Deanna Wise, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dignity Health, has been in the information technology field since 1989 and healthcare IT since 1994. She has led the Information Technology due diligence for numerous hospitals and hospital network acquisitions. Wise has a deep understanding and vast experience in the development and maintenance of industry-leading clinical IT systems. She plays a key role in Dignity Health’s Horizon 2020 goals of competing in a reformed healthcare system that includes industry-leading clinical information technology. Wise oversees the full implementation of Dignity Health’s EHR software standard which brings state-of-the-art electronic records to each Dignity Health facility. She also oversees meeting meaningful use standards and is building electronic bridges between facilities and community physicians. She is committed to developing customer focus, efficiency, and excellence of the IT function in supporting a positive patient experience.
Before joining Dignity Health, Wise was the Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems. Prior to this role, she was the Chief Information Officer for Vanguard’s Abrazo Health Care Phoenix market. During her time with Vanguard Health Systems, Wise succeeded in developing a staff that steadily improved customer satisfaction while improving the retention and satisfaction scores of the IT team. The IT team excelled in delivery of its most important technology projects, including the McKesson Clinical suite of products with a standard deployment as well as numerous Athena Ambulatory EHR deployments. Prior to joining Abrazo Health Care, Wise served as the Chief Information Officer for the Maricopa County Health District and successfully in-sourced the entire Information Technology organization from McKesson and reduced the overall budget while improving customer satisfaction scores.