr. Before joining Christiana Care in , Dr. She began her healthcare career as a practicing occupational therapist with a specialty in neurorehabilitation. Her over 90 publications and presentations span both clinical and health care management topics at the local, regional, and national levels. Kurfuerst earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA in D also at Widener in Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader.

He is also a professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University.

With his leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health, a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives.

Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Minor was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his appointment as provost in , Dr.

With more than published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. In the medical community, Dr. Minor is perhaps best known for his discovery of superior canal dehiscence syndrome, a debilitating disorder characterized by sound- or pressure-induced dizziness. He subsequently developed a surgical procedure that corrects the problem and alleviates symptoms. He serves as the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center TIC with the goal of partnering with clinical inventors to create novel IT solutions that improves patient care.

This team of designers, developers, and data scientists work with inventors to build, deploy, and evaluate digital health solutions within the Johns Hopkins Medical System. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Nagy serves as the program director for year-long multidisciplinary leadership development programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine in clinical informatics, analytics and creating commercial ventures. There have been over faculty and staff that have gone through the programs since From he served as the chair of the American Board of Imaging Informatics ABII which created the certification for imaging informatics professionals which has over 1, diplomates.

In , he was inducted into the college of fellows for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Nagy received his PhD in Medical Physics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the author of over papers in the fields of informatics and implementation science.

Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in , and in , he was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science for promoting science through publicly available data. Other recent awards include the E.

Butte is also a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis, providing medical genome sequencing services, Carmenta acquired by Progenity , discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data. Butte is a principal investigator of three major programs: Widely published in a variety of oncology general medicine journals, Dr.

Meisenberg remains an active outcomes researcher in the fields of high value medicine and health services research. Hired in , his early tenure focused on solutions for identity management, security, and enterprise portal.

Despite this expanded role, Dwight maintains a keen interest in technology, and regularly engages with systems engineers and architects to develop solutions.

Over the past several years, the TIC has developed many new applications and collaborated with emerging healthcare startups. In late , Dwight began efforts to develop a new big-data, precision medicine platform as part of Hopkins InHealth.

Dwight holds a B. He has responsibility for overall strategy and deployment of electronic information and technology services. Dave joined AAMC in as executive director of analytics. In his new role, Dr. Anzilotti will focus on the optimization of care delivery at the acute care level through strategic visioning, network development, clinical technology implementation and leveraging medical informatics.

Anzilotti was a practicing neuroradiologist in the radiology department for more than two years before becoming Chair and he continues to practice neuroradiology.

Before joining Christiania Care Health system, Dr. Anzilotti practiced neuroradiology at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

Anzilotti had responsibility for the physician leadership and network operations of the ACO which includes close to primary care physicians from five health systems covering almost 48, lives statewide. He also was a resident in diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and served as Chief Resident from to Anzilotti completed his MBA at the University of Delaware in while continuing his clinical practice and role as Chairman.

GE Healthcare Partners creates value for clients by leveraging the power of GE Healthcare to solve the most challenging problems in healthcare through the delivery of client problem-back solutions, long-term strategic partnerships, and advanced analytic capabilities. We connect with our clients to define and prioritize their critical challenges, design the best strategies, and activate impactful solutions to create breakthrough, sustainable outcomes to enable them to transform and succeed.

She completed a Master of Health Care Delivery Science degree with concentrations in finance, leadership and quality improvement at Dartmouth College in She received her doctorate in Pharmacy in from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science where she also earned her bachelor of science degree.

In , she completed a critical care pharmacy practice residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Ga. The year before she completed an ASHP accredited residency in pharmacy practice at the same hospital. In , she was recognized as pharmacist of the year by the Delaware Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Thousands of healthcare organizations use Zoom for enterprise team collaboration and telehealth. Zoom is one platform for video and audio conferencing, group chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, conference rooms, and exam rooms. Special features for healthcare such as a patient waiting room, Epic integration, far-end camera control, and support for low-bandwidth environments, along with its ease-of-use, and scalability, make it ideal for all healthcare use cases. Founded in , Wambi, LLC is on a mission to bring compassion to the forefront of human experience.

Wambi delivers a patient-driven healthcare employee performance platform aimed at recognizing and empowering compassionate care. Wambi serves to improve care provider engagement especially millennials! Through its gamified digital platform informed by real-time patient feedback, care providers are armed with their individual data as a means to promote autonomy and inspire behavioral change.

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6, hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

UNH , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. StayWell is a health solutions company that uses the science of behavior change to help people live happier, healthier lives. StayWell brings decades of experience working across the health care industry to design solutions for improving individual and organizational health outcomes, managing the health of targeted populations, and creating brand engagement for employers and health care organizations.

With more than 2, clinicians providing superior quality care, we have a national presence that gives our medical team access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovation that advances patient care.

PCRX is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing and improving postsurgical outcomes for acute care practitioners and their patients. To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids visit: Health needs are infinite, but resources are finite. Transforming healthcare requires more than digitizing medical records. Microsoft platforms and services lay the trusted foundation for such solutions, so health providers and payors, public health or social services agencies, and pharmaceutical companies can improve patient and employee experiences, empower researchers, and enhance products and services in the face of increasing cost pressures.

Lumeris provides strategic advising and technology to guide health systems and providers through seamless transitions from volume to value, enabling them to deliver improved care across populations—with better outcomes.

We work collaboratively with payers to align contracts and engage physicians in programs that drive high-quality, cost-effective care. For a second consecutive year, Lumeris was awarded Best in KLAS for value-based care managed services for helping clients deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes.

ICU Medical helps you cost-effectively increase the safety, accuracy, and efficiency of IV medication delivery. Our complete line of IV smart pumps and medication safety software with full IV-EHR interoperability helps turn your IV pumps into an extension of your EHR system, helping you maximize revenue capture, eliminate lost charges, and optimize total cost of ownership.

Our systems include advanced cybersecurity and other patient safety features to provide state-of-the-art medication error reduction technology while reducing pump programming time and helping reduce alarm fatigue.

Established in , the company began research activity for microbiology solutions in and relaunched in as Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. With more than 25 years of molecular experience, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC sets the standard for molecular diagnostics through its pioneering advances in syndromic infectious disease testing.

BioFire Diagnostics has produced the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive multiplex PCR system available: Simple, fast and comprehensive, the FilmArray delivers accurate results in about an hour.

The right test, the first time can impact all areas of patient care. Healthcare providers can see faster diagnoses and improved antibiotic stewardship. Labs can see improved efficiency and reduced costs and downstream testing. The solution reduces the time that clinicians must wait for quantitative antimicrobial susceptibility results necessary for optimal antibiotic selection, dosing, and infusion strategies by about 40 hours.

Earlier optimal therapy can lead to reduced cost of patient care, fewer adverse incidents, lower drug resistance risk, and better clinical outcomes. Results are only effective when acted upon in a timely manner. The team of clinical implementation specialists supports optimizing approaches to managing critically infected patients.

SLD Technology designs and fabricates cutting-edge laminar airflow systems for operating room environments. This fully integrated solution brings air, lighting and ceiling-hung equipment supports into a single fixture that hangs above the patient bed. Bringing it all together as a factory assembled system reduces schedule, coordination and site conflicts that require attention from multiple trades and vendors in field erected methods.

SLD products offer a lower cost of ownership to all healthcare stakeholders by increasing contamination control while lowering maintenance and energy costs. Way Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He graduated with top honors with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. McKeon began his professional career at Du Pont de Nemours. He initially led the implementation of large news publishing systems around the world and was later promoted to run marketing and business development.

His career shifted to health care when he was recruited to Stanford University Medical Center, where he initially led the Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery business. He was then promoted to Director of Market Development for all 17 business lines at Stanford. He then went to Raytel Medical Systems — the largest cardiac monitoring business in the United States. McKeon came to Houston to join U. Oncology, which provides cancer care for over 25 percent of the U.

McKeon then moved to Medtronic Inc. He led Strategy and Emerging Technologies across all of the Medtronic businesses. His main focus was to define the digital strategy for all Medtronic medical devices so that they could connect to cellular devices. Additionally, he diversified the business from one line to four lines and prepared the company for IPO.

Today, Microport is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Cellnovo is public on the European Exchange. Paula Batt is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, and team building.

Vice President of Sales for StayWell, she is focused on delivering the latest behavior change and engagement solutions to the health system, health plan, and large employer markets. Paula joined the organization in , concentrating on strategic business partnerships in the non-profit sector, including the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and the American Heart Association.

She is based in Washington, DC. After completing his administrative residency at Parkland, he has been privileged to be associated with many well-respected organizations throughout the State of Texas. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions including: His personal philosophy in regards to his work in healthcare is based upon a belief that it is a privilege and an honor to be of service to others. Additionally, Judi and her team are responsible for cultivating strategic relations, within the healthcare industry, for potential collaboration opportunities.

Spencer is a partner and managing director based in the Denver office. He focuses on healthcare delivery systems and their evolving interactions with the rest of the healthcare industry, including service providers, payers, employers, biopharma and med-tech players.

Spencer has experience on the full range of services to the healthcare delivery system. He has also worked with clients to enhance their performance as they prepare for the increasingly cost-competitive healthcare environment and assist them in collaborating with new partners to achieve competitive advantage. Spencer has extensive experience in physician engagement options including compensation, partnerships, management agreements and leadership development.

She is a licensed registered nurse with 20 years of healthcare experience. She joined Harris Health System in April In addition to these roles, she served as a team leader and examiner for the Quality Texas Foundation, Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Doucet is currently a doctoral student at Arizona State University.

Doucet has extensive experience building high-performance teams and leading organizational excellence. Patch is an advanced practice nurse, and is board-certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

I highly recommend this course to the first time test taker as well as those who, like me, need to re-certify and are anxious about having to study for it. William Steinberg's Board Review in Gastroenterology is a 5-day intensive review of gastroenterology and hepatology that serves many purposes: Bill has been conducting this course since , making it the longest standing and most well known course of its kind.

The ultimate compliment to Bill's course is that many attendees are repeaters, using this course to keep current in the field. I have lectured on many occasions at this course and can attest first-hand to the high caliber of this board review course faculty and design of the course and associated educations materials. Bill's course is not only the first in class, but remains the best in class!

It has clearly helped me cover some deficiencies and update critical knowledge for patient care and will definitely raise our academic level. Your role as organizer and coordinator of everything is amazing.

Overall; the experts in the field did a great job with the topics and putting things in perspective. I had taken this course 10yrs ago for my certification after my fellowship and I can say without hesitation that it was responsible for me passing the exam and putting the topics in perspective.

Steinberg Board Review Course is really a comprehensive, systematic medical journey through the digestive system by thought and opinion leaders who can teach. As a faculty member I am impressed by the rigor and attention to detail that I am expected to provide — but as a participant, this process results in the best course that I have ever taken.

In fact, I have taken it 3 times, just to keep up to date on everything that is relevant and important in the field. I find the course extremely useful have taken it 4 times in 10 years.

I have been practicing exclusively advanced interventional endoscopy over these 10 years. Taking the course has allowed me to maintain reasonable contact with other GI disciplines. My wife made me go as I was reluctant to spend so much time away from family and work, but what a great decision! It was invaluable in directing me along a study plan. Having been in practice for 10 years, it was great to be able to review such a broad swath of material so deeply.

I really focused on all elements of the course and having to take the exam really forced me to be attentive. I would recommend it every years as a refresher. Their post-graduate courses are nice but this blows those away. I am still preparing to take my recert exam in May , but I feel the Steinberg Course has allowed me to identify the areas I need to focus on to direct my study time and use it wisely.

I used the Steinberg Course for my certification exam and did better than I expected on that exam. I feel the tools I have picked up during the recent course will help me feel more confident for this upcoming exam. The Steinberg course was a comprehensive summary that helped tie things together after a 3 year gastroenterology fellowship.

It probably over-prepares you for passing the actual boards, but I would highly recommend it for the overall education and review prior to entering into the workplace. Very thorough and helpful. I was unable to attend the course, so I bought the DVD and syllabus from your web site, and went through it several times and listened to the CDs in my car. It was a great way to organize my preparation for the exam and I am extremely appreciative for how well the course helped me prepare for the exam.

I will continue to attend the course to update my knowledge of Gastroenterology. I think that when people take your practice tests, they should be warned to absolutely practice at the speed of the test and check answers afterward so they get used to the pace of the exam.

I am using what I learned in the course daily: I think it is a study course that absolutely increases the quality of care delivered to our patients. I begrudgingly admit that in preparing for my recert, I learned a lot.

Stephen M Mulrooney M. It was a good review for me especialy before the recert exam. The lecturers made it worth my while. I will take it again. The Steinberg Board Review is an excellent review course. It was very organized with excellent speakers. The hours are long but necessary in order to pack as much information in as few days as possible. It was a great way to prepare for physicians who don't have time.

I had an excellent experience with the Board Review course this fall. I found it to be focused, concise and clinically relevant.

I thought the course was well designed in terms of time and topics. The information provided was up to date and complete.

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