Chief Information Officer
Mount San Rafael Hospital
Recognized as a Top Hospital and Health System CIO to know & named a Rising Star in Healthcare, Michael is a cutting edge, innovative, visionary leader who possesses strong leadership skills with extensive experience & a proven track record of driving increased levels of productivity, profits, high integrity customer relationship skills & expert problem-solving approaches.
He offers expert skills in team building, working across cross-functional organizations and program management skills. Michael currently serves on the board of directors for The Neural Network, a CXO advisory board facilitated by NetApp, a Healthcare Ambassador for Fujitsu of America & a past Board of Director for Colorado HIMSS Chapter. He is also an active member of CHIME, a cybersecurity advisor to a healthcare startup company & an active Speaker within the field of HIT.
The results of this close collaboration between the hospital & ITS can be astonishing: In his current role, Michael oversees all aspects of ITS and has led major organizational transformations. During Michael’s time serving as CIO, he led and designed the first data center while then adding virtualization efforts that reduced costs 56 percent & improved uptime from 59 percent to 99 percent which increased business productivity, operating efficiencies and enhanced services while reducing operating expenses. This direct collaboration allows the ITS team to innovate pragmatically & remain a leader and disruptor in Health IT.
Under Michael’s guidance and leadership, the organization in which he oversees the ITS became one of the leading Community Hospitals in the State of Colorado for leveraging advanced technology to enhance the patient and provider experience. With Michael’s goal-oriented, innovative, driven approach, the organization met HIMSS Analytics State 6 recognition. Leveraging advanced IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business, administrative management, quality, safety, and clinical integration the ITS Department at the organization has also been presented the 2015, 2016 & 2017 Healthcare’s Most Wired Award which is given annually to the top hospitals in the country making the most progress in the adoption of HIT.