HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute: The Year 2020: Envisioning a Heath IT Supported Pathway Towards Clinical Excellence and Innovation

Feb 20, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm MST
Banner Desert Medical Center | Mesa, AZ
Member Cost: $
Non-Member Cost: $


Banner Desert Medical Center
Rosati Education Center - Saguaro Conference Room
1400 South Dobson
Mesa, AZ 85202

The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute is a one-day, on-site educational program that will provide attendees with the guidance, concepts, and principles needed to help attendees achieve the pinnacle of one's career.

With the possibility of up to four generations simultaneously working in a health IT setting at any one time, emerging health IT leaders and executives need to focus more on the people and the processes that will drive personal, professional, and organization success rather than the technologies. This event will focus on those workforce core competencies, i.e., communication skills, collaboration and teamwork, business acumen, change adaptability, and emotional intelligence, and others that can lead to high performing individuals who can influence high performing teams.

HIMSS believes that this event is the vehicle to prepare tomorrow's health IT leaders and executives today by providing the education, tools, and resources to help them in their leadership journey!


HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute
The Year 2020: Envisioning a Heath IIT Supported Pathway Towards Clinical Excellence and Innovation

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Conference doors open. Pick up badges onsite.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening & Welcome Remarks
JoAnn W. Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS North America and Ryan Smith, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Banner Health

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session 1: Envisioning the Path towards 2020: Implementing Effective Transitional Organizational Change
Edward Marx, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Senior VP and CIO, Texas Health Resources, 2013 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year

Creating cultural change is necessary and needed if an organization expects to truly transform care. While improving care, optimizing processes, and revolutionizing care delivery is difficult work, the rewards are many for the organization that is truly successful.

  • Recognize the components of organization change
  • Identify ways that you can contribute to transforming both people and processes
  • Review lessons learned from many years of health IT experience

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session 2: Leveraging the Power of Clinical and Business Intelligence: A Primer
Dr. Maxine Rand, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Director, Clinical Education, Practice and Informatics, Kaiser Permanente

Clinical and business intelligence (C&BI) is defined as the use and analysis of data captured in the healthcare setting to directly inform decision-making. By leveraging the power of C&BI, improvements will result in our nation’s entire healthcare system as well as in the medical and economic wellness of patients.

  • Define the strategic advantage of understanding and implementing C&BI
  • Review the ways that healthcare organizations have benefited from C&BI
  • Identify the core competencies needed to move both your organization and your career forward with the power of C&BI

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 3: Embracing Telehealth: Technology Perspectives from a Clinical Lens
Deb Dahl, VP Patient Care Innovation, Banner Health

Leveraging resources to deliver care remotely involves alternative approaches to the people, the processes, and the technologies. Telehealth, interoperability, and technology perceptions for both the patient and their families need to be addressed.

  • Describe the components of telehealth, and its impact to patient care delivery
  • Examine case studies where care was delivered using telehealth technologies
  • Identify lessons learned from a clinical perspective

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 4: The Changing Dynamics of the Workforce and its Impact on Organizational Effectiveness
Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, Senior Consultant - Director, Health Care IT Advisor, The Advisory Board Company

With the possibility of up to four generations simultaneously working in a health IT setting at any one time, emerging health IT leaders and executives need to focus more on the people and the processes that will drive personal, professional, and organization success rather than the technologies.

  • Identify the importance of organizational excellence as experienced through change management
  • Review organizational best practices which achieve results
  • Discuss next steps that each attendee can take to become an agent of change

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Session 5: Achieving Organizational Excellence: What it Takes
John Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CHPS, Vice President, Strategic Relations, HIMSS North America 

Achieving organizational effectiveness is a journey bound with many detours. While it takes many resources to achieve results, understanding both the tools and the resources to truly effect change is critical.

  • Identify the various HIMSS Awards and their focus
  • Determine the challenges and the opportunities of affecting organizational change
  • Discuss those next steps that can define organizational success

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Jason Bickford, HIMS Department Applications Director, Banner Mesa Corporate Center

*This program is approved for up to 5.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

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Hotel and Travel Information

Below are three nearby recommended hotel options for event:

Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
1011 W. Holmes Ave
Mesa, Az 85210

Residence Inn Mesa
941 W Grove Ave
Mesa, Az 85210

Ramada Mesa Phoenix East Area
1666 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, Az 85202

Event Contact Information

Maggie Van Vossen
Manager, Professional Development
General Event Information
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Senior Manager, Sales
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Leadership, Health IT, Banner Health