Microsoft Leadership Theater

Tuesday, February 12


IH01: Thought Controlled Augmented Reality for Medicine

Live demonstration and discussion of Immersive surgical trainer using Microsoft Hololens Augmented Reality and various Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) including Neurosky and Muse providing early thought control interface and examples of advanced surgical training systems.

David Metcalf, PhD

Director, UCF Institute for Simulation and Training, UCF

Anya Andrews, PhD  

Director of Research, UCF College of Medicine

Ariel Garten,


Sponsored by: Intelligent Health Association


IH02: Patient Engagement Throughout Continuum of Care

The Medix Patient Care Solution provides active collaboration between patients and clinical staff, enriching the overall patient experience.  Clinical efficiencies and improved quality of care helps medical staff with real-time patient information targeting HCAHPS objectives.

Steven Killick

VP Product Development - Wi-Fi Spark

Sponsored by: Remedi Technology


IH03: Digital CMUs: Scalable Solutions for Patient Care

A digital “hub & spoke” model: unified enterprise communication solutions supported with caregiver collaboration tools to help drive efficiency and improve patient care.

Greg Sitkiewicz

General Manager, Patient Monitoring, GE Healthcare

Nicholai Dessypris

General Manager, Clinical Infrastructure & Informatics, GE Healthcare

Sponsored by: GE Healthcare


IH04: 2018 - World's First Smart Bag for Ostomy Patients

With the arrival of the first ever FDA approved Smart Bag solution, medical bags can now deliver minute by minute data points which improve enhanced recovery, early discharge and quality of life for all patients living lives attached to bags.

Michael Seres

CEO/Founder, 11 Health and Technology Ltd

Sponsored by:  11Health and Technology


IH06: Align The Quadruple Aim with Robotics in the OR

Reduce variation using fact based, patient focused, and strategically aligned data analytics to evaluate surgical performance and provide you with best practices for using data that may result in cost savings.

John Shull

Vice President of Operations, Spectrum Health

Matt Carroll

Sr. Director Market Access & Custom Analytics, Intuitive

Sponsored by: Intuitive


IH08: Benefits of Earlier Fever Detection in Oncology Using Wearable Technology

John Shanahan

Director of Cancer Informatics

Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals

John Gannon

President and CEO, Blue Spark Technologies

Sponsored by: Blue Spark Technologies 


IH09: No more lost patients with Digital wayfinding

The patient experience begins even before leaving home. Sprawling hospital facilities, new construction and multiple parking lots create frustrated and late patients. Digital wayfinding solves these problems through onsite kiosks, mobile phones and desktop options.

Kathy Isaacs

Regional Manager, 22 Miles, Inc.

Sponsored by: 22 Miles, Inc.


IH10: TBDHybrid IT 2.0

Hybrid IT, using cloud based services along with on prem solutions, has become standard practice. This discussion will go beyond Hybrid IT to look at next generation deployments and architectures and URMC’s approach to future solutions.

Jonathan Buice, MBA MISMBA MIS

CIO, Upson Regional Medical Center

Sponsored by: Clinical Computer Systems (OBIX)


IH11: Is Disaster Recovery Enough When Cyberattacks Hit?

The sophistication of cyber-criminals has exceeded the ability of traditional data protection and disaster recovery strategies. This panel will use real world examples to explore the unique requirements of a modern cyber-resilience and recovery strategy.  Panelists include

Moderator:  Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

Panelists: A Cyber Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sri Bharadwaj, CISSP, PMP Director, Information Services and CISO, UC Irvine Health

Pete Gerr, Senior Product Manager, Iron Mountain

James D. Shook, Esq. CIPP/US, Director, DPS Cybersecurity & Compliance Practice, Dell EMC

Sponsored by: Iron Mountain


IH13: Understanding the HIMSS INFRAM Framework

The HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) helps healthcare leaders assess and map the technology infrastructure capabilities required to reach their facility’s infrastructure goals. This session will describe the INFRAM framework and provide examples of how hospitals have begun to address the level requirements with infrastructure enhancements.

R Zemke

Director of Healthcare Solutions, Extreme Networks

Sponsored by: Extreme Networks


IH14: Infusion pump integration leveraging on-screen barcodes

Mark Jordan, Director of Pharmacy at Yuma Regional Medical Center, will discuss his organization’s journey integrating smart pump technology designed to help clinicians provide the best possible care for patients.

Mark Jordan

Director of Pharmacy, Yuma Regional Medical Center

Sponsored by: Baxter 


IH15: Intelligent Health Association Awards Ceremony

The IHA annual awards identify and recognize the most compelling healthcare projects incorporating wireless technologies resulting in sustainable impact on the patient experience, safety and healthcare facility operations. The categories include:  The IHA Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery Award; The IHA Innovative Healthcare Award; The IHA Comprehensive Integration Award; The IHA PathStar Award and IHA Voice Technology in Healthcare Award (New in 2019).

Harry P. Pappas

CEO, Intelligent Health Association

Sponsored by: Intelligent Health Association