Christine Brutschea is the Associate CIO at St. Luke's Health Network in Pennsylvania. In her role, she has been involved in seeing their EHR move to the cloud.

“With Epic on Azure, we’ll be able to address our providers’ needs more quickly and give them a system that is highly secure, extremely efficient, insightful, and responsive to growth,” says Brutschea.

Arthur Tastet has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT). Arthur's experience in system engineering, application development, server administration, and data center infrastructure make him flexible within all system areas. His proven troubleshooting skills reflected in management confidence and reliance as a problem solver. Arthur is very effective in relating real-time in-house business requirements and needs to information system capabilities.

Over the last 8 years, Arthur has been Manager of the Infrastructure Engineering team at Cone Health. Here, he leads the technology direction along with integrating, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure. Some team projects have included system-wide migration of over 7,500 phones to VoIP, upgrading Wi-Fi infrastructure, lifecycle refreshes for network switches, refreshing SAN/UCS technology to VxBlock and later to hyperconverged infrastructure (vSAN & Nutanix), migrating backup infrastructure to Rubrik with integration into ServiceNow, and moving Epic DR side to Azure. Most recent major project was transitioning to a hybrid cloud infrastructure strategy which involved moving over 75% of our server environment to Azure which included Epic production, along with setting a colocated data center cage in Equinix.

Doug McMillan is the Director of Healthcare at Sirius Computer Solutions.

Experienced IT leader with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Leader with technical experience in diverse environments as well as experience across multiple IT disciplines. An active collaborator who builds solid teams and processes. An accountable leader who successfully delivers projects aligned with strategic goals and provides world-class customer service & support.

Areas of expertise include:

- Epic EMR System
- IT Infrastructure
- Storage area networks and network attached storage
- Public cloud (Azure)
- VMWare virtualization
- Load balancing
- Disaster Recovery
- Asset and configuration management
- Orchestration and automation
- IT Service Management
- ITIL
- Cybersecurity
- Identity and Access Management

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Bill Russell has served on executive teams in healthcare, higher education and Fortune 500 consulting practices.

As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion system, he rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies and methods, while also enhancing organization stability and improved IT performance.   This was accomplished by adopting emerging models like cloud, agile development and investing in two successful startups.

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