Baptist Health’s Roland Garcia named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know
January 26, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL
Roland Garcia, senior vice president and CIO for Baptist Health, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know, which features some of the most prominent health IT leaders in the industry from across the country.
Garcia was recognized for being an early adopter of Electronic Medical Records beginning in 2005, before EMR technology was a regulatory requirement, with the opening of the new Baptist Medical Center South hospital. Today, Baptist Health patients benefit from a single EMR system integrated throughout its five-hospital system. Baptist Health’s 60+ primary care and specialty physician practices also are digital, with EMR and practice management solutions in place.
Since 2014, Garcia has taken the lead for the development of the technology strategy for the rollout of Baptist Health’s clinically integrated network, Baptist Physician Partners. This growing, physician-led network currently has more than 700 participating physicians who rely on technology solutions to facilitate population health management, care coordination, integration of information across the continuum of care and digital interactions between patients and providers.
“It was a good day when Roland Garcia became our CIO. Roland and his team are extraordinarily engaged in every major initiative within our health system,” said Baptist CEO and President Hugh Greene. “Thanks in large part to his leadership, we are well positioned for a changing landscape in health care delivery.”
Garcia has received numerous awards, including being recognized as one of the world’s “Premier 100 IT Executives,” by Computer World magazine and one of the “Top 25 Healthcare CIOs” by Information Week. He is a member of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2006, Jacksonville CIO Council, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce CIO Council and the Northeast Florida HIE CIO Council.
Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list every year since 2013. Leaders were selected for this list based on editorial research, discretion and nominations.