Newswise — (New York, NY – June 9, 2020) – Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Kristin Myers, MPH, as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Dean for Information Technology (IT). Ms. Myers most recently served as Senior Vice President for Technology.

In her new role, Ms. Myers will provide visionary leadership and steer IT transformation efforts to align and support Health System strategy. Her main objectives will be to drive agility in the department to support the Health System’s mission of clinical care, research, and education; to optimize the department’s operations; and to enable the Mount Sinai Health System for digital change.

Ms. Myers joined Mount Sinai as a Director of IT in 2004. Her many accomplishments include leadership of the Epic clinical and revenue cycle implementations and the organization’s transition 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 awarded the prestigious Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) 2012 Enterprise Davies Award of Excellence for its electronic record implementation to improve quality of care and patient safety. Most recently, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West received HIMSS Stage 7, the highest level of technology adoption.

“Kristin’s accomplishments and extensive work in the IT sector give her necessary insights to lead the Health System as we continue to implement modern infrastructures, programs, and policies that maximize efficiency and facilitate communication that positively impacts the care and safety of our patients,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Ms. Myers worked at Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young, and the Cerner Corporation in Australia. She holds 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 previously received certifications in Program Management (PgMP), Project Management (PMP, Prince 2), and AIM Change Management; and is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems. She was recognized by IT Health Data Management as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare” in 2019 and by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “women to watch in healthcare” for each of the past three years.

“I am honored to move into this role and look forward to working with Mount Sinai leadership to enable digital transformation and innovation to support our mission,” said Ms. Myers.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in the country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty by U.S. News & World Report.

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