Central Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter Fall Conference

September 27, 7:30am, EDT - 3:30pm, EDT

Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center
151 Goodman St, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA


CSO HIMSS Presents: Clinical and Operational Data Driven Innovation 


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Sponsor Setup

Opening from Program Chair and Chapter President – Announcements 

9:00 a.m. - Morning Keynote: Justin Gernot, Vice President, Healthbox

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Track 1 Sessions

  • 1A – " Red Rover, Red Rover, Send APIs Over" - Scott Mash & Cathy Costello CliniSync & Alex Vaillancourt - The Health Collaborative - API Requirement within Promoting Interoperability Regulatory Session
  • 1B - Davies Award Breakout Track: Opioid Reduction Actions -  Bon Secours Mercy Health -
  • 1C - AI in Healthcare: Hope vs. Hype: J.D. Whitlock, CIO, Dayton Children's Hospital
  • 1D - Dan Cowan Sr Director Industry Verticals - Nutanix

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Track 2 Sessions:

  • 2A - "Putting Data at the Center of Care” Ross Sweetzir, Business Solutions Architect, CISCO
  • 2B - Davies Award Breakout Track: TriHealth on Skilled Nursing 
  • 2C - Infrastructure Innovation: How to build a world class Neuroscience Institute: Jason Bruns & Rick Haucke, UC Health
  • 2D - Josh Perkins - CTO AHEAD

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Afternoon Keynote: "Roles for Institutions and Entrepreneurs to Advance Innovation"-  Pete O’Neill, Executive Director of Innovation for The Cleveland Clinic

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Panel: 

  • Moderator Alex Vaillancourt, CIO The Health Collaborative
  • Panelist - Justin Gernot, VP, Healthbox
  • Panelist - Bryan Remke, AVP - IT UC Health
  • Panelist - J.D. Whitlock, CIO Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Panelist - Pete O'Neill, Executive Director of Innovation for The Cleveland Clinic

3:00 p.m. - Attendee Bingo Prizes and Wrap up - Samantha McCarthy & David Duggan


Our Keynote Speakers

 Justin Gernot, VP, Healthbox - Morning Keynote

Justin leads the business development for Healthbox and shares responsibilities for general management and services delivery. Prior to joining Healthbox, Justin held sales and management roles with GE Healthcare, Sg2, Intuitive Surgical, and Dell EMD, where he introduced new clinical technologies, engaged provider leaders to create new service lines, and led the commercial efforts around new clinical, business and IT strategies. Justin holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.




 Pete O'Neill, Executive Director of Innovation, Cleveland Clinic - Afternoon Keynote

Pete O'Neill is the Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Pete has 10+ years of experience at CCI. Prior to joining CCI, Pete held positions as Deputy Director of the Great Lakes Industrial Technology Commercialization Center, and product engineer at PCC Airfoils. He received his BS in aeronautical engineering from MIT.