The World Congress 8th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.8.0)

Event Details
November 7, 2012 (All day) - November 9, 2012 (All day)
The Ritz-Carlton
Pentagon City
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

WHIT v.8.0 convenes over 400 senior level executives from hospitals, health systems, medical centers, health plans, federal, state, and local government and other key stakeholders to exchange best practices and to explore innovative solutions that will drive quality and will help to achieve value in heath care through technology.

WHIT v.8.0 Delivers: Transferable best practices from organization on front end of innovation / Focused summits providing tactical solutions to your most pressing questions / Affordable Health Innovations poster exhibit showcasing forward thinking, sustainable health solutions / Informal networking opportunities to meet industry peers and potential partners in driving value in your organization / Health IT Certification. Learn more at

The 8th annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology congress (WHIT) will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, in Arlington, VA, November 7-9. The event features intense educational content, offering workshops, market insights, and summits in addition to keynote addresses and panel discussions led by industry leaders from multiple sectors across the healthcare system.

Speakers and panelists will cover a wide range of topics, including the future of the healthcare industry, the role of technology in implementation and sustainability, creating a patient-centered “culture” of transparency and innovation, and much, much more. Consider the following addresses and panel discussions:

  • The 2012 Election: How Last Night’s Election Will Shape the Next Decade of Healthcare
  • The Day After the Presidential Election – What’s Next for the Health Care Industry?
  • ACO’s and Shared Risk Payment Models - Is Technology the Driver for Implementation and Sustainability?
  • Strategies to Create a Patient Centric Culture of Transparency and Innovation
  • From Implementation to Optimization - Sustaining Stage 1 and Achieving Stage 2 of Meaningful Use
  • Connected Health - Improving Accessibility and Accountability While Transforming the Relationship between Providers and Consumers
  • Breaking Down the Silos – Identifying the Role of Health Information Exchanges in Health Care Transformation
  • Building a Security Strategy to Prevent Data Breaches, Mitigate Risk and Ensure Compliance
  • Turning Information into Actionable Knowledge – Addressing the Opportunities and Challenges in Leveraging Big Data for Population Health Management
  • Is Social Media Worth the Hype? Building the Business Case for Health Care Organizations to Harness the Power of Social Networks and Online Platforms
  • Disruptive Innovation – The Pathway to Transforming Health Care Delivery

To read an overview of the agenda, click here.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend one of three leadership summits (“Provider,” “Health Plans,” or “Innovation,” in addition to one of three market insights in two separate sets (Medical Device Regulations, Examining the Evolving Role of the CNIO, or EMRs Gone Mobile; and, mHealth Wearable Devices, ICD-10, or Optimizing the Process of Patient Identification).

A significant number of distinguished panelists and speakers will be present at the event:

Keynote speakers:

  • The Honorable William H. Frist, MD - Co-chair, Partnership for a Healthier America; Board Member, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; Founder, Tennessee SCORE
  • Jeff Arnold - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Sharecare


  • Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH - Chief Innovation Officer - UCLA Health System
  • Bruce Broussard – President - Humana
  • John P. Glaser, PhD - Chief Executive Officer, Health Services - Siemens Healthcare
  • George C. Halvorson - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Kaiser Permanente
  • Terry Carroll, PhD - Senior Vice President for Transformation and Chief Information Officer - Fairview Health Services
  • Bruce Metz, PhD - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Lahey Health System
  • Roy Schoenberg, MD, MPH - President and Chief Executive Officer - American Well Systems
  • Mark D. Barner - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Ascension Health
  • Donna R. Cryer, JD – Chair - American Liver Foundation
  • Edward W. Marx - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Texas Health Resources
  • Chuck Sted - President and Chief Executive Officer - Hawai'i Pacific Health
  • David West , MD - Medical Director, Health Informatics - Nemours
  • Lee Barrett - Executive Director, Electronic Healthcare  - Clearinghouse Accreditation Commission
  • Rick Moore - Chief Information Officer - NCQA
  • Rich Pollack - Vice President and Chief Information Officer - VCU Health System
  • Bill Spooner - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Sharp Healthcare
  • David Callecod - Chief Executive Officer - Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Adam Darkins, MB, ChB, MPHM, MD, FRCS - Chief Consultant of Care Coordination - Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chuck Parker - Executive Director - Continua Health Alliance
  • Peter Tippett, MD, PhD - Vice President, Connected Healthcare Solutions - Verizon
  • Laura Adams - President and Chief Executive Officer - Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • Jennifer Covich Bordenick - Chief Executive Officer - eHealth Initiative
  • Dick Thompson - Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - Quality Health Network
  • Jim Younkin - Director, Information Technology - Geisinger Health System
  • Tina Olson Grande - Senior Vice President, Policy - Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Christopher Paidhrin - Security Compliance Officer - Southwest Washington Medical Center
  • Kim Sassaman - Director, Information Security / HIPAA Security Officer - Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Evon Holladay - Vice President, Business Intelligence - Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Michael Monson - Senior Vice President, Performance and Innovation - Visiting Nurse Services of New York
  • William H. Morris, MD FACP - Vice Chairman, Clinical Informatics - Cleveland Clinic
  • Jonathan P. Weiner, DrPH - Professor of Health Policy & Management and of Health Informatics;  - Director, Center for Population Health Information Technology - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Brian McDonough, MD - Chief Medical Information Officer - St. Francis Hospital
  • Kevin Pho, MD - Founder and Editor -
  • Farris Timimi, MD - Medical Director - Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media

To find out more about the 8th WHIT, visit the website.