Register Now2018 Dallas Healthcare Innovation Forum

October 9 – 10

Governing Board Co-Chairs

Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut
Board Member, Texas Medical Center
President, Harris Foundation
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Vesalius Ventures
Mack Mitchell, MD Mack C. Mitchell, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Chief Medical Officer
Southwestern Health Resources

Governing Board Members

  • Deepak Agrawal, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Jon Albrecht, RPh, MHA, BCNSP, FASHP, Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Methodist Health System
  • Kristin Alvarez, PharmD, Associate Director, Clinical Advancement, Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • David Argueta, Chief Administrative Officer, Mercy Hospital – Oklahoma City
  • Beth Beckman, RN, DNSc, FNP, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Kavita Bhavan, MD, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Erin Bird, MBA, MD, Board of Directors – Scott & White Clinic, Scott & White Medical Center
  • Fred Cerise, MD, MPH, President, Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Lynda Chin, MD, Executive Director, REDI Platform, University of Texas System
  • William Daniel, MD, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Cole Edmonson, DNP, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Resources – Presbyterian Dallas
  • James Fleshman, MD, FACRS, FACS, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Ernest Franklin, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Value and Integration, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Tony Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Bradley Lembcke, MD, Chief Medical Officer, VP of Medical Affairs, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Stephen A. Mette, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, UAMS Medical Center; Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Tricia A. Meyer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, Associate Vice President, Department of Pharmacy, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Winje Miao, Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, Texas Health Resources
  • Brett Moran, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Parkland Hospital
  • Robert Morrow, MD, President, Physician Organizations and Academic Relations and Chief Clinical Officer, Children’s Health
  • Rustin B. Morse, MD, MMM, Senior Vice President for Quality & Safety and Chief Quality Officer, Children’s Health
  • Rebecca Napier, MBA, Senior Administrative Officer, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • David Nicewander, Director, Strategic Analytics, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Harry Papaconstantinou, MD, FACS, Chairman, Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Scott Peek, Interim President and Chief Operating Officer, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Trish Perl, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Walter Peters, MD, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Surgery Department, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
  • Faisal Qureshi, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Health; Associate Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Kim Siniscalchi, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Ronald M. Stewart, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; President, Texas Surgical Society
  • Michael Turturro, Ambulatory Chief Nursing Officer, Central Texas Division, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Kristin Wade, MSN, RN, Vice President Nursing, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Janice Walker DHA (c ), MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Central Texas Division, Baylor Scott & White
  • Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC, FAPIC, Senior Director, Infection Prevention, Texas Health Resources
  • Sheri Winsper, MSHA, MSN, RN, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Texas Health Resources
  • Kim Wool, Quality Director, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine
  • Herbert J. Zeh III, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas



We are currently working with the Governing Board to develop the agenda based on their insight and direction. We will post sessions and speakers as soon as they are finalized. Below is our general forum daily schedule.

Healthcare Innovation Forums 2018-19 Daily Schedule


More speakers will be added in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned…

Kavita Bhavan, MD Kavita Bhavan, MD
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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William Daniel, MD, MBA

William Daniel, MD, MBA
Vice President, Health System Affairs;
Chief Medical and Quality Officer,
William T. Solomon Professor in Clinical Quality Improvement
, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Professor, Internal Medicine

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Fernando Martinez, PhD, FHIMSS CHCIO Fernando Martinez, PhD, FHIMSS CHCIO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Texas Hospital Association Foundation
Chief Digital Officer
Texas Hospital Association

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Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Texas Health Resources

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William Daniel, MD, MBA Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy
American College of Surgeons

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Mitch Wasden, EdD Mitch Wasden, EdD
Author of “Solving for Why: How a Common Why Provides Meaning at Work and Transforms Performance” and “Tension: The Energy of Innovation

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The Governing Board is reviewing nominated sponsors and selecting the industry-leading partners that they will be inviting to participate. For sponsorship inquiries, please email Andrew Sader at

Title Sponsors

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.


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Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and health care-associated infections. The Accelerate Pheno™ system, a fully automated identification & antimicrobial susceptibility testing solution, leverages a suite of technologies to eliminate the lengthy culture and sample preparation steps typically required prior to testing. The solution reduces the time that clinicians must wait for quantitative antimicrobial susceptibility results necessary for optimal antibiotic selection, dosing, and infusion strategies by about 40 hours.

The Accelerate PhenoTest™ BC kit makes earlier optimal therapy possible by providing answers that drive treatment decisions, directly from positive blood cultures 1 to 2 days faster than traditional methods allow today. Earlier optimal therapy can lead to reduced cost of patient care, fewer adverse incidents, lower drug resistance risk, and better clinical outcomes.

Results are only effective when acted upon in a timely manner. Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. offers an end-to-end consultation service, from sample draw to therapy intervention. The team of clinical implementation specialists supports optimizing approaches to managing critically infected patients.

BioFire Diagnostics


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With more than 25 years of molecular experience, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC sets the standard for molecular diagnostics through its pioneering advances in syndromic infectious disease testing.

As BioMérieux’s Global Center of Excellence for Molecular Diagnostics, no other company has FDA-cleared and CE-IVD marked assays for more pathogens. BioFire Diagnostics has produced the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive multiplex PCR system available: the FilmArray.

The FilmArray System from BioFire is the new standard for syndromic infectious disease diagnostics. Simple, fast and comprehensive, the FilmArray delivers accurate results in about an hour. The right test, the first time can impact all areas of patient care. Healthcare providers can see faster diagnoses and improved antibiotic stewardship. Labs can see improved efficiency and reduced costs and downstream testing.


Supporting Sponsor

SLD Technology

SLD Technology designs and fabricates cutting-edge laminar airflow systems for operating room environments. Our AirFRAME® system, is an adaptation from the same downflow cleanroom systems utilized in semiconductor and the biopharma markets. This fully integrated solution brings air, lighting and ceiling-hung equipment supports into a single fixture that hangs above the patient bed.

Bringing it all together as a factory assembled system reduces schedule, coordination and site conflicts that require attention from multiple trades and vendors in field erected methods. Modules install in hours versus weeks using traditional methods and can accommodate tomorrow’s technology today.

Utilizing contamination control expertise and technologies from cleanrooms, SLD surpasses the minimum design guidelines as required by ASHRAE 170. SLD products offer a lower cost of ownership to all healthcare stakeholders by increasing contamination control while lowering maintenance and energy costs. AirFRAME® is the more efficient project delivery method on the market today.

Location and Venue

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039

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Forum Contact

Please contact Andrew about any of your forum or sponsorship needs.

Andrew Sader, Executive Director, Healthcare Innovation ForumsAndrew Sader

Executive Director- Texas
Healthcare Innovation Forums

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