14 April, 2017
Sutter Health’s CTO Focuses Attention On Big Data
Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving more than 100 Northern California communities with approximately 5,000 physicians and 50,0000 employees, 24 acute care hospitals, dozens of outpatient surgery and specialty centers, and other health care services, including home health and hospice, as well as medical research, education and training. Sutter Health’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of people in the communities they serve through a commitment to compassion and excellence in health care services. As the chief technology officer, Wes Wright is responsible for the technical infrastructure on which Sutter Health’s applications run, as well as the backend systems. As he discusses in this interview with CIO Insight contributor Peter High, Wright’s team leads initiatives that help centralize operations, protect patient data and improve care across all of Sutter Health’s facilities.
CIO Insight: Since you joined Sutter Health, what are some of the focal areas of the IT strategy you’re building?