Executive War College: Let’s Connect!
NEW ORLEANS – The Executive War College has begun, and we at U.S. HealthTek are excited to be here. We’re proud to be a sponsor for a fourth time for what is for us our biggest event of the year, and we just returned from the Welcome Reception. This initial gathering of health IT professionals is always a great way to kick off what I’m thinking is going to be the biggest, busiest conference yet.
U.S. HealthTek is a sponsor because we believe that this meeting of senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists deserves our support. This is, after all, where the innovators working to make labs more successful and better, for those who work in them and the patients they serve, share best practices and new ideas. Oh, and it is also a huge networking event and an opportunity to meet executives face-to-face. But I’m inspired by what the attendees get out of this premiere conference: the chance to sit in on specific sessions and workshops that raise the bar for all of us. This year they’ve gathered some dynamic experts including Dr. J. Mark Tuthill (Division Head, Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory, Medicine Henry Ford Health System, Detroit); Jonathan Northover (Senior Director of Product Management, Sunquest Information Systems, Tucson); Leo Serrano (Clinical and Operations Consultant, FirstPath, Fort Lauderdale); Alberto Gutierrez (Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, Washington D.C.); and Mara Aspinall (President and CEO, Health Catalysts) … and that’s just a few from the first morning!
Personally I like catching up with all the people I have worked with in the past (as well as those I’ll potentially work with in the future). Razoo Bar & Grill has a nice patio and is perfect for exchanging opinions on the day’s events and discussing overall trends in our business (it’s also great for people watching – we are in New Orleans, after all). Come for the conversation and drinks, stay for the karaoke? Maybe for some of us … probably not for me, though I’m sure there are some beignets in my immediate future.
This conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management will end too soon, being that it’s just two days (three for those attending the Post-Conference Workshops on Thursday). The industry is growing and changing and for the record crowd that is expected (according to the Dark Daily), it’ll be a worthy use of time. If you want to connect for sure, email me. Otherwise I’ll look forward to bumping into you.