John Casillas is Senior Vice President, Business-Centered Systems, for HIMSS, the largest U.S. cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
In this role, Casillas manages this HIMSS community of banks, providers, payers and employers, bringing together banking and healthcare communities to expand and build current HIMSS MBProject programs that include industry forums and work groups, including the Annual HIMSS Medical Banking Institute held in conjunction with the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.
As the Founding Director of the Medical Banking Project, Casillas is considered a pioneering authority in the convergence of banking and healthcare systems, coining the term “medical banking” to denote this new area of discipline. He founded a series of industry-recognized forums, including the Great American Interoperability Tour, the HIPAA Policy Roundtable Series and the National Medical Banking Institute that today shapes the agenda in the medical banking industry.
He is well-published and regularly interviewed by the media including CNBC, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, LA Times, Crain’s Workforce Management, hfm magazine, and HealthLeaders; CNET’s Esther Dyson called MBProject one of the “top ten levers” for transforming healthcare.
Casillas served as the medical banking subject matter expert for the Healthcare Financial Management Association. His honors include Healthcare 100 in the Nashville Business Journal in 2005 and 2006 and 2001 First Place National Editors Award by the Association of American Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) for his article entitled “The Emerging Compliance Matrix.” He defined the body of law, published in the Banking Law Journal and LexisNexis’ Treatise on Health Care Law and Health Care Law Monthly that helped to resolve the difficult market issue of HIPAA’s impact on banks and financial institutions and is considered the nation’s foremost expert in this area.