HIMSS12: eCollaboration Forum

Event Details
February 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venetian Sands Expo Center Las Vegas, NV
United States

HIMSS has partnered with the Collaborative Health Consortium for a full-day event during the HIMSS12 conference in Las Vegas that will explore of how collaborative platforms can transform accountable care. While the event is set from the perspective of how to make Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's) successful, it is clear from the program that the real focus of the discussion, which is, in fact, the solution, is how to create a collaborative open source platform/ecosystem. 

This forum is a major breakthrough for HIMSS which has historically been opposed to open source solutions in the healthcare industry. We should point out that HIMSS is going even further with this approach as it has also partnered with Open Health Tools, the premier non-profit organization in the open health arena.

The range of speakers and topics at the eCollaboration Forum is absolutely impressive. As the program states, "collaborative health technologies offer a flexible solution that can connect disparate provider and payer platforms and facilitate interoperable EHRs."

The one-day forum will feature the following topics:

  • How collaborative health platforms augment the entire healthcare ecosystem
  • Best practices and success stories that provide valuable guidance
  • Changing market dynamics driving collaborative care
  • Strategies to implement collaborative technologies
  • How to evaluate products and resources
  • Participants are also welcome to attend an evening cocktail reception where you can network with experts and peers.

Up to date information on the forum can be found here. Forum organizers are urging potential attendees to register early as seating for this special event is limited. 


  • Robert M. Kolodner, MD, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Open Health Tools
  • Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM – National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Esther Dyson – Principal, EDventure Holdings
  • John Mattison, MD – Assistant Medical Director and CMIO of Kaiser Permanente, SCAL
  • Jeremy Nobel, Medical Director, NEBGH
  • Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
  • Mark Blatt, MD, MBA – Worldwide Medical Director, Intel, “Collaborative Care: An Economic Imperative for Care Delivery Systems”
  • David Whitlinger – Executive Director, NY eHealth Collaborative “Supporting New Models of Care Through Collaboration with States & Vendors”
  • Steve Adams – President and Chairman, Collaborative Health Consortium; EVP Collaborative Care, Alere
  • David Kibbe, MD, MBA – The Kibbe Group and American Academy of Family Physicians “Developing Trust in the Health Internet as a Platform”
  • Vince Kuraitis – Principal, Better Health Technologies “The Future of Collaborative Health Platforms”
  • Shahid N. Shah – CEO, Netspective and Blogger at HealthcareGuy.com “The Future of Collaborative Health Platforms”
  • Brian Ahier – Health IT Evangelist, Mid-Columbia Medical Center
  • Joshua Newman, MD, MSHS – Director of Product Management and Health Strategy, Salesforce.com
  • West Shell III – Chairman and CEO, Healthline
  • Scott Rea – Vice President GOV/EDU Relations and Senior PKI Architect, DigiCert
  • Joseph Miller – Director of eBusiness, AmeriHealth Mercy
  • Jordan Shlain, MD – CEO, HealthLoop
  • Bettina Experton, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Humetrix
  • Josh Mandel, MD, Lead Architect, SMART, Harvard Medical School
  • Brian Prestwich, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine USC
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, President, Iora Health
  • Jonathan Hare, Chairman, Resilient Network Systems
  • Richard Migliori, MD, Executive Vice President, Business Initiatives & Clinical Affairs, Chief Healthcare Officer, UnitedHealth Group Alliances
  • Dave DeBronkart, @ePatientDave, Society for Participatory Medicine
  • Scott Barclay, Chief Strategy Officer, SureScripts
  • Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
  • Sherri Zink, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Meg McCabe, Vice President of Consumer Marketing & Product, Aetna
  • William Moschella, Co-founder, CEO, eVariant
  • Jonathan Hare, Chairman, Resilient Network Systems