CXO Breakfast

Join the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS for the annual CXO Breakfast
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 am to 12:00pm
Cherry Creek Country Club‎
2405 South Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80231

7:30 – 8am:  Registration and Networking

8am – 10am:  CXO Breakfast – Ladies Lounge.  C-Suite and Alpine Sponsors, Plated Breakfast

  • Keynote – Drex DeFord, Sustainability of Healthcare and How IT Plays a Part in Long-Term Viability of Healthcare

8am – 10am:  CHIMSS Breakfast – Dining Room, Buffett

  • Presentations from CHIMSS Board Members on Scholarship, Advocacy, Professional Development, Membership, HIE, Sponsorship, Programs, Committee Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

10am – 11:30 am:  Keynote and Panel

  • “Innovation Within Healthcare”
  • Panel – “How Do We Realize the ROI of our IT Investment to Drive Long-Term Sustainability”

11:30 – 12pm:  Dismiss


Drexel DeFord

Recovering-CIO & Independent Consultant

drexio digital health (drexio, llc)


Founder at drexio digital health, and Board Director at Best-in-KLAS Security Consulting

firm CynergisTek (NYSE: AUXO), Drex has a history of innovation and leadership at top

health-systems across the country. As an independent consultant, he now shares his

experience in the form of strategic advice, guidance and support to health systems,

payers, associations, trusted vendor partners and investors.


Prior to launching his own firm, Drex was co-founder and CEO of NextWave Connect, a

healthcare social collaboration solution. He’s also been the CIO at Steward Healthcare

(Boston), Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, and Scripps Health (San

Diego). Before that, he served as a military officer in various healthcare CIO and CTO

roles with the United States Air Force during a highly decorated 20-year career.


Drex has led the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as

Board of Trustees Chair, and has been a Healthcare and Information Management

Systems Society (HIMSS) National Board Member. He is currently a Fellow in CHIME,

HIMSS, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He holds Masters’ in

Public Administration (Univ of Oklahoma) and Health Informatics (Univ Alabama-