A Word from CHIME’s Planning Committee Chair on 2019 Fall CIO Forum Speakers
Steve Stanic, CHIME Planning Committee Chair, VP/CIO at Mississippi Baptist Health System
Healthcare, technology and leadership. Those three words sum up what drives us as members of CHIME. We always strive to make healthcare better, to use the best technologies of the day to improve care and to be the most effective leaders we can be. CHIME’s Planning Committee keeps those three core topics in mind when we put together events like our forums.
As the Planning Committee’s chair this year, I am excited to say that we have secured a spectacular lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum. The fall forum is our flagship event, and this year’s program meets those high standards, and then some. We have Rana Foroohar, global business columnist at The Financial Times and global economic analyst at CNN, to kick off the forum with a global perspective on healthcare. The second day Wendy Sue Swanson, who is a pediatrician and chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, will talk about how digital innovations and social media are transforming healthcare. We end with a familiar name: Eric Topol. We are thrilled to bring him back as a speaker to discuss emerging technologies like wearables – something many of us are curious about.
Here are their official descriptions:
- Rana Foroohar covers the intersection of business, economics, politics and foreign affairs. She frequently profiles movers and shakers in finance and business, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gross, Howard Shultz, Mary Barra and Carl Icahn. Her high-level yet accessible analysis has made her a sought-after commentator on influential programs such as CNNI and Face the Nation. She has authored two books: Makers and Takers and the forthcoming Don’t Be Evil: The Trouble with Big Tech, due out in the fall of 2019.
- Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, is leading the way to a new age in medicine in which innovations in digital and social media leverage the combined wisdom of clinicians, patients and researchers to help them collaborate more closely and build stronger relationships. She is a practicing pediatrician, blogger, a weekly TV reporter and an important thought leader online. She also is the author of Mama Doc Medicine. Her innovations in digital health include developing translations for smart speakers to help them better respond to the health queries of young people, collaborating with Amazon on the development of Alexa for Kids, piloting technologies at Seattle Children’s and creating two apps. She also is chief medical officer at Before Brands, a health and wellness startup.
- Eric Topol is a leading innovator in medicine, cardiologist, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, executive vice president of Scripps Research and a professor of Molecular Medicine. He is a proponent of individualized medicine, also called precision medicine, which tailors diagnosis, prevention and treatment to the full biological and social profile of the individual, rather than the “average” human of traditional medical science. He is the author of two bestsellers on the future of healthcare, The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now. His most recent book, Deep Medicine, was released this year.
You can read more about our three keynote speakers and watch video clips of them here on CHIME’s website. CHIME19 will be held Nov. 3-6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. More information about the program is available here.
We also have great track sessions that will be presented by your peers. We expect to announce those soon, along with the Leadership from the Edge presentations. This will be the third year we’ve offered Leadership from the Edge and keeps getting more popular each year. Keep an eye out for details about the forum in the coming months. We look forward to seeing you in Arizona!