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Innovation & Interoperability: The Latest Creative and Practical Approaches from the Field

On-Demand Presentation

Even after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged vendors to be open to interoperability efforts, organizations are continuing the grapple with data exchange between systems. In the same vein, legacy systems continue to silo data, which creates inefficiencies across the enterprise and significant overhead cost with contracted monthly expenses.

So how attainable is interoperability? One thing is for sure: It's no longer a vision, it's a requirement. This webinar will discuss the findings of a recently completed research report conducted by Healthcare Informatics, which examines how hospitals and health systems are building the patient-centered delivery systems of tomorrow by creatively leveraging the clinical, technical and financial resources available today.  

This report takes a deep dive into the innovative strategies healthcare organizations are using to achieve practical interoperability among legacy IT platforms, and features experts and executives from Wake Forest Baptist Health, Staten Island University Hospital and EMC. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how healthcare organizations are building patient-centered care delivery systems using tools already available
  • Describe strategies to achieve interoperability among legacy IT platforms
  • List different ways to innovate around the concept of interoperability, including practical alternative methods and approaches

Registrants of this webinar will receive an advance copy of the Healthcare Informatics research report, titled: "Innovation & Interoperability: The Latest Creative and Practical Approaches from the Field".

Continuing Education Information

Healthcare Informatics has been approved by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to award a total of 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for "Innovation & Interoperability: The Latest Creative and Practical Approaches from the Field", CHIME Members may claim their CEUs for this program by entering them on the CHIME website at

Al Villarin, MD, FACEP
CMIO & Associate CIO
Staten Island University Hospital - Northwell Health System

Dr. Villarin serves as a Chief Medical Information Officer in a large health system in New York; in his role, he also serves as the Associate Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Division of Quality Analytics. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Villarin is passionate about the potential role that health information technology can play in improving care quality, and is focused on reducing the negative impact of EMRs on providers, including: the physician-patient relationship, job satisfaction, inefficiency, and the gap that remains with interoperability and decision support. He is a strong advocate and speaks nationally about the ways in which organizations can help their physicians manage the pressure to see more patients while reimbursements decline, and the importance of a sound strategy to implement and evolve EMRs.

Martin Sizemore
Chief Data Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Martin Sizemore is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. The Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the visionary executive responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership for the enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Management program. The CDO chairs the enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Analytics committee consisting of Planning, Finance, Operations, Research, and ITS. The CDO has direct responsibility for the following functions: Business Intelligence Governance, Data Management – EDW & Databases, Reporting & Analytics, Interfaces, Data Architecture, and Healthcare Information Exchanges. 

Roger Burnett
Solutions Partner- Healthcare

Roger Burnett is a Health Sciences Industry Solution Leader, with more than 20 years of IT and consulting experience, including positions with American Management System, Fujitsu, Interlink and EMC. He joined EMC via acquisition in 2006, but left in 2010 to run a boutique healthcare consultancy specializing in healthcare application data integration. Roger rejoined EMC in 2012 and currently supports the Transformation Workgroup focusing on offering based engagements and pre-sales. 


Moderator: Rajiv Leventhal
Managing Editor
Healthcare Informatics