Ian Morrison, Ph.D., MA


Monday May 5, 8:15-10:15 AM | Opening General Session Keynote

This session will teach you a handful of highly effective skills for fostering open dialogue and show you how to create alignment and agreement around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of your organization. The immediate outcome is people who surface the best ideas, make the highest quality decisions, and then act on them with unity and commitment. Long-term results? Greater efficiency, improved working relationships and increased employee satisfaction. You won't be disappointed.

Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on healthcare and the changing business environment. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish wit to help public and private organizations plan their longer-term future. Ian Morrison is a frequent television, radio and print media commentator on forecasting future trends. In addition, Ian Morrison has co-authored numerous journal articles for publications such as Chief Executive, Encyclopedia Britannica, Across the Board, The British Medical Journal, New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs.


Warren Macdonald

Challenge of Change-Finding Opportunity in Adversity

Monday, May 5, Noon | Lunch Keynote Speaker

Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker

We've all heard it a million times; "change is constant", "the only certainty in life is change", "change or perish". We all know it; what we need is for someone to show us how to deal with it. Warren's "Challenge of Change" presentation will help our medical practice leaders realize that challenges brought on by change hold endless opportunities for innovation and personal and professional growth. That it's the challenges we face that build the resilience we need as we're asked to do more, with less…that it is possible to not just survive, but to thrive despite adversity.

This presentation is designed to provide you with four outcomes:
• The ability to recognize and breakthrough mental barriers to change
• Tools to build resilience for both business and personal growth
• A powerful shift in thinking that will put challenges into perspective
• A mindset that seeks solutions and opportunities

Warren Macdonald works with innovative, forward thinking organizations and associations looking to foster "out of the box thinking; the kind of thinking that led him to become the first double above- knee amputee to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak (19,222 ft). The kind of thinking that empowers potential and inspires you to find opportunity in change.

Warren Macdonald's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the island's tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh. Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, Macdonald became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222 ft). Macdonald has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. He has written articles for CNN World Edition, Australian Geographic, Speaking of Impact and Professional Speaker.


Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE

The Business of Care Delivery

Tuesday, May 6, 11:30 am | Luncheon Keynote Speaker

MGMA President and CEO
Your role is changing. Will you be ready? Dr. Susan L. Turney, president and CEO of national MGMA will help attendees understand the how to be successful in the outcomes-driven healthcare delivery system of the future. The business of care delivery is the seamless integration of clinical and business operations. Practice managers will need to learn to effectively communicate and prepare for the rapid and complex changes that are occurring in healthcare such as: new care delivery models, evolving patient expectations and value- and quality- based payment contracts. Moving from the business of practice management to the business of care delivery will allow practice teams to meet the needs of today while preparing for the opportunities of tomorrow. It will ensure that your practice is focused on quality patient care, population health management and coordinated, effective delivery.

Dr. Turney is president and CEO of MGMA-ACMPE, the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices, with 22,500 members who represent 13,600 organizations nationwide in which approximately 280,000 physicians currently practice. MGMA seeks to improve healthcare delivery with the advancement of members and their organizations through advocacy, certification, networking and education. Dr. Turney earned her Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) in 2005. In 2012, she debuted on Modern Healthcare's list of Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives at number 11 and then as number 45 on their Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.


David Pogue

The Quantified Self: When Patients Become Doctors

Tuesday, May 6, 3:00 pm | General Session Keynote Speaker

Host of NOVA ScienceNow & Yahoo Tech Columnist

Consumer access to medical information from the Web has always been a blessing and a curse. While patients are more empowered and informed than they have ever been, new medical apps and devices are creating a world of self-testing, self-diagnosing patients. Can patients be trusted to use these new devices—like wristbands that measure activity and sleep; devices that record pulse transit time, heart rate, and oxygen saturation; and urinalysis devices working in tandem with your smartphone—correctly? Will these ultra-empowered patients be tempted to skip out on proper medical care, and will they challenge their doctors' advice? And what about the issue of privacy?

In this intriguing, entertaining presentation geared specifically toward healthcare providers, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue explores these questions, provides some answers, and demonstrates some of these new gadgets and apps, offering a clear view on how these new technologies are changing—and will continue to change—the healthcare landscape.

For 13 years, David Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times. In the fall of 2013 he made the move to Yahoo, helping them oversee and expand their consumer technology coverage. The position at Yahoo further catapults Pogue as one of the preeminent speakers on today's latest consumer technology. He is also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and an Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science as he is immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations.

With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's best-selling "how-to" authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series, including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.

Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, then spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won an Emmy, a Loeb Award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.

Merging his musical background with his scientific knowledge, David Pogue delivers unique presentations that generally end with him sitting at a piano performing a couple of his famous song parodies on the technology industry—"Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino" and "I Got YouTube" being some of his more popular ditties.


Pat Cashman

Master of Ceremonies

Pat Cashman has been a broadcast performer and writer in the Northwest for more than twenty years. He has won dozens of Northwest Emmys, advertising awards, radio honors and medallions from the International Film and TV Festival of New York. Cashman has also been the much-honored host of several popular Seattle radio shows, winning newspaper readers polls as "Favorite Radio Personality." He was recently awarded 'Western Washington's Funniest Comedian" in a poll of KING TV "Evening Magazine" viewers. He was a writer and performer on the sketch comedy show "Almost Live!" which aired for two seasons on Comedy Central and was syndicated world-wide. He currently is the co-creator and host of "The 206", airing in Western Washington on KING TV in Seattle. He received his degree from the University of Portland.