Since 1986, Cerner Health Conference (CHC) has brought innovative health care and technology professionals together to network and learn. This year, we’ve selected some of the most engaged providers, industry partners and Cerner associates to showcase the “NOW” and “NEXT” of health care to a global social media audience.
These individuals use Twitter and other social networks to uniquely connect with their audiences year-round. Follow these CHC19 Social Media Influencers to stay updated throughout the conference next week.
1. Dr. Jigar Patel - @JSPatelMD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cerner Government Services
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 with American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack at the CHC19 Executive Summit on Oct. 8. The event brings Cerner executives, clients and industry thought leaders together to discuss the roles of health care public policy and IT in the future of health care.
3. Emil Peters - @310emil
Senior Vice President & President, Cerner Global
As of 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.
A hearty ‘Thank You’ and safe onward journeys to all of our clients and teammates from outside the U.S.A.— Emil Peters (@310emil) October 11, 2018
Don’t forget to pack all of the good ideas, relationships, and inspirations you got from one another. You made #CHC18 great for all of us just as you always do. pic.twitter.com/pGDZmt9jjM
4. Jane Sarasohn Kahn - @healthythinker
Health Economist, Keynote at Cerner’s Revenue Management Forum
According to Jane, health is your most valuable asset. Her mother’s diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1971 prompted Jane’s decision to study public health and economics at the University of Michigan. She has spent the last two decades as an advisor to health care stakeholders in the U.S. and Europe.
Jane will give her keynote address, “The Evolving Health Consumer: Person, Patient, Payor and Primed for Engagement,” at the Cerner Revenue Management Forum on Monday, Oct. 7.
Rise of #socialdeterminants of health is just real life stuff for patients, #healthconsumers & caregivers https://t.co/Ff2ij4mSyU New reports via @PwC @JAMA_current & @WSJ op-ed @PennMedicine on #SDOH #stayinyourlane @EricTopol #healthequity #healthecosystem #healthjustice @RWJF pic.twitter.com/bh3XBeZL1Q— Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) September 25, 2019
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 on 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.
One of my favorite people - Dr James Peake - for @Cerner podcast today - hearing his thoughts on advancing veteran health through #VAEHRM #HIMSS2019 Check it out in a couple of days https://t.co/FBAcDRE5Q1. Spoiler- it has something to do with community care integration! pic.twitter.com/AzTWUlcE1h— Meg Marshall (@MegMarshallHIT) February 13, 2019
6. Dr. Marc Scarbrough - @MarcScarbrough
Hospitalist, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
When he’s not taking selfies from the stage at CHC, Cerner Physician Community (CPC) 2018 Physician All Star winner Dr. Scarbrough practices medicine at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and through Sunflower Telemedicine.
7. Kashif Rathore - @k_rathore
Vice President, Interoperability, Cerner
You’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger advocate for interoperability, health data access and personal health data ownership than Kashif. He’s been integral in continuing Cerner's vision of creating industry-wide access to patient health information.
Opioid overdose is a serious National crisis that affects peoples health and economic welfare. A few thoughts for you in this podcast w/@Surescripts on how #interoperability can help. @Cerner https://t.co/lGuwaPTzLu— Kashif Rathore (@k_rathore) August 20, 2019
8. Dr. Lu de Souza - @drludesouza
Senior Director & Chief Medical Officer, Cerner
Dr. Lu 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.
9. Dr. Dermot O'Riordan - @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.
10. Durenda Juergensen - @DJuergensen1
Director, Chief Nursing Officer, Health System Operations, Cerner
As part of Cerner’s Health System Operations team, Durenda works to improve the patient experience and increase organizational efficiency. She empowers care teams to use data to drive business decisions, inform process improvement strategies and ultimately impact value for consumers.
11. Dr. Emily Webber - @pedshospdoc
CMIO, Riley Children's Health & Associate CMIO, IU Health
As a pediatric hospitalist and CMIO at Riley Hospital for Children, Dr. Webber advocates for 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.
Celebrate! Congratulations to the great multi-disciplinary @IUHealthTeam team on launching an #EMR discharge tool, gap-checking cookies are in order. (Thanks Kay Asher!)#EMR #patientsafety #model #optimization #desserts @jtschaff @rwbusch1 @Cerner pic.twitter.com/w305VFves5— Emily Webber, MD (@pedshospdoc) July 12, 2019
12. Dick Flanigan- @dickflaniganKS
Senior Vice President, ITWorks
Dick leads ITWorks, Cerner’s strategic outsourcing model, which aligns the local resources of health care organizations with the knowledge and experience of Cerner’s health IT experts. He guides his team to help health care providers across the globe achieve their clinical and financial goals.
In the latest #CernerITWorks client achievement story, learn how @childrenshealth is improving the lives of children in its community with population health management strategies. https://t.co/Ogd40uKqW1— Dick Flanigan (@dickflaniganKS) March 12, 2019
13. Nate Kelly - @nate_kelly1
Senior Director, Hospital Operations, Cerner
For nearly 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.
Getting excited to talk about the now and the next of #Healthcare with clients, partners, & colleagues in a couple of weeks at our @Cerner Health Conference in our hometown of #KansasCity! @VisitKC #CHC19 #HealthcareIT https://t.co/Ri3Cb4xuqG pic.twitter.com/z3zVXvDzWv— Nate Kelly (@Nate_Kelly1) September 26, 2019
14. Eva Karp - @eva__L_Karp
SVP, Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer, Cerner
Eva is a passionate and outspoken advocate for technologies that improve the experience of caregivers and patients. At CHC19, Eva is looking forward to connecting with clients and supporting clinical reasoning and decision-making that advances patient safety. Eva’s team focuses on driving care coordination, nursing documentation and clinical workflows that promote personalized care delivery.
This afternoon, I had the honor of receiving the #CXSTEMMYS19 Groundbreaking Leader Award from @CentralEx. I was incredibly inspired by everyone in attendance, thanks to @CentralEx for celebrating women working in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine here in KC. pic.twitter.com/hHxYGO87oU— Eva Karp (@Eva__L_Karp) September 19, 2019
15. Gemma Garvan ─ @GemmaGarvan1
Director of Health Informatics, St James's Hospital
As Director of Health Informatics, Gemma oversaw the implementation of Cerner Millennium® at St James's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland – the first public acute general hospital in Ireland to go live with the digitization of inpatient records.
Fantastic to see the Project Oak team recognized for all the hard work implementing our Electronic Patient Record in St James’s Hospital @stjamesdublin @eHealthIreland #ehealth #patientsafety https://t.co/bwvO3gEob0— Gemma Garvan (@GemmaGarvan1) September 27, 2019
16. Mark Mellott - @mdmellott
Senior Director, Cerner Government Services
Before joining Cerner in 2017, Army Veteran Mark served on a Medical Task Force in Afghanistan and worked within the Office of the Army Surgeon General and the Defense Health Agency.
Today, Mark works directly with members of the Cerner Government Advisory Board to ensure that leading-edge solutions and innovations can help provide direction on development, sustainment and outreach within the federal government, health care industry, Veteran and military communities and other service organizations.
Humbling opportunity to share a few thoughts about the transition to civilian life at this event. @hiringourheroes is an incredible program supporting the US Military! #SoldierforLife https://t.co/LF3VmcM7eL— Mark Mellott (@mdmellott) July 25, 2019
17. Dr. Colin Fincham - @ColinFincham
Senior Director & Chief Medical Officer, Cerner Middle East & Africa
Dr. Fincham is a globetrotting health IT thought leader who provides meaningful insights wherever he is, from Arab Health to HIMSS to CHC. He serves as Cerner’s senior director and chief medical officer for regions spanning the U.K., Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond.
Just over a week to #CHC19 when @Cerner associates, clients and globally respected speakers meet in Kansas, from around the world, to talk the future of tech in healthcare. Follow me and my colleagues as we share the journey.— Dr Colin Fincham (@ColinFincham) September 29, 2019
18. Dr. Shez Partovi - @spartoviMD
Worldwide leader, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics at 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.
You likely read the announcement re: the unprecedented collaboration between Cerner & Amazon/AWS. If you are wondering “So What?” then here you will find your answer. I can’t wait to tell you https://t.co/Az2vgTsQ0F— Shez Partovi MD (@spartoviMD) October 3, 2019
19. Dr. Bharat Sutariya – @bsutariya
President & Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, Cerner
As a Cerner executive and a part-time emergency physician at Olathe Medical Center, Dr. Bharat 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 disease. 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.
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