TOPICS OF EXPERTISE
- Buying Cycle
- Changing Role of the CIO
- Clinical Health IT (Decision Support, Workflow, Patient Safety/Quality)
- Consumerism and Patient/Consumer Engagement
- Executive Leadership
- Future of Healthcare IT
- IT Strategy and Governance (IT Organizational Strategy, IT Staging, IT Strategic Planning)
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Motivational Keynote
- Platform Selection
- Population Health
- Public Policy
- Purchasing Processes
- Systems and Systems Integration (Ambulatory, Clinical and Ancillary, Financial and Business, Medical Device Integration)
- Vendor Partnerships
Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors
St. Charles, MO
Donna Roach is the Corporate Information Technology Executive responsible for Ascension Senior Living, Ascension Medical Group and the Ascension corporate functions of Human Resources, Marketing/Communications, Clinical, Finance, Revenue Cycle, Legal/Compliance, Mission Integration, Travel and Global Mission. Prior to her CIO position at Ascension Corporate she was the CIO for the Gulf Coast, Via Christi Health, Borgess Health and Our Lady of Lourdes, all health systems under Ascension Health.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Roach has focused on healthcare information technology for the past 25 years. Before joining Ascension, she was CIO/VP of Information Services for Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan and previous to this the CIO/VP of IT at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Her past experience includes W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health System, Resurrection Health Care, Central DuPage Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration.
Roach earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Administration, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed her Fellowship at the Veterans Administration, Chicago.
Roach is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, a Fellow within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and a Board Member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Previously, she was the President of the Michigan Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Chair for the Michigan Hospital Association Technology Board and a StateNet CHIME coordinator.
She has taught at the University of Illinois – Circle Campus, Rush Medical College, Department of Health Systems Management, and UCONN, Health Administration.