Sam is a seasoned healthcare executive, faculty and consultant with 30 years of experience in
health IT, healthcare finance, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and continuous quality
improvement, serving as COO, CIO, VP of Analytics, Senior Director, Director of
Medical/Healthcare Informatics, etc. He is a faculty at UC Irvine Merage School of Business and USC Price School of Public Policy.
Sam currently is the Chief Information and Innovation Officer for a healthcare startup, and
serves as Chief AI Evangelist and Strategic Adviser for AI Med. He has served in many HFMA
national, regional and chapter leadership roles (including HFMA National Advisory Council,
Southern California Chapter President, National Board of Examiners, National CHFP Exam
Standard Setting Committee, and Yerger judge, Region 11 Education Committee Co‐Chair and
Chair). Additionally, He served as President of HIMSS Southern California Chapter with over
3,000 members, Chair of the HIMSS National Chapters Task Force, and on HIMSS National
Davies Committee on the use of HIT and EHRs. He received HFMA Bronze, Silver, Gold, and
Medal of Honor, and several Yerger Special Recognition awards. He received the 2012 HIMSS
National Chapter Leader of the Year Award. Under his presidency HIMSS SoCal chapter received HIMSS National Chapter of the Year award in 2011. He is a frequent speaker/moderator at
international, national and professional conferences addressing health IT and healthcare
finance challenges facing our society. He provides training and consulting for healthcare leaders
in the U.S. and around the world.
Sam has active memberships in American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), College of
Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Healthcare Financial Management
Association (HFMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and
Healthcare Data and Analytics Association (HDAA).