Jeannette Currie, of Quincy, has joined the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Senior Administrative Team as Chief Information Officer (CIO), announced Peter J. Healy, president and CEO of the hospital.
In her new position, Currie will oversee all aspects of information technology (IT) at the hospital, including a two-year project to implement a fully integrated, cloud-hosted, web-based electronic medical record. She will also direct the hospital’s Information Services and Telecommunications Departments.
Since joining BID-Milton, Currie has been focused on performing a comprehensive review of the hospital’s current IT systems, resources, and infrastructure. One of her first accomplishments was formalizing the Information Security and Privacy Committee, which was created to better focus on increasing security through information security policy management, comprehensive IS risk management, and IS security projects.
She will also serve as Enterprise Clinical Integration Architect for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Healthcare System, responsible for planning and enabling the strategy and roadmap for implementation of clinical exchange activities across the system, including health information exchanges, and participation in state, regional and national data sharing projects.
“Jeannette possesses a wealth of healthcare information technology experience, and is a great addition to the senior leadership team at BID-Milton,” said Healy. “She will provide invaluable support to both our hospital as CIO and to the Beth Israel Deaconess community hospital network in our efforts to further integrate the clinical information sharing that is vital to advancing the delivery of safe care to our patients.”
Currie looks forward to making a positive impact in her new role. “It is an incredibly exciting time to be working in healthcare information technology. As we see enormous shifts in healthcare, leveraging technology is key to success as we work to provide real time information for our clinicians and patients to make informed decisions.”
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Currie was previously Executive Director of Information Systems at South Shore Hospital. She also served as Assistant Director of Information Systems at Mount Auburn Hospital and Information Systems Manager at Caregroup.