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Eric Denna, PhD

Eric Denna joined Health Catalyst in 2017 as a Senior Vice President. Prior to coming to Health Catalyst, he worked for The University of Maryland, College Park as Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Prior to the University of Maryland, Eric was CIO at The University of Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University, and Times Mirror Higher Education Group. Eric has also been chief operating officer of The RBL Group, senior VP at Ascent Media. He has consulted around the world with many for-profit and not-for-profit clients. He is also a very accomplished author and researcher. He is also on the board of various organizations and is an active investor/advisor in the startup industry. Eric has a master’s degree in information systems from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Michigan State University in Information Systems.

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Ryan Smith, MBA

Improving Strategic Engagement for Healthcare CIOs with Five Key Questions

A healthcare CIO’s role can demand such an intense focus on technology that IT leaders may struggle to find natural opportunities to engage with their C-suite peers in non-technical conversations. To bridge the gap, healthcare CIOs can answer five fundamental questions to better align their programs with organizational strategic goals and guide IT services to their full potential:

Whom do we serve?
What services do we provide?
How do we know we are doing a great job?
How do we provide the services?
How do we organize?