Healthcare IT Advisory Council Members

The Healthcare IT Advisory Council consists of IT Executives, Partner Executives, Thought Leaders, and End Users. Healthcare IT is in the midst of a dynamic transition and each member has a unique perspective based on their relative position. Together they form our Healthcare IT Advisory Council to provide Goliath Technologies with a well-rounded view of the Healthcare Delivery Marketplace. 

About the Healthcare IT Advisory Council

As a cross-vertical IT Operations software company, we listen intently to our Healthcare IT Advisory Council Members. They bring a real world understanding of their respective marketplace, the changing application of technology, and associated challenges and opportunities.

At Goliath Technologies, we assign a high value to “unfiltered feedback” from our Council Members and utilize this information to develop our market and technology strategies. We are in a better position to mitigate risk and maximize opportunities because our Council members share with us what IS happening and what WILL happen because they are the ones ultimately responsible for making it happen.

Chad Brisendine - VP/CIO at St. Luke’s University Health Network

Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO
St. Luke’s University Health Network
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John McDaniel HCI

John McDaniel, VP of Innovation & Technology Solutions
The HCI Group
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John Carroll MD

John E. Carroll, MD, Assistant Professor
Georgetown University Hospital & Medical School
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Tim Pemberton, CIO, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Tim Pemberton, CIO
Markham Stouffville Hospital
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Ken Lawonn, Sharp Healthcare

Ken Lawonn, Senior VP and CIO
Sharp HealthCare
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Chad Brisendine - VP/CIO at St. Luke’s University Health Network - Healthcare IT Advisory Council Chad Brisendine, VP/CIO
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Chad T. Brisendine serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional network of hospitals, physicians, and other related organizations providing care primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County in New Jersey. The network has over 8,600 employees, a total of 1,325 physicians on the Medical Staff and more than 1,350 volunteers. In this role, Chad is responsible for Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Medical Records, Transcription, Service Improvement, and the Network’s Call Center.

Chad joined St. Luke’s University Health Network in 2009 after serving as the Corporate Director for New Technology and Delivery for CHRISTUS Health in Texas. He also served as a Regional CIO for the health system, which includes 44 hospitals and facilities in 6 states and Mexico. He has over 17 years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology operations, disaster recovery, business, and IT strategy and IT Governance. He specializes in transformational healthcare projects, including EMR selections, replacements, and implementations, as well as healthcare connectivity and business strategy. Chad has worked with over 80 EHR’s and connectivity platforms across a variety of community settings. Chad has successfully integrated both affiliated and employed practices into community-based hospitals, as well as developed and deployed Regional health Information Exchanges.

Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Chad also holds CHCIO certification, ITIL, and over 10 technical certifications from Microsoft and Cisco.

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John McDaniel HCIJohn McDaniel, VP of Innovation & Technology Solutions
The HCI Group

John McDaniel has more than 35 years of experience as a healthcare CIO, consulting services executive and as an executive with large healthcare solution companies. Prior to joining HCI, John worked as a National Practice Leader – US Healthcare for a large data storage and software organization. John was responsible for cultivating C-level executive relationships, understanding emerging requirements and collaborating with development teams to ensure solutions that met market-driven operational, scalability and cost efficiency requirements.

As a CIO, John worked with St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, McLaren Health Care Corporation and The Emory Clinic where he also served as Director of Medical Informatics for the Emory Healthcare System. John served as a member of the Board of Directors for NYC-based HIE: NYCLIX. As a consulting services executive he worked with Dell Services, Deloitte Consulting and EMR Transitions. Serving the clinical applications space, John has worked with Siemens as Project Director and was SVP at McKesson.

Additionally John worked closely with Cerner where he led the partnership to develop the first multi-hospital CDR. John is very familiar with Healthcare Analytics, EMR and Medical Imaging applications and infrastructure requirements. While at McLaren his team was the first healthcare organization to take medical records paperless in a multi-hospital system. He is a frequent speaker at National and Regional healthcare conferences.

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john_carroll MDJohn E. Carroll MD, Assistant Professor
Georgetown University University & Medical School

Dr. John E. Carroll  is on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital & medical school. He is an assistant professor of medicine, has been on the Georgetown Hospital and medical school faculty for thirteen years. Dr. Carroll specializes in gastroenterology, and has subspecialized areas of expertise including Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett’s esophagus and pancreatic disease.

Dr. Carroll gives talks on these areas of expertise nationally, and has also presented on Capitol Hill. He is on the national speakers bureau for Covidien Medical, as a recognized expert in Barrett’s esophagus. Additionally, for the past ten years Dr. Carroll has been a course director for an annual medical conference held at Georgetown University. The conference draws physicians from the Mid-Atlantic states to hear talks on digestive diseases and pancreatobiliary disorders.

Dr. Carroll holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from Marquette University, and received his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship training in gastroenterology were both completed at Georgetown University. Dr. Carroll is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

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Tim Pemberton, CIO, Markham Stouffville HospitalTim Pemberton, CIO
Markham Stouffville Hospital

Tim Pemberton joined Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2006 and as Chief Information Officer (CIO) he is responsible for leading the Hospital’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations and customer service. He has been in the Healthcare Information Technology field for over 19 years.

His initiatives include MSH’s migration from Meditech Magic to Meditech 6.0 (1st Canadian migration site), IT infrastructure and redevelopment planning, major system migrations; improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; promoting the advancement of eHealth and the electronic health record (Stage 6 Achievement); and leading strategic initiatives to transform healthcare to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to patient needs. 

Prior to joining Markham Stouffville Hospital, Tim was Director of IT with Toronto Grace Hospital and actively involved in IT Operations and Strategy; responsible for IT strategic planning, project management, and redevelopment planning. In a prior role, Tim worked for Providence Continuing Care Centre in Kingston providing management of IT Technical services and managing multiple projects and implementation initiatives focused on redevelopment, case costing, and new clinical systems.

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Ken Lawonn, Sharp HealthcareKen Lawonn, Senior VP and CIO
Sharp Healthcare

Ken Lawonn is the senior vice president and chief information officer for Sharp HealthCare. In his role, he is responsible for continuing to move Sharp forward in the implementation of advanced technologies to support the transformation of healthcare through the Sharp Experience. He joined the Sharp team in February 2014.

Lawonn has over 35 years’ experience in healthcare technology leadership. Prior to joining Sharp, Lawonn served as the senior vice president for strategy and technology at Alegent Creighton Health (Alegent) in Omaha, NE. In this role, he was responsible for strategic planning, business development, marketing and communications, process improvement, information technology, telecommunications, construction, facility operations, security, and clinical engineering throughout the enterprise. Lawonn also served as the relationship manager for Alegent’s ten year strategic alliance with Siemens Healthcare.

Under his leadership, Alegent was recognized as a leader in the deployment of technology to support integrated clinical care. Lawonn also served as the vice president and chief information officer for Banner Health in Fargo, ND.

Lawonn received his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Nebraska. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

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