11th Annual CIO Forum - Agenda

Agenda subject to change.



7:15 – 8:15 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductions

HIMSS Southern California President’s Remarks 
CIO Forum Co-Chairs’ Remarks


8:30 – 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Artificial Intelligence, Actual Efficiency, and Ethical Practice


Daniel J. Barchi, MEM

SVP and CIO, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Even as Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, and telemedicine help develop efficient new clinical pathways, healthcare technology is still mostly about people and process. This session outlines the benefits of adopting advanced technology and the risks associated with algorithmic bias.


9:30 – 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 – 10:30 PM

Cedars-Sinai's Innovation Journey

Engaging with Health Systems: a perspective for FAANG’s to Startups


Darren Dworkin

SVP & CIO, Cedars-Sinai Health System


Cedars-Sinai Health System has been privileged to be able to partner with many big tech companies, big healthcare companies, dozens of innovators, and more than fifty startups through the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program and venture fund. A session to share experiences from working with our partners and advice for how you can meaningfully and successfully engage with health systems.



10:30 – 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM

From Inside Out: The Innovation Institute’s Innovation Journey

Healthcare Provider Innovation from Inside Out: The Journey to Ideate, Incubate, and Innovate



Larry Stofko

EVP, The Innovation Institute


Ryan Kelly, PhD

General Manager, Innovation Lab

Jim Zalar 

General Manager, Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Jerry Harrison

Founder, RedCrow


Very often those closest to the problem are most equipped to know how to solve it!  Unfortunately, in healthcare, the resources and capabilities have not always been readily available to help scale solutions that can be brought to market for the benefit of all. In this session, hear from industry leading organizations that are addressing the full continuum of provider-based “inside out” innovation. They will share insights in commercialization, development, funding, and collaboration to reach true impact.


11:45 – 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

12:30 – 12:45 PM

Raffle Prize Announcement


12:45 – 1:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote

Fast, Forward and Focused


Robert Herjavec

Founder & CEO, Herjavec Group
Leading Shark, ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank


Technology is constantly transforming, creating new possibilities and risks in the business world. This is true of all industries but none more so than in the healthcare space, where compliance requirements, privacy and patient safety are of the utmost priority. Founder & CEO of cybersecurity operations leader Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, will explore the evolving cyber landscape as it relates to the healthcare industry. There is no light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to cyber warfare – so how are healthcare providers adapting, transforming, and scaling their business strategies to face this battle head on?


1:30 – 1:45 PM

Networking Break

1:45 – 2:35 PM

The Art of What is Possible: MemorialCare's Innovation Journey

Leveraging Partnerships to Bring Innovation to the Market



Scott Joslyn

SVP & CIO, MemorialCare Health


Kevin Torres

VP Information Technology, MemorialCare Health

Rick Bryant

Healthcare Practice Manager, Veritas Corporation
Former CIO, Texas Children's Hospital

Fred Holston

Sirius Healthcare
Former CTO, Intermountain Healthcare


Innovation is hard, especially in these times of shrinking income and flat staff growth.  Yet most healthcare organizations desire to get closer to their community, customers and patients.  On top of that, how do you keep physicians and nurses satisfied and working efficiently?
One option is to weave new developments, existing capabilities, evidence-based care, and technologies together to transform the process of care.  The struggle is most healthcare organizations can't tackle this transformation alone either because of financial or staff constraints, organizational vision or simply the breadth of knowledge required to innovate.  For those that can conquer these challenges, how do these innovations transition back to the organization and/or find a potential market to help others?  
This panel will discuss how to leverage investment funding, outside partnerships and internal resources to tackle, the art of the possible.


2:35 – 2:55 PM

Networking Break

2:55 – 4:10 PM

CIO Panel

The New “i” in CIO: From Chief Infrastructure Officer to Chief Integration Officer, Chief Intelligence Officer and Chief Innovation Officer



Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP

Assistant Vice Chancellor & CIO, UCLA Health Sciences


Andy Crowder

SVP & CIO, Scripps Heath

Scott Groom

SVP & CIO, Huntington Memorial Hospital

Chuck Podesta

CIO, UC Irvine Health

Dale Shim

Managing Director, Health Innovation, Kaiser Permanente



4:10 – 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks and Raffle Announcement 

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Networking Reception 

Note:  (invited) = not confirmed yet.