133 CIOs to know | 2024 (2024)

Chief information officers utilize new and innovative technologies to optimize, streamline and improve healthcare delivery.

The featured IT executives are leading strategic initiatives that benefit patients and providers. In collaboration with their talented teams, they are modernizing their hospitals and health systems by implementing new EHR systems, cybersecurity softwares and telehealth services.

Note: Becker's Healthcare developed this list based onnominationsand editorial research.This list is not exhaustive, nor is it an endorsem*nt of included leaders or associated healthcare providers. Leaders cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order. We extend a special thank you to Rhoda Weiss for her contributions to this list.

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Chris Akeroyd. Executive 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. Mr. Akeroyd's team recently spearheaded digital business enablement for the Children’s Health Medical Center Plano campus expansion. He is currently developing the technology strategy for the health system's upcoming $5 billion pediatric campus, slated to open in 2031. Mr. Akeroyd also serves on the Dallas CIO Advisory Board.

Tom Andriola. Chief Digital Officer and Vice Chancellor of Information, Technology and Data of UC Irvine (Calif.). Mr. Andriola oversees health IT for UC Irvine. He joined University of California Systems as CIO in 2013 and has a background as a business transformation leader for a billion-dollar enterprise. Mr. Andriola also serves as the managing chair for the California Tele-health Network, a nonprofit organization supporting underserved and safety-net clinics in the state.

Mike Angelakos, DrPH. CIO of Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Mr. Angelakos leads strategic planning for Geisinger’s enterprise IT with a focus on collaboration, digital innovation, operational efficiency, patient satisfaction and care quality. He identifies opportunities to modernize systems and drive program development like Geisinger’s cloud computing initiative, which transitioned nearly 900 applications to Amazon Web Services and streamlined operations by retiring more than 450 applications. Dr. Angelakos led a restructuring of Geisinger’s IT department, breaking down silos to create a more agile organization that is better aligned with strategic goals and positioning Geisinger as a technological leader in the U.S. healthcare sector. Under his direction, Geisinger achieved the CHIME Most Wired, Level 10 award for four consecutive years, highlighting the use of technology in improving patient health outcomes and care delivery.

Paola Arbour. Executive Vice President and CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Ms. Arbour is executive vice president and CIO of Tenet, overseeing leadership and strategic direction for the health system's IT systems. She also identifies opportunities to support the company's care network with digital technology, data automation and customer experience. She has headed strategic imperatives for the system, including the Voice of the Consumer strategy, which made IT a business enabler to achieve companywide objectives and outcomes. She also helped the system launch a vendor revitalization program and a self-funded innovation team.

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

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

Lisa Avellino. Chief Information and Technology Officer at Moses Weitzman Health System (Middletown, Conn.). Ms. Avellino is responsible for leading her team in delivering secure, solution-driven technology and processes for clinicians, educators and researchers. This includes its statewide community health centers, school-based health programs, the national institute for medical assistant training, the consortium for advanced practice providers, the Weitzman Research Institute and ConferMED specialty consult services. She has also put focus into modernizing the heath IT system for Moses.

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

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

Tom Barnett. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Barnett oversees all aspects of technology for Baptist Memorial Health Care for Baptist's three primary areas, which are clinical care, its clinical research mission and its academic mission through the Baptist Health Sciences University. Mr. Barnett currently leads a team of 400 in the corporate IT department for Baptist. His IT division, Baptist Technology Services, delivers EHR, enterprise resource planning, IT security, productivity and communications technologies to the entire organization. The team is in the midst of a multi-year modernization and transformation journey of most of their technology services, as well as a refresh of the organization's entire IT security framework. As digital officer, Mr. Barnett is responsible for creating the digital roadmap and experience framework for both external patient journeys and internal employee workflows. He is tasked with creating a seamless and streamlined experience.

Steven Beal. Senior Vice President and CIO of MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Mr. Beal has years of progressive experience managing complex initiatives, information systems business functions and executive level support for MemorialCare, which includes 4 hospitals, 330 care locations, a physician group and 2,600 physicians. He serves on MemorialCare Innovation Fund, one of the nation’s early pioneers in strategic investments. Mr. Beal provides strategic and tactical leadership for innovative, cost-effective technological and digital solutions to help ensure the best possible experience for internal customers and patients. Engaged at all levels of governance, he advises leadership in technology, staff development, business models and financial planning, as well as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. His recent focus has been centered around advancing digital health, including AI technologies like ambient listening and new digital front door tools to enhance the overall patient experience.

Tom Bentley, BSN. Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Since being named chief information and digital transformation officer in 2023, Mr. Bentley has guided the IT launch of many key initiatives, positively impacting healthcare technology and patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Mr. Bentley is actively involved in the openings of many ambulatory and inpatient locations and the deployment of clinical applications at each. Some of his accomplishments at the medical center include implementing Epic's Hyperdrive Phase II and deploying Tecsys inventory management system to improve supply chain functionality. He also led the medical center to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 recognition for the first time since 2020.

Darrell Bodnar. CIO for North Country Healthcare (Whitefield, N.H.). As CIO for North Country Healthcare, Mr. Bodnar oversees the integration and standardization of the organization's Meditech Expanse EHR across its three critical access hospitals and the North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency. In conjunction with other hospital leaders, he is developing and executing the organization's strategic plan to create a clinically-integrated and financially sustainable system to address population health and health indicators for the community. He is tasked with creating new community partnership opportunities, enabling high-quality local level care, and ensuring the care delivery model focuses on patient outcomes. Mr. Bodnar has held the CIO role at NCH since 2019 and served as the executive sponsor for Meditech implementation, resulting in five EHRs and patient portals condensing into one. Amongst many other IT initiatives, he also led an Office365 upgrade, helped develop the systemwide intranet, and helped create and streamline various IT policies. Recently, he was key in launching a Reducing Sleepless Nights campaign that reduces the amount of time between a patient having a mammogram and receiving results, cutting waiting time by nearly 50%.

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.

Paul Browne. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Mr. Browne joined Henry Ford Health System in February 2018 after spending time as CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare. He has experience overseeing the information services across Tenet and specializes in transformational change in complex organizations. Mr. Browne also focuses on developing clinical intelligence capabilities across large systems.

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

Deborah Cancilla. CIO and Executive Vice President of Data Strategy at Temple Health (Philadelphia). Ms. Cancilla provides strategic planning, daily management and oversight for all technology-related activities and services across Temple University Health System. She assures that the health system’s essential data and technology services are well-integrated and secure while investigating innovative digital solutions for patients, providers and payers. This includes the development of governance for projects and data, daily oversight of technology operations, sustainability, standardization of enterprise data, infrastructure development, user services improvement, telecommunications transitions and development, education and training, business continuity, disaster recovery planning, and contract negotiations. Ms. Cancilla joined Temple Health in July 2020 and quickly stabilized and integrated teams while replacing homegrown technologies with robust enterprise systems. In 2022, she directed a complete overhaul of the system’s intranet, reintroduced as “The Hub,” to provide a more user-friendly, intuitive, and informative resource for employees. She also helped to make telemedicine a permanent fixture at Temple, prioritizing virtual care during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

Eric Carey. CIO and Vice President of Information Systems for Valley Health System (Ridgewood, N.J.). As vice president and CIO, Mr. Carey is responsible for the information systems and telecommunications services for Valley Health System. This includes all services from infrastructure through to end-user customer service, via a 24/7 service desk. His team supports over 60 locations of the $700 million health system. Mr. Carey led the designing of Valley's Smart Hospital, which opened in May 2024 and implements AI across the care continuum, from building management systems to patient fall risk detection. He is also active on the speaker circuit, presenting at various conferences including CHIME, MUSE, and Meditech forums.

Matthew Chambers. CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). He served as CIO of Scott & White for two years before it merged with Baylor in 2013, when he became CIO of the entire system. He now oversees health IT for more than 52 hospitals and 49,000-plus employees. Mr. Chambers works with the executive team to align information systems strategies with business objectives. He also led the system's EHR implementation.

Deepesh Chandra. Senior Vice President and CIO for Montefiore Health System (Bronx, N.Y.). Mr. Chandra was appointed as senior vice president and CIO for Montefiore in 2023, where he assumed responsibility for leading IT teams, integrating cutting-edge technologies like cloud, analytics, AI and digital experience, and transforming core healthcare technologies such as EHRs, cybersecurity, enterprise resource planning and telehealth services. He aims to modernize healthcare delivery while identifying growth opportunities for the organization's business. Mr. Chandra has worked at the intersection of healthcare and technology for 20 years across various healthcare organizations, improving patient outcomes, managing costs and enhancing accessibility for patients. Outside of his professional life, he is involved with healthcare organizations that serve marginalized communities, particularly non-English-speaking communities.

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

Zafar Chaudry. Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and CIO at Seattle Children's. Dr. Chaudry joined Seattle Children's as its chief digital officer in 2017. In his current role, he provides vision and leadership for the development of technology initiatives and enterprisewide information systems and services for Seattle Children’s. His goal is to enable clinicians with the best technology to deliver safe and excellent care to patients. Dr. Chaudry began his career as a physician and has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of IT. His background includes work in both healthcare and corporate settings in the U.S., Australia, Western Europe and the U.K. across enterprise infrastructure development, business intelligence, unified telecommunications, and the implementation of healthcare information systems and EHRs. He previously served as CIO at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Meridith Coburn. Vice President of IT and CIO at Saint Francis Health System (Tulsa, Okla.). Ms. Coburn oversees all information technology for Saint Francis Health System, which includes 11,000-plus employees across its flagship hospital, another urban hospital, two rural hospitals, an affiliated university teaching hospital and more than 115 physician clinic sites. Her team is responsible for all software applications for inpatient services, ambulatory, home health, hospice, rehabilitation, outpatient and inpatient dialysis, radiology, oncology and laboratory. She also is in charge of technology infrastructure, such as computers and networks, and led the system’s successful move to Epic, Workday and Hyland document management software. Saint Francis has its own telecommunications company, which is one of the largest phones in the state. Additionally, she oversees Medicall, the phone-answering service for all physicians. Ms. Coburn has helped to modernize its technology and tech systems. She originally joined the Saint Francis system in 1997.

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.

Paul Brian Contino. CIO of University Hospital (Newark, N.J.). Since joining University Hospital in May 2022, Mr. Contino has been responsible for overseeing the hospital's IT vision and strategic plan. He leverages technology to enhance patient care and experience, streamline operations, secure information systems, and improve overall health system performance. Mr. Contino brings over 25 years of executive management experience to his role, having touched all aspects of technology, business and clinical systems, research, and innovation throughout his career. In addition to his role at UH, he serves as chair of the HIMSS Global Health Conference Education Committee, board member of New Jersey HIMSS and member of the New Jersey Health Information Network Advisory Council. Prior to joining UH, Mr. Contino held leadership roles at The Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa., New York City Health + Hospitals, Bellevue Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

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

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

Sunil Dadlani. Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer at Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Mr. Dadlani is responsible for the enhancement of digital patient and consumer experiences, which includes delivering transformative technology solutions to elevate patient care, outcomes and interactions. He is committed to leveraging technological innovation to provide the highest quality care and ultimately build healthier communities for the 7.5 million patients Atlantic Health System serves. He is particularly focused on the expansion and diversification of intelligent automation, including AI, throughout the healthcare system. He assesses broad technology needs by reflecting on industry-guiding principles, the evolving patient experience, investment models, branding and marketing, available data, work effort and investment maximization.

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

Randy Davis. CIO and Vice President of Support Services at CGH Medical Center (Sterling, Ill.). Mr. Davis has overseen health IT at CGH Medical Center since November 1996. He is responsible for the technology initiatives at the hospital, which includes a medical staff of 115 physicians and 1,500 employees.

Myra Davis. Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Texas Children’s (Houston). Ms. Davis oversees technology, innovation and data for the nation’s largest pediatric hospital system and its approximately 20,000 employees. She leads a team of over 500 across 120 locations, managing more than 77,000 endpoint devices, 30 billion rows of information, and digital platforms that serve over 4 million patient encounters. During her tenure, she has collaborated with clinical and operational executives to create an online scheduling strategy for improved and convenient access to care across all entities and service lines. As a result, Texas Children’s was one of the first pediatric and women’s hospitals to offer fully online scheduling for subspecialty practices. Ms. Davis also spearheaded the launch of intelligent process automation to assist with redundant tasks, leading to the optimization and repurposing of multiple resources across the pediatric and women’s system. Ms. Davis received the 2023 Houston CIO Leadership award and the 2019 Houston CIO of the Year award from ORBIE. Under her leadership, Texas Children’s has received Computerworld Data + Editors’ Choice Awards and Most Wired Innovator Awards from American Hospital Association for six consecutive years. CIO recognized Texas Children’s among its most innovative organizations, naming it a winner of the CIO 100 award in 2024.

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 reimbursem*nt.

Ronald "Ron" Double. CIO of Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Mr. Double is the CIO for Parkview Health, a nonprofit, community-based health system with 14 hospitals and nearly 300 clinic locations. Mr. Double has been a key collaborator on many important initiatives at Parkview, such as a complete phone system replacement, the replacement of two data centers and the implementation of two EHR systems. In the summer of 2023, Parkview was recognized by HIMSS with a Stage 7 certification, the highest designation possible, thanks to its implementation and effective use of technology in healthcare for both its inpatient hospitals and outpatient facilities. Under Mr. Double's leadership, Parkview's IT department is now pursuing the Davies Award of Excellence with HIMSS, a top recognition available only to healthcare systems with Stage 7 certification.

Vince Doyle. CIO at Medical City Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Doyle first joined the HCA network in 2010, and has since held roles including CIO of HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division and IT leadership positions in HCA Healthcare’s North Florida and South Atlantic divisions. As CIO of Medical City, Mr. Doyle delivers technology solutions that solve business challenges and support patient-centered care. He leads a team of 250 colleagues, providing IT strategic direction, solutions and support for 21 Medical City Healthcare inpatient hospitals and other sites of care. He oversees various solutions, including infrastructure, cloud, automation, data engineering, software development, enterprise systems and clinical technology initiatives, serving 18,600 Medical City Healthcare employees and 5,500 active physicians. He is responsible for deploying enterprisewide technologies to improve nursing and clinical workflow at scale across the system. To facilitate the center's growth, Mr. Doyle led and integrated seven hospital systems and their associated IT systems, including Medical City, into the HCA Healthcare organization. Mr. Doyle has also led numerous other IT planning and installation efforts for new facility construction projects since joining Medical City Healthcare in 2021. Employee engagement for Mr. Doyle’s team in 2023 was the highest ever documented within the division.

Robert Eardley. CIO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). Mr. Eardley is CIO for University Hospitals, where he leads the overall IT strategy for over 30,000 caregivers, 21 hospitals with five joint ventures, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200-plus physician offices. Along with other members of the leadership team, he ensures that the system's new EHR delivers the best patient, provider and caregiver experience. He also oversees information security, infrastructure, IT digital solutions and enterprise analytics, and IT innovation and development. His most recent achievement was assisting in the new EHR implementation, which impacted more than 27,000 caregivers, 5,000 providers, 100 workgroups, more than 50 EHR modules, 400 interfaces, 20,000 devices and 20 terabytes of converted legacy system information. He also deployed UH core systems to five acquired hospitals, migrated to a unified patient access and revenue cycle system, launched an enterprise analytics program, led an IT buildout for a hospital expansion and sports medicine complex, and established a dual data center and cloud solution. He also co-chairs the UH digital consumer journey council and the emergency technology council.

Julie Eastman. Senior Vice President and CIO at UCI Health (Orange, Calif.). Ms. Eastman manages UCI Health's IT infrastructure, IT operations and projects, technology and application delivery and support, clinical informatics, telecommunications and biomedical engineering. Having previously served as a critical care nurse, Ms. Eastman uses her unique perspective to ensure that any infrastructure changes improve care and efficiency throughout the entire organization. Her leadership led the successful deployment to replace the legacy enterprise Lab Anatomic Pathology System with Epic's Beaker, creating greater integration of patient records and clinical workflows. Ms. Eastman also sits on UCI's Women in Technology board.

​​Jason Ewing. Vice President and CIO of Midland (Texas) Health. As CIO of Midland Health, Mr. Ewing leads the system's IT, data and analytics domain. He is responsible for creating and upkeeping a robust cybersecurity program, ensuring the safety of digital assets, and enforcing adherence to the standards, controls and processes that fortify the organization and protect sensitive data. His work in architecting a unified single patient record system and fostering interoperability has been key to the modernization of the system's technology platforms. He was also instrumental in leading a shift from a traditional model to a service-oriented team. He and the IT department are additionally responsible for financial stewardship, capital and operating budget oversight, leadership within the Texas Purchasing Coalition, enterprise service management, vendor relationships and more. Under his leadership, the IT department is now spearheading the technological infrastructure needed to support the establishment of a 200-bed inpatient behavioral health center.

Dave Fiser. Senior Vice President and CIO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Mr. Fiser was promoted to senior vice president and CIO of The MetroHealth System in April 2023. Prior to joining the system as vice president and CIO in 2018, he served as vice president and CIO of Cleveland Clinic Akron General for nearly a decade. In his current role, he oversees IT for the health system, which includes four hospitals and more than 20 health centers as well as 40 additional sites that support around 1.4 million visits per year.

Jerry Fox. Chief Information and Digital Officer at BJC Health System (St. Louis). Mr. Fox is responsible for IT, information security operations, biomedical engineering technology and digital initiatives across BJC's 24 hospitals and its clinics, service organizations and programs. He spearheaded BJC's shift to telehealth and virtual care services, enhancing online features for quicker execution and scheduling functionality, thus resulting in significant new patient growth. Under Mr. Fox's leadership, BJC introduced interactive online triage functions that allow patients to enter in symptoms and receive on-demand virtual care, specific to their conditions, which has resulted in an approximately 70% increase in digital platforms usage. Mr. Fox also serves as executive co-sponsor for the system's consumer-centric initiatives and as a board member for College Bound St. Louis.

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

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

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.

Mathew Gaug. Chief Information Technology Officer at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center (Jasper, Ind.). Mr. Gaug is in charge of IT operations for support, purchasing, project management, strategic planning, system integration, cybersecurity, technology deployment, data governance, vendor management and disaster recovery at Memorial. He also oversees all laboratory and radiology services for the health system, supervises a staff of 181 reports and administers a $150 million budget. In addition, Mr. Gaug has led the hospital through Epic optimization projects and has facilitated the creation of executive and provider governance teams for EHR strategies.

Tom Gordon. Senior Vice President and CIO at Virtua Health (Marlton, N.J.). Mr. Gordon oversees technology initiatives and strategy for all of Virtua Health’s operations across more than 400 care locations, including primary and specialty physician practices, home health services, and a wide range of outpatient services. He manages a highly-integrated infrastructure consisting of more than 300 applications, a robust network, telecommunications, and production and disaster recovery data centers. He led the strategy, planning, and execution of Virtua’s implementation of the Epic EHR and during the pandemic, he was integral in responding to the technical challenges of the public health crisis. Under his guidance, Virtua is now implementing a new enterprise resource planning system that will integrate and streamline financial, human resources, supply chain, and analytics functions across the organization. As a result, the system will offer expanded telehealth and remote monitoring services, as well as enhanced cybersecurity and data governance capabilities. Under Mr. Gordon's leadership, the system has committed to investing in innovation and emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, blockchain, and internet of things.

Adriana Guzman. CIO at Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Ms. Guzman assumed the role of CIO at Loretto in early 2024, with duties including management and oversight of a new Meditech Expanse implementation project. She is also in charge of the entire IT staff and its functions. She has a breadth of experience in the implementation of healthcare software programs and years of experience as an IT executive. She also brings strong negotiating capabilities to the technology and consulting aspects of her role.

David Hall, MD. CIO at OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). Dr. Hall has been the CIO at OSF HealthCare since 2020. He oversees more than 400 employees across the IT department. These teams oversee all software used by OSF and its subsidiary Pointcore, across ambulatory, inpatient, diagnostics, revenue cycle, resource planning and reporting, as well as medical and clinical informatics. His teams also support over 50 clients at over 800 locations, expanding outside of OSF HealthCare. At OSF, Dr. Hall and his teams have saved tens of millions of dollars in the last three years, lowering IT’s percent of the net patient revenue. Under his tenure, OSF was one of less than 100 systems to achieve Most Wired level 9 in both ambulatory and inpatient areas. It also achieved Epic Gold Stars level 8/10 in 2024, an increase from level 6 in 2023. Dr. Hall joined OSF in 1999 in internal medicine-pediatrics, transitioned to informatics in 2006, became vice president and chief medical information officer in 2011, and became senior vice president of OSF Integrated Solutions in 2017.

Amanda Hammel. Senior Vice President and CIO of Memorial Hermann Health System (Houston). As senior vice president and CIO of Memorial Hermann Health System, Ms. Hammel is responsible for leading the organization's information technology strategy, managing the implementation of technology systems, and overseeing the IT department's daily operations. She leads the development and execution of technology strategies that align with the organization's goals and objectives, ensuring the security and privacy of patient health information. Her department consists of 720 employees across 250 care delivery sites, as well as a multimillion-dollar expense and capital budget. She and her team are currently driving an EHR system overhaul to Epic, which is an extensive, multi-year undertaking. In addition, she serves as an advocate for gender diversity in healthcare IT through her role on the IGNITE steering committee, a group that allocates more than $775,000 each year to support women leaders in digital health and medical device startups.

Billy Helmandollar. CIO at DCH Health System (Tuscaloosa, Ala.). Mr. Helmandollar has been a technology leader and hospital CIO for the past 19 years. He has been CIO of DCH Health System since 2015. He has planned, developed and implemented cutting-edge information solutions to address business opportunities and streamline growth among DCH's three hospitals and other facilities. His work has been key in lowering costs for facilities and patients, as well as improving care efficiency and achieving better patient and physician satisfaction.

John Henderson. Vice President and CIO of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (Orange, Calif.). Mr. Henderson, along with his team, leads the design, deployment, administration and enhancement of enterprise IT applications and infrastructures at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Since joining the pediatric healthcare system in 2017, he has launched an enhanced patient portal with mobile and web access, made ongoing improvements to the EHR, furthered population health efforts by making opted-in children’s medical records available to school nurses, augmented the telehealth program, and enhanced the remote and hybrid workforce. Before joining CHOC, Mr. Henderson was assistant vice president at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Nolan Hennessee. Vice President and CIO at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System (Savannah, Ga.). Mr. Hennessee is responsible for overseeing all facets of IT within St. Joseph's/Candler Health System. His IT background began during his time in the US Army. Since then, he has amassed 20 years of progressive leadership experience within complex integrated delivery systems and 32 years of IT experience altogether. Under Mr. Hennessee's guidance, St. Joseph's/Candler has achieved significant milestones, including the swift integration of more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians into an integrated EHR system within a year and the implementation of an integrated oncology solution in the system's cancer center and infusion clinics. Prior to joining St. Joseph's/Candler, Mr. Hennessee served as the CIO for Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.

Steve Hess. CIO of UCHealth (Aurora, Colo.). Mr. Hess oversees IT for UCHealth, a nonprofit health system with a workforce of more than 33,000 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.

George T. "Buddy" Hickman. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Buffalo, N.Y.). A past board chair for both CHIME and HIMSS, Mr. Hickman joined the NCI-accredited Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in January 2024. Since then, he and his team have delivered a major enterprise network upgrade to benefit patients, clinicians and researchers. He leads the planning, development and implementation of IT and digital health solutions in order to efficiently and securely support operations across the center. An industry speaker, author and mentor in the digital health leadership sphere, Mr. Hickman has served the health industry as a CIO for more than two decades, including roles at Ernst & Young and PWC. He has led IT-enabled organizational transformation with three other academic health systems, touching every facet of the clinical and business continuum while supporting their academic and research missions.

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.

Geoff 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.

Tony Johnston. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO at Cincinnati Children's. Mr. Johnston began his career at Cincinnati Children's in 1989 as a systems analyst. He rose through the ranks to become a senior leader, earning a reputation as an innovative thinker and collaborator. In his current role, he is responsible for all IT operations systemwide. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Johnston co-led the selection, installation and implementation of Epic's integrated EHR, as well as the design and construction of the health system's data center, which supports the technology infrastructure at all Cincinnati Children's locations. In addition, Mr. Johnston helped lead implementation of Cincinnati Children's telehealth program. Most recently, he co-created the world's first augmented reality/virtual reality training center housed within a hospital.

Jason Joseph. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Corewell Health (Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich.). Mr. Joseph leads strategic and operational information services at Corewell Health, with a primary focus on simplifying and enhancing the healthcare experience for the system’s patients, health plan members, teams and communities. Through easy-to-use digital platforms, applications, technology and medical devices, Mr. Joseph and his team aim to make health more accessible and equitable. He also leads the system’s efforts in cybersecurity, data and analytics, clinical technology and emergency preparedness. Through his leadership, digital services keep over 64,000 team members productive on-site and from home. Recently, Mr. Joseph's team created a mergers and acquisitions playbook that identified seven phases of integration and touched nearly all parts of the enterprise. The scope includes nearly $500 million in investments over a three-year implementation timeframe. He helped align leadership, rationalize hundreds of applications, transition to a single enterprise resource planning system for finance, HR and supply chain, and consolidate its clinical operating ecosystem. In total, the program aims to rationalize several hundred applications by July 2024. The scope and scale involve over 10,000 program participants and will impact nearly 100,000 users across the enterprise and its community partners, providing a modernized and simplified foundation for digital automation, AI enablement and standardized operations.

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. This encompasses Epic EHR, business applications, infrastructure, security, a clinical innovation team and informatics. Dr. Klein led the systemwide rollout of an enterprise resource planning system, as well as a systemwide time and attendance platform. He also designed and implemented the system’s IT governance model and oversees its IT strategy. In addition, he manages an annual budget of about $230 million.

Mark Kilborn. CIO of Springhill Medical Center (Mobile, Ala.). Mr. Kilborn has more than 30 years in the healthcare industry. He spent time as an operations manager before becoming vice president of Allscripts Professional Services and CIO of Springhill Medical Center in 2000. He led the hospital’s initiative to earn the HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Award in 2015 and oversaw EHR implementation. He also has experience with installing new patient portals, telemedicine and data security.

Jeri Koester. CIO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System. Ms. Koester has been with Marshfield Clinic Health System since 2011. She ensures the operational effectiveness and efficient delivery of IT services to Marshfield Clinic Health System, a $3 billion integrated healthcare delivery network. Ms. Koester manages $165 million dollars of IT spend and 500 staff members. As the CIO, she determines long-term information services needs and develops the system's technology vision. She crafts overall strategies for IT, software development, and hardware acquisition and integration to meet the organization’s mission and vision. Throughout 2023 and the beginning of 2024, Ms. Koester and her team have completed the system's integrated ambulatory infrastructure, incorporated customer experience and design to inform a mobile channel, implemented an automation center of excellence for payer processes, and set the strategic direction for innovations like the adoption of cloud strategy, digital intake and registration, virtual scribes and virtual RNs.

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 Independence (Pa.) Health System. Mr. Lutz joined Independence Health System, formerly named Butler Health, in 2009 and is now responsible for the health system’s cybersecurity and IT functions. He leverages over 30 years of experience in IT, data communications and information security. He excels in resolving fragmentation across the system, bridging the gaps and ensuring systemwide unification. He also maximizes the value of the system's investments, reduces manual tasks, overcomes staffing shortages and champions interoperability. Mr. Lutz is also an adjunct professor of healthcare ethics, law, privacy and information assurance, a CHIME member, sector chief for the healthcare and public sector of the FBI's Pittsburgh InfraGard partnership, and holds several other leadership positions.

Sophy Lu. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Ms. Lu is responsible for health IT at Northwell, deploying technology and business strategies as well as overseeing technology purchases, establishing IT policies, and ensuring security and privacy of technology systems. Her role impacts more than 1,900 team members and 3,000 solutions. Ms. Lu has spearheaded various application strategies at Northwell, including the rollout of ICD-10, the initiation of the digital transformation of patient engagement and access, digitization of imaging, EHR optimizations, technology solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic response, recovery and vaccine efforts, and the transformation of Northwell’s EHR to Epic. She has been with Northwell Health since 2010 and has been in her current role since April of 2022. Upon assuming the role, Ms. Lu became the nation's first Asian American and Pacific Islander hospital system CIO.

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

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

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

TJ Malseed. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Keck Medicine of USC (Los Angeles). Mr. Malseed oversees a department of over 400 staff members who support 4 hospitals, 92 outpatient facilities, over 19,000 users and more than 300 applications at Keck Medicine. He is tasked with the years’ long goal of creating an enterprisewide technology and data governance structure, a fully developed analytics teams and a sophisticated cybersecurity program. He has expanded his functional umbrella to include AI and robotic process automation product development, as well as health data innovation. Mr. Malseed has seen the department through tremendous growth, quadrupling the workforce and stabilizing operations so that focus could shift to future investments. He has implemented an identity access management program that automates 80% of onboarding processes to reduce pressure on personnel management and expedite employee readiness. He also made significant investments in infrastructure for Keck, quickly mobilizing a hybrid remote environment that has only increased in stability since the Covid-19 pandemic. The scalability of the highly-reliable cybersecure infrastructure was the groundwork for a recent hospital acquisition that has required system integration for thousands of users and hundreds of applications.

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

Novlet Mattis. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer at Orlando (Fla.) Health. As Orlando Health's CIO, Ms. Mattis leads a team of nearly 1,000 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. Under her leadership, HIMSS designated Orlando Health with its highest ranking as a Stage 7 organization.

Edward McCallister. Senior Vice President and CIO at UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. McCallister has more than 30 years of experience in information technology. He leads UPMC’s IT division, which provides centralized services to support and enable the medical center's operations domestically and internationally. He and his team of more than 2,500 IT professionals ensure that technology systems and services are resilient, secure, scalable and efficient. Partnering with UPMC clinical and business leadership, he is responsible for the technology strategy and infrastructure that supports clinical care, insurance services, international operations, and research across more than 40 hospitals and 800 outpatient sites. His IT division manages 500,000-plus connected devices, 3,400-plus applications, and 70 petabytes of data storage, including 2.7 billion patient records. Additionally, he partners with human resources to promote inclusive hiring practices for a diverse technology workforce, promoting DEI and impacting the IT employee experience through employee engagement initiatives. He encourages transparency across the IT division and UPMC through communications and forums including quarterly all-staff town halls, virtual and in-person rounding with teams, and monthly forums with all managers. He is the founder and executive sponsor of UPMC’s Women in IT employee resource group, frequently attending events and acting as a sponsor for many women at UPMC.

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.

Pamela Mcnu*tt. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Ms. Mcnu*tt 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. Mcnu*tt 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.

Jeremy Meller. CIO of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.Mr. Meller became CIO forChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2020 afterserving as vice president of information systems and technology since 2014. He first joined the hospital in 2012 as senior director of IT operations. Prior, he gained experience leadingsupply chain and IT for two military hospitals while serving as captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. Duringhis service, he was awarded the Army Healthcare Information Management Officer of the Year Award. He has also spent time as division CIO for Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic, CIO for Iowa Heart Center, chief of information management for Munson Army Health Center inFort Leavenworth, Kansas, and director of technology operations for Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health System. Currently, he is overseeing a new $2 billion pediatric hospital with the latest and most innovative technology. He is a HIMSSfellow and a member of CHIME.

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

Aaron Miri. Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Fla.). Mr. Miri joined Baptist Health in September 2021, assuming responsibility for the system's future from an IT perspective, with an emphasis on digital strategy, innovation, cybersecurity, and the integration of technology across the enterprise. He brings to his role more than 20 years of health IT experience and a track record of transforming care delivery for consumers, patients and providers by collaborating with clinicians, internal stakeholders and technology partners. In the first year of his tenure at Baptist Health, he was heavily involved in the transition to a new enterprisewide EHR and the launch of three digital applications, including an all-in-one wayfinding platform called Baptist Access and a new patient portal known as Baptist MyChart. In 2016, The Obama Administration appointed Mr. Miri to serve on the federal Health IT Policy Committee. In 2020, the U.S. Senate appointed Mr. Miri for a second term on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, where he currently serves as co-chair of the 28-member committee and co-chair of the Annual Report Workgroup, which reviews final versions of the HITAC annual report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress each fiscal year. He is also an advisor to the National Academy of Medicine on topics of healthcare privacy, security and data and is a 2022 gubernatorial appointment to the Florida State College of Jacksonville District Board of Trustees.

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.

Mark Moch. Chief Information Officer at American Oncology Network (Fort Myers, Fla.). Mr. Moch is responsible for technology strategy, leadership and executive strategic direction at the American Oncology Network. He is responsible for all aspects of technology including all systems, infrastructure and informatics, the adoption of new technologies, and direction setting for the organization in support of breakthrough clinical research in cancer. Mr. Moch was part of the original leadership team that built the network in 2018. He has been instrumental in growing the network to reach over 200 physicians and care extenders in 70-plus locations across 19 states.

Sherry Montieleone. CIO at Citizens Memorial Healthcare System (Bolivar, Mo.). Bringing four decades of IT expertise to her role, Ms. Montieleone has been part of the Citizens Memorial Hospital team since 2000, initially serving as an IT manager before assuming the responsibilities of CIO. During her tenure, she has played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the Meditech system across various settings within the hospital. Ms. Montileone is passionate about addressing social determinants of health, particularly by lifting access barriers through initiatives like telehealth and school-based counseling programs. Under her leadership, Citizens has won several CHIME Most Wired awards.

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

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

Dan Nash. CIO at Emanate Health (Covina, Calif.). Mr. Nash has leveraged his more than 30 years of health IT experience to lead the strategic direction of information, network and communications systems at Emanate Health since 2015. He led the health system's successful implementation of the Meditech Expanse EHR, installing a new structure for operational ownership and accountability using physician feedback. He was also instrumental in several recent initiatives, including the rollout of smartphone devices for nurses, the development of contract tracing dashboards to identify patients and staff exposed to infectious diseases, and large-scale interoperability efforts. As a cancer survivor and seasoned leader, Mr. Nash possesses a wide variety of healthcare experience, both personally and professionally, that informs his perspective on healthcare issues and leadership priorities across the entire system.

Onyeka Nchege. Senior Vice President and CIO at Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Nchege has nearly 30 years of experience providing tactical management for IT and digital products and services. He specializes in application development, client relations, customer service, cybersecurity, digital transformation and integration, disaster recovery, eCommerce applications, field service operations, gross margin growth, new business development, process improvement, sales support, vendor management and venture capital. He plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, adopting emerging technologies and ensuring efficient integration of tech solutions at Novant. He also oversees growth initiatives and the delivery of world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies and advanced clinical solutions that allow the integrated healthcare system to provide top-tier patient care. In the last year, Mr. Nchege’s team has used AI-driven analytics for workload management to streamline administrative tasks, assisting with provider burnout and retention by allowing providers more time to focus on patient care. He is also involved in Novant Health’s ongoing partnership with Cedar, which is improving the system’s patient financial experience with technology. With Cedar, Novant Health has been able to modernize its revenue cycle management function, resulting in a 94% lift in digital payments and a 13% overall collections lift, equivalent to $30 million annualized.

Heather Nelson. Senior Vice President and CIO of Boston Children’s Hospital.Ms. Nelson serves as senior vice president and CIO for Boston Children's Hospital, a role she has held since October 2021. As CIO, she works with the executive team and hospital stakeholders to lead cybersecurity initiatives ranging from the EHR to digital access for virtual care to remote work. She has been responsible for replacingCerner PowerChart with Epic on time and under budget, while simultaneouslyrebuilding clinical communications systems. Hercrowning achievement has been the implementation of a private hybrid 5G network that provides augmented speed, security, volume and velocity, opening an entire range of population health and remote care activities and making BCH the first health system in the country to have such an array.

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.

Craig Owen. CIO at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Utilizing his nearly three decades of experience within The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mr. Owen oversees the operations of the information services division. Mr. Owen's accomplishments include leading the strategic overhaul of the information services governance structure and helping to create MD Anderson's real-time transfusion monitoring system with early-detection algorithms, monitoring 12 data points for quicker intervention. Under his leadership, MD Anderson maintains an EHR uptime exceeding 99.9% and has seen notable improvements in provider net EHR experience scores.

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

Kash Patel. Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Mr. Patel is a key driver for Hackensack Meridian Health’s digital transformation. With a keen eye towards innovation and digitization, he aims to enhance patient experience and education. His responsibilities include leading over 750 team members, setting an overarching digital strategy, incorporating AI and machine learning to advance healthcare initiatives, providing data analytics expertise to support research and clinical reporting, IT security leadership and more. Currently, Mr. Patel is leading the network in expanding its partnership with Google, aiming to become one of the first organizations in the country to optimize its existing systems for the Google Cloud platform. Prior to his work at Hackensack Meridian Health, he served as vice president and chief digital technology officer at Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine.

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

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

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

Audrius Polikaitis, PhD. CIO of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (Chicago). Dr. Polikaitis oversees the IT systems for UI Health, including the EMR. During his tenure, the health system became among the first 10 percent of hospitals to go fully paperless in 2013. He has expertise in computing and hospital IT, supporting the system’s 450-bed hospital and 21 outpatient clinics.

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

Robecca Quammen. Senior Vice President and CIO at ScionHealth (Louisville, Ky.). Ms. Quammen has been serving as senior vice president and CIO for ScionHealth since autumn 2023. Her role entails leading IT and information security strategy and overseeing operational solutions for the system's clinical, nonclinical and administrative support functions across 76 specialty hospitals, 18 community hospital campuses and associated health systems, and approximately 25,000 team members. She brings over three decades of healthcare experience, with a particular focus on the technology solutions that enable providers to best care for patients and protect their information. During her short time thus far at ScionHealth, Ms. Quammen has led the organization's efforts to bring more IT and information systems support in-house through the addition of dedicated support team members, bolster security while educating team members on security best practices, and more. She is also founder and board chair of HealthITq, which matches independent healthcare consultants with clients.

Steve Ready. Senior Vice President and CIO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky). Mr. Ready is responsible for information systems infrastructure, support for clinical and business applications, strategic planning and related areas for the healthcare system. The system, which is Louisville’s second largest employer with nearly 23,000 employees at more than 400 locations, includes five Louisville-based hospitals, three hospitals in Southern Indiana, and one in West Louisville scheduled to open in late 2024. Mr. Ready's contributions during his career with Norton Healthcare have included many systemwide implementations, including the EHR system, the Workday cloud-based platform for human resources and financial management, and the robust IS service and support model in place today. Mr. Ready and his team of nearly 600 IS professionals embrace innovative technology while ensuring that medical data remains secure.

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. Mr.Reagin will take on a new role at Phoenix-based Banner Health asexecutive vice president and chief technology officer in June 2024.

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

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

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

Jackie Rice, BSN, RN. Vice President and CIO of Frederick (Md.) Health. Ms. Rice is the vice president for information technology and CIO at Frederick Health. She leads the development of an innovative, robust and secure IT environment for Frederick Health, incorporating governance, cybersecurity, digital innovation, population health and information technology protocols. Before her time as CIO, Ms. Rice had a 20-year nursing career, experience that now helps her define processes and solutions that support the needs of medical staff. Under her leadership, Frederick Health became one of the first organizations to automatically incorporate discrete genetic data into its clinical decision-making after going live with Meditech's Expanse Genomics in July 2022, enabling the delivery of predictive and proactive medical care. In 2023, Ms. Rice was named winner of the Provider Trailblazer of the Year award at the 2023 Healthcare and IT Marketing Awards.

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

Donna Roach. CIO of University of Utah Health (Salt Lake City). Ms. Roach is CIO of University of Utah Health, where she leads digital strategy, clinical and business applications, infrastructure, innovation and security teams across five hospitals and 11 community health care centers. Her innovative approach to healthcare has led to the implementation of transformative digital solutions, including improved interoperability, clinical automation and business innovation. In addition to her executive role at University of Utah Health, she co-chairs the system's digital engagement committee, serves as a board member for the Utah Health Information Network and the KLAS Advisory Board, and is a lifetime fellow for HIMSS and CHIME. Thanks to her dedication to healthcare IT, Ms. Roach received the HIMSS John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Changemaker Award and the ONCON Icon Award for Top 50 Technology Professionals in 2023. She has over 35 years of healthcare industry experience and most recently served as vice president for information services at St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare and Washington University Medical School.

Andrew Rosenberg, MD. CIO of Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan Health System and Medical School(Ann Arbor).Dr. Rosenberg has overseen the planning and execution of IT strategy and services for Michigan Medicine as the CIO since 2016. Previously, he was the inaugural chief medical information officer at Michigan Medicine. In 2018, he was also the interim CIO and vice president of IT for the University of Michigan. He is a critical care anesthesiologist and tenured faculty in the UM Medical School.

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.

Sonney Sapra. Senior Vice President and CIO at Samaritan Health Services (Corvallis, Ore.). Mr. Sapra oversees information technology, health information management, clinical informatics, cybersecurity, analytics, business intelligence, and the digital innovation strategy for Samaritan Health Services. Mr. Sapra spearheaded the health system's move from Epic EHR to the Azure platform, making it the third hospital in the world to do so. He also serves as chair of diversity, equity and inclusion for the health system. In addition to his roles at Samaritan, he serves on the Oregon State University School of Business Dean’s Council of Excellence and is board chair of the Oregon Health Authority's Apprise Committee.

David Singer. CIO at LCMC Health (New Orleans). Mr. Singer has returned to his CIO role at LCMC after serving as vice president and CIO at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville earlier this year. His return marks the beginning of his eighth year with LCMC. During his first tenure, Mr. Singer led the implementation of strategic IT programs impacting patient access, employee engagement and talent management, along with other system upgrades. He is currently working to lead the implementation and consolidation of new technology systems with a specific focus on Epic EHR optimization, strategic growth and overall IT operations.

Gagan Singh. Senior Vice President and CIO at Ascension (St. Louis). Mr. Singh leads the strategic development, management and delivery of the IT products, services and data that support Ascension’s overall mission and strategy. He leads all IT teams, including infrastructure, engineering, cybersecurity, applications and platforms, business and ministry relationship and demand management, clinical experience, data delivery and governance, and IT operations and governance. Ultimately, he aims to provide a seamless, end-to-end patient and provider experience through a modern, safe and secure technology landscape. He has been in his current role since 2022, leading the technologies team in building out clinical technology, enterprise platforms, data engineering functions, foundational infrastructure and compelling applications. Mr. Singh joined Ascension in 2019 as vice president and chief data officer, where he established the system's approach to managing clinical, operational and business data, and enhanced the availability of these assets for analytics, reporting and information exchange.

Edmund Siy. Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Hunterdon Health (Flemington, N.J.). Mr. Siy leads digital health innovation in an integrated system of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services at Hunterdon Heatlh's inpatient and outpatient hospital and community health settings. He is leading a complete restructuring of applications and platforms at the system to advance the secure and efficient provision of care. He is also leading the development of Hunterdon's cybersecurity program.

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.

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.

Robin Sodano. CIO and Senior Vice President of Information Services for UMass Memorial Health (Worcester). Ms. Sodano oversees IT operations and biomedical engineering across the entire UMass Memorial Health system. This entails oversight of the integration, implementation and maintenance of all software and operating systems at UMMH’s four hospitals and additional healthcare facilities. In her over 25 years on UMMH’s information services team, she has helped streamline workforce transitions, train staff, maximize software capabilities, improve workflow and more. Most recently, Ms. Sodano integrated Epic EHR into UMass Memorial Health—Harrington while offboarding former systems, and oversaw the adoption of Workday enterprise management cloud, replacing over 42 IT systems across the system. Under her leadership, the system earned an Epic Gold Stars Level 10 thanks to its clinical efficiency, operating margins, population health management and patient experience.

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.

Jennifer Stemmler. Chief Digital and Information Officer at Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Ms. Stemmler was named CIO of Adventist Health in 2023. She leads the system's strategy for technology and digital transformation, overseeing all technology including operations, digital solutions, clinical and business applications, cybersecurity and innovation. She also partners with the system executive team to develop a comprehensive digital and technology roadmap that will drive clinical efficiencies, innovation, access, productivity, revenue streams and connectivity. Her work impacts care delivery, consumer engagement, virtual care, operating efficiencies, business process automation, revenue cycle and more. Recently, she successfully rebuilt internal application teams. In the last year, Ms. Stemmler has led the organization through a strategic evaluation of IT platforms and led the design of curated, personalized, digital-first experiences partnered with targeted operational change strategies, leading to several revenue-impacting outcomes for the organization.

Brian Sterud. CIO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Mr. Sterud became CIO of Faith Regional Health Services in 2012 after working as director of information management at Brookings Health Systems. He completed the CIO Boot Camp of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and is a certified healthcare CIO from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

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

Joey Sudomir. Senior Vice President and CIO for Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Mr. Sudomir is Texas Health Resources' senior vice president and CIO, overseeing all innovative technology solutions functions. Key responsibilities include the delivery of all strategic and operational aspects of IT, as well as the leadership of 850-plus team members. He first joined the system in 2008 as vice president of IT, then transitioned to the CIO role in 2015. Since then, he has led strategic IT efforts including the migration to new data centers, the implementation of enterprise resource planning solutions, and the integration of Epic's revenue cycle system for Texas Health Physicians Group clinics and wholly-owned hospitals. He also helped with various consumer-facing initiatives, championed the inaugural AI Executive Task Force, and worked with the chief information security officer to create an industry-leading information security and cybersecurity program that resulted in a reduction in cyber-insurance costs.

Shane Thielman. Corporate Senior Vice President and CIO at Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Thielman directs a fully integrated network of computer services, comprising five hospital campuses, 30 ambulatory sites, and a variety of administrative and specialty centers. Mr. Thielman led the implementation of a comprehensive EHR and revenue cycle system, which served as the basis for the expansion and growth of telemedicine and digital services. Mr. Thielman also led the introduction of several AI initiatives at Scripps Health, including the piloting of an AI tool that helps draft physician responses to patient inquiries. Prior to joining Scripps, Mr. Thielman held various leadership roles, including executive director and field director at Community Education Centers and field director at Aspen Education Group.

Tanya Townsend. Chief Information and Digital Officer for Stanford (Calif.) Medicine Children’s Health. Ms. Townsend is chief information and digital officer for Stanford Medicine Children's Health, where she leads digital transformation and technology-driven initiatives with a focus on enterprise resource planning systems, operational excellence and strategic planning. She most recently served as senior vice president and CIO for New Orleans-based LCMC Health. Ms. Townsend has been at the cutting edge of digital healthcare throughout the entirety of her career, beginning with her early interest in medical informatics back when EHRs were still in their infancy. Today, she is devoted to applying IT industry best practices to pediatric and obstetric care, empowering a remote workforce and other game-changing initiatives.In addition to her role at the health system, she recently served on the CHIME board of trustees. She also served as a 2022 CHIME board chair, one of only three women to hold the position in 30 years.

Amy Trainor, RN. CIO and System Vice President for Ochsner Health (New Orleans). Ms. Trainor oversees the alignment of information services with strategic initiatives at Ochsner Health, which comprises 46 hospitals, more than 370 health and urgent care centers, and a Connected Health digital medicine program. Under her leadership, Ochsner has begun implementing various innovative IT initiatives, including a new generative AI tool that helps providers respond to patient questions more efficiently. Over the course of the upcoming year, she aims to reduce inbox burden and improve documentation for providers. She will also lead the team responsible for the design, implementation and use of healthcare information services systemwide. Before becoming CIO, Ms. Trainor served as chief applications officer and vice president of clinical systems for Ochsner. She first joined Ochsner in 2011 from Cerner, where she implemented an EHR at a local community hospital and hospital clinics.

Stephen Tuohy. Senior Vice President and CIO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Mr. Tuohy provides cross-functional IT leadership for the Trinity Health enterprise in his role as senior vice president and CIO. He is tasked with owning the technology vision, strategy and roadmap, identifying key emerging trends and technologies, evolving the IT architecture, and modernizing the existing IT infrastructure. He is actively working to improve the current climate of disruption and security risks. From an operational standpoint, he oversees IT finances, workforce management, performance management, and IT process and methodologies. His chief accomplishments include leading the reorganization of more than 1,400 IT colleagues around a centralized IT structure called "OneTIS" and the development of a new IT operating model.

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

Michael Ward. CIO at Anderson Healthcare (Maryville, Ill.). In his role as CIO, Mr. Ward is responsible for identifying and implementing technology that supports Anderson Healthcare's overarching goals. One of his accomplishments was overseeing the implementation of Meditech Expanse EHR across all of the health system's facilities, thus enabling the organization to reduce costs and improve care. After the EHR was implemented, Mr. Ward introduced a value-based care solution that would improve patient outcomes, support data-driven care, and optimize workflows in order to improve reimbursem*nt, efficiency, patient satisfaction and incentive opportunities. Initial outcomes include several time-saving benefits, such as a 50% reduction in both length and content of office visit documentation for primary care, medical specialties and surgical specialties. Prior to his current role, he served as director of information technology at the system's flagship hospital.

Mike Ward. Senior Vice President and CIO at Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Mr. Ward has served as senior vice president and CIO of Covenant Health since 2003, responsible for managing the health system’s IT infrastructure and cybersecurity strategy. Covenant Health’s IT infrastructure encompasses nine acute-care facilities, dozens of specialty clinics for cancer care, rehabilitation and behavioral health centers, over 80 physician clinics and a local data center. Mr. Ward oversees a team of more than 300 IT employees, who manage IT services in areas like clinical operations, finance, human resources, telecommunications and telehealth. He is also the primary leader for the system's cybersecurity initiatives. Mr. Ward and his team focus on IT innovation and optimization, including the implementation of novel telehealth services, including virtual urgent care and advanced care at home. In addition, Mr. Ward also participates in vendor management and negotiations. He reviews and edits contracts to ensure each vendor is HIPAA compliant and aligns with Covenant Health’s cybersecurity standards.

Chad Wasserman. Senior Vice President and CIO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Wasserman leads more than 6,700 colleagues in the IT group at HCA Healthcare, helping provide global IT strategy, solutions and support across the system's hospitals and sites of care. He oversees infrastructure, cloud, automation, data engineering, software development, enterprise systems and clinical technology initiatives. He was promoted to his current role after 28 years with HCA Healthcare. Now, he drives technology solutions across 182 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, including the deployment of a modern, centralized EHR.

Scott Waters. Chief Information and Technology Officer at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics (Bellevue, Wash.). As Overlake Medical Center and Clinics' chief information and technology officer, Mr. Waters drives the system's strategy and technological innovation. This includes the creation of policies around the organization's technology infrastructure, as well as ensuring systemwide data protection. He also manages the planning and oversight of financial sustainability initiatives. In addition to his work at Overlake, he serves as a board member for the Washington state chapter of the HIMSS and as an advisory board member of SeattleCIO.

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

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

Keith Wiley. CIO for Val Verde Regional Medical Center (Del Rio, Texas). Mr. Wiley became Val Verde Regional Medical Center's CIO in 2019 after spending 14 years as network manager at St. Johnsbury-based Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. His initial aim upon joining the medical center was managing Meditech implementation for the main hospital and clinics organizationwide. The deployment of the EHR program is one of his major accomplishments, allowing all VVRMC facilities to share information. Upon becoming CIO, Mr. Wiley assumed responsibility for all IT-related activities. He led the organization in the integration of a new EHR just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, implementing point-of-care devices, telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Though rural health organizations have limited access to resources, Mr. Wiley always pursues the latest technologies, the latest of which being smartphone devices that allow nurses to document vitals, administer medication and manage their time more efficiently.

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

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

Bill Young. CIO for Berkshire Health Systems (Pittsfield, Mass.). Mr. Young is CIO for Berkshire Health Systems, responsible for managing, evaluating and assessing the organization's IT resource management. He developed and continues to maintain an IT strategy for the health system, including the implementation of a health information exchange throughout the Berkshires. He has spearheaded the adoption of a state-of-the-art physician practice system for both hospital-employed and community-based physicians, led his IT team to achieve Most Wired status from CHIME for the past three years, and established the health system as a leader in electronic health information utilization. Mr. Young joined the system in September 2009, having previously served as CIO for Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. since 2003.

Mark Zeman. CIO for SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, N.Y.). In his role as CIO, Mr. Zeman serves as the leader, manager, coordinator and implementer of information management and technology across SUNY Upstate Medical University. Along with other members of senior management, he assists in setting policy, direction, leadership and vision for the strategic planning, management, budgeting and implementation of IT systems at SUNY Upstate. In addition, he strategically partners with the senior leadership team to advance clinical operations, ensure quality, transform care delivery and educate leadership regarding information systems, data management and new technologies. In 2023, he solidified an innovation pathway with the information management and technology team, with the goal of propelling employee expansion, identifying groundbreaking solutions, and resourcing projects with interested employees. He was also responsible for establishing the organization's Moonshot dashboard analytics team in 2019. Under Mr. Zeman's leadership, an autonomous machines department was created to harness emerging technologies, resulting in robots making over 17,000 deliveries and drones making over 1,000 deliveries between hospital locations. In addition, he has helped pilot a home prescription delivery service, helped develop a project insight platform called ELUCIDATE, and much more.

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