Digital every day: Integrating AI innovations

  • Innovation in care and operations


Tuesday 10 September


Session description:

The integration of AI solutions expands every day in every sector and all areas of our lives. In hospital operations, there are key considerations and opportunities to use AI to enhance care delivery. In this session, the panel will discuss AI in terms of building leadership and workforce competencies, ensuring a comprehensive and collaborative approach to planning, implementation, and evaluation, and the use of genomic research and innovation to design quality, cost-effective, precision care delivery.

Chair: Dr David Levine, SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Vizient, USA

  • Innovation in care and operations


Tuesday 10 September


Chair and Speakers

Dr David Levine

SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Vizient, USA

David L. Levine, MD is the SVP and Chief Medical Officer for Vizient, Inc. He interfaces with clinical and operational C-suite leaders across major health systems across the US. He represents Vizient nationally as a thought leader on topics such as Performance Improvement, Analytics, and AI, and he oversees the direction of Vizient’s Data and Digital strategy.

Vizient provides benchmarked and risk adjusted comparative insights across quality, operations, pharmacy, spend management, and market growth that support performance improvement. The data and analytics are the foundation for numerous Software as a Service offerings where he presents insights and solutions to clients.

Dr Levine also serves as a subject matter expert for a council of chief medical and quality officers for academic medical centers. He joined Vizient in 2010 after serving as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago for over 7 years. Prior to the CMO role, he managed analytics across the enterprise including data operations, data insights, data science, and governance. He practiced Emergency Medicine for over 20 years and is a member of several national expert panels addressing metrics and quality including a number of CMS Technical Expert Panels.

Dr Levine earned his Medical Degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and did his Emergency Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital where he was the Chief Resident. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Dr Richard Greenhill

Chief Transformation Officer, Quality Insights, USA

Rich Greenhill serves as the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) at Quality Insights to spearhead transformative initiatives focused on efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. His career spans more than 30 years with deep experience across the continuum.  Dr. Greenhill was elected to life-long membership in the prestigious International Academy for Quality and Safety (IAQS) – highlighting his expertise and work in healthcare quality and patient safety. He is American College of Healthcare Executives National Faculty, board certified in healthcare management and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Dr Mubaraka Ibrahim

Chief Information Officer, Emirates Health Services, UAE

Her Excellency Mubaraka Ibrahim is the Acting Chief Information Officer of Emirates Health Services (EHS) and a passionate technology enthusiast that has spearheaded their digital transformation journey. She played a crucial role in the Riayati “Electronic Unified Medical Record” Committee for securing pharmaceutical supply chains that uphold post-pandemic resiliency. As a seasoned healthcare IT leader with over 30 years of experience, she has a proven track record of leading government entities through complex changes, implementing innovative solutions, and improving patient care.

Since her appointment as Acting CIO at EHS, Mubaraka has emerged as an architect in achieving impeccable achievements in sustainability goals aligned with the UAE’s net zero initiative. Mubaraka is an ardent advocate for emerging technologies to improve healthcare. She offered a pragmatic approach towards implementing digital health technology, optimizing healthcare facility operations, reevaluating care pathways, and investing in advanced data analytics.

Among the first members of HIMSS in the region, she achieved the Healthcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Award of HIMSS Middle East. Being a distinguished graduate of the UAE Government Leaders Program, Mubaraka is currently a highly anticipated member of the UAE Government’s Next 50. By setting the tone for other women and other professionals in the region, she is an inspiring leader blazing a trail for others to follow.

In her pursuit of addressing and adhering to sustainability in UAE healthcare, Mubaraka has proven to be an invaluable asset to the industry and has taken a leading role in utilizing technology to improve the quality of patient care.

Mr Fabio Spinello

Regional VP Europe ORS Commercial, Molnlycke Health Care, Italy

As a seasoned professional with a Business Administration background and over two decades of experience in the Medical Devices market, I currently lead the European business for Operating Room Solutions – one of our key Business Areas. Our focus lies on single-use procedure trays within the operating room (OR). Previously I covered marketing and sales roles in different markets and companies.

Navigating this complex landscape involves the right capabilities in order to address critical challenges:

Supply Chain Disruptions: Ensuring consistent access to essential supplies despite disruptions is paramount.

Regulatory Changes: Compliance with evolving regulations (such as the EU MDR) demands strategic agility.

Fragmented Reimbursement Systems: Varying systems across European countries require careful navigation.

In this environment, prioritising people – whether staff, partners, or customers – is crucial. By doing so, we can seize growth opportunities while maintaining resilience and adaptability.

Dr Rita Veloso

Executive Board Member, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, Portugal

Rita Sofia da Silva Veloso was born in Porto in 1981, married and a mother of two children.

Rita graduated in Psychology from the University of Porto in 2004 and completed her Master’s degree at the same institution in 2020. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Porto on Biomedical Sciences. She attended several courses in health unit management and public administration management and participated in the HOPE Exchange Program in 2016, a European exchange program for senior management. She is an Invited Professor of several executive programs and postgraduate courses.

She is currently an Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, a Member of the Advisory Board of Women in Tech®, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Health 4 Mozambican Children and Families – which is dedicated to supporting and promoting maternal and child health in Mozambique. Additionally, she is also the Regional Ambassador for Portugal of

In 2020, she joined the International Young Executive Leaders – an initiative of the International Hospital Federation.