Dr. William Bria II, MD
Chairman of the Board of Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and CMIO of visualDX. Dr. Bria is a renowned leader in medical informatics having been on both the operational and strategic side of healthcare IT during his career. He directed the medical informatics plan for an IBM partner actively engaged with the development of the latest technologies applied to patient care, and also directed the medical informatics plan for a 22 hospital system spanning across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Dr. Bria spent several years handling the strategic planning, selection, design, management and implementation of large-scale clinical information systems, as well as sharing his knowledge though professorships and positions on a variety of advisory councils and boards both domestically and abroad.
Norman F. Gruber
Former President and CEO at Salem Health. Over the last 14 years, Mr. Gruber has overseen the management of operational, clinical, strategic and financial functions of the health system, including two hospitals and a 110-provider medical group. He also established Lean as a management practice which has been an integral tool in changing the corporate culture. Prior to Salem Health, Mr. Gruber was the President and CEO at Palomar Pomerado Health in San Diego, CA. During his leadership, he led the largest district health system in California, covering 800 square miles, served by 3,500 employees and netting $275 million in annual revenues. Between 1974 and 1999, he held executive positions at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Queen of Angels—Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pleasant Valley Health.