Former Kimberly-Clark Tech Exec Named Chief Information And Digital Officer Of CommonSpirit Health

August 26, 2019
Peter High
BY Peter High Founder and President of Metis Strategy
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Former Kimberly-Clark, Timberland, and Walmart technology executive Suja Chandrasekaran has been named Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO) of CommonSpirit Health a $29 billion nonprofit Catholic health system operating in 21 states. In this role, Chandrasekaran will lead the integration and modernization of technology systems to connect the 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites of CommonSpirit Health, which was formed from the February merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.

An important component in the alignment of CommonSpirit Health is to create interoperability between the technology capabilities of the formerly independent health systems. Chandrasekaran will be tasked with redesigning business processes with forward-looking technology and operating models that connect the 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians across the different geographies and communities of CommonSpirit Health, in addition to designing digital capabilities to transform the patient experience.

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