Editorial Advisory Board

FierceHealthIT has assembled a team of leading healthcare industry experts and executives to serve as advisors to FierceHealthIT and its related publications. This diverse panel of thought leaders will advise our editors on a range of topics—from managing electronic health records and imaging systems to navigating Meaningful Use requirements to using technology and data analytics to improve quality and more.

 

Ronald Mehring

Ronald Mehring
Chief Information Security Officer/Senior Director - Information Security
Texas Health Resources

Ronald Mehring serves as chief information security officer/senior director for information security at Texas Health Resources, a 24-hospital system based in Dallas-Fort Worth. There, he leads IT GRC, security architecture, security operations, and the IT BC DR program.  His current initiatives are focused on improving team performance, improving resiliency management, integrating a threat-management architecture that accounts for present and emerging threats, and maturing a technology risk management program that is aligned with the strategic goals of the organization. Ron began his career in technology with the United States Marine Corps. After 21 years of military service, Ron retired from the Marine Corps and joined the Department of Veteran Affairs where he led compliance assessment teams within the Oversight & Compliance group. He also has served as the Department of Veterans Affairs' Deputy Director for Network & Security Operations.

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Texas Health Resources' Ronald Mehring: Teamwork crucial to tackling HIPAA audits



Sue Schade

Sue Schade
Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Sue Schade is the CIO for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, which boasts 40 health centers across southeast Michigan, and in clinics, hospitals and homes across Michigan and northern Ohio. Prior to her tenure at U-M, Sue spent 12 years as CIO at Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also served on the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Board from 2004 to 2006. In January 2015, Schade was named the John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS.

In response to the Senate's silence on ICD-10, a word about the delay
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Linda Reed

Linda Reed
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Atlantic Health System

Linda A. Reed is vice president, behavioral and integrative medicine, and CIO of Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System. Atlantic Health serves nearly 5 million people in 11 counties in northern and central New Jersey, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the state. AHS includes Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. and Newton Medical Center. Reed also serves as president of Jersey Health Connect, one of New Jersey's grant-funded health information exchange organizations. As the largest HIO in the state, Jersey Health Connect is comprised of 27 member organizations. She also is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, having served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and is a CHIME Fellow.

Linda Reed on ICD-10: Prepare and don't get caught short
Hospital CIOs: ONC leadership exodus raises questions about federal HIT priorities
Hospital CIOs rip ICD-10 delay in SGR patch
Hospital CIOs: Despite MU hardship exemptions, pressure remains high
Why CIOs are skipping HIMSS this year


Indranil Ganguly

Indranil Ganguly
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
JFK Health System

Indranil "Neal" Ganguly is the vice president and CIO of Edison, N.J.-based JFK Health System, which includes 399-bed JFK Medical Center and the 94-bed JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. Previously, he served as VP and CIO at Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Medical Center, a 282-bed hospital. He received a Master of Business Administration from New York Institute Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College, City University of New York. He is a member of several industry professional associations, including CHIME, where he is a member of the policy steering committee vice-chair of the CIO StateNet initiative.

Hospital CIOs: ONC leadership exodus raises questions about federal HIT priorities
Providers: Apple Watch, HealthKit intriguing for patient care, but challenges persist
Hospital CIOs: Meaningful Use flexibility rule 'too little, too late'
Hospital CIOs: Proposed Meaningful Use rule a 'shallow victory'
Hospital CIOs on Sebelius resignation: We must stay the course with federal IT efforts
Hospital CIOs rip ICD-10 delay in SGR patch legislation
Hospital CIOs: Despite MU hardship exemptions, pressure remains high
HIPAA, accountable care among top 2014 priorities for HIT professionals
CIOs question Meaningful Use Stage 2 exension



Steven Steinhubl

Steven Steinhubl, M.D.
Director of Digital Medicine
Scripps Translational Science Institute

Steven Steinhubl is the director of digital medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, and a clinical cardiologist at four-hospital Scripps Health in San Diego. His cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he was also Chief Cardiology Fellow. Prior to joining Scripps, Steinhubl was director of cardiovascular wellness and the medical director for employee wellness at the Geisinger Healthcare System.


David Harlow

David Harlow
Principal
The Harlow Group LLC

David Harlow is principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based in Boston. He speaks and writes frequently about healthcare business, law and health policy and is a charter member of the external advisory board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. He also is the public policy chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.

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James Bender

James Bender
Medical Director of Health Information
Virginia Mason Medical Center

James Bender is the medical director of health information at 350-bed Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He is board-certified in internal medicine and is a practicing internist. Previously, he has served as section head of general internal medicine, medical director for managed care and as chief of department of hospital services. Bender received his medical degree from University of Washington in 1974.


Edward Marx

Edward Marx
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Texas Health Resources

Edward Marx is senior vice president and CIO for Texas Health Resources, a 24-hospital system based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Marx is a member of CHIME and in January 2014 was named the John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS. He is a CHIME member, a HIMSS fellow and a member of the Society of Information Management. Marx has served as president of the Ohio and Tennessee chapters of HIMSS and chair of the membership services committee. He earned a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in consumer sciences (business) from Colorado State University. Marx also served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a Combat Medic, then as a Combat Engineer Officer.

Hospital CIOs: Leadership is more than a title
Hospital CIOs: Proposed Meaningful Use rule a 'shallow victory'
Hospital CIOs: Don't just let data sit there--engage it
5 ways technology can enable accountable care
3 questions for Ed Marx: Technology to enable accountable care
Big data efforts in healthcare will require patience
At CHIME13, health IT leaders had money on their minds
HHS pulls EHRMagic certification
Despite Obama win, health IT efforts still face heavy scrutiny
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David Chou

David Chou
Chief Information Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center

David Chou serves as CIO at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he is responsible for all technology efforts at the 722-bed system. Prior to joining UMMC, he served as senior director of IT operations at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and CIO at AHMC Healthcare in Alhambra, California.


Richard Duszak

Richard Duszak
Chief Medical Officer
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Vice Chair, Health Policy and Practice, Department of Radiology and Imaging Services
Emory University School of Medicine

Richard Duszak, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Reston, Va., which studies the value and role of radiology in evolving healthcare delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall healthcare costs. Duszak serves as vice chair for health policy and practice in the department of radiology and imaging services at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.


Theresa Meadows

Theresa Meadows
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Cook Children's Health Care System

Theresa Meadows is the CIO of Cook Children's Health Care System, an integrated system in Fort Worth, Texas, that includes two hospitals, an ambulatory surgery center, specialty clinics and a health plan. Meadows' has a master's degree in healthcare informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a HIMSS fellow and a member of CHIME.


Joseph Kvedar

Joseph Kvedar
Vice President, Connected Health
Partners HealthCare

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., serves as vice president of connected health for Boston-based Partners HealthCare, and is the Founder of the system's Center for Connected Health. An author and frequent lecturer, Kvedar also serves as a board member for the Continua Health Alliance and the Care Continuum Alliance. He is a co-founder of Healthrageous and chair of the company's scientific advisory board, a strategic advisor at Physic Ventures, and serves as a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health.

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Matt Hawkins

Matt Hawkins
Pediatric interventional radiologist, assistant professor, department of radiology and imaging sciences
Emory University

Matt Hawkins is a pediatric interventional radiologist and an assistant professor in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. Previously, he served as a vascular interventional radiology fellow at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital. He also currently serves on the American College of Radiology-Young and Early Career Section Executive Committee, ACR's Metrics Committee, the Society of Interventional Radiology's CPT Committee, American Roentgen Ray Society's Outcomes and Quality Improvement Subcommittee, RSNA's Public Information Advisory Network and the Society for Imaging Informatics' (SIIM) Content and Publications Committee.


John D. Halamka

John D. Halamka
Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

John Halamka, M.D, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a 631-bed hospital in Boston. He serves as chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, and is a practicing emergency physician.

Meaningful Use is not an overnight process
Providers, associations react to Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rule
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Hospital CIOs: If I could do one thing over ...


Ed Bennett

Ed Bennett
Director of Web and Communications Technology
University of Maryland Medical System

Ed Bennett is the Director of Web and Communications Technology at the11-hospital University of Maryland Medical System, and has more than fifteen years' experience in online communications. He was a founding member of the Health Care Social Media Community on Twitter, maintains a popular blog about healthcare social media and also sits on the External Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

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Donna Staton

Donna Staton
Chief Information Officer
Fauquier Health System

Donna Staton is the CIO of 97-bed Fauquier Health System in Warrenton, Va. Staton earned a Master of Science degree in information technology from the University of Virginia in 2005. She is a member of CHIME and of the Virginia chapter of HIMSS.

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