100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know
Becker's Hospital Review has named "100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know" based on the selected leaders' abilities to leverage existing and new technology to further the mission of their organizations while elevating the level of patient care. These CIOs have spent their careers seeing the opportunity in challenges and innovating new solutions in a constantly changing field, making themselves invaluable figures in their hospital or health systems' executive teams.
Note: Leaders could not and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospital and health system CIOs are presented in alphabetical order.
Mary Alice Annecharico, RN. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Annecharico was appointed to her current position at Henry Ford Health System in December 2011. She previously served as CIO of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and University Hospitals in Cleveland. Ms. Annecharico also serves as editor for the peer-reviewed Journal of Health Information Management.
Pamela Arora. Vice President and CIO of Children's Medical Center Dallas. Before assuming her duties as vice president and CIO of Children's Medical Center Dallas, Ms. Arora served as CIO of Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care and Perot Systems, an IT services provider that was acquired by Dell in 2009.
Daniel Barchi. CIO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Mr. Barchi began his duties as CIO of Yale-New Haven Health System, which consists of three hospitals and a medical group, in 2010. Before then, he served as senior vice president and CIO of Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va.
Mark D. Barner. Senior Vice President and CIO of Ascension Health and COO of Ascension Health Information Services (St. Louis). Along with his role as CIO, Mr. Barner oversees Ascension Health Information Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascension Health dedicated to health IT for the system's 28 health ministries. He previously served as CIO of Austin, Texas-based Seton Healthcare Family and oversaw government contracts with Plano, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems for 19 years.
Gary Barnes. CIO of Medical Center Health System (Odessa, Texas). Mr. Barnes serves as CIO of Medical Center Health System, which includes the 402-bed Medical Center Hospital. In addition to his career with the system, which spans more than 28 years, Mr. Barnes received the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Heath Bell. CIO and Vice President of Revenue Cycle of KishHealth System (DeKalb, Ill.). Mr. Bell has served as CIO of KishHealth System for the past eight years. In 2010, he became vice president of revenue cycle as well. Prior to his time with KishHealth, Mr. Bell served as CIO at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and as director of IT at Sumter Regional Hospital, now Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, in Americus, Ga.
Aurelia G. Boyer, RN. Senior Vice President and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NYP Healthcare System. Ms. Boyer joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 1993 as a project manager for clinical information systems. She was promoted to director in 1996 and to vice president in 1998 before assuming her current role as CIO in 2003. Prior to her time at NewYork-Presbyterian, Ms. Boyer was a senior manager with a New York City-based healthcare information system consulting firm, Healthcare Management Counselor. She has also worked in healthcare consulting for PwC.
David Bradshaw. Chief Information, Planning and Marketing Officer of Memorial Hermann Healthcare (Houston). Mr. Bradshaw's career with 11-hospital Memorial Hermann Healthcare dates back to 1997, when he joined the system as CIO. Before then, he spent 13 years with IBM. Memorial Hermann was named one of the Most Wired hospitals in the country by Hospitals & Health Networks for the ninth consecutive year in 2013.
Arlyn Broekhuis. Vice President and CIO of Sanford Health (Fargo, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Broekhuis joined Sanford Health in 1982 and has held various positions in IT. He currently oversees an IT department that includes more than 600 employees and an annual budget of approximately $100 million. Under Mr. Broekhuis' tenure, Sanford Health has been named a Most Wired organization 12 years in a row by Hospitals & Health Networks.
Geoff Brown. Senior Vice President and CIO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Brown is senior vice president and CIO of Inova Health System. Before his current position, he served as vice president and CIO of Atlanta-based Grady Health System, one of the largest public systems in the country. Before then, he served as associate hospital administrator and CIO of Atlanta Medical Center and South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Ga.
Paul Browne. Senior Vice President of Applied Clinical Informatics and CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Browne was named senior vice president of applied clinical informatics in June 2012 and CIO in October 2012. He remained Tenet's top IT leader following the organization's 2013 acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn. Before joining Tenet, Mr. Browne served as senior vice president and CIO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health and as CIO of Troy, Mich.-based SelectCare.
Jon Burns. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Burns joined University of Maryland Medical System in 2006. Previously, he served as senior executive of IT for Cleveland Clinic Health System and chief technology officer of eCleveland Clinic, an Internet-based care delivery model. Before joining Cleveland Clinic in 1997, Mr. Burns held senior-level positions with UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.
Dedra Cantrell, RN. CIO of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Ms. Cantrell oversees the IT infrastructure for Emory Healthcare's five hospitals and numerous other delivery settings. She led the implementation of Emory's electronic medical record, achieving HIMSS Stage 6 adoption in 2010. Ms. Cantrell is the first woman and first registered nurse to hold the CIO position at the system.
Lee Carmen. Associate Vice President of IT and CIO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City). Mr. Carmen has managed IT at academic medical centers for more than 15 years. Along with his roles as associate vice president of IT and CIO, Mr. Carmen is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Public Health.
Kari Cassel. Senior Vice President and CIO of UF&Shands (Gainesville, Fla.). Ms. Cassel joined UF&Shands as CIO in 2010. In her role, she oversees IT for UF Health Science Center and Shands care sites throughout Gainesville and Jacksonville. Prior to her current position, Ms. Cassel served as CIO at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and held various director of IT roles with Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center.
Kumar Chatani. Senior Vice President of IT and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Mr. Chatani brings more than 30 years of IT experience to his role as senior vice president of IT and CIO of Mount Sinai. Prior to his current position, he served as senior vice president of IT and CIO of The Mount Sinai Medical System.Before joining Mount Sinai, Mr. Chatani was CIO for the northwest region of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif.
Charles Christian. CIO of St. Francis Hospital (Columbus, Ga.). Mr. Christian is in his first year as CIO of St. Francis. Previously, he served as CIO of Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., for more than 20 years. During his tenure, Good Samaritan was named a Most Wired hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks in 2004 and 2005.
George Conklin. Senior Vice President and CIO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Conklin has served as senior vice president and CIO of Christus Health since the system's formation in 1999. He was responsible for merging the operations of two delivery systems, integrating technical operations and consolidating information to a single standards-based set for the entire system.
Randy Cox. Senior Vice President and CIO of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville). Mr. Cox has served Saint Thomas Health as senior vice president and CIO since March 2011. He previously held CIO roles with Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Ind., and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Jocelyn G. DeWitt, PhD. Vice President and CIO of University of Wisconsin Health (Madison). Dr. DeWitt has served as vice president and CIO of UW Health since April 2012. Dr. DeWitt's accomplishments include developing strategy and funding a $300 million, seven-year electronic health record implementation. Prior to this position, Dr. DeWitt served as CIO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor.
Daniel Drawbaugh. Senior Vice President and CIO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. Drawbaugh was named CIO of UPMC in 1996. Under his leadership, the health system has invested more than $1 billion in IT over the past five years, including the development of big data analytics and an extensive system for collecting and exchanging records across care settings. Prior to serving with UPMC, he spent time at Pittsburgh-based Shadyside Hospital, now UPMC Shadyside, as director of biomedical engineering.
Marcy Dunn. Senior Vice President and CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). As senior vice president and CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Ms. Dunn has spearheaded the system's eHealth Initiative. Recently, her leadership helped the system achieve Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Maturity Model.
Darren Dworkin. Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Systems and CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Dworkin has served as senior vice president of enterprise information systems and CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System since 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT and more than 12 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Mr. Dworkin held the position of chief technology officer at Boston University Medical Center.
Rodney C. Dykehouse. CIO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. Mr. Dykehouse joined Penn State Hershey as CIO in July 2012. He previously served as vice president of information services and CIO of ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wis. He has also served as CIO of UCLA Medical Sciences in Los Angeles.
Philip Fasano. Executive Vice President and CIO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). As executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente, a role he has held since 2007, Mr. Fasano oversees IT for one of the nation's largest nonprofit health plans and healthcare providers. Under his leadership, the company has created tools and platforms to deliver smarter, more connected care.
Jeffrey Ferranti, MD. CIO and Vice President for Medical Informatics of Duke Medicine (Durham, N.C.). As the head of Duke Medicine's IT and informatics department, Dr. Ferranti led Duke's enterprisewide EHR installation, installing the system across four hospitals and more than 300 ambulatory clinics. He is also Duke's principal investigator on several studies involving EHRs and healthcare data standards.
James S. Fine, MD. CIO of University of Washington Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Fine is a board-certified clinical pathologist with expertise in IT. As CIO of UW Medicine, a role he has held since July 2005, Dr. Fine oversees IT for several entities, including University of Washington Medical Center and School of Medicine, UW Neighborhood Clinics and UW Physicians.
John Foley. CIO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). Mr. Foley was appointed CIO of University Hospitals in August 2012. Prior to this appointment, he served as CIO of West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh from 2008 to February 2012. Mr. Foley has also worked at information security companies during his career in IT.
Mary Ford. Senior Vice President and CIO of Lakeland (Fla.).Regional Health Systems. Ms. Ford has served as senior vice president and CIO of Lakeland Regional Health Systems since 2005. Prior to this appointment, she served as vice president and CIO of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica, N.Y.
Randall Gaboriault. Vice President of IT and CIO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Mr. Gaboriault joined Christiana Care Health System in 2010 as vice president and CIO. Previously, he was with Teleflex, a multi-billion dollar medical device company in Limerick, Pa., as senior vice president, strategic development officer and CIO.
Indranil Ganguly. Vice President and CIO of JFK Health System (Edison, N.J.). Mr. Ganguly joined JFK Health System in 2013. Prior to his current role, he had served as CIO of CentraState since 1999. Under his leadership, CentraState was been named a Most Wired organization by Hospitals & Health Networks for four consecutive years. Prior to CentraState, Mr. Ganguly was a project leader and acting director at Elizabeth (N.J.) Medical Center, where he led numerous IT projects.
Roland Garcia. Senior Vice President and CIO of Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Fla.). Mr. Garcia joined Baptist Health in 2001 as senior vice president and CIO. He oversaw the EMR implementation at Baptist Medical Center South, the state's first all-digital community hospital. Prior to his current position, Mr. Garcia served as vice president and CIO of Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla.
Dave Garrett. Senior Vice President and CIO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Garrett joined Novant Health in 2008 as senior vice president and CIO. He brings more than 38 years of IT experience in banking, hospitality and healthcare to the planning and execution of corporate information technologies and telecommunications at 13-hospital Novant Health.
Peter Greis. Vice President and CIO of The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati, Ohio). As vice president and CIO, Mr. Greis serves as a key strategic leader for The Christ Hospital Health Network, improving care delivery and operational efficiencies through health IT. Prior to his current role, he served as executive director of IT Advisory Services for Ernst & Young, focusing on IT transformation initiatives across a variety of industries.
Joy Grosser. Vice President and CIO of Iowa Health System (West Des Moines). Ms. Grosser became vice president and CIO of Iowa Health System in 2009. Before then, she served as CIO for the University of California-Irvine Health Sciences System. She also worked for Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., and Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
John Halamka, MD. CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Halamka began serving as CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1998. He also served as CIO of Harvard Medical School from 2002 to 2012 and CIO of Harvard Clinical Research Institute from 2001 to 2007.
C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA. CIO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Harris joined Cleveland Clinic in 1996. He is a member of HHS' Health IT Standards Committee and, in 2007, he was appointed to the Commission on Care for America's Wounded Warriors, a bipartisan presidential commission. Dr. Harris is past chairman of HIMSS and has also served on HHS' Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.
Steve Hess. CIO of University of Colorado Health (Aurora). In 2012, Mr. Hess was named CIO of University of Colorado Health, which includes five hospitals and dozens of clinics throughout Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska. Mr. Hess was previously CIO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as CIO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., for five years.
Allana Cummings. CIO of Northeast Georgia Health System (Gainesville). Ms. Cummings has served as CIO of Northeast Georgia Health System since March 2010. Prior to her current position, she served as vice president and CIO of Children's Omaha (Neb.).
Gilbert Hoffman. Vice President and CIO of Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). Mr. Hoffman was named vice president and CIO of Mercy in October 2012. Prior to this role, he worked at Maritz, a St. Louis-based travel company, since 1973. Mr. Hoffman was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the nation by ComputerWorld in 2001.
Keith Jennings. CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Mr. Jennings began his time as CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in September 2012. Mr. Jennings has served the hospital for 11 years total, previously as interim director of information services. Prior to his career with Massachusetts General, Mr. Jennings spent 10 years in information services for other healthcare organizations and as a military police and civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Dan Kinsella. Executive Vice President and CIO of Cadence Health (Winfield, Ill.). Before joining Cadence Health in 2012, Mr. Kinsella served as a senior vice president at Optum Insight, a division of UnitedHealthcare. There, he led technology consulting within the division's accountable care services practice.
Arthur J. Krumrey. Vice President and CIO of Loyola University Health System (Maywood, Ill.). Mr. Krumrey has served Loyola University Health System in an IT function for more than 20 years. He began his role as vice president and CIO of the system in July 2012. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO of Loyola University Medical Center since 2002.
Richard D. Lang, EdD. Vice President and CIO of Doylestown Hospital (Bucks, Pa.). Dr. Lang was named CIO of Doylestown Hospital after 25 years of experience in healthcare-related IT. Prior to this appointment, he served as a principal in knowledge and technology integration services for the consulting firm Know-Power, and as vice president of information services for Holy Redeemer Health System in Meadowbrook, Pa. Dr. Lang is currently serving a three-year term on the national board of directors of HIMSS, which began in 2011.
Tom Langston. Senior Vice President and CIO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis). In addition to his roles as senior vice president and CIO of SSM, Mr. Langston is also a senior leader for SSM Integrated Health Technologies, an SSM Health Care business unit responsible for IT and clinical engineering services at SSM's acute-care hospitals, physician practices and nursing homes. In 2001, Mr. Langston became the first president of SSM Information Center and later SSM Integrated Health Technologies.
Mary Anne Leach. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). Ms. Leach has led the IT department at Children's Hospital Colorado since 2007. Previously, she served as vice president of clinical applications at Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo., and as the director of clinical systems and systems integration at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Brian Loflin. CIO of IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). As CIO of IASIS Healthcare, a position he has held since 2004, Mr. Loflin oversees all of the IT operations for the 17-hospital system. Prior to serving as CIO, he served as manager of information systems operations and director of information systems for IASIS.
Philip Loftus, PhD. CIO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Dr. Loftus has served as vice president and CIO of Aurora Health Care since 2006. He provides an integrated approach to healthcare delivery by defining and implementing the IT components of Aurora's strategic mission. Before his time with Aurora Health, Dr. Langston served as senior vice president and CIO of Caremark.
Jonathan Manis. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Mr. Manis has been with Sutter Health as CIO since September 2006, after he left Urbana, Ill.-based Provena Health after serving five years as system vice president of administrative services and CIO. Prior to his time at Provena, he was vice president of information services for Oakbrook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.
Rose Ann Laureto, CIO of ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). Ms. Laureto was named CIO of ProMedica in February 2013. Prior to ProMedica, she served as CIO of UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ms. Laureto has more than 30 years of experience in health IT.
Randy McCleese. Vice President of Information Services and CIO of St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Morehead, Ky.). Before joining St. Claire Regional Medical Center as CIO, Mr. McCleese spent more than 14 years with Equitable Resources in Prestonsburg, Ky., and Kingsport, Tenn., as a geologist and manager of information resources. He has more than 23 years of information systems management experience, with 15 years devoted to healthcare. He currently serves on the CHIME Foundation Board of Directors.
William McConnell Jr. Senior Vice President and CIO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Mr. McConnell joined IU Health in 2012. Prior to this role, he was president and CEO of Indianapolis start-up company FlowCo. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO for Guidant Corp., part of Boston Scientific and Abbott Labs, for nine years after serving as senior vice president and CIO for Resort Condominiums International from 1990 to 1996.
Rob McDonald. CIO of Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale (Texas). Mr. McDonald has been with 70-bed Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale since it opened in September 2009. He has been instrumental in the hospital's implementation of computerized physician order entry for more than 250 physicians and oversees meaningful use adoption. Previously, Mr. McDonald served as CIO of Richardson, Texas-based Rockwall Hospitals.
Virginia A. McFerran. CIO of UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles). Ms. McFerran was appointed CIO of UCLA Health System in 2009. She plays a vital role in the system's leadership team, collaboratively gaining buy-in for the overall IT strategic plan and operationalizing the plan with successful implementation. Prior to joining UCLA, Ms. McFerran served as CIO and department head at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Bruce Metz, PhD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.). Since joining Lahey Clinic in 2011, Dr. Metz has led an enterprise-wide strategy to grow the organization and achieve the highest levels of patient care. He came to Lahey after serving as CIO of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and its affiliated hospitals for six years.
Blackford Middleton, MD. Chief Informatics Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Middleton joined Vanderbilt in February 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate director of clinical informatics research and development at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He has also held leadership positions at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Stanford (Calif.) University Hospital.
Nader Mherabi. Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and CIO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). During his 23 years in the IT field, Mr. Mherabi has held IT management positions with Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, Credit Suisse First Boston, Citibank and AT&T. Prior to serving as vice dean and CIO of NYU Langone Medical Center, he served the hospital as vice president for IT product solutions and chief technology officer.
Jim Murry. CIO of University of California, Irvine Medical Center and Associate Dean of IT & Informatics, UC Irvine School of Medicine. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Mr. Murray was senior vice president and CIO of City of Hope National Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute, both in Los Angeles, from 2006 to 2008 and vice president of IT at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Murry has been involved in EMR and clinical implementations since 1984.
Michael Nelson. Vice President and CIO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). Having served as CIO since 2007, Mr. Nelson is responsible for all aspects of UHS' information services strategy, budget and daily operations. Prior to joining UHS, he was an information services vice president for Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C.
Laureen O'Brien. Vice President and CIO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Ms. O'Brien has more than 30 years of experience in health IT. Before joining Providence as vice president and CIO in 1997, she was the divisional director of information services at Columbia Healthcare Systems in Denver. At Providence, Ms. O'Brien has oversight of information services across the five-state nonprofit healthcare ministry.
Patrick O'Hare, Senior Vice President and CIO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Since 1997, Mr. O'Hare has served as senior vice president and CIO of Spectrum Health. He is also a founding board member and chair of Michigan Health Connect, a statewide health information exchange. Before joining Spectrum, Mr. O'Hare was the vice president of IT management at Trinity Health, now CHE Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich.
Michael O'Rourke. Senior Vice President and CIO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. O'Rourke joined Catholic Health Initiatives as a private consultant in 2007 before accepting the permanent CIO position two years later. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology field. Before joining CHI, he served as vice president and CIO of Triad Hospitals in Plano, Texas.
Marty Paslick. Senior Vice President and CIO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Paslick has spent more than 28 years with HCA. He was named COO of the IT department in 2012, and then CIO in June 2012. He is a past chairman of the board of the Nashville Technology Council as well as a past board member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy Peterson. Vice President and CIO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (Valencia, Calif.) Ms. Peterson has more than 25 years of health IT experience. Before joining Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, she served as regional CIO for Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, overseeing the IT departments of five hospitals in southern California.
Marc Probst. Vice President and CIO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. Probst began serving Intermountain Healthcare as vice president and CIO in 2004. Before then, he was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, a partner with EY and served as a senior manager at First Consulting Group. Mr. Probst has been a leader in health IT for nearly 30 years. He is currently serving as a member of the Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Shafiq Rab, MD. Vice President and CIO Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Dr. Rab joined HackensackUMC as CIO in March 2012. He had previously served as vice president and CIO of Greater Hudson Valley Health System in Middletown, N.Y., a position he took in 2008. Prior to his time at Greater Hudson, Dr. Rab served as vice president and CIO of St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, N.J.
Stephanie L. Reel. Vice President for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Vice Provost for IT and CIO for Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). Ms. Reel has been vice provost for IT and CIO for Johns Hopkins University since January 1999. She also serves as vice president for information services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a post she has held since 1994.
Bert Reese. CIO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). As CIO of Sentara Healthcare, Mr. Reese oversees IT, process improvement, information and supply chain management for the health system. He helped lead the health system to achieve HIMSS Analytics EMR Maturity Model Stage 7. Additionally, Mr. Reese is an internationally recognized expert in healthcare technology. He has been a member of delegations to South Africa and Japan to discuss the role of technology in the delivery of healthcare.
Michael Restuccia. Vice President and CIO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Mr. Restuccia has more than 25 years of healthcare IT experience. Before he joined UPHS as vice president and CIO in 2008, Mr. Restuccia served as president of MedMatica Consulting Associates and held numerous interim CIO positions at hospitals and health systems across the country.
Craig Richardville. Senior Vice President and CIO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Richardville has been with Carolinas HealthCare since 1997 and began serving as senior vice president and CIO in 2006. Mr. Richardville is responsible for the system's information services strategy, technology and operations as well as support services, clinical engineering and transcription services.
Rick Rinehart. Vice President of IT and CIO of Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). Mr. Rinehart was appointed vice president of IT and CIO in 2007. He previously served as interim CIO for the hospital. Mr. Rinehart has more than 25 years of experience in the technology field, with more than 10 years spent in senior management.
Deb Rislow. Vice President, Clinic Administrator and CIO of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Ms. Rislow brings 22 years of information systems experience in the healthcare industry to her role as CIO and director of information systems at Gundersen Health System. She started in the position in July 1997. Previously, she served as manager of application and technical services and was a systems analyst programmer for Gundersen.
Cris Ross. CIO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Ross came to Mayo Clinic in 2010 after serving at Surescripts, where he led the company's interoperability business as executive vice president and general manager of clinical interoperability. Prior to joining Surescripts, Mr. Ross served as CIO and then executive vice president of product and information services at CVS Caremarke's MinuteClinic during a period of rapid growth, as the retail clinic expanded from 60 to 650 clinics.
Sue Schade. CIO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Ms. Schade assumed her responsibilities as CIO of University of Michigan Health System in November 2012. Before then, she served as CIO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for 12 years. There, she led implementation of the Balanced Scorecard initiative, which links quality outcomes to financial data.
Joseph H. Schneider, MD. CMIO and Medical Director of Clinical Information of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Before he joined Baylor, Dr. Schneider served as CMIO of Children's Medical Center in Dallas. He is chairman of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Health IT and was one of the original authors of the Continuity of Care Record Standard, which evolved into how EMRs currently exchange information electronically. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
J. Gary Seay. Senior Vice President and CIO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Seay's career with Community Health Systems dates back to 1997. During his tenure, Mr. Seay has built and leads a full service corporate IT organization of more than 500 corporate professionals and 1,000 market-based staff members for the $13 billion healthcare system.
Marcus B. Shipley. Senior Vice President and CIO of CHE Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Mr. Shipley began his tenure as senior vice president and CIO of Trinity Health, now CHE Trinity Health, in April 2012. His career in IT spans more than 20 years and includes several industries. Before his current appointment, he worked with health insurer Cigna as vice president of IT, IT infrastructure and operations.
Stan Simpson. Regional CIO of Ascension Health Indiana Region and CIO of St. Vincent Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Simpson joined St. Vincent Health in 2007. He previously held leadership positions with a variety of health systems, including Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
Alan Smith. Vice President and CIO of Capella Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Smith was appointed vice president and CIO of Capella Healthcare in April 2011. Before then, he served as vice president of applications for Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems. He also spent time with Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., as vice president of clinical applications.
Bruce Smith. Senior Vice President of Information Systems and CIO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). Before serving as senior vice president of information systems and CIO of Advocate Health, Mr. Smith was vice president and CIO for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
Ryan Smith. Senior Vice President and CIO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Smith became senior vice president and CIO of Banner Health in October 2013. He previously served as assistant vice president of IT operations at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, where he developed and implemented a plan to exchange clinical data between external physicians and Banner's EMR system.
Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Smith was named CIO of four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem in April 2012. Previously, he spent 12 years as chief technology officer for NorthShore. Mr. Smith was part of the team that oversaw NorthShore's integrated EMR implementation, and in 2009, NorthShore was among the first systems to receive recognition from HIMSS Analytics for Stage 7 status.
Brent G. Snyder, JD. CIO of Adventist Health System (Winter Park, Fla.). Before he assumed his duties as CIO of Adventist Health System, Mr. Snyder served as CFO of the system's multi-state division for roughly five years. He formerly served as vice president and CFO of Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison, Tenn., and CFO of Takoma Adventist Hospital in Greeneville, Tenn.
Alan Soderblom. Vice President and CIO of Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Mr. Soderblom began his tenure as vice president and CIO of Adventist Health in June 2007. Mr. Soderblom led Adventist's recent initiative to expand its EMR to more than 130 outpatient clinics in four states.
Subra Sripada. Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Information Officer of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Mr. Sripada serves as executive vice president and CIAO of Beaumont Health, which consists of three hospitals. Mr. Sripada joined Beaumont in November 2008 after serving in a leadership role at PwC. He also worked for six years at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Rebecca Sykes. Senior Vice President, Resource Management and CIO of Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Ms. Sykes assumed her current role in 1999 after serving as Catholic Health Partners' director of corporate information services. One of her most notable accomplishments is bringing IT staff members from throughout CHP's systems into one centralized IT organization. Prior to joining CHP, Ms. Sykes was director of information systems for TriHealth in Cincinnati.
Phyllis Teater. Associate Vice President of Health Sciences and CIO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Ms. Teater was named CIO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in October 2010 after serving as the hospital's interim CIO for roughly 10 months. Ms. Teater, who joined the hospital in 1991, has testified before the House Committee on Ways & Means on the adoption of meaningful use.
Gretchen Tegethoff. CIO of Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center. Ms. Tegethoff has been CIO of Athens Regional Medical Center since February 2012. Before then, she served as CIO of George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., for nearly seven years.
Tim Thompson. CIO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Thompson assumed his duties as CIO of BayCare Health in 2010. Before then, he served as senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He has also spent time as senior vice president and CIO of Adventist Health System in Winter Park, Fla., and Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C.
Sean Tuley. Senior Vice President and CIO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Tuley was appointed senior vice president and CIO of Lifepoint Hospitals, which includes more than 50 hospital campuses, in February 2010. Before then, he served as vice president of provider services for Emdeon Business Services, a revenue and payment cycles solution firm, and as COO of the Physician Services Division of Perot Systems, an IT provider.
Lac Tran. Senior Vice President, CIO and Associate Dean of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Tran has held his current post at Rush University Medical Center since November 2002. Before then, he served as senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Hospital System in Houston, vice president and CIO of Children's Hospital Boston and CIO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) Medical Center.
Jim Veline. Senior Vice President and CIO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). As senior vice president and CIO of Avera Health, Mr. Veline has led the system to garner 15 Most Wired awards. Furthermore, in 2012, the system's eEmergency service was recognized with a "Most Wired Innovator Award" from Hospitals & Health Networks.
Joel Vengco. Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). As vice president of information services and CIO, Mr. Vengco oversees the technology strategy and operations across the Baystate Health system. Before his current role, Mr. Vengco was vice president and general manager of one of the four global businesses that comprise GE Healthcare.
Jerry Vuchak. Vice President of Information Systems of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Mr. Vuchak joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital as vice president of information systems in 2007. He was promoted to vice president of information services, academic hospitals and the Washington University School of Medicineintegration with Barnes-Jewish in August 2008, where he oversees IT alignment between Barnes-Jewish hospitals and the medical school. He has 25 years of experience in the IT field.
Greg Walton. CIO of El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.). Mr. Walton, who has more than 35 years of industry experience, joined El Camino in 2007. Previously, he served as senior vice president and CIO of Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va. He has also served as the former executive advisor to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Task Force for Health Care Information Systems.
David Weiss. Senior Vice President and CIO of BJC Healthcare (St. Louis). Mr. Weiss joined BJC HealthCare in 1990. As CIO, he oversees a $150 million annual budget and an IT staff of 700 professionals. He also currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of the Missouri Health Information Organization, an information exchange organization.
Laishy Williams-Carlson. Vice President and CIO of Bon Secours Health System (Richmond, Va.). Ms. Williams-Carlson has served as vice president and CIO of Bon Secours Health System since 2006. Before then, she was vice president and CIO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Norfolk, Va., for nine years.
Deanna Wise. Executive Vice President and CIO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). As executive vice president and CIO, Ms. Wise oversees all of Dignity Health's IT functions with a focus on the 40-hospital system's EMR. Before assuming her current position in November 2011, Ms. Wise served as senior vice president and CIO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems.
Wes Wright. Senior Vice President and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital. Mr. Wright was appointed senior vice president and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital in August 2012. He is responsible for developing and implementing multiple information systems at the organization. He previously served as chief technology officer at Seattle Children's.
Eric Yablonka. Vice President and CIO of University of Chicago Medicine. Mr. Yablonka began his tenure as vice president and CIO of University of Chicago Medicine in August 2001. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO of Saint Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, Conn.
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