InformationWeek Magazine Names Baptist Health’s Chief Information Officer among the Top 25 Healthcare CIOs
Roland Garcia Led Baptist Health in Becoming One of the Nation’s First Fully Digital Community Health Systems
May 16, 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
Roland Garcia, senior vice president and chief information officer, Baptist Health, has been named among the “2012 Top 25 Healthcare CIOs” by InformationWeek magazine.
This accomplishment reflects Garcia’s leadership in helping Baptist Health become one of the nation’s first fully digital community hospital systems.
“2012 Top 25 Healthcare CIOs” is InformationWeek’s second annual compilation of IT executives.
The compilation “highlights the exceptional thinkers and doers, the visionaries and the innovators who are moving patient care forward,” stated the article, available at www.informationweek.com/healthcare.
Garcia has more than 33 years of experience in the healthcare IT field. He oversaw the development and opening of Baptist Medical Center South in 2005 as the first all-digital community hospital with an electronic medical record (EMR). Garcia subsequently led the implementation of one EMR throughout all five hospitals of Baptist Health – an initiative completed in April 2012.
“The implementation of one electronic medical record for all five of our hospitals was a momentous undertaking,” said A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO, Baptist Health. “It was a significant transformation in clinical care, and we have been fortunate to have a leader of Roland’s caliber during this process.”
The EMR empowers doctors, nurses, pharmacists and staff to provide excellent care through simultaneous, secure electronic access to the patient chart, including physician orders, dietary restrictions, medications, lab results and more.
The EMR also provides instant access to the best evidence-based practices in healthcare. Improvements in care can be implemented rapidly and simultaneously, across all care settings.