Friday, October 20, 2006

New Sutter Health CIO

It has been an interesting year at work. The Sutter Health CIO, my boss, quit in early January to work for Perot. In the ensuing nine months, three of my peers have left the company. In late September, a permanent replacement for the CIO was finally hired.

Sutter Health hires chief information officer

[The following story appeared on page D2 of the Business Section of the Sacramento Bee on October 12.]

Sutter names new CIO

Sutter Health announced Wednesday the appointment of Jonathan Manis as its new chief information officer.

Manis, who has over 20 years of experience in health care related information technology, spent the past five years at Illinois-based Provena Health, where he was system vice president of administrative services and also the CIO. Before that, he was vice president of information services at Advocate Health Center, another Illinois health system.

Manis will be in charge of Sutter Health's existing "administrative, operational and clinical support systems," according to a Sutter press release. In addition, he will oversee Sutter's future investments in patient safety technologies.

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