100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know
Becker’s Hospital Review has named “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” based on leaders’ experience in healthcare and information technology. This list includes CIOs and leaders of health information technology and information services programs who are essential members to their hospital and/or health system’s executive team. These men and women have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the pursuit of innovative health technology and IT programs as a means to achieving coordinated care delivery that is of higher quality.
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospital and health system CIOs are presented in alphabetical order.
Mary Alice Annecharico, RN, MS. 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 information technology 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, COO of Ascension Health Information Services (St. Louis). Along with his role as CIO of the largest Catholic health system in the country, Mr. Barner oversees Ascension Health Information Services, a wholly owned subsidiary dedicated to health information technology for the system’s 29 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 362- bed Medical Center Hospital. In addition to his career with the system, which spans more than 27 years, Mr. Barnes is currently completing his three-year term on the board of directors for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Chris Belmont. System Vice President and CIO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans, La.). Mr. Belmont joined Ochsner Health System as assistant vice president of corporate systems in September 2006, assuming the system vice president and CIO roles in January 2009. Before these appointments, Mr. Belmont previously worked with IBM and Siemens Medical Solutions.
Scott Blanchette. Senior Vice President and CIO of Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Blanchette assumed his responsibilities with Vanguard Health Systems in May 2011. Before then, he served as vice president of product development and CIO of Franklin, Tenn.-based Healthways. Mr. Blanchette has served as staff assistant at the National Infrastructure Advisory Council to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Barry Blumenfeld, MD. CIO of MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center (Portland). Dr. Blumenfeld is an internist with formal training and more than 20 years of experience in health information technology design, development and implementation. He formerly served as general manager of solutions architecture for GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions.
Aurelia G. Boyer, RN, MBA. Senior Vice President and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Health 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 eighth consecutive year in 2012.
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 information technology throughout the past 29 years. He currently oversees an IT department that includes more than 600 employees and an annual budget of $100 million. Under Mr. Broekhuis’ tenure, Sanford Health was named a Most Wired hospital in 2008 and 2012 by Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association.
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, which includes more than 1,700 beds. 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 at Atlanta Medical Center and South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Ga.
Paul T. Browne. Senior Vice President CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Browne was named CIO of Tenet Healthcare in October 2012. He assumed the role in addition to his duties as senior vice president. Before joining 49-hospital Tenet in June 2012, Mr. Browne served as chief integration officer of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.
Jon Burns. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Burns joined University of Maryland Medical System in May 2006. Before then, he served as senior executive of information technology 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.
Carolyn Byerly. CIO of Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics. Ms. Byerly was named CIO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in May 2002. Previously, she served as CIO for Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, N.M., and also spent time as CIO of Mayo Clinic Arizona, based in Phoenix.
Dedra Cantrell, RN. CIO of Emory Healthcare (Atlanta). Ms. Cantrell oversees the information technology 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, who is the first woman to hold the CIO position at the system, serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Lee Carmen. Associate Vice President of Information Technology and CIO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City). Mr. Carmen has managed information technology 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.
Terry Carroll, PhD. Senior Vice President for Transformation and CIO of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis). Before he joined Fairview Health Services in 2008, Dr. Carroll worked with Maverick Health Care Consulting. He previously served as COO of Premier Sourcing Partners, vice president and CIO of Detroit Medical Center, and vice president of information services and CIO of Baystate Health Systems in Springfield, Mass.
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 information technology for UF Health Science Center and Shands at the University of Florida, the organization’s teaching hospital. 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 for Information Technology and CIO of Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Mr. Chatani brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as senior vice president for information and CIO of Mount Sinai. He previously served as CIO for the northwest region of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., since 2003. There, he led the development of IT systems for two major hospitals and more than 1,000 physicians.
Ken Chatfield. CIO of Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.). As CIO of Health Management Associates, Mr. Chatfield leads the corporate information technology department, which oversees product development, software and hardware engineering, as well as technical integration and operations activities. Prior to HMA, Mr. Chatfield held several senior management positions with leading technology companies, such as Western Digital and Versata Software.
Charles Christian. CIO of Good Samaritan Hospital (Vincennes, Ind.). Mr. Christian has been serving as CIO of Good Samaritan Hospital for more than 20 years. During his tenure, Good Samaritan was named a Most Wired Hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks in 2004 and 2005. Prior to his current role, he worked in healthcare information technology for Compucare and Baxter Travenol, in management and implementation roles. Mr. Christian is a fellow of HIMSS and past chair of the board of directors.
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.
Drexel DeFord. CIO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Prior to serving as CIO of Steward Health Care System, Mr. DeFord served as senior vice president and CIO of Seattle Children’s Health System and Research Institute. Before then, he served as corporate vice president and CIO of Scripps Health in San Diego. Mr. DeFord is currently chair of the board of trustees for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Jocelyn G. DeWitt, PhD. Vice President and CIO of University of Wisconsin Health (Madison). Ms. DeWitt has served as vice president and CIO of UW Health since April 2012. Ms. DeWitt’s accomplishments include developing strategy and funding a $300 million, seven-year electronic health record implementation. Prior to this position, Ms. DeWitt served as CIO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Daniel Drawbaugh. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Drawbaugh has served as senior vice president and CIO of University Pittsburgh Medical Center since 1996. He has led the medical center in developing an extensive system for collecting and exchanging electronic medical records across all systems. Prior to serving with UPMC, he spent time at Pittsburgh-based Shadyside Hospital, now UPMC Shadyside, as director of biomedical engineering.
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 information technology 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.
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 non-profit health plans and healthcare providers. Under his leadership, the company has created tools and platforms to deliver smarter, more connected care. Mr. Fasano was nationally recognized as one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders” in 2010.
James S. Fine, MD. CIO of University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). 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. He is a board-certified clinical pathologist with expertise in information technology, evidenced in the initiatives he has led for UW Medicine, such as the implementation of a clinical information system in 2008.
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 served with information security companies during his career in information technology.
Randall Gaboriault. Vice President of Information Technology and CIO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Mr. Gaboriault joined Christiana Care Health System in 2010 as vice president and CIO. Mr. Gaboriault also serves as chair of the information technology task force for the Delaware Health Science Alliance. Previously, he served Teleflex Inc., a multi-billion dollar medical device company in Limerick, Pa., as senior vice president, CIO and strategic development officer.
Indranil Ganguly. Vice President and CIO of CentraState Healthcare System (Freehold Township, N.J.). Mr. Ganguly joined CentraState in 1999. Since then, the health system has been named a Most Wired hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks three times — in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Prior to his current role, Mr. Ganguly served Elizabeth (N.J.) Medical Center as a project leader and acting director, where he led numerous information technology projects.
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. Mr. Garrett brings more than 37 years of information technology experience in banking, hospitality and healthcare to the planning and execution of corporate information technologies and telecommunications at Novant Health.
Art Glasgow. CIO of Duke Medicine (Durham, N.C.). Mr. Glasgow began serving as CIO of Duke Medicine in May 2011. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Ingenix, an informatics company that supports UnitedHealthcare and other clients. There, he led a team of more than 1,500 employees and managed an annual budget of $300 million. Prior to his role with Ingenix, Mr. Glasgow held senior leadership positions with nationally recognized electronic medical record vendors and innovative IT start-up companies.
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 Information Technology Standards Committee and, in 2007, received an appointment to the Commission on Care for America’s Wounded Warriors, a bipartisan presidential commission. Dr. Harris is past chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and has also served on HHS’ Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.
Donette Herring. Vice President and CIO of Catholic Health East (Newtown Square, Pa.). Ms. Herring serves as vice president of information technology and CIO for Catholic Health East. She joined CHE in August 2004 as vice president of information technology shared services. Prior to this, she served as CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island in Rockville Centre, N.Y., as CIO of the eastern region of Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo., and as director of information systems for Franciscan Health System before it merged to form CHI.
Steve Hess. CIO of University of Colorado Health (Aurora). Mr. Hess was named CIO of University of Colorado Health in 2012. UCHealth is a new, Colorado-based healthcare system that 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.
George T. Hickman. Executive Vice President and CIO of Albany (N.Y.). Medical Center. Mr. Hickman is executive vice president and CIO of Albany Medical Center, which is his third academic CIO post. He has worked within health provider organizations across the United States as well as for the Ministry of Health in Singapore and the United Kingdom. He previously served as board chair and executive compensation committee chair for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Gilbert Hoffman. Vice President and CIO of Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). Mr. Hoffman was named vice president and CIO of Mercy in October and began serving in November. Prior 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 2007.
Ross Hurd. CIO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital (Chelan, Wash.). Mr. Hurd has led Lake Chelan Community Hospital as CIO since 2006. Under his leadership, the hospital has implemented telepharmacy, teleradiology and telestroke programs, along with telehealth education. Under Mr. Hurd’s guidance, the hospital was recognized in the small and rural hospitals category for Hospitals & Health Networks 2010 and 2011 Most Wired surveys.
Keith Jennings. CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Keith Jennings began serving as CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in September 2012. Mr. Jennings has served the hospital for 10 years, and served as interim director of information services management and planning. Prior to his career with Massachusetts General, Mr. Jennings spent 10 years in information services for other healthcare organizations, and as a military police officer 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 information technology 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, PMP. Vice President and CIO of Doylestown Hospital (Bucks, Pa.). Dr. Lang was named CIO of Doylestown Hospital in 2006 after 25 years of experience in healthcare-related information technology. 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 for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which began in 2011.
Tom Langston. Senior Vice President and CIO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis). Mr. Langston serves as senior vice president and CIO of SSM Health Care. He is also a senior leader for SSM Integrated Health Technologies, an SSM Health Care business unit responsible for information technology 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.
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 information technology operations for the company’s 16 hospitals and more than 10,000 employees. 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). Mr. 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 information technology component of Aurora’s strategic mission. Before serving Aurora Health, Mr. Langston served as senior vice president and CIO of Caremark.
Jackie Lucas. Vice President and CIO of Baptist Healthcare System (Louisville, Ky.). As vice president and CIO of Baptist Healthcare, Ms. Lucas oversees IT for seven hospitals, ambulatory services and the system’s health plan. Prior to becoming CIO, she held director positions in IT and telecommunications at Baptist Healthcare and LeBonheur Health System in Memphis, Tenn. She was recognized in 2012 as a “Premier 100 IT Leader” by ComputerWorld.
Jonathan Manis. CIO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Mr. Manis has served 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 served as vice president of information services for Oakbrook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.
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.
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, MS. CIO of UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles). Ms. Mc- Ferran was appointed CIO of UCLA Health System in 2009. With her leadership team, she plays a vital role in 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.
Nader Mherabi. Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and CIO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). During his 23 years in the information technology field, Mr. Mherabi has held IT management positions with Mount Sinai Hospital 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. Mr. Murry has served as CIO of University of California Irvine Medical Center since 2008. Prior to serving UC Irvine, he 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 electronic medical records and clinical implementations since 1984.
Michael Nelson. Vice President and CIO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). As CIO, Mr. Nelson is responsible for all aspects of UHS’ information services strategy, budget, daily operations and 200-plus staff. 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 information technology. Before joining Providence as vice president and CIO in 1997, Ms. O’Brien served as the divisional director of information services for a large integrated delivery network in Denver. At Providence, Ms. O’Brien has oversight of information service for a $10 billion, five-state nonprofit healthcare ministry.
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. Mr. O’Rourke has transformed the organization’s information technology services from 45 separately functioning, individual operations into a single, consolidated national structure. He is veteran of more than 25 years in the healthcare technology field.
Marty Paslick. Senior Vice President and CIO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Paslick has spent more than 27 years with HCA, leading the company’s information technology and services departments as senior vice president and CIO. He was named CIO in June 2012. Prior to that, he served as COO for two years. Mr. Paslick led the development of new IT units to pursue business opportunities and the transformation of the organization’s field-based IT operations.
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 Ernst & Young and served as a senior manager at First Consulting Group. Mr. Probst has been a leader in health IT for the past 20 years. He is currently serving as a member of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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., since 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, MBA. Vice President for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO for Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). Ms. Reel has been vice provost for information technology 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.
Michael Restuccia. Vice President and CIO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Mr. Restuccia has more than 25 years of healthcare information technology 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 began serving as senior vice president and CIO of Carolinas in 1997. 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 Information Technology and CIO of Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). Mr. Rinehart was appointed as vice president of information technology and CIO in December 2007. He previously served as interim CIO. Mr. Rinehart has more than 25 years experience in the technology field, with more than 10 years in senior management.
Deb Rislow. Vice President, Chief Administrator and CIO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Ms. Rislow brings 22 years of information systems experience in healthcare-related industries to her role as CIO and director of information systems at Gundersen Lutheran Health System. She began this position in July 1997. Previously, she served as manager of application and technical services and was a systems analyst programmer for Gundersen Lutheran.
Cris Ross. CIO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Ross came to Mayo Clinic in 2010 after serving 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 Minute- Clinic during a period of rapid growth, as the retail clinic expanded from 60 to 650 clinics.
Sherrie Russell. Vice President and CIO of Alexian Brothers Health System (Arlington Heights, Ill.). Ms. Russell was named vice president and CIO of the Alexian Brothers Health System in May 2011. She came to Alexian Brothers, which includes two acute-care hospitals, after more than 30 years of progressive IT experience in key executive roles where she oversaw the IT strategic planning and support for large integrated healthcare delivery networks.
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. Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Baylor Health and Hospital System (Dallas). Before he joined Baylor Health and Hospital System, Dr. Schneider served as CMIO of Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is chairman of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Health Information Technology and was one of the original authors of the continuity of care record standard, which has since been integrated into many EMRs to exchange clinical information electronically.
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. In addition to his role with the 135-hospital operator, Mr. Seay is also an adjunct professor of management, specializing in health information technology, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
Marcus B. Shipley. Senior Vice President and CIO of Trinity Health (Novi, Mich.). Mr. Shipley began his tenure as senior vice president and CIO of 47-hospital Trinity Health in April 2012. His career in information technology spans 20 years and includes several industries. Before his current appointment, he worked with health insurer Cigna as vice president of information technology, 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 Provenant Health Partners in Granby, Colo.; Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif.; and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
Alan Smith. Vice President and CIO of Capella Healthcare (Brentwood, 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 System (Oakbrook, 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 Health System. He is a member of HIMSS, HIMSS’ Chicago CIO Roundtable and the Scottsdale Institute, a healthcare executive resource for information management.
Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore University Health System (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Smith was named CIO of four-hospital NorthShore University Health System in April 2012. Previously, he spent 11 years as chief technology officer and 18 years traveling the country as a health IT systems outsourcer for the health system. Mr. Smith oversaw NorthShore’s integrated EMR system implementation, and in 2009, NorthShore was among the first systems to receive recognition from HIMSS Analytics for stage 7 status.
Brent G. Snyder, Esq. 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 19-hospital 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 Administrator 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 nine 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.
William Stead, MD. CIO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). In addition to his role as CIO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Stead serves as the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical Informatics, professor of medicine and chief strategy officer at Vanderbilt. Dr. Stead, who has worked at the crossroads of informatics and clinical practice for 40 years, established the department of medical informatics and led the development of information management infrastructure at Vanderbilt throughout the past 20 years.
Rebecca Sykes. Senior Vice President, Resource Management and CIO of Catholic Health Partners (Cinicinnati). Ms. Sykes assumed her current role in 1999 after serving as Catholic Health Partners’ director of corporate information services. Resource management was added to her title in July 2011, as Catholic East Partners implemented new systemwide efforts to operate profitability within Medicare’s payment structure. Prior to joining the system, Ms. Sykes was director of information systems for TriHealth in Cincinnati.
Phyllis Teater, MBA. 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 also 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 364-bed 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 September 2010. Before then, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He also spent time as senior vice president and CIO of Adventist Health System in Winter Park, Fla., and Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C.
Stephen Tranquillo. Vice President and CIO for Thomas Jefferson Hospital (Philadelphia). Mr. Tranquillo became vice president and CIO of Thomas Jefferson Hospital in November 1999. Before then, he served as director of information systems at the hospital for about four years. Mr. Tranquillo also spent time with Kennedy Health System in Sewell, N.J., as clinical information systems manager.
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 January 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 information technology provider.
Alex Vaillancourt. Vice President and CIO of The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Mr. Vaillancourt was named CIO of The Christ Hospital in February 2011. Prior to joining the hospital in 2008 as director of solutions architecture, Mr. Vaillancourt served as director of information technology at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. The Christ Hospital was named one of the Most Wired hospitals in the country in 2012 by Hospitals & Health Networks.
Lac Van Tran. Senior Vice President of Information Services, Associate Dean of Information Technology and CIO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Van Tran has held his current post at 664-bed 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 five-hospital system to garner 13 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 for Baystate Health’s four hospitals. Before his current role, Mr. Vengco was vice president and general manager of one of the four global businesses that comprise GE Healthcare. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vengco was a senior medical informaticist at Partners HealthCare in Boston.
Lynn H. Vogel, PhD. Vice President and CIO of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Along with his duties as vice president and CIO of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Vogel holds an appointment as associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the teaching hospital. He also carries an adjunct professor appointment in management at University of Texas School of Public Health.
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 April 2007. He was promoted to vice president of information services, academic hospitals and the Washington University School of Medicine’s integration with Barnes-Jewish in August 2008. In that role, Mr. Vuchak oversaw IT alignment between Barnes-Jewish hospitals and the medical school. He has 25 years of experience in the information technology field.
Michael S. Warden. Senior Vice President and CIO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Warden joined Banner Health as senior vice president of information technology and CIO in 1998, when the system operated as Samaritan Health System. Before then, Mr. Warden served as vice president of information and CIO for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.
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 served as 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 information technology functions with a focus on the 40-hospital system’s electronic medical records. Before assuming her current position in November 2011, Ms. Wise served as senior vice president and CIO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems.
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.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this list mistakenly reported that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall (Texas) was formerly known as Rockwall Hospitals. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall was never Rockwall Hospitals. Mr. McDonald previously served as CIO of Richardson, Texas-based Rockwall Hospitals, not Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall (Texas). We regret the error.
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