2013 HITECH Symposium

Join DSS at the HiTECH symposium March 21 and 22: Crossing the Infrastructure & HITECH Meaningful Divide - "Patients, Care Givers, and Technology:  Partners in Care”

Three Keynote speakers who, in a variety of roles, impact the landscape of patient care:

Day 1 Opening Keynote: The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy A former U.S. Congressman and decorated U.S. Army Veteran, Patrick has a long history of service to both public and private sector groups in the Philadelphia region, in Washington and nationally. Patrick received his B.A. from King’s College in 1996 and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1999. In 2006 he was elected to Congress to represent Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has severed on the House Committee on Appropriations, House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In addition he was the author and chief sponsor of the bill repealing the Defense Department’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and played a significant role in the passage of the 21st Century GI Bill. In the Philadelphia region, Patrick focused on flood relief and prevention along the Delaware River as well as securing increased funding for local first responders and the economic revitalization of Bucks County, PA, including efforts to attract "green energy" companies to the area. His endeavors during his time in office resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs in his district. He also reached across the political aisle to bring a National Veterans Cemetery to Bucks County. Honors and awards include: • Named as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer (2011) • Recipient of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Award from Brown University (2011) • Recipient of the International Role Model Award by the International Equality Forum (2011) • Selected as a “Who’s Who in American Law” by Marquis Who’s Who • Recipient of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Leadership Award (2011) • Recipient of the Fenn Award by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s New Frontier Award Committee (2010) • Included in a list of “Top 100 Irish Americans” by Irish America Magazine (2008) • Included in a list of “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2006)

Day 2 Opening Keynote: Regina Holliday Regina Holliday is a DC-based patient rights arts advocate. Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death resulting from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began painting a mural entitled "73 cents." It depicts the Holliday family's journey through the medical system. Regina speaks nationally on patient care and paints those concepts on canvas at medical conferences throughout the US. She paints the ideas discussed and presents them through a patient's view. She also began an advocacy movement called "The Walking Gallery." The Gallery consists of artists, medical providers, technicians and advocates who wear patient-centered care paintings on the backs of business suits. Regina is a 2011-2012 Fellow with TMIT.

Day 2 Closing Keynote: Dick Flanigan, SVP Cerner Dick Flanigan, senior vice president, leads Cerner’s Research Organization, its Employer services group and is responsible for new and premier academic and children’s hospital clients in the U.S. Flanigan oversees Cerner’s strategy to advance automation of clinical research, public health, drug and patient safety, and genomics, and to develop innovative technologies that enable more personalized health. He also directs Cerner’s Employer initiatives, which encompass development and strategy for on-site employer pharmacies and clinics, and health and wellness management programs. In addition, Flanigan leads the premier academic and children’s hospital organization, and drives the Academic Advisory Board and Pediatric Leadership Council from a senior executive perspective. Prior to this role, Flanigan served as president of Cerner North Atlantic, a division focusing on all aspects of client relationships in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. Flanigan joined Cerner in 1994 as the regional vice president for the south central region, based in Dallas. In 1997, his responsibilities expanded as area general manager for the south central and Mid-Atlantic regions. In 1998, he assumed responsibility for the expansion of Cerner’s presence in national accounts and federal healthcare. From 2000 to 2003, he served as general manager for Cerner’s clinical and financial business units that developed, sold, and implemented solutions for healthcare organizations around the world. Prior to joining Cerner, Flanigan spent more than 13 years in sales and management positions at IBM Corp. At IBM, he served as business unit executive for healthcare in the Mid-Atlantic region from 1991 to 1994. Flanigan earned numerous management and leadership awards, and through IBM’s Client Executive Program, he completed post-graduate course work at the Harvard Business School. While at IBM, he earned a master’s degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University. Flanigan earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from Mount Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Md. He is a board member of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan., and Dynamic Clinical Systems, an early stage health outcomes company based in New Hampshire.

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