HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Phoenix Children's Hospital

David Higginson joined Phoenix Children's in 2011 as the chief information officer. As CIO, he oversaw all aspects of information and technology strategy, execution and design of systems implementation and growth and maintenance of the technology infrastructure. As chief administrative officer, David is responsible for human resources, information technology, process optimization, marketing and materials management. In addition, he is responsible for executive oversight of the Chan Soon-Shiong Children’s Precision Medicine Institute at Phoenix Children’s.

David is also an innovator and entrepreneur. He successfully launched and developed his own healthcare software company, commercialized numerous innovations into patents and successful products, and is passionate about process improvement and operational efficiency. He speaks regularly at children’s hospital and healthcare IT conferences on the evolving role of technology as the efficiency platform that underpins care delivery, and the importance of the IT team as leaders of operational change.

Prior to taking his position at Phoenix Children’s, David was chief information technology officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock, Arkansas. During his tenure at ACH, he implemented more than 500 systems and was instrumental in building the IT department as the hospital doubled in size. In In 2016, Higginson was named CHIME Innovator of the Year and was awarded AZ Top Tech’s CIO of the Year in 2017.

March 5, 2018
11:15am - 11:35am

Caring for sick children - especially those with serious medical issues - takes a special kind of sensitivity and engagement. Anything a hospital can do to keep kids entertained and positively engaged can have a real impact on their attitude and recovery.

In this session, attendees will learn how Phoenix Children’s Hospital deploys digital technology to deliver better experiences for patients, families, and nurses. Tablets help connect patients with the outside world during what can be an emotional and challenging time. And for nurses, a mobile app improves their efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, integration with the EHR means zero additional work for nursing or IT to set up new patients with the devices.

In this session, will discover how Phoenix Childrens:

  • Reduced costs by 90 percent and improved engagement and morale for patients and parents.
  • Increased productivity and accuracy for nursing staff with a mobile care app.
  • Provided better security with unified endpoint management.
March 5, 2018
12:40pm - 1:00pm

One of the best ways learn is to network with your peers. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to meet with morning speakers and dive deeper into specific topics.

Here's how it works:

Speakers from the morning sessions will be stationed at different tables in the room. Attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one or in groups with individual speakers.

Network, share and learn in this interactive environment.

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