Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change | Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS

December 2, 2020 | Chapter Event

The Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS and the Minnesota e-Health Initiative have joined forces for their first-ever collaborative conference: Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change. Join the virtual event to discuss what’s on the horizon in health information and technology and find out what steps to take to transform community health.

Keynote Speakers

Archelle Georgiou, Physician, Advocate, Advisor and Author

Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a nationally recognized physician, advocate, advisor and author. She is passionate about using the power of media to educate consumers. Since 2007, Dr. Georgiou has been an on-air medical expert in Minneapolis-St. Paul covering more than 900 different topics—from research, technology and clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. Currently, Georgiou has a weekly news segment and presents regular health specials on KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Her appearances on national news programs include Fox Business News, CNN, Good Morning America, and Katie’s Take with Katie Couric.

In February 2017, Georgiou’s book, “Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need", was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Based on her 20+ years of experience in patient care, managed care, media, and business, Georgiou wrote Healthcare Choices to share the CARES model, an approach she developed to teach consumers how to make smart healthcare decisions that balance the best medical options with individual preferences. Georgiou earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She and her family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cris Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic

Ross is currently the Chief Information Officer of Mayo Clinic. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and general manager of the clinical interoperability business for Surescripts. Ross has 28 years of diverse experience in healthcare, information technology and government. Ross serves on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Health IT Standards Committee, the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health Steering Committee—and previously served on the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and the CDC’s National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Before Surescripts, Ross served as executive vice president for product and information services and chief information officer for CVS/MinuteClinic, the pioneer and leader in retail-based healthcare. Ross holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Walk-In Counseling Center and Central Presbyterian Church.

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