MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2016

Anderson Spickard, III, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P

Dr. Anderson Spickard, III, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P. is Assistant Dean of Educational Informatics and Technology and Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Spickard is a practicing internist and a Master Clinical Teacher at Vanderbilt. He instructs residents and students throughout the Medical Center, including working side by side with them on the wards and in his continuity clinic. He is a frequent lecturer to the public and other universities on topics related to medical education, clinical informatics, and medical practice. Dr. Spickard’s research interests include all aspects of medical education with a focus on the design and application of innovative informatics approaches to support the educational mission.

Dr. Spickard has been instrumental in the creation of Curriculum 2.0, the new competency-based curriculum at Vanderbilt. Working with talented colleagues, Dr. Spickard has helped to launch the redesigned and tightly integrated IT infrastructure to deliver course content and examinations and to capture data in the workflow of learning for analysis and for informing individual and programmatic success.

Dr. Spickard will speak about informatics and technology infrastructure to support medical education transformation.

Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Redonda Miller is senior vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. In her role with The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which she assumed in 2009, she leads the functions of the medical staff and serves as the Hospital’s chief medical officer. She provides leadership for programs, including Medical Staff Administration, Pharmacy, Health Information Management, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy and Patient Safety.  Dr. Miller spearheads institutional efforts to advance patient safety and coordinates activities with the hospital’s chiefs of service in support of quality, service, and operational efficiency. 

In her role as senior vice president of medical affairs for Johns Hopkins Health System, which she assumed in 2016, Dr. Miller works in collaboration with the Vice Presidents for Medical Affairs and other colleagues across the six hospitals to move forward strategically in areas such as credentialing, medical staff peer review, health information management and formulary processes.  Dr. Miller also serves as chair of the Council on Clinical and Quality Issues as well as the Executive Board for the Maryland Hospital Association. 

Sean McCormick, M.D.

Sean McCormick, MD, is a physician in Clinical Informatics at Epic, a leader in healthcare information technology which serves many of the largest healthcare delivery systems in the United States and the world. He works with healthcare organizations to help them optimize their use of Epic’s software as a tool to meet broader organizational goals and to enhance physician performance. He also reviews and contributes clinical content and workflows to Epic’s software, and provides physician voice and input into development projects for future software releases.

Dr. McCormick’s current interests include the transition from fee-for-service to outcomes-based reimbursement models of care, physician leadership and engagement, and the role of healthcare information technology in measuring and improving patient outcomes.

Drs. McCormick and Miller will participate in a panel session, Meaningful practice: Driving healthcare transformation and provider performance improvement.

David Topps, M.D.

Dr. David Topps, Professor Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, has a broad variety of expertise and experience from 3 countries (Canada, Australia, United Kingdom). He has worked in a variety of clinical settings (rural, urban, academic, team-based). His research interests are also broad: virtual patients, mixed-modality simulation, interprofessional and team-based education especially in CPD, digital professionalism, education informatics, ubiquitous computing and distributed learning, informal and tacit learning. Dr. Topps will speak about hybrid approaches to learning.