CANCELLED: Project Management - A Health IT Executive's View

CANCELLED: Project Management - A Health IT Executive's View


David Bowen

Director for Defense Health Agency and CIO for the Military Health System
DOD - Defense Health Agency

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Unfortunately this presentation has been cancelled as of October 1, 2015.



About the Presentation:


This award-winning presentation will describe how Blue Shield of California, realizing that Project Management skills were critical to the success of its strategy, conducted a full make-over of its Project Management capabilities, processes and culture, and integrated those into its operational and financial management for improved business outcomes.

Corporate Registrations and Sponsorships: 
Event Location

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA, 22202

Agenda and Cost:
Corporate table for 10: $600
Chapter Members: $50
Non-members: $60
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
6:00 PM - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
7:00 PM - Dinner with Recognition of Volunteers (Cash Bar Available)
8:00 PM - Guest Speaker
9:00 PM - Closing Remarks
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Event Keywords

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

David Bowen

DOD - Defense Health Agency
Director for Defense Health Agency and CIO for the Military Health System

David Bowen is the Director of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Directorate for the Defense Health Agency and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Military Health System.

As the Director of the Health IT Directorate, Mr. Bowen’s primary focus is the consolidation, reengineering, and standardization of the HIT services in order to improve cost structure and deliver a single integrated HIT platform in support of an integrated health system. He works closely with the Army, Navy, and Air Force Surgeons General to ensure that the transition to HIT Shared Service operating model is well managed.

As the MHS CIO, Mr. Bowen is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and to the Department of Defense medical leaders on all matters related to information management and information technology.

In his previous position as Assistant Administrator, Information Services, and CIO at the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Bowen led an information technology enterprise with more than 1,000 staff members and helped oversee a budget of more than $3 billion.

Mr. Bowen’s extensive experience in health care comes from roles as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Shield of California and as Senior Vice President, Information Management, and Chief Information Officer at Multi-hospital Ssystems of 7, 14 and 50 hospitals. He was recognized as a Top 50 Public Sector CIO by Information Week in 2010 and 2011.

Mr. Bowen has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Ursinus College and a Master’s Degree in Business with Distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Business at Cornell University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

About the Crystal City Dinner Meetings

PMIWDC holds dinner meetings periodically in Crystal City to provide an alternate metro-accessible location for those who can not attend the Fairview Park dinner meetings.

PMIWDC's Monthly Dinner meetings are held monthly in either the Fairview Park Marriott location or the alternate Crystal City location. Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer.

The presentations delivered before (PM Tools) and after (Keynotes) monthly dinner meetings are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. Each event will present specific learning points, unique to the presenter's area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. Both the PM Tools session and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs.

If this will be your first time attending a dinner meeting, be sure to read about the event schedule, costs, and cancellation policies.

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