Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change
MN HIMSS and the Minnesota e-Health Initiative have joined forces for a first-ever collaborative conference: Beyond 20/20 Vision: Create the Change. Working together, we will stretch to see beyond the horizon and consider the steps that each of us can take using health information and technology to transform the health of our communities. Building on the successes of 18 annual MN HIMSS spring conferences and 15 annual Minnesota e-Health Summits, this newly combined conference will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Cris Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic
Christopher Ross is currently the Chief Information Officer of Mayo Clinic. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Clinical Interoperability business for Surescripts. He has 28 years of diverse experience in healthcare, information technology and government. He serves on the Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee, the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health Steering Committee, and previously served on the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and the CDC’s National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Before Surescripts, Cris most recently was Executive Vice President for Product and Information Services and Chief Information Officer for CVS/MinuteClinic, the pioneer and leader in retail-based healthcare. Cris holds a BS degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Walk-In Counseling Center and Central Presbyterian Church.
Archelle Georgiou, Physician, Advocate, Advisor and Author
Dr. Archelle Georgiou is a nationally recognized physician, advocate, advisor and author.
She is passionate about using the power of media to educate consumers. Since 2007, she has been an on-air medical expert in Minneapolis-St. Paul, covering more than 900 different topics, from research, technology and clinical care to health insurance and healthcare policy. Currently, she has a weekly news segment and presents regular health specials on KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities. Her appearances on national news programs include Fox Business News, CNN, Good Morning America, and Katie’s Take with Katie Couric.
In February 2017, Archelle’s book, Healthcare Choices: 5 Steps to Getting the Medical Care You Want and Need, was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Based on her 20+ years of experience in patient care, managed care, media, and business, Archelle wrote Healthcare Choices to share the CARES model, an approach she developed to teach consumers how to make smart healthcare decisions that balance the best medical options with individual preferences. Archelle earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She and her family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.