HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

6/13/2014 6:00am, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT

Global Center for Health Innovation | Cleveland, Ohio


HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference is a one-day, on-site inaugural educational program that will explore the major core competencies essential to leading a well-run and effective health IT organization today. Nationally recognized speakers will present on topics fostering the development of a successful and rewarding career in healthcare technology while becoming a well-rounded and effective leader in the industry.

Event Location

Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland Convention Center
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Hotel Information

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Sq.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 USA

Registration is $90 per person for the Leadership Essentials Conference, including lunch and a cocktail reception.
Registration in non-refundable and non-transferable; No exceptions. Space is limited – register today!



Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, PhD, FACHE, FHIMSS, CKM
Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, PhD, FACHE, FHIMSS, CKM

Anthony Caponi
Anthony Caponi

Stephen Beck MD, FACP, FHIMSS
Stephen Beck MD, FACP, FHIMSS

Jennifer Mitchell Earley, M.Ed., MPA
Jennifer Mitchell Earley, M.Ed., MPA



Friday June 13, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Conference doors open. Pick up badges onsite.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening & Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Do You Have What it Takes?
Edward Marx, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Senior VP and CIO, Texas Health Resources, 2013 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year

What got you here won’t get you where your organization needs to go. Now more than ever, the skills you must cultivate are more Wall Street/Silicon Valley then Main Street/General Hospital. Will you help lead your organizations transformation or will you hold on to the past and be left behind? Leveraging examples from Davies Award winning Texas Health Resources, CIO of the Year Edward Marx will share how he and his team continue to influence their organizations success through a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and compelling vision.

  • Identify future versus present, skills requirements
  • Learn five practical steps you can take now to proactively shape your culture
  • Discuss practical examples of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Formulate a plan of action to fill in identified skill gaps
  • Understand the difference between title and influence

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop: Be a Visionary, Coach, Mentor, Director
Jennifer Mitchell Earley, M.Ed., MPA, Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College

A leader serves many roles within a practice or organization. There are times when people need someone to lead and motivate them around the vision of what will be; or to coach them to discover their own strengths; or to listen and offer their experience and lessons learned; or simply to point people in the right direction and give them the tools they need to succeed. It’s knowing what role is important in any given circumstance and with the individual and/or team that makes the difference as a leader.

The purpose of this session is to help participants identify a mentor to aid in their personal development and to build their own coaching, mentoring and visionary leadership skills. We will explore how to proactively manage your career and balance action with reflection. This session will help leaders understand how to use coaching and mentoring for themselves and others to achieve short and long term goals.

  • Develop a career plan with goals for the future
  • Identify the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Steps to find a mentor and how to work with one to achieve your career goals
  • Use a model to assess performance potential of your employees and develop appropriate responses
  • Identify the characteristics of effective feedback to provide both positive and negative feedback in a coaching situation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Phase II of Workshop
Jennifer Mitchell Earley, M.Ed., MPA, Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College

Participants will share with the audience as a whole, their unified perspectives on the differences between each of the roles and invite an open discussion on the importance of each related to their individual development.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Lessons Learned on the Road to the Executive Office
Stephen Beck MD, FACP, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Information Officer, Catholic Health Partners
Edward Marx, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Senior VP and CIO, Texas Health Resources, 2013 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year
Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, PhD, FACHE, FHIMSS, CKM, Founder, President & CEO, CIO Consult, LLC.

Through this interactive "Q & A" Executive Leader panel, moderated questions will explore current challenges leaders in HIT are facing and the tactics needed to overcome obstacles.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Building Your Power Team Geared for Success
Anthony Caponi, Vice President of Sales, Direct Consulting Associates

This session will focus on building a team that is set up to achieve successful outcomes. The session will cover team building starting with proper interviewing techniques, situational leadership, overcoming challenges, and powerful motivation.

  • How to recognize the truth through effective interviewing
  • Identify core competencies necessary to leading a winning team
  • Engage your peers and subordinates in the project to motivate them to the finish line.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

*This program is approved for up to 5.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

View a PDF copy of the Agenda for the Leadership Essentials Conference (6/13/2014)

Please see the related event, CPHIMS Review Course.


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