9th Annual CIO Forum

December 8, 8:00am, PST - 5:00pm, PST

Richard Nixon Library
Yorba Linda


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What can healthcare professionals and health IT leaders learn from extraordinary tales from a rather ordinary guy? Come to the HIMSS SoCal CIO Forum on December 8, 2016 to interact with Ed Marx, a visionary and award-winning healthcare CIO as he shares his experience and many of his extraordinary stories. Be inspired to take the stories to heart and create your own extraordinary life! A limited number of his book will be available onsite for purchase and for his autograph.

Strengthening healthcare security and safeguarding privacy of patient data are on every healthcare CIO's mind. The CIO Forum brings two prominent security and privacy experts to share the latest trends in healthcare security and privacy. Patrick Hynes will emphasize how to handle cybersecurity threats in today's increasing hacking and breaching environment, while Mac McMillan will alert you to the alarming facts that keep a CISO up at night and their evolving role in staying one step ahead of the threats.

In his closing keynote, Dr. Anthony Chang, a world-renowned leader in pediatric cardiology innovation and expert in artificial intelligence in medicine, will enlighten you with the fascinating world of artificial intelligence and its unimaginable potential to redesign healthcare. You don't want to miss that!

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Seats will sell out quickly. Register today!

Special registration rates for providers*!

*A Provider is a hospital, health system or physician practice and the registrant must be an employee or a member of the medical staff.

Speaker Bios


Subject to change.


Registration, Networking Breakfast and Sponsor Exhibition


Chuck Podesta
CIO, UC Irvine Health
Chair of the CIO Forum



Words of Wisdom

Video Message from John D. Halamka, MD, MS
CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network
Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School

Watch the full length video here!



Opening Keynote: You are living my dream! Extraordinary tales from an ordinary guy. 

Edward W. Marx
EVP, The Advisory Board/Clinovations
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation



9:30Break and Sponsor Exhibition

Innovation through Technology: A Conversation among CMIOs and CNIOs

Scott Rudkin, MD, CMIO
UC Irvine Health

Brian Clay, MD, SFHM, CMIO, Inpatient and Hospital Affiliations, UC San Diego Health
Eric Cheng, MD, CMIO, UCLA Health 
John Luo, MD, Interim CMIO, UC Riverside Health
Scott MacDonald, MD, EHR Medical Director, UC Davis Health
Margaret O'Brien, Nursing Informatics Director, UC Irvine Health 
Ellen Pollack, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, UCLA Health 
Susan K. Wynn, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Information Officer, UC San Diego Health 



Networking Lunch and Sponsor Exhibition, Raffle        

 Thank you to our lunch sponsors:  

Chuck Podesta lunchtime presentation: Partnering With the CIO   SLIDES



Cybersecurity: How to Handle a Growing Threat in Healthcare

Patrick Hynes
PwC Advisory




Security Keynote

Mac McMillan
Chief Executive Officer



2:30 Break and Sponsor Exhibition

The Future and Impact of the IoT on Healthcare

The rapid emergence and proliferation of connected medical devices and their application in healthcare are already part of the Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT).  Their true impact on patient care and other aspects of healthcare remains to be seen and is highly dependent on the quality and relevancy of the data acquired.  Furthermore key issues such as data security and privacy will be fundamental determinants of the utility of these systems in their further deployment and impact in healthcare monitoring and management.  IEEE PULSE On Stage explores these questions in a provocative yet informative session exploring the future and potential impact of the IoT on healthcare in the 21st century. 

Colin J.H. Brenan, PhD
IEEE Pulse Magazine

Ming Jack Po, MD, PhD, Product Manager, Google Health     SLIDES
Hector Rodriguez, MBA, National Director, Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft       SLIDES
Gora Datta, CEO, CAL2CAL Inc     SLIDES



Closing Keynote: Dr. AI Will See You Now: The Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Medicine

Anthony C. Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer
Children’s Hospital of Orange County




Closing Remarks and Raffle

Chuck Podesta
CIO, UC Irvine Health
Chair of the CIO Forum

Registration Rates:

Regular registration thru 11/26/16
Provider* Member $95.00
Non-Provider Member $150.00 
Non-Member $175.00 
Student $40.00

Late registration: 11/27-12/6/16, and walk-in 12/8
Provider Member $175.00
Non-Provider Member $200.00 
Non-Member $200.00
Student $40.00

*A Provider is a hospital, health system or physician practice and the registrant must be an employee or a member of the medical staff.