Healthcare Informatics Releases Beverly Hills Health IT Summit Agenda

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Healthcare Informatics—in collaboration with leading healthcare executives from across California—is bringing their critically-acclaimed Health IT Summit Series event program to Beverly Hills, Nov. 9th and 10th at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

HIT Summits announced a strong speaker line up of industry experts and changemakers such as: Darren Dworkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Sri Bharadwaj, Director, Information Services and CISO and Charles Podesta, Chief Information Officer, both from University of California Irvine; Pamela Banchy, Chief Information Officer at Western Reserve Hospital; Cris Ewell, CISO at University of Washington Medicine; Mark A. Caron, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer at Capital Blue Cross; David Chou, Chief Information Officer at Children’s Mercy Hospital; Pam Rush, Clinical Program Director at Allina Health; and a host of representatives from nationally-renowned health networks.

The Summit is a two-day program focusing on the impact technology is having in transforming the clinical diagnosis and delivery of healthcare. It will share deep-dive and contrarian sessions covering the fostering of innovation and in-house accelerators, artificial intelligence, advanced sub-specialty data analytics and a host of other forward-thinking topics from across healthcare IT.

The summit is also dedicating a full day to the hottest topic in healthcare IT–cybersecurity– where new threat detection and response strategies will be examined, guidelines will be discussed on how to create a comprehensive security system amidst a patchwork of legacy systems, and how to create a strong cybersecurity culture. The full conference agenda can be viewed by visiting:

“We are thrilled to be bringing our Health IT Summit Series to the Los Angeles area for the seventh consecutive year, which touts many of the most innovative and forward-thinking technologists and IT leaders in the country. In tight coordination with our local conference chairs, we have assembled a program that examines and stimulates dialogue on all the hottest IT topics in healthcare while also addressing many of the regional and state issues being addressed in the Southern California region,” said Rich Tomko, Vice President and Managing Director of Healthcare Informatics. “The sessions and dialogue at the Beverly Hills Health IT Summit are poised to drive the national and local debate on important issues being considered in healthcare IT this year.”

Our dedicated team of summit co-chairs who worked with the Healthcare Informatics editorial and programming teams to develop the event agenda include: Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information Officer of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital; Chris Joerg, Chief Information Security Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Drex DeFord, President of Drexio Digital Health, past-chairman of CHIME and former Executive Vice President and CIO at Steward Healthcare.

The Beverly Hills Health IT Summit is sponsored by leading technology solutions providers, including: 3M; Darktrace; Enlighted; ExtraHop; Fortified Health Security; Nuance; Nutanix; Onyx Healthcare; Optum; Sirius Healthcare; and Zerto.

Registration for the Beverly Hills IT Summit is open; to register, visit:, or contact Pam Durget, at (347)-380-2028 or via email at pdurget(at)

About Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics serves as the leading source of information for forward-thinking healthcare professionals involved in the planning, development, and implementation of technological solutions that are helping to transform the manner in which healthcare is administered in the United States.

Recognized by the industry for its expertise in identifying technology trends and best practices for hospitals, health systems, and physician practices and then, importantly, putting those observations into the larger context of how the U.S. healthcare industry is transforming, Healthcare Informatics continues to help drive the industry forward.

About the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series

The Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series is the largest regionally based health IT program in the U.S. with twelve events in 2017 and thirteen events planned in 2018. The summits seamlessly blend national and regional topics to produce local event programs that are unique to each of the host cities. Recognized as one of the “10 health IT conferences you shouldn’t miss in 2017” by CIO Magazine, the Healthcare Informatics Health IT Summit Series brings together senior-level healthcare professionals to exchange ideas and best practices that endeavor to deliver better healthcare at lower costs.

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Healthcare Informatics
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