Ask the Subject Matter Expert

Let HIMSS subject matter experts provide the needed information or background for your story on health IT topics and initiatives. Names appear in alphabetical order with topics each person can discuss with reporters, bloggers or others looking for information on health IT.

To set up an interview, contact the HIMSS Media Relations staff who will answer questions and schedule interview times.

Joyce Lofstrom
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
(312) 915-9237
jlofstrom@himss.org
@joycelofstrom
Kelly Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate Communications
(312) 915-9502
kwagner@himss.org
@Kelly_A_Wagner
Katie McGraw
SHIFT Communications
(617) 779-1887
HIMSS@shiftcomm.com
@KTMcGraw_HIT
 

Davies Awards

Jonathan French
Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Davies Awards
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality care measurement, reporting, and improvement

Patricia Wise, RN, MS, MA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Davies Awards
  • EHRs
  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Meaningful Use One Source

Government Relations

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs

  • Federal government regulatory Issues (Meaningful Use)
  • Federal government agencies (HHS, CMS, ONC, FDA, FCC, DOD, VA and others)
  • State government affairs
  • General health IT public policy issues

Samantha Burch
Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS North America

  • Congressional affairs and legislation
  • Institute for e-Health policy
  • Congressional agencies (CBO, CRS, GAO)
  • General Health IT public policy issues
  • Institute for e-Health Policy student learning experiences

Thomas M. Leary, MA, CAE, FHIMSS
Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS North America

  • HIMSS official positions on congressional and regulatory issues
  • All other public policy issues concerning federal, state and congressional activities
  • Agency and congressional relations and communications
  • Executive Director, HIMSS Foundation

Health Information Exchange

Mari Greenberger, MPPA
Director, Informatics, HIMSS North America

  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)

HIMSS Value of Health IT Suite

Rod Piechowski, MA
Senior Director, Health Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • HIMSS Value Suite
  • Innovation in healthcare
  • Health IT usability
  • Process improvement

Patricia Wise, RN, MS, MA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Health Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Davies Awards
  • EHRs
  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices

ICD-10

Pam Jodock
Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS North America

  • ICD-10
  • Revenue cycle management

Informatics

Christel Anderson, MA
Senior Director, Interoperability and Standards, HIMSS North America

  • Alliance for Nursing Informatics
  • Clinical informatics
  • Nursing informatics (including annual nursing surveys)
  • Nutrition informatics
  • Partners in E
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Physician community and health IT, medical informatics
  • TIGER

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS North America
President, IHE USA

  • Nursing informatics
  • Nursing informatics trends
  • Interoperability
  • Interoperability Showcase
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - IHE
  • IHE Connectathon

Interoperability and Standards

Christel Anderson, MA
Senior Director, Interoperability and Standards, HIMSS North America

  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - IHE
  • IHE Connectathon
  • Health Story Project
  • ONC Interoperability Roadmap

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS North America
President, IHE USA

  • Nursing informatics
  • Nursing informatics trends
  • Interoperability
  • Interoperability Showcase
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - IHE
  • IHE Connectathon

Innovation Center

Celina Roth
Senior Manager, Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS North America

  • Interoperability Showcase
  • HIMSS Innovation Center

Meaningful Use

Jeff Coughlin, MPP
Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs, HIMSS North America

  • Federal government regulatory issues (Meaningful Use)
  • Federal government agencies (HHS, CMS, ONC, FDA, FCC, DOD, VA and others)
  • State government affairs

Thomas M. Leary, MA, CAE, FHIMSS
Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS North America

  • HIMSS official positions on congressional and regulatory issues
  • All other public policy issues concerning federal, state and congressional activities
  • Agency and congressional process questions

Patricia Wise, RN, MS, MA, FHIMSS
Vice President, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Davies Awards
  • EHRs
  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Meaningful Use One Source

Meetings and Exhibitions

Karen Malone
Vice President, Meetings and Exhibits, HIMSS North America

  • Meetings for HIMSS North America
  • Meeting planning trends 

Elli Riley, CEM
Director, Meetings and Exhibits, HIMSS North America

  • Conference exhibition floor planning for HIMSS North America
  • Exhibits at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
  • Exhibition floor trends

Mobile Health

Thomas Martin, PhD, MBA
Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Mobile health
  • Mobile privacy/security
  • Standards/interoperability
  • Health policy
  • Economic impacts of technology in healthcare
  • HIMSS Value Suite

John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS
Senior Manager, Personal Connected Health Alliance

  • Connected health
  • Patient engagement
  • Patient portal optimization
  • Gamification of health

Patient Engagement

Pat Wise
Vice President, Health Information Systems

  • Ambulatory – physician offices
  • EHRs
  • Patient engagement
  • Clinical and business intelligence
  • ACOs
  • Healthcare reform
  • Clinical and business intelligence
  • Payers
  • Bioscience

Patient Safety and Quality

Jonathan French
Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS North America

  • Davies Awards
  • Patient safety
  • Quality care measurement, reporting, and improvement

Payers

Shelley Price, MS, FHIMSS
Director, Payer and Life Sciences, HIMSS North America

  • Clinical and business intelligence
  • Payers
  • Bioscience
  • ACOs
  • Healthcare reform

Privacy & Security

Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Vice President, Technology Solutions, HIMSS North America

  • Business and financial systems
  • Privacy and security
  • Cloud computing
  • Identity management
  • Patient data matching
  • Federal advisory committee work (HITSC, P&S)

Lee Kim, JD, FHIMSS
Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS North America

  • Privacy and security
  • Cloud computing

Professional Development

JoAnn Klinedinst, M.Ed., CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS
Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS North America

  • Annual conference education
  • Career trends in health IT
  • Educational programming (in-person and virtual), HIMSS North America
  • Project management
  • Continuing professional development
  • Lifelong learning

Sam King, MBA, MPH, FHFMA, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CPHQ, CHFP
Senior Director, Professional Development, HIMSS North America

  • Professional certification – CPHIMS and CAHIMS
  • Online educational programming

Strategic Relationships

Erica Pantuso
Vice President, Operations, HIMSS North America

  • HIMSS Individual & Organizational Membership
  • HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model - EMRAM

Stephanie Denvir, CAE
Director, Strategic Relations, HIMSS North America

  • HIMSS membership – Non-Profit Partner
  • Innovation Center collaborations
  • HIMSS North America collaborations
  • National Healthcare Innovation Summit
  • National Health IT Week Partner Program

HIMSS Analytics

For interviews with HIMSS Analytics subject matter experts, contact

Heather Frechette-Crowley
Director, Marketing
HIMSS Analytics
heather.crowley@himssanalytics.org
+1.802.657.6705