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CHC20 features social media influencers

Estimated read time: 11 minutes

by Cerner Corporation

Published on 10/12/2020

Since 1986, Cerner Health Conference (CHC) has brought innovative health care and technology professionals together to network and learn. That hasn’t changed this year, but the setting has. While CHC will be virtual, there will be several opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in a virtual experience – through learning, connecting, networking and even gaming. To help round out this virtual experience, we’ve selected some of the most engaged providers, industry partners and Cerner associates to showcase how we're “empowering beyond” in health care. 

These individuals use Twitter and other social networks to uniquely connect with their audiences year-round and especially during CHC. Follow the CHC20 Social Media Influencers to stay updated throughout the conference.

1. Jigar Patel, M.D. - @JSPatelMD

Senior Director & Physician Executive, Cerner 

Bridging the gap between Cerner’s efforts to improve the physician experience and to provide the best care possible for Veterans, Service members and their families, Dr. Patel uses Twitter to help others stay informed, connected and engaged throughout CHC. 

2. Russ Branzell - @CHIMECEO

President & CEO, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

A cybersecurity advocate and a prominent voice in health IT, Russ oversees CHIME’s mission to advance and serve senior leaders in using knowledge and technology to improve health care. One of his top priorities is helping health care organizations deal with cyber threats to better protect patient data and information systems.

Russ will speak on a panel, “Impact of the 2020 election on health care,” alongside Paul Keckley, health care policy analyst, Rick Pollack, president and CEO, American Hospital Association, and Don Trigg, president, Cerner.

3. Emil Peters - @310emil

Senior Vice President & President, Cerner Global

As the leader of Cerner Global, Emil is intimately involved in Cerner’s growing footprint in markets throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East with a focus on relentlessly advancing engagement, value and growth for Cerner clients.

4. Shanna Adamic - @AdamicShanna

Executive Director, First Hand Foundation, Cerner

Since 2002, Shanna has worked within First Hand, Cerner’s corporate philanthropy aimed at ensuring children achieve their full health potential through Cerner and First Hand’s innovative health and wellness programs and initiatives. As executive director, Shanna is committed to helping children and families around the world gain access to quality health care that can dramatically change, and even save, lives. Shanna is also a brain tumor survivor and an advocate for the power of telehealth after the technology played a powerful role in her own health care journey.

5. Meg Marshall - @MegMarshallHIT

Senior Director & Government Strategist, Cerner

As one of Cerner’s resident experts on health IT policy and governmental affairs, you can count on Meg to shed light on the role of politics in the health care industry. From the shifting regulatory landscape within the United States to the government’s role in advancing interoperability, Meg is a consistent source for valuable insights on the future of the business of health and care.

6. Mitchell Clark - @MitchC_HIT

Senior Vice President, CommunityWorks

Mitchell leads Cerner’s efforts to improve care for community, critical access and specialty hospitals. CommunityWorks is a cloud-based deployment of Cerner’s traditional IT platform, tailored to meet the unique needs of smaller communities. Mitchell recently announced Cerner’s CommunityWorks Foundations, which offers an innovative fixed-fee payment structure to help reduce costs and lengthy implementation processes.

7. Lu de Souza, M.D. - @drludesouza

Senior Director & Chief Medical Officer, Cerner

Dr. de Souza is a practicing pediatrician and the senior director and chief medical officer of Cerner’s west division of physician executives. You’ll see Dr. de Souza throughout the CPC Forum providing insights on how collaboration and communication can effectively combat physician burnout.

8. Dermot O'Riordan, M.D. - @dermotor

Surgeon, Chief Clinical Information Officer, West Suffolk NHS

Before his work as a consultant surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Dr. O’Riordan worked as medical director and interim CEO. Today, Dr. O’Riordan serves as chief clinical information officer and collaborates with Cerner on West Suffolk NHS’ e-Care integrated electronic health record project, which promotes the exchange of health information within the system.

9. Darinda Sutton - @DarindaSutton

Vice President & Regional Clinical Executive, Cerner

For years, Darinda, vice president and chief nursing officer for Cerner Premier and Foundation, has worked with Cerner’s clients to define and implement an Essential Clinical Dataset, or ECD, to provide the health care industry with a standardized dataset that offers needed elements for electronic health record (EHR) documentation. This collaboration has led to widespread success for many care organizations, including Island Health on Vancouver Island, Canada, where Cerner has helped save more than 95 hours a month by reducing the number of questions asked when nurses complete the adult admission history form.

10. Emily Webber, M.D. - @pedshospdoc

CMIO, Riley Children's Health & Associate CMIO, IU Health

Dr. Webber advocates for innovative health IT solutions that promote patient safety and improve the overall quality of care within the Indiana University Health System. A CPC18 Physician All-Star, she’s also an associate CMIO for IU Health, where she focuses on patient empowerment through technology.

11. Dick Flanigan - @dickflaniganKS

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Policy & Regulation, Cerner

Since the onset of COVID-19, Dick has led Cerner’s efforts to support clients fighting on the front lines of the pandemic. After joining Cerner more than 25 years ago, his work has been essential in helping health care providers across the globe achieve their clinical, financial and operational goals.

12. Nate Kelly - @nate_kelly1

Vice President & Health Network General Manager, Cerner

For more than 15 years, Nate has worked with Cerner’s clients and strategic collaborators to learn how they’re leveraging predictive intelligence inside workflows and processes to ensure the best clinical, operational and financial outcomes for patients and organizations alike.

13. Dan Devers - @ddevers

Senior Vice President, Cloud Strategy, Cerner

Dan manages Cerner’s cloud initiatives, including the collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon. He has responsibility for Cerner’s cloud modernization and innovation roadmap, go-to-market strategies, business model transformation, and other activities related to Cerner’s evolution to the software-as-a-service platform for health care.

14. Brenna Quinn - @Brenna__Quinn

Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Cerner

Brenna has accountability for Cerner’s revenue cycle business, including strategy and market success. She's responsible for Cerner’s roadmap of solutions and services and the top line and bottom line of Revenue Cycle and RevWorks. In this role, Brenna leads Cerner’s global strategy, intellectual property (IP) and solution coordination teams working on Revenue Cycle solutions.

15. Hon. Patrick Murphy - @PatrickMurphyPA

Chair, Cerner Government Advisory Board

As chair of the Cerner Government Advisory Board, the former Pennsylvania congressman leads a diverse group of experts and thought leaders aimed at providing direction on development, sustainment and outreach within the federal government, health care industry, Veteran and military communities and service organizations. He was the first Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress, and currently serves as the chairman of innovation at the U.S Military Academy at West Point and an ambassador for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes initiative. Previously, he served as the 32nd undersecretary of the Army and was also on the Appropriations, Intelligence and Armed Services Committees while in Congress.

16. Jezz Lister - @JezzLister

Senior Strategic Client Executive, Cerner

As a senior strategic client executive at Cerner, Jezz works with care providers across the United Kingdom to help them make the most of Cerner technology and provide smarter care to their patients. Among these clients is the National Health Service, or NHS, the government-funded public health systems in England and throughout the U.K., which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Cerner Millennium® is implemented at more than 20 NHS Trusts, and Cerner HealtheIntent℠ helps NHS proactively manage the health of 9.5 million U.K. citizens.

Starting tomorrow folks! #NHS folks please register for access to the conference live and recorded content for 60 days. Digital has never been so important #CHC20

— Jezz Lister (@JezzLister) October 12, 2020

17. Shez Partovi, M.D. - @spartoviMD

Worldwide Lead, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics, Amazon Web Services

Dr. Partovi helps health care organizations manage and analyze data using Amazon's industry-leading software tools. Early in his career, Dr. Partovi worked with dedicated care teams to dissolve brain blood clots and prevent strokes for patients, then he shifted his focus to digital transformations of health systems to improve access. Now, his mission is to elevate the human condition using Amazon as a platform.

All great things that can be done together, should be done. Let’s advance clinician & patient experience by working backwards from the desired end result @Cerner @awscloud #CHC19

— Shez Partovi MD (@spartoviMD) October 8, 2019

18. Bharat Sutariya, M.D. – @bsutariya

Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, Cerner

As a Cerner executive and a part-time emergency physician at Olathe Medical Center, Dr. Sutariya provides a unique perspective on the importance of population health initiatives and the shift to value-based care. In 2010, he was integral in the development of the St. John Sepsis Surveillance Agent and continues to use the platform to raise awareness for the potentially life-threatening condition. This targeted, algorithm-based tool aims to reduce the sepsis mortality rate and improve quality measure compliance through the early identification of high-risk patients. It’s been implemented at more than 550 hospitals in the U.S. alone.

The health care industry is facing challenges we've never before experienced. @Cerner recently unveiled a #COVID19 Framework for Recovery, and we're doing everything in our power to offer support and guidance. I'm confident we'll get through this together.

— Bharat Sutariya (@bsutariya) May 5, 2020

19. Ann Marie Navar, M.D. – @AnnMarieNavar

Associate Professor of Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Navar is is a cardiologist and epidemiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention. Formerly with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Dr. Navar serves as a strategic advisor to Cerner's research organization. She supports COVID-19 research by working to build an EHR-enabled Learning Health Network that helps streamline clinical research conducted across multiple institutions. She's an associate editor at JAMA Cardiology and a board member of the American Society For Preventive Cardiology.

STRONG WOMEN LIFT EACH OTHER UP! So happy to work with @Cerner ‘s Christy Dueck - solving how we use the EHR to transform clinical research. @WomenAs1

— Ann Marie Navar (@AnnMarieNavar) August 15, 2019

Follow Cerner on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for updates from the conference. Connect with presenters and attendees on Twitter using the hashtag #CHC20.

Register for free at Registration closes Oct. 13.