Speakers Bureau

RelayHealth employees have decades of experience in healthcare and technology. Many have been on the front lines doing the same work you do. You can leverage this expertise for your next healthcare-related conference. Our speakers provide compelling non-commercial educational content on a variety of topics including:

  • Patient engagement, clinical and financial
  • Connected care – what it means for healthcare
  • Reducing self-pay balances
  • Keeping the cash flowing
  • Readmission management
  • Emerging trends: what the data show us
  • Technology approaches for patient centered medical home
  • Beyond meaningful use: connectivity and interoperability for collaboration

Click a speaker’s name below to view the speaker’s biography and an abstract of content topics. To request a speaker for your next event call Amy Valli at 610.205.5581 or use the "Request Speaker" button below the desired speaker.

David Dyke

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions

Managing patient self-pay bad debt (including white paper) , Patient financial engagement

David Dyke is vice president, revenue cycle solutions at RelayHealth, a leading provider of solutions that links all segments of the healthcare ecosystem.

David has over 15 years of experience across many areas of the revenue cycle and receivables management.  He’s passionate about helping hospitals, practices and specialty providers improve their financial and patient satisfaction results.

David architected and managed many of RelayHealth’s web-based revenue cycle solutions currently in use by health systems across the country.

Tina Foster

Vice President, Business Advisor Services

Clinical and Financial Analytics; Healthcare Strategy; Capacity Planning and Throughput; Operational Excellence; Leadership and Governance

Tina is vice president, Business Advisor Services for McKesson. Business Advisors provide extensive coaching, navigator, and transformation services for McKesson’s vendor-agnostic Enterprise Intelligence analytics and benchmarking solutions that address population health, risk management, clinical and financial analytics, network capacity and throughput, and regulatory and quality offerings. Tina has 25 years’ experience in healthcare services, clinical program administration and strategy experience, and a skill set that is relevant to today’s healthcare challenges. Tina specializes in performance improvement, business transformation, and business process reengineering with an emphasis on operational excellence.

Arien Malec

Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing

Care transitions , Platform services , Health information exchange , Clinical integration

Arien Malec is the vice president, Data Platform Solutions for RelayHealth. In this role he oversees the strategic development of the clinical data platform. Most recently, Arien was detailed to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) as coordinator of the Direct Project, which develops specifications for a secure, scalable, standards-based way to establish universal health addressing and transport for participants (including providers, laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies and patients) to send encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet. He also was coordinator for the Standards and Interoperability Framework for ONC, where he developed the standards strategy and participatory framework for many of the standards included in Edition 2014 ONC Certification.

Prior to joining RelayHealth, Arien served for over ten years in a number of product management, professional services and business development leadership roles for technology companies serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors, working on solutions for improving the process of clinical trials. Arien has a BA in International Relations from The American University.

Billie Whitehurst

Vice President, Capacity Management

Strategies for proactive capacity management and workforce optimization; Nurse executive leadership; Clinical informatics; Patient and medication safety

Billie Whitehurst is vice president of Capacity Management for RelayHealth, where she leads the company’s efforts to help health organizations achieve sustainable operating improvements by enabling a proactive approach to workforce optimization, capacity and throughput. Whitehurst has more than 15 years’ experience leading clinical IT teams serving acute and homecare markets. She also worked as a nurse and clinical director for The Children’s Hospital in Denver. 

Whitehurst has a Master’s degree in healthcare administration and a BS in nursing from the University of Colorado. She is board certified in nursing informatics from the American Nurses Association.

Jason Williams

Vice President, Business Analytics

Best practices in comparative analytics and benchmarking , Analytics requirements to enable disruptive healthcare reform

Jason Williams joined RelayHealth as vice president, Business Analytics, in 2009. In this role, he has met extensively with health systems and hospitals across the country to understand and evaluate the need for analytical insights.

Prior to joining RelayHealth, Jason was part of the McKesson Strategy and Business Development group, evaluating growth opportunities and developing strategies.

Prior to McKesson, Jason held increasingly responsible positions in healthcare technology companies, healthcare payer systems and in IT / analytics for a health insurance provider network.

Jason has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

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