Title: Corporate Director, Enterprise Analytics, Clinical Analysis and Outcomes
Organization: Orlando Health
Years in HIT: 15
Previous Positions: Corporate Director, Clinical Analysis and Outcomes, Orlando Health; Director, Nemours Clinical Management Program, Nemours Clinical Management Program, Nemours; Associate Director, Nemours Clinical Management, Nemours; Epidemiologist, Nemours; Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida College of Public Health.
Significant Achievements: Ramirez-Garnica leads Orlando Health’s corporate wide enterprise data warehouse (EDW) project. As the leader of Orlando Health’s core team of data definition and analytics experts, she is charged with optimizing the organization’s abilities to capture, retain and, most importantly, use information. Ramirez-Garnica collaborates with business leaders and clinical units to ensure the direction of the EDW is fully aligned with organizational priorities and needs. Ramirez-Garnica also has oversight of clinical reporting for various clinical quality regulatory and voluntary reporting activities, such as core measures and accreditation registries. Ramirez-Garnica played an important role in improving care through the use of data analytics at Orlando Health, working with others in the organization to improve care for certain key positions.
Impact on HIT: Because of her work in analytics and gathering relevant data from across the organization, Orlando Health has increased its organizations efficiencies and reduced patient risk.
Stephanie L. Reel
Title: SVP, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer; Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Organization: The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
Years in HIT: 35
Previous Positions: Director of IT, Johns Hopkins Hospital, John Hopkins Health System; CIO, Johns Hopkins Hospital, John Hopkins Health System; CIO, Johns Hopkins University.
Significant Achievements: In her current role, Reel oversees a $300 million business unit with approximately 1,000 FTEs who manage the IT requirements for seven hospitals, 50-plus physician practices, more than 3,000 practicing physicians and more than 2,000 researchers and educators. Her responsibilities include leadership for strategic planning, operational redesign, financial accountability and all operational activities related to information services, networking and telecommunications. Among her many achievements: development and implementation of Epic and Cerner; implementation and support of SAP ERP applications; and the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide governance structure.
Impact on HIT: From her early involvement with the broad deployment of a self-developed electronic health record system in the 1990s, which was recognized by The Smithsonian Institution for its innovation, to her leadership over a continuous evolution of HIT program advancements, Reel has helped consolidate data center/mainframes; create an access management system, revenue cycle systems, clinical information systems, and analytical tools to track quality; and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and improve decision support. Under Reel’s leadership, the organization also supports state-wide network initiatives allowing the organization to share bandwidth and dark fiber infrastructure.
Title: Chief Information Officer
Organization: Via Christi Health
Years in HIT: 29
Previous Positions: CIO, Ascension Health; VP Information Technology, CIO, Bronson Healthcare Group; Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center; CIO, HCISC; CIO, VP, Information Services, Condell Medical Center; Director of Information Services, Foote Health System; Regional Director of Information Services, Hinsdale Hospital; Regional Director of Information Services, Adventist Health System; Director of Information Services, Resurrection Health Care; Manager of Information Services, Central DuPage Hospital; Manager of Customer Service, Rush University Medical Center.
Significant Achievements: In her current role, Roach is responsible for the information technology department and IT strategy at eight hospitals and ambulatory sites in Kansas. Now, in a changing reimbursement environment, she is helping the organization implement population health management and risk analytics as well as enterprise resource planning applications.
Impact on HIT: In a variety of settings, Roach has sought to use IT to improve care while reducing manual, repetitive tasks for clinicians. In recent years, she’s taken on more leadership roles within industry organizations, particularly CHIME and HIMSS.