November 19, 2012 08:08 ET CIO Advisory Panel Tops 200

Elite Healthcare IT Panel Participates in Monthly Surveys Offering Unique Window to Hospital and Health System CIOs' World

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) -, the only publication that exclusively serves hospital and health system CIOs, announced today its CIO Advisory Panel has reached 200 members.

Composed of the healthcare industry's top CIOs, the Advisory Panel doubles as a Survey Panel, answering monthly "SnapSurveys" about current events and pressing challenges.

"In early discussions with founder Anthony Guerra, he mentioned using an advisory panel to help test the waters on topics and industry trends," said Good Samaritan Hospital CIO Chuck Christian, the panel's first member. "Asking industry experts about the industry is the best way to get to the heart of an issue or idea. I've had the pleasure of being with this outstanding group of panel members from the beginning, and watched as the group has grown into a body that truly personifies the best and the brightest in the field." 

"This milestone further underscores the value that hospital and health system CIOs receive from," said Shawna Schueller, marketing director with Aspen Advisors, a healthcare IT consultancy and long-time sponsor of the publication. "There's tremendous value in learning best practices and lessons learned from one's peers through the one-on-one podcasts, the webinars, leading CIO blog posts, and published CHIME Member-to-Member surveys."

She continued, "With an exclusive focus on CIOs, brings an innate understanding of its audience and delivers on-target content and thoughtful yet thought-provoking commentary and analysis. We've appreciated the opportunity to support via our sponsorship almost since inception of the business, and the investment has contributed to Aspen's visibility as a leading healthcare consulting firm."

"A heartfelt thank you to our busy panel members (many of whom double as friends) for taking the time to answer our SnapSurveys," said Managing Editor Kate Gamble. "We hope the resultant data helps all healthcare IT executives chart a course toward the future."

Added Christian, "Many thanks to Anthony for starting a publication that provides an opportunity for those of use with boots on the ground to comment and offer opinions about important topics that impact what we do every day."

Other panelists include:

  • Bill Spooner, SVP & CIO, Sharp HealthCare
  • Drex DeFord, VP & CIO, Steward Health Care
  • George 'Buddy' Hickman, EVP & CIO, Albany Medical Center
  • Joanne Sunquist, CIO, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Marc Probst, CIO, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Pat Skarulis, VP & CIO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Tim Stettheimer, SVP & CIO, St. Vincent's Health System, Regional CIO, Ascension Health
  • Will Weider, CIO, Ministry Health Care & Affinity Health System

Past Surveys can be found at

About serves the strategic information needs of hospital and health system CIOs. Editorial inquiries should be directed to Managing Editor Kate Gamble ( 201-249-2051. Marketing/advertising/sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Anthony Guerra ( 201-638-2727.

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