Innovation Leader Darren Dworkin Joins CHIME’s Board of Trustees
ANN ARBOR, MI, March 19, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Darren Dworkin, CIO and senior vice president of Enterprise Information Services at Cedars-Sinai, has joined the CHIME Board of Trustees. The position is effective immediately. He fills a vacated board position and will serve the remainder of the term to at least the end of 2021.
“We are thrilled to have Darren join the Board,” said Shafiq Rab, MD, chair of the CHIME Board and senior vice president and CIO at Rush University Medical Center. “Darren and his team at Cedars-Sinai have been leading the charge to bring emerging and advanced technology into healthcare. What they have achieved for their patients is truly inspiring.”
Dworkin has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, including 13 years as CIO at Cedars-Sinai. His responsibilities there include leading the day-to-day strategy and technology operations for the information and clinical teams. He led the implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record to help transform care using advanced technology, earning Cedars-Sinai a reputation as national leader in its use of technology at the point of care. In 2018, Cedars-Sinai was ranked No. 8 on the list of CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recipients. The health system also placed top in the business continuity/disaster recovery category.
Dworkin helped launch the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program, which gives selected digital health startups access to key executives, clinicians and front-line staff at Cedars-Sinai. As one of the Cedars-Sinai mentors, Dworkin works with companies weekly to help them succeed. He also is a managing director at Summation Health Ventures, the strategic venture arm of Cedars-Sinai.
“Darren has been a leader in innovation,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO at CHIME. “His experience working with early stage companies – and co-founding his own digital health company – will help us put CHIME and our members at the forefront of innovation.”
In 2013, Dworkin co-founded Stanson Health, a clinical decision support and analytics company. Before joining Cedars-Sinai in 2006, he was chief technology officer at Boston Medical Center and director of information technology at Unisource Canada, a division of Georgia-Pacific.
“I look forward to working with CHIME and the Board to help our members lead their hospitals and health systems through this period of extraordinary change,” Dworkin said. “Healthcare IT is evolving quickly, and we need to be thoughtful about if and how we use it. Our members make these critical decisions every day.”
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,800 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME