ANN ARBOR, MI, March 11, 2021 – New, big, bold and ground-breaking. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has shattered the mold with the CHIME21 Spring Forum and its lineup of live panel discussions featuring industry power houses, digital health innovators and ample opportunities to interact with peers. The virtual forum kicks off with a bang, with the CEOs from Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH joining together to explore healthcare’s current and future landscape.
Headliners for the April 13-15 event include:
Opening Keynote Panel: The View from Health Tech
Future Vision for Health and Care: What’s Coming Over the Horizon
  • Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO, Epic
  • Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH
  • Brent Shafer, Chairman and CEO, Cerner
  • Moderator: Darren Dworkin, SVP of Enterprise Information Services and CIO, Cedars-Sinai Health
Keynote Conversations: Views from Big Tech
One-on-Ones with Technology Thought Leaders
  • Aashima Gupta, Director, Google Healthcare Solutions, Google Cloud
  • David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer and VP of Healthcare, Microsoft
  • Phoebe Yang, General Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Moderator: Daniel Barchi, CHCIO, Group SVP and CIO, NewYork-Presbyterian
Keynote Panel: The Health Provider Voice
Executive Perspectives: Post-COVID Trends Shaping Healthcare
  • Theresa Meadows, FCHIME, CHCIO, SVP and CIO, Cook Children’s
  • Jim Noga, VP and CIO, Mass General Brigham
  • Rasu Shrestha, MD, EVP and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Atrium Health
  • Moderator: Helen Waters, EVP, MEDITECH
Keynote Panel: The Health Provider Voice
Putting Patient Experience at the Heart of Healthcare
  • Andrew Burchett, MD, CMIO, Avera Health
  • John Halamka, MD, President, Mayo Clinic Platform
  • Sonia Patel, CIO, NHSx
  • Myra Davis, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Moderator: Andrew Rosenberg, MD, CIO, Michigan Medicine
Keynote Panel: The View from Health Tech
Improving Lives Through Innovation: How Providers and Health Tech Startups are Transforming Care
  • Randy Gaboriault, SVP and Chief Digital and Information Officer, ChristianaCare
  • Lisa Stump, SVP and CIO, Yale New Haven Health
  • Joel Vengco, CHCIO, SVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer, Baystate Health
  • Moderator: Carina Edwards, CEO, Quil Health
Closing Keynote Panel: The View from New Tech
The Growing Role of Venture Capital in Health and Care
  • Keith Figlioli, Investment Partner, LRVHealth
  • Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director, Ascension Ventures
  • Julie Yoo, General Partner, a16z
  • Moderator: Guillaume De Zwirek, CEO, Well Health
“With all the disruption in healthcare today, we decided it was time to shake it up and give attendees a totally new experience,” said CHIME Board Chair John Kravitz, LCHIME, CHCIO, Corporate CIO at Geisinger. “The Planning Committee under the leadership of Board member Darren Dworkin did a fantastic job bringing in fresh programming with speakers who understand today’s healthcare challenges. All of the events are live, too, with opportunities to engage with each other in real time.”
The program covers three core themes that drive digital innovation in health and care, categorized at the forum as the Views from Health Tech, Views from Big Tech and the Health Provider Voice. “This year’s program provided an opportunity to be bold and pioneering. The Planning Committee set ambitious goals early in the process and built a unique program around these key themes. I’m proud to have served with such an amazing group of thought leaders across CHIME and the CHIME Foundation, who have delivered a program that goes well beyond our own lofty expectations,” said Darren Dworkin, Planning Committee Chair and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Services and CIO at Cedars-Sinai Health. “Healthcare is a team sport; no one group does this alone. We’ve designed the forum to highlight interconnections and to involve everyone in discussions on how to work together to improve healthcare.”
Attendees can access Foundation partners’ conference suites, a place to learn, share and connect with colleagues and peers, and enjoy an evening welcome reception on April 13. On April 14 and 15, they will have the opportunity to attend keynote sessions featuring industry and provider thought leaders, peer-to-peer breakouts covering a variety of topics and visit conference suites with executive networking. April 14 will include a networking reception as well. Some keynote panels will include a moderated live Q&A.
“CHIME has always offered a collaborative environment that is ideally suited to bring people from across the industry together to learn, share ideas and transform healthcare,” CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, said. “The CHIME21 Spring Forum retains that welcoming CHIME spirit but with a whole new format featuring amazing speakers, all-live programming and lots of opportunities for digital healthcare executives to meet and network.”
The CHIME21 Spring Forum is open to CHIME members, members of CHIME’s three associations (AEHIS, AEHIT and AEHIA), CHIME Foundation and association Foundation firms, as well as interested leaders and executives who share a stake across the digital health ecosystem. More details and registration are available here. CHIME members have the option to register for all three CHIME21 forums using the All Forum Pass, reflecting a tremendous value for members interested in participating in all three CHIME Forums this year.
Editor’s note: Members of the trade media are welcome to attend. Contact Candace Stuart, CHIME’s Director of Communications, at [email protected] with a request to be added to the media list.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 5,000 members in 56 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide 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 care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit
Candace Stuart
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME

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