Catherine J. Bruno Finalist for MIT Leadership Award

The ninth Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced four finalists for their Award for Innovation Leadership. The winner will be announced at the symposium on May 22, 2012.

Catherine J. Bruno, FACHE, was named one of the finalists for this prestigious award. She is the vice president and chief information officer at EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems), and has successfully developed Information Systems strategic plans and governance design at three large, complex healthcare organizations. Cathy implemented and integrated major clinical, financial, and decision-support information systems, two of which received the Nicholas R. Davies Organizational Award, the nation’s highest award for implementation of a systemwide electronic health record, by the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).

Cathy is EMHS’ executive sponsor for the Bangor Beacon Community, one of 17 communities in the United States to receive a $12.75 million grant to improve the health of people in the Bangor area through care coordination supported by Health IT. She was also asked by the Office of the National Coordinator to co-chair the Leadership and Governance Community of Practice for the national Beacon program.

“I am honored to be a finalist for this prestigious MIT Sloan CIO award and would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the dedicated, hard-working people at EMHS who, together, are changing the way healthcare services are delivered in Maine,” says Cathy.

“We received many impressive applications for this award that demonstrated strategic vision, innovative use of technology, improved customer satisfaction and service delivery, and focus on reducing response time,” said Ray Chang, co-chair of the award program. “Our finalists integrate the elements of innovation leadership into their practice in dynamic ways to deliver powerful results. We are pleased to recognize their achievements and ongoing mission.”

EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE says Cathy, “Exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated leader who possesses personal integrity.”
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