VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE | July 18-19, 2023

Improve performance, grow strategically, & deliver better outcomes   

Insights, analysis, and inspiration are everywhere at Syntellis Summit. Hear from healthcare leaders as they share what it takes to improve planning, make informed strategic decisions, and increase agility in today's healthcare environment.

Join us to learn how to turn data into intelligence and strategies into success with Axiom.




Learn from healthcare experts

Flint Brenton


Flint Brenton

Chief Executive Officer



 Jeff Blankenship

West Tennessee Healthcare

Jeff Blankenship

Chief Financial Officer



Aisha Stanton

Baptist Health Alabama  

Aisha I. Stanton RN, JD,

Vice President Quality & Patient Safety

Kathy Tinsley

Community Healthcare System, Indiana 

Cathy Tinsley

VP, Medical Data Analytics and Health Economics


Chris Lucchesi

Beth Israel Lahey Health  

Chris Lucchesi

Executive Director, Finance Decision Support

Dan Mjka

Kaufman Hall  

Dan Majka

Managing Director, Practice Leader for Financial Planning

Sue Wells

UVM Health Network

Sue Wells

Manager, Cost Accounting & Decision Support

Kyle Davidson

Lehigh Valley Health Network 

Kyle Davison

Manager of Management Engineering


Access exclusive product training opportunities 

Interested in getting certified? Have a pressing question about your Axiom configuration? Get more value out of your solutions with our free and discounted opportunities exclusive to Summit registrants.

  • Free 30-minute "Ask the Expert" one-on-one session with a product consultant who can answer your questions and provide hands-on solutions, valued at $200!  
  • 20% off Syntellis Academy Certification sessions scheduled through the end of 2023






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Day 1
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CT): Opening Address & Keynote

As the economy and business and consumer needs change, we see more and more how data and insights are critical to gaining an advantage and adapting to what lies ahead. Join Syntellis CEO Flint Brenton as he shares how Syntellis empowers healthcare leaders with the insights needed to deliver measurable outcomes, plus details of our commitment to an exceptional customer experience.  


Flint Brenton, Chief Executive Officer, Syntellis

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (CT): Unlocking New Product Innovations to Drive Healthcare Performance and Outcomes

Join Syntellis executives as they share details on the evolution of the Axiom Healthcare Suite and how the latest advancements will help support your organization through today's financial pressures. Learn how recent innovations — like Visual Insights — are helping hospitals and health systems make better decisions, and how the recent acquisition of Stratasan brings the power of market data to help you know where to grow. They'll also discuss how the powerful combination of our Axiom 365 applications, award-winning data and business intelligence solutions, and market-leading Syntellis IQ capabilities can produce quantifiable customer outcomes like no one else in the industry.


MK White, GM, Performance Management, Syntellis

Steve Wasson, GM of Data & Intelligence, Syntellis

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM (CT): Executive Panel: Creating a Roadmap for Success with Healthcare Analytics

This panel of finance and strategy executives from a cross-section of healthcare organizations will discuss the issues with the biggest impact on their strategic direction — such as margin management, performance improvement, labor costs, patient retention, and service line expansion. We'll dive into how they're using analytics today to address those issues and where they'd like to see the technology head in the future.


Cathy Tinsley, VP, Medical Data Analytics and Health Economics, Community Healthcare System, Indiana

Jeff Blankenship, CFO, West Tennessee Healthcare

Rob Tonkinson, Vice President, Corporate Finance, Baptist Pensacola

Jim Carino, Vice President of Sales, Syntellis

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM (CT): The New Era of Strategic Financial Planning

The challenges of the past few years have changed healthcare forever, and leaders must reimagine strategic financial planning to adapt and ensure long-term success. Through an exploration of hospitals' recent trends and best practices for financial planning and management, learn how integrated financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and capital planning processes empower organizations to objectively evaluate financial strategies and meet cost transformation targets.


Dan Majka, Managing Director, Practice Leader for Financial Planning, Kaufman Hall

Jay Spence, Vice President of Healthcare Strategic Solutions, Syntellis

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM (CT): Increase Reimbursement and Maximize Revenue through Contract Modeling and Improved Contract Negotiations

Over the last decade, changes in the healthcare landscape have squeezed margins, disrupted the marketplace, and fundamentally changed how providers get paid. Optimizing revenue opportunities and maximizing reimbursements are imperative for healthcare organizations to continue their critical mission of caring for patients and serving communities. In this session, Syntellis experts will share best practices for improving contract negotiations, evaluating payment compliance, and managing denials by leveraging data and analytics across your organization to drive sustainable growth.


Michael Faulkenberry, Director of Professional Services, Syntellis

Preston Coates, Senior Software Implementation Consultant, Professional Services, Syntellis

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM (CT): Drive Service Line Strategy Decisions with Financial and Market Data

Syntellis’ new market solutions (formerly Stratasan) combined with our legacy Axiom financial planning solutions deliver vital market insights to help you identify optimal growth opportunities. Market data combined with your own financial and operational data can reveal valuable insights into your organization’s service line performance. This session will walk through a use case around leveraging these data types, together, to better understand whether you should grow, sustain, optimize, or eliminate a service line.


Jay Spence, Vice President of Healthcare Strategic Solutions, Syntellis

Megan Reeves, Vice President, Partnerships and Growth, Syntellis


Day 2
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (CT): Customer Panel: Drive Organizational Success with Axiom’s Enterprise Decision Support tools for Costing and Reporting

Axiom continues to lead the market with innovative and robust finance software for healthcare.  Join this panel discussion to learn how three of our customers leverage the new Axiom Enterprise Decision Support solution to move the needle for more advanced costing, robust analytics, and an outcomes-driven approach.


Sue Wells, Manager, Cost Accounting & Decision Support, UVM Health Network

Colin Bunker,  Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning and Analytics, Cape Fear Valley Health System 

Chris Lucchesi - Executive Director, Finance Decision Support / BILH System Services, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Catherine Savage, Senior Industry Practice Lead,  Professional Services, Syntellis

Josh Wiggins, Senior Director, Product Management, Syntellis

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (CT): Customer Panel: Infusing Healthcare Expertise into Data-Driven Quality Improvement

The basic analytics lifecycle is simple – data acquired, data transformed, results communicated. But what happens once those results leave the safe environment of the data model? Axiom Clinical Analytics is a powerful tool that curates data from multiple sources to calculate performance measures, benchmark clinical outcomes, and generate reports. Guided by data, users of these reports must then apply their own knowledge, experience, and expertise to make strategic decisions that improve patient care. In this session, hear how three healthcare organizations leverage Clinical Analytics to inform their decisions and leverage their expertise to improve quality, cost, and patient outcomes.


Richard Ivey, Director, Management Engineering, Huntsville Hospital Health System​​​​

Aisha I. Stanton, RN, JD, Vice President Quality & Patient Safety, Baptist Health (AL)

Angela Tucker, BS, RRT, CPHQ, LSSGB, Director, System Quality Improvement & Infection Prevention, Freeman Health 

Deb Bulger, Vice President, Strategic Sales Programs, Syntellis 

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (CT):Customer Panel: Improving Financial Processes with External Benchmarking 

With healthcare organizations hyper-focused on margin management this year, an emphasis on continuous improvement across financial processes continues to be critical. Find out how three customer organizations leverage Axiom Comparative Analytics to understand what "good" looks like as they create budgets, lower administrative costs, and establish forecast targets.


Kyle Davison, Manager of Management Engineering, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Callie Grisham, Staffing Analyst, Conway Regional Medical Center 

Mollie Parks CPA, Director of FP&A, Conway Regional Medical 

Brian Stenke, System Director of Finance Information Systems, Memorial Health System

Michael Faulkenberry, Director of Professional Services, Syntellis

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (CT): Weighing the Rolling Forecast Choice: To Complement or Replace the Annual Budget

Following the initial pandemic shutdowns in spring 2020, interest skyrocketed in rolling forecasting to either complement or replace annual budgeting — and with good reason. Interest in the adoption of the rolling forecast model has persisted over the years since, and many organizations continue to seek guidance on the best approach. This customer panel will offer multiple perspectives on the question as finance executives chose the right model for their organizations and evolved the model as conditions changed. We'll also discuss tips for change management throughout the process.


Demara Harper, formerly Senior Director of Finance, North Kansas City Hospital

Caroline Ferraiulo, Director of Finance, Nicklaus Children's Hospital 

Kristi Taylor, Principal Software Implementation Consultant, Syntellis

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (CT): Next Gen Capital Management: Add Market Context to Your Capital Projects

We're transforming Axiom Capital Planning and Tracking ... would you like a sneak peek? As a pivotal component of the new Axiom 365 platform, Capital Planning and Tracking will provide a new user interface and a more robust technological foundation. The solution includes capital budget and spend benchmarks from more than 600 hospitals nationwide to provide the most objective and current view into the way peer hospitals are allocating their capital dollars. This session will introduce Capital Planning and Tracking to those new to the solution, discuss the capital spend benchmarks that provide context for your capital decisions, and preview the new user interface through a product demonstration.


Carl Cowgur, Product Manager of Capital Management, Syntellis


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