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CIO Chat - Russell Branzell, CHIME

This is a guest post provided by Russell Branzell, CEO and President of CHIME. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

 

By Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
CEO and President
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

How long have you been in your position at CHIME?
About five years.

What do you see as the key challenges facing healthcare?
Certainly cybersecurity comes to mind. I don’t think we’ve ever faced such a challenge in healthcare that has the potential to cause so much destruction. Despite our knowledge of the threat — as we’ve seen breaches in other commercial sectors — healthcare has become a bigger target for hackers as they’ve learned the value of the information within medical records. As an industry, we weren’t prepared for this. As soon as an organization implements a new system, it’s already at risk, as someone is looking to hack it. A bad guy only has to find one loophole in the entire ecosystem, while we have to protect against all of the loopholes.

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CIO Chat - Jon Burns, University of Maryland Medical System

This is a guest post provided by Jon Burns, Senior VP, CIO and Associate Performance Improvement Officer at University of Maryland Medical System. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Jon P. Burns
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Associate Performance Improvement Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Time in Healthcare
38 years, starting in 1980 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Time in Current Role
Since 2006 (12 years) as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Associate Performance Improvement Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System.  

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CIO Chat - Andrew Rosenberg, MD, Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan

This a guest post provided by Andrew Rosenberg, MD, CIO of Michigan Medicine, and the interim VP for IT and CIO at the University of Michigan. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.



By Andrew Rosenberg, MD

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Internal Medicine
Chief Information Officer for Michigan Medicine
Interim Vice President for IT and CIO for University of Michigan

Time as a CIO
Two years

Time in Current Role
I’ve been the CIO of Michigan Medicine since January 2016, and have been the interim VPIT/CIO of U-M since December 2017.

Topics: CIO Chat

CIO Chat - John Kravitz, Geisinger Health System

This is a guest post provided by John Kravitz, Senior VP and CIO of Geisinger Health System. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

 

By John Kravitz, CHCIO
Senior Vice President and CIO
Geisinger Health System

Time as a CIO
15 years

Time in Current Role
18 months as CIO, but I’ve been a part of Geisinger Health System for eight years.

Topics: CIO Chat

CIO Chat - Laura Smith, UnityPoint Health

This is a guest post provided by Laura Smith, CIO at UnityPoint Health. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Laura Smith, MBA, PMP
CIO
UnityPoint Health, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Time in Healthcare
About 17 years. I have been with UnityPoint Health for most of my professional career. I started at UnityPoint Health (then Iowa Health System) as an interface analyst, and in 2005 took my first IT management position. Over the past 12 years, I have taken on various leadership roles of increasing responsibility.

Topics: CIO Chat

CIO Chat - Scott Arnold, Tampa General Hospital

This is a guest post provided by Scott Arnold, Senior VP and CIO of Tampa General Hospital. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Scott Arnold
Senior VP & CIO
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla.

Time in Healthcare
About 13 years. The early part of my career was spent in aerospace (McDonnell Douglas and Boeing) and at a software development company. A common thread has always been technology.

Time as a CIO
5 years

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CIO Chat - Lori Johnston, ProMedica

This is a guest post provided by Lori Johnston, CIO of ProMedica. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Lori Johnston
CIO
ProMedica, Toledo, Ohio

Time in Healthcare
About 30 years. I started at Ernst & Young as a CPA, and about three years into my tenure there, I started working with healthcare clients.

Time as a CIO
I’ve been a CIO for the past year and a half. I’m not your typical CIO, as I didn’t come up through the ranks of the IT department. Instead, I came up through the business side, starting at Ernst & Young as the project manager for our system’s first merger, then I became the CFO of two of our hospitals. Over the years, I’ve been the head of corporate finance and the COO of post-acute operations. I later ran a hospital and eventually led a physician group in a dyadic relationship with a physician. I have a strong business background and a broad understanding of our integrated delivery system, so I was a good fit for ProMedica when they needed a CIO.

Time in Current Role
1.5 years

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CIO Chat - Mike Maksymow, Beebe Healthcare

This is a guest post provided by Mike Maksymow, CIO of Beebe Healthcare. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Mike Maksymow, MBA/TM, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
CIO
Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del.

Time in Healthcare
About 20 years. I started as a part-time computer operator printing green-bar reports.

Time as a CIO
A little over four years

Time in Current Role
A little over four years

Topics: CIO Chat