(Video) The Biggest Threat to Transformation: The Human Factor

March 2014 HTRAC Midwest Council Meeting


  • Information/Data Sharing 
  • Big Data / Informatics 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Data Integrity & Security 
  • Population Management
  • Interoperability 
  • mHealth 
  • Privacy 
  • Telemedicine 
  • Access Management 
  • Compliance 
  • HIE
  • ACOs

Dr. Timothy C. Birdsall
Dr. Timothy C. Birdsall Chief Medical Information Officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Chief Medical Information Officer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Dr. Tim Birdsall is Chief Medical Information Officer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). He has been with CTCA since 1998, when he joined the staff at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL, the flagship hospital for CTCA, where he helped pioneer an innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based approach to cancer care, the first of its kind to fully incorporate naturopathic physicians into the care of every patient. From 2002 to 2012, Dr. Birdsall served as Vice President of Integrative Medicine for CTCA, with programmatic responsibility for nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind body medicine, pastoral care, oncology rehabilitation, chiropractic and acupuncture

HealthTech Speaking Presentations:

The Biggest Threat to Transformation: The Human Factor

The Biggest Threat to Transformation: The Human Factor


John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Jessica Jorgensen, Senior Strategist, Healthcare – Emerging Markets, NetApp
Dr. Timothy C. Birdsall, Chief Medical Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Robert Sheesley, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture Lead Strategy, Innovation & Architecture, Mylan
Jim Hauenstein, CIO, Enloe Medical Center
Steve Heilman, VP and CMIO, Norton Healthcare

Session Description: People are at the very core of every organization, every process, and every program. And the ‘people impact’ occurring from the transformation resulting from healthcare IT has become undeniable. In this session, insights will be gained from senior executives who have successfully overcome the challenges related to managing such organizational transformation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Educating and receive approval from the Organization’s Executives on the Challenge
  • Educate Your Organization: What is Driving Transformation
  • Building a Sustainable High Performance Team throughout the Life Cycle of a Long Transformational Project
  • Rolling the DICE
  • A Critical Element: Diagnosing Resistance