12th Annual VA HIMSS Fall Conference & Presentations

VA HIMSS 12th Annual Fall Conference,

"Digital Transformation in Healthcare...Hype or Reality?"



This year's conference featured highly anticipated Keynote speakers, our ever popular panels and roundtable discussions as well as new content and initiatives.

Our Keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 25th was Vi Shaffer. Ms. Shaffer is a highly respected and well-known industry veteran executive and frequent speaker and author on the fusion of IT and medicine. As Research Vice President for Healthcare at Gartner, she covers the office of the CIO and CMIO, including the application of digital business models and technologies in the transformation of healthcare. Ms. Shaffer advises health systems and ministries of health around the world on issues of  IT value, governance, strategic planning and change management. As an analyst, she also evaluates healthcare megasuite vendor architectures and strategies.

On Wednesday, October 26th, our featured Keynote speaker was Liz Kirk, Senior Vice President of Client Services & Cost Improvement Solutions at Strata Decision Healthcare. Liz Kirk, is also one of the Authors of the book - “Margin + Mission: A Prescription for Curing Healthcare’s Cost Crisis”.  At Strata Decision Healthcare, Ms. Kirk is responsible for leading the development of industry leading applications and consulting services to help health systems, hospitals, and large physician groups significantly reduce the total cost of their operations. By putting powerful and intuitive tools, data and processes in the hands of healthcare providers, it empower hospitals to not only reduce their cost and grow their margins but will also improve clinical outcomes thereby increasing value to the patient and improving their leverage with payers.

New this year, we also provided Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshops. The cost of these workshops was included in registration, and our attendees needed to select which workshop they planned to attend upon registration. As always, our educational conference offered an exceptional, intimate venue for you to network and make quality connections with healthcare IT and clinical executives from all regions of Virginia.