CHIME Adds Three New Board Members

Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center

Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center

CHIME has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees: Myra Davis, Liz Johnson, and Albert Oriol.

Davis, who serves as senior VP of Information Management and CIO at Texas Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of the 2013 CHIME Transformational Leadership Award. She has 25 years of experience leading IT.

Johnson is Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and VP of Applied Clinical Informatics at Tenet Healthcare, and has held advisory roles for CHIME including the Advocacy Leadership Team and Policy Leadership Council. In addition to being a faculty member of the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, she is both a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHIME Fellow.

With over 20 years of IT experience, Oriol is VP of Information Management and CIO at Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center. A CHIME member since 2006, Oriol has served on several committees including the Policy Steering Committee and Advocacy Leadership Team.

CHIME also announced the election of Frank A. Nydam to its Foundation Board of Directors.

Nydam is Senior Director of Healthcare Solutions and Healthcare CTO at VMware, were he leads healthcare solutions, strategy and market development. He joined VMware in 2002 and has been focused primarily on the application of virtualization technologies in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Provider industry segments.

The newly elected Board members will begin their three-year terms on January 1, 2015.

In addition, the current CHIME Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2016 board: Marc Probst, CIO and VP of Information Systems, Intermountain Healthcare, will serve as Chair; Neal Ganguly, VP and CIO, JKF Health System, as Treasurer; and Cara Babachicos, CIO and Corporate Director of Information Systems, Community Hospitals and Non-Acute sites at Partners Healthcare, as Secretary. All three will serve in an “elect” role next year along with the 2015 Board Officers: Chuck Christian (Chair), Gretchen Tegethoff (Treasurer), and Pamela Arora (Secretary).

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