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Mount Sinai Health System Hires Kristin Myersas CIO and Dean for IT

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mount Sinai Health System has hired Kristin Myers, MPH, as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Dean for Information Technology (IT)

Fremont, CA: Ms. Myers most recently worked as a Senior Vice President for Technology. In her new role, Ms. Myers will give visionary leadership and steer IT transformation efforts to streamline and support the Health System strategy. Her main objectives will be to fuel agility in the department to back the Health System’s mission of clinical research, care, research, and education; to optimize the department’s operations, and allow the Mount Sinai Health System digital change.

Ms. Myers joined Mount Sinai as a Director of IT in the year 2004. Her many accomplishments consist of the leadership of the Epic clinical and revenue cycle implementations and the organization’s shift to ICD10 coding, and establishment of the IT Program Management Office and Change Management as a discipline within IT in 2009. Under Ms. Myers’s leadership, Mount Sinai was donned with the prestigious award by Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) 2012 Enterprise Davies Award of Excellence for its electronic record implementation to enhance the quality of care and patient safety. Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West got HIMSS Stage 7, the highest degree of technology adoption.

Kenneth L. Davis the MD, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System have mentioned in a press release that Kristin’s accomplishments and extensive work in the IT sector provide her with the required insights to lead the Health System as the organization continues to implement the modern infrastructures, programs, and policies that maximize the efficiency and facilitate communication that impacts the care and safety of their patients.

Before joining Mount Sinai, Ms. Myers worked at Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young, and the Cerner Corporation in Australia. She has an Executive Master of Public Health from Columbia University and an Executive Chief Information Security Officer certification from Carnegie Mellon. She has been designated a Fellow of HIMSS; has received certifications in Program Management (PgMP), Project Management (PMP, Prince 2), and AIM Change Management; and also is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems.