HIMSS Iowa Chapter Spring 2019 Educational Conference

April 3, 8:00am, CDT - 4:30pm, CDT

The HIMSS Iowa Chapter is excited for the upcoming Spring 2019 Education Conference. This one-day conference is a fun and informative way for you to earn CEU credits, access great content, and build your professional network. 

We are pleased to announce Bruce P. Eckert and Dennis Puls with KPMG as our featured speakers. Their presentation is a formal analysis of the EHR Vendor Market.

Electronic Health Record Vendor Market

Mr. Eckert and Mr. Puls both conduct IT strategic planning engagements and system selection engagements for clients, and a formal analysis of the EHR market is often requested as part of those engagements. As such, attendees will better understand the EHR marketplace in the US and globally, the economic and business factors driving EHR vendor plans, the decisions and the likely evolution/maturation of the EHR as a product and a market, and how these changes will impact health systems using EHRs.

The research behind this presentation consisted of in-depth analysis of the HIMSS Analytics Database, Medicare's Meaningful Use data files, plus a number of international sources.

Bruce P. Eckert, Director

Mr. Eckert is an Advisory director in KPMG's Healthcare Provider practice. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Chicago and his Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University. In his role as a healthcare policy and information technology leader, he works with clients to leverage data and information assets for analytical purposes, benchmarking, quality reporting, quality improvement, and predictive analytics. He consults with clients on key strategic questions facing healthcare providers including IT cost take-out, health information exchange strategies, analytics and business intelligence, payment reform, and Meaningful Use. In addition to HIMSS, Mr. Eckert is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Economic Association.

Dennis Puls, Manager

Mr. Puls is a manager in KPMG's Advisory Services practice. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a Minor in Finance from San Jose State University and his Master of Business Administration from National University. In his 27 years of experience focused on advancing healthcare through the use of technology and interdisciplinary collaboration, he has served as vice president of IT and CIO at a mid-size health system provided assessment and strategic planning for healthcare organizations, managed large projects and operating/capital budgets with complex implementations, and fulfilled interim leadership positions. Aside from HIMSS, Mr. Puls is also a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Maine HealthInfoNet Technology Committee.


Kirkwood Community College Regional Center
2301 Oakdale Blvd.
Coralville, IA 52241

Sponsorored by IP Pathways
April 2, 5:30-7pm
30 Hop
900 E 2nd Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

Radisson Coralville
1220 1st Ave
Coralville, IA 52241

Room block under: HIMSS Iowa Spring Conference for April 2nd. 
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Complimentary parking
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