Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET

Learning at Speed for Health System Recovery

Hospital resource use due to covid has declined steeply from its peak in January, but hot spots are still emerging. How are health systems making the most of existing IT and data assets such as publicly available pandemic data sets, clinical and business analytics to manage the remainder of the pandemic, plan for a return to full operations and prepare for the future, given a constantly moving target? To what extent will health IT investments--from infrastructure to staffing--figure in their plans? Looking toward fiscal recovery, how is digital-first strategy changing in the context of telehealth adoption during COVID? Get inside the minds of health information and digital leaders with this panel discussion on learning at speed to balance risk and opportunity in strategic planning.


  • CIOs and CDOs are playing a more important role than ever during the pandemic, and will help define the opportunities for recovery
  • How are health systems’ digital roadmaps changing due to COVID? Will this happen with or without new investment?
  • How are health systems deploying and extending IT infrastructure differently to meet current needs? Has system load changed, or will it change, in ways that require reconfiguration or investment?
  • How will staffing needs change in IT to support business goals?
  • Where are health systems discovering new sources of revenue or cost-cutting by leveraging analytics?



Marc Probst, CIO, ELLKAY


Tanya Townsend, Systems SVP and CIO, LCMC Health

Zafar Chaudry, Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, Seattle Children's

Randy Gaboriault, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Christiana Care Health System