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The Summit of the Southeast takes place at the Health:Further Festival again in 2018 on August 28th and 29th at Nashville’s Music City Center. Two popular events in one incredible destination. Register Today!
Now in its 10th year, the TN HIMSS Summit of the Southeast will once again be a part of the Health:Further Festival. You can access both events in a one-stop locale for networking, Healthcare IT industry insights, entrepreneurship and fun. This three-day festival is jam-packed with important topics that span a broad array of current and emerging HIT innovation, The Summit of the Southeast agenda highlights the latest in technology, workforce development and innovation:

Tuesday, August 28

9 – 9:05 a.m. — Opening Remarks

9:05 – 10 a.m. — Design Thinking: Rick Starbuck, SVP and Chief Design Officer at Change Healthcare

10 – 10:55 a.m. — Internet of Things Fireside Chat: Mary Alice Heston, Vice President of Industry Acceleration, Salesforce and Tammy Hawes, CEO and Founder of Virsys12

11 – 11:55 a.m. — Apprenticeships in Workforce Technology Panel: Moderated by Brian Moyer, President and CEO of Nashville Technology Council with panelists John Wark, Founder and President, Nashville Software School; Roscoe Bass, Apprentice, Microsoft; and Chris Bayham, Chief Information  Officer,  IT  Infrastructure, Operations, and  Cloud  Services of Change Healthcare

1 – 1:55 p.m. — Integrating Telehealth Services and Behavioral Health: Melissa Camp, Director of  Special  Operations — Charleston  Dorchester  Mental  Health  Center/Charleston,  SC

2 – 2:55 p.m. — Blockchain: Emily Vaughn, Blockchain Product Development Director, Change Healthcare

Wednesday, August 29

9 – 9:05 a.m. — Opening Remarks

9:05 – 10 a.m. — St. Jude Cloud Initiative: Keith Perry, SVP and CIO at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

10 – 10:55 a.m. — Artificial Intelligence: Dale Sanders, President of Technology, Health Catalyst

11 – 11:55 a.m. — Cybersecurity Panel: Moderated by Mark Burnette, Shareholder-In-Charge at LBMC Information Security

1 – 1:55 p.m. — Women in HIT Panel Discussion: Moderated by Tracy Evers of Check Point Software with panelists Theresa Zuckowsky of Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Beth Chase founder of C3 and now with Ankura; and Jessica Harthcock, CEO of Utilize Health

2 – 2:55 p.m.  — Interoperability Panel: Moderated by Robbie Morris, VP of Healthcare and Security Solution Services, TekLinks with such EHR vendors as MEDHOST, athenahealth and more.

Brian Moyer - Nashville Technology Council


Tammy Hawes - Virsys12

Robbie Morris -- TekLinks

Emily Vaughn - Change Healthcare

Mark Burnette - LBMC

Mary Alice Heston - Salesforce

Dale Sanders - Health Catalyst

Theresa Zuckowsky - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Rick Starbuck - Change Healthcare

Roscoe Bass - Microsoft

Jessica Harthcock - Utilize Health

Chris Bayham -- Change Healthcare

John Wark - Nashville Software School

Tracy Evers - Check Point Software

Melissa Camp - Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center