Involta’s healthcare mission remains constant - to establish itself as a technology healthcare leader and to grow its healthcare market. We believe that Involta’s infrastructure and technology can be easily adapted and widely used by the healthcare industry. The Involta Healthcare Advisory Board is designed to help validate this vision and further identify IT needs in the industry.
The Involta Healthcare Advisory Board convenes biannually and consists of top healthcare executive board members and honored guests from across the United States who gather together to discuss current information technology industry trends. Involta’s healthcare mission and vision will continue to be strengthened by the insight of the Healthcare Advisory Board. Some of the top collaborative discussions include the following topics:
Involta asks its members and honored guests to act as strategic advisors for key Involta healthcare initiatives and provide insight to the company’s overall direction. Drawing upon the group’s knowledge, expertise, substantial business experience and insight in to the ever-changing healthcare industry is critical to Involta’s vision. Involta looks forward to the continued partnership and comradery among our board members and honored guests.
Dr. Marc Chasin, M.D., MMM, CPE, CHCIO is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of St. Luke’s Health System. In this role, he is responsible for providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives which include directing the planning and implementation of the health system’s enterprise IT systems and advanced clinical information systems to advance and promote the transformation of health care by aligning with physicians and other providers to deliver integrated, seamless, and patient-centered quality care across the St. Luke’s Health System. He has extensive experience in the area of change management as well as clinical informatics on an enterprise level. Dr. Chasin was previously CMO/CMIO at Bon Secours Charity Health System and maintained an active practice in Family Medicine. He is a member of many professional organizations including the Epic Care Everywhere Council, Idaho Telehealth Council, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, Colorado. As CEO, Drawbaugh leads the team of talented physicians, researchers, scientists and administrators who make TSC and SPRI the medical destination where world-class medicine and world-class research come together. Since becoming CEO in January 2015, Drawbaugh has presided over a strategic growth initiative that is delivering impressive results. Building upon more than two decades of pioneering regenerative sports medicine innovation and research by retired founder Dr. Richard Steadman and TSC Managing Partner and SPRI Co-Chairman Dr. Marc Philippon, TSC and SPRI are now the home of a new, state-of-the-art regenerative and translational medicine program that operates in partnership with internationally recognized scientists and research institutions. By establishing this new program, SPRI is exponentially expanding the capabilities of its research programs to create valuable and life-changing clinical innovations in sports medicine. One of the key partnerships Drawbaugh has engineered is an alliance with the University of Texas Health (UT Health) Science Center at Houston. A key part of the collaboration was Drawbaugh’s recruitment of UT Health’s world renowned Vice Chair of Orthopedic Research Johnny Huard, Ph.D. to split his time between Houston and Vail as SPRI’s chief scientific officer. Huard is facilitating landmark research into the growing study of musculoskeletal conditions. Drawbaugh also expanded the organization’s partnership with the Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) as the two groundbreaking medical facilities entered into a $100 million, 10-year research partnership to continue to advance Vail’s global prominence in sports and orthopedic medicine through investments in research capabilities and new scientific research facilities including a first-of-its kind bio motion lab. Under Drawbaugh’s direction, TSC and SPRI have also teamed with VVMC to renovate and expand their Vail offices and facilities and further advance their cutting-edge research technologies and capabilities. The facilities are not the only signs of growth under Drawbaugh’s leadership. TSC has added several new surgeons and physicians to its acclaimed staff, including recent additions such as noted replacement specialists Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Joel Matta, former New England Patriots team physician Dr. Matthew Provencher and internist and perioperative medicine specialist Dr. David Kuppersmith. Drawbaugh is a proven leader and innovator in healthcare information technology with over 30 years of experience in the areas of information and biomedical technologies. Using his entrepreneurial know-how, Drawbaugh has cultivated an outstanding track record of building lasting, revenue-generating partnerships. He has served on a number of boards, including the Involta Healthcare Advisory Board, Oracle Advisory Board, IBM Advisory Board, IBM Health Care & Life Systems and Verizon Wireless. Drawbaugh joined TSC and SPRI from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he held the position of Chief Information Officer and other positions for 31 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and electrical engineering technology from Temple University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Duquesne University.
As Summa Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Greg Kall is responsible for application support, network and telecommunications, systems administration and operations, IT strategic planning, integration, web services and business intelligence. A northeastern Ohio native, Kall is a graduate of John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Mr. Kall began his career with Meridia Health System; he then worked for Cleveland Clinic Health System as Regional Vice President and CIO before joining Summa in 2006. He has done numerous presentations and articles on information system acquisition, systems implementation, organization design, and IT system payback. Kall was the principal investigator on a $1.5 million AHRQ Grant to assess and evaluate the impact of EMR/CPOE technology on clinical quality, administrative efficiency and physician adoption at Huron Hospital in Cleveland. In May 2011, Kall was honored as CIO of the Year and Summa’s information technology department was awarded the IT Team of the Year Award by the Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA).
Edward McCallister brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology and information industry to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). A champion for transforming clinical care and customer service through technology and innovation, he leads a team of more than 1,500 professionals in the Information Services Division. He is responsible for the technology strategy and infrastructure that supports UPMC’s world-class clinical care, insurance services, international and commercial operations and research. McCallister previously spent 15 years as a Director and then Vice President and CIO of UPMC’s rapidly growing Insurance Services Division. He helped build the systems that support the Health Plan’s national reputation for outstanding customer service and led the team that developed the original population health platform used by Evolent Health, a successful joint venture between UPMC Health Plan and the Advisory Board. McCallister earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Francis University in 1984. Before joining UPMC, he served as an executive at Highmark and Electronic Data Systems. He serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Dr. Susan E. McClernon is the President/CEO of Innovative Healthcare Leadership, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm, which has been serving healthcare organizations since 2007. She is an active Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named Hospital Administrator of the Year in 2007 by Minnesota Hospital Association’s HealthCare Auxiliary. Dr. McClernon has served in hospital administration for over 30 years, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota, a 350 bed tertiary care regional hospital from 2004 to 2007. She also served with Seton Health/Ascension Health as the COO/Administrator of University Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, for six years. Brackenridge was named a Top 100 Hospital in 2001 and 2002 during her administrative tenure. Dr. McClernon completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management. Her healthcare research interests focus on patient safety and quality, chronic disease management, innovation and strategic planning in healthcare organizations. She holds a Master’s degree in healthcare management from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree in healthcare management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Dr. McClernon also currently serves as a faculty director for the Health Services Management and Applied Business programs at the University of Minnesota. She recently led the development of a new Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Management at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of St. Scholastica in the Health Information Management Division for its Strategic Planning Management course. She is the published author of a chapter on strategic business thinking in the 2013 textbook entitled Health Information Management: Concepts, principles and practice. (3rd ed.) Chicago: AHIMA, 2013 (2016 version in process).
Highly regarded in the health care industry nationally, Thomas J. Strauss is President and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Headquartered in Cleveland, the health system includes two Catholic hospitals, two elder care facilities, three grant making foundations, and five outreach organizations in Ohio and South Carolina. Prior to joining the Sisters of Charity Health Systems, Mr. Strauss was the President and CEO of Summa Health System. During his 15-year tenure and under his leadership, Summa grew into a leading integrated health care system generating a $2.86 billion economic impact, making it the largest employer in all five counties it serves. Mr. Strauss’ strategic vision enabled Summa to grow through new ventures, service lines and acquisitions. Mr. Strauss also spent 10 years in leadership roles at Meridia Cleveland Clinic, where he successfully established new ventures, turned around programs and services, and increased market share. In addition, he worked at Baxter Healthcare and was a trendsetter in home therapy. Mr. Strauss received his Doctor of Pharmacy and his Bachelor of Science both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He has dedicated his time as board chair at the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member at Premier, Austen BioInnovation Institute, United Way of Summit County, Team NEO, BioEnterprise and Akron Tomorrow. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Fundraiser Award, Community Service Award, Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame and was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year in the 2008 Medical Mutual Pillar Awards for Community Service.
Mitchel D. Krieger, M.D., FACS, MMCi is the Associate Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic. He manages Cleveland Clinic's information technology e-business portfolio. This includes domestic and international growth, merger and acquisition activity, strategic integration, new facility construction, external IT consulting, and IT business development opportunities. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Management Core for the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Krieger holds a Master’s of Management in clinical informatics degree from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Krieger is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He is a published author and experienced healthcare professional with background in both military and civilian healthcare. Clinical interests focus on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for patients following massive weight loss.
Amelia Marley has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare IT, with three stints as a Chief Information Officer at Stanford University Medical Center, Mills Peninsula Health Service, Sutter Health and most recently as the Senior Vice President and CIO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, a $3 billion integrated provider/insurance organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Marley’s background includes academic medical centers, software vendors, and consulting firms. Currently, she works as an independent executive healthcare information technology consultant for large integrated delivery systems supporting strategic planning and large-scale projects. Ms. Marley has also served as the executive sponsor overseeing the migration of a multi-million dollar data center for one of the largest integrated health care delivery and health insurance organizations in the country. Successfully migrating 500+ applications from an antiquated data centers in aging office buildings and medical facilities to a set of Tier 3 fully redundant data centers, Ms. Marley has extensive experience in infrastructure service provision and zero fault tolerance strategies.
Mr. Rashid serves as the Vice President of Global Health Services and Chief Information Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital where he is responsible for providing oversight and strategic planning services to Information Technology, Clinical Engineering, Health Information Management, Patient Access, Clinical Informatics, Telecommunication, IT Clinical, and International Business and Telemedicine. Mr. Rashid has over 19 years of experience in the information technology field and 15 years of which have been dedicated to the healthcare industry. Mr. Rashid has held several Chief Information Officer positions in large scale healthcare integrated delivery networks at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Rush Health Systems, Gateway Health Systems and Jefferson Regional Medical Systems. He has also served as the Senior Vice President over Rural and Community division for Phoenix Health Systems hospitals nationwide. Mr. Rashid has been essential in the expansion of Children’s Global Health Program in various countries including Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic, and several in the Middle East. Under his leadership, the tele-health program has grown regionally and internationally and includes agreements in Latin America and Europe. Children’s was one of the first to establish a tele-monitoring service with an international hospital for eICU. In addition, Mr. Rashid was a key player in the oversight responsibilities for a brand new state of the art, world-class Children’s Hospital which opened in spring 2009. Children’s Hospital became the first Pediatric hospital to achieve HIMSS level 7 and the first healthcare IT in the world to be certified in Carnegie Mellon ITSQC eSCM-SP IT best practice service delivery model. Through his work, Mr. Rashid has assisted health systems in achieving various national recognitions/designations. Mr. Rashid received a prestigious award from CIO magazine as one of the “Top 100 CIO” in the country for the most innovative use of technology to support patient-care. In 2016, Children’s achieved the prestigious HIMSS Davis award for the use of EMR and Analytics to enhance safety and quality. Mr. Rashid holds a Bachelor’s of Science in computer science and business management from the University of West Alabama and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from University of Arkansas.
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