Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation

Looking to the Future of Digital Healthcare and MEDITECH

Keynote speakers: Michelle O’Connor, President and CEO of MEDITECH
                               Helen Waters, Executive VP and COO of MEDITECH

Tuesday May 17 11:00 am

Sit down with MEDITECH's executive leadership team for this candid conversation with President and CEO, Michelle O'Connor, and Executive Vice President and COO, Helen Waters. Get the latest information on organizational changes, new product announcements, and exciting market updates. Hear firsthand about MEDITECH's vision for the future and the innovative technology that is driving the digital transformation of healthcare.

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Michelle O’Connor

As President and CEO of MEDITECH, Michelle O’Connor ensures MEDITECH's Electronic Health Record meets today’s evolving industry and regulatory standards, while providing the optimal user experience for their customers. This includes her integral role in developing MEDITECH’s intuitive Expanse user interface and web-based future.

Ms. O’Connor first joined MEDITECH as an implementation programmer in 1988, and soon after pursued a management path overseeing process changes and shaping technical support procedures. As vice president of product development, she was known for her positive approach to problem-solving. In this role, Ms. O’Connor was instrumental in modernizing the look and feel of MEDITECH's legacy applications, overseeing our physician product development, and working towards an agile development platform. Her development experience has driven her passion for understanding user stories and identifying the root cause of any issue, whether it’s a customer requesting a software change or an employee struggling with a process.

Michele O'ConnorMichelle O’Connor
President and CEO of MEDITECH

Helen Waters

As Executive Vice President and COO, Helen Waters plays a pivotal role in defining MEDITECH’s strategic direction, and setting operational priorities and overall communication strategies. She is at the forefront of ongoing customer engagement, product direction, business partnerships, and executive oversight within the company. Ms. Waters reports directly to CEO Michelle O'Connor, and they work together to advance new structures, business models, and approaches to health IT.

Ms. Waters is well-known for her passionate advocacy of digital transformation in healthcare. Elected by her industry peers to be a member of the CHIME Foundation Board in 2018, she is committed to addressing vital issues in healthcare IT and ensuring that the EHR has a positive impact on clinicians, patients, and communities. She is recognized as an agent of change and continues to oversee the advancement of the EHR as a critical building block to the next generational era of digital health.

Ms. Waters has held a multitude of positions with the company during her tenure. A large part of her career has been on the front lines of Sales and Marketing, where she has served as Vice President since 2015. She was instrumental in shaping MEDITECH's success and growth in the Midwest Region and was also the longtime lead business relationship manager for one of MEDITECH's largest customers, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Ms. Waters also served as Vice President of the Client Services division, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and service of the Client/Server and MAGIC platforms. In addition, she oversaw the Atlanta-based Home Care division for several years in an operational capacity.

Away from work, Ms. Waters enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Helen WatersHelen Waters
Executive VP and COO of MEDITECH