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AUGUST 14-17, 2019

             

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Keynote Speaker: Kathy Dempsey

Wednesday, August 14

Kathy Dempsey photo

AHDI is thrilled to announce Kathy Dempsey as the 2019 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Virtual Conference keynote speaker this August. Kathy is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and change expert. She is President of Keep Shedding! Inc. Kathy ignites people and organizations with the skills and motivation to lead and manage change. Adapt Quicker…Get Results!

Her most popular book, Shed or You're Dead®: 31 Unconventional Strategies for Growth and Change has been awarded with a Writer's Digest International Book Award.

Her “signature story” is her transformation from working as an ER/trauma nurse to becoming the first health care worker in America to be diagnosed positive for AIDS as a result of workplace exposure. The diagnosis, which was a death sentence in the mid-80s, was confirmed with multiple positive tests. Months later, all tests returned negative. Was it a miracle or medical error? Nobody can explain it. What’s certain is that the three-month period Kathy lived with that traumatic diagnosis was a life-altering experience.

This event forced Kathy to learn about hard changes in life and how to adapt to them. What emerged was a new life philosophy: SHED. Today Kathy’s presentations reach far beyond that experience. They are a wake-up call to provide focus, inspiration and practical tools for people to lead and manage change at work and in life.


 

Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman

Justin Chapman has been in the online learning industry for 10 years, focusing on sales and marketing for seven of those. He spends time studying, researching, and implementing new strategies through various mediums. When massive data breaches and data sharing came to the forefront of the news cycle, he studied how people’s data could be openly shared and understood. With a background in calculus and physics, Justin has always enjoyed numbers. Thus, he takes great interest in learning how social media and Google infer information about people through algorithms, including how companies find out who people are, what they like, and how they act.

 

Gary David, PhD

Gary David

Gary David conducts ethnographic research in a variety of settings, with research on: 1) integrated experience design; 2) examinations of implementation and use of technology, 2) collaborative communication, 3) organizational culture and change, and 4) assets-based innovation. He also has his own consultancy called Ethno-analytics, which integrates big data in local contexts. Present projects include examining the nature of collaborative activity in multicultural worksites, the impact of speech recognition technology and electronic medical records on healthcare, the implementation of enterprise systems on workplaces, and how co-workers build a collaborative relationship through engaging in workplace practices. Additionally, he is involved in work applying conversation analysis and forensic linguistics to the examination of customer experience, police interrogations, and workplace interactions.

 

April Martin, DBA, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CCS, CDIP, CRC, CPHIMS, CMT

April Martin

April is the HIM Director for Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau, MO. She holds a doctorate in business administration from Baker College, a master’s in strategic leadership from Stephen’s College, and earned her bachelor’s in health information from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to coming to Missouri four years ago, she was born and raised in Michigan, where she was a program director for Baker College for both the HIT and Medical Insurance Specialist programs. She owned a national transcription company for eight years and was a supervisor in the HIM Department at the University of Michigan for almost 10 years. She currently also is an adjunct professor for both Stephen’s College and the University of Maryland University College in their online programs.

 

John McKenna

John McKenna

John McKenna lives outside of Atlanta Georgia and works for M*Modal/3M. He heads up the group developing the M*Modal workflow solutions. John has over 35 years of experience developing technology solutions. He manages software development teams in the US, UK and India. He began developing using Neural Network (artificial intelligence) approaches for robotics solutions in the 1980s. He led the efforts to bring some of the first speech recognition solutions to the healthcare field in the early ‘90s and now is involved in using Deep Neural Network technology to improve all facets of clinical documentation. John earned his BS from S.U.N.Y Polytechnic, New York, in Computer Science.

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