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Black Excellence in Medicine: A Conversation About Diversity

26th May 2021  1 PM (EST)  Digital Voices Webinar Promo 2021 (4)

Webinar Overview

Join Dr. David Butler and Ed Marx in their Live webinar follow-up to their podcast on the topic of diversity within healthcare. Dave and Ed are committed to keeping the dialogue going until the problem of racism is eradicated. They will discuss racism within healthcare technology specifically and what all of us can do to bring visibility and accountability to our own health systems and day-to-day practice. These two love to have fun and we are sure they will, but they are also serious in their resolve. As always, live webinars from The HCI Group encourage audience interaction, so please feel free to get in contact prior to the event with your questions for Dr. Butler and Ed Marx. 


  • Identify 1-2 Actions Executives Can Take to Eradicate Racism in HIT
  • Gain New Perspectives and Understanding Related to Diversity
  • Consider 1-2 Actions to Ensure Racial Diversity in HIT

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Key Speakers

Ed Marx - Round

Ed Marx,
Chief Digital Officer at The HCI Group
Marx is a leader in the healthcare industry and former CIO at some of the nation's largest health systems. Author of the 2019 best seller "Voices of Innovation" and co-author of "Healthcare Digital Transformation", publishing in May. He was Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic, where his responsibilities included digital solutions as well as information technology. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Edward served as the CIO for The Advisory Board, Texas Health Resources and University Hospitals.

David Butler

Dr. David Butler,
CEO/Founder at Calyx Partners LLC.
Dr. Butler is a Physician Executive with over 20 years’ experience managing the dynamic intersection of clinical care delivery and healthcare technology from a frontline provider to the C-suite in medium and large healthcare delivery systems. As a trained Internist and Pediatrician, he has worked as a hospitalist and in the clinic setting where he gained a deep understanding of patient movement across the care continuum, as well as the role that ‘frictionless’ technology plays for patients, caregivers and administrators. Dr. Butler is considered an industry thought leader at Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation, stabilization, and optimization.

A few notable health systems that Dr. Butler has been employed with includes Sutter Health (CA), Bon Secours Mercy Health (VA), and The Geisinger Health System (PA). Dr. Butler founded Calyx Partners, LLC in 2016 and has worked with many other system across the US such as The Guthrie Clinic (PA), Texas Children’s Hospital and Health Plan (TX), and UC Irvine (CA). He is a certified industry expert at Epic Systems’ (Verona, WI) suite of Clinical and Revenue Cycle applications and has spent over 17 years working closely with them and their clients as a Physician Advisor. He was awarded Epic’s “Physician of the Year” (PACAcademy Award) for his contributions to Epic Systems Corp (Verona) and their many healthcare clients across the US and abroad.

Dr. Butler is award-winning speaker, author, entrepreneur, and servant leader committed to leveraging practical software and ‘peopleware’ solutions to meet the daunting external and internal quality, safety, and revenue cycle demands that healthcare systems are facing today. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recognized Dr. Butler as a 2020 “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA)” based on his lifetime achievements in leveraging informatics to transform patient care.