Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
David Querusio is Chief Technology Officer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. He is responsible for the IT strategy and technology used at Harvard Pilgrim and oversees a blended team of NTT Data and Harvard Pilgrim resources to deliver complex solutions at scale. Mr. Querusio participates on the MHDC CIO Forum, the Boards of NEHEN, MAeHC, and NHHIO, and is the 2015 recipient of the Dolores L. Mitchell Investing in Information Award. Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, Mr. Querusio was an enterprise architect at BCBSMA, and the Integration Manager for Perot Systems on the Harvard Pilgrim Account where he was responsible for designing and delivering service components of the IT strategy.
Mr. Querusio is a graduate of UMass Lowell, and is an AHIP ELP Certified Health Insurance Executive.
Director of Health Information Technology, Massachusetts Medical Society
Leon Barzin is the current Director of Health Information Technology at the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is currently focused on providing information and resources on a wide variety of health Information Technologies to staff and members, creating communities around successful methods of technology implementation and use. Editor of the MMS Guide to Health Information Technology and the ARRA Advisor e-newsletter, he works with the Committee on Information Technology to provide technology leadership with the Society.
Vice President, MaineHealth
Julie Berry is Vice President at MaineHealth. Ms. Berry has over 20 years of experience in delivering technology solutions to support business strategy in the health care industry. Most previously she served as Chief Information Officer of Steward Healthcare System, LLC and prior to that she was on the IT executive team at Partners Health Care System and IT Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Ms. Berry received a B.S. from Suffolk University and has served as a member and advisor on several boards including previous Chairwoman of Massachusetts Health Data Consortium.
Vice President Information Technology, Fallon Health
John Budaj serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Fallon Health. John is responsible for the overall IT vision, strategy, operations, and technology at Fallon Health. John has been with Fallon Health for over 9 years. In addition to his current role, John has led Information Management & Analytics as well as Medical Economics, Data Management & Reporting.
Prior to joining Fallon Health, John spent 16 years at ConnectiCare, Inc. responsible for Data Management and Infrastructure and 7 years at United Healthcare.
John is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and is an AHIP, Managed Healthcare Professional.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
Denny Brennan is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC). Mr. Brennan brings more than twenty-five years of experience as a consultant and entrepreneur working with the country’s leading healthcare organizations on strategy, organizational effectiveness, and information and technology management. He brings specialized expertise in assisting organizations in aligning healthcare information and business strategies for success under increased market competition and health reform. His areas of emphasis include strategic and financial planning, organization structure and development, formation and management of Accountable Care Organizations, payment and reimbursement reform, and information technology strategy, including health information governance, security, and exchange.
Mr. Brennan earned his Masters in Education from Harvard University and his Masters in Business Administration from Yale University.
Executive Vice President, Operations, Logix Health
Peter Coakley is the Executive Vice President of LogixHealth. LogixHealth is one of the largest medical coding and billing companies nationwide, providing services for both physicians and hospitals in over 40 states. Peter has been in the senior leadership of LogixHealth for almost 20 years, overseeing both revenue cycle management and technology. Previously, he spent seventeen years with the Massachusetts Department of Health and Hospitals in several roles including in the Patient Accounts department for the Long-Term Care Division. Peter has spent his entire career in the administrative aspects of healthcare. He has over 30 years of experience in revenue cycle management where he has successfully integrated continuously evolving technology solutions in to operational processes.
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Diana Erani is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Prior to this role, she was the Vice President of Health Informatics at the Mass League. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers is the state’s Primary Care Association for 50 community health centers, serving over 1 million state residents. She was previously the COO at Healthcare for the Homeless- Houston, a FQHC affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a MBA from New York University. Prior work experiences include a business improvement analyst at the Government Accountability Office, an adjunct professor at Boston University, an internal consultant at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and manager of several private medical practices.
Joseph Frassica, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare
Joseph Frassica, MD, is Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions at Philips where he is focused on leading a broad-based medical, science and technology team to bring clinically meaningful innovation to the bedside. In addition, Dr. Frassica serves as Senior Consultant in Pediatric Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Philips, Dr. Frassica served in leadership roles in academic medicine including: Chief Medical Officer at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida; Chief Medical Information Officer and Executive Medical Director of Aero-Medical Transport for the Jackson Health System; and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine; Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at UMASS/Memorial Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School; Attending Pediatric Intensivist at Massachusetts General Hospital; Attending Anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Chief of Anesthesia at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston.
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Vice President, Revenue Operations, Atrius Health
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Chief Architect, IT & Operations Division at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Lee Green is Chief Architect for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest insurer in Massachusetts with approximately 2.8 million members and policyholders. Mr. Green is also an active member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield National Network of Architects and Innovation.
Prior to his move to Boston and joining Blue Cross of MA in 2016, Mr. Green led Architecture and Information Management for NASCO, an organization providing core Back Office Payer platforms and capabilities to multiple BCBS plans. Mr. Green also spent over a decade consulting for both Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in areas of Data and Technology.
Mr. Green holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1997). With a background focused on Enterprise Information Management and Enterprise Architecture, Mr. Green has a passion for the power of information, insights and their combined ability to influence consumer-centered actions and their capacity to transform the healthcare and payer industry.
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Boston Medical
Center Health System
Arthur Harvey, M.S., is the CIO at Boston Medical Center (BMC). In his position, he helps come up with a road map to implement technologies and makes sure the health IT group is aligned with the rest of the academic medical center.
A graduate of Boston College and Brandeis University, Harvey is considered a “lifer” in healthcare. Prior to joining BMC, he served as program chair of health and medical informatics at Brandeis University.
Chief Information Officer, MIT Medical Department
Shelagh Joyce is the Chief Information Officer for the Medical Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she manages the information systems and medical record initiatives. For years, she has managed the implementation of clinical and administrative systems, which have resulted in decreased costs and improved efficiencies. She also oversees the department’s strategic system planning efforts.
Before joining MIT, Ms. Joyce was employed at Beacon Partners Inc., a healthcare consulting company. As an engagement manager, she helped several healthcare organizations, including Yale University School of Medicine, Tulane University, St. Louis University, and Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio, evaluate, execute, and maintain new technology. She also served as the director of community practices application at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she oversaw the implementation of electronic records in physician offices and health centers. Earlier, as the director of Information and Telecommunication Systems/Surgical Division at New England Deaconess Hospital, she managed all information and telecommunication systems for 30 physician offices.
Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs
John Kelly provides strategic consulting to Edifecs customers, specializing in information exchange and applying the principles of supply chain integration to the healthcare delivery lifecycle. Mr. Kelly is a nationally recognized health information exchange expert. His wide-ranging experience includes serving as CIO of healthcare network provider NaviNet, director of eBusiness Architecture at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and managing director of his own health IT consulting firm. He also served as the architect and technical lead for the development of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ statewide HIE project.
Vice President, Patient Financial Services, Boston Children's Hospital
I often say I “professionally grew up in healthcare.” With best intentions, I pursued an undergrad in Psychology to land a career as an MD. Struggling to decide whether to be a Psychiatrist or Neurologist my path led me to co-op experiences for both, delivering hands-on care to disabled adults, as well as working as an administrative assistant for the Director of Patient Access. It didn’t take me too long to realize while I have deep respect for MDs, a career in health care management allowed me to impact with slightly different credentials. My early jobs included registration and bed placement, system analysis, and revenue cycle training. Driven to influence healthcare at the intersection of clinical, financial, and technical pillars, my path to various Revenue Cycle roles is a web that involves streamlining front-to-back revenue cycle models, implementing various revenue cycle systems from registration to bed management to billing and about everything in between.
Having spent years in academic medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, at entity and corporate roles, I spent recent years working for CVS Health, overseeing strategic planning and revenue cycle for close to 1100 Minute Clinics, and creating digital strategy for functions such as registration, coding, enrollment and credentialing. Having augmented my leadership skills at a Fortune 7 for-profit company, my passion for academic medicine has led me to Boston Children’s Hospital. I am truly inspired by the opportunity to bring administrative excellence to Boston Children’s Hospital. With an aspirational slogan of “until every child is well,” currently leading Financial Clearance and Hospital AR, overseeing risk of approximately $1.8B between the Hospital and Professionals and collecting over $1.2B in cash for the Hospital. My colleagues and team wake up every day working for the #1 children’s hospital in the United States focused on administrative excellence.
Having obtained my undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and my master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, I did not move far. I currently live on the South Shore of Boston with my wife and two sons.
Senior Director of Health Care Finance and Research, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
Anu Puri is the Senior Director of Health Care Finance and Research at the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA).
Ms. Puri has over fifteen years of experience in the health care finance and policy arena including in legislative, regulatory, financial and policy analysis. Her areas of specialization include payment and delivery system reform; healthcare cost and performance trends; impact modeling of reimbursement policy and Medicare quality based payment reform initiatives. She assists MHA and its members in strategy development on a variety of health policy issues.
Ms. Puri earned her M.D. from King George’s Medical College in Lucknow, India and her Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.
Vice President, Finance and Administrative Systems, Mass General BrighamSeasoned Information Technology Leader with a proven record of defining strategic direction and extensive experience implementing complex systems and process improvement. Outstanding project management, negotiation skills and decision-making abilities.
Partner, Locke Lord LLP
David S. Szabo is Co-Chair of the Health Care practice, a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department, and a member of the Privacy group. He represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, home care companies, and other healthcare service providers. He also represents healthcare information technology companies and health plans.
Mr. Szabo has extensive experience in healthcare licensing and regulation, reimbursement, fraud and abuse compliance matters, and the structuring of joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback compliance matters. His practice also includes the privacy and information security law applicable to healthcare providers, health plans, technology vendors, and other organizations. He advises non-profit organizations on general corporate matters, tax, and governance issues.
Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Lahey HealthAs Chief Information Officer for Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), Manu provides strategic and operational leadership to guide the future direction and integration of the information technology enterprise for the BILH system and enable high-quality service to clinical and business operations. He also leads BILH's Health Technology Exploration Center
Chief Information Officer, Baystate Health
Mr. Joel L. Vengco serves as Chief Information Officer, Information & Technology and Vice President of Baystate Health, Inc. Mr. Vengco is responsible for the information and technology vision, strategy, and operations of the entire health system.
Prior to Baystate, Mr. Vengco was Vice President and General Manager of a global businesses unit within GE Healthcare IT where he developed GE’s next generation healthcare solutions focused on population health management and analytics for the global market. Prior to GE he served as Director of IT and Chief Applications Officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC) where he oversaw various enterprise HIT applications and technologies that included primary point of care applications, such as the electronic medical record (EMR), ancillary applications and associated devices, integration technologies, and diagnostic modalities.
Mr. Vengco is a Senior Fellow at Boston University's Health Policy Institute. He is also a lecturer at Boston University's School of Medicine, Boston University's School of Management, and Harvard University. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and has Masters degrees from Harvard University and Boston University School of Medicine. In 2010, Mr. Vengco was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the country. That same year, he also received distinction from Information Management magazine as one of the Top 25 Information Managers in the country. He was also a recipient of the eHealth Initiative's Advocate of the Year for Business Process Improvement.
Assistant CIO for Health and Eligibility for Massachusetts Medicaid, MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services
David serves as the Assistant CIO for Health and Eligibility at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). In this role, David works with the Massachusetts Medicaid agency (Mass Health) overseeing the Medicaid Enterprise Systems including the Massachusetts MMIS. David has also led such efforts as the Massachusetts statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Health Insurance Exchange (HIX). He has partnered with both federal, state, and private entities to advance the process of enabling healthcare data exchange in a manner that is meaningful and efficient to all participants.
Prior to his service with the Commonwealth David spent over 15 years leading Technology teams for a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Community Behavioral Health Center. These engagements focused on assisting the agencies in adopting digital technology throughout their enterprise. David provided leadership for both Information Technology as well as Patient Accounts Receivable and the implementation of electronic medical records systems.
Chief Information Officer, Berkshire Health Systems
William Young came to BHS in 2009 from Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, where he had served as Chief Information Officer. During his tenure at Ellis, Young successfully managed the implementation of a multi-million dollar information systems investment plan and was involved as a senior manager in the merger of three hospitals on disparate systems into one organization and one information system.
At BHS, Mr. Young has developed an Information Technology strategy that includes a Health Information Exchange throughout the Berkshires, a new state-of-the-art physician practice system for both hospital-employed and community based physicians and has successfully led the Information Technology team to achieve Healthcare’s “Most-Wired” status for BHS. Under Young's direction, BHS continues to be a leader in utilizing Electronic Health Information and is poised to be a “Meaningful” User and achieve the ARRA Stimulus Funding for both BHS’ Hospitals and physician practices.
Mr. Young is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Technical Management and concentration in Information Systems, Economics and Business Law. He has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including serving as chair of the Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee and the Annual Conference Education Committee for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), co-chair of Health Information Exchange of NY (HIXNY) - NY Capital District RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization), member of the Board of Trustees of Schenectady Visiting Nurse Services, and Scoutmaster for Troop-65 in Glenville, NY.