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Creating “Systemness” within Healthcare Delivery: Can Success be Proven and Shared? - Speakers

ECRI Institute’s 19th Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice
This conference is a public service and there is no fee to register.

November 28-29, 2012
In Washington, DC, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Conference Center



We're pleased to announce a stellar line-up of policy makers and nationally recognized experts slated to present at this year's conference.   

  • Peter S. Anderson, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Sutter Health
  • Anthony A. Barrueta, Esq, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente (Biography)
  • Alide Chase, MS, Senior Vice President, Quality and Safety, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (Biography)
  • Tony Clapsis, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Finance
  • John Colmers, MPH, Vice President, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Health System (Biography)
  • Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer, CMS, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality (Biography)
  • Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, Director, Health Informatics, Veterans Health Administration (Biography)
  • Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs (Biography)
  • Lee A. Fleisher, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Mike Fogarty, MSW, JD, Chief Executive Officer, Oklahoma Healthcare Authority (Biography)
  • Daniel M. Fox, PhD, President Emeritus, Milbank Memorial Fund (Biography)
  • Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital (Biography)
  • Bruce Goldberg, MD, Director, Oregon Health Authority (Biography)
  • Jessie Gruman, PhD, President, Center for Advancing Health
  • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, Global Director, IBM Healthcare Transformation (Biography)
  • George C. Halvorson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente (Biography)
  • Douglas A. Hastings, Esq, Chair, Board of Directors, Epstein Becker & Green; Member, Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care, Institute of Medicine; Past President and Fellow, American Health Lawyers Association (Biography)
  • Gordon Hunt, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health (Biography)
  • Brent James, MD, MStat, Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Clarion E. Johnson, MD, Medical Director, Medicine and Occupational Health, Global Exxon Mobil Corporation (Biography)
  • Michael Kanter, MD, Medical Director of Quality & Clinical Analysis, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente (Biography)
  • Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System (Biography)
  • Katherine Klein, PhD, Vice Dean for Social Impact; Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Biography)
  • Sarah Krevans, MBA, MPH, Chief Operating Officer, Sutter Health (Biography)
  • Joel Kupersmith, MD, Chief Research and Development Officer, Veterans Health Administration (Biography)
  • Stephen T. Lawless, MD, MBA, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Nemours Health System (Biography)
  • Jeffrey C. Lerner, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, ECRI Institute (Biography)
  • Sharon Levine, MD, Associate Executive Director, the Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Kaiser Permanente (Biography)
  • Warren Lockette, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Clinical and Program Policy; Chief Medical Officer, TRICARE Management Activity, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Joanne Lynn, MD, Director, Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute (Biography)
  • David Mayer, PhD, Managing Director, National Transportation Safety Board (Biography)
  • Philip Mehler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Denver Health and Hospital Authority (Biography)
  • Ralph Muller, Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System (Biography)
  • Margaret E. O’Kane, MHA, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance (Biography)
  • Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, President, Clinical and Physician Services Group and Chief Medical Officer, HCA, Inc.(Biography)
  • Robert A. Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • John B. Reiss, PhD, JD, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP; Chair, Board of Trustees, ECRI Institute (Biography)
  • Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • John Selig, MPA, Director, Arkansas Department of Human Services (Biography)
  • Lisa Schilling, RN, MPH, Vice President, National Health Care Performance Improvement Institute; Director, Performance, Kaiser Permanente (Biography)
  • J. Sanford Schwartz, MD, Leon Hess Professor of Medicine, Health Care Management, and Economics, School of Medicine and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Biography)
  • William Shrank, MD, MSHS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Biography)
  • Richard Snyder, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross
  • Ronni Solomon, JD, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, ECRI Institute (Biography)
  • Earl Steinberg, MD, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Dissemination, Geisinger Health System; Chief, Healthcare Solutions Enterprise (Biography)
  • Paul C. Tang, MD, MS, Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Biography)
  • Farris K. Timimi, MD, Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (Biography)
  • Margaret VanAmringe, MHS, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations, The Joint Commission
  • Gail Wilensky, PhD, John M. Olin Senior Fellow, Project HOPE