Keynote Speaker Patrick O'Hare

Patrick J. O'Hare Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer Spectrum Health

As the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Spectrum Health headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1997, Patrick J. O'Hare has combined his experience with large health care organizations with his expertise in information systems and technology to help Spectrum Health become one of the country's top 10 health care systems.

O'Hare is responsible for the information and technology management function of a diverse $4.2 billion, 19,000 employee health system in West Michigan comprised of leading hospitals, multi-specialty physician group, health plan, and the largest post-acute care portfolio in Michigan, including home health and long-term care facilities. He has continued to keep the system on the leading-edge of health care information technology by:

Serving as a member of the executive merger and acquisition team. Overseeing organizational due diligence activities related to information systems. Serving as a member of the organizational innovation committee, Chair of Spectrum Health Ventures LLC and Board Member of Ideomed LLC. Creating and promoting the adoption of electronic medical records and health information exchange technology throughout the region and state of Michigan in support of Spectrum Health strategic priorities. Founded the largest health information exchange in the state of Michigan, Michigan Health Connect. Overseeing staff and annual operating/capital budgets of $180 million

O'Hare is a member of several professional organizations, including Michigan Health Connect (chair), Michigan Health & Hospital Association Health Information Strategy Committee, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (vice-chair), HIMSS, CHIME, Cerner Strategic Chief Information Officer Council, Grand Rapids Economic Club, and numerous university advisory committees. O'Hare received a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and accounting from Ferris State University and an MBA from Western Michigan University. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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