Tanya Townsend, MSMI, CHCIO
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of LCMC Health
Tanya Townsend is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for LCMC Health and its five-hospital system. An established financial executive who has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, Tanya held a variety of positions from system analyst to CIO in healthcare organizations and hospitals in Wisconsin before she headed south to New Orleans and the LCMC Health system.
Tanya is committed to staying abreast of best practices across the IT industry – in her role as a division CIO in Wisconsin, she was the first to consolidate and integrate Information Technology, HIM, and Clinical Engineering into a more efficient shared services model. Passionate about the topic of information tech, Tanya has spoken at national events in the industry as well as received numerous acknowledgements and awards for her work. She currently sits on Advisory Boards for several technology firms including NetApp, VMWare, Fortified Health Security, and CHIME. She has been named one of the top healthcare IT innovators in the country, and her dedication to establishing and maintaining state-of-the-art information systems for LCMC Health is highly valued.
Tanya was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 2018 Female IT Leaders to Know.