102 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2021

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Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2021 edition of the "102 hospital and health system CIOs to know" annual list.

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

The individuals and institutions featured here have received recognition from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

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.

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.

Scott Arnold. Executive Vice President and CIO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Mr. Arnold leads technology implementation across Tampa General. He joined the health system in 2010 to manage the conversion of its EHR and now plays an integral role in the health system's innovation initiatives and digital transformation. He was vice president of Mercy Health in St. Louis before joining Tampa General.

Michael Archuleta, MBA. CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). As CIO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Mr. Archuleta leads all IT services efforts, including cybersecurity and EMR systems. Mr. Archuleta helped Mt. San Rafael Hospital achieve stage 6 on the eight-stage HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model in 2017, a feat only reached by 34 percent of U.S. hospitals.

Tom Andriola. Vice Chancellor of Information, Technology and Data of UC Irvine. 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.

Cara Babachicos. Senior Vice President and CIO of South Shore Health (Weymouth, Mass.). Ms. Babachicos is responsible for the IT infrastructure and technology department at South Shore, which includes about 200 team members and a $50 million operating budget. She oversees cybersecurity, clinical and business applications, biomedical and the enterprise project management office. Ms. Babachicos was CIO of community hospitals and post-acute at Mass General Brigham for five years before joining South Shore Health.

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

R. Hal Baker, MD. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer at WellSpan Health (York, Pa.). Dr. Baker was tapped to lead WellSpan's IT department and create an analytics Center of Excellence and innovation center in 2020. He also oversees the health system's cybersecurity, medical informatics and health information management initiatives. Dr. Baker has been an integral member of the system's IT team since 2013, when he became senior vice president of clinical improvement and helped WellSpan create patient portals and achieve HIMSS Level 7 recognition.

Tom Barnett. Chief Information and Digital Officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Barnett was vice president and CIO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center before joining Baptist Memorial Health Care in May 2020. He has also held IT leadership roles at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. At Baptist Memorial, Mr. Barnett oversees enterprise application services and leads IT services strategy and financial technology planning for the organization.

Darrell Bodnar. CIO of North Country Healthcare (Whitefield, N.H.). Mr. Bodnar was named North Country's CIO in November 2019. He led the health system's search for an EHR platform and system standardization across all facilities. Mr. Bodnar focuses on using technology and data to improve the patient experience and clinician satisfaction.

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

Geoffrey Brown. 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 Aurora Health (Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee). Dr. Byrne has more than 15 years of experience in clinical informatics and 10 years of professional practice experience. She is CIO of 26-hospital Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems, formed by the merger of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. Before the merger, she was CIO of Advocate.

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

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.

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 and Chief Information and Technology Officer of Kaiser Health Plan and Hospitals (Oakland, Calif.). Ms. Comer oversees Kaiser Permanente's IT vision, strategy and execution, and leads a team of more than 6,000 employees. She focuses on using IT to improve quality and realize a return on investment while reducing costs. Her team also introduces new digital technologies to health plan members. Ms. Comer was chief technology officer at Fireman's Fund Insurance before joining Kaiser in 2007.

Andy Crowder. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Analytics Officer at Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Crowder oversees IT for Atrium Health, a 42-hospital health system with 1,500 care locations across the Carolinas and Georgia. He joined the health system in 2019 and championed Atrium's digital acceleration strategy to support long-term growth and provide new care delivery models. He was instrumental in developing Atrium Hospital at Home during the pandemic, and his team paired clinical data with COVID-19 testing results to tackle disparities in healthcare delivery.

Jim Daly. Vice President and CIO of Washington Regional (Fayetteville, Ark.). Mr. Daly joined Washington Regional in 2017 as director of information services and has since been promoted to CIO. In 2020, he led IT efforts for the hospital which supported 84,722 telehealth visits. He has more than 22 years of health IT and leadership experience.

Sunil Dadlani. Vice President and CIO of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Mr. Dadlani became the top IT executive at Atlantic Health System in September 2020. He is responsible for the system's IT strategies and platforms, focused on the growth and development of its EHR. He was CIO of the New York State Department of Health, where he led a digital business technology transformation to deliver healthcare services to 19 million New Yorkers, before joining Atlantic Health System.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Steve Hess. CIO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Mr. Hess oversees IT for UCHealth, a nonprofit health system with a workforce of more than 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 Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Joseph oversees health IT for Spectrum Health, a $8.3 billion nonprofit integrated health system. He is responsible for the strategic and operational systems, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness. He took on his current role in 2018 after serving as senior vice president of information services for Spectrum Health Delivery System. He also has experience as vice president of information systems and services for IdeaSphere.

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.

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.

Stephanie Lahr, MD. CIO and Chief Medical Information Officer at Monument Health (Rapid City, S.D.). Dr. Lahr joined Monument in 2016 and helped lead clinical aspects of its EHR implementation. She became CIO in 2018 and is now responsible for the system's IT strategy and division management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she quickly formed new teams to build applications such as chat bots for patient engagement and got telehealth services up and running in three days. She now leads the system's digital transformation, which includes an artificial intelligence-powered omnichannel virtual assistant platform.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. Hehas served as CIO at four other large health systems.

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

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

B.J. Moore. CIO of Providence (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Moore joined Providence in January 2019 to drive the health system’s digital transformation. Mr. Moore previously spent time at Microsoft where he was vice president of enterprise commerce and compliance, cloud and artificial intelligence. He also served as the vice president of enterprise commerce, Windows and devices group. Mr. Moore now oversees IT for the health system, which includes 52 hospitals, 1,085 clinics and 120,000 caregivers.

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

Kristin Myers. Executive Vice President, CIO and Dean for IT at Mount Sinai (New York City). Ms. Myers was promoted from senior vice president for technology to her current role in June 2020. She's led health IT transformation efforts at Mount Sinai focused on clinical care, research and education. She was the system's director of IT, where she led an EHR install and established the IT program management office and change management as an IT discipline.

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.

Nassar Nizami. Executive Vice President and CIO of 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.

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

Thomas Pacek. Vice President of Information Systems and CIO of Inspira Health (Mullica Hill, N.J.). Mr. Pacek is a 12-year veteran of Inspira. During his time with the system, he has played a significant role in enhancing the patient experience and operational efficiency. He joined the Inspira leadership team in 2008 and since then has secured multiple strategic partnerships and spearheaded the system's EHR platform install. He also oversees the communications and biomedical engineering departments in strategic clinical and financial imperatives.

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

Ben Patel. CIO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Patel joined Cone Health in 2018 as CIO. He has more than 20 years of experience in health technology leadership and plays an integral role in establishing the health system’s IT strategy and culture. Mr. Patel previously served as CIO of Sinai Health System in Chicago.

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

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

Michael Pfeffer, MD. CIO of Stanford (Calif.) HealthCare. Dr. Pfeffer spent six years as the CIO of UCLA Health before joining Stanford in August. He oversees IT for the academic medical center and health system. While at UCLA, Dr. Pfeffer developed the information and telecommunication systems for the health system and was the lead physician during its initial EHR go-live in 2013. Dr. Pfeffer was the first chief medical information officer at UCLA Health before becoming CIO.

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.

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

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

Dwight Raum. Interim Senior Vice President and CIO of Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore). Mr. Raum joined Johns Hopkins in 2001 and became chief technology officer in 2013. He took on the interim CIO role in March 2020 and also serves as vice provost and CIO of Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Raum gained extensive experience in precision medicine and data analytics as co-director of Hopkins inHealth, the department responsible for the system's digital strategy.

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.

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 (Md.) Health. Ms. Rice has a strong background in nursing, health IT, project management and physician relations. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, her teams implemented systems and procedures to limit staff and patient exposure with telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Frederick Health won the DrFirst Healthiverse Heroes Award under Ms. Rice's leadership for breaking down silos between departments and improving patient care. She was director of clinical applications at Trivergent Health Alliance, a regional management services organization, for three years before joining Frederick Health.

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

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

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

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.

Robin Sarkar, PhD. Vice President IT and CIO of Spectrum Health Lakeland (St. Joseph, Mich.). Dr. Sarkar oversees the IT department and supports the strategy and technology initiatives for the health system, which includes 4,000 members of the staff members and a health plan. The health system has three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center and 41 physician practices as well as a cancer center.

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

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

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

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

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

Joel Vengco. Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Mr. Vengco oversees health IT for Baystate Health, which includes five hospitals and more than 90 medical practices and 12,000 team members. He is responsible for the technology strategy and operations, and also oversees IT for the Pioneer Valley Accountable Care Organization. Mr. Vengco also co-founded the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange. He has previous experience as vice president and general manager of one of the global businesses for GE’s healthcare IT business unit.

William Walders. CIO of Health First (Rockledge, Fla.). As CIO of Health First, Mr. Walders leads all information systems implementations and IT operations at Health First. He joined the health system in 2019 and has a background in various IT leadership roles as well as the U.S. military, where he had a 22-year career in the Navy. Before joining Health First, Mr. Walders was chief technology officer of federal health and senior director of the Department of Defense's strategy for VMware in Boston.

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.

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

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

 Editor's note: This article was updated Sept. 23 and Sept. 29.

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