Tom Barnett, MBA, is CIO at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. His areas of responsibility include leading NorthShore’s digital health initiative and its data warehousing programs. He also has oversight of revenue cycle, radiology information systems, departmental systems, ERP, and Web and mobile technologies.

Tom joined NorthShore in 2013. Before that, he served as vice president of application services at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He has also held positions at Lockheed Martin, Affiliated Computer Services and Electronic Data Systems, and he has been an adjunct faculty member of Walsh College.

Tom was recognized among the "100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know" in 2015 and was honored by Computerworld and IDG as one of the Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2016. He frequently writes about healthcare IT and speaks at health technology and industry forums. Tom is also member of The Insight Group, which provides professional and career mentoring to students of Northwestern University.

Tom earned both a bachelor of science degree in management information systems and an MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Tom Barnett and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Taking your first steps in digital health (or, here’s the best way to eat an elephant)
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Taking your first steps in digital health (or, here’s the best way to eat an elephant)

One thing you must do when taking on any digital health program is to determine which part you’re going to take on. There are really three main components to any digital health strategy, although they all interact with each other to varying degrees: patient engagement, consumer-driven technologies and physician-driven technologies. Let's compare and contrast them.
September 14, 2016