100 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2019

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2019 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 large and small healthcare providers across the U.S. They oversee EHR installations, cybersecurity, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements. 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.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team accepted nominations for this list and made selections based on editorial research and discretion. Direct questions or comments on this list to Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com

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. CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). As CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital, a 25-bed critical access 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.CHIME named Mt. San Rafael Hospital to its HealthCare's Most Wired list for four consecutive years, most recently in 2018.

Tom Andriola. Vice President and CIO of University of California Health (Oakland). Mr. Andriola joined UC Health in 2013 as vice president and systems CIO. He has more than 25 years of experience as a global business and technology executive. In addition to his positions at UC Health, Mr. Andriola is the managing chair for the California Telehealth Network and the chair of the advisory board for the Pacific Research Platform, a consortium of 20 research universities.

Pamela Arora. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Children's Health (Dallas). Ms. Arora joined Children's Health in 2007, and she has more than 30 years of experience in IT. Prior to Children's Health, Ms. Arora was the senior vice president and CIO at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass., and CIO of Perot Systems in Dallas. She was named the 2016 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS.

Sameer Badlani, MD. Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Badlani, a board-certified internist with expertise in inpatient transplant and consultative medicine, oversees several areas at Sutter Health, including enterprise analytics, data management and clinical informatics. At Sutter, which CHIME named to its HealthCare's Most Wired list in 2018, Dr. Badlani's areas of focus include using technology for clinician engagement and generating actionable analytics in clinical and business processes. Before joining Sutter Health, Dr. Badlani served as CHIO at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and as CMIO at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences.

Daniel Barchi. Senior Vice President and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Since joining NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015, Mr. Barchi has helped the health system execute its strategic plan for IT. He oversees NewYork-Presbyterian's clinical and business information systems and played an integral part in rolling out the system's telehealth program. Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Mr. Barchi was senior vice president and CIO of Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

Thomas Barnett. CIO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. As CIO of University of Rochester Medical Center, Mr. Barnett oversees numerous areas, including the hospital's infrastructure technology services and clinical and revenue cycle applications. Mr. Barnett joined University of Rochester Medical Center in October 2016, but he has more than two decades of IT experience. He previously served as vice president of health IT at Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, where he helped deploy several initiatives, including EHR and revenue cycle systems. Mr. Barnett was named a Premier 100 Technology Leader by Computerworld in 2016.

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.

Nancy Birschbach. Vice President and CIO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Ms. Birschbach's IT career has spanned more than two decades. She joined Agnesian HealthCare in 1998 and served in several IT roles, including director of IT and assistant vice president of IT, before being named vice president and CIO in 2012. Ms. Birschbach is a certified information security systemsprofessional, an independent certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

John Bosco. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Mr. Bosco joined Northwell Health in 2004 and served as vice president and chief technology officer before being named senior vice president and CIO. In his current role, Mr. Bosco's many responsibilities include overseeing technology purchases, leading the IT team, aligning technology deployment and business strategies, and establishing IT policies, standards and procedures. Before joining Northwell, Mr. Bosco was a senior IT executive with Capgemini Ernst & Young.

James Brady, PhD. Area CIO of Kaiser Permanente Orange County (Calif.). As Area CIO of Kaiser Permanente Orange County, Dr. Brady oversees IT for Anaheim (Calif.) Medical Center, Irvine (Calif.) Medical Center and more than 20 medical offices. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Brady served as chief information security officer and director of technical services at Hawaii Health Systems Corp. in Honolulu. Dr. Brady is a past president of the HIMSS Southern California chapter and a former member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee.

Geoffrey Brown. Vice President and CIO of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Mr. Brown has more than 35 years of experience in IT, management, consulting and strategic planning. In 2014, he took the helm as CIO and vice president of Piedmont Healthcare, an eight-hospital system with 16,500 employees. Before that, he served for 10 years as senior vice president and CIO at Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. CHIME awarded Mr. Brown the state public policy award for CIO leadership in 2013, and he has fulfilled several gubernatorial appointments, including the technology chair for the Virginia Health Reform Initiative.

Jonathan Brown. Vice President and CIO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). As CIO for Mission Health, Mr. Brown leads the health system's IT division, where he manages more than $400 million in assets. Under his leadership, Mission Health was named among HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Brown has also served as president of the North Carolina Health Information and Communications Alliance and vice president of the state's HIMSS chapter.

Paul Browne. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Before joining Henry Ford Health System as senior vice president and CIO in February 2018, Mr. Browne was the CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics at Tenet Healthcare in Dallas. Before that, he served as CIO and senior vice president for strategic program development at Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich. Throughout his 30-year career in health IT, Mr. Browne has been named to Computerworld's Top 100 CIOs and as anInformationWeek Top 5 Innovator in Healthcare and Top 50 Innovator across all industries.

Jon Burns. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Burns joined the University of Maryland Medical System in 2006 and serves as senior vice president and CIO. He is responsible for all IT services and strategies at the system's 12 hospitals, as well as its supply chain strategies, integration and operations. Prior to that, he served as senior executive of IT for Cleveland Clinic and held several senior-level administrative, financial and operational positions at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Geisinger in Danville, Pa.

Bobbie Byrne, MD. Senior Vice President of Information Systems and CIO of Advocate Aurora Health (Downers Grove, Ill.). Dr. Byrne is the senior vice president and CIO at Advocate Aurora Health, which operates 27 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, and is responsible for all IT applications, security and infrastructure. Prior to Advocate, Dr. Byrne served as CMO of Oak Park, Ill.-based Edward Elmhurst Health. She is board-certified in both pediatrics and clinical informatics, and is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she serves on the organization's Physician Advisory Council for Informatics.

Kumar Chatani. Executive Vice President and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City); Dean for Information Technology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As the Executive Vice President and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System, Mr. Chatani manages a $300 million budget and oversees 900 employees. Under his leadership, Mount Sinai earned the American Hospital Association's Health Forum 2018 HealthCare's Most Wired distinction. In addition, Mr. Chatani helped the Health System earn the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for excellence in health IT in 2012. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Mr. Chatani served as Regional CIO for the Northwest region of Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore.

Matthew Chambers. CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Chambers was appointed CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in Texas, in 2014. Prior to his appointment, he served as CIO for Scott & White Healthcare, now part of the larger Baylor Scott & White Health system. His early career also includes IT leadership roles at KPMG, BearingPoint and James Martin & Co.

Zafar Chaudry, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Seattle Children's. Dr. Chaudry serves as senior vice president and CIO at Seattle Children's, where he develops technology initiatives and enterprisewide information systems and services. Over his more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics, Dr. Chaundry has held senior IT roles at startups and was on the faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago. He was the CIO of Liverpool Women's Hospitaland of Alder Hey Children's Hospital, both in Liverpool, England. Most recently, he served as CIO of Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Carl Christensen. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago) and CIO of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago). As CIO of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Mr. Christensen is responsible for consulting with senior hospital leaders to develop IT resources. He recommends, implements and enforces policies and procedures related to IT and data throughout the medical school, and he serves as the go-to person for all IT issues. Before joining the system as vice president of information systems and CIO of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in 2010, he was CIO at Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic.

George Conklin. Senior Vice President and CIO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Conklin is the senior vice president and CIO at Christus Health, one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the U.S., where he manages all information and communication systems and services. He has served on the organization's Futures Task Force, an effort that has set long-term system directions based on future social, technical, environmental, economic and political factors. In addition to his roles at Christus, Mr. Conklin lectures in healthcare informatics, systems implementation, clinical quality and more.

William Conaway. CIO and Vice President of Technology for Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Mr. Conaway joined Prime Healthcare as CIO and vice president of technology in early 2018. His new appointment follows various IT leadership stints at Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash., and at Dignity Health in San Francisco, where he oversaw the health system's enterprise IT healthcare services and served as EHR program director. Mr. Conaway also teaches master's students as an adjunct professor at Ithaca, N.Y.-based Cornell University.

Andy Crowder. Corporate Senior Vice President and CIO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Crowder has served as corporate senior vice president and CIO of Scripps since 2016, when he beganleading the health system's Epic EHR implementation. He boasts more than 25 years of IT experience, including IT and engineering roles at Maine Health in Portland; Florida Hospital in Orlando; and IBM. During his tenure at Maine Health, Mr. Crowder led the organization's Epic EHR implementation and a systemwide information services transformation initiative.

Richard Daniels. Executive Vice President and CIO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Daniels, who has more than 30 years of IT leadership experience, joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008 after serving as senior vice president of IT and divisional CIO for Capital One. He joined Kaiser Permanente as senior vice president of IT and business information officer of health plan and hospital operations. He subsequently took on the role of senior vice president of enterprise shared services before being promoted to executive vice president and CIO, leading the organization's IT vision and strategy.

Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD. Senior Vice President of IT and Chief Medical Information Officer of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Mount Sinai Medical Center appointed Dr. Darrow as its CMIO in 2013, a role he had held in an interim capacity since early 2012. As CMIO, Dr. Darrow oversees the implementation and use of IT to improve care quality and patient safety. Dr. Darrow, who has served as Mount Sinai's inpatient physician champion for its EHR system since 2010, is also an associate professor of cardiology and population health science and policy at the health system.

Randy Davis. CIO and Vice President of Support Services at CGH Medical Center (Sterling, Ill.). Mr. Davis joinedCGH Medical Center, a 110-year-old acute care hospital employing 1,500-plus staff, in 1996 after spending more than 30 years as administrator for various multispecialty physician groups, including Sterling Rock Falls Clinic. As CGH Medical Center's CIO and vice president of support services, he oversees various IT projects, including an initiative to add IT infrastructure to keep the facility's critical systems running 24/7.

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.). Tahoe Forest Health System appointed Mr. Dorst its CIO in 2014. Mr. Dorst, who joined the rural health system after serving as vice president and CIO of Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health, took on chief innovation officer responsibilities at Tahoe Forest Health System in 2015, a year he also held the title of interim CEO. While serving as CIO, Mr. Dorst has led Tahoe Forest Health System through an EHR go-live that transitioned the health system's seven different EHRs to a single system.

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 day-to-day strategy and technology operations for Cedars-Sinai's information and clinical technology teams. He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2006 and has since helped it launch the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program and led the implementation of a comprehensive EMR. He is the co-founder of clinical decision support and analytics company Stanson Health and has previous experience as chief technology officer of Boston Medical Center.

Ferdinand Feola. IT Administrator at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (East Stroudsburg, Pa.). Mr. Feolajoined Pocono Medical Center — later renamed Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono after Pocono Health System became part of Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2017 — in 2008. Before becoming part of the hospital's leadership team, he served as senior vice president of IT and information security officer at KNBT Bank in Bethlehem, Pa., and as CIO of Keystone Savings Bank. The 249-bed Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono was named one of CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals in 2018.

Dave Fiser. Vice President and CIO of TheMetroHealth System (Cleveland). Mr. Fiser assumed the roles of vice president and CIO at The MetroHealth System after almost a decade holding the same titles at Akron General Health System, which was acquired by Cleveland Clinic and renamed Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2015. Mr. Fiser helped guide Cleveland Clinic Akron General's IT efforts in the wake of the acquisition, including replacing its EHR system. In 2018, soon after Mr. Fiser joined MetroHealth, the 407-bed facility was named one of CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals.

Rick Frederick. CIO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). Previously serving as Cottage Hospital's director of IT, Mr. Frederick became the hospital's CIO in 2014. Under his leadership that year, Cottage Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to achieve meaningful use stage 2. Before joining Cottage Hospital, Mr. Frederick served as the director of technology services at Lowell, Mass.-based Saints Medical Center and as an engineer at Burlington, Mass.-based Avid Technology.

Renee Fosberg. Senior Director 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 in 2001. In his current role as senior vice president and CIO, he oversaw the implementation of an EMR first at Baptist Medical Center South, and then across the whole five-hospital system. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Garcia was Baptist Health Care Pensacola's vice president and CIO.

Indranil (Neal) Ganguly.Vice President and CIO of JFK Health System (Edison, N.J.). Mr. Ganguly has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology. He joined JFK Health System in 2013 and is responsible for telecommunications, health information management and IT. Before he joined JFK, Mr. Ganguly wasvice president and CIO of Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System.

Bill Gillis. CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (Westwood, Mass.). Mr. Gillis has over 15 years of experience in healthcare IT. His specialties include EHR and EMR strategies, technologies and deployments. In addition to his role at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization and its affiliated organizations, Mr. Gillis provides insights on health IT strategies to physician practices.

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.

John Halamka, MD. CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) and CIO and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School (Boston). As CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Halamka is responsible for clinical, financial and academic IT that serves 3,000 physicians, 12,000 employees and 1 million patients. In his role as a professor and dean for technology at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, he was involved in the development of the healthcare IT strategy for the administrations of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He has authored five technology-focused books and writes posts for the Geekdoctor blog.

Arthur Harvey III. Vice President and CIO of Boston Medical Center. Mr. Harvey has 30 years of experience in healthcare informatics, and building health IT teams at provider organizations has been the focus of his career. In addition to his role at Boston Medical Center, Mr. Harvey was formerly the program chair for Waltham, Mass.-based Brandeis University's health and medical informatics graduate program.

Steve Hess. CIO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Mr. Hess has over 15 years of experience in health IT. In his role at UCHealth, Mr. Hess is responsible for managing information systems, including the health system's EMR, website and online patient portal My Health Connection. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Hess was the CIO for the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, a partner of UCHealth. His experience also includes time as CIO of Christiana Care Health System, a two-hospital health system based in Wilmington, Del.

Christopher Houser. CIO of Signature Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). As CIO of Signature Healthcare, Mr. Houser oversees all aspects of IT and information security for the organization with 116 locations across 10 states. Before joining the health system, Mr. Houser spent nearly two decades in senior leadership positions across various industries developing innovative solutions that improve business process performance and reduce costs.

Ross Hurd. CIO of Lake Chelan (Wash.) Community Hospital. Under Mr. Hurd's leadership, Lake Chelan Community Hospital earned designation as one of Health Care's Most Wired from 2010-17. Mr. Hurd came to the 25-bed critical access hospital in 2006. Before joining Lake Chelan, Mr. Hurd helped Community Choice of Wenatchee (Wash.) build a secure teleradiology network, which connected hospitals innorthcentral Washington to larger hospitals in the state.

Jason Joseph. Senior Vice President and CIO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Joseph joined Spectrum Health's information services leadership team in 2006, officially taking the reins as CIO of the health system in September 2018. In the position, he oversees strategic and operational information systems, technology, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness throughout the organization. Mr. Joseph earned anMBA from the University of Notre Dame (Ind.).

Scott Joslyn, PharmD. Senior Vice President and CIO of MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Dr. Joslyn is responsible for innovation at MemorialCare, overseeing a staff of nearly 200 IT workers. Under his direction, the organization successfully conducted a $100 million EMR rollout across the health system with nearly universal adoption among the organization's independently practicing physicians. Dr. Joslyn earned his doctorate degree in pharmacy from Stockton, Calif.-based University of the Pacific and an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles.

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 stepped into the CIO role at Springhill Medical Center in 2000. Under his leadership, the 250-plus-bed hospital has replaced its core networks and enhanced mobility and engagement efforts. In 2015, Springhill Medical Center achieved an entirely paperless operation and became the first hospital in Alabama to garner a HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

Ed Kopetsky. CIO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health (Palo Alto, Calif.). Over the course of his 30-plus-year career, Mr. Kopetsky has led, implemented and deployed various IT programs across healthcare organizations around the nation. Mr. Kopetsky arrived at Lucile Packard Children's in 2009, and in 2014, he completed the three-year implementation of an enterprise system designed to support integrated patient care. From 2015-18, Lucile Packard Children's earned designation among HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals.

Mark Lantzy. Senior Vice President and CIO of Indiana University Health and President of IU Health Plans (Indianapolis). Mr. Lantzy's career in healthcare IT spans more than two decades. In his current positions at IU Health, Mr. Lantzy oversees strategic planning, operations and project delivery for IU Health's hospitals, health plans and physician network. He previously served as COO and CIO for Gateway Health, a managed care organization for Medicare and Medicaid. He also served in leadership positions at WellCare Health Plans and Aetna.

Ken Lawonn. Senior Vice President and CIO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Mr. Lawonn joined Sharp HealthCare in 2014 and currently leads IT functions across all the health system's entities. Mr. Lawonn's career in healthcare IT spans more than 30 years. Before joining Sharp, he served as senior vice president for strategy and technology at Omaha, Neb.-based Alegent Creighton Health. He currently sits on the board of San Diego Health Connect, a health information utility created to unify the San Diego healthcare ecosystem.

Patty Lavely. Senior Vice President and CIO of Gwinnett Medical Center (Lawrenceville, Ga.). Ms. Lavely joined Gwinnett Medical Center, a 553-bed nonprofit healthcare network serving the Atlanta metropolitan area, in 2013. At Gwinnett, Ms. Lavely developed and implemented a strategy to improve overall accessibility and technology usage while enabling the health system to meet business goals. She serves on the Georgia CIO Leadership Association advisory board.

Gerry Lewis. Senior Vice President and CIO of Ascension; President and CEO of Ascension Information Services (St. Louis). Mr. Lewis manages IT and overall technology operations, strategy, project execution and service delivery for Ascension's 2,600 sites of care, including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living centers in 21 states and Washington, D.C. He is a certified professional in healthcare IT systems and a member of the CHIME, HIMSS and American College of Healthcare Executives. Before joining Ascension, Mr. Lewis held various leadership roles at Dell and Compaq Computer Co. and served as a CIA analyst.

Philip Loftus, PhD. CIO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Dr. Loftus sets the IT and clinical engineering services strategy for SSM Health, a 24-hospital nonprofit health system. He recently led SSM Health's consolidation of three EHR platforms into one. Prior to joining SSM Health, Dr. Loftus was CIO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, where he led the implementation of an EHR system.

Raymond Lowe. Senior Vice President and CIO of AltaMed Health Services (Los Angeles). Mr. Lowe joined AltaMed Health Services in January 2018, which serves about 300,000 people in the Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., areas. As senior vice president and CIO, Mr. Lowe is developing a managed care software application. Within the realm of data analytics, he is leading AltaMed's transformation into an enterprise with real-time data reporting to support business drivers.

NovletMattis. CIO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Mattis provides executive leadership for IT and systems that advance clinical and business strategies and optimize operational processes. Before joining Orlando Health in 2018, she served as vice president of IT at Ascension Information Services in St. Louis, where she supported more than 125 hospitals across the U.S. as well as international joint ventures. She previously served as vice president of IT and CIO at Raleigh, N.C.-based Rex Healthcare and has held leadership positions at Dell Global Services, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Edward Marx. CIO of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Marx serves as CIO at Cleveland Clinic, which features a main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Canada, Qatar and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Marx served as senior vice president and CIO of Arlington-based Texas Health. Mr. Marx is a fellow of the CHIME and HIMSS, and serves on the CHIME faculty for the CIO boot camp, which trains aspiring healthcare technology professionals.

Ed McCallister. Senior Vice President and CIO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. McCallister leads a team of more than 1,500 people in UPMC's information services division. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT and previously served as vice president and CIO of UPMC's insurance services division, where he led the team that developed the original population health platform used by Evolent Health. Mr. McCallister serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

Aaron Miri. CIO of Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin (Texas). Mr. Miri serves as CIO of the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. In 2018, Mr. Miri was appointed to the HHS Health IT Advisory Committee. Mr. Miri is the prior chair of the HIMSS National Public Policy Committee and serves as an expert adviser to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on health IT policy.

Thomas McGill, MD. Vice President of Quality and Safety and CIO of Butler (Pa.) Health System. Dr. McGill is an internal medicine and infectious disease physician by training who joined Butler Health System's medical staff in 1993. He led the health system's efforts to implement data analytics to improve care delivery and patient outcomes As CIO of the health system, Dr. McGill oversees the technology team for Butler's 296-bed Butler Memorial Hospital, several outpatient locations and more than 50 physician offices.

Mark McMath. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. McMath is responsible for providing corporate IT services to the 12,000 employees and 2,000 physicians that provide healthcare services to communities in Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas. He previously served as CIO and vice president of IT, clinical and support services at Indiana University Health Bloomington. He is a member of the CHIME, HIMSS and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Pamela McNutt. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Ms. McNutt has nearly 30 years of health IT experience. She serves on the CHIME board of trustees and is a former director of the HIMSS national board. 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.

Michael Mistretta. Vice President and CIO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Joining Virginia Hospital Center in 2015, Mr. Mistretta brought nearly 30 years of healthcare experience. As vice president and CIO, Mr. Mistretta oversees the hospital's information technology leadership and strategy. He is a CHIME-certified healthcare CIO and a HIMSS-certified professional in health information management.

B.J. Moore. CIO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). A former Microsoft executive, Mr. Moore became CIO of Providence St. Joseph Health on Jan. 28. In his new role, he will modernize technology solutions for the health system and play an important role in establishing partnerships with other leading organizations with expertise in cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Before joining Providence St. Joseph, Mr. Moore spent 20 years at Microsoft, where he eventually became vice president of enterprise commerce in the Windows and devices group; he helped evolve Microsoft from several complex silos to a simpler business model.

Dana Moore. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). Mr. Moore joined Children's Hospital Colorado as senior vice president and CIO after a tenure at Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health in the same position. The 30-year healthcare veteran was brought on board to help the hospital realize its Reimagine 2020 strategic plan, which includes technology as a central component. Mr. Moore's efforts led to HIMSS naming Children's Hospital Colorado a 2018 Davies Enterprise Award recipient.

Janice Newell. Executive Vice President and CIO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Ms. Newell oversees the information systems strategy, implementations and operations at Providence St. Joseph Health's 51 hospitals. Before joining Providence in 2012, she was CIO at Seattle-based Swedish Hospital. Ms. Newell also served as a U.S. Air Force officer.

Daniel Nigrin, MD. Senior Vice President for Information Services and CIO of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Nigrin is a widely recognized CIO. Earning honors from HIMSS Analytics and the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, his work at Boston Children's has been well-documented. Notably, Dr. Nigrin led the hospital to achieve stage 7 EMR adoption in 2010, one of 11 worldwide organizations at the time to earn this recognition. In addition to his administrative duties, he is a Boston-based Harvard Medical School assistant professor of pediatrics.

Jim Noga. Vice President and CIO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). After a 13-year tenure at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Mr. Noga joined Partners HealthCare in 2011. As vice president and CIO, Mr. Noga oversees the integrated health system's health IT initiatives, spanning its two academic medical centers as well as community and specialty hospitals and locations. In 2017, the Boston Business Journal awarded Mr. Noga its Leadership CIO of the Year Orbie. Since joining Partners, Mr. Noga has overseen the implementation of a $1.2 billion EHR system. He attributes his success to listening to and learning from his co-workers.

Marty Paslick.Senior Vice President and CIO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Serving HCA Healthcare for the last 30 years, Ms. Paslick is at the helm of a technology department providing strategy and support to more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers nationwide. In 2010, Mr. Paslick became COO of HCA's IT&S department, which touts more than 4,500 employees across the U.S., responsible for five data centers and 15 division support centers that deliver IT services to HCA and 100-plus non-HCA facilities. Ms. Paslick was named HCA Healthcare's CIO in June 2012, where he led the acquisition of PatientKeeper, a healthcare technology company.

Ben Patel. CIO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Prior to joining Cone Health in 2018, Mr. Patel spent a portion of his career at Sinai Health System in Chicago. While there, he applied technology to value-based care and population health as an area of focus. With an eye for telemedicine and mobile technology, Mr. Patel now oversees a team of 320 information professionals as CIO of Cone Health.

Fred Peet. CIO of Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center. Joining Yuma Regional Medical Center as director of IT, Mr. Peet was promoted to permanent CIO in 2016. Under his leadership in 2017, the hospital earned Yuma Regional recognition for its placement on CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired list. In his current role, Mr. Peet oversees health IT initiatives for the 406-bed hospital.

Keith Perry. Senior Vice President and CIO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Perry came to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in August 2015, after a tenure at Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Mr. Perry helped oversee the construction and implementation of St. Jude's data center, which increased the health system's computational power and storage capacity. He also led a team of computational biologists to create a cloud-based server system for St. Jude. Under his leadership, St. Jude's information services department received several honors, including an Excellence in Innovation Omnicon Award and a third-place honor in Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards.

Charles Podesta. CIO of UC Irvine Medical Center. With 30 years in the health IT, Mr. Podesta has served as a CIO for the last 18 years. With tenures at academic medical centers, health systems and community hospitals, he's established himself as an adaptable presence in health IT. Before joining UC Irvine, Mr. Podesta served at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, based in Burlington, Vt. He's also a prominent presence in Epic's Community Connect Program.

Audrius Polikaitis, PhD. CIO of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (Chicago). As CIO, Mr. Polikaitis oversees all information systems and EMR processes at the university's Hospital & Health Sciences System, which includes a 465-bed tertiary care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and 11 community health centers. Under his oversight, UI Health was named among HealthCare's Most Wired organizations for 2018 by CHIME for the eighth consecutive year.

Marc Probst. Vice President and CIO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. Probst has been a leader in health IT for more than three decades, previously serving as a partner at Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young. He was also a member of the Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which helped create health IT policies to advance EMR adoption nationwide. At Intermountain, Mr. Probst focuses on IT systems design and implementation, strategic planning, system consolidation and project management.

Shafiq Rab, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Before joining Rush in 2017, Dr. Rab spent five years as the CIO and senior vice president of information technology at Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network. At Hackensack, he oversaw the implementation of numerous technological innovations such as the Apple HealthKit, which helped the organization transform from a 775-bed hospital to the largest health system in New Jersey with more than 3,500 beds. Along with his CIO role at Rush, Dr. Rab also serves as chair of CHIME, a position he stepped into Jan. 1.

Jayashree Raman. Senior Vice President and CIO of Cooper University Health Care (Camden, N.J.). Ms. Raman oversees the strategic direction of Cooper University Health Care's IT infrastructure and has extensive experience in process re-engineering and IT system implementations. She previously served as the senior vice president and CIO at the Reading (Pa.) Hospital and Medical Center, where she created the organization's core IT infrastructure and reached Level 6 status on the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model. In 2017, the New Jersey Technology Council recognized Ms. Raman as CIO of the Year for nonprofits.

David Rapp. Vice President of Supply Chain and CIO of Wheeling (W. Va.) Hospital. Since joining Wheeling Hospital in 2006, Mr. Rapp has overseen many major IT initiatives, including implementation of the hospital's EMR, computerization of the cardiology department and replacement of the surgical information system. Mr. Rapp also oversees the hospital's supply chain operations and all corresponding technology systems. He serves on numerous committees and boards, including the West Virginia Health Information Network board of directors and the HIMSS Innovation Committee.

Michael Reagin. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Reagin has two decades of experience in IT management, previously serving as CIO of Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi and chief technology and strategy officer at Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services. Under Mr. Reagin's leadership, Sentara's IT team has received numerous national awards, including the HIMSS Davies Organizational Award in 2010 and CHIME's Healthcare's Most Wired recognition in 2018.

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 has more than 20 years of information system and technology experience. He joined Hackensack Meridian Health in January 2018 after spending time as senior vice president and CIO of Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health. While at Lahey, Dr. Reis led efforts to develop a new IT organizational structure and culture, achieve HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model 7, and earn the "HealthCare's Most Wired" designation from CHIME. During his time at Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Reis has led an EMR implementation and announced partnerships with Microsoft and Google.

Andrew Rosenberg, MD. CIO of Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Dr. Rosenberg joined Michigan Medicine in 2002 and became the system's first CMIO in 2010. He served as interim CIO for a year before permanently stepping into the role in 2017. As CIO, Dr. Rosenberg's main responsibility is planning and executing Michigan Medicine's transition from two IT groups into a single IT and services organization responsible for addressing all IT and data needs for the organization's academic and clinical missions.

Cris Ross. CIO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Ross joined Mayo Clinic as CIO in 2012, where he oversees all IT functions for the health system, which employs more than 63,000 staff members. Mr. Ross also sits on the HHS Services Health IT Standards Committee and the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health steering committee. He has three decades of experience in health IT, previously serving as CIO of the CVS MinuteClinics and executive vice president and general manager of clinical operability at Surescripts.

Robin Sarkar, PhD. Assistant Vice President, Information Systems and CIO of Lakeland Health (St. Joseph, Mich.). Dr. Sarkar served as director of information technology and assistant CIO at Lakeland Health before becoming CIO of the three-hospital system in 2015. As CIO, one of his main goals is making EHR data more visible, measurable and closer to the point of care. Under Dr. Sarkar's leadership, Lakeland Health was named one of CHIME's HealthCare's Most Wired in 2015 and gained HIMSS Stage 7 recertification in 2016.

Manish Shah. Senior Vice President and CIO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Shah, who joined CHS in 2013, is responsible for information systems and advanced technology to support the 127-hospital health system's financial, clinical and administrative operations. From 2011 to 2013, he was senior vice president at Aurora Health Care, a 15-hospital system based in Milwaukee, where he was responsible for technology design, implementation and operations. Mr. Shah also served in IT leadership positions at prescription benefit management subsidiary Caremark Rx, now CVS Caremark.

William Showalter. Senior Vice President, CIO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Showalter, who joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in August 2017, has more than two decades of experience in healthcare IT leadership in academic and nonacademic health systems. He previously served as CIO of UC Davis Health in Sacramento and senior vice president and CIO for Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In nonacademic healthcare, Mr. Showalter served as vice president and CIO for Mercy Health in St. Louis. He is a member of CHIME and served as one of two healthcare industry representatives on the IBM Tivoli Software Board of Advisers for five years.

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. Ms. Smith is a member of HIMSS and CHIME.

Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Smith joined the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem nearly two decades ago. Before serving as CIO, Mr. Smith was NorthShore's chief technology officer for over 10 years. Under his leadership, NorthShore became one of the first healthcare systems in the nation to achieve the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 designation and was selected as an honoree for InformationWeek's Elite 100.

Brent Snyder. Executive Vice President and CIO of AdventHealth (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). As executive vice president and CIO of AdventHealth, Mr. Snyder is responsible for the system's data security direction, analytics and IT systems. He also oversees the system's revenue cycle and cost accounting functions. Before joining AdventHealth, Mr. Snyder was regional CFO of hospitals in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. He is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Tressa Springmann. Senior Vice President and CIO of LifeBridge Health (Baltimore). Ms. Springmann directs information services and telecommunications management for the four-hospital LifeBridge Health and its subsidiaries. She also oversees health information management and participates in strategic planning. Ms. Springmann previously served as president of Maryland HIMSS, is a certified professional in Health Information Systems Management and attained certification as a healthcare CIO. She serves on the healthcare management program advisory board for Towson (Md.) University.

Subra Sripada. Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer and System CIO of Beaumont Health (Royal Oak, Mich.). Mr. Sripada joined Beaumont Health in 2008 as associate CIO, later advancing to senior vice president and CIO. Before joining Beaumont, Mr. Sripada served in a leadership role at PwC, a global management consulting firm, where he consulted on health IT and business strategy in the U.S. and internationally. He also has held leadership positions at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and professional services firm Ernst & Young. Mr. Sripada is a member of CHIME and serves on the healthcare advisory boards of Microsoft and AT&T.

Tom Stafford. Vice President and CIO of Halifax Health (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Mr. Stafford joined Halifax Health in 2007 as leader of its project management office. Since 2011, he has served as the director of information services while leading the health system's IT functions. In January 2014, Mr. Stafford was named CIO and has redesigned communication workflow and improved real-time collaboration between physicians and other staff members. He drove the initiative to adopt secure, HIPAA-compliant texting and is leading a project to measure the effect of interoperability between the hospital's EHR, predictive alerting and real-time communication system.

Brian Sterud. CIO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Prior to joining Faith Regional in 2012, Mr. Sterud served as director of information management at Brookings (S.D.) Health System. Mr. Sterud was also a network analyst, remote systems engineer and data systems engineer, bringing knowledge of technology initiatives to Faith Regional. He graduated from CHIME's CIO boot camp in 2011.

Joey Sudomir. Senior Vice President of Innovative Technology Solutions and CIO of Texas Health Resources (Arlington). In his dual roles, Mr. Sudomir for oversees information technology activities within the system's 29 hospitals and 19 acute-care locations. He joined Texas Health Partners in 2008 as vice president of IT. During his tenure, Mr. Sudomir has helped all of Texas Health Resource's joint venture hospitals achieve meaningful use. Before coming to Texas Health Resources, Mr. Sudomir served as an IT executive for a national hospital operator with more than 60 U.S. facilities.

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.

Brian Tew. Vice President of Professional Services and CIO of Greater Hudson Valley Health System (Middletown, N.Y.). Prior to joining the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Mr. Tew worked as vice president of operations and CIO at Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center. He was in charge of the 330-bed hospital's information systems, medical records and several other departments. At Greater Hudson Valley, Mr. Tews is responsible for IT, communications and professional services at they system's three hospital campuses. Under his leadership, the system's Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown became the first hospital in the state to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 status.

Tim Thompson. Senior Vice President and CIO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Before joining BayCare Health System in 2010, Mr. Thompson served as senior vice president and CIO of Houston-based Methodist Health System. In his current role, he is responsible for implementing technology initiatives to support the system's patient engagement strategy. In 2017, Mr. Thompson helped BayCare launch a free mobile wayfinding app called BayCare Compass to help patients and visitors find specific areas within the system's 15 hospitals.

Jim Veline. Senior Vice President and CIO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). In his dual roles as senior vice president and CIO, Mr. Veline is responsible for IT services across the system's 33 hospitals, 40 senior living facilities and more than 200 clinics. Before joining Avera Health, Mr. Veline served in leadership roles at Nebraska Methodist Health System and Nebraska Health System, both in Omaha. During his tenure, Avera Health has been named among HealthCare's Most Wired hospitals 16 times and implemented a telemedicine program.

Joel Vengco. Senior Vice President, Informatics & Technology and CIO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Along with his roles as senior vice president of informatics and technology and CIO of Baystate Health, Mr. Vengco serves as CIO for the Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization in western Massachusetts. He is also the co-founder of the region's information exchange program. Since joining Baystate Health in 2012, Mr. Vengco has been responsible for the system's technology vision, strategy and operations. He previously served as a vice president and general manager at GE Healthcare IT.

John Ward. Senior Vice President and CIO of TriHealth (Cincinnati). Mr. Ward has led several initiatives since arriving at TriHealthin 2014, including developing a systemwide IT strategy, services and support. Under his tenure, the health system achieved HIMSS Stage 7 and has received eight consecutive HealthCare's Most Wired designations. Mr. Ward previously was TriHealth's director of health systems integration and director of ambulatory systems.

Eric Yablonka. CIO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Mr. Yablonka joined Stanford from the University of Chicago Medicine, where he spent 16 years as CIO. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of technology strategies to streamline operations. Prior to his role at University of Chicago Medicine, Mr. Yablonka held executive roles at the Joint Commission, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

 

 

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