NJDVHIMSS 15th Annual Fall Event 2022

NJDVHIMSS 15th Annual Fall Event – Healthcare IT: Empowering the Future of Care Delivery

Every October, we can’t wait to connect with colleagues in our region to discuss the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. This past October, after two consecutive years of Virtual Events, we were back at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City for our 15th Annual NJDVHIMSS Fall Conference.

We welcomed over 450 members from the New Jersey & Delaware Valley Chapters to participate in two-days of exciting breakout and keynote sessions along with a myriad of networking opportunities. Our chapters got to hear insights into the latest trends that are shaping the healthcare industry across timely topics like Patient Access & Engagement, Data Security, Analytics, Interoperability and more.

Kicking Off – Day One

We kicked off the 15th Annual Fall Conference with our Golf Outing at the Blue Heron Pines Golf Club – we got 85 of our closest friends together for a great day of golf and networking!

In the evening, we hosted our attendees at our Welcome Party for networking, dinner and drinks followed by an excellent Keynote presentation featuring Washington University PhD & Lecturer, Dr. Timothy Bono. Dr. Bono gave a wonderful presentation on “Positive Psychology During a Pandemic: Perspectives on Mindset and Resilience.”

The last few years have been very challenging for most due to the pandemic. However, there have been plenty of opportunities to extract meaning from it in ways that allow us to come out even stronger. Dr. Bono’s presentation covered research from the behavioral sciences that offered implications for coping through hardship in ways that promote psychological health and well-being. He also discussed resilience as a life skill, misconceptions about self-esteem, and real-life strategies to bounce back from adversity.

Going to the Future – Day Two

As we began the second day of the conference, we welcomed Dr. Stephen Klasko to the Keynote stage. Dr. Klasko took us to the future for his presentation titled, “Health Assurance in 2032.” Dr. Klasko detailed a future where a mutant strain of an RNA encapsulated virus had been affecting people in Australia, and it prompted a reflection on the COVID-19 crisis.

Dr. Stephen Klasko came back to the year 2022 and explained how technology can start to close health disparities and how important trust and education is when implementing this technology. He also discussed the concept of the iron triangle of healthcare, which is being able to increase access and quality while decreasing cost.

Exhibit Hall

After this keynote presentation, and throughout the event, registrants had the opportunity to stop by the exhibit hall where vendors set up booths to promote their company and solutions while answering any questions members had. We were thrilled to welcome almost 60 sponsors back this year – we are so grateful for their support of our event year after year. At the end of the conference, prizes were awarded to those that had visited the most booths.



CIO RoundTable

As we continued through day two, attendees enjoyed a lively CIO RoundTable panel discussion hosted by hosted by Rich Temple, CIO of Deborah Heart & Lung. The following panelists were all part of the CIO roundtable: Nassar Nizami at Jefferson Health, Luke Olenoski at Main Line Health, Linda Reed at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Rob Adamson of RWJ Barnabas Health.

Our respective Healthcare IT leaders presented an engaging discussion around technology that was key in aiding each of their organization’s during the pandemic, improving interoperability, and handling workforce challenges.

Breakout Sessions

There were a ton of breakout sessions throughout the event and each room was packed. Topics ranged from Patient Access & Engagement, to Leadership, Policy & Public Health, to Data Privacy & Security, and on to Healthcare Analytics & Interoperability. We heard fantastic presentations from leaders at Christiana Care, Lehigh Valley, Penn Medicine, Virtua Health and more.

Top Healthcare IT Trends Reshaping Care Delivery

The last keynote session of day two was hosted by Jason Krantz, Executive Chairman and Founder at Definitive Healthcare. He covered the top 10 healthcare trends and started the presentation by saying there is no better time to be in the healthcare industry than right now.

Jason discussed the “perfect storm” in healthcare which consists in delay in care, mass exodus of healthcare labor, and the dramatic labor cost increases. He also discussed how mental health is now being treated the same way as physical health. Jason concluded his presentation by indicating there are more opportunities to provide patient-centric care through new technology and scientific advancements.

CMIO RoundTable Panel

After breakfast on Friday, we ended with a CMIO RoundTable panel discussion titled, “Healthcare IT – Empowering the Future of Care Delivery.” This panel was hosted by Ryan Sadeghian, CMIO at Hunterdon Healthcare. The panelists consisted of the following CMIOs: Lauren Koniaris at Hackensack Meridian, Bimal Desai at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, William Hanson at Penn Medicine, and Snehal Ghandi at Cooper University Healthcare.

Thank You

We want to give a special thank you to all our sponsors, members, and vendors for supporting both chapters. This event wouldn’t be possible without each and every single one of you who joined us this year to make the first year back in person, a successful one.