Meet the Provider Executives and IT Leaders Featured in This Roundtable
James Reed, PharmD, MBA, FACHE
Chief Information Officer @ Conway Regional Health System
A native Arkansan, James serves on the executive leadership team as the Chief Information Officer for Conway Regional Health System in Conway, Arkansas. In his role as CIO, James oversees all operations of the Information Systems, Pharmacy, and Quality Departments. He has been employed with Conway Regional Health System since 2011, where he has served as Director of Pharmacy and CIO. In his time as CIO, James has overseen three upgrades to the health system’s MEDITECH electronic health record, with the latest coming in September of 2017 with the transition to MEDITECH 6.15 with Ambulatory. James completed his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas from Medical Sciences in 2002 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2010. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. James and his wife Che’ have lived in Conway, Arkansas for the past 23 years where they have raised two boys – Caleb and Eli. James enjoys attending and watching sports, particularly the University of Arkansas Razorback athletics, and spending time with family and friends.
CIO & CISO @ Freeman Health System
Skip is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Freeman Health System in Joplin, MO. With over 20 years of experience as an IT executive, he has a proven track record of leading and delivering strategic transformation initiatives for local, regional and national health systems. Skip has led the IT strategy at Freeman for the past six years. He previously served as the President/Principal Consultant at Integration Resource Group where he worked as interim CIO or in conjunction with the organization’s CIO in 50 individual hospitals, several large for-profit and not-for-profit health systems.
VP of Health IT Services @ ROI Healthcare Solutions
As a former Hospital CIO, Jeff offers 20+ years of IT consulting and services experience. He is passionate about leadership, innovation, business development, and quality. Jeff has proven success through multi-million-dollar revenue cycle performance improvement services, revenue cycle gap analysis, remediation services, and population health strategy efforts focusing on appropriate workflow processes and industry best practices.