Thought Leaders Lecture Series
Thought Leaders is a lecture series established by the AHIMA Foundation's funding initiative, Transforming Health Information. Thought Leaders presents an opportunity for health information management (HIM) professionals - including corporate executives and AHIMA members - to engage with industry leaders about the field's cutting-edge topics. Featuring presentations by leading educators, researchers, and practitioners from the HIM field and beyond, Thought Leaders provides valuable insights into managing the internal and external requirements regarding the critical flow of quality health information. Lectures are recorded and made available online as a special series for students, practitioners, and others interested in the field.
This Thought Leaders lecture was made possible through philanthropic contributions from:
2014-Eric Topol, MD, Cardiologist and Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
The sixth lecture in the AHIMA Foundation Thought Leaders lecture series took place at the 2014 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in San Diego. Dr. Topol was voted the number one Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Topol is also one of GQ's 12 "Rock Stars of Science," and is the author of the bestselling definitive book on the digital-medical revolution, The Creative Destruction of Medicine.
Dr. Topol is a leading practitioner of digital medicine, director of the flagship NIH-supported Scripps Translational Science Insitute, and a co-founder of the West Wireless Health Institute. He also serves as Professor of Genomic at The Scripps Research Institute and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health. He is Chief Medical Advisor at AT&T, and since 2013, he has been editor-in-chief at Medscape.
A practicing cardiologist, Dr. Topol is widely credited for leading the Cleveland Clinic to become the number one center for heart care. While there, he also started a new medical school, led many worldwide clinical trials to advance care for patients with heart disease, and spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes that increase susceptibility for heart attacks.
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2013 - Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD author of Disruptive Demographics: New Technology, Older Consumer & the Future of Health & Wellbeing
2012- John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS author of Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times:
Designed to Adpat: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times
2011 - Gail Collins, first woman editor of the New York Times' editorial page, and New York Times syndicated opinion columnist and blogger: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to Present.
2010 - Peter Salgo, MD, Healthcare Futurist and Medical Crisis Expert: The Future of Healthcare
2010 - Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs: Driving Research Results into Practice
For more information on this lecture series, please contact the AHIMA Foundation.