Each Viewpoint profiles an industry thought leader.


NEW Tina Freese Decker
President & CEO
Spectrum Health
Tina Freese Decker
OCT 2018

Terry Shaw
President & CEO
Adventist Health System
Terry Shaw
JUN 2018

Wright Lassiter III
President & CEO
Henry Ford Health System
Wright Lassiter
MAR 2018

Johnese Spisso
President, UCLA Health

SEP 2017

Apr 2017
Patricia Maryland, DR. PH
President & CEO
Ascension Healthcare

Jan 2017
Dennis Murphy
President & CEO, IU Health

Aug 2016
Penny Wheeler, MD
President & CEO, Allina

Jun 2016
John Porter
President & CEO

Mar 2016
Laura Forese, MD, MPH

Nov 2015
Robert J. Henkel
President & CEO
Ascension Health
EVP, Ascension

Sep 2015
Barclay Berdan
Texas Health Resources

Jul 2015
Michael Shabot, MD
Memorial Hermann Health System

Apr 2015
Christine Cassel, MD
President & CEO
National Quality Forum (NQF)

Feb 2015
Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine

Nov 2014
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
The Commonwealth Fund

Sep 2014
Karen DeSalvo, MD
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
US Department of Health and Human Services

Jun 2014
Brian Connolly
President & CEO
Oakwood HealthCare

May 2014
Laura Kaiser
Executive Vice President and COO
Intermountain Healthcare

Apr 2014
Tom Sadvary
President & CEO
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Mar 2014
Marc Boom, MD
President & CEO
Houston Methodist

Nov 2013
Paul Tang, MD
VP and Chief Innovation and Technology Officer
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Oct 2013
Christine Cassel, MD
President & CEO
National Quality Forum

Sep 2013
Ernie Sadau
President & CEO

Mar 2013
Don Wegmiller
Scottsdale Institute

Jan 2013
Tom Zenty
President & CEO
University Hospitals Health System

Nov 2012
Gary Campbell
President & CEO
Centura Health

Oct 2012
Dan Wolterman
President & CEO
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Sep 2012
Craig Samitt, MD
President & CEO
Dean Clinic

Jul 2012
Brian Connolly
President & CEO
Oakwood HealthCare

Jun 2012
Nancy Schlichting
Henry Ford Health System

Apr 2012
Alan Goldbloom, MD
President & CEO
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Mar 2012
Tom Sadvary
President & CEO
Scottsdale Healthcare

Feb 2012
Tim Stack
President & CEO
Piedmont Healthcare

Jan 2012
Doug Hawthorne
Texas Health Resources

Oct 2011
Vincent Caponi
St. Vincent Health

Aug 2011
Rick Breon
President & CEO
Spectrum Health

Jul 2011
Tom Priselac
President & CEO
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Jun 2011
Farzad Mostashari, MD
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Apr 2011
Peter Fine
President & CEO
Banner Health

Mar 2011
Nicholas Wolter, MD
Billings Clinic

Feb 2011
Jim Skogsbergh, MD
President & CEO
Advocate Health Care

Nov 2010
Mark Laney, MD
President & CEO
Heartland Health

Oct 2010
Dan Wolterman
President & CEO
Memorial Hermann
Healthcare System

Sep 2010
Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA
President & CEO
Partners Healthcare

Jul 2010
Charles Sorenson, MD
President & CEO
Intermountain Healthcare

Jun 2010
Bruce Lawrence
President & CEO

May 2010
Joe Swedish
President & CEO
Trinity Health

Mar 2010
John Bluford
President & CEO
Truman Medical Centers

Feb 2010
David Bernd
Sentara Health Care

Nov 2009
Hal Williamson, Jr., MD, MSPH
Vice Chancellor
Health Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Sep 2009
Al Aviles
President & CEO
New York City Health & Hospitals Corp.

Aug 2009
David Feinberg, MD, MBA
UCLA Hospital System

Jul 2009
Don Jernigan
President & CEO
Adventist Health System
Jul 2009

Jun 2009
Kevin Lofton
President & CEO
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)

May 2009
David Benfer, FACHE
Saint Raphael Healthcare System

Mar 2009
Jim Anderson
President & CEO
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Feb 2009
Lowell C. Kruse
President & CEO
Heartland Health

Dec 2008
James J. Mongan, MD
President & CEO
Partners HealthCare

Nov 2008
Michael W. Murphy
President & CEO
Sharp HealthCare

Oct 2008
Thomas Royer, MD
President & CEO

Inside Edge

The Inside Edge consists of focused conversations with industry leaders and concluding analysis.






Advanced Analytics
How do savvy health systems become successful data-driven organizations? Find out the answer to that question and others in our latest Inside Edge, featuring interviews and presentations from Lonny Northrup of Intermountain Healthcare, Rick Howard of Ascension Health and Mark Hohulin and Chris Franciskovich of OSF HealthCare. POSTED OCT 1
Digital Health - Is there an app for reinventing the health system?
Find out the answer to that question and others in our latest Inside Edge, "Digital Health," featuring interviews and presentations from Mike Reagin of Sentara Health, Jay LaBine, MD and Leanne Mauriello, PhD of Spectrum Health, Kevan Mabbutt of Intermountain Healthcare, Zac Stillerman and Becca Lococo, PhD of Optum, and Urvi Shah of Deloitte. POSTED AUG 15
MAY 2018 Conference Summary
Health systems must take the lead in managing the financial risk of care delivery - not wait for government - was a key message from Scottsdale Institute's 2018 Annual Conference "Pushing Past the Payment Barrier: From Innovation to Transformation of Healthcare" in Scottsdale, Arizona. To achieve that goal they need to build scale, integrate vertically and horizontally and deliver value to consumers according to the lively discussions, presentations and audience interaction at the Camelback Inn.

Social & Community Health: The 80-percent solution
We all know the numbers by now: only about 20 percent of a person's health is impacted by healthcare; the rest is socioeconomic, environmental, genomic and behavioral. While exact figures vary based on the selected framework, study after study overwhelmingly validates the role social determinants play in individual and population health.

January 2018 SI Outlook: Chief Innovation, Transformation and Strategy Officers
Four Chief Innovation, Transformation and Strategy Officers tell how they balance the practical "now" with the disruptive "future" given the promise of genomics, blockchain, AI, machine learning and standardized and holistic care. This issue includes interviews with Chris Young, VP of Innovation at Ascension, Nishant Anand, MD, Senior VP & Chief Transformation Officer at Adventist Health System, Peter Fleischut, MD, Chief Transformation Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian and Michele Conger, Chief Strategy Officer at OSF HealthCare.

Governance & Strategy: IT's Role in the Growing Healthcare Enterprise
Three SI health-system CIOs discuss how - despite interoperability gaps - burgeoning healthcare enterprises balance velocity and veracity to effectively scale multi-state and even international IT operations through strategic governance. This issue features George Conklin, SVP & CIO, CHRISTUS Health; Marcus Shipley, SVP & CIO, Trinity Health; and Gerry Lewis, president & CEO, Ascension Information Services and SVP & CIO, Ascension.


Population Health: Redesigning Care
What does innovative care look like under value-based population health? Our latest Inside Edge features medical executives at highly innovative health systems: Jeffry Tillery, MD at OSF HealthCare and Lara Terry, MD at Partners HealthCare.
Cybersecurity: Building Resiliency
Cybersecurity keeping you awake at night? Get the Inside Edge as research firm ECRI, national health system Ascension Health and regional "high-reliability healthcare organization" Texas Health Resources offer state-of-the-art cybersecurity strategies.
AUG New Business Models: Operationalizing Strategy & IT Requirements - Part Three
Unique perspectives on new business models for population health, a three-part interview series. In this issue, 'Part Three: An interview with Michael Pfeffer, MD, CIO, UCLA Health.'
JUL New Business Models: Operationalizing Strategy & IT Requirements - Part Two
Unique perspectives on new business models for population health, a three-part interview series. In this issue, 'Part Two: An interview with Mark Laney, MD, CEO of Mosaic Life Care.'
JUN New Business Models: Operationalizing Strategy & IT Requirements - Part One
Unique perspectives on new business models for population health, a three-part interview series. In this issue, 'Part One: An Interview with Greg Poulsen, Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare.'
MAY 2017 Conference Summary
Get a taste of the energy and ideas at SI's 24th Annual Conference "Innovation for Value-Based Care" with our photo-filled Conference Summary, which highlights great presentations, compelling CEO and physician-executive panels and in-depth case studies - and more!
MAR Population Health: Defining Populations
John Glaser, PhD, long-time CIO at Partners HealthCare, now senior VP for population health at Cerner, Paul Tang, MD, a national leader in healthcare informatics and HIT policy, now VP and chief health transformation officer, IBM Watson Health, and Russ Staheli, senior VP of population health & care management at Health Catalyst.
JAN CNIO Outlook 2017
Susan Campbell, SVP & CNO, and Kristen Hagerman, CNIO & VP at Advocate Health Care; Twila Burdick, VP, Organizational Performance, and Barbara LaBranche, CNIO at Banner Health; and Ferdinand Velasco, MD, CHIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, CNIO at Texas Health Resources, offer unique perspectives on their evolving roles as CNIOs and strategic priorities for 2017. Find out how CNIOs have become senior leaders in the successful IT-enabled healthcare enterprise.


NOV Patient Safety, All-Cause Harm and IT: The Revolution Will Not Be Voluntary
David Classen, MD, Pascal Metrics, Loran Hauck, MD, Adventist Health System, and Doug Webb, MD, Kristen Kelley, Tony Pastorino and Jose Azar, MD, IU Health tell how IT is transforming patient safety at health systems. Discover how we are poised to systematically prevent medical errors by embedding patient safety in the EHR-and eliminate the need for voluntary reporting.
SEP Optimizing the EHR for Measured Clinical Benefit
Greg Hindahl, MD, CMIO at BayCare Health System, Louise Schottstaedt, MD, CMIO at Centura Health, and Luis Saldana, MD, CMIO at Texas Health Resources, offer their unique perspectives on optimizing the EHR. Find out how EHR optimization is really about clinical transformation of the enterprise.
JUN EHR Usability: In the Eyes of the Beholder

MAY     2016 Spring Conference Summary

APR Integrating Data Across Systems of Care
FEB Mergers & Acquisitions: Integration in the Key of C
JAN Chief Information Security Officer Outlook 2016


DEC Patient & Consumer Engagement: Redefining a Relationship

NOV     2015 Fall Forum Summary

SEP     Population Health: Tools of the Trade

AUG CEO Roundtable: Creating Partnerships for New Models of Health

JUN     Security and Data Protection

MAY     2015 Spring Conference Summary

APR     Transition to Risk: Convergence of Providers & Payers

JAN     Chief Experience Officer Outlook 2015


NOV     2014 Fall Forum Summary

OCT     Innovation: R&D for Healthcare Delivery

AUG     Workforce: New Models for Accountable Care

JUN   Healthcare Services Platform Consortium: An Initiative for Provider-driven, Vendor-supported Interoperability

MAY     2014 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     The Intelligent Medical Home @ HIMSS14

FEB      CFO Outlook 2014


DEC     2013 Fall Forum Summary

NOV      Quality Reporting and Improvement

OCT      Patient Engagement

SEP      CMIOs Sound Off: Analytics & Quality

MAY     2013 Spring Conference Summary

MAR      New Models of Care and Financing

JAN      CMIO Outlook 2013


DEC   Meaningful Use 2.0: Health Systems Face Many Moving Parts

NOV     2012 Fall Forum Summary

NOV      Analytics across the Continuum

OCT      CDS: Successfully Improving Outcomes and Quality

AUG      IT Integration: The Pendulum Swings

JUN      EHR Training

MAY     2012 Spring Conference Summary

APR     Value-based Purchasing

MAR     The Landscape for Funding IT Initiatives

FEB      CMO Outlook 2012

JAN   IT & Biomedical Device Integration: Cultural, Technical, Analytical


NOV   2011 Fall Forum Summary

OCT      Quality Reporting in the Era of Meaningful Use

AUG      Healthcare IT Budgets are not Created Equal

JUL      The Movement to Accountable Care

MAY     Information Exchanges: Rebooting Healthcare

APR     2011 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     ICD-10: Bring Lawyers, Guns and Money

FEB     CIO Outlook 2011


DEC     Using IT to Prevent HACs and Readmissions

NOV     2010 Fall Forum Summary

OCT   Accountable Care Organizations: Managing Populations, both Patient and Physician
SEP   Optimization: Clinical Performance Defines a New Era in Healthcare

AUG     Clinical Decision Support: Building Your Clinical IQ

JUL      Business Intelligence and Quality Reporting

JUN      Consumers and Healthcare - Emerging Models

APR     2010 Spring Conference Summary

APR   Health Information Exchanges - Why an HIE is in Your Future

MAR     Using Social Media in Healthcare

FEB     CEO Outlook 2010


DEC     Rapid Implementation of Clinical IT

NOV     2009 Fall Forum Summary

SEP     How IT Vendors are Responding to Meaningful Use

AUG   HITECH, Stimulus, Meaningful Use: Finding a Framework for Decision-making

JUL      Getting Down to Business: Managing IT as a Service

JUN   Population Health: Managing Health in a Reformed Environment

MAY     Prioritizing IT Initiatives

APR     2009 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     Business and Clinical Intelligence: A New Gold Rush

FEB     IT-Enabled Workforce Management and Productivity

JAN     CEO Outlook 2009


DEC     Collaboration for Clinical Decision Support

NOV     2008 Fall Forum Summary

OCT     Implementation and Training

SEP     CPOE Snapshot

AUG   Never Events & POAs: Changing Reimbursement Changes IT's Value

JUL      Microsoft, Google and the New World of PHRs

JUN     The Medical Home: IT Revives a Decades-old Concept

MAY     Medication Reconciliation

APR     2008 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     Deriving Operational Efficiency from IT

FEB     Finding and Paying for Interoperability

JAN     CEO Outlook 2008


DEC   Consumer-centered Care, Part Three: Retail Healthcare - Looking Out for the Customer
OCT   2007 Fall Forum Summary - Consumer-centered Care, Part Two: What Consumers Want
SEP   Consumer-centered Care, Part One: The Emerging Personal Health Information Network

AUG     Stark, EHRs and Physicians: A Snapshot

JUL      Implementing Standards of Care

JUN      Personal Health Records: Culture Change Required

MAY     Business Continuity Comes Home

APR     2007 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     Using IT to Prevent Adverse Events Part Two: Solutions

FEB     Using IT to Prevent Adverse Events Part One: Trends

JAN     CEO Outlook 2007


DEC     2006 Fall Forum Summary

NOV   Nursing Informatics: Opportunity Knocks in an Industry Disrupted by IT

OCT     Nineteen No-No's

SEP     Show Me the Money

AUG     Healthcare and the Internet: Why can't we be like eBay?

JUL      Capacity Management: Visualizing Efficient Patient Flow

JUN      Clinical Portals: Democratizing Data

MAY     Using IT to Enable Multidisciplinary Care

APR     2006 Spring Conference Summary

MAR   Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence: Transforming the Organization<

FEB   Pay for Performance and Public Reporting on Quality: Changing the Economic Equation

JAN     CEO Outlook 2006


DEC     IT Lessons from the Hurricane Disasters of 2005

OCT   The Convergence of IT and Biomedical Engineering: Separate but Equal Not for Long

SEP     Standardization: A Replicating Process

AUG     The Business Case for Ambulatory IT

JUL      Back to Bricks & Mortar, This Time Wired

JUN      RHIOs: The Learning Curve is Local

MAY     CPOE: Where are we today?

APR     Telehealth: Just a Call Away

FEB     Workforce Shortages: All Over the Map

JAN     Top CEO Strategies for 2005


DEC     2004 Fall Forum Summary

OCT     Obtrusive Strategies: Steering Physicians to Adopt IT

AUG   The New - and Ever-changing - Role of the Healthcare CIO

JUL   Technology Adoption: Leadership, Management and Measurement

JUN      Patient Flow: Improving Care and Throughput

MAY     2004 Spring Conference Summary

MAR   Knowledge Management: Leveraging IT to Support Best Practices

FEB     Measuring the Impact of IT

JAN     CEO Roundtable: Top Initiatives for 2004


NOV     2003 Fall Forum Summary

OCT   The New Supply Chain: Fulfilling the Promises of the Web and ASPs

SEP   Disease Surveillance: The Need for Interactive Data Networks

AUG     Six Sigma: Healthcare under the Microscope

JUL      Human Factors: The Next Frontier

JUN   Physician-Nurse Relationships: Patient Outcomes Hang in the Balance

MAY   Patient Compliance with Prescriptions: A Hidden Problem

MAR   Evergreen Healthcare: Building a Springboard for Clinical Transformation

FEB     The Patient Safety Institute: Clinical Integration Rocks

JAN     I See You at the e-ICU


NOV     Healthcare Collaboratives: Spearpoints of Change

OCT     Moving Toward An Ambulatory Model in Healthcare

SEP     The New Face of Pharmacy

AUG   The Sky's The Limit: Improving Patient Safety by Learning from Aviation

JUN      Clinical Transformation: IT Embraces Patient Care

APR     2002 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     Healthcare e-Procurement: Approaching critical mass

FEB     EMR: 10 Years Later

JAN     Reengineering the Revenue Cycle


NOV     Bioterrorism: Are We Prepared?

OCT     The Nursing Shortage: High-Tech Mean Higher Touch

SEP     LA Story: Cedars-Sinai Takes the Plunge to CPOE

AUG   Closing the Governance Gap: Bringing Boards into the Equation

JUL      Patient Safety: Entering the Industry Bloodstream

JUN      Wireless at the Point of Care: Demise of the Desktop?

MAY   Enterprise Resource Planning: The promise and limits of ERP

APR     2001 Spring Conference Summary

MAR     Trials on Fire: Clinical Research Takes Off

JAN     HIPPA Makes Collaborators of Us All


DEC   The Jujitsu of APCs: Turning Medicare's Outpatient Payment System to Your Advantage

OCT   Wired in Winona, Wireless in San Jose: E-health Strategies Take Root Across America

SEP   Application Service Providers: By the Web, for the Web and of the Web

JUL      The Dog Days of AR

JUN   The New Model for IT Value: Measuring Benefits Through the Process Owner

MAY     Patient Safety: Bringing a Safety Culture to Healthcare

MAR   Clicks & Mortar: eHealth options proliferate for providers at a San Francisco forum. How real are they?

FEB     Scottsdale Institute: The Year Ahead

JAN   Enterprise Resource Planning: Why ERP may be in your future


DEC     Management Reporting on the Web

NOV   Planning and Implementing an Electronic Medical Record in an Ambulatory Setting

OCT   HIPPA Comes Home: The latest word on federal rules for healthcare information

SEP   Managing IT Investment: An SI Collaborative aims to create a new cost-management model

JUL      Outsourcing IT

JUN   E-Commerce: What it Means for Healthcare Delivery Systems

MAY     Y2K Update: HIMSS '99 Sessions

APR     HIMSS 1999

MAR   Case Study: Workflow Analysis for an Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record

JAN   Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprise-wide Computing


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