Champions in Healthcare


Sam Bierstock, MD, BSEE

President & Founder

  • Chief Medical Officer, IBM
  • Chief Medical Officer, Healthlink, Inc
  • VP Medical Affairs, Eclipsys Corp
  • President, Computer Consultants for Professionals, Inc
  • Founder & Principal, The Millenial Group - Healthcare Thinktank & Strategies Services
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Click on associates name for a brief overview of their experience and expertise as leaders in healthcare information technology.

Art Broughton

  • Marketing and Investor Promotional Materials
  • Website Content Design
  • Owner, Art Broughton Creative, 2004-Present
  • Freelance creative consultancy created advertising for Business Objects, Brio, Seagate, Fujitsu, Adobe, Arima, NetApp and many other clients
  • Advertising for clients including Apple, Motorola, Oral-B, Philips Medical Systems, Visa and others

Melinda Yates Costin

  • VP Application Services, Baylor Information Services, Baylor Healthcare Systems
  • VP Clinical Solutions, Healthlink, Inc, Healthcare Practice IBM
  • Adjunct Professor, John Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Former CIO of two 500 bed hospitals
  • Over 30 years of healthcare IT experience developing and implementing clinical systems across multiple vendors

David DiPaola

  • Managing Director, DiPaola Consulting, LLC
  • Senior Technical Staff, The Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems
  • Electromechanical, MEMS and sensor products expert with 17 years of experience
  • Research and development in design and process through a problem solving based approach
  • Technical and management support from concept to production in low to high volumes
  • Authoritative expertise in safety critical applications

Arlen D. Dominek, MBA, BS, ASCP

  • 30 years supporting the evolution of the longitudinal electronic health record
  • Development and successful execution of strategic and delivery plans, marketing and sales operations, product positioning, competitive analysis, pricing strategies, sales tools, and channel development
  • M&A due diligence and feasibility assessments
  • Management of "crossing the chasm" for new technologies and applications
  • Director of Competitive Analysis, Pricing, & HIPAA Compliance, Eclipsys Corporation
  • General Manager, EHR Business Unit, Dynamic Healthcare Technologies
  • Epic Practice Director, Peer

Kelly McLendon

  • Over 30 years of Medical Records expertise
  • Legal Health Records
  • Paper, Electronic and Hybrid medical record (HIM) operations
  • HIM, EDM and EHR system selections, operational assessments, project management, system designs

Mark A. Sims, MD, MBA, MHA, FACC

  • Clinical Cardiologist
  • Director of New Business Development, Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic
  • Medical Consultant, Exitcare, LLC


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Arlene Anschel

  • Consultant, Information Technology Practice, Witt/Kieffer, the largest retained executive search firm dedicated to healthcare and higher education
  • Recognized expert in IT physician recruitment
  • Executive VP: Hersher Associates, a retained search firm dedicated to healthcare information technology
  • Consultant to healthcare delivery systems, software vendors and consulting firms on the physician role in IS and informatics
  • Nationally recognized advisor to information systems physicians
  • Founder and Director of an insurance medical examining company

Marion J. Ball, Ed.D

  • IBM Research / Fellow, Center for Healthcare Management
  • Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Affiliate Professor, Information Systems, University of Maryland

    International innovator, educator, author, and leader with over twenty-five years of experience in the health care IT community

Bruce Berg, MD, MBA

  • Chief Medical Information Officer and Patient Safety Officer, Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Dean & Clinical Professor, Florida State University Regional Medical School;, Sarasota, FL

Virginia Davis, Ed.D, RN, CPHQ

  • Director, Clinical Informatics, Catholic Health Care East
  • Former Senior Consultant, ACS Healthcare Solutions
  • Managing Consultant, Joint Commission International
  • Director, Ambulatory Health Services, Liberty Healthcare Corporation
  • Director, Multispecialty Satellites, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • VP Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Consultant Surveyor & Quality Healthcare Resources Consultant, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Gary Flashner, MD

  • Emergency Medicine Informatics
    Consultant, Trigram Technology
  • Medical Consultant, Lancet Technology
  • Medical Directorships & Associate Medical
    Directorships in Emergency Medicine

Jonathan Gold, MD MHA MSc

  • Board-certified pediatrician with 15 years hospital and ambulatory care experience
  • Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Physician development analyst for two major vendors
  • MSc in Health Sciences Informatics and a Post-Masterís Certificate in Information Technology and Telecommunications - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Paul C Mendelowitz, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer, Holy Name Hospital
  • Director Clinical Information Systems, Holy Name Hospital
  • Board certified internist, pulmonologist and intensivist
  • President, NJ State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of P&S
  • Healthcare information technology evangelist

Eric Levy-Myers

  • Director - CIH MEMS services
  • National Recognized Authority on MEMS Technology
  • Focused on the nexus of technology and strategy
  • 25 years experience in technology analysis, research and implementation
  • Advisor to National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST) and MEMS Industry Group (MIG) on MEMS Commercialization challenges
  • Advised the DoD and multiple Federal Agencies on the impact of emerging and disruptive technology

Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc

  • Chairman, Center for IT Leadership
  • Director, Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners Healthcare
  • Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health
  • Experienced physician executive and innovator, EMR and PHR designer and architect, deep market experience

Robert A Reid, MD

  • Board Certified Ob-Gyn with 25 years private practice experience
  • Hospital Surveyor with the California Medical Associationís Institute for Medical Quality
  • 15 years as Director of Medical Affairs for Cottage Health System, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Past chair of Center for Medical Executives of the California Hospital Association
  • Past president of the California Medical Association
  • Physician with expertise in practice issues, medical staff governance and hospital-physician relationships.

Jonathan Teich, MD

  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Elsevier
  • Practicing Physician and Professor, Brigham and Womenís Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Co-leader, HHS/AMIA Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support
  • Developed some of the foremost examples of EHR/CPOE/CDS for quality improvement and error prevention; 20+ years in academia, provider, industry and policy sector

Lee Van Voris, MD

  • Sr. Managing Consultant, IBM Healthlink
  • Chief Medical Officer, St. Peter's Healthcare Services (Albany, NY)
  • Sr. VP for Medical Affairs, Hamot Health System (Erie, PA)
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dean, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
    Practicing Physician Infectious Diseases 1978 - 2001