Leadership Biographies

Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin, Executive Director, BPM+ Health

Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

Ken Rubin is a Research Associate with the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, where his focus is on areas of health IT strategy, architecture, systems interoperability, business process management, and standards. He serves as the Executive Director of BPM+ Health and was the Director of Standards and Interoperability for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration. With over 20 years’ HIT experience as an enterprise and solution architect in industry both domestically and abroad, his focus has been health IT strategic planning, architecture, open systems, and interoperability of data, knowledge, and processes. Passionate about standards, he has held leadership roles in the Object Management Group and Logica Health and is an HL7 Fellow.


Shane McNamee

Shane McNamee, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, BPM+ Health

CMIO, Perspecta

Shane McNamee M.D. is a Clinical Solutions Architect and board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physician with demonstrated success as a healthcare leader, practitioner, and technology and process innovator. As Chief Health Information Officer (CHIO) at BPM+ Health, he is responsible for establishing the unique clinical value proposition for the BPM+ Health community and assessing and driving community-wide healthcare automation priorities.

Dr. McNamee is a tireless advocate and driver for a nationwide Public Health Utility for Health IT to rationalize healthcare delivery. He serves as CMIO in Perspecta’s Health Business Group. He graduated as a Presidential Scholar from the Medical College of Ohio and completed residency in PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University.


Pawan Goyal

Pawan Goyal, MD, MHA, PMP, MS, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Co-chair, Authoring Working Group, BPM+ Health

Associate Executive Director, Quality, American College of Emergency Physicians

With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare delivery and management for large federal, state and local government contexts, Pawan Goyal is currently leading the Quality line of business for ACEP. The quality portfolio includes Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR), Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL), Quality Policy, Health Information Technology, Emergency Medicine Informatics, Patient Safety, and Performance Measures.

An Otolaryngologist by training, Pawan had 14 years of surgical practice in India prior to moving to the United States in 1998. As a recognized leader and subject matter expert on process re-engineering for healthcare and electronic health records interoperability, Pawan often serves as an author, panelist and public speaker in areas such as quality, patient safety, informatics, patient medical records, and effective EHR institutionalization and utilization.

An active member and contributor to the healthcare industry standards community, Pawan co-chairs the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Project Management Special Interest Group and serves on Davies Enterprise Steering Committee for Quality, Outcomes, and Value Realization. Goyal also serves on the Board of Examiners for Texas Quality Forum, American Council of Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces (SMCAF).


Davide Sottara

Davide Sottara, Co-chair, Authoring Working Group, BPM+ Health

Principal Knowledge Engineer, Mayo Clinic

 


Cary Paul

Cary Paul, Faciliator, Authoring Working Group, BPM+ Health

Principal, Pivotal Insight

Cary Paul is a Principal at Pivotal Insight, where he leads the Rate of Change practice area. He manages multiple efforts with the US Navy and US Department of Veterans Affairs. These efforts include facilitation, leadership advisory, training, project management, communications, strategy and culture. Throughout his 15+ years of consulting experience, Cary has helped dozens of commercial and government clients not only plan for the future, but also love the journey. Cary is well known as an expert in creating and delivering facilitated sessions that are energetic, innovative and experiential. Prior to Pivotal Insight, Cary owned and operated a small consultancy focused on strategic planning and experiential facilitation. He has an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Information Technology from George Washington University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Penn State. Cary is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a recommended speaker.


Ken Allgood

Ken Allgood, Co-chair, Implementer Working Group, BPM+ Health

Co-founder and CEO, HealthFlow.io

Ken Allgood is the founder and chief executive officer of HealthFlow.io and brings a 20+ year track record of successfully leading enterprise innovation and information technology transformation to address the challenges of patient-centered healthcare delivery and health information management. Prior to starting HealthFlow.io, Ken most recently led several initiatives with the DoD Defense Health Agency and Veteran’s Health Administration to design and implement clinically-driven interoperable solutions that have improved patient care coordination and care outcomes for veterans and active duty members alike. Ken's passion for innovating and improving the patient experience, coupled with his experience building and leading agile transformation across the world's largest combined health system, is at the core of the HealthFlow.io platform and its team, driving the company's partner engagement approach and ethos: Democratizing better health care, for everyone.


Ben Cushing

Ben Cushing, Co-chair, Implementer Working Group, BPM+ Health

Field CTO, Red Hat Federal Health

For two decades, Ben Cushing has been a leader in emerging technology solutions across multiple industries and is committed to radical innovation in healthcare. Before joining Red Hat, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for MDLogix, a behavioral health IT firm supporting Johns Hopkins Medicine. There he architected and brought to market a Behavioural Health cloud platform for use with employer, healthcare, and education markets.

In addition to supporting analytics and operations at the National Institutes of Health for 6 years, Ben had the opportunity to practice a Scaled Agile Framework with Accenture where he led the technical architecture and design for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Management Platform, an industry leading Health Management and Care Coordination platform serving 9 million patients. His tenure at Accenture began with the acquisition of Agilex, where Ben designed LSI solutions, developed systems to automate the Post-9/11 GI bill, and supported in-theater data collection and analytics tools. While at Agilex, Ben architected and led the development of a mobile Software Development Kit, still in use today by the VA to produce more than 60 applications.


Jane Shellum

Jane Shellum, Co-chair, Institutional Adoption Working Group, BPM+ Health

Section Head of IT, Mayo Clinic

Jane Shellum is the administrator for the Knowledge Management and Delivery Program at Mayo Clinic. The program is responsible for the people, processes, and technology used to acquire, catalog, store, and deliver core clinical content, and supports AskMayoExpert, the Clinical Knowledge Asset Catalog, and multiple knowledge delivery solutions. Her prior experience includes 6 years as the administrator of the Education Technology Center in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and 10 years as a Systems Analyst. In that role, Jane helped to implement multiple electronic medical record modules in the inpatient setting, including pharmacy, nurse charting, and orders.


Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, FAMIA, Co-chair, Institutional Adoption Working Group, BPM+ Health

Health Director of Pima County, Arizona

Dr. Terry Cullen is a family physician who retired from the US Public Health Service as Rear Admiral in 2012 after leading multiple software development and deployment initiatives within the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under her leadership as CIO, RPMS — the health information technology (HIT) system for IHS — became the only certified HIT software suite within the federal government. Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Cullen worked as the chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She worked to develop a new model for field/community involvement in HIT and expand work in multiple domains, including interoperability/data sharing, standards and terminology, and informatics patient safety.

Dr. Cullen has worked to develop population health IT software suites since 2002, including electronic clinical quality measures and expanded population health capabilities at the point of care. Her work at Regenstrief Institute focused on the utilization of appropriate technology to meet identified clinical needs and improve health outcomes in LMIC as well as using standard vocabularies (LOINC) to improve clinical care. Dr. Cullen is now Pima County Health Director in Arizona.


Anna Orlova

Anna Orlova, Co-chair, Academic & Professional Education Working Group, BPM+ Health

Founding Director, Health Informatics & Analytics Program, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Anna Orlova, PhD is an Associate Professor and Founding Director, Health Informatics and Analytics Program, Tufts School of Medicine. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and an Associate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Orlova’s informatics interests are in the areas of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications, telehealth and digital health; clinical and public health systems interoperability; health data and system standardization; and data trust. Dr. Orlova served on various informatics initiatives under the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the World Health Organization (WHO); led several public health informatics initiatives at the various standards development organizations including Health Level 7 (HL7), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and Technical Committee 215 Health Informatics, International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC215). She served as Executive Director of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) during 2004-2014 and Senior Director for Standards of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) during 2014-2017.


Lee Wise

Lee Wise, Co-chair, Academic & Professional Education Working Group, BPM+ Health

Health Information Management Director, Clinch Valley Medical Center

Lee Wise is the health information director at Clinch Valley Medical Center. She has over 12 years of HIM experience in acute care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, nonprofit clinic, and hospice settings.

Lee is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer (CHCO). She attended The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, where she received her Master of Science in Health Information Management and Master of Arts in Information Technology Leadership.

Currently, Lee serves on the AHIMA Professional Ethics Committee and AHIMA HIE Practice Council., President of the SWVHIMA, and HIMD counsel chair for LifePoint Health. Her passion is HIT standardization and improving the quality of care by improving documentation at patient points of transitions in care.

She has presented at the AHIMA Convention in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has co-authored several Journal of AHIMA articles and two white papers.