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Kelly Summers

SVP & CIO, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Kelly Summers is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Maricopa Integrated Health System. Mr. Summers has more than 20 years of transformational IT leadership experience and a track record of producing innovative technology solutions and capabilities. As CIO, Summers leads the definition, creation, and execution of MIHS’ information technology strategies ensuring alignment to the clinical and business strategies of MIHS. In addition to IT responsibilities, Mr. Summers also provides executive leadership to the Clinical Engineering/Bio-Med functions. His passion is to drive the effectiveness of MIHS’ technology portfolio towards industry leading solutions improving the quality, predictability, and efficiency of patient care. Before joining MIHS, Summers was Vice President, Information Technology and CIO for Medicis, a leading publically traded specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to that, he was a senior IT executive for St. Jude Medical, a multi-national, multi-billion dollar medical device company where he was initially the Vice President and CIO of their largest division (> $3billion in annual revenue) and ultimately was a corporate Vice President responsible for global IT shared services across the enterprise. Summers began his career in software development with Goodyear Aerospace where he was part of a USAF highly classified program developing high altitude, electronic intelligence (ELINT) and reconnaissance mission planning software applications. Mr. Summers possess undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems and is recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as a certified healthcare CIO (CHCIO).

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In previous industry articles I have authored, I consistently begin with a brief description of my experience. In this article, I do the same with the sincerest objective that the techniques, processes, and methodologies I’ve applied throughout my career have been effective across multiple industries. My first role in Information Technology was as a software...