Health systems creating new IT C-suite roles

In response to evolving demands within the healthcare landscape, hospitals and health systems are reconfiguring their C-suites and leadership teams to align with organizational priorities. Among the recent developments, several institutions have introduced new roles to their executive teams.

Editor's note: This article was updated June 6 and will continue to be updated. 

Here are new roles hospitals and health systems have added to their C-suites since Feb. 2:

  1. Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital named Alda Mizaku to the newly created role of vice president and chief data and artificial intelligence officer.
  2. Phoenix-based Banner Health created a new C-suite role: executive vice president and chief technology officer. The health system named Michael Reagin, former chief information and innovation officer of San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare, to the position.

  3. Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health told Becker's it is creating a new C-suite position: chief data and AI officer. It has not named an executive to the role.

  4. Atlanta-based Piedmont named Mary Kane, BSN, RN, to the newly created position of chief nursing informatics officer.

  5. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine hired its first deputy CIO in February, naming Marc Overcash to the role.

  6. Atlanta-based Emory University tapped Madhu Behera, PhD, as its first chief research informatics officer, the university said Feb. 1. In her new role, Dr. Behera will focus on research-related informatics, data analytics, data science and artificial intelligence initiatives across Emory University and Emory Healthcare.

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