Conference Highlights

Join Us at the Crossroads of America for the 2017 Midwest Fall Technology Conference

With its theme of “Healthcare at a Crossroads”, this year’s Midwest Fall Technology Conference promises all the excitement of a world-class automobile race.  You’ll not want to miss a single moment of the experiences that await you, from green flag to checkered flag.

  • Compelling Keynotes from Dr. Zubin Damania, Mandi Bishop, Dr. Kaveh Safavi, and Dr. John Brownstein
  • Vibrant, Practical & Timely Educational Sessions (with opportunity for continuing-education credit)
  • Spectacular Entertainment & Networking Opportunities, Including Sunday-evening Concert by ZDoggMD
  • ANIA Nursing Informatics Certification Review Course (pre-conference event)

All of this and more, at the award-winning venue that was voted #1 in the Midwest: JW Marriott in Indianapolis


Zubin Damania, MD (aka “ZDoggMD”)

Sunday Evening Entertainment *and* Monday Morning Keynote Presenter

Zubin Damania, MD is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup that’s part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by CEO Tony Hsieh. During a 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania won clinical teaching awards while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have gone epidemically viral, educating patients and providers while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.

Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, Accenture

Monday Afternoon Keynote Presenter

Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D. is the senior managing director for Accenture’s global healthcare business. Dr. Safavi is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture’s offerings for providers, health insurers and public and private health systems across the globe.

Dr. Safavi joined Accenture from Cisco, in 2011, where he led the global healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was Thompson Reuter’s chief medical officer of Health Businesses and United Healthcare’s vice president of medical affairs. He also has served in leadership roles at Solucient, Humana, HealthSpring and Alexian Hospital Network.

Mandi Bishop, Lifely Insights

Tuesday Morning Keynote Presenter

As the CEO and founder of Lifely Insights, Mandi Bishop is bringing life context to healthcare decision-making by applying behavioral economics to epidemiology, helping communities partner with health systems and payors to tailor and optimize population health management program design, care plans, interventions, and engagements. She believes that participatory medicine is a moral imperative, and that there is no value-based care without recognizable value delivered to the very people healthcare exists to serve.


John Brownstein, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

Tuesday Afternoon Keynote Presenter

John Brownstein, Ph.D. is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He also directs the Computational Epidemiology Group at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Overall, his research agenda aims to have translation impact on the surveillance, control and prevention of disease. He has been at the forefront of the development and application of public health surveillance including, an internet-based global infectious disease intelligence system. The system is in use by millions each year including the CDC, WHO, DHS, DOD, HHS, and EU, and has been recognized by the National Library of Congress and the Smithsonian.


Around this year’s conference theme, “Healthcare at a Crossroads”, we’ve identified 8 thematic elements that come together to create those crossroads:

  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Population Health
  • Mobile Health
  • Integration and Governance

Each of twenty-four vibrant educational sessions will cover one or more of these thematic elements.

Regarding continuing-education credit:

Educational content is jointly provided by the University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses, and Indiana social workers, and health facility administrators, will receive up to 11.5 contact hours. Completion of the online evaluation and attestation of attendance is required in order to receive certificate of completion.

University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other professionals licensed in the state of Indiana. Social workers in other states should check for approval on a program-by-program basis.

The University of Southern Indiana has been approved by the Indiana State Board of Health Facility Administrators as a sponsor of continuing education programs for health facility administrators (License #98000033A).

This program is approved for up to 11.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

 My Yellow Rickshaw: Monday Evening Entertainment 

Monday night’s entertainment will feature Indianapolis’ top pop, rock, bluegrass, and RnB cover band. Their high-energy performances have brought down the house at venues across the metro area. Learn more about the band on their web site or their amusing intro video.


ZDoggMD: Sunday Evening Entertainment 

Enjoy the comical musical stylings of internationally-known ZDoggMD. His award-winning medical parody videos have established him as one of our industry’s leading educators, thought leaders, and entertainers.