Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CIO Daniel Barchi Leaving Carilion for Yale Medical


Carilion Chief Information Daniel Barchi (right), a key player in the creation of Carilion Clinic’s updated, electronic medical record system and former president of the Carilion Biomedical Institute, is taking a job with the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven System. Kay Hix will serve as interim CIO. She has been with Carilion 15 years and has been a manager with the Epic electronic records implementation team.

Chief Financial Officer Don Lorton says, “Although there are many benefits to the significant strides Carilion Clinic has made in recent years, one of the downsides of these accomplishments is that out talented people who worked to make it happen are sought after by others.”

Barchi, a former Naval officer, joined Carilion in 2003 as president of the Carilion Biomedical Institute. Says Lorton, “Through strong leadership and by guiding the partnership between Carilion, Virginia Tech, and the University of Virginia, Daniel and CBI were able to develop intellectual property into companies, guide millions of dollars of private equity and venture capital into our region, and create several hundred jobs.

“When he was appointed CIO in 2006, he aligned our Technology Services Group's operations and goals with those of the Clinic. He and his team recognized the value a single electronic medical record would have to our delivery of integrated, patient-focused care and for the past four years they have managed the most rapid and broadest scope Electronic Medical Records implementation in the U.S.

"A hallmark of Daniel's leadership is that he has helped his talented management team develop as system-wide leaders who understand how technology directly impacts the quality of care we deliver."

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