Becker's Hospital Review recently recognized 71 community hospital CIOs in 2019. Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Tahoe Forest Health System, was named with this designation.
Hospitals and health systems rely on CIOs and IT department leaders to develop long-term technology strategy and oversee EHR implementation, as well as support telehealth, data-gathering, cybersecurity and more.
Those who lead a community hospital or health system IT department and functions face unique challenges in their efforts to connect with patients, physician offices and other care settingsâ€”often across broad geographies using limited resources.
Under Mr. Dorst's leadership, Tahoe Forest Health System successfully transitioned to a single EHR platform and modernized its patient care infrastructure to become a mobile-first network.
Mr. Dorst received this designation previously in September 2018. His dedication to advancements and innovation in the industry also earned him a spot in the 2018 and 2019 Beckerâ€™s Hospital Review list ofÂ Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know. He has been on both lists since 2015.
The professionals on the Beckerâ€™s list of 71 are set apart by the outstanding recognition they've earned and exciting new projects they're piloting. Many individuals on this list are members of the Health Information Management Systems Society, and their workplace has earned CHIMEâ€™S Health Careâ€™s Most Wired designation.
The Becker's editorial team solicited nominations and conducted internal research to develop this list. Individuals and organizations represented did not pay and cannot pay for inclusion. For the complete list, go to Becker's Hospital Review.