Workshop Speakers

Monday, March 5 | 9:15 am – 10:45 am and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

David Nathans

David Nathans

David Nathans specializes in building cybersecurity programs and Security Operation Centers. He speaks at numerous cybersecurity conferences, interest groups, and corporate events. Having previously held prominent positions in the defense, retail, managed security and healthcare industries, he has a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge which he shares to help protect companies from this growing threat. His experiences and lessons learned also stem from his time building security programs at one of the largest breached retail companies in history as well as working all over the world as a cyber-operations officer for the U.S. Air Force. He has written and continues to write books and articles for cybersecurity magazines.

His certifications include:

  • CISSP® – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Global Information Assurance Certification Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • ITILv3
  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+
  • C|EH – Certified Ethical Hacker
  • C|SA – Certified Security Analyst
  • Senior System Manager (CNSS-4012) Certified Information Assurance Associates (IA2)
  • CNSS-4016 Risk Analysis certification

Scott T. Nichols

Scott T. Nichols, HCISPP, CHPSE
Director of Global Product Privacy and Security
Beckman Coulter/Danaher

Mr. Nichols has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare Information Technology industry. In his current role, he leads the Global Product Privacy and Security program at Beckman Coulter and across other Danaher Operating Companies. Focusing on privacy and security by design for Danaher’s medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences and dental product portfolio’s. Mr. Nichols is the chairman for the Danaher Global Product Privacy and Security Council and sits on multiple advisory boards inside out and outside of Danaher.  Prior to Beckman Coulter/Danaher, Mr. Nichols was the Senior Director of Healthcare Information Services and HIPAA Security Officer for CHMB, an Allscripts partner and national electronic health records hosting provider. He has served as Director of IT and HIPAA Security Officer for multiple large health systems in California. Mr. Nichols holds certifications as a Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner and a Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert.


Tuesday, March 6 | 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Thurgood/Marshall S/W

Mark D Dixon

Mark D. Dixon
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC
804 Coventry Place
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 454-2662

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Current Responsibilities
Mark D. Dixon, R.Ph, M.H.A., FACHE, leads the Mark Dixon Group, LLC which provides medical suppliers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) consultative assistance in successfully navigating the changes in healthcare. He specializes in providing C-suite level services to:

  • Increase medical supplier relevancy/performance in an era of health reform and value creation
  • Implement an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy
  • Create durable physician clinical integration network strategies
  • Develop and implement improved IDN triple aim results

He speaks regularly at national meetings to bring the voice of the IDN C-suite to a wide variety of organizations and professional associations.

Prior Experience
Mr. Dixon brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the health care industry with a proven record of results in developing and sustaining market-leading organizations. Most recently, he was the South Region President for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2008 - 2011. Fairview Health Services is a $3.9 billion integrated delivery system with eight hospitals and over 500 employed physicians. Mr. Dixon had responsibility for Fairview Ridges and Southdale Hospitals as well as the Cardiovascular and Oncology Programs System-wide. He provided leadership for numerous strategic and operational improvement initiatives including the successful launch of an ACO strategy.

Prior to joining Fairview, Mr. Dixon was President/CEO of Community Hospitals of Indiana, part of the Community Health Network located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He provided executive leadership and direction for all aspects of Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc., which includes three community hospitals and Community Home Health Services. He was with Community Health Network for over five years. Prior to that role, Mr. Dixon served as CEO for Abbott Northwestern Hospital of the Allina Health System and was with Abbott Northwestern Hospital for 17 years.

Education, Awards and Professional Affiliations
Dixon is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has served as a board member on numerous non-profit and for-profit boards. Dixon earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and his master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.


Jeff Little

Jeff Little, CRCST, CMRP
Field Director Custom Contracting
Purchased Services Premier, Inc.

Jeff Little has over 25 years of healthcare and hospital related experience, including clinical, operational and consulting. He has worked for various large, world class healthcare organizations in the Houston, TX area as both a clinician, as well as a supply chain and support operations executive. Using his extensive hospital operations experience, Jeff has focused the last 8+ years on purchased services consulting and contracting, and has become a recognized industry leader in this space, with a proven record of accomplishment for realizing value and benefit for hospitals of all sizes. In addition to his general supply chain knowledge, he also has experience in operational consulting, and custom contract negotiations, especially related to purchased services. Prior to joining Premier, Jeff was a practice lead for a large healthcare performance improvement GPO based consulting group and helped develop and build the purchased services practice from the ground up, as well as successfully integrate the consulting practice with the sourcing and contracting groups within the GPO. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity, as well as a Master’s in Business from Western Governor’s University. Jeff is an active member in AHRMM, ACHE and IAHCSMM, and routinely presents at conferences on healthcare purchased services.


Tuesday, March 6 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Marriott Ballroom

Neeta Moonka

Neeta Moonka, M.D. MD, MHA
Physician Advisor, Supply Chain
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dr. Moonka received her medical degree from Temple University and went on to complete residencies in both anesthesia and pediatrics at New York University Medical Center. After practicing medicine for over 25 years within the hospital and surgery center environments, she joined Virginia Mason as the supply chain Physician Advisor in 2012. Dr. Moonka currently provides expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Physician engagement to implement PPI (physician preference item) supply standardization
  • Supplier PPI negotiations
  • Implementing and maintaining a value analysis process as well as new technology analysis
  • Understanding of system-based thinking as well as the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS); the Toyota Production System based process improvement program


Randall S. Moore

Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA
Mercy Virtual

Since 2014, Dr. Randall Moore has served as president of Mercy Virtual in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he leads a team focused on expanding access, improving outcomes and lowering health care costs through the delivery of telemedicine services to patients across multiple states.

Under Moore’s leadership, Mercy opened a four-story, 125,000-square-foot Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield in 2015. The center is the world’s first facility dedicated entirely to care outside its own walls. Based on his guidance, Mercy has also introduced new virtual care programs, such as the intensive ambulatory program to help patients with chronic conditions better manage their health at home, and expanded existing programs, like telestroke, TeleICU and e-visits. These virtual care programs provide improved access to primary and specialty care services for patients in rural and urban settings.

Prior to his current role at Mercy Virtual, Moore consulted with major health care systems to assist in their transition from traditional fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models focused on population health management. During his more than 30-year career, he has provided leadership to companies of all sizes — including Fortune 500 companies — across the provider, pharmaceutical, biotech and health plan settings. Early in his career, he served as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.

Moore completed undergraduate studies in chemistry and mathematics at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the University of London in England. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School, serving an additional year as chief resident. In 1999, Moore also earned his master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois.

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