The Innovation Institute to Be Featured at SoCal HIMSS CIO Forum | Health IT Driving Innovation: The Road to Care Transformation

Newport Beach, CA  –  Today, The Innovation Institute announced that it will participate in the SoCal HIMSS 11th Annual CIO Forum Health IT driving Innovation: The Road to Care Transformation on November 13, 2018 at The Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles.

The action-packed Forum will include national thought leaders Daniel Barchi, SVP and CIO of New York Presbyterian; and cybersecurity expert, serial entrepreneur, author, and ABC hit show “Shark Tank” TV Personality Robert Herjavec.

Focusing on innovation, three distinguished panels from three different healthcare systems will showcase their unique strategies and approaches to innovation, from technology hub, incubator, to an inside out approach that provides funding, full service and commercialization.

Larry Stofko, executive vice president of The Innovation Institute, will moderate the Healthcare Provider Innovation from Inside Out: The Journey to Ideate, Incubate, and Innovate panel that will include Ryan Kelly, PhD, General Manager, Innovation Lab; Jim Zalar, General Manager, Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Jerry Harrison, Founder, RedCrow.

“I’m thrilled to bring together this group to share their journey to transform healthcare through innovation to reach true impact and scale,” said Stofko. “As always, we look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded healthcare professionals at SoCal HIMSS.”

About The Innovation Institute & Innovation Lab

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas through its Innovation Lab. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit

About SoCal HIMSS

The Southern California Chapter of HIMSS (SoCal HIMSS), a tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, is one of more than 50 affiliated chapters of HIMSS, the largest health care information systems professional organization in the nation. The purpose of SoCal HIMSS is to bring health care professionals together to promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge among colleagues and to assist members in their professional growth. Chapter members come from diverse backgrounds, all involved in some aspect of health care information systems and management. For more information, visit