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.

 

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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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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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.

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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.


Stephen Stewart

Stephen Stewart
Chief Information Officer
Henry County Health Center

Stephen Stewart is the CIO of Henry County Health Center, a 74-bed hospital in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), has been certified by CHIME, and is a certified professional in health information and management systems from HIMSS. He has authored numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker on health IT and revenue cycle management systems, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance and governance. Stewart is also past president of the Iowa chapter of HIMSS.

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David Holland

David Holland
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Southern Illinois Health System

David Holland is vice president and CIO of Southern Illinois Healthcare, a three-hospital system based in Carbondale, Ill. He has more than 30 years of information technology management experience and led the creation of the Health Information Exchange of Southern Illinois, for which he served as the founding chair. In 2010 he was appointed to the Illinois HIE Authority Board.

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Joseph Kvedar

Joseph Kvedar
Director
Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health

Joseph Kvedar, M.D., is the Founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, part of Boston- based Partners HealthCare. 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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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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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.

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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.


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.


Roger Neal

Roger Neal
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology
Duncan Regional Hospital

Roger Neal is the vice president of IT and CIO for the 145-bed Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital. He has lead projects including the installation of a hospital-wide PACS, electronic nursing documentation systems, integrated physician office systems and patient safety systems. He received a Master of Science degree in telecommunications management from Oklahoma State University.

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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.


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.


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.


Todd Richardson

Todd Richardson
Chief Information Officer
Aspirus, Inc.

Todd Richardson is the CIO at Aspirus, Inc., a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wis., that includes four hospitals and four ambulatory surgery centers. Prior to joining Aspirus, Richardson was the CIO at Deaconess Health System, a six-hospital system in Evansville, Ind. He also has served as the vice president of information systems for both Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M., and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Waterloo, Iowa.

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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.


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.


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.