Aspen Advisors’ Jody Cervenak to Facilitate Panel Discussion about the Changing Role of Healthcare IT Executives at the CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum

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Award-winning panel addresses the evolving role of the CIO to support healthcare in 2020

Jody Cervenak

Jody Cervenak, Principal

Executive leadership is faced with converging priorities with an eye to the future, and CIOs, rightfully so, have to evolve their role in the organization, lead innovation, and position IT to enable the future.

Jody Cervenak, Principal at Aspen Advisors, is among the healthcare IT industry executives chosen to present at the CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum. The premier event for healthcare information technology executives will take place in San Antonio, TX, from October 28-31, 2014.

Cervenak will be moderating a panel on the evolving role of the CIO to support healthcare 2020 along with three long-standing, well-respected CIOs who all have been honored with the CHIME/HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award: Edward Marx, FCHIME, Senior Vice President and CIO, Texas Health Resources; Rick Schooler, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO, Orlando Health; and Jim Turnbull, DHA, FCHIME, LCHIME, CIO, University of Utah Health Care.

The panel, to be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014, will provide perspectives on the changing role of the healthcare CIO as we move to healthcare 2020 and discuss ways to evolve and adapt into a new and improved model. Panelists will share their views on realizing the value of IT, the future of healthcare delivery, managing change, addressing cost pressures and strategies for supporting reform, and ways to effectively prepare for the future. This will be a highly interactive session with attendees providing their insight as well.

“Executive leadership is faced with converging priorities with an eye to the future, and CIOs, rightfully so, have to evolve their role in the organization, lead innovation, and position IT to enable the future,” said Cervenak. “I am extremely excited about this group of panelists sharing their insight on this topic at the CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum. We’ll address the implications that current challenges place on the CIO and IT leadership and discuss successful approaches to position for success. Attendees will gain perspectives from three very different CIOs on how to lead innovation within healthcare organizations.”

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. Cervenak holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a MBA from the Tepper School of Business at CMU.

In addition to the panel on the evolving role of the CIO, 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 CHIME14 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 CHIME14 program, including registration information, visit or call 734‐ 665‐0000.

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 over140 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

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. Aspen Advisors was named among the top 20 in Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 and earned several honors from Consulting magazine, including being named a “Best Firms to Work For” in 2012 and one of the “2014 Seven Small Jewels”. Our hallmarks are top quality service and satisfied clients; we’re proud of our KLAS rankings and that 100% of our clients are referenceable. We’ve consistently ranked highly in KLAS’ “Best in KLAS Awards”; in 2012 and 2013, Aspen was among the top three firms in KLAS’ Overall Services Firms Ranking. Learn more at Follow Aspen on Twitter at

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