Annual Health Summit

April 11, 7:30am, MST - 7:30am, MST
The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016



Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and all education sessions.

  • Early Bird Registration: $125 (till 3/8/19)
  • Standard Registration: $175
  • Day of Event Registration: $200


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Join the HIMSS Arizona Chapter on Thursday, April 11th for the Annual Health Summit at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be a full day educational event presented by HIMSS Arizona Chapter in partnership with the Arizona Chapter of HFMA, Arizona Chapter of American Nursing Informatics Association and the Arizona Healthcare Executives. The Health Summit will feature three keynote speakers as well as five educational tracks.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Opening Keynote Speaker: CT Lin, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer of University of Colorado Health - "What is Yottabyte and How do you Treat It?"
  • Afternoon Keynote: Sidney Smith, Comedian
  • Closing Keynote: David Rubenstein, FACHE, Major General, US Army, Retired - "To Lead Others, First Lead Yourself"

Education Tracks (3 sessions in each track):

  • Advanced Technology in Healthcare
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Physician Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Healthcare Finance

Register TODAY!  

Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and all education sessions.

  • Early Bird Registration Pricing for members, non-members and students is $125. (till 2/28/19)
  • Registration Pricing for members, non-members and students is $175.
  • Day of Event Registration Pricing for members, non-members and students is $200.


Interested in sponsoring this event? Email Tina Burbine, Director of Vendor Partnerships. 


7:30am - Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30am - Opening Keynote Speaker, CT Lin, MD, CMIO University of Colorado Health - "What is Yottabyte and How do you Treat It?"

10:00am - Breakout Track Sessions #1

11:00am - Breakout Track Sessions #2

12:00pm - Lunch / Networking

1:00pm - Afternoon Keynote Speaker, Sidney Smith, Comedian

2:00pm - Breakout Track Sessions #3

3:15pm - Closing Keynote Speaker, General David Rubenstein, FACHE, Major General, US Army, Retired - "To Lead Others, First Lead Yourself"

4:30pm - Happy Hour / Networking

Keynote Speaker Bios:

CT Lin, MD

CT Lin MD is CMIO at UCHealth, an 11-hospital, 600-clinic system in the Rocky Mountain region. UCHealth's EHR has been awarded HIMSS Stage 7 and HHN's Most Wired. He is Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado, and board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He sees internal medicine patients, facilitates workshops on Physician-Patient Communication. His national publications and talks include: Physician Adoption of IT, EHR Usability, Online patient communication with Open Test Results and Open Notes. His national awards include "Healthcare IT innovator" and "Electronic Physician of the Year." He leads a team of 32 physician informaticians, working to reduce physician burnout. Our vision: "We improve physician and team resilience and effectiveness by building extraordinary relationships and innovative tools."


Sidney Smith, Comedian, Writer, Actor, Podcaster 

An experienced speaker and entertainer, Sidney has used his own life changing experiences and his core skill as a storyteller to build his brand and expand his career into many facets. After 10 years as a truth telling comedian who has shared the stage with Whitney Cummings, David Spade, Sinbad, Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow and a host of other talented individuals. Sidney has successfully self funded his moves into acting, writing, podcasting and now producing his own sketch comedy show at the largest comedy club in the country.

Whether he is standing in the spotlight telling jokes or captivating audiences with his own story, coupled with his belief that “we all are dysfunctional in one way or another and there's nothing wrong with laughing at ourselves. True comedy allows us to absorb and take advantage of life's teachable moments in a humorous fashion.”

As long as we all remember, life is just a series of habits.


David Rubenstein, FACHE

David Rubenstein is a retired Army Major General who excelled as a leader and follower at all levels of the Army Medical Department. He now shares his leadership lessons as a university professor, public speaker, and non-profit board member. In addition to serving as the Army’s Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Medical Service Corps, he spent 12 of his 35-year Army career in command. He was Commanding General of the Army Medical Department Center and School and Commanding General of the Army’s Europe Regional Medical Command. He commanded the 30th Medical Brigade in Germany and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, also in Germany, the 21st Combat Support Hospital, Task Force Med Eagle while deployed to Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the 18th Surgical Hospital (MASH). His company command was in the 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division. Currently David serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Health Administration at Texas State University, on the Surgery Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, serves on the Certification Committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties, and serves as a board member and a board officer on a variety of non-profit boards.