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Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


JohnHalamka1.jpgJohn D. Halamka, MD, MS, is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess System, and a practicing emergency physician. He strives to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency for patients, providers, and payers throughout the world using information technology. Dr. Halamka has written five books, several hundred articles, and is the author of  the popular Geekdoctor blog. He is also an organic farmer in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing 15 acres of agriculture, animals, and cider/mead making.
Stuntz.jpgLaurance Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness. At the eHealth Institute, Mr. Stuntz and his team are leading the state’s participation in the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative and helping all providers in the Commonwealth adopt electronic health records and become part of a statewide health information exchange, with a particular emphasis on behavioral health and long term care providers. The effort involves a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that patients have access to their data and become active and engaged participants in managing their health. Prior to joining the eHealth Institute, Mr. Stuntz worked for private industry and has 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology product development, systems integration and management consulting. Much of this work was focused on collaboration and exchange of information among all types of healthcare organizations. He was a Partner at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with responsibility for CSC’s Collaborative Communities solution area and the Senior Vice President responsible for product development for NaviNet.
Jill Duncan, RN, MS, MPH, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), provides strategic development and programming leadership for IHI's Quality, Cost, and Value Focus Area, IHI’s Leadership Alliance, and program development and facilitation for many of IHI's workforce development initiatives. Her previous IHI responsibilities include daily operations and strategic planning for the IHI Open School, leadership of IHI's Joint Replacement Learning Community, and program coordination and faculty guidance for IHI's Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for Managers program. Ms. Duncan draws from her learning as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, quality leader, nurse educator, and front-line care provider.