Halfway through the 2008 HIMSS conference, the editorial staff at HCI had a chance to refuel and catch up with our editorial board at a breakfast reception held at the Peabody Hotel, right across the street from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The board members in attendance were each called upon to identify trends that they witnessed at the conference, discuss initiatives that have piqued their interest, and give a brief review of the projects they are currently working on. It also provided a rare opportunity for board members to converse both with each other and with the HCI staff in person.
Members of the Healthcare Informatics editorial board who attended the breakfast include (back row, from left): David Garets, president and CEO, HIMSS Analytics, Chicago; Benjamin Rooks, vice president, William Blair & Co., Chicago; John Glaser, Ph.D., vice president and CIO, Partners HealthCare System, Boston; Bryan Bergeron, M.D., department of anesthesia and critical care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brookline, Mass.; Lynn Witherspoon, M.D., system vice president and CIO, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans; (front row, from left) Patricia Skarulis, CIO and vice president, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Stephanie Reel, vice president and CIO, Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore; Marion Ball, Ed.D., professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore; and Lyle Berkowitz, M.D., medical director, clinical information systems, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, Chicago
Bryan Bergeron discusses what's on his plate at Massachusetts General Hospital
Members of both the HCI editorial board and the editorial staff listen as Anthony Guerra (not pictured) reviews the publication's goals for the year ahead
(Pictured left to right) Stephanie Reel, Patricia Skarulis, and HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra listen as Marion Ball (bottom right) discusses the initiatives she's tackling
Board members engage in a discussion about the current trends in healthcare information technology, along with what they hope to see covered in HCI in the months ahead