113 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2023

CIOs are harnessing the power of technology to transform the healthcare space, allowing hospitals and health systems to experience rapid growth and vastly enhance patient experience.

The executives featured in the 2023 edition of the annual “Hospitals and health system CIOs to know” list are driving technology and health IT initiatives across the nation. They lead talented teams and are responsible for integrating the latest technologies into their hospitals and health systems, including EHR systems, data management services, cybersecurity software and telehealth services.

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

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Chris Akeroyd. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Health (Dallas). Mr. Akeroyd oversees the information services group for Children's Health and champions its overall enterprise digital business enablement. He is also responsible for the health system's cybersecurity, healthcare IT management and tech support. Mr. Akeroyd was previously director for technology at UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas,

Tom Andriola. Vice Chancellor of Information, Technology and Data of UC Irvine (Calif.). Mr. Andriola oversees health IT for UC Irvine. He joined University of California Systems 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. She has headed strategic imperatives for the system, 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 and a self-funded innovation team.

Michael Archuleta. Chief Information Officer at Mount San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). Mr. Archuleta directs Mount San Rafael Hospital, a leading critical access hospital, in its use of technology. In partnership with executive and clinical teams, he helps provide cost-effective solutions that support the hospital’s business objectives. He also guides all ITS efforts, including EHR systems, clinical informatics, drug discount programs, cybersecurity and all supporting staff for those systems. In addition, he implements cutting-edge technology that enhances the lives of clinical staff and patients alike. Under Mr. Archuleta's leadership, the hospital has met HIMSS Analytics Stage Six recognition, an achievement that only 30 percent of U.S. hospitals have earned. 

Scott Arnold. Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Fla.). Mr. Arnold leads the implementation of all technology and cyber systems across the organization to ensure the collection, maintenance, safety and privacy of patient records. As part of his role, he is also responsible for overseeing biomedical devices and integrating their use at Tampa General within their existing technologies. On a daily basis, Mr. Arnold pushes the advancement of Tampa General to be a leader in innovation and one of the best academic medical centers in the United States, understanding the important role that patient experience plays in providing healthcare services. He used the GE Command Center which monitors the location, care and status of every patient in the hospital to monitor and flag potential sepsis threats for patients and has led to a dramatic reduction in mortality from sepsis. 

R. Hal Baker, MD. Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer of WellSpan Health (York, Pa.). Dr. Baker oversees information technology, health information management, medical informatics, cybersecurity, digital and biomedical devices for WellSpan Health, with a special focus on the creation of the system’s Analytics Center of Excellence and Innovation Center. His leadership has contributed greatly to the health system’s expansion of its telehealth capabilities. He also helped create a Central Alert Team to monitor real-time data, which allows for early detection and immediate treatment of sepsis. Dr. Baker also practices primary care as part of WellSpan Medical Group at Apple Hill Internal Medicine. 

Daniel Barchi. Executive Vice President and CIO at CommonSpirit Health (Chicago). Mr. Barchi joined CommonSpirit Health in November 2022 with more than 20 years of experience in health IT and consumer digital tools. He is responsible for the strategic vision and IT management at CommonSpirit Health. He oversees the health system’s innovation, analytics, artificial intelligence, telemedicine and pharmacy efforts. Mr. Barchi previously served as CIO for NewYork-Presbyterian and as CIO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System.

Tom Barnett. Chief Information and Digital Officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). In his role, Mr. Barnett oversees all aspects of technology for Baptist Memorial, including modernization and transformation. Currently, he is working to update the core voice and network system across the tri-state area, strengthen security programs and technologies, implement a roadmap and cloud architecture, incorporate a new IT service management platform and lay groundwork for the multi-year EHR rollout. Mr. Barnett is accomplished at distilling complex IT concepts into something easily understandable. 

Darrell Bodnar. CIO of North Country Healthcare (Whitefield, N.H.). Mr. Bodnar serves as CIO of North Country Healthcare, bringing decades of IT experience to the role. His ultimate goal is to improve patient care and patient privacy at the organization. Knowing that innovation and inspiration can be found anywhere, Mr. Bodnar often applies best practices from companies outside of the healthcare sector to his organization.

Geoffrey Brown. 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. Division CIO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in health IT leadership, working for both academic and community health systems. He became division CIO of HCA Healthcare in February 2019 after serving as vice president and CIO of Mission Health in Asheville, N.C., for three years. At Mission Health, he oversaw the system’s IT strategic plan, efforts to optimize EHRs and implement health informatics.

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.

Bobbie Byrne, MD. CIO of Advocate Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Dr. Byrne has more than 15 years of experience in clinical informatics and 10 years of professional practice experience. She is CIO of 67-hospital Advocate Health, one of the nation’s five largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems, formed by the merger of Advocate Aurora Health based in Downers Grove, Ill. and Milwaukee, with Charlotte-based Atrium Health. Before the merger, she was CIO of Advocate Aurora Health.

Deborah Cancilla. Executive Vice President, Data Strategy and CIO of Temple University Health System (Pennsylvania). Ms. Cancilla provides strategic planning, daily management, and oversight for all technology-related activities and services across Temple University Health System. She is tasked with overseeing data, digital transformation and technology, she also assures that the health system’s essential data and technology services are well-integrated and secure while investigating innovative, new digital solutions for patients, providers and payers. In her short tenure, she has unified disparate teams across the Temple University Health System and empowered her staff to align their strategic thinking with business and clinical operations. She maintains a passion for excelling in this kind of work in under-served markets, where constraints on resources, such as talent, funding and knowledge present particular challenges.

Eric Carey. Vice President and CIO of Valley Health System (Ridgewood, N.J.). As vice president and CIO, Mr. Carey is responsible for the information systems and telecommunications services for Valley Health System. This includes all services from infrastructure through to end-user customer service, via a 24x7 service desk. His team supports over 60 locations of the $700 million health system. Mr. Carey led the designing of Valley's Smart Hospital, which is set to launch in late 2023 and will implement AI across the care continuum from building management systems to patient fall risk detection. He is also active on the speaker circuit, presenting at various conferences including CHIME, MUSE, and MEDITECH forums. 

Matthew Chambers. CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). 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 52 hospitals and 49,000-plus employees. Mr. Chambers works with the executive team to align information systems strategies with business objectives. He also led the system's EHR implementation.

Saad Chaudhry. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Luminis Health (Annapolis, Md.). Mr. Chaudhry serves as the chief digital and information officer at Luminis Health, a health system spanning three hospitals, 10,000 staff members, and close to 100 sites of care in the state of Maryland. His scope of oversight at Luminis Health includes IT, tech-adjacent functions, and beyond, including marketing, communications, and public relations. He is a certified healthcare CIO and a certified digital health executive through CHIME and was recognized in 2019 as a “Top Future-50 Leader” by HIMSS for his transformational IT leadership in the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Science in information sciences and a Master of Science in communications and information systems from Robert Morris University. Additionally, Mr. Chaudhry holds a Master of Public Policy and Management in Healthcare from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, teaching graduate courses on digitization of healthcare within the School of Health.

Zafar Chaudry, MD. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer 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.

David Colarusso. CIO of Steward Health Care (Dallas). Mr. Colarusso has more than 25 years of experience in health IT. He joined Steward in 2012 and served as deputy CIO before stepping into the lead role. Mr. Colarusso led the system's efforts to standardize its EHR platform, completed in 2020, and has overseen multiple acquisitions and onboarding of new hospitals. He has 17 years of experience working for EHR vendors.

Diane Comer. Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Ms. Comer is executive vice president and chief information and technology officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. In this role, Ms. Comer is responsible for the ongoing leadership of Kaiser Permanente’s information technology vision, strategy and execution. She leads a team of more than 6,000 employees, designing and implementing technical solutions with a focus on improving overall quality and return on investment, while also reducing costs. Recently, she was recognized as a 2023 recipient of a CIO 100 IT innovation award and the 2022 WEBBY 26th Annual People’s Voice Best of the Internet Award. 

Paul Contino. CIO of University Hospital (Newark, N.J.). Since joining University Hospital in May 2022, Mr. Contino has been responsible for the oversight of technology operations and the IT strategic plan. Currently, he is at the helm of an expansive digital transformation plan that involves implementing a new enterprise resource planning system, enhancements to the Epic EHR and network and infrastructure overhauls. Mr. Contino has jump-started the hospital’s enterprise resource planning, vendor selection and EPIC Clinical Billing projects by gaining buy-in from internal and external stakeholders and upgrading the IT infrastructure.

Kevin Conway. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Mr. Conway oversees Baystate's informatics and technology strategy as well as innovation vision. He works with leaders across the enterprise to provide technology support and deliver on Baystate's mission. He has previous experience as the client executive overseeing Northern Ireland's clinical and digital transformation, including the deployment of Epic EHR. He also has experience as CIO of UPMC hospitals.

Andy Crowder. Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Advocate Health - Southeast Region of Advocate Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Crowder is chief information and analytics officer for Advocate Health – Southeast Region, the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States, which was created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health in 2023. Mr. Crowder joined the Atrium Health leadership team in 2019 to head the information and analytics division. He oversees 1,750 teammates in four primary regions: legacy Atrium Health in Charlotte, N.C., Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, Ga., and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama. He and his team are key to Advocate Health’s Digital Acceleration Strategy which focuses on the improvement of six areas for IT: EHRs, enterprise resource planning, digital consumer initiatives, virtual care delivery, data center virtualization, and predictive analytics. 

Sunil Dadlani. Senior Vice President and CIO of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Mr. Dadlani was named CIO at Atlantic Health System in 2020, bringing deep expertise in global information technology strategies and processes to the role. He leverages technological innovation to provide high quality care to the over 6.2 million patients that the health system serves. Mr. Dadlani’s role entails elevating the digital patient and consumer experiences, including the delivery of transformative technology solutions that enhance patient outcomes. One key focus is the expansion of intelligent automation throughout Atlantic Health System, with the intention of harnessing the power of AI to flag patients who need accelerated care. Under Mr. Dadlani’s leadership, the health system was named a 2022 CIO 100 winner by Foundry’s CIO.   

Jim Daly. Vice President and CIO of Washington Regional (Fayetteville, Ark.). Mr. Daly joined Washington Regional in 2017 as director of information services and moved into the CIO role in 2020. He and his team leverage strong IT governance and operating models to ensure they deliver the highest technology value possible to Arkansas’ top ranked hospital and the Northwest Arkansas community.

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.

Tracy Donegan. Chief Information and Innovation Officer of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Healthcare (Los Angeles). Ms. Donegan has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including time as assistant vice president of Cognizant Healthcare Provider's consulting practice before joining Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. She has experience with business process transformation, consolidation and large-scale technology implementations. Ms. Donegan supports the hospital's leaders in achieving their objectives with technology focused on population health, healthcare delivery models and value-based reimbursement.

Ronald "Ron" Double. CIO of Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Mr. Double is the CIO for Parkview Health, a nonprofit, community-based health system serving a population of nearly 950,000. It operates 10 hospitals and more than 200 clinic locations in 16 counties. With more than 15,000 co-workers, Parkview is among northeast Indiana’s largest employers. He is the strategic leader for all information technology, application software, information security, biomedical equipment, business intelligence and health information management-related solutions and activities throughout the health system. He has been a key collaborator on many important initiatives at Parkview such as a complete phone system replacement, the replacement of two data centers, the building of the new Parkview facilities Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Whitley Hospital, Parkview Noble Hospital, Parkview LaGrange Hospital and Parkview Regional Medical Center, and implementing two EMR systems. 

Dave Fiser. Senior Vice President and CIO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Mr. Fiser was promoted to senior vice president and CIO of The MetroHealth System in April 2023. Prior to joining the system as vice president and CIO in 2018, he served 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 Health (Concord, Mass.). Ms. Fosberg has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information systems. In her current role as vice president and CIO, Ms. Fosberg implements Emerson Health's IT and telecommunication systems strategy and has guided the health system through adopting an EMR platform. Under her leadership, Emerson Health 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 Piedmont August 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.

Michael Garcia. Vice President and CIO of Jackson Healthcare (Miami, Fla.). Mr. Garcia has worked more than 20 years focused on IT in large healthcare organizations. He has experience establishing governance, policies and technology platforms to connect the business and technical sides of organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the charge to ramp up telehealth and remote work. He was promoted from corporate director of information services to CIO at Jackson Healthcare in 2012.

Matthew Gaug. Vice President of IT and CIO at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Ind.). At Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Mr. Gaug directs the biomedical engineering, application development, IT operations and infrastructure, business intelligence and analytics, and clinical informatics teams. Overall, he supervises 81 staff members and manages a budget of $50 million. Mr. Gaug tends to IT operations for support, purchasing, project management, strategic planning, system integration, cybersecurity, technology deployment, data governance, vendor management and disaster recovery. Through the successful implementation of the new Epic EHRsystem, he has increased patient safety and clinical effectiveness while staying on budget and on schedule. 

Tom Gordon. Senior Vice President and CIO of Virtua Health (Marlton, N.J.).  Mr. Gordon is a senior vice president and CIO for Virtua Health, one of New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit health systems. In his role, Mr. Gordon oversees technology initiatives and strategy for all of Virtua's operations, which include more than 350 care locations, including five acute care hospitals. He manages a highly integrated infrastructure consisting of more than 300 applications, a robust network, telecommunications, and production and disaster recovery data centers. Lately, he is particularly focused on systemwide upgrades to ensure Virtua's EHR provides comprehensive, quality data regarding patient demographics which will result in better-informed care on the individual and community levels.

Joy Grosser. CIO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Ms. Grosser joined SSM Health as CIO in January after spending two years as CIO of UW Medicine in Seattle. She has more than 20 years of experience in senior IT leadership. Before joining UW Medicine in 2017, Ms. Grosser was the CIO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals.

Amanda Hammel.  Senior Vice President and CIO of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). As senior vice president and CIO of Memorial Hermann Health System, Ms. Hammel is responsible for leading the organization's information technology strategy, managing the implementation of technology systems, and overseeing the IT department's daily operations. She leads the development and execution of technology strategies that align with the organization's goals and objectives, ensuring the security and privacy of patient health information. Her department consists of 720 employees and a multimillion-dollar expense and capital budget. Under her leadership, her team developed Everyday Well, an app that helps patients manage their healthcare by checking health records and test results to schedule key appointments. 

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 serves as CIO for Bozeman Health, an integrated care delivery system with over 2,500 employees. She has over 30 years of experience in healthcare and leads information technology, analytics, digital health, cybersecurity and clinical engineering. She is also responsible for retail health and the project management office. 

Billy Helmandollar. CIO of DCH Health System (Tuscaloosa, Ala.). Mr. Helmandollar has been a technology leader and hospital CIO for the past 18 years, most recently serving as the CIO of DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,since 2015. He has planned, developed, and implemented cutting-edge information solutions to address business opportunities and streamline growth among DCH’s three hospitals, cancer center, spine care, home health and physician practices. The new, advanced technology that he and his team have implemented have lowered costs for facilities and patients while improving care efficiency with better patient and physician satisfaction. 

Steve Hess. CIO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Mr. Hess oversees IT for UCHealth, a nonprofit health system with a workforce of more than 26,000 people. 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 (Boca Raton, Fla.). 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.

Geoffry Hook. Senior Vice President and CIO of Nuvance Health (Danbury, Conn.). Mr. Hook oversees IT operations and strategy for Nuvance, a seven-hospital health system. He is responsible for a 330-member IT team, developing priorities and capital planning. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Hook was instrumental in leading technology efforts for critical care initiatives, telemedicine and the shift to remote work. He was vice president of MaineHealth for three years before joining Nuvance.

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.

Jason Joseph. Chief Digital and Information Officer of Corewell Health (Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich.). Mr. Joseph serves as chief digital and information officer of Corewell Health which is a nonprofit health system formed from the two leading health systems in Michigan. Corewell has more than 64,000 employees and serves 1.2 million members along with Priority Health, which is its provider-sponsored health plan. He leads strategic and operational digital and information services with a focus on simplifying and enhancing the healthcare experience for patients, health plan members, and employees. He leads a team of over 1,900 team members with an operational budget of $442 million. Under his leadership, IT at Corewell Health has been recognized as a top performer, receiving a Level 10 from CHIME Most Wired. 

Bruk Kammerman. Senior Vice President and CIO for Avera (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Kammerman became senior vice president and CIO of Avera in February, responsible for creating and delivering on its IT vision and plan to become a data-driven organization. He also supports consumer experience initiatives and leads digital technology implementations. Mr. Kammerman was regional CIO of MultiCare Health System in Spokane, Wash., before joining Avera.

Joel Klein, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Dr. Klein is responsible for system-level IT initiatives, including security and informatics. He spent time as the president of the emergency medicine practice and medical director of informatics at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center before becoming head of IT product development at the medical center in 2014.

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.

Jeri Koester. CIO of Marshfield Clinic Health System (Marshfield, Wis.). Ms. Koester has been with Marshfield Clinic Health System since 2011. She ensures the operational effectiveness and efficient delivery of IT services to MCHS which is a $3 billion integrated healthcare delivery network. Ms. Koester manages $165 million dollars of IT spend and 500 staff members. As the CIO, she determines long-term information services needs and develops the technology vision in providing services to the organization aligning with MCHS goals and strategic imperatives. She develops overall strategies for information technology, software development, and hardware acquisition and integration to meet the organization’s mission and vision.

Ed Kopetsky. Senior Vice President and CIO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.). Mr. Kopetsky joined Stanford Children's in 2009 from IBM where he was partner in the global business services division. He also was executive vice president of Healthlink, a health IT consulting firm, and senior vice president and CIO of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health and San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare. At Stanford, Mr. Kopetsky is responsible for IT planning and implementation.

Matthew Kull. CIO of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Kull provides strategic leadership to the IT division and the entire Cleveland Clinic enterprise, with responsibility over almost 1,3000 IT professionals across the globe. He has worked to centralize, standardize and scale the clinic’s technology footprint into an improved model of service delivery excellence while simultaneously protecting the integrity and security of the clinic’s data. Under his leadership, the capital budget for the IT division has increased by 300 percent. Among his key achievements are the reduction of support costs for the newly constructed Cleveland Clinic London by an expected $100 million and the successful negotiation to home IBM’s quantum computer on the Cleveland Clinic campus. 

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.

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.

Sophy Lu. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Ms. Lu 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. She has been with Northwell Health for 13 years and has been in her current role since April of 2022. 

Scott MacLean. Senior Vice President and CIO of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Mr. MacLean is responsible for the informatics leadership, application portfolio, clinical engineering, information security and technical infrastructure across Medstar Health’s $7 billion business units. He manages a budget with $170 million in annual operating expenses and $60 million in capital. His team supports the technology needs of a Medicaid insurer, a health research institute, a digital transformation center, health analytics and an innovation center. As a member of the system’s leadership team, he helps set the strategic direction of the organization and leverages his expertise in the field to ensure the effective and inclusive implementation of new data and solutions. 

Don MacMillan. Senior Director of Information Services and Regional CIO of Maine Medical Center (Portland). Mr. MacMillan is the liaison between hospital executives and the IT team, working with leaders to use technology for organizational needs. He was director of patient care innovations at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis and ran an independent consulting company before joining Maine Medical Center.

Michael Mainiero. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer of Catholic Health (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). As CIO, Mr. Mainiero oversees the transformation of Catholic Health's digital strategy and technical landscape for patients, physicians and employees across six hospitals and hundreds of practice locations. Mr. Mainiero also oversees all aspects of cybersecurity, infrastructure and oversight of the Epic EHR to support clinical workflows, clinical efficiency, and outcomes for patient safety and quality. Before his time with Catholic Health, he spent 20 years at NYU Langone where he established an agile technology and informatics-driven culture while overseeing the digital transformation of its academic medical center. 

Mac Marlow. CIO of Southwestern Health Resources Farmers Branch (Texas). Mr. Marlow has been the CIO of Southwestern Health Resources Farmers Branch since October 2021, which he joined from Lehigh Valley Health Network. Mr. Marlow operates the SWHR Technology Managed Services Organization through an agreement with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He provides leadership and strategic direction for the organization's robust technology services and products portfolio. Currently, he is working to standardize the network’s expansive EHR offering, enhance the high-performance technology team and expand technology oversight to support SWHR’s health plan, called Care N’ Care. Mr. Marlow also maintains the role of primary technology relationship manager for SWHR’s founding organizations, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Texas Health Resources.

Novlet Mattis. Senior Vice President, CIDO 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.

Edward McCallister. Senior Vice President and CIO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. McCallister brings a wealth of experience in the information technology industry to his role at UPMC, where he leads over 2,500 IT professionals and controls an IT operating budget of $345 million. His priority is ensuring that all technology systems and services are resilient, secure, scalable and efficient across the health system’s more than 40 hospitals and 800 outpatient sites. With Mr. McCallister’s guidance, the IT division manages over 500,000 connected devices, more than 3,400 applications and 70 petabytes of data storage, which includes 2.7 billion patient records. He also serves on the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Involta Healthcare advisory board, Allscripts Strategic Client Advisory Council and Cavulus board of directors. 

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. Enterprise CIO of Medical College of South Carolina and MUSC Health (Charleston, S.C.). Mr. McMath joined MUSC in April 2020 after spending more than four years as senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, where he oversaw IT services. 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. The information services team supports project initiatives, such as deploying business intelligence, advanced clinical systems and cybersecurity.

Nader Mherabi. Executive Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief Digital and Information Officer of NYU Langone Health (New York City). Mr. Mherabi, executive vice president and vice dean, chief digital and information officer, is responsible for all information technology activities for NYU Langone Health and for information technology’s development as a strategic organizational asset. Mr. Mherabi currently leads NYU Langone Health’s digital transformation initiative, driving the integration of the institution’s workflows, revolutionizing the digital patient experience and clinical environment, and empowering the institution with big data and advanced analytics to improve care delivery and efficiency. He has been at NYU Langone for over 20 years and has since made IT a strategic asset for the system. Through these advancements, the system can increase access to care, elevate clinicians with greater IT efficiency and enable research discoveries. 

Mike Minear. Senior Vice President and CIO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Mr. Minear became senior vice president and CIO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2015, overseeing the system's EHR optimization and managing the technology infrastructure and security. Mr. Minear was in the first group of healthcare executives to earn the certified healthcare CIO credential from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He has served as CIO at four other large health systems.

Aaron Miri. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer of Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Fla.). Mr. Miri has served as Baptist Health’s senior vice president and chief digital information officer since 2021. In his role, he is tasked with crafting future plans for the health system from an IT standpoint, with a focus on digital strategy, innovation, cybersecurity, and enterprisewide technology integration. Mr. Miri has over 20 years of experience at the intersection of healthcare and technology, having previously served as CIO for the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.

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 and Executive Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Providence (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Moore leads Providence’s information services and real estate strategy and operations. Under his guidance, the organization crafts, launches and manages the applications, tools and technology that enhance the productivity and efficiency of over 120,000 caregivers. Providence has worked with various technology partners under his leadership, including Microsoft and Nuance, which has then allowed Providence to set innovative industry standards. During the pandemic, Mr. Moore transformed the health system’s technology infrastructure, services and applications ecosystem, both modernizing and simplifying it to streamline care delivery. 

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. Mr. Moore previously served as the senior vice president and CIO of Centura Health, where he developed and implemented the system’s IT strategy.

Jane Moran. Chief Information and Digital Officer of Mass General Brigham (Boston). Ms. Moran has served as Mass General Brigham’s first chief information and digital officer since September 2021. In her role, she oversees the 2,000-person digital department and aims to enhance strategic, clinical and operational value for patients. Ms. Moran previously worked at London-based Unilever, where she helped institute a data analytics platform. 

Kristin Myers. Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer, and Dean for Digital and Information Technology at Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Ms. Myers is leading efforts to reinvent and transform technology and digital at Mount Sinai Health System. Among her key goals are driving organizational agility to meet business needs, optimizing technology operations, and enabling innovation in the technology and digital space. She is working to accelerate digital transformation and has led efforts to partner with Accenture and Microsoft, which could lead to millions of dollars in savings. She implemented robotic process automation, which configures software to mimic human interaction to automate processes and has saved the health system 75,000 annual hours of labor. Ms. Myers is also a member of the Diversity Innovation Hub Advisory Board and the corporate leader for the Anti-Racism Roadmap program. 

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.

Simon Nazarian. CIO of Optum Health – Care Delivery (El Segundo, Calif.). As CIO of Optum Health – Care Delivery West, Mr. Nazarian leads the organization’s IT function to deliver complex and critical healthcare solutions to patients and providers. He directs a team of 1,000-plus and oversees the implementation of strategic IT initiatives to support the shared services operating model, strengthen business partnerships, minimize disruption to operations and foster a rich culture of unity among employees in a 10-state region. He led the One Team initiative which sought to align the entire organization's IT operations which led to more streamlined and consistent processes.  

Nassar Nizami. Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Mr. Nizami joined Jefferson Health in 2017 after working as vice president of IT at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He manages Jefferson's IT infrastructure and digital initiatives and has operational expertise in IT governance. He also works with the health system's strategic partners to use IT and support financial planning efforts.

Chris Paravate. Chief Information Officer of Northeast Georgia Health System (Gainesville, Ga.). Since October 2014, Mr. Paravate has served as CIO for Northeast Georgia Health System. He oversees the information technology, clinical informatics and telecommunications departments for the health system's four hospital campuses, over 100 ambulatory clinics and various outpatient locations. During his tenure with the system, he has helped launch the Epic EHR system and led the system’s first Community Connect project. Prior to his time with the system, he served as director of portfolio management for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Marty Paslick. Senior Vice President and CIO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville). As senior vice president and CIO of HCA Healthcare, Mr. Paslick leads the company’s Information Technology Group, which provides IT strategy and support for HCA Healthcare’s operations. The ITG has more than 6,000 employees who support 189 hospitals, 2,000 sites of care, 15 division support centers, five data centers and 235 non-HCA Healthcare facilities. He has been key to the adaptation of new technology such as the partnership he fostered with Google Cloud in 2021 to enhance HCA Healthcare’s use of information technology to accelerate digital transformation. 

Ben Patel. CIO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Patel serves as the CIO for Cone Health. He has more than 25 years of progressive experience in information technology. He is responsible for developing and executing information technology and digital strategy for Cone Health to enable the delivery of strategic priorities. His focus has been to enrich patient experience, improve operational efficiency and fuel growth.

Kash Patel. Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Engagement Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Mr. Patel is a key driver for Hackensack Meridian Health’s digital transformation. With a keen eye towards innovation and digitization, he aims to enhance patient experience and education. His responsibilities include leading over 750 team members, setting an overarching digital strategy, incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance healthcare initiatives, providing data analytics expertise to support research and clinical reporting, IT security leadership and more. Currently, Mr. Patel is leading the network in its adoption of Google platforms to facilitate operations, drive patient insights and build scalable data repositories. Prior to his work at Hackensack Meridian Health, he served as vice president and chief digital technology officer at Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine. 

Fred Peet. Senior Vice President and 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.

Michael Pfeffer, MD. CIO and Associate Dean for Stanford (Calif.) HealthCare and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Pfeffer serves as the CIO and associate dean for Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine. In this role, he oversees technology and digital solutions, paving the way for novel research, teaching and compassionate care across two hospitals and more than 150 clinics. He also has a focus on bringing artificial intelligence into Stanford's healthcare operations. Prior to joining Stanford, he acted as assistant vice chancellor and CIO for UCLA Health Sciences.

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 450-bed hospital and 21 outpatient clinics.

Andy Price. Vice President, Chief Information and Information Security Officer at St. Claire HealthCare (Morehead, Ky.). Mr. Price directly oversees IT, cybersecurity, privacy, informatics, analytics, and clinical engineering for St. Claire HealthCare. His direction of IT strategy and innovation efforts has led to improved patient care and clinician satisfaction. He works with all departments to optimize systems. Mr. Price volunteers with the Health Sector Coordinating Council, and is a member of the 405d Task Group and several school technology boards and advisory groups. 

Michael Reagin. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Mr. Reagin has more than 25 years of experience in IT and innovation. He joined Sharp from Sentara Healthcare, where he was chief information and innovation officer. He was CIO of Cleveland Clinic and chief technology and strategy officer at Providence in Renton, Wash. Mr. Reagin's focus is on identifying and implementing strategies to improve healthcare quality and customer experience with technology and data analytics.

Brad Reimer. CIO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Reimer is responsible for Sanford's technology systems, information security and business solutions. The health system has Mr. Reimer to thank for revamping its information security program and renewing focus on quality and contracts. He was a nimble leader during the COVID-19 pandemic and contributed greatly to the system's community response. Mr. Reimer has expertise in technology innovation, data analytics and virtual care.

David Reis, PhD. Vice President and CIO of University of Miami (Fla.) Health System. Dr. Reis was CIO of Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, N.J., before joining the University of Miami Health System in June 2020. He also was the top IT executive at Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health. Dr. Reis oversees UHealth's medical informatics, security, data and technology efforts.

Michael Restuccia. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Mr. Restuccia first joined Penn Medicine in 2006 as an information services management consultant and was named CIO two years later. In 2020, he oversaw efforts to fully integrate telemedicine throughout the health system, and in 2019, drove advances in data analytics, precision medicine and EHR optimization. Under Mr. Restuccia's leadership, Penn Medicine's information services team has consistently been included on CHIME's Healthcare's Most Wired list over the last decade.

Jackie Rice, BSN, RN. Vice President and CIO of Frederick Health (Frederick, Md.). Ms. Rice is the vice president for information technology and CIO at Frederick Health. She leads the development of an innovative, robust and secure information technology environment for Frederick Health that incorporates governance, cybersecurity, digital innovation, population health and information technology protocols. Before her time as CIO, Ms. Rice had a 20-year nursing career that helps define processes and solutions that support the needs of medical staff. Under her leadership in July 2022, Frederick Health became one of the first organizations to automatically incorporate discrete genetic data into its clinical decision-making after going live with MEDITECH’s Expanse Genomics, enabling the delivery of predictive, proactive medical care.

Craig Richardville. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Intermountain Health (Salt Lake City). Mr. Richardville serves as chief digital and information officer at Intermountain Health and is responsible for the health system's technology service center and strategic vision for the system's technology infrastructure, systems and integration. He has 20 years of experience as the senior vice president and chief information and analytics officer at Atrium Health, where he implemented data analytics, business intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation.

Andrew Rosenberg, MD. CIO of Michigan Medicine and Interim Vice President for IT and CIO for University of Michigan (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.

Michael Saad. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). Mr. Saad joined the University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2016 as interim CIO before taking over the lead role. He is responsible for the IT support and implementation of platforms that further the health system's strategic goals. He was a senior consultant with TrustPoint Solutions, serving the University of Tennessee Medical Center, before joining the system.

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.

Gagan Singh. Senior Vice President and CIO of Ascension (St. Louis). As CIO, Mr. Singh leads the strategic development, management and delivery of the information technology products, services and data that are critical in supporting Ascension’s overall mission and strategy. He leads all information technology teams, including infrastructure, engineering, cybersecurity, applications and platforms, business and ministry relationship and demand management, clinical experience, data delivery and governance. He also serves as a strategic partner to Ascension leadership, using information technology strategy to support healthcare operations. Even though he has been in his role less than a year, he already established practices that have improved the efficiency of Ascension technologies. 

Laura Smith. Senior 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 hundreds of IT professionals in several locations, the oversight of a multimillion-dollar IT operating budget and delivery of an IT portfolio of projects each year. Her team launched a multifactor authentication system to all team members, providers and independent providers to ensure hospitals are safe from cyberattacks.

Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health (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 nine-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 nearly 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.

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, Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer at Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine (New Haven, Conn.). Ms. Stump is responsible for all ITS at Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine. While crafting strategy with system leadership, she must consider information and digital solutions as well as operational efficiencies and improvements. As CIO, Ms. Stump has led the effort to transition to electronic medical records, and has utilized AI, data and new technologies to drive the overall growth of the health system. She is also involved in the creation of the health information exchange at the state level.

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.

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 EHR 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 EHR, financial and human resource systems.

Tanya Townsend. Senior Vice President and CIO of  LCMC Health (New Orleans). Ms.Townsend is the senior vice president and CIO for LCMC Health and its nine-hospital system. In her capacity with LCMC Health, she is charged with leading the consolidation, integration, and enhancement of information technology environments into a shared services model across the five-hospital system, strategically and effectively leading the delivery of high-quality healthcare services through technology. She is a subject matter expert on multiple topics including diversity, strategy, healthcare equity and community health. She is a common speaker at national industry events and sits on advisory boards for technology firms such as NetApp, VMWare, Fortified Health Security and CHIME.

Joel Vengco. Senior Vice President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information and Digital Officer at Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare. In his position at Hartford HealthCare, Mr. Vengco is responsible for leading all technology operations, enterprise applications, and data and digital transformation initiatives across 8 hospitals and more than 400 clinical sites. He is currently leading the charge to move the organization’s data to Google Cloud’s Healthcare Data Engine. He brings over 20 years of related experience to his role, having most recently acted as senior vice president and chief information digital officer at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health. His primary professional goal is to utilize data and digital to personalize the patient experience. 

Mike Ward. Senior Vice President and CIO of Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Mr. Ward has served as senior vice president and CIO of Covenant Health since 2003. He is responsible for managing the health system’s IT infrastructure and cybersecurity strategy. Covenant Health’s IT infrastructure encompasses nine acute-care facilities, dozens of specialty clinics for cancer care, rehabilitation and behavioral health centers, over 80 physician clinics, and a local data center. Mr. Ward oversees a team of 300 IT employees who manage a comprehensive and diverse range of IT services supporting areas from finance to telehealth. He was key to the build-up of supporting infrastructure needed to create a locally hosted virtual care operations center that offers 24/7 observation and real-time interventional care for patients in the intensive care unit. 

J.D. Whitlock. CIO of Dayton (Ohio) Children's. Mr. Whitlock joined Dayton Children's in 2018 as CIO, focused on using technology to make care delivery easier. Mr. Whitlock is also committed to population health and makes it a priority to develop IT functions supporting access to care. He has more than 20 years of experience in health IT, hospital administration and analytics, previously serving as vice president of enterprise intelligence at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, now Bon Secours Mercy Health.

Joshua Wilda. Chief Digital and Information Officer at University of Michigan Health-West (Wyoming, Mich.). Mr. Wilda brings 18 years of experience to his role, including expertise in strategy and the implementation of innovative healthcare solutions. His position as chief digital and information officer entails the executive leadership and strategic oversight of UM Health-West’s health information technology division and the corporate project management office. He led the integration of an enterprise EHR system and co-led the adoption of a mature enterprise information and analytics delivery system and corporate project management office. He has also co-led initiatives to implement telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and advanced use of AI, machine learning and predictive analytics. Mr. Wilda serves as the co-chair of The Academy: AI evaluation committee, vice chair for the Mary Free Bed YMCA board of directors, vice president of Growing Roots and council member for the Grand Valley State University Masters Healthcare Administration advisory council. 

Laura Wilt. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Wilt joined Sutter Health as its senior vice president and chief digital officer in March 2023. In her role, she is responsible for the health system’s digital strategy, information services, design, innovation and data analytics. She is also guiding the system’s improvement of its EHR system using AI and machine learning. Prior to joining Sutter Health, Ms. Wilt served as system vice president and CIO of Ochsner Health in New Orleans. 

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.

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