SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dr. Kevin M. Fickenscher, president and CEO of the American Medical
Informatics Association (AMIA) and author of “Toto’s Reflections: The
Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of Oz” has been added as a keynote
speaker at the 7th Annual Skylight Client ConferenceNov.
20-22 in San Diego. Dr. Fickenscher joins fellow keynote speakers, Dr.
Bridget Duffy, chief medical officer for Vocera Communications, and
Colleen Sweeney, founder and owner of Sweeney Healthcare Enterprises.
An expert in leadership development, organizational transformation,
business development, policy development and clinical quality
improvement, Dr. Fickenscher will share a variety of lessons learned
from more than 25 years of leadership experience. These lessons parallel
themes found in “The Wizard of Oz” including courage, trust, fear,
transparency, collaboration and matters of the heart. Attendees looking
to grow as leaders and help move their organization forward will find
Dr. Fickenscher’s knowledge and insight extremely valuable.
Dr. Fickenscher has been ranked among the Most Powerful Physician
Executives by Modern
Healthcare Magazine. He was a member of Clinton Healthcare Task
Force and served as a health adviser to the Biden for President
Campaign. As president and CEO of AMIA, Dr. Fickenscher leads the
organization as it works to transform health care through trusted
science, education, and the practice of informatics. He is passionate
about solving our nation’s health care problems and believes that the
use of biomedical and health informatics can distill information for
solving quality, cost and service issues.
“We are privileged to have Dr. Fickenscher share his leadership
knowledge at this year’s conference,” said Skylight Healthcare Systems
CEO, Tom Klopack. “His broad experience in healthcare leadership spans
from academia to corporate technology companies to large healthcare
systems. His passion for improving health care and solving our nation’s
health care challenges is inspiring.”
The Skylight Client Conference has grown to become one of the industry’s
foremost gatherings on the patient experience and patient engagement.
For more than six years, leading acute care, specialty, academic and
pediatric hospitals have attended the 3-day event to learn successful
strategies to engage patients, increase patient satisfaction, improve
the quality of care, and enhance clinical efficiencies. Addressing the
many challenges hospitals face, the conference includes sessions that
discuss programs specifically designed to increase revenue and reduce
readmissions. Firsthand examples from hospitals that have used
interactive patient systems as the cornerstone of their patient
engagement initiatives will also be shared.