Washington State Vaccination Rollout
HIMSS WA presents a discussion on the vaccination rollout within Washington State. Hear our speakers share their experiences and insights since the first rollout in December 2020.
Todd Burstain, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Washington
Throughout his career, he has had one hand in the practice of medicine and one hand in the world of technology. Since 2016, Todd has been CMIO at Ochsner Health Systems and under his watch, 11 of Ochsner’s hospitals received a HIMSS stage 7 rating, the highest measure of EHR adoption and utilization. As of Sept 2020, Todd has been the CMIO at UW Medicine. He collaborates with others to identify how technology can serve UW Medicine better and champions all major clinical information projects. He serves as the primary physician champion to help with overall IT strategy planning and provides leadership and coordination for the physicians with IT roles.
Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Kathleen McGrow serves as Chief Nursing Information Officer for the Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team. In this role, Dr. McGrow advises organizations on how the innovative use of technology can support their digital transformation imperatives of consumer engagement, provider enablement, analytics for population health and cognitive computing to support a learning health system. Her expertise in data, analytics and artificial intelligence is used to educate organizations on how to enhance clinical, operational, and financial performance, maximize capacity and patient experience, and transform to new care models and paradigms. Dr. McGrow has led, planned, and directed programs and strategic initiatives for organizations including implementation of an evidence framework for best practices. She most recently has published two articles about Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence: Essentials for Nursing and Transforming Clinical Data into Wisdom: Artificial Intelligence Implications for Nurse Leaders. Both written to engage strategic thinking about current and future use of AI for clinical use cases and improve patient outcomes.
Dr. McGrow’s experience includes engaging with a variety of C-Suite executives, providers (clinicians) and care managers as well as a geographically dispersed team of clinical and technical experts. Prior to working at Microsoft, she held positions at GE Healthcare, Caradigm (a Microsoft & GE Company) and Philips. Her clinical background spans many years, with most of that time spent in trauma and critical care settings. Dr. McGrow has worked at some of the premier medical centers in the United States, including Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice focused on Executive Leadership and Evidence Based Practice
Braden Hirasawa, MHA
Interim Director of Clinic Operations
International Community Health Services
ICHS is a community health center located in Seattle, Washington. Braden is responsible for clinic operations, process improvement, financial performance and patient experience. Braden received his Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington and he is a certified Kaiser Improvement Advisor. His mission is to improve healthcare delivery and develop future leaders in community health.
Immunization Program Director
Public Health, Seattle & King County
Libby oversees a population-based immunization promotion program that includes leading the strategic development and implementation of the health department’s COVID-19 vaccine response, assessment of local immunization coverage levels, and implementation of tailored, evidence-based strategies to increase immunization rates. Libby began her career at PHSKC in 2001 working in the HIV/AIDS program on HIV incidence and drug resistance surveillance projects. In 2008, she received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington and transitioned to work in the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Program.
Sr. Director, Pharma, US Health & Life Sciences
Claire currently serves as Sr. Director of the Pharma subvertical of the US Health & Life Sciences department at Microsoft. She works in partnership with US life science companies, pharma, and health organizations to create innovative Microsoft solutions specific to the company’s issues affecting their patients and their business.
She brings with her an expertise in the clinical trial and pharmaceutical industry, having been a global study lead on oncology clinical trials at a large pharmaceutical company prior to joining Microsoft. She has deep understanding of the clinical trial value chain and the complex nuances that biotechnology and life science companies experience. She is passionate about the many services and innovations Microsoft has to offer to reduce time to market for new drugs and provide better outcomes to patients.
Claire is also the producer and host of the Confessions of Health Geeks podcast, an industry focused podcast on the biggest trends and pain points in health and life sciences. Find the podcast here.
Claire also has a passion for inspiring young women to be interested in STEM and leadership roles in STEM related fields. She recently hosted and spoke at the HBA Seattle Digital Health Panel and is very involved in local mentorship programs for girls in STEM.