CIO/Dean of Technology
Harvard Medical School
Halamka is a regular speaker at SearchHealthIT.com’s events. He’s a top health IT expert, and holds many roles in the industry. He currently serves as CIO of the CareGroup Health System, CIO and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).
Halamka also continues his work as an Emergency Physician, and writes the popular blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO.
Vice President of Development
Biz Technology Solutions, Inc.
Over the last 11 years, Chouffani has focused on helping healthcare institutions from small to large—with diverse specialties—increase efficiency through technology.
Having spent several years helping medical practices with workflow and supporting a multitude of Practice Management (PMS), and Electronic Health Records (EMR/EHR) software products, Chouffani has realized what really works and what does not within administrative and clinical settings of medical practices.
In the last year, he has spoken at a number of healthcare conventions, sharing his vision and strategy on how to lower operational costs, enhance patient care and increase revenue using technology.
Entity Information Officer
Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn Health System)
Jenkins has held a number of senior-level positions in enterprise architecture and project management. He currently serves as the Entity Information Officer for the HUP—the flagship hospital at Penn Medicine-University of Pennsylvania Health System. The Health System is a $4.07 billion health care provider organization consisting of over 2,000 physicians providing services among three acute care hospitals and two large ambulatory practices that serve Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.
Prior to joining Penn Medicine in 2008, Jenkins worked in several healthcare organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross.
Freelance technical writer
Brien Posey is a five time Microsoft MVP who has written thousands of articles and white papers over the last thirteen years, and written or contributed to dozens of books. Prior to becoming a freelance technical author, Posey has served as a CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities, and was once a network administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox. He has also served as a network administrator for some of the nation's largest insurance companies.
Director of Technical Services
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
As the Director of Technical Services for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, Gallant makes technology decisions to advance the quality of healthcare. Gallant contributes regularly to SearchHealthIT.com, having written about DHMC’s virtual server implementation, role-based user authentication, tiered storage environment and hardware and software encryption.