New Orleans, LA – LCMC Health Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tanya Townsend has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
CHIME is a national membership organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
With more than 2,800 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs, and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.
“CHIME has chosen wisely by electing Tanya Townsend, a proven leader and in healthcare IT, to serve as Chair of its Board of Trustees,’ said Greg Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health. “CHIME plays an important role in the advancement of national healthcare IT policies, and I am proud that LCMC Health will be part of its leadership.”
When LCMC Health was formed in 2009, the system’s vision was to create efficiencies across its five hospitals and improve care for the community by standardizing systems where possible and reducing complexity. To bring this vision to life, LCMC Health has undergone a major transition entailing the consolidation of five hospitals and associated ambulatory clinics to one electronic medical record, Epic.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for LCMC Health, Tanya is charged with leading the consolidation, integration, and enhancement of information technology environments into a shared services model across the five-hospital system, strategically and effectively leading the delivery of high-quality healthcare services through technology.
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About LCMC Health Established in 2009, LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently manages Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans and West Jefferson Medical Center.