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Involta Healthcare Advisory Board

Involta Healthcare Advisory Board (IHAB)

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 (IHAB) 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:

  • Current IT Healthcare Industry Trends
  • Healthcare Security and Cyber Attacks
  • Adoption of Cloud Technology and Future Growth
  • New Healthcare Industry Leaders in Innovation and Services
  • Healthcare IT Government Requirements and Mandates
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Assessments and Consulting

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.

Involta Healthcare Advisory Board Members

Michelle Bates

Michelle Bates

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

BluPrairie – Coralville, Iowa

BluPrairie Founder and CEO, Michelle Bates, is a transformational technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 and start-up companies. Prior to starting BluPrairie, Bates worked as the Director of IT Architecture Services for a Fortune 500 aerospace and defense leader. Throughout her career, Bates has had extensive experience working with cloud service providers, such as Google and Amazon Web Services™. She has built BluPrairie into an independent cloud strategy and design partner that helps businesses, governmental agencies, start-ups, and institutions of higher education leverage new technology to do business differently. As an Iowa-based, woman-owned technology company, BluPrairie distinguishes itself by applying a people-first model to drive business transformation.

Stephen S. Boochever

Stephen S. Boochever

President

SSB Advisory Services, LLC – Estero, Florida

Steve Boochever launched SSB Advisory Services in July 2014 to provide advice to healthcare organizations and emerging technology companies on revenue diversification, growth strategies and strategic investments. Boochever is a strategic advisor to leading health systems, payers and national ancillary service providers. His services focus on mergers and acquisitions, industry partnerships, information technology transactions, innovative investments, and payer/provider contracts and value-based partnership models. Boochever also serves on the Board of Directors of Carebox Healthcare Solutions (clinical trial matching and consumer data aggregation) and Catapult Health (employee wellness). For the previous six years, Boochever served as Executive Vice President of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center’s (UPMC) International and Commercial Services Division. In that role, he had responsibility for UPMC’s business and technology development activities, including formation of new companies, co-development partnerships and strategic investments. Prior to working at UPMC, Boochever was a partner at a number of national law firms, advising payers and providers on a wide range of corporate, business and contractual matters.

Dan Drawbaugh

Dan Drawbaugh

Chief Executive Officer

Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute - Vail, Colorado

Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. As CEO, Drawbaugh presides over a strong team of talented physicians, researchers, scientists, administrators, board members and partners that compose The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI). Under Drawbaugh’s leadership, TSC and SPRI have embarked on a strategic growth initiative. This initiative is leveraging more than two decades of pioneering regenerative sports medicine research at TSC and SPRI to establish a new, state-of-the-art regenerative and translational medicine program in Vail, Colorado. It is operating 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.

Sherri Hess

Sherri Hess

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Banner Health – Phoenix, Arizona

Sherri Hess has 30 years of experience in healthcare as a registered nurse and 17 years of experience as a healthcare IT leader. She serves as the strategic liaison between clinical leaders and IT. She does this by addressing the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients to promote safe, effective, efficient use of health IT in clinical settings. Hess models change management and evidence based practice in all strategies with the patient as the focus. She provides strategic leadership in the development, deployment, and re-engineering of the electronic health records (EHR) and other technology to support clinicians leading to improved patient safety, quality and outcomes. She is focused on improving the work life of clinicians to aid in decreasing the burn out and dissatisfaction of clinicians. Hess served on the Colorado Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board for nine years and during her tenure as president, the Colorado Chapter received Chapter of the Year. She served for two years on the HIMSS Nominating Committee and is active in American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). She teaches at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado as an adjunct professor. Hess is a Nightingale Luminary.

Lisa Khorey

Lisa Khorey

Executive Vice President, Chief Client Delivery Officer

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions – Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Khorey is the Executive Vice President and Chief Client Delivery Officer for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-MDRX) that provides electronic health record technology and other health information technology to over 180,000 physicians, 2,700 hospitals and 13,000 extended care organizations. Khorey leads all aspects of delivering Allscripts’ solutions to its clients, including professional services, managed services, support and hosting. Prior to joining Allscripts, Khorey was an executive director in Ernst & Young’s (EY) Healthcare Advisory Services Practice, specializing in analytics. Serving EY’s largest clients across the United States and Australia, she led teams to deliver client business transformation projects, manage benefits realization and provide analytics as a service. Khorey spent 20 years in a variety of technology leadership roles at UPMC, one of the largest integrated delivery and financing organizations in the United States. Khorey spearheaded and led the University of Pittsburg Medical Center’s (UPMC) enterprise analytics program and was responsible for oversight of enterprise systems. This included data aggregation platforms, business intelligence tools and master data management. She also spent several years as a UPMC hospital chief information officer. Lisa has an M.B.A. from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in information science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Edward W. McCallister

Edward W. McCallister

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

UPMC, Information Services Division - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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 the University of Pittsburg 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 chief information officer 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 McClernon

Dr. Susan McClernon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Innovative Healthcare Leadership, LLC. – Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Susan E. McClernon is the President and Chief Executive Officer 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 (COO) of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota, a 350 bed tertiary care regional hospital, from 2004-2007. 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 PhD 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 a bachelor’s 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’s 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).
Dr. Greg Moore

Dr. Greg Moore

Healthcare, Google Cloud

Google – Mountain View, California

Dr. Greg Moore is an engineer practicing neuro-radiologist, informaticist and innovator experienced in assembling and inspiring highly talented teams to positively transform healthcare for the benefit of humankind. As Google’s global senior healthcare leader, Dr. Moore leads the healthcare vertical for Google Cloud and partners closely with various Google teams (Brain, Search, Android) and the Alphabet companies in the life sciences domains (Verily, DeepMind, Calico). Dr. Moore works to guide and develop innovative healthcare products and solutions leveraging machine learning/artificial intelligence and advanced analytics at scale to positively impact healthcare quality, value, access and global delivery. Dr. Moore is board certified in diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology and clinical informatics. Prior to his recent leadership appointment at Google, he was Chief Emerging Technology and Informatics Officer at Geisinger Health System where he also served as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Application. Dr. Moore earned his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jeff Pelot

Jeff Pelot

Chief Information Officer

Denver Health and Hospital Authority – Denver, Colorado

Jeff Pelot is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Colorado’s largest safety net healthcare system. Pelot has been recognized as a leader in healthcare technology and has been awarded the CIO Top 100 Award from CIO Magazine and Computerworld’s Premier 100 award for recognition of his leadership for integrating advanced technology solutions in healthcare. Under his leadership, Denver Health has been recognized as a CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) and Health and Hospital Network Most Wired Hospital for 12 consecutive years and has received many other awards and recognitions. Pelot is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHIME), a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Fellow and currently serves on the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS. He has authored numerous articles and given many presentations on various aspects of healthcare information technology and how hospitals obtain value from the technology investment. Under Pelot’s direction, Denver Health has grown into a technology innovator that drives enterprise changes in workflow and process that increases efficiencies, reduces cost and enhances the way care is delivered and how quality outcomes are measured.
Harun Rashid

Harun Rashid

Chief Information Officer

Akron Children’s Hospital - Akron, Ohio

Harun 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. Rashid has over 19 years of experience in the information technology field of which 15 years have been dedicated to the healthcare industry. Rashid has held several chief information officer positions in large scale healthcare integrated delivery networks at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburg Medical Center), 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. Rashid has been essential in the expansion of Children’s Global Health Program (Children’s) in several countries including Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Dominican Republic, and the Middle East. Under his leadership, the telehealth program has grown regionally and internationally and includes agreements in Latin America and Europe. Children’s was one of the first to establish a telemonitoring service with an international hospital for eICU. In addition, 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 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) 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, Rashid has assisted health systems in achieving various national recognitions/designations. 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 electronic medical records (EMR) and analytics to enhance safety and quality. Rashid holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and business management from University of West Alabama and an Executive Master of Business Administration from University of Arkansas.
Reid Stephan

Reid Stephan

Interim Chief Information Officer

St. Luke’s Health System – Boise, Idaho

Reid Stephan is the Interim Chief Information Officer at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho. Stephan is responsible for the design, development, release and maintenance of technology systems and services for system-wide St. Luke’s business functions. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology space, including serving as St. Luke’s Health Systems first Chief Information Security Officer where he was responsible for the implementation of information security policies, procedures, standards, technical safeguards and solutions in response to ongoing assessment and evaluation, as well as other identified business exposures across the health system. Prior to St. Luke’s, Stephan held a nine-year position with a leading heathcare provider’s global corporate IT security incident response program. Stephan holds a bachelor’s degree of management information systems from the University of Idaho. Stephan is a HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) and a CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) CHCIO (Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer) Eligible professional.
Thomas J. Strauss

Thomas J. Strauss

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sisters of Charity Health System - Cleveland, Ohio

Highly regarded in the healthcare industry nationally, Thomas J. Strauss is President and Chief Executive Officer 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, 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 healthcare system generating a $2.86 billion economic impact, making it the largest employer in all five counties it serves. Strauss’ strategic vision enabled Summa to grow through new ventures, service lines and acquisitions. Prior, he spent ten 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. Strauss received his Doctor of Pharmacy and his bachelor of science 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.
Kristy Walker

Kristy Walker

Chief Community Information Officer

University of Iowa Health Systems – Iowa City, Iowa

Kristy Walker has over 35 years of progressive experience within the Healthcare IT sector. She manages several successful implementations and ongoing IT operations across a wide range of clinical and administrative applications for both the University of Iowa’s Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Iowa Health Ventures, which includes two small independent hospitals and their clinics throughout the state of Iowa. At the state level, Walker served on Iowa’s Electronic Health Information Advisory Council and led the Interoperable Electronic Health Records Workgroup in building the State of Iowa’s Health Information Technology Plan. Walker has also served as the Iowa HIMSS state board of directors, in the roles of Advocacy Officer and President Elect. As an adjunct associate professor, Walker taught healthcare executives within the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program for the University of Iowa over multiple years. Walker’s past performance demonstrates her ability to concurrently manage multiple complex projects. She works cohesively and collaboratively with a wide range of senior executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, and clerical users within both large and small hospital settings; as well as developing and supporting teams of exceptionally talented and hardworking individuals.

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