Richard T. Shirey is senior VP and CIO for Hartford HealthCare, responsible for the strategic development, implementation and utilization of information technology for HHC’s wide network of health care organizations. Mr. Shirey has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations in a variety of operational settings, including academic, public, for-profit and faith-based. He has spearheaded long-term strategy development and planned and managed information systems for multiple large, integrated health care systems. He has extensive experience implementing electronic medical record solutions to improve the quality of care and to support clinicians.
Mr. Shirey came to Hartford HealthCare in 2014 from the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL., where he was CIO from 2004 to 2014. The system included four hospitals, 90 employed physicians and 400 aligned physicians. From 1996 to 2004, he served as vice president and CIO at MedCath Incorporated in Charlotte, N.C., where he developed the Information Services Department. From 1990 to 1996, he served first as director of Information Services and then as vice president and CIO for the North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He also held several positions of increasing responsibility, including director of medical decision-support systems, for Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.
Mr. Shirey has an MBA in management information systems from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He also completed the Telecommunications Program at the Institute for Professional Development at DePaul.
His professional affiliations include membership in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He also is a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a former lecturer in the Health Systems Management Program at Rush University.