Information Technology

Richmond University Medical Center: Michael Breslin, Chief Executive Officer

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Michael Breslin has been serving as Richmond University Medical Center’s chief executive officer for over a year, having become the organization’s acting CEO last September, then accepting the role of permanent CEO earlier this year. He had previously served Richmond as executive vice president and chief financial officer, roles that left him acquainted with the […]

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Plus One Health Management: Chris Ciatto, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Most businesses struggle to provide employees with affordable healthcare, especially as the workforce mirrors the U.S. population with high rates of obesity and chronic conditions related to poor lifestyle habits. Hospital employees in particular are found to be even less healthy than the general workforce and have higher healthcare costs. With hospitals promoting preventive care […]

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OSF Healthcare System: Jim Mormann, Chief Information Officer

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Healthcare is rapidly changing these days, and information technology is the fastest growing sector of healthcare delivery. What once was left in the capable hands of the “technical people” is now an integral part of delivering care at the bedside and in business decision making. Likewise, the role of chief information officer has evolved from […]

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eHealth Data Solutions: John Sheridan, President and Co-Founder

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Data management and health information exchange are top priorities for most healthcare organizations. Once relegated to the realm of IT departments, these issues now keep chief executive officers up at night. In the midst of a competitive marketplace, one company is innovating in data management and information exchange. eHealth Data Solutions (eHDS) takes a customer-centered […]

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: Phyllis Teater, MBA, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences

Phyllis Teater has been with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, central Ohio’s sole academic medical center, for more than two decades and currently serves as its chief information officer and associate vice president for health sciences. Teater brings to the table a practical eye, uncanny focus and savvy, and common-sense insight on the […]

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Da Vinci Robot Comes Under Scrutiny

Many of the organizations HCE has interviewed over the years have invested millions of dollars in the popular da Vinci surgical robot. When asked, these organizations almost always give the robot positive reviews and feel the investment was worthwhile. However, as The Associated Press reports, “The Food and Drug Administration is looking into an increase […]

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UPMC CIO Predicts Healthcare IT Trends

UPMC is one of the most successful and prominent healthcare providers in the country. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa., this “$10-billion nonprofit company…crosses many lines in healthcare–it’s a huge care provider, a 2-million–member insurance company, a research institution, employer of 55,000 people, and even an investor in technology companies,” Chris Murphy writes at InformationWeek. Murphy interviewed […]

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These 10 Healthcare Technologies are Impacting C-Suite Decision Making (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing with our look at an article by Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice from HealthLeaders Media detailing the 10 C-Suite Watch List, a compilation of technologies and areas of technology the ECRI Institute believes healthcare executives should be closely watching, we move on to the final five. As with the fifth area on the list—full-scale […]

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These 10 Healthcare Technologies are Impacting C-Suite Decision Making (Part 1 of 2)

When interviewing various C-suite executives from healthcare organizations around the country, HCE frequently asks them about the trends they’re seeing in the marketplace, especially in the IT department. In our next two posts, we’re going to take a look at an article by Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice from HealthLeaders Media that details the 10 […]

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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Mr. Kelly R. Styles, Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer

When Kelly R. Styles considers how his role as vice president of information services and chief information officer has evolved at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., over the last three years, he reaches one conclusion. “My understanding of my role is that I am not a technologist,” he says. He reaches this conclusion […]

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