Dedra Cantrell

Chief Information Officer and CISO
US Retina
Visionary and dynamic Senior IT executive with extensive experience in IT strategy and execution; organizational leadership, cultural transformation and consensus building; personnel management and building high performing teams; health informatics, data integration and improved operations; IT governance, process and standards development; and a proven ability to produce excellent results, build relationships, and substantively impact information technology locally, professionally and globally. She is currently CIO and CISO for US Retina. Previously she served as CIO for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta for 16 years. Dee has been Recognized in 2015 as one of the Top 50 Health Care Leader by Becker’s Hospital Review. Recognized in 2013 as one of the Top 10 Women Powerhouse in Health IT by Healthcare IT News. Awarded in 2012 and 2009 The Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA). Earned the recognition for Emory Healthcare as one of the nation’s Most Wired Organizations in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Awarded the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) 2011 CIO Innovator of the Year. Awarded the 2010 Society of Hospital Medicine Aware for Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement. Recognized as one of Georgia’s leading women in technology by the Woman in Technology Association in Georgia and the Women in Technology International Association in 2010. Awarded the International Citrix Innovation Award in 2009 and the CHIME Innovator of the Year Award for “Virtualization” in 2008; and the 2003 Computerworld Honors Program – “A Search for New Heroes” for implementation of leading edge virtualization strategy which made Emory Healthcare one of the first to enable real time access anywhere in the world to the electronic medical record and to the other systems that support the healthcare enterprise.