CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Orlando, FL - February 19, 2017
Edward D. Ricks, MHA, CHCIO, is the vice president of information services and chief information officer for Beaufort Memorial Hospital, a 197-bed not-for-profit facility in Beaufort, S.C. Ed has more than 25 years of health care information systems experience working for four health systems, with nearly 15 years at a senior level. Among his many honors and accomplishments, Ed was listed as a “100 Hospital & Health System CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2015 and 2016, and selected as a finalist for Becker’s CIO of the Year award in 2015.
He is also a member of the Meditech 6.X Service Advisory Board; Meditech Community Connect Advisory Board; American Hospital Association Solutions Advisory Board; Centurylink Customer Advisory Board; Imprivata Customer Advisory Board; Imprivata Mobility Council; and the Technical College of the Lowcountry CPT Advisory Committee.
For the 14th year in a row, Beaufort Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals, according to the 2016 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study printed in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
He is a member of HIMSS and CHIME.
In this kick-off session, four healthcare leaders discuss their journey to the cloud: What applications have they put in the cloud? What went well, what didn’t? Have the promised business and clinical benefits materialized? What cloud service providers do they use and why? What is their approach to securing data in the cloud and vetting vendors?
Speakers will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly, and in the process give attendees deep insights into how best to develop their own cloud-computing strategy.