For the second year in a row, Becker’s Hospital Review has named Mercy’s Gil Hoffman, chief information officer (CIO), as one of the nation’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know. The recognition goes to the most innovative and accomplished health care CIOs who are leveraging technology to further the mission of their organization while elevating the level of patient care.
Named by ComputerWorld magazine as one of the top 100 chief information officers in the U.S., Gilbert Hoffman joins Mercy as vice president and chief information officer (CIO).
What is it like to be in charge of a multi-state IT department? As Mercy’s chief information officer (CIO), Gil Hoffman has overseen “dramatic change” and learned a lot about delivering value and fixing communication gaps. From rolling out a business-focused strategic plan to expanding Mercy’s Epic-accredited services to other hospitals, Hoffman had a lot to discuss with Becker’s Hospital Review.
In 2011, a mile-wide tornado struck Joplin, MO, devastating St. John’s Regional Medical Center – a hospital which had only recently joined the Mercy network. While the building and all its IT equipment were declared a total loss, St. John’s suffered no data loss as a result of the catastrophe.