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Ben Hilmes

Ben Hilmes brings unique industry insights to each conversation based on his own senior healthcare leadership experience. Prior to joining Healthcare IT Leaders as President and now CEO, he spent 22+ years in executive roles at Cerner Corporation, capping his tenure as Senior Vice President – Client Relationships, where he was responsible for nearly $3 billion of the company’s U.S. portfolio of Cerner customers. After leaving Cerner in 2021, Ben served as SVP/Chief Integration Officer for Adventist Health. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a BS in Biology from the University of Missouri and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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What’s Next in Virtual Care and RPM?

As Chief of Virtual Care and Digital Health at Providence, Eve Cunningham, MD, looks at the future of healthcare delivery with an eye toward expanding access. Listen in as we discuss the latest innovations in virtual care and the potential impact on workforce shortages.  

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Building a Purpose Driven IT Organization

On this episode of the podcast, Chris Paravate, CIO of Northeast Georgia Health System talks to host Ben Hilmes about the role of core values in building a strong IT team. "Every single person in IT connects to our purpose," explains Chris. "It's because we're not only providers of care. We're receivers of care."  

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Cybersecurity and Change Healthcare

In the aftermath the cyberattack on Change Healthcare that caused severe industry disruption, we're joined by Dan Dodson, a leading cybersecurity expert and the CEO of Fortified Health Security. Dan explains what happened and predicts the future impacts on healthcare industry regulation and cybersecurity.

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Transforming Community Health

As Chief Transformation Officer and a family physician at Community Health Network, Patrick McGill, MD, views medical innovation from a unique vantagepoint. Dr. McGill describes his role as a change agent at Community Health working to eliminate "points of friction" that patients encounter as they move through the health system.

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Technology Planning for Future Growth

Moffitt Cancer Center is a beacon of hope and progress in the fight against cancer. It's also undergoing a massive period of growth with a goal to double its patient volume over the next five years. In this episode of "Leader to Leader," Chief Technology Officer Seth Peterson discusses the challenges of supporting Moffit's infrastructure […]

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Lessons From a DEI Leader

Arianne Dowdell champions Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in her role as VP and Chief DEI officer at Houston Methodist. In this episode of “Leader to Leader,” Arianne shares her approach to comprehensive DEI programming, which not only targets workforce diversity and inclusion but also tackles health equity head-on by ensuring community access.

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Leading Through a Merger

Explore the ins and outs of a large health system merger, from IT decision making to reshaping the corporate culture with our guest Craig Richardville, MBA, CHCIO. Craig is CIO of Intermountain Health, which recently merged with SCL Health. In addition to the merger, Craig discusses his long and esteemed career as a CIO, and his […]

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Innovation Through Simplification

"Health systems need to get out of the data center business," says Providence CIO BJ Moore. On this week's episode, Moore describes his strategy and rationale for accelerating cloud adoption, while consolidating and simplifying the application portfolio and infrastructure footprint at Providence.

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AI and Health Equity

Nuvance Health Chief Medical Information Officer Albert Villarin, MD, joins Leader to Leader this week to discuss the role of the modern CMIO, the promise of Artificial Intelligence, and the importance of health 'techquity," achieving equitable outcomes and access through technology.

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