Michael Saad, SVP & Chief Information Officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Michael Saad, SVP & Chief Information Officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, joins the podcast to discuss his background, leveraging technology to mitigate financial pressures, how he's thinking about growth and adding value to his organization, and more.


Michael Saad, SVP & Chief Information Officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Discusses Leveraging Technology for Financial Optimization

About Michael Saad

Michael Saad is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He has extensive experience in technology and healthcare and is passionate about leveraging technology to improve financial optimization in healthcare organizations.

Leveraging Technology to Mitigate Financial Pressures in Healthcare

Michael understands that healthcare organizations are facing financial pressures, making it difficult to pass additional costs on to consumers. In order to offset those costs, Michael believes technology can help with optimization. He is currently focusing on expansions including freestanding emergency departments and joint ventures in imaging, behavioral health, and patient rehab.

Focusing on Growth and Adding Value to the Organization

Michael is always thinking about how he can add value to his organization and drive growth. He encourages investing in digital platforms like telehealth, digital registration, and check-in processes in order to keep up with consumer demands. By continuously improving the digital experience for patients, Michael believes his organization can differentiate themselves from competitors and drive growth.

Creating a More Digitally Integrated Healthcare System

Michael, the CIO of a healthcare organization, discusses how he is working to create a more digitally integrated healthcare system. He talks about the importance of understanding the legislative landscape, as well as investing in staff and their skillsets to enable digital transformation. By building a culture of innovation and constantly exploring new technologies, Michael believes his organization can stay ahead of the curve and continue to provide exceptional care to their patients.


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This episode aired on 05/13/2023 and can be listened here.


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