Dr. Hill is the author of Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Politics of Health Care Reform and other numerous articles promoting alternate delivery models. He has been interviewed on CNN and FOX News. Additionally, he participates on panels and think tanks with economists, actuaries and healthcare thought leaders, and speaks to business, political and civic groups. He co-founded and serves as President and Chief Medical Officer of HIPnation, an innovator in healthcare delivery that provides patient-centric, personalized healthcare solutions to individuals and businesses.
Christian is the VP of Technology for Seal Shield LLC, an infection control company. He is responsible for many aspects of technology both within and outside of the organization. Responsibilities include the vision and strategy of various technologies to support the mission of the organization, “preventing infections and saving lives,” and the internal systems that allow an organization to develop, manufacture, and distribute infection control products globally. In 2014, he developed and commercialized a NASA based air purification system for healthcare. In a pilot study, the technology was successful in removing 67% and 100% of viable bacteria in the air of central processing and surgical OR. Christian received his B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Florida State University.
Cynthia Ward is a lead research biologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. In this role, she is involved in the planning, implementation, oversight, and completion of programs related to public health that involve metallic elements or their isotopes. Ms. Ward has over 21 years of analytical experience related to the analysis of metals with 14 of those years spent at the CDC. Prior to working at the CDC, Ms. Ward held supervisory and non-supervisory private sector analytical chemistry positions in the industrial hygiene and environmental fields. Ms. Ward obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from Georgia College. She obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College and State University and both Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Master of Business Administration degrees from Mercer University.
Michelle develops and implements infection control policies designed to reduce or eliminate infections. She is responsible for facility-wide infection prevention and control measures to protect patients, staff and visitors as well as investigations for known or suspected sources of infections to determine the source and ensure control. Mrs. McMickin has 17 years’ experience in Emergency Management and as an ER nurse/Clinical Coordinator and transitioned into Infection Prevention in 2017. She received her Associates of Science in Nursing degree from Darton College, BS in Nursing from Columbus State College, and Master of Science in Nursing from Columbus State University. She is a member of American Nurses Association, Georgia Infection Prevention Network, and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Dee Cantrell has 24 years in health information technology leadership. She has extensive experience in strategy and operations, project planning and execution, workflow optimization and process improvement. Ms. Cantrell spent 22 years at Emory Healthcare and retired after serving 16 years as their CIO. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and innovation, including being named the Georgia CIO of the Year twice. Additionally, Dee was recognized as one of the top 50 US Health IT Leaders by Becker’s Healthcare Journal, served in a key leadership role for the strategic plan of the statewide HIE for Georgia, was the past President of GA HIMSS and currently on the board and Chair of the GA HIMSS Annual Conference.
With over three decades of experience meeting the technology needs of healthcare provider and payer organizations, his various leadership positions have included solution & program management, project and marketing management, systems engineering and business development. Through his extensive market experience and strong acumen to identify user needs and business processes and translate those needs into technology solutions, he has been directly responsible for numerous innovations spanning the continuum of care. His career spans across several start-up healthcare technology and services companies and with large healthcare IT organizations, encompassing the acute and ambulatory provider markets and the commercial and government health plan markets.
His current role has him actively involved in defining and solutioning modularity for Medicaid Enterprise System implementations and exploring the application and integration of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) for web based solutions including mobile and IoT (Internet of things) in healthcare
Liz Hansen is an industry consultant, with over 30 years of experience in Information Technology within the ambulatory and acute Healthcare settings. A recognized expert in MACRA and Meaningful Use assessment, project management and attainment, she serves as a HIT Specialist and Senior Advisor to the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC). Ms. Hansen has assisted over 500 local providers in their successful efforts to achieve Meaningful Use. She also serves as the Director of the ONC Federal Grant for “Expanding Interoperability within South Carolina and the Southeast,” and is a member of the Southeast Regional Collaboration for HIT/HIE (SERCH). Ms. Hansen provides Small, Underserved and Rural Support (SURS) practices with assistance in their efforts to succeed under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and conducts practice assessments in support of the “Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative” (TCPI). She is the organizer and moderator of the statewide GA-HIMSS Community of Practice for HIE, Interoperability, MACRA and Meaningful Use. Liz holds certifications in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH CCE), Meaningful Use (CMUP) and HIPAA Compliance (CHSP, CHSP).