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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. — Practical Innovation: Methods, Myths and Pitfalls: Rick Starbuck, SVP and Chief Design Officer at Change Healthcare

10 – 10:55 a.m. — Tidal Wave of IoT “Things” Driving Healthier Lives and Care: 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 and Nelson Petracek, Chief Technology Officer of TIBCO

Wednesday, August 29

9 – 9:05 a.m. — Opening Remarks

9:05 – 10 a.m. — St. Jude Cloud: Advancing Cures through Data and Discovery: Michael Rusch, Director of Bioinformatics Software Development, Computational Biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

10 – 10:55 a.m. — Raising the Digital Quotient of Healthcare:  Dale Sanders, President of Technology, Health Catalyst

11 – 11:55 a.m. — Cybersecurity Compromise: Moderated by Mark Burnette, Shareholder-In-Charge at LBMC Information Security with panelists Jason Jones, Vice President of Cyber Threat Management at Change Healthcare, Derek Rush, Information Security Manager at LBMC and Bill Hanning Director, Information Security Assurance at Parallon

1 – 1:55 p.m. — Connecting the Dots: Leveraging Leadership Strengths to Drive Change and Innovation: Moderated by Tracy Evers Security Account Manager for Check Point Software with panelists Theresa Zuckowsky, Principal Project Manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Helen Lane, Senior Managing Director of Ankura; and Jessica Harthcock, CEO of Utilize Health

2 – 2:55 p.m. — Exchange. Interpret. Understand. The True Purpose of Interoperability from an HIT Perspective: Moderated by Robbie Morris, VP of Healthcare and Security Solution Services, C Spire with Brian Laskaris, MEDHOST Director of Interoperability; Larry O’Toole, MEDITECH Associate Vice President of Strategy; Greg Meyer, Cerner Director, Distinguished Engineer; and Evan Grossman, athenahealth Vice President of System Integration

Brian Moyer - Nashville Technology Council


Tammy Hawes - Virsys12

Robbie Morris -- C Spire

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

Evan Grossman -- athenahealth

Brian Laskaris -- MEDHOST

Larry O'Toole -- MEDITECH

Helen Lane -- Ankura

Michael Rusch -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Bill Hanning -- Parallon

Jason Jones -- Change Healthcare