Mark Andersen, MHA, MS, has been appointed interim chief information officer (CIO) for BWHC, as of Jan. 4. The appointment will ensure continued progress of Partners eCare implementation while the search for a permanent CIO continues.
Andersen joins BWHC from the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System in Charlottesville, where he served as interim chief technology and health information officer. A skilled and collaborative leader, he has a proven track record in health care information technology consultation and management, and brings extensive experience in integrating IT and innovation to support clinical operations. He joined UVA as interim chief technology and health information officer shortly after the launch of Epic at UVA’s 700-bed hospital, where he led the organization through a successful stabilization effort, effectively resolving issues related to resource management, training and data mining.
As senior vice president and chief information officer at Yale New Haven Health System, Andersen led the selection, contract and implementation process for the transition to Epic from multiple legacy systems. Prior to that, he was vice president of Management Systems and Technology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and was director of Revenue Management for the Dallas-based Epic Healthcare Group.
Andersen earned his MHA at The Ohio State University and his MS in industrial engineering/health systems engineering from the University of Missouri. He began his health care career as an occupational therapist, and his commitment to patients and the highest-quality patient care has been a driving force throughout his career.