How "The Digital 20's" Will Transform Healthcare

A Panel Discussion With Information Builders, Halifax Health, and Syntelli
Event Description

The upcoming decade – the Digital '20s – will see data at the core of healthcare transformation. Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make care delivery more personalized and precise.

Data sources will continue to explode as patient generated data and machine data will increase as 5G technology is adopted. Leveraging data from across the patient journey will be critical to help manage the continued transformation towards value-based care.

Moderated by Information Builders' Bill Kotraba, this presentation and follow-up discussion centers around a panel featuring Tom Stafford (Halifax Health), Bill Moroz (Information Builders), and Ruben Martinez-Raposo (Syntelli Solutions), and Srini Kasavaraju (Florida Blue).

Panelists will address topics such as :

  • How healthcare will leverage digital technologies to deliver a more consumer-oriented experience
  • How AI and machine learning will support physicians in transforming healthcare delivery and costs
  • Why a data foundation will be required to leverage the potential of digitalization in healthcare
  • Best and worst practices seen across multiple industries in supporting digital transformations
Tom Stafford, Halifax Health
Tom Stafford
Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Halifax Health

Tom joined Halifax Health more than 10 years ago, after a decade working as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tom holds a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified project management professional, with more than 15 years of experience managing technically complex projects. In addition, he holds his Green Belt Six Sigma certification. Responsible for overall leadership in every IT initiative at Halifax Health, Tom blends his engineering experience of optimizing processes and systems with his management skills for mentoring and coaching staff. In doing so, he has created a culture that has put the hospital on Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT four years in a row. In addition, Tom won a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award for his leadership and innovative approaches. He was named by Beckers as one of the 100 CIOs to watch in 2018 and 2019.

Ruben Martinez-Raposo, Syntelli
Ruben Martinez-Raposo
Syntelli Solutions

Ruben is a healthcare IT executive with 17 years of experience working in various IT operations, management, and leadership roles with successful healthcare technology start-ups such as Emageon and Awarix, as well as global companies such as McKesson, Change Healthcare, and Becton & Dickinson. In his current role with Syntelli Solutions as a healthcare enterprise account executive, he engages with healthcare executives to identify, evaluate, and develop business intelligence (BI), clinical decision support, and data analytics solutions that will bring the most value out of their data to match their business strategies and drive optimal outcomes. Prior to this role, he developed data and analytical platforms and products as a program manager for global medical device company Becton & Dickinson and as senior product manager for McKesson and Change Healthcare. He holds a Bachelors of Science Cum Laude in Management Information Systems, completed his Master of Engineering in Information Sciences in 2012, and received his Executive Masters of Science degree in Healthcare administration in 2015 all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an active member of HIMSS and has served on American College Health of Healthcare Executives Forum the past five years and currently serves as director of Engagement and Membership.

Dr. Michael Sanders, Chief Medical Information Officer
Dr. Michael Sanders
Chief Medical Information Officer,
Flagler Hospital

Dr. Sanders is currently the CMIO at Flagler Hospital, with more than 30 years of experience. He has most recently been recognized for deploying an AI-driven clinical variation module to help reduce costs and improve patient care.

Bill Moroz
Bill Moroz
Senior Solutions Architect,
Information Builders

Bill has been helping healthcare organizations to derive value from data for more than 20 years. His experience includes interoperability, data management, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI). As an innovative, results-driven professional, he participated in developing the HL7 standards and HIE/RHIO networks. Bill has experience in the AI/machine learning space, working on projects for clinical variation management and claims FWA.

Bill Kotraba
Bill Kotraba
Vice President, Healthcare Solutions and Strategy,
Information Builders

Bill has over 20 years of experience in software sales and marketing including having previously helped found Logi Analytics. Working for 15 years in the data and analytics space, he is responsible for leading sales, partner, and marketing strategy for the healthcare team. Bill holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Baltimore and an MS in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.

Srini Kasavaraju
Srini Kasavaraju
IT Director,
Florida Blue

Srini Kasavaraju is a proven technology leader with 20 years of experience and a track record of success in software/capability development, leadership, team development, management, and execution.

He has significant experience in healthcare, including Payer, Provider, Member, and CMS areas. Srini has extensive consulting experience within the public sector (utilities, aviation, agencies) and private sector (health care, aviation, manufacturing, oil, cargo). He has led large-scale RFPs, mergers and acquisitions, and platform execution teams across business and IT factories. He's also led multi-disciplined teams in on-site, on-shore/offsite, and on-shore/off-shore arrangements. 

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