TOPICS OF EXPERTISE
- Changing Role of the CIO
- Executive Leadership
- Future of Healthcare IT
- IT Strategy and Governance (IT Organizational Strategy, IT Staging, IT Strategic Planning)
- Vendor Partnerships
Executive VP & Systems Chief Information & Analytics Officer at Albany Medical Center - Albany, NY
George Hickman is Executive Vice President and Systems Chief Information and Analytics Officer for Albany Medical Center in New York’s Capital Region. He is responsible for overseeing all information technology, biomedical engineering and data analytics activities throughout the academic health sciences system, its hospitals, physician faculty practice and medical college. Prior to joining Albany Med, he was a healthcare IT partner with Ernst & Young LLP.
This is Hickman’s third academic CIO post. He also has worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers and started his career as a hospital project engineer. He has worked with health provider organizations across the US as well as for the Ministry of Health in Singapore and the UK Health Authority and publishes frequently on healthcare IT and operational change topics.
He was awarded the 2007 CHIME/Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year.
Hickman is a former board chair, former Foundation board chair, a charter member, former Education Foundation board chair, and is a Life member and Fellow of CHIME. He is also a CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp™ faculty member.
He is past board chair, past executive compensation committee chair, and a Life Fellow member of HIMSS. He is also a HIMSS Analytics past board member.
Hickman is the board secretary for MedAllies, the service delivery organization Hudson Valley area HIE and a national HISP for Direct exchange, and a past board and executive committee member for the Health Information Exchange of New York (Hixny). He sits on the Cerner Corporation CIO Strategic Advisory Council and the Allscripts Touchworks Executive Forum. He also serves on his organization’s regional Medicaid Reform (DSRIP) board of directors. He is an advisory board member emeritus for KLAS and sits on the editorial advisory board for healthsystemcio.com as well as several associational, local, state and vendor industry committees.
He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a variety of health IT related topics and has published extensively on a variety of health IT-related topics, including co-authoring, “The Healthcare IT Planning Fieldbook.”
He holds a BS and an MS in engineering from the University of Tennessee.