Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has employed its new chief info officer, naming Ron Fuschillo as senior vp and CIO and tasking him with overseeing its ongoing digital transformation technique.
WHY IT MATTERS
Fuschillo arrives at Methodist Le Bonheur from Renown Well being, the place he served for greater than six years as CIO of that Reno, Nevada-based well being system.
Earlier than that, he spent 4 years as CIO for an additional Reno supplier, Englewood Hospital. Fuschillo was additionally CIO at Rutland Regional Medical Middle in Rutland, Vermont, for 2 years. He earned his MBA from the College of Hartford and a BS in pc science from Central Connecticut State College.
At Methodist Le Bonheur, Fuschillo might be charged with main its IT technique – with a specific give attention to person engagement, in keeping with the well being system. He and his staff are anticipated to roll out new applied sciences to “digitize sufferers’ interactive expertise and enhance entry to information and utilization general,” in keeping with MLH.
THE LARGER TREND
Over the previous century, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has grown from a single hospital right into a well being system with 13,000 associates, six hospitals, ambulatory surgical procedure facilities, outpatient services and extra throughout the area.
The well being system has lengthy been a know-how chief and was a repeat winner in Healthcare IT Information’ outdated Finest Hospital IT Departments characteristic. Amongst its forward-thinking improvements are an early participation within the OpenNotes initiative and a pilot that permits sufferers to enter their meds, allergic reactions and different medical info straight into their very own well being document. It has additionally piloted some fascinating functions utilizing instruments from Apple and Cerner.
ON THE RECORD
“Ron is a transformational chief within the discipline of data know-how, and brings with him a deep understanding of how IT innovation delivers the absolute best expertise for our sufferers and associates,” stated Monica Wharton, govt vp and chief administration officer at Methodist Le Bonheur, in an announcement.