Changes in IT leadership

Rose Ann Laureto has submitted her resignation from her position as Chief Information Officer for UNC Health Care, effective Nov. 30, 2012.

Rose Ann has accepted a position as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at ProMedica Health System in the Michigan and Ohio Region.  In returning to the Midwest, Rose Ann will have the opportunity to be closer to her family and friends.

Rose Ann has led UNC Health Care through a critical period culminating with yesterday’s successful selection process for a comprehensive Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR).  That is one of many accomplishments.  Importantly, Rose Ann has helped rebuild a very strong leadership team in Information Services.  We wish Rose Ann many successes as we thank her for her valuable service to UNC Health Care.

Tracy Parham will be appointed CIO for UNC Hospitals from her current role of Associate CIO for UNC Health Care and Associate Vice President for UNC Hospitals, effective immediately.  Additionally, Tracy will serve as the interim CIO for the UNC Health Care System. Tracy has worked at UNC for 30 years in various roles including as a Director within ISD, a nurse manager and a staff nurse.

Also effective immediately, John Baba will be appointed Chief Technology Officer for the UNC Health Care System. John previously served as Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the UNC Medical Center. John has worked within UNC Health Care’s ISD for over 10 years.  Previous to his tenure at UNC Health Care, John held a leadership role in IT for WakeMed. John will play an instrumental role in developing the IT infrastructure across UNC Health Care as we plan for and develop the enterprise-wide electronic health record.

Among many responsibilities, Tracy and John will lead the implementation efforts along with the assistance of Don Spencer, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer for the UNC Health Care System, with IT leadership at Rex Healthcare and the selected EHR vendor.

We appreciate the leadership that Rose Ann has provided.  Please join us in congratulating Rose Ann and wishing her well in her new role. We are entirely confident that we have an exceptional IT leadership team in place that will allow us to move forward successfully with the implementation of our enterprise-wide electronic health record.