Mark Savage is the director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families, where he oversees the organization’s work to advance electronic health information exchange and technology for the benefit of individual and population health, healthcare delivery, reducing health disparities and improving quality and patient safety. He currently serves on the federal HIT Policy Committee’s Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup and Strategy and Innovation Workgroup, on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ Workgroup on HHS Data Access and Use and on eHealth Initiative’s Leadership Council, among others. Prior to joining the National Partnership, Mark was senior attorney at Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports. In that position, he developed, led and implemented strategic responses to health issues and health information exchange and technology, among other issues, through multi-cultural coalition building, advocacy on governmental and nonprofit boards and committees, legislative advocacy, public education, and projects. From 2009 to 2013, he developed and led Consumers Union’s statewide project in California to advocate patients’ needs and amplify the consumer voice for electronic health information exchange and its core role in healthcare reform. Mark obtained a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Hector Flores, M.D., a long-time advocate for the medically underserved, co-founded and currently serves as medical director of the Family Care Specialists Medical Group. In addition, he is the chairman of White Memorial Medical Center’s (WMMC) Department of Family Medicine. Hector also is a founding member and co-director of the WMMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, consistently ranked as the top program in the state because of its quality and ability to recruit and retain family physicians in underserved areas.
Hector was a founding member of the California Latino Medical Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Shield of California, Charles Drew University Trustees, South Central Family Health Center and the California Endowment. He is also a member of Insure the Uninsured Program’s (ITUP) advisory board. Previously, Hector served on the Clinton Healthcare Task Force and the California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists. He was also a member of the UC Medical Student Diversity Task Force.
Hector graduated from Stanford University and the UC Davis School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles.
Michael Murphy is president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare. Murphy oversees a workforce of more than 16,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 2,100 volunteers. They provide care and service in a fully integrated not-for-profit system that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, five urgent care centers, three skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, state-of-the-art outpatient facilities and a health plan.
Mike, whose career in healthcare spans more than 30 years, was appointed to his position in June 1996. Under Mike’s direction, Sharp has dedicated itself to The Sharp Experience, which is transforming the healthcare experience for employees, physicians and customers. This focus on purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference has led to increased employee, physician and patient satisfaction, as well as enhanced loyalty and improved outcomes as Sharp strives to fulfill its vision of becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.
A Southern California native, Mike is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and is a certified public accountant. He served as chairman of the board of the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2005 and he is a member of the board of directors for the State of California Chamber of Commerce. Mike is also a member and supporter of several community-based health and social service organizations.
Beth Ginzinger is vice president of Provider Joint Ventures for Anthem Blue Cross’ West Region, where she is responsible for provider collaboration partnerships designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the medical delivery system. Prior to that role, she was the chief executive officer of Radiant Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Anthem, where she was responsible for providing proven methods of cost management while enhancing the quality of care management services. Previously, she served as vice president of clinical operations and shared services where she led more than 1,000 associates supporting the delivery of Anthem’s Care Management strategy. Earlier in her career, Beth was responsible for the introduction and implementation of Six Sigma in healthcare management at Ford Motor Company.
Beth obtained her MBA from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University.