Lunch & Learn - Coordinating Care Across Our Community – In good times and in bad

October 27, 11:30am, CDT - 1:00pm, CDT

Mays Clinic, Room ACB1.2345
1220 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030

Nick Bonvino, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, spent a couple of minutes after his presentation to talk with Toby Boyett about the future of HIE.

The importance of coordinating the delivery of healthcare services between all caregivers is magnified during a crisis. Identify the current structure of HIE services for Southeast Texas. How do you uniquely identify millions of people when their demographic information varies across care settings. What is the optimal approach for successful adoption and utilization by caregivers. Identify the range of HIE capabilities available to our community. How GHH deployed HIE services in response to Hurricane Harvey. What are the lessons learned. How will HIE services be incorporated into local, state and federal disaster preparedness programs.



Nick Bonvino
Greater Houston Healthconnect

Nick Bonvino is a seasoned healthcare executive, applying IT-based products and services to enhance the financial, administrative, and clinical performance of healthcare organizations.

Since joining Healthconnect in 2014 as its CEO, the HIE has doubled its hospital members, physician participation, expanded its service area, and reached financial sustainability. Through the rapid deployment of its interoperability platform, Healthconnect has now connected 490 clinical entities with disparate EHR platforms. Nick’s strategy of integrating deep into clinician workflows has resulted in robust adoption by caregivers across the region.

Nick’s leadership has furthered other HIE initiatives in Illinois, Florida, New York, North Texas, and Europe. Nick was National Practice Leader for CTG and Northside Consulting, served as CIO for Triad Hospitals, and led sales divisions for Siemens, EDS, and IBM, where he started as a semiconductor engineer.

He is a frequent presenter on HIT transformation at industry conferences and has chaired and served on the advisory boards of several healthcare IT companies.

Nick holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University and was selected to attend specialized programs at Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, IBM Sales & Marketing Education, and EDS Strategic Value Selling.

He is an active member of CHIME (College of Health Information Management Executives) and HIMSS.