CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Orlando, FL - February 19, 2017
Dr. John Showalter is Chief Health Information Officer for UMMC, and joined the Department of Family Medicine as a hospitalist in July 2016. He received his MD from Penn State College of Medicine and a MSIS in Healthcare Management and Delivery from Penn State University. He completed the Internal Medicine Residency and the Medical Informatics Research Fellowship at Penn State Milton S. Hersey Medical Center.
He is responsible for leading the institution's enterprise analytics strategy, helping guide the research IT strategies and ICD-10 implementation. He is the chair of multiple institutional steering committees, and is also responsible for developing and implementing clinical informatics initiatives within the hospital and research settings.
Dr. Showalter has received numerous honors and awards in his field, including most recently Top 50 Health IT Experts-November 2015, Health Data Management Magazine, Learning Health System Pioneer Award, October 2015-Association of American Medical Colleges, CHIME Collaboration Award, September 2015-College of Health Information Management Professionals, and Analytics All-Star, Clinical Visionary of the Year, July 2015-Health Data Management Magazine.
Dr. Showalter is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.
John Showalter, MD, is the chief health information officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, a $1.6 billion organization with a mission of improving the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, conducting health sciences, and providing cutting-edge care.
UMMC’s initial migration to the cloud was done slowly and with trepidation. Dr. Showalter was a leader in the migration, and the initial motivation was to work with partners who had the most cutting edge approaches to analytics.
UMMC conducted intensive security reviews on potential partners and only worked with those that had the best security. The focus on security eliminated several potential partners, but cloud-based security has increase significantly over the last few years, and, as Dr. Showalter will share, UMMC has over time had to eliminate fewer potential partners.
Given the success UMCC has had to date, the organization is in the process of moving its analytics onto a cloud-based platform as a service solution and anticipates significant growth in the next 12-18 months.
In this session, Dr. Showalter will share best practices and lessons learned as he discusses UMMC’s cloud strategy and the benefits it’s produced so far, especially the increased agility and ability to scale with limited additional costs.