Healthcare Leadership Conference Speaker Bios
Denis A. Cortese, MD
Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic
Foundation Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in the College of Health Solutions
Director of ASU’s Health Care Delivery and Policy Program
President, Healthcare Transformation Institute
Dr. Denis A. Cortese is a Foundation Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in the College of Health Solutions, Director of ASU’s Health Care Delivery and Policy Program, and President of the non-profit, Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is Emeritus President and CEO of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Cortese also serves on the board of directors for Pinnacle West, Essence Global Holdings Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Cerner Corporation. His memberships in national and international organizations include: the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he served as the original chair of the Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care; National Associate designation with the National Research Council, honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Academia Nacional de Medicina (Mexico). He formerly served in the following positions: member of the health advisory board of RAND; member, and served as a member and then chair of the board, of the Health Care Leadership Council in Washington, DC.; member of the Harvard/Kennedy Health Policy Group; member of the Division on Engineering and Physical Science (DEPS) of the National Academy of Engineering.
His education includes a B.S. from Franklin and Marshall, an M.D. from Temple University, and residency training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at Mayo Clinic. Awards include an Ellis Island Award in 2007 and the National Healthcare Leadership Award in November 2009.
North Shore-LIJ Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery network with 17 hospitals and 3000+ owned physicians providing services across the continuum of care in the Greater New York City area. Dr. Anantraman is responsible for building out an Enterprise Architecture program. The program includes direct management of a $40 million+ budget to implement interoperability (internal HIE) and application development for transition to accountable care organization (ACO) and other alternate payment methods (bundled payment, insurance company and shared risk programs). It also includes building out the foundational elements of an Enterprise Data Warehouse such as Master Data Management, integrated clinical, financial and claims data model, and big data analytics.
Previously Dr. Anantraman was Vice President, Product Management at Eclipsys (now Allscripts) and founder of award winning healthcare IT startup Dimagi Inc. He is a physician by training and holds a master in medical informatics degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bob Cash recently began a “second career” as a leader with KLAS Research Enterprises in Orem, Utah. KLAS is a healthcare research company, providing a service to healthcare providers through its impartial reporting of the quality and service provided by healthcare information technology vendors. Cash is overseeing their provider relations and providing insight to the company regarding healthcare operations; an area in which he has significant experience.
Prior to joining KLAS, Cash worked for nearly 30 years in healthcare leadership roles, the past 18 years at Intermountain Healthcare. Cash started with Intermountain Healthcare in 1997 as an operations officer in the Urban Central Region Hospital Group. In 2001, he was appointed CEO/administrator of Alta View Hospital and continued to serve as an operations officer. In 2004, Cash joined Intermountain’s Logan Regional Hospital as its CEO/administrator where he served for six years before returning to Salt Lake in his final Intermountain role as Operations Officer at Intermountain Medical Center. His position at Intermountain Medical Center had responsibility for overseeing cardiovascular, surgery, transplant, imaging, and dialysis services for Intermountain Medical Center, Intermountain’s flagship facility in Murray, Utah. During his tenure with Intermountain, Cash also had responsibility for overseeing materials management, clinical engineering, outpatient clinic, sleep medicine, and hyperbaric/wound services.
Before coming to Intermountain, Cash worked as president and chief executive officer of Davis Hospital and Medical Center, a facility located in Layton, Utah. Other career experiences include service as administrator/CEO of Western Rehabilitation Institute in Sandy, Utah; vice president and chief financial officer of a rehabilitation hospital in New Hampshire; and as a controller in hospitals in Florida and Utah.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Dan Exley is Executive Director of Data Strategy & Reporting for MemorialCare Health System. He has been working in healthcare for over 20 years. His initial industry roles were as a clinician, but in 2001 he transitioned to working full time in healthcare information technology and informatics.
Exley is passionate about leveraging technology to improve the way that patient care is delivered, and has a proven track record of designing and implementing solutions that have a positive impact for both patients and providers. Integrating technology into clinical and business workflow is a challenging but critical need, and Exley has helped organizations with solving these applied Medical Informatics challenges for years.
In his current role, he is responsible for development and execution of strategies related to analytics, including Information Architecture, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Governance, and Big Data. He is experienced in the full lifecycle of system implementations, having served in project leadership, management, and development capacities for the first HIMSS EMRAM Stage VII hospital implementation at NorthShore University Health System from 2002-2008, most recently as Director of Systems Integration & Development.
A lifetime learner, Exley enjoys helping to develop HIT and Informatics skills in others. He was Program Director from 2010-2013 for the ONC HIT Workforce Development program at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, CA. Additionally, he co-developed the Certificate of Medical Informatics program at National-Louis University in Skokie, IL.
He holds a Master’s degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University, and is a Fellow of The Advisory Board Company.
Michael Green, MSc, FRCS, DM
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Torbay and South Devon Healthcare (NHS Foundation Trust)
Michael Green, MSc, FRCS, DM is Chief Clinical Information Officer for Torbay and South Devon Healthcare (NHS Foundation Trust). This organization is the first Trust in the UK to join up hospital care with community health and adult social services, and enjoys an international reputation for innovation in this area. It also has a highly developed strategy to support the ambition of making an individual’s journey through health and care a seamless experience in which he/she is kept fully informed, engaged and wherever possible in control of his/her care. Interoperability and Health Information Exchange is the cornerstone to this strategy.
Dr. Green was one of the first Chief Clinical Information Officers to be formally appointed in the UK, and has been in this role for 6 years. He was awarded MSc in Health Informatics by UCL in 2012 and has research interests in electronic patient follow up and electronic patient held records.
He has been a specialist breast reconstruction surgeon for 12 years and established a new oncoplastic surgical service at Torbay Hospital in 2007. In addition to the role of CCIO he is lead breast clinician for Torbay and South Devon and maintains a full-time clinical practice, treating over 150 breast cancers per year.
Deborah Hammond, MD brings 35 years of managed care experience, seven of which have been with Healthfirst as Vice President and Medical Director. Dr. Hammond received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma, with a specialty in Internal Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and licensed to practice in New York.
Healthfirst is the only 4 Star Medicare Advantage plan in the New York City area and is one of the two 5 Star Medicaid plans in New York State.
Dr. Hammond’s current focus is leading the integration of clinical policy and procedures across a diverse set of products: Medicaid, CHP, Medicare, QHP (ACA), MLTC, MAP+, HARP, FIDA and iSNP. Dr. Hammond is the Executive sponsor for the Healthfirst Health Information Exchange Program. This program is connecting the Healthfirst sponsor hospitals and participating health care professionals with timely member information, and administrative and clinical support to provide actionable information at the point of care and to support proactive population health programs.
Dr. Hammond also serves as the Chairperson of the Delegated Vendor Oversight Program (all products) for FDR monitoring and oversight and is the Chairperson of the Medical Cost Management Council (all products) which manages medical costs for all Healthfirst products.
Mark Pasquale is a healthcare technology leader who continually seeks to leverage technology investments to drive value and improvements to patient care. Pasquale has over 30 years of experience in information technology, the majority of which have been dedicated to efforts that have supported strategic planning, operational management, electronic health record (EHR) systems implementation, application development, and health information exchange solutions for the healthcare industry.
Pasquale is currently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Missouri Health Connection, one of the largest and most successful health information exchange organizations in the country. Prior to joining Missouri Health Connection, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Piedmont, Pasquale served as the Vice President of Information Technology for the Sisters of Mercy Health System in Springfield, Missouri. He began his career as a systems engineer at ADP.
Pasquale earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from Webster University in St. Louis and a B.G.S. in Computer Science from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an active member of both CHIME and HIMSS and has presented on a variety of topics at many of their annual conferences over the past 15 years.
Julia Riley MRCGP, FRCP, MD
Clinical Lead, Coordinate My Care
Royal Marsden & Royal Brompton Palliative Care Service
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. Julia Riley is a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton NHS Trusts.
She is a senior research fellow at Imperial College London; Editor of the European Journal of Palliative Care (the journal for the European Association of Palliative Care), and the Clinical Lead for Coordinate My Care, the clinical service that coordinates and allows patients to have choices and improved quality of end of life care.
Dr. Riley has two main research interests. The first is in the inter individual variation in patients’ response to opioids. The second is the development of models of end of life care that include the seamless transition between the acute and the community sector, improving quality of life, decreasing the number of unnecessary hospital admissions and increasing the number of patients being cared for, and dying in their preferred place.
Todd M. Rogow, MPA, CSM, PMP joined Healthix in 2015 as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, where he is responsible for providing the vision, strategy and day-to-day operational leadership for all technical aspects of the company. Rogow brings with him a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. He has worked in the health information exchange industry for over six years.
Rogow has joined Healthix during a period of rapid growth and innovative change. He has been given the critical role of building and leading Healthix’s information technology function as it migrates its technology development and operations in-house through the implementation of next generation application software and the conversion of all Healthix participants to the new platform.
Prior to joining Healthix, Rogow served as the Chief Technology Officer at HealthInfoNet. With 20 years of experience, primarily in directing technical projects, he has provided business and consulting services to a range of Fortune 100 companies. Rogow has an MA in Public Administration and a BA from the University of Vermont, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a 2012 graduate of the Hanley Center’s Health Leadership program in Maine.
Colleen Senterfitt is the Chief Health Officer at Centering Healthcare Institute. She is a nurse-midwife with a 30-year career in women’s healthcare. Her background spans the healthcare spectrum including clinical practice, hospital management, innovation, regulatory and legislative work.
She received her Nurse-Midwifery training from the University of Mississippi – Jackson, MS and a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration from UMass – Amherst and a Masters in Nursing: SUNY – Stony Brook.
Joel Vengco is Vice President, Information Services and CIO at Baystate Health, one of the largest health systems in Massachusetts. Vengco oversees technology vision, strategy, and operations of the entire health system.
Vengco was previously a Vice President and General Manager, eHealth Global Product Strategy, for GE Healthcare IT. He is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University (BU) School of Management’s Health Policy Institute and an Adjunct Professor at the BU School of Public Health and School of Medicine.
Recognized as one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists by Modern Healthcare, Vengco holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and Master’s degrees from Harvard University and BU School of Medicine.