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HIMSS Northern Ohio Chapter



NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Navigating the Ever-Evolving Healthcare Frontier

Location: Hyland Corporation, Westlake, Ohio





Agenda: Speakers and Subjects

(subject to alternations)

7:15 AM: Registration, Breakfast, Networking, and Vendors.

8:00 AM: Welcome, Opening Remarks, Advocacy, Charity: Northern Ohio HIMSS Board.

Charity Mission: GiGI Playhouse

 At GiGi’s Playhouse, our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all. We change lives through a consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable Playhouse model.

8:35 AM: Keynote: Voices of Innovation: Fulfilling the Promise of Information Technology in Healthcare: Ed Marx (Marx Advisory). 

8:55 AM: Voices of Innovation Panel: Ed Marx (moderator), Sarah Hatchett (Cleveland Clinic), Harun Rashid (Akron Children's), Elbridge Locklear (Summa Health), Terri Couts (Guthrie). 


10:00 AM: Networking Break.

10:15 AM: Navigating the Future: Practical Capacity Planning and Best Practices: Edward Nagy (Akron Children's) and Tiffany Trammel (Cleveland Clinic).

10:50 AM: Tools of the Trade: Building a Team Toolkit for HI: Samantha Narduzzi (Veteran Affairs Northeast Ohio Healthcare System).

11:25 AM: Fireside Chat with Elbridge Locklear, Summa Health CIO: Hosted by Involta.

11:55 PM: Lunch Break.

12:40 PM: Pioneering Ethical AI Integration: Revolutionizing Healthcare Models: Dr. Susannah Rose (Cleveland Clinic) 

1:15 PM: Virtual Instruction is Here to Stay: Lessons and Opportunities to Succeed: Maha Alameh, Melinda Otero, Dawn Reed (Cleveland Clinic)

1:50 PM: Increasing Health Equity and Discharge to Home Rates: Kia Smith and Dr. Jessica Hohman (Cleveland Clinic)

2:25 PM: Networking Break.

2:40 PM: School Health Telehealth with Technology & Workflow Integration: Victoria Langford and Matt Porter (Akron Children's).

3:10 PM: Transforming End Users into Friends of Cyber: Unleashing the Defense of Communication: Tracey Touma (Cleveland Clinic)

3:40 PM: Thank you to our Sponsors & Speakers, and Book Signing.

3:50 PM: Closing Remarks and Happy Hour


 Happy Hour for all attendees sponsored by Hyland Software. We hope you will be able to participate.




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