Cumberland Consulting Group to Present at HIMSS15 on the Value of Health Information Technology


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--Cumberland Consulting Group principal Chris Miller brings his take on the value of health IT to the HIMSS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, April 12-16. Miller will join Deb Dulac, director of PRISM and business systems at The University of Vermont Medical Center, to present “Uptimization: Combine Optimization with Upgrades to Boost ROI” on Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected at the conference, where they will learn about and discuss health IT issues, and view industry solutions.

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As a HIMSS15 presenter, Miller will discuss how health systems can effectively deliver large-scale high-quality initiatives and system upgrades while meeting the needs of the clinical community for continued optimization. The solution is a combined initiative model called Uptimization, which combines optimization projects with upgrades to maximize ROI. Miller and Dulac will share details of how The University of Vermont Medical Center used this model to deliver a major system upgrade with a high-impact optimization project.

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition ranks as one of the largest health IT gatherings in the world, with more than 300 peer-reviewed education sessions, a 467,000-square-foot exhibit floor and numerous networking events.

“Presenting at HIMSS is a tremendous honor and a remarkable opportunity to share best practices with colleagues,” said Brian Cahill, Cumberland Consulting Group CEO. “I am thrilled that Chris will be representing Cumberland.”

Proposals under review by the Annual Conference Education Committee have gone through a peer-review selection process for enhanced efficiency and quality in selection of the educational offerings at the conference. The HIMSS Annual Conference Education Committee evaluates and selects all candidates, with those representing an organization or non-commercial interest given preference, a guideline followed to achieve Continuing Medical Education or CME requirements.

“HIMSS is recognized for its quality and relevant programming. At HIMSS15, we will have more than 500 speakers share their expertise during our pre-conference and conference educational sessions,” said JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS, vice president, professional development, for HIMSS. “I congratulate our HIMSS15 Annual Conference Education Committee that selected our final speakers as well as all presenters who will be part of our extensive and diverse programming schedule.”

About Cumberland Consulting Group

Founded in 2004, Cumberland Consulting Group, LLC, is a national information technology advisory, implementation and support services firm serving the payer, provider, accountable care and life sciences healthcare verticals. Cumberland provides technology implementation and project management support to help its clients advance the quality of services they deliver and improve their overall business performance. For more information about Cumberland, please visit


HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Cumberland Consulting Group
Jennifer Montlary, 615-373-4470

Release Summary

Cumberland Consulting Group principal Chris Miller will present "Uptimization: Combine Optimization with Upgrades to Boost ROI" at the HIMSS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago on April 16.


Cumberland Consulting Group
Jennifer Montlary, 615-373-4470