YPP Speed Mentoring Event
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YPP Speed Mentoring Event

When: Friday, December 7, 2018
9:30 AM
Where: The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive
The Classroom
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina  27709
United States
Contact: Allison Mera
919.558.9258 x303

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Join us for this networking event which will bring YPPs together with leaders of the Healthcare IT industry. Speed mentors are HIT professionals that speak with students and young professionals in short 1-on-1 conversations. This event is a terrific opportunity for students and young professionals to seek guidance, knowledge, and wisdom from mentors who have “been there and done that.”


Our Mentors

Randy Sears, MBA, Operations Director, Duke University Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) Program In the role of Operations Director, Randy is responsible for the execution of the end to end operation of the MMCi program. MMCi is a one year master’s program designed for working professionals and prepares professionals for careers at the intersection of business, technology, and health care. In this role, Randy advices students on career pathways and the role of higher education as part of career investment and growth. Randy joined Duke University to launch this program in January of 2010. Prior to joining Duke Randy enjoyed a 25 year successful career in telecommunications. Making a personal career transition has provided tremendous insights for advising professionals about education and career possibilities.

Bradley Cook, HCS-Applications Developer, UNC Health Care Bradley has over ten years of health care experience ranging from analysis, design, and development of application solutions, along with a vast range of programming skills and knowledge of health care business and innovation. He has technical expertise with health care messaging standards and interfaces such as HL7, DICOM, XDS and FHIR. He earned his BS in Computer Engineering from Eastern Michigan University.

Pyreddy Reddy, Chief Information Security Officer, Privacy and Security Office, NC DHHS Mr. Reddy earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration and various security and HIPAA certifications. He worked with the New York City Health, and Hospitals Corporation and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield before joining NC DHHS. He has been with the department for the past eighteen years and worked as IT auditor for 4 years before creating the NC DHHS Privacy and Security Office in 2004. His Office is responsible for HIPAA activates Privacy and Security, Forensic investigations, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Testing and Privacy and Security policies.

Jennifer Anderson, MHSA, PMP, The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) Prior to joining NCHICA, Jennifer managed regional physician office operations for a for-profit healthcare organization, led EHR quality improvement initiatives for a CMS quality improvement organization and provided consulting services for a world-wide healthcare IT organization. Jennifer is a certified Project Management Professional and received her Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Lauren Drinkard, Senior Director, PHO Product Solutions, Lumeris is responsible for direction and oversight of design, development, and deployment of the portfolio of population health solutions for PHSO and health plan clientsShe has over a decade of experience as a private and public health epidemiologist, and in healthcare research and development, developing, integrating, and evaluating the efficacy of predictive models (classic and AI/machine learning algorithms), clinical interventions, and measuring health outcomes and costs. She has worked at public health government agencies, private universities, and publicly and privately held for-profit organizations. Lauren holds an MPH in Biostatistics and an MLA in Creative Writing.

Kathie Walsh, CEO, DocuRep


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