Columnist Rana Foroohar, Innovator Wendy Sue Swanson and Tech Leader Eric Topol Headline CHIME19

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (@CIOCHIME) will present three distinguished keynote speakers to discuss the global digital economy, digital innovation and emerging technology at the 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix in November. CHIME19’s marquee lineup of speakers includes:

  • Rana Foroohar, global business columnist at The Financial Times and global economic analyst at CNN;
  • Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, blogger and author of Mama Doc Medicine; and
  • Eric Topol, MD, a leading innovator in medicine who specializes in the use of artificial intelligence, “deep” data and smart technology in the practice of individualized medicine.

“Each of our speakers offers great insights that will help our members be effective healthcare leaders,” said Steven Stanic, chair of CHIME’s Planning Committee and vice president and CIO at Baptist Health System. “Rana Foroohar is a respected journalist who has a broad perspective on healthcare, technology and the economy. As a physician and digital innovator, Wendy Sue Swanson understands how technology can be applied to benefit patients and providers. And we’re thrilled to have Eric Topol back to talk about technologies that can transform healthcare.”

Foroohar covers the intersection of business, economics, politics and foreign affairs. She frequently profiles movers and shakers in finance and business, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gross, Howard Shultz, Mary Barra and Carl Icahn. Her high-level yet accessible analysis has made her a sought-after commentator on influential programs such as CNNI and Face the Nation. She has authored two books: Makers and Takers and the forthcoming Don’t Be Evil: The Trouble with Big Tech, due out in the fall of 2019.

Swanson is leading the way to a new age in medicine in which innovations in digital and social media leverage the combined wisdom of clinicians, patients and researchers to help them collaborate more closely and build stronger relationships. She is a practicing pediatrician, blogger, a weekly TV reporter and an important thought leader online. Her innovations in digital health include developing translations for smart speakers to help them better respond to the health queries of young people, collaborating with Amazon on the development of Alexa for Kids, piloting technologies at Seattle Children’s and creating two apps. She also is chief medical officer at Before Brands, a health and wellness startup.

Topol is a cardiologist, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, executive vice president of Scripps Research and a professor of Molecular Medicine. He is a proponent of individualized medicine, also called precision medicine, which tailors diagnosis, prevention and treatment to the full biological and social profile of the individual, rather than the “average” human of traditional medical science. He is the author of two bestsellers on the future of healthcare, The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now. His most recent book, Deep Medicine, was released this year.

“Our members are eager to learn about innovations that can transform digital health, and Steve and the Planning Committee did a tremendous job finding speakers who can address key drivers of change,” said Tim Stettheimer, CHIME’s vice president of education. “We also will offer many other educational and networking opportunities each day, as well as our second annual Most Wired awards session. We’ve changed things up, too, by offering the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp after the forum and adding a CISO boot camp.”

The 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum will be held Nov. 3-6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. See more information about the program and speakers.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve.