100 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2020

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2020 edition of the "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know" annual list.

The executives featured on this list lead technology and health IT initiatives for hospitals and health systems across the U.S. They oversee EHR installations, cybersecurity, data management and telemedicine services. Many have built robust technology departments and teams, including clinical and non-clinical experts.

The individuals and institutions featured here have received recognition from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and in many cases their institutions have earned CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired designation.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated providers. Leaders cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order.

Michael Archuleta, MBA. CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). As CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Mr. Archuleta leads all IT services efforts, including cybersecurity and EMR systems. Mr. Archuleta helped Mt. San Rafael Hospital achieve stage 6 on the eight-stage HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model in 2017, a feat only reached by 34 percent of U.S. hospitals. Through Michael’s leadership, Mt. San Rafael achieved recognition as best overall organization from the 2019 Most Wired survey and CHIME has also named Mt. San Rafael Hospital to its HealthCare's Most Wired list for five consecutive years, most recently in 2019.

Tom Andriola. Vice President and CIO of University of California Health (Oakland). Mr. Andriola oversees health IT for the University of California System’s 10 campuses and five health systems. He joined the organization as CIO in 2013 and has a background as a business transformation leader for a billion-dollar enterprise. Mr. Andriola also serves as the managing chair for the California Tele-health Network, a nonprofit organization supporting underserved and safety-net clinics in the state.

Paola Arbour. Executive Vice President and CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Ms. Arbour is executive vice president and CIO of Tenet, overseeing leadership and strategic direction for the health system's IT systems. She also identifies opportunities to support the company's care network with digital technology, data automation and customer experience. In 2018, she headed four strategic imperatives, including the Voice of the Consumer strategy, which made IT a business enabler to achieve companywide objectives and outcomes. She also helped the system launch a vendor revitalization program, re-contracted with Cerner and Microsoft, and launch a self-funded innovation team. Ms. Arbour also serves on the Dallas CIO Governing Board and speaks at many Women in Technology forums.

Pamela Arora. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Children's Health (Dallas). Ms. Arora has more than three decades of IT experience. At Children's, which she joined in 2007, she is responsible for systems and technology, health information management and biomedical technology and support. During her tenure, the health system has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Adoption designation and earned the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for innovative use of EHRs. Ms. Arora previously was senior vice president and CIO of Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care and CIO of Dallas-based Perot Systems.

Sameer Badlani, MD. CIO of Fairview (Minneapolis). Dr. Badlani joined Fairview in April 2019 as CIO after spending three years as chief health information officer and system vice president of enterprise data management and analytics at Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif. He has experience with real-time data analytics and predictive analytics as well as serving as the advisor on technology and healthcare service startups and investments at Sutter.

Daniel Barchi. Group Senior Vice President and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Mr. Barchi is responsible for the strategic vision and IT management at NewYork-Presbyterian. He oversees the health system’s innovation, analytics, artificial intelligence, telemedicine and pharmacy efforts. Mr. Barchi joined the system in 2015 after spending time as senior vice president and CIO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System.

Thomas Barnett. CIO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. Mr. Barnett became CIO of University of Rochester Medical Center in October 2016. He has more than 20 years in the industry, including time as vice president of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., where he drove EHR deployment, enterprise data warehousing, Meaningful Use initiatives, IT security and the system’s telemedicine strategy.

Julie Berry. CIO of Steward Health Care System (Dallas). Ms. Berry has more than 20 years of experience in health IT. She served as Steward's chief technology officer before being named CIO in 2013. Before joining Steward, Ms. Berry was on the IT executive teams of Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Technical Advisory Board.

John Bosco. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Mr. Bosco is responsible for health IT at Northwell, deploying technology and business strategies as well as overseeing technology purchases, establishing IT policies and ensuring security and privacy of technology systems. He joined Northwell in 2004 as vice president and chief technology officer where he oversaw the daily IT department operations. He has previous experience as a senior IT executive at Capgemini Ernst & Young.

Geoffrey Brown. Vice President and CIO of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Mr. Brown has more than 35 years of experience in health IT, at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He has experience with IT management, consulting and strategic planning, and previously served as the technology chair for the Virginia Health Reform Initiative.

Jonathan Brown. Vice President and CIO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in health IT leadership, working for both academic and community health systems. As vice president and CIO of Mission Health, he oversees the system’s IT strategic plan, efforts to optimize EHRs and implement health informatics. He has previous experience as the director of IT security at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Paul Browne. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Mr. Browne joined Henry Ford Health System in February 2018 after spending time as CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare. He has experience overseeing the information services across Tenet and specializes in transformational change in complex organizations. Mr. Browne also focuses on developing clinical intelligence capabilities across large systems.

Jon Burns. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Burns is the senior vice president and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System, overseeing the IT services and strategies for the 12-hospital system. He also oversees supply chain strategies, integration and operations. Mr. Burns joined UMMS in May 2006 after spending time as senior executive of IT at Cleveland Clinic.

Bobbie Byrne, MD. CIO of Advocate Aurora Health (Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee). Dr. Byrne has more than 15 years of experience in clinical informatics and 10 years of professional practice experience. She is CIO of 28-hospital Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems, formed by the merger of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. Before the merger, she was CIO of Advocate.

Debbie Cancilla. Vice President and CIO of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Ms. Cancilla has more than 25 years of healthcare CIO experience. She became the CIO of Atlantic Health System in 2017 after spending time as senior vice president and CIO of PinnacleHealth. In her current role, she led Atlantic health through an EHR installation and spearheaded efforts CHIME recognized with its 2019 HealthCare's Most Wired report.

Suja Chandrasekaran. Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer for CommonSpirit Health (Chicago). A recognized leader in technology innovation, Ms. Chandrasekaran drives CommonSpirit's digital strategies to improve the patient, physician and employee experience. Ms. Chandrasekaran also leads the development of business models and technology innovation, data, AI and cyber security strategies across CommonSpirit. Previously, she was chief information and digital officer at the Kimberly-Clark Corp., senior vice president and chief technology and data officer at Walmart Inc., and led ecommerce and technologies at The Timberland Company. Ms. Chandrasekaran is also an active member of several industry boards.

 Kumar Chatani. Executive Vice President and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System and Dean for Information Technology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City). Mr. Chatani is responsible for the IT at Mount Sinai Health System where he helps the organization stay on the forefront of health technology needs. He has previous experience as the CIO for the Northwest region of Kaiser Permanente, where he was responsible for two hospitals, 40 clinics and pharmacies and health plans covering 500,000 members.

Matthew Chambers. CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Chambers was named D CEO Healthcare magazine’s outstanding CIO of the Year for an enterprise company in 2019. He served as CIO of Scott & White for two years before it merged with Baylor in 2013, when he became CIO of the entire system. He now oversees health IT for more than 48 hospitals, 800 patient care sites and 7,800 physicians.

Zafar Chaudry, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Seattle Children's. Dr. Chaudry oversees the technology department initiatives as well as information services for Seattle Children’s. He has more than 20 years of experience in clinical care and healthcare informatics, previously working in senior IT roles for startups. He also has experience on the faculty at City Colleges of Chicago and CIO of Liverpool Women’s and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in England.

Carl Christensen. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and CIO of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago). Mr. Christianson became CIO of Northwestern Memorial University Feinberg School of Medicine in February 2012 and became the senior vice president and CIO of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in 2015. He has previously served as CIO and chief technology officer of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic.

Richard Daniels. Executive Vice President and CIO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Daniels leads Kaiser Permanente’s IT strategy and execution efforts. He joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008 as senior vice president of IT and business information officer of health plan and operations. He has experience developing the strategy for delivering capabilities across the health system and aligning regional and national IT initiatives. He previously served as senior vice president and divisional CIO for Capital One.

Randy Davis. CIO and Vice President of Support Services at CGH Medical Center (Sterling, Ill.). Mr. Davis has overseen health IT at CGH Medical Center since November 1996. He is responsible for the technology initiatives at the hospital, which includes a medical staff of 115 physicians and 1,500 employees.

Myra Davis. Senior Vice President and CIO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Ms. Davis joined Texas Children's Hospital more than 10 years ago as a director of the hospital's information services department. Ms. Davis has won awards for leadership in her current role as senior vice president and CIO of the hospital, including the Transformational Leadership Award in 2013 from CHIME and the American Hospital Association. Under her guidance, Texas Children's Hospital was named one of CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals in 2018.

Jake Dorst. Chief Innovation Officer and CIO of Tahoe Forest Health System (Truckee, Calif.). Mr. Dorst oversees the IT department at Tahoe Forest Health System, where he led the system’s efforts to unify EHR and provide better coordinated care. He also modernized the health system’s infrastructure to improve the network performance across the system’s two hospitals and six specialty clinics.

Marcy Dunn. Senior Vice President and CIO of Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth (Portland). Ms. Dunn has 30-plus years of healthcare IT and systems management experience, including holding CIO roles with Episcopal Health Services in Uniondale, N.Y., and Catholic Health Services of Long Island in Melville, N.Y. She took on the title of CIO at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth in 2016, overseeing IT projects such as the health system's shared EHR program. Under her leadership, the 637-bed Maine Medical Center was named one of HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals in 2018.

Darren Dworkin. Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Services and CIO of Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles). Mr. Dworkin oversees the IT strategy and clinical technology teams at Cedars-Sinai. He oversaw the health system’s implementation of EHR and helped the system become a national leader in point of care technology. He has previous experience leading digital health companies and helped launch the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program. He also spent time as chief technology officer at Boston University Medical Center.

Ferdinand Feola. IT Administrator at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (East Stroudsburg, Pa.). Mr. Feola has more than 20 years of IT leadership. He joined Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono in 2008 as CIO and has since also served as a strategic project manager and vice president and administrator. He has previous experience as senior vice president of IT and information security officer at KNBT.

Dave Fiser. Vice President and CIO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Mr. Fiser became vice president and CIO of The MetroHealth System in 2018 after serving as vice president and CIO of Cleveland Clinic Akron General for nearly a decade. In his current role, he oversees IT for the health system, which includes four hospitals and more than 20 health centers as well as 40 additional sites that support around 1.4 million visits per year.

Rick Frederick. CIO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). Mr. Frederick joined Cottage Hospital in 2011 as director of IT and became CIO in 2014. He oversees the hospital’s IT strategic planning as well as EHR security and technology initiatives. During his tenure, he helped the hospital achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2, develop IT policies and design a remote radiology reading solution with multiple vendors.

Renee Fosberg. Vice President and CIO of Emerson Hospital (Concord, Mass.). Ms. Fosberg has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information systems. In her current role as senior director and CIO, Ms. Fosberg implements Emerson Hospital's IT and telecommunication systems strategy and has guided the health system through adopting an EMR platform. Under her leadership, Emerson Hospital was named a HIMSS Analytics stage 6 hospital, the second-to-last stage in HIMSS' measurement of EHR adoption and usage.

Shirley Gabriel. Vice President of Information Systems and CIO of University Health Care System (Augusta, Ga.). Ms. Gabriel has served as the vice president of information systems and CIO of the 10-hospital University Health Care System since January 2015. Before joining University Health Care System, she was the vice president and CIO of the Tucson-based University of Arizona Health Network.

Roland Garcia. Senior Vice President and CIO of Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Fla.).  Mr. Garcia joined Baptist Health as senior vice president and CIO in 2001 and has since led the system’s EHR implementation and established plans and direction for Baptist Health’s technology investments. He has previous experience as vice president and CIO of Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla. He has earned recognition as a Premier 100 IT Executive from ComputerWorld.

Lisa Grisim. Vice President and Associate CIO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health (Palo Alto, Calif.). Ms. Grisim has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare technology. She joined Lucile Packard Children's in 2002 with a background in nursing as well as information systems. She focuses on EMR optimization and helped lead the hospital to develop an adopt Lean tools and techniques. Ms. Grisim's team of more than 100 employees and consultants helped the system earn HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Level 7 in 2015 and the HIMSS Davies Award for the use of EMR data to improve patient outcomes and decrease costs in 2018.

Joy Grosser. CIO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Ms. Grosser has more than 20 years of experience in senior IT leadership. In her current role, Ms. Grosser oversees UW Medicine's IT infrastructure across eight entities in the Puget Sound region, including four hospitals, 14 UW Neighborhood Clinics, the UW School of Medicine and the UW Physicians practice group encompassing 2,000 physicians. Before joining UW Medicine in 2017, Ms. Grosser was the CIO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals.

Arthur Harvey III. Vice President and CIO of Boston Medical Center. Mr. Harvey oversees IT for Boston Medical Center, a 487-bed safety net hospital. He spent time as the hospital’s director of applications and development before being named vice president and CIO in 2014. Mr. Harvey has revised the hospital’s IT governance process and management structure and was responsible for EHR implementation that resulted in a $15 million per year increase in revenue in addition to improved patient satisfaction.

Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs. CIO of Bozeman (Mont.) Health. Ms. Havenhill-Jacobs oversees IT for Bozeman Health, a two-hospital health system with around 2,000 employees. She has more than 25 years of experience in management and in her current role also oversees the health system's technology and innovation efforts. In the next year, she plans on building partnerships for digital initiatives.

Steve Hess. CIO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Mr. Hess oversees IT for UCHealth, a nonprofit health system with a workforce of more than 23,500 people. The 12-hospital health system includes more than 150 clinics across three states. Mr. Hess manages the enterprise EHR system, website and patient portal. Prior to becoming CIO of the system, he was CIO of University of Colorado Hospital and spent time as CIO of ChristianaCare in Newark, Del.

Jon Hofer. CIO of Unified Women's Healthcare. Mr. Hofer was an IT consultant at Unified Women's Healthcare before he became CIO, responsible for the organization's IT, real estate and facilities. He has previous experience as CIO of MOBE, a pain cost management company, and vice president of IT for United Healthcare. He also spent time as CIO of home health management company CareCentrix.

Christopher Houser. CIO of Signature Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Houser oversees health IT for Signature Healthcare, which includes 116 locations in 10 states. He is responsible for supporting the system’s digital health initiatives and leading its technology transformation. He also oversees information security, data analytics and efforts to support business growth.

Ross Hurd. CIO of Lake Chelan (Wash.) Community Hospital. Mr. Hurd oversees health IT at the 25-bed Lake Chelan Community Hospital. He became the hospital’s CIO in 2006 and has overseen the implementation of new technologies and partnerships, including a telestroke program that connects the critical access hospital to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle 24/7.

Sony Jacob. CIO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Mr. Jacob joined SSM Health in 2019 as CIO, and is responsible for the health system's IT strategy. He is overseeing the expansion of SSM's internal IT consultancy as well. Mr. Jacob previously spent time as senior vice president and CIO of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services and senior vice president and interim CIO of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee.

Jason Joseph. Senior Vice President and CIO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Joseph oversees health IT for Spectrum Health, a $6.5 billion nonprofit integrated health system. He is responsible for the strategic and operational systems, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness. He took on his current role in 2006 after serving as senior vice president of information services for Spectrum Health Delivery System. He also has experience as vice president of information systems and services for IdeaSphere.

Scott Joslyn, PharmD. Senior Vice President and CIO of MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Dr. Joslyn is responsible for IT at the five-hospital MemorialCare. The health system includes 220 care sites, a medical group, an independent physician association and health plan. He also serves as a board member of Summation Health Ventures, a venture capital fund and joint venture with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Beverly Jordan, MSN, RN. Vice President and Chief Information and Transformation Officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Jordan has served Baptist in clinical, educational and leadership roles for nearly 40 years. In 2015, she was made responsible for the largest project in the 100-plus-year history of the organization — the systemwide implementation of an EHR and patient financial system. Her previous roles at Baptist include chief clinical transformation officer and chief nursing officer. She serves on the board of the Tennessee Action Coalition, a group whose mission is to ensure all Tennesseans have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Mark Kilborn. CIO of Springhill Medical Center (Mobile, Ala.). Mr. Kilborn has more than 30 years in the healthcare industry. He spent time as an operations manager before becoming vice president of Allscripts Professional Services and CIO of Springhill Medical Center in 2000. He led the hospital’s initiative to earn the HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Award in 2015 and oversaw EHR implementation. He also has experience with installing new patient portals, telemedicine and data security.

Ed Kopetsky. CIO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Kopetsky spent time as a partner at IBM Global Business Services and Executive Vice President with Healthlink before becoming CIO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health in 2009. He is responsible for the health system’s IT planning and implementations, operations process, cost improvement and consulting. He also has experience as CIO of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health and Sharp HealthCare in San Diego.

Ken Lawonn. Senior Vice President and CIO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Mr. Lawonn oversees the IT functions across Sharp HealthCare, including cybersecurity and enterprise analytics. He joined the health system in February 2014 after spending more than 30 years in healthcare leadership, including time as senior vice president for strategy and technology at Omaha, Neb.-based Alegent Creighton Health. Prior to that, he was vice president and CIO of Banner Health in Fargo, N.D.

Gerry Lewis. Senior Vice President and CIO of Ascension; President and CEO of Ascension Information Services (St. Louis). In collaboration with the Ascension Technologies leadership team and partners, Mr. Lewis oversees the technology solutions and deployment for the system. His team creates the products to offer business partners, clinical associates and stakeholders better services. Mr. Lewis is a member of the Ascension Leadership Community Council and he previously served as vice president of IT strategy and business development for the health system.

Raymond Lowe. Senior Vice President and CIO of AltaMed Health Services (Los Angeles). Mr. Lowe has a background in IT executive leadership, EHR deployment, strategy and financial management. He joined AltaMed Health Services in January 2018 as senior vice president and CIO after spending five years as senior director of IT enterprise technology and infrastructure at Dignity Health in San Francisco. He also has experience as an IT leader with Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services and Kaiser Permanente based in Oakland, Calif.

Becky Magee. Senior Vice President and CIO of Washington Regional Medical System (Fayetteville, Ark.). Ms. Magee has over 30 years healthcare information technology experience and has worked all sides of the health IT triad – health system, vendor and consultant. She joined WRMS in 2001 when a new replacement hospital was being built and oversaw the technology architecture of the new facility. WRMS comprises a 425-bed hospital and over 40 clinic locations. The health system consists of 3,000 employees with revenues in excess of $1 billion. WRMS was the first hospital in the U.S. to enterprise-wide implement CISCO's VOIP solution in early 2000.

Novlet Mattis. CIO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. As Orlando Health's CIO, Ms. Mattis leads a team of nearly 600 clinical and IT professionals. Since becoming CIO in January 2018, Ms. Mattis and her team's accomplishments include the development of a screening tool that identifies high-risk traumatic brain injury patients. Before joining Orlando Health, Ms. Mattis served as vice president of IT at Ascension Information Services in St. Louis.

Ed McCallister. Senior Vice President and CIO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Dr. McCallister has more than 30 years of experience in IT. He became the senior vice president and CIO of UPMC in 2014 and has led teams of more than 2,000 individuals as leader of the system’s information services division. Mr. McCallister also played an integral role in building the systems supporting UPMC Health Plan and developed the population health platform used by Evolent Health, a joint venture between UPMC Health Plan and Advisory Board.

Aaron Miri. CIO of Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin (Texas). Mr. Miri oversees IT functions at Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin as CIO. He has a passion for digital health and cybersecurity, previously serving as the CIO for Imprivata. He was appointed to the HHS federal Health IT Advisory Committee in 2018 and spent time as the chair of the Health Care Information and Management Systems Society National Public Policy Committee.

Roger Lutz. CIO of Butler (Pa.) Health System. Mr. Lutz joined Butler Health System in 2009 and is now responsible for the health system’s cybersecurity and IT functions. He values ethics, law and privacy and information assurance, which he teaches at Slippery Rock (Pa.) University. He serves on the healthcare and public health sector steering committee for Pittsburgh’s InfraGard partnership with the FBI.

Sheree McFarland. CIO of West Florida at HCA (Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla.). Ms. McFarland oversees health IT for 16 hospitals and more than 50 physician practices and other facilities for HCA's West Florida region. In this role, Ms. McFarland provides strategic planning, budgeting and project management support for the health system. She has previous experience as director of IT for Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Mark McMath. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. McMath oversees IT services for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which includes 12,000 associates and 2,000 physicians. He has previous experience as CIO and vice president of IT, clinical and support services at Indiana University Health Bloomington. His background includes experience with pharmacy, program management, telecommunications and medical and clinical informatics.

Pamela McNutt. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Ms. McNutt has nearly 30 years of health IT experience. In addition to her responsibilities as senior vice president and CIO of the four-hospital Methodist Health System, Ms. McNutt serves as a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Data Initiative Executive Committee and the State of Texas' Health Care Information Council Hospital Data Collection Workgroup.

Theresa Meadows. Senior Vice President and CIO of Cook Children's Health Care System (Fort Worth, Texas). Ms. Meadows oversees the formulation and implementation of Cook Children's Health Care System's IT strategy and information systems across the system's eight companies. She also spearheads planning, prioritization and negotiation for all major information management technology and services that the health system acquires. In addition to leading the health system's information management strategies, she also oversees data security and advocates for technology use to improve patient care. Ms. Meadows received the 2019 CHIME Federal Public Policy Award.

Leah Miller. CIO of Medical City Healthcare (Dallas). Ms. Miller is responsible for Medical City's clinical and facility solutions spanning its hospitals and free-standing surgery centers. She helps the system solve complex organizational challenges. She has previous experience in leadership, organizational transformation and solution-delivery accomplishments in healthcare, retail software as well as other sectors. Over the past five years, Ms. Miller has built a team of more than 200 IT professionals to collaborate on innovations, and the team was able to connect physicians and nurses with mobile technologies to improve patient care and predictive analytics. In 2019, Ms. Miller received the CIO 100 Award and D CEO Magazine – Excellence in Healthcare Award finalist recognitions.

Michael Mistretta. Vice President and CIO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Mr. Mistretta became CIO of Virginia Hospital Center in 2015 after spending nearly 30 years in the healthcare industry. He has experience with software development, consulting and implementing EHR. During his career, he has worked with multiple vendors to develop healthcare solutions including biomedical device integration and point-of-care devices.  

B.J. Moore. CIO of Providence (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Moore joined Providence in January 2019 to drive the health system’s digital transformation. Mr. Moore previously spent time at Microsoft where he was vice president of enterprise commerce and compliance, cloud and artificial intelligence. He also served as the vice president of enterprise commerce, Windows and devices group. Mr. Moore now oversees IT for the health system, which includes 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and 119,000 caregivers.

Dana Moore. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). Mr. Moore became the senior vice president and CIO of Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2017, bringing more than 30 years of experience in healthcare financial management to the role. He has played an integral part in the system’s Reimagine 2020 strategic plan and continues to oversee the IT department for the hospital, which includes 5,000 full time employees. Mr. Moore previously served as the senior vice president and CIO of Centura Health, where he developed and implemented the system’s IT strategy.

Jamie Nelson. Senior Vice President and CIO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Ms. Nelson took the helm of Hospital for Special Surgery's IT department in April 2012. Since then, she has revamped the team, growing ranks and creating new leadership positions like CMO, chief technology officer and chief information security officer. Under her leadership, the orthopedic hospital completed an EHR installation in January 2016 and earned HIMSS stage 7 certification in November 2017. The hospital earned the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for IT last year. Before HSS, Ms. Nelson held IT leadership positions at Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital, where she served as CIO, and NewYork-Presbyterian, where she served as vice president of IT.

Daniel Nigrin, MD. Senior Vice President for Information Services and CIO of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Nigrin is responsible for the clinical, research, teaching and administrative IT systems for Boston Children’s. He also serves as the vice president for information services of the hospital and is a senior member of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. He was instrumental in the hospital achieving HIMSS Stage 7 designation for EMR adoption in 2010 and he earned the Dolores L. Mitchell Investing in Information award from the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium in 2015.

Jim Noga. Vice President and CIO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Mr. Noga spent time as the CIO of Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital before becoming vice president and CIO of Partners HealthCare. He now oversees IT for the health system, which is a partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The system now includes 10 hospitals as well as physician organizations.

Marty Paslick. Senior Vice President and CIO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Paslick is the senior vice president and CIO of HCA Healthcare, providing IT strategy and support for the 185-hospital health system. He oversees IT for the system’s 2,000 sites of care and five data centers. Prior to taking on his current role in 2012, Mr. Paslick was COO of the IT department. He also spent time as chairman of the Nashville Sports Council and Nashville Technology Council.

Ben Patel. Executive Vice President and CIO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Patel joined Cone Health in 2018 as senior vice president and CIO and was promoted to executive vice president a year later. He has more than 20 years of experience in health technology leadership and plays an integral role in establishing the health system’s IT strategy and culture. Mr. Patel previously served as CIO of Sinai Health System in Chicago.

Fred Peet. CIO of Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Peet oversees the IT department at Yuma Regional Medical Center, which partners with the Arizona Telemedicine Program and was part of Mayo Clinic’s telestroke private program. He is responsible for the technology strategy of the 406-bed, nonprofit hospital that includes 2,400 employees and more than 400 medical practitioners.

Keith Perry. Senior Vice President and CIO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Perry became the CIO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2015 after serving as associate vice president and deputy CIO of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has experience overseeing the IT budget, implementing high performance computing programs and security.

Audrius Polikaitis, PhD. CIO of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (Chicago). Dr. Polikaitis oversees the IT systems for UI Health, including the EMR. During his tenure, the health system became among the first 10 percent of hospitals to go fully paperless in 2013. He has expertise in computing and hospital IT, supporting the system’s 462-bed hospital and 21 outpatient clinics.

Marc Probst. Vice President and CIO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. Probst has spent the past 30-plus years in health IT, serving as partner with Deloitte Consulting before becoming CIO of Intermountain Healthcare. He has a background in IT planning, design and development as well as healthcare payer services. Prior to joining Intermountain, Mr. Probst also served on the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee assisting Congress in developing health IT policy for the U.S. government.

Shafiq Rab, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Rab became senior vice president and CIO of Rush University Medical Center in January 2017. He previously served as CIO and senior vice president of IT at Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network, helping the 775-bed hospital grow into a large health system that included 3,500 patient beds by the time he departed. Dr. Rab has expertise in patient engagement and mobile health technology, as well as experience with EHR implementation.

David Rapp. Vice President of Supply Chain and CIO of Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital. Mr. Rapp oversees supply chain and IT at Wheeling Hospital. He has expertise in leadership, team building, healthcare management and software documentation. Prior to joining Wheeling in 2006, Mr. Rapp was director of the global technology services group of WVHTC Foundation and director of CIO at the National Technology Transfer Center.

Michael Reagin. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Reagin leads IT and innovation initiatives for Sentara Healthcare. During his tenure, the health system has achieved best employer in IT recognition as well as HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation. Prior to joining Sentara Healthcare, Mr. Reagin was CIO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and CTO and strategy officer at Providence Health and Services in Renton, Wash.

Stephanie Reel. Vice President for Information Services and CIO of Johns Hopkins University and Health System (Baltimore). Ms. Reel holds more than 25 years of information systems experience, stepping into her role at Johns Hopkins University and Health System in 1999. She also has served as vice president for information services at Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1994. Under Ms. Reel's oversight, Johns Hopkins has advanced use of its EHR, embraced a regional health record and implemented self-service solutions for faculty, staff and students, among other initiatives.

David Reis, PhD. Executive Vice President and CIO of Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health. Dr. Reis became executive vice president and CIO of Hackensack Meridian Health in 2017 after spending time as CIO of Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT and is considered an expert in digitizing healthcare, telemedicine, interoperability and consumerism in healthcare.

Craig Richardville. CIO of SCL Health (Broomfield, Colo.). Mr. Richardville became CIO of SCL Health in February 2019, responsible for the health system's technology service center and strategic vision for SCL's technology infrastructure, systems and integration. He has experience as the senior vice president and chief information and analytics officer of Carolinas HealthCare System, now known as Atrium, where he implemented data analytics, business intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation.

Andrew Rosenberg, MD. CIO of Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Dr. Rosenberg oversees the planning and execution of IT strategy and services for Michigan Medicine. He joined the health system in 2002 and has held several leadership positions including director of the division of critical care in the anesthesiology department and director of the cardiovascular center surgical intensive care unit. He also spent time as medical director for the hospital’s electronic order entry project and became the system’s first CMIO in 2010.

Cris Ross. CIO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Ross joined Mayo Clinic in 2012 to overhaul the health system’s IT strategy. He played an integral role in implementing EHR, developing key partnerships and innovation programs for data analytics and machine learning. He has previous experience in leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, SureScripts and MinuteClinic. In addition to his role at Mayo, Mr. Ross serves on the board of directors for the Health Information Management Systems Society.

Robin Sarkar, PhD. Vice President IT and CIO of Spectrum Health Lakeland (St. Joseph, Mich.). Dr. Sarkar oversees the IT department and supports the strategy and technology initiatives for the health system, which includes 4,200 members of the medical staff and a health plan with more than 1 million members. The health system has three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center and 41 physician practices as well as a cancer center.

Manish Shah. Senior Vice President and CIO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Shah joined Community Health Systems in 2013 as deputy CIO and was later promoted to senior vice president and CIO, overseeing the health system’s IT efforts to support the overall operations. Prior to joining CHS, Mr. Shah was senior vice president of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, overseeing technology design, implementation and operations. He also has experience in leadership roles with SymphonyIRI and Caremark Rx.

William Showalter. Senior Vice President, CIO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Showalter joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in August 2017 to provide strategic expertise to the IT department. He oversees IT services that transform the hospital and improve customer value. Mr. Showalter has more than 20 years of experience in health IT, serving as CIO of University of California Davis Health and senior vice president and CIO of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Laura Smith. Vice President and CIO of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Ms. Smith is responsible for the IT division of UnityPoint Health, which includes a team of 600 IT professionals in several locations, the oversight of a $179 million IT operating budget and delivery of an IT portfolio of projects each year. Her team spent 2018 launching a multifactor authentication system to all team members, providers and independent providers to ensure hospitals are safe from cyberattacks.

Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Smith joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in 2000 and served as CTO before becoming CIO. He played an integral role in helping the health system achieve HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation and was among the honorees for Information Week’s Elite 100. He now oversees IT for the four-hospital health system.

Brent Snyder. Executive Vice President and CIO of AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Mr. Snyder oversees the IT department for AdventHealth, which includes 50 hospital campuses, hundreds of care sites and more than 80,000 caregivers. He has built a robust technology department and has experience in information security. Mr. Snyder is also a member of the AHS Cabinet and is a senior finance officer.

Tressa Springmann. Senior Vice President and CIO of Enterprise IT and Process Improvement for LifeBridge Health (Baltimore). Ms. Springmann became CIO of LifeBridge in 2012, overseeing the health system's IT operations. She has previous experience as CIO for Greater Baltimore Medical Center and in IT leadership with Georgetown University Hospital. Ms. Springmann is also a past president of the HIMSS Maryland Chapter and serves as chairman of the technology committee for Maryland's state-designated health information exchange.

Tom Stafford. Vice President and CIO of Halifax Health (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Mr. Stafford oversees the IT department at Halifax Health, leading all of the system’s technology functions. He joined Halifax in 2007 in the project management office and became director of IS in 2011 before being promoted to his current role where he supports the system’s 500 physicians.

Brian Sterud. CIO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Mr. Sterud became CIO of Faith Regional Health Services in 2012 after working as director of information management at Brookings Health Systems. He completed the CIO Boot Camp of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and is a certified healthcare CIO from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Lisa Stump. Senior Vice President and CIO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health and Yale School of Medicine. Ms. Stump has experience as a lecturer and commentator on health IT and digital health. She is the senior vice president and CIO of Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine, where she oversees a robust IT department. She also serves as an adjunct professor and board of visitors member of the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

Jeffrey Sturman. Senior Vice President and CIO of Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.). Mr. Sturman became CIO of Memorial Healthcare System in 2018. He previously served as partner at health IT firm Cumberland Consulting Group and spent eight years as a department leader and corporate manager at Memorial Healthcare System. He oversees the health system's IT strategy, implementation activities and recruitment.

Joey Sudomir. Senior Vice President of Innovative Technology Solutions and CIO of Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Mr. Sudomir became CIO of Texas Health Resources in 2015 after serving as vice president of IT and deputy CIO. He has experience with portfolio operations management, financial performance and reporting, vendor management and IT capital resource planning and execution.

 Eli Tarlow. Vice President and CIO of Brookdale Hospital & University Medical Center (New York City). Mr. Tarlow oversees health IT for Brookdale Hospital & University Medical Center, a full-service teaching hospital with urgent care and nursing rehab locations. He has previous experience as CIO of Bellevue & Metropolitan Hospitals. His expertise is in IT leadership, strategic planning design and innovation.

Tim Tarnowski. Senior Vice President and CIO of IU Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Tarnowski is an experienced health IT leader who spent time in leadership roles at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and Stanford (Calif.) Health Care before joining IU Health as vice president and CIO of the system's academic health center and IU Health Physicians. He then spent five years as senior vice president, chief transformation officer and CIO of UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, Mass., before returning to IU Health in January as senior vice president and CIO. During his career, Mr. Tarnowski has led transformational change initiatives, enterprisewide EMR implementations and established Lean Six Sigma functions at his organizations.

 Phyllis Teater. Associate Vice President and CIO of The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Ms. Teater began her career at the OSU Wexner Medical Center more than 25 years ago and has been instrumental in the adoption and rollout of the seven-hospital system's ambulatory and inpatient EMR systems. She also provides technological support for the hospital's research IT services and education initiatives. Before becoming CIO, Ms. Teater worked as deputy CIO at the hospital and oversaw all of its EMR, financial and human resource systems.

Tanya Townsend. Senior Vice President and CIO of LCMC Health (New Orleans). Ms. Townsend oversees IT for the five-hospital LCMC Health. She has a background in financial leadership and spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry. She previously served as a CIO of healthcare organizations and hospitals in Wisconsin before taking on her current role. She also sits on the advisory board for NetApp, VMWare and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Tim Thompson. Senior Vice President and CIO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Thompson joined BayCare Health System in 2010 and now oversees the IT department as senior vice president and CIO. He has previous experience as the senior vice president and CIO of Houston-based Methodist Health System and Orlando-based Adventist Health System. At BayCare, Mr. Thompson leads technology planning and operations.

Jim Veline. Senior Vice President and CIO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Veline is responsible for the IT services at Avera Health, which includes around 300 locations in South Dakota and surrounding states. The health system’s IT departments serve seven independent operations covering 72,000 square miles and 86 counties. Prior to joining Avera, Mr. Veline worked at Nebraska Methodist Health System and Nebraska Health System, both in Omaha.

Joel Vengco. Senior Vice President, Informatics & Technology and CIO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.).  Mr. Vengco oversees health IT for Baystate Health, which includes five hospitals and more than 90 medical practices as well as a health plan. He is responsible for the technology strategy and operations, and also oversees IT for the Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization. Mr. Vengco also co-founded the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange. He has previous experience as vice president and general manager of one of the global businesses for GE’s healthcare IT business unit.

Laura Wilt. CIO of Ochsner Health (New Orleans). Ms. Wilt became CIO of Ochsner Health in 2016, three years after joining the health system as the associate vice president of clinical systems. She is responsible for leading the technology, clinical and corporate applications for the health system as well as its cybersecurity strategy and analytics teams. Ms. Wilt has previous experience working on Epic's implementation services team. She is a certified healthcare CIO by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Deanna Wise. Senior Vice President and CIO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Ms. Wise became CIO of Banner Health in 2019, responsible for developing the health system's consumer and clinician experience. She has a background in working with teams that leverage innovative technologies, including robotic process automation, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. She has previous experience as CIO of Dignity Health, where she oversaw the implementation of its EHR and creation of its clinically integrated predictive analytics program. She was named among the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2019.

Eric Yablonka. CIO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Mr. Yablonka joined Stanford Health Care as CIO in 2017 after spending 16 years as with University of Chicago Medicine, where he served as CIO. He has experience developing and implementing technology strategies and improving operations. The Executive Club of Chicago named him the 2016 CIO of the Year and he has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential healthcare CIOs by Information Week. Mr. Yablonka recently played an integral role in opening Stanford’s new healthcare facility.

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