Speakers

Dr. Arora is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment Innovation at the University of Chicago. Her research on quality and safety of care in teaching hospitals, including resident fatigue and patient handoffs, has resulted in more than 100 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals such as, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine, with additional coverage with coverage by the Associated Press, CNN, ABC News and US News and World Report

Dr. Baker is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Much of Dr. Baker’s research has focused on issues related to health care delivery for historically underserved and vulnerable populations, including health literacy, racial and ethnic healthcare disparities, lack of health insurance coverage, and language barriers.

Dr. Bates is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Brennan is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Brennan received a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Dykes is Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dykes’ program of research relates to the use of technology to promote communication, care coordination, and patient safety. She has published widely and presented nationally and internationally on these topics. Dykes is the Chair of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Nursing Informatics Working Group and a member of the AMIA Board of Directors.

Dr. Erskine is Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at the Geisinger Health System. He is responsible for sequencing future and innovative technologies to advance Geisinger mission of re-engineering healthcare. Dr. Erskine leads Geisinger’s Division of Applied Research and Clinical Informatics (DARCI). DARCI oversees Geisinger’s EHR Clinical Transformation, Clinical Mobility Strategy and Data Science departments with the goal to harmonize data across the clinical care, research and health plan enterprise.

Dr. Escobar is a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland as well as being the Regional Director for Hospital Operations Research for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. An expert on risk adjustment and predictive modeling, he has published more than130 peer-reviewed articles and is currently in the middle of deploying a real-time early warning system for deterioration outside the intensive care unit at two Kaiser Permanente hospitals.

Dr. Gustafson is Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin−Madison where he founded and directs the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. The Center includes the national program office for the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx), and the Center of Excellence on Active Aging Research (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). His implementation research interests focus on developing systems engineering tools to support sustainable individual and organizational improvement.

Dr. Hripcsak is Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, Director of Medical Informatics Services for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Senior Informatics Advisor at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Ms. McGraw is a partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She provides legal, regulatory and strategic policy and business counsel to healthcare providers, payers and other healthcare organizations with respect to the adoption and implementation of health IT and electronic health information exchange. Her areas of focus include HIPAA/privacy advice and compliance, data security, data governance, research and health data analytics, health IT policy, and patient engagement.

Dr. Naylor is the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Since 1989, Dr. Naylor has led an interdisciplinary program of research designed to improve the quality of care, decrease unnecessary hospitalizations, and reduce health care costs for vulnerable community-based elders. Dr.

Dr. O’Malley is a Senior Fellow at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington D.C. where she conducts both quantitative and qualitative research. She is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and completed a research fellowship in primary care health services research. Her interests include improving the quality and efficiency of care and coordination of care, particularly for people who see multiple providers. She has a background in primary care conceptualization and measurement.

Dr. Overhage is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Siemens Healthcare. Prior to joining Siemens he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange and was Director of Medical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., and a Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medical Informatics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.