Three New Speakers Added to Healthcare Analytics Summit 14 Lineup

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We are excited to announce three more Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 speakers who will be sharing best practices in our breakout sessions. We are grateful and honored to have them share their individual experiences and learnings in their respective sessions. Their rich and varied backgrounds and expertise will help to enhance the richness of the summit sessions.

Greg Stock


Chief Executive Officer

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Breakout Session:  How to Make Analytics a Strategic, C-Level Imperative

Greg Stock earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 and a Master of Health Care Administration/Public Administration degree from BYU in 1980. After gaining initial exposure with a smaller hospital company, Stock joined HCA in 1981 as a CEO. Over the next nine years, he was CEO of three different HCA hospitals in South Dakota, Missouri, and Oregon. He gained valuable experience leading the financial turnaround of two facilities during that time. Development of new services, recruitment of key physicians, improved productivity, and marketshare gains were realized in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings.

In 1990, Stock came to Louisiana, and over the next seven years, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center grew rapidly under his direction. Sixty physicians were recruited. A heart by-pass surgery program, a cancer center, a neuro program, and other important services were developed. The physical plant was enlarged, revenue tripled, and income rose from $2,000,000 to $16,000,000. Stock was CEO of Thibodaux Regional from 1990 to 1997. During that time, he brought the medical center to a significantly higher level of performance. Thibodaux Regional experienced significant growth under Stock’s results-oriented leadership. The hospital’s census, both inpatient and outpatient, increased for seven years. In 1997, Stock left Thibodaux for two years to lead Northwest Health System, a two-hospital enterprise in Arkansas with nearly 2,000 employees. The sale of the system triggered Stock’s return to Thibodaux in October 1999.

He brings with him valuable professional experiences and important instincts relative to succeeding in today’s often-volatile healthcare industry. His collaborative management style, strong physician relations skills, an easy, outgoing manner, sense of humor, and ability to challenge his staff to perform at their very best enable him to continue achieving and earning the loyalty and respect of others who also are committed to excellence.

Charles G Macias MD, MPH


Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Section of Emergency Medicine

Director, Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Evidence Based Outcomes Center

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

Breakout Session:  The Imperative of Linking Clinical and Financial Data

Dr. Macias is boarded both in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and has completed a clinical research fellowship and an MPH. He is a graduate of Stanford University, Southwestern Medical School, and the UT School of Public Health. He is the chairman-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Emergency Medicine (the largest professional organization for pediatric emergency medicine practitioners). He is the past chairman of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee, on the steering committee of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, and a founding and executive committee member of the global Pediatric Emergency Research Network.

He is the Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer for the Texas Children’s health care system. As the medical director of the Evidence-Based Outcomes Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, he has helped develop over 50 evidence-based guidelines and summaries and directs implementation strategies for clinical care delivery and measuring quality metrics. He is also director of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine—dedicated to the improvement development of scholarly activity in quality improvement strategies. He also co-chairs the Clinical Systems Integration project of the electronic data warehouse at Texas Children’s, advancing population health through data analytics and predictive analytics.

He is chairman of the AAP Committee on Quality Transformation and his work in quality has helped drive local, state, and national initiatives, including roles as the chairman of the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas Asthma Quality Collaborative (a collaborative of 8 Texas Children’s hospitals) and Chairman of a North American Pediatric Septic Shock Collaborative of the AAP (a collaborative of 32 children’s hospitals across north America).

Gregory A. Spencer, MD, FACP 


Chief Medical & Chief Medical Information Officer

Crystal Run Healthcare

Breakout Session:  Key Principles and Approaches to Population Health Management

Dr. Gregory A. Spencer is the Chief Medical and Chief Medical Information Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare and the President of Medical Staff at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Dr. Spencer graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette University) Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine while in the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Spencer joined Crystal Run as an internist in 1996 and was appointed to Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Information Officer in 2008. Dr. Spencer is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Prior to joining Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Spencer served as Chief Resident, Clinical Director of the largest internal medicine clinic in the US Department of Defense, and Chairman of General Internal Medicine and Assistant Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clerkship Director at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Spencer has served as the Chairman of the Quality and Clinical Committee of the THINC RHIO, as well as the Chairman of the Quality Committee of the New York e-Health Collaborative. He is currently the Vice President of the Medical Staff at Orange Regional Medical Center in Orange County, New York.

Sign Up Soon for HAS 14

Other keynote speakers at the Healthcare Analytics Summit on September 24 and 25 include Billy Beane, Ray Kurzweil, Dr. Glenn Steele, Dr. James Merlino, and Mike Leavitt. Please plan on joining us for an in-depth look at how analytics can enable healthcare transformation for every organization. Sign up soon because registrations are running three times above our best-case scenarios. At this pace, we know we will run out of room early, even as early as late July or beginning of August.

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