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The cHealth Innovation Symposium, a New Coordinated National Health Care Event, Announces Keynote Themes Focused on Overcoming Change Fatigue Within Health Care Transformation and Reform Landscape

October 1, 2013


October 1, 2013OCHIN, a nonprofit national leader in quality health information technology; the Oregon Medical Association (OMA), a nonprofit organization that serves and supports physicians and physician assistants in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians; and Oregon Health Network (OHN) have just announced their line up for the first, coordinated health care conference in the fall of 2013, the cHealth Innovation Symposium.


The symposium’s four keynote speakers will contribute to Thursday and Friday’s sessions with presentations designed to inspire the most change-fatigued of any health care transformation change agent. International performer, business leader, entrepreneur, and author David Hira will be presenting “ISpossible,” an interactive presentation with a motivational and inspiring message that will have attendees laughing, amazed, and inspired. Drawing from his own experiences in health care, David's gripping story of when he was hit by a car going 55 miles per hour is a moving allegory of teamwork and how it takes everyone in health care to work toward the "greater good." Mr. Hira will speak on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 8:15 am.


Nicholas J. Webb, world-renowned business futurist and innovation thought leader, will also be speaking at the cHealth Innovation Symposium. A successful inventor with a wide range of patented technologies ranging from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to consumer and industrial products, Mr. Webb will be presenting “The Future of Health Care Innovation: How Socialization and Gamification Will Reinvent the Delivery of Health Care" on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 1:15 pm.


Jeffrey Johnson, chief sales and marketing officer for Hawes Financial Group, will present “Be Incredible: Change From ‘Ordinary’ to ‘Incredible.’” Speaking on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 8:15 am, his presentation will focus on the fact that every human being contains the makings of “incredible,” and the seminar’s purpose is to introduce the principles that change ordinary into incredible.


Dr. Rahul Rastogi, an emergency physician with Kaiser Permanente Northwest who is also the medical director for Continuing Care Services, the Regional Telephonic Medicine Center and Transportation Service, will be speaking on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 1:30 pm. His talk will draw on his experience in the Kaiser system with coordinating emergency care and managing the intersection among people, process, and technology to make achieve the Triple Aim.


The cHealth Innovation Symposium is a three-day event that is split between the supporting organizations’ one-day boot camp/workshop day (November 13) and the main two-day conference (November 14 and 15). Attendees will have access to special training and continued education credits (CME) through the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education), as well as knowledge and discussions from some of our nation’s leading experts on a range of health care workflow, information technology, and industry best practices. To learn more about the symposium, please visit:



Established in 2000 through a partnership with CareOregon, the Oregon Primary Care Association,

Multnomah County Health Department, Clackamas County Health Department, and Virginia Garcia

Health Clinics, OCHIN became an independent nonprofit in 2002. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon,

OCHIN is one of the nation’s largest Health Information Networks and is recognized for its innovative use of Health IT to improve the integration and delivery of health care services across a wide variety of practices. With an historical emphasis on safety net clinics and small practices, OCHIN has expanded to include private practice providers and specialists. To date, OCHIN operates in 14 states and supports 70 health center networks and over 4,500 medical providers who serve over 2.5 million patients. For more information, visit


About the Oregon Medical Association

The Oregon Medical Association is an organization of over 8,000 physicians, physician assistants and medical and PA students organized to serve and support physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Founded in 1874, the OMA has existed to educate, advocate for, and serve members, and is continuing that proud tradition in a new century as medicine evolves and changes at an ever-quickening pace. With initiatives such as hosting its first-ever health fair in 2013, publishing a quarterly magazine focused on key community health issues, and lending legislative support to workforce solutions, reducing student loan debt and improving vaccination rates, the OMA balances policy with service. Additional information can be found at


About Oregon Health Network

Oregon Health Network (OHN), an OCHIN Organization, is a member-based, nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality, access, and delivery of healthcare to all Oregonians via a variety of services to its 229 member facilities: enhanced broadband connectivity, health IT best practices, hosted services, and advocacy. A nationally top-performing Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program, (RHCPP), OHN was founded in 2007. OHN’s scalable and statewide broadband infrastructure supports the coordination of care among Oregon’s physicians, allied providers, clinics, health organizations, educators, students, and government agencies. For more information, visit