Technology Leader Panel Discussion: Modern Collaboration Technologies in Healthcare

Technology Leader Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023

Join us as we bring together a panel of industry leading technology professionals in healthcare to delve into the world of Modern Collaboration Technologies in Healthcare moderated by John Stafford of Heartland Business Systems.

In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, effective collaboration among healthcare professionals is essential for delivering high-quality patient care, driving innovation, and improving overall outcomes. With the advent of modern collaboration technologies, healthcare organizations now have access to powerful tools and platforms that facilitate seamless communication, information sharing, and collaboration across various stakeholders.

During this hour-long discussion, our panelists will explore the transformative potential of modern collaboration technologies in healthcare. They will discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in leveraging these technologies to:

  • Communicate seamlessly
  • Streamline workflows
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Enhance care delivery

Join our healthcare-focused technology community as we bring together a group of leaders for meaningful conversations and valuable insights. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and learn from industry experts. 


John Stafford John Stafford serves as the VP of Engineering for the Collaboration Business Unit at HBS where he has been for 10 years. He specializes in Cisco, Mitel, and Microsoft Collaboration. Audio Visual, Access Control, Video Surveillance, and Cabling solutions are additional technologies which he oversees. Throughout his 25+ years in Collaboration he has designed, implemented, and supported a wide range of Collaboration solutions for customers throughout the US in all markets.


Brett TaylorBrett Taylor has served a number of roles in his 25+ years in Information Technology, most recently as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at UnityPoint Health. Brett is responsible for all aspects of Technology Infrastructure for the IT Enterprise including the areas of technical integration of new affiliates, financial sustainability for the technology departments, as well the Technical Roadmap and Strategy. Brett has been with UnityPoint Health for 19 years serving many roles within the Information Technology department. Brett is a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and trained in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.

Coby BoringCoby Boring is the Director of Technology Services at Beatrice Community Hospital. He has been in this role for 3 years and with the BCH for 7 years. In a prior role, he worked with Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, CA as a server engineer supporting the Windows server associated with their Epic implementation. He has been in a variety of technical roles throughout his 22 years in IT.

Roger ParkerRoger Parker serves as the CIO at Mary Greeley Medical Center, a 220 bed acute care hospital located in Ames, Iowa. In his current role since May 2019, Roger has been privileged to participate in the transformation of both clinical and non-clinical collaboration within the medical center. Roger has over thirty years of experience in information technology, and prior to Mary Greeley he served in technology leadership roles in state government (Iowa Department of Transportation) and global manufacturing (Danfoss). In each stop he has played a leading role in collaboration transformation, improving business outcomes regardless of the specific vertical.

Ann WrightAnn Wright, MSN, RN, is the Director of IT & Informatics for OrthoNebraska, an Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital and multiple Orthopaedic Ambulatory Clinics with service in Southeast Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. She oversees the Network Infrastructure, System Administration, Telecom, Desktop Support, User Access & Provisioning, Business & Clinical Applications and Informatics. Ann has worked at OrthoNebraska for the last 8 years and has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years with 18 years in IT & Informatics. She has a Masters Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership & Administration.

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