Aspen Advisors’ Jody Cervenak to Speak at the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum

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Cervenak will be moderating a panel on "The Next Frontier - Optimizing Physician Documentation"

Jody Cervenak

Jody Cervenak, Principal, Aspen Advisors

I look forward to sharing physician documentation improvement strategies with CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum attendees, so that they can impact positive change at their organizations.

Jody Cervenak, Principal at Aspen Advisors, is among the healthcare IT industry executives chosen to speak at the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum. The premier event for healthcare information technology executives will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, from October 8-11, 2013.

Cervenak will be moderating a panel on "The Next Frontier - Optimizing Physician Documentation" along with Frank Richards, CIO, Geisinger Health System; G. Daniel Martich, MD, CMIO and Vice President, Physician Services, UPMC; and Jim Venturella, CIO, Hospital and Physician Services Division, UPMC, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. The panel will a address the current challenges with efficient and effective inpatient physician documentation and will discuss how each organization has efforts underway to address these challenges, including technology, people, and process solutions.

“I look forward to sharing physician documentation improvement strategies, with a focus on enhancing communication of patient care and physician workflow, with CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum attendees, so that they can impact positive change at their organizations,” said Cervenak.

Cervenak, a Principal at Aspen Advisors, leverages her more than 20 years of experience in planning, implementing and leading healthcare information technology solutions to support her clients. Before joining Aspen Advisors, Cervenak served as the CIO of a 3,000 member physician practice plan at a major academic medical center practice plan. Prior to this role, she worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. /Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture). Cervenak holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a MBA from the Tepper School of Business at CMU.

CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell FCHIME, CHCIO, commended the thought leadership to be shared by the panel. “The CHIME organization is very fortunate to have healthcare’s most innovative and renowned CIOs and industry professionals from across the country converging in Scottsdale to educate and reinvigorate their peers,” he said.

“For the past 20 years, CHIME has worked diligently to advance the role of healthcare CIO and advocate the effective use of information technology to improve healthcare in the communities they serve. The success of the track session presentations to the Fall CIO Forum program has been overwhelming and allows key stakeholders of the healthcare IT industry to hear real-world instances and case studies on strategy and leadership, performance improvement, care transformation, and emerging issues.”
In addition to the panel on physician documentation optimization session, there will be keynote presentations from industry thought leaders and plenary presentations from government agency representatives. For a full list of speakers, panels, and topics, visit     

In addition to the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum educational programming, the event also enables attendees the opportunity to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs, and strengthen partnerships with industry associations, government agencies, and vendor services firms who share a professional interest in improving the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of healthcare.

For the full CHIME13 program, including registration information, visit or call 734-665-0000.


About Aspen Advisors
Aspen Advisors is a professional services firm with a rich mix of respected industry veterans and rising stars who are united by a commitment to excellence and ongoing dedication to healthcare. We work with healthcare organizations to optimize the value of their information technology investments. Our experienced team is highly skilled in all aspects of healthcare technology. We understand the complexities of healthcare operational processes, the vendor landscape, the political realities, and the importance of delivering projects successfully – the first time. Every client is important to us, and every project is critical to our reputation. Established in 2006, the firm has earned accolades for our culture, service delivery, and growth. We were named one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and one of consulting magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For” in 2012. Our hallmarks are top quality service and satisfied clients; we’re proud of our KLAS rankings and that 100% of our clients are referenceable. Learn more at

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 95 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

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